Graeme Bowman

Hoax Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Comedian, MC

Graeme Bowman is a multi-talented and highly versatile celebrity who can entertain, inspire and totally “pull the wool” over his audiences’ eyes.

A highly experienced MC, comedian, hoax speaker and keynoter, he has been engaged by most of the country’s highest profile organisations for conferences, dinners and special events.

As a hoax speaker (Corporate Imposter) there’s nothing more that Graeme enjoys than exploring complex topics in a creative, theatrical and often controversial manner. He can become any ‘expert’ you like, and fool any audience you care to provide. Just watch their faces as the expert’s credibility gets stretched to breaking point. A hoax can also be combined with a genuine keynote on creativity and innovation through his unique presentation, Uncork your Creative Genie.

As a Master of Ceremonies, Graeme loves taking a theatrical approach, weaving in original humour, poetry, impressions and characterisation. For example, his MC work often commences with an appearance by David Attenborough’s ‘long lost brother’, Bruce, who delivers a hilarious, tailored routine about the evolution of your organisation. An MC role can also be combined with a hoax speech, to create a Hoax MC – a proven hit at gala dinners and awards presentations.

As a keynote, Graeme delves into complex topics with great theatre – he even has a provocative, entertaining keynote that pokes fun at the archaic ‘old boys club’ way of leading and working. Engaging this old white male to unpack patriarchy is the best way to encourage your audience to hold courageous conversations around topics such as gender inequality, diversity and inclusion, and purpose-driven leadership.

With extraordinary versatility, Graeme is able to provide entertainment and inspiration for multi-day events. He can appear at a welcome dinner as a hoax speaker, then deliver his creativity keynote the next morning. He can MC the entire conference, sprinkling impressions, humorous songs and comic routines throughout.

Graeme’s clients range across all industries and sectors, and have included IBM, Canon, Pfizer, KPMG, Coca Cola, Shell, CSIRO, Monash University, Australian Synchrotron, Red Cross, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Better Boards Australasia, Clean Energy Council, Waste Management Association, Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons.

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