New Speech Contest Rules


Hat tip to Um Er YouKnow… for the heads-up.

New speech contest rules for 2011 have been announced and there are some changes.

You can follow the link above to see all the changes, but the ones that interest me most are the ones having to do with contestant and judge requirements.

Beginning on January 1, 2011, to judge at any contest above the club level or compete in any speech contest, you must have completed at least six (6) speech projects from the Competent Communicator manual.

Previously, this was only a requirement for competing in the International Speech Contest.

I see this as having the most impact on newer clubs.  But, as a positive, it can certainly serve as a motivator for new Toastmasters to get moving on working towards their CC.

EDIT: The stricken rule change above was rescinded on November 10, 2010.

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