Everyone who has been to a speech contest has seen the Chief Judge, and a few in the District have been the Chief Judge.
Though there are a few "moving parts" for the Chief Judge to manage, it is a do-able task.
Why learn to be a Chief Judge?
It's another Toastmasters opportunity for you to practice and improve your:
- organizational skills
- motivational skills
- ability to think on your feet
- meet and work with Toastmasters outside your club
- help District 5 ensure that our contests are fair
Judge and Chief Judge training will take place on Friday August 26th, from 6:30-9:30pm, and on Saturday September 10th, from 10am-2pm. Both sessions will be held at The Scripps Research Institute, 3215 Merryfield Row, San Diego, 92121. Please RSVP to Kathy Spencer or 858-735-9372 if you plan to attend. Food will be provided.
Chief Judge Guidebook
If you have ever served as a Chief Judge, or if you are interested in serving as a Chief Judge at an upcoming contest, you'll definitely want to check out a useful new document created by Mark Kramer, the Chief Judge Guidebook. This guidebook is filled with lots of great information on how to fulfill this all-important role.
Here are some highlights of the Chief Judge Guidebook:
- Chief Judge responsibilities before the contest
- What to bring to the contest
- What to do before the contest starts
- Chief Judge responsibilities during the contest
- How to run a Functionary Briefing
- How to run a Judges Briefing
- How to run a Contestants Briefing
NEW Chief Judge Guidebook:
So You're the Chief Judge at an Area or Division Contest by Mark Kramer, DTM