Invited to speak at the Royal Geographical Society on two occasions, Rob is one of the finest story-tellers in the world.
Rob began his own business as a Professional Speaker and Specialist Tour Guide in 2011, after working with the late David Rattray on the Anglo-Zulu battlefields, where Rob honed his unique talent for story-telling. Rob’s ability to bring the drama of these battlefields to life ensured that he rapidly began to establish himself as a world-class orator.
Rob believes there are powerful lessons to be learnt from the remarkable stories of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, which resonate especially with audiences today. Always confident with people, Rob thrives on the challenge and reward of entertaining audiences in the theatres of their imagination and transporting them via the power of a story well told.
Since 2004, Rob has presented extensively in the UK and South Africa to both corporate and private clients. His achievements were recognised with the honour of being invited to speak at the Royal Geographic Society in London to full houses in September 2010. In September 2012, Rob was invited to showcase his talk 'Going South with Scott & Shackleton', fulfilling his lifelong passion for Antarctica.
Rob now regularly presents on Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton, along with a keynote presentation titled ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s way’. This talk highlights Shackleton’s unique leadership, choice of personnel and always believing in a positive outcome.
Rob prides himself in unique storytelling and does not rely on electronic or visual aids – ‘when the lights trip, Rob does not’!
From the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal to the broken boards of Maritzburg College and the Antarctic, Rob is at home (in shorts) in the wildest of environments.
Rob's new DVD: "A Day on the Battlefields" is now available! Please use the contact form to order your copy. R200 plus p&p.
Rob Caskie is an experience and his passion and knowledge is mind-boggling.
Your ability to tell a story with no IT assistance is quite unique in this day and age
Rob offers private talks, public talks and battlefield tours (shorts included).
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.
Rob offers personalised tours to Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Spioenkop, Colenso and Sani Pass, amongst others. A wonderful extension of what is offered in the boardroom and truly memorable. Rob regularly assists visitors planning KwaZulu Natal itineraries.
Schools and charities regularly employ Rob's unique story-telling for fundraising events, or simply to share an historic tale with the scholars. Many UK events fall into this category.
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Stories and experiences.
I booked a stall at the Karkloof Market for the 3 Saturdays in December prior to Christmas, and in very damp conditions, I was able to sell 10 DVD sets, which delighted us. The market is very popular, highly sociable and has become well-known in the Howick area. Coupled with a cup of coffee, a bacon and egg roll, and some of Walters' chocolate coated nougat, who's complaining?
The past week has been wonderful in many ways. Nothing could have prepared me for the sublime experience of flying to Tswalu in the Oppenheimers' new luxury jet. The quietness within the cabin, the luxury and the speed beggar belief. I sat with Gus van Dijk - the wildlife director at Tswalu, who was explaining the successes of their rare breeds programs, including Roan, Sable and disease-free Buffalo. There are 12 Wild Dogs awaiting release, and Pangolins are sighted fortnightly. Improving 200 km of fencing to contain the Wild Dogs has been a massive project.
The past week has been wonderful, settling in at home, enjoying the fantastic growth in the garden on account of rain and warmth, and reflecting on the Life blessings we are so richly enjoying at present.
The first week back from the UK has been busy and exciting. Our new garden is growing apace with recent rains, and beginning to look promising. On Friday I addressed a young and very enthusiastic group of bankers at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga. The weather was sublime, and my presentation was moved earlier to facilitate their return to the pool and beach. It was great fun with lots of laughs.
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