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Malcolm’s imagination and performance skills helped BP design and deliver a safety learning event that was entertaining, engaging and effective. Malcolm is a master at setting the right mood and guiding an audience on its way to the intended outcome. A total pleasure Malcolm – thanks!” (Aug 2014)

Liana Cobby - BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd


Malcolm is the consummate professional and his ability to keep the conference running smoothly and create an energetic and fun atmosphere was what made the event such a great success. He added a level of professionalism and fun that we haven’t had nor experienced before. On the final night he also delivered a comedy hoax.  The information that Malcolm gleaned throughout the few days he spent with us was perfectly woven into the hoax and had everyone in raptures of laughter. (Aug 2014)

Steve Sanders – Vice President Association of School Business Administrators SA/NT


I knew that choosing the right MC would 'make or break' the tone for the day...thankfully we chose Malcolm. His research into our organisation along with his interaction and humour left the room buzzing and delegates loved him. Thanks so much Malcolm. (Aug 2014)

Marcia Barclay, 'Read Write Now' CEO


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! People have been raving about the event non-stop. You were a smashing hit and just the perfect 'ingrediant' we needed! (July 2014)

Dee Faulkner, Communication and Culture Manager, GESB


Thank you so much Malcolm. You certainly made a lasting impression...I was sitting with some conference delegates three days later and we were still laughing thinking about your hoax. One gentlemen even told me he had never laughed so hard in all his life. Simply wonderful. (July 2014)

Janet Hewitt, Tourism Development Manager, Ipswich City Council Victoria


Malcolm created a new character for our 'Paint & Panel Conference' for smash repairers. His European 'crash repair expert' was totally spot on, brilliantly received and thoroughly researched. Not only was the presentation very funny, it also effectively hammered home the main themes of the day. (May 2014)

Sam Street, Editor, Australasian Paint & Panel May


Hiring Malcolm for a corporate hoax to motivate my sales team was the best career decision I have made to date. Not only did he have everyone laughing and engaged, but he also managed to get across a crucial motivational message that reinvigorated the team’s excitement around a product portfolio that had preciously struggled to meet budget.

Malcolm is a true professional who is not only a pleasure to work with but also an outstanding entertainer. (January 2014)  

Tessa Busbridge - Marketting Manager IDEXX Laboratories Victoria

 

Malcolm's skills as an MC and presenter were outstanding. He absolutely made the difference between having a good conference and an exceptional conference! It was fantastic to have someone who understands our business, acknowledges our work, and at the same time enables us to laugh at ourselves.

He brought energy, vitality and humour, and effortlessly made the conference flow. The feedback from staff was exceptionally positive, and left all participants wanting Malcolm to return again next year! (December 2013) 

Mark Richards - District Director Department for Child Protection & Family Support WA



Well what can I say, other than a BIG thank you for your wonderful contribution in making this years conference on the Gold Coast another huge success. In fact some Franchisee's rate you so highly they are saying you were the highlight of the conference! Your professional MC work and also your efforts in setting the tone and participation at the social events was greatly appreciated.

Joe Siriani - Smartline Director Victoria


I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH.

You did a wonderful job and so professional. I don't have the words to describe how much I appreciated your humour and empathy etc. Absolutely brilliant.

 Sue - Chairperson Social Work alumni UWA


Malcolm was fantastic, he did a superb job and we were amazed at how well he knew what was going on and what the issues were, very clever using the information we provided to create what he did.
Once again many many thanks to Malcolm for an excellent job!

PROPERTY COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND


Thankyou for the laughter you created for the Hyundai Team. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your sense of humour and many have phoned to say how wonderful the night was and commented on some of your quotes. You really helped make the night a huge success.

 HYUNDAI


This was the second time Woodside has utilised Malcolm's services and he certainly did not disappoint. It was very, very clever and extremely funny: a most polished performance.

 WOODSIDE


The best speaker was the loud, brash 'American' whom we fell for hook, line and sinker.

Thank you so much Malcolm for tailoring your presentation to the specific requirements of our group. The National Conference delegates founf extremely funny and entertaining - even more so once they realised it was a Hoax!

 HARDWARE AND BUILDING TRADERS NSW

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Monday
Sep152014

Hazel Orme Kindy Fundraiser this Friday night in Freo

Come join my good self and my mates for a fundraiser with a difference, as we replace the above lonely looking blue boat with a brand new nature playground of awesomeness.

Hope to see you there.

Kindy Comedy Fundraiser, Friday, Sept 19

Join us for a night of stand-up comedy, story and song at Little Creatures Next Door on Sept 19. 

 Comedians Andrew HorabinWerzelMalcolm DixCiaran LyonsAndrea Gibbs and Sam Longley will keep us laughing between raffles, a short auction (including vintage kindy gear) and door prizes. The money will go towards our new nature playground and kindy equipment. Doors open at 7:30pm for 8pm show. Content warning:

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Sunday
Sep142014

Latest Parenting Ideas Magazine is out NOW

The latest edition has just hit the virtual streets. Yet another collection of parenting gold from the likes of Maggie Dent, Michael Grose, Bill Jennings, Dr Jenny Brockis and my good self.

Just follow the link, grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Cheers,

Malcolm.

http://bit.ly/1ALgUBW

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Thursday
Sep042014

The kick arse joy of failure

But what if I fail?

The answer to the what if question is, YOU WILL.

A better question might be, "after I fail, what then?"

Well, if you've chosen well, after you fail you will be one step closer to succeeding, you will be wiser and stronger and you almost certainly be more respected by all of those that are afraid to try.

Seth Godin

I'm a big fan of Seth and he will be here in Oz in the coming weeks. Such a bugger I can't get to Melbourne or Sydney but alas. (www.sethgodin.com)

I'm guessing the above quote was not directed at parents but it applies to us mum and dads just as well. Personally I still feel I have 'failed' at being a good Dad from time to time, but thankfully these days I know that's absolutely okay. As Seth says, that brings me one step closer to getting it right.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Mindful-mess!

Last week while I was in Adelaide facilitating a business managers conference I started meditating. Seriously I did, and it had nothing to do with being in Adelaide (which I love by the way) or the conference content. It was due to the red book I'm holding in the picture above. Okay so I'm only meditating for 10 minutes each day but to be honest I'm struggling even with that. In the process I've discovered that my mind if often a mess. It takes that 10 minutes just for the incessant chatter in my head to start calming down and by the time is starts to relax my time is over. It's bloody hard work and I blame David Michie (davidmichie.com)

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Monday
Aug182014

Ninja Dad tips from the Gold Coast

I'm in the Gold Coast presenting at a conference and in between making people laugh, helping them to put things in perspective and take some personal action (hopefully), I've also had many brief conversations to parents. It seems there are some universal guidelines when it comes to raising kids.

1) Always remember that ultimately our goal as parents is to make ourselves redundant. Yep, we have to do ourselves out of a job. Give kids responsibilities along with your trust and belief and watch em grow.

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Monday
Aug042014

The Parent Net

Monday 11th August
7pm - 8.30pm
St Columba's Bayswater

Come and join Jenny, Malcolm and fellow parents as they look at what's worth "catching" and holding onto and what, as parents, we should let go of.

Topics of discussion on the night will include:

  • Developing children's self esteem and confidence
  • Why Dads are so important in raising healthy kids
  • Why parents need to  be 'Parents' and not just their kids friends
  • Tips for Parents to reclaim their energy and focus
  • Parenting with purpose and a sense of mindfulness

 

Monday
Jul212014

Put in or Piss Off

Put in or piss off...was one of the mantra's of my under 16's footy coach. At the time it was a bit of a shock to hear and in many ways I had no idea what this thirty something ancient oldie with a giant moustache was babbling about. Fast forward thirty years and I now realise he was right. I've tried so many shortcuts over the years from leaving things to the last minute, winging it on the night or simply giving up. It's really only been in the last 15 months since I stopped drinking (is their a link...me thinks yes!) that I understand that nothing does or can replace hard work. Now I tell my kids this and they stare back at me like I'm speaking Wookie.

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Monday
Jul072014

Latest Parenting Ideas Magzing out now

 

Hi all,

The latest edition is out now so head over to the website below and see what you think.

As always, great articles and a fascinating read that all parents will enjoy, including my latest story from Aus Kick...

Enjoy,

Malcolm.

http://www.parentingideas.com.au/Home

Monday
Jun302014

Let kids leap, stumble and fall

Kids are gonna get hurt. At some point they are going to lose, feel sad, lonely and struggle. It's unavoidable but it's also necessary if they are going to grow up and grow well.

As parents our job is to be there to encourage them through these tough times and let them know that they will be okay. To help them learn from these difficult moments. Our job is not to charge in, save them and fight their battles. Parents are like sherpa's guiding our kids up the mountain, but at the end of the day kids need to do the climbing themselves.

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Thursday
Jun262014

Ninja Dad sacredly observes...

In recent days, Ninja dad did but converse with small gathering of expectant first time fathers to be.

Several nervous men did seek to gain an understanding of what was to come - how birth of sacred child will impact on life as they currently know it. Difficult to answer such conundrum as each birth most unique and every baby so diverse. What I shared with them is what I learned from my (fourth) baby's first few months on planet Earth:

1)     If mother and father are to survive first few months intact they must sleep, whenever and wherever possible.

It is crucial to understand that babies do not give flying fart about mum and dad's state of wellbeing. It is not unusual for parents in the early days to look, sound and behave like zombie monkeys. Sleep deprivation is complete shock to system that can take considerable getting used to. Even coffee fails to inspire but it will improve...eventually!

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