NSW|ACT Chapter Event: Finding Your Niche Within the Niche

  • 16 Jul 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney


  • Book by Friday 10 July
  • Book by Friday 10 July

Registration is closed

Speaker 1: Michelle Bowden - What's Your Niche Within the Niche

There are 1000s of speakers, trainers and business coaches out there in our Australian market. So what are you known for? What is it that sets you apart from everyone else? In other words, what's your niche? And do you truly own your niche? Come along to this interactive session with Michelle Bowden CSP and get some clarity around your niche within the niche and how you can own it in the minds of your target market.

About Michelle Bowden

Michelle Bowden is an authority on presentation & persuasion in business. She's delivered her Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass over 700 times and her client list reads like the who's who of business in Australia.  Michelle holds a Masters in Adult Education, is a CSP and a NLP Practitioner. She's the co-creator of the PRSI (a world-first psychometric indicator that tests your persuasiveness at work), best selling internationally published author (Wiley), editor of How to Present magazine, producer of Michelle Bowden TV, and a regular commentator in print, radio and online media.

Speaker 2: Steve Simpson (CSP) - The journey to a $500K speaking deal

The winner of the 2015 NSAA Educator of the Year Award, Steve Simpson, will be sharing his fascinating journey that led to the signing of a US$500K deal. 

This ‘fireside chat’ presentation will reveal the pivotal points along a speaking career that started when he quit his job as a public servant in the WA Education Department. He’ll share his marketing strategies, how he got on the card at the World Conference on Customer Service Management (twice), how he licensed a 12 minute video for more than $100K, and much more!

Some of Steve’s clients include Kmart Australia and NZ, Toyota Australia, Barclays Bank Africa, McLarens (UK) and even the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh.

MC Camille Valvo

Managing the ‘on-site’ experience of our July event will be Camille Valvo, past NSW President and the first International host of the global speaker resource, Voices of Experience. Since 2000, Camille has created a business through corporate MC, training and facilitation work across Asia Pacific and the US.

Humour is provided upon request and sorry, no weddings, funerals or bar mitzvahs.

Business Session - Climbing the Accreditation Ladder

Dale Rees-Bevan will facilitate an interactive session where experienced speakers share the processes and benefits of moving to the next level of accreditation. Any speaker who is serious about their business will benefit from this practical session which will highlight the next step to be taken, no matter what level you are currently at.

Storytelling Session - Open to all

This is a unique opportunity to hone your speaking skills in a constructive environment. Where else do you have the opportunity to showcase your current material or practice new material in front of a supportive and experienced group who want to see you succeed? Kevin Bees will host this session. No advance bookings are required, but you will need to arrive by 4pm to get your name on the list and we will start at 4.15pm with a series of 5-minute slots. Members are given first preference, and guests are welcome to fill any remaining spots.

At a Glance:

4.00pm: Storytelling session, all welcome
5.00pm: Registration opens
5.20pm: “Climbing the Accreditation Ladder” business session with experienced speakers who will guide you step by step through the benefits and processes of upgrading your speaking qualifications
6.00pm: Buffet dinner served
6.30pm: Formal meeting start with MC, Camille Valvo
6.40pm: Michelle Bowden “Finding Your Niche Within the Niche”
7.35pm: Networking break
7.55pm: Steve Simpson (CSP) The Journey to a $500K Speaking Deal
8.40pm: Close


We suggest after 5pm at Queen Victoria Building, enter via York Street.