Table Topics are 1-2 minutes long. They are impromptu speeches given on a topic that the speaker has no prior knowledge of. The contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, and District level.
Running an Table Topics 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
Developed by GATM members, the GATM Speech Contest Workplan includes the following:
- Participant Roster – Contestants, Judges, Volunteers
- Forms Received List
- Speaker Order Ballots
GATM Contest Emails —
Developed by GATM members, the GATM Emails document include sample emails to be sent to:
- Participants – Recruiting
- Sergeant At Arms
- Ballot Counters
GATM Contest Scripts —
The GATM Table Topics Contest Script includes the:
- Contest Chair and Chief Judge’s Scripts
GATM Agenda / Program —
Developed by GATM members, the GATM Table Topics Contest Agenda is the program for the night. One program covers both the Humorous and Table Topic contests.
TMI International Speech Contest Kit – Rules and Forms
Many of the resources for the contest can be found in the members area (login required) of the Toastmasters International site.
The Table Topics Contest Kit – from Toastmasters International includes the following: