I entered the Spring 2008 Toastmasters International Speech Contest with a speech about my experience of being jailed for giving out gospel tracts. The speech is 7.5 minutes. I gave it at the Area 31 Contest (West Dearborn, MI) and came in 2nd, which means I got to go on to the Division contest. Here is the speech I gave at the Area Contest.
Here is the same speech I gave on 4/3/08 at the Division Contest (All Detroit west suburbs). I almost went over the time limit at the area contest, so I cut a lot out. I also added in 2 short things, which I should not have done. I went over the time limit by 4 sec, so I was eliminated right away.