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Gary Edwards

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In a world of distraction, disruption and disconnection, what you say next - matters

Gary Edwards speaks in the areas of leadership, sales, communication, influence and change. He works with leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs to show them how to communicate with clarity and be more influential in critical situations.

Described as “fast, funny, practical and inspiring” Gary is a motivational keynote speaker like no other, with a unique background and a compelling message.

Gary combines all of his experience and skills to provide audiences with a highly interactive, highly practical and very funny insight into the mindset and skills we need to build trusting relationships with other people and achieve outstanding results in a changing world.


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Described as “fast, funny, practical and inspiring” Gary is a motivational keynote speaker like no other

What you will learn

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  • He’s a former lawyer who has trained thousands of lawyers in winning courtroom technique.

  • He’s worked with senior judges to show them how to tell if a witness is lying.

  • He’s coached international speakers, comedians, CEOs, sales professionals and entrepreneurs to help them clarify their message and simplify their delivery.

  • He’s worked with clients including BAE Systems, Clipsal, BHPBilliton, Fujitsu Australia and ReturnToWorkSA to help them build collaborative, trust-based cultures that go beyond customer service and build true partnerships with their customers and clients.

  • And on top of all that, he’s a professional magician who uses magic to keep your audience engaged and to demonstrate the psychology of perception and decision-making that determines why our colleagues and customers act the way they do

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Current presentations

Creating the Future

How to Think like a Magician, Persuade like a Lawyer and Negotiate as if your Life Depends on it

Building trusted relationships with customers and colleagues in a world of distraction, disruption and disconnection

It’s been said that “The best way to predict the future is to create it”. With continuous changes to technology and the disruption to our lives that this causes, it can be hard to know where to start in order to do just that. In his signature keynote presentation Gary draws on his unique background to show the audience exactly how to be more influential in their work and personal lives, so that they can create their own future and that of those they live with, work with and serve.

How to Tell if Someone is Lying to You

Be the truth-teller your clients and colleagues are looking for.

This is the keynote presentation that Gary was asked to give to senior Court Judges to help them assess the reliability of witnesses – adapted to any audience that needs to build better relationships. Gary takes audiences behind-the-scenes to reveal the principles of perception and deception used by magicians, lawyers and hostage negotiators and shows audiences the verbal and non-verbal cues that reveal if someone is lying to you. He then demonstrates how they can use those insights to be more influential by being perceived as “the truth-teller” when communicating with colleagues, customers and clients.

Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

7 Principles for Leadership from the Art of Magic

Learn the perception principles that will improve your leadership performance

From engaging the audience to managing attention, from leveraging perspectives to creating belief, magicians use a set of skills and psychological strategies that are directly applicable to leading and managing people. In this presentation Gary will demonstrate the 7 Principles for Leadership from the Art of Magic and show the audience how they can apply them to build relationships and improve their business outcomes.

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Thanks so much for doing a fantastic job yesterday. Everyone was raving about you! The best speaker by far and loved the way you weaved the magic in with some solid info and tools they could go away with.

NACRO Annual Conference
Just wanted to thank you for your fantastic presentation, it was just what we needed. Very funny and very useful - your ideas on how we can build trust with our clients were practical and very relevant to our industry. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else who needs a highly entertaining and engaging speaker."

First National Real Estate
What can I say, but brilliant! Your excellent presentation provided a different way of looking at ourselves, our clients and our businesses. The feedback on the response sheets was very positive with all attendees getting great value and very appreciative of your communication style.

Million Dollar Round Table
Thank you for a fantastic presentation at our Country Conference- a great way to conclude the conference! A real wake up call, very entertaining and with a lot of practical information for our people. I'd be happy to recommend you to anyone who's looking for a highly entertaining speaker who can show them how to build better customer relationships.

Raine & Horne
Thank you Gary- I received many comments about how entertaining, funny and informative you were, so thank you very much. When we were looking at possible guest speakers we wanted someone who could build on the themes of our conference but do so in an engaging and entertaining way. I am delighted to say that you succeeded admirably on both fronts.

Newcrest Mining Ltd

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