Table Topics Speech & Evaluation Speech Contests – Fall 2019

Table Topics Speech & Evaluation Speech Contests

Every Fall, Clubs in District 42 organize Table Topics Speech and Evaluation Speech Contests. A Toastmasters tradition, Speech Contests provide opportunity for Toastmasters to grow and perfect both speaking and leadership skills.

Perhaps you don’t feel ready to compete quite yet? There are other options available to make the event a success for your club. Volunteering for them helps you develop knowledge and understanding of what is necessary to create a winning speech. 

Planning Club Contests 

The VP Education is responsible for ensuring contests take place. However, if you volunteer to Chair a contest, you have an opportunity  to complete the elective “Manage Projects Successfully” (an option in ten of the eleven Pathways.) You got to love that!

The deadline to complete District 42 Club contests is October 19, 2019.

Please check in with your Area Director about scheduling your event. 


Information about running a contest are available through the following links: 

2019-2020 Speech Contest Rulebook 

Evaluation Speech Contest Kit

Table Topics Speech Contest Kit

Speech Contest Tutorials

Upcoming Contest Preparation Event

If you have any questions, please contact District 42 Chief Judge, Lynette Theriault at or Program Quality Director, Christina Kruis at

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