A Nasho in Vietnam – David Kennedy

David Kennedy

Tuesday 23rd April 6:15 pm for 6:30 start
Green Acres Golf Club
51 Elm Grove, Kew East, VIC

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David was called up for National Service in early 1970 and embarked on his ‘tour’ of Vietnam with the 3rd Royal Australian Regiment in early 1971.
Following this he began his business career which has encompassed three broad phases, the first of which was the world of media and advertising, culminating in his role of Director of Sales and Marketing for the Ten Network.
The second phase was spent with global communications consultancy Rogen SI, including time as Managing Director of the Melbourne and London offices and as a Director on the Worldwide Board. As a senior member of the firm, his latter years in particular were primarily spent consulting with clients on their major new business bids, achieving an average win rate around the 70% mark.
For the third and current phase, as a sole contractor, David continues to consult on communications training and coaching, together with assisting on strategy and coaching on major new business bids.
He has been married to Debbie for more than forty- five years and has two children and four grandchildren.
David’s presentation is about the day-to-day life of a National Serviceman turned ‘digger’ on search and patrol operations in the Vietnam jungle, including some of the strange, dangerous and occasionally even amusing situations in which he found himself.
He hopes to provide a picture of the workings of an infantry platoon rather than speak to the morality or suffering of war, although he would be happy to take questions on these subjects.

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