Saturday 2.30pm - 3.30pm ………… Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

Bring out the Champ in you 

(Free event - no registration required)

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. 

Dananjaya is the CEO of Standard and Stellar Consulting, A specialised HRD  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 from 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 Marshall Goldsmith, Kevin Gaskel and Sean Fitzpatrick. 

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

Saturday 3.45pm - 4.30pm ………… Sally Foley-LewiS

Personal Power: Unleashing your best self during times of change.

(Free event - no registration required)

During times of change you get to see the best and worst in people, and possibly in yourself. Being able to unleash your personal power during times of change means you can be more resilient, confident and productive. In this fun and interactive presentation you’ll identify your blocks to success, understand healthy boundaries, rid the imposter syndrome, and build  confidence in order to be more effective and productive in your day to day. This presentation will help you unleash your power. This is no ordinary session, the super hero in you will be unleashed!

Named in the 25 LinkedIn Top Voices for Australia for 2018 for her productive leadership and middle management thought leadership, Sally positively impact results, leadership and team performance. Obsessed with productivity and self-leadership, she’s presented to, coached and worked with 10,000+ managers and leaders from medium sized to global organisations in Germany, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. She brings a unique blend of experience, extensive qualifications plus having lived in Germany, the UAE and outback Australia. Author of three books, certified executive coach and professional speaker, Sally is much sought after for her down to earth and funny charm.


Losing My Way to the World Championship

In this Keynote presentation Lance addresses how he got the most out being in Toastmasters. He walks people through many of the lessons learned by pushing himself and making mistakes in Toastmasters and how this lead his success in both winning the World Championship of Public Speaking as well as success outside of Toastmasters. He shares how Toastmasters is a learning environment and the need to continue to challenge yourself, complete speaking and leadership manuals and actively do the Toastmasters program to gain the personal experience for personal success.


Lance Miller is an award-winning speaker and trainer.  He has delivered over 5,000 speeches in over 60 countries on public speaking, leadership and succeeding against adversity.

Lance is Toastmasters’ 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking.  He has held numerous officer positions at the Club and District level.  He was instrumental in building his home club, Renaissance Speakers, to 95 members and the #4 Toastmasters Club in the world.   Renaissance Speakers has been continued to be one of the top 50 clubs in Toastmasters for the last 20 years. 

Lance worked with over 80 Districts helping Toastmasters win with Toastmasters!  He is the founder & host of The World Champion Speakers Online Summit, where he shares the path and experience from 30 World Champions of Public Speaking.

Lance is a Partner in Miller, Knutson & DaRe, LLC, specializing in corporate productivity and growth.  His business experience spans serving as an executive with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Nestle & Anheuser Busch.  He has developed sales and marketing programs across 8 different industries and completing 5 new business start-ups.

Sunday 9.00am - 9.45am ………… Mark D’Silva

The Thali of Influence

(Free event - no registration required)

One of our key motivations as a speaker is to influence our audience. You may want to influence your audience to volunteer their time, donate generously to a worthy cause, or adopt a new technology. This fun-filled presentation will provide concepts as a Thali (which is an Indian word for ‘plate’ serving 6 different types of food). You will be served strategies on how to best sway your audience through the notion of reciprocation, using the power of social proof and leveraging your likeability factor! Bring your appetite with you!

Mark D’Silva is author of ‘Zing! Speak like a Leader’ and specialises in helping people become confident speakers. 

Mark has significant leadership experience in the corporate world, including serving on the boards of entrepreneurial organisations. These leadership positions require strong influencing skills and Mark is able to share what strategies work in today’s world.  

Mark has won multiple State public speaking titles, represented District 70 at the World Championship of Public Speaking finals in Calgary, CA and co-presented at the 2008 Toastmasters International Convention in Phoenix, AZ. 

Mark also appears as a guest speaker, delivering keynotes on influencing and confidence building. 

Sunday 10.00am - 11.00am ………… Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

What’s your Story ?

(Free event - no registration required)

This Masterclass is designed to take your story from and idea to a masterpiece. The workshop covers key techniques, tips and strategies that you can immediately apply during your speeches and presentations. Dananjaya will share his knowledge and experience to help you Develop a compelling message, design a more engaging structure and enhance your delivery to grab , hold and grow the attention of your audience.