Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking®.
International Speech Contest
Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest.
An impromptu speech, all contestants are assigned the same topic, told to them when they are introduced by the contest chair.
Speech Contest Purpose:
- To provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their speaking abilities and to recognize the best as encouragement to all.
- To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more proficient speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training.
2017 DIVISION INTERNATIONAL SPEECH & TABLE TOPICS CONTESTS
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