Del Hargis, a Salt Lake resident and Toastmasters International Region One speech champion, will represent the western United States and Canada in the world championships Aug. 18 in Anaheim, Calif.
Hargis is the first Salt Lake resident to make it to the world championships, where he will compete against eight other speakers. Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in communication and leadership.
Hargis' career includes radio and television broadcasting and keynote speaking. His speech coach is Tom Cantrell.