District Online Speech Contests & Resources

UPDATE: 3/20/2020
Online Speech Contest Resources:
Toastmasters Online Speech Contest Exception
District 2 Online Contest Guidance
Competing in an Online Contest
Judging in an Online Contest

UPDATE: 3/19/2020
Video of Zoom Meeting held for Judges Training for Online Contests:

District 29 Protocol List Spring 2020

“As you may know by now, Toastmasters International is asking all clubs and Toastmasters activities to be fully online. Pursuant to that instruction, District 29 will be holding online contests as well.

This is a new and novel way of conducting contests and there is a bit of a learning curve, especially if you have never used Zoom, the district’s chosen online meeting platform.

If you are planning to serve in the contests in any capacity, we have training scheduled during the next couple of days. No RSVP is necessary, just log in to the event.

The events are as follows:

Wednesday, March 18, 7 PM to 9 PM – Contest Judges and other functionaries training on how to use Zoom for contests
Thursday, March 19, 7 PM to PM – Contestant and Contest TM training on how to use Zoom for contests
Friday, March 20, 7 PM to 9 PM – Practice dry run for Area 61/64 Contest

Saturday, March 21, 8 AM – Area 61/64 Tall Tales and International Speech Contest (P.S. Different dial-in instructions will be sent out separately)

The meetings of Wednesday and Thursday will be recorded and posted online at our District web page. 

We hope that you will take this opportunity to dial into these sessions and learn how to participate in the contests.

Please note that the actual dial-in instructions for the contest on Saturday will be different from these other ones. 

Here are the dialing instructions for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday events.   

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8151973590

Meeting ID: 815 197 3590

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,8151973590# US (Chicago)
+16468769923,,8151973590# US (New York)

Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 815 197 3590
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/azLiBgOiC

Hope we can all attend and learn!
Let us have an excellent contest season. 

Basic Zoom Video Tutorials:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials 

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