What happens when you take a guy that does something stupid to one of his good friends and tries to make ammends?
He stupidly offers to let his friend knee him in the balls if it will make her feel better.
She accepts the offer.
As you can tell, I bounce back from this pretty quick. Luckily, her knee cap didn't crush my balls...because of her running start, I got more thigh into the balls than knee.
If she just stood there and kneed me in the nuts..I might have died.
From Bankruptcy and back to the Top with Ray Scicluna's Empowerment Institute
Son of a Boiler Maker
Ray grew up in the rough and tumble world of Melbourne's Western Suburbs.
Leaving school at 13 and not being able to read or write was certainly going to be challenging.
By 27 he had turned over more than 90 million dollars.
Declared bankrupt at 29, Ray lost everything, one would say!
He moves on, owning the franchise "Video Ezy" for most of Australia and NZ.
Ray has had more than his share of challenges yet he never lost sight of his dreams.
If He Can..Anyone can Ray diversified into many businesses.
•Self employed for 37 years.
•He has set up more than sixty different retail outlets and owned three major franchises.
•Built a wholesale distribution company that was the largest in Australia.
•The businesses he manages and owns today range from manufacturing innovations to event management.
•He exports many of his innovations around the world.
•He has employed over 450 people.
•His companies have managed events in NZ, Bali, Fiji and all around Australia and have trained more than 4,000 people in retail, customer service and managing and building a better business.
•And has just launched a new franchise in fast food "burgerMe bloody good"
So why hire Ray for your next event?
Ray certainly has a proven track record.
Why everyone loves Raymond...
1.He's real and speaks from the heart. He embodies a down-to-earth CAN DO attitude and offers the sincerity of a street kid made good.
2.He knows his stuff: from Retail Business (Large and small) to People, Health and Balance.
3.He has had more than his share of challenges. He's been to "Hell and Back" and bounced back harder than he fell.
4.He loves to help people create outstanding results in their life.
5.His message is simple, all things are possible.
6.He walks the talk.
A Good Word
"Ray, your presentation at the Gold Coast City Council, Australian Business Week Awards Dinner was outstanding.
You have a real gift which surfaces in front of an audience, drawing on your successes and failures you were able to inject the reality of the challenge that those young people will face as they come to grips with the world. You had them laughing at your patter, empathizing with your struggle, and saddened by your failure. But then the power of your message came through as you told of your strategies for recovery. I could feel the energy in the room growing as each person there, young and not so young absorbed the many things that helped you on your journey. Ray you have a rare talent which has enabled you to analyse the causes of business failure, but then to turn failure into a positive which you have not only applied to your own life but into a powerful message which can have a profound effect on others.
The images you use are incredible; I was mesmerized from start to finish".
Norman Owens OAM
Chairman Australian Business Week Limited
"Ray you were inspirational and just what our Team needed. There was something in what you had to say for everyone; adults, youths, married with kids or single. It doesn't matter if you are starting your career or contemplating retirement and you need an injection of enthusiasm and a reality check once in a while, we certainly received that on the day. An hour went all too quickly and I would happily sit through the whole entertaining talk again.
General Manager Radisson Resort, Gold Coast
"Whoever comes in contact with you will only benefit from the message that you give and the lessons to be learned".
Director, Len Winestone & Associates P/L Principal Member Financial Wisdom Ltd
"If unbridled laughter indicates that the audiences is listening, then there can be no doubt YOU had their attention absolutely. Ray the value of your time with our staff has been very obvious we have had a positive attitude shift. We will have you back soon...our team insist on it."
Director - Niche Media P/L
"Ray you are a colourful, enthusiastic and highly talented individual whose life story could form the basis for an entertaining and enthralling film".
"In my opinion as a Motivational Keynote Speaker you are "Simply the Best".
Managing Director Video Ezy International (New Zealand)
"Energy, enthusiasm, life, spirit and passion, apply the word 'extreme' to each of those and you have you. A view I gained having experienced one of your presentations, and it is these words that are synonymous with your enterprises. Characteristics that are breathed into everything you do!"
Director, Fixtronics Sales P/L (NZ)
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