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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
Dr YKK
Topics:   Creativity, Management, Business, Creative Thinking, Marketing, Innovation
Travels ex:   Sydney
Based:   Sydney
Type:   Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator
Style:   Creative, Engaging, Dynamic, Impactful, Thought Provoking, Inspirational, Practical, Enthusiastic, Flexible, Captivating, Content Rich
Fee range:   Less than $5,000 + GST


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Personal Website
StarBizWeek July 2012 article
"Chief Mind Unzipper of Mindbloom Consulting"

Dr. Kam Keong Yew, popularly known as Dr.YKK, helps companies to fast-track their innovation with minimum risk and using the least time, expenditure, effort and resources. His trademarked 7-Step structured methodology is possibly the most powerful and most effective innovation system in the world as it taps into the global brain. It has been proven to bring tangible and frequently measurable benefits to his clients in improved profits and performance.

Dr. YKK is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and best-selling author in the field of creativity and innovation. His services include:

1. Keynote speaker at professional, national and international events

2. Innovation facilitator/trainer

3. Innovation consultant

He was granted a “Distinguished Talent on Creativity and Innovation” visa by the Australian Government which enabled him to move to Australia in 2007.

He was the only person from among the 54 British Commonwealth member countries to be selected as a creativity adviser to the world-famous toy company, Lego to serve on its pioneer 8-member panel of international creativity experts for its global project “ The Next Generation Forum”.

Dr.YKK has over 24 years of working experience with the Malaysian Government, holding diverse roles in science and technology with SIRIM, as the coordinator of the National Science Centre project responsible for its conceptualization, planning, implementation and management with the Ministry of Science, Technology & the Environment (MOSTE) now called MOSTI).

He was also specially handpicked to be the Head of Corporate Communications at MIGHT, a special unit of the Prime Minister’s Department.

A member of one of Vistage Malaysia’s (then called TEC) CEO groups for several years, he was also a resource person for creativity and innovation to practically all the CEO groups.

In 1999, he left government to set up Mindbloom Consulting, his own innovation consulting practice and calls himself the “Chief Mind Unzipper”. Since then, he has been invited to speak at many professional, national and international conferences and to conduct creativity workshops in several countries such as Australia, UK, Mauritius, India, China, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

He was a member of MENSA International and a founder member of MENSA Malaysia, Founder President of IDEAS (Invention And Design Association Of Sarawak), founder member of MINDS (Malaysian Invention & Design Society), founder member and 3rd President of the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS). He is also a former judge of the world largest MBA Innovation Challenge international competition.

Currently, he is a member of the international CTSC (Creative Thinking Skills Council). He has also been appointed as a Faculty Expert on one of Australia’s premier business websites : http://www.enterprisehub.com/our-faculty-2


Dr.YKK features prominently in Google search and has 
written and published nine books on creativity. His best-selling book (reprinted 16 times): “You Are Creative-Let Your Creativity Bloom” has been published in six languages. It has received the endorsements of CEOs, professionals, managers, students, teachers, parents and other prominent personalities from all over the world.

He is married with four children. Two of his children are aquatic sports athletes and have represented their countries at international competitions on diving and synchronised swimming respectively.

Dr.YKK constantly updates himself on new developments on creativity, innovation, technology esp. IT, environmental and socio-economic developments.

In his mid fifties after being bitten by the adventure bug, he has experienced sky-diving, scuba-diving, mountain-climbing, water-skiing, extreme theme-park rides, white-water rafting etc. He has also climbed and reached the peak of Mt Kinabula, the highest peak in SE Asia, twice in the one day!!  

 


Testimonials

Your speaking events were a great success. In an unprecedented flood of written comments, the words: “Fantastic”, “Excellent”, “More please”, “Really enjoyed it”, and lots more in similar themes confirmed how good your events were. I also would like to thank you for your exceptionally friendly and professional cooperation which made the events easy to run and stress free. I can’t ever remember managing an equivalent event and having fun doing so!

John Mason / Business Development Manager
Department Of State & Regional Development
New South Wales, Australia
www.business.nsw.gov.au  

What is really great is that each one of the team recognised that by applying some of your ideas and techniques they can understand problems, issues, customers and work mates better and ultimately come up with better and more creative solutions and ideas.  Creativity and Innovation has now taken on a new priority at Antec and in fact the very next day we worked with a customer to come up with a new product design.   It was our first new design for this product in almost ten years.

John Clare / Managing Director
Antec Engineering, Australia
www.antec.com.au

Too often in business we do the 'same old, same old' and not even differently. Our biggest challenge as a professional services firm, in a highly competitive and undifferentiated sector, is to embrace new thinking and make massive changes to enhance the employer and candidate experience. 

Dr YKK, as a consultant to Slade Group on Creative Thinking in Business and Creative Thinking in Recruitment, has really allowed us to 'unzip our minds', and let loose our craziest ideas. We've learnt that it's often the craziest ideas, tamed, that end up being the leapfrog strategy. I highly recommend Dr YKK to Australian organisations; he brings a fresh approach, global commercial experience and a very endearing personal style. 

Anita Ziemer / Managing Director
Slade Group, Australia

www.sladegroup.com.au

I wish to express my gratitude for your assistance to us in better promoting our business and improving our standing and better cash-flow prospects. I found your approach very friendly, professional and down to earth and your ideas very creative and helpful. I am very excited about those ideas you have given and I have already began implementing the recommendations you made to us regarding the most useful and targeted promotion of our business. 

Once again thank you and I look forward to working with you further in the future. 

John H Maait / Lexis Law
Lawyers & Notaries
www.lexislaw.com.au

Dr. YKK's session really got me thinking. There's a lot of "stuff" these days about unlocking the creative potential of businesses - I expected Dr. YKK’s session to be just another one of those.

It wasn't. It was thought provoking, it was motivating, but it was also substantial. I've already shamelessly plagiarized a number of Dr. YKK’s observations, and I plan to keep doing it.

Well worth the time.

David Hayes
HAYESBERRYTEHAN
www.hayesberrytehan.com

Dr. YKK is an amazing motivational and creativity speaker. He's incredibly clever at showing you how to open the door to thinking outside the mainstream.  It was also really good fun and I was completely taken with his workshop. When we left, Bill and I couldn't stop talking about the "thinking differently" with our business.

Sheryl & Bill Macartney / Cahoots Australia
www.cahoots.com.au

“You have addressed our challenges during his talk and provided creative inputs on how they could be met. You have facilitated some wild ideas generation session on building synergies between business units and then tone it down for possible practical implementation. The entire session was highly inspiring and gave us valuable insights into the tools for creativity and how to apply them in our business.”

Rainer Althoff / President & Chief Executive Officer
Siemens Malaysia Sdn. Bhd

"When comes to churning out creative solutions, Dr YKK wouldn't take 'no' for an answer - even for the toughest business problems. In our case study of an ailing company, I thought the business problem we had chosen was insurmountable. After going through the creative session, we saw so many possibilities. We didn't just see the light at the end of the tunnel – the entire tunnel was brightened up. There are so many things that can be done to almost every aspect of the business."

Janaka Low, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Pannasoft Technologies Sdn Bhd.
www.pannasoft.com


“Dr.YKK’s talk was profound, creative and highly provocative, just what our company needed. It was profound because he was able to match our three-pronged strategic plans to the three dimensions of innovation. He provided practical creative inputs to our business development and then provoked us to take specific actions. His passion and commitment to us shone throughout his presentation. I find his presentation captivating and transformational.”

Chew Liong Kim
Chief Executive Officer
Dataprep Holdings Bhd.
www.dp.com.my


Your session provided us invaluable inputs to our marketing strategy. You are a skilled facilitator and guided our team on the generation of ideas followed by practical comments and how to enhance these ideas for further implementation. Your creativity is truly inspiring!!

Lackana Leelayouthayotin
Executive Vice-President & CEO South-East Asia
Cerebos (Thailand) Ltd.

“My personal creative sessions with Dr YKK provided me with the impetus and ideas on how to proceed with the writing of my first book. He even challenged me with a unique and provocative title for my book "You Can't Manage Your Money…. Especially When You're Rich"." The contents of my book are a direct result of my response to his challenge.”

Yap Ming Hui / Author
Managing Director / Whitman Independent Advisors Sdn Bhd

“Dr YKK’s Creativity Workshop brings to life the unlimited potential in each one of us. It is fun, yet it challenges us to see things far differently. I am confident in due time that it will dramatically impact on my personal and career life. For as long as I can creatively use my mind and follow the basic principles of Dr YKK’s Creativity Workshop, nothing is impossible!”

Willie C. Ilagan / Webforge Co. Ltd
Middle East United Arab Emirates

This was a very stimulating workshop. Not only did we manage to generate a lot of new ideas, but the most important thing might be that the team realised why creativity is a key success factor in today's tough market place. If participants in the workshop take the perspectives and techniques we learnt back to their workplaces that would be a very valuable thing for the company.

Hartwin Feddersen / Marketing Manager

EAC Asia

“YKK has the gift of tailoring his talk to the specific needs of his audience. At  the First Networking Forum 2002 of The Lion Group, he was able to use the 'power of connections' among our subsidiary companies to boost their creativity in synergistic marketing to a higher level. We were motivated and energised to explore new possibilities for future business ventures.”

Yip Kam Hong / Senior HRD Manager
The Lion Group

“Our sales and marketing team generated lots of ideas during YKK’s creativity workshop. We are now evaluating these ideas for selection and development as part of our marketing strategy.”

Angie Goh / General Manager

Kimgres Marketing Sdn. Bhd.

 

"YKK's creativity workshop was a real mind-opening experience for me and my colleagues. The simple yet powerful Mindxercises enable us to think beyond our present constraints. The lessons learnt are extremely useful and practical to our ongoing restructuring exercise. I highly recommend this course to senior executives involved in strategic planning."

Theo Bark / Managing Director
ABN-Amro Bank, Malaysia

"Dr YKK’s workshop has shown us the impact of creativity on our lives. The participants, consisting of professors, lecturers and final year students alike have realised the importance of creativity and how it enhances their lectures and research activities. Students too found that their thinking skills have improved considerably. Overall, it was a very enriching experience that benefited all of us."

Prof. Halimaton Hamdan / Director
Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies
University Technology Malaysia

 

 

 

 

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