Trainers and Speakers

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Take a look at the Speakers and Trainers available through Speakersbank

Dale Rees-Bevan

Dale Rees-Bevan has been running public speaking courses since 1993. Her enthusiastic and encouraging manner has brought confidence and a voice to her course participants. Dale's particular talent is discovering and exposing her delegates' strengths. This gives them the self assurance to enjoy speaking in public. Dale's success as a course co-ordinator is due to the huge emotional investment she makes in each participant. Her engaging manner and her belief in each individual is infectious, with the result that everyone emerges a winner. 

Areas of Expertise

Current Roles:




Other Not-for-Profit Work


Other Relevant Experience


Based: Sydney, Australia



Allan Davies

 Areas of Expertise

Speaker and Presenter
Customer Service Coach and Motivator
Corporate Event MC
Presentation Skills Training
Keynote presentations
Associate Diploma of Hospitality Management (Macleay College, Sydney)
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 
Toastmasters International
Past President Quakers Hill Toastmasters Club
Honours and Awards
Winner – Toastmasters NSW/ACT Humorous Speech contest 2012
Hospitality Awards
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Premier Club Award Winner June 2004
Customer Delight Award Winner - May, August, Sept 2004.
Professional Summary
Allan is a vastly experienced speaker and presenter who has officiated and delivered presentations at corporate events, book and product launches, sports club and variety dinners, political events, weddings and high school business programs.
Allan is also a degree qualified professional in customer service and hotel management. Thirteen years of experience as a 5 Star International Hotel concierge allows him to speak with expertise and passion about customer service excellence at the highest level.
Informative and fun, Allan’s presentations explore the art of happiness in the workplace.
As a professional trainer and motivator in this field, Allan now delivers educational and humorous presentations designed to make workplaces more fun, more productive and more meaningful.
“When people laugh together they make life less difficult for each other”.
Allan has a conviction about this message and that it must be heard.
In my role as a professional rugby player I have many public speaking commitments such as media appearances, Corporate events and school appearances just to name a few. Having very little experience or knowledge on public speaking meant I was often anxious resulting in my message not being delivered as I had hoped.
Allan gifted me with the necessary tools to control the nerves and enjoy my speaking engagements. 
Allan is more than a facilitator/presenter/MC....he is a life changer. Allan’s ability to create the optimum learning environment empowers participants to find their voice at their own pace and with plenty of laughs along the way. We all thoroughly enjoyed the life changing experience and I highly recommend Allan to all aspiring speakers and newbies
- Christian Lealiifano, 
Professional Rugby Player
Brumbies Rugby

Colin Cardwell

Colin has been in training for 17 years. He ran his own training company in London, focusing on sales training and sales management. He was a director for 5 years at Trainer Resources (UK).

ColinColin has been the CEO of 3rd Sense (Australia’s leading casual games business) since 2001. He was also been a director of SpeakersBank Australia Incorporated from 2006 to 2009.

Areas of Relevant Expertise

Based: Sydney, Australia

Dianne Sammut


Since 1995 Dianne has been co-ordinating and running community courses in public speaking. Dianne has worked with both adults and students and brings to her workshops her high standards of professionalism as well as her public speaking experience and expertise. Dianne is a Director of SpeakersBank.
Relevant experience

Emma Bell



Emma Bell has been teaching and entertaining young people since 2001. Her enthusiastic and energetic manner engages and excites her students and participants.  
Emma ran her own children’s party business, ‘Whimsicality Productions’ with a colleague. She designed themed parties, games and stories for primary aged children. Emma is a fully trained classical ballet dancer in the RAD method, and went on to teach various styles of dance for 5 years.  Last year Emma completed a Diploma of Business Marketing and now works in marketing and personal branding.
Emma is passionate about helping young people discover and develop their inner confidence and full potential.

Areas of Expertise
Current Roles:
·          Small Business Marketing consultant for start-up businesses
·          Connect Marketing – Customer Care Officer
·          Glen St Theatre – Customer Service
·          Diploma of Business Marketing
·          NLP Certificate 2007
·          Certificate of Dance Teaching, QUT, 2004.
Not-for-Profit Work
·          Coogee Arts Festival – Marketing/PA work
·          BodySpeak Launch – Member of the Real Women Group, we published and edited ‘BodySpeak’ a collection of writings about women by women. Sponsored by The Body Shop. Launched in Pitt St Mall at The Body Shop – opened by Julie McCrossin.
·          SpikeFEST – Annual festival celebrating the life of Spike Milligan
·          Gosford Musical Society
·          MS Society Adelaide - Musical Production – Jesus Christ Superstar
·          ‘BODIES’ Youth Dance Festival – Newtown
 Other Relevant Experience
·          Member of Toastmasters International
·          TheatreSports training – Impro Australia
·          ‘The Art Of Interviews’ AFTRS
·          ‘Acting’ Open Programme NIDA
·          TV Presenting Workshop
Based: Sydney, Australia

Tony Saunders

Tony Saunders has been a professional entertainer for over 20 years. His experience of working with people started as a swimming coach, working with people between 4 and 94! His hobby was magic, however, and this led into work as an entertainer. Starting off as a cruise ship entertainment organizer, Tony found himself arranging sport and entertainment. Magic and the entertainment combined and today he works both as a corporate entertainer and as “Sparkles the Clown” for children’s parties and functions.
Thanks to his experience with the swimming coaching, Tony finds it easy to combine his coaching skills with his performing experience and use these talents in the public speaking training arena. He has worked with adults and children to help develop their confidence and public speaking skills.
Tony was a director of SpeakersBank Australia from 2006 - 2009.