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Toastmaster Speech
Contests
Why and How?

By: Vinod Mehra
 www.vinodkmehra.com
 www.SalesGyan.com
 www.ToastmastersTribe.com

Connect on LinkedIn
ae.linkedin.com/in/vinodkmehra
Why Participate in Contest?
Why Contest
Club Needs you
Fast Track - Learning
New Audience
Stretch
Be Known, Popularity
Change (C v/s P)
How

JJI
Contests ?
Evaluation
Table Topic
Humorous
International Speech*
Tall Tale
Contestant Eligibility
 Club in good standing
 Contestant in good standing

 Six projects completion
 (for Internation...
Ineligible to Contest
 International officers, Director and
District officer candidates, IPDGs
 Educational Presenters o...
Points to remember
 If a contestant wins more
than one Club Speech
contest
he/she
may
represent only one of the
Clubs at ...
Caveat - Tips
Not Audible
Not Visible
Timing devise not
visible
Dress Code
Microphone tucked
Wire Hanging
General - Tips
Conquer Stage – Space and Microphone
Props
110 words per minute?
Time ( - 45 seconds )
Find the Mentor...
Total impact of your Message:
55% Visual
38% Tone and
7% words
Meryl Streep Makes Everything Sound More
Interesting

Video Clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=A8TSBw5JiWE
Content IS KING
(50%)

Delivery IS THE KEY(30%)

Speech development
(20%)

Physical (10%)

Effectiveness (15%)

Manner (10...
Content IS KING
(55%)
Speech development (15%)
Effectiveness (10%)

Delivery (30%)
Physical (10%)
Voice (10%)
Manner (10%)...
Tips
 Original Content – No copy
 Craft Sticky Content
 Make it Universal
 Include Original Humor
 Rhyming*
 Rule of...
Content (55%)
Speech development
(30%)

Delivery (30%)
Physical (15%)
Voice (15%)

Effectiveness (25%)
Language (15%)

Tab...
Tips for Table Topics Contest
 Listen to the Topic: ur Name –
Topic – Topic – ur Name
 It’s a mini speech – have an
OBC....
Analytical Quality
(40%)
Recommendations (30%)
Technique (15%)
Summation (15%)

Evaluation
Contest
Tips for Evaluation Contest
Make notes during the test
speech
Your choice of reference
material
Have
the
STAR
quality
(...
Overall Tips
Attend other Contest
YouTube
 Virtual Mentors
Power Posture
Sticky Content: SUCCES
 S imple






...
 www.vinodkmehra.com
 www.SalesGyan.com
 www.ToastmastersTribe.com

Connect on LinkedIn
ae.linkedin.com/in/vinodkmehra
Whether you think you can or think
you can’t – you are right.
Henry Ford
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  1. 1. Toastmaster Speech Contests Why and How? By: Vinod Mehra
  2. 2.  www.vinodkmehra.com  www.SalesGyan.com  www.ToastmastersTribe.com Connect on LinkedIn ae.linkedin.com/in/vinodkmehra
  3. 3. Why Participate in Contest?
  4. 4. Why Contest Club Needs you Fast Track - Learning New Audience Stretch Be Known, Popularity Change (C v/s P)
  5. 5. How JJI
  6. 6. Contests ? Evaluation Table Topic Humorous International Speech* Tall Tale
  7. 7. Contestant Eligibility  Club in good standing  Contestant in good standing  Six projects completion  (for International only)  Exception – charter member of a new club chartered since previous July
  8. 8. Ineligible to Contest  International officers, Director and District officer candidates, IPDGs  Educational Presenters of sessions at the Area, Division and District  Judges at any level of contests, still competing
  9. 9. Points to remember  If a contestant wins more than one Club Speech contest he/she may represent only one of the Clubs at the Area level.  No contestant can compete in more than one Area Speech Contest even if in different Divisions or different Districts Do not serve Do not serve as a judge if as a judge if you are still a you are still a contestant contestant
  10. 10. Caveat - Tips Not Audible Not Visible Timing devise not visible Dress Code Microphone tucked Wire Hanging
  11. 11. General - Tips Conquer Stage – Space and Microphone Props 110 words per minute? Time ( - 45 seconds ) Find the Mentor** (Virtual/Physical) Record – MP3 (Self Critic) Attend the Judges Training Study the Ballots
  12. 12. Total impact of your Message: 55% Visual 38% Tone and 7% words
  13. 13. Meryl Streep Makes Everything Sound More Interesting Video Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=A8TSBw5JiWE
  14. 14. Content IS KING (50%) Delivery IS THE KEY(30%) Speech development (20%) Physical (10%) Effectiveness (15%) Manner (10% Voice (10%) Speech value (15%) Language(20%) IS THE VEHICLE Appropriateness (10%) Correctness (10%) International Speech Contest
  15. 15. Content IS KING (55%) Speech development (15%) Effectiveness (10%) Delivery (30%) Physical (10%) Voice (10%) Manner (10%) Speech value (15%) Audience Response (15%) Language (15%) Appropriateness (10%) Correctness (5%) Humorous Speech Contest
  16. 16. Tips  Original Content – No copy  Craft Sticky Content  Make it Universal  Include Original Humor  Rhyming*  Rule of Three  Pauses  Make compatible Gesture and Vocal variety  Focus on delivery not winning
  17. 17. Content (55%) Speech development (30%) Delivery (30%) Physical (15%) Voice (15%) Effectiveness (25%) Language (15%) Table Topics Speech Contest
  18. 18. Tips for Table Topics Contest  Listen to the Topic: ur Name – Topic – Topic – ur Name  It’s a mini speech – have an OBC..losing  Have a definite opinion & Closing  Persuade, Inspire and Entertain  Guerilla Opening/Closing  Practice Topics (Abstract )
  19. 19. Analytical Quality (40%) Recommendations (30%) Technique (15%) Summation (15%) Evaluation Contest
  20. 20. Tips for Evaluation Contest Make notes during the test speech Your choice of reference material Have the STAR quality (15:15:40:30) Be Genuine and Motivating Meaningful Suggestions – show them
  21. 21. Overall Tips Attend other Contest YouTube  Virtual Mentors Power Posture Sticky Content: SUCCES  S imple      U npredictable C redible C oncrete E motions S tory
  22. 22.  www.vinodkmehra.com  www.SalesGyan.com  www.ToastmastersTribe.com Connect on LinkedIn ae.linkedin.com/in/vinodkmehra
  23. 23. Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. Henry Ford

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