Motivational keynotes on marketing,
small business and storytelling.

  Watch Bernadette's videos and read her testimonials to discover why conference planners and delegates regularly rate her as the 'highlight of the conference.'

Here's a summary of her topics: 

Topic 1

Pitch, persuade and present like a pro

Lose the nerves, increase the confidence and win that pitch, tender or bid by learning how to present like a pro. Fun, fast, high energy and practical.

Topic 2

Storytelling for Business Leaders

In a ‘white noise’ world, how do you get people to pay attention and listen? Storytelling is the key. Don’t ply people with facts. Seduce them with a story. It’s easier than you think.

Topic 3

Copywriting for Profit

In a world where content is king, it pays to know how to write well. Learn the basics of writing great headlines for websites, emailers, social and direct mail and watch your conversion rates soar.

Topic 4

Online Marketing for SMEs and Startups

Online marketing can propel your business to unprecedented success – if only you knew what ‘digital marketing’ meant! Get the 101 basics guide to making digital marketing work for your business.

Topic 5

How to Build an Online Business

You’ve got a crazy idea, a hobby, a business or special skill.
You want to take it online, and you want to it be a money-making success. But what do you do next?

Topic 6

Personal Branding for SMEs and Leaders

Build an online brand presence that makes you stand out and you’ll never have to pitch for work again. Discover how to create a global personal brand that gets you noticed – for all the right reasons.

Topic 7

MC and Panel Facilitator

Need a polished, professional and personable MC or facilitator for your next conference? Look no further. The proof is in the pudding – read the testimonials and see what clients say.


"The calibre of guest speakers which Toyota Australia provide at their dealer training courses has always been high, but they went to a totally new level by using Bernadette Schwerdt. I’m not someone who often gives a 10 out of 10 – and I won’t now. Bernadette was 12/10. Best I’ve seen. Had the whole room laughing."
Tania Hall, Marketing Manager, Toyota, Jarvis Cars

"This is the best session I've been to in ages. Bernadette was knowledgeable, approachable, well prepared and great to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Kelly Holcroft, Project Officer - Funds Executives Association Ltd

"Brilliant! I can take tools, techniques and templates straight back to the office and use immediately."
Josie Gruber, Events Manager - Australian Dental Association (NSW)

"Bernadette was an amazing presenter. Her preparation for the events was flawless. She was well-researched and prepared both for the different audiences and for the industry. It was really rewarding working with such a professional keynote speaker and seeing it pay off at the actual events. I would highly recommend Bernadette for keynote speaking especially around Presenting with Influence.
Karen Goldsmith, General Manager – Strategy, Stakeholder Relations, Operations, Events, Women in Print Association


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