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Entertaining, motivational award-winning speaker and MC.


David Nottage is an Australian born New Zealander, a Kiwi with an attitude - an attitude for success. He has come a long way, from someone who was too scared to speak in front of a group of four people to being a dynamic presenter who captivated over 2,000 Toastmasters to win the ultimate pinnacle in public speaking, the World Championship for Toastmasters International.

Current work
David is a Director of a New Zealand based company that provides training in effective and powerful business presentations and other communication based modules including team building & leading and sales presentations. The company’s motto is; Presentations that work for life and he certainly practices what he preaches as is evident by his many successes.

As a keynote speaker David has inspired and motivated thousands of people to fulfill their ambitions. He has spoken internationally at conferences and has motivated people the length and breadth of New Zealand. His message is simple; “Dare to Dream” and he empowers his audiences to cast off their fears and doubts and to take on change with enthusiasm. David always tailors his presentations as a keynote speaker to meet your conference theme and criteria. His style is humorous so that the message sticks, that way it remains effective.

In 2020, David was awarded with the Educator of the Year Award from the Professional Speakers Association NZ.

An enormous amount of time and money is invested in conferences, and in David’s role as Master of Ceremonies, he quickly builds rapport with the audience using wit, humour and interaction ensuring your event runs smoothly and on time.

David has a long list of satisfied clients who are more than happy to give written or verbal testimony to his style and effectiveness. Some of his clients include; ASB Bank, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, University of Auckland, Carter Holt Harvey, Fletcher Challenge, Vodafone, Royal New Zealand Navy and many other high performing companies in New Zealand.

No matter what the occasion, if you need someone to make an impact in a positive and memorable style then David Nottage, the 1996 World Champion of Public Speaking, is the ideal candidate.

David was very professional. He was helpful before the function started, which we appreciated. David was both interesting and funny and happily mingled with the crowd. Campbell Pope & Associates

In all aspects David is the ultimate professional speaker. David added to the entire "tone" of the evening in a professional, yet light-hearted manner.

Adecco Personnel Ltd

The audience responded really well and thoroughly enjoyed David's performance. The audience found David extremely funny and his content on striving for what you believe in and overcoming any obstacles was great.

Voice Technology Ltd

David was extremely engaging and had a great response from the audience.

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