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 (CSPGlobal, FPSA), published on 12 September 2013. 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 designation in 2008, held by less than 900 professional speakers globally. In December 2013 at the 5th Global Speakers Summit in Vancouver, Canada he was recognised in the inaugural group of 21 CSPGlobals. He has trained, coached and facilitated presentation skills since 1999, including at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria) and the Midrand Graduate Institute.
He delivers motivational keynotes on Mindset Shift, Service, Sales and Presenting with Confidence 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 and Ireland. He served from 2006-2008 as the secretary of the Global Speakers Federation, and during 2012-2013 as Treasurer.
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 one wife, 2 daughters, 2 cats, one dog and a guitar and lives in Sandton, South Africa. He runs marathons for fun, and every year for the past 11 years has completed the Two Oceans 56km ultra marathon – just for a reality check. He finished back to back Comrades marathons in June 2013 & 2014.
Why should Paul facilitate your presentation skills programme?
Paul believes that no amount of lecturing alone will teach anyone to present confidently. It’s important that you put yourself out there and actually do it repeatedly. This is called experiential training where the delegate prepares, delivers and evaluates the video afterwards – only to do it again more than once. This way he achieves tangible results for his delegates – they can see a substantial skills shift afterwards.
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. In fact, it’s vital. Here are 6 reasons why you should book Paul: