Update Contest Rulebook Rev. 8/2019

Warm Greetings to All Members of Toastmasters International District 102,

This is to communicate on the Rev.8/2019 update by Toastmasters International on Speech Contest Rulebook 2019-2020, Clause #5.2, 5.3, 5.4 (Page 9). The number of voting judges at Area/Division/District Contests are reverted to 2018-2019 version with immediate effect by Toastmasters International, in effect from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Click here for the latest contest Rulebook.

District 102 Speech Contest Contest 2019-2020 Announcement is also updated to reflect the latest revision:

The District’s Decision on the number of contestants allowed to progress from the Club, Area and Division Humorous Speech Contest, Evaluation Contest, International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest effective from 1st July 2019:

· Eight weeks prior to the Area contest, if an Area has four assigned Clubs or fewer in good standing, two contestants from each Club are allowed to compete in the Area contest.

· Should additional Clubs charter prior to the Area contest, two contestants from each club are permitted to compete.

· In Areas with five or more Clubs in good standing eight weeks prior to the contest, one contestant from each club is permitted to compete.

· In Divisions with four assigned Areas or less, the two highest-placed available contestants from each Area are allowed to compete at the Division contest.

· In Divisions with five or more assigned Areas, one contestant from each area is permitted to compete at the Division Contest.

All Divisions’ Humorous Speech, Evaluation, International Speech and Table Topics Contests are to be completed before 17 May 2020. District 102 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests (HSEC) will be held on Saturday, 6th June 2020; while District 102 International Speech and Table Topics Contests (ISTT) will be held on Sunday, 7th June 2020. They will be held at the Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya, in conjunction with the District 102 Annual Conference 5 – 7 June, 2020.

– The latest digital version of Toastmasters International’s Speech Contest Materials are available to be downloaded from Toastmasters International links as attached:

o Humorous Speech Contest Kit

o Evaluation Speech Contest Kit

o International Speech Contest Kit 

o Table Topics Contest Kit

Final call to all of you who are interested to learn more about Toastmasters Contests, especially contestants, judges, organizing teams & role-players, District 102 will organize Contest Expo on Saturday,14th September 2019 at T-Systems Malaysia, Cyberjaya. Time: 10am to 5pm.  Register here  by 11am, Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Next District 102 Workshop will be Parliamentary Procedure in Action Workshop to be conducted by Low Yat Seow, DTM, Past District 51 Governor 2005-2006 & Multiple Times District Parliamentarian. This will be held on Thursday, 17th October 2019, Time: 7.30pm to 10pm at Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya. The flyer and registration link are as attached. Register here by Friday 11th October 2019.

Toastmasters and Table Topics – a HIT at ELTC’s Highly Immersed Programme

District 102 Toastmasters from Area E4 led by Area Director, Nageswari Balasekaran, DTM and Past Area E4 Director, Tan Soo Guan, ACB, ALB conducted a total of 13 fun and productive sessions for 210 teachers and personnel from the Ministry of Education. Participants from all over Malaysia gathered at the English Language Training Centre at Bandar Enstek for this celebrative training event. This was in conjunction with the centre’s HIP (Highly Immersed Programme) for English school teachers and Ministry staff, which stretched over 3 days (14-16 August, 2018).
[masterslider id=”3″] Participants were very receptive to the “Introduction to Toastmasters” and readily volunteered to take on roles during the Table Topics session. In fact, the table topics were such a popular item that two of the teachers showcased their skills on how to handle a thought-provoking topic prior to the closing ceremony, which was officiated by the Director of ELTC, Puan Farah Mardhy Binti Aman, on Day 3.

Feedback from participants was encouraging and most viewed table topics as a good strategy to train students to think creatively and speak on their feet. Facilitators too had their share of fun-filled moments, not only during Table Topics but also when introducing Toastmasters as an enabling platform to unlock potentials and nurture future leaders. Credit is due to Toastmaster Yusnamariah Md Yusop, who coordinated the 3-day event on the ELTC side. Her unwavering support and the dedication of the team of facilitators, created a wholesome chemistry which may lead to the charter of a new club – ELTC Toastmasters Club, in the near future.

2017 District 102 International Speech & Table Topics Contests Results

30 April 2017

Here are the results for the much awaited District 102 International Speech & Table Topics Contest 2017 which were held at District 102 Shine Annual Conference in Geno Hotel, Shah Alam:-

International Speech Contest :

1st Place . Sim Bock San
2nd Place . Vijayakumar Vijayaratnam
3rd Place . Tang Eng Chuan

Table Topics Contest :

1st Place . Choon Siew Mei
2nd Place . Anita Wong
3rd Place . Emil Anthony

Congratulations to all the winners and best of luck for the next stage of your contest journey.

2017 Divisions’ International Speech & Table Topics Contests Results

8th April 2017

District 102 members had a busy afternoon on Saturday 8th April 2017 where 3 divisions(A, B, and C) had its Division International Speech & Table Topics Contests.

Highlights of each division are as follow:

Division A 
A heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the:-

International Speech Contest:
1. Ankita Arora
2. Shanker Kathiraisen Sritharan
3. Prishnath a/l Mahendran

Table Topics Contest:
1. Juanita Cheryl John
2. Nivadhavalle Mutthiah
3. Nur Asyraf bin Zai

Division B
A heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the:-

International Speech Contest:
1. Michelle Fernandez
2. Safura Atan
3. James How

Table Topics Contest:
1. Michelle Fernandez
2. Zarina Abu Bakar
3. Abu Bakar Ngah

Division C
A heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the:-

International Speech Contest:
1. Sim Bock San
2. Judy Lee
3. Samuel Selvaraju

Table Topics Contest:
1. Choon Siew Mei
2. Ken Chan
3. Benedict Leong

2nd April 2017

Highlights of Division E International Speech & Table Topics Contest that happened on the 2nd of April 2017.
A heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the:-

International Speech Contest:
1. Tang Eng Cuang
2. Joe Yim
3. Allison Hiew

Table Topics Contest:
1. Anita Wong
2. Edmund Foo
3. Saraswathy

18th March 2017


Highlights of Division H International Speech & Table Topics Contest that happened on the 18th March 2017.
A heartfelt congratulations to the winners of:-

International Speech Contest:

1. Lhavanya – UNMC
2. Lee Meng Tze – Cyberjaya Community
3. Tejinder – T Systems

Table Topics Contest:

1. Soosai – T Systems
2. Praveena – Cyberjaya Community
3. Tejinder Singh – T Systems

11th March 2017

Highlights of Division D International Speech & Table Topics Contest that happened on the 11th March 2017.
Congratulations to the winners of:-

International Speech Contest:
1st Place: Vijayakumar;
2nd Place : Steven Lai;
3rd Place : Elina Leong

Table Topics Contest:
1st Place : Emil Anthony;
2nd Place : Meyappa;
3rd Place : Anna Maria

International Speech & Table Topics Contests

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.

Table Topics

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.


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