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®.
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.