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Stu Atkins

Stu Atkins

Stu has over 20 years’ experience working in senior sales & marketing functions across Recruitment, Technology, Marketing & Advertising industries. Stu until recently headed up the Sales team in Victoria and Tasmania at Realestate.com.au for 3 years. Prior to this Stu started a successful online recruitment business which was subsequently taken over and has also built an online retail store.

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“We live in a world were digital disruption is effecting every part of our lives. Stu Atkins can help employers to understand how Digital Disruptors effect the brands of our businesses as well as or employer reputation and more importantly what we can do to turn negative disruption into a positive. Stu Atkins is an engaging speaker with a sound knowledge of the disruptors in our world and how to use them to maximise our businesses. I would highly recommend Stu as a speaker on this dynamic and very important subject.

Greg Ure - AHRI


 I had the pleasure of attending a recent corporate Roadshow across Australia and Stu Atkins was the first speaker. He delivered a 45 minute presentation on Disruption to large audiences and to say I was impressed is an understatement. Stu is engaging and entertaining and tells a story rather than simply delivering content. He had the audience completely focussed from the outset and balanced the presentation with facts, story telling and humorous exercises which were all perfectly executed. Stu is a well rounded Speaker and one I would recommend without hesitation.

Jacqui Cooper, 5 time Winter Olympian & professional Public Speaker


Informative, engaging and at times somewhat confronting! As one of our keynote speakers at the Eview Group PB2016 National Conference, Stuart delivered an energy packed presentation filled with quality information and humour. Stu’s likeable character and presenting style connected instantly with the audience; we have no hesitation in recommending Stu for future industry events.

Eview Group

Stu Atkins Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Stu Atkins's Biography

Having presented to well over 35,000 professionals across Australia, NZ, China & the USA, Stu Atkins is one of the countries most exciting and experienced speaking talents.  His style is relaxed, informal, engaging, entertaining and always completely relevant to the industry at hand – many speak about general trends, Stu speaks about what will happen to YOUR industry and how to be well armed for whatever is approaching.


The pace of change we experience, today, will be the slowest it will be for the rest of our lives.


The need to focus on the present often leaves businesses exposed to the short and medium-term future.  Stu is expert at uncovering new tools to enhance productivity and profitability, predicting the disruptive forces which may impact future business, how to effectively harness the power of social media and most importantly, how to capture and communicate with today’s rapidly evolving digital consumer.


Stu has also been a sales professional for over 20 years and is expert at unpacking the science of sales, coupling this with the latest tools and tips to help drive better outcomes using real world experience.


Stu has appeared on Sunrise, Channel 7 and 9, multiple radio networks and major metropolitan newspapers.  His experience in founding on-line retail, recruitment & social media firms means he completely immerses himself in the very latest the digital revolution has to offer.  He has held senior positions at News Digital Media, REA Group and an internet startup firm and has a team of world class researchers to ensure his knowledge and message is specific to your needs.


Stu’s style is relaxed and inclusive, warm yet humerous.  Stu will leave your audience educated, challenged and ready for what tomorrow might bring.

Speaking Topics Include

Disruption: Using specific and tailored content to your industry, the audience will be empowered by strategies to compete with the disruptors and traditional competitors to stay ahead of the curve.


Tech Innovation:  understanding the future means your audience is well armed to continually evolve to meet the ever changing needs of your customers


Social & Professional networking:  the platform and audience is ripe for the picking.  Utilising various channels to maximise cut-through and develop new business / consumer relationships by becoming ‘more local than the locals’.


Digital Footprint:  by focussing on your business and employee’s online presence and the ‘testimonial economy’, your broader audience will perceive your business as a provider of choice.


Sales Strategy:  using a simple 9 step process, your sales outcomes will radically improve by analysing ratios, ‘story telling selling’, tailoring meetings to always have the end in mind and most importantly removing any reluctance or fear of the imperative process of developing new relationships.