Story Teller Extraordinaire
Rob Caskie, with his stick and trademark shorts, can revitalise any event with a human story well-told. As human beings we have grown up with story-telling, yet with the entertainment options available today, this ancient art is being lost. Audiences love being swept up in a great story and entertained in the theatre of the mind. Storytelling may seem like an old-fashioned tool, today – and it is. That’s exactly what makes it so powerful. Life happens in the narratives we tell one another. A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts. Data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act; to do that, you need to wrap your vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.
Business Battlefields (Lessons and battles coupled with host’s theme)
The Battle of Isandlwana (British defeat or great Zulu Victory)
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift (Epic Human Struggle)
Keynote presentations providing wonderful entertainment, whilst highlighting invaluable lessons from Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift or Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition. Enthralling lessons from yesteryear told as an unforgettable story.
Issues of leadership, choice of personnel, communication, disengagement, use of resource, amongst others in history are shared by way of stories, intending to assist businesses with these factors today. Effective speaking and presentation skills workshops also offered.
In any situation where something significantly different, compelling, thought-provoking and memorable is required Rob’s stories (themes can be weaved into their content) are a great way to open or close an event. Being multi-cultural they are utterly appropriate for all audiences – they are essentially human stories.
Endurance : Shackleton’s Way (Leadership lessons from the Great Explorer)
South with Scott & Shackleton (The tragedy and the triumph )
Having enthralled audiences with his experiences on motorcycle trips in southern Africa at university, Rob Caskie embarked on a professional speaking career 14 years ago. He has presented the stories of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift along with early Antarctic exploration, successfully to thousands of audiences around the world. As a consummate story-teller he specialises in telling stories about human beings in extreme circumstances. His interest in people and their history was cemented by extensive travels all over the world.
A passionate interest in photography assists him in creating visual images via the power of the spoken word. Alongside his speaking career, Rob conducts regular battlefield tours in KwaZulu Natal.
Some of the Rob’s highlights:
- Full house at London’s Royal Geographical Society
- Tourist Guide of the Year in 2007
- Regular lecture tours to the UK over the past 10 years
- Winner of Lilizela award
- Presented at the Hong Kong Royal Geographical Society
Rob’s newly published book “A Day on the Anglo Zulu Battlefields” and upgraded DVD are now available.