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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
Bernard Salt
Topics:   Generational Issues, Business, Strategy, Future, Branding, Vision, Economy, Culture
Travels ex:   Melbourne
Based:   Victoria
Type:   Speaker
Style:   Humourous, Credible, Brilliant, Powerful, Well Researched, Impactful, Thought Provoking, Enthusiastic, Intelligent, Unique, Content Rich, Authentic
Fee range:   $12,000 +

Client List
… a compelling and entertaining speaker.

Bernard Salt is a compelling and entertaining speaker employed by blue-chip companies to stimulate thought provoking discussion at conferences, seminars and workshops.

He travels Australia extensively and is equally at home speaking about suburban growth and culture in Dubbo and Busselton, as he is about the opportunities for business in the hip-&-happening empty-nester residential markets of inner Sydney and Melbourne.

Bernard has an understanding of the way in which demographic change shapes consumer markets. He attributes recent trends, and even fashion, to the shifting of the mass market from one stage of the lifecycle to another. The Age describes his style as 'part stand-up comedian, part number-crunching economist'. A Queensland journalist described him as 'quick witted and dynamic as a public speaker; he is articulate and holds an audience exceptionally well'.

Bernard's presentation style has been described as both pacey and energetic.

He holds his audiences from start to finish with a powerful mix of fact, anecdote and sharp intellectual wit, all packaged and delivered with the polish and eloquence expected of one of Australia's leading corporate speakers.

Bernard's experience on the podium is immediately apparent to his audience. He carefully structures his presentations to ensure the right balance is struck between raising the big issues relevant to the industry and geography of his audience and keeping his audience's interest. Bernard 'reads' his audience and calibrates his style accordingly.

presentations include a mix of topics structured around the needs, interest and location of the client audience. Bernard works with clients to suggest how best to structure an event to achieve the best possible outcome.

In demand as a speaker, Bernard balances an increasing number of engagements with running a national advisory practice out of Melbourne. He holds Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts degrees and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Bernard completes about 120 speaking engagements per year throughout Australia, New Zealand and further afield. An advance period of six weeks is usually required for bookings.    


"An entertaining and insightful speaker who was very well received by our customers ... he was able to tailor his speech for each state ... the quality of his presentation assisted in reinforcing our desired positioning as the market influencer and leader."
Kimberley-Clark Australia Pty Ltd

"His address was incisive, interesting and humorous, and there have been many positive comments from our guests, his address struck a commonsense chord with business."
Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce

"An unqualified success - riveting. The anecdotes and verbal illustrations were worthy of the most highly acclaimed entertainer."
Franchise Council of Australia

"First class and highly relevant, brilliant and insightful ... excellent data and delivery, polished presenter with humour and facts ... what a funny and refreshing presentation, he made such a dry topic interesting and visionary."
National Employment Services Association - conference

"Lots of positive feedback - highly entertaining and informative."
GM Suncorp-Metway

"I continue to receive very positive comments from attendees who thoroughly enjoyed your lively exposition - Excellent presentation."

"Brilliant presentation … Brilliant and entertaining … As always an excellent presentation … Witty, fascinating presentation. Lots of light and shade"

"The feedback has been excellent."
Whitehorse City Council

"Most valuable."
Landcom NSW

"Refreshing, accessible and of considerable interest to our members."
New Zealand Food & Grocery Council

"Your presentation was very well received and generated a lot of interest and discussion with delegates."
Barossa & Light Regional Development Board

"Fantastic. Could have listened to him all night. Good fun. Thought provoking."
CPA Australia

"Engaging and informative … feedback overwhelmingly positive."
Guardian Financial Planning

"You presentation was extremely well received."
Middletons Lawyers

"All members were highly complementary about your professional manner … and your humorous anecdotes."

"Most interesting and humorous."
AB Paterson College Foundation Fund

"Very positive feedback."
National Retail Forum

"It’s no exaggeration to say that delegates were talking about the material you presented right through to the end of the conference."
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia

"Thought provoking."

"To say that … (your presentations) were an outstanding success is an understatement."
Bureau of Rural Sciences

"The feedback from your presentation has been enormously positive with many delegates stating that your informative presentation was the conference highlight."
Caravan Industry Australia

"The feedback (from your presentation) has been very positive."
Hume City Council

"We had many guests complimenting us on your speech."
University of the Sunshine Coast

"Staff were hugely impressed with your work and the entertaining and lively way you delivered the information."
ABC Radio Darwin

"The subject was topical and your delivery engaging; we received an overwhelmingly positive response from our delegates."

"The feedback from staff has been very positive."
Department of Transport and Regional Services

"All reports back after the event have praised your presentation."
YWCA Adelaide

"Your thought provoking contribution …was genuinely appreciated … returned delegate survey forms indicate your presentation far surpassed any other as the finest session."
National General Assembly of Local Government

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Client List

ABC Radio conference (Twin Waters), ACCORD (GC), Australian Financial Review Ageing conference (Syd), AICD (Perth), Australian Institute of Credit Union Management (Cbr), Amalgamated Holdings (Syd), Australian Marketing Institute Government Marketing conference (GC), Australian Market & Social Research Society (Syd), Population Summit (Darwin), Australian Telecommunications Users Group (Syd), Australian Leadership Conference (Hayman), Australian Local Government Association (Cbr), Australian National Health Association (Mel), AXA retirement media launch (Syd), East Coast Mortgage Trust (Byron Bay/Lismore), Barossa & Light Regional Development Board, Bega Valley Shire Council, Billabong (GC), Bluestone Group roadshow, Australian Booksellers Association (Cbr), Box Hill TAFE (Mel), Bridges Financial Services (Sanctuary Cove), Bulky Goods Association (Mel), Carrington strategic planning workshop (Syd), Chemmart (NZ), Choice Hotels (Mel), City of Burnside strategic plan, City of Geelong council retreat, City of Whitehorse (Mel), Clayton Utz (Bris), CMSF (superannuation) (Hob), Coca-Cola Amatil workshop, Commercial Radio (Syd), CPA annual conference (Mel), Danks national conference (Syd), Dept. of Health & Ageing (Mel), Dept of Education Science & Training (GC), Dept of Employment & Workplace Relations (Syd), Dept. of Defence (Cbr), Ergon Energy management retreat (Bris), Facility Management Association (Syd), Financial Analysis Services of Australia (Syd), Futures Summit moderation (Mel), Gandel Group (Mel), General Property Trust (Syd), Guardian Pharmacy (Fiji), HIA (Mel), IGA (GC), Institute of Internal Auditors (Bris), Investa management retreat (Port Stephens), IPAA (Syd), JLF (GC), Kokoda Foundation (Cbr), Landcom board (Syd), Lauriston school council retreat (Mel), Links Group (Mel), Local Government Managers of Australia (Syd), Local Government of Queensland (Bris), Master Builders Association (Syd), Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau, Methodist Ladies' College (Mel), Mortgage Industry Association (Mel), National Housing Conference (Perth), National Insurance Brokers Association (GC), NSW National Party (Syd), Nursery Industry Association (Perth), Property Council of Australia, Petrac workshop (Bris), Planning Institute of Australia (Mel), Public Relations Institute (Bris), Q Super (Bris), Queensland Environmental Law Association, Rabobank (NZ), Red Cross (Syd), Retirement Village Association of New Zealand (NZ), Retravision (Hob), School Bursars (Mel), SC International conf (Syd), Securities Institute (Mel), Serious Womens Business (Mel), Service Industries Skills Council (Syd), St George Bank board (Syd), Sydney Fish Market (Syd), Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Tabcorp (Mel), Target management retreat (Geelong), The Australian (Hunter Valley), Tourism Futures (GC), VACC dinner (Mel), VicRoads workshop (Mel), Watpac management retreat (Bris), Women & Marketing conference (Syd)

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Bernard Salt is a KPMG Partner based in Melbourne Australia who has established an international reputation as a trend forecaster for the property and financial services industries.

His best selling book The Big Shift predicted a surge in the demand for lifestyle and residential property underpinned by the imminent retirement of the baby boom generation.His second book, also a best seller, The Big Picture, looks at how work, life and relationships are changing in the developed world in the early decades of the 21st century.

Bernard authored and released a global study of Generation Y commissioned by KPMG International and called Beyond the Baby Boomers in July 2007 which attracted front page coverage of the Financial Times as well as coverage by The Economist magazine and other US-based business journals.

Bernard is a best selling author, a columnist with The Australian and Melbourne Herald Sun newspapers, a regular on the Australian and more recently European and US speaking circuits, and a business advisor. He heads a group of consultants within KPMG providing demographic-based advice to business.His views are regularly sought by the business community and by the general media. He appears regularly on radio and television programs including the Australian 60 Minutes.

Bernard Salt is an experienced speaker whose energetic and compelling message is not to be missed.

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Business, Branding, Corporate Culture, Future Trends, Generational Issues, Organisational Change