Welcome to TORQUE Ltd, a New Zealand based Public Speaking Consultancy who work side by side with organisations or individuals to help develop and improve their Business Presentation skills.
Newsflash: Torque Limited is now proudly associated with Paralympics New Zealand
We are very proud to announce that we are associated with Paralympics New Zealand. In particular we will be actively promoting and assisting our Paralympic athletes as keynote speakers and presenters at your next conference or client function. We feel extremely privileged and honoured to be involved with the calibre of people such as Laura Fairweather, Mary Fisher, Phillipa Gray, Anthea Gunner, Daniel Holt, Michael Johnson, Danny McBride and Fiona Southorn. These remarkable Kiwis have inspirational stories to tell as they share their journey with us.
Please call or email us for details to discuss how our Paralympic athletes can make your next event even more memorable.
Business Presentation Skills Training | Public Course Dates
New dates for the next Public Course on Business Presentation Skills training are included below. This two day course will…read more
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I’ve often covered the anxiety created by presentations and how to deal with the problem. We know that the reaction…read more
Presentation Skills… Saying it with Pictures
A picture is worth a 1000 words… so make sure your presentations use this powerful medium. Please consider adding pictures…read more
Your Communication Skills. Can’t Help Myself … Bad Habits
Your communication skills. Bad Habits… The bane of all presenters would be having a ‘bad habit’ in front of the…read more
The new dates for the next Public Course on Business Presentation Skills are the 24th & 25th of June 2015…read more
You’re sitting at your desk early one morning and the phone rings. It’s the boss and he asks you if…read more
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I have used David Nottage and his company Torque over the past 10 years In the capacity of speaker, Master of Ceremonies and to teach presentation skills. He has always been very professional and competent and I have had great feedback from my clients on his performance. Several clients have used him several times. As an M/C he is extremely versatile as he will dress up and provide entertainment as required and can also deliver a business keynote or entertaining after dinner address. I would certainly recommend David to any prospective clients.
I have had David speak at a number of conferences for me. This has ranged from business owners, farmers and retail staff. Each time that David has spoken I have asked him to speak in the suicide spot. That last spot at the end of the day. He has always left the audience inspired and amused. Even the most cynical veterinarian has been seen with tears rolling down his face. Indeed I have had one client who has now heard David Three times. He remarked that each time he has always received a different message and always thought he had got funnier although he had heard a number of the stories before. David has the unique gift of generating an inspiring message through humour and I LOOK forward to using him in our business because of his professionalism and relaxing approach to speaking and booking.
Thank you so much for bringing such life, energy, professionalism and humour to yesterday’s training course. The feedback from the blokes was so positive (you had them in stitches!) and the tips and tricks that you imparted to us all will go miles to helping develop our Beer School programme in the trade and really drive beer passion within DB. I will definitely keep you informed of our Beer School progress and look forward to working with you again in the future.
The Business Presentation Skills course from Torque Limited was an outstanding success when introduced to my organisation. The course itself focuses in depth on the personal impact you can have as a presenter – there are bags of opportunity to practice the skills during the course and end of course feedback is excellent – detailed, open with good personal recommendations on going forward. Several senior members of our team have gained an enormous amount and I have seen them grow to be confident presenters with impact as a direct result. David’s presentation style is engaging to a point where although the course is quite challenging as it takes you out of your comfort zone it’s a real pleasure to be a part of it. We are hoping to use Torque Limited in the future. And David is very charming too!
I want to thank you for all of the fantastic work you’ve done with our people at Deloitte. From graduates to partners, you have been an inspiration to those who have participated in your courses. You’ve helped many Deloitte people overcome their fears of public speaking, and drastically improved their communication and presentation skills. As always, feedback from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive. Here are just a few of the comments we received this year: “David Nottage was extremely effective in delivering an interactive, participative and enjoyable course.” “David Nottage was an excellent presenter, full of energy and with great knowledge of his subject.” “Humorous instructor and effective training, which just makes you feel that it’s a great course and everyone should be in it.” It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you David, and I would wholeheartedly recommend you to any organisation that wants to impact their people’s communication and presentation skills in a positive way.
We have known David Nottage and the team at Torque for over twelve years and have used their services as our exclusive provider of presentation skills for that entire time. We estimate between 80-100 staff members have been exposed to David during this time. Apart from David’s obvious brilliance as an orator his ability to convey speaking and presentation skills to our people has significantly assisted our team over the years. His methods are transferable across the spectrum of occupations and the confidence our people have gained is evident from day one. We have also utilised his talents as a speech writer and MC (Master of Ceremonies) with equal success. His natural wit and comic personality have been the source of many humorous moments and the response we have had from audiences has been outstanding. In conclusion, we believe David is without peer in his field and we will continue to use his vast array of presentation skills for as long as he offers them to us.
Some of the comments from some of the firms graduates… He was excellent. Extremely helpful – probably the most helpful of all the training we’ve had so far. Was good to have it over a couple of days as well. Highly recommended for the upcoming grads!!! The presentation skills course was excellent, David was a fantastic trainer and the environment was very conducive for learning. I was wondering how it would go over two whole days, but it was relevant throughout, and quite good, as the stuff you had learned the week before had a chance to settle in before using it the next week. I would recommend using him again. I thought the presentation seminar was outstanding. What made it so good was that we had to get up and give many mini presentations over the two days. At first I (and I’m sure the others) were nervous but by the end of it we knew presenting was no big deal and this gave us confidence. He also gave us plenty of practical tips which were really good. I think you should definitely use David again. I really enjoyed the training – David Nottage was a great guy. Very entertaining, put you straight at ease, very very knowledgeable and good at what he does! Definitely worth doing – it will help a lot! I thought he was really good! Public speaking is quite painful, but he made it as easy as possible. He was a really good trainer- very funny etc to set everyone at ease, combined lots of positive feedback with helpful pointers.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and picked up a lot of good points. I have stated my affirmations and the “road map” for the presentation is a real gift! I have watched my presentation and thought that your assessment was fair, if not a bit generous. Having changed my subject in the last minute, made me a bit nervous and not overly sure of the flow. However, I decided to be assessed on something new, rather than to deliver a presentation I can do with my eyes closed. The recording and the assessment have given me some very valuable feedback and I hope to sharpen up my general presentation style accordingly. This morning I will be delivering a presentation to the real audience that I wrote the presentation for, so we’ll see if I have improved. Thanks again for all your help – I have recommended your course to everyone around me.
The training we have invested in training programmes with Torque has resulted in a significant improvement in our presentations to potential clients and an increase in the number of successes we have had. The confidence of our staff in presenting their ideas has been of great benefit to our business and we look forward to working with Torque again in the near future.
We’ve been using David to run our Presentation Skills course for a number of years and we’ve always been impressed by the level of service, professionalism and skill that we receive. Being in the communications industry, we need to ensure that we are at the top of our game and David helps us learn and refine these skills. The course is so popular we have to turn people away. Not only do our people learn how to better deliver presentation and be more confident in their style, they also have a lot of fun which is important in a creative environment such as ours. From an administration point of view, David and his team are an absolute pleasure to work with and nothing is ever a problem. I can’t recommend David highly enough – if you do choose to work with David, you won’t regret it and you will most certainly see a return on your investment.
We have used David Nottage at Torque Ltd to train people in all levels of our organisation every year for more than ten years. Results show in the many comments we have back on how well our people present and by the large amount of work we win through pitching and presenting. David increases people’s confidence, improves their presentation behaviour and makes our formal presentations some of the best in the business. We love David’s coaching style and his wonderful sense of humour.
This was an excellent course where we also received very comprehensive material for future reference. The interaction was great, and during our practical sessions we received very useful feedback and guidance. I personally feel more confident and better prepared to make presentations after attending the course.