Speaker Slam™️ is North America's Largest Inspirational Speaking Competition, where the skill of public speaking meets the thrill of competition.
Our Inspirational Speaking Competition features competitors going head to head and heart to heart, to deliver inspirational speeches based on a monthly theme with a chance of winning prizes valued up to $5000.
Our speakers have gone on to get paid speaking gigs, TEDx talks and online notoriety. In addition we run the Emerging Speakers training program - educating and empowering our students to make impact with speaking.
Who Competes at Speaker Slam?
The beautiful thing about Speaker Slam is that the story is the great equalizer. We have had professional speakers, and first time speakers going head to head. We’ve had toastmasters, corporate speakers, entrepreneurs, and professionals as well as students and housewives, all throwing their hat in and tackling the theme of the month. The one thing all of our speakers have in common is that they are heart centred and looking to make impact with their voice.
Meet Dan and Rina - Who Are We?
Hi, we are Dan and Rina, the co-founders of Speaker Slam. We met 6 years ago at a local speaking group. We became instant friends with a shared passion for personal development, jerk chicken and taking centre stage!
The truth is, we laughed louder than anyone else in the room and we wanted to hang out and dream big. We wanted to create something MAGICAL that would shake the world up and really make an Impact.
We created Speaker Slam so that we could provide a platform for people to share vulnerably and be seen and heard. We watched as our speakers had healing and cathartic experiences.
We saw their speeches explode and get massive views and make a difference to so many people! We saw them leveraging their success to build movements and momentum.
We created the Emerging Speakers training program so that we could help speakers everywhere get clear on their message and create viral worthy speeches. And now, we’ve taken this competition online and made it possible for speakers throughout North America to compete.
We are excited to be a part of your journey. Join us and our incredibly supportive, heart-centred community. It’s time for YOU to shine!
Our Current Theme
Self-acceptance is learning to love yourself, inside and out. It’s about letting go of the things you can’t change and appreciating what makes you unique. When we accept ourselves, we're able to embrace every part of ourselves unconditionally. We can acknowledge our strengths and capabilities as well as vulnerabilities and limitations. This is the path to freedom. It’s time to let our voices be heard!
6 Reasons to Compete
Tackle our monthly themes. Dig deep with your message and craft a powerful speech. Have a healing and cathartic experience. Stand in your truth and be seen and heard!
The thrill of the competition! Challenge yourself to be the best and to continually get better! Feel the adrenaline and revel in the glory of making it into our Top 10!
Have a credible panel of judges evaluate your speech. Win a prize package valued up to $5000 which can include courses, mentorship, coaching and more. These prizes will be invaluable in helping you along in your speaking journey.
Move on to the Grand Slam in November, when the best speakers of the year return. This is your opportunity to potentially become the Inspirational Speaker of the Year and win a prize package valued up to $10,000+
Leverage your competition entry and make impact. Many of our speakers have gone on to get viral exposure, press, launch movements, create signature videos and use their speech to build their brand.
Exposure to people in the professional speaking community. Become a member of our Inspiration Hub and connect with influential people looking for speakers just like you! Find blog and podcast opportunities and network with people who can change your life!