The 2021 World Champion Will Emerge
Each year, thousands of Toastmasters, representing over 100 countries, battle for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking. This months-long competition culminates at the Toastmasters International 2021 Virtual Convention as the 28 semifinalists compete for a title that transforms lives.
Just like last year, the world’s largest speaking competition will be conducted online—and, as part of the all-access pass, you can watch the exciting action on Saturday, August 28, at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or Coordinated Universal Time -4 (UTC-4), or enjoy it later at your convenience.
This is what youʼve been waiting for! Check back here to watch these events:
- World Championship of Public Speaking® premieres Saturday, August 28, at 8 a.m. EDT/UTC-4
- World Championship of Public Speaking®: Speakers Showcase premieres Saturday, August 28, at 12:30 p.m. EDT/UTC-4
How it Works
The World Championship of Public Speaking® 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 finalists. 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.