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Let’s Get Engaged! How well do you communicate?

Business people communicate. Business leaders ENGAGE. Do you seek engagement with your audience EVERY time you communicate?

This high-impact and inspiring keynote gives audiences a whole new perspective on how businesses communicate, whether they’re reaching out to customers, prospects or internal teams. Introducing the five tenets of The Engagement Model (Generosity, Curiosity, Diversity, Personality and Humanity), your audience will go away with skills, tools, tips and the inspiration to make EVERY communication the start of a conversation, a 2-way process that leads to success.


You Don’t Know Me – But I Thought I Knew You: Protect yourself and your business online

The story of how I found myself the ‘face’ of an online dating scam, from photos being stolen to Skype calls and even a passport being faked, using my online content. Find out how you can protect your online assets.

How safe is your online data and content? From your website to your Facebook page or profile, anything online is in the public domain. How do you know it hasn’t been ‘harvested’ to be used in nefarious – and possibly criminal – activity?

In this keynote I tell the (both unsettling and funny) story of how I discovered I had been ‘catfished’ by a scammer, who was now using my image to ‘woo’ and ultimately scam women on dating sites and on Facebook. Through this story you’ll learn not only about online security tips but also what scammers do to make us trust them – and how we ourselves can be trustworthy and even ‘verify’ ourselves so people trust us for the RIGHT reasons.


Kickstart growth in your business: Sowing the Seeds of Business Growth

If you want to kickstart your business – or your delegate’s businesses – into growth, this unique keynote is going to hit the mark. In it I combine my business expertise and experience with my love of and expertise in gardening to prove that you can ‘grow your business like you grow your garden’.

Full of humour, fascinating facts (and some of the prettiest slides you’ve ever seen), this keynote explores the metaphor of a business as a garden – and the entrepreneur or business owner as gardener. Do you know what sort of business you are – a perennial, a shrub, a tree or even a weed? What in your business needs pruning, to stimulate growth by cutting out the dead or diseased wood? What are the conditions needed for growth?

The keynote ends with The Growth Challenge, with every delegate given a seed to sow and a pot to sow it in, with the challenge to use the plant as a marker of their business growth. What roots does your business need to put down in order to grow? What will be the first shoot to germinate and be seen in public? When can you harvest – and will you save some of your harvest to reinvest in future growth?

Recent audience comments about this keynote:

“I attended a session on “Sowing the seeds of business growth”, expertly lead by Steve Bustin. The session was both entertaining and inspiring. Steve is a great communicator who knows how to get a message across to an audience very effectively. I came away motivated to put Steve’s advice and ideas into practice to grow my own business.”

Steve Rowling, Web Designer & Developer

“I saw Steve speak last week. And I can honestly say it was the best conference presentation I’ve ever seen! He took the simple metaphor of a business as a garden and expanded it in ways I really didn’t see coming. An inspiring session that would be a welcome addition to any conference programme.”

Dan Young, Market Research consultant, Customer Insight

“I recently attended the Brighton Summit and in particular, your seminar, Steve. I have today (slightly delayed) planted The Sutton seed that you kindly provided and shall be reporting as to its progress. I just wanted to let you know that your seminar was brilliant!”

Ibrahim Mikhail, Acumen Business Law

Let’s Get Engaged!
How well do you communicate?

Kickstart growth in your business:
Sowing the Seeds of Business Growth

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