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Mary Coustas

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"Effie" Actress, MC, Motivational Speaker

'Wogs out Of Work' on stage in the late 80's was the beginning of the love affair with fans.' Acropolis Now' on TV gave the public, free and consistent access to the freakishly stunning architecture that is Effie. After "Effie's Guide to Being Upyourself" was published the corporate and public world saw the unique and unforgettable asset that Effie is when it comes to communication and motivation. This comical and unforgettable thesis in self-esteem shows the world what's possible for any individual. It brings a fresh perspective and philosophy that will inspire and uplift the minds of all. “Effie" has become a true icon in Australian entertainment with many of her unique phrases now part of the lexicon.

The definition of a star is someone that can shine and shed shining light upon all.

Who better then to MC and important event, to facilitate any given situation, to participate in a debate or hypothetical or to be an inspirational motivational speaker, than a megastar like Effie? Everyone thinks that they can MC an evening but few really can. If you want your night to start off with a bang, not lag in the middle and to end on the biggest high then she's your girl.

20 years of experience and testimonials proves that over and over for this Logie Award winner. 'Wogs out Of Work' on stage in the late 80's was the beginning of the love affair with my fans.

'Acropolis Now' on TV gave the public, free and consistent access to the freakishly stunning architecture that is Effie.

'Waiting for Effie' my one-woman stage show was an intimate, brave and absolutely classic offering.

With chords like mine singing was always an option. Norman Gunston called and we recorded 'Amigos Para Siempre' which went top 20 on the Aria charts. Due to the highs vocally I was able to achieve I find that dogs are still following me wherever I go.

My brain came good a couple of years back on 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' allowing me to win 64,000 big bananas. I hosted my own show on TV - with my family called 'Greeks On The Roof'. The words skilled, stunning and articulate icon were thrown around.

After "Effie's Guide to Being Upyourself" was published the corporate and public world saw the unique and unforgettable asset that Effie is when it comes to communication and motivation.

This comical and unforgettable thesis in self-esteem shows the world what's possible for any individual. It brings a fresh perspective and philosophy that will inspire and uplift the minds of all.

Whether your stars are big or small, few or hundreds, acknowledged or not yet fully realised she will effortlessly galvanise them.

Where she is concerned there are no fear of heights.

Whatever your theme or objective is Effie will make it soar.

Take it all the way to the top.

Testimonials

“We should pay Effie double - she was quite simply FANTASTIC - particularly Effie's line - "It's not DOG eat DOG - it's WOG eat WOG"!! Everyone I've spoken to also thinks it was the best ever!! - it was a great night."
About Effie hosting The Prime Minister’s Press Gallery Ball

“People are RAVING about it being the best one ever. Seriously raving. It's great. Effie was a sensation & they're raving about her too. And everyone has a hangover."
Chief Political Correspondent SBS Television

“Guys and gals. What a great night! Feedback this morning has been outstanding.... The best Ball ever, is the common view. Effie slayed 'em. As John Howard said, the Ball has become THE Canberra event to attend."
Chief Political Correspondent, The Australian
Chief Political Reporter, Daily Telegraph 

“ Your presence and the comedy spot you delivered were instant hits with our clients and staff members alike. We are still in awe of the way in which you spiced up the information we gave you and delivered it with such aplomb."
Minter Ellison Lawyers

“Thank you again for bringing Effie along to our Consumer Finance “Expo" last week. The feedback from staff has been incredible – they loved the fact that a ‘star’ of Effie’s calibre would come along to an event like this and be so tuned in to the theme of the event."
ANZ Managing Director

“You were a wild success with our students and staff who were inspired by the messages you presented to them."
MLC Principal

“I would like to thank you for your participation in the National Conference, ‘Quest for Excellence’ which contributed to the success of the event."
COO Mortgage Choice

“The standard of entertainment was second to none. As Master of ceremonies, you delighted the audience as well as conveying all our key messages in your uniquely wicked way. It was a night we will all remember."
CEO 2002 Gay Games

“The 11th Annual Mother’s Day Comedy Debate was a great success. I would like to sincerely thank you for the time and effort you put into this event. We thoroughly enjoyed your performance."
Prof. Lorraine Dennerstein AO

“ I want to thank you so much for the wonderful way you helped to carry the debate during our evening of Real Kulcha. Your humour and irreverence were greatly appreciated by the audience and aside from being witty and entertaining, you wowed the crowd with you erudition and understanding of the issues under discussion."
EO English Teachers Assoc. NSW

“Last night was a great success all round, Effie was fantastic and made the event. Everyone was happy." Felicity Reynolds
AMES

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your highly entertaining and professional performance as Master of Ceremonies at the 2005 Pharmaceutical Industry Charity Ball"
MD Princeton Pharmaceutical

“ Wow – what a night! The feedback from guests and staff has been absolutely incredible. Your comical anecdotes were a great hit and your banter with Larry was very entertaining. I can’t begin to thank you for your contribution in making our Client Appreciation Party a night that will be remembered for many years to come."
Comm. Mgr Australia Post

“Just a quick note to thank you for participating in the hypothetical last week. We were very happy with how things went."
AAV Business Comm.

“Thanks so much!! We had an awesome day and Mary made it all the more successful – she was a huge hit."
Senior Mktg Exec Adshel

“Please once again pass our thanks on to Mary for coming down to the lunch. Mission Australia feedback has been fantastic - this is the first time all the kids have left something and been enthused. They thought the whole day was great and absolutely loved Effie. Hopefully if the message has got through to even one of these kids it was worth all the effort."
Macquarie Bank Ltd 

“Just a quick informal note to say Mary did a fantastic job! She was the perfect host for our purposes and she has helped in a big way to make the entire expo a huge success. As a Marketing Comms consultant, I move around many companies and I will not hesitate to suggest to use Mary again." Joanna Cody
ANZ Expo

“My personal thanks and appreciation to Mary for a great, inspirational presentation. Enjoyed by all in attendance. Mary is a lovely, lovely person and I was pleased to have the opportunity to hear her speak and also to meet her personally afterwards."
L.J. Hooker

“Everything went so well at the conference. “Effie" was awesome – she was an absolute hit with everybody!"
Fernwood Women's Health

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