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Sales, humour, motivation and business success.


John Lees is one of the most versatile presenters in corporate Australia - he provides an invaluable mix of business wisdom, effective strategy and humour. He is also equally at home as a most polished and entertaining master of ceremonies. As a sales and marketing specialist, John Lees knows the proven strategies for successful results. With a range of conference presentations John Lees is an original, highly motivational, humorous and entertaining speaker. But most importantly, his presentations are full of practical knowledge and advice.

John Lees has a commitment to achieving profitable sales progress and so relates to audiences with the same aim. Senior managers, sales teams both small and large, customers, franchisees, agents, association executives, have all benefited from John Lees’ expertise.

A wealth of experience is available to all those who hear John Lees speak. He was a senior marketing and sales executive for Schwarzkopf, first in Australia and NZ, and then on an international basis, and has written 11 books on business development. John Lees’ special qualities as a trainer and motivator are evident - many progressive product and service companies have asked him to remain as consultant after hearing his addresses. Telstra, IBM, McDonalds, AMP, and leading accounting firms are among those vying for his input on sales development.

John Lees is a unique communicator, and being both a professional speaker as well as a humorist, he is effective and entertaining as a master of ceremonies or as an after-dinner presenter. John Lees is skilled at tailoring his talk to suit both the audience and a company's objectives.

Talking Points

The Myths and the Truth About Business Success (insights into personal and business success)

You may have noticed that some people in business appear to have a miserable countenance, to the point where many don't seem to have smiled since their honeymoon, and even more appear to have been weaned on a lemon... and yet these people are somehow expected to please customers. And then many under-achievers have the nerve to say 'I want to be paid what I'm worth', only to be told by their boss, 'Sorry, we are not allowed to pay less than the award.' There are even people who, when asked 'How is business?', will say 'Well, we're having to work very hard at the moment'... which makes you wonder what they usually do each working day! One of the main reasons we have so many unhappy, poor performing people in business, is that they have have been misled into believing the lies rather than the truth about what it takes to do consistently well in any area of business. In this very entertaining and enlightening presentation, John Lees investigates some of the most popular and enduring myths about 'success', involving much humour, and then presents the truth about the real price of progress... covering attitudes, motivation, problem solving, and the promise that 'service' applies to everyone we encounter.


  • Sales
  • Mastering Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service


  • Entrepreneurship

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
It has been almost three months since our annual sales conference and still the positive comments keep coming in about your performance as master of ceremonies. Our advisors have had the opportunity to see and hear many professional MCs over the last couple of decades and not one has recorded the outstanding post-conference survey results given to you. AMP
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