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Professional speaking

Topics :

The topics Brand has presented to local and international audiences include the following :

  • Guidelines for business success in a rapidly changing South Africa.
  • The key lessons I have learnt during my career in business.
  • Guidelines for effective leadership.
  • Inspirational leadership - how to optimize passion, motivation and commitment.
  • Servant leadership - is it effective in tough times?
  • Key leadership lessons I have learnt.
  • How to optimise customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Ethical leadership is a prerequisite for effective leadership.

(All one hour presentations)

References :

Herewith some endorsements :

Mark Lamberti
 - Group Chief Executive of Imperial Holdings

"Brand Pretorius is a highly accomplished public speaker who engages his audience with sincerity and eloquence; inspires them with knowledge and insight; and moves them to action with conviction and authenticity. Anyone who has ever spoken publically will be in awe of his easy presentation style, and his ability to impart decades of experience and wisdom as an acknowledged leader in various settings and situations".

David Powels
 - former CEO of VWSA and currently the President of Volkswagen Brazil
"Brand Pretorius, an opinion maker and an opinion leader, an expert in the Auto Retail Industry, a Leader with profound natural ability, all enhanced by an incredible and energising public speaking ability. Brand falls into the category of being a true, rare legend in each of these fields. Every engagement I have had with Brand, as well as every presentation has not only been a source of knowledge, but also a source of inspiration".

Russell Loubser
 - former CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
"I have listened to Brand many times, over many years, speaking on leadership, management and business lessons. I hope to listen to him for many more years. His vast marketing and executive experience at the most senior levels in corporate SA have provided him with insights that have to be shared. This he does with consummate ease and is always perfectly prepared".

Professor Nick Binedell
  - former Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science
"Brand Pretorius is an outstanding business leader who I have had the privilege to get to know and work with over a number of years. He has remarkable insights into all aspects of business, in addition to his passion for marketing and marketing strategy. His integrity, sense of humor and deep commitment to his country ensure that he is a powerful presenter and communicator about the important ideas that business in South Africa desperately needs. His public speaking abilities are exceptional, and whenever I have the opportunity to hear him, I do so. I have no hesitation in recommending him".

Shabir Chohan
  - Chief Executive of Al Baraka Bank
"Brand is an eloquent speaker who captures the audience's full attention and we, at Al Baraka Bank, consider ourselves very fortunate in having had Brand address our head office management and staff on two occasions on service excellence and marketing. In his most charming and entertaining but yet factual manner, Brand kept us all captivated as he related us with tales drawn from his vast pool of experience and knowledge, the very essence of what marketing and service excellence really means in the workplace. Brand's experience in the field of customer service has been instrumental in imparting motivational tips to our staff and he is always receptive and encourages questions and discussions at the end of his speech to allow the audience to present their views, making him also an excellent listener".

Grant Gelink
  - former Managing Partner, Deloitte Southern Africa
"In 2008 Brand Pretorius addressed our Annual Partner & Director Meeting on the subject of leadership. He left a message so inspirational, that three years later we still make reference to it. Without a single piece of paper in front of him, Brand spoke for a solid hour, captivating 300 of the brightest minds in Deloitte. His insights on leadership, courage in challenging times and the integrity of leaders in the 21st century had a profound impact on our audience. For me, it was certainly one of the most memorable presentations I have ever heard. We were most honoured to have Brand share his wisdom, which has inspired us to embrace the call for positive leadership in our firm and our country".

Fees :

The current fee for a one hour presentation is on application (travel and accommodation costs excluded).

Bookings :

For enquiries and bookings, please use the contact form available here.