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  • John is currently one of Tasmania's most prominent and prolific actors and performers. A popular MC and guest speaker, he is a veteran of over 120 shows including Uni Revues, musicals and shows in the Botanical gardens every year. A former ABC Local Radio Nights presenter, John has appeared on film, TV and radio in various forms and guises. On the mainland, John has previously played Stewpot in Opera Australia's South Pacific, Dick Woollnough/Dee Anthony in The Boy From OZ for The Production Co., Mitch in The Threepenny Opera for Malthouse and STC, Spider/Lord Savage in Jeckyll & Hyde for TML in Korea, Mr. Braithwaite in BILLY ELLIOT The Musical for Universal/Working Title, and Pumbaa in The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in Melbourne and Shanghai. His Television credits include Tricky Business (Nine network), Dance Academy (ABC), City Homicide (7 Network) and John Safran's Race Relations (ABC). His Film credits include Macbeth for Dark Oak Films, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping for Artist Services and Back From The Dead for Pocket Money Productions and his voice can be heard in the films Legend of the Guardians, AUSTRALIA, Daybreakers, Mao's Last Dancer, Two Fists One Heart, in mini-series for CLEO, False Witness, Scorched, and on TV shows Wild Boys, Rescue Special Ops and Slide. In 2006 John was nominated for a Mo Award for his role as Pumbaa in The Lion King. John is an Australia Day Ambassador 2014, Ambassador for Variety Club "“ The Children's Charity, the Theatre Royal APPLAUSE program and has been a proud member of MEAA (Actor's Equity) since 1994.
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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    John X
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  • The Value of Positive Humour in Workplaces A sense of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. - - President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 -1969) Successful and dynamic organisations encourage appropriate humour as part of the workplace culture. Daryl Peebles recently completed a PhD research study that investigated humour as a positive human attribute, and how it impacts on contemporary workplace management practices.-  This study involved 50 Australian work teams and specifically examined the relationships that exist between humour and the psychological capital attributes of hope, efficacy (confidence), resilience and optimism.-  It then noted the positive impacts these had on worker attitudes and workplace performance. The findings are not surprising. Appropriate humour will enhance most relationships "“ work, social and family "“ which is something we all intrinsically know but can now back up with some empirical evidence. Although the use of humour in workplaces remains a contentious issue in management theory to this day, Daryl, along with others, is proving that if used appropriately it really can help the bottom line. Far from being a frivolous distraction from the job-at-hand, humour can help in sustaining an organisation's long-term viability and is a strong ally in maintaining workers' health and well-being. Daryl is keen to share his findings and the wealth of information he has collected from around the world. He does so through an engaging (and, yes humorous) presentation that looks at the psychological, physiological and social benefits of humour and laughter and how these manifest within a work environment through measures such as job satisfaction, staff turnover, discretionary effort and creativity. Daryl's presentation is educational, enlightening, engaging and entertaining. As Andrew Carnegie once said, There's little success where there's little laughter.
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    Launceston,Hobart,NW Tasmania, NW Tasmania,Willing to Travel,
    Keynote Address: The Humour Factor
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  • Winning the Crowd - The Communication Secrets of a Professional Comedian They say comedy is the "˜hardest job in the world'. That's probably an exaggeration, but it's certainly not an easy job either. - A professional comedian often only has 5"“10 minutes to impress a crowd. This means they usually have less than one minute to win them over and get them laughing. The techniques a comedian uses to do this are surprisingly simple and effective and can be applied to all levels of communication and presentations. Gavin Baskerville has been a successful professional comedian for more than 20 years. He has played to audiences of all types on land and at sea. He has also spent the last 13 years teaching and coaching beginners and experienced comedians. He has recently created this specialised corporate presentation which gives an insight into how to win any crowd and how to make an audience laugh. Gavin's presentation is customisable to any length or event. It is motivational, insightful and highly entertaining - perfect for conferences, dinners and professional development sessions.
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    Hobart,Willing to Travel
    Keynote Address: Winning the Crowd
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  • Andrew brings over 25 years of performing experience to the podium and is an MC and Charity Auctioneer of extreme versatility. His credits range across live dramatic and musical theatre, television and radio and he has over 20 years experience as a corporate entertainer and MC throughout Australia. He has wonderful presence and is renowned for the energy, warmth and humour, that he injects into his work. His beautiful singing voice and comedy writing make the events that he works on unforgettable and explain why so many clients have him back year after year. Andrew is also works as a- charity (comedy) Auctioneer. Providing auctioneer banter with the tone of a comedian! Some of the events he has recently MC'd in Tasmania and other States include; "¢ National Ausveg Conference , Wrest Point, Tasmania, "¢ Graduation Ceremonies for the Tasmanian Polytechnic, Wrest Point Casino, "¢ Australian Institute of Conveyancers National 2 day Conference, Melbourne, "¢ Institute of Public Accountants NSW, 3 day conference, Sydney, "¢ Tasmanian Fruit wine festival, Hobart, "¢ The Taste Festival New Year's Eve Party, Hobart, "¢ Salamanca Market 30th Anniversary celebration, "¢ Australian Tournament of the Minds Opening Ceremony "¢ Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards night, Wrest Point Casino, "¢ Lennards Australia National conference, Hobart, "¢ Institute of Public Accountants Tasmania 3 day conference, Cradle Mountain, "¢ Clarence City Council Seafarer's Festival, Tasmania, "¢ Health And Community Services Union annual dinner, Hobart, "¢ Master Builder's Association Awards Night, Devonport Tasmania, "¢ Celtic Force on-stage tattoo, 2011, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie Tas
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    Hobart, Willing Travel
    MC – Andrew Colrain
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  • Colin is a veteran of local and interstate theatre, having performed musical theatre for over twenty years. Recently performing as part of the cast of Billy Elliott The Musical in both Sydney and Melbourne seasons, and gaining a position in the cast of Jekyll & Hyde to tour South Korea, Colin has worked extensively as a professional musical theatre performer. As part of the touring comedy duo The Red Hot Cols, Colin has performed their unique character based comedy at corporate functions and conferences at venues all around Australia. Colin's background in Old Time Music Hall makes him an awesome Master of Ceremonies and his ability as a musical mimic ensures that while he is alive, Tom Jones and Elvis will never die. Whatever your entertainment needs.....it needs Colin!
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    Hobart
    MC – Colin Dean
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  • Daryl regularly works as an emcee for events, conferences and conventions. His capacity to engage an audience of all ages, his quick wit, his unflustered professionalism in dealing with the unforeseen and his organising abilities have all been praised by many satisfied clients. Recent events benefiting from Daryl's emceeing include the Wrest Point Hotel Casino Gala New Year's Eve Dinner, the Summer Festival (Kidz in the Park), the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Baton Relay (Hobart) and the Local Government Association of Tasmania annual conference.
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    Hobart
    MC – Daryl Peebles
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  • Jane hails from Hobart and has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts. Her television credits include Rosehaven, Death or Liberty, Blue Heelers, GP, Janus, The Flying Doctors, Neighbours and A Country Practice.-  Jane has performed for Melbourne Theatre Company, at La Mama, with various independent theatre companies within Melbourne, HotHouse Theatre in Albury Wodonga and in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Now based in Tasmania Jane's recent theatre credits include The Mares written by Kate Mulvany for Tasmanian Theatre Company; Hamlet (Blue Cow Theatre); e baby (Tasmanian Theatre Company) and You and Me and the Space Between (Terrapin Puppet Theatre) both for 2017 Ten Days on the Island, Grounded, (for which Jane was awarded the 2016 Tasmanian Theatre Award for Best Performance by a Female) and the premiere and return seasons of The State of the Tasmanian Economy for Blue Cow Theatre. Jane played Martha in the Tasmanian Theatre Company production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? staged in the Esmond Dorney House for two sold out seasons. This production was awarded a 2015 Tasmanian Theatre Award for Best Ensemble (professional category). Jane works regularly as a voice over artist, presents concerts with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra throughout Tasmania and can be heard regularly on ABC Local Radio where she also works as a fill in presenter for Local Radio including ABC Rural, ABC Grandstand and ABC Classic FM. Since returning to Hobart to live with her family Jane has hosted events big and small and facilitated numerous conferences for clients including Department of Health (Tasmania); WorkSafe Tasmania and the Foster Carer's Association.
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    Hobart
    MC – Jane Longhurst
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  • Kim Millar is the weekday News Anchor for 7 News Tasmania, the state's most watched television news bulletin. She is also a communications specialist based in Launceston, Tasmania and a former news journalist, presenter and senior producer with Southern Cross Television.- With more than 20 years' experience as journalist, Kim played a key role in covering local news events and therefore has a strong understanding of regional issues.- Between 2001-2011, Kim Millar was the weekend news reader for Southern Cross Television. Kim is often called upon to host large public events as an MC and was the facilitator for the Federal Government's Climate Commission public forums. She has also hosted Launceston Carols by Candlelight-  and Festivale and her other television commitments- have included- anchoring the Launceston and Hobart Cups for TasRacing and presenting nightly segments on Southern Cross for Variety Tasmania's major fundraiser Tasbash. For the past decade Kim has provided media training to clients including the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and NRM North. Training covers such topics as dealing with the media, interview skills, crisis management, media strategies and media release preparation. Kim conducts presentation and public speaking training for business executives, journalists, sports leaders and other public figures. Speaking in public can be an overwhelming experience for even the most successful business or community leader and Kim focusses on providing vocal coaching, relaxation and script content advice and support. Kim's skills as a writer have been utilised by various clients including the Australian Maritime College, Rio Tinto Corporate Brisbane, Rio Tinto (Pacific Aluminium) Bell Bay, and Tasmanian small business to produce annual reports, sustainability reports, media articles and media releases, web content, speech writing, grant and award applications and generic corporate communication. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Journalism and Politics) from Deakin University. Kim is a yoga teacher and board director for Self Help Workplace - a not for profit employer of people with disabilities.
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    Launceston,Willing to Travel,Themed Night
    MC – Kim Millar
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  • Sport is Rick's passion. Rick has extensive experience in radio and television sports presenting, including being a weekend Sports Presenter on Southern Cross Television. Rick is a sought after emcee. Some of his current work includes being- the Match Day Host for Hawthorn's Tasmanian AFL games, as well as MC for the North Melbourne Chairman's luncheon with club Chairman James Brayshaw, as well as hosting the members after-match function at Blundstone Arena for all Tasmanian AFL games. In addition, Rick is a sports commentator, with extensive experience in football, tennis, soccer, athletics and cycling. Founding member of live-stream sports show "Talking Sport Tasmania"; a weekly show promoting local sport, sportspeople and sporting events around Tasmania. Rick has contracts with Tennis Australia and also spent two years working in media for the Australian Winter Olympic Team. He is also the Media Officer for the Australian Winter Olympic Institute as well as Targa Tasmania. The professionalism, knowledge and experience that Rick provides in all his work, make him an outstanding choice for your next event, whether it be sport, business, conference or a local event.
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    Launceston
    MC – Rick Fontyn
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  • Fairsy Consultancy Pty Ltd is an independent Australian Company based in Launceston, Tasmania. The Company boasts an impressive track record in assisting its clients with Media and PR services, Events, the development and activation of contract, sponsorship and guest speaking negotiations and Athlete Management Fairsy Consultancy has proven to be the very best at what it does "“ and customer service is our highest priority. Fairsy Consultancy was set up by Rob Fairs, a former Television Sports presenter and current radio announcer with more than 35 years' experience in the Australian Television and Broadcasting industries. During this time Rob has built up an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as contacts within the business and sporting communities both in Australia and abroad. Rob is held in the highest regard by the community, many actually encouraged him to set up his own business because of his simple but rarely seen qualities "“ communication, dedication, respect and loyalty. Testament to this is the impressive list of athletes and Clients Fairsy Consultancy has and continues to represent since being formed in 2006.
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    Launceston, Willing to Travel
    MC – Rob Fairs
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  • Ryk Goddard presents ABC Radio Breakfast in Hobart and has presented for ABC Sydney, Melbourne and had a 20 part comedy series BLOGDADDY on Radio National. He is creator of HOBART COMEDY TOURS who have created three sell out comedy history theatre walking tours. A versatile MC he regularly hosts Australian of the Year Awards in Hobart, as well as fundraisers, memorial services and well some frankly bizarre parties at MONA. He was CEO of a theatre company for ten years and in between these gigs he's acted for every theatre company in Tasmania including touring to China and nationally with Terrapin Theatre. He has a band called Gnarlhund and two children. Neither make him very much money.
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    Hobart
    MC – Ryk Goddard
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  • Daryl Braithwaite's biggest fan, shit at growing facial hair, wanker "“ Stewart Bell has been described as all these things. All are true. He's also the host of Fresh Comedy and BeerFest Australia comedy gigs across the country, a regular on the Tasmanian comedy scene, and has supported some of the biggest names in Australian comedy. He has two full-length solo shows (2014 & 2016) under his belt, performed to sold out crowds. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his pet Komodo Dragon, Neil Diamond and making up entirely fabricated facts to end his bio with.
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    Launceston
    MC – Stewart Bell
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  • Social worker by day, comedian by night, born and raised local gal Brittany launched on the comedy scene 3 years ago and has since performed all over the state and supported national and well-loved acts such as Mel Buttle, Harley Breen, Jeff Green and Gen Fricker. She is the co-producer and founder of the highly successful Mental Health Week Comedy Roadshow Show and enjoys filling up her free time performing at all your favourite Hobart comedy rooms, volunteering all over the place and walking her dog Beetle.
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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    MC / Comedian – Brittany Szlezak
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  • Do you have a corporate function or event that requires a professional and- entertaining MC? Gavin Baskerville is the all in one solution. Dress him up or dress him- down Gavin is the perfect performer for all occasions. Gavin can even tailor a comedy performance to your needs writing- custom material to make your event hilarious and unique. With- eight- years experience as an MC and comedian coupled- with a background in corporate event staging and management,- Gavin will provide an energetic, fun and intelligent flow- to your event and ensure its overall success. For the 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gavin- wrote and performed 100% Guaranteed which explored the sales,- advertising and marketing industry. Many sales executives- attended the show and enjoyed it thoroughly. "Gavin, thanks for putting on a great show. I bet a lot of those- in the sales/business community would enjoy your stuff (at least those with a sense of humour!). Since a lot of what you- say about selling and infomercials is deadly accurate!" - Dien Rice
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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    MC Gavin Baskerville
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  • Murph has been the Weatherman at TNT9, Tas TV and Southern Cross Austereo since 1984. He moved to Tasmania in 1982 to work at Radio 7EX which is when he started voice-over work for commercials and- program promotions at the TV station. Since that time he has helped promote most, if not all of the state's major events and charities via the weather segment during the Nightly News. During the day he works in the world of Superannuation before joining the news team each night to present, what he feels is the most important part of the news. As Murph says: "It's a big job, a huge responsibility and one that all the viewers know- I take very seriously."
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    Launceston
    MC- Peter Murphy
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  • The Quizzer of Oz has been writing, organizing & running quiz nights and other events in Tasmania since 1989. The business is run by David Walch. David is a former TV quiz champion and is a professional performer. He has been acting, hosting events and running quiz nights for over 24 years. We run quiz nights for all sorts of charities, sports groups, social clubs, conferences, parties etc. Our usual quiz format is 8 rounds of 12 questions (96 questions in all), on a variety of subjects, presented by PowerPoint, utilising audio and video components and projected onto a large screen. This format normally results in an event length of approximately 2.5 hours. The format of a quiz can be modified to suit your specific needs though from - 10 minutes to 2.5 hours
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    Quizzer of Oz
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