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Public Speaking Update for 2017-2018

Oct 13, 2017


Dr. Thomas Broyles, Extension Program Leader TSU

A committee has been reviewing the rules and score cards for the Junior, Junior High and Senior Division Public Speaking Contest. At this time, the committee recommended explanation of procedures used for breaking ties in the scores. Below are the procedures for breaking ties for each respective division

Junior and Junior High Divisions:

If a tie exists between individuals, the combined highest subject matter and composition scores (well organized, information, good introduction and conclusion) will break the tie(s). If still tied, the combined speaker scores will be used to break the tie.

Senior Division:

If a tie exists between individuals, the highest prepared speech score will break the tie(s). If still tied, the combined extemporaneous speech subject matter and composition scores (well organized, information, good introduction and conclusion) will be used to break the tie. If still tied, the combined prepared speech delivery scores (bodily action, voice) will be used to break the tie.

Scorecard for 2017/2018

The committee is also reviewing a proposed score card for public speaking. For the 2017-2018 programming year, you will use the current score cards (no change to the score cards for this year). The committee will be reviewing, piloting, and soliciting feedback on new score cards with implementation for the 2018-2019 year.

If you have any questions, please call Tom Broyles or 615-963-7885.