- Opened his first business at 13. By age 22 he started his third business which grew to a turnover of $90m in one year.
- As owner of Video Ezy he formed a super franchise team that took the business from 13 stores to 360 before he sold the business in 1998.
- He has opened a total of 68 different businesses over the past 39 years.
- He is the author of Crossroads and Roundabouts: life is full of choices.
Ray’s Message is simple… In everything we do “People Make It Happen”
Negative thinking can deter people from reaching their full potential, which is ultimately the choice of the individual. Continue to do the same old things; you get the same old results!
- Attitude Gets It Done “Hard Times Bring Out The Best in People”
- Create Magic Moments “Exceed Your Customers Expectations”
- Build A People Focus Culture “Your People = Your Future”
- Personal Management “Relationships = Results”
- Crossroads & Roundabouts “Life is Full of Choices”
Identify what works in challenging times and profit, why do 10% of people end up with 90% of the business? Why should someone do business with YOU?
Learn how to get new customers buying, keep old customers coming back and get more from the ones you have!
Highly engaging presenter with salient relevant messages delivered with humour in an entertaining style.
Ray took our brief brilliantly and gave an enthusiastic and motivating presentation on ‘Build better business’. He captivated the audience by drawing on his own experiences over the past 36 years and with his humourous and upbeat style had our delegates riveted to his message on ‘Unity’. The feedback speaks for itself with comments like ‘Excellent – get him back to do more workshops; Sensational; Try and find another one as good; one of the best we have had; Ray is very inspirational; More, he lit the fuse!
Chief Executive Officer|NAFDA Limited
Ray was fantastic! Everyone loved his motivational talk and it was incredibly humorous with a very strong message that all of our Franchisees took away. We will definitely look at using him for future conferences as he has so much to offer our Company.
Retail Food Group (Australia)
Your Overall Grading: 9.999, Ray was superb – he took the time to get to know our company and our clients prior to his keynote and tailor his presentation accordingly. He hit a chord with every one of our delighted delegates, he went the ‘extra mile’ in staying for dinner and the for the next day’s business session to meet (and hug) as many of the delegates as possible. He is generous not only with his time but his intellectual property, a room full of very satisfied, invigorated and inspired clients, armed with the tools they need to make a difference to their business. I can’t thanks Ray enough.
Excellent, very strong and exciting presentation, you took the brief into your presentation and captured the delegates attention immediately with the fast paced presentation. an excellent business speaker with very relevant subject matter… One of our best speakers ever.
Ray, an excellent, highly motivational presentation, the upbeat tempo and forthright style works very well, it is also particularly good for a end of seminar day as it gets the audience back on track and motivated to return to their businesses with enthusiasm. I think the story of your life makes people realise that most things are possible and most importantly there is always an upside and an opportunity. Negatives: Trying hard to think of some but can't, your images definitely caught people’s attention and the start was great, caught everyone!
Ray, I thought your opening address was great. Fast paced and motivational and pitched at the right level. Your key messages of working on the business not in it, having balance and the importance of staff got through. I believe one of the most successful ingredients was that you had been in their shoes, they could relate to you and your story as well as you to theirs. Thank you for setting such a positive note for the start of our conference.
Leading Edge Computers
Excellent, your quick humour and business advice was very effective in getting our dealers to have a re-think on what their priorities should be, dealers truly enjoyed your speech, you hit the mark precisely. We would not hesitate in recommending you as a keynote speaker and would also consider using you again.
Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment Pty Ltd
Ray, I am a bit of a sponge when it comes to learning from others, I took notes on my serviette during your presentation. I actually spoke to our playing group this morning and used two of my takeaways from your presentation.
I took quite a bit away from your style and the way you used PowerPoint and humour to drive your messages. Some great slides! thoroughly enjoyable and some really good lessons.
Gold Coast Football Club
You did a brilliant job of kicking off our managers’ conference. Our theme was “Managing and Building a Better Business” focusing on growing the business by increasing sales and net profit. Ray tailored his presentation to our company’s needs by doing his research, providing relevant information as well as feasible suggestions that the managers could take away with them. Additionally, Ray captivates and engages the group by utilizing his “hands on” experience in the real business world, humor and optimistic outlook in re-affirming our theme message, professional and easy-to-work with.
UES International Pty Ltd
Ray, we valued your segment very much and the feedback was excellent.
Ray, everyone that attended was extremely happy with your presentation and a number of comments were made about it being the best training that they have had since working with Hastings.
Hastings Deering Australia Ltd
Ray - your energy is infectious, Can't wait to see you again - thank you for making a difference, all delegates gave you an overall rating of excellent. Comments from the delegates included: Fantastic, Great energy, very motivational and thought provoking.
Ray, thank you for an excellent and motivating presentation, your presentation was well received and a number of the younger employees are extremely motivated.
GRUNDFOS Pumps Pty. Ltd
Ray, the team enjoyed your presentation, we all know what’s important in life however most times get caught up in what we are led to believe is important and the true things get left aside.
The guys were especially interested in achieving success with balance and also where you challenged us as to “why Toshiba” whereby you said ‘who cares’ these things will help us really understand and make our retail partners understand exactly Why Toshiba.
National Sales Manager
Ray, I would like to thank you the feedback received has been very, very positive.
Comments received on the feedback forms. motivational, very inspiring, funny and interesting, A life changing presenter, Very engaging, anyone can do it, Just wanted to get up and hug him, what a presentation.