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How Influence and Persuasion Skills Can Increase Your Sales and Profit

George Manolis

George Manolis

The sales professionals in the industry know what to say and how to say it to make individuals and corporations buy…

…but how can we use these techniques each day to make a difference to our business?

Attend this session to learn:

  • The three most powerful influence strategies you can use on a daily basis to make a difference to your business
  • How simple words, phrases and actions can allow you to sell more to more people more often
  • How non-verbal communication can also make a huge difference to your daily sales figures and billings.

Who is George Manolis?

George Manolis is a corporate speaker who works with some of Australia’s largest corporations.

George is 100% about sales and sales success – his client base is able to testify to increased sales and profits in any economic climate.

Selling to more people more often is what George is about.

Find out more about George Manolis and his brilliant offerings at


Get more Customers without the Hard Sell


Jamie Cunningham

Are you wanting to grow your business but not sure of the best way to do it?

In this content rich presentation, Coach & Advisor Jamie Cunningham will share with you a growth model that allows for scalable growth without any ‘hard sell’ tactics.

You’ll discover:

  • The 3 most common mistakes owners make in trying to grow their business, and what to do about it.
  • How to find the time to dedicate to growing sales.
  • 4 simple strategies that will bring customer to you versus you having to go to them.
  • The secrets behind the best salespeople … and it’s not what you think.
Who is Jamie Cunningham?

Raised in family business and, after 10 years of running the operations, Jamie ventured to Canada (long story).

Through a series of unimaginable events, Jamie found himself a part of a global coaching organization. Despite having no experience and no network Jamie became the fastest growing office within 3 years.

Over the past 11 years, Jamie has had the privilege of working with over 300 business owners. His clients range the globe and are made up of entrepreneurs who are driven to build great companies.

Smart profitable growth is Jamie’s mantra.

Find out more about Jamie and his unique services at


Reclaim Your Freedom! Systemize Your Business

Shirley Dalton

Shirley Dalton

Did you go into business dreaming of having a life of freedom?

Did you think you could have the time and the money?

Are you finding that’s not the case and you feel trapped by the business; like the business owns you not the other way round?

Join Australia’s Business Systemizer, Shirley Dalton, and discover how to reclaim your freedom to have the time and the money you deserve.

Learn the number one thing you need to do to successfully delegate and maintain your quality standards.

Learn Shirley’s 5 Step Process to easily systemize your business and get your life back.

Uncover the amazingly simple process to recruit and retain the right people.

Australia’s Business Systemizer, Shirley Dalton, experienced first-hand the pain and pressure small business owners face and the sacrifices they and their families often make. Not wanting
this for others, Shirley started a movement to fight for their freedom.

About Shirley

With over 30 years experience, Shirley has held senior positions in both government and private organisations.

She has degrees in Education and Psychology and is a 2 time Best Selling Author, Radio Show Host, TV Show Host and in demand Motivational speaker, who has worked with hundreds of small business owners, developing their people and processes. Through her consultancy, online programs and TV and Radio shows, Shirley inspires, motivates and teaches business owners how to get themselves and their businesses under control, make more money, get more time and reclaim their freedom.

Find out more about Shirley Dalton and her Proven System Strategies to create your Ultimate Business Lifestyle


Are the Old Skills of Selling Dead?


with Murray Fitzpatrick

Buyers nowadays can be ahead of most sales people.

They are researched about their purchasing decisions and are looking for more and more value out of a sales relationship.

How does the a salesperson need to react to differentiate themselves in todays sales environment? Some of the sales principles will always remain the same and some have changed.

Murray appeals to an individual’s sense of purpose to make them strive for peak performance.

About Murray

It is Murray’s zest for life that equips him to cope with the range of challenges that a modern day sales executive faces. He is a firm believer that we all have a unique set of resources and he works with individuals to draw out these skills in both their work and personal environments.

Macquarie Bank, Commsec, The Brisbane Broncos, Virgin Airlines, The Jims Group, Westpac, NAB, The Grace Group, Futuro Financial Services and MLC all recognise it takes a special person
to appeal to a wide cross section of staff. When these companies are looking to motivate and coach their staff, they know Murray Fitzpatrick is the right person for the job.

Find out more about Murray and what he can do for you at


Andrew McWhirter

+ Join our Special Guest

Andrew McWhirter of Evolve Digital Agency

LinkedIn Influencer, LinkedIn Coach, LinkedIn Trainer, Profile Builder, Influencer, Lead Generation

Would you like to explore the possibility of creating greater levels of leverage for your business through adopting and implementing proven social strategies via the LinkedIn platform? Interested
to grow your business and be willing to surround yourself with LinkedIn Lead Generation Professionals who know more about this that you?



7 Key Ways to Increase Connection, Culture & Cashflow

tarran-deane-1200Take charge and let’s make every enCOUNTer count this year!

with Tarran Deane – CEO & Founder CORPORATE CINDERELLA

17th February 2016

10 phone calls. 10 different results. 1 standout first point of contact and one great conversation.

In preparation for this upcoming event, 10 members were called by your Guest Speaker Tarran Deane.

In this event you’ll learn how:

  • you can build your brand,
  • increase your influence,
  • create connection
  • and drive cultural engagement so everyone profits.

Tarran expertly equips individuals to navigate the tightrope of perceptions vs. reality, rapid change and shrinking resources, higher demands and greater stress.

Take charge and let’s make every enCOUNTer count this year!

About Tarran


Tarran Deane is an Award Winning Entrepreneur and one of Australia’s most inspiring Leadership Presenters.

Obsessed with communication and connection to help real leaders achieve real results, Tarran’s also QLD President of Professional Speakers Australia, a former Telstra Business Woman of the Year Nominee and serves on the Board of Gold Coast Charity “Newlife Care”, supporting more than 300 people each week living with a disability.

On weekends you’ll find Tarran hanging out with her family and riding her Red Ducati Monster, through the Tomewin and Burringbar Hills.

Visit Tarran at and connect on your favourite social media channel before the event @tarrandeane

You’ll want to lock this one into your diary and plan your week around seeing Tarran.

Come prepared to pre-order her 3rd book “The Alphabet Principle”, due for release late March.

Register now to secure your seat at this event with Tarran Deane.

Join us at the Function Room – Blue Owl Restaurant – COMFORT INN MOTEL 129 Wharf Street Tweed Heads Wednesday 17th February 2016


Create a Dynamic Business Vision for 2016


with Damian McConnell – Mindstore Course Director

20th January 2016


Was 2015 your best ever year in business? If the honest answer is “It could have been better” then come and learn how to create clarity and passion around your Business Vision with Damian McConnell of MindStore Training.

The New Year brings new opportunities and with your input in completing the questionnaire ( see link below) you will benefit from this breakfast session customised around your needs identified
in your responses to create your Business Vision for 2016 and beyond.

Damian encourages us to practise the tools he shares for visualising our goals and ambitions. He shares proven tools and tips on focusing on the opportunities to stop focusing on the Dangers.

Damian will cover:

  • Visualising- we can all do it
  • Create a Positive Engaging Vision for your Business
  • New Year New thinking discover simple tools to maintain a positive attitude

An in demand presenter at professional and personal development events for many industry associations.

M.D. of a growing franchise business in Scotland as well as managing several new start businesses which grew to a turn over equivalent of $10m p.a.

Working with organisations large and small Damian is consistently able to motivate people to change their thinking for the better.

Find out more about Damian at

Complete the online survey to help target your your business vision


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