Toastmasters Speech Contests

Every year, Toastmasters International organizes a series of speech contests, where Toastmasters can compete against each other. As a member of Professional Speakers Frankfurt you can compete in the following six contests:

  • International Speech Contest: give a five-to-seven-minute speech on any subject in English
  • German Speech Contest: give a five-to-seven-minute speech on any subject in German
  • Evaluation Contest English: observe a five-to-seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech in English
  • Evaluation Contest German: observe a five-to-seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech in German
  • Table Topics Contest English: give a one-to-two-minute impromptu speech in English on a topic you are told when you come up on stage
  • Table Topics Contest German: give a one-to-two-minute impromptu speech in German on a topic you are told when you come up on stage

All contests begin on the Club level. Winners move to the Area, Division and District contests. The International Speech Contest continues to the World Championship of Public Speaking held every year at the Toastmasters International Convention.

Club contests are generally held in January or February each year with Area, Division and District contests following between March and May. The International Convention is usually held in August.

Past Club successes

Professional Speakers Frankfurt was chartered as a Toastmasters Club in May 2018 and was eligible to compete in the 2019 contest cycle for the first time. We had Club members who made it all the way up to the District contests in the German Speech Contest, the English Evaluation Contest and the German Evaluation Contest. Way to go!