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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 months-long competition culminated at the 2020 Virtual Convention
as the 28 semifinalists competed for a title that transforms lives.
Mike Carr is the new World Champion of Public Speaking! Carr, from District 55 won with a speech titled, “The Librarian & Mrs. Montgomery.” Congratulations to Linda-Marie Miller from District 37 for finishing in 2nd place with her speech, “Pretending Not to Know,” and Lindy MacLaine from District 32 for finishing in 3rd place with her speech, “Your Buried Story.”
1-hour-41-minute video; winning speech starts at 56:01
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.