Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in Table Topics and International speech contests.
Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more of the following contests:
International Speech Contest – Contestants present a five- to seven- minute speech on any subject they choose. All districts must conduct this contest.
Table Topics – An impromptu speech, all contestants are assigned the same topic, told to them when they are introduced by the contest chair.
The objective of the contest are;
1. To provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their speaking abilities and to recognise the best as encouragement to all
2. To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more proficient speakers who have benefited from their toastmasters training.
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.
To find out who will emerge as Area Champion to represent Brunei in Division Contest, come watch Club Champions compete at UBD Multipurpose Hall on 27th March 2016