Meet the New World Champion!
Each year, thousands of Toastmasters, representing over 100 countries, battle for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking. This year's months-long competition culminated at the 2022 International Convention as the 28 semifinalists competed for a title that transforms lives.
Cyril Junior Dim is the new World Champion of Public Speaking! Dim, from District 108 won with a speech titled, “Ndini.” Congratulations to Alexandre Matte from District 123 for finishing in 2nd place with his speech, “Missing Ingredient,” and Mas Mahathir Bin Mohamad from District 51 for finishing in 3rd place with his speech, “Two Gifts.”
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.
Watch Past World Champions
2021 World Champion of Public Speaking
2020 World Champion of Public Speaking