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Steve Barnett

Tagline: Silent Conductor

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  • Johannesburg

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IMAGINE A WHOLE AUDIENCE OF NON-MUSICIANS BECOMING AN ORCHESTRA, NATURALLY AND EFFORTLESSLY. Steve Barnett is the Motivational Non-Speakers, Silent Conductor. Barnett was born and raised in South Africa, where he was infused with the country’s unique rhythms. He believes that the pulse and energy of his homeland are vital values to share with the world. […]

IMAGINE A WHOLE AUDIENCE OF NON-MUSICIANS BECOMING AN ORCHESTRA, NATURALLY AND EFFORTLESSLY. Steve Barnett is the Motivational Non-Speakers, Silent Conductor.

Barnett was born and raised in South Africa, where he was infused with the country’s unique rhythms. He believes that the pulse and energy of his homeland are vital values to share with the world.

Steve Barnett has been a ‘Non-Speaker’ on the Professional Speakers circuit for the past 22 years, sharing his unique, non-verbal method of learning and leadership through musical metaphor in over 50 countries, performing at venues from the Royal Albert Hall to the MGM Grand.

He was an Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony of the Cricket World Cup In Cape Town, coordinating the full participation of an audience of over 40,000. He has shared the podium with luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu (who described him as having “an exceptional gift”).

Steve is equally comfortable ‘not speaking’ at venues from bush lodges to boardrooms, with audiences from cabinet makers to cabinet ministers.

Steve Barnett is an expert in:

Non-verbal communication
Motivation through positive engagement
Leadership through action
Learning through experience
Orchestra as a metaphor for organisation
Demonstrating effective collaboration

IMAGINE A WHOLE AUDIENCE OF NON-MUSICIANS BECOMING AN ORCHESTRA, NATURALLY AND EFFORTLESSLY

Imagine the conductor not saying a thing, yet speaking volumes about leadership, communication, cooperation and synergy.

Steve Barnett | Silent Conductor

Whether participants are accomplished musicians or complete novices, they become united, motivated and inspired.

Using facial expressions and body language as his basic communication tools, Steve Barnett – Silent Conductor allows his audience to discover the power of co-operation with his ‘Basic Rules of Engagement’:

1.    Actions speak louder than words
2.    Make work serious fun
3.    Use the power of one to one
4.    Smile, make eye contact, listen
5.    Encourage the good stuff
6.    Demonstrate belief in people

Steve Barnett is one of a kind Motivational, Inspirational, After Dinner and Women’s Day Speaker

“I had no idea what to expect from ‘The Silent Conductor’ and was completely mesmerized by how you could control an entire audience without words and only music. Thank you for providing an opportunity to escape the madness and focus all our energy on peaceful harmony. You give yoga a run for it’s money!”
    Lana Nortje    Hyphen Technology

“DHL Express completely loved your presentation so much so that the big boss pretended at the Gala Dinner on Friday to be the ‘Silent Conductor’ and was conducting with a fork and a breadroll! You were a huge hit.”
    Lesley Wells – Star Trackers (Corporate Management)

“He has an exceptional gift”
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu    Nobel Peace Laureate

“You probably agree with the adage “To start as you mean to continue” and one reason for the huge success of this event was your energetically powerful opening presentation which conveyed exactly the correct spirit and message to the audience.”
    Anthony O’Mara, Trend Micro

“At a TEDx Johannesburg event, we were riveted by the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who have made remarkable changes in our country and online, tales of earthworms and dung beetles, and enthralled by The Silent Conductor ,Steve Barnett. Without saying a word, he had the entire audience performing a mini musical orchestra using a chopstick on a length of plastic tubing, using our voices and clapping our hands. In 15 minutes, as his final slide said: “A diverse group of people, mostly strangers, played together in rhythm and harmony – without speaking, unrehearsed and without musical training – and made music.”If that was possible, he asks, the question is: “How can we silently conduct change?” “
    Toby Shapshak    Editor of Stuff Magazine from an article in The Times (South Africa)

“That was totally sensational, It was more than spirit-building…it was a spiritual experience. I can recommend you unreservedly to anyone. Thank you for transforming our staff in a day.”
    Michelle Blummenau    Fedsure Health Marketing.

“One can talk about ‘unity’, one can intellectualize about it, but all of this conjecture appears as nothing when you experience the real thing. Its transcendent, it sets you free, it reveals our true potential.”
    Louis Gavin    DDB South Africa

“Thank you for an overwhelming experience…we’re still being congratulated, thanked & complimented by our colleagues”
  Nazli Roskin    H R Manager Nokia S A

“As a veteran of innumerable conferences and seminars at which one of the primary objectives has been to create a common bond between diverse personalities and talents in pursuit of a common goal, I have not participated in an exercise as stimulating as Steve Barnett’s.”
Rob Renolds    COO, M-TEL

“Within a very short space of time, led by only gestures and mime, the entire hall resounded with the magnificent sound of a percussion concert of syncopated, rhythmical music…..amazing. Steve Barnett left us with a philosophical message …not unrelated to the essence of successful assisted reproductive technology. Thank you… your country and your lessons will not be forgotten.”
Kay Elder    Editor, Alpha medical publication, Cambridge U.K.

“There are certain things that cannot be described; they just have to be experienced. One such event was sitting in a West End London theatre last week beating out intricate percussion tunes in perfect harmony with 500 other members of the audience. Our conductor was Steve Barnett – the world’s premier motivational non-speaker. Without saying a word Barnett led his audience-turned-orchestra merely by a dash of his hand and an expressive face….Quite spectacular!”
  Elizma Nolte    South Africa Times U.K.

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