Speaker Bio

Everyone needs a Gump in their life. Even Forrest had Mama, and he had this to say about her: “Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.”
Sid is pretty much a reductionist (or, as he would say - I need to dumb it down so I can understand it first).
For instance, explain this Forrestism: “Stupid is as stupid does”. You can't can you? Well, it means that an intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid. You are what you do.
He gets to 'play'' with things like strategy, new business pitching, depression, fundraising, consumer behaviour, business turnaround and risk management (or it's cousin innovation). A popular speaker and frequent guest lecturer, Sid also gives you something people pay a lot of money for: a fresh perspective.
With Sid, life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're going to get, but you're certain to enjoy the experience.

Some of the delights he's provided:
Strategy Unplugged. What you won’t find on strategy in the library (or on the internet). What strategy really is – or isn’t.
Pitch Secrets. What you need to know about winning pitches. What works; what doesn’t.
Blue People Mean Big Bucks - Depression in the workplace. Sid is the originator of the 2METS mental health acronym. His Pecha Kucha talk here
Marketing for NGO’s: Raising your profile, raising your game, and raising money.
From Ted Bundy to Tide: All about insights and consumer behaviour.
The oldest turnaround in modern history: How he turned around a 216-year old Chamber of Commerce.
If no one dies the risk is acceptable: The dangers of not innovating or embracing risk.
Various keynotes and bespoke talks for specific occasions, such as call centres, awards ceremonies and gala dinners.

Sid is a qualified pharmacist and has an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Clear Win: Pitching for new business on Amazon here
He also wrote and directed a short film. It was terrible.
Sid is the Paarl 1972 Coca-Cola Yo-Yo Champion and uses his celebrity status to help people through the ups and downs of life.

Forrest Gump is a fictional brand trademark of Paramount Pictures. Sid Peimer is in no ways associated or affiliated with the entertainment franchise. It would be very weird if you thought that.

Topics Covered

Strategy (for the rest of us)
New business pitching
Mental health, depression
NGO fundraising
Consumer Insights
Turnaround strategy
Chamber of Commerce Management
Risk management

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Location

Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa

Topics

Strategy (for the rest of us)
New business pitching
Mental health, depression
NGO fundraising
Consumer Insights
Turnaround strategy
Chamber of Commerce Management
Risk management

Booking Info

There are only two ways to grow a business: sell more to existing clients; get new clients. And the latter usually involves a pitch.

Sidney Peimer combines his years of experience with extensive research to tell a story that will forever change your view on new business pitching. He strips away the myths and legends - revealing pitch strategies that really work.

The Clear Win is a landmark in the world of business books, bringing together empirical evidence with abundant insight, to provide an inspired perspective on winning new business.

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  • Kayleigh Botterman
    14 May 2020 at 9:13 am

    During our Vlerick Business School MBA exchange to Cape Town, we had the privilege of having Sid as one of our keynote speakers. Sid was able to capture everyone’s full attention with his natural gift for storytelling. He is a very engaging speaker and was able to inspire our MBA class.

  • Narieman
    13 May 2020 at 9:49 am

    Sid is very clever, witty, insightful, and has the ability to “visualize” the future. These qualities have made him a standout leader.

  • Dave Zimmerman
    13 May 2020 at 9:21 am

    This man is many things. One of them is an exceptionally insightful speaker, who adds that “something special” to his commentary that keeps the audience engaged and wanting more. I have worked with Sid for a number of years and can say with confidence that he has helped me be a better speaker and more importantly, a better listener.

  • Sibu Ganca
    13 May 2020 at 8:40 am

    I think if fresh perspective and innovation were a person they would be Sid. He delivers this not through rehashed notions and academia, but through his experience. This results in one being captivated and inspired.

    If walking the talk is your thing, Sid is your man.

  • Sibu Ganca
    13 May 2020 at 8:35 am

    I think if fresh perspective and innovation were a person they would be Sid. He delivers this not through rehashed notions and academia, but through his experience. This results in one being captivated and inspired. If walking the talk is your thing, Sid is your man.

  • Johan Reyneke
    12 May 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve had the privilege to work with Sid and to attend his events. He is a fantastic and engaging speaker that has that special gift of blending fact, insight, humor and story telling for a very rewarding experience for his audiences.

  • Keith Michael Cullis
    11 May 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Sid gets to the engine bypassing all the frills and distractions. He is neither persuaded to deviate from the challenge or gets swayed from the truth. And yes the truth will out. And then you can start to build on a foundation that will last

  • Stoffel Grobler
    10 May 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Sid is a very engaging speaker with a great sense of humor. He keeps your attention effortlessly and his message tend to linger afterwards!

  • Derryn
    10 May 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Sid is an exceptional and witty speaker who knows how to keep an audience awake and engaged!

  • Unotida Nyoni
    10 May 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Sid is an amazing speaker who uses story telling and humour to simplify and teach complex business concepts.

    Listening to Sid speak is both a enlightening and pleasant experience.

  • Janine Smuts
    10 May 2020 at 11:50 am

    There are two kinds of people: those who have heard Sid; and those who have not.
    Do your business a favour and lean into the discomfort of change, supported by Sid’s insights. We got the drama without the drama queen. He is a genius with Strategy! Says it as it is, and always fun! Especially his curiosity-clarity-creativity values we can apply in this new world to stay ahead of the curve.
    Janine Smuts, Area Head, Bidvest Retail Banking

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