This is my generic introduction before a keynote address. I tweak it to suit my audience. So, there’ll be subtle changes dependent on whether my audience is in the field of professional speaking, employee engagement, writing, marketing or sales.
Our next speaker is a philosopher, author, spiritual flaneur and human excellence consultant helping people navigate this human existence, market and sell themselves, their products and their services.
Since starting his consultancy in 1998, he has presented his philosophies and ideas to more 1 200 audiences both locally and overseas. He’s been invited to speak at two human development conferences overseas: Teheran, Iran and Milan, Italy.
He has ghostwritten six books and 20 speeches and edited a dozen books. He has written a number of books for his own account, including, Edge of the Rain, The Architecture of Selling and What if Hollywood Doesn’t Call?
Since 1998 he has written more than 7,2-million words and run more than 64 000 km.
When he’s not writing, speaking or running, you’ll find him playing chess, catching bass and spending time with his 11-year-old daughter.
He’s a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association, A Stef du Plessis Founder’s Award recipient, Distinguished Toastmaster and Toastmaster of the Year recipient
Please help me welcome our speaker today … Jacques de Villiers …