One Last Motivational Speech before Year End


Douglas’s business and inspirational presentations are usually valued at R18 000. For November and December of 2012 only, book him for R15 000.


What is the gap between where you are and where you want to be? Allow me to help you with one of these seminars or presentations:


Based on my book, ’50 Ways to Position Yourself as an Expert,’ this business talk looks at practical, proactive steps you can take to gain visibility and become known as the thought-leader in your industry. Grow your customer-base. Don’t be the Pie-Man, selling his wares one by one. Be the guru, and they will come to you. Perfect for Sales teams and entrepreneurs.


Learn about The Rules of Hamster-Thinking and how they impair our effectiveness. Hamsters make up rules that work against them, do things the way they’ve always been done, and do what all other hamsters would do. Discover how to think more industriously and develop your personal initiative. This motivational presentation is designed to teach your delegates to become greater ‘go-getters.’


“Do these jeans make my bum look big?” “No, honey. It’s your big bum that’s doing it.” This humorous keynote pokes fun at the culture of blame and victimhood, and shows how, by inverting it, we can set goals, strive for achievements, and move away from excuses. This presentation is designed to assist delegates with instituting radical disruption of their momentum, and taking ownership of their lives and careers.


Entrepreneurs often inherent a curse from previous generations, and they’re not even aware of it: Self-limiting beliefs about wealth, work and income. This presentation changes lives. Douglas has written on the topic for Forbes magazine and been interviewed on it in the media. Packed with epiphanies, it will radically alter how entrepreneurs think about Value, and about generating income.


Why do some entrepreneurs make money hand over fist, while others struggle with the basics? Why are some able to go bankrupt and bounce back again, as though nothing happened? Why do some individuals work back-breakingly hard, but never break even? The difference isn’t ‘hours of work.’ The difference is ‘underlying principles.’ Get them right, and the business comes to you. 8 Epiphanies is a look at the principles behind the scenes; the deeper level understandings you need to have in addition to the nuts ‘n bolts, how-to stuff.


Still suffering from Recession-Mentality? Acting less because times are tough and you no longer believe they’re buying? This motivational speech is about head-space, and the vortexes that swirl through it in tough times. To survive and prosper, you have to have the right attitude. You have to harness your thinking and make it do what you need it to do. Not what the times dictate.


Training seminars in Public Speaking and Presenting – How to Engage and Persuade in your Presentations (Full day course). Based on my book ’50 Ways to Become a Better Speaker.’ I will provide you with all the basics – the nuts ‘n bolts of presenting – but I’ll also go well beyond that. Learn how to organize the audience in a room for the best psychological effect. Learn how to connect, engage and persuade. Learn about the 15 different ways in which you can structure your messages. Learn how to create credibility. Most of all, learn to make your target audience think and believe as you do. Ideal for managers, sales teams and anyone who wants to grow their career by mastering this important skill.


“Douglas is phenomenal. He has great expertise, is very result oriented, and also knows what it takes for organizations and people to change. His experience in speaking publicly and his Hamster’s approach is so interesting. Douglas’s understanding of processes, in particular – how to make things happen as productively as possible and what needs to be delivered at each stage – has been very valuable to us at the congress.” – Alves Duarte, 1st International Congress of Human Resources Convenor, Mozambique

“Professional yet thoroughly entertaining. He kept the group spellbound from start to finish and I was personally very disappointed when he was done and it was time for him to leave as I had barely felt the time fly by and could have spent the rest of the afternoon listening to him!” – Tertia Reid, Training Adminstrator, Spar Group

“Douglas has got all the qualities of a superb speaker: credibility, integrity, and obviously a very good presentation.” – Clem Sunter, Chairman, Anglo American Chairman’s Fund

“…Douglas demonstrated what makes him one of the best public speakers in South Africa. …His strength of character and powerful use of the English language were motivating…” – ABSA newsletter

“…Marie, I got your mail last night when I got back from BMW’s conference. They LOVED Douglas. His session with them was super successful. Thank you for the recommendation.” – Lerato Ramasodi, Assistant Content Director/Speaker & Artist Coordinator, Omage

Once again thank you for your input with my speech. For me that was somewhat of a defining moment and like the foreword in one of your books, I am grateful for the time that you (the famous one here) so readily invested in me! Take care Doug – Robynne Adams, General Manager, Clarins South Africa

“Mr Doug, My sources at Pam Golding tell me you were on fire the other day during your presentation!” – Colin Browne, Editor, Sales Guru magazine

“Douglas was like a breath of fresh air. He speaks with sincere conviction and is able to evoke in his audience a range of emotions and responses. He has the rare gift of being able to engage his listeners who are drawn in by his dynamic presentation and his exuberance. He added considerable value to his presentation by circulating among the banquet guests who were delighted to converse with him and enjoy his friendly, outgoing personality.” – Andrew Layman, CEO, Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business

Douglas, Thank you again for the professional and entertaining job you did at our conference. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to future business ventures together. – Andrew Honey, Managing Director/Publisher, Entrepreneur magazine

“Douglas taught Mensa a thing or two. Thanks once again for the talk, we are getting very positive feedback from our members on both the talk and your books!” – Reyaan Uys, Chairman, Mensa Pretoria

“I thought Doug was a fantastic speaker. He held the audience riveted. Not only was his presentation highly entertaining, but the business message was sound. I would highly recommend him to any business interested in teaching their staff to use initiative.” – Deon Nel, Provincial Head, Standard Bank Financial Consultancy  

Your presentation made the occasion one of the most memorable and inspiring events we have hosted. You delivered a very thought provoking presentation with hands-on techniques on improving one’s business. I’m sure that all the delegates had a few points they would like to address based on your presentation. Your presentation style is very professional. Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Johannesburg will definitely highly recommend your services and we are looking forward to working with you soon! – Nadia Oberholzer, Sandton & Midrand Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Johannesburg

“Wow!  Thank you for making Friday such a huge success!  I could have never done it without you! Hope I will have the opportunity to work with you again.” – Tanya Jansen van Rensburg, PA to the Director, Standard Bank Financial Consultancy

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