When you are looking for a unique Business Keynote Speaker for your next conference, seminar or special event, try The Persuader!
Steve Semmens, The Persuader, is a passionate and experienced Keynote Speaker, in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Informal Strategic Alliances, and Strategic Networking.
Known as the Networking King, Steve is one of the world’s leading experts in assisting medium businesses and large corporations to work smarter by utilising Networking as their primary marketing and collaboration tool. He has been networking and building informal strategic alliances for over 30 years.
Steve left school at age 17, and was a Farm Labourer and then Freezing worker, before trying his hand at several other occupations, before being confident enough to apply for a Business Degree at age 27, assisting with the gaining of several promotions within a number of corporations. After a decade of running other people’s businesses he started his own company in 2003 and in 2017 graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), at Charles Sturt University, where he is also a Sessional Lecturer, in the School of Management and Marketing. Steve is a Professional Member of Professional Speakers Australia and the Australian Institute of Training and Development. He has a strong interest in the development and growth of entrepreneurial leaders within regional organisations. Steve strongly believes that lifelong leaning is critical to life and business success and still makes time to attend over 100 professional development and Networking events each year.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Networking!
This Keynote is an entertaining and inspiring story of the successes, mistakes, and absolute disasters you can make, when out and about networking. This presentation will give you some great tips on how to comfortably start conversations, successfully network, and avoid the pitfalls of any potential awkward situations.
It will educate and inspire your audience to, generate more sales leads through referrals and Networking activities the right way!
Network and Prosper – Three Powerful Business Growth Strategies
“If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.” – Chinese Proverb
Networking is the most powerful way to successfully and effectively grow a loyal client base and yet so many organisations don’t take advantage of the opportunities created by leveraging all of the networks they are part of. This keynote outlines three easy to implement strategies that could increase your bottom line by at least 30%.
Strategy 1. Engage with the community and foster strong relationships quickly
Strategy 2. Systemise a referral marketing process within your organisation
Strategy 3. Informal Strategic Alliances – ISA’s
Networking Rules! – Easily network at a conference or an event especially if you are an Introvert!
This presentation will give you some great tips on how to comfortably start conversations, successfully network, and avoid the pitfalls of any potential awkward situations or walking into potentially political landmines.
It will educate and inspire your audience to connect, engage, and commence to build strong relationships, with all stakeholders, internally and externally!
Australian Computer Society
Australian Institute of Credit Management
Bathurst Regional Council
Bathurst Jobs Expo
Bathurst Business Chamber
BT Financial Group
Cenwest Innovate – Next Stage Growth Program
Central West Business Leaders
Charles Sturt University
Dubbo Regional Council
Gulgong Business Awards
Key Business Network
Lithgow Business Association
Lithgow City Council
Professional Speakers Australia
Redcliffe High School
Western Sydney University
Women’s Network Australia