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. Read more on the official website.
- February 10: Lausanne International Club Contest
- March 24: Area D3 Contest
- April 10: Division D Contest
- April 24-25: District 109 Contest
- August 25-28: World Championship
- International Speech in English (up to World level), 5 – 7 minutes
- German Speech (up to District level), 5 – 7 minutes
- All Other Language Speech (up to District level), 3 – 5 minutes
- Tall Tales (NEW) in English (up to District level), 3 – 5 minutes
- Evaluation in English (up to District level), 2 – 3 minutes
- Table Topics in English (up to District level), 1 – 2 minutes
For the International Speech contest (English) you need to have done 6 speeches in the Competent Communicator manual, or Levels 1 and 2 in Pathways. But for all the other contests you do not need this. Any paid member can compete.