Tell a story that moves people.

Paul Tomes is a presenter writer, coach and conference speaker. You won’t find these skills listed on his business card … it simply says ‘tell a story that moves people’
It’s not simply a slogan or tagline … this is what drives Paul and the way he engages with business leaders, to help translate their thinking into stories that inspire others.

A fresh approach to presentations, road shows and conferences .

If a person can visualise themselves in the story you’re telling them, you don’t need to sell to them, they sell themselves. Engage Paul to work with you to conceptualise and create presentations, with a fresh approach to getting your story to stick … and people inspired to move in the right direction.

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door!

Meetings and presentations are a costly time-trap for companies.
It’s not death by Powerpoint, it’s the death of good ideas, if presenters fail to pitch a compelling case.
Delivered as a conference talk or an interactive workshop, Point Well Made will change the way your company communicates and help you build better mousetraps … faster!

Imagine if every time you did something that helped fix the planet, you got paid for it!

Paul’s latest conference talk The Half Project challenges individuals and companies to become part of a collective plan to make simple choices in everyday life, that save money, create a better lifestyle, strengthen businesses and in the process, contribute to a significant reduction in the impact we all have on the planet.

Listen to a selection of Paul’s Freshly Squeezed Presentations podcast series below. For his blog articles click here.

‘You could land a Boeing 747 inside’

Have you ever found yourself explaining something in a conversation or presentation, where you have a picture in your head … but try as hard as you may … you get the distinct impression, your audience isn’t quite seeing things the way you are? In this episode Paul talks about unusual devices to help get inside people’s heads.

Good presenters are great storytellers

Rob Caskie, Anglo Zulu Wars Historian, armed with his favourite storytelling prop.

There is still a child in all of us … and secretly we would be delighted if our clinical meetings would come to life with presentations that were coloured with great storytelling. This is the story of Rob Caskie … and the presentation lessons we can all learn from a great storyteller, who transports people back in time to tell the real stories behind the Anglo Zulu wars.

Are you going to read that speech?

On stage was a simple wooden stool that Billy Connolly sat on when he played his infamous banjo. Curiously, every time he passed the stool, he paused momentarily and placed his fingers lightly on the seat. Notes! Billy uses keyword notes! But he uses them exceptionally well. In business, very few people present well from notes … but there are ways round this.

A cure for long-windedness … less is more

This episode tells the story of a remarkable man who overcomes the challenge of a stammer, and the lessons we can all learn to deliver a crisp, high impact presentation.

Credit “The Kings Speech” Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helen Bonham Carter

Paul is not only a superb speaker, he’s one of the few people in the world who has both the business acumen and creativity to quickly grasp the story you need to tell and translate your thoughts into a captivating presentation.

Peter Thomas

Founder of Particplan.

Giam Swiegers

Paul, I owe you a big thank you.
The impact on my career over the
past 22 years has been huge.
Global CEO Aurecon

Kate Stubbs

“I always enjoy collaborating with you to produce our road show presentations and business pitches. Not just the creativity, you also act as a great sounding board for our business thinking.

Director Business Development and Marketing, Interwaste

Viresh Maharaj

Our Benchmark Symposium has become a premier event in the Financial Services industry. We could not have achieved this without your creativity and direction each year.
Managing Executive, Sanlam Corporate Distribution.

Nicola Nel

What’s the test of a good speaker?  It must have been over 30 degrees in the conference room and yet you kept everyone engaged and throughly entertained from start to finish … thank you! 

Managing Director, Atmosphere Communications

Dawie de Villiers

I have used Paul for many different roles, from running strategy sessions to helping with presentations. He makes it his mission to really understand your desired outcome and unique situation, a quality which truly differentiates him from the rest.
CEO Alexander Forbes