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Keynote Speaker – Sales and Marketing

When you are looking for a unique Business Keynote Speaker for your next conference, seminar or special event, try The Persuader!

Steve Semmens, The Persuader, is a passionate and experienced Keynote Speaker, in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Informal Strategic Alliances, and Strategic Networking.

Known as the King of Networking, Steve is one of the world’s leading experts in assisting medium businesses and large corporations  to work smarter by utilising Networking as their primary marketing and collaboration tool. He has been networking and building informal strategic alliances for over 35 years.

Steve left school at age 17, and was a Farm Labourer and then Freezing worker, before trying his hand at several other occupations, before being confident enough to apply for a Business Degree at age 27, assisting with the gaining of several promotions within a number of corporations. After a decade of running other people’s businesses he started his own company in 2003 and in 2017 graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), at Charles Sturt University, where he is also a Sessional Lecturer, in the School of Management and Marketing. Steve is a Professional Member of Professional Speakers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a strong interest in the development and growth of entrepreneurial leaders within regional organisations. Steve strongly believes that lifelong leaning is critical to life and business success and still makes time to attend over 100 professional development and Networking events each year.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Networking!

This Keynote is an entertaining and inspiring story of the successes, mistakes, and absolute disasters you can make, when out and about networking. This presentation will give you some great tips on how to comfortably start conversations, successfully network, and avoid the pitfalls of any potential awkward situations.

It will educate and inspire your audience to, generate more sales leads through referrals and Networking activities the right way!

Network and Prosper – Three Powerful Business Growth Strategies

“If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.” – Chinese Proverb

Networking is the most powerful way to successfully and effectively grow a loyal client base and yet so many organisations don’t take advantage of the opportunities created  by leveraging all of the networks they are part of. This keynote outlines three easy to implement strategies that could increase your bottom line by at least 30%.

Strategy 1. Engage with the community and foster strong relationships quickly

Strategy 2. Systemise a referral marketing process within your organisation

Strategy 3. Informal Strategic Alliances – ISA’s

Networking Rules! – Easily network at a conference or an event especially if you are an Introvert!

This presentation will give you some great tips on how to comfortably start conversations, successfully network, and avoid the pitfalls of any potential awkward situations or walking into potentially political landmines.

It will educate and inspire your audience to connect, engage, and commence to build strong relationships, with all stakeholders, internally and externally!




Previous Clients:

Australian Computer Society

Australian Institute of Credit Management

Autism Link

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst Jobs Expo

Bathurst Business Chamber

BT Financial Group

Cenwest Innovate – Next Stage Growth Program

Central West Business Leaders

Charles Sturt University

CPA Australia

Dubbo Regional Council

Griffith University

Gulgong Business Awards

Key Business Network

Lithgow Business Association

Lithgow City Council

NPA Worldwide

Professional Speakers Australia

Rapid Solutions

Redcliffe High School

Redlands College


Sheldon College

Western Sydney University

Women’s Network Australia