Verity Price is a professional speaker and facilitator from Cape Town that has earned the top spot at the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking for 2021 on Saturday, August 28.
Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit educational organisation that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
According to PR News Wire, the championship starts within Toastmasters clubs worldwide where members participate in speaking events and advance up the ranks from Area, Division, District and Region.
The members then work their way towards the Toastmasters semi-finals and on to the World Championship of Public Speaking. The main goal is to impress the judges with a five to seven-minute speech. Winners are then tossed into the public speaking realm where they can go on to build successful speaking careers.
Thanks to her speech “A Great Read”, Verity became the 5th woman to win this title in the last 80 years of the competition. Friends, family and fans have been praising Verity for winning the championship and waving the South African flag on an international platform.
Here is a peek of her winning speech:
Picture: Facebook / Verity Price