New Inventors host James O’Loghlin blends comedy and thought provoking ideas to engage and entertain audiences across the country. A guest on almost every national television program, James speaks regularly on topics of creativity and innovation, and is the author of Umm…a Complete Guide to Public Speaking of which he teaches and coaches. His versatility means James easily assumes the role of MC, facilitator, moderator, panellist, after dinner speaker, corporate comedian and debater.
James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's leading comedians and media personalities.
Since 2004 He has hosted ‘The New Inventors’ on ABC TV. From 2002 to 2006 he hosted ‘The Evening Show’ on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio around NSW and the ACT. James’ background as a commercial and criminal lawyer blended with his live and broadcast comedy has helped him become a talented and versatile comedian, entertainer and communicator.
James began performing stand-up comedy in 1990 and has performed thousands of times around Australia, and been a regular guest on virtually every national television program that has guests who think they are funny and/or clever on it, from ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Rove Live’ to ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Lateline’
James O'Loghlin is a sought after corporate performer. His experience and versatility mean he can easily assume the role of MC, facilitator, moderator, panellist, after dinner speaker, corporate comedian and debater. He speaks regularly on Creativity and Innovation
He is the author of ‘Umm…a Complete Guide to Public Speaking’, and he teaches and coaches public speaking. He is currently writing a book on Work/Life Balance and speaks on this subject as well.
James is very funny, but is also able when appropriate to be serious. One of his strengths is the ability to have an audience laughing one minute and thinking the next.
He has written and hosted his own television shows, and written and performed several popular live comedy shows, including "Lawyer Lawyer", about his 8 years as a corporate and criminal lawyer
Thanks for the great talk… I’ve had a lot of great feedback from the audience. We found your talk both entertaining and practical. In fact, as a measure of your success in getting your message across, you were directly quoted in 3 of the 5 talks I went to today!
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job.
Your overall rating of 94% was … a pretty incredible score. A great result, thanks again. James your “very good to excellent” rating of 100% was matched by only one other speaker.
Association of Superannuation funds of Australia
Well done. I had several people tell me how they were going to put some of your suggestions into action at work today, so you are officially an inspiration!
Local Government Information and Communications Technology Group
It was our absolute pleasure having you as our MC for the Cochlear lunch. You were a delight to work with - so capable and professional. Your personal anecdotes put the audience at ease and, your ability to take comments and moments from the day and bring them to life with a relevant story, really made the event.
Thank you James! You did such a fantastic job hosting the day –you were really one of the highlights of the program. You really kept the energy in the room up and kept everyone engaged. Pleasure working with you!
GE Australia & New Zealand
James demonstrated a unique passion for innovation and invention. His passion is infectious and lifted the energy of the room after a full day conference. This is reflective of his skill as a presenter and comedian. He cited relevant examples for our audience and inspired many. A comment from our CIO during the closing address at our conference was that your talk was “Inspiring and thought provoking".
Your efforts across both day and night were well received by all. It’s been nothing but praise for you from all delegates so thank you for contributing so much and making it the success it was. On a personal level, you were EXTREMELY easy to deal withl… I appreciated your cool, calm and collected approach!
A million thank you's for Saturday night. He was highly professional, well organised and fun. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I hope he will consider being our MC again next year!
Wateraid Gala dinner
Thank you for your wonderful work. The night went off flawlessly and everyone appreciated your wit and warmth.
Refrigerant Reclaim Australia
Thank you for your contribution, and of course for your “energy and charisma!” I really felt that you added so much value to our Dell User Forum event, and the feedback around the overall keynote address has been outstanding, which you certainly played a big role in. It was great to work with such a professional
Brilliant presentation, excellent feedback. Thank you!
Feedback has been overwhelming positive to the whole night and I know a lot of the doctors appreciated your wit!
Australian Medical Association (NSW)
Thank you for an outstanding job as our MC on Saturday night. You were fabulous. Your audience control was great, and you kept a good pace with the proceedings, Your injection of fun made the formalities a lot more lively and enjoyable for the audience, and we got lots of compliments on Saturday night for having you as our MC. Chris in our office described you as awesome. I have to second that.
Building Designers Association of Victoria
My client was wrapped with the way in which he brought it together at the event. Really delivered!
Front Page Management
The entire conference was very successful and I received a lot of positive feedback. Thank you once again for being our MC, everyone I know has said they loved your work!
QLD Government Inter-departmental Accounting Group
We have had great feedback from guests saying you were a wonderful MC and set the tone perfectly – which is exactly what we wanted. Everything went off without a hitch. Thank you for everything, it was a great night and by all accounts everyone enjoyed themselves.
Elle Conference & Event Specialists
The feedback has been extremely positive, with everyone commenting on how you kept the audience entertained and in stitches! It was a pleasure to work with you.
Mildura Development Corporation
Thank you for providing your witty commentary and smooth running of the Gala Dinner. I only heard compliments from guests throughout the night about your role as MC!
The Health & Fitness Industry Association
Thank you so much for being such an expert Master of Ceremonies at our 2013 NSW Health Innovation Awards. Your time on the night and your preparation and effort in the lead up to the event was much appreciated. Feedback from people who attending the Awards ceremony has been very positive with many comments on how well your comedy routine matched the Award themes.
NSW Dept of Health
It truly was a pleasure working with you and thank you for making the day run so smoothly.
George P Johnson Australia
Thank you for your great keynote – we got great feedback and you really helped the event focus on how ‘the individual’ in an organisation can make a difference.
You were wonderful! You were a real hit! Many thanks again. You are a delight to work with.
The Benevolent Society
You turned the event into something very special.
He brought the perfect blend of comedy and comment to our evening, tailoring his expertise on the topic of innovation to suit our agriculture industry event. We cannot express enough how professional and easy he was to work with - he was our MC and keynote speaker and really assisted us in ensuring our evening ran smoothly. I received countless positive comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed James, he really made our event a success.
South West Food Bowl Festival
James is an excellent MC who delivers a nice mix between humour and business messaging. Very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended.
Freelance Event Services
We were delighted with his work. He is a consummate professional communicator and MC. He took his role very seriously and understood our brief was not just for an MC but for someone who could really capture the mood of our event. James was witty, funny, charming and respectful of the emotions of those on stage and in the audience. He curated his remarks with great care and attention to detail. He also kept the pace of the evening going and ensured the show on stage knitted together seamlessly. He was on-time for our meetings, script review and rehearsal. He listened to our requirements and embraced our brief with enthusiasm. He’s a true professional and our audience loved him and so did we. He was also very easy to work with, prepared well and also gave us good advice. On the night he read the mood of the room and worked with it splendidly. His brand of more sophisticated humour suited our night and our community.
Exhibitions and Events Association of Australasia