Mohammed Quatani was crowned the winner of the 2015 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking with his speech, The Power of Words. Mohommed rose above 30,000 contestants to take this prestigious title in the finals of the world’s largest public speech contest held in Las Vegas, Nevada in August 2015.
(Please note that some technical difficulties resulted in Mohammed only appearing on video after the 24-minute mark, even though you can hear him throughout the beginning).
Unable to speak until the age of 6, and suffering through an extreme stuttering problem throughout much of his life, Mohammed’s story of resilience, persistence and insistence at moving beyond his challenges is truly moving.
Clip of his winning speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qasE4ecA57Y&feature=youtu.be