TESTIMONIALS



    Omar Alhusseini
A Great Motivational Speaker and the author of best seller book "8 Super Simple Steps to Becoming a Successful Speaker"

       

I know Syed Waqas from Toastmasters International as he achieved the highest award which is the Distinguished Toastmaster. This award proves the leadership and speaking capabilities of Waqas. I witnessed many speaking and leadership sessions and trainings from Syed Waqas and it was very powerful and practical that can be implemented right way by the audience.

Omar Alhusseini
Elqa Star President

       



    Ghulam Nabi Nawab
An intellectal and a great leader.

       

Among thousands professional speakers, some speak to earn, some speak to impress, some speak to portray, some speak to win contests. Some speak truth from their hearts & minds to connect & make a difference in others lives, Syed Waqas belongs to the last category.

As a Trainer, he knows how to transfer the knowledge to his Trainees in a real sense so that they get benefit of his unique Training Skills & Techniques which help to bring a positive impact & genuine change.

Ghulam Nabi Nawab
An intellectal and a great leader.

       



    Dr Fayez Alshaer
Cardio Consultant at King Khalid Hospital

       

Syed Waqas is a very dedicated, well educated and an active Toastmaster. When you listen to him, you feel his words before you understand. He is a passionate speaker, and a distinguished Toastmaster by all means. You will be lucky if you listen to his talks. His speeches are full of information, advises, values, very educative and illustrative as he is drawing a big picture with scene of events.

Best wishes for his continuous success.

Dr Fayez Alshaer
Cardio Consultant at King Khalid Hospital

       



    Jamshed Nizami
IT Specialist

       

Syed Waqas has been emerged as an amazing trainer with excellent interpersonal skills. He has a charisma to capture the audience and to convey his message across in a true professional and entertaining way.

Jamshed Nizami
Vancouver, Canada

       



    Mufti Altaf
Logistics Manager

       

Syed Waqas is by far one of the best trainers I have been mentored by. He conducts his sessions with such precision and always has a way of connecting with the audience.

Mufti Althaf

       



    Hala Sinan
An intellectal and a great leader.

       

Since the moment I have joined the Toastmasters community , I met a brother, a friend and an expert trainer, giving a hand to all juniors, never hesitated to be by other's sides,lifting their spirits up, encouraging them to be themselves and to aim for the stars. That is the shining Syed Waqas .

Hala Sinan
A Champion Speaker and an educationist.

       



    Ibrahim Sabjan
A renowned leader and a great intellectal

       

Riyadh is a city of lights. Light vanishes darkness and knowledge replaces ignorance.

When you talk about lights one personality comes to my mind with whom I am sharing the platform of Toastmasters who illuminates this community by passing on the messages to the masses as a talented, artistic, daring and a fluent orator. He is among the very few excellent people I have come across. A personality whose passion is oratory.

With his oratory skills, he has excellent training capabilities. The huge round of applause from his trainees denotes the power of his training and knowledge imparting techniques. A great orator and a skillful trainer. He is none other than DTM syed Waqas.

Ibrahim Sabjan
A renowned leader and a great intellectal

       



    Nabeh Usman
Accounts Officer

       

I would rather say that Syed Waqas acts more like a friend when he trains people. He makes you feel more comfortable in imparting his views by making your own views and also instigate to implement it with motivation. The best thing is how he carries himself with elegance and humbleness. As a speaker, he has a beautiful way of rendering his speech with innovation and creativity and make the people wonder that speeches can also be delivered like Mr. Waqas does. He always comes with creativity in his speech. I find him as my mentor. I pray and wish Him success here and the hereafter, aamiin

Nabeh Usman
Accounts Officer

       



    Murdi Althaf
Software Developer

       

A living embodiment of Charm, Charisma, Inspiration & Leadership, Syed Waqas not only portrays these characteristics in his Public Speaking but in his daily life. He has taken the role of mentor to many aspiring speakers & he ensures that his trainees genuinely benefit from the skills and techniques he teaches.

Mohamed Murdi Althaf
Software Developer
BAB International Corp For Specialized Services

       



    Antony Menachery
Transformation Advisor

       

A good trainer should possess three Cs. Credibility, Charisma and Connectivity. Credibility in terms of being an SME (subject matter expert), Charisma to be able to attract the audience and Connectivity to be able to reach out to maximum individuals on a one to one basis. Waqas is blessed with the three Cs in abundance. I am optimistic any trainee after attending Waqas's session will not only gain his wisdom but would also enjoy it.

Antony Menachery
Transformation Advisor
Human Capital Management
SAIB Capital

       



    Haseeb Mansoor
Student, Asia Pacific University, Kala Lumpur, Malaysia

       

I have met many great speakers in my life but i hadnt met a person who was great in speaking aswell as training people until I met Syed Waqas.

Syed waqas has not only inspired me through his motivation speaking skills but also has help train me to develop some important skills as well.

Speaking is an art which is hard to master and therefore if you want to learn how to develop and nurture your speaking skills, i would highly recommend watching Syed Waqas speak not only because of his unique style of speaking ,but also because his motivational speaking ability will make you realise everyday is a good day.

Subsequently he has also been able to use this dynamic speaking style to become a comprehensive trainer and induce these substantial skills into his trainess

Haseeb Mansoor
Student
Asia Pacific University,Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

       



    Jasir Badsha
International Relations Manager

       

I find Waqas to be an excellent trainer and a wonderful speaker. Having attended several of his training sessions, I feel his methods involve the audience and are very interactive. Hence catching the attention of everyone involved. His professional speaking skills are one of the best I've ever seen.

Jasir Badsha
International Relations Manager

       



    Hadayatullah Ali
Country Manager, Severn Glocon, UK

       

I am a good friend of Syed Waqas. I am also fairly familiar with his actual life and approach. Waqas is an exaggerator to build peoples' character and leadership skills and wants to see the values in persons. In fact, I've attended numerous seminars and workshops that he conducted and every time, on stage, his stories really bring the positive change.

Thank you so much Waqas for all your trainings and advices, and helping me to become a better person at work and at home.

Hadayatullah Ali
Country Manager
Severn Glocon, UK

       



    Syed Tauqeer Hussain
Logistics Manager

       

Syed Waqas is an insightful, sensitive, and deeply self aware individual driven to explore knowledge, wisdom, and deeper understanding of human nature. He always supports his fellows and friends, his caring nature and personality allows him to work well with others in a team setting, as he always respects others opinions even when they differ from his own.

All qualities that make him outstanding as a charismatic speaker and burgeoning leader, I am certain that Waqas is going to continue to great and his endless curiosity, combined with his willingness to be a perfectionist, leads me to believe there will be no limit to his growth and achievements in leadership and beyond.

Tauqeer Hussain Syed
Logistics Manager

       



    Akif Nazoor
PMO Consultant.

       

The first word comes to my mind while thinking of Sir Syed Waqas is "Guru", a great person always ready to help. When I started toastmasters I observed not only me but all others consider Mr Waqas as a special friend, the man you can trust in all weather.

Akif Nazoor
PMO Consultant.

       



    Khurram Amanullah
Chartered Accountant

       

Syed Waqas has all the requirements which help him recognized among the toppers. He has the winning attitude towards life. The one quality which elevates him among others is the genuineness of his character. He shines like a star and a star who always shines.

Khurram Amanullah
Chartered Accountant

       



    Prahlad Kumar Patidar
IT Professional, Tata Services.

       

Syed Waqas has this incredible ability to connect with people, no matter what type & age audience is. As a trainer, his unique and compassionate speaking style creates an indelible impact on the audience inspiring them to strive for more.

Prahlad Kumar Patidar,
IT Professional,
Tata Consultancy Services

       



    Naqi Haider Rizvi
Student at University College London

       

I have had the honour of knowing Syed Waqas since 2012 and have seen a man in him that is passionate about spreading love, compassion and empathy. He stands out as someone who can act mature with older people and fun and jolly with younger people. His ability to lead by example and deliver his message with confidence make him someone unique.

I have seen him in both leadership and communication roles and believe that he is full of life and a dedicated servant of the people who gives back to society without expecting much in return.

I hope to carry forward his legacy and inspire the next generation just like he has inspired mine.

Naqi Rizvi,
Student at University College London

       



    Fayyaz ul Hassan Siddiqui
Engineer at SECO

       

Luckily I got some opportunities to hear Syed waqas speeches. Syed Waqas, as a speaker, has clarity, brevity and profundity of words. I found him an excellent speaker as he has in depth knowledge in almost all aspects of life. Positive sense of humor reflects when he speaks which attracts the attention of the audience throughout his speech.

As far as his abilities as a trainer are concerned, he gives a clear and lively presentation focusing on speech style, voice vitality and quality. He is a constant source of inspiration for all of us, specially for the kids and beginners.

Fayyaz ul Hassan Siddiqui
Saudi Electricity Company

       



    Arshad Qazi
Project Manager at Siemens, KSA

       

It is one thing to be knowledgeable. While it is an entirely different ball-game when it comes to dispersing and handing down that knowledge.

Gathering knowledge is a skill while dispersing it is an art. The artists who possess this art are called trainers.

I know an artist - a trainer, who has chiseled sparkling diamonds and polished glittering gems by application of this art.

His name is Syed Waqas.

What makes Waqas special is his ability to spot talent, provide mentorship of flawless quality with missionary zeal.

What Mercedes is to cars, Syed Waqas is to trainers. A true Masterpiece!

Arshad Qazi
Project Manager, SIEMENS

       



    Ahmed M Abdul Naseer
Student at IBS Hyderabad, India

       

Mr Syed Waqas is one of the most passionate and energetic orators that I've ever seen. His genuine desire to help people - and going the extra mile in doing so, make him an outlier as a facilitator/trainer.

He possesses strong people skills and deep knowledge in a variety of domains alongwith a rare persona of having an unfailing character that together make up his strongest suit as a coach.

A beautiful and human being; he is the leader who seeks no title.

Ahmed M Abdul Naseer
Student
IBS Hyderabad, India

       



    Dr Sajjad Ali
Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology

       

I have known Syed Waqas for a short while......and they are few with whom I have been impressed in such a short time! Waqas is:

Intense.....passionate.......engaging......creative.......he has the capability of transforming those around him and equipping them with tools that become lifelong assets.......thoroughly professional in all aspects! Syed Waqas is a living legacy.

Dr Sajjad Ali
Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology
King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh


       



    Faisal Syed
Sales Manager, Al Haitam for Industries & Economic Development

       

If you have ever attended trainings, you'll come across typical genres of training with similarities in training, however, I have attended nearly 3-4 trainings conducted by Mr Waqas Syed, and I must admit, it takes a lot of courage to think out of the box and come up with topics and trainings that are absolutely unconventional and yet gripping the trainees. What adds more versatility to his sessions are the wide range of topics he covers.

I wish to testify the excellence of Mr Syed Waqas in the field of Training and Education.

Best regards

Syed Faisal
Sales Manager
Al Haitam for industries & economic development

       



    Bassam Al-Bahra
Senior Facilitator

       

The first training I attended by Mr. Syed Waqas was on "how to build charisma" and ever since I have been applying his valuable lessons in my daily life.

Mr. Syed Waqas is a genuine mentor who knows how to connect with his audience before he communicates.

Bassam Al-Bahra
Senior Facilitator
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       



    Faisal Jhaniya
Faisal Jhaniya, Chemical Engineer, Zamil Group Holding Co.

       

The thing that separates Syed Waqas from the rest is his ability to instantly connect with his audience. This is an ability lacking in most trainers and often results in mundane trainings that feel like a chore for both parties involved.

It is the one thing that makes all the difference. He leaves a permanent mark on his audience. A passionate public speaker, and an exemplary leader.

Faisal Jhaniya
Chemical Engineer
Zamil Group Holding Co.


       



    Mohamed Shafee
Lines manager, Expert Maritime Services, Shipping Line Agencies

       

If you have ever attended trainings, you'll come across typical genres of training with simTeacher Master Lecturer & Professor, the list is endless...unique is trainer who mixes humanly feelings while passing most valued experience requires exemplary nature. Name of that nature is called " Syed Waqas " Your training sessions were truly passionate filled with patiency which motivate and moulds every trainee to become great trainer... cheers

Mohamed Shafee
Lines manager
Expert Maritime Services
Shipping Line Agencies
Riyadh. KSA.

       



    Adam Muneer Chanda
Deputy Group Treasurer, Mawarid Holding Company

       

Syed Waqas is a passionate trainer, mentor, public speaker and coach. Waqas has achieved the highest rank with Toastmasters International, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation.

I have known Waqas for several years and I highly recommend him to lead an organization, team, project and event. His positive personality and charm is contagious as is his unique ability to motivate others and achieve desired results.

Adam Muneer Chanda
Deputy Group Treasurer
Mawarid Holding Company

       



    Fifi Fourie
Johannesburg, South Africa

       

I met Waqas just at the onset of his public speaking journey in 2008. His clever humour, friendliness and warmth not only as a speaker but also as a person has endeared himself to all who have had the privilege of meeting him.

Despite being out of the country for 3 years, Waqas has also proved to be a loyal friend; encouraging and inspiring with his thoughtful messages.

Best regards,
Fifi Fourie,
RE/MAX 2000 Estate Agent,
Johannesburg, South Africa

       



    Abdulaziz N Radwan
Research Engineer, KACST, Saudi Arabia

       

I am fortunate enough to have known Syed Waqas for over 2 years. For me, he is one of the top professional speakers I have witnessed. The best lesson I have learned from him, being a professional speaker, is that delivering inspiring speeches is not just about applying a couple of rules or skills, but also being ourselves. Whenever we try to be someone else, we lose appeal, genuineness and charisma.

As a trainer, he is very impactful. Not only by transferring knowledge to his learners but also caring about their progress. All of whom are motivated every step of the way. It is always a great pleasure to work with and seek advice from such an expert.

Abdulaziz N Radwan
Research Engineer
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       



    Don Kolitha Panditharatne
Key Account Supply Chain Manager, Ericsson AB, Saudi Arabia Branch

       

When I first heard a speech from Mr Syed Waqas, I felt something special. He had a strong message and it inspired me so much that I remembered his story for a very long time. He has followed the same style which is heart touching and much inspiring in the many years to follow that has earned him many accolades.

As a trainer, I see Mr Waqas could talk with much enthusiasm and conviction. Not all the trainers have the ability to grasp the attention of the trainees throughout a session. If I could name one trainer who could talk persuasively and to keep the audience spell bound, Mr Syed Waqas would be in top 5 in my list.

Don Kolitha Panditharatne
Key Account Supply Chain Manager
Ericsson AB, Saudi Arabia Branch

       



    Jehad Al Hajjaj
Pediatrician

       

Over the last few years , I came to know many trainers, coaches and mentors who have all kinds of qualities and skills to help achieving goals. Syed Waqas is one of them, but he is one of only few who have strong determination and energy for reaching beyond the goals and winning the first place.

Jehad Al Hajjaj
Pediatrician

       



    Subramaniam Thangasamy
Group IT Manager, Safari Group

       

Syed Waqas is a people-magnet, his smile and politeness attract people. I had the privilege of working with him when he was the Division Governor. The two most valuable skills I learned from him were, how to smile and how to be humble. He's always been my mentor, well-wisher and inspiration. He encouraged me to lead the division next year and supported me throughout my tenure.

In my life, I met many trainers and listened countless motivational, inspirational and edcational lectres and speeches and I can say with full sincerity that Syed Waqas is among the TOP becase of his professionalism, candor and zeal.

His training sessions are interactive, buoyant and full of fun and are of substantial value. He is a trainer who knows the art of transforming lives.

Subramaniam Thangasamy
Group IT Manager
Safari Group

       



    Krishnakumar VR
Import Manager,
Namma Cargo Services Co. Ltd.

       

Credibility and authenticity...that's what we require from a trainer to follow him and these are the best qualities found in Syed Waqas. A simple person with an ocean of knowledge and his greatness is that he wants to share his knowledge and experience with others. A great man to folow!

Krishnakumar VR
Import Manager,
Namma Cargo Services Co. Ltd.

       



    Mirza Asfaar Baig
Solution Architect (DevOps), Alessa Industries Company

       

I know Syed waqas for a long time and I admire him for many invaluable qualities. Not only he is an engaging motivational speaker and inspiring leader, he has a great literary taste that shows in his speeches and conduct. Wit, humour and action are the hallmarks of Syed Waqas. A dedicated person to work with, and an honest person to be friends with. Keep on going Mr Waqas!

Mirza Asfaar Baig
Solution Architect (DevOps)
Alessa Industries Company

       



    Mohammad Alhajeri
Research Support Specialist, External Network, Technology and Innovation, SABIC.

       

Knowing Waqas is always of a value:

As a professional speaker, he wraps his messages with genuine thoughts. One can not stop listening to the flow of his thoughts while delivering a speech not only because it is interesting and capturing, but because missing something will make you miss many good thoughts dispersed within his speech. One can always wait for twists in speech leading to humor even in a serious speech.

As a trainer, He is always providing guidance to speakers and supporting every one to improve in his/her speaking profession. Still he is welcoming comments from other speakers to improve his own. In fact he is a continuous learner that he is always asking for ways to improve his work.

As a professional, he is always seeking perfection in whatever he do and humbly serving people around him. He is always there to serve, proactive and delivering on time with high quality.

As a friend, A real human with genuine feelings. He is always there when you need him and he is always supportive and caring. Have never seen him losing temper or mad. He is always smiling and calm.

This is part of what I can say about Waqas. Maybe by now you realize the reason I said "knowing Waqas is always of a value".

I learn a lot from him.

Mohammad Alhajeri
Research Support Specialist
External Network,
Technology and Innovation, SABIC.

       



    Naeem Javed
Trainer & Founder of H.A.D.A.F (R)

       

Mr.Waqas is very committed to his creative pursuits because he speaks from his "Experience" not "Speculation". He is the meaning generator of professional life. His training skills will empowered every sincere aspirant to explore the true hidden-self. He will make us ready to confront reality from gloomy-present to the shinning-future.

He is not mere "Resumes maker" rather he will build our life's career with the better version of enhanced-self. He has the promising pattern of "Designed" life instead the "Default" living.

His life-changing course content will give us the invincible power of choice which will lead towards "Earning ability, Learning ability & Serving ability".

Naeem Javed
Trainer & Founder of H.A.D.A.F (R)
(Human,Abilities,Development & Advancement,Foundation)
Web www.hadafgroup.org

       



    Yasir Khalid
Researcher, Polytechnic University Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

       

I know mr waqas from the days I was in Riyadh. His ability to articulate in a compelling way is one its greatest trades as trainer.

The focal point of his personality as a trainer lies in a fact that he knows that a dry or factual content is coming during his speech and he adjusts the delivery accordingly

Another brilliant quality I have noticed while taking his training sessions is his readiness to allow and encourage participants to learn from themselves and the training sessions in order to create maximum organic learning moments.

Yasir Khalid
Researcher
Polytechnic University Catalonia,
Barcelona, Spain

       



    Sunila Chaku
Teacher at International Indian School

       

DTM Syed Waqas
"His Actions Match His Words"

DTM Waqas is an institution in himself. As a trainer he has inspired the audience with his high energy presentation and helps to reignite the passion and zeal of the audience. He has a unique ability to influence and connect with the audience.

As a leader he believes in empowering others. He also believes in creating leaders than followers. In my Toastmasters journey I had the privilege of sharing various Toastmasters functions and I found him a very dedicated , charismatic person.

He is asset in Toastmaster feternity and we are proud of him.

Sunila Chaku
Teacher at International Indian School
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       



    Anandu Sureesh
Founder and Chief Executive, ForwardAhead.com

       

Though I picked up my friendship with Mr.Syed Waqas very recently, may be 6 months, but every time I meet him, I get this sense of feel that he is one such very down to earth humble and generous man who can be very flexible to stretch any extend to make things work for others. Recently I had an opportunity to invite Mr.Waqas to conduct a workshop during one of ForwardAhead's event and he came up with wholehearted support and delivered his workshop titled "How to be Charismatic." It was a very delighting experience for my audience, that I received feedbacks from many of my audience saying they would like to hear again from Mr.Waqas. This is the kind of people am looking forward to work with, and one great thing about Mr.Waqas is, anytime you ask him for anything, then that key word you will hear from his is "Sure Thing Bro"

I wish him all the best wishes for his future endeavours and also on behalf of ForwardAhead, I always look forward to have Syed Waqas to come over and deliver his workshops, keynotes, motivational speeches etc at our training events and other programs onwards.

Anandu Sureesh
Founder and Chief Executive,
ForwardAhead.com

       



    Nasir Saleem
Managing Director, Davoi Sino Dushanbe, Tajikistan

       

I know Syed Waqas for more than 10 years. He's a man with unmatched professionalism, humility and honesty and these three traits make him worthy and different personality then others. He only speaks what he truly believes in. His every speech is a masterpiece. His actions and words spread hope, love and kindness. May he continues to transform lives. Ameen.

Nasir Saleem
Managing Director
Davoi Sino Dushanbe Tajikistan

       



    Fawaz Al Garni
Administration Director, Saudi McDonald's

       

Syed Waqas is a true master when it comes to training and speaking skills. I've attended a lot of conferences and workshops, and I have to say that hearing Syed Waqas speak was truly an electric experience. People were so on the edge of their seats that even you could hear a pin drop. His energetic, magnetic personality allows him to connect with people from many different backgrounds. Syed Waqas is a world class speaker and trainer. He inspires teams and individuals to greatness by seeing the unique genius in everyone's talent and the inspiration in everyone's story. Every time I see Syed Waqas and hear him speak, it just lights a spark and makes me want to do better both personally and professionally.

Fawaz Al Garni
Administration Director
Saudi McDonald's

       



    Ahmed Samir
Sales engineer, professional project manager PMP @Huda Lighting

       

Mr. Waqas is one of the most dynamics characters i have ever come across. His positive energy can break mountain, his love to mankind can melt steal. I have known waqas for 5 years he has been a mentor a life coach and a brother to me. He has been there during my toughest time. It takes someone strong to make someone else stronger. I am strong today and part of it, bcz of his support.

Ahmed samir
Sales engineer, professional project manager PMP @Huda Lighting

       



    Tahir G. Nalg, DTM
SABIC Stars Toastmasters

       

I firstly met DTM Syed Waqas in one of Riyadh Toastmasters Division Contests where he emerged as champion in humorous speech. That meeting sprung into great working relationship when he was Riyadh TM Division B Governor and I was one of his Area Governors. Throughout this period, I came to know him as dedicated, passionate, enthusiast and professional speaker and leader. These qualities made Waqas not only a qualified trainer but one of the best!

In training, both communication and leadership expertise are vital which I found in the person of Syed Waqas.

Tahir G. Nalg, DTM
SABIC Stars Toastmasters

       



    Mohamed Zubair
Manager; Recruitment & Insurance SATCO Groups

       

Syed Waqas is a leader with his own passion. I enjoyed all his trainings whenever I could make it. He possesses all the required qualities of an experience and professional speaker. I admire his pleasant interpersonal relationship with his friends and colleagues. Syed Waqas always greet his friends with a warm hug. All the best wishes for a brighter and successful endeavours in life.

Mohamed Zubair
Manager; Recruitment & Insurance
SATCO Groups

       



    Mohammed A Alalwan
Toastmaster

       

Mr. Syed Waqas is one of the best speakers and individuals I ever got to know. He knows how to transfer information and knowledge to the listeners as well as maintain great leadership and responsibility.

Syed Waqas is a great trainer, mentor & great leader.

Mohammed A Alalwan
Toastmaster

       



    Abu Anas Sulaiman Kottakkuzhikal
Senior IT Helpdesk Coordinator, ITS Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       

Whenever my friend Waqas comes across my mind, a black suit and red tie is what I see. I guess he loves black because he is the one with a white heart. One of the kindest persons I have ever seen.

He never fails in making us feel that he cares for us with his actions. Your words are the most important to him and he is eager to listen from you. I wonder how he can make us feel so whenever we meet him. He doesn't just give you a handshake but hugs you. One can easily feel the warmth and affection. He loves people, no matter if you are white or brown, Indian or Pakistani or Saudi.

I have attended many of his speeches, educational sessions and being a member of Elite 30, I got more chances listening to him. In his presentations, he usually comes with 3 or 4 slides only but that is more than enough for him to explain his ideas impeccably and effectively, which stays in our minds. You don't find much text in those slides but the picture and his spoken words have charisma that it clings to our hearts forever. I want to say that I love you for the wonderful person you are, not just as an excellent trainer or a professional speaker. I love you for Allah.

Abu Anas Sulaiman Kottakkuzhikal
Senior IT Helpdesk Coordinator, ITS Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       



    Kaleemuddin Syed
HR development Manager

       

I know Mr. Syed Waqas for more than three years. He is a very lovable person who never forgets to hug you whenever you meet him. He is also blessed with a very good sense of humor. When he laughs, everyone laughs and when he cracks a joke, you will laugh even harder. The way he cut down his body fat shows discipline. I am very impressed. In fact jealous!!!. His commitment was also shown when he took charge of a club when it was dying and made it in the top list. We all have communication skills that we learn throughout our entire life but honesty is something in born. I have seen Mr Waqas as the most honest person I ever met. He will go out of the way if you need his help. It tells how caring he is. And he will reply your messages instantly respecting your valuable time.

Don't you think all these traits are necessary for a trainer. Mr Waqas is a combination of all these which make him one of the best trainers of this region. I personally learnt many things from him.

And I wish all the best for his future endeavors.

(W) Wonderful
(A) Active
(Q) Quite
(A) Assertive
(S) Simply Superb Human being

Kaleemuddin Syed
HR development Manager
Zaid Al Hussain Group

       



    Mohan Krishna
CFO Al-Rifai Group

       

I am associated with Mr Syed Waqas since 2012. He is humble, committed, thoughtful, sensible and pleasure to work and talk to him. He is an excellent leader. Because of his self-less efforts, many people benefited, I am stronger, more flexible and more importantly working has become fun because of this gentleman. I recommend him without any reservation.

Mohan Krishna
CFO Al-Rifai Group

       



    Syed Viquaruddin Hussain
Chartered Accountant

       

The greatest impact a person can have is when he changes another person's speaking abilities. That change warrants not only a mental and spiritual rejuvenation but motr importantly external breakthrough. That breakthrough is achieved only through an exceptionally gifted orator and speaker. Just by watching that person, one gets to learn and motivate himself to reach unprecented heights. Syed Waqas is a true example of that gifted trainer/ orator who tranforms ordinary and benign speakers into world beaters.

Another facet of this wonderful person is the charm he exudes when he meets and greets a person. No stranger is left untouched by the warmth in his hug. An instantly connectable person with an even warmer smile, Syed Waqas is the idea when one thinks of a charming intellectual ready to change one's speaking destiny. Thank you for inspiring millions around you Mr Waqas. You are an unparalleled entity!

Syed Viquaruddin Hussain
Chartered Accountant
CFO Al-Mawarid Group

       



    Khayyam Salik
TE Connectivity GmbH., Wort, Germany

       

Syed Waqas is an experienced International Relations Manager and besides possesses excellent social skills as a motivational speaker and presenter; something that diversifies him as a strong team player and an inspirational leader.

Khayyam Salik
TE Connectivity GmbH.
Co op intern. Polymer Techn.
Wort, Germany.

       



    Dr. Shaikh Shakeel Anjum
A renowned leader and a great intellectal

       

Syed Waqas, a leader of highest value, a tall leader. A man of commitments and courage.

Dr. Shaikh Shakeel Anjum
A renowned leader and a great intellectal
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

       



    Muhammad Mudassir
Researcher, King Saud University

       

I have attended many training sessions and listened many speeches in my life. I always try to filter out the lesson from that speech or training.

I also have witnessed some trainings and speeches of Mr. Syed Waqas and I genuinely rank him as the best speaker in the world because of his professionalism, compassion and charisma. As more people awake to the possibility that we are not just humans having the occasional spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience and as the progress of the world speeds up, people are beginning to learn that there is a world beyond our physical existence. Syed Waqas is a man of cosmocentric attitude and traits. At the onset, I'd also like to extend my sincere thanks to Mr. Syed Waqas for spending his precioius time and selfless efforts to add value in others and make the world a better place to live.

Muhammad Muddassir
Researcher, Agricultural extension and rural society
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Riyadh.

       



    Saqlain Latif Satti
Interserve Alhasa Saudi Arabia

       

I worked alongside Waqas for the past seven years at King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. His leadership & communication skills would make him an invaluable addition to his future training career. He is always looking to maximize his skills as a leader in each & every training session. Waqas can also plan, create, and market training content and build a global presence for an event. He's an excellent writer and editor with a technical information into engaging content. He has used his knowledge of the tech world both to popularize many blog and to develop a platform for leadership training, workshops, and webinars. He has his finger on the pulse of technological trends and provides content that's both useful and captivating to readers. Waqas has personal qualities that make him well-suited to leadership. He's naturally fallen into the role of "point person" that many of us go to with questions. He's not afraid to take risks and often suggests new directions to explore. Waqas was instrumental in introducing our educational platform for training and marketing it globally. He's committed to quality, growth, and progress, and he inspires his team members to strive for the same. In short, Waqas is a person with vision. He organized several social events for the university, helping to facilitate team cohesion and allowing us to form a successful events. Waqas is a fun and friendly personality are just icing on the cake of his many other qualifications.

Kind Regards,
Saqlain Latif Satti

Teaching & Learning Coach
Interserve Alhasa Saudi Arabia

       



    Magesh Parabhakara
Commercial Operations Manager,
GPT Special Projects Managements Co. Ltd.
Airbus
UK Ministry of Defence - Saudi Arabian National Guards Communications Projects.

       

I am acquainted with Waqas's Speaking, Organisational and Administrational skills for many years. A Natural speaker who can Motivate, Inspire and Persuade with exceptional ease. Waqas stands out from the rest of the crowd always by offering his personal touch to any relationship, which is not easy at all. I would rate him as a gentleman with high Emotional Intelligence quotient.

A prominent figure in Riyadh Asian Community.

Magesh Parabhakara

Commercial Operations Manager,
GPT Special Projects Managements Co. Ltd.
Airbus
UK Ministry of Defence - Saudi Arabian National Guards Communications Projects.

       



    Basharat Ali
Environmental Scientist

       

It's hard to change people, unless they have someone as their coach, mentor, motivator and a trainer, who can guide them through this process.

Syed Waqas is one among them. I know Waqas right from cricketing days when he was the captain of our "Stunner Club".

I attended his several seminars, training workshops on conflict resolution, personality development, goal setting and many other themes and listened to many of his Motivational speeches which are unparalleled and beyond comparison.

He is such an ingenious visionary who in any organisation can convert deadwood into true gems.

A friend with a magnanimous heart, a versatile Mentor, a scintillating speaker, an indefatigable trainer, and perspicacious coach.

Without an iota of doubt, he's one of the best speakers I've ever witnessed.

An absolute game changer; a true life changer.



Basharat Ali
Environmental Scientist
King Saud University

       



    Jahangir A. Malik
Mycologist, King Saud University

       

Syed waqas as a person has always been an inspiration. His generosity and humility are beyond any praise.

Syed waqas is an exceptional trainer, an outstanding speaker and a phenomenal mentor. I have attended many of his speeches, witnessed his training sessions and workshops. The way Syed waqas speaks and reaches out to the people is something every trainer and speaker craves for. Each word he utters is full of love, compassion and empathy..

His quality to find out hidden talent and then crafting that in an artistic way to the best that could be is his unique enterprise.

Another characteristic of this visionary is his deep knowledge about human philosophy and values. He knows his audience and also knows how to touch their heart. A true ambassador of love and hope.

Thanks Syed waqas for being a friend, a brother.



Regards,
Jahangir A Malik
Mycologist, King Saud University

       



    Labeeb Ahmed
Manager, Technical Support Office, Alayuni.

       

Mr. Syed Waqas, engaging speaker that we felt very lucky to have him on stage for our (Youth India) last workshop here in Riyadh. His keynote presentation ("How to present yourself") was rated by fully of our audience members as "very good to excellent." In his very lively, energizing session, Mr. Waqas gave them clear tips - and most importantly, actionable suggestions - on how to improve the confidence level.

Labeeb Ahmed

Manager, Technical Support Office,
Construction Operation Division, Alayuni

       



    Marwan Medhat
Life Coach / NLP Trainer

       

Finding the right mentor can be like finding a needle in a haystack. To find someone who inspires you, pushes your limit, and most importantly believes in you is really a blessing, deserved to whoever really deserves.

I consider myself one of the blessed having Syed Waqas as my mentor . Professor of communication, master of leadership and model of Class; these are very few things I can say about Waqas.

I couldn't ever miss to mention his love to all mankind and humanity, emerging from a highly outflowing self-love.

I highly recommend Syed Waqas as a competent leader and captivating public speaker.

Marwan Medhat

Life coach / NLP Trainer

       



    Ahmed Mohey
Sales manager, Advanced Equipments Company

       

Waqas is the man who is a symbol of good manners are professionalism, not just behavior, when you know Waqas, you know the most decent, smartest and the kindest man in your entire life.

And whenever you need someone to support , Waqas will be more than you need. May God always bless you. Amen

Ahmed Mohey

Sales manager, Advanced equipments company

       



    Buddy Villalino
A reknowned leader and motivational speaker

       

I find it amazing to know your personal website. The latter would have a dual advantages both for your readers and to yourself which you can share your experience and the norms of an effective public speaker. Being a Trainer itself of various communication and Leadership skills, you will always be connected to your readers who always want enhancement of their personality development. Let me end this with a note, that we will learn more new ideas from sharing our knowledge to others and am proud you are doing this diligently.

Buddy Villalino

A reknowned leader and motivational speaker

       



    Mohammad Afdhal Saheer
Manager, Compensation and Benefits

       

I met Brother Syed Waqas at my first ever gala toastmasters event, our Club Annual Awards Night in 2013. Everyone was whispering; "Mr Waqas is coming, our Division B Governor is arriving". I wondered, if the prince of Riyadh was arriving and rushed to find a tall, dark, handsome guy walk pass me. Believe me he looked like the next James bond. That's how he looked, walked, and even talked. From that moment he became a role model. He was my first friend in outside my club.

He is titled as a Distinguish Toastmaster, and he lives up to that title. This year I attended many toastmaster events in Riyadh, and found him there. And he is so popular that each everyone wants to have a selfie with him, and he's asked to speak a few words. It is because of his respect and love towards others. His speeches are like music to ears, medicine to the body, and inspirational to life. About leadership, there is nothing to mention as his title, the "Distinguish Toastmaster" says it all.

Mohammad Afdhal Saheer

Manager, Compensation and Benefits
Mitsubishi Electric Saudi Limited

       



    Cecille Valencia
Assistant Manager, Cardiothoracic Surgery and transplantation

       

It is such a great honor to know a Distinguished Toastmaster who is an inspirational leader and simply amazing. My first encounter with him was during the Club officers Training when he was a speaker of one of the sessions: Charismatic Leadership. I was astonished with the power of his words that hit my heart to become a better leader. As I know him, I learned that he is not only a great speaker but a good person as well. You will not hesitate to come and approach him. He makes sure that when you invite him as a speaker its worthy and you will not regret of coming and listening to him. DTM Syed is full of kindness and humbleness.

Cecille Valencia

Assistant Manager, Cardiothoracic Surgery and transplantation
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

       



    James Edward Taruc, DTM
Director, District 79 (2017-18)

       

Will you marry a charismatic or funny person? Will you allow your daily conversations filled with quotes and words of wisdom or go lost with humorous stories that will tickle not only your physical body but your wildest thoughts? I believe Syed Waqas is a gifted humorist and a "fallen" angel who have impacted a lot of lives with his kindness, simplicity, composure and ingenuity. His insurmountable love for his family is often a topic in most of his speeches; a father who is willing to bite a bullet for his children. I still recall his son's gavel speech how'd his father turned the impossible to have a new lease in life. I am always inpressed how he kept himself humble despite of gigantic achievements as a public speaker. His responses and actions when subjected to pressures and challenges prove his good character. Being creative often makes his natural talent easily.

Syed Waqas is one of Riyadh toastmasters' competent leaders. As past Division Governor, I will never forget the day I asked him to be Division A's Assistant Governor for Marketing helping us to create new clubs and retain members. He went on serving as Area 38 Governor and later on the Division B Governor.

He is a celebrated speaker having won a lot of speech contests mainly humorous. A frequent educational session presenter, he will always be remembered as the one who is authorized to conduct "How to be a Charismatic Leader?".

Syed Waqas is a treasure. Having him as a friend is a lifetime treasure. Proud of him in every way.

James Edward Taruc, DTM

Director, District 79 (2017-18)

       



    Tahir Khurshid
Marketing Consultant, Saudi Industrial Development Fund

       

Waqas personifies the ideal trainer - patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, friendly, reachable. These qualities endear him not only to trainees but to people in general, including senior executives, leaders, movers and shakers.

Tahir Khurshid

Marketing Consultant, Saudi Industrial Development Fund

       



    Sameena Mahmood
Voucher Examiner/Pre-certifying
Financial management centre
Embassy of the United States of America
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       

Having known DTM Syed Waqas since 2009 gives me immense pleasure to write a few words about this charming personality.

Syed Waqas is a charismatic person and a spellbound motivational speaker!

He is a dynamic coach and trainer who is more creative and caring, direct yet delicate, funny but firm, respectful yet not afraid to say what really needs to be said.

He speaks with great energy, passion, and wisdom, with his intense, humorous and entertaining style he mesmerizes listeners with his motivational and inspirational talks. He delivers a very powerful message that will energize both youth and adults.

All this is done with brilliantly engaging style - a truly inspirational speaker who is also a wonderful human.

All the best.

Sameena Mahmood

Voucher Examiner/Pre-certifying
Financial management centre
Embassy of the United States of America
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

       



    Saif Ur Rahman
Author of The Nucle Saga Series

       

When you meet him, you will hardly realise the powerhouse of wisdom concealed behind his innocent laugh and smile.

Syed Waqas is undoubtedly one of the most respected figures in the city of Riyadh and beyond. Effective Leadership and excellent Public speaking are synchronous with his reputation.

Among many of his accolades, being a "Distinguished Toastmaster", he is adored by the Toastmasters fraternity, his presence is a clarion voice of reason and statecraft. Syed Waqas has been an efficacious mentor for me. One can significantly benefit from his guidance and training. I sure have. I have not only found a great mentor in him, but also a caring brother and lovely friend. Only a few have been able to master their persona with charm, elegance and an acute sense of professionalism. Syed Waqas is one of them!

Saif Ur Rahman

Author of The Nucle Saga Series

       



    Dr Raja Rizwan Hussain
Associate Professor
CoE-CRT, Civil Engineering Department
Manager Corrosion Lab.
College of Engineering
King Saud University

       

Waqas is known to me for the past 10 years. He is one of the best speakers i have known. He speaks from his heart and has the power to change lives. Surely a very talented, motivated, dynamic, active and smart guy.

Dr Raja Rizwan Hussain

Associate Professor
CoE-CRT, Civil Engineering Department
Manager Corrosion Lab.
College of Engineering
King Saud University

       



    Sufyan Sohail
Student at PwC's Academy Middle East

       

A down to earth and humble man who brings positive vibes to any gathering just with his presence. Waqas bhai has phenomenal public speaking skills, which he loves to pass to his juniors, even if that demands him to walk that extra mile. He ticks all boxes for me as a mentor, and most of all his ever supporting personality never lets you give up.

Sufyan Sohail

Student at PwC's Academy Middle East

       



    Roji Mathew
Business Development Director
Baja Food Industries Co.
Riyadh - KSA

       

It's almost 7 years I have been a co-traveller with TM Syed Waqas In the path of Toastmastering seeking excellence.

Syed Waqas is an exemplary speaker, mentor, who adorns a smile at all times.

I still remember the mentoring Waqas has done in the last day when I had been qualified for the finals in international speech contest in 2016. He stood by me like a pillar of courage!

A nice human being can only be a great mentor.

Waqas is an exuberant speaker, trainer and mentor.

Wishing Mr Waqas all the best..

Roji Mathew

Business Development Director
Baja Food Industries Co.
Riyadh - KSA

       



    Ibrahim Alajaji
Senior Project Manager

       

Syed Waqas is one of the best speakers in Toastmasters in Saudi Arabia as he was the winner in a lot of speaking competitions. On the same time he proved his leadership in doing many roles as leader.

Syed has the power of leadership and communication.

Ibrahim Alajaji

Senior Project Manager

       



    Anver Mohamed Rizan
Past President - Serendib Toastmasters Club Riyadh

       

I have known Syed Waqas through the Toastmasters International arena since 2009. He is a very good speaker and a great presenter. He has given very good talk shows and interviews in Saudi Radio as well. He served as the Division B Governor in district 79 which demonstrated his remarkable leadership qualities and astounding presentation skills. His pertinent addition of humor is his trademark, and it acts as a stress reliever as well. I hope he continues to share his knowledge with the younger generations, who are the future of this world. May god bless him, and I wish him all the best in his endeavors.

Anver Mohamed Rizan

Past President - Serendib Toastmasters Club Riyadh

       



    Hassan Maghazel
District 79 Director

       

I am very happy to know such a professional person like Mr Syed Waqas. During the last many years has done wonderful things professionally without any guidance from others. I attended many speeches by him and each time I gained from his speeches a lot. His speeches are delivered with values. Also he is an excellent mentor and trainer, who can understand the trainees and can transfer the knowledge easily to them.

I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Hassan Maghazel

District 79 Director

       



    Rami Aljawad
Exploration Systems Analyst & Microsoft Certifid Professional, Saudi Aramco

       

Syed Waqas is the one and only great leader, trainer and speaker. Syed Waqas as a leader inspires us and partners with us the journey to strive to achieve excellence and beyond. Syed Waqas as a trainer is one among great trainers who conveys messages and transfers the knowledge in a very distinguished professional way.

Syed Waqas as a speaker showers the audience with his wisdom, experience and inspiration whenever speaking to us.

Rami Aljawad

Exploration Systems Analyst & Microsoft Certifid Professional, Saudi Aramco

       



    Mohammed Riza
Regional Business Developer, Eastern Hemisphere
Hilti Middle East FZE

       

I have known DTM Waqas through Toastmasters in Riyadh. Despite being a very senior accomplished toastmaster, he found time to support relatively new toastmasters like myself. He is extremely professional on stage, constantly works on new ways to improve himself, takes feedback and applies it in his speeches.

Personally i have found him to be a wonderful person and a great friend. He is only a phone call away and has encouraged me and given big opportunities to present on stage at different forums.

He has added a lot of value to myself and his feedback has been so very important to me. i wish him lots of success both in his professional and personal life.

Mohammed Riza

Regional Business Developer, Eastern Hemisphere
Hilti Middle East FZE

       



    Saif Ali Sheikh
Change Management Consultant for the past 27 years with Saudi Electric Company
Authority in Parliamentary Procedures - Robert Rules of Law
Lieutenant Governor Marketing (2010-2011) - Middle East
District 79 (Saudi Arabia) Governor 2013-2014

       

Syed Waqas is a man with extra high field magnetic force attracting each and every one of all regardless of age, sex and religion. He is holding adorable personality in the entire Farternity of Toastmasters in central region of Saudi Arabia. He always extends his services selflessly to all within his capabilities sometimes committing beyond his range. Anyone can depend on him without any doubt. I am proud to be his friend. May Allah bless him always.

Saif Ali Sheikh

Change Management Consultant for the past 27 years with Saudi Electric Company
Authority in Parliamentary Procedures - Robert Rules of Law
Lieutenant Governor Marketing (2010-2011) - Middle East
District 79 (Saudi Arabia) Governor 2013-2014

       



    Periyanayaham M
Director - Marketing & Strategic Planning
Farabi Petrochemeical Company
Jubail Industrial City

       

DTM Syed Waqas, an articulate champion speaker and a true leader is a fantastic human being with a great heart.

In life, you come across people who impress you with the way they appear. Some impress you with the way they speak and present themselves. Some impress you immensely with their actions of service. Service to humanity without any expectation, but only to enjoy their own actions of love and giving. Givings to support a fellow human being. Brother DTM Syed Waqas is such a fantastic Leaders I have known since many years who completes himself as a personality through his selfless acts of support to fellow human being. And a blessed speaker & coach.

God bless his selfless spirit of service to humanity.

Love,

Periyanayaham M

Director - Marketing & Strategic Planning
Farabi Petrochmeical Company
Jubail Industrial City

       



    Sibte Haider Rizvi
AlMajdouie Group Controller and Project Manager Eastern Region

       

I have known Syed Waqas through my son Naqi Haider Rizvi. I don't even have words to thank you, and all friends for what they have done for Naqi. I have met many great friends, relatives in life we come across certain people who impress us as brother, friend, caring father, personally i have found him to be a wonderful human being. Thank you so much for the help you do, to give your time, whether it be a minute, an hour, a day, a week, I know that every day can be a challenge but that every day can also be such an incredibly rewarding, handingly life changing wonderfully awesome experience, you are blessed beyond words can express. Sometimes the people whom we're knows only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us than those we're known forever. Listen to their ideas . Go to their events. Shares their posts. Celebrates in their victories and remind them of their importance after their failure. A little support can go a very long way in my life. There are friends , there is family and then there are friends like Waqas. Thank you for your support and trust.

May Allah bless you all and family.

Sibte Haider Rizvi

AlMajdouie Group Controller and Project Manager Eastern Region
a Proud father of two gems champions

       



    Sasirinda Waragoda
Student
Gemological Institute of America

       

Leadership is defined in many ways. Irrespective of how you define a leader, he or she can prove to be a difference maker between success and failure. A good leader has a futuristic vision and knows how to turn his ideas into real-world success stories. And that what I saw in this charismatic man, Mr. Syed Waqas. When I was at the age of fifteen, I saw Mr. Syed Waqas for the first time. He looked like an actor from a Hollywood movie. On the year 2017, I got to meet and get to know Mr. Syed Waqas, he was not only a charming man. Inside him, his heart was pure and had an intelligent mind with powerful and positive thoughts. And from the day I meet him, our friendship was growing day by day.



His words have the power to motivate people and make them do the unthinkable. He has set good example for others to follow. That is where his commitment, passion, empathy, honesty and integrity came into play. Good communication skills and decision-making capabilities also play a vital role in your success. Innovation and creative thinking, as well as the futuristic vision, are a couple of key traits which made you stand out as a leader. Your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.



And today he is an amazing friend, a brilliant public speaker and a great leader.

Sasirinda Waragoda

Student
Gemological Institute of America

       



    Rubab Fatima Rizvi
Certified Management Accountant [CMA] from the Institute of Management Accountants [IMA]

       

Distinguished Toastmaster [DTM] Syed Waqas is one remarkable gentleman who has rightly earned a respectable name for himself in the arenas of training, coaching, public speaking and leadership through his distinct prowess in these fields.

His charming and charismatic personality, genuine nature, positive outlook and strong interpersonal skills enable him to instantly connect with people of all ages alike. His endearing personality makes everybody feel comfortable around him.

The art of communication comes to him naturally. He instantly and effortlessly captivates the listeners with his clever wit, humour, confidence, audience involvement,and more. He adds value through his training sessions and speeches by sharing enriching real-life stories and vast subject knowledge that are complemented by his creative and innovative training skills.

For all those wishing to experience an unconventional, enthralling and fruitful training or coaching session on the most varied and life-changing subjects, you have certainly landed in the right place!

DTM Waqas, I wish you continued success in all your upcoming endeavours. Best Regards,

Rubab Fatima Rizvi

Certified Management Accountant [CMA] from the Institute of Management Accountants [IMA]

       


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