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. Winners of the District level International Speech Contest proceed to the region quarter final level. Following region quarterfinals, winners advance to the semifinals for a chance to take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking.
This year the contest experience has been a little different to say the least. Toastmasters across the world have been afforded a wonderful opportunity to develop their ‘on screen’ presentation skills. Whether this leads to a golden generation of media personalities remains to be seen.
There is no contest without the Rulebook and the latest version, current from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, is available from the Toastmasters International Website. Click here to download your copy.