I simply cannot fault all the content nor David. The topics & strengths that I have gained over the last two days feels more than my four years at university. Work & home life now will be a lot better for the course!! Chris – March 2019

Entertaining, educational & exciting! Michael – March 2019

Fantastic way of breaking down public speaking into relatable & practical steps. Everyone could learn something.  Rosamund – March 2019

An awesome course to get you excited about presenting instead of nervous! Felicity – 2018
David is insightful, fun & practical.  His course offers great techniques to tackle common problems faced when presenting.  James 2018
David is fun and promotes a great atmosphere that helps relax the participants, encourage confidence and build trust to enable them to get the best out of the course. Michelle – 2018
Practice makes perfect, it was very informative and active. Learnt heaps. Irene – 2019
Nothing like learning from the best and being able to apply the learnings to help others. Craig – March 2019
Amazing, so great at creating an energising full day course that actually gave me life skills. Stephanie – March 2019
I cannot recall ever having such an engaging instructor! Andrew – March 2019
I haven’t laughed so much in 2 days as I have with David, the course is informative and the tips & tricks I will remember for life. Andrea – February 2019
Awesome course, awesome content, awesome presenter! Pascale – March 2019
Fantastic full day interactive course where we got the opportunity to practise real skills in a safe & fun environment. Thank you David! Anna – March 2019
If you want to enhance your confidence and competence in public speaking, David is the right person to talk to. Jason – March 2019
Excellent – practical, realistic advice that is a game changer. Do it!! Claire – March 2019
This course was GOLD. Thoroughly engaging & well presented. Relevant and useful across all situations. I have become a much more confident speaker.  John 2019
David is a fantastic presenter, and I found the course very interactive, clear, concise and the added humour made the day very enjoyable. Pelesa – February 2019
It was a brilliant course which helped to boost my confidence and competence using the tips and tricks. Vishnu – March 2019
This course was energetic and put me outside of my usual comfort zone. The skills learnt will certainly be applied to my daily life. Ruby Royal NZ Air Force – August 2019
Top notch course! Helps build your confidence for speaking and presenting! Greg Royal NZ Air Force – August 2019
Amazing course, awesome facilitator! I learnt things I didn’t even know I didn’t know! Cillian Auckland Transport – August 2019
I highly valued the content & delivery of this course, especially being a young professional starting out my career. Mayuri Auckland Transport – August 2019
I almost didn’t attend because I thought I knew enough about presenting & thought it would be boring. I was very wrong & glad I attended. Would recommend to all. Jonathan Auckland Transport – August 2019
The most useful course of my developmental career. Shivani Auckland Transport – August 2019
The challenge was daunting, the reality was personal growth. David made you feel empowered. Thanks. Debbie – NZ Equestrian – June 2019
Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

Training Courses

Welcome to TORQUE Ltd, a New Zealand based Public Speaking Consultancy who work side by side with organisations or individuals to help develop and improve their Business Presentation skills.

Our Courses
Presentation Training

Presentation Training


Welcome to TORQUE Ltd, a New Zealand based Public Speaking Consultancy who work side by side with organisations or individuals to help develop and improve their Business Presentation skills.

Our Courses
Public Courses

Public Courses

Our presentation skills courses help you develop your own natural style as a presenter.


Tailored Courses

Tailored Courses

Torque's In House tailored presentation skills programmes will improve your team's success!


Watch David's 1996 world winning speech

Newsflash: Torque Limited is now proudly associated with Paralympics New Zealand

Paralympic_NZ_LogoWe are very proud to announce that we are associated with Paralympics New Zealand. In particular we will be actively promoting and assisting our Paralympic athletes as keynote speakers and presenters at your next conference or client function. We feel extremely privileged and honoured to be involved with the calibre of people such as Laura Fairweather, Mary Fisher, Phillipa Gray, Anthea Gunner, Daniel Holt, Michael Johnson, Danny McBride and Fiona Southorn. These remarkable Kiwis have inspirational stories to tell as they share their journey with us.

Please call or email us for details to discuss how our Paralympic athletes can make your next event even more memorable.

01 August

Business Presentation Skills Training | Public Course Dates

New dates for the next Public Course on Business Presentation Skills training are included below. This two day course will…

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31 July


  The dates for the next Public Courses on Business Presentation Skills will be in 2020 in Auckland.  Watch this…

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03 February

3 Ways to Overcome Anxiety When Presenting

I’ve often covered the anxiety created by presentations and how to deal with the problem. We know that the reaction…

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29 August

Presentation Skills… Saying it with Pictures

A picture is worth a 1000 words… so make sure your presentations use this powerful medium. Please consider adding pictures…

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28 August

Your Communication Skills. Can’t Help Myself … Bad Habits

Your communication skills.  Bad Habits… The bane of all presenters would be having a ‘bad habit’ in front of the…

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01 August

Confidence Counts When Presenting

You’re sitting at your desk early one morning and the phone rings. It’s the boss and he asks you if…

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See what our clients say about us

  • Great course. I would recommend to all, especially those who have a fear of presentations. Umar - Beca - June 2019


  • If you have the chance, don’t miss the opportunity to employ David’s coaching skills. Hugely valuable 2 days for anyone. Marise - Beca - June 2019


  • The best course I’ve attended for public speaking and engagement – could not recommend more! Andrew - Beca - June 2019


  • Fantastic course with lots of interaction and chance to practice new skills. Dan - Beca - June 2019


  • David was a fantastic course presenter and it was great to walk away from the course with a sense of improvement in public speaking. Liam - Beca - June 2019


  • One of the comments I quite often get is that I shrink into myself too much - this course really helped me to build my confidence & show it too.

    -Danielle – Beca

  • Very good course, brilliant facilitator and worthwhile to anyone wanting to enhance their skills.


  • If you're looking to improve your all-round presenting and speaking confidence, this is the course for you!

    -Bridget – Beca

  • This course can help you become confident & presentable which are the keys to success. I enjoyed the course.


  • A must recommend for all staff to improve their engagement & presentation.

    -Marcus Pillay

  • Great course. The most value I have ever received in two days! Highly recommend to anyone who needs to improve Public Speaking.

    -Tom Zotov

  • By far the most useful, practical and fluid self-development course I've been on.

    -Sam Siddawi

  • -Master Class bookings now open – book now to avoid disapointment

  • This was the best course I have been on. David has an incredibly engaging, encouraging technique. His manner allowed me to feel comfortable in an otherwise nerve wracking process. I just love the humour, humour, humour. Wonderful!

    -Jackie – Autoplay

  • David was awesome and definitely knows his trade. No doubt being world champ. He is phenomenal.

    -Patrick Ho

  • Great flow and delivery of content. This course went beyond just stating what to do but explained why to do things and provided a relaxed environment to practise different techniques. Thank you.

    -Toby Prader

  • I have had David speak at a number of conferences for me. This has ranged from business owners, farmers and retail staff. Each time that David has spoken I have asked him to speak in the suicide spot. That last spot at the end of the day. He has always left the audience inspired and amused. Even the most cynical veterinarian has been seen with tears rolling down his face. Indeed I have had one client who has now heard David Three times. He remarked that each time he has always received a different message and always thought he had got funnier although he had heard a number of the stories before. David has the unique gift of generating an inspiring message through humour and I LOOK forward to using him in our business because of his professionalism and relaxing approach to speaking and booking.

    -Gerard Casey – The BIG Company LTD

  • Thank you so much for bringing such life, energy, professionalism and humour to yesterday’s training course. The feedback from the blokes was so positive (you had them in stitches!) and the tips and tricks that you imparted to us all will go miles to helping develop our Beer School programme in the trade and really drive beer passion within DB. I will definitely keep you informed of our Beer School progress and look forward to working with you again in the future.

    -Beth Armstrong – DB Breweries Limited

  • The Business Presentation Skills course from Torque Limited was an outstanding success when introduced to my organisation. The course itself focuses in depth on the personal impact you can have as a presenter – there are bags of opportunity to practice the skills during the course and end of course feedback is excellent – detailed, open with good personal recommendations on going forward. Several senior members of our team have gained an enormous amount and I have seen them grow to be confident presenters with impact as a direct result. David’s presentation style is engaging to a point where although the course is quite challenging as it takes you out of your comfort zone it’s a real pleasure to be a part of it. We are hoping to use Torque Limited in the future. And David is very charming too!

    -Tricia Payne – Sara Lee New Zealand Limited

  • I want to thank you for all of the fantastic work you’ve done with our people at Deloitte. From graduates to partners, you have been an inspiration to those who have participated in your courses. You’ve helped many Deloitte people overcome their fears of public speaking, and drastically improved their communication and presentation skills. As always, feedback from the participants has been overwhelmingly positive. Here are just a few of the comments we received this year: “David Nottage was extremely effective in delivering an interactive, participative and enjoyable course.” “David Nottage was an excellent presenter, full of energy and with great knowledge of his subject.” “Humorous instructor and effective training, which just makes you feel that it’s a great course and everyone should be in it.” It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you David, and I would wholeheartedly recommend you to any organisation that wants to impact their people’s communication and presentation skills in a positive way.

    -Liam McGee – Deloitte

  • We have known David Nottage and the team at Torque for over twelve years and have used their services as our exclusive provider of presentation skills for that entire time. We estimate between 80-100 staff members have been exposed to David during this time. Apart from David’s obvious brilliance as an orator his ability to convey speaking and presentation skills to our people has significantly assisted our team over the years. His methods are transferable across the spectrum of occupations and the confidence our people have gained is evident from day one. We have also utilised his talents as a speech writer and MC (Master of Ceremonies) with equal success. His natural wit and comic personality have been the source of many humorous moments and the response we have had from audiences has been outstanding. In conclusion, we believe David is without peer in his field and we will continue to use his vast array of presentation skills for as long as he offers them to us.

    -Garth Bradford – Henry Schein Shalfoon

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the course and picked up a lot of good points. I have stated my affirmations and the “road map” for the presentation is a real gift! I have watched my presentation and thought that your assessment was fair, if not a bit generous. Having changed my subject in the last minute, made me a bit nervous and not overly sure of the flow. However, I decided to be assessed on something new, rather than to deliver a presentation I can do with my eyes closed. The recording and the assessment have given me some very valuable feedback and I hope to sharpen up my general presentation style accordingly. This morning I will be delivering a presentation to the real audience that I wrote the presentation for, so we’ll see if I have improved. Thanks again for all your help – I have recommended your course to everyone around me.

    -Rene Bastkjaer – Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Ltd

  • The training we have invested in training programmes with Torque has resulted in a significant improvement in our presentations to potential clients and an increase in the number of successes we have had. The confidence of our staff in presenting their ideas has been of great benefit to our business and we look forward to working with Torque again in the near future.

    -Peter Attwood – Hawkins Construction Ltd

  • We have used David Nottage at Torque Ltd to train people in all levels of our organisation every year for more than ten years. Results show in the many comments we have back on how well our people present and by the large amount of work we win through pitching and presenting. David increases people’s confidence, improves their presentation behaviour and makes our formal presentations some of the best in the business. We love David’s coaching style and his wonderful sense of humour.

    -Graham Darlow – Fletcher Construction Engineering

  • This was an excellent course where we also received very comprehensive material for future reference. The interaction was great, and during our practical sessions we received very useful feedback and guidance. I personally feel more confident and better prepared to make presentations after attending the course.

    -Jan Barnard -Auckland City Council