Bill gets regular calls from meeting planners and sales managers who want to know how a business speaker or trainer can fit into their program and what value does he specifically bring to their event. Here is a list of questions that he regularly answers.
The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the international speaking industry's measure of professional platform skill. The CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA) on those accomplished speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria.
Fewer than 10% of the speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation, the body representing professional speaking associations worldwide, hold this professional designation. CSP is the international standard they agree represents competence in the speaking profession.
The letters CSP following a speaker’s name indicate a speaking professional with proven experience who understands what is required and knows how to deliver client satisfaction. To date there are only 8 CSP's in New Zealand.
Bill has over 20 years of experience as a professional speaker and trainer and has been employed in a variety of positions in sales and management over the years. Subsequently he now possesses the experience and expertise to help individuals, groups and organizations achieve their goals of increasing and growing their business revenue.
Having recently being awarded the Business Speaker of the Year (2012), The National Speakers Association of New Zealand has recognised Bill's ability to transfer this expertise through to his audiences using his speaking skill.
He can do both. Bill excels in most forms of delivery – An organization may bring Bill in to deliver a program for a select group of people, or an association may hire him to speak at a meeting they’re having. Alternatively, Bill may be asked to conduct a long-term professional development program or just a one on one coaching session.
Whichever role you require Bill to perform, he will exceed your expectations.
First, go to our targeted Conference Speaking OR In-House Training solutions page and take a look at some of the business generation topics we have to offer. After reviewing the various services, contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can create or customize to your specific needs, give you more information and help you make the right decision.
Most of Bill’s presentations fall into one of three categories: keynote addresses, half-day and full-day workshops or seminars. He also can design for your business an in-depth professional development program, spanning a few days to multiple years.
A keynote may be anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes in length. A half-day program would last up to 3 hours, and a full-day program could give up to 6 hours of contact time.
If you want Bill do more than one presentation on the same day or a shorter presentation, that’s fine. Perhaps you’d like him to give a keynote address and then offer one or more breakout sessions. Or maybe you’d like him to address several groups throughout the day. That’s fine. You’re the customer, and we’ll find a way to make it work for you.
Humorous, high content and high involvement. Bill always wants his audience to feel, know, and do something differently when they leave the event. We know that people need more than motivation. They also need some specific skills that they can take back to their jobs and their lives. And they need some skills they can use immediately. So Bill gives out a lot of practical content in his programs and for him the answer lies in a really fun program that uses humour to get people to relax, laugh and listen.
People learn best when they are laughing. A conference or meeting jammed with nothing but serious learning – even if it is super important, valuable stuff – will not be nearly as successful on any level as a meeting that is also fun. Humour and laughter wake people up. As one client recently told Bill, “Your humour held them for a mammoth session and you had their attention right to the end”
Fun meetings boost morale WAY better than boring and dull ones. And good morale improves your bottom line.
First take a look at our promotional video. Or if you would like to contact us we could arrange a demo file to be sent out.
Then if you want to see him live phone Bill and if it’s at all possible we may be able to arrange a seat for you at his next event.
Definitely. Bill will always customize your event based on your needs and your company. You won’t get the one-size-fits-all type of program from us. We’ve sometimes spent several days designing, researching and preparing for a single event.
"Bill actually did what he said he would do, he asked questions about our business model and ensured that he actualy understood my responces. This information was tailored into his presentation, including last minute updates after "mixing" with our group". Neil Welsh- Divisional Franchisor- Jims Terst & Tag
Then we’ll change them. Bill will create a title that makes sense to you and your program theme. It all goes back to our commitment to customizing content. Think of the titles simply as convenient ways of explaining what we could do for you.
Yes. Bill will spend considerable time with your management team and staff to develop a course outline that addresses your needs. Thereafter we can meet and discuss the outline and expected outcomes with the intended participants to make sure that the delivery is aligned with the proposed outcomes. The end result means that the tailored programme up-skills the participants in the precise areas required.
All levels from the frontline to senior executives. Bill has spoken to senior management and he’s spoken to groups of entry-level employees - and everyone in between. Bill’s programs are designed to your requirements with your exact audience in mind.
"Your delivery and material was excellent. You challenged them in a way that did not threaten and kept them engaged the whole time. Everyone took something away they could use. It was a real cross section from senior management to telephone consultants but you accommodated them all. Well done" Andrew Bowman Managing Director First Travel Group
Bill’s ideas are based on research and years of practical and varied experience, working within some of the toughest industries in New Zealand. From all that knowledge and experience he’s developed simple, practical methods that really work.
"We simply needed to increase our business and increase the number of people we talk to about our ideas in a tough market full of nervous people. We needed to find a way of getting past all the barriers when we do. Your process for finding people resulted in me finding 30 new referrals in 4 days and I have become much more effective at speaking to them. I now have a full sales pipe line from empty and moved from a scarcity situation to a positive outcome.
l am relieved to have found a way to move from “what do we do next” to discovering a tool that generates plenty of business — fantastic! You really have great tools and products." Alan Henderson- Director, Aqquire
As most of Bill’s material is customized, so is his pricing. All his client’s businesses and requirements are so different, he likes to figure out desired outcomes and logistics first, and then quote a fee that helps reach that outcome. Email us with your requirements and we will be happy to give you a pricing indication.
It never hurts to ask. Occasionally speakers and trainers – including Bill – will take into account:
Let’s explore some creative ideas that makes sense to us both, that can save money for your budget.
We’ve found that one of these options almost always works for our clients.
Call our office at 09 4412164 and we can discuss details and specifics of each of these strategies. We’d like to be able to work with you regardless of your “initial” budget and we often come up with a creative solution to fund your event.
We offer two choices:
Just let us know in the office what you prefer and we’ll make it easy for you.
Bill travels from Auckland New Zealand - or from wherever his last speech was. If Bill works for more than one client on the same trip (to the same destination) we pro-rata the expenses and everybody saves money!
Yes. We want you to get the most “bang for your buck” so the most important things are that - Bill must be seen well (lights/platform) and heard well (microphone). You should also take into account Bill uses power-point including video and sound and any specific technical requirements will be discussed well before the event.
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For any recording be sure to let me know ahead of time. That way I can make adjustments in my presentation that will give you the best results.
”Touch wood” It has never happened. But if something prevents Bill from getting to your event he will do his utmost to find you a suitable substitute speaker who is at least as good as he is. Because of his affiliation with National Speakers Association NZ and several speaker bureaus he has a vast network of colleagues that he can tap into. And 100% of his fee will go towards finding that replacement.
They love him. He is a pro, and he makes them look good by giving the audience value (and a really good time!)
But perhaps best of all, Bill’s really proud of his reputation as an easy-to-get-along-with speaker. He doesn’t have any bizarre demands; he usually flies coach with the rest of us, and is eager and willing to go the extra mile to be flexible and helpful.
We all know that some events - regardless of the planning – can surprise us with last minute changes. Bill has experience in making meeting planners look good by being part of the solution no matter what comes up.
And did we mention that audiences love him?
"You adapted your delivery to fit a hard profile, stuck absolutely to your brief and really delivered when I needed it. More than that, at a stressful time you proved to be totally supportive and responsive of my efforts and even opened doors to help sell the conference. Your performance was a top-notch, blue-ribbon one, and it was pleasure to read all the favourable comments and accolades about your presentation on the formal written delegate feedback forms". Rouxelle de Villiers - Convention Director BiQ
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~ We like to talk ~ Bill LOVES to talk.
He’s good. He’s professional. He’s funny. He has tons of experience and a LONG list of happy clients. And he’ll help you solve your problems today.