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Colaborating with your AV team

Posted on March 28, 2019 in Organising an event

Here's a short video from Scene Change, Australia's most awarded AV company and preferred AV supplier of Great Expectation. Scene Change spoke with the team behind Australia's largest Design Event, and discussed their approach towards engaging audiences, and how they work behind the scenes with an AV team.  The content reflects the importance of being prepared, and manage risk [the unpredictable and unexpected].  Event professionals at the top of their game in Australia have a wealth...More


Slick, funny and devastatingly effective

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Organising an event

Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy.  He's performing at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, if you miss that you can view the clip below from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. Dave's TV credentials include hosting a series Channel 9’s 20 to 1, appearances ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and Agony Uncles Network Ten’s Hughesy We Have a Problem and regularly appearing on The...More


A hilarious bundle of contradictions

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Organising an event

You may have seen Mel on Tractor Monkeys, Back Seat Drivers or It’s A Date as well as Network Ten’s The Project, This Week Live and NZ’s TV3 weekly program 7 Days. As well as live performance, Mel is a sought-after writer with a weekly column in The Courier.  Below we have a short video of Mel appearing on the ABC TV’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.  You can see Mel Buttle at the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019!  Mel Buttle is...More


Australia's fastest comedic mind

Posted on April 2, 2019 in Organising an event

One of our most popular comedians and MCs, is unmistakably Australian, Dave Hughes.  Hughesy's laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy.   For 12 years Hughesy made up one half of Melbourne’s Nova breakfast team and for 5 years he co-hosted Network Ten’s The Project, not to mention 10 years on Ten’s AFL show Before...More


Professional MC required

Posted on November 7, 2018 in Organising an event

A professional master of ceremonies [MC] leads an event in a formal and or entertaining way, depending on the occasion.  Also known as the emcee or compere, the master of ceremonies introduces speakers, makes announcements, and engages with the audience to keep the ceremony or agenda flowing smoothly and on time, no matter what is going on.  They can also make the speakers and presenters feel confident and appreciated, and the event sponsors proud to be involved. Put simply the service...More


Support your pursuit for excellence

Posted on July 31, 2018 in Organising an event

Putting together an impressive conference program can often be an overwhelming task. Whether it be aligning company message with the required professional education points sought after by delegates or securing the right mix between professional and social activities to attract registrations, the decisions you make during the planning phase ultimately contributes to the success of your event. After mapping out an incredible event schedule with a good mix of activities, designed as best as possible...More


Keep Calm and Call Great Expectation

Posted on June 27, 2018 in Organising an event

Hiring a professional speaker, trainer or entertainer for your corporate event can be a daunting task and it can often take a lot longer than you ever expected (when doing it alone). With Great Expectation's 15 years in the industry, we wanted to share why our clients choose to work with a speakers bureau for their events. 1. Knowledge Marg Booth, the owner of Great Expectation has over 15 years in the industry and with that comes a wealth of knowledge. Although you may find it easy to google the...More


The future of conferences 2.0

Posted on June 28, 2018 in Organising an event

Ten things great conference organisers do differently Written by keynote speaker and futurist, Gihan Perera  This ebook is a fantastic resource for any event manger, new or established within the industry.  If you are looking to see the world through the eyes of a futurist download the e-book below.   DOWNLOAD | CLICK HERE 01 Networking is not enough. Your attendees want to make strong connections and build lasting relationships. 02 Their thinking starts before they arrive. Help delegates...More