“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Dear Confident Speakers,
Our club’s annual speech contest will be held this March. There will be a prepared speech contest and an evaluation contest. Winners at our club will compete against the winners of others clubs.
March 6, 2019: International Speech Contest
March 13, 2019: Evaluation Speech Contest
Toastmasters gives us many opportunities to challenge ourselves. Participating in a Toastmaster speech competition offers us a growth experience beyond compare. By challenging ourselves more than normal, we learn things we couldn’t learn any other way. Challenge yourself, grow, and give yourself an opportunity you’ll never forget!
International Speech Contest
You develop and deliver a 5 to 7 minute speech that will inspire the audience and ends in a call to action. This is an inspirational speech contest. To be eligible, you must have completed six speeches or two levels in Pathways.
The International Speech Contest has six levels of competition – Club, Area, Division, District, International Semi-finals, and the final round at the Toastmasters International Convention which is called The World Championship of Public Speaking. Yes, this is a very big deal and lots of fun.
Our club has two members who have reached the District Championship and one member who has reached the Division Championship in this contest. They along with other senior members are available to coach you on the writing and delivery of your speech.
Evaluation Speech Contest
All contestants will evaluate the same speaker. You are taken outside the room after the speech so you don’t hear anyone else’s evaluation before you give your own. This contest ends at the District Championships. We have members who have competed at the Area and Division level in this contest who can help you to improve how you evaluate speeches.
Area Contest for Club winners will be held on Saturday, March 30th
Petra Schoning is the Chair of this year’s Confident Speakers competition. Please inform her via e-mail or phone of your desire to participate. Feel free to ask Petra, Corina, Pia Don and Paul any questions you have about these contests.
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