Every level of competition needs an Effective Speaking Committee, which has authority over the competition. This Committee is responsible to the Provincial Coordinator, who is responsible for the provincial competition.
The Committee has these duties:
Selecting someone to host the event.
Selecting and briefing the Master of Ceremonies for the competition.
Selecting appropriate judges for the competition in accordance with the regulations. Judges could be Toastmasters, schoolteachers or principals, journalists, civil servants, policemen or any other members of the community.
Optionally selecting an evaluator to help prepare the Evaluation sheets.
Informing judges and evaluator in advance about:
the Air Cadet program,
the competition procedure,
the importance of constructive comments, and
how to score marking and evaluator sheets.
Obtaining facilities and having them available at least half an hour before the competition.
Obtaining a P.A. system, podium, time cards or timing devices, stopwatches, and any recognition of speakers and judges.
Providing extra score marking sheets and extra evaluation sheets.
Preparing the impromptu topic in collaboration with the judges. The impromptu topic should be based on knowledge available to all the contestants regardless of age or experience.
Meet with contestants briefly before the competition to clarify procedures, answer questions, and proceed with the draw to determine the order the speaker will participate.
Put contestants’ speaking number and topics on the score marking sheet in the order that they will speak.
Selecting, briefing and supervising timekeeper(s) and teller.
Breaking ties resulting from the competition by having the judges agree on a winner. Tied competitors should not be subjected to a second impromptu speech.
Selecting a Resolution Panel to rule on disqualifications (e.g., Competition Coordinator, Chief Judge, etc.) for such infractions as not presenting an original speech and/or using visual aids and gimmicks, etc. These contestants will not be eligible to receive an award. Any award will be forfeited to the next deserving contestant.
Destroying the judges’, timer’s and teller’s marking sheets after the competition. No one is allowed to see these sheets.
Preparing and distributing news releases.
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