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Rappahannock Regional Toastmasters Table Topics Contest
August 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Contestants: (here is your chance)!
Contest Master (CM): Linda Muller
Chief Judge:(CJ) Jyo Pai
Sgt At Arms: this person will “escort” contestants to the Zoom “break-out” room. Clint is our Club Sgt at Arms, but if he wants to compete we need to fill. Jyo will assist.
Timer: need 1 but ideally 2 timers
Judges: any member who is not competing or filling another role
Ballot Counter: will receive votes from judges.
Please let me know if you want to compete or fill a contest role.
Where: Zoom August 18, 2020
Meeting ID: 863 0066 8913
Time: 7:15 pm(check-in)
Start: 7:30 pm
HOW Table Topics Contest WORKS
Contestants will virtually draw “cards” offered by CM to determine speaking order. CJ will review rules with judges, ballot counters, timers.
CM announces speaking order of Contestants
Contest Protocol-Over View
All Contestants will be asked the same question and must speak for a minimum of 1 minute and no more than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
All Contestants except Contestant #1 are “escorted” into a separate Zoom “break-out” room. It is like a “waiting room” away from our Contest Room, and contestants cannot hear the question.
Once the Contestant has completed, there is a minute pause for judges to complete their review. The next Contestant is called up, ..asked the same question, etc.
Once all contestants have finished, judges will then complete their tallies and work with the CJ to complete and tally votes.
If a Contestant is under or over time they will be disqualified. Hint: Get to the green light! but wrap up at red(30 seconds left)
If you want a “deep dive” into contests and rules here is a helpful link from Toastmasters: