2020 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests

The journey to possible District Dominance starts here. Time to pit your wits against in a larger arena. If you can beat your fellow members with a humorous speech or Table topics Evaluation, you will have the chance to compete with other winners from the clubs in our area

Beat our area Toastmasters and you will then take others in our Division, and then to District Finals.

In four short speeches, you could be a District Champion. – That is all that you need to do. If you doubt it is possible then look around at the people in our meetings. We have an area, Division, even District Finalists in our Club. This is the chance to join their ranks.

Not wanting to be a speaker this year. Well, there are plenty of roles to fill in the running of the competitions. You may even be invited to help at another club as a judge, or at the area and division finals.

Lastly, however you take part in the competition, attend the rounds as they progress. We expect the area and division to be online. Therefore you will be able to log in and watch some of the best Toastmaters battles out. There will be lots of laughs, some tears, plenty to learn from and most of all lots of fun. The finals are held in our conference next year and maybe online or in person.

Epsom Speakers Club

Due to the Virus and Social Distancing, we are not currently able to meet at the Bourne Hall, Ewell. However, using the power of Zoom, we can meet online and you only need the FREE version of ZOOM to join us.

We will stay ONLINE until it is safe to meet again in person.

The meeting is in two halves;

  • The first, after introduction and warmup where everybody has the chance to speak for around 20 seconds to “warm-up” the vocal cords.
  • Next, we have three or four prepared speeches from members
  • These speeches are now each evaluated by other members
  • We then stop for a break. 
  • In the second half, there is some impromptu speaking, which guests can also take part in. People are chosen by the table topics master and will be asked to speak on a given subject. This is a great way to learn the skill of impromptu speaking.
  • All these ‘mini speeches’ are then evaluated by one Toastmaster.
  • Toastmasters have a rule that everything in TOastmasters should be evaluated because that is the say we identify and share best practices.  The General Evaluator has to role to evaluate all those that have not been evaluated.
  • The meeting is then closed by some words from our President and also the handing out of awards for best speaker, evaluator and table topics speech.

There is no charge for attending the meeting for guests.

Epsom Speakers Club

Due to the Virus and Social Distancing, we are not currently able to meet at the Bourne Hall, Ewell. However, using the power of Zoom, we can meet online and you only need the FREE version of ZOOM to join us.

The meeting is in two halves;

  • The first, after introduction and warmup where everybody has the chance to speak for around 20 seconds to “warm-up” the vocal cords.
  • Next, we have three or four prepared speeches from members
  • These speeches are now each evaluated by other members
  • We then stop for a break. 
  • In the second half, there is some impromptu speaking, which guests can also take part in. People are chosen by the table topics master and will be asked to speak on a given subject. This is a great way to learn the skill of impromptu speaking.
  • All these ‘mini speeches’ are then evaluated by one Toastmaster.
  • Toastmasters have a rule that everything in TOastmasters should be evaluated because that is the say we identify and share best practices.  The General Evaluator has to role to evaluate all those that have not been evaluated.
  • The meeting is then closed by some words from our President and also the handing out of awards for best speaker, evaluator and table topics speech.

There is no charge for attending the meeting for guests.

Epsom Speakers Club

Come and learn public speaking skills and practice in a safe and supportive environment. Members also learn evaluation and leadership skills. This will be our first online meeting, although in the two weeks since Toastmasters switched to online, there have been hundreds made online and some Toastmasters will have already experienced other club meetings.

The meeting is in two halves.
The first, after introduction and warmup being three or four pre-prepared speeches from members which are then evaluated.

We have a break for you to leave your computer and 

In the second half, there is some impromptu speaking, which guests can take part in. These are then evaluated and then a summary evaluation of the whole evening.

Epsom Speakers Club

Come and learn public speaking skills and practice in a safe and supportive environment. Members also learn evaluation and leadership skills.

The meeting is in two halves.
The first, after introduction and warmup being three or four pre-prepared speeches from members which are then evaluated.

We then stop for a tea or Coffe, some biscuits and a chat. (please bring your own mug)

In the second half, there is some impromptu speaking, which guests can take part in. These are then evaluated and then a summary evaluation of the whole evening.

Parking is available at the venue and its only 40p for the evening.
There is no charge for attending the meeting for guests.

Epsom Speakers Club

Come and learn public speaking skills and practice in a safe and supportive environment. Members also learn evaluation and leadership skills.

The meeting is in two halves.
The first, after introduction and warmup being three or four pre-prepared speeches from members which are then evaluated.

We then stop for a tea or Coffe, some biscuits and a chat. (please bring your own mug)

In the second half, there is some impromptu speaking, which guests can take part in. These are then evaluated and then a summary evaluation of the whole evening.

Parking is available at the venue and its only 40p for the evening.
There is no charge for attending the meeting for guests.

Epsom International Speech Competition

Epsom Speakers are pleased to host their club round for the International Speech and Evalation Competitions.

This evening is similar to other meetings but is a little more serious. That is becuase the winners of the two competitions will go forward to the area finals, and if they keep winning they will end up competiting for the World FInals in Paris, France later this year. This is the first time those finals have ever been held in Europe and I belkieve only the second time outside North America.

So, what can you expect.

  • The speakers will be judged by a team of judges, rather than one evalator. The combined scores will determine the winner.
  • The evalatution contest works by one person providing the speech and then all the competitors will deliver their evalaution of the speech one at a time.
  • This is a great oppertunity to listen to the best Toastmasters in your club fighting it out for honours.
  • There will be a warmup/warmdown but towards the end of the evening.

If you enjoy the competition then you are welcome to come and support our winners at the next stage, the area finals.

As always:
Parking is available at the venue and its only 40p for the evening.
There is no charge for attending the meeting for guests.