Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tip of the Week: It’s Contest Season!!!

It seems like the International Speech Contest was just yesterday…..and actually the World Championship of Public Speaking will be held in a week, on Saturday August 20 at the Toastmasters International Convention, and you can watch the Championship live at http://wcps.toastmasters.org but regardless it is time to start getting ready for the fall contests: the Table Topics Contest and the Humorous Speech Contest!  Any member may compete, no matter how many speeches you have given in the club!  So everyone has a chance to shine!
The Table Topics Contest will be held on September 7, and the Humorous Speech Contest the following week (September 14).  Both are pretty straightforward – the Table Topic response should be 1 minute to 2 minutes 30 seconds, and the humorous speech can be 4:30-7:30 (essentially 5-7 minutes with a 30-second buffer on either side).  Speech rules and further details are on the TMI website: http://www.toastmasters.org/contests.aspx  You can also contact any of the officers if you have any questions on the contests.
If you’d like to be a contestant in either of the contests, please email Jason Kent.

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