Spring 2017 Speech Contests – Tall Tales and International

Speech contests are an integral part of the Toastmasters educational experience. They provide an opportunity for Toastmasters to gain “stage-time” speaking experience and “back-stage” leadership experience. And don’t forget the trophies, the certificates, and the effusive “thanks” from the contest chair!

International

Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking®. Click here to read the 2016-2017 Rule Book.

Tall Tales

Contestants present a speech on a topic that is highly-exaggerated and improbable in theme or plot. Click here to read the 2016-2017 Rule Book

Begin Your Learning Here:

  1. How to Conduct Quality Speech Contests
  2. Speech Contest Frequently Asked Questions

Toastmasters International Speech Contest Video Tutorials

  1. Overview and Roles
  2. When You’re a Judge
  3. Judges Guide and Ballot

Tall Tales Contest Documents

  1. Contest Manager Tall Tales International Spring 2017
  2. Contest Manager Tall Takes International Spring 2017 Double
  3. The Contest Chair Guidelines for Successful Contests
  4. Judge’s Certification of Eligibility and Code of Ethics [TI:1170]
  5. Speaker Certification of Eligibility and Originality [TI:1183]
  6. Speech Contestant Profile [TI:1189]
  7. District One Contest Judge Reference Card
  8. Tall Tales Speech Contest Briefing for Contestants
  9. Tall Tales Speech Contest Toastmaster’s Guide
  10. Tall Tales Speech Contest Contestant’s Guide
  11. Tall Tales Speech Contest Judge’s Guide and Ballot
  12. Tall Tales Speech Contest Tiebreaking Judge’s Guide and Ballot
  13. Tall Tales Speech Contest Ballot Counter’s Guide
  14. Tall Tales Speech Contest Timer’s Guide
  15. Tall Tales Speech Contest Sergeant-at-Arms Guide
  16. How to Be a Highly Effective Contest Sergeant-at-Arms
  17. Speech Contest Time Record Sheet and Instructions for the Timers
  18. Counter’s Tally Sheet
  19. Toastmasters Speech Contest Results of Tally
  20. Notification of Contest Winner
  21. Tips for Successful Raffle Programs
  22. The Spring 2017 Protocol List (April 19, 2017)
  23. Spring 2017 Area Contest Flyer Template (MS-Word)
  24. Certificate – Functionary – Tall Tales (MS-Word)
  25. Certificate – Contestant – Tall Tales (MS-Word)
  26. Contest Program Template – Spring 2017 (MS-Word)
  27. Reimbursement Voucher (MS-Excel)

International Contest Documents

  1. Contest Manager Tall Tales International Spring 2017
  2. Contest Manager Tall Takes International Spring 2017 Double
  3. The Contest Chair Guidelines for Successful Contests
  4. Judge’s Certification of Eligibility and Code of Ethics [TI:1170]
  5. Speaker Certification of Eligibility and Originality [TI:1183]
  6. Speech Contestant Profile [TI:1189]
  7. District One Contest Judge Reference Card
  8. International Speech Contest Briefing for Contestants
  9. International Speech Contest Toastmaster’s Guide
  10. International Speech Contest Contestant’s Guide
  11. International Speech Contest Judge’s Guide and Ballot
  12. International Speech Contest Tiebreaking Judge’s Guide and Ballot
  13. International Speech Contest Ballot Counter’s Guide
  14. International Speech Contest Timer’s Guide
  15. International Speech Contest Sergeant-at-Arms Guide
  16. How to Be a Highly Effective Contest Sergeant-at-Arms
  17. Speech Contest Time Record Sheet and Instructions for the Timers
  18. Counter’s Tally Sheet
  19. Toastmasters Speech Contest Results of Tally
  20. Notification of Contest Winner
  21. Tips for Successful Raffle Programs
  22. The Spring 2017 Protocol List (April 19, 2017)
  23. Spring 2017 Area Contest Flyer Template (MS-Word)
  24. Certificate – Functionary – International (MS-Word)
  25. Certificate – Contestant – International (MS-Word)
  26. Contest Program Template – Spring 2017 (MS-Word)
  27. Reimbursement Voucher (MS-Excel)