Communications CoP: International Speech and Table Topics Contests

This is a NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting. 

The Meeting includes prepared speech, table topics, networking, evaluations, jokes and multiple meeting operations roles. 

5:30 pm -8:00 pm (5.30-6.00 Registration, Snack & Pre-meeting Networking)

Cisco Campus - Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room


Speech Contests provide excellent opportunities to accelerate the development of speaking skills. The competitive environment causes contestants to spend several hours writing, rewriting and rehearsing the delivery of their speech. This activity requires focus, energy and intense desire, and often produces the contestants' best work.

A speech contest is a project, which offers opportunities to practice and develop leadership and project management skills in a low risk environment.

This contest will involve an inspirational speech, which can also be educational or humorous. It is the start of a process for selecting contestants for the Toastmasters International Contest to be held in August 2019, in Denver, Colorado.

The Table Topics contest challenges speakers to demonstrate their impromtu speaking skills by responding to a topic being heard for the first time. These contests often provide a rich source of entertainment for the audience.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn methods for delivering impromtu speeches 
  • Acquire tips from competitive speakers, which can be used to develop their own speaking skills


Please note the following:

  1. This meeting is free for NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters (NCPL) members
  2. Space is limited. If you register and cannot attend, please update the Chairperson in order that your space can be allocated to members on the standby list. -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. Snack/Finger food will be provided
  4. PDUs will be reported by NCPMI
  5. PMPs are required to provide their PMI numbers in order that their PDUs can be reported
  6. Please arrive on time in order that the meeting can start promptly
  7. Please leave the facility in equal or better condition than you found it
  8. The meeting will take place at Cisco, Building #3, The Vault conference room.  Click on Location for directions.  When you arrive, PLEASE LOOK FOR THE NCPMI & North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters signs.
  9. There are other Toastmasters clubs meeting at Cisco. Please ensure that you attend the correct meeting- NCPMI Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club Meeting

Event Details

Event Date 02-26-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-26-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-24-2019
Registered 25
Available place 20
Cut off date 02-26-2019 10:00 pm
Individual Price Free for all NCPMI members and non-members
Location Cisco Campus | Building 3, First Floor, The Vault Conference Room
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