Where do Table Topics come from?
From its beginning 90 years ago Toastmasters International has encouraged its affiliated clubs to practice the art of impromptu speaking.
In Toastmasters this is called Table Topics and is included in most club meetings.
Like all public speaking skills you get better with practice. That is why members are encourage to join into the table topics section of a club meeting. They’re encouraged to use their impromptu skills at work and elsewhere. They’re encourage to enter contests to hone their skills even further.
Table Topics Contests
Every year clubs hold a Table Topics Contest. In the final round at the district conference a trophy is handed to the new table topics champion D91 UK South.
You can find out more about Table Topics and other Toastmasters contests here.
Note: The reason why there is no entry for 2018 in the table, was due to the District Table Topics contest being moved from November 2018 to May 2019.
D91 Contest Champion
|2019||Chris Boden||Maidenhead Speakers||H|
|2017||Mark Hanly||Early Birds Speakers||C|
|2016||Andrew Klimaytys||Riverside Communicators||B|
|2015||David T. Jones||Holborn Speakers||L|
|2014||Elizabeth Toohig||Thame Speakers||A|
D71 Contest Champion
|2013||David T. Jones||Holborn Speakers|
|2012||David T. Jones||Excalibur Speakers|
|2011||James McGinty||Chelmsford Speakers|
|2010||David T. Jones||Excalibur Speakers|
|2009||Kevin Walsh||Fermoy Toastmasters Club|
|2008||David T. Jones||London Olympians|
|2007||John Kelly||Thurles Toastmasters Club|
|2006||Patrick Sexton||Speakeasy, Cork|
|2005||Sheila Merriman||North Norfolk Speakers|
|2004||David T. Jones||London Olympians|
|2003||Paul Carroll||London Athenians|
|2002||Bill Russell||London Corinthians|
|2001||Bob Harvey||Bromley Speakers|
|2000||Alan Warner||London Corinthians|
|1999||Bill Russell||London Corinthians|
|1998||John Cronin||Lucan Club|
|1997||Helen Heneghan||Society Speakers|
|1996||Patrick Sexton||Speakeasy, Cork|
|1995||William Horwood||Oxford Speakers|