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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.
The superbly funny Marty Wilson intelligently delivers meaningful keynotes and seminars with real impact. He has spent his entire professional life studying resilience, partly because he was a full-time Stand Up Comic for 8 years in the UK (and nobody knows how to bounce back from adversity 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 500,000 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 2008 and now helps people and businesses use humour and levity to lead behaviour change in the areas of health and innovation.
Marty structures his programs 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 programs incredibly human and instantly relatable to a wide variety of audiences.
""There are two types of speakers: those who have well-researched, actionable content that has a lasting impact on your people, and those who are incredibly motivating & entertaining. With Marty Wilson you get both. He inspired everyone at our event with some deeply challenging, well thought through strategies for how to stay resilient in the face of relentless change, and he had us in stitches for an hour. I’d strongly recommend Marty for any conference where you want to educate, motivate and give your people a great time.""
"If your employees are fighting change that you KNOW has to happen, get them to listen to Marty Wilson. Some speakers show you how to structure change in your business, others teach you how to systematise it, but Marty Wilson is the only speaker I’ve seen who can actually get your people to accept it and even embrace it.”"
"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."
"Marty Wilson’s deep knowledge of how you can use stories and humour to engage with, influence and sell to your target market is matched only by his incredible skill at explaining that knowledge to your people. His training is fun, practical and should be mandatory for anyone who wants more clients."
"I’d recommend Marty Wilson as an awesome MC for any event. He is calm, professional, incredibly easy to work with and instantly bonds with the crowd. He’s also flexible and happy to take on any challenge - at our event he actually compared two rooms at once, with the second staggered 15 minutes behind, and he loved it. You can see all those years working as a comic in the UK as soon as he’s up on stage. Where he gets his energy from I don’t know, but he has a sixth sense for knowing how to transfer it to the crowd and keep your conference bubbling along. When you add to that his ability to do one of his own keynotes, that slot in anywhere on your program, he is also incredible value for money."