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Speakers Australia and its principal Peter Physick have provided the most convenient and professional service we have encountered.

In over 25 years of our Institute providing members with current, thought provoking and topical issue speakers for our conferences and forums, we have come to rely on the outstanding judgement of Peter and Speakers Australia.

Whether it be entertainers for a broad audience or the most challenging conference topic, Speakers Australia has never failed to deliver. We at the AMInstitute are faced with the dilemma of providing our delegates at conferences with new and exciting presenters year after year and as many of our delegates attend each year, we need presenters and entertainers with new and fresh material.

This challenge has been made obsolete by Speakers Australia as they have taken the time to know our business, our target audience and our history………

Sonya Maloney
Executive Manager Administration
AMInstitute Ltd

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We at the East Coast Eagles AFL Football Club take great pride in entertaining, rewarding and acknowledging our sponsors, members and supporters. Our luncheons are renowned for their quality, in particular that of the speakers and entertainers we secure.

Speakers Australia is the only company we turn to for advice and service in this key field.
Anthony Dignan
General Manager

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The service we received from Speakers Australia has been exemplary from the beginning. Peter Physick and his team worked very hard to ensure that Keith Scott was available to MC our event under what could be described as challenging logistical circumstances given the time constraints we were faced with.

We would highly recommend Peter and his company Speakers Australia.
David Carter / AgriPlex Group Pty Ltd

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Peter Physick at Speakers Australia since the year 2000 and have never been let down by his recommendations. I tell Peter the type of speaker or act that we require and he supplies a number of names and CV's of the speakers or acts which fit our requirements. It is as simple as that.

Peter’s professional attitude and friendly manner makes it an absolute pleasure to deal with him. I can not recommend him highly enough to any one or to an organisation which needs help in arranging, organising or advising on the best fit for their special event.

David Tuxford
Conference Organiser
NSW Local Government Professionals

Presenter Profile
Bob Ansett
Topics:   Leadership, Motivation, Franchise, Sales, Management, Entrepreneur, Customer Service, Business, After Dinner, Marketing, Anecdotes
Travels ex:   Sunshine Coast
Based:   Queensland
Type:   Speaker
Style:   Humourous, Sincere, Believeable, Motivating, Charismatic, Thought Provoking, Down-To-Earth, Passionate, Anecdotal, Clean, Content Rich, Authentic
Fee range:   Less than $5,000 + GST


Business entrepreneur and best-selling author, Bob Ansett needs little introduction. The story of how he built Budget Rent a Car from scratch into a multi-million dollar international business - only to be overtaken by a financial crisis - has been well documented in his two best selling books. "Bob Ansett- An Autobiography" and "The Customer."  

He is much sought after on the public speaking circuit right around Australia owing to his first-hand top-level experience in a variety of fields. In many areas of management and customer relations he pioneered new approaches to established procedures.  

As the former President of the North Melbourne Football Club, Bob knows full well the importance of a positive "can do" attitude. And not just in football.  

"If there's any one message I have, it is simply to remain optimistic. Whatever we do, be it in business, sport or our personal lives, if we remain optimistic - be positive and have an expectant attitude - then things will work out. We can change things and we can overcome enormous adversity if we remain optimistic."  

But Bob has far more than just this one message. Couple optimism with knowledge and experience and you have the ingredients for success - both personally and in business. 

Australian-born, but schooled in the United States, he returned to Australia in 1965 to start the Budget Rent a Car System. Budget in many ways was a textbook success story, proving that in Australia you could develop an enterprise in which all employees were committed to excellence.  

Bob's business philosophies, his ability to inspire his employees and his commitment to customer service propelled Budget into a position of market dominance with a turnover of 400 million dollars a year.  

During his 25 years with Budget, Bob introduced Franchising and exported the Budget System to over 20 countries, including Japan and New Zealand. Budget was a trend-setter in employee relations being one of the first companies in Australia to introduce staff health and fitness programs. However, Bob's achievements extend well beyond Budget.  

Recognised as a champion of small business, he spearheaded campaigns against the Fringe Benefit Tax and Capital Gains Tax, encouraged deregulation and fought hard to change the 'two airline system' in this country - at a time when his was a voice in the wilderness.  

Budget ran into financial difficulties in 1989 and was ultimately acquired by Budget America.  Bob Ansett faced his financial crisis with the same courage and good humour that took Budget to the top of the car rental market and provided a graphic lesson in how winners behave when they are not winning.  

A perfect illustration of Hemingway's definition of style: "Grace under pressure".   


"Bob Ansett's presence has certainly created a great deal of discussion and the value of his presentation will, I'm sure, be felt for a long time to come."
Don Campbell, General Manager (Operations)
The Norwich Group- Aviva

"It was a (predictably) fabulous address, and certainly refreshing for somebody to use the forum to challenge the advertising industry that packages everything professionally except itself."
Alan Tobin, Managing Director 
Ideal Marketing

"Bob adapted his delivery to suit the group, which was WMC, and the overall Saturday session. A very special and honest discussion which has stayed with individuals throughout the course."
Judy Kent
Deakin Australia

"Your addresses on managing change and using your best sales tool - your team to develop a culture of customer satisfaction were enlightening and informative and according to our survey were ranked the most relevant presentations for our delegates."
Peter Busfield, Executive Director
Marine Industry Association

"Our company is buzzing with excitement after you shared your experiences and philosophies with us. Even now your "Can Do" motto is still as powerful as the day you discovered it. I am constantly hearing our employees say "Can Do" when they are faced with a situation that is difficult or out of the ordinary."
Tom Ruonala, Managing Director
Uniline Australia Limited

"The team added an extra agenda item for the following day and in syndicate groups considered the "Bob Ansett Learnings", these were captured and woven into our customer relationship area; when I get the finalized meeting material I will send to you. Great story, many achievements and I can assure you that a part of your story will go forward now in our story."
John McGagh
Head of Rio Tinto Procurement

"Your discussion was both inspiring and insightful and I know all attendees benefited greatly from hearing from a true business "icon". Our "Premier " Sales Consultants spoke with great passion of your presentation on the Friday and will take away great enthusiasm back to each of their projects".
David Keir, Chief Operating Officer
Delfin Lend Lease Limited

"Your story reached out to many of my staff and they were talking about it for days after. I am hoping that this 'can do' will continue within my sales & marketing team to give us a successful 2006."
Fiona Schultz, CEO/Director
New Holland Publishers

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"You can do it..."  

Bob Ansett will show you how, when he shares the experiences he gained during more than 25 years as a business entrepreneur.  

Bob is available for Corporate and after dinner speaking engagements.  

With an entertaining and informative approach, Bob draws from a wealth of business and sporting experience to provide advice, insights, anecdotes and new approaches to all facets of human endeavour.  

He has given more than two thousand speeches on subjects such as: Customer Service, Leadership, Motivation, Franchising, Selling, Management, Marketing, and Football.  Bob Ansett is not just a "talking head".

He is a warm, engaging personality with an enthusiastic and optimistic outlook on business and life.

Why not share some time with him?  

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Motivation, Business, Customer Service, Franchise, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Sales