Steve developed a unique non-verbal approach to group events. Every member of the audience plays an instrument and so becomes an integral part of an interactive, rhythmic encounter that crosses all language and cultural barriers.
Whether participants are accomplished musicians or complete novices, they become united, motivated and inspired.
Using facial expressions and body language as his basic communication tools, Steve allows his audience to discover the power of co-operation with his ‘Basic Rules of Engagement’:
1. Actions speak louder than words
2. Make work serious fun
3. Use the power of one to one
4. Smile, make eye contact, listen
5. Encourage the good stuff
6. Demonstrate belief in people
Steve Barnett is one of a kind Motivational, Inspirational, After Dinner and Women's Day Speaker
"I had no idea what to expect from 'The Silent Conductor' and was completely mesmerized by how you could control an entire audience without words and only music. Thank you for providing an opportunity to escape the madness and focus all our energy on peaceful harmony. You give yoga a run for it's money!" Lana Nortje Hyphen Technology
"DHL Express completely loved your presentation so much so that the big boss pretended at the Gala Dinner on Friday to be the 'Silent Conductor' and was conducting with a fork and a breadroll! You were a huge hit." Lesley Wells - Star Trackers (Corporate Management)
"He has an exceptional gift" Archbishop Desmond Tutu Nobel Peace Laureate
"You probably agree with the adage "To start as you mean to continue" and one reason for the huge success of this event was your energetically powerful opening presentation which conveyed exactly the correct spirit and message to the audience." Anthony O'Mara, Trend Micro
"At a TEDx Johannesburg event, we were riveted by the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who have made remarkable changes in our country and online, tales of earthworms and dung beetles, and enthralled by The Silent Conductor ,Steve Barnett. Without saying a word, he had the entire audience performing a mini musical orchestra using a chopstick on a length of plastic tubing, using our voices and clapping our hands. In 15 minutes, as his final slide said: "A diverse group of people, mostly strangers, played together in rhythm and harmony - without speaking, unrehearsed and without musical training - and made music."If that was possible, he asks, the question is: "How can we silently conduct change?" " Toby Shapshak Editor of Stuff Magazine from an article in The Times (South Africa)
"That was totally sensational, It was more than spirit-building…it was a spiritual experience. I can recommend you unreservedly to anyone. Thank you for transforming our staff in a day." Michelle Blummenau Fedsure Health Marketing.
"One can talk about ‘unity’, one can intellectualize about it, but all of this conjecture appears as nothing when you experience the real thing. Its transcendent, it sets you free, it reveals our true potential." Louis Gavin DDB South Africa
"Thank you for an overwhelming experience…we’re still being congratulated, thanked & complimented by our colleagues" Nazli Roskin H R Manager Nokia S A
"As a veteran of innumerable conferences and seminars at which one of the primary objectives has been to create a common bond between diverse personalities and talents in pursuit of a common goal, I have not participated in an exercise as stimulating as Steve Barnett’s." Rob Renolds COO, M-TEL
"Within a very short space of time, led by only gestures and mime, the entire hall resounded with the magnificent sound of a percussion concert of syncopated, rhythmical music…..amazing. Steve Barnett left us with a philosophical message …not unrelated to the essence of successful assisted reproductive technology. Thank you… your country and your lessons will not be forgotten." Kay Elder Editor, Alpha medical publication, Cambridge U.K.
"There are certain things that cannot be described; they just have to be experienced. One such event was sitting in a West End London theatre last week beating out intricate percussion tunes in perfect harmony with 500 other members of the audience. Our conductor was Steve Barnett – the world’s premier motivational non-speaker. Without saying a word Barnett led his audience-turned-orchestra merely by a dash of his hand and an expressive face….Quite spectacular!" Elizma Nolte South Africa Times U.K.
"Uncle Steve is the funniest man in the world." Ruby Kapeluschnik 3 Year Old