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Speaker Slam® Announces 2025 Competition Themes - Speak at North America's Largest Inspirational Speaking Competition

Jun 20, 2024

Toronto, ON — Speaker Slam®, North America's largest inspirational speaking competition, is excited to announce its lineup of inspirational themes for the year 2025. Celebrating its 9th year, Speaker Slam continues to empower individuals to share their stories and inspire positive change.

The Journey to the Grand Slam: Inspirational Speaking Finals

5 qualifier competitions will take place where 10 speakers, armed with powerful 5-minute speeches inspired by each theme, will compete live on stage in Toronto, Canada. The competition not only offers participants the chance to win a prize package valued at up to $10,000, including $2,000 in cash, but also the opportunity to advance to the prestigious Grand Slam: Inspirational Speaking Finals, scheduled for November. Here, they will vie for the coveted title of Inspirational Speaker of the Year.

The Speaker Slam Competition Themes for 2025:

The Underdog on January 28th, 2025
Have you ever beaten the odds? This January, bring your story of unexpected victory and resilience to Speaker Slam. It’s time to show how challenges, whether personal, societal, or professional, have shaped you into a champion. Join us to share the power of perseverance and the spirit of an underdog!

Risk on March 25th, 2025
Are you someone who thrives under uncertainty? This March, tell us about the risks that redirected your life. We're looking for stories from adventurers and innovators who’ve ventured into the unknown and emerged victorious. Show us how daring to step out of your comfort zone can redefine your life!

The Power of No on May 27th, 2025
In May, we celebrate the strength that comes from saying "No." Share how you've reclaimed control over your life by setting firm boundaries and making choices that honor your values. Whether turning down opportunities or distancing from negativity, your journey can inspire others to prioritize their well-being

Resilience on July 15th, 2025
This July, we spotlight the incredible strength of resilience. We want to hear how you’ve overcome significant obstacles, bounced back from losses, or conquered adversity. Your story is a testament to the human spirit’s capacity to recover and thrive against all odds.

Leaders on September 16th, 2025
Unleash the leader within this September. Leadership isn’t just for the select few; it’s for everyone, everywhere. Tell us how you've been a guiding force in your family, sparked change in your community, or led innovative projects. We're looking for stories of leadership in all its forms—show us yours!

Don’t Miss the Wild Card Race: September 23rd - 24th, 2025

Speaker Slam® introduces an exhilarating Wild Card Race from September 23rd to the 24th, 2025. Four coveted spots at the Grand Slam are up for grabs, offering speakers who narrowly missed the mark a chance at redemption. Only 10-12 speakers from the year will be invited to partake in the Wild Card Race. Each person has one vote, so it's essential to rally behind your favorite speaker and make your vote count!

Grand Slam: Inspirational Speaking Finals in November 2025

Following a thrilling year of competitions, the 14 best speakers of the year will return for the Grand Slam on November TBD, 2025 at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio. Here, they will go head to head and heart to heart for the title of Inspirational Speaker of the Year. The pinnacle event culminates Speaker Slam's annual journey and showcases the best speakers who have inspired and moved audiences throughout the year.

The Grand Slam trophy, $2000 cash, and a prize package valued at up to $50,000 await the winner. The Grand Slam is not just a competition; it's a celebration of inspiration, transformation, and the power of storytelling.

About Speaker Slam®

Speaker Slam® is a Toronto-based speaker development agency renowned for hosting North America's largest inspirational speaking competition. Since its inception in 2016, Speaker Slam® has been dedicated to nurturing influential speakers, changemakers, and thought leaders. With a strong history of launching speaking careers, inspiring movements, and creating significant impacts, the platform provides individuals with the opportunity to share their life stories, inspire their communities, and become voices that spark change.

For those who wish to compete in Speaker Slam's 2025 competitions, application details can be found at [Application Link].

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact:

Dan Shaikh | [email protected] | Co-Founder & Publicist for Speaker Slam®