A high-level conference or prestigious event is no place to experiment with an inexperienced MC, comedian or speaker. Graeme Bowman has a strong track record with blue-chip clients in the area of Construction & Engineering.
He's a proven performer as a Hoax Speaker, Master of Ceremonies, Corporate Comedian, Creative Thinking Presenter, Workshop Facilitator and Writer. All this adds up to someone whose ‘seriously quirky' approach adds genuine value and versatility to conferences, events, product launches and awards dinners.
Read the following testimonials, then click through and watch these two short video clips:
You'll also discover, throughout this site, brief audio clips recorded in front of live audiences.
"Your hoax delivered the key messages that we wanted delivered in an entertaining and unique way. The night was one that they will never forget. The team loved what you did and are still talking about it."
John Holland Group
"The audience were in rapturous laughter, transfixed on your routine."
"During our dinner Graeme acted as MC, bogus food waiter, Bruce Attenborough, Hoax Speaker and rock star. This range of characters is testimony to a natural talent which entertained guests and ensured the night's success. Expect the unexpected. 11 out of 10."
Construction Benefit Services
"Quick ability at ad libbing ... comfortable rapport with delegates ... the conference is being hailed an outstanding success due, in no small measure, to your role as MC. In particular, your alter ego, Dr George Connor, is being hailed as one of the most popular speakers. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services as an MC and hoax performer."
Building Designers Association of Victoria
"Many engineers in the audience were taking notes, believing your suggestions were the real deal. The mixture of technology and humour was an excellent fit."
"Graeme Bowman was fantastic. He had our clients and guests hooked from the start."
"My colleagues were humoured and stunned at times with your apparent local knowledge and insights, laughing all the way to dessert."
Brambles Industrial Services
"I really enjoyed your presentation on Creative Thinking. Although I recognised it as based on de Bono's work, the message had never really sunk in before until you demonstrated the Post Its example. As some feedback, my team was stuck last night coming up for a solution on a logistical problem - we could sense a better way, but kept coming up with an old solution. However, after applying the clustering exercise and consciously biting my tongue and avoiding a straight line solution, we are now exploring new options. Not only that but the guys are fully engaged and are building a model out the back as we speak!"
Boral Construction Materials
"Thank you very much for your excellent presentation. You had many in the audience convinced of your "qualifications" for some time, including during the pre-dinner drinks, when you were discussing work in the North Sea! There were a lot of laughs throughout your talk and it was a talking point during the rest of the evening and the next day."
"Graeme was requested to be an overseas HR expert, and give a talk on new directions in HR. His preparation was extensive and his knowledge of the hoax topic was excellent. Feedback was nothing but glowing, which reiterates that he is one of the best in the business!"
"It was terribly important that we had an MC that could carry the evening, with such a diverse range of industries represented. You did brilliantly."
Australian Institute of Project Management (1)
"Graeme's hoax speech was a highlight of the awards dinner. A completely believable and hilarious performance!"
Australian Institute of Project Management (2)
"Graeme did a marvellous job at taking on the role of Company Shareholder. Believable at first, with a few choice pointers to the conference's message, the hoax then moved through a variety of stages - from progressively challenging and radical to the wildly outrageous. In the end Graeme had everybody roaring with laughter! Our delegates tell us Graeme's hoax was the most stimulating and enlivening performance they have laughed their way through."
Carter Holt Harvey (1)
"Graeme appeared as a hoax speaker at our 125th Anniversary celebrations, in Melbourne and Sydney. His act was enthusiastically received by the audiences which consisted of management, staff and guests."
"Graeme's creative inspiration enabled each of the three divisions to communicate their specific plans in an entertaining and memorable fashion. Well before the National Sales Conference, he participated in an intensive briefing session at which he helped us to explore the business issues that needed addressing, and how they may best be presented. He assisted ten presenters with the writing of their speeches, helping each one to convey important messages in a manner that was clear, concise and motivational."
Carter Holt Harvey (2)
"Thank you for doing such a superb job of Bruce Attenborough, long lost brother of David, at our Management Summit. I am amazed with how you were able to captivate our audience, who, in the past, have been quite a challenging bunch to entertain or impress."
"Dr Geoffrey Pembroke's speech on "Innovation and Sustainability" was very entertaining, and the references to some of our staff hilarious!"
WSP Lincolne Scott
"Your sessions were both entertaining and informative, and consequently kept everyone involved. To convey the use of practical working tools with such humour was a real hit."
Pioneer Building Products
"Graeme was fantastic - the level of skill and wit required to craft such a tailored and funny show was amazing. I personally was in tears with laughter at his act, and many people around me were the same."
"Graeme was extremely well received at a recent industry dinner. He managed to set the right tone and tailor his routine to the audience interests and background. I would recommend him very highly."
Forest and Wood Products Australia
"Excellent performance at our Supplier of the Year breakfast."
Tradelink Plumbing Supplies
"Your participation has contributed greatly to the success of the conference."
Master Builders Association of Victoria
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