Graeme Goodings

Graeme Goodings

Widely acclaimed master of ceremonies, guest speaker, raconteur and facilitator. If you want your event to be conducted in a professional manner with humour and a touch of class, Graeme is your perfect choice. Graeme has worked in television, radio and the print media for 40 years and has a lifetime of experience in all things regarding the media and public presentations.

Key Points

  • Veteran Australian television journalist has presented news for Seven Adelaide for more than 30 years.
  • Has worked in radio in three states as a talk back presenter and commentator.
  • Formerly a sporting editor for SAS 10.
  • Hosted many national and state events because of his skill at handling large audiences while keeping them entertained.
  • Hosts corporate workshops as a facilitator and advisor.
  • He is much in demand as an MC, guest speaker, corporate facilitator, renowned for his passionate and empowering speeches.


Born in Melbourne, his first job in the broadcast media was with talk station 3AW as a panel operator playing the music and commercials for on air announcers.

His first role broadcasting came by accident when the rostered announcer called in sick on Christmas morning. Graeme was the only person available and at the tender age of 18 he hosted the breakfast session for the first time.

His first fulltime on air posting came at 7LA in Launceston Tasmania. After two years he returned to 3AW to host the evening music program and produced the late night talk show.

Next came 5DN in Adelaide, offering Graeme its breakfast news reading position and while there came his first stint in television reading weekend news for NWS 9. He read the first news service on colour television in South Australia.

The often nomadic existence of media work has seen him plying his trade around Australia and journalist assignments overseas.

Some of the jobs he's held include: office boy, audio operator, news reader, disk jockey, talk show host, magazine editor, documentary producer, narrator, voice-over artist, on the road reporter, sports editor, sports presenter, night club MC, TV variety show host, comedy writer/performer, 7 news presenter, master of ceremonies, facilitator, voice coach and media tutor.

Since being diagnosed with cancer in 2004 life has changed for Graeme for the better.

And he's happy to tell his story.

Presentation Topics
  • How to handle the media for fun and profit

  • A life in the media

  • How a website video can see your sales soar

  • The television game
    • How ratings work

  • Master of Ceremonies

  • Forum facilitator

  • Dealing with cancer and making the DVD Cancer - What Now?

Graeme has been able to control, charm and entertain the audience with style and class befitting of the major events of the stature I am organising.
Angela Condous, Patron, The Advertiser Foundation

Quite simply Graeme is a performer and presenter of the highest order. He displays dignity and wit, insight and maturity. He knows how to “work the room” across all territories and in front of all audiences.
Nigel Starck MA PhD, School of Communications, International Studies & Languages

Graeme is a person of immense skill and experience who is personable and engaging, his key to success is his willingness to invest in your success.
Sharyn Roberts, General Manager RSL Virtual War Memorial

Graeme brings an incredible depth of professionalism to AIIA’s flagship conferences and events in the role of master of ceremonies. He is a perfect choice when events involve senior business executives and government officials. His in-depth, before the event preparation combined with focus on audience and sponsor needs results in glowing feedback from our stakeholders at the highest levels.
Byron Riessen General Manager, AIIA Australia Information Industry Association

Your attention to detail and appreciating and understanding the requirements of the evenings, coupled with your professionalism and style ensured that all the functions were of outstanding success with numerous thanks and positive remarks on your MCing of our prestigious events.
Michael Luchich, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation

It was obvious to all present that Graeme has a consummate talent in public speaking and presentations.
Rob Sandercock, Past President of Legacy, South Australia and Broken Hill

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