Bernard’s bookings are managed by his Personal Assistant Fiona Evans. To make a booking please contact Fiona on 03 9288 5513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 an engagement letter in relation to the event. This letter outlines the conditions of the engagement including use of the presentation and the fee. Bernard’s involvement is subject to the conditions of the engagement letter which must be signed prior to the event. 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 03 9288 5513 to request permission. Bernard is usually amenable to his presentation being published on a client’s website after the event but if you wish to do so then contact Fiona to confirm this request.
Bernard flies 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 for Bernard’s presentation after the event. A deposit is not required, however full payment of fee and associated travel and accommodation costs 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 and Costa Rica. He is booked to speak in Madrid in August 2014.
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.
Intro & Bio
MC Intro … for Bernard Salt
Bernard Salt is the national Partner responsible for KPMG’s Demographics group. He has over 25 years experience in providing demographic analysis and social commentary.
He is a recognised expert in local, national and global demographic trends.
Bernard is perhaps best known to the Australian business community for his commentary in the media on the implications of demographic and social change.
Bernard is a twice-weekly columnist with The Australian newspaper and is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School. Bernard is also an experienced media commentator and is a regular guest on various radio and television programs.
Please welcome, Bernard Salt …
Conference Bio … for Bernard Salt
Bernard Salt is a Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG with special expertise in demographics and consumer behaviour.
He founded KPMG Demographics and is a twice weekly columnist with The Australian newspaper.
Bernard has written five popular best selling books on demographic change. His first book, The Big Shift published in 2001, predicted the seachange shift.
His fourth book, The Big Tilt, predicted an imminent skills shortage and a slowdown in the rate of growth in tax revenue as the baby boom generation retreats from the workforce.
Bernard is a futurist who uses high-altitude demographic data to interpret how society and business might evolve.
Bernard is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School. He is and has been for 25 years one of the most quoted social commentators in Australia.
And for more than a decade Bernard Salt has been one of the most in-demand speakers on the Australian corporate speaking circuit. His presentation is not to be missed.
“Your presentation was nothing short of brilliant … ”
APRAG (legal) conference
“Your presentation was fantastic …”
“Thanks so much for your fabulously stimulating presentation and board session”
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
“Bernard and his Demographic team developed an inspiring and engaging evidence based report in relation to the growth of the small business sector in Australia. The report clearly highlighted the benefits which the nbn network will bring to this sector by demonstrating compelling insights regarding the current and future state of SMEs. Bernard also achieved significant positive media and social media coverage to promote the report by clearly communicating the campaigns key messages across all key channels.” Dan Chamberlain, Senior Manager – Consumer and Social Media, nbn
“The buzz of your address lasted for days … members are still talking about it …”
“An entertaining and insightful speaker who was very well received by our customers … he was able to tailor his speech for each state … the quality of his presentation assisted in reinforcing our position as market leader.”
“His address was incisive, interesting and humorous … there have been many positive comments from our guests … his address struck a common sense chord with business.”
Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
“An unqualified success … riveting … the anecdotes and verbal illustrations were worthy of the most highly acclaimed entertainer.”
Franchise Council of Australia
“First class, highly relevant, brilliant and insightful … excellent data and delivery, polished presenter with humour and facts … what a funny and refreshing presentation … he made such a dry topic interesting and visionary.”
National Employment Services Association – conference
“Brilliant presentation … Brilliant and entertaining … As always an excellent presentation … Witty, fascinating presentation. Lots of light and shade”
Municipal Association of Victoria
“Refreshing, accessible and of considerable interest to our members.”
New Zealand Food & Grocery Council
“Fantastic. Could have listened to him all night. Good fun. Thought provoking.”
“Engaging and informative … feedback overwhelmingly positive.”
Guardian Financial Planning
“It’s no exaggeration to say that delegates were talking about the material you presented right through to the end of the conference.”
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia
“To say that … (your presentations) were an outstanding success is an understatement.”
Bureau of Rural Sciences
“The feedback from your presentation has been enormously positive with many delegates stating that your informative presentation was the conference highlight.”
Caravan Industry Australia
“Staff were hugely impressed with your work and the entertaining and lively way you delivered the information.”
ABC Radio Darwin
“The subject was topical and your delivery engaging … we received an overwhelmingly positive response from our delegates.”
“Your thought provoking contribution …was genuinely appreciated … returned delegate survey forms indicate your presentation far surpassed any other as the finest session.”
National General Assembly of Local Government