Bernard’s bookings are managed by his Director of Operations Fiona Evans. To make a booking please contact Fiona on 0415 328 532 or email email@example.com to determine availability.
Bernard’s speaking fees and expenses vary depending on location. Bernard travels ex Melbourne. Once Bernard’s availability for an event is determined, and you wish to proceed, email Fiona to confirm the booking. Please also note that tentative dates cannot be held indefinitely in Bernard’s diary so prompt confirmation is recommended.
Once the booking is confirmed by email Fiona sends a booking form in relation to the event. This form outlines the conditions of the engagement. Upon receipt of the signed booking form, Fiona will email a Tax Invoice for 50% of the speaking fee. To confirm a booking, payment of a 50% deposit is required at which time a binding agreement is reached (through the services of Bernard Salt), to deliver the Presentation. Bernard’s involvement is subject to these conditions.
Bernard always makes himself available for a telephone briefing prior to the event to discuss the topic, the audience, AV requirments and logistics including the time he will arrive and the time he will depart.
Bernard and Fiona work with clients to provide a photo, a bio and a presentation outline for publication in a conference brochure as may be required. And where appropriate Bernard is happy to promote a forthcoming event at which he is speaking via his various social media sites.
It is requested that Bernard’s presentation not be provided as a handout either before or during his presentation. This is to ensure the effect of Bernard’s delivery is not compromised by advance knowledge of his material. He is happy for a pdf copy of his presentation to be provided to attendees after his session.
If you wish to record Bernard’s presentation then contact Fiona Evans on 0415 328 532 to request permission.
Bernard is usually amenable to his presentation slides being published on a client’s website in a pdf format after the event but if you wish to do so then contact Fiona to confirm this request.
Bernard flies business class ex Melbourne. Due to Bernard’s schedule, Fiona makes all his flight bookings. Should your event coincide with another engagement, Fiona will undertake to split the airfare costs to ensure fairness to all.
If you have engaged Bernard to present either first thing in the morning or in the evening, you will be asked to cover accommodation costs including reasonable meals.
Airport transfers in both the origin city and the destination city are covered by the client.
Bernard prefers a lapel microphone and an open stage. Ideally he should be able to walk along the edge of the stage and address the audience directly.
You will be invoiced a 50% deposit for Bernard’s presentation fee up front. The balance of the fee plus associated travel and accommodation costs will be invoiced after the event and is required within 14 days of the invoice being issued.
1. Tracking Global Megatrends
- Relevance: Suitable for global businesses, federal and state government departments, global citizens, aid agencies, anyone interested in global trends. Can be delivered anywhere in the world.
- Takeout: Attendees will better understand which economies, cities and businesses are likely to rise and fall based on long-term demographic trends. Leads to better strategic thinking.
2. Identifying Future Business Opportunities
- Relevance: Suitable for health, education, technology, agribusiness and lifestyle industries. Answers the question: where are the best future opportunities?
- Takeout: Attendees understand why the prospects of some industries are better than others. Case study examples drive home the point. Improves strategic decision making.
3. Connecting with the Customer of the Future
- Relevance: Suitable for retailers, media & marketing, retail property owners, FMCG manufacturers
- Takeout: Attendees will better understand the megatrends and the micro trends shaping the customer base
4. Imagining Lifestyle & Retirement in the 2020s
- Relevance: Suitable for aged-care providers, technology companies, property developers and investors, planners and government administration.
- Takeout: Attendees will see how the demographic outlook shapes demand for retiree services. The Australian obsession with lifestyle will surely take a novel twist.
5. Preparing for the Jobs of the Future
- Relevance: Suitable for schools, universities, technology companies, management teams, government departments, parents and Generation Y.
- Takeout: Attendees will learn the skills required to become the perfect global citizen. This session will focus the mind and enable attendees to make better career choices. This is a must for anyone who wants to remain relevant and employed.
6. Managing Generational Change
- Relevance: Suitable for corporate management teams, educators, employers, politicians, bureaucrats, professional services organisations, farmers
- Takeout: Attendees will see their parents, their children, their co-workers differently. Leads to better understanding between workers and a more harmonious working environment. A must for mums and dads as well as for managers
7. Building Business in the Asian Century
- Relevance: Small business, big business, government departments, travel & tourism industries, agribusiness, trade & export industries, property development.
- Takeout: Attendees will better understand the drivers to Australian prosperity with connections to China, Japan and India. Makes for bigger thinking about medium and long-term business prospects.
8. Building and Connecting Stronger Regions
- Relevance: Rural, remote and coastal communities, agribusiness, government departments, mining, indigenous communities.
- Takeout: Attendees will see a tailored perspective of their region/business within a national/global context. They will learn what can and what cannot be controlled. Includes a listing of “what a region needs.”
9. Building Personal Brand and Leadership Skills
- Relevance: Managers and middle managers, generation Y, students and graduates, marketing professionals, senior corporates and bureaucrats
- Takeout: Attendees will learn how to build and project their personal brand at different stages of the lifecycle. They will learn about the CEO Chute and the career ‘kill zone’. Builds self-confidence.
10. Developing Presentation and Speaking Skills
- Relevance: Big and small business, educators, professionals, consultants, bureaucrats, politicians, communicators, anyone scared of speaking in public.
- Takeout: Attendees will learn how to configure the room, where to speak on the stage, how to hold yourself, what to open with, how to dress, what to say first-up. Become a better speaker in 30 minutes.
Bernard tailors his presentations to the audience and to the event. A presentation can range from 20 minutes as an after-dinner speech to 50 minutes for a conference keynote.
Bernard generally supports his presentations with PowerPoint to show the basis to his views although he can also speak off-the-cuff.
Bernard speaks without notes in a fluid and engaging style across an open stage. Delegates have access to take-away slide material which contains original data and graphics. All presentations conclude with a “what to do now” slide.
Wherever possible Bernard takes Q&A which can range from a few minutes to an hour. This is where a good speaker shines. No script. No forewarning. Demanding off-the-cuff responses that are incisive, thought-provoking and at times downright funny. Bernard quite enjoys unscripted Q&A!
Bernard conducts workshops generally with boards and senior management teams. And mostly on matters relating to strategic planning and/or forward thinking. Workshops are typically conducted over a morning or an afternoon. The format involves Bernard delivering a presentation with original material followed by group discussion and a break.
After the break Bernard facilitates a discussion about the important issues. The workshop then divides into groups to discuss solutions. Then Bernard facilitates group feedback and review around each table’s responses. Lots of fun. Lots of interaction. Lots of engagement. Energy levels are elevated for the entire workshop.
Bernard has spoken to all levels of business and government in every Australian state and territory. Generally it is the property, retail, health and financial services industries that have been most likely to engage Bernard to speak.
But he has also found relevance in local government and in state and federal government departments as well as in businesses from tourism & leisure, the arts, various industry associations, banking & insurance, private equity, infrastrucure, manufacturing, real estate, all levels of education, information technology, agribusiness, media, logistics and many others.
Bernard has spoken to corporate audiences across New Zealand, South East Asia, China, India, South Africa, South America, Central America, throughout the US and Canada, and also throughout Western Europe including London.
Bernard has spoken at breakfasts, lunches and dinners, at boardroom briefings and at senior managment reteats. He has delivered the keynote adddress at conferences in front of 3,000 delegates.
He has presented to foreign language audiences through translators and to audiences in other cities and countries via satellite hook ups.
He has delivered presentations in world cities and locations including Buenos Aires, Dublin, Barcelona, Cape Town, New Delhi, Beijing, Monaco, Luxembourg, NYC, the Cayman Islands, Madrid, Costa Rica and Ho Chi Minh City.
Within Australia Bernard has spoken to local audiences in every capital city but also to audiences in regional areas such as Longreach (Qld), Merredin (WA), Ularu (NT), Port Fairy (Vic), Port Lincoln (SA), Dubbo (NSW), Devonport (Tas) and many others.
Bernard has spoken to politicians in parliament house, to business leaders at CHOGM, to the indigenous community in Townsville, and to school groups in Alice Springs.
In terms of charitable works and presentations Bernard has spoken to Anglicare, to the Salavtion Army, to the Red Cross, to the Anti-Cancer Council as well as to church, youth, sporting and volunteer groups more generally.
Bernard enjoys the challenge and the immediacy of speaking.