Biography

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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 much loved The New inventors on ABC TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio.

From 2009 to 2014 James hosted Sundays Evenings nationally on ABC Local Radio. From 2004 to 2011 he hosted The New Inventors on ABC TV. From 2002 to 2007 he hosted The Evening Show on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio around NSW and the ACT.

He has been delighting corporate audiences for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches on innovation, giving witty after dinner speeches acting as MC for awards nights and conferences and facilitating panel discussions.

From corporate and criminal lawyer to stand-up comedian and then media personality and presenter, James has a wealth of experience. It was his role as host of The New Inventors that fuelled James’s interest in innovation, a subject upon which he now regularly gives keynote speeches. In them he shares practical techniques we can all use every day to become more innovative, and discusses ways in which companies can create a culture that encourages innovation.

James is also a highly experienced and very entertaining MC, panel facilitator and after dinner speaker. He is a favourite with Australian audiences and event planners, with hundreds of successful live events to his credit.

James is the author of seven books including Innovation is a State of Mind – Simple Strategies to be more Innovative in what you do. He has also written How to Balance Your Life and Umm…A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, and he teaches and coaches public speaking. His first novel for children, The Adventures of Sir Roderick the Not-Very-Brave was published in 2014 and won the Speech Pathology Australia award for the best novel for 8 to 10 year olds. His second, Daisy Malone and the Blue, Glowing Stone was published in 2015 and his third will be published in August 2016.

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