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Spring Contest Season Is Here

Area Contest Contestants

Area Contest Contestants

The excitement is building! Clubs all around District 7 are gearing up for their International Speech and Speech Evaluation contests. That means clubs will be recruiting Toastmasters as judges to help pick those who will compete at the area contests and beyond. Judging is another way to practice your critical listening skills — and you don’t need to speak before the audience. Rather, you and fellow judges cast confidential ballots to determine the winner who gave the best presentation.

Judges must meet these eligibility requirements as stated in the official 2013 rule book:

1. All judges shall be members in good standing.

2. All judges at area, division, and district speech contests shall:

a) Be a Toastmasters member in good standing for a minimum of six months.

b) Have completed a minimum of six speech projects in the Competent Communication manual.

If you do not yet meet the requirements for area or higher contests, you can still serve as a club contest judge — it is great practice.

To learn more about contest judging, you can take the 3-part course online from Toastmasters starting here: http://www.toastmasters.org/Members/OfficerResources/eLearning/SpeechContestModule/SCTSession1.aspx

Have a question? Just ask.

Erik Bergman

D7 Chief Judge, 2012-13


Leadership ’10 Contest Winners!

Leadership ’10 was an incredible conference packed with great sessions, keynotes, networking, and contests! Both the Humorous Speech and the Table Topics Contests were packed with some of the best speeches ever seen at the district level. Check out the videos from the winners.

Humorous Speech Contest

1st place: Curt Short
2nd place: Jeanne Corello
3rd place: Chris Swanson

Table Topics Contest

1st place: Marc Delphine
2nd place: Alexis Mason
3rd place: Nathan Pylate


D7 – Fall 2008 Humorous Speech Contest

District 7 – Fall 2008 Humorous Speech Contest Highlights
Saturday, November 21st, 2008
Monarch Hotel
Clackamas, Oregon


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