$33.33 / min
(Hourly rate $2,000)
Dear fellow Entrepreneurs, ••• I offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee service. Read more. ••• I have been running my own companies since 1996. My brother, sister and brother-in-law joined me in 1998. Although ownership is mostly family-owned we run the company like any corporation and have a stellar executive who hold key posts in the business. The leadership of the family, management and responsibilities ultimately rest with me but it is most definitely a collaborative approach that is extremely effective and successful. Booktopia was started on 4th February 2004 (the same day as Facebook - we didn't know that until we celebrated our 10th birthday together). It began as a side project with a budget of $10 per day while my family and I were doing internet marketing. It took 3 days to sell the first book. One book was the total sales for the day. By the end of the first year we were doing $100K per month. Before starting Booktopia in 2004 we owned a recruitment agency, a chat software business, and an internet marketing consultancy. I started my career as a computer programmer and then a computer salesman. Today, Booktopia employs 150 people and sells one item every 7.8 seconds. We ship 18,000 books per day or around 4 million books per year. We operate from a 13,000 sqm Headquarters and Distribution Centre in Homebush, Sydney stocking 130,000 titles across 700,000 units that are ready-to-ship. Revenues for 2017 are $100+ million up from $80m in 2016 and $50m in 2015. We have had no external investment. All of our success has been organic growth. We simply sold more books and used that money to hire more people, write more software, invest in automation, move to bigger premises and hold more stock. It would have to be one of the biggest bootstrapped online store success stories in Australia as many of our peers have received significant funding to grow. Booktopia has won many business awards including the Telstra Business Awards for NSW Medium Sized Businesses in 2014, Book Retailer of the Year in 2016 and 2017, Power Retail's Top 100 websites, Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, the Top 20 for Smart Company's list of top Australian online retailers and ranked in the BRW Fast 100 companies for the 7 years, the only to ever accomplish this feat. My strengths are in sales, marketing, running family companies, bootstrapped businesses, creating value in a business, product logistics and distribution, as well as e-commerce, leadership, and business management. Personal Guarantee: It is true, I can access decades of business experience and that will most likely be helpful when we talk, but more importantly when I meet people I have access to an unending fountain of ideas and within a few minutes can come up with strategies, concepts, or initiatives that will focus, motivate and inspire you. Therefore I have every confidence that you (and as many members of your team) and I, can have a super brainstorming session and the time we spend together will be extremely profitable. To give you a sense of comfort around the investment you will make with me I can offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee on my service. Remember... be prepared to write everything down and preferably record our session so you can review it later! Looking forward to hearing what you are about to accomplish. All the best, Tony
$5.83 / min
(Hourly rate $350)
I started my career in tech-support at Microsoft in Sydney before being shipped around the world to various Microsoft subsidiaries, training tech support staff (USA, UK, Sth East Asia). Upon returning to Australia, I took my passion and knack for education and invented a character for TV called Ms Megabyte as a way to encourage all Australians to embrace technology. This led to many years on the Today Show as the IT Reporter; national magazine columns and radio spots; best-selling books and one of the first consumer websites to sell banner ads (HP, Intel, nineMSN, travel.com.au) Once my national media profile was established, I began accepting requests to MC and Speak at events and conferences, and found this was my absolute passion. Again following the direction the market was pointing me, I accepted invitations from people in the conference audiences to work directly with their businesses on the innovation and digital marketing topics I specialise in. For the past 15+ years working with this diverse range of industries and business sizes, I've built a knowledge base which is as wide as it is deep, yielding a unique set of skills which I bring to every consultation. I can take a look at your online profile across your website, LinkedIn, Facebook to ensure you're making the most of each platform to build your brand. To find new customers and extend your relationship with existing customers. I continue to be extremely passionate about the event industry, coaching upcoming speakers, executives and subject-matter-experts to maximise the impact from their presentations. I'd love to assist you prepare for an upcoming presentation. As colleague Glenn Capelli once said : "If Yvonne was an app, you'd put her on your home screen!" "She does her research and really cares. Our audience, staff, exhibitors and speakers love her. Yvonne is professional, hard-working, loyal and we highly recommend her." Retail Global CEO
$10.00 / min
(Hourly rate $600)
After 20 years as a journalist/TV presenter, since 2008 I’ve been helping executives improve their presentations and handle the media. I became well known to the Australian public as a news reporter on Seven News from 1991, and for my ten years as the host of Today Tonight - a public affairs program on the Seven Network which moved up the rankings to become the Number 1 program in its time slot during my tenure as anchor – from early 1997 to the end of 2006. Since 2008, I’ve been the Director at Managing Your Message -which provides customised Media Training, Presentation Skills and Sales training, Media Crisis Management and Media Consultation to a wide variety of companies. I am passionate about assisting companies, Senior Executives, Sales and Marketing teams and anyone who needs to speak to the media or give a conference presentation, to communicate effectively with genuine, credible influence and impact. MYM runs customised workshops covering all the elements of Presenting - Content and Construction of key messages (in line with the company’s brand strategy), Story-telling, Delivery, Engagement, Body Language, Voice, Controlling Nerves and Mindset. I can assist you in refining a pitch or upcoming presentation, and of course I can help you develop the key messages you’ll need to create to maximize the opportunity of engaging with the media. I have trained numerous CEOs, the executive team at Myer and ANZ Private's Relationship Managers, I provide presentation skills workshops for NAB’S Board Ready Program, and have worked with PwC, CVA Property Consultants, BIC, The Heat Group and a host of other clients in varying industries, from legal firms, financial advisors, sporting entities, trucking companies, and media organisations to name just a few. In addition, I ran the Media Training and Presentation Skills courses for the prestigious Monash University Executive MBA Program for four years to 2016.
$3.33 / min
(Hourly rate $200)
20 years' experience including Virgin Money head of PR & Communications and Origin Energy Snr External Affairs Manager. Michelle's business experience spans major multi-national PR agency and in-house roles, including several years in San Francisco, USA representing established and start-up technology companies. Michelle can provide counsel on all aspects of PR & Communications from publicity, social media and events to corporate & internal communications, issues & crisis management.
As one of Australia's leading LinkedIn specialists I help individuals and organisations unlock LinkedIn, the largest professional network in the world. By understanding how to leverage the key features of LinkedIn, I will show you how it can be a powerful touch point. My specialty is B2B sales and marketing strategy. If you have questions about your LinkedIn strategy, including your LinkedIn profile, personal and organisational branding on LinkedIn, publishing on LinkedIn, company page content marketing, sponsored updates and respectful lead generation, I can help.
$5.00 / min
(Hourly rate $300)
About you: Utilising the skills employed by professional performers, the coaching we do together will empower you to give strong, engaging and dynamic performances to make a greater impact in your field and increase your influence. We will work with research-based and proven strategies deliver profound and lasting changes to improve presentation techniques and increase confidence for performances, whether in front of cameras, in the boardroom or in social interactions. About me: I have been engaged as a performance expert and vocal coach to high profile individuals, educators, therapists, entrepreneurs and C-Suite leaders and their teams from a range of industries including financial institutions, government organizations, tech companies and the arts. My clients have been featured in media and stages worldwide from TED Talks and WiBF (Women in Business and Finance) to the Vatican. Qualifications: • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (University of New England) • Masters in Music Performance Teaching (University of Melbourne) • Honors Bachelor of Music (Kingston University, London) • Undergraduate studies in Jazz and Music Theatre (Griffith University) Training in vocal health and physiology: • Advanced training in Alexander Technique • Estill Voice Training Level I, II and Advanced Certificate • Previously Board Member of ASPAH (Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare)