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Speakers Australia and its principal Peter Physick have provided the most convenient and professional service we have encountered.

In over 25 years of our Institute providing members with current, thought provoking and topical issue speakers for our conferences and forums, we have come to rely on the outstanding judgement of Peter and Speakers Australia.

Whether it be entertainers for a broad audience or the most challenging conference topic, Speakers Australia has never failed to deliver. We at the AMInstitute are faced with the dilemma of providing our delegates at conferences with new and exciting presenters year after year and as many of our delegates attend each year, we need presenters and entertainers with new and fresh material.

This challenge has been made obsolete by Speakers Australia as they have taken the time to know our business, our target audience and our history………

Sonya Maloney
Executive Manager Administration
AMInstitute Ltd

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We at the East Coast Eagles AFL Football Club take great pride in entertaining, rewarding and acknowledging our sponsors, members and supporters. Our luncheons are renowned for their quality, in particular that of the speakers and entertainers we secure.

Speakers Australia is the only company we turn to for advice and service in this key field.
Anthony Dignan
General Manager

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The service we received from Speakers Australia has been exemplary from the beginning. Peter Physick and his team worked very hard to ensure that Keith Scott was available to MC our event under what could be described as challenging logistical circumstances given the time constraints we were faced with.

We would highly recommend Peter and his company Speakers Australia.
David Carter / AgriPlex Group Pty Ltd

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Peter Physick at Speakers Australia since the year 2000 and have never been let down by his recommendations. I tell Peter the type of speaker or act that we require and he supplies a number of names and CV's of the speakers or acts which fit our requirements. It is as simple as that.

Peter’s professional attitude and friendly manner makes it an absolute pleasure to deal with him. I can not recommend him highly enough to any one or to an organisation which needs help in arranging, organising or advising on the best fit for their special event.

David Tuxford
Conference Organiser
NSW Local Government Professionals

Presenter Profile
Glenn Capelli
Topics:   Leadership, Creativity, MC, Business, People, Creative Thinking, Strategy, Future, Change, Vision, Attitude, Culture, Innovation, Dynamic Thinking, Learning
Travels ex:   Perth
Based:   Western Australia
Type:   Speaker, MC, Consultant, Facilitator
Style:   Brilliant, Well Researched, Engaging, Impactful, Memorable, Thought Provoking, Practical, Fun, Warm, Intelligent, Focussed, Visionary, Unique
Fee range:   $5,000 to $8,000 + GST
Video:   View video

Participate, have fun, learn and grow!

"The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind – creators and empathisers, pattern recognisers and meaning makers.” A Whole New Mind – Daniel H Pink

Glenn Capelli is an expert educator in Thinking and Learning Skills. He was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship, which he used to further his research into better ways of thinking and learning.  

An author, songwriter, radio and television presenter and creator of the Dynamic Thinking course for Leadership, Glenn Capelli has delivered a message of creativity, innovation and thinking smarter to audiences around the world. Glenn’s ability to bring together meaningful learning and laughter is the key to his successful presentation style.

Glenn is a National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional, a Winston Churchill Fellowship Awardee and a member of MENSA. He is also a former ‘hobo’ who backpacked his way around the world for seven years, working in a variety of roles including a fish farmer on kibbutz in Israel, a comedian in Los Angeles, a travel writer in Kenya and a summer-camp counsellor in North Carolina.

In 1987, Glenn returned home to Australia and founded the True Learning Centre, a company focussed on quality learning and creative endeavour. Today he is a leading international keynote speaker and trainer whose clients come from a variety of organisations, large and small and are as diverse as the giant companies of corporate America to the tiny remote schools of outback Australia.

His unique presentation style and ability to apply a diversity of teaching methodologies have made him an internationally renowned speaker in constant demand worldwide. Glenn has worked extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, Asia, the USA and Canada, South Africa and Europe. 

Award highlights include receiving the Presenter of the Year award from CPA for his Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of the NSW Division and the National Speakers of Australia 2002 highest award for Speaker Excellence and Service to the Speaking Industry. Presentation highlights include the Russel Group International Conference in Miami, Harcouts New Zealand, International Crematoria Conference Darwin, ING Madrid, Associated Planners Conference Bali, Tricon-KFC-Pizza Hut Australia, Schwarzkopf Professional Borneo and the Young Presidents’ Organization International Conference in Prague.

Glenn’s speaking portfolio includes keynote and conference presentations and designing and facilitating training programs, along with his continued work in and commitment to improving the education experience for students, young people and teachers throughout Australia and overseas. His message is one of being a learner and thinker in today’s fast paced and ever changing world through the use of creative thinking, humour, enthusiasm and attitude.

You have more talents than you know! Let Glenn deliver the recipe for Thinking Innovation and show you how to make the most of them.


“Inspirational Stuff! There is no doubt any group of people, regardless of industry or role, would benefit from this kind of presentation. Glenn delivered a wonderful mix of creativity, motivation and innovation.”
The Body Shop

“Your knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and humour captivated everyone. There is no doubt your workshop was one of the highlights of the conference. We had high expectations, and you exceeded them.”
Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited

“Awesome. Glenn Capelli is a twelve out of ten speaker. Fantastic.” 
Harvey Mackay - international best selling business author of Swim With the Sharks

“I have worked with many speakers at a range of conferences, but I have never before encountered one as unique as Glenn Capelli. You are a ‘one-off’ – well and truly out there on your own. Your approach is uniquely innovative and effective, leaving your audience the richer for the learning experience.”

Ian Leslie, Sobraon Film & Television Productions (former 60 Minutes presenter)

“Glenn Capelli is a unique educator with messages that can be understood by all. He influences leaders and managers in the most profound ways, especially in the areas of strategic thinking, emotional intelligence and learning strategy.”
MMI Insurance Group

“I have seen Glenn in action around the world since 1992, and in my experience, he is the world’s best interactive presenter. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any type of international presentation. Glenn has a unique ability to work effectively across a wide variety of cultures.”
Gordon Dryden, CEO, The Learning Web Ltd.

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Corporate Presentations

Every human being - whether they are a sales professional, accountant, I.T. expert, an armed forces commander, real-estate agent, health worker, teacher, parent or partner - can benefit from understanding the way we think, learn and laugh. Through such understanding comes the creation of cultures and environments that allow people inspired and continued growth. Glenn Capelli helps us create these environments by helping us make sense of a world that can often seem crazy. He gives us the opportunity to learn about ourselves by giving us real, useable strategies that help us to discover and use our own talents and maximise the talents of those around us. Never underestimate what passionate, creative people can do and bring to an organisation. Always consider the need to create those environments that attract and harness such creativity and passion. Glenn Capelli has the content knowledge and presentation methodologies to make it happen.

When you want people to think deeply

When you want people to laugh uproariously

When you want people to carry learning with them

When you want people to have their best ever conference

When you want involvement

. . . then you want to use Glenn Capelli

Here’s why and how

Think deeply

Glenn presents Dynamic Leadership Thinking Programs for organisations such as the Defence Department of Australia, the Young President’s Organisation and Ernst & Young. These programs vary from one through five-day programs and include:


Leadership Thinking


The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Thinking


Systems Thinking - Scenario Thinking


The Art of Developing True Teamwork


Creative, Analytical, Practical, Emotional Smarts


How to Spread Ideas


Communication and Dialogue Process


Presentation Skills for Leadership

Laugh uproariously

Believing that people learn more when they have a chance to laugh and to talk with each other, Glenn artfully uses humour, jokes and anecdotes to make points and illustrate themes. His high impact keynote presentations are a captivating blend of humour, activity and learning. This entertaining topic area delivers some great laughs and even better messages about the need for optimism and joy in challenging times. Participants laugh, think, discuss and laugh some more as they journey through personal and organisational value systems using a series of jokes and humour as the foundation and discover how to laugh their way to health, happiness and business success :


Strategies for Success in this Crazy World


Smart Behaviours and How to Have Them


What we can Learn from Laughter – humour and its impact on our way of thinking


A Bohemian Rhapsody – everyday creativity


In Bed & In Business – the pitfalls & peaks of combined business & personal relationships


The Work/Rest/Play Balance – morale & motivation

Carry Learning

Glenn is recognised worldwide as a content expert in the field of learning. When he teaches you something, the concept sticks! His award winning television series, Born to Learn, aired weekly to over 26 million households throughout the USA. His research and presentations in the field of Learning Styles are applicable to any person of any age who wants to understand learning and maximise their learning potential. Glenn is the co-author of The Thinking Learning Classroom and Maximising Your Learning Potential, listed in the top 15 books on accelerative learning methodology on amazon.com. Glenn’s work in this area includes:


Learning Styles and the Empathy Factor - Understanding the different way people process information is the foundation for effective communication and diversity management.


Memory Skills for Everyday Use - An exploration of memory including the seven factors ofmemory awareness and how to get your memory working for you. Throughactivities, examples and interaction, participants discover they have abetter memory than they first thought.


Presentation Skills- for small and large group speeches, meetings, radio and television presentations. How to design, develop and deliver with the speaking skills of a professional.


The Magic Brain –Neuroscience and Managing Behaviour – Explores our notion of intelligence and I.Q. and introduces research on the brain in everyday terms. A users guide to managing emotions, anger management, discipline, empathy and self esteem. It’s practical neuroscience with healthy outcomes.


The Many Lands of Smart : Crayons & Creativity - How to use Creative, Analytical, Practical and Emotional intelligences - your CAPand CAPe of thinking – to survive and thrive. A look at innovative thinking, creative strategies and implementing best practice methods. How to be a learner and thinker who drives change rather than being driven by it and how to accomplish a cultural overhaul through the process of constant corporate renewal.


The How to of Visual Note Taking - Most people don’t take notes. Those who do usually never look at them again. Visual note taking is a way to ensure that people not only effectively take notes but enjoy the process of doing it, and look back on their notes as useful and valuable resources. A hands-on presentation where participants learn how to overcome learning barriers, tap into their creative impulses, maximise their learning, improve their memory and discover how to get the most out of any seminar or conference. A valuable topic for conferences, seminars or any situation where participants are attending on-going concurrent sessions, lectures and keynote speaker presentations

Have the Best Ever Conference

Testimonials reflect that Glenn can reach people of all demographics. His years of travel, his entertaining manner, his breadth of content knowledge and his presentation experience of more than twenty years, means that people get a message that makes significant connections for their work, families, children and themselves. Glenn has written over forty recorded songs, many which have been used to great effect at conferences throughout the world.

Be Involved

People laugh, play, think, chat, experience and do. Glenn’s mix of story, activity, humour, music and movement engages all learners.

The Primacy Effect

Glenn is often used to start a conference. He sets a mood and climate of optimism and teamwork that flows through the entire conference. He also equips people with learning strategies they can use in business, life and for maximising their learning in the conference itself.

The Recency Effect

As a finale to a conference Glenn not only has the participants leaving on a conference high, he facilitates the maximum gain from their conference experience by helping participants to understand and uncover the take home value from their conference experience.

The Top and Tails – more than an emcee

Glenn has been utilised as a theme setter and a theme weaver throughout the conference and then as a closer to the conference. This is so much more than an emcee role. His unique ability to set tone, establish sharing of learning, teach and utilise visual note taking, introduce speakers and ensure learning is tied back to the conference theme, has received praise from premiers, ministers, media professionals, CEO’s and participants alike.

The Business Speaker with Humour and the Humorist with Depth!

Glenn is able to play both roles, providing an equal blend of learning and laughter, depth with lightness, applicability without boredom.


Glenn can draw from a comprehensive selection of topic alternatives to custom build a presentation to best match the individual needs of each client. All centre on the themes of:


Thinking Smarter in a Changing World - the kind of thinking and action needed in turbulent times and how to maximise people, profit and potential through working smarter.


The Human Element of Business and Leadership - how to help people perform at their very best to create environments that encourage prosperity, improved productivity and profit growth.


Using More of Our Magic Brain - there are more talented individuals, teams and organisations than are being tapped and utilised. Glenn Capelli helps people discover their own talents and shows how to help others discover their real potential.


Emotional Smartness - looks at the components which make up emotionally smart behaviour and how to grow them throughout your organisation.


The Bohemian in Us All - Creativity - A bohemian is regarded as someone who lives and thinks in an unconventional non-conforming way. Learn essential and imaginative methods for developing an innovative mind and a creative mind-set, plus insights and tools for leading edge thinking.


How to Spread Ideas – the culture and science of memes and memetics – how ideas spread, the power of the environment in shaping performance, and the learning-doing gap. The knowledge of memes and how they function can help overcome the inconsistencies between company vision and behaviour.


Learning and Thinking in Smarter Ways - hands-on, practical, useable strategies with applications for deeper learning, clearer communication, richer relationships and smarter companies.


Humour, Communication, Values and Culture – the development of communication skills to foster values and a culture of morale, motivation and learning. The power and magic of laughter and why we need it now more than ever.

Glenn Capelli is a master communicator with extensive knowledge of and experience in implementing the ideas of cutting edge management and education theorists. His unique training style is renowned for its impact, relevance and use of exciting, practical methods. Glenn's presentations are multi stimulating and apply group dynamics, visuals, music, activities, interaction, movement and humour to communicate the message, speed the learning and enhance the result. He believes it has to be fun, has to have energy and has to be useful. In consultation with the True Learning Centre, clients are encouraged to choose from the topic lists to custom design a presentation according to their requirements.

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