Hello I’m Taku Scrutton – an inspirational speaker and author based in Perth, Australia.
No one likes boring speeches so I always make sure music, dance, video and photography are part of the messages I share with all audiences young and…not-so-young.
My keynote speech, workshop and writing themes include cultural awareness and inclusion, overcoming adversity to pursue goals, entrepreneurship and dreaming boldly.
I was born in Zimbabwe and moved to study in Australia when I was 19. Alone. Fourteen years later, I am a public speaker sharing my story of hardship and success to prove that impossible dreams can come true. I also write about the lessons I am still learning in business and life on my blog page.
I present speeches to different audiences at various venues across Australia including schools, conferences, corporate functions and community events. The new people I am meeting along my travels continue to inspire me.
Now that you have found me…
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Youth Leadership and Advocacy
Young people should be encouraged to speak up (lead) and speak out (advocate) about the issues that affect them. I am passionate about teaching young people what public speaking and writing are still teaching me about leadership and courage. Read more.
Technical Writing and Document Development
As I worked towards growing my public speaking business in recent years, I worked extensively as a Technical Writer in construction, mining and oil and gas industries in Western Australia.
Today, whilst I work on my own publishing projects, I still enjoy helping different businesses to write better. Read more.
Latest news and blog posts
I blog about public speaking, business, writing, creativity and life. I enjoy writing my stories because I get to meet new people and keep connected to those who have been in my presentations and workshops. Read more.