Gain confidence and get that sale across the line with Adrienne McLean from The Speakers Practice!

The Speakers Practice is a business consultancy that helps Service Professionals and Entrepreneurs with training, mentoring and implementation to help them get more clients.  This is accomplished via a powerful business building system, growing confidence with marketing and sales skills, personal selling and getting the sale across the line.

Why did you start your business?

After working on presentation and leadership skills, I experienced a huge boost in confidence and wanted to bring these skills to small business owners. I grew up in a family business and understood the importance of small businesses to the community. I wanted to help small business owners to be successful and make their lives easier and the way to do this is with confident marketing, presentation skills and sales to deliver messages that connect with their buyers.

What’s the story behind your business?

I had to go out of my comfort zone to build my skills and this work took me on an amazing journey. My work is to inspire people to go out of their comfort zone, to achieve and succeed. I have had to do this, go out of my comfort zone and it has brought so many experiences, I understand the benefits and enjoy helping others with understanding and creativity.

What are the benefits of your products and services?

  • Helping Service Professionals to understand the business development journey from prospect to making the sale with the activities needed to achieve growth.
  • Supporting my clients with promotional skills and content creation for marketing – presentation skills, presenting to camera, podcasting and online training programs.
  • Goal setting and accountability – having a strong framework for helping clients to do what they say they are going to do to achieve their goals.
  • Personalised support to help clients go out of their comfort zone to learn, develop and grow to achieve their goals.

How do you help your customers?

We are committed and care for those we serve. We will create and provide a safe and supportive professional environment for our customers to go out of their comfort zone and develop business skills to grow their business. We offer quality and practical training, mentoring and implementation services.

The Speakers Practice is a specialised solution that provides:

  • Business building system training & implementation
  • Presentation skills training, Video, Podcasting and Online Training programs.
  • Confidence building
  • Goal Setting, project management and accountability
  • Product and Content creation
  • Positive impact for our customers

What is unique about you and your business?

The Speakers Practice can tailor an approach that best fits our clients’ needs. The work is both done individually or in groups. We offer networking events to build a community of ambitious, smart business owners who are wanting to get ahead.

Why are you passionate about your area of work?

When I help a Service Professional who runs their own business, I’m helping a person to get ahead, answer the questions they have, give them experiences to help them develop skills and assist them along their journey to success.

How do you keep yourself and your team motivated?

By keep getting involved, helping, supporting others, collaborating, networking, doing training and keep focusing on the goals helps keep the team motivated.

I am inspired by reading books by experts to keep me motivated.

Mindset is a big thing, so working on this and with a “can do” attitude along with perseverance. Support around you is important too.

Why do you love being a local Hornsby Shire business?

We live in the best part of the world! Our district is beautiful, close to bushland and farm land while being in Sydney! We’ve got all the amenities we need, can catch the train into the best city in the world and go to beautiful beaches.

Why are you a member of the Hornsby Chamber?

I’ve been a member of Hornsby Chamber of Commerce since 2014. It’s important to support your local chamber of commerce to connect with the local businesses. The chamber can be a support and network to help build recognition and connections.

Why do you think small businesses are so important to the local communities and Australian economy?

The impact of small businesses, family businesses and micro businesses in Australia is enormous.

In Australia, there are over 2 million small businesses.

*In NSW at June 2019, there were 785,886 small businesses and the rates are increasing at a rate of 2.9% per year

This employs 1.6million people and 41 % of our private sector workforce.

That’s made up of 961,00 people in micro business of 0 to 4 employees and 638,000 in small businesses of 5 to 19 employees.

Small and micro businesses make a huge impact to the Australian economy and if I can help small business owners be more successful, I’m helping the community.

*Statistics are quoted from the NSW Government

Who inspires you and why?

Small and micro businesses make a huge impact to the Australian economy and if I can help small business owners be more successful and make their lives easier and less stressful, I’m helping the community.

To find out more about The Speakers Practice, visit their website: https://thespeakerspractice.com.au

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