Applications are now OPEN for 2021!
We are accepting applications until February 6th, 2021.
If you would like to participate in our event, please sign up below!
Online Competition Process
- Submit the application below and pay your $97 fee to be entered into our online Inspirational competition qualifier round. Deadline for fees and video submissions: Noon, February 6th, 2021
- Write your speech on the theme and be entered into our qualifier round. Click here for judging criteria.
- Submit your video by February 6th, 2021. Instructions will be mailed to you after registration. (Register ASAP so that you can receive important details.)
- The top 10 will be announced on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 in our Speaker Slam Facebook group. You will be invited to join us on a zoom call for the reveal.
- There will be a team meeting for the top 10 speakers right after the speaker reveal.
- The final competition for the top 10 will take place on February 23rd at 7pm EST in front of our esteemed judging lineup.
- You could win a prize package valued up to $5000
Most Commonly Asked Questions
For the most frequently asked questions, click here to view!
What's in for you?
- Prize package from the judges valued at up to $5,000
- Exposure to people in the professional speaking community
- Creative expression
- The thrill of competition
- The potential to go viral and have your video be seen by millions
- The opportunity to compete at the Grand Slam for the title of Inspirational Speaker of the Year
Criteria to Compete:
- 4.31 minute original prepared speech on the theme
- Provide a headshot and fill out registration form
- Compliance to the timing and format of the event
- Good to above average speaking skills
- $97 entry fee
- No Music
- No Broll: Any sort of image or video during the speech to illustrate a point is not allowed.
- Subtitles are allowed
- Props are allowed
- Multiple angles are allowed
- Anything MORE than 4.31 minutes is disqualified