VIC|TAS Event - The Festival Formula

  • 18 Jun 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond


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What can a Brilliant Festival Director teach you about Speaking? Plenty, that’s what!

Imagine having to drag about half a million people away from watching MasterChef, The Handmaid’s Tale, the footy, out of the movies or from their homes and families and you’ll understand the challenge Melbourne Festival Director, Jonathan Holloway, faces every year.

Yet, he does it with monotonous regularity. Last year almost half a million people flocked to see performances at hundreds of venues. To keep those crowds happy those performers must not just be good but fantastic! They must educate, entertain and inspire… and get rave reviews!

Just like speakers!

The magic formula:

It means that Johnathan must be able to separate the wheat from the chaff to find the artists who will produce crowd grabbing results. To do that he has developed his unique Festival Formula he uses to ensure that every performer and every performance is chock-a-block full of energy, intensity and excitement! Exactly the magic you need to hold your audience spellbound.

A world first:

For the first time anywhere in the world, in a show stopping performance, Jonathon will publically unlock his closely guarded Festival Formula secrets. He’ll share them with you and reveal exactly what they are, what they do and how you can use them to add lustre to every one of your presentations. Polish that your clients and audiences will love!

The event:

In just 90 action packed minutes that will have you on the edge of your seat, and hanging on every word, Jonathan promises that you will discover…

  • Brilliant ways to get even the toughest audience loving you!
  • A new tool to supercharge your speaking that will amaze you.
  • Ideas that will bring more energy, excitement and inspiration to every one of your presentations
  • How to hold an audience in the palm of your hand to take your story telling to another level.
  • How to put it all together by experiencing by a top class speaker in flight.
Past National President Winston Marsh says “I saw this guy speak at the recent National Convention. In one word… brilliant! Crawl over broken glass to be there!”

About Jonathan Holloway:

Jonathan has spent the last twenty years travelling the world as a Festival Director and chief executive, transforming great organisations and cities through exhilarating art and irresistible spectacle, from London’s National Theatre to major international arts festivals in Europe and Australia. He has consistently used giant thinking and inspiring storytelling to massively increase audiences and profile, to lead large teams and to raise tens of millions of new dollars.

Event Details:

5:00 - 5:30 Arrival with tea and coffee
5:00 - 6:30 CSP ONLY session
5:30 - 6:30 Pre-session "Speaking Live" with Kerrie Mullins Gunst and Warwick Merry CSP
6:30 - 7:15 Dinner
7:15 - 8:45 Main presentation
8.45 -9:00 Wrap up and conclusion
9:00 on Networking in the bar