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David Todd - Toddy Talks. Hastings, Hawke's Bay, NZ

David Todd

Speaker, Trainer , Coach | Toddy Talks

Hastings, Hawke's Bay, NEW ZEALAND

Entertaining and inspiring speaker drawing on two decades of experience across a range of business involvement.





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David Todd MC Cricket




David is from a Rural New Zealand background. He has had a career in Rural Banking, Marketing and Training and Development. Throughout that he has been consistently recognised as a capable communicator, able to reach a wide audience. He has been selected to represent former organisations in both the United Kingdom and South America, largely based on his communication skills. From sitting one on one across a kitchen table to theatres of hundreds, David has an authenticity that provides his audience the opportunity to genuinely connect. In a world that is "drowning in information and starving for wisdom" David believes in the power of the individual to achieve what's important to them.

Industry Expertise (5)

Agriculture and Farming

Think Tanks

Financial Services

Training and Development

Direct Marketing

Areas of Expertise (5)

The Characteristics of Successful People

Attitude -It's Only Everything

The Balloon and the Cactus


Balance and Commitment

Accomplishments (3)

South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) 2011 Speaker (professional)

Presenter to this highly regarded conference - The Characteristics of a Winner. To the Attendee evaluation question " Presenter's knowledge of the topic" 100% scored either 4 or 5 out of 5. To the question "How useful is the knowledge you have gained from this workshop" 98% scored either 4 or 5 out of 5.

Head of Coaching and Development (professional)

Responsible for the skill set and personal development of the Rural and Commerical Teams across the nation.

ASB Rural Manager of the Year (professional)

Recognised as the Top Performing Individual across a range of measures

Education (1)

Lincoln College: Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce, Valuation and Farm Management 1986

Testimonials (3)

Tom Dickie, Sales Manager | Ravensdown

"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, January 2012

Jenna Lees, Sales and Syndications | MyFarm

David Todd was the MC for two recruitment seminars we hosted for potential farm managers in the South Island this year (2011). This included giving a 40 minute presentation, introducing other guest speakers and conducting a panel-type interview with some of our existing farm managers. We found him to be very 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, Sales and Syndications, MyFarm.

Ross Scrymgeour, Headmaster | Hereworth School

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 - Hereworth School.

Event Appearances (11)


Public Meeting - MC Role  Napier, New Zealand



ASB Rural   Glenmark, North Canterbury



NZ Opportunities Expo  London, England



SSI MIH Meeting  Cardrona Hotel, Wanaka



SIDE 2011  Christchurch, New Zealand



PGGW W4 Conference  Christchurch, New Zealand


Passionate People

Silver Fern Farms Conference  Hanmer Springs


Life - it's as simple as A, B, C

SIDE 2012  Dunedin



City Business Swap  Sydney, Australia


Lawlink Conference

Lawlink Annual Conference  Dunedin


HB Business Awards - MC

Annual Business Awards  Napier


Sample Talks (1)

The Characteristics of a Winner

10 plus 1 characteristics of those who succeed. Drawing on a mix of personal, business and sporting examples give yourself a check up from the neck up.



  • Keynote
  • Host/MC


1500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee