Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., A.S. is a professional speaker, trainer, and speech coach. His focus, through his training company, Speaker Services Unlimited, is to help people discover their own genius and find their path of fulfillment.
|One of his favorite quotes is: “If you want to change the world, don’t wait for the world to change; just look at the old world with new eyes.”
Dr. Abayasekara has helped many people discover their “new eyes” through his keynote speeches, private customized speech coaching, seminars and workshops in the areas of communication & presentation skills, creative thinking, relationship building, customer service, sales, leadership and spirituality.
Dilip Abayasekara was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He attended college in the USA, earning an
A.A. at Palm Beach Junior College, a B.S. in Chemistry at University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Organic and Polymer Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. After working for 12 years as an industrial scientist, he surrendered to his avocation - connecting, influencing, and enriching others through the power of the spoken word.
Dilip was twice a finalist at Toastmasters International’s World Championship of Public Speaking, placing second in 1992. He is among a small number of Toastmasters who have received accreditation by Toastmasters International for professional level speaking skills and outstanding contributions in public speaking.
In 2005-2006, he served as President of Toastmasters International,
the world's leading volunteer organization that helps
people improve their communication and leadership skills.
Abayasekara also serves as Special Assistant to the President of Central Pennsylvania
College. He is also an adjunct faculty member of central Pennsylvania College in Oral Communications and is an adjunct faculty member of Eastern
University's School of Professional Studies in the area of Managerial and Interpersonal Communications.
Dilip Abayasekara also has extensive experience in sales, having sold crystal, cookware and china (top rookie salesman), door-to-door book sales (super star salesman award, student manager), life insurance (group leader), store retail sales (top charge sales associate), and furniture. He is a graduate of the ‘Integrity Selling’ system.
Among Dilip Abayasekara's clients have been the Pentagon, The Hershey Corporation, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Government of Sri Lanka- Rural Development Board and the Ministry of Plan Implementation, the United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka, Beneficial National Bank, PNC Bank, Household Financial Services, USA, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Consulting Engineers Council of Delaware, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Central Pennsylvania College, and Delaware Pharmaceutical Society. He has had a host of private speech coaching clients that have included company presidents, business executives, university professors, scientists, engineers, physicians, elected city officials, members of the clergy, and speech contestants.
Dr. Dilip has presented in 25 states in the USA and in other countries including
Canada, the Philippines, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka.