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We are Public Speaking Contests

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Tournament Format

Format

The Tournament consists of four (4) rounds run over one (1) weekend.

Each round will be organized into groups of eight (8) speakers and eight (8) coaches.

Each speaker will be evaluated by a panel of eight (8) coaches.  Coaches will have three (3) minutes between speakers to mark and submit the scores to the Chief Judge.

After the final speaker in the group has completed their speech each speaker will hear an evaluation of their presentation by one of the coaches.

Each coach will present a three (3) minute evaluation of their designated speaker.

The coaches will be evaluated by the eight (8) speakers. Speakers will have two (2) minutes between each coach to mark and submit the scores to the Chief Judge.

The four (4) speakers who receive the highest scores will move onto the next round.

The four (4) coaches who receive the highest scores will move onto the next round.

The advancing competitors will be organized into new groups after each round to ensure the opportunity to compete against different competitors in the next round.

Winners of each round will be announced at the end of the day on the Speak Right, Speak Up! Inc.©™ Webpage.

Timing

Speeches must be between 4 minutes and 30 seconds and 5 minutes and 15 seconds

  • Timing is strictly adhered to
  • A time violation will result in disqualification
  • A timing light will go on at 4 minutes and 30 seconds. A second timing light will go on at five minutes and 15 seconds and the MC will start to clap.

    You have been disqualified

Evaluations must be between three minutes and three minutes and 15 seconds.

  • Timing is strictly adhered to
  • A time violation will result in disqualification
  • A timing light will go on at three minutes. A second timing light will go on at three minutes and 15 seconds and the MC will start to clap.

    You have been disqualified