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;

  • Weekly columnist for Yahoo!7 Finance
  • A regular contributor to The Australian newspaper
  • Host of Talking Business for the Qantas in-flight service, Radio Q
  • Finance commentator on Vega FM
  • Host of his own TV show, Switzer, on SKY News Business Channel

Speaking topics

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.

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.

Getting everything right to make more money

As 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 and the Yahoo!7 Finance website, so he is right on the money with current topics. He has also written five best-selling money books.

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!

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.

Testimonials

The feedback on Peter was fantastic with member surveys indicating this calibre of speaker to be greatly appreciated. Personally I found Peter's style a great combination and her certainly held the audiences attention well.
- Michelle Foulcher, Manager Membership Sales, Sydney Convention ' Visitors Bureau

Peter, We would like to congratulate you for performing your master of ceremonies role in such a professional, entertaining and informative manner. We were impressed by your ability to tease out each winner’s story so that the audience gained maximum benefit from their collective business experiences.
- Directors, Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Peter did a wonderful job on the night; keeping the program moving, working around changes to the run sheet, and ensuring each award recipient, and our sponsors, were made to feel welcome and important. The feedback received from those attending has all been extremely positive.
- General Manager NSW, Australian Institute of Export

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