It’s CONTEST TIME! This year, I worked as the contest chair for our club and realized there was so much to do to ensure the event run smoothly...
Here is a contest script to let you konw what to say as a contest chair.
Open The Contest
Good morning, Fellow Toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Pudong Toastmasters Club Spring Speech Contest. My name is Stefanie. It’s my honor to be the contest chair today. I remembered about 1 year ago, after I completed my C6 speech, one of our officer Amy smiled to me and said : You speech is wonderful today. I see something in you. You should participate in our Speech contest. Really? Should I? On the way back home, I was thinking about what Amy said, and my thoughts were bouncing between dreaming about such a new experience and the internal resistance within me. In the end, I gave up this opportunity because I was fear of the unknown and going outside of my comfort zone. Now one more year has passed by, I am still lack of the guts and courage to stand on the stage and compete with others. So, all the contestants, you are my heroes today. You should also be the hero of yourself for making the right decision of competing on the stage. Let’s give you a big round of applause.
To allow us to have a smooth competition, all the audience, please to do me a favor.
Check your cell phone, and ensure it is in silent mode or vibration mode.
Do not take photo or record without the permission from the constant.
Once the contest Do not walk in/out, during a speech. You can move during the silence between speeches.
Now, let me introduce the general contest rules, contestants, timers, and judges, please pay attention.
All contestants shall speak within the same area, you can use the area up to this wall, up to this door, back to the wall, before to the desk.
For International and Mandarin speech, it shall be 5 to 7 minutes. Contestants who speak less than 4’30”, or more than 7’”30 will be disqualified.
The green card will be displayed at 5’, till 6’
The yellow card will be displayed at 6’, till 7’.
The red card will be displayed at 7’, remains on until speech concluded.