Wednesday, February 20, 2013

International Speech and Table Topics Contests

Contest season is fast approaching.  Are you planning to compete?

The two contests being held this Spring are the International Speech and Table Topics.

Contestants must meet certain eligibility requirements.  Chiefly, they must be members in good standing of a club in good standing and they must maintain their eligibility requirements at all levels of the contests.  Contestants in the International Speech contest must have given at least 6 speeches out of the Competent Communication manual.  However, a charter member of a club chartered since the previous July 1 is permitted to compete without having met this requirement.

The International Speech is a speech that is 5 to 7 minutes in duration. It can be motivational, educational, humorous...the choice is yours. Here's a great example of an International Speech from 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking.

For more information on speech contests, visit the Speech Contests page on the Toastmasters International ( website and the Run a Speech Contest page on the District 23 website (

Club Contests should be held no later than March 9, 2013.
Area 61/62 Contests will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm CDT at Sunset Church of Christ, across from the Lubbock Eye Clinic at 34th & Louisville.
Division F Contests will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:30 am CDT at Atmos Energy in Midland, TX.
District 23 Contests will be held during the 2013 Spring Conference, right here in Lubbock, TX April 26-28, 2013. Register here today!

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