Transformers Survivor 2020

What is Survivor Transformers Toastmasters style?

Survivor is a competition in three rounds with four tribes and one winner. The competition revolves around impromptu storytelling – the kind of stories you would expect to hear at a fireside.

Round 1 pits 16 speakers, 4 from each tribe, randomly against each other to see who can tell the best story when presented with a number of images (projected on screen, with a prompt monitor for the speaker) so that the images blend into the narrative of the story.

Round 2 sees 6 surviving speakers and an immunity winner develop stories using real objects.

Round 3 has only 2 survivors and an immunity winner build their final stories of intrigue with a map, a city and a clue.

Tribes consist of 8 tribe members each, 4 speakers and each speaker brings a sponsor. The Tribes will be randomly selected from the registration forms. Once the Tribes have been announced the members of each Tribe may whatever they choose to create a tribal identity. The tribe will vote out their own speaker members in Tribal Council. When a speaker member is voted out, he/she will return to the audience and form part of the non-tribal voting quorum.

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Voting for round 1:

The entire audience, tribal members and non-tribal members will vote for the best speaker. This speaker gets immunity into round 2.

Each tribe then goes to Tribal Council (Break-away Room). At Tribal Council the sponsors may discuss the strategy for the secret vote (speakers must sit and listen). The secret vote is to vote out 2 speaker members (and their sponsors).

The 8 remaining speakers – 2 from each tribe – will be compared to the vote by the entire audience and the 2 lowest scoring speakers (and their sponsors) will be sent out.

This is how the 6 speakers and 1 immunity recipient will be selected for round 2.

Voting for round 2:

The tribes will (only the remaining speaker members and their sponsors) will each participate in a quiz in full view of the audience.

The tribe winning the quiz will select 1 speaker member to receive immunity into round 3. The tribe winning the quiz will choose which of the other 3 tribes they want to merge with. The other 2 tribes will merge by default.

The 2 merged tribes will go into their new Tribal Councils. The sponsors will again discuss the strategy for the secret vote. This time the secret vote is to vote for 1 speaker member to go to round 3.

This is how the 2 speakers and 1 immunity recipient will be selected for round 3.

Voting for round 3:

The original 8 members of each tribe will return to their original Tribal Councils and will vote for an ultimate survivor from the 3 round 3 speakers. The non-tribal audience will also vote for an ultimate survivor. The final vote will be read out and the ultimate survivor will be announced.

Model Agenda:

17h30 Registration

18h00 Opening of Survivor 2020 by the Transformers Club President

18h05 Hand over to the Survivor Host for Round 1

            Explanation of the competition, announcement of the Tribes and draw for speaking order

18h15 Round 1

19h05 Voting for Round 1 for immunity to Round 2

19h10 Recess

19h20 Tribal Council to vote out 2 speaker members per tribe

19h30 Announcing the speakers for Round 2

            Round 2

20h00 Immunity Quiz

20h15 Tribal Council to vote for Round 3 speakers in merged tribes

20h25 Announcing the speakers for Round 3

            Round 3

20h45 Tribal Council and audience voting

20h50 Recess

21h00 Reading of the votes and awarding the ultimate survivor and audience lucky draw.

21h15 Vote of thanks

21h20 On a Point by the Transformers Toastmasters President.

21h25 Close