Dynamic Keynote Speaker & MC
Darryl Lovegrove is one of Australia’s most in demand keynote speakers who takes an honest look at the challenges of managing a business on both the domestic and international stage. Fun, passionate and warm, Darryl is also a popular MC who keeps audiences engaged and events on track.
In his keynote presentations, Darryl tells his personal story of how he and a business partner, inspired by the world’s greatest opera singers The Three Tenors, established the operatic corporate entertainment phenomenon The Three Waiters. The Three Waiters quickly became the most performed corporate entertainment act in the world, experienced by almost three million people in 70 countries.
Entertainment was nothing new to Darryl Lovegrove. He was in the original Australian casts of Les Miserables, Chess and featured with Sarah Brightman and Anthony Warlow in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
He received critical acclaim for his portrayals of John Lennon in Looking Through a Glass Onion and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. A truly talented singer, he can perform in almost any musical style from Broadway to Buble with a bit of opera in between.
Eleven years after establishing The Three Waiters, Darryl Lovegrove sold his financial interest in the Act and established Lovegrove Entertainment right at the start of the Global Financial Crisis. Cutting through corporate jargon he provides an honest look at the challenges involved with a start-up operation and the obstacles faced as an Australian establishing a company domestically and overseas. Darryl reveals how, despite a challenging market and faced with declining demand, he succeeded in producing innovative, award winning corporate entertainment acts.
Darryl’s first hand account of being able to ‘walk the talk’ has established him as one of Australia’s business resilience experts and seen Spice Magazine rate him in the top five speakers and presenters two years running. In 2014 he was invited to speak at the ‘Million Dollar Round Table’ in Toronto, which is, arguably, the most prestigious conference in the world.
As entertaining as it is informative, and delivered in a manner unique to the professional speaking circuit, Lovegrove punctuates his story with the live performance of operatic arias making him the perfect opener or closer for a conference, incentive or event.
Emphasising the importance of resilience, passion, being pro-active, innovation, leadership, quality control and maintaining focus, Darryl Lovegrove leaves every audience with powerful key messages to take away and put into action.
Thank you for your excellent presentation and delivering it with passion to the MDRT audience. You are such an amazing talent. Not only is your story inspiring, but also your voice brings me to another level. You touched so many hearts and MDRT is grateful for your sharing your gift with us
-Million Dollar Round Table
We recently held an event for 100 of my key people. The purpose was to drive culture and inspire them to take the business to another level. Darryl did a fantastic presentation that supported the objective of the event and incorporated incredible opera that was uplifting and inspiring. The team gave him a standing ovation and set the scene for the balance of the event....well done
Darryl is outstanding and versatile. His presentation is full of pertinent points that relate to life in general as well as business. He is a dynamic entertainer and the conclusion of his presentation is the only one I have ever attended where everyone ends up on their feet and there is a spontaneous standing applause - fabulous way to end a conference. Darryl also performed at our gala dinner and was fabulous. Undoubtedly one of the best performers we have engaged
-Australian Financial Services
His presentation at the conference ensured that the event has become the most memorable of the last 10 years.
-Association of Financial Advisors
An inspiration on so many levels. You took us on an extraordinary journey that just got more and more exciting as it evolved.
A brilliant night of entertainment not surprisingly ending in a standing ovation. Darryl filled the room with plenty of passion and tons of enthusiasm. He is an exceptional entertainer, a true professional and an absolute delight to deal with.. Let me say it again … what a voice!!
-etm group of companies (Singapore)
Darryl’s standing ovation after his presentation to the AFA conference on the Gold Coast, was well deserved. He’s a very engaging and personable speaker with a great story and excellent delivery - your audience will love him.
-Leading Minds Academy, Sydney
I just wanted to past on my sincere thanks for your ‘performance’ on Tuesday – really was an inspiration for me and our members (see also some of the feedback we received below). And a special thankyou for being such a good sport with the encore! I know we put you under a little pressure there.
-Cairns Chamber of Commerce
Darryl was incredibly professional and fun from the first moment we chatted. Darryl was incredibly entertaining with the whole team unequivocally positive about his key note. He was fun, passionate and warm – with a great business message to share that was really relevant to us. Everyone got something out of it. Simply brilliant!
We recently held an event for 100 of my key people. The purpose was to drive culture and inspire them to take the business to another level. Darryl did a fantastic presentation that supported the objective of the event and incorporated incredible opera that was uplifting and inspiring. The team gave him a standing ovation and set the scene for the balance of the event....well done.