What is World Speech Day?

World Speech Day

One simple speech can change lives.

Every year on March 15, people all around the world share what they have to say. This year people in over 90 countries will be observing World Speech Day, the biggest international celebration of public speaking and the sharing ideas.

Just one voice can make a difference, and the World Speech Day nonprofit organization (WSD) is determined to make sure even the most unexpected voices are heard. They accomplish this through a network of worldwide live events designed to document and broadcast speeches. This year WSD is encouraging people the world over to prepare and share a short speech on how to make the world a better place.

If you’re interested in participating, there are many ways you can:

Watch the 2018 WSD video

 This video is a quick summary on what this event is all about. This year’s theme is “For a better world.”

Follow World Speech Day on Twitter

You can check out their Twitter feed for live updates and information on public speaking. You can even contribute to the feed with the hashtag #unexpectedvoices.

Attend a World Speech Day Event Near You

By registering on the website, you can find out where the closest event is happening so you can speak, volunteer, or just drop in to hear all the messages.

Host Your Own Event

Literally anyone can create their own WSD event in a café, school, university, workplace, community building—anywhere. Join the movement here.

Livestream Your Speech on YouTube

If you’d rather change the world from the comfort of your own home, that’s an option too. Check out WSD’s free guide on livestreaming your speech on YouTube.

No matter who you are, you have the potential to inspire big changes with your voice and your ideas. Everyone has a story to tell, and World Speech Day 2018 is about maximizing each person’s potential through the sharing of unique experiences.

Share your voice on Thursday March 15 to make a difference in the world.

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