Tactical Analysis of a Public Speaking Champion: Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

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UPDATED Speech Breakdown for the 2014 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.

This is an incredible speech with a lot of interesting data. Each breakdown brings with it a new technique or perspective that differs from the rest, and that's what makes them so fascinating and not to mention useful in becoming a better speaker or speech writer.

There is a tremendous amount of insight in reverse-engineering a world-class speech such as this one. And each one provides a wealth of information.

The speech may look seamless to an audience, but it didn't get to be that way by chance. This speech is built from many different components and a ton of practice. Knowing what those elements are will give you the knowledge to build your own.

The breakdown includes the following plus much more in-depth analysis:

  • Full speech transcript with Color Key
  • Speech statistics (Word count, time of speech, title)
  • Humor Statistics including LPM & WPL (Laughs Per Minute and Words Per Laugh)
  • Usage of "You" focused words and "I/Me" focused words
  • Foundational Phrase + how often it was used
  • Time Transitions
  • Stories
  • And much more plus an in-depth speech analysis and evaluation!

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Don't f​​​​​orget to checkout the other Championship Breakdowns for different years. You can find them on this page.  

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Matt Kramer - Tactical Talks - Public Speaking

Howdy! My name is Matt Kramer and I used to suffer excruciating death when speaking in front of a group, now I LOVE it. Overcoming this fear has changed my life and it can change yours, too. My focus is to help you overcome the fear of public speaking so you can build the confidence to go after what you want in life. I also analyze and tactically dissect speeches.