No matter what stage, industry or topic…I speak and facilitate sessions on any aspect that can positively or negatively impact an organization’s reputation.

I am a sought after keynote speaker, facilitator &  trainer who delivers engaging, interactive and intensely practical talks and workshops that show organizations and business leaders why reputation is their greatest asset and most dangerous risk.

My presentation style has been described as being vibrant,  humor-laden, energetic and business focused.

My peers consider me among the most influential thought leaders on the management of corporate reputation with stakeholders and the mitigation of reputation risk. I have an ability to communicate reputation and crisis issues into language that non-experts can easily understand.

Whether it is about the value of reputation, or what damages it to how to respond to a crisis that can destroy the reputation of an institution, I stimulate audiences with my hard-hitting and entertaining messages.

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My presentations are based on 30 years of consulting, 21 of it in private practice, and working with companies and audiences in 16 countries. I love music, reading and interacting in stimulating conversations, and traveling to destinations where I have never been before.

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This is what Organisers and Participants had to say about me

Crystal Mayfield, Director of Education and Lori Hoosier, Education Manager, PMA.com: We wanted to take a moment to thank you for participating in the 2017 Fresh Connections – Southern Africa event.  It was a pleasure to work with you, and we hope you had a good experience at the program. Thank you for your work to make this educational program a success.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with you again on future PMA events.

Julie Methven, CEO, Compliance Institute. My sincere thanks to you for giving us your time and expertise in presenting at the mentoring workshop yesterday. From the feedback received, the attendees thoroughly enjoyed your presentation.

Maria Ttappous, Services and Events Manager, The Institute of Internal Auditors SA. Thanks again as always for a great presentation!

Lézel Kraamwinkel. Risk, Legal & Collections. Momentum Group Limited. Deon, I just want to compliment you- I enjoyed your presentation very much and you are an excellent speaker. Thank you for making it interesting.

Ellen Chan, Senior Producer, Marcus Evans, Asia. “I have enjoyed working with Deon. He is a great trainer and expert in crisis and reputation management. He recently did a public training for me in the China market, all I received is excellent feedback from all the attendees.”

Macneil Ncube, Project Manager (Public Relations and Corporate Communication Conference). On behalf of Global Prospectus, I would like to thank you so much for participating at our conference as a Speaker. Your role will continue to be commended as you set yourself out and gave out the best presentation above expectations. This event will not have been a success without your contribution and to that we are forever indebted.

Themba Tshabalala, Smart-Link. Thank you for your great presentation in our past Social Media conference, we have been going over the delegate’s evaluation forms and all were really impressed by your levels of knowledge within the subject area and the manner in which you presented the session in, they loved your humor and laid back style of presenting. I think really and personally it was a job well done and I certainly hope to continue building this relationship with you going forward. On behalf of Smart Link Consultancy, I would like to thank you for your professional approach to handling this event, it remains a memorable one in our minds largely to professional speakers like yourself.

Chris Maroleng, Executive: Group Corporate Affairs, MTN

Dear Deon, On behalf of MTN Group Corporate Affairs, I would like to thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to address the MTN Group Corporate Affairs Forum 2014. The positive feedback that I have received from my colleagues about your contribution to our broader understanding of the concept of reputation management and its impact on large corporates like MTN who operate in multiple markets, is a testament to the relevance of your intervention and the deep insights that it contained.

I was also personally inspired to pursue the levels of professional excellence that you rightly believe are required from all reputation management practitioners worth their weight in salt. I hope this is not the last time that we will interact and I also look forward to cultivating a strong relationship between you and MTN Group.

Yolande Janse van Rensburg,  Manager Stakeholder Management, Urban Management – Region C, City of Johannesburg. Hello Deon, Thank you once again for the presentation yesterday and for being flexible on the costs. I have had only positive feedback from the staff. Even our tea lady this morning said “that man was good” which tells me that you reached all levels of staff.

Ria Loubser, SAIMAS vice Executive President & Conference Organizer. You, received the highest rating, congratulations!! – SAIMAS Conference, 22 October 2010.

Lindy Bedborough, Marketing Director, Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA). Thank you so much once again for your excellent presentation at the ISMA conference. The delegates rated your talk highly as you provided food for thought and left them inspired.I appreciate your time and energy at the conference.

Abiola Aloba, Ghana. Been in a training of yours in Ghana in 2013 November on branding. Great eye opening sessions. Lessons valid till today

Peter Goslett, Executive Director, Institute of Credit Management. ICM CREDIT INDABA 2008 – On behalf of the Institute of Credit Management of South Africa and its Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation at out 2008 Credit Indaba. Your presentation with regards reputation was very well received by all the delegates and provided much food for thought. It certainly was well placed within the context of our conference and added value.



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