San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 speech contests.
We will present two speech contests this evening:
Contestants observe a five-to seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech.
Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).
5:30pm: Registration, light snacks, networking
6:00pm: Contest begins
8:00pm: Contest ends
It's only $7? ...what's the catch?
There isn't one. The Division Contestants represent the best performances our local Toastmasters community has to offer, but ultimately we are a learning community. All proceeds cover only the cost of trophies and refreshments and nothing else. We keep it cheap to keep it accessible. Enjoy the show.
Fall 2016 Evaluation Contest Rule Change
- Contestants are permitted to make preparatory notes during the test speech using the Evaluation Contestant Notes sheet.
- At the conclusion of the test speech, all contestants shall leave the room. They then have 5 minutes to prepare their evaluation using the Evaluation Contestant notes sheet.
- After five minutes have elapsed, no further preparation shall be allowed and with the exception of the first contestant, who shall be called back as first evaluator, all others shall hand their copy of the Evaluation Contestant Notes sheet to the contest sergeant at arms.