Humorous Speeches are 5 to 7 minutes long.  They should be thematic in nature (having an opening, body, and close), contain original content, use clean humour, and not be a monologue. The Humorous Speech Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, and District level.

 Running a Humorous Speech Contest is an exciting and rewarding experience.  Here are the resources you need to run the contest:


GATM CONTEST MATERIALS – HOW TO RUN A CONTEST

WORKPLAN —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM Speech Contest Workplan includes the following:

  • Schedule
  • Participant Roster – Contestants, Judges, Volunteers
  • Forms Received List
  • Speaker Order Ballots

GATM Contest Emails —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM emails document includes sample emails to be sent to:

  • Participants – Recruiting
  • Contestants
  • Timers
  • Sergeant At Arms
  • Judges
  • Ballot Counters

GATM Contest Scripts —

The GATM Humorous Speech Contest Script includes the:

GATM Agenda / Program —

Developed by GATM members, the GATM Humorous Speech Contest Agenda is the program for the night.  One program covers both the Humorous Speech and Table Topic contests.


TMI HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST KIT – RULES & FORMS

Many of the resources for the contest can be found in the members area (login required) of the Toastmasters International site. The Humorous Speech Contest Kit from Toastmasters International includes the following: