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Unleash Your Inner Changemaker with Speaker Slam®



Share your story, inspire your community, and join the ranks of changemakers making a difference in the world.



Introducing Speaker Slam:

Your Launchpad to Impact and Success


Are you ready to elevate your speaking career and create a lasting impact?

Speaker Slam® is North America's premier inspirational speaking competition, dedicated to empowering the changemakers and thought leaders of tomorrow.

10 speakers craft a powerful 5-minute speech on a theme, and go heart-to-heart and compete live on stage in Toronto, Canada.

You could win a prize package valued at up to $10,000, including $2,000 cash! Plus a chance to move on to the Grand Slam in November to compete against the best speakers of the year for the title of Inspirational Speaker of the Year!



At Speaker Slam, we empower passionate, heart-centered speakers, authors, coaches, advocates, and entrepreneurs to deliver transformative performances that captivate audiences, build their personal brands, and make a lasting impact.

Our speakers have gone on to achieve incredible successes, such as securing paid speaking gigs, delivering TEDx talks, signing book deals, receiving media coverage, and creating viral content. They've also launched movements and events that have touched countless lives.

Share your life story, inspire your community, and become the voice that sparks change. Join Speaker Slam today and take the first step on your journey to becoming an influential changemaker.









Belonging on July 25th.

Have you overcome feelings of exclusion or isolation to become part of a community that values you for who you are? Our competition aims to inspire others to embrace their unique identities and find a sense of belonging in their lives. We're looking for passionate and inspiring speakers to share their personal journeys of finding belonging in unexpected places.

Whether you've faced discrimination, struggled with identity, or simply felt like an outsider, we want to hear how you overcame those obstacles and found your place in the world. This is your chance to share your story and inspire others to embrace their own unique journeys.

The submission deadline to be considered is June 16th, 2023.



Empowerment on September 19th

Are you ready to inspire and empower others with your story? If you've overcome challenges, learned to harness your inner strength, and created positive change in your life or community, we want to hear from you! We believe empowerment is about recognizing our own potential and using it to make positive changes in our lives and communities.

We want to hear from speakers who have done just that - who have overcome adversity and used their own power to make a difference. Share your personal journey of growth, resilience, and transformation, and inspire others to tap into their inner strength and take action toward their goals and dreams.

The submission deadline to be considered  is August 11th, 2023.

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 By participating in Speaker Slam, you have the opportunity to change lives, including your own.

Individually, we may not change the world, but together, we can create powerful ripples of impact that resonate far and wide.

  Hi We're Dan & Rina

Your catalysts for TRANSFORMATION and IMPACT...


We empower people by providing a platform to share their message and inspire the world...

Our platform illuminates the brilliance of our speakers, ensuring their voices are seen and heard...


Our speakers' winning performances have opened doors to life-changing opportunities, elevating and redefining their personal brands while fostering new business opportunities...


Witnessing their success ignite movements and build unstoppable momentum, we ask...


Are you ready to join them?




Step into the spotlight at Speaker Slam and share your message with the world. Our competition is the launchpad you need to propel your speaking career and become a changemaker.

Make Your Message Matter!

Seize this opportunity to clarify your message for the world, using your voice to inspire, uplift, and empower. Embrace your truth and let yourself be seen and heard!

Thrill of Competition

Let the competition ignite your passion. Push yourself to excel and become the best! Embrace the adrenaline rush and savor the triumph of becoming a celebrated speaker.

Credible Panel of Judges

Our panel of industry judges, experts in their fields, donate a prize package worth up to $10,000 to help you along in your speaking journey. This includes courses, coaching, services, and more. 

Move on to the Grand Slam

The Inspirational Speaking Finals where you compete for the title of Inspirational Speaker of the Year, alongside the top speakers of the year. Win a prize package worth up to $50,000 and propel your speaking career to new heights!

Build Your Personal Brand

Elevate your personal brand by delivering a powerful speech that reflects your authenticity and uniqueness. Use the power of public speaking to create new business opportunities and expand your reach.

Leverage Your Success

Turn your speech into a foundation for a TEDx talk, a book, a workshop, or a keynote. Showcase your stage video to attract media attention, build a speaker reel, and secure more speaking opportunities.

What People Are Saying

Mike Shoreman

"Winning Speaker Slam changed me forever! It's given my voice a bigger meaning. None of these [successes] would've happened without taking the stage at Speaker Slam."



Marjorie Aunos

"Speaker Slam changed my Life! It gave me a supportive community I am proud and honored to be part of and it made me see a future that I always dreamt of but was too scared and lacked the confidence to achieve on my own!"


Lindsay Rae D'Ottavio

"Speaker Slam was an amazing experience for me, it allowed me to create a powerful speech, and a brand building video that really represented who I am. I was able to use that video as the foundation of my TEDx. This is such a loving and supportive community of individuals who truly exist to inspire and motivate."



Apply to Particpate

Submit your application for a theme that resonates with you. If you're a suitable candidate, we will reach out to schedule a call.

Selection & Confirmation

Upon being chosen, your participation in the competition will be confirmed once the competition fee is paid by the specified deadline.

Team Meeting

Meet your fellow competitors 8 weeks prior to the event to understand the competition's expectations and format. Let's cheer each other on!

Write & Rehearse

Develop a compelling 5-minute speech based on the theme, adhering to our judging criteria. Ensure you allocate ample time for rehearsal to deliver a polished performance.

The Competition

At the live event in Toronto, 10 speakers take the stage before 4 industry judges and 200 guests, competing for a prize package valued at up to $10,000. Seize the opportunity to shine!

Judging Criteria

The speech will be scored out a 100 points from the following categories:

Storytelling (30 pts)

  • Powerful personal story
  • Vivid and descriptive
  • Entertaining
  • Relevant learnings from story

Universal Message (20 pts)

  • Powerful and meaningful message
  • Strong moral to the story
  • Great learnings
  • Message worth sharing

Transformative (15 pts)

  • Inspiring and Impactful
  • Shows a journey and a resolution
  • Highlights an evolution for the speaker
  • Helps transform the audience

Personal Brand Building (15 pts)

  • Demonstrates a speaker's values
  • A clear vision of the speaker’s identity
  • Captures the essence of the speaker
  • Supports a speaker’s vision and brand

Presentation (10 pts)

  • Vocal variety
  • Body Language and performance
  • Compelling use of language
  • Powerful word selection

Authenticity (10 pts)

  • Sincere
  • Genuine
  • Real and not contrived
  • Relatable
Sam Demma

"I wanted to thank you for providing me with such an amazing platform to spring myself forward in my speaking career. What you have built is truly amazing and It deserves some serious recognition. I have gotten over a dozen speaking engagements, whether that be at high schools, camps, or conferences. And to top it all off just recently I got asked to speak at a TEDx event because of my involvement with Speaker Slam"

Shirin Ariff

"My life has never been the same ever since I first stood up on stage at Speaker Slam. Since competing, I have been speaking at various other speaking events and platforms. I completed writing my book because I was so empowered by the love and appreciation of the community at Speaker Slam."


Armin Shafee

"Ever since I competed in Speaker Slam, my speaking career has absolutely catapulted. I've got to meet incredible people. I've got to perfect my craft from stages. I've even written some of my best award-winning speeches because I was competing in this beautiful competition"



Contest Details

  • 10 speakers deliver a 5-minute prepared speech on the theme
  • The best speech will win as evaluated by 4 industry judges
  • Prize package valued at up to $10,000 Prize + $2000 Cash

Speech Rules

  • Music is not permitted
  • Props are allowed
  • Time Limit: Exceeding 5.31 minutes results in point deductions. For each additional 3 seconds, lose 1 point.

Criteria to Compete

  • Compliance with the timing and format of the event
  • Demonstrate good or better speaking skills
  • Pay a $1497 entry fee, applicable upon acceptance.

Make 2023 the year you leave your mark!

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