District 15 Toastmasters to Host Speech Contest

Fort Hall, ID – October 13, 2016 – Ten speech contest winners from around the district will compete for gold in the humorous and table topics contest on October 22nd. The district level of competition is the culmination of a 3-month process of single elimination competition that proceeded through club, area, and division competitions. Contestants for the Humorous Speech Contest are required to deliver five- to seven-minute speeches; Table Topic contestants deliver one- to two-minute speeches with no advance knowledge of the topic until the moment they are introduced by the contest chair. All contestants are judged on various criteria including speech development, originality, effectiveness, speech value, speaker’s delivery, and grammar.

“Toastmasters speech contests are a fun and challenging way to build your confidence and improve as a speaker because you speak to different audiences. Because it is judged, you constantly try to improve your skills and grow as a speaker,” says Robert Graves, Club Growth Director, District 15.

This special event provides the audience with the opportunity to connect with contestants and each other. Admission to the speech contest is $10/person; and $25 for three or more family members. The cost of a whole day of events including the Keynote Speaker Margaret Page, Speech Contests, Educational Presentations, Lunch and Dinner is $75.

To attend the contest, please contact Donna Oswald for location details at 208-867-5477 or pqd@district15speaks.org

About District 15

District 15 comprises more than 86 corporate and community clubs in the Utah, Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon, Western Wyoming, and Eastern Nevada areas.

To learn more about District 15, please visit: www.district15speaks.org

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., the organization’s membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.

For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org

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Media Contact
Company Name: Toastmasters International
Contact Person: Donna Oswald
Email: pqd@district15speaks.org
Phone: 208-867-5477
Address:Rancho Santa Margarita
City: California
Country: United States
Website: http://www.district15speaks.org