2020 LINEUP  /

Here's just some of what attendees will get for the 2020 Virtual Conference.  More on the way!
MONDAY, JUNE 1

KIRK GOODSELL - 2020 CONFERENCE MC

WELCOME TO THE 2020 TCS ONLINE CONFERENCE

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

We're off with a bang!  Kirk is back as our virtual MC - anyone who saw Kirk's opener at the 2019 TCS Conference can attest that it's not worth missing!  Not only will Kirk have a bunch of tricks and surprises up his sleeve, but we will also have a welcome and TCS update from Anna & Sarah, some fun welcome polling and games, and a rundown of how to get the most out of the next three days and beyond.

Participating in this important opening session will really help you to get the very most out of the conference and ensure you don't miss out on all the very best bits!

ROHAN VERCO - REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DEPT. 

AGD Q&A

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Rohan is the acting Registrar of Marriage Celebrants in Canberra, ACT.  We meet with Rohan and the team of the Marriages Section in Canberra twice annually to bring your requests to the table and work to change & improve the face of celebrancy in Australia.

Well, instead of bringing you all to the table with us, we're bringing the table to you!!  We will be talking with Rohan and asking him all of your biggest questions.  By the end of this session you will be much more familiar with the AGD team, their role in celebrancy, and how we can best work with them to create an awesome industry for us all.

MELISSA CALIA - DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, PARADE COLLEGE

"TESTING TESTING..."

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Mel is a Director of Music & Trainer of Cert III in Sound Production - what we're saying is, she knows her sound!  With vast training in voice management and musician gigging, she's here to teach you how to get the best out of your PA and your sound during each and every event.

After this course, you won't have anyone raising their hand up the back to say they can't hear you, or anyone up front blocking their ears!  You'll walk away with knowledge about sound that you didn't even know you needed.  Trust us, she's THAT good.

ALISON PICKEL - ALISON THE CELEBRANT 

TURNING EMPATHY INTO A BUSINESS SUPERPOWER

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Alison is a Customer Experience Consultant for small e-commerce business and also a super fun celebrant.  For the 2020 TCS Conference, Alison will be sharing her CX experience to help attendees really take a good look at their business from a client perspective, using client journey mapping to help identify and solve bumps in your service that you might not even be aware of!

 

Alison will provide useful, implementable templates to help you help you utilise your own strengths & map an ace client journey for your couples, and help you find hidden ways that your service can be adjusted to help your clients get the most value from their experience with you.

ADAM STRANEY - THE MASTER OF CEREMONY

OH EM CEE

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Over two decades working in broadcast media, Adam has emcee'd thousands of corporate and private events.  As you can imagine with that impressive repertoire - he's perfected the art of warming a crowd and knows how to take that wedding ceremony high right into the reception. He's has tips and tricks on how you can knock the socks of everyone present.

Adam will share all of his knowledge, showing you how to tap into this role, including MC work as an added package for your clients.  Learn how to maximise your service to include MC gigs, reception hosting, and continuing the ceremony vibe right through until the end of the best night of your clients' lives.

BROOKE LINGARD & PRECIOUS FAWCETT

GET SOCIAL

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Precious and Brooke are two​ savvy celebrants who both approach the social media world in completely different - yet equally effective - ways.  While Precious is known for her mad Instagram creativity, Brooke has extensive career experience managing business social media accounts.  

 

Together, they will introduce the newbies of this industry to the big wide world of social media and how you can effectively leverage it to find and book all the clients you'll ever want.  They'll go over the basics of establishing a social media presence and loads of tips & tricks on how to get it right, right off the bat.

WILLIAM ATTOH - LEGAL MADE EASY 

CELEBRATING CONTRACTS

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Will Attoh is the chief lawyer, founder and director of Legal Made Easy, a law firm that believes access to sound legal advice should be simple and accessible, especially to fine folks such as yourselves who need it the most with small business adventures.

Will is here to lead a session on creating foolproof contracts - everything you need to know to cover your ass in case of a difficult client situation.  Not only will Will cover the necessities of a good set of T&Cs, he will also provide a template for you to create and personalise your own unique contract, which can then be revised by the Legal Made Easy team to ensure you have a cracking set of T&Cs at your personal disposal!  How good is that??

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

 

DR. GAVIN BROWN - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

KEEPING A  BALANCE

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Psychologist and Mental Health expert, Dr. Gavin Brown, knows the importance of keeping healthy balance with work, life, and all things wellness.  

He is here to share some really helpful strategies to ensure that you can give the most in your business by giving yourself the right tools to maintain health, happiness, peace and balance.

This will be a great opportunity to reset and remind yourself why a business only succeeds if the person running it is taking care of themselves first.

FIONA GARRIVAN - CELEBRANT 

SURVIVING YOUR FIRST FUNERAL

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Fiona is back to deliver her amazing Intro To Funerals workshop, where attendees will be equipped with absolutely everything they need to know when they get the call (which most of us eventually do!) to perform the funeral of a friend's loved one.

Even if you don't think you'll ever work in the funeral space, many previous attendees have expressed just how useful it is to have access to this knowledge in the case that they do find themselves with just a few day's notice to perform an unexpected service.   It can happen!  Fiona's vast funeral celebrancy knowledge will be shared with you all and, trust us - you'll thank her later.

(Photo by Kaitlin Maree Photography)

NIKKI GAASTRA - SEEDLING DIGITAL 

BADASS BRANDING

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

So you've been at this a while, you have an established brand, but you're feeling a bit stale?  You're ready for a refresh, a new direction, or an injection of life into your current brand?

Nikki Gaastra of Seedling Digital is an expert at custom branding, website development & digital marketing for small businesses who are ready to make big growth. 

Nikki will be leading an advanced branding strategy session for celebrants looking to up the ante and light a fire under your branding.

Nikki will cover brand growth, rebranding, social media branding integration and a whole bunch of other incredibly useful information to help you.

MONICA DAVIDSON - CREATIVE PLUS BUSINESS 

GETTING READY FOR TAX TIME

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Monica is an award winning expert on the Creative Industries, whose social enterprise is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills.

It's almost the end of the financial year, and celebrants - it's time to get your money stuff in order. It's not much fun, but a few simple tips and tricks (and a friendly face) can help you to understand tax a little better and get organised in time for EOFY - and beyond! Let's take the TERROR out of TAX! We'll be looking at:

  • An overview of tax for the uninitiated (or terrified);

  • Working out hobby VS business;

  • Understanding tax deductions;

  • Easy tips and tricks for record keeping;

  • Better financial habits for the future.

ELIZABETH TREVAN - PICALUNA FUNERALS

THE FUTURE OF FUNERALS

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Elizabeth is widely known as a very well respected leader in the funeral industry.  With years of experience at Picaluna Funerals, Lizzie is not one to shy away from embracing innovative and authentic ways of processing death and grief.

Elizabeth is a supporter and leader of the idea that funerals need to change in order to meet with the emotional evolution of humans, their beliefs surrounding their own death, and the needs of their grieving loved ones.

Everyone dies.  Even if you have no interest in becoming a funeral celebrant, this session will be incredibly useful to help grow your understanding of what a funeral could - or perhaps should - be.

TARA BAKER - DANCING WITH HER 

SOCIALS ON STEROIDS - MAKE YOUR MEDIA BOOM

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tara Baker is the founder and editor of Dancing With Her, a hugely popular and successful wedding publication that has amassed well over 160,000 Instagram followers, creating a beautiful, robust community of authentic love & support in less than 2 years.

What's her secret, you ask??  Well, partake in her Webinar and she'll let you know ;)  This session is aimed at people who are comfortable on the social media platform and are ready to boost their business to the next level and beyond.

Tara will provide amazing advice and a bunch of take-home tricks to inject into your socials today.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

MONTY HARON - HOLY MATRIMONTY

WHO THE HELL ARE YA?

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Monty Haron is well renowned for being unapologetically his authentic self in all aspects of his business and life.  It is through this authenticity that the right couples flock to him.

 

By repelling the people not meant for him, Monty has attracted masses of amazing couples through ensuring that his brand is in line with who he truly is.

For anyone starting out and looking to create or refine their brand and express themselves in a way that targets their peeps, this session will deliver a mass of info on how to identify your celebrant self and cultivate a brand that matches it.  

(Photo by Todd Hunter McGaw)

SOPHIE BALLANTYNE - THE FEEL GOOD EFFECT

SELF CARE & WELLNESS FOR VERY BUSY BUSINESS PEOPLE

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sophie used to be a Registered Nurse but fell in love with holistic health, became a certified holistic health and nutrition coach and now works to educate and empower people to feel good so they can not only improve their own lives but experience the ripple effect that has on those around them, their business, and the world.

Sophie loves sharing insight into how people can foster a more positive mindset and create more joy, gratitude and self care into their daily lives, so you'll for sure walk away from this session feeling like the rested and rejuvenated legend that you are.

SARAH GREEN - WHITE CHALK ROAD

ADVANCED SEO

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sarah is an SEO expert at White Chalk Road, a leading digital marketing agency located in WA.  Not only that, but she is also a pretty badass celebrant so she knows the ins and outs of what is needed for a thriving celebrancy business when it comes to SEO!

 

For those who have some familiarity with SEO, Sarah is going to help you up your game for an effective marketing strategy.  Together, Sarah and Scott will deliver everything you need to know about the big bad world of Search Engine Optimisation!

SCOTT COLLINS - WHITE CHALK ROAD

BEGINNERS SEO

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Scott is the managing director of White Chalk Road and is here to share the (what can sometimes be quite confusing) basics of SEO for those who are just revving up their online business or just have no clue where to start.

Scott will go over exactly what SEO is, how it works, and how you can use it to attract more business through your online presence.

Together, Sarah and Scott will cover all bases for all celebrants with their extensive experience in the marketing and SEO industry.

White Chalk Road is a leader of this field and if you can bear Scott's terrible dad jokes, you'll get a massive amount out of this jam-packed session.

BEN AGER - BEN AGER CELEBRANT

SHIT HOT CEREMONIES

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

We just can't have another TCS Conference without having a session with Ben Ager.  We can't.  Cannot.  Shannot.

This time, Ben is back with new tips, tricks and strategies to ace your ceremony content.  It's a new year, a new topic, and a new chance to learn from one of the most adored, respected and admired celebrants in this industry.

Ben is going to blow your socks off yet again and, this time, his session will come complete with an implementable workbook and recording for you to go back and watch again, and again, and again... if not only to hear his buttery warm voice.

*Please note that speakers, session content & scheduled days/times are subject to change.

Holy Shamoly.  If that epic line-up isn't enough to get you so excited you could squeal, then this will...

And the best part??
The whole lot (all of the above!) is just
$375 inc.GST for TCS members
$425 inc.GST for non-members
Register now for your spot...

ALL SESSIONS

You'll get live access to ALL of the above sessions to participate, learn, ask questions & answer interactive polls throughout the entire three day event!

ONGOING ACCESS

Every session will be automatically recorded for you to access immediately, along with all session resources, for up to a month after the event.  No missing out!

WORKBOOKS

Every single session will come with a customised, actionable workbook for you to immediately implement your newfound knowledge into your business!

OPD APPROVAL

Even if you can't watch the sessions during June 1-3, 2020, watching the recorded sessions any time within the month of June will complete your 2020 OPD requirements!

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