David Marshall Expert Consultant and Strategist
David, as a Director of his own company Talkforce Consultants and Trainers, is a media and communications expert consultant and strategist, and works with government departments and private sector organisations around Australia on developing the skills of executives and staff to deal with the media, how to handle the me
Academy Award ® winning director, Adam Elliot, has now become one of Australia's most celebrated film-makers, and certainly our most successful short film-maker. “Uncle”, “Cousin”, “Brother” and “Harvie Krumpet” have participated in over a staggering four hundred film festivals and have won almost ei
The Body Language King
Allan Pease is Australia’s most well-known speaker and through his work on Radio and TV as well as the business community, is acknowledged as“Mr Bod Language”. He is also one of Australia’s
most successful non-fiction authors, with his books‘Body Language’, ‘Talk Language’, ‘Write
Amanda Stevens presents high-energy, customised keynotes and workshops on ‘why people buy’. Widely regarded as one of the most popular female speakers in Australia, her ability to craft powerful messages, infused with humour and insight makes her presentations memorable and actionable.
A master storyteller, Amanda captivates her audiences with a distinctive combination of current
Billy Graham is a bold, bouncy and brimming over with energy and enthusiasm. When this 40 something New Zealander bounds into a room, skipping rope in hand, he grabs the audience's attention within seconds as he conveys his personal approach to getting 110% out of life.
Billy calls himself a total fitness adviser and personal motivator, but these California-style titles
Brand Hoff has carved a successful career in Government and Private Industry. He was responsible for the design and development of the Department of Finance's global communications network. As Director Computer Services at the National Library of Australia he was responsible for the introduction of the Australian Bibliographic Network (ABN). In 1981 he left the Government and joined Comp
Brett Nielsen has the dubious claim to fame of bring Australia’s first Thalidomide child and for most of his life, Brett has dealt with worldwide publicity surrounding him not having any arms. He’s always used his feet in the same way that others use their hands – capturing the imagination and interest of the public and media. One thing that remains positively clear is that
First Australian Women to climb Mt Everest, First Australian to climb the highest peaks on all seven Continents. First Husband & Wife to have each climbed Mt Everest. First Australian Women to have walked to the South Pole.
On the 27th of May 1997, Brigitte Muir sat on the top of the world. She had battled deep snow, deadly crevasses and oxygen-starved air to be
Catherine Palin-Brinkworth is an international speaker and facilitator Speaking from Experience on Leadership, Growth and Change.
In her corporate life, Catherine cut her teeth in one of the most challenging environments in the business world, building and managing teams of outstanding performers in the competitive financial services industry. Her history has been one of building bus
As a speaker in the corporate environment Colin is dramatic, entertaining, witty, down to earth and practical. Colin is no armchair theory man. Colin is in daily touch with the realities of business, coal-face marketing and management. His presentations are designed to bring about changes in attitudes and skills, and his use of humour and biting realism makes him very effect
Darryl Lovegrove moved to Australia when he was cast in the original Australian Productions of Les Miserables and Chess. In 1989 he won The Australian Singing Competition and has worked consistently on both sides of the Tasman ever since.
In 1994, Australian producer Harry M. Miller cast him in t
David is co-host of Australia’s No. 1 breakfast Show “Sunrise” on the Seven Network, host of My Business television show.
David’s knowledge of money and business is extensive as is his history in this sector. In a survey conducted by Money Management newspaper his peers recognised David as one of the 10 most influential people in the financial services industr
Denise Drysdale began her career at GTV 9 when she was ten years old, during the Tarax Happy Show. She has worked in and around television since then.
In the 1960's, Denise appeared regularly on Graham Kennedy's IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT as a go-go dancer and singer. Denise also performed many comedy sketches on the popular late night show.
Dr Tim Flannery has made contributions of international significance to the fields of palaeontology, mammalogy and conservation and to the understanding of science in the broader community. His work, which includes a number of major discoveries, has received international acclaim from both peers and professionals. Tim Flannery was made the 2007 Australian of the Year for his contru
Australia’s “Mr Can Do” - Graeme Alford is one of this country’s most inspiring and motivating presenters.
Over the past 15 years he has motivated, entertained and educated conference attendees to dramatically increase their performance at work and in their personal life.
Graeme’s life story is extraordinary. So much so that Channel 2
At Dampier, Western Australia, in 1983, as a result of a freak accident Graham Corry lost his sight at age 35. After spending nine weeks in hospital he had to adjust to a completely different lifestyle.
Since being blinded, Graham has gained a Diploma in Audio Engineering and in the last few years has spoken around Australia and overseas.
He is a highly awarded speak
Corporate Impostors embraces the many guises of Australia 's premier comic speechmaker, Homer Papantonio. Since hoaxing over five hundred bearded Zoo Directors at an International Zoological Conference in 1989, to appearing at Microsoft's Company Kick Off in place of Bill Gates, and more recently being proclaimed NASA's Director of Surface Operation for the 2015 Mars mission at t
New Zealand born Iain Hewitson has been a chef/restaurateur for more than 35 years. During that period, he has owned many restaurants including, for the past 15 years,
St Kilda icon Tolarno Bar & Bistro. He has also fronted the lifestyle and cooking shows, “Healthy Wealthy and Wise”, “A Cook’s Journey” and “
Mr Ivan Deveson AO was the Lord Mayor of Melbourne from 1996 to 1999.
Formerly the National President of the Australian Institute of Management, and an international automobile and television executive, Ivan Deveson has a keen interest in local government, microeconomics, management education and training.
Ivan Deveson was named Victorian of the Year in 1991 and receive
Assoc.Dip.Soc.Sc.; B.A.(PolSt).; Cert.Pol.Sup.; AIMM
Australian Survivor Contestant, Highly Decorated Policeman, UN Peacekeeper, World Traveller, Adventurer and Sociologist.
An Australian Federal Policeman for 35 years during which he was: highly decorated for gallantry; Police Union Official for 25 years; United Nations Peacekeeper. He was also the oldes
Today the majority of us know that work is about more than just the nine-to-five grind – it’s about fitting in all of the other things we need and want to do in our lives without feeling like every second of our waking day is taken up with being ‘busy’. For many people, dealing with the challenges of modern day life, work and children is like a tightrope walk over a t
John Anderson at the age of 22 took 25 Pounds, an idea and created a new product, an international brand name that is now a $300 Million plus business. It is an incredible story.
John built Contiki Holidays through passion, brand and commitment - "we laughed as he spoke, but the passion was strong.he cried as he delivered parts of the Contiki story, it
Former Sales and Marketing Director of Schwarzkopf, Australia.
John Lees at 30 years of age was appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for Schwarzkopf Australia. Through his innovative “Customer Service Centred” programme he was able to make the Australian subsidiary the most successful world wide for the giant German company - a truly remarkable feat, which was feat
Dr John Tickell's simple philosophy is "Moderation in everything... except laughter, sex, vegetables and fish".
Rated as being in the top 10 Speakers in the World by the American YPO's, Dr John has shared the platform with the likes of General Norman Schwarzkopf, Lee Iacocca, President Mikhail Gorbachev and many other prominent worl
Whenever the announcer gives out the phone number for Karl Kruszelnicki's famous Science Talkback show on Triple J, on Thursday mornings - so many calls come in that the ABC switchboard crashes!
Karl's media career began in 1981, when he started presenting 'Great Moments In Science ' on Double J to pay his way through medical school. Since then, his media career has e
Dr Keith Suter is a conference speaker and social commentator with particular expertise in strategic planning. As Foreign Affairs Editor on Channel 7's 'Sunrise' program, Keith Suter is the resident expert on international issues affecting Australian business and society. Suter's commentary reflects the wealth of experience he has in a variety of fields.
“Mao’s Last Dancer”
From Chinese Peasant to the World Stage and the West.
Li Cunxin (pronounced “Lee Schwin Sing”) is a remarkable man borne of a remarkable story. He has published a remarkable book about his extraordinary life. In his runaway best selling autobiography, Mao' s Last Dance
Lisa Wilkinson, co-host of the Nine Network’s TODAY Show, is one of Australia’s most admired and respected journalists and corporate presenters.
For the past two decades, she has successfully applied her journalistic talents to magazine publishing, television and radio. Her communication skills have also made her one of the country’s most sought-after corpo
Malcolm McLeod specialises in delivering innovative programmes covering the key elements of team development, leadership, communication and esteem building. All programmes have the element of “fun” in common but the level of challenge to the participants can be tailored to the clients brief.
From a member QLD Police Force, facilitator/counsellor Long Bay Jail to
Social Researcher & Trends Expert
MA, BSc. (Psychology), QPMR
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international reputation for tracking emerging trends, demographic change and customer shifts.
A regular social commentator for prominent media channels, Mar
Creator of Thought Leaders, Matt Church is mentor to some of Australia’s most dynamic and up and coming experts.
Having almost 20 years experience selling his thoughts, Matt has achieved the highest commercial success of almost any speaker, coach, mentor, trainer or author in Australia.
The meeting industry repeatedly votes Matt as being one of Australia’s t
Mike Smithson has been a journalist for more than 20 years.
He started in the print media with Messenger Newspapers in the mid 70s. He then moved to television with Channel 7 Adelaide, later becoming the senior police reporter with Channel 7 Melbourne. He returned to Adelaide and became Channel 10’s first weekend newsreader before becoming a bureau chief with the Hinch and Real
International Economist and Communicator, Prof. Norman is recognised as one of Australia's foremost economists, business commentators and consultants.
An arresting and humorous communicator with the rare talent for presenting all manner of economic related subjects in a way that everyone can understand.
Prof. Norman is a regular economics and business commentator on
"Awards and recognition are great, but nothing was better than the smiles on the faces of the survivors and their families."
Peter Davidson is a humble man but a remarkable Australian.
On December 26 th 1998, 114 Yachts left Sydney harbour in the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race- only 44 finished
Former Rugby star and high profile TV personality
Peter Fitzsimons is a former Australian rugby star who also played and lived in Italy and France. He is now a top journalist and TV personality who throughout the 1996 Atlanta Olympics reported for The Sydney Morning Herald, The London Telegraph and CNN. He is also a best selling author who has hosted his own tele
People are inspired by great adventure. And the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure. Peter Hillary is a powerful and dynamic speaker who takes his audience “with him” on one of his many extraordinary experiences: to the summit of Mt Everest; traversing Antarctica to the South Pole; feeding a pod of sharks; or making a terrifying descent of K2 down a vas
Phillip Adams was recently elected one of Australia’s 100 “Living National Treasures” in a poll conducted by The National Trust, For almost 40 years his columns in major newspapers and magazines have provoked discussion and outrage - his books including Adams versus God, The Penguin Book of Australian Jokes, Retreat from Tolerance and Talkback
Robert Raftery is Australia’s Picture Writer… the motivator’s motivator… Poet to its Olympians, and this country’s leading corporate balladeer.
Robert Raftery is a master storyteller, and writer of verse. He is able to bring an audience to an inconceivable point of inspired emotion, with classic pieces target precisely to the hearts a
"VOTED NATIONAL COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR IN 1998" "ONE OF THE VERY BEST SPEAKERS YOU WILL EVER HEAR"
Robyn Moore is a multi-skilled Communicator who has been in the business of creating and changing peoples' perception through
Using philosophies from the ancient writings of Sun Tzu, a Chinese military expert and Miyamoto Musashi, an undefeated 17th century samurai who wrote about success, lifestyle, self motivation and achievement, Dr Takashi Kinoshita, delivers a motivational and experiential speech. Utilising time honoured ninja techniques, he assists individuals and companies in attaining their corporate and pe
Ross Greenwood is Channel Nine’s Business and Finance Editor and the executive producer of Nine’s flagship business program - Business Sunday. He regularly appears on the Today Show, Nine News and Nightline.
Before he joined Nine Ross was editor-in-chief of the British magazine Shares, which he set up. The magazine won the British publishing industry’s “lau
Dr Ross Walker is an eminent practicing cardiologist with a passion for people and health.
His special interests are advanced echocardiography, having performed more than 10,000 stress echocardiogram and 2000 multiplane transoesophageal echos.
He is the author of three books: If I Eat Another Carrot I’ll Go Crazy; What’s Cookin’ Doc; and Highway To Heart Hea
TV Presenter, Producer, Broadcaster, Adventurer and Columnist, Shaun Murphy is one of Australia’s exciting new breed of media personalities.
Be it wildlife, adventure or his eco-living stories, Shaun has a knack of delivering messages in a quirky, vibrant and hands-on manner. His style and enthusiasm is contagious and that’s the secret to this fellow.
Steve Liebmann is one of the nation's most respected broadcasters
and TV-anchors. Co-host of the long-running Nine Network
Today program since it was launched in 1982 Liebmann has
interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers, Royalty and the
world's leading entertainers and sportsmen and women and
is considered one of our fairest, impartial and obje
Steven Van Aperen uses audience interaction, humour and well-known stories to demonstrate verbal and non-verbal cues of behaviour, ‘The Truth About Lies’. When it comes to lying, often what people don't say is as important as what they do say.
Highly engaging, Steven uses non-confronting and entertaining audience interaction to demonstrate how we use body language to
Ted Egan has lived most of his life in the Northern Territory, and presently lives in Darwin. In his early career with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs he was mainly in the bush, and engaged in fascinating activities like stockwork and crocodile hunting while employed as a patrol officer and reserve Superintendent. Later he was a teacher at bush schools.
He was awarded t
R.E. (Toby) Travanner is a professional corporate trainer, keynote presenter, master of ceremonies and consultant. His primary area of expertise is coaching individuals and teams to realise their business and personal goals especially in the areas of sales and marketing. He is an entertaining and challenging facilitator, with a reputation for high-energy, high-contact presentations. &n
"There are motivational coaches, there are management consultants, there are get up and go gurus everywhere but there's only one Tom O'Toole. He gets on with the job with a method and motivation, and modus operandi which can be applied way beyond his own business to almost every situation in build
Have you ever needed to change the way staff, leaders or customers think, act and buy? Have you ever wished there were a formula that worked every time? We need to stop ‘managing’ change and start driving it. Dominic Thurbon has cracked code for making change happen. Changenomics is the ultimate formula for driving innovation, collaboration and behaviour change in your
James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected, entertaining and experienced corporate speakers and media personalities, best known as the host of over 300 episodes of “The New inventors” on ABC-TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio. He has been delighting corporate audiences for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speec
Michael McQueen is a bestselling author and trends analyst helping organisations and leaders win the battle for relevance.
Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Having dedicated the last n
During the July 7 bombing inquest, Coroner Lady Justice Hallett asked: "Where do you get such an ind