4. Public Speaking Contest

Speak Up!

(po slovensky)

…at the Public Speaking Contest – Toastmasters


For some inspiration, check out the Facebook event here!


23. February 2013 (Saturday)

in Bratislava, Slovakia

Venue: Auditorium of the University of Economics

This is the 4th year this incredible contest will be held – giving everybody, who wants to speak in front of the audience, to do so. No matter if you are a born speaker or a beginner. Here, you can try for yourself if you can deliver a speech that engages the audience. Not only can you choose which language (Slovak, English or German) you want to compete in, but you can also choose the category:

Are you at your best, when you are prepared well ahead?

Then give a prepared speech that last from 5 to 7 minutes. The choice of topic is entirely up to you! Just find what you’d like to talk about and start rehearsing.

Comfortable talking impromptu?

Great, sign up for table topics. You will get a random question directly at the contest and 30 seconds to prepare a speech that last from 1 to 2 minutes. A bit of a challenge, huh? Well, challenge yourself.

Would like to give somebody a feedback?

Sounds like evaluating is what you should be doing. You’ll compete with other evaluators on giving a constructive feedback. Can you pick up on mistakes and praise the strong points of a chosen speaker?

Feeling rather like watching other speakers?

Not a problem. You are more that welcome to take a seat and watch the whole contest. You will surely get inspired, meet lots of interesting people and be entertained by the given speeches.

Unleash the speaker in you!


  • Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking
  • Become a Better Public Speaker
  • Strive for the 1st Place
  • Get Inspired from the Speakers
  • Gain Confidence
  • Meet Loads of Interesting People


  • Everybody who wishes to compete, must Sign up here until 19th of February (Tuesday) until 23:59!
  • If you’d like to watch other speakers as a member of the audience, just save the date and come. That’s it


The day will start at 8:30 in the morning with the registration of the contestants and judges, opening ceremony and followed by the start of semifinals. The afternoon is the time when the contest comes down to the finals.


Entry to the event is free of charge. However, as a non-profit organization we will be thankful for small donations.

How to get to Bratislava:

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is conveniently located nearby many European countries; for some only couple of hours away via car or train, and for others just a short flight away to an airport in Bratislava or Vienna. Both airports offer frequent flights to many European destinations.

Click here for more info about hotels and accomodation. Also check out our how to get there instructions 

Do not miss out on this one of a kind chance! Sign up as a speaker until 19th of February (Tuesday) until 23:59 or come and get inspired as a member of the audience.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact us at: contest [at] toastmasters.sk


The contest will be held under the auspices of the mayor of Bratislava, Milan Ftáčnik.


Sponsors of the contest:
Ekonomická univerzita v BratislaveHlavné mesto SR BratislavaSlovenská sporiteľňa

DHL SlovenskoRajo a.s.


4 Responses to 4. Public Speaking Contest

  • Larisa says:

    Hello, can a Toastmaster not from your District/Area participate?

  • mhuba says:

    Dear Larisa,

    this event is public and anyone is welcome to participate in the contests. There are no contraints on whether you are or are not a member of Toastmasters club around to world. However there are only 3 languages you can compete in.


  • Silvio says:

    This is a GREAT GREAT event, I recommend to attend. I was there last year and I definitely plan to come this year. I plan to compete in 3 languages…see you in Bratislava 😉

  • Larisa says:

    Thank you for the comments. Unfortunately I can’t attend. Hope to see you in Belgium at District 59 Conference! Good luck to all of you!

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