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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
Ray Scicluna
Topics:   Motivation, Entrepreneur, Business, Inspiration, Self Esteem, Communication, Work-Life Balance, After Dinner, Small Business, Overcoming Adversity, Achievement, Goal Setting, Personal Development, Resilience, Challenge, Dreams, Attitude, Marketing, Culture
Travels ex:   Queensland
Type:   Speaker
Style:   Believeable, Motivating, Charismatic, Impactful, Down-To-Earth, Inspirational, Enthusiastic, Moving, Warm, Clean, Unique, Content Rich
Fee range:   Less than $5,000 + GST
Video:   View video


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Client List
Presentations
It’s not how far you fall … it’s how high you bounce 
If experience is the birth child of achievement, then Raymond is set for even greater heights. Success and failure are strange bedfellows and the experience that comes from the myriad of activities that Ray has embraced make for a wise and fair individual.

Skinhead to Sailing the High Seas! 
Ray is proud to invite friends and family to join him, his wife and young daughter, Jorgee for a sail experience not to be forgotten on their yacht “Wheathersfield”. The realisation of his childhood dream is not taken for granted. Ray religiously tutors young and old on their path to finding their utopia.  

Champagne and Caviar
It hasn’t always been Champagne and Caviar. Footscray was home to many first generation migrants including the Scicluna clan. Most of Ray’s early comrades are now drug addicts, in jail or dead…testimony to the hardship faced by many and the legacy of violence and crime in Ghetto Australia. Dealing drugs was one way to make a living for many...being a stand over merchant earned you a greater measure of respect. No matter the occupation, it was vastly different to the lifestyle and experiences that we in middle class Australia know.  

Son of a Boiler Maker  
Son of a Boiler Maker, Ray grew up in the rough and tumble world of Melbourne’s Western Suburbs it was a world apart from the world most know.   

Picasso with a spray gun! 
Houdini’s Smash Repairs was his first break…leaving school at 13 and not being able to read or write, there weren’t too many job openings, but hard work with a bit of artistic flair would pay dividends and he would hire the whole family. 10,000 cars later and Ray and his family were on to bigger things. It was a challenge but nothing should anyone back.  

Thank God for Numbers 
With a love for movies it was a natural move… Ray formally entered the entertainment world of video in 1979 and once again hired all of his family and many of his friends for years to come. Words are a mystery…especially if you are almost illiterate, but numbers... now there’s a different story. Grammatically and phonetically challenged until he was 29, Ray was forced to resort to memory and to numbers…video cassettes and customers alike were numbered and processed.  

Too many to mention 
After launching that early video store, the doors opened to a new venture …the biggest leasing and wholesale operation in Australia turning over $18 million per year. $90 million in fact, by the age of 27.  

I didn’t want to be a millionaire anyway!!! 
With a contract in place and $6 million on the table, practicing his golf was the most strenuous activity entertained…until the crash of ‘87 claimed another victim. An American firm was set to launch Ray into the big money stakes but that was not to be. Instead Ray was set on the path to bankruptcy.  

It’s not how far you fall… it’s how high you bounce 
Declared bankrupt at 29, Ray lost everything, one would say!! He has had more than his fair share of challenges, yet he never lost sight of his dreams. He moved on, owning and started the franchise “Video Ezy” for most of Australia and NZ. Ray diversified into many businesses. Being self employed for more then 32 years he  has set up more then sixty different retail outlets, has owned and operated three major franchises … two in Australia and one in New Zealand. He had built a wholesale distribution company that become the largest in Australia, dealing with companies such as Roadshow home video, Warner home video, Sony, and Paramount pictures.   

The businesses he manages and part owns today range from manufacturing innovations to event management and exports many of his innovations and products to Canada, US, UK, NZ as well as importing from China.  He has employed over 450 people at one time or another. In the past 18 years his companies have managed events in NZ, Bali, Fiji and all around Australia and have trained more than 4,000 people in retail, customer service and managing and building a better business.   Today, Ray’s combined businesses are well established and he enjoys the warmth of living in Queensland which provides a good family and work balance.  

You Can’t Buy Experience 
If experience is the birth child of achievement then Raymond is set for even greater heights. Success and failure are strange bedfellows and the experience that comes from the myriad of activities that Ray has embraced make for a wise and fair individual. 

You never deny your roots
Proud European heritage ensures that family is always uppermost in Ray’s mind.   


Testimonials

“Ray, your presentation at the Gold Coast City Council, Dinner was outstanding. You were able to inject the reality of the challenge that most people face in the world today. You had everyone laughing at your patter, empathizing with your struggle, and saddened by your failure. But then the power of your message came through as you told of your strategies for recovery. I could feel the energy in the room growing as each person there absorbed the many things that helped you on your journey, to turn failure into a positive which you have not only applied to your own life but into a powerful message which can have a profound effect on others. The images you use are incredible; “I was mesmerized from start to finish”.
Norman Owens: OAM Chairman Australian Business Week Limited

“Ray you were inspirational and just what our Team needed, an hour went all too quickly and I would happily sit through the whole entertaining talk again.”
Gerard Knight: General Manager Radisson Resort, Gold Coast

“Ray the value of your time with our staff has been very obvious we have had a positive attitude shift. We will have you back soon…our team insist on it.”
Nick Dower: Chairman - Niche Media P/L

“Ray you are colourful, enthusiastic and highly talented individual whose life story could form the basis for an entertaining and enthralling film, In my opinion as a Motivational Keynote Speaker you are “Simply the Best”.
Russell Clark: Managing Director Video Ezy International (New Zealand)

“Energy, enthusiasm, life, spirit and passion, apply the word ‘extreme’ to each of those and you have you. A view I gained having experienced one of your presentations”
Mark Harvey: Director, Fixtronics Sales P/L (NZ)

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Client List
Gold Coast City Council, Video Ezy International, Sony, Radisson Resort, Niche Media, Fixtronics Sales P/L, Movieland, Jones Louros & Associates, Breeta Packaging Canada, ABW Limited, Hogs Breath Cafe, Roadshow Home Video, Tower Life.  Back to top

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So why hire Ray for your next event?  

Ray certainly has a proven track record.  

60 minutes with Ray and your taking this home!
Sadly most people are held back by their own negative thinking and just sit on their butt and hope for the best, however everyone has choices and everyone has the “right stuff” to succeed. 

1. By projecting confidence and applying mental focus you to can improve your personal and financial position.  
2. Create outstanding results in your life.Tap into your awesome powers: Mind, Body, Heart and Soul. 
3. Time is precious and you don’t have much of it in a lifetime, so hoist your pirate flag and make your life a crusade. 
4.  By caring about the people around you and helping them achieve their goals they in turn will help you achieve yours. 
5.  Anyone can reach for the stars and grab a hold of their dreams. 
6.  Realising “The best things in ‘Life’ are not things”  

Everyone loves Raymond…  
He’s real and speaks from the heart ...
He embodies a down-to-earth CAN DO attitude and offers the sincerity of a street kid made good ...
He knows his stuff. From Retail Business (Large and small) to People, Health and Balance ...
He has had more than his share of challenges …
He’s been to “Hell and Back” and bounced back harder than he fell...
He loves to help people create outstanding results in their life.

His message is simple - All things are possible and he walks the talk ...

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Motivation, Personal Development, After Dinner, Business, Attitude, Entrepreneurs, Generational Issues, Inspiration, Resilience, Human Interest