2014 World Champion of Public Speaking



May 19, 2018, 8 am - 6 pm


Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA

About Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

Dananjaya is the CEO of Standard and Stellar Consulting, A specialised talent management company operating in the Asia Pacific Region. He Started his career at Virtusa Inc.  as a HRD specialist focusing on top talent management and development. He went on to head the Human resource function at Aeturnum Inc another US based IT service organisation. At the peak of his career Dananjaya discovered his passion for Speaking. Putting theory to practice he embarked on a 10 year journey to develop his skill for communication and public speaking. In 2014 Dananjaya became the Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, the world’s largest public speaking contest. Surpassing over 33,000 contestants form over 140 countries across the world.  Today Dananjaya works across multiple geographies as a Consultant, motivational speaker and coach focusing on Peak Potential, Competency development and Communication in Leadership and Sales. His award winning speech “ I See Something in you” Was  Ranked as one of the most talked about speeches in 2014 by Fortune Magazine alongside Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance speech & Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s speech delivered at Harvard University.

In 2016 Dananjaya was the keynote speaker at the Rotary International Conference in Seoul, Korea. where he addressed over 35,000 leaders from across the world , In 2017 he was a keynote speaker at the International Business Forum in Georgia alongside Marhall Goldsmith, Kevin Gaskel and Sean Fitzpatrick. 

Dananjaya is an avid ballroom dancer, a father of three boys and passionate toastmaster.

Keynote title : "Bring out the Champ in You" 

This inspirational and entertaining keynote looks at the five leadership lessons Dananjaya learnt throughout his 10 year journey to win the world championship of public speaking. A journey that involved disruption, change and incremental growth that lead to his  iconic speech “ I See something” which has over 2.8 million views on youtube and was rated as one of the most talked about speeches in 2014 by fortune magazine. Dananjaya will share the inside stories , the finer points and the lessons learnt off the stage that lead to his victory. The self leadership lessons covered in this keynote will help you understand the power of disruption, change, incremental learning, passion and purpose and how it can will help you discover the champion in you.

Keynote Speaker

Gregor Kneitz

Featuring our keynote speaker,

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking

"I See Something"

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Lynnwood Convention Center

3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036