We are excited to announce the two amazing keynote speakers that will be presenting at our conference

Aletta Rochat

“The Difference between Ordinary and Extraordinary”

Sunday, May 6, 2023, 9:15-10:00

Description: According to David Sack: Being extraordinary isn’t reserved for the rich, the famous, the powerful, or the privileged. Extraordinary people exist within even the most seemingly ordinary lives. In this keynote, Aletta will explore the ways you and I can become extraordinary.

Aletta Rochat, DTM, of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, is a professional speaker, trainer, and author. She owns Voicing your Potential, a company she founded in 2010. She is Co-Founder of Interview Survival Guide, founded in 2020.

A Toastmaster since 2008, Rochat’s home Toastmasters club is Cape Town Toastmasters Club. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation (DTM)—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

Aletta says, “Speaking and leadership skills are catalysts for opportunity. Toastmasters provides the environment that allows you to build self-belief and confidence, which are essential for career development. An investment of time and energy into our program delivers results in all areas of your life.”

As an officer on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Rochat is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

Learn more about self confidence and leadership from Aletta. Do not miss her keynote address Saturday morning May 6, 2023!

Aditya Maheswaran

“Dissolve the Notes”

Sunday 7 May 2023, 11:00 – 11:45 (English)

Aditya is a Partner at Korn Ferry, a global organisational consultancy. Based in London, he partners with organisations in their transformation journey – including business, culture, and leadership transformation.

Having been a Toastmaster for over 17 years across 4 districts, Aditya continues to be an ardent Toastmaster. He’s a past district leader, club officer and coach, and a mentor to several award-winning speakers across the world.

He was placed world #2 at the World Championship of Public Speaking 2015 held at Las Vegas; a Finalist again in 2017 in Vancouver; and a semi-finalist in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. His world championship speeches have garnered over 300 thousand views on social media.

He is a sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader in the areas of leadership, business storytelling, wellbeing, and personal excellence.

He is a 2-time TEDx speaker, and a regular columnist with popular publications. He has addressed audiences in over 20 countries. He was conferred the ‘Young Achiever Award’ in 2011 by the Consul General for Canada through the Rotary International.

He also partners pro-bono with several NGO/NPOs to help build stronger leadership in local communities.

Aditya is an Engineer and holds an MBA in Strategy from the Indian School of Business (ISB). He’s passionate about about history, management, leadership, and philosophy – and draws from this passion during his keynotes and leadership talks.

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