At its core, SPEAK is the story of hope, perseverance, and transformation. SPEAK is a powerful and inspiring documentary about conquering life's hurdles and finding your voice. Set in the multifaceted world of Toastmasters International, where 300,000 members strive to overcome their fear of public speaking, SPEAK follows six unforgettable finalists 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. 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: the fear of public speaking. Set against this backdrop, the film focuses on the very up-close, personal journeys of the selected finalists: an actor, an amputee motivational speaker, a college professor, an IT guy, a single mom suffering from ... Written by
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One of the featured finalists, LaShunda Rundles passed away on Aug. 21, 2012. See more