Just a short note to say thank you for all your efforts in making our National Conference another huge success again this year. We really appreciate your engagement and participation with our Franchisee's, your unique sense of humour and your ability to work the crowd indicates that you understand them well and they respect and value you as a MC.

Anyone can MC, but only a few can actually be part of the family and we certainly feel that you're part of ours.

Joe Siriani - Smartline Director Victoria

Our staff wanted fun, laughter, time to network and get to know one another at our annual gathering. Malcolm made sure they got everything! His flexibility, insight and intuitive responses gave me total confidence that our 2015 organisational day out with over 100 staff would be a huge success. And thanks to Malcolm, it was.

I would highly recommend Malcolm for any function whether in the corporate or not for profit sphere.

Sheila McHale - CEO Palmerston Association

Malcolm is the consummate professional. We engaged his services to MC our state conference in Adelaide and on the final night deliver 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. Malcolm’s ability to keep the conference running smoothly and create an energetic and fun atmosphere was what made the conference such a great success. A fantastic person with an incredible gift!

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

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!”

Liana Cobby - Manager of BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd

Over the years we have booked Malcolm on five seperate occassions to facilitate our highly demanding week long State Conferences. These events bring together a variety of people from all over Australia and Malcolm constantly delivers. He is quick thinking, flexible, professional and develops a great rapport with Delegates, Guest Speakers and Politicians alike. He keeps delegates engaged, chairs debates, runs Q & A sessions and keeps the whole event on track. We look forward to seeing him back at our next Conference.


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!

Dee Faulkner - GESB Manager of Communication and Culture

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.

Janet Hewitt - Manager of Tourism 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.

Sam Street - Sydney Editor of Australasian Paint & Panel May

Thankyou Malcolm for your contribution to the success of our Staff Development day. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were very happy to finish on a humour high!

Always a pleasure having you as part of our sessions and hope that it may continue into the future.

Peter Beaton - MercyCare Director of Family and Community Services

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.

Marcia Barclay - CEO of 'Read Write Now'

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.

Tessa Busbridge - Victorian Marketting Manager IDEXX Laboratories


HIdden Pages

Brain crap

For the last two weeks I've been sick as the proverbial hound. That's unheard of for me. Two courses of antibiotics and I'm only just coming good in the last 24 hours. During thes past two weeks I've gone from being angry, frustrated, feeling hopeful only to crash again, moaned and complained, given up all hope of getting better, right back to being angry again. Eventually I realised none of those feelings were serving me at all well.

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Bruce Robinson - Dying well...

I have just finished reading Bruce Robinson's latest blog. (Link below) It's specificlly about helping people 'die well' as opposed to dying angry.

We all know people who are ill or aging or dying. Dealing with Death is one tricky issue. As Bruce mentions:

This is a reflection of the old but true saying “Death handled badly makes people bitter, death
handled well makes people better”.

As a Doctor and specialist Bruce clearly knows what he is talking about.

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A little shhhhhhhhh...

Abba Isidore of Pelusia once said: To live without speaking is better than to speak without living. For the former who lives rightly does good even by their silence but the latter does no good even when they speak.

In today's language I think the old Abba would say that to live authentically requires our words and actions to be in sync. Too often we think, act, speak, rant, analyse and grapple with old ways of thinking that no longer serve us well. (I know I still do.) We rehash past hurts, frustrations, biases and wonder why life is not working out the way we thought it would. I think the answer lies in the old mystical quote - it is easier to put on a pair of slippers than carpet the entire world.

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Alternatively get itchy


Latest Parenting Ideas Magazine out now...

Issue 16 is out now good people. (Read a snippet of my article above)

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Conference's a rare skill folks

I know some people 'think' they can MC their own Conferences. Sometimes I 'think' I could play Test cricket for Australia. My son 'thinks' he's a Jedi Knight.

'Thinking' and 'Doing' are two very different things.

I've seen many companies and organisations spend a small fortune on world class keynote speakers - Business class flights and Five star hotels - only to then introduce that speaker 25 minutes late, whilst reading out an appalingly unfunny introduction to a zombified audience who are in no position to listen to anything. What a tragic waste of time, resources and money.

I make MC-ing look easy. (It's not) It's taken me twenty years to craft my skills and I continue to work on them.

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A letter from a mum...

I'm loving the articles in this weeks West Australian, written by mums to their children. The letter below is one I particulalry enjoyed and offers some wise words to all us parents. See what you think.

In the second of our week-long series 'letters from Perth mothers to their children', local designer Kylie Radford writes a letter to her sons Baxter, 9, and Louis, 7.

To My Beautiful Boys,

There are so many words of advice that I would love to share with you. I want to protect you from hurt and I want you to always feel happiness and security.

But this is not the reality of life and your life is your journey, not mine.

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'Parenting Ideas Magazine' out now

Hi all,

The latest edition of Parenting Ideas Magazine is out now. It's packed full of Parenting Gold.

You'll see my little ole article too.

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Barry the Baker...

Yesterday I came across this blog Post from an old friend - Tom O'Toole. (

Tom runs one of Australia's most successful bakeries and he is also a trainer, speaker, leader, entrepreneur and all-round bloody legend. He is a man in high demand and is speaking in Kalgoorlie this weekend. If you get the chance try and see him. You won't be disappointed.

Check out his sight and make sure you visit his bakery if you are ever in Beechworth!

Have a read...

A little while ago one of our top apprentices, Barry Pope, finished his apprenticeship… as Australia’s oldest baking apprentice. He had just turned 71! He’s great-grandfather, but he’s not willing to “let an old person in” and give up on challenging himself.

Barry’s story made the papers, and he also had most of the TV stations chasing him for an interview, plus lots of radio stations. But he did not have the time to do the interviews, for he had to take his wife to the hairdressers. Plus, he’s busy as a volunteer bus driver for the elderly.

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Wonderfully troubling

The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we could ever have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young.
James Hollis

I love this quote from Mr J Hollis. He’s clearly one wise dude.

Personally it’s taken me nearly two years of sobriety to learn how to joyfully embrace the uncertainties of life, the frequent paradox’s I cannot ‘fix’ or ‘control.’ It’s taken me this long to learn how to ‘let go’ and enjoy the ‘wonderfully troubling’ events of day to day living. (I still have far to travel)

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