Dananjaya Hettiarachchi won the Toastmasters' 2014 World Championship of Public Speaking over 30,000 other participants. Dananjaya's humor and with with his aptly titled speech "I See Something" captured the top of the plum. I personally enjoyed his speech and I want to share it you.
"Sometimes life has a cruel way of taking out your petals, breaking you in two and throwing you into the trash can. When you are broken, it is very difficult to feel special."
Hettiarachchi joined Toastmasters 10 years ago and competed in hundreds of speech contests before reaching his goal of earning the title of World Champion of Public Speaking. In his acceptance speech, he said, "Toastmasters saved my life 10 years ago. When I failed my first speech, someone in the back said, 'I see something in you.' Now it's my turn to give back and be a role model for youth in South East Asia." - Toastmasters News Release
, by KT Nielsen