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Julian Mather

I earned my SMARTS by being an army sniper, a globe trotting TV cameraman, a magician, an online entrepreneur, a speaker/author ... and I'm not finished yet. Whether I am talking about video or life-long-learning I am always talking about growth through change. I help people 'see' the opportunity that comes with change. My story - delivered through masterful storytelling - can help set the tone for change within your organisation.

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Julian Mather Travels from QLD
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Julian Mather's Biography

Can My Story Inspire Your Team?

I'm a career reinvention expert. I love it. It's not something I read about in a book. I earned my SMARTS by being an army sniper, a globe trotting TV cameraman, a magician, an online entrepreneur, a speaker/author ... and I'm not finished yet. Whether I am talking about video or life-long-learning I am always talking about growth through change. I help people 'see' the opportunity that comes with change. My story - delivered through masterful storytelling - can help set the tone for change within your organisation.

I went from being trained to shoot people with a rifle to shoot people with a camera. In a much more socially acceptable move I joined ABC TV in 1983, a government funded broadcaster that leaned towards factual storytelling, news and documentaries rather than entertainment. They said go document people’s stories. I’d finally made it. For over 2 decades they put a plane ticket in one hand, money in the other and kicked me out the door and said go tell people’s stories.

I travelled the world getting a ringside view of life. After 20 years I had met so many VIP’s - very inspiring people - who were out there making a difference to the lives of others. I wanted to do that too. I wrote about these unlikely teachers in my memoir The Second Best Job In The World.

One day I had the simplest of realisations. I realised all these people making a difference were all in front of the camera. That’s where I needed to be but I was behind the camera. The only way to be in front of the camera was to leave behind the camera. I couldn’t be in two places at once. So I left.

Through necessity I reinvented myself as a magician and family entertainer. I did about roughly 2,000 shows. I created another program for schools where I taught kids simple magic tricks and embedded character lessons in the process. Videos were made of each trick and I posted them on YouTube. I elevated the story and presentation of magic above the technical side of how to do the tricks. Julian’s Magician School got traction.140,000 subscribers and 30 million views

Now I share why - as a world class videographer - the only camera I own is a smartphone and how this pocket-sized TV station will revolutionise the way you make your business videos. I've come out from hiding behind the camera to loving speaking to local and international audiences about essential 21C career and business skills.

My talks focus on preparing for the future by teaching two essential 21C skills:

21C Learning: the ability to learn, unlearn and relearn.

21C Video: that’s video literacy, the ability to make video and video confidence, the ability to be on video.

Businesses that can retain staff in a fast changing world and skill those staff to communicate to customers the way they are demanding - through video on their smartphone - will have a competitive edge.

Julian’s signature style has inspirational storytelling, unique content, compelling visuals, humour, practical tips...and a bit of magic. His presentations are rich, powerful and inspiring for both business sessions or lighter after dinner story telling for an after dinner. All presentations can be tailored to suit your event and theme.