He’s talking up the Coffs Coast

IF talking was an Olympic sport, James Dyson would be in the running for a podium finish.

The Coffs Harbour Toastmaster is off to Sydney in an attempt to represent Australia at the World Championship of Public Speaking.

The trip is on the back of his home-town win at the Northern Division contest held in Coffs Harbour late last month.

“For us to host the Northern Division Contest was a great honour but for our own James to win was just the icing on the cake, we couldn’t be happier,” President of Coffs Harbour Toastmasters Michael Gallagher said.

James will be up against seven other finalists with the winner going to America for the World Championships.

“Like most of us, James started out his Toastmasters journey with some skills and also some areas that he wanted to improve. With a planned course he was able to build his personal confidence while learning and practising public speaking skills,” Mr Gallagher said.

“James is a shining example of the Toastmasters program at work.

“We believe that James will take the next step and represent us in America at the World Championships. He is a great ambassador for the Coffs region.”

Mr Dyson will compete in the District 70 event in Sydney on May 22.

If you would like to be a world champion, improve your public speaking skills or just have fun you’re invited to join Coffs Harbour Toastmasters at 7pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month at The Cavanbah Centre. Phone Michael on 0411 464 033 for more information.

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