Inspirational speakers join at Real Life MBA for talks at Sandton Convention Centre

Comedian Dusty Rich provides laughs during his talk, 'Shoot the messenger'.


The Real Life MBA welcomed 24 speakers on 26 May to the Sandton Convention Centre for a day of motivational talks.

Themes covered included leadership, entrepreneurship, the future of marketing and advertising sales, innovation and future technologies, health, wellness, politics and arts.

Speakers included:

  • Poet and writer, IN-Q, who is a multi-platinum winning songwriter hailing from the USA and a national poetry slam champion.
  • Lauren Woolf has a career in advertising and marketing which spans more than 20 years and has spent time in leadership roles at Ogilvy and Mather and the British American Tobacco company.
  • Mark Keating is the chief executive officer of Salesguru and a leader in sales and entrepreneurship.
  • Jonathan Shapiro is a famous cartoonist whose work appears in numerous publications and who has become a South African icon.

Founder and chief executive officer of Suits and Sneakers, Mark Sham said of the Real Life MBA, “Learning has now become more consistent and habitual; the learning at these events culminates in your staff teaching everyone what they have learned. It’s critical because we believe that knowledge really sticks when you have to teach it to others.”

Influential speakers give talks at the Sandton Convention Centre.


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Jessica Knibbs

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