Carolynn Bramlett DTM
Division D's 2014-2015 Chief Judge
Speech contests are a Toastmasters' tradition. Twice each year Toastmasters International sponsors contests to provide members the opportunity to gain experience speaking in front of a larger, less familiar audience, build self-confidence and earn recognition for their accomplishments. Contests are also an opportunity for planners and organizers to learn and grow as leaders.
Any Project, Anywhere Needs Leaders capable of visualizing success, identifying critical components, recruiting, training, delegating and coordinating activities to achieve the desired outcome and prepare future leaders. So it is with Toastmaster's semi-annual contests. Contest organizers are provided an opportunity to learn and develop management skills in a safe, supportive environment - without fear of career-stopping repercussions.
At the Division D Executive Council on Thursday September 4, 2014, Chief Judge Carolynn Bramlett DTM, trained Division leaders about planning and procedures to conduct a Toastmaster Speech Contest.
We have shared Carolynn's resources with you here.