Speakers Profile - Peter Thompson

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Peter Thompson is a broadcaster with ABC TV and Radio. Peter hosts the ABC TV program "Talking Heads", a series of conversations about the lives of prominent Australians. He presented Radio National's "Breakfast" for 8 years and the flagship current affairs program "AM" for 6 years.

He is Director of the Centre for Leadership which provides communication advice to public and private sector organisations.
Peter is an adjunct Professor at Macquarie University's Department of International Communication, and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, teaching executive programs in communication and public policy.

In 2006, Peter hosted President Bill Clinton for the Lowy Institute, presented a Hypothetical for BHP Billiton, facilitated discussions at the Australia Korea Business Council and led events at the Noosa Long Weekend. In August he gave a keynote address at the Urban Development Institute of Australia [Qld] and in October was the MC at the Awards Night for the Australian Business Arts Foundation for the second year.

Peter is the author of several books, including "Persuading Aristotle: The Timeless Art of Communication in business, negotiation and the media" and "The Secrets of the Great Communicators".

He holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a BA from the Australian National University.

Peter Thompson is a sought after keynote speaker.

His front line roles for 20 years in radio and television have made him a highly recognisable and welcome guest at conferences at events where audiences are keen to share their experiences in listening and watching his programmes.

Peter is often called on to speak on topics such as leadership, the art of persuasion and communication, following the success of his books Persuading Aristotle, and The Secrets of the Great Communicators.

Now, in line with the Centre for Leadership's broadening range of expertise and interests, Peter has been addressing audiences on topics such as behavioural change, social cohesion, global warming, social marketing, and ethics and the media.

Peter's style is interactive and warm, and his presentations are backed by high impact audio visual materials.

Your Power to Persuade - The Five Secrets of Business Presentations

Your ability to present to and persuade others is the key factor in your promotion prospects. This seminar will give you the know how and tutoring to be an excellent business presenter. You will use the seminar time to build and rehearse your next presentation. You take home a video of your own performances and the confidence of knowing you have made a life changing investment in your own communication powers.

The Astute Negotiator

We negotiate every day at work and at home but few people ever stop to learn the fundamentals of how to steer towards agreement. You will work on a fascinating case study, which reveals how to apply the best strategy and tactics to your own negotiating challenges. The seminar is guaranteed to help you close your next deal.

Handling the Media -To Get Your Message Across

Don't risk talking to a journalist without media training. Journalists are trained to extract information, which may be against your interests to disclose. This seminar will build your sense of control in dealing with journalists. You will learn how to communicate a positive message to newspapers, radio and television. Seize the opportunity to learn first hand from one of Australia's most respected journalists and teachers. Feel what it is like to perform under studio lights, going head to head with Peter Thompson. Take home the video of your performances and the confidence to know you can do it superbly.

The Corporate Hypothetical - Seeing the Big Picture

How do your people handle everyday situations, which are at the heart of your success? Do people see beyond their own role? Is your organisation ready for the future? The Corporate Hypothetical poses moral and business dilemmas about the core issues facing your organisation. The Corporate Hypothetical lets participants see the big picture in an entertaining way, which doesn't lecture to them. It will be the highlight of your next conference.

Presentation Titles:
The Corporate Hypothetical Seeing the Big Picture, Your Power to Persuade The Five Secrets of Business Presentations, The Astute Negotiator, Handling the Media To Get Your Message Across,