Brisbane-based Public Speaker & Trainer and International Workshop Facilitator for Hire

As a seasoned Public Speaker, Trainer and International Workshop Facilitator, I’ve presented hundreds of times over on a varied range of business topics.  My business education and motivational topics have been presented at Chambers, Universities, business groups, expos, seminars, workshops (public, corporate and private), national conferences and internationally.  To affect positive change and help people learn and grow, I regularly run workshops both within the Brisbane area and internationally.  I can be your public speaker for hire.

  • Chamber Groups – ie Redland Chamber of Commerce, Redlands Women in Business.

  • Various events, training days or evenings, workshops, seminars and National Conferences.

  • University of Queensland – guest lecturer and speaker for their Business, Economics & Law Department.

  • Private enterprise including various businesses.

  • Key Business Network – both as a speaker at all the groups, plus also running a group.

As a Public Speaker, my topics tend to be around finance, time mastery, networking, or achieving success in business:

  • How to be a successful networker (have been awarded ‘Networker of the Year’ four times). Basic principles of networking.  Building relationships.  Converting opportunities to business without being ‘salesy’.  Walking in to networking prepared and with a plan.  Overcoming challenges, lack of confidence or networking for an introvert.  Following up which is effective (again without feeling like a hard sell).

  • How to keep the money in your pocket.  Business owner strategies for positive cashflow.  Filling the holes in your leaky ‘money bucket’.  Critical invoicing practices.  Cashflow management.  Debt collection, and more.

  • Key Performance Indicators for every small business.  What are KPIs?  Why are they useful?  How to use/benefit and manage your KPIs.  Includes a list of actual KPIs you can select from.

  • Sales Training including training around setting up a great sales process that works.  Sales is not a dirty word! Getting past any pre-conceptions.  Having a great sales process, nurturing opportunities and leading the prospect to a sale.  Selling without being salesy or harassing people.  Tips for getting the lead in the door.  Practical guidance around a typical quote or proposal doc (which should be more than just about price).  Converting and follow up.  Managing any ‘blocks’, challenges.  Risk reversal and handling objections.  Onboarding a new client. They might have ‘signed up’ but ensure you don’t lose them.

  • Time Mastery > practical tips that really work!  Planning, being organised and prioritising.  Identifying your time vampires.  Strategies to be on time.  Successful delegation.  Managing your calendar and emails.  Overcoming perfectionism.  Managing short meetings.  Effective decision making.  Avoiding multi-tasking – it really doesn’t work.  Effective communication and learning how to correctly say ‘no’.  Managing overwhelm.  Utilising technology, systems, processes and other strategies for great time mastery. 

  • How to make your invoice so much more than just a bill.  Incorporating marketing in your invoicing.  Using your invoice to upsell.  Steps to make it easy for customers to pay you.

  • Planning for Profit > Budgeting to improve profits.

  • Strategic Goal Planning.  Understanding where you are coming from and where you want to go.  Ensuring goals are SMARTER (the ER are my own extras).  Aligning goals with organisation vision and/or getting the team on board.  Getting a plan in place behind your goal (remember a goal without a plan is just a dream!)  Rinse and repeat … how to successfully re-plan period after period.

  • Blogging & Writing.  How to write blogs which are engaging and engages both people and Google.  How to write a book or eBook.  Practical guidance on how to produce a book or eBook.  Getting started, keeping on track and keeping motivated and productive.

  • Preparing for Disaster – Natural, Economic or Business.  Risk assessments and risk mitigation.  Preventative action and planning – long before it happens.  Recover – getting back on your feet.

  • My secrets of success to get from a kitchen table business to National success.

Donna Stone


Donna Stone and contributing author of Stepping Stones to Business Excellence – Lindy Chen


Donna Stone & Mike O’Hagan

Donna Stone and TV Personality Natasha Zuvela


Donna Stone Book 3 Launch


Donna Stone in Radio Interview for Book 2

Donna & author Kay Danes

Donna & author Rachael Birmingham

Donna and Andrew Gaze – Basketballer/Motivational Speaker

Donna and contributing author of Stepping Stones to Business Success – Julie Mason

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