A highly sought-after creative, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker.
Emma Bannister thinks in pictures and stories. She is an expert at transforming the written word into visual masterpieces and we are lucky to call her our CEO.
Emma's passion for presentations is infectious - realising just how impactful and powerful they are to companies.
After years of designing presentations for big corporates in the U.K, Emma arrived in Australia in 2002 with a suitcase full of bright ideas and big
Fast-forward a decade and Presentation Studio has grown to 30+ creative and collaborative staff, all equally passionate about helping transform the way individuals and companies communicate.
Together they have helped transform multi-million-dollar pitch presentations for companies such as Telstra, Westfield, Microsoft, Hyundai, Yahoo!7, Commonwealth Bank and PepsiCo... just to name a few!
When she’s not presenting, or teaching others how to present, Emma is writing for the likes of Smart Company, Business Insider, Qantas Radio, SMH, Financial Review, B&T, The CEO Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and Kochies Business Builder.
Emma Bannister has recently been awarded Microsoft the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office365 (PowerPoint). An exclusive accolade only bestowed to global professionals at the top of their game on the Microsoft platform.
Emma is also the co-founder and visual design lead for Presentation Guru and was a finalist in the 2015 + 2016 Telstra Business Women Awards.
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The good news is, you needn't be. Emma Bannister is Presentation Studio Founder and CEO, with over 20 years' experience in visual communication strategy. Her team has helped clients across
Creativity is THE future business skill
As we rely more on machines to make decisions, humans will need to supply what machines cannot: Creativity. That’s why in the 2016 World Economic Forum report, Creativity as a skill set moved from number 10 in 2015 to number three in 2020. Leaders must learn not to stifle creativity, allow time for experimentation and resource the ability to problem solve through curiosity, imagination, innovation,
"Protect the future not the past – your job as a manager in a creative environment is to protect new ideas from those who don’t understand that in order for greatness to emerge, there must be phases of not-so-greatness."
Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar
Emma shares her experience of driving a creative team culture and the challenges and benefits that brings. In a brave and authentic
From a humble beginning to a successful business owner; learn how to take control of your own destiny.
Emma arrived in Australia in 2002 with little more than one backpack and a vision of how powerful presentations could be. With nobody providing quality presentation support and noticing
Starting a business has obvious challenges and during this keynote, Emma shares stories from the past 12 years –
Now, as CEO, creative entrepreneur,
Visual Thinking will help you transform the way you think, communicate and influence with your presentations.
Transform your presentation in five simple steps:
Looking for a relatable and inspirational speaker that delivers real value to audiences? Look no further!