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.
The past few weeks have been full, and the sublime April weather rightly enjoyed by all. For a family birthday we spent a night at Churchill's overlooking Spioenkop from Three Tree Hill Lodge. A beautiful new self-catering cottage, complete with pool. Anyone looking for the perfect weekend getaway from Johannesburg or Durban should give Churchill's serious consideration. We then went to Granny Mouse's Country House in the Midlands - one of our favourite places. With its thatch rooves, manicured gardens, fire places and fine dining options (did I mention the Spa, ladies?), it really is a fine place for a "treat".
We are privileged enough to be cruising and speaking on board Crystal Serenity, considered to be one of the world's finest mid-sized ships. Mid-sized she carries 1100 passengers and 600 crew, standing 13 decks high. The levels of service, luxury, hygiene, entertainment and general ambience beggar belief.
Old friends on the battlefields of KZN, a glorious holiday on Mauritius followed by the opening days of a cruise and talks aboard the Crystal Serenity.
The recent flooding in the United Kingdom has attracted much attention, and no doubt most South African's felt they were safe from such challenges. Who would ever have anticipated the Heavens opening the way they have? With the Vaal dam 105% full, and many areas flooded - crocodiles and hippos drifting into towns in some parts of Limpopo. My afternoon at the Oyster Box Hotel last week was particularly interesting from a presentation perspective. I took some images along to illustrate the Shackleton story - most South Africans completely unaware of the Antarctic environment. Once set up, the boss (my host) arrived, and immediately said "But this guy never uses images"? He proceeded to introduce me, and made strong reference to the overload of images and PowerPoint presentations in the morning session. I decided immediately to proceed without using any images. It was a triumph, to witness high-powered bankers completely enraptured by the power of Shackleton's remarkable escape from the ice in 1916. A fine reminder too, that if the images don't strongly improve the presentation, scrap them!
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