World Championship of Public Speaking

Each year, the Toastmasters International Convention culminates in the final round of the International Speech Contest, which produces the World Champion of Public Speaking.

A panel of experienced Toastmasters judges evaluates nine contestants from different parts of the world, all of whom have advanced to the finals following a year-long process of elimination through club, area, district and semifinal competitions.

2015 World Championship of Public Speaking Winners

1stFirst-Qahtani

Congratulations to Mohammed Qahtani of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, District 79, on becoming the 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking for his speech, "The Power of Words."

Second-Maheswaran

Congratulations to Aditya Maheswaran of Mumbai, India, District 41, on finishing in second place for his speech, "Scratch."

Third-Vasudevan

Congratulations to Manoj Vasudevan of Singapore, District 80, on finishing in third place for his speech, "We Can Fix It."


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Mohammed Abdullah Qahtani, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, Nawala Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
Presiyan Vasilev, Chicago, Illinois
Ryan Avery, Portland, Oregon
Jock Elliott, Bongaree, QLD, Australia
David Henderson, San Antonio, Texas
Mark Hunter, Albany Creek, QLD, Australia
LaShunda Rundles, Dallas, Texas
Vikas Jhingran, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Edward Hearn, Chicago, Illinois
Lance Miller, Glendale, California
Randy Harvey, Sherwood, Oregon
Jim Key, Rowlett, Texas
Dwayne Smith, Decatur, Georgia
Darren LaCroix, Auburn, Massachusetts
Ed Tate, Aurora, Colorado
Craig Valentine, Ellicott City, Maryland
Brett Rutledge, Auckland, New Zealand
Willie Jones, Honolulu, Hawaii
David Nottage, Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Brown, Mount Vernon, New York
Morgan McArthur, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Otis Williams Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Dana LaMon, Lancaster, California
David Ross, Norman, Oklahoma
David Brooks, Austin, Texas
Don Johnson, Torrance, Californi
Jerry Starke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Harold Patterson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
M. Arabella Bengson, Islington, Ont., Canada
Marie C. Pyne, Ireland
Joe Boyd, Bellingham, Washington
Roy Fenstermaker, Downey, California
Kenneth Bernard, Australia
Jim Joelson, Reno, Nevada
Jeff Young, Los Angeles, California
Dick Caldwell, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Michael Aun II, Lexington, South Carolina
Evelyn Jane Burgay, Springfield, Virginia
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William Johnson, Aberdeen, Maryland
Andy McKay, Rochester, New York
Bennie Powell, Los Angeles, California
Charles W. Stewart, San Antonio, Texas
Rudy Valle, Canoga Park, California
Bert Angus, Transcona, Manitoba, Canada
Stephen D. Boyd
Dennis Nangers, Delano, California
Grant R. Sheehan, Washington, D.C.
Dale Smith, Goshen, Indiana
Michael Yaconelli, San Diego, California
John L. Nydegger, Lewiston, Idaho
Anthony C.L. Bishop, Northridge, California
Larry Beitel, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Robert Garton, Columbus, Indiana
John J. Carver, Seattle, Washington
Glenn E. Carroll, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Dean F. Berkeley, Bloomington, Indiana
Edmund Shire
Charles Jones, Fort Smith, Arkansas
David Holmes Jr., Toledo, Ohio
Charles W. Bryant, Tacoma, Washington
Herbert Thompson, Wood River, Illinois
Theodore B. Furlow, Long Beach, California
George W. Armstrong, Omaha, Nebraska
Albert Green, Jr., Seattle, Washington
Charles Hilton, Mason City, Iowa
Dalton McAllister, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Robert Dellwo, Spokane, Washington
Douglas Sherwin, Clearlake, Iowa
Thor Myhre, Spokane, Washington
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Llyod Prante
Cavett Robert, Phoenix, Arizona
John McInnis
David MacFarlane, Santa Monica, California
William Roberts, Huntington Park, California
Henry Wiens, Reedley, California

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