Speech Contests

Speech Contest


This is the time of year in Toastmasters when we plan for our International Speech Contests. Did you know that there is opportunity to enter a speech contest in your club and if you win there, you go to Area and if you win in Area you go to Division and if you win in Division you go to District and if you win in District you go to the International Contest held at the Annual Toastmaster’s Conference.

Seems like a lot but it really is not. You can use the same speech but when you get to International you need to have a second speech ready. All speeches are 5-7 minutes long. If you love speaking then you might enjoy the challenge of the contests.

We also have evaluation contests. In this one you have the same levels until District. It is the person who delivers the best evaluation of the same delivered speech. We also have Table Topics contests and Humorous Speech Contests. The learning with all these is phenomenal.

Of course the networking that takes place at every level is enjoyable as well. There is so much to learn at Toastmasters. If you are interested come on out and learn more at Riverview Canusa Toastmasters on Monday evenings ( except holidays) at 7pm at Sobeys in Riverview, New Brunswick.

Not from the area. Try a Google search for a club near you.

Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.