Speakers delivered five- to seven-minute speeches on wide-ranging topics, and were judged on content, organization and delivery.
Second- and third-place winners in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking were Palaniappa Subramaniam of Penang, Malaysia, with his speech, "Finding the Right Shoes," and Stuart Pink of Attleboro, Massachusetts, with his speech "Brain Lifting."
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