Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

MC 10: Talking Your Truth in Times of Transition

Jon Yeo

Jon Yeo

Executive Speaker coach; Licensee and Curator, TEDxMelbourne
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1 April 2019, 4:15pm – 6:45pm


‘Trust in Australian Business Continues to Slide’ according to The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer. We are below the global average, just 4 points above Russia. At the same time, the Australian Government is seen as the “most broken” institution. How do we quickly build the trust and rapport required that connects and engages? How do we explore and boldly share our truth so that it honours the individual, the organisation and the community it serves?

This fast paced, easy to implement Master Class is focused on giving you the tools to speak your truth, build trust and rapport in 90 seconds enabling you to build a relationship over the long term.


  • How to create a universal message that connects to your key audience/s
  • How to explore and boldly share your truth that honours the individual, the organisation and community it serves
  • Have clarity on what makes a great message and how to craft one
  • Consistently develop rapport on and off stage
  • Replicate this skill with any client facing staff

How do you connect as a leader? What does it take to create a visceral experience when you speak? What if you could articulate the complex, simply and powerfully? Whether storytelling or driving home hard facts, the art of powerful communication is a critical 21st Century skill.

Jon works internationally with leaders, salespeople and young social entrepreneurs to Create Change and Drive Impact. Clients include SAP, Princess Cruises, Auspost, Dept Human Services and Dept of Education.

He is also the Licensee for TEDxMelbourne and a past Chapter President of Professional Speakers Australia.

"Without a doubt the best conference in Australia with a delightful mix of creativity and big thinking bringing together an eclectic group of industry, community and education leaders. Once again, I’ve come away enthused by new ideas, more aware of future trends, and heartened by the kindness of humanity. We all have a role to play and it should be a collective one." Kerry Anderson, Founder of Operation Next Gen

"Conferences are boring. Creative Innovation is more like a rodeo for ideas, and you are guaranteed to leave wanting to make the world better for everyone." Andrew Despi, A.kin

"Kudos to Tania for organising the the 2019 CI Conference in Melbourne - it is the best I have attended so far. All the speakers and sessions were very well-planned. I have attended many conferences and this is the first I did not have the 'luxury' to skip any sessions. Your effort in this space has truly made Melbourne a global innovation and entrepreneurship hub." Danny Ong, Deakin University

"I wanted to pass along how incredible I thought Creative Innovation was and how much your passion for life and for humanity was inspiring to all of us. It was a privilege to be included and one that I am very grateful for." John Pickering, Chief Behavioural Scientist

"Creative Innovation is a transformational platform built by changemakers for changemakers. It is an educational adventure showcasing the forefront of ideas internationally." Melissa Warner, Ci2019 Scholarship Winner & Education Officer, Mind Medicine Australia

"Creative Innovation 2019 was one of the most well-organised events I’ve ever taken part in. From beginning to the end, every detail had been planned through and taken care of. Secondly, are the production values. As a result, it was possible to attend all the sessions without suffering conference burn-out, happy in the knowledge that the next piece of content was guaranteed to delight and challenge the senses." Richard Claydon (Singapore)

"Well done on another successful Ci conference. Your energy, passion and sheer determination to ensure the conference delegates get a fantastic experience is admirable." VP People & Global Capability | P&GC, Woodside Energy


There are a host of incredible opportunities to partner with us on this world class innovation event. If you are interested in becoming a partner or creative collaborator for the upcoming conference, please contact:

Tania de Jong AM // Founder and Executive Producer
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

Alrick Pagnon
Tel: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

“Remarkable, mind blowing, brilliantly choreographed – easily the best conference ever and I’ve been to plenty. Truly wonderful and amazing.”

Jim Grant, Partner, Dattner Grant

“Thank you for a challenging and rewarding couple of days. The quality of the team you had at the conference was extraordinary! These events will change people and thereby the world.”

Craig Carolan, Director Private Wealth, ANZ

“I came to learn – I came away inspired! Best conference ever.”

Paul Duldig, University of Melbourne