Rob Hartnett

Speaker & Facilitator on powerful sales, marketing & leadership

Rob Hartnett is a new generation of keynote speaker and facilitator who educates and entertains while instilling humour, passion and enthusiasm through presentations that are jam packed with endless ways to drive your sales, marketing and personal development to the next level.

Rob speaks to sales teams, business owners, store managers, distributors, resellers, retailers, multi-level marketers and franchisees. His messages are relevant to anyone who has to rely upon making sales and coping with constant change in a competitive environment.

Rob has spoken in his entertaining, thought provoking and down to earth style to 1,000's of people from small business owners through to global organizations throughout Australia and overseas.

Audiences that hear Rob speak come away energised, inspired, entertained and most importantly rich in proven sales, marketing and personal development ideas they can confidently put to work immediately. The reason this occurs is that Rob takes the time to research thoroughly including mystery shopping and interviewing staff. For example a key question Rob asks is "what is the difference between the top 5% of performers in your competitive situation and the remaining 95%?" The answer usually has very little to do with technical skill, or core abilities, but it does have a lot to with mental attitude, market perception and the ability to accept change.

Rob also works closely with event organisers to ensure that he delivers a proven presentation that is tailored to the unique needs of each audience and hits the mark every time.

About Rob Hartnett:

Rob Hartnett is the managing director of Business Performance International and one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, author and speaker and mean it. His firm has attracted clients such as Swinburne University, Sensis, Hagemeyer, Federal Hotels, Interlease, Madman Entertainment, Outlet Books and Ronstan International. He holds a bachelor of business and a postgraduate in applied finance and investment and he is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Management Consultants and an Associate of the New York State National Speakers Association.

Prior to forming Business Performance International Rob worked for BCA IT where he set the record for selling over one million dollars in Apple hardware in a single sale; Apple Computer as a southern region channel manager; Hewlett-Packard as market development manager where he won the Asia Pacific High Achiever Award; and global advertising agency Publicis Mojo who were named Australian Advertising Agency of the Year twice. At Publicis Mojo Rob worked on major brands such as Australia Post, Telstra, Jetstar, Nike, Trading Post, Hertz, Jetset and Fosters.

Rob has also served on advisory boards and worked in two internet start up's. Rob Hartnett has appeared on TV programs such as Good Morning Australia, Business Daily, Viewpoint, Bread TV and Career Success. He is the author of the best seller Fast Times Ahead - the internet revolution and you published in 2000 and most recently the runaway success Small Business, Big Opportunity - winning the right customers through smart marketing and advertising which has over 100,000 books in print.

Rob takes his passion for performance into sport where he is a former world champion yachtsman and motorsport enthusiast. He also played the role of Dr. Evil for three years in an Austin Powers cover band.

Rob Hartnett speaks about:

Rob is a dynamic and inspirational speaker on developing high performance businesses. He has spoken to top 500 and global organizations, fast growing businesses, not for profit and industry associations in Australia and overseas.


Recent keynote presentations:

  • The Power of Thinking Big
  • Your Future is Your Business
  • Why Winners always Win
  • The Entrepreneurs Guide to Marketing
  • Tuning Sails to Tuning Two Strokes - The 7 Rules for Change
  • Fast Times Ahead - Sales & Marketing Tips for the 21st century
  • Creating Winning Teams
  • A Better Way - Developing a Passion for Success
  • The Art of Customer Engagement
  • The Keys to Value Based Pricing
  • From Good to Outstanding - Driving the Total Customer Experience

Training workshops:

  • Getting More of the Right Customers
  • Marketing for Small Business
  • Marketing for Non Marketers
  • Sales Team Management
  • Selling Skills for Non Sales People
  • Performance Presentations - Secrets of how to Present 1:1 or 1:1,000
  • High Performance Team Development
  • Confident Public Speaking - Tricks and Tips that will give you the edge
  • Virtual Profits - Succeeding Online Today
  • Developing Outstanding Customer Service
  • Managing Major Accounts & Strategic Sales

The training workshops are customised to your organisations requirements and run typically from 3 hours to 2 days depending upon the topic and the content. A range of over 40 small to medium business focused sales and marketing publications and resources are also available to select from the Business Performance International KnowledgeWorksTM library.

Client testimonials

Best presentation of the day - your joviality and sense of fun was much appreciated by the participants.

Monash Marketing Alumni

Rob set the scene for the conference and presented valuable insights into change management. Great choice of speaker.

Local Government and Managers Association

Rob was professional, energetic and entertaining. His willingness to understand our needs, and to respond to them, was appreciated and was a positive aspect to his performance.

Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation

Excellent! Rob was witty and very topical. A great wrap up for the conference with everyone going away enthused.

NIB Health Funds

You amused, entertained, and informed the group - It was great and hit the spot - Thanks.

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Rob left us astounded and enthused by his presentation. It has been the highlight of our presentations given this year and continues to be discussed.

Rotary Victoria

The changing world of sales and marketing - Many thanks for your entertaining and thought provoking presentation at the Mindshop International Conference last week. Feedback on the conference was that it was our best yet and a huge success so thanks again for being part of that


Thanks for your inspiring seminar this morning I feel like I got a million dollars worth of information for free! It was a great morning.

Health for Life

You came through and delivered beyond their wildest expectations. An entertaining and illuminating presentation delivered confidently and competently by a true professional.

National Speakers Association of Australia