International Speech Contest Winners

International Speech Contest Toastmasters UK South

Every year members of Toastmasters around the world compete in the International Speech Contest. Members enter club contests to develop their skills as speakers. They hope to progress through to become our District International Speech Champion. Previous district winners are listed below. Our district winner goes on to compete in one of the world semi-finals.

The contest culminates at the Toastmasters International Convention when one of the winners from the semi-final stage becomes the World Champion of Public Speaking.

YearWinnerClubDivisionWorld Championship
2020Robin SundstromHoldborn SpeakersC
2019Sonia AsteRiverside CommunicatorsB
Fabio De SioLondon Business SchoolL
2017Simon BucknallExcaliburLWorld Championship – 2nd place
Thien Nguyen PhanSt Paul’s SpeakersLWorld semi-finals – 1st place
2015Jeremy RobinsonNZICA Bank SpeakersL
Chris BodenMaidenhead Speakers
2013William DempsterHOD Speakers
2012Yvonne JordanEnniscorthy ToastmastersWorld semi-finals – 3rd place
2011Malachi TalabiCroydon CommunicatorsWorld semi-finals – 3rd place
2010Erick RaineyManchester Orators
2009Gareth McHaleNorth Avon Speakers
2008Sultan NazirRathfarnham Toastmasters
2007Simon BucknallLondon CardinalsInter-District – 2nd place
2006Simon BucknallLondon Cardinals
2005Erick RaineyCapital CommunicatorsWorld Championship – 3rd place
2004Erick RaineyCapital CommunicatorsInter-District – 2nd place
2003Bob HarveyBromley Speakers
2002Bob FergusonHertfordshire Speakers
2001Phillip Khan-PanniLondon AtheniansInter-District – 3rd place
2000Brendan ToaleGlasnevin ToastmastersInter-District – 1st place
1999Paul EllisLucan Toastmasters
1998Joseph PortleyCrusaders Club
1997Brian CluerThurles Toastmasters
1996Brendan ToaleGlasnevin Toastmasters
1995Phillip Khan-PanniGrosvenor Square SpeakersWorld Championship – 2nd place
Brian CluerThurles Toastmasters
Phillip Khan-PanniBromley SpeakersInter-District – 1st place
Adrienne DalyNaas Club
David LindseyThame Speakers
Giles RobinsonEpsom Speakers
Muiris O’KeefeBray Toastmasters
Patricia Foley
Eblana Dublin City Centre Club
Michael FennessyGrosvenor Square Speakers
Betty GosnellOxford Speakers
1985Marie PyneEnnis ToastmastersWorld Champion of Public Speaking!
1984Denis VickersThame Speakers
1983Ray FullamDublin Toastmasters
1982Stephen JohnsonMildenhall Toastmasters
1981Harry KnoxWaterford Club
1980Dick CullinaneWaterford Club
1979Russ McDevittDun Laoghaire Club
1978Susan CowlesOxford Speakers
1977David LindseyAylesbury Speakers
1976Bob AnnenbergAylesbury Speakers
1974Sean HickeyShannon Club
George BrennerShillelagh

International Speech Contest Toastmasters UK South
District 91’s 2014 International Speech Champion, Chris Boden

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