Peter is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, with his own show on Sky TV. The Switzer Group has grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching. He’s a former lecturer of Economics at the University of NSW.
Peter Switzer is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, launching his own business 20 years ago. The Switzer Group has since grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching.
Peter is an award-winning broadcaster, twice runner up for the Best Current Affairs Commentator award for radio, behind broadcaster Alan Jones. A former lecturer in economics at the University of NSW, Peter is currently:
• Host of his own TV show, Switzer, on SKY News Business Channel
• A weekly columnist for Yahoo! 7 Finance
• A regular contributor to The Australian newspaper
• Peter was also the former Host of Talking Business for the Qantas in-flight service, Radio Q
• Finance commentator on 2GB
1. Taking your performance from good to great
This is Peter’s current small business speech, which is adaptable for corporate executives or sales teams. Not only does he look at what makes a great business performer, he analyses what you have to do to introduce real change into your lives. This presentation also looks at the characteristics of winning businesses and business performers, and outlines ways to understand your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in order to succeed, and what you have to do to effect maximum change.
2. Economics: in your face, humorous, accurate
Peter’s economic presentation is technically challenging, but being a former teacher and lecturer he actually explains the charts! He builds humour into the presentation, which is why television programs such as the ABC’s Midday Report and Today Tonight regularly use him to explain current economic conditions and decisions. Peter surveys the best economists in the country for a consensus view but sometimes backs the minority calls.
3. Getting everything right to make more money
Being the proprietor of Switzer Financial Services (and a financial planner) he knows the industry and the people who need financial help. He owns an independent firm with no allegiances to any financial institution. He also writes money columns for The Australian, The Daily Telegraph and the Yahoo!7 Finance website, so he is right on the money with current finance topics. He has written five best-selling money books.
4. The carbon crunch
This speech is derived from his latest book, The Carbon Crunch. With Australia and the rest of the developed world now getting on board the ‘green train’, Peter looks at what is emissions trading and,
more importantly, how it will affect business. He not only shows the threats of the carbon crunch but also sheds light on the opportunities for lateral thinking businesses. Being forewarned is to be forearmed and one step ahead of your rivals!
5. Master of ceremonies
Peter is also an accomplished master of ceremonies, drawing on his extensive business knowledge and career working with some of the funniest performers in radio and TV. He often hosts debates and interviews key experts, where he virtually does a live Talking Business interview. Recently he MC’d Austrade’s launch of its Exporter of the Year awards and the Australian Institute of Export’s awards night – both attracting big audiences. Peter can not only make ‘em laugh but his extensive background in economics, business and money means he can make a conference more relevant to all attendees.
“Peter’s presentation was very current and to the point. The topics discussed were important to all delegates and it was presented in a very entertaining manner.”
“Excellent. Peter was a hit!”
“Excellent. Peter kept his audience alive and well informed. Highly entertaining presentation but full of relevant information.”
“The feedback from our members has been tremendous! Your session positively affected the participants and got them thinking (and laughing!) which was apparent given the numerous nods of agreement during the presentation and questions raised.”
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia
“Excellent. Peter was fantastic – we could not have hoped for better. He was very highly evaluated by our delegates.”
Australian Equipment Lessors Association
“Excellent. Peter is fantastic! A very factual, highly knowledgeable man who has a great stage presence, keeps his audience captivated with up to date information…all with a great sense of humour.”
“Excellent. Light hearted, entertaining and a very pleasant manner and easy to deal with.”
“Excellent. Peter is very professional and did the video in 'one take'. He obviously had built up a rapport with Joe Hockey over the years which is a testament to his professional business reporting over the years.”
Images Concepts Events
“Peter is the master! - As an event organiser, Peter is a dream to work with. From arrival to departure he was adaptive, smooth and seamless - There were various last minute changes with the event and Peter weaved them into the day as if they had always been there, leaving our audience unaware and enjoying the event. Thank You!”
“For an old newshound you make a damn good speech. Your luncheon address at the South Australia 100 was, in the view of most of the delegates, the high point of a very good day.”
Business Australia Infolink
“Even our members who were accountants in another life said they could understand Peter’s interpretation of the GST.”
Top Tourist Parks
“Who are the hot speakers on the convention and conference circuit in New South Wales? Peter Switzer, the ‘layman’s economist’ who discusses the economy from an entertaining angle.
The Sydney Morning Herald
“Many thanks for your presentation at our International Conference last week. As I am sure you could tell all who were present enjoyed your humorous but informative style.”
HLB Mann Judd
“Excellent. Very informative and down to earth. Great feedback from members.”
“Peter was MC for the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s prestigious national awards ceremony in 2002. Peter is a great performer and is also great to work with. He exceeded our expectations.”
“Peter is the best business educator in Australia - second to none in the way he communicates complex information.”
Eastern Suburbs Business
“Excellent. Peter was great, able to speak to people in a manner that made it easy to understand the economy.”
Gelco Group of Consulting Pty Ltd
“Excellent, Peter put into layman's terms the economic situation and built some optimism in the room.”