Dan is an author, speaker and social commentator who helps leaders and individuals explore what makes their customers buy and their team members buy in by helping smart people be people smart through:
• Human Behaviour & Influence
• Leadership & Engagement
• Insights and incites!
Rated in “the top 25 C-Suite Speakers to watch,” by Meetings & Conventions USA, Dan is a captivating speaker whose business acumen is matched by a rapier wit and rare human insight gained during three years on the road working on the US and UK stand-up comedy circuits – skills put to great use in front of millions of viewers as a regular on ABC TV’s “Gruen” series and Channel 7’s “Masters of Spin”.
He has created leadership strategies for global technology firms, designed performance strategies for sales teams and C-Suite executives and driven engagement strategies for organisations as diverse as Coca-Cola, Newscorp., the Royal Australian Navy and the UN in Asia.
Louise Mahler was in the midst of a two year contract as a soloist in the Vienna State Opera when she ‘lost her voice.’ Moving back to Australia, Louise observed a ‘missing ingredient’ in corporate leadership and completed an award-winning PhD around the unsung wisdom of the mind-body-voice connection she calls Vocal Intelligence.
In addition to singing, Louise trained in Economics and worked in quality management at BHP, as well as spending many years conducting training in organisational development which took her all over Australia. Writing her PhD on Vocal Intelligence brought these two worlds together, and she effectively became a translator “between the creative world of the performing arts and business.”
The PhD won Louise the RMIT Award for Innovation and she was able to apply what she learnt to develop sessions on presence, presentation, personal development and healing.
Louise is a highly sought after keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and executive coach internationally. Her signature style is fun and candid, full of high doses of humour, reflection, energy and passion. Participants can’t help but get involved in her highly interactive sessions; conservative corporate audiences find themselves breaking patterns and doing things they never thought they would and come out bigger people through the experience.
An expert in the psychology of face-to-face engagement, Dr Mahler will make you cry with laughter with her impersonations and analysis of the most senior leaders in Australia from federal politicians, corporate leaders, sports stars and international film actors. In fact, she has worked with many of them!
She has coached and trained CEOs and management teams, corporate and government employees, doctors, and even cancer patients in the tools of Vocal Intelligence. She considers the voice to be “a complex creative tool for effective personal and professional development and even a source of deeper organisational understanding and cultural awareness.” Louise shares with the audience new and simple techniques to manage their state, resulting in an integrative and transformative vocal practice.
She aims to give participants a greater awareness of how to express themselves, how to avoid habitual patterns, how to liberate breath, provide postural strategies, and how to express themselves more fully.
She believes that “voice is a choice” and that it can be authentically managed by understanding the connection between the mind, body and voice.
Bernard Salt AM, a former partner at KPMG, is one of the most well-known writers, media personalities, and business advisors in Australia. Used to large crowds and the cameras, Bernard has the uncanny ability of being able to explain complex ideas in a way that everyone in the room can understand.
Well-spoken, engaging and at times laugh-out-loud funny, a business event featuring Bernard is always a hit.
Bernard’s skill is in being able to tell a compelling story of social and cultural change by tracking demographic information in his country of origin (Australia) and the rest of the world, including the United States, New Zealand and Asia. He talks about the evolution of consumer cultures, how each generation fits into today’s business world, and how companies can get the most out of their customer base and employees.
Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper and he has published several books, the most recent being More Decent Obsessions. Previous books include The Big Shift, The Big Picture, Man Drought, The Big Tilt and Decent Obsessions.
Bernard routinely appears as a commentator on a variety of television shows in Australia, including ABC News Breakfast, Four Corners, A Current Affair, 60 Minutes, Sunrise and Today Show.
Bernard’s skill is in being able to take basic census data and transform it into a highly entertaining, very informative and above all else extremely relevant presentation on the future for businesses and individuals.