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                        Function                              Name            Designation Home Phone Work Phone   Cell Phone   E-mail   Comment   Confirmed Title Text
                        Area Governor                                                                                                                       Area Governor
                        Division Governor                                                                                                                   Division Governor
X         X             Contest Chair                                                                                                                       Contest Chair
X         X             Contestant Liaison                                                                                                                  Contestant Liaison
                        Division Treasurer                                                                                                                  Division Treasurer
                        District Representative                                                                                                             District Representative
                        Contest Evaluator                                                                                                                   Contest Evaluator
X         X             Protocol Officer                                                                                                                    Protocol Officer
X         X             Pledge/Thought Person                                                                                                               Pledge/Thought Person
X         X             Tall Tales TM                                                                                                                       Tall Tales TM
X         X             International TM                                                                                                                    International TM
X         X             Sergeant-At-Arms                                                                                                                    Sergeant-At-Arms
X         X             Assistant SAA                                                                                                                       Assistant SAA
X         X             Chief Judge                                                                                                                         Chief Judge
X         X             Food Chair                                                                                                                          Food Chair
X         X             Food Assistant                                                                                                                      Food Assistant
X         X             Chief Timer                                                                                                                         Chief Timer
X         X             Assistant Timer                                                                                                                     Assistant Timer
X         X             Chief Ballot Counter                                                                                                                Chief Ballot Counter
X         X             Ballot Counter                                                                                                                      Ballot Counter
X         X             Registration Chair                                                                                                                  Registration Chair
X         X             Registration Assistant                                                                                                              Registration Assistant
X         X             Raffle Chair                                                                                                                        Raffle Chair
X         X             Flyer/Program                                                                                                                       Flyer/Program
X         X             Set-Up/Clean-Up Team                                                                                                                Set-Up/Clean-Up Team
X         X             Set-Up/Clean-Up Team                                                                                                                Set-Up/Clean-Up Team
X         X             Tall Tales Contestant 1                                                                                                             Tall Tales Contestant 1
X         X             Tall Tales Contestant 2                                                                                                             Tall Tales Contestant 2
X         X             Tall Tales Contestant 3                                                                                                             Tall Tales Contestant 3
X         X             Tall Tales Contestant 4                                                                                                             Tall Tales Contestant 4
X         X             Tall Tales Contestant 5                                                                                                             Tall Tales Contestant 5
X         X             International Speech Contestant 1                                                                                                   International Speech Contestant 1
X         X             International Speech Contestant 2                                                                                                   International Speech Contestant 2
X         X             International Speech Contestant 3                                                                                                   International Speech Contestant 3
X         X             International Speech Contestant 4                                                                                                   International Speech Contestant 4
X         X             International Speech Contestant 5                                                                                                   International Speech Contestant 5


                        See "Judges" tab for list of judges                                                                                                   See "Judges" tab for list of judges
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                        Area/Division:                        Area XX
                        Contest1:                             Tall Tales
                        Contest2:                             International
                        ContestDate:                          xx/xx/2009
       Area XX Tall Tales and International Speech Contest Timed Agenda
                                  xx/xx/2009
                                             Updated 2/1/2009

Explanation: The following is an agenda and suggested script for the Area Tall Tales and International
Speech contests. Its purpose is twofold: 1. To ensure that contest rules such as speaker introductions
and timing are adhered to and 2. To provide basic guidelines for functionaries, such as Toastmasters,
who are performing the role for the first time and would like some guidance in developing the text of
their remarks. The script text is in italics and is merely a guideline. As long as you provide the basic
information, feel free to change the wording any way that you see fit.

  Time     Person                      Task
 8:30 AM Contest Chair                 • Set up contest
         Set-Up/Clean-Up Team           * Post directional signs inside and outside
         Registration Chair             * Arrange tables and speaking area
         Registration Assistant         * Set up tables (registration/food/drinks/trophy/raffle)
         Raffle Chair                   * Hang banner
 9:00 AM Registration Chair            • Open the Registration table
         Registration Assistant
 9:00 AM Food Chair                    • Set up food and drinks and release the hounds
         Food Assistant

 9:30 AM Chief Judge                   • Brief judges, timers and ballot counters on the rules
         Judges
         Chief Ballot Counter
         Ballot Counter
         Chief Timer
         Assistant Timer
 9:38 AM Tall Tales TM                 •   Brief Tall Tales contestants on the rules
         Chief Judge                   •   Review pronunciation of names
         Contest Evaluator             •   Draw for speaking order
                                       •   Collect bios and eligibility forms

                                       (Toastmaster performs these duties; Chief Judge just observes)

 9:45 AM International TM              •   Brief International Speech contestants on the rules
         Chief Judge                   •   Review pronunciation of names
         Contest Evaluator             •   Draw for speaking order
                                       •   Collect bios and eligibility forms

                                       (Toastmaster performs these duties; Chief Judge just observes)

9:53 AM Protocol Officer               • Check attendees against Protocol list
9:58 AM Sergeant-At-Arms               • Give two-minute warning to Call to Attention
10:00 AM Sergeant-At-Arms              • Summon audience and introduce Area Governor.

                                       Welcome fellow Toastmasters and honored guests to the Area
                                       __ Tall Tales and International Speech Contest. Please join me
                                       in welcoming our Area Governor____________________
10:00 AM Area Governor             • Deliver opening remarks
                                   • Introduce pledge [optional] and opening thought

                               Good morning. Thank you all for coming. We will now continue
                               with the pledge of allegiance and the opening thought. Please
                               help me welcome_____________
10:02 AM Pledge/Thought Person • [Optional] Lead audience in pledge of allegiance
                               • Give opening thought
                               • Return control to Area Governor
10:04 AM Area Governor         • Introduce dignitaries from Protocol list

                                   Thank you. Before we begin the contest, let's take a few
                                   moments to recognize the dignitaries who have joined us
                                   today.

                                   [Read names from Protocol list]
10:07 AM Area Governor             • Introduce Tall Tales Toastmaster
                                   [Read intro]
                                                            Please welcome the Toastmaster for
                                   the Tall Tales Contest ____________________
                                       Tall Tales Contest
10:09 AM Tall Tales TM             •   Deliver opening remarks
                                   •   Explain contest purpose and instructions
                                   •   Give speaking order
                                   •   Introduce Chief Judge

                                   Thank you. First, a bit of background information for the benefit
                                   of our guests and new members. Today's winners will represent
                                   Area ___ at the Divison contest, which will take place on
                                   __________________. Today's second place winners will be
                                   the alternates and will represent our Area if the 1st Place
                                   winner cannot attend.

                                   The purpose of the Tall Tales Contest is:
                                   A. To provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their
                                   speaking abilities.
                                               B. To provide participants with the oppportunity to
                                   create an original, highly improbable, humorous tale.
                                   C. To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more
                                   proficient speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters
                                   training.
                                   A couple of quick announcements before we continue: First,
                                   please silence all electronic devices. Second, the restrooms are
                                   located […].
                                The speaking order has been determined by drawing lots. The
                                order will be as follows:

                                [Read names of contestants in speaking order. Pause after each
                                to allow audience to mark their programs.]

                                ___________________________________________

                                ___________________________________________

                                ___________________________________________

                                ___________________________________________

                                ___________________________________________

                                ___________________________________________

                                I would now like to introduce our Chief Judge,___________
                                Chief Judge has everybody been briefed?
10:14 AM Chief Judge            • Announce "Contestants have been briefed; judges have been
                                briefed, timers and ballot counters have been briefed. Let the
                                contest begin!".
10:15 AM Tall Tales TM          • Introduce first contestant
                                (Speaker name - Speech name - Speech name - Speaker name;
                                e.g. "John Smith - My Left Foot - My Left Foot - John Smith")
                                • After speech, announce one minute of silence
                                • Continue same way with other contestants.


10:45 AM Tall Tales TM          • (after final speech) Announce two minutes of silence for
                                completion and collection of ballots

                                We will now have two minutes of silence so that the judges can
                                tally their ballots.

                                Judges, once you have completed your ballots, please hold
                                them up so that they can be collected.
10:45 AM Chief Ballot Counter   • Collect the ballots
         Ballot Counter
10:47 AM Tall Tales TM          • Wait for Chief Judge, Ballot Counters to leave the room.
                                (Don't need to wait the full two minutes if ballots are collected
                                sooner.)
                                • Bring up all contestants and interview one at a time - one
                                minute per interview:
                                 * Ask club name and how long in TM
                                 * Ask one question from bio
                                 * Thank for participating, give certificate

10:53 AM Tall Tales TM          • Deliver closing remarks
                                • Return control to Area Governor
10:54 AM Area Governor      • Thank the Toastmaster
                            • Announce 10-minute intermission
                            We will now take a 10-minute break. Please return at [desired
                            time].
10:55 AM Protocol Officer   • Check late arrivals against Protocol list
11:03 AM Sergeant-At-Arms   • Two minute warning to reconvene
11:05 AM Sergeant-At-Arms   • Summon audience and introduce Area Governor.

                            Please welcome back our Area Governor_________________
11:05 AM Area Governor      • Introduce any late-arriving dignitaries
                            • Introduce International Speech Toastmaster
                            [Read intro]
                                                     Please welcome the Toastmaster for
                            the International Speech Contest ____________________
                            International Contest
11:07 AM International TM   •   Deliver opening remarks
                            •   Explain contest purpose and instructions
                            •   Give speaking order
                            •   Introduce Chief Judge

                            Thank you. Before we begin, I will explain the purpose of the
                            International Speech Contest.

                            The purpose of the International Speech Contest is:
                            A. To provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their
                            speaking abilities and to recognize the best as encouragement
                            to all.
                            B. To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more
                            proficient speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters
                            training.
                            The speaking order has been determined by drawing lots. The
                            order will be as follows:

                            [Read names of contestants in speaking order. Pause after each
                            to allow audience to mark their programs.]

                            ___________________________________________

                            ___________________________________________

                            ___________________________________________

                            ___________________________________________

                            ___________________________________________

                            ___________________________________________

                            I would now like to introduce our Chief Judge,___________
                            Chief Judge has everybody been briefed?
11:10 AM Chief Judge        • Announce "Contestants have been briefed; judges have been
                            briefed, timers and ballot counters have been briefed. Let the
                            contest begin!".
11:11 AM International TM          • Introduce first contestant
                                   (Speaker name - Speech name - Speech name - Speaker name;
                                   e.g. "John Smith - My Left Foot - My Left Foot - John Smith")
                                   • After speech, announce one minute of silence
                                   • Continue same way with other contestants.


11:51 AM International TM          • (after final speech) Announce two minutes of silence for
                                   completion and collection of ballots

                                   We will now have two minutes of silence so that the judges can
                                   tally their ballots.

                                   Judges, once you have completed your ballots, please hold
                                   them up so that they can be collected.
11:51 AM Chief Ballot Counter      • Collect the ballots
         Ballot Counter
11:53 AM International TM          • Wait for Chief Judge, Ballot Counters to leave the room.
                                   (Don't need to wait the full two minutes if ballots are collected
                                   sooner.)
                                   • Bring up all contestants and interview one at a time - one
                                   minute per interview:
                                    * Ask club name and how long in TM
                                    * Ask one question from bio
                                    * Thank for participating, give certificate
11:59 AM International TM          • Deliver closing remarks
                                   • Return control to Area Governor

12:00 PM Area Governor             • Thank the Toastmaster
         Division Governor         • Call up Division Governor to make announcements
         District Representative   • Call up District Representative to make announcements

12:05 PM Raffle Chair              • Announce winners of Raffle
         Contest Chair                             • Present certificates to contest team
                                   (Request audience to hold applause until end)
                                   • Present gifts to Chief Judge, Toastmasters
12:10 PM Area Governor             • Call up Division Governor to help present trophies
         Division Governor         • Present trophies for Tall Tales contest
                                   • Present trophies for International contest
                                   • Thank everyone for attending
                                   • Give away food
                                   • Adjourn contest

                                    Contest Complete
12:15 PM Set-Up/Clean-Up           • Clean up
         Team/Set-Up/Clean-        • Handle financial matters
         Up Team
         Contest Chair
         Registration Chair
         Division Treasurer
                          Items needed at the contest

Item                                                                Person Responsible
Banner                                                              Area Governor
Flag                                                                Area Governor
Ballots                                                             Chief Judge
Winner Notification Form                                            Chief Judge
Ziploc bags                                                         Chief Judge
Playing cards (to draw for speaking order)                          Chief Judge
Pens - 2 sharpie, 2 ball point                                      Chief Judge
Envelopes (2) for Results of Tally                                  Chief Judge
Stopwatches (2)                                                     Chief Timer
Timing cards (2 sets)                                               Chief Timer
Contest rules                                                       Contest Chair
Cue cards                                                           Contest Chair
Timed agenda/script (multiple copies)                               Contest Chair
Yellow highlighter                                                  Contest Chair
Contestant briefing sheet                                           Contest Chair
Completed bio forms                                                 Contestant Liaison
Contact info for all participants                                   Contestant Liaison
Certificates of eligibility                                         Contestant Liaison
Trophies                                                            District Representative
Reimbursement forms                                                 Division Treasurer
Change for Registration                                             Division Treasurer
Receipts (for reimbursement)                                        Division Treasurer
Certificates of appreciation                                        Flyer/Program
Certificates of participation                                       Flyer/Program
Programs                                                            Flyer/Program
Drinks                                                              Food Chair
Eating utensils, napkins                                            Food Chair
Food                                                                Food Chair
Protocol list                                                       Protocol Officer
Raffle Prizes & Tickets                                             Raffle Chair
Cash box                                                            Registration Chair
Registration sheet (including list of comps/prepaid/pre-reg rate)   Registration Chair
Cleanup supplies (paper towels, etc.)                               Set-Up/Clean-Up Team
Income
Registration fees                 $    300
Raffle
Total Income                      $    300

Expenses
Room rental                       $      25
Food                              $    150
Gifts for staff                   $    -
Trophies                          $      75
Decorations                       $      25
Total Expenses                    $    275


Profit (loss)                     $     25




Assumptions:
People attending                         30
Registration fee                  $     10
Food cost/ea                      $      5


Note: Contestant fees will be paid by their respective areas. That will be handled by internal transfer -- no money will be sent.
fer -- no money will be sent.
             Area XX Speech Contest Registration

       Please note Names are sorted by first name alphabetically
                                                                          Payment          Count Verify
Name                               Function                        Cash    Check Check #
                    Area XX Speech Contest Registration
                            Write in names


                                                                            Payment

                                                                     Cash   Check Check #



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25 ______________________________   ______________________________
26 ______________________________   ______________________________
  To                   Date   Response   Followup
1 Name of individual
  c/o Company Name
  Street Address
  City, State, Zip
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Name of Document                       Purpose                                      Number needed        Person Responsible
Ballot - Tall Tales                    Enables judges to score and vote             One per judge        Chief Judge
Ballot - International                 Enables judges to score and vote             One per judge        Chief Judge
Ballot - Tiebreaking - Tall Tales      Enables tiebreaking judge to score and
                                       vote                                         One copy             Chief Judge
Ballot - Tiebreaking - International   Enables tiebreaking judge to score and
                                       vote                                         One copy             Chief Judge
Contest Rules
                                       Outlines TI rules for each type of contest   One copy             Chief Judge
Counter's Tally Sheet                  Enables ballot counters to tally votes       Four copies          Chief Judge
Instructions to Timers                 Outlines content of Timers briefing          One copy             Chief Judge
Winner Notification Form               Informs next level contest of winners        One per contest      Chief Judge
Results of Tally                       Provides list of winners for Area
                                       Governor to announce                         Two copies          Chief Judge
Timed Agenda                           Outlines what happens and when               One per functionary Contest Chair
Toastmasters Introduction              Provides text for introducing
                                       toastmasters                                 One per TM           Contest Chair
Tall Tales Contestant Briefing         Outlines content of contestant briefing      One copy             Contest Chair
International Contestant Briefing      Outlines content of contestant briefing      One copy             Contest Chair
Certificate of Eligibility             Confirms that contestants meet all
                                       eligibility requirements                     One per contestant   Contestant Liaison
Contestant Bio                         Provides TM with questions to ask
                                       during interview                             One per contestant   Contestant Liaison
Request for Reimbursement              Requests reimbursement for contest-
                                       related expenses                             Varies              Division Treasurer
Certificate of Appreciation            Recognizes efforts of functionaries          One per functionary Flyer/Program
Certificate of Participation           Recognizes efforts of contestants            One per contestant Flyer/Program
Program                                Outlines contest participants and
                                       schedule                                     One per attendee     Flyer/Program
Protocol list                          Lists District dignitaries for recognition
                                       during contest                               One copy             Protocol Officer
Registration Prepays                   Tells registration people who has pre-
                                       paid and who gets pre-reg rate               Two copies           Registration Chair
Registration Sheet                     Enables registration people to record
                                       names of attendees                           Two copies           Registration Chair
NOTE: CONSULT THE GUIDES FOR EACH ROLE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF DUTIES

Area/Division Governor
Find, train, and mentor your Contest Chair
Find your Chief Judge
Order trophies (consult District Governor)
Create the contest planning timeline (make the master schedule)
Find the facility
Decide about food
Set the budget, get budget approved by Division or District Treasurer
Set a theme
Encourage clubs to hold contests
Purchase small gifts for Toastmaster(s) and Chief Judge
Get an updated protocol list
Ensure that members who spent funds on the event are reimbursed promptly

Contest Chair
Read the rules of the contests
Select the contest committee, including a couple of backup people
Prepare and distribute the timed agenda
Hold a face-to-face planning meeting with contest team
Train and mentor the committee members in their roles
Follow up with committee members regularly
Schedule and chair the "kick the tires" meeting
Collect names of winners from clubs/areas
Tell registration committee about comps and discounted reg
Provide cash to make change for registration and raffle
Send invitation and timed agenda to the Contest Evaluator
Send invitations to all District officers
Send thank-you's to team after event

Toastmaster
Read the rules of the contests
Obtain contestant bios
Ask contestants for correct pronunciation of their names
Ask contestants about speaking area setup and ensure that SAA is aware
Have contestants draw for speaking order
Obtain the timed agenda and keep to the times designated for the Toastmaster
Prepare question for Table Topics Contest

Chief Judge
Read the rules of the contests
Obtain Certificates of Eligibility
Obtain judges, including a tie-breaker judge (should not be AG or DG)
Obtain ballot counters and timers
Provide all judging forms, timer's record sheet, notification of winner, etc.
Brief judges about judging procedure/rules
Brief Timers and Ballot Counters

Registration Chair
Obtain one or two helpers
Bring materials (nametags, pens, registration logs, calculator, etc.)
Obtain change from the AG/DG (or area or division treasurer)
Tally the receipts from registration and the raffle
Publicity Chair
Prepare and distribute promotional materials

Sergeant at Arms
Read the rules of the contests
Assist with room setup and teardown
Check audiovisual equipment, mics, etc.
Find out contestants' speaking area needs (e.g., props, lectern)
Alert attendees at suitable intervals about convening
At gavel time, and after break, call room to attention and introduce the AG/DG

Refreshments Chair
Determine food and beverage needs based on budget
Obtain one or two helpers
Set up and teardown refreshment area
Bring serving implements, utensils, plates, cups, napkins, etc.

Decorations Chair
With Contest Chair and AG/DG, determine suitable decorations (tied to theme)
Setup and cleanup

Greeters
Place selves in appropriate locations to help attendees find the event room
Ensure that all attendees stop at registration
Assist with setup and teardown

Program & Certificates
Obtain all relevant details from Contest Chair, AG/DG, Raffle Chair, etc.
Obtain names of contestants from AG/DG
Obtain names of Contest Committee from Contest Chair
Create certificates of participation for all contestants
Create certificates of appreciation for all functionaries
Print, put in folders and bring to contest
Proofread and have others proofread the draft program
Bring printed/folded programs to event

Raffle Chair
With Contest Chair, decide on type of raffle to hold and ticket prices
Obtain one or two helpers
Solicit donations of gifts to raffle (if planning this type of raffle)
Acknowledge donors in the program or other materials
Bring rolls of tickets
Obtain change from the AG/DG (or area or division treasurer)
Give collected funds to the Registration Chair
Send thank-you's to donors after the event
Task                                       Person Responsible
Get bios, certs of eligibility             Chief Judge
Give contestants bios to Toastmasters      Chief Judge

Conduct Judges/Ballot Counters briefing Chief Judge
Conduct Timers briefing                 Chief Judge

Give stopwatches, timing cards to Timers   Chief Judge
Set up flag, lectern                       Contest Chair
Ensure functionaries are present           Contest Chair
Give forms to Chief Judge                  Contest Chair
Give change, registration forms to
Registration people.                       Division Treasurer
Give reimbursement form/receipts to
Treasurer or Division Governor             Division Treasurer
Conduct Contestant briefing                Tall Tales TM/International TM
Set out food, drinks, utensils             Food Chair/Food Assistant
Fill out protocol list                     Protocol Officer
Give protocol list to Area Governor        Protocol Officer
Set out raffle prizes                      Raffle Chair
Set up tables, chairs                      Set-Up/Clean-Up Team
                                                       HELP
For questions, contact Jon Caplan (jon_caplan@yahoo.com)
Please visit my website at www.esplanadenet.com.
Note: The steps below require a working knowledge of Excel.
PARTIPCANTS TAB
To add a participant:
1. Insert the row wherever you want.
2. In Column C, type the title, such as "Registration Chair".
3. In Column L, type this: =IF(LEN(D21)>0, D21, C21)
4, In the previous step, change the number (21) to reflect the number of the new row. (It appears three times.)
5. Press ENTER to lock in the change. Then go back to that cell.
6. Click on Insert : Name : Define.
7. Type a title for the participant that can be used on other sheets. Don't use spaces.
   For example, if this is a third Registration person, you might type "Registration3".
8. Click on the OK button.
   Steps 3 - 8 enable the rest of the sheets to say either "John Smith" or "Registration Chair".
   For instructions on how to do this, see below.

To delete a participant:
1. Simply delete the row as you normally would.
   If there is a reference to that participant, you will have to clean up the agenda.
   For information, see the Help topics in that section.

To refer to a participant on another sheet:
1, Determine the shortcut name given to the participant.
   For instructions on how to do this, see below.
2. Click in the cell where you want to refer to the participant.
   For example, on the Items to Bring sheet, you might want to specify that
   the Registration Chair is responsible for bringing the cash box. You would click in Column B next to "cash box".
3. Type and equal sign, followed by the shortcut name.
   For example, to refer to the Food Chair, you would type =FoodChair. That is assuming that the shortcut name
is FoodChair.
   If you are using this participant's name mixed in with other text, such as you would do on the Agenda,

To determine the shortcut name given to a participant:
1. Go to the Participants sheet.
2. Click in Column L of the desired participant.
3. Look in the upper-left corner of the Excel screen.
   There will be a white box with the name listed in it.
   For example, if you are looking at the food chair, it will probably say "FoodChair". Remember this name.


AGENDA TAB
To change the length of time for a particular item:
1. Select columns A and C.
2. Click on Column : Format : Unhide.
   This will unhide Column B, which shows the length of time.
3. Double-click in the cell in Column B whose length of time you want to change.
4. Change the number of minutes as desired.
   For example, if an item will last 8 minutes, column B should say 12:08:00 AM.
5. Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
6. Select Column B.
7. Click on Format : Column : Hide.

				
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