It is contest season here at Toastmasters ! Last Monday, we had our Club Contests : Humorous Speech and Table Topics ! This means we had a lot of FUN !
Caroline and Olivier did a great job to prepare everything. Contestants were given and advised in time of the official contest documents. Contest Chair, Judges, Ballot counters, Timers and Sergeant at Arms received necessary information and training in order to conduct their roles, based on the contest rulebook.
The Judges needed to learn how to judge a contest speaker. The Timers needed to pay attention to timing and record this precisely. Ballot counters learned how to collect ballots and count the votes. Everything was superbly supervised by our Chief Judge Olivier. Our Contest Chair Caroline learned that there is a precise protocol to follow, which includes the exact wording for presenting a contestant, the rules for applauses and the silence for judging.
Congratulations to all the contestants for their courage to participate ! And special congratulations to our winners :
Table Topics : Caspar (1st), Christophe (2nd)
Humorous Speech (English): Omar (1st), Caspar (2nd)
Humorous Speech (Italian): Valentina (1st)
They will represent our club in the Area Contest in Neuchâtel on the 30th October. And let’s hope afterwards in the Division and the District contests !