This past month has been a busy month for our Division at Toastmasters! We just completed our Division B contests (which includes all Area Contests).
This post mostly serves as a lessons learned on running a Toastmasters contests. The lessons I have learned on running an effective Toastmasters Contest:
- Create a Google Sheet of all contest stakeholders so that you could easily refer to the list during the contest from one place.
- Create a Google Doc as a centralized location for all stakeholders that are part of the contest committee (Contest Chair, Chief Judge, Tech Host, Sergeant-at-Arms). This includes items such as role responsibilities, what to say during the contest, dates, etc.
- Contest months are from February-April. Start gathering and getting buy-in from contest committee members as early as November.
- Created the agenda as an online format. Here is an example.