Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition.
Each year around 30,000 Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation,
Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. 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.
One of the avenues by which Toastmasters help you is via mentorship. It helps a member receive regular feedback as they progress. It is a mutually beneficial relationship for the mentor and mentee. Helping a fellow member grow is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the Toastmasters program.