Rotary District 7430
Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania

4Way Speech Contest

Click on one of the Links to the left to view the speeches of District 7430 finalists!


THE DISTRICT 7430 FOUR WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST

The Four Way Test speech contest is a competition for 9-12 graders. It requires each participating student to create and present a 5-7 minute speech on a subject of their choice, applying the Four Way Test to guide their thinking and their actions. The contest is a three level contest, with Club Contest First Place finishers advancing to one of four Regional Contests and those four First Place finishers advancing to the finals at the District 7430 Conference.

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CONTEST RESOURCES
 
(2017-2018) Speech Contest Manual contains contest rules, instructions for running a club contest, score sheets, entry forms, etc. - (see download section to the left)

(2017-2018) Speech Contest brochure useful for promoting the contest to school administration and students - (see download section to the left)

(2017-2018) Presentation to Club - (see download section to the left)

 
(2017-2018) Presentation to Students/Lesson Plan (requires PowerPoint) (see download section to the left)


2017-2018 CONTEST CALENDAR
 
The Contest will be held in three phases:

Club Contests

(Note: Some clubs may not hold their contests at their regular
meeting time/place. Contact clubs for time and location of their contest.)
      
Regional Contests - April 14, 2018

 
 District Finals Contest- April 28, 2018
 
The Regional Contest first place finishers will compete for the
District Championship at the 2018 District Conference:  
  • Location: District 7430 Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Reading,PA.
 
HISTORY OF THE FOUR WAY TEST
 
From the earliest days of Rotary, Rotarians have been concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as Rotary International's president)  when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to use in making decisions in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with suppliers and customers. The survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

It asks the following four questions:

Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
 VISION

"To make the world a better place by encouraging high school students to put in to practice the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making by developing their public speaking and leadership skills in order to positively influence and inspire others regarding an issue that they are passionate about."


  PURPOSE

To promote the virtues of critical thinking and ethical decision making among high school students by conducting a 4 Way Test Speech Contest. I doing so we also seek to strengthen the Clubs and to enhance Rotary's public image.

 
MORE INFORMATION
 
For more information or an in-club program please contact
Contest Chairman Al Engel
alengel007@aol.com
M: 907.216.1469

Students wishing to enter a Contest:

Contact Contest Chair Al Engel 
or contact your local Rotary Club