your business

I use speaking to empower, educate and bring your corporate culture or event to life.

What I offer

I have 25 years experience in various training, marketing and PR roles.  I have a passion for speaking in public and making people see the bright side of life.  I have a great deal of experience as an MC, guest speaker and trainer on various customer related topics.

Public Relations

Public Speaking

Corporate Training

Master of Ceremonies

What Clients Say About Me

“Thank you Sam for spending time with us this morning. Thank you for sharing some very personal and special messages about gratitude and kindness and for believing that we are all truly enough!! You spread lightness and love wherever you go.”
Mandy Testa​
Chief Marketing Officer at Blueprint Realty
"Samantha Daykin has spoken at many of my conferences, training events and business seminars over the years and she always receives the highest ratings from our delegates. Sam is also an accomplished trainer, auctioneer and MC. Sam’s speaking style combines humour, self-deprecating wit, high energy and an abundance of energy and enthusiasm that leaves everyone entertained, informed and inspired.”
Cindy Norcott
Founder of The Robin Hood Foundation
"Definitely a highly recommended speaker and MC. We have had the privilege of listening and witnessing her vibrant, interactve personality. She brings the audience alive and I would attend all events that she hosts or is a speaker at, whenever possible."
Debra Maddocks ​
Managing Partner Tyson Properties Westville​

My story

I was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and moved to SA in the late 70’s.  I grew up in a small rural village, Ixopo, KZN.

After matriculating from The Wykeham Collegiate School in Pietermaritzburg, I moved to Durban where I studied Public Relations, Marketing, Business Skills and Computers.  I continually update my skills now with various courses on the internet and attend as many business, marketing and motivational seminars as possible.

I have lived and lectured in SA and London at private business colleges.  I have also been the Principal of a Durban Business College and the Manager of the KZN Business Training Centre.

For the last 14 years, I have been a dedicated Marketing Consultant and PR Manager and head up the charity division at Rodel Finance.

I am an ambivert (which means I am both introvert and extrovert), and I am continually searching for ways of enriching my life and the lives of those around me.

My superpower is my ability to speak in public.  I love making people laugh and uplifting the spirits of those who need it (my nickname is Sunshine Sam).  

I am organised, reliable and endeavour to provide my clients with peace of mind.  I always get their input as part of my prep process, so I know what part they need me to play in order to make their event a huge success.  I am well connected and have many ideas on venues, gifting, photographers, sound systems and event planning.

My passion is spending time at a local Baby House where I am a permanent volunteer – caring for abandoned babies until they find their forever homes. 

I sit on several committees and charity boards.  I love Durban’s local charity “The Robin Hood Foundation” and try to support them and others whenever I can.  I am a member of Toastmasters (Speakeasy Toastmasters Club – Durban) which has helped me grow my speaking career and leadership skills.

Sam speaking at the 2019 Warrior Women event hosted by Robin Hood Foundation
Sam as MC at the 2019 Warrior Women event hosted by The Robin Hood Foundation.

Ready to brighten your business?