Nick Bowditch

Speaker. Writer. Storyteller. HOMECONTACT ME

Speaker and MC.

I love to speak at and MC events in Australia and all over the world. I limit my speaking to just four events per month, and MC’ing just one event per month. You can see my current list of speaking topics below, however I can also create bespoke content to present at your conference or event.

A note about my speaking fees:

Authenticity and transparency is very important to me so I like to have my speaking fee and travel and accommodation requirements right here on my website for all to see (at the bottom of this page). Most other speakers do not do this but I think this can save a lot of awkward conversations if your budget doesn’t meet my fee structure.

 

My most recent book, Reboot Your Thinking, has now had more than 5,000 sales and downloads.

Current Speaking Topics

Synopsis:

This story isn’t easy to hear, and it’s even harder to tell. It’s the story of how I was in such a dark place, that not even the thought of my beautiful family having to live without me in their life was enough to convince me that I should wake up the next day. It’s the story of how deep despair can be, how long-lasting trauma can be, and how someone thinks, when they think everyone is better off without them. And it’s the story of how one phonecall, and the amazing kindness of a complete stranger convinced me that I should see what tomorrow was like, and the next day, and the next. It’s the story of how one phonecall saved my life.

Synopsis:

Storytelling is the single most effective business asset a person can have in 2017. This presentation details how we as humans have evolved in our telling our stories from my proud heritage of Aboriginal Australians and the Dreamtime stories right through to stories now being told at scale to the masses on Facebook. How well YOU tell your story and the story of your brand can mean the difference between growing and failing but, away from business, the most sad thing in the world, in 2016, with all of our connectivity, is to die unheard.

Synopsis:

The world is changing pretty fast. And in a world where every single day we produce more content than from the beginning of time to 2003, and where 1 in 5 things that will be typed into Google today have never been typed into Google before, you could be forgiven for needing a bit of guidance for your online and social media strategy for 2017. This presentation is mind-blowing, challenging and fun, and is my most popular presentation from 2016.

Synopsis:

This was my TED talk where I talk about how the things that make me different mentally (depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction) are actually the very same things that make me, me. I have run away from and hidden these things my whole life, but now I choose to embrace them. In this presentation, I talk about how these things that some people would label character flaws of defects, are actually my superpowers. This is an empowering and challenging presentation, and is one of my personal favourites.

What Audiences Say About Nick

“Easy to listen to. Nick was a real standout. Intelligent. Funny. Authentic.”
DivorceResource.com.au

“Authentic, intelligent, amusing and very giving of his time & knowledge. Always happy to answer questions and gives an honest response. If you look around a room when Nick’s speaking you will notice he has the audiences undivided attention, the content is always that good! Love hearing hime speak whenever we get the chance”
Eon Digital

“As real as any speaker I have ever met. We connected at a totally different level. Cant fault this guy.”
Bidz Direct

“The best…!!”
Online Marketing Australia

“I saw Nick speak at the Traffic and Conversion Summit – loved his presentation – great content, funny and entertaining, and his trademark thongs!”
Cleaning Marketer

“Nick is very genuine and authentic…right down to his footwear!”
FIFO Families

“Nick , I first listened to you at our NAK conference in July of this year. I was really impressed and you made the presentation really alive. I was not keen to be on social media , but after listening to you I am now into both Facebook and Instagram , using for business only and really enjoying both forms. it would be great if you got over the Tasman mate.
Kerri Godinet Marketing

“I have seen Nick present twice and he is very engaging and a great storyteller. Was captivated the whole time.”
Eating Disorder Recovery Hub

“Nick has thought leader status with his knowledge and the way he presents his topic connects very well with the listener, engaging them to get the most out of what he has to give”
EMB Strategies

“Fantastic presenter, great content, gave excellent tips that delivered immediate improvements and results.”
Townsville Business Development Centre

“Amongst 12 speakers Nick was the stand out! At the end of the day after all the speakers, I was most awake when Nick spoke :)”
Scott Madden

“Nick knows his stuff and you won’t find a more informed speaker and innovative thinker. I’ve had Nick present at several of my events over the past 4 years and put simply – Nick Rocks!”
Terri Cooper Events

“Exhilarating and entertaining. Knowledge in abundance.”
Innovativ-e-News

“If you want a no-nonsense, tell it like it is speaker, Nick is your man. He always has a great story and his relaxed delivery keeps the whole room captivated.”
Secret Secretary

“Authenticity and great story telling are the message! Inspiring speaker and valuable content.”
Weightloss Solutions

“How would I describe Nick Bowditch? The REAL DEAL – Genuine, authentic, entertaining and delivers 100% usable rich-content – wrapped up in a hilarious delivery without even trying! A True Aussie legend that could dominate any world stage!”
www.BretThomson.com

“You are a 5 star speaker because of how you effect the audience. They laugh and connect with you every step of the way. You are genuine, have loads of stories, get people thinking and most importantly, leave people feeling inspired that they can be a success in the online space no matter how much experience they have!”
Autopilot Your Business

“Energetic and natural ;)”
PIT Group

“Authentic, intelligent, amusing and very giving of his time & knowledge. Always happy to answer questions and gives an honest response. If you look around a room when Nick’s speaking you will notice he has the audiences undivided attention, the content is always that good! Love hearing hime speak whenever we get the chance”
Your Hot Property

“Nick helped me connect the dots in today’s online social and network media world.”
Top End Consulting

“Having worked with Nick on numerous occasions, I can absolutely guarantee that he delivers on his promise. Audiences love him, he calls it as he sees it and I have absolute admiration and respect for his speaking “kick assedness”. Book Nick and every expectation that you have will be exceeded – and your audience will have a blast.”
Andrew Griffiths

“If you want your audience to hear from someone authentic, engaging, humorous and has walked the talk…Nick Bowditch is your man!! Great speaker, great person!!”
Autocloud

“Saw Nick at Business Blueprint event and it was engaging, up-to-the-minute, informative ‘stuff’ we all need to be keeping front of mind when planning our marketing and Nick’s delivery was enthusiastic and ‘real’ for those of us that aren’t tech savvy.”
Dyslexia.com.au

“Genuine & Authentic”
Crowe Digital

“Dead set amazing speaker. Relates to all ages and calls it as it is.”
Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management

“Nick really knows what he’s talking about and how to talk about it.”
Club Plus Super

“Great at telling a story with a useful message!”
Red Day Coaching

“Honest, engaging & entertaining. Each time I have heard Nick speak, I have walked away with purpose and an action plan.”
Woohoo Salons

“Rock Star!”
W3

“Want to see one of the best story tellers in the world completely mesmerise your audience? Nick Bowditch is the authority. Not only does he engage people on a deep level, but he always leaves us inspired to be better, do amazing things, and make the world a better place.”
Veeroll

“I thought Nick was a pretty good speaker when he was head of small business for Facebook Australia. However, hearing him speak at traffic and conversion recently as an entrepreneur again, i realised he has taken it to a whole new level! He’s very knowledgeable and very easy to listen to and someone who you could learn a lot from. Plus he has some great insights into how the two biggest social networks in the world work.”
Just Social Media

Speaking Fees,
Travel Arrangements & Conditions

AUSTRALIAN SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

Authenticity and transparency is very important to me so I like to have my speaking fee and travel and accommodation requirements right here on my website for all to see. Most other speakers do not do this but I think this can save a lot of awkward conversations if your budget doesn’t meet my fee structure.

To book me to speak at your event in Australia, here is what you need to know:

A deposit of 50% of the full payment is required for all bookings and no bookings are secured until the deposit is paid. The balance payment must be paid 7 days prior to the event.

My fee for a speaking engagement of between 30 minutes and 3 hours within Australia is $8,000. Travel and accommodation is also required for speaking engagements that are not in Sydney. For domestic events, flights (return out of Sydney) are required. The flights must be on Qantas (where applicable) and be a flexi-fare if the flight (or total flying time) is less than 4 hours. For flights over 4 hours (eg Sydney to Perth), the fare must be in business class. Also, one night’s accommodation in 5 star accommodation is also required for events outside of Sydney.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
I love MC’ing events and my clients give me feedback that I add value to the event, regardless of the theme, topics for discussion, or industry involved. I am very well prepared for these events, and my aim is to make your conference run smoothly and on time. My fee to MC an event is at a day rate as above, $8,000 per day. Travel and accommodation is also required for me to MC your event if it’s not in Sydney. Flights must be booked as above. To MC a 3-day event, I offer clients the 3rd day free of charge (travel and accommodation still required at your expense).

Please note there is a 20% reduction in my fee for non-profit organisations but the travel and accommodation requirement is the same.

NO VIDEO POLICY:
Most of my shows are filmed professionally by the event itself, but that is the only video that I am happy to be made during my presentation. I have this ‘no videos on cameras or phones’ policy for three reasons:

1. Somebody has paid me to speak at the event. Whether it is the people who are sitting in the audience, or their employers, somebody has paid for me to deliver unique content directly to, and especially for, that audience. If other people get to see that content without paying, I am not really supporting those people who have paid my speaking fee.

2. The majority of themes I talk about in my speaking gigs (around depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, mental illness and suicide), lend themselves to me being very open and transparent and delivering content that is raw and sometimes uncomfortable. I am less likely to really give everything I can to the people in the room, if I know that people OUTSIDE the room could also be watching, without having made any sort of connection with me.

3. Often, people in the audiences feel how open and transparent I am in delivering this content, and Q&A sessions include some of them being very honest and real as well. I don’t want to risk people being able to feel what they want to, and reflect back in the way they want to, and I want to make sure everyone in the room is safe and doesn’t feel exposed or at risk of being shamed.

I hope that everyone can see my side of this, and why I think this is important enough to potentially risk not being booked to speak at conferences where people might disagree with me about it. That said, I am very confident of the value that I bring an event, and feel like I have to take this stand so that the attendees on the day get the best possible version of me and my work.

OTHER CONDITIONS:
I will be presenting using my own computer and won’t be sending a copy of my presentation before the date of the event I am booked for. My presentations are generally in 16:9 format unless otherwise arranged.

For a quote on an engagement longer than 3 hours, as well as my audiovisual and staging requirements and to book or ask me any questions about my speaking please email [email protected]

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

Authenticity and transparency is very important to me so I like to have my speaking fee and travel and accommodation requirements right here on my website for all to see. Most other speakers do not do this but I think this can save a lot of awkward conversations if your budget doesn’t meet my fee structure.

To book me to speak at your event outside of Australia, here is what you need to know:

A deposit of 50% of the full payment is required for all bookings and no bookings are secured until the deposit is paid. The balance payment must be paid 7 days prior to the event.

My fee for a speaking engagement of between 1 hour and 3 hours outside of Australia is $12,000. Travel and accommodation is also required for all international speaking engagements. For international events, flights (return out of Sydney) are required. The flights must be on Qantas (where applicable) and be in business class. Also, a minimum of 2 night’s accommodation in 5 star accommodation is also required for international events.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
I love MC’ing events and my clients give me feedback that I add value to the event, regardless of the theme, topics for discussion, or industry involved. I am very well prepared for these events, and my aim is to make your conference run smoothly and on time. My fee to MC an event is at a day rate as above, $12,000 per day. Travel and accommodation is also required for me to MC your event and flights must be booked as above. To MC a 3-day event, I offer clients the 3rd day free of charge (travel and accommodation still required at your expense).

Please note there is a 20% reduction in my fee for non-profit organisations but the travel and accommodation requirement is the same.

NO VIDEO POLICY:
Most of my shows are filmed professionally by the event itself, but that is the only video that I am happy to be made during my presentation. I have this ‘no videos on cameras or phones’ policy for three reasons:

1. Somebody has paid me to speak at the event. Whether it is the people who are sitting in the audience, or their employers, somebody has paid for me to deliver unique content directly to, and especially for, that audience. If other people get to see that content without paying, I am not really supporting those people who have paid my speaking fee.

2. The majority of themes I talk about in my speaking gigs (around depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, mental illness and suicide), lend themselves to me being very open and transparent and delivering content that is raw and sometimes uncomfortable. I am less likely to really give everything I can to the people in the room, if I know that people OUTSIDE the room could also be watching, without having made any sort of connection with me.

3. Often, people in the audiences feel how open and transparent I am in delivering this content, and Q&A sessions include some of them being very honest and real as well. I don’t want to risk people being able to feel what they want to, and reflect back in the way they want to, and I want to make sure everyone in the room is safe and doesn’t feel exposed or at risk of being shamed.

I hope that everyone can see my side of this, and why I think this is important enough to potentially risk not being booked to speak at conferences where people might disagree with me about it. That said, I am very confident of the value that I bring an event, and feel like I have to take this stand so that the attendees on the day get the best possible version of me and my work.

OTHER CONDITIONS:
I will be presenting using my own computer and won’t be sending a copy of my presentation before the date of the event I am booked for. My presentations are generally in 16:9 format unless otherwise arranged.

For a quote on an engagement longer than 3 hours, as well as my audiovisual and staging requirements and to book or ask me any questions about my speaking please email [email protected]

Please note: these discounts can be passed on to your customers or you can sell the books at your event at a profit.