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Toastmasters International-2021 Virtual Convention
Toastmasters International-World Championship of Public Speaking

Meet the 2021 World Champion!

Each year, thousands of Toastmasters, representing over 100 countries, battle for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking. This months-long competition culminated at the 2021 Virtual Convention as the 28 semifinalists competed for a title that transforms lives.

Verity Price became the 2021 World Champion of Public Speaking! Verity Price, from District 74 won with a speech titled, “A Great Read.” Congratulations to Nitay-Yair Levi from District 70 for finishing in 2nd place with his speech, “Advice for Life,” and Roger Caesar from District 86 for finishing in 3rd place with his speech, “Is It in You?”

World Championship of Public Speaking Winners 2021

7:51-minute video

Watch this exclusive video interview between 2021 World Champion of Public Speaking Verity Price, DTM, and 1995 World Champion Mark Brown. Discover the story behind Verity’s journey to the virtual stage—it’s a conversation you won’t want to miss!

38:22-minute video

Sketch of Acrylic Award for World Championship of Public Speaking Winner

How it Works


The International Speech Contest starts in Toastmasters clubs across the globe. From there, participants advance to Area, Division, District, and region-level competitions. Two winners from each region-level competition move on to the semifinals. At the semifinals, an expert panel of experienced Toastmasters will determine the eight finalist who will compete in the World Championship of Public Speaking®. Each speech will last between five to seven minutes.

For many amateur speakers, this competition is the opportunity of a lifetime. Past winners have used this accolade to become prominent paid speakers, delivering keynotes and speeches around the globe.

Watch Past World Champions

2020 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Mike Carr

2020 World Champion of Public Speaking

2019 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Aaron Beverly

2019 World Champion of Public Speaking