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David Nottage


DAVID NOTTAGE is an Australian born New Zealander, a Kiwi with an attitude – an attitude for success. He has come a long way in the past 30 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 is the Director of TORQUE Ltd, a New Zealand based 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 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.


Terri O’Kane, Learning and Development Coordinator | FMA
We have used David’s services many times. The employees who attended his training courses ranged from frontline regulators through to executive directors. Each and every one of them reported having benefited greatly from the course as well as David’s own presentation and coaching skills.


Julie O’Brien, Professional Development Manager | Simpson Grierson
Professional, credible, insightful, motivating, fun. These are the adjectives that spring to mind when describing David Nottage. We’ve been using David to train our staff for years, simply because he’s the best.


Jo Griffiths, Co-operative Development & Events Manager | Fonterra
His passion, enthusiasm and professionalism during these events is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the programme I run. David is one of the “gems of this world” – I’ve always found him 100% reliable, genuine and a constant professional.


John Oey, General Manager New Business | McConnell Dowell
David was approached following a number of recommendations to provide presentation skills training to our team who are involved with presenting to our potential Clients. The team members who participated (including myself) found David to be an excellent trainer and had every person engaged in being involved from the start to the end of the course.

Industry Expertise

Banking & Financial
Construction & Consulting
Local & National Government

Professional Services
Scientific & Technological Expertise

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

Presentation Topics

Business Presentation Skills
Team Presentation Training
Public Speaking

Train the Trainer
Networking Skills

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.

For more information, referrals, rates and availability, please contact David:
476-8229 or email