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The Demographics Group is headed by Managing Director Bernard Salt one of Australia’s most sought-after social commentators. Bernard is also a compelling keynote speaker, a business advisor, a weekly columnist with The Australian newspaper and an author.

Director of Research Simon Kuestenmacher is a rising star in the world of demography... data scientist, speaker, advisor, writer, media commentator and with a particular interest in the 2016 Census.

 
 
 

We help business, government and the broader community by interpreting demographic and social change.  We deliver data-driven journalism, corporate speaking and business advisory services.  

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"Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community."

- The Australian

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BERNARD SALT AM

Bernard Salt AM is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators, writers and speakers.  His views on social, demographic and cultural change are sought daily by business, government and the media. 

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SIMON KUESTENMACHER

Simon Kuestenmacher is a rising star in the field of data animation, data packaging and data interpretation. His insights and his engaging and sometimes quirky editorial style has delivered a loyal and growing global following.

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FIONA EVANS

As Director of Operations, Fiona runs the day to day business of The Demographics Group. She is the first point of contact for clients, coordinates speaking engagements and designs the presentation material.

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SPEAKING

Bernard and Simon draw on big-picture datasets to offer engaging fact-based interpretations of how the consumer market, the workforce, and society is changing.  Presentations are geared to interpreting trends likely to impact over the next 5 years.

Corporate speaking engagements include tailored data and insight and if appropriate social media support. Please review our current speaking topics then contact Fiona Evans via below.

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

Our seminars are designed to enable both the general public and the business community to get access to the latest data-based insights into how Australian society is changing.

Once a year The Demographics Group presents a series of public seminars on social and consumer trends.  Both Bernard and Simon present at these seminars together with collaborative speakers on targeted topics. 

 
 
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INSIGHTS GROUP

Our free online group for data afficianados who want regular access to the published and unpublished data, thinking, insights and opinions of The Demographics Group. 

As a member of the Insights Group you will get regular access to special reports, upcoming events, data reviews, news & development and also to Simon’s quirky and globally-recognised data animations.

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MEDIA

Both Bernard and Simon speak weekly and sometimes daily with the Australian print and electronic media.  Their commentary relates to social, generational, demographic and cultural trends.  For Simon media enquiries call the number here.  For Bernard media enquiries call Fiona here

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ADVISORY

Bernard and Simon accept advisory work on projects that have a public impact, that generally deal with the future, that involve some form of public communication and that make an ethical and positive contribution to Australian society and prosperity.

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“Bernard Salt cuts, slices and dices contemporary Australia with a precision no other social commentator can match.”

The Australian

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COACHING

Bernard Salt takes on one or two high profile clients per year to advise on personal brand development and speaking and presentation technique. This typically involves a series of briefing and review sessions scheduled throughout the year. 

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TRAINING

Once a year Bernard Salt offers (ticketed) public access to training sessions on corporate speaking and presentation. This half-day session teaches the secrets of delivering a great presentation.

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Speaking fees and expenses vary depending on location. Bernard and Simon travel ex Melbourne. Once availability for an event is determined, and you wish to proceed, email Fiona to confirm the booking. Please also note that tentative dates cannot be held indefinitely in our diary so prompt confirmation is recommended.

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