Joe van Niekerk

Mike was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Discovery IT Conference. Without exception, the delegates were highly complimentary of his presentation style and his insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with the era of social business and digital transformation.

His views are highly recommended to all businesses (new and old alike).

joeva@discovery.co.za CIO http://www.discovery.co.za

Natasha Pillay

Mike is a knowledgeable, authentic and truly dynamic speaker. It was a privilege inviting Mike to share at a think! session on the impact of social media on business. His conversational style and humorous repertoire was thoroughly enjoyed and we walked away with great insights and even more thought-provoking questions. Much food for thought!

natasha.pillay@rmb.co.za Learning Architect

Alison Palmer

Mike was an excellent speaker who added tremendous value to our HR community. The information he provided us was relevant and insightful. He managed to present exceptional content to a very broad and diverse community and kept every audience member engaged.

alisonp@avi.co.za Head of Recruitment http://www.avi.co.za

Dan Marcus

Mike has spoken at a number of our IMC Conference events in JHB and CPT. We do extensive post event reviews from our delegates and Mike always performs in the top tier of speakers. His presentation skills are world class and the content always relevant to our conference theme and delegates expectations. Mike Rocks!

daniel@livingyourbrand.co.za CEO http://www.imcconference.com

Lee Naik

Accenture had to opportunity to collaborate with Mike on an engaging panel discussion on Digital Disruption as part of the inaugural Social Media Week 2014. Mike’s expert opinion on Social Media / Digital and its implications for businesses and government as they seek to remain relevant in this digital era was extremely well received!

lee.naik@accenture.com Managing Director - Technology Strategy http://www.accenture.co.za

Gidon Novick

Mike did an outstanding presentation to the Discovery team on social media and its powerful and pervasive impact on society today. He provided a framework for companies like ours to think about social media as well as some practical tips and tools. Mike’s conversational style and humour went down brilliantly!

gidonn@discovery.co.za Chief Digital Officer http://www.discovery.co.za

Murray Booth

Every time I hear Mike present, I am in awe of his presence and ability to hold the audience. He is able to take technical topics and make them seem so simple and obvious. With Mike, it never feels like you are being presented to…rather, you leave the room feeling as though he has merely confirmed your own thoughts (which you never actually had).

murray_booth@colapl.com Marketing Manager

Juliet Hazell

Mike was a keynote speaker at our recently held Digital Ignition Symposium. Mike was given the unfortunate graveyard shift but due to the insightful, enthusiastic and passionate way in which Mike delivered his talk made it the most interactive and interesting session of conference. He is one of the most dynamic speakers I have seen in a long time.

jhazell@acceleration.biz Marketing Director http://www.acceleration.biz

Michael Renzon

Mike’s participation at Tribe Thursday made the event! If you’re looking for a razor-sharp intellect who is not shy to mix it up and really get people thinking then Mike’s the man! Unconventional, outspoken, lateral, and thoroughly entertaining Mike’s speaker debate at Tribe Thursday ensured we had the jagged edge to keep people talking!

mike@inquba.com CEO http://www.inquba.com

Gayle Rodrigues

Mike hosted a very informative social media training workshop for our investment banking spokespeople. His incredible insight into the topic is undoubtedly the best in the country and it is always invaluable to hear from someone who is on top of their game. Thanks Mike for a fantastic session.

gayler@nedbankcapital.co.za Head: PR & Communications http://nedbankcapital.co.za

Carol Jackson

Thank you for a great presentation at our recent Leadership Conference at Sun City.  Your insight into the very complex topic of social media was obvious and your easy going style delivered a tough message which has caused a suitable amount of discomfort among the team!

carol.jackson@tigerbrands.com HR Executive - Human Resource Development http://www.tigerbrands.com

Linda van der Merwe

Having the pleasure of listening to Mike addressing – amongst others – the topic of personal branding, the word “extreme” came to mind when I think of him. Not only an extremely entertaining and engaging speaker, but truly gifted with being extremely knowledgeable.

linda.van_der_merwe@syngenta.com Head Customer Marketing http://www.syngenta.co.za

Justin Clarke

Mike did a fantastic job entertaining our delegates at our annual conference. Our group is made up of internet entrepreneurs from all over the continent who are already doing a lot on social media. Mike did a great job of communicating the point that it is the message that matters and not the medium. I would have no problem recommending him.

justin@privateproperty.co.za CEO http://www.oneafricamedia.com

Linda Swart

I organised TEDxPretoria on 27 September 2013 where I invited Mike to be a speaker and share his ‘Idea worth spreading’. Although he also had another event on the same day he showed up early, enthused ready for action. Mike not only has amazing talent as a presenter, he is also knowledgeable and passionate. I would definitely recommend him.

hello@tedxpretoria.co.za Organiser http://www.tedxpretoria.com

Gary Amstutz

I have had the privilege of listening to Mike speak on two occassions in the last two years. He was by far one of the best speakers at both events. Mike has the full package – he is intelligent, witty, insightful, energetic and colloquial – a rare combination. I look forward to hearing Mike speak again in the near future.

info@rubberstampsa.co.za Owner http://www.rubberstampsa.co.za

Mark Tarlton

Mike is an informed and entertaining speaker on the topic of Social Media. Through his interactive approach and personal experiences he gets a clear message across as to the nature of social media and how it affects you and your business. The session was an hour well spent.

mark.tarlton@bwauto.co.za Group CIO http://www.barloworldautomotive.com/

Leigh de Jamaer

Mike’s keen interest in understanding our market, combined with his enthusiasm for his areas of expertise, made for an engaging, entertaining and highly relevant presentation. His energy was positively infectious and his talk received huge compliments from our audience.

leighd@korbitec.com Marketing Manager http://www.korbitec.com

Richard Mulholland

I have had the distinct privilege of sharing a stage with Mike on many occasions.

What sets Mike apart is his ability to package content so perfectly that not only do you enjoy listening to him, but you remember what he said months later.

He is smart, funny, handsome, likes long walks on the beach…

rich@missinglink.co.za Founder http://www.cultovation.com

Jeremy Maggs

I’ve known Mike Stopforth for the past decade and on a dozen occasions or more he’s addressed various events my company hosts in the media and brand communications space. In a sea of mediocre speakers, Mike is one of a kind. His subject knowledge is encyclopaedic relevant and cutting edge, he adds huge value to the digital and social media debate.

jmaggs@iafrica.com Presenter and Executive Producer

Richard Boorman

Mike is irritatingly good at public speaking. Irritating because he has an uncanny ability to read the audience and pitch the content and tone at exactly the right level. Irritating because he delivers profound insights in a common-sense manner, and because his wry sense of humour makes each presentation more like a chat with a mate than a lecture.

boorman.richard@gmail.com Executive Head: Media Relations & Social Media http://www.vodacom.com

Andy Higgins

Mike spoke at the South African eCommerce Conference 2013 on the topic “The impact of social trends and technologies on the eCustomer” and was extremely well received with feedback from attendees such as “Best speaker of the day. Great Energy!” and “absolutely brilliant. would love to see more of his presentations”.

andy@uafrica.com Managing Director http://www.uafrica.com

Christopher Mills

I watched Mike speak at an IMCConference on social media for business. Mike is an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to, his energy is addictive and he has the experience to back up his success. I’d happily attend another event to see Mike speak again.

chris@imoddigital.com Director http://www.imoddigital.com

Musa Kalenga

Mike is one of the most convincing digital brains in the South African industry with a keen understanding of the impact and value that social media has in business and society. His measured, authentic and pragmatic view on the world comes to life when he speaks in a refreshing and inspiring way.

musakalenga@gmail.com Group Head - Digital Marketing http://www.kalenga.me

Dion Hinchcliffe

Mike is a one of the most insightful people in the industry I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Not only does he have a global perspective on social media, marketing, and business that is compelling, but he has clearly made it actionable in South Africa. It was terrific to work with him and his team to help deliver Social Business Africa 2013.

dhinchcliffe@gmail.com Chief Strategy Officer http://dionhinchcliffe.com