"Old enough to have life experience to draw on, and still young enough to be enthusiastic..."


Meet David Todd: Trainer, Professional MC, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker

An unforgettable experience based on sound principles and 30 years of experience

If you are looking for someone who can communicate with you and your people, who provides authenticity, simplicity and principles that have genuine relevance, then you have come to the right place.


With Toddy’s rural background and upbringing - what you see is what you get. He’ll take the time to find out what’s important to you and deliver.


An ability to take the complex and make it simple. Then to take what is simple and make it compelling.


Principles and practices that can be genuinely applied in personal and professional lives. Are they really that different?

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Who is Toddy?  Watch this short video, a day in the life, to find out more.

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”

- Jim Rohn (author and speaker 1930 - 2009)​

Take charge today

Jim Rohn’s quote above encourages you to take charge.

If you are looking for Sales Training, an MC for your next business function, an independent facilitator, a workshop for your team, or a keynote speaker, take charge and get in touch with Toddy.  His experience speaks for itself.

Have a question? Send Toddy a message

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Thank you for your enquiry, I will be in touch soon. Cheers, Toddy

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Clients Toddy has worked with

ANZ - Toddy Talks
Brokernet - Toddy Talks
BWR - Toddy Talks
Central Districts Pest Control - Toddy Talks
CP Wool - Toddy Talks
Cervus - Toddy Talks
Craigmore Farm - Toddy Talks
Dairy NZ - Toddy Talks
Euro Corporation - Toddy Talks
Farmax Pro - Toddy Talks
The Cardrona - Toddy Talks
Fastway Couriers
Focus Genetics - Toddy Talks
HB Racing - Toddy Talks
Hereworth - Toddy Talks
Kelso - Toddy Talks
Landcorp - Toddy Talks
Logan Stone - Toddy Talks
Miller Creative - Toddy Talks
My Farm - Toddy Talks
Mission Estate Winery - Toddy Talks
Pioneer - Toddy Talks
Ravensdown - Toddy Talks
Silver Fern Farms - Toddy Talks
Simcro - Toddy Talks
Southern Wide - Toddy Talks
StockCo - Toddy Talks
The Cardrona - Toddy Talks