Before you know it, the International Speech contest season will be here. Competitors across the district will prepare to bring their best speech to the contests.
Do you know where to begin? Do you know how to achieve contest success?
Wouldn’t it be great if there were some way to get on the fast track? Well, there is…
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 in San Antonio, TX, Jim Key will facilitate YOUR Speech Contest Advantage as part of the “All Things Contest” trainingevent.Jim’s three-hour workshop covers everything from topic selection to writing and delivery tips, and includes an extensive Q&A session led by someone with an unequaled track record of success in the contests*.
You will walk away with practical ideas and a head start toward your own success in the contest.
If you’re not competing this season, you still owe it to yourself to attend. After all, there’s no expiration date on the information you’ll receive in this workshop!
Where: San Antonio Area Foundation (303 East Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, San Antonio, Texas, 78215 ) – maplink
Cost: FREE to attend, with an optional $5-7 for lunch on-site
Registration: is required. Click here to sign up.
“All Things Contest” Program Agenda:
8:30am – Doors Open / Check-in and Registration
9:00am – Opening Session / Welcome
9:15am – YOUR Speech Contest Advantage – Jim Key
12:15pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Judging Basics
2:15pm – Breakout Sessions
- How to Chair an Amazing Contest (1 hour)
- YOU Can be a Chief Judge! (1 hour)
- Judging Intensive (2 hours)
Why is Jim qualified to teach this workshop?
* Jim Key was District 50’s Humorous Speech Champion in 2000. He went on to compete in the International Speech contest. Jim was the first person to ever make it to the World Championships of Public Speaking in three consecutive years, where he finished as the first runner-up in 2001 and 2002, before taking the top award and the title “World Champion of Public Speaking” in 2003. Since then, he has coached and mentored scores of competitors, including several Finalists and two subsequent World Champions.