World Championship of Public Speaking®

2017 World Championship of Public Speaking® Winners


1st place:

Manoj Vasudevan

District 80
2nd place:

Simon Bucknall

District 91
3rd place:

Kevin Stamper

District 48


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.


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