Contest and Judges Training Resources

Toastmasters International provides many helpful training resources for members interested in filling roles at speech contests.  TI provides online learning resources, plus links to official TI documents required for contests.  Use the links below to access the training and resources.

Learn about Contest Procedures and Roles

The first session gives you an overview of how speech contests are conducted and who makes them happen.  Click on the picture or link below to access the training resources:

2014-01-27_1543CLICK HERE to access Session 1 Training

Learn Good Judging Practices

The second session explains the characteristics of judging contestants versus evaluating.  You’ll discover what makes a good judge.    Click on the picture or link below to access the training resources:

2014-01-27_1543_001CLICK HERE to access Session 2 Training

Learn the International Speech Contest Ballot

The final module walks you through one of the ballots used in the Spring Contests.  You’ll see how the International Speech Contest ballot is organized and learn suggestions for helping you determine the best speakers.  (In the Spring, we also hold an Evaluation Contest, and the criteria for that contest is different, but the process of studying the ballot ahead of time is the same.)

Click on the picture or link below to access the training resources:

2014-01-27_1544CLICK HERE to access Session 3 Training

Conclusion

In addition to the online training above, there are many wonderful resources for contests available online.

 

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