Speaking Endorsements

Billy Enderstein, Communications coach for ASSA (Actuarial Society of South Africa) Academy: “Deon is the quintessential expert on why your reputation matters. I recently had the pleasure of hosting him as part of ASSA’s (Actuarial Society of South Africa) Academy “2021 Winter Chill” program and he demonstrated perfectly through his personal and public narrative how our reputation is both our most important asset and yet our highest risk. Our audience was mixed, but their response was uniform – highly valued, pertinent, and well presented. I think it is a feather in Deon’s cap that he can address such a wide-ranging audience and make sense to each member. Deon’s energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to adding value for his audience by giving them skills to take away from the presentation are what I was impressed by. Thank you, Deon!”

James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd FICPEM Hon FBCI, Director at Crisis Prepared Limited

I was the Chair of the Business Continuity Institute when I first met Deon… He presented at our global conference called BCI World… he gave a fantastic, enthusiastic, lively and at times crazy presentation or should I say production… if you meet him you will know what I mean… he is a great reputational speaker with bags of credibility… he captivates an audience with his knowledge, experience, and larger-than-life personality… he is also a good guy to have a drink within the bar afterward… I have no hesitation in recommending Deon.

Deborah Higgins, BCI: I am the person who proposed you as a speaker for the BCI world event this November 2017 based on an initial recommendation from a highly respected colleague. I did my research and you rocked all the boxes of what we are looking for.

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.

Wouter Conradie, Managing Director – Africa Operations,
NSF International | nsf.org : Baie dankie vir jou aanbieding !  Dit was perfek – presies wat ek voor gehoop het.  Ek is seker ons sal meer saam kan werk in die toekoms.

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.

Paula H. <Paula.H@gchq.gsi.gov.uk : I attended your talks at the BCI World Conference and felt very enthused by them.

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.

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 in 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 at 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, 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.

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 is 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: 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 the training of yours in Ghana in 2013 November on branding. Great eye-opening sessions. Lessons are still valid 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 our 2008 Credit Indaba. Your presentation with regards to 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.

Jan Bezuidenhout, Head, Governance Process, Standard Bank of South Africa, Retail Banking: Dear Deon, Your presentation at the workshop held in 2003 was positively received by the participants and we would appreciate it if you could consider doing a presentation at this year’s workshop, given the fact that reputation risk is a major risk for financial institutions, we have no doubt that your expertise in this field will greatly benefit participants.

Jacky Grant, Conference Project Manager, marcus evans: Dear Deon, I would like to thank you for coming to present at the conference on Events Management. You made a very valuable contribution to the event and it was a pleasure to work with you. I hope to work with you again in the future. I have been through the evaluations for the event and you were very well received.

I have just finished tallying the assessments for the event and thought I would let you know how your presentation was received at the conference. I have attached a copy of the evaluations for you to have a look at. I have included a few of the comments that your presentation received below:

“Very good and comprehensive – knows his stuff. Interesting, informative, entertaining. He has really good points. Very clear and informative.Excellent.”

Lou Carter, Best Practice InstituteHi Deon, Yes, I invite you to speak at Best Practice Institute for a webinar on your Reputation Risk management framework case study. You have contributed terrific work to the field of best practices and I welcome you on as one of our experts.