Training and Coaching Testimonials

Below are client testimonials from the three types of programmes David partners with: tier one Business Schools, pro bono Charity organisations, and Corporate Graduate and Talent programmes.

Training, Coaching and Mentoring: is it worth it?

“I have not learnt so much in such a short time as the time spent with David at Henley Business School. He kept all of us wanting more information – and that after lunch! His session on presentations and how you actually present yourself completely changed how I will present from now on. I would highly recommend him for any clients. Honestly one of the best if not the best session I have ever had during a course. It will really add so much value to my career.

Thanks David. Really impressive stuff

Richard Daneel, Engineering Superintendent, (GCC factories) Glencore Lion

“David has a way of making any topic engaging and enjoyable. When coupled with his energetic style and passion for presenting, David is able to encourage his audience to partake and learn about their own personal style whether it be in selling or presenting, in a safe and energised environment that he fosters. Furthermore, David is an excellent coach, drawing on his own personal experience and erudite insights, I would highly recommend David for all matters personal-development related.”

Blake Human, Graduate at Standard Bank Group South Africa

“David worked with my group during a project assignment. His coaching skills are amazing and he knows how to get the best from people. I strongly recommend David as an excellent coach.”

Sola Osunfisan, Regional Manager Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, Nigeria

David is an electrifying public speaker and mentor. Just one day attending a session with David on public speaking and presentation skills gave me a new perspective on the preparation, compilation and execution of a well-structured presentation. His psychometric and personality based approach to public speaking was insightful: by identifying your personality and aligning it to a celebrity or well know person you can create a role model for yourself. Following a role model taught me new skills and exposed me to new ways of communication. I definitely recommend David as a coach and mentor.

Ferdie Enslin, Glencore, Project Superintendent

“David facilitated our Presentation Training, which was very beneficial! The Communications and Persuasion segment resulted in my group members and I presenting a concept based on his guidance to senior management. It was so well received the idea was selected as the exceptional concept from the talent programme to be later presented to the executive board.”

Sanele Nkosi, Managing Director at SimWealth South Africa

“David is fabulous: our delegates loved him. I have not heard them laugh continuously like that before. I am very happy.”

Marti Janse van Rensburg, Programme Lead, Henley Business School Africa

“David’s energetic style really brought the learning experience to life. Thank you also for the insights into how I can personally improve my confidence when presenting. I would recommend engaging with David, if you truly want to grow in understanding how to present effectively and to build your confidence in this area.

Sarah Kennedy, Head of Technical Banking, Standard Bank Isle of Man

“Thank you David! Meeting you has unlocked a new level of personal growth for which i am truly grateful for. Your program on making effective presentations was absolutely brilliant. Understanding how to structure my visuals, to ensure that i meet the audience needs and levels and to present in a way that captivates your audience to a point, they forget there’s a slide show in the background. Your limitless energy is infectious and makes it really easy to stay captivated and enjoy your program. Keep up the incredible work that you are doing, and don’t stop having fun!”

Kavesh Reddy, Behavioural Scientist, Standard Bank Insurance

“I had the pleasure of a public speaking coaching session with David at a recent Standard Bank Talent Management Program. In under 10 minutes, Davids insights and techniques resulted in almost immediate change that I could practically apply immediately in presentation that following morning. That’s a shift I can and will probably apply for the rest of my life. Thanks a million David! I greatly appreciate and admire your professionalism and frank manner.”

Michelle Mnculwane, Business Analyst, Standard Bank South Africa

David’s presentation skills are awesome, practical and easy to follow. I learned how to deliver a killer presentation within 24 hours after his session. His bubbly personality and energy brings life to the session and keeps you engaged throughout.

Nokuthula Mazibuko, Digital Channel Manager, Standard Bank South Africa

David is an amazing presenter. I was fortunate enough to sit in on one of his presentations. His style of presenting is very unique and entertaining. The thing that really impressed me was his follow ups in terms of feedback. He delivered on what he promised. I will definitely recommend David, should you require someone to motivate and encourage your staff.

Pamela Puckree, Fiduciary Specialist, Standard Bank South Africa

“David provided practical guidance on how to improve my presentations. From highlighting some of the common mistakes I was making to helping me to develop my style of delivery. His own delivery is energetic and entertaining. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve the quality and impact of his presentations.”

Alan Wellburn, Head of Western Cape Wealth Management team, Standard Bank South Africa

“David!!! Thank you for an amazing presentation that really will help me immensely in my career as I present often and require to capture my crowds attention while delivering points! You did it with such ease I felt like I could present when we were done! Thank you for helping me sharpen a skill I hope to use for decades to come!”

Ole Pitsoe, Solutions Engineer at Standard Bank South Africa

“David shared practical methods one could use to enhance presentation skills. Main focus, which I found really useful was around first understanding your personality style and your natural presentation style. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and would recommend this for anyone keen to polish on their presentation skill.”

Christine Shongwe, Digital Banking and eCommerce Manager at Standard Bank South Africa

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