Glynn Nicholas is one of the most inspiring and entertaining keynote speakers in Australia. From award-winning busker he quickly progressed to the stage where his one-man shows still holds box-office records around the country.
As a Theatre Producer, his plays and musicals have played in scores of countries including the UK, Ireland, London’s West End & New York. As a Theatre Director, he has worked with some of the world’s finest and most precious Musical Theatre performers and is soon to Direct some of the biggest names in ‘Certified Male’ when it runs in Berlin, London’s West End and New York. His company, Glynn Nicholas Group produces theatre shows, television programs, and corporate acts for Australia and the UK where he has a reputation as a gentle and very entertaining Master of Ceremonies and comedian. He has appeared in feature movies and has made countless television appearances, he’s a successful author and has created a number of comedy characters including Sergeant Smith and Pate Biscuit for which he apologises without reservation.
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.
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.)
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.
In April 2011 Glynn returned to the stage with his new show “This Way Up" that received critical acclaim in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and now he moves into the speaking circuit with an inspiring address that will motivate and entertain audiences whether they like it or not.
1. How to create your own happiness (the science behind why there are so many whinging poms in Australia)
2. New Tricks for Old Dogs (it’s never too late to try something new)
3. Lose Your House and Find Yourself (a step by step how to)
4. Why am I doing this? (he’ll remind you)
5. Eurovision, the EBU and me (a bizarre affair)
6. Just do it (with love and save someone)
7. Why I like people who blush and who believe in unicorns
8. Dreaming big
9. Trusting your gut (not with beer alone)
10. What your clients will do for you if you just let them
11. When your partner says “We have to talk" (what not to do)
12. Things Men don’t like talking about
13. How I made a fortune in the streets (busking, just in case you were wondering)
"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"
ANDRES CATHLES, 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
“…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 the audience. My only dilemma is how I'm going to top that next year."
AMP NATIONAL SALES CONFERENCE
“We've had nothing but rave reviews about the evening. Sure 100% Kylie was good but no where near as good looking as you! :-) Your professionalism and ability to captivate and control our audience with your humour was terrific.
BRIAN VAN ALLEN - CENTENARY & EVENTS MANAGER RAC WA
"Glynn 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..."
"There is in Nicholas a fine lightness, a way of holding his audiences, however confidently, very gently in his most capable hands"
THE SUNDAY AGE
"The material that you prepared 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. The conference was rated the best on-shore conference ever!!!"
WENDY HAND, AMP
"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"
“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
“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