Paul du Toit is a presentation skills specialist and the author of 2 books including “You Can Present With Confidence”. He is the co-author of “The Exceptional Speaker” with Alan Stevens (GSF, FPSA). He blogs on presentation skills and customer service and his articles on presenting and customer excellence are regularly published.
He achieved the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2008, held by less than 1,000 professional speakers globally. In December 2013 at the 5th Global Speakers Summit in Vancouver, Canada he was recognised in the inaugural group of 21 Global Speaking Fellows. He has trained, coached and facilitated presentation skills since 1999, including at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria).
He delivers motivational keynotes on Mindset Shift, Service, Sales and Presenting with Confidence internationally, and co-facilitates The Exceptional Speaker Masterclass internationally.
He is a founding member and past president of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (2005-2006), and an Honorary Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association of the UK & Ireland. He served from 2006-2008 as the secretary of the Global Speakers Federation, and during 2012-2013 as Treasurer. In 2017 he was inducted into the Southern African Speakers Hall of Fame (SASHoF).
Paul is the managing director of the Congruence Group based in Sandton, South Africa, which develops human capital from companies of all sizes. His Congruence e-newsletter has over 6,500 opt-in subscribers.
He has a wife, 2 daughters, 2 cats, one dog and a guitar and lives in Sandton, South Africa. He runs marathons for fitness and fun, having completed the Two Oceans 56km ultra marathon 12 times. He finished back to back Comrades marathons in June 2013 & 2014 and was crazy enough to complete #3 in June 2017.
Why should Paul facilitate your presentation skills programme?
Paul believes that reading or attending lectures provides the foundation of presentation skills technique which must be entrenched practically. The desired levels of excellence are only achieved through repeated practice. This experiential training involves delegate preparing, delivering and evaluating the recorded evidence afterwards – only to do it again more than once. This way he achieves tangible results for his delegates who experience substantial skills shift and heightened confidence levels immediately.
Why book Paul to speak at your next conference?
Your conference is a substantial investment. It takes a great deal of planning and involves concerted effort and expense. You owe it to yourself to book an experienced speaker who takes the trouble to understand your brief and delivers accordingly. By weaving relevant stories into his talks Paul invokes light hearted humour to get decisive messages across.