Over the last 17 years Cyrus Rogers has been producing television across Summit TV, The Home Channel, Supersport Blitz and Kwesé Sports. Scripting, directing, recording voice overs and presenting a wide range of programming have been a few of his core skills. Most recently Cyrus has written and published a book on success and leadership entitled Competitive Edge: Lessons from the sporting world for sustained success in life.
Working on TV productions, from business shows to property programmes and sports stories has given him unique insight in the fields of leadership and success. One of the stand-out productions he worked on was African Thought Leaders in Business screened on Summit TV, in which he interviewed such political luminaries as late former statesmen Sir Ketumile Masire, the former president of Botswana and F.W De Klerk, about their views on great leadership in business and in politics.
Individuals and companies alike will benefit from his wisdom, gained from his first-hand meetings with some of the world’s champions and major success stories. Everyone relates to his highly accessible presentations, which work through the concepts of change, teamwork, inspiration, heroism and human frailty, guts and glory, lessons from failure and the supportive people behind the scenes
With a bachelor’s degree in journalism (BJourn) from Rhodes University as his foundation he’s always been interested in the art and craft of presentation. Following his original beginnings in radio where he worked at Rhodes Music Radio to doing the Business Minute for Jacaranda FM, he’s always had a love for the spoken and written message and his move into presentation was a natural career enhancement. Cyrus has won awards for his work in property journalism, a Young Lions award from the Property Association, as well as for documentary work, an Ibd’aa Award for student documentary work.
His years of experience in front of audiences from all walks of life sees Cyrus add significant value to a business to business or business to consumer conference or event, both as a keynote speaker and as a conference Master of Ceremonies event Facilitator.
Competitive Edge: Lessons from the sporting world for sustained success in life.
Cyrus Rogers talks about a chaotic and ever-changing world, uncertainty and poor decision-making have led markets to tumble and fear to take hold. People are searching for the right individuals to take the lead and help bring stability and success to their professional and personal lives. There are numerous lessons to be learned from the billion-dollar sports industry and the people who thrive in it. Getting to the top isn’t easy, staying at the top is even harder. Cyrus Rogers’ presentation, ‘Leading in the Winner’s Circle’ distils the essence of leadership and success from some of the greats from the sporting world. His remarkable knowledge of various sporting codes and his interactions with numerous leaders in the business, social and sports spheres has led to the crafting of a talk that gets to the heart of what being a true leader is and what is required for prolonged professional and personal success.
Travels from: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Specialities: Event MC, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker