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An informative and entertaining speaker
Categories: Branding & Marketing, Business Coaching, Business Speakers, CEO, Customer Service, Entrepreneur, MCs & Hosts, Sales
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RAY SCICLUNA is an informative and entertaining speaker. Ray wasn’t the brightest Kid at school growing up in the rough Western Suburbs of Melbourne … You had to have “street smarts” to survive.
Unable to read or write Ray was the MD of Video Gold, a business venture he started at the age of 22, Video Gold grew to a turnover of $90m in under 12 months. The revolutionary Video Gold copy depth leasing program (of new release movies for $1 a day) changed the video industry overnight and was responsible for the introduction of large shopping Centre type video libraries.
Bankrupt at 29, Ray fought back, buying the Video Ezy chain. Forming a super franchise team they took 13 stores to 360 before selling the franchise in 1998. Ray has a very colorful life story and people who have heard Ray’s entertaining life journey are truly inspired by his conviction and “can do attitude”. Success leaves traces, but so does failure, A story worth hearing.. If he can, anyone can!
Sometimes we spend too much time, energy, and money on things that have little impact on our Life’s. Ray’s message is clear: Attitude Gets It Done, Create Magic Moments and Build a People Focused Culture!
- Ray opened his first business at 13. By age 22 he started his third business which grew to a turnover of $90m in just under 3 years.
- Ray has opened a total of 68 different businesses over the past 39 years.
- He is the author of “Crossroads and Roundabouts: life is full of choices”
Ray has used his “Street-Smart” instinct all his life and knows all too well that survival and success depends on the people around you.
- Leaving school at the age of 13 and was unable to read or write until he was 31.
- “Street-Smart” pays off once again; Ray’s real education started with business failure at the age of 29, he was declared bankrupt and lost all of his material wealth.
- Self-employed for 39 years, Ray has employed 100’s of people, trained 1000’s of young people in customer service and helped 100’s of people manage and build better businesses.
You added great value to our conference. I had researched you on your site and other sites on the internet and thought I knew what to expect and it would excellent. Well I got it right on the excellent part but was surprised by your fast paced exciting presentation which combined positive, thought provoking and important messages with fabulous humour while weaving our company story throughout. Who would have thought an hour could go so fast! You have an amazing talent to impact the thinking of a group while having a great time. Everyone is talking about how your presentation brought together all of the key points and theme of our conference.
ALPA – Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
Ray, thank you for a powerful and highly engaging presentation 'Creating Magic Moments'. Over 500 staff attended the day and feedback has been outstanding. We have had a fantastic response from our staff
Ray gave an enthusiastic and motivating presentation on ‘Build better business’. He captivated the audience by drawing on his own experiences over the past 36 years and with his humorous and upbeat style had our delegates riveted to his message on ‘Unity’. The feedback speaks for itself with comments like ‘Excellent – get him back to do more workshops; Sensational; Try and find another one as good; one of the best we have had; Ray is very inspirational; More, he lit the fuse!” Excellent presentation.
Ray, Excellent, You delivered ahead of expectation, and your execution was flawless, a true professional. ‘You get it’ having been in business you diligently went about researching your audience and your delivery was clear, concise and accurate. You followed the brief, and your referral to your experience and our business did not sound contrived, as it sometimes does. You jam-packed the hour, and everybody was pleased!