Paddy Spruce
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

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Are you looking for an entertaining corporate trainer?
Are you looking for a corporate trainer who can design and deliver training programs that get results, change attitudes and are enjoyable to attend? Paddy's training programs are individually tailored to suit your needs.

Want to brighten up your next conference?
Are you looking for a enthusiastic, energetic and humorous MC who will keep your conference on track, maintain the energy and ensure a seamless and professional presentation by all... maybe even help with the evening's entertainment...and fill in if a speaker doesn't arrive on time.

Need help working through problems?
Do you need a facilitator to design and manage a process to improve your teamwork, customer service, solve a team problem or prepare your team to work in a partnership with another team? Use Paddy's skills to help your team excel.

Want to improve your people skills?
Are you interested in a new, exciting international program to significantly improve the 'people skills' of your organisation...their ability to influence and build strong relationships?

Who is Paddy?
Paddy Spruce is an experienced international speaker and corporate trainer with twenty years experience. A former President of the National Speakers Association in Victoria, a gifted and humorous performer and someone who understands the business world.

Exciting Speaking and Training Topics to Inspire and Inform
Do you need professional help with

  • Keynote presentations
  • In-house seminars
  • Training
  • Corporate event compering
  • Consulting
  • Facilitating?
Exciting speaking topics
Find out more about Paddy's most popular keynote speaking topics:
  • How to create instant rapport - How to make an excellent first impression
  • How to get what you want from people ... every time
  • Flying in formation ... getting the most from your team
  • How to inspire yourself and others

Training topics to get the most from your people

  • The ABC's of Win Win Relationships
  • The ABC's of Win Win Feedback
  • Influencing skills
  • Team Development
  • Customer service
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Presentation skills
  • Personal organisation - time management

Keynotes, Workshops and Seminars to build Best Behaviours and Attitudes.

The Art of Influence – The Power of Positive Persuasion

‘Building soft skills with hard consequences’

7 Influencing Topics
  • The Art of Influence & Positive Persuasion – How to get what you want from others
  • How to make an excellent first impression – Building strong relationships with clients
  • How to inspire yourself and others – Self motivation, optimism and balance
  • How to create a high performing team – Influencing a team to excel
  • How to design and deliver a dynamic presentation – Fearless public speaking
  • How to think and behave like a leader – Filling the leadership vacuum
  • Maximising your personal energy – the simple secrets of keeping your energy tanks brimming

Paddy Spruce is a sought after Professional Speaker, MC, Facilitator and Training Professional. He has been awarded the highest level of accreditation awarded by the National Speakers Association.

Sensational, excellent, inspiring, motivational are only some of the accolades that members of the Retirement Village Association expressed for Paddy Spruce”. Deborah Brand – RVA Australia

‘I personally appreciated the way that you researched what I wanted you to deliver regarding improving professionalism. The variety and clarity of your delivery ensured that our aim was achieved’. Stephen Gately – AXA Australia

‘I am pleased with the extremely positive feedback as it will make the organization of future conferences much easier’. David Marks – GM, The Consumable Management Group

‘Our delegates appreciated your energetic delivery and found the session very relevant and highly entertaining’. Robert J Champion de Crespigny – Normandy Mining

‘Challenging and inspirational’,
‘Entertaining presenter, lively with a wealth of information’,
‘Connected and engaged audience. Good length, structure and content’,
‘Brilliant speaker – great way to end the conference’
‘So knowledgeable, interesting and funny.’
(Comments from participants at at EA Canberra Conference 2007)


Influencing & Negotiation skills

Your ability to get others to do what you want is an essential skill that underlies selling, negotiating, managing, leading and handling difficult behaviour. Influencing also implies that you won't use behaviours that cause bad feelings in others. No use of fear or threats. The ideal is to move others in your direction and build on the relationship at the same time.

Paddy can design a program to meet your particular needs. The building blocks of such a program could include:

  • How to make an excellent first impression
  • How to give and receive constructive feedback
  • How to achieve a win win result
  • Understanding the inner world of others
  • How to build trust
  • Choosing the right negotiating style to fit the situation
  • Using the stages of a negotiation to your advantage
  • How to understand the needs of others
  • Identifying currencies that are valuable to others
  • The behaviour of successful negotiators

Influencing and negotiating are 'soft skills' that have very hard consequences. Unfortunately, these skills are not 'natural' and must be learned.

Imagine the success of your organization if everyone was skilled in reaching outcomes that suited both parties, including your clients and customers.

What Clients Say:

"When Paddy Spruce reveals the simple, straightforward techniques to influencing success the results he helps people achieve are amazing. More sales made, greater prices gained and happier customers are just a couple of them." Winston Marsh, Business Growth Centre

"It was a joy to work with someone who had a similarly professional commitment to ensuring that his presentation was as near seamless as possible." Colin Quarrington, British Association of Removalists (Dublin- Ireland)

Presentations Skills & Public Speaking – Powerful Presentations

Have you ever sat through a boring presentation and forgotten the content before you leave the room?

Have you ever delivered a boring presentation yourself?

If you know your topic, it is possible to make your presentation dynamic, memorable and enjoyable... with a little help.

Paddy can assist you to:
  • Design and deliver a dynamic presentation that leaves your audience motivated to take action.
  • Include adult learning principles in all your presentation to enhance long term learning.
  • Improve your confidence in presenting to audiences of any size.
  • Develop a range of delivery styles to get your message across effectively.
  • Handle difficult audiences, participants and situations.
  • Enjoy yourself when speaking in public.

The ability to get your message across to others is an essential skill for anyone wanting to make a difference.

Paddy also provides individual coaching if you want to prepare for a speaking event and would like help to tighten and brighten your presentation.

What Clients Say:

"Paddy’s presentation and training skills are second to none. He has a knack of making our sessions fun to attend and the sales team consider him part of the team."
Gary Smith, Sales Manager, Regency

"Congratulations and thank you for helping to ensure our conference was a complete success."
Stephen Bruce, Association of AMP Agents

Team Development - Creating high performing teams

Creating high performing teams is vital to your organisation’s morale and success. An effective team is the most productive unit available to management. Individuals are limited and usually flawed. Teams are united and strong. One person’s limitations are another person’s strengths providing they know how to work as a unit. Teams can achieve the almost impossible or simply point out people’s interpersonal limitations.

Paddy can help you implement successful and proven team strategies that can have your teams working together more effectively.

The length, content and format of all presentations can be customised to suit your program requirements.

Self Motivation

Sometimes people know what to do but simply need a reminder or “a shot in the arm”. Maybe they are tired after a long project or period of change. Perhaps they need reminding of their worth or their importance in the chain of service.

Paddy’s motivational presentation called “How to inspire yourself and others” includes:

  • The extraordinary power of optimism
  • How to measure your success
  • Getting rid of ‘victimitis’.
  • The four ingredients of a happy work life
  • How to build satisfaction and loyalty
  • How to keep your four energy tanks...full
  • Using humour to relieve stress
  • How to be your own coach

If you are looking for a presentation that will leave people feeling motivated, energized and ready to get on with the year...this is it!

The length, content and format of all presentations can be customised to suit your program requirements.

What Clients Say:

Comments from a recent conference in Sydney, unedited and entire:

  • Excellent experience
  • I didn't laugh or smile so much in any other course, or get as much out of a session
  • Best session of conference so far, should have been longer
  • Fabulous speaker and presenter!
  • Great breakaway from normal accountant activities - great ideas for self improvement
  • Fantastic session - the best of the forum!
  • Very refreshing
  • Fantastic presentation, very entertaining and inspiring
  • Fantastic presenter, very positive
  • Great presenter, very inspiring. Made the presentation interesting
  • Excellent presentation
  • Extremely well presented. Funny, puts life into perspective. Fully enjoyed the session
  • Excellent - fun and helpful - wellness
  • More of this type of session
  • Very positive in his presentation
  • Very applicable to my life
  • Disappointed that we only have 1 1/2 hours for this session.

Master of Ceremonies - Brighten Up Your Conference

Your Best Conference Ever!

Are you planning to hold a conference?

Do you need help to make sure the conference is well run, enjoyable and returns value for the investment of money and time?

Imagine that you found someone who would:
  • Help with the design of the conference and choice of speakers
  • MC the conference to ensure that the audience are delighted
  • Present a keynote presentation that pulls all the information together and ensures that people leave with action plans in place to make a difference to your organisation’s performance
  • Take care of all the little things that need attention during a conference so that the management can enjoy the conference and mix freely with the participants
  • Collate the feedback after the conference and discuss these with the management
  • Suggest improvements for enhanced back at work performance.
Imagine that you found someone who would do all this....
You have!

It’s very unusual to find an MC, speaker, consultant & coach who can use all these skills to make a conference deliver outcomes that really make a difference back at work.

Paddy Spruce is an experienced MC and speaker. He has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by the National Speakers Association. This is the only international accreditation. He has been part of the organizing committee of National Conferences and often speaks at the same conferences that he MCes. He knows the speaking industry and has valuable contacts to ensure that the speakers you choose are fully supported and understand what is expected of them.

In the past, some conferences have merely been a diversion or reward. Now it the time to ensure that every dollar spent at a conference is returned with interest. Paddy will ensure that this happens.

Call Paddy if you would like your next conference to be the best one ever with lasting results.

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