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Urzila Carlson

Urzila Carlson

Travels From Auckland,

Ex-pat South African and now NZ’s own, Urzila Carlson ...

Ex-pat South African and now NZ’s own, Urzila Carlson is one of New Zealand's most loved comedians.

Internationally she is becoming a sought after act with 5 sold out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, television appearances on Spicks and Specks, Dirty Laundry, Have you been paying attention, The Great Debate, Comedy Up Late and the Melbourne Comedy Gala’s.

Damian Morgan

Damian Morgan

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Damian Morgan is a marketing strategist, creative writer, ...

Who turns the television on at night and says, "we're just going to watch a few ads"? Does anyone get in the car and start channel surfing and say "shhhh the ads are on"? This isn't how it works.

Marketing and branding expert Damian Morgan has rare skills in both the art and science of marketing. He’s creative and strategic.Stand out from the crowd, and be noticed!
Sophie Weldon

Sophie Weldon

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Sophie is a strategic storytelling specialist with expertise ...

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.
Wade Jackson

Wade Jackson

Travels From Auckland, NZ

Wade has 20+ years of improvised comedy and performed with ...

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.
Nathanial Bibby

Nathanial Bibby

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Looking for a LinkedIn Speaker who is focused on business ...

Nathanial Bibby is a leading Digital Marketing Strategist, LinkedIn Speaker and Social Media Expert.

During his career he has helped 3,000+ businesses throughout Australia and South East Asia gain a competitive edge through effective business growth strategies.

One of his most popular and informed keynote titles is:
Unlimited leads through linkedin.

Matt Okine

Matt Okine

Travels From Sydney, NSW

The host of triple j breakfast and ABC TV’s How Not ...

The multi talented comedian, actor/presenter and musician began his career by becoming a national triple J RAW finalist in 2004, at the age of 18, after only 3 previous gigs (the preliminary stages of the same competition!). Since then he has gone on to win multiple awards for his stand up comedy, toured the world and appeared on countless television shows and is currently the co-host of Australian national radio station, triple J.

Nazeem Hussain

Nazeem Hussain

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the most in-demand ...

Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the most in-demand TV and Radio personalities in Australia. He is the star and creator of the critically acclaimed TV show, ‘Legally Brown’, airing for two seasons on SBS in 2013 & 2014.

The show broke ground with its boundary-pushing content, received wide spread critical acclaim and was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy at the 2015 Logie Awards.
Rosemary Vilgan

Rosemary Vilgan

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Rosemary Vilgan held the position as CEO of QSuper, one ...

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.


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    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 key note 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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