Speaking

(Download speaking information here: Eric Anderson – speaking)

His 75-minute presentation to the province’s 54 Credit Union bank managers was reviewed as, “We asked participants to rate the value of each plenary presentation and the value of the information you presented was rated extremely high at 90.7%.”

Why?

It was all about connecting the dots – pulling together all the economic, mining and oil news – and making an easy to understand narrative.  After over 1,575 radio commentaries and over 4,000 blog postings on the subject, and numerous speaking events, there is little Eric can’t answer clearly and accurately. And it’s not typical – it’s all about “knowledge transfer” or “KT,” done in an entertaining manner.  Eric Anderson – creator of “Prosperity Saskatchewan” – is available for public and private professional-speaking engagements.  He tailors the presentation to suit the audience. Eric wields his years of scholarly research-skills with radio-commentary development, to create an accurate yet understandable work of knowledge transfer, combined with entertainment – edu-tainment.

His presentations are rapid-fire, humorous, conversational, and accurate – sometimes burning through over 150 PowerPoint slides in 60-minutes.  The presentations are tailored to the crowd, with the most requested having 3-key parts: (1) a review of Saskatchewan’s economic indicators, (2) a summary of “The 5 Global Trends Driving Saskatchewan’s Economy,” and (3) a review of other projects/commodities and their likelihood of success and potential impact. Others requested topics such as “Saskatchewan’s Economic Future,” “Why Saskatchewan?,” and “Potash 101.”  And some wanted specific subjects; even the background on how nuclear power works vs. wind, or Treaty rights and the Duty to Consult.

Today’s hot topic = “Now what?”  After a boom and leveling-off, “what comes next?”

The perspective is obviously positive – after all it’s “Prosperity Saskatchewan” – but the content is accurate, documented, and independent.

Eric became a widely sought-after resource, as he focused on Saskatchewan’s geological resources and economy.  He:

  • presented at corporate meetings including various banks and Chambers of Commerce
  • spoken multiple times for the The University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business, including an ongoing lecture series entitled WISER
  • presented an economic outlook to the Canadian Home Builders Association – Saskatchewan’s provincial conference, as well as the Saskatoon and Regina and Region Home Builders Association
  • presented an overview of Saskatchewan’s resources and industry’s priorities/concerns to “The National Mining Competition”
  • provided opening comments to, and was emcee for, the CFA Society of Saskatchewan “Markets Outlook Dinner”
  • hosted two panels and presented on Saskatchewan Resources at http://cambridgehouse.com/event/saskatchewan-investment-conference
  • presented a keynote address to the Municipal Infrastructure Conference
  • given the keynote address to the World Potash Forum
  • provided opening address to, and was emcee for, the SYPE Silver Spades Award Gala 2012,
  • provided training on Saskatchewan for Global Visions “Junior Team Canada,”
  • informed First Nations on various sectors,
  • provided relevance to numerous government, business, and community groups.

Sample posters and title slides:

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BIT Aug 6 2014 title

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MelBex poster

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SIAST title slide
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Regina Feb 19 2014 title slide
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WISER Feb 2014
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RHBA Feb 19 poster
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Wiser poster Jan 2014
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Home builders Jan 14 2014 title slide
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WISER poster Nov 2013
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CIPHI cover
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SK home builders title
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MIC
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Anderson pump house title slide

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Melville title

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Youth Symposium poster

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SK Youth Symp title slide

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(The above was a satire}

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Prosperity Trickles Down to the Battlefords:  Anderson

October 4, 2011
By John Cairns Staff Reporter

http://www.newsoptimist.ca/article/20111004/BATTLEFORD0101/310059973/-1/BATTLEFORD/prosperity-trickles-down-to-the-b-146-fords-anderson

 - Eric Anderson was the featured speaker for the Chamber of Commerce at an event entitled Food and Energy: Saskatchewan’s role in the world and its impact on the Battlefords. He spoke at length about the enviable economic position Saskatchewan is in, with its wealth of resources ready to serve growing populations in China and India. - Photo by John Cairns
Photo by John Cairns
Eric Anderson was the featured speaker for the Chamber of Commerce at an event entitled Food and Energy: Saskatchewan’s role in the world and its impact on the Battlefords. He spoke at length about the enviable economic position Saskatchewan is in, with its wealth of resources ready to serve growing populations in China and India.
The host of Prosperity Saskatchewan took his message about economic good times for the province to the Battlefords Sept. 27.

Eric Anderson, host of the daily radio commentary heard on Rawlco radio stations in the province, spoke at Chapel Gallery in a presentation hosted by the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce.

The subject was food and energy, Saskatchewan’s role in the world and how activity in those areas will impact the Battlefords.

Anderson gave the audience of businesspeople an upbeat message about the vast potential of the province in meeting the demands of the rest of the world. He focused particularly on resources at Saskatchewan’s disposal in oil, potash, diamonds and uranium, and why Saskatchewan was well positioned to meet the world’s growing needs.

The tremendous growth in population in China and India will increase demand for food and Western goods in the coming years, he said. Throughout his presentation, he tied Saskatchewan’s resources to the needs and wants of those Asian giants.

“There’s a growing middle class there and they decided they wanted things like diamond engagement rings or they want a car. Or they don’t want to eat rice, they wanted to eat beef,” said Anderson in an interview with the News-Optimist.

That all benefits Saskatchewan, he said.

“There aren’t that many places around that supply food and energy,”

Anderson told the audience that with more people around the world comes more population density and less available farmland– a problem, because that growing population still needs food.

“We need 70 per cent more food in the next 40 years, but we’ve got less farmland,” said Anderson in talking to the News-Optimist.

The only real answer, he said, is increased use of fertilizer.

“That’s potash,” said Anderson.

“Our potash is going to expand immensely and on a scale that will impact everybody including here.”

Another major focus of his presentation was energy.

“The world needs more energy because it allows things to happen and for cultures to evolve and grow,” said Anderson.

“With that in mind – we’ve got energy. We’ve got investable energy,” he said, referring to the fact people can invest in oil projects in Saskatchewan without fear of losing it to government takeover such as in Venezuela and other countries.

He also pointed to maps showing the number of projects that had been on the go in Alberta, compared to the few that had gone on in Saskatchewan up until now.

“The money’s going to flow here,” said Anderson.

Anderson presented slides showing Saskatchewan sitting on top of an as-yet untapped bed of heavy oil. He also showed the areas of the province that have potash, He said there is tremendous potash activity in the province by PotashCorp, BHP Billiton and several other players, pointing to the thousands of workers needed just to construct the Jansen Lake project.

Anderson also talked about the impact it would all have on the Battlefords. He spoke of heavy oil projects near the Battlefords, such as the Rallyemont and Allstar projects.

As well, the Battlefords stand to gain as a local supplier to the potash industry, he said.

“The project is so large that it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re going to get hit by it.”

He called potash the best economic stimulus package possible, pointing to how Saskatchewan grew during a period of time when the rest of the world went into a deep recession. Anderson also expressed confidence to the audience that Saskatchewan would continue to do well in spite of the most recent economic uncertainty around the world.

His message was upbeat about the Saskatchewan economy – though “optimistic” might not be the right word to describe it.

“It’s not optimism. It’s knowledge, and you know what’s happening in the world and what we’ve got and what the world needs,” said Anderson.

During his presentation he cited facts and figures from energy company annual reports. These are solid sources, because they were from those who can be held accountable, people who could be “sued or put in jail if they lied,” he said.

He stressed the many competitive advantages Saskatchewan has as a place for companies to invest, pointing to diamond mining as one example. He told the audience Saskatchewan had some of the largest diamond deposits in the world. It is economical to mine diamonds here, he said, because mines are accessible by road, and therefore costs are one-tenth of those operating in the Northwest Territories. Companies can also avoid the turmoil associated with mining diamonds in Africa.

Anderson talked about Saskatchewan’s large and concentrated uranium deposits and tied that resource to the growing needs of the world’s nuclear reactors. The number of nuclear reactors that will need materials is growing, he said. He also noted mining efforts will be needed to fill a big hole, as a program to process degraded material from decommissioned Russian nuclear weapons will end in 2013.

In the question-and-answer session that followed many in the audience wanted to know what Anderson thought about power. He acknowledged there would be a growing need for power in the future to supply the vast number of projects going on in the province.

Anderson said he didn’t think wind power would work as a baseload power source, because Saskatchewan simply doesn’t have enough wind. As for nuclear power, Anderson said small scale nuclear plants might be a more viable idea than a large plant, which he said would require a costly revamp of the power grid to accommodate.

Anderson is also adamant about keeping the royalty structure the way it is. He pointed to Alberta’s experience in changing royalties, which led oil companies to start drilling in Saskatchewan instead.

Chamber of Commerce president Scott Campbell said Anderson’s message was of tremendous value to those who attended.

“He doesn’t look at it like we do because we live right here,” said Campbell. “He looks at the whole province.”

Campbell appreciated Anderson’s message about the income the province would be receiving from potash and royalties, pointing out the Battlefords stands to benefit from potash even if the mines aren’t close by.

“The provincial coffers are going to get a lot of money from the mines and from the resource projects, and that’s got to flow down to us. That’s going to mean better highways, better health care, better education,” said Campbell.

He sees the activity as creating a “snowball effect” for everyone.

Anderson’s visit kicks off educational events the Chamber has planned this fall.

Coming Oct. 20 will be the event billed as the “Business Event of the Year,” entitled the “Accelerate Your Business Boot Camp.” The event is hosted by retailer and international business speaker Donald Cooper and will be held at Gold Ridge Centre in North Battleford.

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