In addition to our normal meetings, Toastmasters International runs two rounds of contests in Spring and Autumn. Tonight we are holding the club heat of the Spring Contest round featuring two contests – The International Speech Contest and the Speech Evaluation Contest. The winners of each contest have the opportunity to progress to the Area Heats on 24th February and, if successful to the Division heats on14th March.
Members are able to speak in either or both contests or fulfil a number of roles including contest chair, contest judge, contest timekeeper, ballot counter or contest usher.
Contests are slightly more formal than or normal meetings but are still great fun and guests are most welcome to observe.