Word Championship of Public Speaking
Meet the New World Champion!
The results are in…
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 2023 International Convention as the 28 semifinalists competed for a title that transforms lives.
Jocelyn Tyson is the new World Champion of Public Speaking! Tyson from District 38 won with a speech titled, “Have You Been There?” Congratulations to Nisha Shivram from District 116 for finishing in 2nd place with her speech, “Swipe,” and Maryam Ganni from District 61 for finishing in 3rd place with her speech, “You Have No Idea.”
From Amateur to Prominent Speaker
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.