Are you looking for a confident, knowledgeable, practical speaker on networking to create real results?

If you would like your audience to become outstanding at generating quality referrals for their business through networking then consider inviting Julie Bannister to facilitate your next presentation. Julie is well known and respected in the networking community in Queensland, as Julie and her husband Doug founded Key Business Network in 2008.  In 2018 saw their purchase of BforB Australia, the Australian franchise of international referral marketing franchise Business for Breakfast which started in the UK in 2001.

In an interactive session Julie will share the secrets she has learned as an experienced and confident networker across many industry sectors and how these can be applied to you and your business. Learn the number one secret of successful referral networkers, the traps that poor networkers fall into and how to avoid them, plus the laws of networking and how to make them work for your business. She will discuss positioning of yourself and your business, how to network enjoyably and how to then follow up to get results and build ongoing quality referrals. Attendees go away with a whole new approach to networking to achieve quality referrals.

Julie has spoken at hundreds of events, business and networking groups over the last 10 years.

In addition Julie has shared her skills with her BforB leaders including:

  • Jay Stewart, Franchisee, Gold Coast North and Central
  • Noel Botha, Franchisee, Redcliffe, North Lakes and Caboulture
  • Brendan Felstead, Franchisee, Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills

Contact Julie  and her team of speakers via the Contact Us form below or email her directly at [email protected] as we would be delighted to be of assistance.


  • Felicity Crimston | Director | Pitcher Pharmacy

    It was a pleasure to have Sarah Cobb, Director of BforB Australia, present at our Women in Pharmacy and Thought Leadership in Pharmacy networking events. As a speaker, Sarah was the perfect blend of engaging, professional and insightful – and both pharmacists and other industry stakeholders walked away with a renewed drive to build stronger relationships to manage and ultimately boost their businesses. We would highly recommend the BforB team for their ability to break through that ‘daunting feeling’ associated with networking and to turn it into a relaxed yet fruitful journey for all who set their mind to it. As a result, we have invited BforB back to present three times; in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Mark Woolf |CEO |Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

    BforB holds events at our venue so we were aware of Sarah’s knowledge and extensive experience as a facilitator and presenter about effective business networking. As she has a great style, would be highly regarded and add professionalism to our event, we asked her to deliver an informative, 15 minute presentation to up skill our members in business networking at a members networking night. She gave a fantastic presentation, which everyone enjoyed. It was informative, straight to the point, delivering all the points we were after and got all the information across to our members clearly. After our presentation I could see our members going round the room, networking and already practicing what they had learned – they were all very keen and this was just the result we wanted. We would definitely invite Sarah Cobb of BforB to speak again!

  • Fiona Stacey |Exhibition Manager | Specialised Events | Organisers of the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

    Such and engaging presentation by Sarah! I loved that the audience could be involved and actively participate in the session. It was highly informative, practical and I came away with great ideas on networking.