From Fall, 2015 Lessons Learned
Start EARLY – Plan Ahead
6-8 Weeks prior – You can’t start early enough
Find these first
Start Briefing ON TIME
Conduct Contestant briefing in the Speaking Area
Forward paperwork to next level Contest Chair
Send out 2 reminders the week prior to the contest. Include:
Send Area and Division fliers to District Webmaster - let the District help you promote your contest!!
Take fliers with you when visiting clubs
Keep them SHORT & SWEET
Assign someone to assist the Toastmaster with Paperwork (profile & certificates)
Start 4 weeks before the contest
Visit the clubs
Give them Fliers
PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE!!
Ask clubs to provide contest officials (give them a quota). Get more than the minimums
Have a Theme - Make it FUN!
Confirm, Remind & Thank
Teamwork is a dynamic resource – WORK TOGETHER!