Screenings at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Peoria Public Library Auditorium, 102 NE Monroe in Peoria. Contact 309-359-8753
Public speaking is one of humankind’s greatest fears. Each year, over 270,000 Toastmasters International members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries around the world have the opportunity to compete for the coveted title of World Champion of Public Speaking. Some members were once unable to address strangers, while others have quit their jobs to seek a career as a motivational speaker. Speak is a first-of-its-kind documentary that spotlights the emotional stories of six finalists in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking - each one facing hard-struck personal and professional challenges. To the outside world, these finalists have nothing in common, but through an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what has been referred to as the Olympics of oratory, a common thread among the contestants is uncovered. As each competitor approaches the podium to deliver their message to an assembly of 2,000 Toastmasters International members hailing from over 50 different countries, we realize what it takes to make it to the world championship is as unpredictable as the lives of the finalists.
Sponsored by Peoria Area Toastmasters Clubs