Thursday, January 04, 2007

Spring 2007 Club/Area Speech Contests

From: Roger Brown, D53 Webmaster
Date: Jan 3, 2007 9:48 PM
Subject: Spring 2007 Club/Area Speech Contests
Subject: Spring 2007 Speech Contests for all Toastmaster Clubs and Areas in District 53
It is never too early plan ahead !
Contest Deadlines:
All Club Level International Speech and Tall Tales Contests are to be Completed by
** March 17, 2007 **

All Area Level International Speech and Tall Tales Contests are to be Completed by
** April 7, 2007 **

International Speech Contest
Contestants will deliver an original speech with a meaningful 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
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 Competent Communication Program Manual. {Exception: Club Members of any Club chartered after July 1, 2006 may compete with less than 6 speeches 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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