DSA’s Annual Speaker Showcase Has Been Postponed.

 

It’s been a year of adapting to the changing environment and after the success of our annual conference, we will be showcasing this event to both physical and virtual attendees. 

This event is a fantastic opportunity for Members to discover new speakers curated for your field facing virtual and physical meetings, with each speaker presenting their own fresh, relevant and ‘on trend’ messages in a bite-sized format. All in one place at one time.

We will be featuring a diverse range of digital, inspirational and just good old fashioned motivational speakers, giving you a first-hand experience of these dynamic speakers. See them on our stage before you see them on yours!

Each speaker will be provided 15-20 minutes to deliver a taste of what they do as a professional and how they can provide insight and inspiration for future audiences across the direct selling channel. 

This year, the event will be held at The Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. This is an informal event kicking off at 10.00am for arrival tea & coffee with speaker segments beginning at 10.30am and running through to 1.00pm (wrap-up time may vary). Lunch will be served for all physical attendees immediately following. 

In the event of the COVID Restrictions preventing us from running this event physically we will postpone until such time as a hybrid of physical and virtual is possible. 

Your Speakers

  • Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis
    Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis
    Entrepreneur Leader, CEO, Author
  • Lisa McInnes-Smith
    Lisa McInnes-Smith
    Speaker, Author
  • Maz Farrelly
    Maz Farrelly
    Absolutely Farrelly
  • Dr. Catriona Wallace
    Dr. Catriona Wallace
    Speaker, Digital Expert
  • Greg & Sam Hind
    Greg & Sam Hind
    Auxano Marketing
  • Kirryn Zerna
    Kirryn Zerna
    Keynote Speaker, Author
Agenda

 

Speaker Showcase 2021 – Tuesday August 24 | 10.00am – 1.00pm AEDT

 

10.00am – 10.30am | Arrival Tea & Coffee

10.30am – 10.45am | Lisa McInnes-Smith

Also playing the role of your MC for the event, Lisa will kick off the event as your first speaker for Speaker Showcase 2021. 

10.50am – 11.15am | Dr. Catriona Wallace 

11.15am – 11.30am | Sam & Greg Hind

11.35am – 11.50am | Kirryn Zerna

Topic: The Stand-Out Effect – How To Stand Out Online In Uncertain Times

Have you got The Stand Out Effect? With focus shifting online in these uncertain times, the brands that will GET KNOWN and GROW will have a sharp, consistent, and compelling brand presence on digital channels. So, how do you do it? Kirryn Zerna can help and is passionate about empowering your representatives to stand out online. Kerryn is a Social Media Keynote Speaker and trainer, Online Influence Expert, and author of The Stand Out Effect having worked with over 2,000 small business in the last year! 

11.50am – 12.10pm | Cherie Clonan – Digital Picnic

12.10pm – 12.25pm | Stacy Copas

12.30pm – 12.45pm | Maz Farrelly 

12.45pm – 1.05pm   | Christian Boucousis

1.05pm – 1.10pm     | Lisa McInnes-Smith – To Close Speaker Segments

1.10pm                       | Lunch Provided by DSA

Lunch will be provided for those attending physically.

 

Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis
Entrepreneur Leader, CEO, Author

Boo is an established entrepreneur, business owner and today, an executive leadership and performance coach. At the age of 19 Boo was recruited into the Royal Australian Air Force as a pilot and completed over 11 years as an elite fighter pilot, one of only 400 trained over a 40 year period.

The product of a $15 million dollar training program, Boo reached the pinnacle of his career as a Squadron Leader, before his medical discharge for a chronic auto immune disorder known as Ankylosing Spondylitis. At 30 years of age Boo made a life changing decision, boarding a commercial flight to Kabul Afghanistan, where he founded CTG Global, a Humanitarian business delivering projects on behalf of United Nations agencies. Over a period of three years Boo cut his business teeth in one of the worlds most demanding, challenging and dangerous environments on the planet, successfully growing the business to over 1,600 employees until its sale four years later.

Today CTG is a multi-million-dollar company with operations spanning the globe. Boo subsequently transitioned into property development and hospitality, his company built the world’s tallest prefabricated modular hotel in the Australian city of Perth, completing a two year project in only 11 months. The project set a record for the construction of 17 stories, completing the structure in only 11 weeks.

Boo also heads up the Australian arm of an organisation called “Afterburner” a team of men and women who had served as fighter pilots, the custodians of “The Fighter Pilot Way”, also called Flawless Execution. Upon participating in his first Afterburner event Boo had an epiphany, the skills he learned, developed and applied as a fighter pilot were the fundamental skills that lead to his business success. It’s through this journey Boo developed a passion for human performance. He’s identified what it is about our innate humanness that prevents us from living the life we dream about and the secrets to unlocking the power of the people around us to assist us with achieving our goals. Most recently he acquired the magazine that inspired him to become a pilot, inspiring another generation of pilots to enjoy the career that has given so much to him.

What can you learn from Boo? From losing the career that meant so much to him, surviving the roller-coaster that is Entrepreneurialism, dealing with the chronic pain of a degenerative illness, Boo shares his story of conquering adversity through his motto “Never Give Up”.

BOO SPEAKS ON THE TOPICS: • Trust and Integrity • The importance of situational awareness and clarity for effective leaders • Resilience in the face of change • High Performing Teams • Thinking like a founder

Lisa McInnes-Smith
Speaker, Author

Lisa McInnes-Smith was raised in a Direct Selling family, and she has stories!  For the last 30 years Lisa has delivered her inspiring messages built around her stories. Her journey has taken her around the world, encouraging over 2½ million people…face to face!

Lisa knows the power of stories and the importance of using them well. Her unique style of teaching inspires leaders and teams to step out and step up to embrace everything that this amazing industry has to offer.

Maz Farrelly
Absolutely Farrelly

If you’ve watched it, MAZ probably made it and won an award for it – she’s a content maker and storyteller extraordinaire and has led the biggest TV brands in the world – the biggest shows with the biggest teams, budgets and the biggest stars.

On last count her content has been viewed more than 8 billion times worldwide and she’s nudging around 50,000 pages of press coverage. Her bookshelves are filled with international awards: British BAFTAs, National Television Awards, Royal Television Society Awards, TV Quick Awards, a Bronze Rose de Montreu, an Australian Logie & ASTRA Maz has the best address book in the business & the numbers on her speed dial are head spinning – Scary Spice Mel B, David Hasselhoff, Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Kelly Rowland, Jason Derulo, Manu Fiedel, Julia Morris, Dicko, Gretel Killeen, Roxy Jacenko, Mark Bouris, Fitzy & Wippa, Pauline Hanson, and many more.

Maz has occupied a variety of smart corner offices as Executive Editor of Format Entertainment at the BBC in London, Director of Television Content, Fremantle Media Australia, Director of the award winning Media Tribe & Mischief Sisters and Creative Strategist at BBCWW. Maz is currently the boss lady of Absolutely Farrelly, a company that specializes in corporate training & creative strategy for smart people who want to deliver

Dr. Catriona Wallace
Speaker, Digital Expert

Dr Catriona Wallace is an entrepreneur in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning fields. Catriona also has a global reputation as a leading practitioner, speaker and media commentator on Responsible Technology, AI Ethics and the Future of Work.

With a passion for encouraging women to pursue careers in STEM and leadership, Dr Wallace has deep insight and experience in the fields of gender equality, diversity and inclusion. She is an Adjunct Professor with a PhD in Organizational Behaviour and brings a strong evidence-based approach to her work and speaking topics. Dr Wallace has a long list of accolades including being recognised by The Australian Financial Review as the most influential woman in business & entrepreneurship.

As one of the world’s most-cited experts in Artificial Intelligence, Catriona has established herself as the innovative go-to expert for organizations undergoing digital transformation and optimising operations with a focus on AI-driven customer and employee experience. As a result, she’s the most natural authority to consult with when looking at ways to introduce emerging technologies into business.

Greg & Sam Hind
Auxano Marketing

Greg and Sam teach direct sellers how to effectively use social media to grow their businesses and recruit. Starting her first direct selling business at just 14, Sam quickly rose through the ranks to become a top 10 consultant in Australia. Sam went on to build a career in marketing and today is sought after as a speaker and trainer.

As Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with a degree in Computing, Greg gets tech. He launched his first e-commerce site in 2009, built his first shopping center in 2010 and has achieved more than $70m in retail sales in his businesses.

In the past 12 months alone, through their keynotes, webinars and courses, Greg and Sam have helped more than 50,000 direct sellers worldwide grow their business on social media from ALL experience levels, ages and technical abilities.

Kirryn Zerna
Keynote Speaker, Author

Have you got The Stand Out Effect? With focus shifting online in these uncertain times, the brands that will GET KNOWN and GROW will have a sharp, consistent, and compelling brand presence on digital channels. So, how do you do it?

Kirryn Zerna can help and is so passionate about empowering your representatives to stand out online. She is a Social Media Keynote Speaker and trainer, Online Influence Expert, and author of The Stand Out Effect.

She has helped over 2,000 small businesses in the last year with their online branding & digital storytelling, and she draws on 15 years of communications and marketing experience. In 2017 she was awarded the Kerrie Nairn Scholarship for an emerging speaker by Professional Speakers Australia and has served on their National Board and was co-convener of their national convention earlier this year.

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