The Toastmasters featured below were judged the best speakers from across South Florida and The Bahamas in the contest at the Toastmasters District 47 annual conference for 2019.
The winners were:
- Colton Stollenmaier, 1st Place
- Trevor Lockhart, 2nd Place
- Annaya Holmes, 3rd Place
Each of the contestants had already won contests at increasing levels of competition — club, area, and division — before getting the district level.
The International Speech Contest tests the ability of Toastmasters to deliver a serious or inspirational message (although these speeches often contain an element of humor as well). The International Speech contest ultimately leads to the crowning of a World Champion of Public Speaking when competitors from across the world meet at the Toastmasters International Convention.