Cosentino the Captivating Keynote Speaker
Cosentino is Australia's premier illusionist and escapologist - a magician to his fingertips, a man who constantly challenges our notions of what is possible. The LA Times has said of him that 'Cosentino mirrors the legendary Harry Houdini' - and like Houdini, he is a true pioneer and trail blazer. Cosentino was the first Australian magician to have his own prime-time TV shows and these TV spectaculars have now been broadcast in over 40 countries. Recognised by his peers as the 'International Magician of the Year', he has become one of Australia's most popular live performers and continues to stage his award winning live show to full houses across the globe. Perhaps Cosentino's greatest trick of all, however, was something completely different. It was learning how to read.
He was a twelve-year-old boy with learning difficulties, teased and isolated, who struggled with reading and schoolwork. But one day, in a library, he found an illustrated book about magic - and that unlocked something in him. That magic book not only inspired him to learn to read, it propelled him on an extraordinary journey - from a shy boy with low self-esteem to the international star that he is today. This is an uplifting and wholly compelling story for anyone who ever dreamed of achieving the impossible.
Cosentino's story is inspirational for anyone who wishes to succeed, overcome adversity, and to overcome self-doubt. It is a story of self-belief.
Cosentino takes audiences through his personal journey and illustrates how Creativity, Sacrifice, Motivation and Overcoming Fear have taken him from a shy young boy in the suburbs of Melbourne to become one of Australia’s favourite entertainers.
He is an inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker with messages of focus, perseverance and the singular power of dreams. And, yes, his speeches are filled with magic but perhaps more importantly they are filled with the magic of a remarkable story.
Cosentino the Grand Illusionist is one of the biggest and most popular entertainers in the country.
Cosentino's incredible success includes writing, producing and starring in four top rating prime-time TV specials, sold out tours across the country, winning the 2013 series of Dancing With the Stars and having his TV shows air in over 35 countries across the globe. It's no wonder he was recently awarded the prestigious title of 'International Magician of the Year'.
Cosentino brings the ultimate flexibility to his corporate performances. His unique talents allow him to tailor his performances to suit any clients needs. Whether it's enthralling guests with world class up close/street magic, 15 or 30 minute stage performances, major outdoor stunts, or delivering keynote speeches, Cosentino will ensure your event is one that will be remembered!
'He is a supercharged showman.' - Herald Sun
'Cosentino mirrors the legendary Harry Houdini.' – LA Times
'Cosentino is taking magic to a new level.' - The Mercury
'Cosentino is a showman. His magic performances are flamboyant spectacles.' - The Age (Melbourne magazine)
'His show is a spectacle of stunning mastery of mind-bending wizardry.' - Canberra Times
'Cosentino's blazing his own path towards the notoriety of Criss Angel, David Blaine, David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy.' - West Australian
'Cosentino’s show is all that and more.' – The Sunday Mail
'Cosentino fuses traditional sleight of hand magic and grand illusion into novel and original presentations.' - Sunshine Coast Daily
'A modern touch to old magic.' - MX Magazine
'Cosentino has a stage presence as big as James Brown.' - Tiger Tales
'We have worked in this business for over 30 years and Cosentino is something special.' - Hale & Pace, international comedians
Client Comments for Cosentino
- Cosentino has a brilliant presentation and the audience loved his story, his message, his presentation and his complete style.
A Day Of Inspiration
- Cosentino's keynote address was inspiring to the 400 educators attending our #iii2015 conference "Teaching Today for Tomorrow". Cosentino shared his touching story of how he pursued his creativity to become the outstanding talent that he is today, reminding educators that students have creative needs that need to be nurtured and fostered so that they are prepared for the future.
Ignite, Innovate, Integrate - ICT Conference
How I create a unique, never before seen magical experience for the audience using what I call the 8 fundamentals of magic (Appearance, disappearance, transposition, levitation, penetration, transformation, restoration, predication) to create an original effect.
How I managed to diversify my niche brand and expand it across the nation and the world. From fiction to non-fiction books, magic kits, playing cards, cartoon series, TV Specials and live touring.
50% of future jobs haven’t been created yet. So how do we educate the generation of tomorrow for something that doesn’t exist? This is about the true importance of creativity and why it is the most underestimated human resource.
What it really takes to live your dream.
The cost involved, financially, mentally and emotionally.
“Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but that gets boring, so I go back to being me”.
I unpack how I developed an understanding my uniqueness and difference, and how I learned to leverage it. Also, believing in what my true value is.
Teaching techniques to understand “what everybody is saying” through body language and posture.
How to get motivated. My 3 motivating factors (success, fear, becoming disturbed) and how to channel them positively for lasting results.