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District Speech Contest Changes
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District Speech Contest Changes

by Ninfa Flewitt, DTM Program Quality Director Lights! Camera! Contests! We have it all planned. Do you watch videos? Do you love a cliffhanger?  Our District speech contests this year will meet both these criteria.  The recorded contests will be shown at contest watch parties on Friday, May 15, for Table Topics and Saturday, May 16, for...

Virtual Contests in 2021 – What has changed?
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Virtual Contests in 2021 – What has changed?

by Greg Pick, DTM District Chief Judge The pandemic changed how we participate in our Toastmasters meetings – contests are not excluded.  The Table Topics and International Speech contests in District 25 will be conducted virtually.  In addition to the highlights below, more details on the contest roles in a virtual environment can be found here...

Contest Quality, Judges and Chief Judges Training
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Contest Quality, Judges and Chief Judges Training

By Greg Pick, DTM, District Chief Judge, Past District Director & Kelley Kukreja, Contest Coordinator   Want to know how to run a club contest – we have the answers! On Saturday, January 23, 2021, attend our Contest Quality Training!! Did you wonder how to judge a speech contest – we will provide Judges training...

Let the Contest Begin!
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Let the Contest Begin!

By Diana Pittman, DTM (Note:  Not Diana Patton – difference Pitter/Patter)   Remember the early cautionary suggestion to Social Distant from others?  Imagine that moment was our last in-person Toastmasters club meeting. The last time to see our weekly club members, no more anticipation of our monthly dinners, no more hugging our good friends, and...

What’s In A Word?
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What’s In A Word?

By Joyce Trimble, Contest Coordinator One word, in and of itself, is just an utterance.  When you combine singular utterances, they become a living thought and information worthy to be shared. Such is the case of words given me by fellow Toastmasters about our upcoming speech contest season.  Together these words tell the story of why District 25...

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