- Meet our Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Fall Conference
The Countdown is on! The District Fall Conference is quickly approaching – November 17-19 and we are gearing up for a fantastic weekend as we are approaching the Gateway to Pathways! The Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, World Champion of Public Speaking 2014, will be the keynote speaker for our Fall Conference!
He joins us at Gateway to Pathways from Sri Lanka.
For over a decade, Hettiarachchi helped global organizations build learning interventions that produce high-performance teams as a Human Resource Development Specialist. Halfway through his professional career, Hettiarachchi discovered a passion for being in front of an audience, so he quit his full-time job and embarked on a journey to master the Art and Science of Communication and Public Speaking.
In 2014, after a 10 year effort, Hettiarachchi won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking; surpassing 33,000 contestants from across the globe. He was the first non-Native English speaker representing Asia to win the world’s largest Public speaking contest in its 75 year history.
By putting theory into practise, Hettiarachchi combined his deep personal insights in adult learning together with his passion for public speaking, and developed his purpose– to show that Success and Growth is a process, to ignite potential and to kindle a desire to inspire the world by helping each one of us tell our story better. His purpose doesn’t stop there. As a coach, he works with leaders, professionals and teams to craft and deliver compelling stories that create a deep and meaningful connection between them and their audience.
Hettiarachchi has been a keynote speaker in over 15 countries per year with over 10,000 hours of stage time; he was the Keynote speaker for the Rotary International Convention in 2016, where he presented in front of over 30,000 people in the audience. He was a Featured presenter in the Business Insider and Fortune Magazine. Hettiarachchi empowers leaders to shine on Global Platforms by communicating a compelling vision, he works with sales teams to craft stories that sells their value proposition, he upskills educators, trainers,Teachers & Professional speakers to improve Audience engagement and he motivate people to build world class skills.
Come meet Dananjaya Hettiarachchi at the Gateway to Pathways and enhance your story.
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