International corporate speaker and trainer Shelley Walters specialises in sales, networking and presentation skills providing individuals, groups and audiences with relevant, up to date information to boost their performance in sales, networking and presentation skills.
Shelley has a deep interest in sales and networking, and understands the value of strong and diverse relationships as a vital tool with which to build your business. With over 17 years’ experience in both business to business and business to customer environments Shelley brings unique insight and experience to her clients; helping them to build the networks they need in order to increase sales and influence.
Shelley’s career began in the cut throat office automation industry, working her way up from direct sales to negotiating at boardroom level in just 3 months. Later Shelley served as the first Business Development Officer for South Africa’s first black owned finance house, Sadiba Asset Lease, until she joined the team at Kingfisher FM in 2007. Every step of the way was paved through the connections that she established at these organisations.
For four and a half years Shelley served as the Breakfast Show Co-presenter on Port Elizabeth’s popular Kingfisher FM. Addressing 144 000 people every morning she quickly learned how to think on her feet and entertain an audience while consistently providing information that was both relevant and informative. This she did while also serving as the Station’s Sales and Marketing Manager, turning the station around from 100% donor funded to 100% advertiser funded, in 18 months.
In 2010, due to increased opportunities to address business audiences on topics related to sales and presentations skills, Shelley made the move from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.
Since then Shelley has spoken at over 300 conferences, seminars and training courses in multiple countries.
When not speaking she is coaching clients around the world, having worked with over 50 companies both in South Africa and abroad.
Shelley’s natural wit and humour, combined with her passion for people and broad corporate experience, makes Shelley a passionate and engaging presentation skills and Sales Trainer.