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International Speech Contest Official Roles, Responsibilities and Guidelines

Roles

Responsibilities

Guidelines

Judge

The judge chooses a first, second and third-place winner from among the contestants.

A judge must be a member in good standing, have completed six Competent Communication manual projects, and have previously judged a Toastmasters speech contest.  

Tiebreaking Judge

The tiebreaking judge ranks all speakers numerically on the special Tiebreaking Judge’s Ballot, seals it and gives it to the chief judge.

A tiebreaking judge must be a member in good standing, have completed six Competent Communication manual projects, and have previously judged a Toastmasters speech contest.  

Counter

The counters are responsible for collecting the judges’ ballots and counting them to determine the result of the contest.  

A counter should be a member in good standing and have previously acted as a counter in a Toastmasters speech contest.  

Timer

The timers record official times of each speech and submit the times to the chief judge. Timers also signal to the contestants when they have reached their minimum and maximum time requirement.  

A timer should be a member in good standing and have previously acted as a timer in a Toastmasters speech contest.  


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