The World Champion of Public Speaking Contest will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the International Convention from August 20 to 23, 2014. Upon winning the District contest, the contestant will represent District 30 of Chicago, receiving a paid round-trip to Malaysia.
The Area Contest is the beginning of the journey.
All local contests are open to the general public. You do not have to be a member of the Metropolitan Club nor a current Toastmaster to attend. You have to be Toastmaster member to compete. All guests over 12 years old are welcome. If you are interested in self-improvement, communications and public speaking, please RSVP and join us.
Plan to arrive early to hear the stories behind the scene: The Journey from Drake to Willis Tower, How To Be On Top and/or How To Book A Champ.
Annual Spring Speech Contest for Central North Area C22
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Hosted by The Metropolitan Club in the Willis Tower (66 & 67th Floor)
233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Contest Master: Pres Vasilev* is a hometown champion for the Super Bowl of public speaking, representing Toastmasters District 30 in Chicago area. As a non native English speaker, he outspoke 33,000 contestants representing 122 countries. His humorous yet thought-provoking speech, Changed by A Tire, won him the title of World Champion of Public Speaking at the 2013 International Speech Contest at the Annual Convention. More details click here.
Get ready to laugh, listen and learn at the Toastmasters Area Contest for the Table Topic and International Speech. The winners will go on to the Division Level, then the District Level at the Spring Conference.
March 11, 2014
5:15 pm Debriefing (all contestants and functionary roles)
5:30 pm Door opens for Registration
5:45 pm Be seated for the Early Bird Bonus
6:00 - 8:00 Contest
The gavel hits at 6:00 pm. Late arrival must wait outside the door and be escorted to the room when condition permits.
All volunteers, contestants and judges must register for head count.
Dress Code: Business Casual. No T-shirt and jeans. (unless it's your prop for your speech)
Guests of 12 years or older are welcome to attend. Each person must register separately. Public transportation is highly recommended.
Rick Kroner, General Manager, The Metropolitan Club
Direct Phone: 312.993.2511
Main Club Line: 312.876.3200
International Speech & Table Topics Contest for Area C22
Tuesday, March 11 at The Metropolitan Club in Willis Tower
Seating is limited. RSVP now.
Amy Lee Segami
District 30 Area Governor Central North Division C
ACG, ALB & Club Ambassador
ViewMasters Club Founding Member
PS. Due to the limited space, if you could not make it for any reason, please email us to cancel your ticket so that someone else on the wait list could attend. Thank you !!!
This event is graciously hosted by The Metropolitan Club, which also sponsors the Viewmasters Toastmasters. Meetings are held on the first and third Fridays, from 11:55 am to 1 pm. Details about ViewMasters, click here. To attend a regular club visit, get a complimentary Guest Pass ChicagoViewMasters.EventBrite.com
Check the posted sign upon your arrival to the 66th floor. Please allocate extra time for the building security, elevator ride and room navigation. It is highly recommended that you arrive at the lobby 30 mins ahead. If you arrive while the meeting is in session, please observe the late arrival protocol: silent your smart phone, follow the sign posted on the door. Upon entry, take any empty seat immediately.
When & Where
District 30 Area Governor Central North
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.
Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 292,000 memberships in more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries.
Vision - To attract, produce, and develop elite speakers in a comfortable, supportive and mentoring environment.
Mission - Always be welcoming, take risks, and have as much fun as humanly possible !!