Dr Steven Saunders. The "Edutainer" Psychologist Keynote Speaker

Professional Business Keynote Speaker on Motivation, Business, Sales and Customer Service, After Dinner speaker, MC and Teambuilding.

Hamilton Waikato New Zealand.

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He’s definitely not your normal psychologist! Described as an ‘Edutainer’, Dr Steven Saunders has earned a well deserved reputation as one of Australasia’s foremost platform speakers.

Steven Saunders speaks with authority on a wide range of topics.  His knowledge of behavioural psychology coupled with 26 years of practical business experience gives Steven the ability to deliver presentations that not only ‘hit home’ but also provide audiences with sensible ideas for getting positive results. All talks are presented in a sharp manner, punctuated with one-liners, relevant anecdotes and are supported by hard facts and research.

Dr. Steven Saunders has earned a reputation as one of New Zealand’s most entertaining and effective platform speakers.
Steven’s addresses are always extremely well researched and his messages ‘hit the spot’ with his audiences and sponsors. Known for his capacity to tie in important practical motivational and business messages with hilarity, Steven has been described as an ‘entertainer’

All talks are presented in a sharp manner, punctuated with one-liners, relevant anecdotes and are supported by hard facts and research.

Speaking Topics:

Negotiating the MINDfield

An hilarious address that explores the many facets of human motivation and the role of personality in influencing how people get along at work and play.

Provides a ‘No Holds Barred’ approach to dealing with difficult, demanding and prickly personalities and ‘Well Poisoning’ attitudes.
Many case studies depicting common occurrences in the workplace are used to illustrate issues and practical strategies for getting positive outcomes are presented.

A must for business managers, leaders, coaches and business owners

How to Thrive on Stress and Stay Sane in a Crazy and Changing World

Basically a ‘Check-Up from the Neck Up’, this talk is a long-time favourite of audiences everywhere.  Entertaining and informing on the perils of becoming trapped in the ‘death spiral’, the session provides practical and common sense suggestions for getting on top of your game.

Reference is made to avoiding the ‘CATS’ Syndrome, How to deal with ‘Monkeys of the Mind’ and how not to get caught up with ‘Milking Mice’.

At the end of the talk you will see things clearly, be energised, have a better perspective on life and will be inspired to put the balance back into your life (you might also have sore sides from laughter!)
You will be reminded that you are here for a good time and not a long time.

Perfect for opening, closing or after dinner at any business conference.  The more technical and dry the main conference matter, the more this topic is needed!  Universal appeal. 

The Common Denominators to Success in Sales

A Powerful and highly relevant address that examines the attitudes, attributes, values, experiences and activities of a cross-section of New Zealand’s high performing commission oriented sales people from the Real Estate Industry through Automotive, Office equipment, Retail and Financial Services to name a few.

Did you know most of the top sales people are academic underachievers? Or that they are ‘driver’ personalities or that they can be a challenge to manage?

Tips on hiring, motivating and retaining winners will give you real ‘take home’ value. Learn all this and more when Steven Saunders will regale your sales conference attendees with ‘War Stories’ aplenty while providing the low-down on high performing salespeople.
A must for your next Regional or National Sales Conference.  For both Sales Managers and Sales Professionals.

The 7 keys to Superior Customer Service.

It all begins by knowing who your customers are, what they want and how they like to be treated. But wait there’s more.  Hire the right staff, train them to do the right thing all day, everyday, and love them to death (at least reward them well!) so that they will stay and made your customers happy, and your business prosperous.

Learn tips on training and coaching your staff so that they are able to sell effectively by recognising and satisfying the customers needs and wants.

An inspiring, motivating and practical address for anyone in the sales and service industries.

Recruiting for success and how to build, lead, motivate and retain productive teams.

If you had to start from scratch would you hire the team you have got?
A fast moving look at the trials, tribulations and traps in hiring staff, and how to look after them once you have them on the team.

Understanding why some people go ‘off the boil’ and how to deal with staff who  do not get along.

Steven’s Motto – ‘A Good Vacancy beats a Bad hire’
Perfect for middle management or HR Professional 

Some Previous Clients:

  • Ballance Agri Nutrients
  • Carlton Party Hire
  • CKL Surveying and Planning
  • Conferenz
  • Dimond Industries
  • Dunninghams
  • Lodge Real Estate
  • MYOB
  • NRM Stockfeeds
  • Phil Rouse Ltd
  • Resene Paints Ltd
  • The Gallagher Group Ltd
  • Titan Plant Services
  • University of Auckland Short Courses Programme
  • Weldwell New Zealand
"The Audience was absolutely spellbound by your presentation, you could hear a pin drop"
"Totally hilarious yet extremely relevant, somehow Steven managed to entertain the audience while providing basic and down-to-earth advice"
ASB Bank
"I have heard speakers from all over the world and in spite of their reputations none of them could do a better job than you did with us this evening"
"You used your ability and skills with all the adeptness of a present day Svengali, congratulations Steven. Anyone who holds the attention of 400 Primary School Principals like you did for that length of time, has to be good"
Auckland Primary Principals Association Inc.
"Steven Saunders was absolutely superb. We have received an incredible amount of totally positive feedback from those who attended. He was humorous, fast moving and with a message that we all needed to hear"
Canterbury Primary Principals Association.

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