ABOUT SPEAK In a society based on free expression, a surprising number of people have no voice. Their silence comes from fear—with the most primal fear of all being the fear of public speaking. Set in the multi-faceted world of Toastmasters International, where 250,000 members strive to overcome their fear of public speaking, SPEAK follows six unforgettable finalists in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest as they prepare and compete in a grueling contest to be named World Champion of Public Speaking. Each struggles with seemingly insurmountable personal and professional difficulties, but in the end, one contestant bravely emerges as the World Champion. Conducting hundreds of interviews about public speaking anxiety, and capturing every stage of the tense, highly competitive Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, SPEAK is funny, inspiring, moving and utterly absorbing – a contest film like no other! SPEAK is a feature-length documentary. Run-time: 1 hour and 29 minutes.
1hr 29mins long