Julie’s ability to understand her audience, and facilitate engaging and meaningful discussion have made her one of Australia’s most respected and popular facilitator’s. Her sharp wit and ease of blending humour with insight have afforded her success in television and radio including media quiz show Good News Week and several ABC Radio National shows including social issues program Life Matters, The Coming Out Show, Background Briefing and Arts National.
Julie McCrossin talks to people for a living. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, she is now a freelance journalist and facilitator.
She presented the radio show Life Matters on ABC Radio National for 5 years, covering countless health, welfare and educational topics with a frequent rural focus. Julie was also a team leader on the media quiz show "Good News Week" for 5 years on Network Ten and ABC TV.
Julie began working for the ABC in 1983 and she's presented many Radio National programs, as well as stints on ABC Rural Radio and 702ABC Sydney. Julie has also worked as a TV reporter for both the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and ANZAC DAY - and she's thrilled to live in a country where it is possible to do both. But her proudest media moment was her appearance on ABC TV's "Play School" as a silent clown called Plain Jane.
Currently Julie presents a travel program for Qantas and facilitates conferences and seminars nationally. Julie has university qualifications in the arts, education and law and she is an Ambassador for NAPCAN (The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) and the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Julie has qualifications in the arts, education and law and is much in demand as an after dinner speaker, MC and facilitator for conferences, dinners, awards evenings and training seminars.
Julie the MC
A professional MC, or Master of Ceremonies, can make the world of difference at any event by maintaining the focus of the audience, speakers and performers on the prime purpose of the occasion.
Julie has many years of experience as an MC at a wide variety of occasions, from huge outdoor rallies in Sydney's Domain, to major national awards evenings at Parliament House in Canberra, to intimate fundraisers for community organizations.
Julie will keep your event running smoothly and on time, while building a warm and witty connection between the speakers, performers and audience. Her attention to accuracy and detail in everything she does will help the organizers to relax as well.
Julie the Facilitator & Panel Discussion Leader
Julie is often associated with entertainment and fun because of her five years as a performer on the television media quiz show Good News Week. However, Julie also has extensive experience as a professional facilitator of meetings, seminars and public consultations on subjects requiring sophisticated research and analytical skills' as well as great sensitivity and confidentiality.
Julie the Speaker
Julie is best known for her interviewing skills, which enable her to draw out the views and ideas of others. Yet she is also in demand as a keynote speaker at conferences. Julie's highly varied work on ABC Radio National and throughout the community, as outlined in her work history, means she has a deep and broad general knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. She has the capacity to investigate a topic or subject area and talk about it in a clear, amusing and engaging way that always focuses on the personal, family and community impact of the issue at hand.
“Your involvement was absolutely critical in setting the tone and holding the whole night together"
Communications Law Centre
“…superb contribution as our MC…"
Randwick City Council
“…skill, panache, professionalism, humour, good sense…"
Justice Awards, Law Foundation of NSW
“…wit and wisdom and masterful handling..."
NSW State Reconciliation Committee
“…an amazing blend of humour and joy as well as insight..."
Sydney Women’s Festival
“…the workshop was brought alive by your energy and drive and your ability to draw out and manage the discussion…"
The City of Newcastle
“Others in neighbouring workshops were quite envious of the fun we were obviously having"
National Council of Churches in Australia
“Your preparation, energy, enthusiasm, humour and understanding of the issues contributed greatly to the day’s success"
Council of Social Service of NSW
“Thank you for your raw energy and clear thinking"
Deaf Education Network
“Your skilful, welcoming and warm presentation style immediately put the panel at ease"
Family Support Services Association of NSW Inc
.“charismatic performance…unequivocally the highlight of the evening"
“…so full of wit, insight and warm celebration…it hit the target precisely"
Faculty of Law, University of NSW
“… a tremendous effort and enthusiasm, both in presentation and delivery"
Museum of Contemporary Art
“Your heartfelt talk was really well received…a light-hearted approach to some very serious issues"
Museums Australia Inc
“enjoyed your energy and humour…very balanced and thoughtful presentation"
Women’s Health Statewide, South Australia