Tired of Selling Yourself and getting No Result?

Need a simple Business Meeting Template that Attracts Buyers?

Want to Attract Business with Your Next Presentation?


Welcome to the…


Australian Referral Training Academy


The Australian Referral Training Academy specialises in conducting

business communications and referral marketing courses for

SMEs & BDMs wanting to improve their bottom lines.


All Training is suitable for Individuals and Groups.

 Courses include the very popular…


Fill Your Pipeline with Referrals

Too many BDMs and Business Owners struggle to attract referrals or repeat business

from their colleagues, suppliers, new

and existing clients because they don’t understand the basic

art and science associated with the process.


ARTA runs a series of courses targeting the following common knowledge gaps many

SMEs & BDMs struggle with…



  • Presentation Skills Training that Delivers Results. Learn what to say, how to say it and whom to say it to so you attract business from the stage or screen. This one is very popular.
  • Conduct Productive Client Business Meetings. Had enough of endless meetings with potential clients that go nowhere? This course is for you.
  • Strategic Referral Teams Training. Strategic Referral Teams are the pinnacle networking experience. Learn to create, maintain and profit from them.
  • Business Building Program. A comprehensive, multi-faceted course designed to take your business from zero to hero. Go through it at your own pace and master the business essentials.
  • Fill Your Pipeline with Referrals. This is the course that started the business and it’s still very popular. Learn the communication techniques to improve your conversion ratio and whom your natural referral partners are.
  • Don’t Sell… Attract Buyers. Learn the communication techniques that make you and your offer attractive to buyers.
  • Network to a Result. One of the more popular courses because it delivers results fast.

Unique Course Structure Leads to Business... Fast.

ARTA courses are specifically designed to address common SME and BDM skills gaps. The courses adopt cutting edge adult learning concepts, are fun and interactive and improve results fast. If you or your team need to learn to identify and create more business opportunities, ARTA courses can assist.

“There are few trainers who have Steve’s gift of being able to educate and entertain at the same time. This immediately gets learners in the right headspace to absorb information. But then he goes further… he inspires you to put the knowledge into practice.”

Elisa Elkins, Financial Advisor.

“Steve’s training is phenomenal. It taught us all the skills we needed, was fun and engaging. He’s got a knack of getting you quickly into the learning zone and keeping you there.“

Sarah Marshall, Bookkeeper.


The Australian Referral Training Academy recognises the need BDMs and Business Owners have to consistently generate sales through reliable referral funnels.  In an ever-increasing competitive commercial environment, collaboration and effective communication strategies are the keys to developing meaningful relationships that result in business. Our courses produce BDMs & Strategic Referral Teams that know how to collaborate and communicate to achieve business growth.

Hi, I’m Steve Sweeney. I am contracted as the Area Training Director for Australia’s largest Business Network International (BNI) franchise.  In the last 12 months, the 600 members in my region generated over $65 million in business because they know what they are doing.

Additionally, I regularly conduct workshops at Business in Heels Summits so attendees can learn and prosper from the benefits of referral marketing, presentation skills and knowing how to conduct business meetings that lead to a desirable outcome. These workshops have been voted the most popular of all.

Co-working Space Managers are also seeing the benefits of these sessions as their tenants begin to form collaborative groups. This leads to client stability, a strong community feel and growth due to the special events which are conducted.



“I was fortunate to experience two of Steve’s informative sessions – a webinar and a 1:1 coaching session. Both were based on collaborative marketing strategies to achieve successful outcomes in business.

His insightful commercial acumen is communicated with authenticity – I now feel more confident in understanding how to market my products and services effectively.”

Tonita Salmon, Healthcare Practitioner

It's Your Call...

To register your interest to develop yourself or your team, call or take the NEXT STEP…

0459 412 521

  Our courses are specifically designed for businesses servicing the following Target Markets…

Business Services

(Accountants, Bookkeepers, Insurance Brokers, Commercial Lenders, Legal, Marketing Businesses etc.)

Health and Wellness

(Physios, Osteos, Podiatrists, Beauty Consultants/Product Suppliers, Trainers etc.)


(Wedding Planners, Venue Operators, Caterers, Florists, Photographers, Videographers, Celebrants etc.)

Real Estate Services and Solutions

(Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Conveyancers, Tradies, Gardeners, Stylists, etc.)

 I very much appreciate the time you spent sharing your knowledge with me today – thank you. You clearly know your stuff! I have plenty of things to work on now.” Fiona Spence, Fiona Jane Training.


Referral Training + The Right Connections = Immediate Business Opportunities.

It’s That Simple.

“Steve provided me with some invaluable advice that was both on point and considered.  It is a breath of fresh air when someone is prepared to stretch the conversation to provide value.  Steve did this with professionalism and understanding for which I was grateful.  His expertise in his field is clear and well worthwhile to attain.”  Jeanette Peterson, Infinite Yoga & Wellness.