SPEAKER PROFILE – RAOUL MONKS

SALES & MARKETING EXPERT / MEDIA & EVENTS EXPERT

The authoritative voice on driving sales performance in media & events

Raoul is the Founder of Flume and he is passionate about driving performance of B2B Media and Events companies. This passion is driven by the deep belief that:

“The way that B2B decision-makers choose has irreversibly shifted. What they need from Media and Events companies has totally changed.”

Raoul is an engaging speaker, host, trainer, coach and sales-geek. He has a passion for ridiculous long-distance running – think five marathons in five days – and an unrivalled appetite for consuming business books, often combining the two activities with the use of audio versions. His obsessive thirst for the latest thinking, research and ideas is second to none and his ability to translate complex ideas in a simple way, means that every audience will come away with something big to think about and implement.

Raoul set up Flume in 2010 with the goal of enabling B2B sales teams and commercial leaders to thrive in today’s market. He has a decade of experience helping businesses develop sustainable growth in revenue, preceded by more than ten years excelling in commercial roles in the media & events market.

At Flume, he uses research and his vast experience of the media and events markets to challenge the way traditional media and events companies operate and consistently motivates and inspires people to change the way they approach business to become top performers.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Raoul is consistently among the top-rated speakers and round-table hosts at our events.”
– Mike McKenzie, PPA

“The most innovative and proactive sales development company in the business. Flume are completely on top of the changing media landscape and the challenges this is causing sales organisations. Raoul is able to identify with these changes and eloquently articulate how to overcome them for his audience.”
– Peter Houston, Director, Media Voices

“Flume are at the cutting edge of thinking on sales and are prepared to propose revolutionary ideas for ambitious media owners. Always worth listening to – Raoul is a highly engaging speaker.”
– Carolyn Morgan, Programme Director, SIIA Europe / Specialist Media Show

PREVIOUS SPEAKING GIGS:

  • How is the search for new business models changing publishing roles?
  • Selling to the modern buyer
  • Creating today’s sales force
  • The multi-platform sell: avoiding the paradox of choice
  • What’s working in sponsorship sales
  • Delegate sales: making your event a priority
  • Leading today’s sales teams
  • Proving the value of your solution
  • Going Native: Exploring native advertising & other innovations
  • Driving advertising & sponsorship through new technology
  • Fresh campaign ideas to drive ad revenue
  • How to create compelling sales and marketing messages
  • Innovations in advertising
  • The importance of story-telling
  • How to make clients care about your differentiator
  • Team collaboration
  • Marketing/sales/content
  • Numerous roundtable hosting sessions on sales & marketing related topics
PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • PPA Festival
  • Monetising Media
  • PPA Connect
  • Specialist Media Show
  • Mobile Media Strategies
  • Publishing & Media Expo
  • Business Media Insights
  • IIN Sales Leaders Forum
  • The National Running Show
  • Practice Excellence Conference

Saatchi Mobile
Centaur
Clarion
Euromoney
Haymarket
Incisive
Informa
Reed
Wilmington
Travelodge
First Radio
Leaders
Sift
GFC
Merit
Smartrail
Pageant
Movember
The Drum
PPA Member

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