Launching Asia Society Australia in Melbourne at the National Gallery

A great pleasure to join over 400 guests at the National Gallery of Victoria for the official launch of the Asia Society Australia in Melbourne at the Hawker Ball! Read more about it from the Premiers office – #hawkerball Below:  Dan Andrews, Premier of Victoria, Philipp Ivanov, CEO of Asia Society Australia and Philip Bateman, […]

Hamer Scholarship awarded to Philip Bateman for China

Our CEO has been awarded a Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship to focus on developing his Asia Capabilities, acting as an Ambassador for Victoria and will be studying Mandarin full time at Suzhou university, near Shanghai, between February and July 2020. Philip Bateman, shown below accepting the award from the Hon. Martin Pakula, Minister for Jobs, Innovation […]

Smarter Impact launches with 40 business & world leaders!

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I’m really excited to share with you a reference tool for the insights, education and inspiration so many amazing business leaders have shared with me in the last year – from Impact Investing to China relations, Government, Funding and Taxation, Science and Technology, the Arts and Business 101 – 40 interviews available for you in […]

Bravo Charlie are $50K Boost Your Business Grant Providers

Do you know a Victorian based manufacturing business that has their sights set on the world? It is our great pleasure to officially announce Bravo Charlie are Registered Service Providers in the Advanced Manufacturing Stream of the Victorian Governments Boost Your Business voucher program through to December 2019, providing dollar for dollar matched grants up […]

Presenting Digital Media Marketing to AMTIL

As a company member of the Advanced Precision Manufacturing and Technology group, plus an advisor to the Federal Governments Entrepreneurs Programme, we had the opportunity to present a session on Digital Marketing Systems and Story telling for Industrial and Agricultural companies, to both the management of and their EP advisor group. It was a great morning, […]

Fuel saving technology hits Australia

I got back to Melbourne from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday – I flew over to see for myself if they were A. honest and B. serious – take a look for yourself; The guts of it is the electric axle generates an average of 15% fuel savings, then as an auxiliary power unit engine idling […]

19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT)

The 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) was an incredible event, to which the Australian Business Forum team ( and Mr Ray Evans did a terrific job organizing one of the two Australian pavilions – A special thanks to Kate Ritchie, Yao Cheng and the team at for their help in […]

Confucius Institute Melbourne University

Happy New Year to you!  Marian and I had a wonderful break spending 7 days away at the Renaissance Festival in South Eastern Victoria, both relaxing and performing with the Ballistix Drum Crew – we are excited to get back to telling compelling stories for our clients (and you if you aren’t yet a client!) […]

Waste, recycling, you, me and our society

Hey you, Victorian (Australian?) resident making 2 tons of waste per year, that figure isn’t going down I’m told it’s going up?!  The word is Melbourne’s population of 3.5 million is on a trajectory to hit 8 million by 2050, unprecedented for developed cities as a growth percentage – and we have one of the […]

Journalism – not scripts AKA Ask Better Questions

What’s it all for? 30 to 90 seconds – sometimes several 1-2 minute pieces – once we are on location, the set is lit, your staff have gone through grooming for the gents and make up for the ladies (or not if we in the field with your customers) we have a 20-30 minute conversation; […]

VECCI Victorian Jiangsu Business Placement

Did you know Melbourne has had a sister city partnership with Jiangsu for over 20 years? “.. Jiangsu province is China’s manufacturing powerhouse and accounts for more than 10% of China’s entire GDP. The province is only the size of Tasmania, but has a population over 75 million and its economy is the size of […]

The numbers are in

Good mail for a Friday – “the numbers are in” – we received feedback from the CEO Institute rating our recent presentation as 8.8 out of 10 for ‘Relevance of Topic’ and 8.6 as ‘Guest Speaker’ . If you would like your board, organisation or a specific group to learn about “Business Development using Online […]

Yoga Trinity Vinyasa Flow

We headed to Canberra in the ACT to film Yoga Trinity‘s new Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training dvd thanks to Heather Agnew.

Huyck Wangner / Xerium & Air Radiators

Along with staff interviews for the Geelong Manufacturing Council, we headed out to interview the CEO / GM’s of Aus Pits, Huyck Wangner and Air Radiators   That’s not how you make porridge! Rightly so.. It’s how you make the water filtration layer for paper processing (paper starts out 98% water and 2% pulp then […]

Michael Cann Feldenkrais

A half day shoot doing testimonials and creating a 90-120 second ‘overview’ of Michael Cann’s Feldenkrais services

Drag and drop WordPress with Divi

For the past fortnight Marian and I have been building with the ‘Divi’ WordPress theme from Elegant Themes – we both feel it’s perfect for what we did with it and has a lot more capacity on top of what we asked.  Finishing client training with it yesterday, the drag and drop nature and general […]

Shaping remarkable, innovative, profitable organisations

I’ve been doing broader research into organisational structure as a follow on from the Gary Hamel event I went to in early December (‘What matters NOW’ – c/o American Chamber of Commerce in Australia).  Gary’s book ‘The Future of Management’ was an early read of mine that struck a chord. How difficult would it be […]

Passionate about your big idea? Looking to involve others? Take note

I often receive enquiry from folks who are passionate about a grand idea.  Often the most glaring issue is that they confuse an ‘idea’ with a ‘business’.  You can usually tell when you hear the words ‘I’ve got a great idea for a business’. The essence of the Swinburne MEI (Masters in Entrepreneurship) taught me […]

Q. How do we get our music into the cinema and film loop?

Having recently used audio from for our latest Greatest Show on Earth live event edit (check it out here) – a member of TWE asked “how do we get into the loop of our music getting onto more of this type of thing?  Where do video type people usually source the music from?” Hopefully the […]

Shooting good video

A photographer friend asked us how to go about shooting good video – maybe you are interested too? Shoot a wide shot of a situation, then drill down into 5 to 10, 2-3 second long segments which show up close detail, ideally pull focus between foreground and background to either sweep over an area of […]