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Douw Kruger
Douw Kruger
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Pretoria South Africa
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Keynote speaker Douw Kruger's passion for Nature led him to awesome places like the Iguassu Waterfalls and Amazon Jungle in Brazil; Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens in Mauritius; the world’s biggest Volcanic crater Karthala on Grande Comore; the Grand Canyon and the roof of Africa – Kilimanjaro.

Douw has a special feeling for animals. That is proved by the fact that he is also a trained Farrier and Veterinary orderly.

He is also known for his wildlife related articles in various magazines and participation in competitions or television programmes of similar subjects, and is involved in the training of the "Survivorman" for a Discovery television series.

Douw believes that by discovering the uniqueness of other species, we might discover our own potential and uniqueness! To find answers on many of our questions, we must go back to our basis – Nature!
Keynote speaker Douw Kruger's passion for Nature led him to awesome places like the Iguassu Waterfalls and Amazon Jungle in Brazil; Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens in Mauritius; the world’s biggest Volcanic crater Karthala on Grande Comore; the Grand Canyon and the roof of Africa – Kilimanjaro.

Douw has a special feeling for animals. That is proved by the fact that he is also a trained Farrier and Veterinary orderly.

He is also known for his wildlife
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PRESENTATIONS by Douw Kruger

“PERFORMANCE OF THE PACK" - (new presentation for 2009)

Time: 60-70 minutes
Audience: Anyone striving to be World-class !!

In Douw’s presentation “Performance in the Pack”, the fascinating world of a baboon troop reveals immensely valuable lessons on “corporate cleverness”. This is a powerful presentation with superb visuals which motivates teams, inspires teamwork and improves performance. It gives a unique perspective on world class performance through the eyes of nature, while sharing respected business principles from books like “Good to Great” and “Shackleton’s Way.”

The following important Team issues are addressed :

* Stimulating world class performance
* Passion - your strongest motivation
* Strengthening teamwork
* Team structure and strategy
* POMO – “Peace Of Mind Objectives”
* Sharing responsibilities and roles
* Sticking together in crisès
* Reinforcing relationships
* Resolving conflict
* Create and keep the champions
* Discipline is part of success
* Mutual respect and trust
* Actions speak louder than words
* Forming partnerships and alliances
* Perseverance, Hard work, Discipline
* Exploring & exploiting opportunities
* Hardship breeds hardiness
* Earn your membership everyday
* Ordinary teams can do the extraordinary!
* Outperforming the competition

Benefits :

This highly enlightening, inspiring presentation presented with enthusiasm, passion and humour provides powerful tools to recommit, recharge and revitalize your team. It is more than entertainment, it is a long term investment !


SUMMIT SUCCESS

SUMMIT SUCCESS – Lessons from Kilimanjaro

Title: Summit Succes
Time: 50 - 60 minutes
Audience: Everyone striving for summit success… IN STORMY TIMES !!
Equipment needed: Data-projector (Proxima) for Laptop, Large screen , lapel-microphone (+60persons)

In this inspiring presentation, “Summit Success”, Douw shares his fantastic experience on Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world.
This enlightening presentation with spectacular visuals reveals very valuable lessons about teamwork, leadership and how to attain the summits of life successfully.
A unique set of Summit Success keys are shared, based on his own experience and the experiences of Eric Alexander, mountaineer and author of the brilliant book “The Summit”.

The following important Team issues are addressed :

The Summit Team – “We need each other by design”
The Summit Spirit – “Success is doing what is best for everyone else”
The Summit Approach – “I have to cross the valleys on the way to the mountaintops”
Summit Preparation – “Attitude determines altitude”
Summit Tools – “It pays to get down to base camp”
Summit Choices – “That was my summit … I did what was right!”
Summit Pace – “Polè, Polè … one step at a time”
Summit Values – “Saving a life, can be the summit”
Summit Character - “The summit is not meant to teach us something, it is meant to make us something!”

Benefits :
This highly enlightening, inspiring presentation presented with enthusiasm, passion and humour provides powerful tools to recommit, recharge and revitalize your team. It is more than entertainment, it is a long term investment !


TEAM BRILLIANCE...in Baboon Business!

We are all part of different Teams – family, school, sports or company Teams! To be successful we need to work together effectively. That is only possible if we understand, trust, respect and support each other!

Using spectacular visuals, Douw takes you back to nature, to enjoy and learn from one of the most brilliant Teams – BABOONS!

Despite their reputation they have proved to be very intelligent and successful! They have a strong social system with a definite structure, a Team where you find mutual respect, trust, support, loyalty and discipline. Conflict, obstacles and competition are part of their lives. Their adaptability and opportunism enables them to survive from the driest desert to the wettest forest. When they stand together even the dangerous Leopard, their arc-enemy, must run for its life! They have been thriving over the past 3 million years, because of effective Teamwork! In this Team you see Performance!

The PAPIO PERFORMANCE PLAN is about Purpose, Empowerment, Relationships, Focus, Opportunities, Recognition, Morale, Adaptability, “None of us as good as all of us”, Courage and Effort.

Let’s get “back to nature” and sharpen our instincts
LET’S TEAM-UP FOR THE FUTURE!!!


DOUW KRUGER – TEAMBUILDING

“You can discover more about a person in one hour of play than in a year of conversation !” - (Plato)

1. Motivational wildlife presentation
**Performance in the pack !**
Immensely valuable lessons can be learned from nature!
Douw’s talk on corporate cleverness in the fascinating world of Baboons, re-enforces timeless business parallels.
An inspiring presentation backed with superb visuals!
“Ordinary teams can do the extraordinary : Worldclass Performance !!”
(1hour,15minutes )

2. Mission Impossible (vehicle floating)
**Team and truck to cross dam in 2 hours - without getting wet !** Worldclass exercise with the focus on Worldclass performance.
“The impossible is possible !!”
(3 hours)

3. Rope-making (bushmen wisdom)
**Teams to pull a car with a “leaf” !**
Brilliant exercise for demonstrating Potential and Synergy.
“The team’s strength depends on the weakest link!!”
(1 hour)

4. Blindfolded soccer (great team fun)
*Coaches guide blindfolded players to achieve a common goal!*
Hilarious exercise exposing everyone to the player/coach role - valuable lessons in communication and coaching.
“The goal is more important than the role !!”
(1,5 hours)

5. Birth of Fire (bushmen secret)
**Teams make fire with fire-making sticks - the bushman way !**
Fascinating exercise demonstrating that performance is always possible, even with only “primitive” equipment available.
“When there is smoke there is not fire yet !!”
(1 hour )

6. Pick a Pot and prepare (“potjie” competition with a few surprises !)
**Teams prepare dinner and sell their culinary creations to the judges !**
Funfilled exercise focusing on creativity and marketing/sales skills.
“Winning teams have players who make things happen, surprises or not !!”
(3-4 hours )

7. Spectacular Sunrise
**Team to wake up early and walk or drive to lookout !**
The sun, the planet and YOU … an inspirational message.
“Everyone has a unique role to play !!”
(1-2 hours)

8. Bush Olympics (bowshooting, hammer/nail etc.)
*Test your basic instincts and abilities in various funfilled activities!*
Outdare, outsmart and outperform your competition.
“Basic stuff can be fun stuff !!”
(1,5 hours)

9. Tracking (find the clues and solve the mystery !)
**Follow the tracks, look for clues and signs, solve the mystery !**
Great exercise challenging the observation, interpretation and perception skills.
“To get the whole story you have to listen to the whole team !!”
(1 hour)

10. Music Muti (mega team fun)
**Sing and clap, swirl and twirl, laugh and dance together !**
A funfilled journey incorporating our magical music muti from
different countries, cultures and decades. Follow the instructor.
“Interaction fuels action !!”
(2-3 hours)

11. Quadbike gymkhana (minor obstacles, major fun)
**Everyone rides a 4 wheeler and scores for the team !**
Great fun - ride and play at the same time. It’s all about aiming, throwing, balancing and enjoying.
(1-2 hours )

12. Quadbike “minefield” (hilarious)
**Can a blindfolded rider be coached by a team, without talking ?**
Laugh long and loud whilst challenging the communication and performance skills of man, machine and team.
(0,5-1hour )

13. Walk and Talk (bush walk)
**Team to enjoy a fascinating fact-filled bush-walk !**
Fascinating secrets about the African wilderness (plants, animals, tracks, survival skills etc.) are shared with the team by Douw Kruger, a highly experienced bush-survival instructor. Douw takes you back to nature to experience the African wilderness in a uniquely, unforgettable way. An opportunity to touch, talk and taste.
(±2 hours )
PRESENTATIONS by Douw Kruger

“PERFORMANCE OF THE PACK" - (new presentation for 2009)

Time: 60-70 minutes
Audience: Anyone striving to be World-class !!<
Ryder:
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Equipment needed with "Performance of the Pack"
- Data-projector (Proxima) for Laptop
-Large screen , lapel-microphone (+60persons)
-Speaker system to be connected to laptop (+60persons)

Other presentations:-
1. Data-projector for laptop (the brighter, the better).
2. Laptop with CD ROM player for back-up (will bring own laptop)
3. Screen (as big as possible for maximum visual impact).
4. Speakers and amplifier with connection to laptop (sound effects).
* Computer speakers will work for small groups (up to 30 people).
5. Cordless lapel microphone when it is a big group (+50 people).
6. Lighting : dark enough for bright projection and light enough to see speaker.
7. IT expert to solve those unforeseen technical surprises.

* No lectern or podium needed.

FORMAT : Power Point slide presentation (windows XP).
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Equipment needed with "Performance of the Pack"
- Data-projector (Proxima) for Laptop
-Large screen , lapel-microphone (+60persons)
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