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Session 2: When You're the Judge

This session explains the role of the judges: their purpose in the speech contests and obstacles that get in the way of objectivity. After completing this session, you will be able to identify characteristics of good judges, the difference between judging and evaluating and stumbling blocks on the road to objectivity.

Be sure to print the Worksheet before you begin.

System Requirements

Additional Resources for the Contest and Roles:

Speech Contest Rulebook (Item 1171)
To stay current with speech contest rules, the rulebook is your best friend; no matter what role you play in the speech contest. 

Speech Contest FAQs
Q: Looking for answers to your speech contest questions?
A: Check here first!
While you're at it, browse through for answers to questions you have yet to ask.

Why You Should Be a Speech Contest Official
Are you thinking about acting as a speech contest official, but haven't gotten around to signing up? Here are some reasons to seal the deal!

Additional Resources from the Toastmasters Online Store:

Speech Contest Rulebook (Item 1171)
Keep your knowledge of contest rules fresh with a hard copy of the Speech Contest Rulebook to carry with you when you're on the go.

Speech Contest Judges Training Program
Review the Speech Contest Judges Training Program to learn what it takes to be a good judge.

International Speech Contest Judge's Guide and Ballot (Item 1172)
A good judge is always prepared. Familiarize yourself with the International Speech Contest Judge's Guide and Ballot before serving as a speech contest judge.