David Nottage - CSP

David Nottage - one of the finest speakers you'll ever hear, was the first New Zealander to ever win the prestigious "Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking" title.

He is also a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

"I never set out to beat the other competitors at any level on the way to the World Championship. At each and every stage, I just wanted to better myself, to be the best that I could be, to fulfill an aspiration that I once dared to dream" - David Nottage

David is an Australian born New Zealander, a Kiwi with an attitude - an attitude for success. He has come a long way in the past 35 years, from someone who was too scared to speak in front of a group of four people to becoming a dynamic presenter who captivated over 2,000 Toastmasters to win the ultimate pinnacle in public speaking, the World
Championship for Toastmasters International.

David runs a company that provides training in effective and powerful business presentations and other communication-based modules.  The company’s motto is; Presentations that work for life and he certainly practices what he preaches as is evident by his many successes.

David has trained and coached thousands of people to be more confident and charismatic when they present.

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. We all have aspirations, goals and dreams. David will inspire them to realize their dream.

As the Master of Ceremonies, David always enthralls his audiences. He keeps the event going and intertwines the key conference messages which are so important. He engages with the audience like no one else. He is a consummate professional and a highly regarded MC.

David always tailors his presentations as a facilitator, as a keynote speaker and as the Master of Ceremonies so you can be certain he will meet your conference theme and criteria. His style is humorous so that the message sticks, and it remains effective.

David has a long list of satisfied clients who are more than happy to give written or verbal testimony to his style and effectiveness. His clients include Beca, Deloitte, Downer Construction, Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland Council and many other high performing companies in New Zealand.

The next time you need a keynote motivational address, humorous after dinner speaker, or a very sharp quick-witted Master of Ceremonies, book David.  He can also do corporate entertainment.  The consummate all-rounder.



1996 World Champion International Speech Contest
1996 Regional Winner
1996 New Zealand International Speech Contest Winner
1996 New Zealand Humorous Speech Contest Winner
1996 New Zealand Impromptu Speech Contest Winner
1996 New Zealand Most Entertaining Speaker
1992 3rd Place World Regional Finals
1992 New Zealand International Speech Contest Winner
1991 New Zealand Humorous Speech Contest Winner
1987 3rd Place Down Under Convention.(Aust/NZ) Finals
1987 Australian International Speech Contest Winner
1986 Australian Humorous Speech Contest Winner

In 1996 David entered 21 competitions of which he won 19 and placed 2nd in the remaining two.


  • After Dinner Humour
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • One on One Leadership Training
  • Master of Ceremonies


"David was humorous and interacted well with our diverse audience. He was a pleasure to deal with and you can see his experience coming through". Pierre Fernandes PMINZ

“David Nottage has so many talents.  As an MC he is the consummate professional doing all the ‘homework’ to ensure the event goes smoothly.  He engages with the audience and most importantly he has a brilliant sense of humour and his timing of using this is amazing.  Simply the BEST!”  Gilly Chater – Effortless Leadership, NSANZ Professional Member

“Thanks again for your preparation and input it was very obvious to me and I was impressed.”  Ann-Marie Wickman – Create Marketing & Events Ltd

“Thanks for delivering an evening with lots of tips, skills, techniques and heaps of humour.  Many people that I spoke to said it was the highlight of the conference.” Brian – National Executive Team Member, NZ Dairy Industry Awards 

“Yes I loved David’s workshop – as did my excellent colleagues.  We just couldn’t get enough of him!  Oh and the Presentation Toolkit is MAGNIFICENT!!”  Michelle – FMG – National Sponsorship & Events Manager (David has been MC for their events as well workshop facilitator)

How you present yourself often defines you.  David’s course will help you in tense moments that will mark you out in your career. Frank - Fisher Funds

This was an awesome course to upskill in a much overlooked area!  Very useful!!  Matt - Fisher Funds

David was a fantastic course presenter and it was great to walk away from the course with a sense of improvement in public speaking. Liam - Beca

The best course I’ve attended for public speaking and engagement – could not recommend more! Andrew Beca
Great course.  I would recommend to all, especially those who have a fear of presentations. Umar - Beca

The challenge was daunting, the reality was personal growth.  David made you feel empowered.  Thanks.  
Debbie - NZ Equestrian
Even for the most reluctant, nervous speakers, the day course brought out their inner confidence.  David was funny & engaging for a long day!  Lizzie - NZ Equestrian