Thursday 20th June - Sunday 23rd June 2024 - HOBART

About Speaker 2.0 Retreat

For those of you who may not know me, my name is Andrew Griffiths and I’ve been a professional speaker for many years. In fact if I look back at my very first business, teaching people to SCUBA dive at the age of 18, I was a presenter. For well over 30 years I have travelled the planet presenting on many different topics. I have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars, and countless hours to become the best presenter I can possibly be and to be what I consider, a world-class speaker.

Today I am on the speaking circuit. My client list is big and diverse including the likes of HP, CBS, L’Oreal, European Union, Telstra, St George Bank, Optus, Hertz, LJ Hooker, Remax, ING, Newscorp and hundreds of other organisations. I’ve built a strong reputation as a professional speaker because I take my speaking seriously and I am absolutely committed to being the very best I can possibly be.

I’ve been teaching others to become professional speakers for some time now. This started with teaching basic speaking skills, right through to teaching people about the business of being a professional speaker (and isn’t that a big topic). Several years back I decided to start running 4 day retreats, and they have been incredibly well-received. Up until recently, I’ve run speaker training programmes in Bali, England, Singapore and throughout Australia. Now, for the very first time, I’m running my Speaker 2.0 retreat in Hobart. We’ve got a sensational venue, the Hotel Grand Chancellor, right on the waterfront, in the historical part of Hobart.

Speaker 2.0 is a big retreat. Over 4 days I cover a lot of ground, all designed to give you a pile of information, skills and advice to take your speaking abilities to a whole new level. The group size will be small, capped at 20 people to ensure that everyone attending can get one on one time with me. I want to make absolutely certain that you leave Hobart with a very clear and detailed plan of attack to help you grow your speaker business.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please take a few minutes to watch the video below. You will see a pile of testimonials from people who have attended my Speaker 2.0 events, so you will get the drift about what we cover. All of the relevant information can be found on this page and the booking links are at the bottom of the page. If you’ve got any questions please feel free to contact me directly at

I would love to see you at SPEAKER 2.0 in Hobart. It will be the defining event in your speaker career.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is perfect for anyone serious about taking their speaking career to the next level. It is really focused on people who want to be professional speakers, or perhaps people who are professional speakers already who are looking to improve their skills and grow their business. That said I’ve had plenty of brand new speakers come along, keen to start their speaking careers on solid foundations. I’ve had all kinds of professions join Speaker 2.0, from doctors to teachers, from authors to professionals and everything in between. So wherever you may be in your speaker road, rest assured, you will get enormous value out of attending this retreat.

This retreat is for people who –

Want to improve their speaking skills – in every way. From structure to stagecraft.

Want a better understanding of the professional speaker business

Want to diversify their business to include speaking, of any kind, as an income stream

Want to learn to better communicate their message with their targeted audience

Want to build their authority statues within their industry

Where will it be held?

SPEAKER 2.0 will be held at the famous and perfectly positioned Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart. This is an iconic hotel, literally on the waterfront and close to the major attractions that make Hobart such a great city to visit. And the old feeling of the waterfront, the boats, the restaurants and cafes – all make this a perfect venue for a Speaker 2.0 retreat.

Dates and Times?

The retreat runs on the following days and times:

Day 1 – Thursday 20th June – 8:30am – 4:00pm

Day 2 – Friday 21st June 2024 – 8:30am – 4:00pm

Day 3 – Saturday 22nd June 2024 – 10:30am – 4:00pm (we might amend these hours to give everyone a chance to visit the Salamanca Markets).

Day 4 – Sunday 23rd June 2024 – 8:30am – 4:00pm

What are the accommodation options?

At the Hotel Grand Chancellor there are two room types to choose from, the City Side and the Harbour View. If you can I’d suggest getting the Harbour View – the views over Constitution Dock and the Hobart Waterfront overall are stunning. The hotel has set up a special booking page for my events with set rates. Follow the link here for more information – Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart . Alternatively you can email directly at

Other Accommodation Options – Hobart is a stylish city and a popular tourist destination. There is no shortage of quality hotels as well as Air BnB accommodation options. I’m sure that if you are looking for something specific, you’ll find it. Just check on the location to make sure it’s nice and close to the Hotel Grand Chancellor. And be aware that Hobart has become a busy city at certain times of the year, so don’t leave booking any accommodation to the last minute. Here are some other hotel options within 10 minutes walk of the event venue:


28 Elizabeth St (03) 6235 9888

Argyle Accommodation

50 Argyle St (03) 6234 8292

Quest Waterfront

3 Brooke St (03) 6224 8630

Vibe Hotel

36 Argyle St (03) 6240 5600

Crowne Plaza Hotel

110 Liverpool St (03) 6213 4200

Mantra on Collins

58 Collins St (03) 6226 1111

The Tasman

12 Murray St (03) 6240 6000

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18 Hunter St (03) 6210 7600


Hobart is a great city for an event like this. It has everything that you’d expect in a significant city of its size, but it is also the perfect place to wander and explore and visit many of the attractions in the city and close by. It’s a great idea to take a few extra days either before the intensive starts or after it ends to take a look around. And if you do it after the event, perhaps you can spend a few days reflecting on your business plan.

What are we going to be covering?

Well as per usual, I’ve packed a lot into these days. I am absolutely committed to giving you all of the skills and knowledge that you are going to need to be truly successful as a Speaker. The following schedule should give you a pretty good idea of what we will be covering.

MODULE 1 – The Proven “10 Step Framework’ For Developing Any Presentation For Any Situation

In the past 5 years I have trained almost 500 people on how to use this highly effective framework. It shows the real difference between being a speaker and being a world class speaker in terms of preparation, research, slide development, audience engagement and delivery. Once you know this framework, and you apply it to every speaking scenario, you will already be miles ahead of the average speaker.

MODULE 2 – My Unique Presentation Structure Framework

This is going to be one of the move valuable resource you will learn on this retreat. I developed my own unique presentation structure, with the help of neuroscientists, physchologists, world class speakers and trainers from a range of professional backgrounds. This structure will help you put together any presentation for any situation – and if you follow it precisely, it will help you to become a highly effective speaker.

MODULE 3 – Storytelling For Speakers

There is no doubt that storytelling is vital for great speakers – in fact it is the most important aspect of any presentation in my opinion. I’m going to explore storytelling, teach you how to get your stories out, how to deliver them, how to avoid the most common mistakes and best of all, how to really engage your audience with any story you tell. I love teaching this module – become an exceptional storyteller and you can’t help but become a sought after speaker, regardless of your topic.

MODULE 4 – The Business of Being a Professional Speaker

This is where the rubber hits the road – the business side of things. I’ve run a one day workshop on this topic and everyone attending the retreat will get access to complete online programme. I want to spend our time mapping out your business plan. What will you charge, how will you market yourself, how will you differentiate yourself, what will your chosen topics be and so much more? This is an exciting part of the retreat, basically we are developing your speaker business for the coming years. I’m also going to talk in detail about product architecture and what that really means.

MODULE 5 – Advanced Audience Engagement and Delivery Techniques

You might have the greatest topic of all to present on, but it amounts to little if you can’t connect and engage your audience. Yes, the storytelling will certainly help, but engaging is all about delivery and this is a science that I have been working on for decades. Great presenters, and I do mean great, make it look so easy. Nothing is of course further from the truth. I’m going to show you how to engage in ways that you never imagined possible and these are the skills that will get your clients raving about you.

MODULE 6 – Surviving and Thriving as a Professional Speaker

Being a professional speaker is not an easy road to travel. It can take a toll on you physically, it can be tough to stay relevant over a long period of time, it can have its moments when it seems like everywhere you turn there is a new speaker, talking on your topic and prepared to do it for nothing. We need to have some very clear strategies for not just surviving as professional speakers, but thriving. I’ve got some very practical tips, ideas and strategies to help you build a long and successful career as a speaker.

As well as these 6 core modules we will be doing other related topics including: 

Creating world class slide decks

Recovering from presentations that go bad

Shooting videos

Health and well-being as a speaker

Conducting webinars

Sitting on panels

Technical resources

Managing your voice

These topics will be discussed in more informal sessions conducted over the 4 day period.

On the last day everyone delivers the presentation that they work on during the retreat. You’ll get more details about that a little closer to the date.

NOTE: This content agenda may change during the retreat, depending a little on the individual needs of everyone attending. Everyone will get 1:1 time with me, to ensure your specific needs as a speaker are covered. We cover a lot of ground so come prepared to learn.

How much does the retreat cost? There are only 20 spaces available

The retreat fee is $3495.00. I’m only making room for 20 people for this event, to ensure we all get to spend some one on one time together over the 4 days (please note this does not include accommodation or airfares). And as a speaker, building a business around your speaking, this should be a tax-deductible expense for you.

You will also get a pile of resources to use both during and after the retreat.

CLICK HERE to book your spot at the retreat now. Payment can be made by credit card or PayPal and an invoice will automatically be issued.

My 100% money back guarantee

If you don’t get absolute value out of this retreat, and by this I mean all of the knowledge and expertise you could possibly need to become a successful speaker, I will give you your money back.

Need to know anything else?

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to me a line at

Ready to book?

CLICK HERE to book your spot at the retreat now.


Want to get a feel for what my retreats are like?

Well here are some pictures from a few of the retreats I’ve run over the last 10 years.