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Presenter Profile - TONY ADAMS
Travels from   Wellington
Based   Wellington
Type   Speaker, MC, Consultant
Style   Inspiring, Educational, Powerful, Engaging, Dynamic, Impactful, Memorable, Inspirational, Uplifting, Entertaining, Highly credible, Heartwarming, Visually engaging, Captivating, Real-Life

A life time of challenges hasn't held Tony Adams back!  He's is an inspiring speaker and successful businessman whose strategies have taken him to the heights of the music industry, stockbroking, retailing and becoming a two times Guinness Book of Records holder! 

Crippled at birth, Tony Adams beat horrendous odds to win numerous New Zealand dance titles and become New Zealand’s first male tap dancing teacher. Even more amazing, in June 2009 he joined a select few who hold multiple Guinness World Records™ by tap dancing at 17.6 beats a second for 60 seconds to be recognised as the fastest tap dancer in the world!

Tony battled with dyslexia as a teenager and over came this to achieve qualifications in architecture and share-broking. He received his share broking licence just two weeks before the 1987 stock-market crash. Despite this timing he went on to become one of New Zealand’s leading retail stockbrokers and achieved such success that he was able to retire in his mid-40s.

Against a backdrop of falling CD sales and uncertainty in the future of the music industry he co-founded Sydney based Scorpio Music in 2005, the associate company of which now manages 12 international bands and artists including the hugely successful Evermore, Operator Please and The Hampdens.

Tony took his selling and customer psychology skills learned in stock market trading and applied them to the competitive world of retailing. Over a period of 4 years he opened 3 antique & collectibles shops in unfashionable suburban locations and achieved 500 customers per weekend in each shop. This was attained without a dollar being spent on advertising or promotions.

Over a lifetime of challenges, Tony has turned his life around by learning to overcome adversity in his business and personal life. He is passionate about sharing his five-step process for achieving powerful change – a process that can work for everyone whether in sales, management or on your own as a sole trader.

Tony Adams strongly believes that with the power of the mind we all have the ability to succeed in realising our dreams – whatever they may be.  He is an inspiring speaker with a powerful message and a definite WOW factor presentation!


"We have used Tony Adams on many occasions to address our clients. He is an excellent presenter who draws on a vast array of personal experiences and our clients have always enjoyed listening to him. When we have asked him to speak on a specific topic he has always delivered and exceeded expectations."
John Barber, Principal, Wealth Design Ltd

"It has been an honour to work with Tony Adams. He presents with authority and enthusiasm and captivates audiences by sharing his wealth of personal experiences. He speaks with integrity and in doing so inspires you to achieve greater results."
Leahna Hardie, Director, City Brokers Hardie Ltd

"Tony Adams is truly inspirational. He has influenced many aspects of my business and personal life with amazing results. His passion and encouragement for helping people to ‘live their dreams’ is infectious."
Victoria Hamilton, Naturopath, Life Perfect World

"As the producer of a talk radio show that reaches over 30 million listeners across America I have heard many speakers and presenters over the years. Tony's heartfelt presentation was truly incredible and absolutely inspiring to me. He proves that through the power of the mind you can do whatever you choose to do. I strongly recommend him as a speaker not to be missed."
Gina Salvati, Radio producer, Los Angeles, USA

"Thanks Tony for the fantastic job you did as MC at our event. Your professional approach and extraordinary tap dancing performance were total crowd pleasers! We hope we can use you again at our next events."
Chrissy Von Elling, Issis Events Ltd, NZ

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 Keynote Messages:

> The power of the mind
> A five-step process to success
> Selling in troubled times
> Achieving against adversity

After Dinner Address: 

Tony entertains audiences with a light hearted look at his 21 years of surviving financial market crashes as a stockbroker and growing up as a dancer in a tough neighbourhood looking like Forrest Gump! 

He demonstrates his speed tap dancing skills, shows you a few steps and tells the story behind him becoming the fastest tap dancer in the World!  

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Motivation, Personal Development, After Dinner, Business, Change Management, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Organisational Change, Resilience, Strategy, Human Interest

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