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John Lees

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Business Performance Motivator

As a sales and marketing specialist, John Lees knows the proven strategies for successful results. With a range of conference presentations John Lees is an original, highly motivational, humorous and entertaining speaker.  But most importantly, his presentations are full of practical knowledge and advice.

Commitment to achieving profitable sales progress
John Lees has a commitment to achieving profitable sales progress and so relates to audiences with the same aim.  Senior managers, sales teams both small and large, customers, franchisees, agents, association executives, have all benefited from John Lees’ expertise.

Wealth of experience
A wealth of experience is available to all those who hear John Lees speak.  He was a senior marketing and sales executive for Schwarzkopf, first in Australia and NZ, and then on an international basis.  He has also written five books on business development.  John Lees’ special qualities as a trainer and motivator are evident – many progressive product and service companies have asked him to remain as consultant after hearing his addresses.  Telstra, IBM, McDonalds, AMP, and leading accounting firms are among those vying for his input on sales development.

Unique communicator, professional speaker

John Lees is a unique communicator, and being both a professional speaker as well as a humorist, he is effective and entertaining as a Master of Ceremonies or as an After-Dinner presenter.  John Lees is skilled at tailoring his talk to suit both the audience and a company’s objectives.  It’s a difficult thing to accomplish but Mr Lees is a master.

About John Lees

John Lees is one of the most versatile presenters in corporate Australia - he provides an invaluable mix of business wisdom, effective strategy and humour. He is also equally at home as a most polished and entertaining master of ceremonies. As a sales and marketing specialist, John Lees knows the proven strategies for successful results. With a range of conference presentations John Lees is an original, highly motivational, humorous and entertaining speaker. But most importantly, his presentations are full of practical knowledge and advice.

John Lees has a commitment to achieving profitable sales progress and so relates to audiences with the same aim. Senior managers, sales teams both small and large, customers, franchisees, agents, association executives, have all benefited from John Lees’ expertise.

A wealth of experience is available to all those who hear John Lees speak. He was a senior marketing and sales executive for Schwarzkopf, first in Australia and NZ, and then on an international basis, and has written 11 books on business development. John Lees’ special qualities as a trainer and motivator are evident – many progressive product and service companies have asked him to remain as consultant after hearing his addresses. Telstra, IBM, McDonalds, AMP, and leading accounting firms are among those vying for his input on sales development.

John Lees is a unique communicator, and being both a professional speaker as well as a humorist, he is effective and entertaining as a master of ceremonies or as an after-dinner presenter. John Lees is skilled at tailoring his talk to suit both the audience and a company's objectives.

Keynote speaker and trainer

John Lees has special qualities as a keynote speaker and trainer that make him a great asset to any organisation and all types of conferences and events.  Mr Lees has the capacity to affect profoundly the business performance of those who take on board his ideas.  His presentations are memorable and enjoyable, leaving a lasting impression.  Whether it is a small meeting or a very large one, John Lees is equally effective – his clients think Lees is a 'three-dimensional man':

1ST DIMENSION: He offers countless original and proven ideas on modern business achievement in Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific and in major international markets.

2ND DIMENSION: He is a compelling 'platform communicator', with inspirational and original messages for people at all levels in business.

3RD DIMENSION: He is able to entertain audiences with a rare gift of humour that is altogether unexpected, increasing the impact and understanding of his ideas.

Sales industry experience

John Lees’ experience in the sales industry is extensive.  He was a sales representative with Reckitt & Colman, in the UK and then Australia, and became their youngest ever State Sales Manager in NSW at age 25. Three years later he was 'headhunted' to join Schwarzkopf as National Sales Manager, and went on to become the Marketing and Sales Director for Australia and NZ.  Under his guidance, those operations became the most successful worldwide.  His success led to more engagements and John Lees was asked to perform an international consulting role for Schwarzkopf.  In this role, he introduced his advanced business ideas to the American, Canadian, British, South African, Asian and leading European markets.

Consultant, trainer and keynote speaker
Since forming his own consulting firm in Sydney, John Lees has developed an enviable reputation as a consultant, trainer and keynote speaker.  At over 1000 conferences, John Lees has trained sales people and sales managers from some of Australia's and New Zealand's leading organisations.  He coaches on leadership skills and has created many training products to help in personal and business development.   As well as being a popular speaker, John Lees is the author of excellent books on sales techniques and has produced a range of motivational audio presentations.

Sample Of Presentations

  • How To Create Profitable Customer Relationships (for people in selling and consulting)
  • The Move from Order Taker to Sales Maker (for people in selling and consulting)
  • How To Guarantee The Bottom-Line (for senior managers in sales and marketing)
  • Business Is Never Good Or Bad, It's What You Make It (for people in small business)
  • Winning ... With Service Attitudes And Team Work (for people at all levels in business)
  • After-Dinner (Motivational) Humour (according to your theme and needs)

These titles can be organised as keynote presentations or workshops, and full details of presentations are available upon request.

Author

  • The Move from Order-Taker to Sales Maker
  • Successful Sales Management
  • Small Business is Never Good or Bad…It’s what you Make It!

Presentation Topics Include

  • Sold ... On Selling!
  • Succeeding ... On Purpose!
  • Retailing Success in the 90s
  • Manage The Customers ... Lead the Staff
  • The Critical Steps Before and After Service
  • How Management Can Improve Business Results

Testimonials

“Excellent. Very entertaining and well received by delegates"
REIV 

“This is the 13th time John has spoken to a group from AMP and yet it was just as fresh and relevant as the first. The audience loved him and we are looking forward to number 14!"
AMP 

“Thank you for your sterling presentations... your sessions received the highest ratings of all."
IBM 

“A great speaker and asset to any conference."
Unisys Aust. Ltd. 

"John Lees gave a thought-provoking presentation providing a perfect blend of comedy and business acumen."
The Wrigley Co. 

"You would have to be one of the best presenters that I have had the pleasure to work with. Your professionalism is second to none, your content and message were perfectly matched to our theme."
Asgard

"Overall grading as consistently excellent."
National Mutual

"EVERYONE was impressed by John and his 'lecture'. Our members were
inspired by his message and the way in which John delivered it."
Thrifty Link Hardware. 

"John provided a wonderful balance between humour and hard hitting 'moment of truth' that were simple, insightful and tailored to the needs of our organisation."
Hydro Electric Commission 

"John's ability to combine a strong message with amusing examples was much appreciated by all present."
Motorola Communications 

"John's motivational talk was humorous and honest. I thought I'd heard it all, but came away with something new."
Tech Pacific Australia 

"Entertaining and informative; without doubt the highlight of our conference."
OAMPS Pty Ltd 

"Both as an after-dinner speaker and as a motivational speaker John provided a to-the-point and educational event that had all who attended listening and more importantly remembering."
Konica Business Machine 

“John was very entertaining, informative, motivating and humorous. We would invite him address us again."
McDonalds

“The John Lees presentation was the highlight of the formal conference program – the “message" was delivered forcefully and with humour and I believe it stuck."
Johnson & Johnson Medical 

“I know all the participants…appreciated your refreshing, entertaining style and will be carrying your message with them."
Advance Bank 

“Undoubtedly a highlight of the conference, John had delegates in the palm of his hand - and on the edge of their seats; he was nothing short of brilliant. Dynamic, inspiring, funny - John Lees brought the house down."
Harcourts Real Estate NZ. 

“Thank you for a first class presentation which was the highlight of a very successful convention."
Legal & General

“Absolutely brilliant."
NZ Electronic Appliance Guild Inc. 

“John was absolutely wonderful, the audience loved him and the hour went far too quickly, at the end of his speech he got a standing ovation. He delivered a powerful message with a great deal of humour."
Dry Cleaners & Launderers Assoc. 

“John has a rare talent for educating with humour. This is the second time I’ve used John and I look forward to the next time."
Memorex Telex

"It would be fair to say that John held us spellbound for the hour which held the floor with his wit and business acumen with fluency."
Wrigleys 

“John’s way of mixing humour together with his message was very effective and entertaining."
Paxus 

“Excellent.  Outstanding presenter.  A wonderful message delivered in a memorable way with humour."
Elders Real Estate. 

“Excellent.  Professional and to the point.  Good balance of humour and valuable content.  Great way to conclude a conference."
Fisher Controls

“Excellent.  John was fantastic.  Relevant, professional and very entertaining.  I am thinking about using him in the future."
Snap Franchising

“Excellent. John showed that delivering business solution ideas were what customers want us to be.  He pushed and stretched my sales to what they could be."
Canon Consulting & Solutions Division 

“Dynamic, provocative, thought provoking presentation with a very clear message."
Mitre 10 

“Very good.  Put a good message across to our entire team."
CJD Equipment Pty Ltd

“Very focussed and to the point. Suited our conference theme superbly."
Incentive Action 

“Excellent. John Lees was a great addition to our program. His style of being able to impart a detailed message, but delivering it with humour, was appreciated by all. All attendees were enthusiastic about his presentation - he was one of the highlights of our conference."
IDA International

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