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Training Seminar or Special Event.

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Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Obsessed with lead generation, Jane works with executives, ...

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Obsessed with lead generation, Jane works with executives, experts, academics and trusted advisors to leverage their Thought Leadership to become trusted influencers in their industry.

Jane holds one of the top 1% viewed LinkedIn profiles globally & is the host of the #1 ranked "Jane Anderson Brand You Show" Podcast in iTunes. She was nominated for Telstra Business Women Awards in 2014 & 2016.
Richard Field

Richard Field

Travels From Sydney, NSW

Richard Field is an acclaimed African safari guide and international ...

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Richard Field is an acclaimed African safari guide and international keynote speaker.

Whilst guiding people through the wilderness in Africa, he has had a range of phenomenally rich and diverse experiences. These have led him on a personal quest to discover the core, universal elements of successful leadership in complex and dynamic environments.
Wade Jackson

Wade Jackson

Travels From Auckland, NZ

Wade Jackson is an internationally recognized high performance ...

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While trained in many disciplines, Wade Jackson's expertise lies in his ability to identify and develop the potential and latent power in those he works with at an individual, team and organisational level.

Wade can spot potential for brilliance while others are still arranging their notes.

His ability to think on his feet and capitalize swiftly on the information and behavior in front of him is second to none.
Sophie Weldon

Sophie Weldon

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Sophie Weldon is an experienced public speaker, filmmaker ...

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The seeds were sown for this business when founder, Sophie Weldon, was 14 years old. She experienced first hand the profound impact of storytelling. When people are connected, they are happier, healthier and more resilient. This is why Sophie created Humankind Enterprises; a social enterprise with a mission to connect people, one story at a time.
Shannon McNeill

Shannon McNeill

Travels From .,

Shannon understands and explains health and well-being with ...

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Shannon is a wellness expert with two decades as a health professional. A qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and Registered Nurse, she understands health and wellbeing with a comprehensive, unique and grounded approach.

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Health Science in 1994 and gained valuable experience in a wide area of health care including drug and alcohol addiction, cardiac health and emergency nursing.
Cory Robinson

Cory Robinson

Travels From Gold Coast, QLD

A Gold Coast local has appeared in various movies and television ...

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In recent years Cory has been performing locally as an entertainer and master of ceremonies for Corporate giants like Red Bull, Movie World, Coca Cola and Flight Centre, just to name a few.

His charisma and natural flair for entertaining make him a hit with audiences from all walks of life.


Murray Altham

Murray Altham

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

As a powerful keynote speaker and workshop facilitator Murray ...

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Our next speaker today, Murray Altham, began his professional life as a chef then launched into the fitness industry in 1985 where more than 10,000 people experienced his workouts every year.

He also wrote "Choose Excellent Health" - the simplest book about health on the planet!
Rosemary Vilgan

Rosemary Vilgan

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Rosemary Vilgan is an inspiring and experienced leader. ...

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Rosemary Vilgan has had a long and distinguished business career. At the age of 33, Rosemary was appointed CEO of QSuper, one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia. She is recognised both nationally and internationally for her leadership of transforming QSuper to a innovative, vertically integrated financial services organisation.

Rosemary Vilgan is one of Australia's top CEOs, and an inspiring and experienced leader.


Testimonials

  • The Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals has a long and valued relationship with Great Expectation Speakers and Trainers. Great Expectation always has excellent ideas about enhancing our professional learning events and their staff are wonderful to work with - always resourceful, efficient and professional. Great Expectation has been able to take some of the stress out of organising our often complex events and putting back the enjoyment – their speakers are truly inspiring.

    Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals
  • The entire team at Great Expectation are an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much trouble! They’re professional, friendly and most importantly they take the time to listen to the clients requirements, ensuring you can rely upon them to follow through on finalising every possible detail. Their follow up post event, always with a phone call, is a nice touch too. 

    Ultimate Events
  • Marg and the Team at Great Expectation are always happy to help with recommendations and information. Everything is very simple when it comes to the paperwork and bookings as they don’t overcomplicate things. They’re a real pleasure to work with!

    SPAR
  • It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Great Expectation over the years. Their professionalism and reliability is second to none and I highly recommend their exceptional service.

    Real Estate Institute of Victoria
  • You have a very helpful, outstanding team and it's a pleasure working with you.

    Norwex
  • We have had the pleasure of working with Marg and her team for the past 10 years and they have been second to none with their professional and refreshing approach to speaker and entertainment management.  Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble whilst the creative thinking of the right presenter for the right theme or function has been a massive help in creating unforgettable events.  Very much look forward to working with you for the next 10 years and my thanks for all your help to date.

    HI Events
  • Marg and her team at Great Expectation always provide exceptional service and it is always a pleasure working with them. I highly recommend their professional services for any guest speaker needs.

    Adbri Masonry
  • It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Great Expectation over the years. Their professionalism and reliability is second to none and I highly recommend their exceptional service. 

    Real Estate Institute of Queensland
  • Great Expectation enable us to hear speakers at events before booking them, which is a great service as it allows you to hear for yourself before making the booking commitment.  They also continue to research for speaker solutions and provide options, even under strict restrictions such as timings, budget and location.  They really are fantastic to work with and a great partnership to have.

    INDUE
  • Our relationship with Great Expectation Speakers & Trainers spans many years and we are always impressed by their service and professionalism.  Marg and her staff are extremely prompt and thorough and we have no hesitation in recommending them to other clients for entertainers, speakers and bands.

    Corporate & Leisure Events
  • I have worked with Great Expectation for the past six years and over a few different roles - I take them with me!   In short, their service is brilliant, they not only offer advice on the best speakers for your event, they also make the process easy and straight forward, they bend over backwards to make sure they deliver what you want when you want and if there are ever any issues, they are onto it before you know about it! This is the kind of service I appreciate when running a large scale conference and what keeps me working with Marg and the team at Great Expectation. 

    Q-Comp, Brisbane
  • Our work with Marg and her team at Great Expectation has always been professional, with outstanding customer service. What we appreciate most about working with the team, is their friendliness and willingness to meet our specific needs, with an amazing ability to deliver high-quality speakers for our events that are always audience specific - which makes my job so much easier.

    St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School
  • Our first point of call when looking for that speaker ‘with a difference’ is Great Expectation. The experienced team know their presenters and can recommend  a speaker for any topic. We have used Great Expectation for the past 8+ years and will continue to do so well into the future.

    Leading Age Services Queensland
  • Picking the right speaker for the right event is difficult and there can be a lot riding on the choice.  Great Expectation helps me through that process and haven’t got it wrong yet.  I think that is because they are always willing to spend the time talking about my needs and are honest about the strengths of each of the possible presenters.  I feel like they are an extension of my team, contributing to the success of each of our events.  I will keep going back!

    Local Government Managers Australia, Queensland
  • Since 2007, Marg and her team at Great Expectation have made the conference design process SO easy. Great Expectation have a fantastic range of speakers and facilitators, some of the absolute best in their fields. 10/10 for Great Expectation every time!

    Business Innovation & Improvement Network
  • As the organiser for the annual strategic executive conference  I need to be fussy about who arranges our keynote speakers. These speakers are normally on the international circuit and time poor so it is the fine detail that needs to be sorted out - I use Great Expectation because that is exactly what I have and I get - Key note speakers who are thoroughly briefed and the logistical detail taken care of. 

    Logan City Council, Queensland
  • We have been working with Great Expectation for well over 10 years now – and they have never steered me wrong.  Great Expectation is able to give a myriad of suggestions for any brief, and I always have confidence in recommending anyone that they put forward.

    Iceberg Events, Queensland
  • The girls at Great Expectation are wonderful to deal with – friendly, helpful and always with a smile on their faces. They take the time to ensure they develop a good understanding of their client's requirements, always follow up with you and you can rely upon them to follow through on finalising every possible detail.

    Real Estate Institue of Victoria

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  Event Details Date: Friday, 4th May 2018Time: 6.30AM start, event concludes at 9.00AM.Venue: Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, BrisbaneTickets: $130 + GST  or  Table ... More