BOB ANSETT

BOB ANSETT

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 d

Brisbane - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Hear His 'can do' Philosophy

Corporate and After Dinner Speaking.

  • Provocative
  • Entertaining
  • Motivational
  • Inspiring
  • Innovative
  • Refreshing

Hear His 'can do' Philosophy

Corporate and After Dinner Speaking.


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".

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.

Bob has 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.

"You can do it..."

And 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.

Share some time with him.

The Bob Ansett Story.
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 way 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 programmes. 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
 
"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
 
Previous Business Associations
President, Australian Customer Service Association
President, North Melbourne Football Club
President, Melbourne Chamber of Commerce
President, Victorian Congress of Employer Associations
Chairman, Federal Government Trade Negotiations Advisory Group
 
Winner, Sir Charles McGarth Award for Marketing
 
Bob will tailor his speech to meet the needs of your business or association.
 

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