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Julie McCrossin

Julie McCrossin is inspiring. A career spanning over 20 years in media and radio, Julie has a strong commitment to social justice. Warm and engaging, Julie is a respected Master of Ceremonies, public speaker, facilitator of panel discussions and hypotheticals, journalist, adult educator and trainer.

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Testimonials for Julie McCrossin

“Thank you so much for facilitating a wonderful launch of ‘What makes you happy?’. I very much appreciate your enthusiasm and superb interviewing skills, creating a fun and interactive evening.”
Fiona Robards, author of “What makes you happy?”  

“Thank you so much for your superb facilitation of the Conference. You are fabulous!”
Odette Waanders, CEO, Palliative Care Victoria  

“You were fantastic and made the day a very special one for all of us lucky enough to be there. The feedback I received from those living with cancer was very appreciative of the interaction and overall learning experience achieved on the day. You and all the speakers did us proud.”
David Sandoe OAM National Chairman Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

“You did an excellent job of injecting energy and momentum into the Cultural Shift symposium.” Settlement Services International. June 2014   “Your talk was very engaging and you managed to captivate the audience. You conveyed your experience and thoughts on culture brilliantly.”
Art Gallery of NSW, Art After Dark.  

“Your presentation was entertaining and thought provoking. Deceptively light-hearted, your presentation was a very effective reinforcement of the important messages.”
Comcare, Australian Government  
Julie McCrossin Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Julie McCrossin's Biography

Julie McCrossin is inspiring. A career spanning over 20 years in media and radio, Julie has a strong commitment to social justice. Warm and engaging, Julie is a respected Master of Ceremonies, public speaker, facilitator of panel discussions and hypotheticals, journalist, adult educator and trainer.  

Finishing as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, Julie 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.  

Currently Julie writes for the NSW Law Society Journal and facilitates conferences and seminars nationally. Julie offers a range of interactive formats that stimulate audience discussion while keeping people on topic and on time. Julie is especially known for her capacity to guide forums on sensitive topics, such as suicide prevention, mental health, child protection and family law.  

Julie presents Up and Away on Radio Q as part of Qantas in-flight entertainment and is a video presenter for in-house and on-line productions.  

Julie has the ability to engage her audience, inspiring open and often surprisingly honest communication and generating discussion, reflection and resolution.  

Julie has qualifications in the arts, education and law. She is an Ambassador for the Fred Hollows Foundation, Adult Learning Australia, CAN (Mental Health) Inc  and FRANS Inc (Making Things Happen for People with Disabilities), and is Patron of Wagga Women’s Health Centre.

Speaking Topics Include

HYPOTHETICALS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Julie has been running panel discussions and hypotheticals at seminars, public forums and conferences for over 20 years. She is well known for her capacity to involve panel members and the audience in an interactive conversation that addresses complex issues in a lively, informal, witty and yet carefully structured way.   Panel discussions offer the opportunity to hear a range of views from people with expertise or experience in a particular field, while involving the audience through questions and comments. Panel discussions have a dynamic all their own and their success depends on having a host or leader who is able to stimulate discussion in a lively way, while ensuring all the panel members get an equal say and engage each other in a meaningful way.   The role of the audience is very significant. The leader must have the skills to support the panelists to engage with the audience, while encouraging meaningful and concise comments and questions from as many people as possible. Julie’s many years of experience interviewing people from all walks of life on live radio means she has the skills to move seamlessly between the panel and the audience, while ensuring everyone stays on topic and shares the time.   Julie has facilitated many hypotheticals on complex and sensitive issues such as child protection, occupational health and safety and sentencing policy in the criminal law.   While it isn’t essential to have a legal qualification to run a good hypothetical, it helps. Julie completed a law degree at the University of NSW in 2000 and she has run many hypotheticals and panel discussions with a legal focus.  

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.  

MEETING AND SEMINAR FACILITATOR
Julie 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.  

PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Julie is in demand as a keynote speaker at conferences. 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.