2013 World Champion of Public Speaking

2013 World Champion of Public Speaking

The 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking is… Presiyan Vasilev!

Toastmasters International just crowned this year’s World Champion of Public Speaking.

Every year thousands of people across the globe watch live to see who will be crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking. With a speech titled, Changed by a Tire, Presiyan Vasilev took the stage and Presiyan Vasilev prevailed!

More than 30,000 people from 122 countries compete each year for the World Championship of Public Speaking and now we have our reigning champion. We would like to say congratulations to Presiyan Vasilev! Get ready for the ride of your life this next year and enjoy visiting Toastmasters Districts around the world.

From How to Be a Speaker, all of your Toastmasters peers and friends, we wish you the best of luck on your new journey as the 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking.

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Randy Harvey, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking with the 2013 World Champion, Presiyan Vasilev and the 2012 World Champion, Ryan Avery.

Randy Harvey, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking with the 2013 World Champion, Presiyan Vasilev and the 2012 World Champion Ryan Avery.

How to be a Speaker: Don’t aim to be the World Champion of Public Speaking, aim to train like one!

Question #1: What has been your favorite speech of all time?
Question #2: If you could tell this year’s winner one thing, what would you tell the World Champion?
Question #3: Would you rather be the World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International or the International President for Toastmasters International?

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At age 25, Ryan Avery became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history; competing against more than 30,000 people from 116 countries to claim the 2012 Championship title. As an Emmy Award winning journalist and a proud member of the National Speakers Association, Ryan uses his background in multimedia and speaking to help reach the younger generation on the importance of improving their communication skills in order to advance in their professional and personal life.

4 Comments on "2013 World Champion of Public Speaking"

  • Linda Pope says

    Ryan, thank you for keeping us posted. You were the BEST in 2012, and this year’s newest champion does not diminish that at all. This year’s winner stands on the shoulders of giants who have gone before him.

  • Dave says

    Question #1: What has been your favorite speech of all time?
    I attended the funeral of the son of a friend of a friend. The boy had been shot and the shooter still hadn’t been caught and it didn’t sound like there were any leads in the case. Person after person got up and eulogized the boy (he clearly had a lot of friends and admirers). So many of the Community also spoke out about gang violence or how “this kind of thing has got to stop!” There were also a lot of fellow students or schoolmates in the audience. It seemed like a tight-knit Community.

    Then a man got up and gave a part-testimonial/part-sermon and I remember thinking how much more powerfully this person’s words were resonating and how prepared and polished he sounded. I can’t remember his words, but I so wish I had a recording of his speech because (I remember thinking) that it really needed to be heard by so many more people than was present that day. His message regarding violence and kindness towards your “brothers and sisters” was very clear and very persuasive. I’ve heard plenty of great speeches, but this one stands up there for me.

    Question #2: If you could tell this year’s winner one thing, what would you tell the World Champion?
    How prepared do you feel you are to put words to the way you prepared your speech and for the contests that would be helpful to others? (…because people will ask!). And, if the answer is “very prepared”, then: How did you go about preparing your speech and for the contests? :)

    Question #3: Would you rather be the World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International or the International President for Toastmasters International?
    I’d rather lead from a non-management position. If I were to work towards one or the other, it would definitely be the World Champion of Public Speaking.

  • To learn more about Pres Vasilev’s keynotes, training, and coaching, visit https://PresSays.com

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