|Judges work hard . . .|
As I was sitting at the Area 33 Contest tonight getting
ready to judge, I was thinking to myself how much fun all of you were missing!
There’s a core group of judges that have been judging a lot together lately.
Why? Because there just aren’t enough judges available to cover the area and
|. . . but they don’t go hungry.|
area and division contests is so much fun. I look forward to each and every
contest that I’m able to attend. Am I a “contest junkie”? I guess you could
call me one, and I’m proud of it. I love hearing all the contestants give their
best efforts when competing.
|Judges are always smiling . . .|
I love seeing and talking to all my fellow
Toastmasters. Yes, there are some “regulars” at each of the contests but there
are also individuals that I don’t get to see that often. It’s great to get to
talk to them to see what’s been going on.
|Just look at these happy people!|
Next time judges training comes around, consider getting
trained as a district judge. Judging is a great way to “give back” to Toastmasters.
Judging also helps make you a better speaker and, most of all, a better listener.
There is a whole other world outside the walls of your home club. Get out, give
back, you’ll be a much better person for your efforts! I’ll see you at the next
(and Contest Junkie)
Chuck wrote this article but District News Editor Jodie Sanders (also a self-confessed contest junkie) is to blame for the photos and captions.