Rob Salisbury B. Com., CSP
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Low Risk Ė Top Value - High Returns
Predominately engaged as a large scale conference speaker, sales trainer, event MC and presentation evaluator, Rob has been involved with over 550 clients and 2050 organisational events to bolster employee results, enthusiasm and company spirit.
Experience - Results - Team Work
During the entrepreneurial 1980's, Rob was instrumental in driving new revenue and finding new clients to rebuild one of four United States based Tom Hopkins International (THI) Sales Training Centres and companies.
Rob was recruited as North Western U.S.A. & Canada Sales Manager for the THI offices based in the emerging technology rich cities of Seattle & Bellevue in Washington state.
Within a year, Rob was asked to expand the west coast USA division of Tom Hopkins Marketing and Seminar operations in which he was relocated to Orange County in Irvine, California.
The skills of recruiting, hiring, training and motivation as taught by Mr. Hopkins were instrumental in Rob developing the most productive tele sales and field team trainers and presenters in company history.
As a result, tens of thousands of people attended seminars taught by Mr. Hopkins in Irvine, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Burbank, Riverside, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Sacramento the capital city of California.
These results led to a promotion and relocation to the Scottsdale, Arizona head office to further develop the most successful Tom Hopkins seminars as measured by attendance and product sales offerings sold at events in 5 major markets across 18 USA States and 3 Canadian provinces.
In his first year of qualification with revenue results exceeding well over $500,000, Rob was inducted into Tom Hopkins Presidents Achievement Club.
As Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Rob's responsibilities included tele sales and field team recruitement & development, regional and national account growth strategy, regional training and speaking at major client events while exceeding personal production and team revenue targets.
Local, regional, national and international expertise
With international news of the 2000 Olympic Games awarded to Australia in 1993, Rob was asked to bolster sales and service operations for Tom Hopkins 12 year old training and seminar operations based in Sydney.
Rob's strategic and leadership role with Sales Pursuit Pty Ltd ensured sold out events with tens of thousands of delegates attending Mr. Hopkins numerous events held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Singapore and Manila.
From 1994 to 2000, Rob was a driving force in leading dozens of marketing agents and national / regional sales teams who filled conferences and large scale events for Mr Hopkins South Pacific tours.
In addition, Rob's agents and teams filled national events for speakers and authors such as Jim Rohn CPAE, Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy CPAE, Zig Ziglar CPAE, Dr Deepak Chopra, Dr Robert Bays, Jay Abraham, Brendon Bays, George Walther CSP CPAE, Dr Stephen Covey CPAE, Robert Kiyosaki, Tim Shaw, Dr Marianne Williamson, Dr Denis Waitley, Dr Deborah Waitley, Chin Ning Chu, Wayne Dyer, Dr John Grey, Wayne Berry CSP, Doug Malouf CSP and General 'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf.
Having personally sold millions of dollars of professional development products and conferences, Robís specialty skill in recruiting, hiring, training, motivating and retaining seminar teams has been replicated over and over again in the US, South Pacific and SE Asia markets.
TH, RSM, SP & SRI sales teams under Rob's leadership have produced tens of millions in revenue for these speakers and authors through live programs, in-house programs, professional development events, books, audio learning programs, c.d., DVD and on line learning programs.
Contributing Writer, Author, Mentor, Advisor, Board Member
Rob has been a contributing writer, co author and mentor to numerous books, educational audio, DVD and personal developmnt programs including:
His numerous articles and case studies have featured in Quorum Magazine, Corporate Trends, the Australian Financial Review, Work From Home Magazine, Professional Marketing, Business and Trends, St. George Business Review , Sydney Business Review,Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau" e-news, MICE Asia, The Singapore Straits Times, Human Resources Today Asia), Walk Your Talk Magazine (Singapore), Contact Singapore and Executive PA Magazine
2001 to 2003 President, National Speakers Association of Australia - Sydney NSW & Canberra ACT
Following the 2000 Olympic Games hosted in Australia, Rob was elected by NSAA members as 2001 to 2002 President of the National Speakers Association Chapter in Sydney.
He was re-elected for a second team which concluded 31 March 2003. In addition to this role and in driving the development of National Speakers Academy and Spring Skills Programs, Rob was a Director on the NSAA National Board 1999 to 2003.
He has continued as an advisor and mentor to numerous NSAA Executive Team Members and financial NSAA members to present day.
He has frequently served the NSA Australia, NSA New Zealand and Asia Professional Speakers Association as an instructor for specialty topic courses, as an MC / Host at various chapter events or keynote speaker / breakout session trainer at National Conventions and Regional Conferences.
Largest IFFPS | GSF Chapter Worldwide
Applying business concepts and systems learnt in corporate and private venture experiences, Rob developed a 14 member volunteer executive team and chapter KPI / service plan to re build the Sydney Chapter into the largest speakerís chapter of 65 worldwide.
Team and Chapter results included a 38% annualised new memberís growth rate in 2001 and a 34% annualised new memberís growth rate in 2002 to nearly 300 financial members at year end.
Combining educational competency learning programs and clear communication to members, alliance partners, vendors and high end sponsors, NSW NSAA Chapter member retention rose from 52 % in 2000 to 81% year end 2002.
NSW and ACT Chapter revenue rose by over 400 % from 1999 to 2003 with member account savings of five figues in bank at annual AGM audit.
With succession planning built into his 2001 to 2003 plan, Rob transitioned to a mentor and advisor role while the Sydney NSW Chapter continued as a premium professional speakerís chapter and model to other associations and non profit organisations.
ADDED VALUE SESSION CREATOR
Rob continued supporting and mentoring NSAA as creator of the NSAA Added Value Sessions and it's on going implementation to present day.
These mini workshops taught over an hour time frame in advance of NSAA regular chapter meetings are free for NSAA financial members, sponsors with a nominal fee to non members.
All proceeds from these events are to defray operational costs associated to the National Speakers Association of Australia and have continued since being first introduced in 2001.
2003 NSAA Walter Dickman Service Award Recipient
Created in 1995, this service award pays tribute to Mr. Walter Dickman, whom many consider the founding father of the Australian speaking industry.
Mr. Dickman started his speaking and training career in the 1950's and helped pioneer the speaking and training industry over a 50 year time span.
He built immeasurable goodwill throughout hundreds of communities and millions of people who heard of his inspiring stories and messages. Mr. Dickman (*) was still making an impact as a goodwill ambassador, mentor and professional friend well into his mid 80's.
The Walter Dickman award is given annually to an individual considered by NSAA peers to have given service above and beyond that expected of them in promoting, assisting and developing the NSAA Chapter based in Sydney Australia.
In that degree, the recipient of the Walter Dickman Service Award is deemed one who has built a better community through professionalism, service, commerce and spirit.
(*) On 11 October 2009 Mr. Dickman peacefully passed away - he was 91 years young.
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Designation
CSP is an International Designation and accreditation awarded to members who have achieved performance standards (at the time) in the following areas over a minimum five-year qualification period:
Rob qualified for this designation between 1997 and 2002.
The formal proceeding for the CSP ceremony were recognised at the Melbourne Australia National Speakers Association Convention March 2004.
2004 NSAA Presidents Award
Given December 2004 for contributions to the NSW NSAA Chapter for driving educational learning programs, mentoring fellow members and in guidance to the Sydney based NSW NSAA Executive Leadership Committee.
2007 Directors Award - Business Swap International
A national honour from Business SWAP International, Rob was given the coveted Directors Award by National President and Senior Board Director, Ms Lee Clark.
This award has been given to approx five people since SWAP Australia & New Zealand began in the late 1970's.
The award acknowledges contributions and service to Business Swap over many years by individuals who are not members of SWAP, however have served members, guests and the organisation by promoting the values, ethics and SWAP business clubs to Australian and New Zealand communities.
International Federation for Professional Speakers / Global Speakers Federation
An active member of the International Federation of Professional Speakers since 1997, Rob continues to mentor new speakers and emerging experts in the speaking and training industry.
Since 1996, Rob has spoken on dozens of occasions at IFPS and GSF chapter events and conferences in the Australia, New Zealand, USA and Asia.
NSAA, NSA NZ & Asia Professional Speakers Association - Singapore
April 2004: Ann Andrews CSP / NSA NZ National President and Julie Samson ASM invite Rob to speak at Auckland, Wellington and Christ Church Chapters and to present at the First Speakers Academy Programs offered in New Zealand with dozens of members and guests attending.
June 2004: Scott Friedman CSP and the 2004 - 2005 US National Speakers Association President asked Rob to be a South Pacific liaison / advisor to the Executive Board of the Asia Professional Speakers Association in Singapore.
2005: Advisor NSAA & APSS Executive Boards
Working closely with Scott and the Singapore Executive Team, the inaugural Global Speakers Summit (conference) was held 31 March to 3 April 2005.
Nearly 300 delegates attended from the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Malaysia, Thailand and the UAE.
Rob's key role was in strategic planning, marketing, country liaison to Australian and New Zealand delegates with over 70 international bookings plus in being a conference MC, Host and Speaker at concurrent sessions.
Testimonial for supporting NSA of Australia and presenting at NSAA Professional Speakers Academy from 2005 President Rodney Marks CSP.
2006 and 2007: Advisor to NSAA & APSS Executive Board.
MC and Host for the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore Conference 17 & 18 May 2007 at Singapore Grand Copthorne Hotel.
2008: Advisor to NSW NSAA & APSS Executive Board
Key note speaker for the 2008 Conference held on 3 & 4 April at the Carlton Crest Hotel Singapore.
With congratulations from 2008 Conference Chair David Lim and incoming President Christian Chua, Rob was re booked as conference Host / MC for the APSS National Conference schdduled 8 May 2009 at the Furama Riverfront Hotel Singapore.
2009: Advisor to NSW NSAA & APSS Executive Board.
Featured on USA NSA Voices of Experience Audio / CD program January edition / interviewed by VOE Chair Camille Valvo
Beyound Border Feature Writer and article in USA NSA Professional Speaker Magazine - June 2009
MC & Host at the APSS National Conference 8 May 2009 - Furama Riverfront Hotel Singapore.
2009 Advisor to NSW NSAA & APSS Executive Board.
ADDED VALUE SESSION CREATOR
Rob continued his support of and in the mentoring of APSS members as creator of the APSS Added Value Sessions.
These mini workshops taught over a one hour time frame in advance of APSS regular chapter meetings are free for APSS financial members and a small nominal fee to non members and the public.
As inaugural presenter February 2009, Rob's topic was designed to help members and guests increase their competency and skills as MC's and conference / event hosts.
Rebooked October 2009 to teach members and guests how to gain more business from attending trade shows and international expositions.
All proceeds from both events were donated to the Asia Professional Speakers Association in Singapore.
2010: Executive Member / advisor to APSS Executive Board. & NSAA Sydney & ACT Chapters
Rob and fellow APSS member Tina Alteri were chosen to co host and emcee the first APSS charity speaker event held at the Singapore Institute of Management to Campus on 1 March 2010.
This event raised over $40,000 for the Singapore Cancer Society.
Founding member of CSP Council of Asia - October 2010
Creator & event advisor: CSP Roundtable Event June 2010 at NSA of Australia Sydney chapter.
2011 Executive Member / advisor to APSS Executive Board.
Rob was the coordinator, MC & Host of the Tom Hopkins 30th June Singapore speaking engagement head at the Sheraton Hotel for members and guests at the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore chapter meeting.
Creator / Chairman : Inaugural CSP Roundtable Event in Singapore 22 November 2011
2012 Mentor / Advisor to NSW NSAA & APSS Executive Team / Board
January kick off speaker / mentor for APSS members luncheon
Contributing Author - APSS Book 88 Essential Secrets for Achieving Greater Success at Work Available from leading bookstores in Singapore and through direct orders from SRI home page $25 rrp.
Featured Roundtable CSP, speaker and advisor - Sydney NSAA July
Featured added value session and main presentation speaker at NSAA Sydney Chapter on growing a speaking business into Asia - September
Featured session closing speaker at November yearend members meeting - topic 'How to Get More Business from Expo's & Tradeshows
2013 Mentor / Advisor to NSW NSAA & APSS Executive Team / Board
Featured Roundtable CSP and topic speaker in Singapore - June
Featured Roundtable CSP and topic speaker in Sydney - September
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