IT'S YOUR TIME TO SHINE!
ARE YOU THE NEXT RISING STAR IN SPEAKING?
Craft a powerful 5-minute inspirational speech and compete live on stage in front of 200 people and 4 industry judges that can help propel your career with a prize package worth more than $5000 in value including a $2000 cash prize.
What is Speaker Slam?
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 10 competitors going head to head and heart to heart, to deliver inspirational speeches based on a theme with a chance of winning prizes valued up to $5000.
Our speakers have gone on to get paid speaking gigs, TEDx talks, documentaries, book deals, press, and more!
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 7 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 through our Online Competition.
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!Apply to Compete!
Our Current Theme
After a 2.5 year hiatus, Speaker Slam returns to Lula Lounge on August 16th, 2022.
Before the pandemic, Speaker Slam routinely brought out more than 200 people monthly to Lula Lounge to celebrate the people of Toronto and their journeys. Our events were so impactful that our speakers went viral online and inspired people all over the world. Many careers have been launched since performing on our stage. They have gone on to make ripples throughout our communities.
Now you have a chance to step into the spotlight and take the stage. Share your inspirational story around the Comeback. How have you navigated the past few years? What experiences in your life have challenged you to your core, that you have rebounded from? What lessons and learnings can you share from adversities that have helped you grow and evolve into a better version of yourself?
As we enter this post-pandemic world, who will be the next star to be born from our stage that will go on to inspire many? Find our August 16th at Lula Lounge!
We are looking for comeback stories. If you have a great one, apply to be a speaker now! Limited to 10 spotsApply to Compete
- 10 Speakers
- $2000 Cash Prize
- 5 minute original prepared speech on theme
- Best speech will win as evaluated by 4 judges in the industry
Criteria to Compete
- Provide a headshot and fill out branding form after being accepted
- Compliance to the timing and format of the event
- Good to above average speaking skills
- Entry fee (only if you're accepted)
- No Music
- Props are allowed
- Timing: Anything MORE than 5.31 minutes will lose points. For every 3 seconds over you lose 1 point.
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+
Compete at Speaker Slam and craft a speech that align with your brand and show the world who you really are. Connect with your community and clients through your speaking.
Use your speech as the foundation of a TEDx, include it in a video reel, create a workshop based on your content and add it to your website. Your success can garner press and paid speaking opportunities.