QLD Chapter Event - Make 2015 YOUR Best Year Ever!

  • 18 Nov 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Point Hotel, 21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane


  • Book by 11 November
  • Book by 11 November
  • Bookings close 13 November at midnight
  • Bookings close 13 November at midnight

Registration is closed

Bookings CLOSE Thursday 13 November at midnight.

Make 2015 YOUR Best Year Ever!

November is inevitably the month for finishing one year and preparing for another! Join us at the FINAL Chapter event for 2014 on Tuesday night November 18 for a great evening of professional development, celebration and practical planning for your business in 2015.

The Importance of Storytelling in Brand Positioning and How You Can Create an Impact and Generate Results in 2015

Every business has a story to tell. Oftentimes, these stories get lost in industry jargon and heavy technical language. We often forget that like all creatures, human beings are subject to their hardwired instinct for survival – one of the most important being our ability to learn and connect through stories. Michael will be sharing with us today brand storytelling methodologies, formulas, tips, and concepts used by globally respected and renowned brands, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, consultants, and coaches.


  • Understanding the difference between the power of your story and push marketing
  • Common mistakes speakers, consultants, coaches and entrepreneurs make with video… and how you can rectify your act!
  • The extraordinary power of telling your story to position your brand for 2015
  • Top tips on how to tell a better story
  • Delivering your sales message with authenticity and integrity
Michael will be giving away a complimentary 1-hour story strategy session on the night of the event… make sure to have your business cards on you for the prize bidding!

Who is Michael Hanson?

Michael Hanson is the Founder and Creative Director of Video Labs and Michael Hanson TV. A storyteller and filmmaker by heart, Michael is fascinated with humans, sales psychology, and philosophy. He loves working with entrepreneurs, visionaries, and change makers in creating meaningful brand stories through videos. His broad experience with online marketing, film, traditional advertising, and sales, matched with his uncanny ability to breathe life and meaning into stories has positioned him as the “go-to-guy” for brand positioning and corporate film production. Michael has delivered captivating films for entrepreneurs, world-renowned brands such as Porsche, Gold Coast Light Rail, Mercedes-Benz, and BRW-award winning companies.

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail - What Are YOUR Top 3 Priorities For Speaker Success in 2015?

After a great dinner, Queensland Chapter President Steve Francis will facilitate a process for you to plan for the success of your speaking business in 2015.
Which modes will you focus on?
Who is your target market for each mode?
What are your top 3 priorities for 2015?

There are a Thousand things you COULD do to improve your speaking business in 2015. The first step is to get CLARITY on your business plans for 2015 and then identify YOUR top 3 areas for action.
Using the Speakers’ Wheel of Fortune, Steve will guide you to a clear action plan for making 2015 your best year ever!

Who is Steve Francis CSP?

Steve is the current Qld President of NSAA and a National Board member. He is passionate about helping people and organisations make the most of their opportunities. He is obsessed with learning – as individuals, as teams and as organisations.

Whilst he is an expert in Pedagogy – the Science of Learning, he is not your typical ex-school principal. As well as 20 years as a principal, both in Australia and Hong Kong, Steve has also successfully established businesses in the property, hospitality, retail and motor industries.

Steve was awarded the NSAA Kerrie Nairn Scholarship in 2010 and attained the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest designation awarded to professional speakers in 2013.