Toby Travanner

Corporate trainer, MC & speaker

R.E. (Toby) Travanner is a professional corporate trainer, keynote presenter and master of ceremonies. His primary area of expertise is coaching individuals and teams to realise their goals especially in the areas of sales and marketing.  He is an entertaining and challenging facilitator, with a reputation for high-energy, high-contact presentations.  Toby consistently achieves 'excellent' ratings from the participants of his sessions, with most of his clients rating him as the best presenter they have ever worked with.

Being well versed in many industries and with over 15 years of experience in consulting to provide peak personal performance (providing a 'return on intellect' to organisations), Toby is able to capture and motivate audiences with real, 'take home' techniques and attitudes.

Toby Travanner tailors his presentations and facilitated sessions specifically to the strategic environment of his clients and will often develop new techniques and methodologies to meet the continuing demands of people development in business today. This customisation means that new ideas are more likely to be used and implemented by participants in his programs which are more likely to lead to a significant impact to the success of an organisation.

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Toby's presentations, MC engagements and programs are designed around his 3 'S's.

Short term: There must be something that is immediately useable by the participants.  

Sustainable: Ideas and methods must be sustainable outside the learning environment, to ensure improvements to the return on intellect are achievable.

Significant: Outcomes, over a period of time, need to have a significant, measurable benefit to the individual and to the organisation. These outcomes need to be in the form of improved technical and professional behaviours that lead to benefits to business processes.

Toby Travanner has used this philosophy while working with over 30,000 organisations individuals from organisations including IBM Asia Pacific, National Australia Bank, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Heinz Watties, Minter Ellison Lawyers, Telstra, Malleson Stephens Jaques Lawyers, Glaxo Smith Klein, Baxter Healthcare, J&J Medical, Hewlett Packard, DHL Express, Munich Re. and Avaya.

Prior to this, Toby headed his own company for eight years before merging operations in 2000 with CPT Global Limited. Toby also worked for IBM Australia, where he was the Professional Skills Curriculum Manager for IBM Education Consulting, Asia Pacific.

Toby has a degree in scientific research and is a Member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Client testimonials

Toby is personable, down to earth and knowledgeable, therefore a pleasure to work with. Toby’s delivery techniques were excellent. He got to know his audience very quickly and tailored his delivery to suit us. He was flexible and happy to bend with the breeze when asked to add/delete items to/from the agenda. I would most definitely recommend Toby to other organizations, in fact we would be delighted to use his services again in the future.

Seven Network Australia

I met Toby at a DHL executive program and was so impressed with his work that I asked him to come to Singapore to develop a one-one presentation skills course for myself and my direct reports. I thought he did a fantastic job. The material he presented was very poignant and delivered in a very upbeat and accessible manner. He has a great ability to relay realistic and useful strategies that have made a noticeable impact upon my executive members and myself.

DHL Express, Asia Pacific

Welcome Dinner MC, Conference MC and Facilitator, Team Building Guru and at times English teacher! Toby knew that his research was vital, communicating with seven groups where English was the second language, should have been a challenge but no. Toby created visuals, signs and interpreters where possible. They were fascinated and requested he be included in their offsite dinners…..Toby has an astounding level of energy that is hard to keep up with and even harder to fault.. The highlight of all the events was when Toby took to the floor and waltzed with the Asian President who had not danced in front of her peers before….Being the professional that Toby timing is everything. When keynote speakers were on stage he was ensuring that the next presenter was in the wings and that the audio visual technician was fully prepared for each speakers requirements.

Solution Red (Audio-Visual, Event production)

In my experience Toby takes a holistic approach to working with his clients. He is a key asset in planning and production of events, from conceptualisation to delivery. Notwithstanding his talents as an MC/facilitator, Toby is also a contributor to all facets of event management, AV or other. His support in this manner is tremendously beneficial, particularly during the odd dire event management situation. As an industry observer, as well as his ability to ‘capture the audience’, Toby is regarded as a clear reason we have been able to have so many successful events.


Some two weeks later I am hearing comments like ' I'm telling everybody I meet about this great course I've just done.' ….you have given the team …the confidence to motivate them to pursue the high-return business.

Cumberland Lorne Resort