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.
His role as host of The New Inventors fueled 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 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 teaches and coaches public speaking. He also writes novels for children.
Client Comments for James O'Loghlin
James O'Loghlin travels from New South Wales Australia
- Very easy to work with, enthusiastic and genuinely interested in the program and topics - and this came across in his presentation on stage.
Australian Chamber Alliance
- James was a pleasure to work with, nothing was an issue and this made the overall organisation on the night a breeze.
Reed Business Information
- James was excellent to work with – very helpful and insightful.
2014 Cotton Industry Awards
- James was excellent - a big hit with the audience. He connected very well with them, was thoroughly professional and really gave the attendees a motivational boost. His humour was spot on and supported his topic well. A very engaging guy who mingled with the audience members before and after the event. James was a major feature of the event and a lot of the attendees wanted to meet with him and share ideas.
I also thought that James was very gracious when people came up to him with a bit of idol worship. Seriously - on at least two occasions that I witnessed - people would come up to James and tell him that he was their hero and that they never miss his show etc. James was very pleasant and respectful at all times.
We would definately ask to have James speak again - he knows his stuff and knows how to reach an audience and is therefore good value.
Dept of Innovation, Industry & Regional Dvlpmnt
- Brilliant speaker that related well to the guests and the industry.
David Grant Special Events
- James was very entertaining and engaging with the audience.
- Extremely professional, funny and very well prepared for what he was involved throughout the day.
NSW Minerals Council
- I thought that James' performance was articulate, clean, funny and insightful. He managed, in a very shot time, to understand the importance of the night by acknowledging the efforts of LWA's people in doing something uniquely Australian and meaningful to life.
James managed to reinforce the importance of the night through fun and laughter… a Canberra boy and by no means a Hollowman.
Land & Water Australia
- James was succinct, chose his audience well, provided great entertainment, was eager to please and gave a polished performance . I would definitely use James again!
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia
- James was an excellent after dinner speaker – entertaining, light hearted and great fun.
Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
- James was so easy to work with in a challenging area that he was unfamiliar with. He was so relaxed, charming and clear. He used his humor well and engaged the audience well and coped with the little hiccups on the way. Was so happy to have him.
Deaf Society of NSW
Topic SynopsesPresentation: Innovation is a state of mind
Everyone tells you it’s important to be innovative. The problem is that no one tells you how to do it. James O’Loghlin shares what he learnt from hosting over 300 episodes of ABC-TV’s ‘The New Inventors’ about how innovation actually happen, and outlines a step-by-step process to identify opportunities for innovation and take advantage of them.
Change is happening faster than ever before, and no matter how well you’re doing things, if you keep doing them the same way soon you’ll be left behind. The increasingly rapid pace of change quickly turns todays’ cutting edge best practice into tomorrows’ fax machine. To stay relevant and successful businesses have to innovate. In eight years hosting ‘The New Inventors’ James O’Loghlin worked with over a thousand innovators and inventors who thought outside the box and came up with new and better ways of doing things. In his keynote presentation he will discuss:
-How innovation happens. The 3 things innovators do better than everyone else.
-How to learn to identify opportunities for innovation and come up with better ways of doing things.
-How to quickly and cheaply identify ideas that are going to improve the bottom line.
-How to build a workplace culture that encourages everyone to be innovative.
Innovation isn’t something you do if you time after you’ve done all your work. It is the work.