Jacques De Villiers

Writer and Professional Speaker in Sandhurst, South Africa

Jacques De Villiers

Writer and Professional Speaker in Sandhurst, South Africa

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Sales and copywriting speaker, Jacques de Villiers has 2000+ sales improvement speaking, training and consulting assignments and 400+ writing assignments under his belt over a career spanning 30 years.

Jacques is known as the thinking man’s sales and copywriting speaker. He is arguably the only sales trainer and copywriter in South Africa who has extensively studied neuroscience and its effects on influence and persuasion, since 1998.

Since 1998, Jacques has shared those strategies through his sales, marketing and copywriting businesses as a professional sales speaker, consultant, trainer, speechwriter and direct marketing copywriter.

Jacques’s real impact is not only in the valuable sales and marketing skills he delivers to his clients, but in the meaning he helps create for them. He understood early on in his career that it is easy to teach skills, but if the delegates didn’t have the will, resilience and ‘fire in the belly’ to make the sale, no amount of skill would help.

Jacques … the meaning maker

Because Jacques helps individuals and teams find meaning in the work they do, he is, from time to time, asked to help heal fractured and broken sales teams.

Jacques’s search for meaning for himself and his clients has been strongly influenced by the minds and writings of Callie Roos, Carl Jung, David Bohm, Etsko Schuitema, Carlos Castaneda, Viktor Frankl and Joseph Jaworski. He shares their illuminating insights with his audiences through his mission: Thinking, writing and speaking to change the world.

Jacques is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) (2013/14) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation. He is a Toastmaster of the Year recipient and a Stef du Plessis Founder's Award (2015/16) recipient, the highest award in the PSASA.

  • Work
    • The Jacques de Villiers Group
  • Education
    • National Diploma in Public Relations