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®.
Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more of the five contests.
Competition begins at the club level, and winners advance to the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels—the semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking®.
The 2017 District 48 International Speech Contest was held at the Spring Conference in Tampa. The competition was very stiff, but the panel of anonymous judges proclaimed Kevin Stamper of Palm Harbor Toastmasters the 2017 District 48 International Speech Champion. Kevin will be traveling to the main stage in Vancouver for the semifinals competition at the Toastmasters International convention. The top speakers from around the world will vie for the coveted World Championship of Public Speaking.
You can watch the entire contest here on the left of this screen.
2016 World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren Tay Wen Jie, “Outsmart; Outlast.”
Darren Tay, winner of the 2016 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, is a 27-year-old lawyer from Singapore. Darren is also the first South East Asian and Chinese to win the prestigious global award.