"Speech contests are your fastest route to your greatest improvement."
David Brooks, 1990 World Champion of Public Speaking
- Toastmasters Speech Contests are events that showcase the talents of both members who compete and members who organize and support the events.
- Many wonderful benefits accrue to those that participate.
- Contestants are afforded a wonderful opportunity to improve their skills in preparing and delivering a speech in a competitive environment.
- Organizers are given an educational opportunity in event planning, project management and project teams.
- Members not competing are provided the opportunity to learn by observing speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training.
- Clubs and club members have the opportunity to showcase their talented speakers to family members and guests.
- The audience is provided an interesting educational program, entertainment, and FUN!
Contests are held twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.
- Up to two contests are held at one time, yielding a maximum of four contests per year.
- Each of these contests begins with the Club Contest
- Club winners compete at the Area Contest (approximately five competitors)
- Area winners go on to the Division Contest (approximately five competitors)
- Division winners compete at the District Contest held in conjunction with the District Conference
- The winner of the District International Speech Contest held in the Spring will go on to a Semi-Final Contest on a Thursday evening in conjunction with the Interational Convention
- Semi-Final Contest winners will compete in THE International Contest two days later with a new speech at the Convention
Plan on competing in, volunteering for, or attending the upcoming Speech Contests!
- For a great perspective on what you can get out of a speech contest read "Lessons I Learned from Toastmasters Speech Contests".
- For more on the contests from Toastmasters International's perspective, please follow the link : Speech Contests.
for contest certificates.
for contest forms.