BUSKING, BANKRUPTCY & BROADWAY
There are not many speakers in Australia who have the breadth of skills and experience as that of Glynn Nicholas-a consummate performer he is in a class of his own and his keynote address is exceedingly funny, insightful and genuinely uplifting.
Nicholas is an entrepreneur who, when he was a busker used to perform outside the very West End Theatre where, 20 years later years later he would present one of his musicals to huge critical acclaim. He is the only Australian Producer to have the biggest-grossing production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the largest Arts market in the world) and his solo shows still hold box office records in many theatres around the country.
Busking, bankruptcy and Broadway paints the picture, but what makes this address so good is the way Glynn combines practical business advice with philosophical and psychological insights about what it is that gives our lives real value beyond making a buck and growing your business.
Favourite words ‘Flourishing-Reconciliation and Paradox’ signify themes that are explored with the lightest of touches but with powerful effect on people.
No power points-just one man with an incredible array of performance abilities, an inspiring story and insights that audiences will find enlightening and challenging.
Leadership-Team building – Staying relevant-Dealing with change-The secrets men keep-What to avoid when it all falls apart (and it will fall apart)-How to keep a hard head soft heart-Why our affluence is making us miserable, fat and selfish.
‘Nicholas is probably the most talented and original actor-comedians exploring the quick-sands of human relationships in Australian today. A man of a thousand faces and stances, a vernacular wizard who can make you cry of laughter an evening of nonstop hilarity his performance is polished and thoroughly entertaining.’
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN
MASTER OF CEREMONIES A popular choice for MC, Glynn is entertaining and keeps the audience constantly amused -he’s relaxed, charming and has vast experience with one-off events and 2 to 3-day conferences. He’ll help keep the event on time and can act as convener when required. (Please note for any international work Glynn is able to speak reasonably good French & German.)
FEATURED COMEDY PERFORMER
Much more than just a stand-up comedian, Glynn is renowned as one of the country’s finest mime artists, with an array of hilarious routines (sometimes including volunteers from the audience) He also sings and plays guitar with skill and ease.
‘Nicholas is a polished, clever performer who leaves us thinking about happiness, ambitions, career choices and more. His style is warm, charming and cheeky, with the bonus of intelligence and maturity. Sun Herald, April 2011
‘Glynn delivered a key note at our annual dealer conference in Fiji. We were looking for someone to engage the audience with some humour while delivering the message of adapting to change and the challenges of small business. Glynn engaged the audience superbly with mime and audience participation while also weaving into his presentation key strategic business messages from our brief. Our audience is use to high-caliber speakers and Glynn did not disappoint’
‘There is in Nicholas a fine lightness, a way of holding his audiences, however confidently, very gently in his most capable hands’THE SUDAY AGE
‘Your performance at our Red Nose Day launch was absolutely outstanding You were the consummate professional. Our supporters rated the launch the best ever and particular praise was reserved for the manner in which you acted as Master of Ceremonies.’ SIDS WESTERN AUSTRALIA
‘Feedback from many of our guests indicates that a great night was had by all … ..and it’s unanimous…..everybody loved your performance!!!!’ FOSTER’S BREWING GROUP LIMITED
‘We’ve had nothing but rave reviews about the evening and much of this can be attributed to your role as MC. Your professionalism and ability to captivate and control our audience with your humour was terrific.’CENTENARY & EVENTS MANAGER RAC WA
Glynn to the rescue I knew that you would be funny and that the audience would respond positively to you but did not expect, in the preparation time available, for the material that you prepared to be so relevant to the Advisers and their role in AMP. It hit all the right spots with the audience. You seemed to understand their world and feed it back to them with humour, pathos but most importantly with respect. Your versatility, intelligence, humour and physical performance skills totally engaged.’AMP ANNUAL CONFERENCE