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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 this 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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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

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

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

James O’Loghlin is an enormously entertaining after dinner speaker. Being both a comedian and a keynote speaker means he can provide the perfect mix of laughter, entertainment and substance. Whether your audience need 30 or 40 minutes of laughter to unwind after a long day, anecdotes and practical tips about how to become more innovative, or a mixture of both, James can create a tailor made speech that hits exactly the right note.

You were fantastic on the night and targeted your act perfectly to the audience. I've had terrific feedback from the guests, who all thought you were very witty & entertaining. I will definitely recommend you to "everyone"
- Event Manager, Resourceful Events

Watch James O'Loghlin's After Dinner Speaker Showreel

 

These days we are busier than ever before. In the old days when you walked out of the office that was the end of work until tomorrow. Now, we are connected, contactable and accountable 24/7. That can create stress, burnout and the feeling that we are barely coping, let alone thriving. It’s more important than ever before to be able to step back and form a plan to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle and a productive work/life balance.

In his keynote James O’Loghlin, author of ‘How to Balance Your Life’ and ‘Innovation is a State of Mind,’ will discuss:

  • The benefits of a balanced life
  • How to assess and identify areas of your life that are out of balance, and then form and implement a plan to change
  • Specific strategies to increase your productivity and get more done in less time
  • How to set priorities to ensure that you thrive at work whilst having enough time for the things outside work that are important
  • How to use new technology to help you do your work better and more productively, without becoming its’ slave
  • How to take small, incremental steps to get the life you have closer to the life you want

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5 STEPS TO INNOVATION

March 13th 2017

2017 is very different from 2007. Social media, automation, buy-with-a-click, customer engagement, big data and the cloud are just some of the things that have, in just a few years, gone from being incredible to being normal. James O’Loghlin contests that it’s naïve to think the next 10 years won’t bring just as much change.

Whose Job is it to Innovate?

September 16th 2016

When a company is small and starting out, everyone has to be innovative. It’s a necessity. You need to innovate to survive, because everything is new. There are new challenges and problems every day, every hour, and a lot of time needs to be spent thinking about how to meet those challenges and solve those problems. Companies have to work out how to supply something of value to customers, how to market their goods and/or services, how to attract and retain the best people and a hundred other things. As they do this, they are being, by definition, innovative.

Make Innovation Your State of Mind

February 2nd 2016

In this video, innovation expert and author James O’Loghlin shares 3 key steps you can start using today and every day to turn your mind into a natural incubator and creative channel for innovative thinking.

James has written a brand new book "Innovation is a State of Mind", due for release on March 1st, which outlines a step-by-step process to identify opportunities for innovation, develop better ideas, and grow those ideas into something real.

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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