Speakes Connect Showcase July 2010

image  We at Speakers Connect invite you to experience, learn from and be inspired by our most extraordinary speakers. Join us for a half-day filled with new ideas, strategies and tactics for growth… and a lot of laughter and fun.

image Date:       30 July 2010
Time:      9:00am
Venue:   Pacfic Place Conference Centre
Fee:       Early bird discount till 15 July: HKD 500  Click here to register.
              Registration on or after 16 July:  HKD 600

Rundown:

8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Networking
9:00am – 9:05am Opening Remarks
9:05am – 9:40am Increasing Sales – Frank Furness
9:40am – 10:15am Brilliant Networking – Alice Kaushal
10:15am – 10:50am Maximize Your Marketing Effectiveness and Efficiency – Darren Woolley
10:50am – 11:10am Networking Break
11:10am – 11:45am Why do we Click with some people and others drive us Crazy – Click Colours
11:45am – 12:20pm Cycling Home from Siberia – Rob Lilwall
12:20pm – 12:55pm The Secret of Great Strategies – David Goldsmith
12:55pm – 1:00pm Closing Remarks

Speakers Line Up

Frank Furness

image Frank Furness is a London-based speaker and author of best-seller, “Walking with Tigers – success secrets of the world’s top business leaders”.  His credentials include 23 years of exceptional business success in financial services sales, management, training and consulting and he is also a social media and technology specialist.

Frank has also qualified twice for MDRT ‘Top of the Table’.  He is the past president of the Professional Speakers Association of Europe, and currently speaks in 52 countries.  Frank’s articles are published in numerous newspapers and magazines and he has been a columnist for Financial Times and Institute of Directors publications.  He has been a guest on many radio and TV shows speaking on sales, technology, goal setting, motivation and positive mental attitude.

Alice Kaushal

image Trained by the "Emily Post Institute" the international authority on Business Etiquette, and being a truly global citizen, for she has, as she puts it, "lived and worked in every continent except Antarctica", Alice has absorbed and enjoys diverse cultures, and is a true expert in business social etiquette.

Today, Alice is a sought-after speaker on Cross Cultural Communication, Business Etiquette, Customer Relations and Enhancing Image, addressing a growing need for confident, competent, culturally sensitive professionals who are effective in the global market place.   She has also written on Business Etiquette for the "South China Morning Post “Classified Post" and BBC Good Homes Magazine, India.

Darren Woolley

image With more than 15 years advertising industry experience, Darren Woolley has developed brand and business communication strategies for a broad range of organisations.  Darren has been named in AdNews Power 50: Most Powerful People in Advertising every year since 2005. He is also a regular contributor to Industry Magazine, Journals and Websites.

Having held the position of Creative Director at J Walter Thompson and was President of the Melbourne Art Directors’ Club for two consecutive terms, Darren founded TrinityP3 in 2000, and it is now APAC’s leading marketing management consultancy, consulting on billions of dollars in marketing expenditure in 2009. Benchmarking and assessing current structures, processes and costs, TrinityP3 identifies opportunities for greater efficiencies and effectiveness in all aspects of marketing communications including advertising, media planning and buying, public relations, digital and direct marketing.

Click! Colours

image The Click! Colours is a unique interactive personality assessment tool that has evolved after more than 20 years of experience in using, studying and applying personality and psychometric profiling tools with world class sporting and corporate teams, which offers a better, faster, cheaper and easier way of understanding why people think and behave the way they do.

The four Click! Colours (red, green, yellow, blue) represent four key sub-personalities that make up every individual, with each of these colours representing a different aspect of our personality.

The Click! Colours is a great tool to help you understand

    * How and why people build relationships, make decisions and communicate.
    * How people view the actions of others in a team.
    * Why some people’s behaviour can drive others crazy.
    * How you are perceived by others.
    * How to get along with people who are not like you.
    * How to optimise relationships within a team.
    * How to motivate team members to achieve peak performance.
    * How to mould different individual styles into a strong and high performing team.

Rob Lilwall

image Rob Lilwall is best known for his epic 30,000 mile Cycling Home From Siberia expedition. The solo bicycle journey, which lasted three years, took him from the far eastern edge of Siberia back to London, via such wild corners of the world as Siberia in winter, Papua New Guinea in spring and Afghanistan in the summer.

Rob tells the tale of how as a very ordinary person, he learnt to camp at minus forty degrees in Siberia, to cross swollen rivers in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and to survive the lonely passes of Afghanistan whilst riding the world’s slowest getaway vehicle. Using stunning photographs and videos, Rob relates such ordeals in the extreme corners of the world to the ever-growing challenges of the 21st century workplace.

Key issues addressed include:

    * Creative problem-solving when the road ahead looks blocked
    * Bewaring of the pessimists who say that it’s not possible
    * Keeping perspective and a sense of humour when everything goes wrong
    * Pressing through challenges when paralysed by the fear of failure
    * Perseverance under pressure

Rob’s story has also been told in a critically acclaimed book published by Hodder and Stoughton (UK) and a television series by National Geographic.

David Goldsmith

image Leadership and management expert David Goldsmith is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and NYU professor on strategy, innovation, and forecasting, just to name a few.  David’s solid experience includes co-founding and operating nine successful business in a wide range of industries, and receiving a number of prestigious awards such as The Citizens Foundation Central New York Entrepreneur of the Year, the Central New York 40 under 40 Leadership Award and the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from NYU.

Named by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the speaking industry’s Top 26 Hottest Speakers, David is known for delivering industry-customized and content-rich presentations using a proprietary approach he calls Consulting from the Stage. – Each presentation is built by combining pre-program research with David’s experience so that audiences receive practical and transferrable solutions through inspiring and engaging presentations.

David’s accomplishments have appeared in media around the world, including Bloomberg Media, The New York Times, and the Financial Times of London.  His expertise has been sought by clients such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harley Davidson, Johnson and Johnson, the Wharton School of Business, Lufthansa, Infosys Technologies, the US government and many more.

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Speakers Connect Showcases stage the most inspiring speaker from all over the world.  Tremendous feedbacks from attendees of our previous events:

The seminar was very thought-provoking, excellent speakers, just the right length, gave food for thought and I left a better person from when I arrived. I also met some great people, so a good networking opportunity.

This is the first time I had the opportunity to attend Speakers Connect Showcase.  I was very pleased with the mix of speakers whose similar expertise yet different content and delivery style provides a well rounded perspective.  Mike Walsh was particularly polished with impressive content however I was able to gain knowledge from all of the speakers. Thanks a million for arranging our attendance.

I am amazed that Speakers Connect was able to bring six extremely effective and very different speakers together in one half-day event. Four of our team attended and we all felt it was extremely worthwhile.  We learned a lot, not only about the various topics, but also about presentation skills. We each came away with several important new ideas, often different ones, that we picked up. Thank you very much.

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