Speech contests are an exciting part of the Toastmasters program. Each year hundreds of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, 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®.
Each year, Toastmasters compete in one or more of the following contests:
Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose. Starting from Club level, the contest escalates to Area, Division, District, Region and finally to the world stage, to find the World Champion of Public Speaking.These are speeches where the takeaway value is important- what is the message you want to give to the world? Only the International Speeches go beyond the district to the international stage. The rest proceed from Club, Area, Division and culminate at the District level.