‘Future Focus’ Keynotes

Tired of conference speakers that give you great material but leave your team either wanting for more or forgetting everything within a day or two? If you are looking for a speaker at your next conference that will leave your team totally focused and looking forward to getting back to work then, it’s time you took a look at Rod’s Future Focus set of keynotes. Each session has been carefully crafted to ensure that the audience retains practical new knowledge that allows them to focus more clearly and resolutely on the things that will make them, and the companies they work for, more successful.


Keynote # 1.

“Finding your Future Focus – crystal clear direction for maximum growth”  (30 – 90 minutes)

For one reason or another, many people find themselves at a crossroads, wanting more out of life and more from their career or business, but not knowing what the next step should be. “Finding your Future Focus” draws from Rod’s first book of the same title and gives participants a step-by-step process to help them understand where their strengths lie and how to harness them for a life-changing experience. Rod gives real-life examples of how focus is one of the most prominent characteristics of highly  successful people, and challenges his audiences to develop the critical leadership skill of self reflection, essential for developing focus on the things that aid success. The result is always a crystal clear pathway to create maximum growth.


Keynote # 2.

“Tell someone who cares – a captive audience is the only one that matters” (30-90 minutes)

It’s often said that “half our advertising money is wasted, we just don’t know which half”. After 30+ years managing marketing communications and advertising campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands, Rod knows that a captive audience is the only one that matters. This keynote gives the audience a unique perspective on how to craft messages so that the people who actually care about your product or service will actually listen, and respond. Rod explains how rapid change is now simply one aspect of business life and agility is now one of the more important skills marketing teams must develop. If the result you want is maximum return on your marketing investment, “Tell someone who cares” shows you how.


Keynote # 3.

“A bastard of a place – life lessons from Kokoda” (30 – 60 minutes)

Often dubbed ‘our’ Gallipoli, the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea is famous for a pivotal military campaign that arguably shaped the Australian character during World War 2. PNG was actually Australian soil in 1942 making it a very personal mission for our military, but as the highly acclaimed historian and author Peter Brune pointed out, ask any soldier who served there and they’ll tell you it was a “bastard of a place” to fight a war. Rod has trekked Kokoda twice and in this thought provoking presentation he reflects on the lessons we can learn from making this pilgrimage, confronting challenges that seem insurmountable and succeeding against the odds, with the help of the amazing people of Papua New Guinea.