He is the original Hoax Master.
- As IT expert he was invited to join Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to open a city centre
- As revolutionary yacht designer he was broadcast to millions across USA
- As tourism guru he had all nationalities crying with laughter as he opened Singapore Airport
These are three examples of the thousands of presentations he has made for clients all around the world.
Chris has over 25 years experience which has developed since he coined the term ‘Tailor Made Speaker’ to create exactly what his client needed to open a city centre building.
During that time he has needed to be funny, clever, witty, motivating and extremely well researched.
Described as ‘Master of the Morph’, he’s had to assume countless nationalities, add 20+ years, add 30+ kilos, shave his head, grow hair, change his face, change his skin colour, dress up and dress down.
Being able to speak numerous languages, master foreign accents and learning how to transform his appearance (from Hollywood’s leading movie makeup artists) has all certainly helped.
He’s the eminent visiting expert at the convention dinner, the Royal family adviser sharing VIP and celebrity secrets at your product launch or roadshow and the international business leader featured on TV!
Voted 'Best Speaker' at international and national conferences, ‘Most Entertaining and Useful Presentation’ by university groups and invited to lobby governments on behalf of national associations, he was attributed as a major reason for the world’s largest company’s highest sales growth of any of its products… ever!
Chris is a formidable lateral thinker and whether your subject is Sport, Politics, Business, Television, Finance, HR, Art, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Communications, OH&S, Education, Industry, Mining, Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Labor or Trade, Chris De Havilland has lectured in all these and more.
‘Lots of laughs thanks to Chris De Havilland. His stream of one-liners about the financial and property industries kept the audience in constant giggles...'
The Daily Telegraph
‘Got the message across better than anyone else.'
The Qantas Club
'A large number of specialists made a point of thanking Pfizer for a most innovative and unique presentation. ...the standing ovation given is proof of how well you were received. ...we have had positive feedback on the good relationship that your input has generated between our company and this important group of medical specialists.
'Chris’ performance gelled the occasion into exactly what we wanted'.
'I was so impressed with the professionalism of your character. Every nuance, physical interpretation, gesture and timing, particularly your control of the character right through to the ‘exposure’ was excellent. A true craftsman – meant as the highest accolade. Well done Chris.'
Conference Business Manager
National Employment Services Association (NESA)
'...we have had responses from many of our guests about their enjoyment of our "Exceptional man of the evening."