Engaging your audience

I have delivered countless keynotes at small business conferences and events and been a commentator on ABC Four Corners, A Current Affair, Sky Business, Fairfax Digital and numerous regional and national radio programs. My presentation topics focus on the main pain points for small business, notably: marketing; handling overwhelm; improving efficiency & productivity and small business growth. I'm an experienced interviewer and roundtable discussion host and have a relaxed, jargon-free presentation style that encourages audience interaction and inclusion.

 

Event testimonials

"The feedback from Robert’s small business breakfast presentation was 100% positive. I would rate him as one of the top presenters on Business in Australia today and highly recommend him to any business group that wants to benefit from his knowledge and expertise." - Suzanne Kiraly, Small Biz Intelligence, Canberra

"Robert was our keynote speaker at an event staged for around 80 independent landscapers. He engaged the audience very effectively and demonstrated a great understanding of both their business and ours. The feedback was very positive and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him." - Craig Rich, Operations Manager, Alpine Nurseries, Dural

"Robert presented recently at one of our small business breakfast events and despite the early hour, he kept the audience fully engaged and motivated. He scored an outstanding 9.3 out of 10 in the feedback forms handed out at the end of the talk. We hope to have him back again sometime."   - William Adames, Community and Business Engagement Ku-ring-gai Council

"Robert recently was the Keynote speaker at our annual AAPO conference. His after dinner presentation was fun, entertaining and most importantly, informative. All the attendees had a great evening and Robert’s contribution was a major part of that." - Wendy Davie, President, Australasian Association of Professional Organisers

“The sort of session that would have you claiming your spot in the front of an event if you knew he would be up next.”  - Rachel Alt, CopyCon attendee

“...a wonderful speaker. He was full of insight and wisdom…” - Nerissa Bentley, CopyCon attendee

"A warm, engaging, creative presentation that combined clever humour with thoughtful insights." - Kate Toon, CopyCon conference founder, following opening keynote at 2019 event

 

 

 

Recent presentations

  • 2019: CopyCon Conference, opening keynote

  • 2019: First Class Accounts, Regional Training keynote

  • 2019: Chambers of Commerce (QLD) Breakfast keynotes (3)

  • 2019: Host of 3 podcasts for major banking organisation

  • 2019: Kindermusik (USA) Keynote for Australasian Conference

  • 2018: Bayside Council, event emcee, Small Business Awards

  • 2018: Georges River Council, Small Business event

  • 2018: Inverell Council, Business Event

  • 2018: FCFG Annual Conference (Vietnam) - event emcee

  • 2018: Flying Solo LIVE - event emcee and discussion facilitator

  • 2018: BDO Tax & Advisory conference keynote

  • 2018: Intuit QuickBooks Connect conference - 'Language of leads'

  • 2018: CopyCon Copywriting conference - 'Handling tricky clients'

  • 2018: Flying Solo TV pilot show

  • 2018: Facilitation of four small business meetings for the Education Dept. of the Victorian Government

  • Events across regional NSW in support of the NSW Government, Back to Business Week

  • MC, keynote presenter & workshop facilitator for four consecutive years for leading bookkeeping franchise, First Class Accounts

  • Four presentations over the last decade at the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) Annual Small Business Summit

  • Over 20 CBD and regional events for the NSW and Victorian State Governments

  • Six facilitation events for The City of Sydney

  • Small business keynote for NBNCo

  • 12 keynote presentations, roundtable discussion facilitation and video presentations for an Australia-wide PayPal tour

  • Presentations for Visa, QuickBooks, Canon and Suncorp

Host of over 25 online presentations with audiences from 150-1500

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