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Luton resident wins National Speaking Competition

WINNER: Vinette Hoffman-Jackson (middle)

VINETTE HOFFMAN-Jackson, a Jamaican living in Luton, has won the Toastmaster International Speech Contest. She competed on Saturday 13 May in Manchester in the 4th round of the world famous speaking competition, beating 8 other finalists from all over the UK and Ireland.

Her speech ‘From Breaking Point to Turning Point‘ won huge audience applause and support from nine judges. She emerged as the overall winner and move on to the next stage of the competition.

Mrs Hoffman-Jackson will now travel to Vancouver, Canada where she will compete with the best speakers from all over the world to be crowned World Champion of Public Speaking 2017. The speaking competition has been running from 1938, only missing 1948 and 1949 due to the war.

She will represent her local club, Luton Speakers who meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at the University of Bedfordshire. Hoffman-Jackson is also president of Luton Communicators, the sister-speaking club that meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at Chaul End Community Centre in Luton.

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