Both events had a fantastic turn out and were great mornings with most attendees organising to catch up with each other post event as well. The guest speakers and topics were:
Ella Riggert - Big Splash Communications - "Engaging with the Media and what makes News”
Ella Riggert has been a senior Queensland media operative and communications executive for more than 18 years. As a Media Skills trainer, Ella brings a wealth of experience to her sessions after having worked in prominent positions in both the media and corporate spheres.
As the Director of Big Splash Communications, Ella has built and protected major Australian brands and businesses such as AMP, Stockland and the Crime and Misconduct Commission as well as many small to medium businesses to enhance their media and public relations outcomes.
Prior to Big Splash, Ella was a journalist at The Courier-Mail newspaper with more than eight years’ experience covering politics, general news, features, courts, property and lifestyle issues. She won a Queensland Media Award for excellence in government reporting.
Jim Colonas - SG Partners - "Taking your company from Good to Great"
Too often CEO/MD's are accepting what they are told from the sales team. Excuses such as "the competitors are slashing prices, the company does not have the right product/services, the economy is depressed" I will discuss ways based on our 30 years of research of not accepting these excuses and actually capturing market share even in the "quiet times".
Jim is a highly experienced Consultant with many years experience in General Management, Sales Management, Business Development and Recruiting. He can assess sales teams and their training requirements, assess the health of an organisation's Sales function and re-engineer it for the new way forward. Jim helps organisations GROW through increased Sales!