Don Packett is a raconteur, MC, professional speaker, stand-up comedian, author and Head of Perspective at strategy design and dissemination firm, Missing Link.
On stage, Don’s speciality is bridging the gap between corporate content and entertainment. Through working on organisational strategies for over a decade and building a comedy career since 2008, finding the sweet spot between both is where the magic happens. The output? An MC and speaker with a wealth of deep-set knowledge and appreciation for the corporate beast, with enough perspective to provide educational and entertaining anecdotes, tales, metaphors, analogies and a healthy dose of recapitulation for good measure.
He has shared the stage with international music legends Oasis, Korn and Muse while MC’ing events like My Coke Fest, as well as hosted brand launches for XBOX, Windows and a number of corporate events. Don is also on the SA professional speaking circuit, providing perspective at events like TEDx, Heavy Chef and NetProphet, as well as to institutions such as Absa, BMW, FNB, GIBS, Investec, Internet Solutions, Momentum and more.
He can also be seen on the South African comedy circuit. His mom thinks he’s hilarious.
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Dead & Listening
by Don Packett
Stuck in a hospital bed on your birthday is not ideal. Stuck in a hospital bed on your birthday while comatose is worse. But, stuck in a hospital bed seemingly comatose, but able to hear, smell and - when they open your eyes - see everything around you is something else entirely. The only problem is, for the past few weeks Dan Malcolm hasn’t been able to actually tell anyone...
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