Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests (in Bamberg the club contest will start on Monday, 26th February, at 7.30 pm in Stadtteilzentrum Starkenfeld, Katzheimerstr. 3, 96050 Bamberg) and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels. The International competition has two additional levels — semifinal and the World Championship of Public Speaking®. In 2015 Mohammed Qahtani, a security engineer from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking with his extraordinary speech “The Power of Words”. Enjoy!