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Keynote Speaker

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 Leadership, Sales and Marketing, Change Management, Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Networking.

Steve has a Bachelor of Business (Honours), is a Sessional Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, in the School of Management and Marketing, and is a Professional Member of Professional Speakers Australia. He has a strong interest in the development and growth of entrepreneurial leaders, especially in regional areas. Steve currently consults, with a variety of organisations, helping them to implement effective and successful change management strategies, so they can reach their full potential and achieve the desired outcomes according to their set vision. Whether it’s persuasion strategies to influence and motivate your teams, tactics to effectively grow your business, strategies to attract new business or one-on-one executive coaching, the ground-breaking philosophies of The Persuader are revolutionising businesses across the country.


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!

The building blocks to create High Performing Companies! 

Exploring eight eternal building blocks, to help leaders and managers, to create high performing organisations, where employees become actively engaged.

Potential outcomes:

  • More engaged and empowered employees
  • Increased productivity
  • Empowering and creating leaders
  • Dedicated and loyal employees
  • Low turnover of staff
  • Improved organisational communication
  • A profitable and sustainable business

Leadership Excellence – The Care Factor – Positively Engaging Staff, Suppliers, and Customers

“Just having satisfied customers isn’t good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create raving fans.” – Ken Blanchard

The customer is King! Hale to the Customer! Well, that is how it should be, and yet so many businesses, treat their customers as an inconvenience, rather than an opportunity to be of service.

Customers are an integral part of any businesses success but with the advance of technology many businesses have appeared to have forgotten how to connect and retain the main reason for their existence, yes, the humble customer.

If you are serious about having a successful and sustainable business then you must realise customers have so many options now regardless of what industry you are in. You have to ensure your organisation is customer service focused, providing exceptional customer service to all customers. Love and care for your customers and they will support, love, care, and rave about you!

Networking Rules! Tools and techniques to help you meet, engage, and develop relationships with colleagues, ideal clients and suppliers!

An essential keynote for every conference! It takes a considerable amount of time, money, and effort to organise a conference and there are always networking events. Most attendees, as soon as they hear the word ‘networking’, feel uncomfortable, and some are petrified to walk into a room of strangers. This entertaining and practical keynote quickly demonstrates to attendees how to easily, effectively, and confidently network with others to get the most out of their conference experience. Every successful business leader lists networking as a key success factor so why not make it one of yours?




Previous Clients:

Australian Computer Society

Australian Institute of Credit Management

Autism Link

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst Jobs Expo

Bathurst Business Chamber

BT Financial Group

Cenwest Innovate – Next Stage Growth Program

Charles Sturt University

CPA Australia

Dubbo Regional Council

Griffith University

Gulgong Business Awards

Key Business Network

Lithgow Business Association

NPA Worldwide

Professional Speakers Australia

Rapid Solutions

Redcliffe High School

Redlands College


Sheldon College

Western Sydney University

Women’s Network Australia