Consumer Behavioural and marketing Speaker and Author
Barry Urquhart is an internationally respected and in-demand conference keynote speaker, business strategist, consumer behaviour analyst and a top selling author.
Barry is author of six books, including the two largest selling publications on service excellence in Australasia. His latest is 'Marketing Magic- Streetsmart Marketing'.
Each year Barry travels some 300,000 kilometres on five continents to deliver up to 120 keynote addresses, and to facilitate around 15 strategic planning workshops, and is one of the most active conference keynote speakers in the nation.
He is a regular commentator on consumer issues on ABC radio, is featured on a series of interview topics on Today Tonight, recorded a monthly segment for the airline in-flight audio program 'Strictly Business' and contributes articles to 47 magazines throughout the world.
Barry is a former lecturer in Marketing and Management at Curtin University of Technology in Perth and has degrees in marketing, political science and sociology.
Topics Barry Speaks about include:
Barry also has a range of other presentations and all are customised and extensively researched to ensure that key issues are addressed, the needs of the delegates are satisfied and the objectives fulfilled. The primary focus is on takeout value for all attendees, on enhancing sales margins and profits, while improving relationships, referrals and loyalty.
Barry’s presentation at the IGA Queensland/Northern NSW 2011 State Conference was outstanding. His knowledge of the Australian and international retail market is excecllent. Using this knowledge and adapting it to relevant, real life examples for IGA retailers made his presentation one of the best we’ve had and was the highlight of our conference. I would recommend Barry to any retail organisation that wants to engage their stakeholders to drive change and get results
IGA Distribution Queensland
We engaged Barry Urquhart & Marketing Focus for our National Conference in early 2010 and our International Conference in Macau & Hong Kong later that year. Mr Urquhart delivered a markting and retail focused keynote speech and helped facilitate retail workshops for the Liquor Legends group. His execution and delivery was sharp and relevant to our members. Mr Urquhart made himself available throughout our International Conference for one-to-one meetings with our members, giving them valuable insight into their business and assistance developing a marketing plan. He was able to capture the audience with his professional delivery and drive home our objectives to members utilising his professional knowledge and insights. Mr Urquhart delivered everything we asked and exceeded my expectations. Liquor Legends would highly recommend Mr Urquhart to any customer focused business.
Thank you for your insightful keynote delivered at our regional conference. It is clear that you have reflected at some length on the subject matter and delivered a thought provoking, interesting and more importantly, user friendly address which provided useful solutions and suggestions to all delegates to take away and implement in their own businesses. I thank you for your efforts and congratulate you on the manner in which you engaged each and every delegate.