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Training Seminar or Special Event.

  • We provide professional presenters based on your brief.
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New and Featured Presenters

Damian Morgan

Damian Morgan

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

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

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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.

Is your organisation looking to stand out from the crowd and be noticed?
Donna Campisi

Donna Campisi

Travels From Melbourne, VIC

Donna Campisi is an adventurer at heart. After creating ...

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Donna’s inspiring story with her positive attitude is highly contagious, she brings warmth, laughter and a mix of emotions to any audience.

Her amazing ‘Miracle Girl’ story is about surviving a stroke when she was only eight years of age.

It is staggering that she is even here to tell her story, and her attitude of gratitude is very evident when hearing Donna talk of her journey to where she is now.
Suzie Lightfoot

Suzie Lightfoot

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Passionate about helping people to step out of the shadows ...

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As a successful business woman, Personal Branding mentor, public speaker, soon-to be published author and former elite athlete and top model, Suzie specialises in creating personal brands that help women succeed in both business and life.

As part of her quest to empower women to step out of the shadows and into a brighter future, Suzie utilises a tool which have already helped hundreds of women.
Julie Cross

Julie Cross

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

A multi-award winning speaker, Julie Cross can customise her ...

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Julie is not all about reciting clichéd quotes and retelling ‘same-old, same-old’ stories. Julie believes in the power of authenticity, of telling it how it is, of sharing her own journey and being both brave and vulnerable at the same time, which leaves a long-lasting impression on those fortunate enough to experience one of her shows.

Today Julie is one of the industry’s most sought-after speakers thanks to her unique style and commitment to empowering her audiences.
Craig Challen

Craig Challen

Travels From Perth, WA

Craig Challen is an Australian cave explorer.  After ...

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Australian hero who played a pivotal role in the daring rescue of 12 boys trapped in a Thailand cave. Craig braved treacherous conditions to extract the boys from the flooded Tham Luang cave system.

He is a cave explorer and is one of Australia's leading technical divers, he is a member of the Wet Mules, a diving group that takes on some of the world's deepest caves. He has explored caves throughout the world.
Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

Chris Parsons’ TV career began with an ad in the paper, ...

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Chris Parsons’ TV career began with an ad in the paper, ‘WANTED: TV Presenter Lifestyle Show - must be presentable, have good communication skills and ability to remember lines’. Unsure how many of those attributes he actually possessed, Chris found a career that has become his passion.

A career that has seen him present and produce numerous episodes of popular travel shows ‘Queensland Weekender’, ‘The Great South East’ and ‘Creek to Coast’.
Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Travels From Adelaide, SA

Dr Richard “Harry” Harris works in anaesthesia ...

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Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

Dr Richard “Harry” Harris works in anaesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide. He was an integral part of the rescue operation that saved the lives of a young football team caught in a cave in Thailand 2018. It was under his direction that the weakest boys were first led out of the cave, enabling the success of complex cave rescue.
Donna Thistlethwaite

Donna Thistlethwaite

Travels From Brisbane, QLD

In 2012 Donna jumped from Brisbane’s Story Bridge ...

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On a Sunday afternoon in 2012, Donna Thistlethwaite told her partner she was going out to buy groceries. Instead she drove to Brisbane's Story Bridge and tried to end her life in the wintery waters of the Brisbane River.

Donna was lucky enough to get a second chance at life, thanks to a confluence of 'miracles' that helped her survive. She now inspires conversations about mental health and building resilience both at home, and in the workplace.

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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