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Dananjaya Hettiarachchi at World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 Speech (Full Transcript)

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

Here is the full transcript (Edited version) of speaker, trainer and HRD specialist Dananjaya Hettiarachchi’s winning speech: I See Something at World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 by Toastmasters International event.

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TRANSCRIPT: 

Introducing speaker: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, ‘I See Something’. ‘I See Something’, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi – Speaker, trainer and HRD specialist

You and I are not very different from this flower. Just like this flower is unique, you are unique. All of us have something special that makes us as beautiful. Do you know what makes you special?

Now the answer to that can be a little difficult of find, because sometimes life has a cruel way of picking out your petals, breaking you in two and throwing you into the trash. Now when you’re broken, it’s very difficult to feel special.

Mr. Contest Chair, my fellow flowers. I can remember the first time I broke. I was 17 years old. I had already flunked high school and managed to get myself arrested. Now, I wasn’t afraid of the cops, but there was one person I was very afraid of and that was my mama. Raise your hand if you have an emotional mother. Let me see. Put them all together you get my mama. I can hear her scream outside the police station; even the cops were afraid. She came up to me, held the iron bars, looked into my eyes and I saw a tear coming down her face.

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