Mick Colliss is widely regarded as Australia’s best after dinner speaker and entertainer. To watch him draw an audience in with his incredible true, tall tales is to watch a master storyteller. Mick always dreamed of representing Australia and did so. The fact it was in a field he knew nothing about is the stuff of legend. His tale of mateship, creative thinking and Sudoku will leave you breathless with laughter.
Mick Colliss is an author, writer, sports commentator, emcee, guest speaker and modern day poet. He was also the vice captain of the first ever Australian Sudoku team. The team travelled to India to compete at the World Sudoku Championships. They didn’t know how to play, but that didn’t bother them.
Determined to represent Australia at something, Mick had originally hoped for success at the sport of rugby. Unsuccessful, he then tried other sports. His run of luck continued until he finally discovered Sudoku. He and three of his best mates became “Australian champions” and were soon on a plane to India to compete at the International Sudoku Championships in India.
Mick did achieve the goal of representing his country even though it wasn’t exactly in the field or the way he expected it to occur. Mick’s is a laugh out loud true story about mateship, having a go and never giving up, no matter what the odds. It's ideal for corporate, sports and school functions.
There are already discussions about making a film of his story, with the concept being compared to films like The Castle.
Mick is widely regarded as Australia’s most entertaining after dinner speaker/comedian.
If required, he can work in your theme/core messages where relevant to his story (and in consultation with client).
Mick was simply brilliant and had our 450-strong audience in fits of laughter. He certainly nailed it for us.
Otago Medical Research Foundation
Mick was great, he had the whole audience in stitches of laughter and everyone left the conference on a high.
Penske Transportation Group International
Very Funny and a great story that’s relatable.
Australian Independent Rural Retailers
Mick was professional, accommodating, easy going and most of all extremely entertaining and our clients loved the presentation.
Eagles Plumbing Plus
Hilarious, highly recommended.
The brokers loved his story and presentation style. Even though some brokers had seen him before the said they laughed all through it again.
Mick was a fantastic act and exactly what our function needed. This was something completely different to what people would experience at other functions. Mick also was fantastic after his act interacting with all the guests.
Thanks Mick, a really enjoyable, down to earth presentation.
Hilarious and enjoyed by all.
MECCA Concepts Pty. Ltd.
A true test of success when there is raucous laughter and thunderous clapping at the conclusion of presentation.
Professional, organised, easy to deal with. Was very well received by the audience - light hearted.
Mick was very entertaining and provided a fantastic option for our corporate dinner. Excellent sense of humor and a truly wonderful storyteller.
Excellent, he held the Audience in the palm of his hand and laughter.
A very polished, friendly and funny presentation and Mick connected brilliantly with the audience.
Australian Pipelines and Gas Association
Mick's presentation was outstanding. His humour and witty delivery made for an ideal conclusion to the two day conference. Feedback from all conference participants was extremely high in quality.
Wagga Wagga Primary Principals' Council
Highly recommended, loved by everyone.
Elena De Jonge
IMB Building Society
A fantastic talk by Mick. Extremely funny and highly entertaining. Great response from the audience through questions during and comments after.
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Mick was excellence, he was funny while staying very professional.
AMCAP Distribution Centre
Mick was the absolute highlight of our conference dinner. His presentation was funny, engaging and endearing all at once – the attendees absolutely loved it. Mick was fantastic to deal with, and made the experience so easy from the perspective of an event organizer.
Tourism Council WA
I am delighted to attach the feedback received from Mick’s keynote at our conference dinner last week. The feedback was exceptional. Please pass on our thanks to Mick for an outstanding presentation, one of the best we have had!
Learning & Development Co-ordinator
RSM Australia Pty Ltd
Mick was fantastic! Being a rugby lunch there were plenty of sports fans in the room that really enjoyed Mick’s story. His story struck a chord with everyone who grew up wanting to represent their country.
Cameron Chater, University of QLD Rugby Football Club
Mick Colliss was a perfect choice for our after dinner address. He was all that the audience needed following a heavy day of presentations. He was simply entertaining, professional and generous with his time. The audience were generally all in stitches.
Jennifer Thompson, The Australian Industry Group
What a terrific guy. Simple wonderful and funny presentation, our members loved it. Calm and collected, he completely twists everyone's initial assumptions with his clever presentation.
Chris Wagner, Mental health Australia
Everyone loved Mick. He was funny and clever and he was great to deal with. We loved him.
Niki Curtis, South East Premium Wheatgrowers Association
Very professional and funny presentation – we had a fantastic response from our delegates about how great he was!
Pauline George, National Disability Services
Hilarious and highly entertaining right from the start. Delegates were engaged and amused by his story. Made for a great opening for the week ahead.
Julie Pilcher, Cievents
Very entertaining dinner speaker! He had everyone laughing.
Associations Forum Pty Ltd
Mick was a fantastic guest speaker and his presentation was light, fun and worked extremely well for our conference.
Extremely entertaining, one of the other directors had seen him before and even though it was the same performance I saw him laughing still. Everyone needs a good laugh every now and then.
Samantha Binns, Avida (formerly Winnebago)
Mick certainly met our expectations. He was very well received by our audience, I don’t think there was a single person in the room that didn’t have a smile from ear to ear and sore cheeks from the continuous laughter that he provided on the night! A fantastic laugh out loud story, and an all round brilliant entertainer!
AICLA/ANZIIF Claims Convention
And a HUGE thank you to YOU, rave reviews from everyone and they are still talking about it today, you were brilliant! It was fabulous to work with you and I hope to do so again in the near future, shall stay in touch.
Linda Ross, Events Manager, CCF South Australian Branch
Very well received - we've had very positive comments from guests
Kim Kohen, Community Newspapers Australia
Mick was a fantastic speaker, very easy to deal & work with
Susanna Homan, Mortgage & Finance Association
We were very happy with Mick I have received a lot of good feedback and there was a lot of laughter in the audience. Just to let you know I have a lot of very positive feedback about your talk yesterday from many people present. This has also included emails and phone calls which is unusual. A common theme was a nice entertaining, interesting happy story without a lot of swearing. It should lead to a few more gigs for sure. Well done mate.
Only the second 10 out of 10 performance I've seen in 25 years!!
Excellent, very funny and engaging.
The tension of the unknown guest speaker was broken brilliantly by Mick with a well delivered story that captivated the audience and had them in stitches. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all that attended. His presentation set the atmosphere of evening up to be a thoroughly enjoyable night
Andrew Kavanagh, Opteon Property Group
Never give up on your goals and aspirations. What a story!
Craig Parker, Affinia
He was brilliant. He did his research and mentioned having started on the course at Uni and dropped out after 6 weeks. It made him relate-able to the audience and it worked brilliantly.
Australian Information Security Association NSW
Mick's story was terrific and all our customers thought he was entertaining, funny and unique.
Brett Allison, Eagles Plumbing Supplies
A brilliant presentation. Second time I have heard Mick speak, and it was just as entertaining the second time around. 3 of my clients were so impressed they want to book him for their own functions in the future.
Julian Battistella, Battistella Financial Services
Mick is a very entertaining speaker
Julie Downie, NSW Department of Industry
Outstanding speaker, presentation was polished and hilarious, had guests in tears of laughter. Would definitely have him speak again!