Monday, January 30, 2006

Spring Contest Update from District 53


The Spring 2006 Speech Contests for all Toastmaster Clubs and Areas in District 53

** March 19, 2006 - All Club Level International Speech and TallTales Contests Completed**
** April 8, 2006 - All Area Level International Speech and TallTales Contests Completed **

International Speech Contest
__Objective: Contestants will deliver an original speech with ameaningful and clear purpose or theme. The speaker will demonstrate outstanding speaking skills - proper speech development, effectiveness, and speech value. The speech can be on any topic; serious or with light humor; persuasive or purely entertaining.
Time: 5 - 7 minutes, +/- 30 seconds

International Speech Contest Rules

International Speech Contest Scoring (Ballot Synopsis)

Tall Tales Speech Contest
__Objective: The Tall Tale is an opportunity to be very creative, to exaggerate; to engage and excite the imagination of the audience. Very often, a tall tale is a story that uses irony, humor, and surprise twists. The speaker may stretch the truth and tell one of those "entertaining" campfire stories. The speaker's appearance, gestures, body language, expressions, should reinforce the story.
Time: 3 - 5 minutes, +/- 30 seconds

Tall TalesSpeech Contest Scoring (Ballot Synopsis)

Any Toastmaster member in good standing, from a Club in good standing. For the International Speech Contest all contestants must have also completed at least 6 speeches in the Basic Communication and Leadership Program. {Exception: Club Members of any Club chartered after July 1, 2005 may compete with less than 6speeches completed.} For both contests, District Officers (DG,LGET, LGM, District Secretary and Treasurer, Area and Division Governors, Public Relations Officer and IPDG) are ineligible.

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