Jim Wilson

Journalist, Sports Commentator, MC & Keynote Speaker

Jim Wilson is an expert on sport. He is the National Sports Editor for the Seven Network, he presents sports for Seven News and is also a senior host/ anchor for the Network. Jim is also a highly regarded master of ceremonies, keynote speaker and consultant whose engagements often go beyond sport. A regular keynote speaker at business conferences, he provides strategic leadership, clear practical guidance and powerful key messages. Jim's guest Jim's clients include iconic multinationals from diverse industries.

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A self-described "sports nut", Jim grew up on Queensland's Gold Coast and has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, starting as a cadet at Brisbane's Courier Mail.

Nationally respected for his knowledge across all sports, sports teams and players, he has been part of the Seven Sports team since 1992, holding senior correspondent and hosting / reporter positions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

During his career as a sports journalist, Jim has covered and hosted some of the most significant sporting events of recent times including almost ten Olympic and Paralympic Games, the British Open golf, South African and West Indian cricket tours, World Cup soccer, the NRL State of Origin series, AFL Grand Finals and the Big Bash League. There is nothing he loves more than to break news and cover the best sports events around the world.

Jim is a gifted orator. His enthusiasm, love of people and sport comes to the fore at every opportunity. His business presentations are tailored to each audience with stories that bring out themes as required by either the client or the conference objectives. His topics can include messages relating to goal setting, resilience, teamwork, performing under pressure and change management. All his sporting anecdotes resonate in the business environment.

Jim's after dinner speeches are loaded with all the humorous anecdotes you would expect of a sporting journalist.

To add to Jim's skill set, he is a much sought after Master of Ceremonies. He has facilitated numerous panel discussions at AGM's, corporate events, charity events and awards nights, consistently delivering a first class, professional and time sensitive performance.

Jim's superior communication skills see him much in demand in the specialist areas of media and presentation training. He has 20 years' experience of training corporate clients from one-on-one training with Chairs, CEOs, to groups of 10-20.

Jim's practical course has had stunning results in making better spokespeople and improving attendees' communication skills. More than anything it often turns into an effective self-development and confidence-building program.

As an affirmation of the regard people have for Jim, Jim has been appointed an Ambassador to two football clubs from different codes - in Melbourne, the Carlton Football Club and the Titans Rugby League Club on the Gold Coast.

Jim is a passionate supporter of several charities committed to cancer research. Jim lost his youngest son, Sam, to brain cancer in 2010 when he was just six years old. He is an ambassador for Cancer Council NSW.

Jim is married to journalist Chris Bath and is the proud father to sons Joey and Darcy.

Jim Wilson speaks about:

• Succeeding in the face of adversity and the resilience factor.

• What makes effective spokespeople and a snapshot of how to improve your communication skills

• The best and the worst of the big interviews over 30 years - not just in sport.

• My ten most memorable sporting moments and stories behind them

• Lessons from sport and their application to business

• Sporting sponsorships - the triumphs and the disasters. What can we learn?

• Sports stars that can inspire a nation and why

• What does it take to be a champion in sport; business and life.... are there lessons for us all?