World Championship of Public Speaking

Could you be the next World Champion?

Each year, the Toastmasters International Convention culminates in the final round of the International Speech Contest, where the World Champion of Public Speaking is chosen. In this exciting event, 10 contestants from all over the world deliver 5- to 7-minute speeches that are evaluated by a panel of experienced Toastmasters. After a year of competing in club, area, district and semifinal competitions, these contestants have advanced for the chance to win this prestigious accolade.

“I never thought this would happen,” says Mohammed Qahtani, 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking. “I’m so proud of every one in my district who pushed me to this level.” Watch the video below to learn how he and the semifinalists made it to the final round and realized their dreams.


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." Interested in hearing more from Mohammed? Listen to The Toastmasters Podcast.

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."

  1. View a list of the past World Champions of Public Speaking.
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