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2023 Wild Card Race | The Journey to the Grand Slam

Sep 26, 2023

Speaker Slam® is North America's Largest Inspirational Speaking Competition bringing together the most talented speakers, reputable professional judges, and hundreds of passionate attendees who thrive on personal development, community, and connection.

The Grand Slam: Inspirational Speaking Finals
As we stand on the cusp of the grand finale, the excitement builds for the Grand Slam — a celebration centered around the vibrant theme of Joy.

This isn't just a competition; it's a celebration of the human spirit. At Speaker Slam, speakers radiate joy, showcasing the strength and beauty of finding joy amid life's challenges, aiming to touch lives and inspire a zest for life.

This year the Grand Slam will host the best 14 speakers of the year on November 18th at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for the prestigious title of "Inspirational Speaker of the Year" and a grand prize package worth up to $50,000

What is the Wild Card Race?
5 spots have opened up and are up for grabs. Speaker Slam has chosen 9 speakers who have shown exceptional speaking abilities and ranked high or were disqualified due to timing. Now is their time for redemption.

Voting Period Duration: September 25th, 12:00 am EST to September 29th, 11:59 pm EST.

Selection Criteria: 2 speakers will be selected based on the highest votes and 3 speakers will be selected based on a combination of votes, the quality of their speech, their momentum, love & support, or other factors deemed important by the Speaker Slam team.

The Journey So Far
Throughout the past year, Speaker Slam has been the heartbeat of inspirational storytelling, uniting phenomenal speakers from all corners of the globe. Through virtual and in-person events, we have borne witness to life stories that have touched hearts and ignited spirits, leaving a lasting imprint on our community.

Your Role in This Joyful Journey
This is where you come in. You hold the power to grant one speaker the joy of a lifetime, helping them secure a spot in the Grand Slam.

Your vote is more than a choice; it's a chance to be a harbinger of joy, to uplift a speaker and pave their way to the grand stage where they can inspire joy in hundreds.

Your vote will help us determine who moves forward.

The Speakers:
- Brian Fuller
- Anu Tähemaa
- Samantha Plavins
- Chris Ruden
- Wilf Dinnick
- Stacey Lynnes
- Martin Lespérance
- Jamie Kelly
- Michelle Jacob

Note: You can only vote once. So make sure your vote matters! All repeat votes will not be counted coming from the same IP or email.

👉 Cast your vote: and then SHARE to rally more support for your favorite speaker!