NSW|ACT Event - Unleash your Speaker Power in 2020

  • 23 Jan 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Clifton's, Level 3, 10 Spring Street, Sydney
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You’re warmly invited to our January Chapter event to join speakers Leanne Christie and Adam Axford! These stellar speakers will share how they have adapted and shaped their speaking business using successful strategies and how you too can learn to move into a new speaking world!

Unleash your Speaker Power in 2020 – Leanne Christie

Over recent years Leanne has been coaching speakers under the banner of Standing Ovations. She has often been referred to as the Million Dollar Maker having steered and coached many Speakers throughout her career to earn over $1million of speaking revenue.

Leanne recently surveyed 106 speakers from those just starting out through to those who have been in the industry for over 10 years. She asked all of them “what is the one burning question you would most like to know about the business of speaking?” These questions have been collated into six main areas that Leanne will touch on.

  • Topics – How to create them and how to make sure they speak to buyers
  • The Speech – This is the core of our business and your main product
  • Positioning – You can create and position your brand so that it attracts buyers to you
  • Marketing – We’ll go through the six basics of marketing and then the seventh special one that Leanne believes is the most important
  • Sales - Go from being just comfortable to good at selling yourself
  • Bureaus – More than a third of the questions came under this topic. Let’s talk about what you need to do to get noticed by bureaus and how to get booked by them

About Leanne - Chief of Everything O, House of O

Leanne founded Ovations Speakers Bureau over 33 years ago and more recently Ode, a Speaker Management company and is proud to be the only truly global speaker management company in the world. With staff in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, the company manage Speakers in Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia.

Finding Your Magic Niche - Adam Axford

Magician, Mentalist, Environmentalist, Adam uses magic and mentalism to push positive messages about sustainability.

Adam will not only entertain us with his magic and his poetry but share his journey of how he combined his talent for magic with his personal passion, sustainability. Focusing on his desire to make a difference meant that he created a firm niche as an environmental activist and became an in-demand performer and presenter,

Providing high-quality, engaging entertainment through powerful stage shows and interactive strolling performances, Adam’s contagious energy, sophisticated style and sharp-witted delivery place him amongst the highest calibre of entertainers.

In this session you will learn:

  • How a passion can be a niche
  • How to create memorable messages through activities
  • How to maximise your individual talents and creativity to communicate your message

About Adam

Adam’s performances create positive change. With 13 years of experience as a professional trickster, Adam began using these skills to inspire new ways of thinking about the world. With a passion for human interaction, Adam uses psychology, sleight of hand and the power of language to create impossible moments, breathing new hope into challenging environmental topics such as mental health, sustainability and conservation.


Rodney Marks CSP Emeritus

Rodney Marks will be our MC for the evening.

He is a veteran comedian, and his website is www.comedian.com.au - which he says is proof of age. On the speaking circuit, he is a comic hoaxer and a corporate impostor.

Rodney has been a PSA member for a generation, PSA NSW President 2005, National President 2007-08, 2013 Nevin Award Winner, 2011 Keynote Speaker of the Year, and CSP Emeritus since 2018.

At a Glance:

5.30pm: Registration opens
6.00pm: Formal meeting start with MC Rodney Marks CSP Emeritus
6.10pm: Session 1 - Unleash Your Speaker Power in 2020 - Leanne Christie
7.00pm: Dinner and networking break
7.45pm: Session 2 - Finding Your Magic Niche - Adam Axford
8.40pm: Fun group photo with Melinda Hird and evening close