Australian Speakers Bureau

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Dr Karen Brooks is an author, newspaper columnist, social commentator and academic. She has a Ph.D. in English/Cultural Studies and has taught and published internationally on all things popular culture, specialising in youth culture. Areas of speciality include Speakers. An award-winning lecturer, for years, she has conducted professional development sessions for teachers across Australia and keynoted at many education conferences. Nowadays, Karen has slowed down somewhat and finds greatest contentment in writing fiction, conducting workshops and giving motivational talks.

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Since their earliest shows Tripod have made a consistent habit of juggling comedy, music and narrative in endless exhilarating combinations, consistently evading neat definitions whilst always striving to stay worthy of their fans' time. Areas of speciality include Speakers. The boys started out in the thriving Melbourne pub scene of the mid 90s, a strange anomaly even then, opening for cranking horn-driven party bands with a meager three voices and one guitar, harmonising quirky pop oddities before a largely nonplussed punter. Miraculously they gained a keen following, who happily stuck with them as they underwent the first of many metamorphoses – in this case, into regulars of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
  • 2003 Australian Comedy Awards People's Choice Award
  • 2005 ARIA Awards Best Comedy Release - Middleborough Road
Scod, Yon, Gatesy

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Subby Valentine is an Australian comedian and radio presenter who first came to prominence in 1997 after winning RAW Comedy, a national competition for new comic talent. He has since worked as a writer and performer for radio, free-to-air television, internet campaigns and pay TV. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Subby is much sought after as a Radio Personality, raconteur, stand-up comedian, TV pundit, writer and as an excellent MC who can adapt to any situation. Subby has proven himself to be a skilled interviewer as well as entertainer; he has quizzed such notables as Michael Buble, Billy Bob Thornton, Owen Wilson, James Blunt and Daniel Radcliffe, just to name a few.
  • Raw Comedy
  • The Tom and Subby Show (Radio Program)
  • Sammy and Subby in the Morning (Radio Program)
  • The Men’s Room (TV Program)

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Tony is a leading self-empowerment expert with over twelve years’ experience as a speaker, author and coach. His understanding and integration of mind and body concepts bridges the gap between self-empowerment, human behaviour and spiritual leadership. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Tony has developed a comprehensive self-empowerment program, The Power to Navigate Life which he presents to corporate companies across Australia.
  • Triathlon Victoria

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Intelligent, stylish, witty and feisty, Gina Liano, Criminal Barrister and single mother of two boys, last year blazed to national fame as the glamorous, no-nonsense star of Foxtel Arena's runaway hit series, 'Real Housewives of Melbourne'. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Gina is no stranger to public life – both as a hardworking, highly respected and sought after criminal barrister of 15 years standing with a reputation for fighting for the underdog; and as a committed family member of Australian fashion royalty who works with her talented sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa (TL Wood).
  • Victorian Cancer Council
  • Neighbours (TV Series)
  • Real Housewives of Melbourne (TV Program)
  • Foxtel Arena

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Author, 5th Dan taekwondo instructor and Logie nominated television personality – Tiffiny Hall has many titles tucked under her black belt. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Tiffiny Hall is currently a trainer on Network Ten’s The Biggest Loser Families. Her new health and exercise book from Hardie Grant is ‘You Beauty!; – a manual for creating a better you every single day.
  • The Biggest Loser Australia (TV Program)
  • The Biggest Loser Australia: Families (TV Program)
  • Gladiators (TV Program)
  • The Circle (TV Program)

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Phillip Johnson, a renowned landscaper and garden designer is recognised not only as an Australian pioneer in his field but as an emerging talent of Lifestyle TV. Areas of speciality include Speakers. 2013 saw Phillip represent Australia at the world’s most prestigious horticultural event – the Chelsea International Flower Show in its milestone 100th year. His garden beat the best from across the globe. Winning ‘Best in Show’ and a gold medal for his design of Trailfinders Australian Garden. No other Australian entry has ever won ‘best in show’.
  • Chelsea International Flower Show - Best in Show
  • Lifestyle TV

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Steve Glaveski is an entrepreneur, author and podcast host whose mission is to unlock the latent potential of people so that they can create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. Areas of speciality include Speakers. He is CEO of an innovation accelerator that works with large organisations around the globe that was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s fastest growing new companies in 2018.