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:
Table Topics Contest
An impromptu speech, all contestants are assigned the same topic, told to them when they are introduced by the contest chair.
International Speech Contest
Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose.
5:00 PM - Doors open
5:30 PM – Networking, Contestant Briefing & Registration
6:00 PM – Welcome
6:10 PM – Area D3 Table Topics Contest
6:40 PM – Area D3 International Speech Contest
7:15 PM – BREAK
7:30 PM – Area D5 Table Topics Contest
6:40 PM – Area D5 International Speech Contest
8:30 PM – Award ceremony
$5 Light food and drinks. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and will close on Tuesday March 7th before 2pm since we must provide guest lists in advance to security. You should bring a government-issued photo ID (Driver's License, State ID, or passport) for UCSF security.
Parking in and commuting through San Francisco is 'difficult'. Please plan accordingly.
It's only $5? ...what's the catch?
There isn't one. The Area 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.
If you are a contestant or pre-paid dignitary please contact Vic Colborn using the contact organizer form below.
We need more volunteers. Sign up here to be part of the show.
Date and Time
UCSF Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall
600 16th Street
Entrance is just south of the Koret Quad off of 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158