Word Championship of Public Speaking
Witness the Unveiling of a New World Champion!
Each year, thousands of Toastmasters, representing over 100 countries, battle for the title of World Champion of Public Speaking. This year, the months-long competition culminates at the 2023 International Convention, hosted in Nassau, Bahamas, as 28 semifinalists compete for a title that can transform lives.
Once again, the world’s largest speaking competition will be conducted in a hybrid format. That means you can watch all of the action onsite in The Bahamas—or online from your home country.
Register to watch these thrilling events live and in person or livestreamed online:
- World Championship of Public Speaking® – Saturday, August 19, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or Coordinated Universal Time -4 (UTC -4)
- World Championship of Public Speaking: Winner’s Showcase – Saturday, August 19, at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or Coordinated Universal Time -4 (UTC -4)
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.
Watch Past World Champions
Watch more World Champions of Public Speaking on YouTube.