Clients share their experience of Toddy Talks

Presentation a hit! A perfect way to end

“Thanks Toddy. Your presentation was a hit. Thanks for all the planning you had obviously put into the session for us. The feedback from both the new and the more experienced within the group was extremely positive. It was the perfect way to end our day. We will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a speaker!”  
- Russell Lundy, Residential Manager, Southern Wide Real Estate, Dunedin.

Our staff have grown massively

We have engaged Toddy for several years now to handle all of our staff training. The training he gives is simple, interactive and he gets everyone’s buy in. Our staff have grown massively with his help. Everyone is looking forward to the next training session already.
- Ash Whitaker, The Cardrona Distillery and Museum

A real affinity with the rural sector

“Toddy is an enthusiastic speaker, energising and importantly looks to grow the individual. He was professional and had a real affinity with the rural sector that worked for our group. His open style and interactive nature was appreciated. The 10+1 characteristics of a Winner was a highlight."
- Tom Dickie, Sales Manager, Ravensdown, www.ravensdown.co.nz

There was a real buzz in the room

“Toddy was the guest speaker at a winter workshop we held in May 2017. After science and technical based presentations, our clients were ready for some fresh air…that came in the form of Toddy. From when he first took the stage, Toddy has us eating out of his hand. His rural background combined with his humour was the perfect blend to end our workshop. There was a real buzz in the room - why? Toddy was authentic and relevant, his positive attitude is infectious, combined with humour to bring the house down. Toddy took our clients on a journey that left them feeling completely energised.” 
- Matt Holden, Kelso Genetics Limited, New Zealand

Awards evening huge success

Farmlands recently engaged Toddy as MC for an Awards Evening held in Christchurch. It was a huge advantage to have Toddy involved and actively participating in the preparation work. His input and collaboration into short movie clips, shown during the event, all contributed towards the success of the event. We found Toddy to be extremely professional and easy to work with. He has a great sense of humour and remained calm under pressure. Our Awards Evening was a huge success.
 - Helen Shrewsbury, Sponsorship & Events Manager, Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited


Sales training was enlightening, you can teach an old dog new tricks

Having engaged Toddy to undertake sales training previously it was refreshing to have him back in a  different business and see him go well! Our team, whilst busy with solid streams of work were all enlightened by the time out to think about why we do what we do and how we can pitch that, not only to new but also existing customers - just proves you can teach “old dogs new tricks”.
- Keith Cooper, Managing Director, Miller Creative Group

Motivating, dynamic, stimulating...

“Motivating, stimulating, interesting, dynamic, entertaining, challenging, my three words to describe Toddy’s presentation. If your life seems too complicated, rushed and a real grind, then listening to Toddy will help with the CHALLENGES you may have. Having been privileged to hear Toddy twice I challenge you to make the time for him. The real rewards are the seeds sown within your mind for the future of your business or personal being.”
- John and Leanne Howard, Dairy Farm Owners - Whakatane.

Humble simplicity and a clear message

“With humble simplicity Toddy challenged each of us to consider the important areas in our life and business, with insights that can only come from considered experience. Light heartedly addressing serious issues, reminding us all that we already know many of the answers and we simply need to take action on them. My ABC’s have a whole new meaning. Thanks Toddy."
- Mark Magill, President - City Business SWAP Sydney, Australia

Smooth style, with a touch of humour

“My wife Heather and I both went to David’s session at SIDE 2011. Funny, thought provoking and even emotional. The way he put it across meant that the messages stuck. David connected really well with the audience. Very smooth style - easy to listen to, just the right amount of humour. Bringing his own family goals into the presentation was great and made him more interesting as a speaker."
- Simon Mackle, Dairy Farmer, SIDE 2011 Organising Committee

Toddy was a class act in all respects

Toddy was MC for our 2015 Lawlink conference in Queenstown with over 140 delegates. The event ran over three days and Toddy was MC for both the business and social events.
Prior to the event, Toddy met with me as organiser to run through the programme, and gain background of the speakers that would be presenting at conference. Toddy is very professional in his approach, yet has a relaxed and humorous style of delivery that the audience really enjoyed.
He kept the programme running to time, which is very important for an organiser, and appropriately acknowledged our sponsors which is also very important to the organiser.
Toddy summed up each presentation brilliantly, and a total bonus, was that at the end of conference Toddy provided us with a written summary which could be distributed to delegates.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Toddy for similar roles, and I know that we will certainly engage him again in the future. The following is typical of the comments we received: “Toddy was a class act in all respects. Everyone I spoke to thought he would be great to secure for the future, in that role.”
- Carol Patton, Lawlink

An asset to our conference

“We employed Toddy as the MC for the 2012 Landcorp Biennial Farm Manager Conference. We found him to be an asset to the conference; quickly determining the communication style required, introducing speakers with the right mix of information and humour, and keeping proceedings flowing at the right pace. His end-of-session summaries were well received and appreciated for their concise capture of the information presented while reinforcing the relevance of the speakers to the conference theme. Toddy mixed well with both presenters and attendees and we have had many positive comments.”
- Al McCone, National Manager, Staff Relations and Training, Landcorp.

Skilled at tailoring style for audience

“David Todd (‘Toddy’) has been a wonderful asset to our organisation over recent years, as a very versatile presenter, entertainer and master of ceremonies. David is very skilled at tailoring his presentation style and content to the situation required. He is well prepared, with plenty of research done in advance and has the ability to use his well placed (and timed) sense of humour to enhance his presentation delivery. His enjoyment of people and interactive style make him a very effective presenter and I would have no hesitation what-so-ever in recommending him to others.”
- Ross Scrymgeour, Headmaster 2002-2015 - Hereworth School.

Presentation set right tone for day

“David Todd was MC for two recruitment seminars we hosted for potential farm managers in the South Island this year (2011). This included a 40 minute presentation, introducing other guest speakers and conducting a panel-type interview with our existing farm managers. We found him to be professional and entertaining, and he kept the other speakers at ease. His presentation set the tone for the day and the audience was receptive of his message, focusing on growth.... and attitude!”
- Jenna Lees, MyFarm.