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Gerry Gannon

With 25 years in media as a journalist and broadcaster, Gerry Gannon now uses his knowledge and skill set to provide media training, presentation skills training, conference facilitation and MC to a wide variety of clients. Fine tuned and committed to delivering excellence, Gerry Gannon has an easy going nature and witty sense of humour!

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We would especially like to thank you for your exceptional performance, fantastic attitude and your marvelous management of the live auction, which was integral to making our event such a success. It was a pleasure to work with you and to have you here again.

Kate Pollitt, Executive Director, AustCham, Shanghai

 

The breakfast’s success was achieved with the continued professionalism of your efforts to keep us on track and your ability to think on your feet. Your intuition to read the room truly adds to our event.

John Snowball, Perth Royal Wine Show Awards

 

The Conference Committee began by thinking that an MC was a luxury.  By the end, we were completely convinced of its absolute necessity!

Dr. Merran Smith, Chair, Planning Committee, IDLC 2012

 

A message of thanks for doing such a wonderful job as MC for our Technology Park 20th Anniversary Conference. You helped generate the discussion and make it really interactive…..plus you were very entertaining!

Carmel Lyttleton, DOIR, WA

 

Thanks for making a great conference even better. So many people had positive comments about your involvement. It was brilliant.

Phil Hogan, ISAS

 

Gerry Gannon is the best MC I have worked with. He is funny, professional, vibrant, engaging, extremely accommodating, supportive and knows how to generate audience participation and is a fantastic interviewer.

Nikki Graski, EventEdge International

 


 
Gerry Gannon Travels from WA
Fee Range: POA

Gerry Gannon's Biography

Gerry Gannon is one of Australia’s leading conference facilitators and corporate MCs.

 

A former radio announcer and journalist, he spent almost ten years working with ABC Radio in Perth, Sydney and Darwin as a Reporter, Producer and Presenter.

 

Before migrating to Australia in 1983 he was Managing Director of CBC Radio, a local radio station in County Tipperary, which he founded in 1981.

 

Gerry Gannon has over 25 years’ experience in the media of Australia, Ireland and South East Asia.

 

Whatever the requirement of your conference or event, Gerry Gannon will provide you with a creative and a cost effective solution to meet the occasion.

 

One of Ireland’s finest exports, Gerry Gannon has been a journalist, broadcaster, MC and media trainer in Australia for the last 30 years and is now one of the best known speakers and facilitators in Australia.

 

After a decade with ABC radio in Western Australia, Gerry left to pursue a career that would bring him closer to audiences and allow him to explore parts of the world he couldn’t do from the inside of a radio studio. He established Indonesia’s first English language radio station in Bali, served on the council, and as President, of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and on the board of the Tourism Council of WA.

 

Gerry is committed to community and non-profit organisations and has also been a board member of Access 31 Television, Kids Help Line and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

A specialist conference MC, facilitator and media expert, Gerry is renowned for his wit, passion, easy-going nature and commitment to those he works with. He has worked extensively in both Australia and overseas and provides media skills training to government, not-for-profit organisations and industry entities, as well as conducting speech and presentation training courses.

 

Gerry’s real passion is people; whether it is helping them reach their potential through training and support, MC at an event or providing valuable perspective and advice, Gerry’s easy humour and experience provides a refreshing opportunity for growth and knowledge for everyone he meets.

 

Speaking Topics Include

Presentation Training

It is said that more people fear public speaking than death. That may sound like an exaggeration, but we’ve all known people who “die a death” before getting up to present to an audience. Since Gerry Gannon began working as a specialist conference MC, he’s seen hundreds of people who either lack the confidence or the ability to effectively communicate with and influence their audience. That’s why he developed “The Six Steps to Killing them from the Podium”, a half-day training workshop on presentation that aims to give people the skills to not only be good at presenting but also enjoy it. Whether you are a company executive who needs to present to the troops, or someone who has an exciting presentation to deliver at a conference or just to address your local Rotary club, you can benefit from Gerry Gannon’s presentation training workshop. The workshop can be delivered at your workplace, or if you’d prefer somewhere well away from it!

Media Skills Training

Who better to teach you how to give a good media performance than someone who has interviewed hundreds of people on radio! Gerry Gannon can equip you with the media skills to turn every media appearance into a positive experience. We’ll show you how to craft a media release, explain the media’s requirements and teach you how to give a good interview on radio, press and television. Whether you are the CEO of a multinational company, a community leader or a small business person Gerry Gannon can tailor a media skills training course just for you.

Master of Ceremonies and Facilitation

Thorough research and preparation together with the ability to quickly grasp complex issues ensures your event will be handled with aplomb and professionalism. Having worked with live audiences for over 25 years, Gerry Gannon has a terrific ability to involve an audience in conference proceedings. A quick wit – a legacy of his Irish background – ensures conferences are enjoyable as well as meaningful. With a background as a radio current affairs broadcaster, Gerry Gannon is also a terrific panel session facilitator and can infuse panels with energy and dynamism.