Ron Lee is known globally as "the Corporate Ninja".
He started in show business at age 10 at the Sydney Tivoli and has been involved in the performing arts as an actor, director and theatre critic.
Disillusioned with the theatre, Ron responded to an ad for a door-to-door salesman where, after two weeks, he became the top producer in a sales force of 50 and was promoted to sales manager soon after. The MD required him to run two sales meetings every week, and not knowing any formal selling techniques, Ron simply taught them how to act.
After 16 years as a financial planner, Ron now works as a motivational humorist at conferences and trains executives in the US, Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand in professional performance standard presentation skills, sales, quality in communication, change, leadership and personal power using actors' techniques, humour and martial arts philosophies.
Dr Takashi Kinoshita, Japanese industrial giant, is the central character in a motivational comedy presentation Ron tailors to his client’s brief. It involves an experiential speech and uses members of the audience to demonstrate the ways in which ninja techniques can assist individuals and companies in attaining personal and corporate goals.
The philosophies come from the ancient writings of Chinese military expert Sun Tzu who wrote 'Sun Tzu on the Art of War', the oldest military treatise in the world, and from Miyamoto Musashi, an undefeated 17th Century samurai who wrote about success, lifestyle, self-motivation and achievement in 'A Book of Five Rings'.
Thanks for your outstanding contribution at our National Sales Conference. The feedback from our managers and representatives rated this our best ever conference and your segment was a vital ... keep reading component in ensuring that the conference concluded on a positive note. Pfizer Pty. Ltd
The consensus amongst our people is that it was one of the best conferences we've ever staged - and that our guest speaker was the best ever! The hoax on the Saturday afternoon was great! The continued training on Sunday provided a great stimulus for all involved - you showed our team parts of themselves of which they were, in the main, quite unaware. It wouldn't have been half the event but for your being there.
Ron was excellent, he was very humorous, and covered the subject (‘Environmental Regulations, Compliance and Liability’) extremely well. The audience were totally fooled. I highly recommend Ron Lee; he made the function a complete success.
I must say that there are a good number of our people who have broken their own psychological barriers and seen ‘beyond the problem’ which will no doubt have a positive impact on the way they do business for the future.