"All" You Want to know About How To Judge The Speech Contests

District 80's workshop on "All You Want to Know About Speech Contests 101"

  1. Wei Koon GOH
    District 80's workshop on "All You Want to Know About Speech Contests 101"
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    "All" You Want to know About How To Judge The Speech Contests
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    • 1. 1311C Goh Wei Koon DTM, Past District 80 Governor “All” You Want to Know About How To Judge The Contests
    • 2. AgendaAgenda Contest Types & Scoring Allocation Bad Judges or Simply Maths?? Contest Judging - Content - Delivery - Language Some Resources “Live Firing”
    • 3. International • World Championships • Most recognized • Highly competitive Humour • Recognise value of humour in speaking Table Topics • Encourage development of impromptu speaking skills Evaluation • Develop evaluation, analytical & motivation skills 2 Contests & Scoring AllocationContests & Scoring Allocation Contest Type Content Delivery Language Total International 50 30 20 100 Humorous 55 30 15 100 Table Topics 55 30 15 100 Contest Type Analytical Recommend Technique Summation Total Evaluation 40 30 15 15 100
    • 4. Bad Judges or Simply Maths?Bad Judges or Simply Maths?  Above case is developed based on judges scoring only 3 contestants  NOT the same in real life!!  Scores may be spread over a number of contests in real life.  To win  need to consistently score many “3” Contestants Ranking Points No of Judges Max Scores Close Fight Avg Score per Judge Champion 3 10 30 22 2.2 1st Runner‐Up 2 10 20 20 2.0 2nd Runner‐up 1 10 10 18 1.8 60 60Total Scores:
    • 5. 3 Content – What to Observe?Content – What to Observe? Speech Development • Structure – defined opening, body & conclusion • Organisation – purpose clear & defined • Support materials Effectiveness • Achievement of purpose – subject matter clear to audience • Audience interest – subject relevant to audience • Reception – How does the audience react Speech Value • Ideas – Does the speaker have something to say • Logic – Have a clearly defined message • Original Thought – Stimulate listeners thinking Note: Above mainly reflects International Speech Contest. Some slight differences in Humorous & Table Topics Speech Contests.
    • 6. 3 Content – ComparisonContent – Comparison International Humourous
    • 7. Content – ComparisonContent – Comparison Personal Opinion: - Highly driven by one’s personal opinion & life experiences - Co-relation to also a judge’s current situation, knowledge, preference of materials etc - Speech contest judging is still subjective despite a structure on scores allocation Table Topics
    • 8. 3 Delivery – What to Observe?Delivery – What to Observe? Physical • Appearance – Does the speaker look neat & appropriate • Body Language – Gestures have purpose, facial expressions match message • Speaking Area – How well the area is used Voice • Flexibility – Good quality, moderate to show feelings & emotions • Volume – Adequate for the room, words clear, easy to understand Manner • Directness – Does the speaker believe in their message • Assurance – Clear & confident in sharing msg • Enthusiasm – Speak with enthusiasm conveying message
    • 9. 3 Delivery – ComparisonDelivery – Comparison International Table Topics Humorous
    • 10. 3 Language – What to Observe?Language – What to Observe? Appropriateness • To Speech Purpose – Does language fit the speech • To Audience – Promote understanding of speaker’s message Correctness • Grammar – Is the speaker’s grammar good • Pronunciation – Is enunciation good • Word Selection – Diction and word choice effect, show study and preparation Note: Above mainly reflects International Speech Contest. Some slight differences in Humorous & Table Topics Speech Contests.
    • 11. 3 Language – ComparisonLanguage – Comparison International Humorous Table Topics
    • 12. Evaluation ContestEvaluation Contest Analytical Quality Clear, Focused Recommendations Positive, Specific, Helpful Technique Sympathetic, Sensitive, Motivational Summation Concise, Encouraging 40 30 15 15
    • 13. Some Resources…Some Resources…
    • 14. Any Questions??Any Questions??
    • 15. ContactContact www.Facebook.com/Weikoon sg.Linkedin.com/in/Weikoon/ Google.com/+WeiKoonGOH wkgoh@singnet.com.sg
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