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James O'Loghlin

James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's most respected and recognisable media personalities with a passion for Practical Innovation.

James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's most respected, entertaining and experienced corporate speakers, corporate comedians and media personalities, best known as the host of over 300 episodes of "The New inventors" on ABC-TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio.

He has been delighting corporate audiences with his unique brand of corporate comedy for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches on innovation, acting as MC for awards nights and conferences and facilitating panel discussions.

From criminal lawyer, to comedian to media personality and presenter James has a wealth of experience. It was his role as the host of the New Inventors that fuelled James' interest in innovation, a subject upon which he now regularly gives keynote speeches. He explores practical things we can all do every day to become more innovative, and about the ways in which companies can create a culture that encourages innovation. After many years of work in Australia he is a favourite with Australian audiences and event planners, James is a true industry professional with hundreds of successful live events to his credit.

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How often do you have days when you are so busy you don't have time to think? Days when there isn't one spare moment to think about how you can improve the way that you do things? No matter how well your business is doing today, if you keep doing things the same way, in 10 years' time - maybe less - you will have been left behind. To stay relevant and successful, businesses need to keep coming up with better ways of doing things. In eight years hosting 'The New Inventors' ex-Australian lawyer James O'Loghlin met hundreds of people who thought outside the box and came up with new and better ways of doing things.

During this corporate keynote James O’Loghlin will talk about:

  • Why every business needs to be continually innovating and how individuals can do it
  • The three things innovators do better than everyone else, and five things every business can do to build a workplace culture that encourages innovation

Watch James O'Loghlin's Innovation Keynote Showreel

Many of us want to focus more on innovation and improving our business, but find that it just doesn’t happen. What goes wrong? What factors stop us from being innovative, and how can we overcome them? In this informative and entertaining keynote former host of “The New Inventors” and innovation expert James O’Loghlin will explain what the 6 most common barriers to innovation are, and how to overcome each one and ensure that making your business better becomes a part of your work every day.

TAKE-OUTS

  • An understanding of the factors that prevent us from being more innovative
  • Easy to implement strategies to overcome those barriers
  • Strategies to identify opportunities for innovation and take advantage of them

The greatest resource any organisation has is the space between the ears of its people, but many don’t get anywhere near full value from it. It’s more important than ever for organisations to be innovative, but how do you create a culture where everyone knows that part of their job is to think of better ways of doing things, and where new ideas are captured, assessed, trialled and the best ones implemented?

In this enlightening and entertaining keynote, former host of “The New Inventors” and innovation expert, James O’Loghlin, will share:

  • How to create a corporate culture where everyone from the CEO to the receptionist is encouraged and expected to be innovative
  • 6 steps to creating an innovative corporate culture
  • The role of leaders and managers in fostering innovation
  • How to create a simple, efficient system to grow, assess and harvest
  • How to embed innovation as an essential part of corporate culture, rather than an ‘extra’ that is always shunted to the bottom of the list

Workshop

In his keynote, ‘Innovation is a State of Mind’, James O’Loghlin identifies the 3 building blocks of innovation; in this dynamic follow up workshop, participants apply those principles to create and grow their own ideas to improve their business. This 1 hour to half-day workshop will get delegates identifying opportunities, solving problems and thinking on their feet as they are challenged to unleash their creativity and think up develop new ideas to make their business better. Delegates will leave armed with the necessary tools to impart real change within their organisations, for years to come.

Takeaways from the session include:

  1. A large number of thought through and practical ideas that the business can implement
  2. The growth of a new culture that fosters innovation and collaboration
  3. Each delegate will have a new found belief in his or her ability to 'think up' ways of doing things better, and know how to grow and use their ideas

After two decades of corporate speaking work in Australia James O’Loghlin is an accomplished and highly experienced MC who is able to draw laughs from whatever is happening whilst running the event in an efficient and appropriate manner. You get the professionalism of an experienced radio and television host who is utterly at home on stage combined with the humour of one of Australia’s best corporate comedians. Watch James O'Loghlin's MC Showreel

 Thank you for your fantastic "MC" services…your cool, calm and collected style not only kept us highly amused, but kept everything and everybody else under control"
- The Starlight Foundation

James is also an experienced and able panel facilitator who always ensures that the discussion is both informative and entertaining. He draws on his experience as a radio host and ex-criminal lawyer to ask the right questions at the right time. His television background as The New Inventors host enabled him to elicit all the relevant information and his unique brand of corporate comedy to keep it entertaining and engaging for the audience. 

Your contribution as leader of our panel on ethics was extremely well received. This contributed to the overall day and dinner being a hugely successful event.
- President, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association QLD

Watch me...

Innovation in Education

October 10th 2018

I love speaking to groups of people involved in education because education is so important, and there are so many opportunities to improve the way we do it. However, there is also frustration in the education sector because it’s so big and dependent on government funding, and change can often appear slow.

LEADING THE WAY TO INNOVATION

March 2nd 2018

Leaders know that innovation is critical to business success. If you don’t innovate you die.

It’s easy to demand your team be more innovative, but much, much harder to lead the way.

Here’s a few simple steps that enables innovation to happen.

Innovating on purpose

December 19th 2017

We all know innovation is important, and that the pace of change is now so rapid that if we keep doing things the same way we will soon get left behind. Often we have good intentions about innovation. We say to ourselves, ‘Yes! I will spend more time thinking about how to improve my business.’

Book: Innovation is a state of mind

Book: Innovation is a state of mind

Change is now happening faster than ever before, and no matter how well you’re doing things, if you keep doing them the same way soon you’ll be left behind. Everyone knows that innovation is important. It’s a priority for government and business, and we’re always being told that we have to think smarter. The problem is that no one tells you how to actually do it – until now.

     
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