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Marty Wilson

Marty structures his keynotes on the results of over 1,000 interviews he has done with inspirational and successful people for his 11 and counting books in his bestselling What I Wish I Knew series. From footy coach Wayne Bennett to a Buddhist Nun who works with prisoners on death row in L.A., from Comic Anh Do to a mother of eleven children, from a 911 survivor to chef Maggie Beer.

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Testimonials for Marty Wilson

While Marty Wilson is a seriously funny guy, he is also a truly dynamic and thought provoking speaker. His content is thoroughly researched and built upon sharing through the lives of many, which really sets him apart from all other speakers.

Pfizer Australia

 

Marty is an effective and entertaining speaker who engages every audience with humour and authenticity. He did a great job in bringing patient stories to our sales force and empowering them with the ability to do the same in their roles.

Eli Lilly Australia


 

The light hearted yet thoughtful approach was the highlight of the conference. We are delighted with the extremely positive feedback we have had.

Royal College of Nurses

 

Marty Wilson is the funniest serious guy I know. He makes me laugh but also challenges me to think. Marty gives every crowd deep insights, a big dose of heart and an even bigger serve of laughter. I love this guy to bits and give him my full recommendation.

Anh Do, Stand Up Comic, Film Maker, Writer, Actor

 

In today’s fast paced world where the only constant is change, every organisation needs some time with Marty Wilson. He has that unique ability to combine meaningful insights with a delivery style that challenges your thinking and have the room in stitches. A rare gift. I thoroughly recommend Marty to any corporate event where you are looking for fun and well researched meaning behind what you do for a living.

Westpac

Marty Wilson Travels from QLD
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Marty Wilson's Biography

Marty Wilson's career path to date is nothing if not varied. He's a former pharmacist who became an award-winning advertising copywriter then a full-time stand-up comedian for 8 years before becoming a best-selling author and in-demand speaker.

 

Marty Wilson has spent his entire professional life studying fear, partly because he was a fulltime Stand Up Comic for 8 years in the UK (nobody knows how to deal with terror like an Aussie Comic performing to the Brits!), but also because is a relentless entrepreneur who has leapt from one successful career to another – he’s a Pharmacist turned Award-Winning Advertising Copywriter turned Stand Up Comic turned Bestselling Author and Speaker. He has spoken to over 350,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. In his first 12 months Marty won Australian Comic of the Year, appeared on the Footy Show, and was invited to the UK to become a full time Stand Up. He returned home 2009 and now helps people and businesses conquer their fear of change.

 

Marty structures his keynotes on the results of over 1,000 interviews he has done with inspirational and successful people for his 11 and counting books in his bestselling What I Wish I Knew series. From footy coach Wayne Bennett to a Buddhist Nun who works with prisoners on death row in L.A., from Comic Anh Do to a mother of eleven children, from a 911 survivor to chef Maggie Beer. This makes his presentations incredibly human and instantly relatable to a wide variety of audiences.

 

He writes for Reader's Digest, the Sydney Morning Herald and a dozen magazines, and regularly appears on Sunrise. He has also written a children's book called What do you want, the truth or a good story?

 

Every time Marty teaches - in his books, mentoring and hilarious keynotes - he uses laughter to short circuit peoples' resistance and sneak powerful ideas about change, collaboration and employee engagement in between the laughs. But Marty isn't just the funniest speaker you'll hear all year. His content is thoughtful and thought provoking and rammed full of scientific knowledge and takeaway tips and strategies.

 

When you book Marty Wilson you can really stretch your conference dollar further. He can open your conference with his Change Without Fear keynote, then become the MC for the rest of the program. He can MC from day one, then close off the final day with his inspirational and hilarious What I Wish I Knew about Success program. Or he can MC and run his Selling With Stories workshop somewhere in the middle. All these options can free up your budget and give you many more ways to impress your delegates. 

Speaking Topics Include

Change Without Fear - The Science of Using Humour to Manage Stress and Conquer Your Fear of Change - Marty shares his vast knowledge of all the rigorous scientific evidence that proves the best way to short-circuit fear and get your people to open up to new ideas is to use large doses of humour. While other change management speakers talk about implementation workflow, process models, and personal transition frameworks, Marty Wilson speaks to your people like they are thinking, feeling human beings.

 

What I Wish I Knew About Success - 1000 Inspirational Interviews in One Hilarious Hour

While writing the many editions of his bestselling What I Wish I Knew book series, Marty Wilson interviewed over 1000 inspirational people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and asked them to pass on the secrets of their success. Marty now distils their advice and presents it in a way that will leave your conference inspired, motivated and laughing out loud too. This hilarious keynote is the perfect way to start your event and get your people out of 'work mode' and open them up to learning new things.

 

Sell Without Fear - The Psychology of Using Humour and Stories to Bypass Fear in Sales

There is so much fear on both sides of the sales process - you're scared of rejection, and your prospect is scared to make a wrong decision and be ripped off. This stops us selling well, and prevents your prospect staying open to being sold to. Using humour and the power of stories pulls both you and your prospect out of your survival mindset, and this gets you back to selling and relaxes them and makes them more open to buying

 

What I Wish I Knew About (Your Conference Theme) - Your People Star in this Session Based On The UK Comedy Circuit's Famous 'Joke Competition'

As a full time Stand Up and MC on the UK Comedy Circuit, Marty learnt the format used by all the great clubs to make the audience the star. He asks the crowd to submit answers to a question designed around your conference theme in the format of his bestselling What I Wish I Knew books series. Marty then reads out the responses and runs a competition getting the audience to vote for the most insightful response, and the funniest.