REALtalk

LEARN

INSPIRE

CONNECT

LEARN

INSPIRE

CONNECT

REALtalk is the hairdressing industry event that brings you a profound level of connection and a room of unbranded, inspirational and authentic conversations. It invites powerful, ambitious hairdressers, salon owners, brand representatives and businesspeople to witness a significant line up of speakers discussing every important facet of the industry and salon management.

From business to creative, education plays a pivotal role in the hairdressing industry. On Sunday 13 June, the esteemed REALtalk format will present various curated sessions with keynote speakers, panels and highly relevant topics in 2021.

In a day that covers networking and high-powered learning, REALtalk works with some of the biggest names in the industry to invigorate its audience and truly create conversations that matter. This is a raw, informative and engaging event that aims to motivate change and spark dialogue. A platform that will help you take your business to the next level going beyond basic business advice; REALtalk will leave you with fresh ideas, actionable business plans and new connections.

REALtalk Program

 10:00am – 10:30am Registration & Morning Tea
 10:30am – 11:30am Terry Hawkins The Tough Talk
 11:30am – 12:00pm Panel: Salon of the Future 
Simone Abaron, Apotecari; Paul Frasca, Sustainable Salons; Kristy Hines, Aveda
 12:00pm – 12:30pm Sandy Chong, AHC – The Great Divide
 12:30pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch
 1:30pm – 2:30pm Phill Nosworthy – Full Stack Resilience; Becoming anti-fragile in business and life
 2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel: Salon Culture and Leadership
Sharlene Lee, Circles of Hair; Jaye Edwards, EdwardsAndCo; Tom Donato, Xiang Hair
 3:15pm – 4:15pm James Fitzgerald Social Media Marketing Beyond Vanity
 4:15pm – 4:45pm  Afternoon Tea
 4:45pm – 5:15pm Panel: Technology and the Salon Experience
Renya Xydis, Wella
 5:15pm – 5:20pm Cameron Pine – The Final Wrap
 5:20pm  Finish

REALtalk Speakers

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James

Fitzgerald

James is Executive Director of Programming at SMK, a specialist learning and development organisation which exists to help businesses use social media, mobile and digital channels more effectively. Responsible for devising and developing all blue chip and corporate education programs, James has trained over 10,000 senior decision-makers on how they can optimise and enhance their digital marketing and communications, including leaders from: Apple, Air NZ, Sanitarium, UNICEF and CBA. SMK trains and educates more professionals on the subjects of social media, content marketing, online video and digital than any other organisation in the region. 

Terry Hawkins is an award-winning author and education architect, and globally recognised presenter. As a retail education pioneer with over 100,000 alumni through her programs, 100’s of companies have experienced the solid results from her renowned retail education systems (Progress Retail). Terry has built a reputation as one the greatest education influencers in the retail industry in the past 3 decades(strongly influencing brands such as SDS, Ella Bache and Optus, and with long-standing clients such as MECCA brands, SEED Heritage and many more); Her name is synonymous with sustainable and results-based education, and how-to’s that merge business and mindset.

Terry

Hawkins

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Terry

Hawkins

Terry Hawkins is an award-winning author and education architect, and globally recognised presenter. As a retail education pioneer with over 100,000 alumni through her programs, 100’s of companies have experienced the solid results from her renowned retail education systems (Progress Retail). Terry has built a reputation as one the greatest education influencers in the retail industry in the past 3 decades(strongly influencing brands such as SDS, Ella Bache and Optus, and with long-standing clients such as MECCA brands, SEED Heritage and many more); Her name is synonymous with sustainable and results-based education, and how-to’s that merge business and mindset.

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Phill

Nosworthy

Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, speaker and writer in the subject areas of meaning, leadership and high performance. His insights into personal mastery and career acceleration have gained him a cult following among high performers in Fortune listed companies the world over. He has worked in more than 40 cities globally and counts Microsoft, AFL, Universal Music and GitHub amongst his clients. Additionally, he is the founder of Switch L+D, a bespoke learning and development partner for leading brands around the world.

Phill will help us uncover new levels of emotional resilience and how to become ‘anti-fragile’ in leadership and life. He will empower you to create a business that is resilient and can weather any challenge.

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