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:
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:
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:
In addition to the online training above, there are many wonderful resources for contests available online.
- Click here for other contest resources available at Toastmasters.org
- Click here to access scripts on District10.org for the contest Toastmaster and Chief Judge. (See the heading for Contest Materials.)