After graduating from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano, I spent over two-and-a-half years working in branding, communications, and market research. I also spent over three-and-a-half years at an eLearning company before leaving to dedicate myself to my full-time business as an award-winning copywriter, journalist, and blogger, having contributed to over 80 different websites, magazines, and newspapers around the world.

COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT:

My role as Senior Writer at Cognician Software, an online learning and coaching company, gave me the opportunity to design and create over two dozen courses. These include a critical and creative thinking course for students at the South African College of Applied Psychology; an induction programme for new employees at Rand Merchant Bank; a retirement planning course for 10X Investments; and Leadership Accelerator, created in partnership with one of the country’s top executive coaching companies and awarded Best Soft Skills Solution at DemoFest, part of DevLearn Conference & Expo 2014. Contact me for private coaching through ZEQR.

MARKETING AND MEDIA:

As Knowledge Manager of Synovate Laboratories, the R&D centre of a global market research company, I provided project design and analytical support for studies conducted in over 30 countries worldwide. I also was chosen as one of the first guest bloggers for the World Advertising Research Centre and published almost 20 articles (one of which won a company Thought Leader Award) as well as whitepapers on building powerful brands and creating successful ads. I am a member of SAFREA and have diplomas in Blogging & Content Marketing (Distinction: 98%) and Digital Marketing (Distinction: 92%), both from the Shaw Academy. You can hire me as a content marketer and social media manager or contact me on Clarity.fm for a private consultation.

SPEAKING AND PROMOTION:

I received my Toastmasters Competent Communicator Award in 2012 and, in 2014, ended a two-year term as my club’s Vice President of Education by receiving the Advanced Leadership Bronze Award. I also completed an Individual Voice Programme with The Voice Clinic in 2015 (followed by the PowerSpeaking Programme in 2017) and, in 2016, continued to develop my public speaking skills through weekly one-on-one sessions with the founder of the Byron Bure Academy of Theatre Arts. I currently represent local and international brands that want to promote themselves through television, radio, print, and online channels, having worked with Castle Lager, Lunch Bar, KFC, Fedhealth, TUI Tours, and more. To hire me as an event emcee, panel discussion moderator, corporate speaker, television actor, print model, or voiceover artist, contact Stella Talent.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“A big thanks for the stories you have done for us recently. We’re impressed.” ~ Clare

“A very pleasant and user friendly website. Well done.” ~ Iza

“Absolutely stunning and so well written. Thank you for your generous support. I appreciate your always going the extra mile.” ~ Debra de Souza, publicist

“Always such a pleasure working with you!” ~ Carmen

“As always – you are a total star bar” ~ Ashleigh

“Eugene, it’s a good one, thanks so much for putting it together so well.” ~ Allison

“Gosh Eugene, you are a star! So fast and efficient, we are delighted.” ~ Annette Kesler, editor of showcook.com

“I absolutely love your website!” ~ Melody

“I am truly gobsmacked. You are one driven and extremely hard working writer.” ~ Michelle

“I have really enjoyed reading your blog entries. I feel a strong personal connection to the message.” ~ Rachel

“I must say, you are a very good writer. It looks like you have put in LOADS of work. Good job!” ~ Ryan

“I’m inspired by people like you who managed to make a breakthrough and are thriving.” ~ Luvuyo

“I’d like to thank you again for all your hard work on the articles. Words cannot fully express my gratitude but I hope you see the meaning in mine.” ~ Tshepo

“If there’s one thing for sure, keep writing! This world needs excellent journalism like yours.” ~ Paul

“In the PR industry it is not often that we receive such a well written piece – I must say that your article on Grant is the best one written on him to date. Thank you again!” ~ Lesley O’Connor, Indigo Blue Communications

“Inspiring stuff Eugene! Keep on moving for there is no limit.” ~ Anthony

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you, I wish all journalists were as kind, professional and talented as you – you are a super star.” ~ Verena Neumayr-Howes, publicist

“It is absolutely fantastic working with such a professional!” ~ Carmen

“It’s always good to read good writing and you do produce very good writing!” ~ Andy

“It’s quite amazing that you write so well. I’m impressed. It’s quite inspiring.” ~ Tshilidzi

“It’s really refreshing dealing with someone who is so professional.” ~ Jeanri-tine van Zyl, owner of Feed that Bird Communication Consultants

“Love your stories.” ~ Kathy

“Love your work, Eugene.” ~ Tiffany

“This is an excellent piece – well done! Your work ethic and resulting success is truly inspiring!” ~ Laura

“Thank you for all the publicity you have given these great entrepreneurs!” ~ Linda

“Thank you for an excellent feature, you captured the heart of our story – one of the best.” ~ Buyi Mafoko, MD of Leratadima Marketing

“Thanks for keeping us entertained yet again, Eugene.” ~ Deidre

“Thank you for the good stuff you share.” ~ Wanda

“Thank you for one of the most captivating articles I’ve ever read out of all the other articles of Yogi’s Barbershop. You’ve nailed it… Thank you, thank you, thank you.” ~ Yogesh Govan, owner of Yogi’s Barbershop

“Thank you for your support Eugene… superb features!” ~ Annette

“Thank you once again for your contribution to our magazine. We do so enjoy working with you.” ~ Corrina

“THANK YOU SO SO MUCH EUGENE!” ~ Rachelle

“Thank you so much for all the effort and really taking time to create a work of art.” ~ Lina Lupini, publicist

“Thank you so much for the fabulous article on Bizcommunity. The feedback was fabulous and it truly was a great piece, so thank you so much!” ~ Bianca

“Thank you so much for that article. It’s by far the best article I’ve read about our work at DiscoverIkasi. Well done.” ~ Ntsebenziswano November, founder of DiscoverIkasi

“Thank you so much, you are a star!” ~ Tiffany

“Thank you! What a fantastic article. So appreciated.” ~ Anthony

“Thanks again for all your super professional support!” ~ Jeremy

“Thanks Eugene – you are a star.” ~ Andre

“Thank you for the feature on us. We’re very grateful.” ~ Emilyn

“Thanks for the great feature in Business Day. It’s awesome, and you really are prolific!” ~ Jeremy

“Thanks for the stunning and informative article Eugene.” ~ Christelle

“Thanks so much Eugene – appreciate your support.” ~ Dorria

“Thanks so much Eugene! We appreciate it!” ~ Dominique

“That is wonderful – thank you!” ~ Catherine

“The article is awesome… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.” ~ Lesley

“This is a lovely feature! Thank you very much.” ~ Michael

“This story is lovely. Thank you Eugene!” ~ Melanie

“We love your work!” ~ Franki

“Well done. May you continue to reap success!” ~ Robyn

“Well done Eugene, fantastic work!” ~ Darron

“What a great piece!!! Thank you so much.” ~ Patrick

“Wow – THANK YOU! Really appreciate the feature! And very well put together.” ~ Ella

“Wow Eugene – I have so much respect for you as a writer!” ~ Carmen

“Wow Eugene – thank you for telling my story so beautifully and accurately. The best article I have read so far.” ~ Vanessa Jacobs, founder of Sow Delicious

“Wow!! That article is life to my dream, I am inspired do more.” ~ Zibu

“Wow, Eugene, congratulations! [Your website] looks fantastic.” ~ Anneline

“Wow Eugene, you are fantastic.” ~ Cathy

“Wow, wow, wow – that is all I can say!!! What an amazing story – so well written. You managed to bring all the emotion out in your words! Thanks you so very much!” ~ Lesley

“You are a brilliant writer and I am so glad that your talent is being recognised.” ~ Kelly-May

“You are amazing – thanks so much for this Eugene!” ~ Janie

“You are amazing. Your writing is both to the point and paints pictures. I know your work is accurate and researched. It is wonderful.” ~ Carmen Lerm, Fusion Design Integrated Brand Agency

“You are an incredible writer” ~ Jana

“You are completely wonderful.” ~ Kea

“You are so articulate.” ~ Simon

“You are splendidness on toast.” ~ Gillian

“You are up there with the best of the best.” ~ Anthony

“You have an excellent mind and easy style of writing.” ~ Margarete

“You’ve definitely reignited my love for reading again.” ~ Nonofo

“You really have an awesome talent and have definitely unwrapped your gift.” ~ Kathy

“You write very well and I definitely appreciate the things you speak about. Keep up the good work!” ~ Jonathan

“You’re a rock star! Thanks!” ~ Allison

“You’re a star! Thank you very much for all the care and attention to detail. Phenomenal.” ~ Carmen

“You’ve created something of absolute beauty.” ~ Carmen

“Your website is stunning.” ~ Gudrun

“Your writing style is fresh, fun and energetic.” ~ Joyce

“Your writing style is wonderfully clean.” ~ Steve