R.E. (Toby) Travanner is a professional corporate trainer, keynote presenter, master of ceremonies and consultant. His primary area of expertise is coaching individuals and teams to realise their business and personal goals especially in the areas of sales and marketing.
He is an entertaining and challenging facilitator, with a reputation for high-energy, high-contact presentations. Toby consistently achieves 'excellent' ratings from the participants of his sessions, with most of his clients rating him as the best presenter they have ever worked with.
Being well versed in many industries and with over 14 years of experience in consulting to provide peak personal performance (providing a 'return on intellect' to organisations), Toby is able to capture and motivate audiences with real, 'take home' techniques and attitudes.
With global experience of business and personal cultures, Toby tailors his presentations and facilitated sessions specifically to the strategic environment of his clients and will often develop new techniques and methodologies to meet the continuing demands of people development in business today. This customisation means that new ideas are more likely to be used and implemented by participants in his programs that are more likely to lead to a significant impact to the success of an organisation.
A pleasure to work with, nothing is too much trouble, a consummate professional, would highly recommend as an MC.
Your expertise as our MC was faultless – you handled difficult situations and extremely tight time frames with ease and professionalism. All our delegate feedback has, without exception, praised the quality of you, our MC. The Organising Committee for next year's conference were heard to say that it would be very hard to find an MC to match your great performance!
MIAA Connect with Excellence Conference
Toby was thoroughly professional, and even though we booked him at the 11th hour, he ensured that he was fully briefed by both our company (the event managers) and our clients (Australia Post) as to what was required of him. At all times he maintained the perfect balance between a professional "businesslike" approach, and being entertaining enough to make the delegates feel comfortable. He also had a very good sense of making sure everything ran to time (very important at an event!) and politely and professionally ended each speaker session, particularly when it looked like they might run overtime. He was basically just a pleasure to work with and most certainly contributed to the success of our event. We wouldn't hesitate to use him for MC duties in the future.
Tools For Business was run as part as Business Melbourne Week, and was specifically designed for the small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. The background experience you have in this area combined with your obvious preparation ensured both the speakers and attendees were informed and entertained at all times. Your contribution at question time saw that our speakers were challenged, which the attendees and I'm sure the speakers, greatly appreciated. You charismatic style of speaking made certain the day was not only valuable but enjoyable for all who attended.
[Your] sessions were well received and the delegate feedback rated 'excellent'. Participants felt they went away with new ideas … and new ways of approaching their clients.
Meetings Industry Association of Australia
Some two weeks later I am hearing comments like ' I'm telling everybody I meet about this great course I've just done.' ….You have given the team …the confidence to motivate them to pursue the high-return business.
Cumberland Lorne Resort
Sure, we were tired, but Toby's session was like the ultimate culmination of what we had been doing all week. You are the only presenter I have ever seen who could have made that session work so effectively.
Powerhouse and Rotary Youth Leadership
Toby's learning’s gave us the key ingredients…to integrate the tools into an effective package. The verbal feedback from the sponsoring manager, participants and now senior management indicate to me that 'learning from Toby' was a good move.
"My personal thanks to you for making this conference a success from start to finish. Your commitment and professionalism that helped to deliver the desired outcome are truly recognised."
Heinz Watties Australasia
"These sorts of presentations … usually rate highly but I must comment that your presentation was possibly the best I have seen. Your enthusiasm and energy is very evident in your delivery style and the ability to keep a group of people awake for an after dinner session is to be congratulated."
Ernst & Young Consulting
"Your session received the highest rating of the day!"
Melbourne Business School