Five public speakers from across the state will be competing in Fort Dodge this weekend to represent Iowa in the Toastmasters International Speech Competition. Those competing are Vilma Bergstrom, from Urbandale; Seth Braun, from Fairfield; Brian Dennis, from Des Moines; Cyndie Hanson, from Sioux City; and Steve Hinsley, from Amana. Each contestant must present a 5 to 7 minute speech on a subject of their choosing which carries a message of motivation or inspiration. The winner will go on to compete against 90 other winners from around the world in Cincinnati, Ohio in August. The competition is taking place this Saturday at the Starlite Hotel.