KEYNOTE SPEAKER & WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Darren's keynotes and training sessions are thought-provoking and highly-entertaining.

Delegates will laugh while they learn and, more importantly, because Darren is passionate about his subject matters, they will be taken on emotional journeys that help ensure the messages remain long after they have left the conference room.

Having Darren deliver a Keynote or Workshop at a conference he is already MCing can be an astute way of stretching the conference budget.

All of his keynotes can also be run as breakout workshops (whether in addition to the keynote, or as a stand-alone item).

 

His presentation is full of fascinating facts, fabulous figures and incredible ideas complimented by his excellent presentation style.
— Hire And Rental Association of Australia

Darren's topic areas include:

   Seven Ways To Improve Your Positive Influence

Highlights of Darren’s delivery of his Positive Influence Session to Lonsdale / IOOF Alliances in 2018

IDEAL FOR:

  • Frontline staff

  • Middle-management

  • Industry Associations

  • Franchise owners

  • Client Conferences

  • Organisations wishing to improve levels of trust

THEME:

Improving positive influence, trust and a more positive corporate culture.

OUTLINE

This keynote / workshop provides seven smart and simple strategies that demonstrate how we can be more effective at leading and working with people and bringing the positive change we want to the world around us.

It is full of humour, activity, great slides and very clear and easy-to-implement strategies.

If there is a desire or need to a more positive, healthy culture when dealing with clients and colleagues, this is an ideal session.

The feedback has been tremendous. Delegates will leave the room feeling good about themselves and enthusiastic about how they can play a role in making their world a better place.

 

Standing Out When Standing Up

THEME:

Improving the preparation and delivery of corporate presentations.

IDEAL FOR:

  • Industry Associations

  • People who will be expected to deliver presentations for work, be it for pitches to clients or speeches to boardroom-size or conference-size groups

  • Organisations that are encouraging their team members to gain a higher profile within the industry, thus necessitating an increase in the amount of times they will be speaking at industry events

This keynote provides attendees with tips on how to be more confident, more comfortable and more impressive when giving a presentation.

It is highly engaging and entertaining and is packed with easy-to-implement ideas that will make a real difference to how enthusiastically an attendee approaches his or her next public presentation.

    25 Days: HOW THE TOUGHEST OF TIMES UNEARTHED      THE MOST AMAZING LIFE LESSONS

THEME:

Motivation, goal-setting and prioritisation.

IDEAL FOR:

  • Industry Associations

  • Staff Conferences

  • Groups looking for an exciting new Motivational keynote

  • Conference agendas wishing to address self-improvement, goal-setting or developing personal priorities

  • Conference's looking for something uplifting to place in the tricky after-lunch on Day 2 session in the program

Delegates will be taken on an emotional and motivational journey as Darren relates the lessons he learned from an incredible 25-day period of his life.

This touching tale puts one of life's biggest questions into perspective: What truly matters?

LOVE What You Do

THEME:

Passion in the workplace.

IDEAL FOR:

  • Industry Associations

  • Staff Conferences (especially frontline staff)

  • Franchise Groups

  • Conferences where the focus is passion and pride

Nobody became great at a pursuit they weren't passionate about.

This keynote discusses how we can discover, rekindle and share the passion for what we do.

With a high level of audience involvement, it promises to deliver a positive vibe in the conference room and an even more positive outcome outside of it.

PowerPoint Pointers

THEME:

How to avoid Death By PowerPoint in your presentations.

IDEAL FOR:

  • Industry Associations

  • People who will be expected to deliver presentations for work, be it for pitches to clients or speeches to boardroom-size or conference-size groups

  • Organisations that are encouraging their team members to gain a higher profile within the industry, thus necessitating an increase in the amount of times they will be speaking at industry events

PowerPoint is a magnificent presentation tool. Unfortunately, you wouldn't know it by watching most people's use of it.

Many presentations are peppered with:

  • Boring slides that reflect poorly on the speaker and the points they are making.

  • Complicated graphs that delegates struggle to make heads or tails of.

  • Slides that distract and annoy because of their poor design.

These (and other) mediocre design features detract from the effectiveness of even the best presentations, and can easily be fixed by following the suggestions in this keynote.

Seriously, We Need To Laugh

THEME:

The value and use of humour in the business world.

IDEAL FOR:

  • Industry Associations

  • Franchise Groups

  • Staff Conferences

  • Industry Associations

  • Conference programs looking for something a little different

The value and use of humour in the business world

There are many benefits to introducing humour and fun into the workplace, not just for us, but for the people around us.

Humour not only boosts our psychological and physiological well-being, but it also helps teamwork, communication and marketing cut-through.

This interesting and entertaining keynote explains how.

The Seven B’s of Business Brilliance

THEME:

Clever ways businesses can stand out from the crowd.

IDEAL FOR:

  • Industry Associations (whose members are small to medium businesses

  • Franchise Groups

This keynote is an enlightening and entertaining look at smart and creative things businesses could be doing to help them stand out from the crowd.

It is peppered with inspiring tales and amazing real-life examples of clever things businesses have done (and can do) to separate themselves from the competition.

It provides important, motivating and very easy-to-understand messages that can inspire people working within small and medium businesses to find the courage to try new ideas and improve their bottom line.