Toastmasters International-World Championship of Public Speaking

A 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 2022 International Convention as 28 semifinalists compete for a title that can transform lives.

For the first time ever, the world’s largest speaking competition will be conducted in a hybrid format. That means you can watch all of the action onsite in Nashville, Tennessee—or online from your home country.

This is what youʼve been waiting for! Check back here to watch these events:

  • World Championship of Public Speaking® – Saturday, August 20, at 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) or Coordinated Universal Time -5 (UTC -5)
  • World Championship of Public Speaking® Speakers Showcase – Saturday, August 20, at 4:15 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) or Coordinated Universal Time -5 (UTC -5)
Sketch of Acrylic Award for World Championship of Public Speaking Winner

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


  1. View a list of all World Champions of Public Speaking.
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