Ask about Darryl Lovegrove
Key Points
  • Darryl Lovegrove is a superstar who transforms conferences… and the feedback and testimonials he gets from conference organisers are some of the best you’ll ever see. 
  • He’s well known, especially, as one of the most high value opener/closer speakers in Australia. PCO’s know that their conference is going to start or end with a bang if they have Darryl. He’s that good.
  • He’s been voted two year’s running as one of the top 5 speaker/presenters in Australia Spice Magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ and has spoken at over 100 conferences at which he’s often been the top rated speaker.
  • In 2014 Darryl was flown to the U.S.A to speak on the main stage in front of 8,000 people at  the Million Dollar Round Table. It is well known as the most prestigious conference in the world and it attracts the world’s top speakers.
Topics
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Resilience
  • Passion
  • Focus
  • Creativity
  • Small business success
  • Price Leadership
  • Quality control
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Establishing a business overseas
  • Establishing a start up
Testimonials

Thank you for your excellent presentation and delivering it with passion to the MDRT audience. You are such an amazing talent. Not only is your story inspiring, but also your voice brings me to another level. You touched so many hearts and MDRT is grateful for your sharing your gift with us.
Michelle Hoesly
2014 President, Million Dollar Round Table (USA)
 

We recently held an event for 100 of my key people. The purpose was to drive culture and inspire them to take the business to another level. Darryl did a fantastic presentation that supported the objective of the event and incorporated incredible opera that was uplifting and inspiring. The team gave him a standing ovation and set the scene for the balance of the event....well done
Jordan Hawke
CEO Asteron

In the twenty years I have been delivering excellence to my clients, I have drawn up (very) short lists of speakers and entertainers that have exceeded my highest expectations.  After your time with us on our recent Aon Conference, I can confirm you went straight to the top of both lists. Your truly memorable keynote session at the end of a very long day deserved the standing ovation you were given – and your truly stunning outdoor post dinner show under the Northern Territory night sky left every single person breathless.  It was simply superb!
Steve Rawlins
MD dmp marketing (PCO)

Darryl is outstanding and versatile.  His presentation is full of pertinent points that relate to life in general as well as business. He is a dynamic entertainer and the conclusion of his presentation is the only one I have ever attended where everyone ends up on their feet and there is a spontaneous standing applause  - fabulous way to end a conference. Darryl also performed at our gala dinner and was fabulous.  Undoubtedly one of the best performers we have engaged.
Peter Daly
Former CEO, AFS (Australian Financial Services)
 

We recently held a conference in Sydney for 350 attendees and had Darryl as the closing speaker. His presentation was nothing short of extraordinary. He's engaging, funny, insightful, entertaining and of course highly inspirational. Many people commented that he was the best out of 14 speakers at the conference. So what would I say to someone thinking about hiring Darryl Lovegrove? Just do it.
Dale Beaumont
MD Business Blueprint. Author of the best selling ‘Secrets Exposed’ series
 

Darryl’s story is an inspiration to audiences of all kinds. His message can be tailored to suit all themes, as his is a real story of never giving up or taking no for an answer.  Darryl delivered a keynote address to an auditorium of Accountants and Actuaries (a tough gig by any measure) and walked out to a standing ovation and scores of “excellent” from over 85% of attendees in the post conference feedbacks.  This is how good he is.  More importantly however is that Darryl takes the time to listen to what you as a conference organiser want from him – making it certain you get the value you want!
Chris Old
FSAA (Financial Services & Accountants Assn) Conference Chairman – 2013 

I was deeply moved on a profound level. Your keynote/performance sent shivers down my spine. You are an inspiration on so many levels. You took us on an extraordinary journey that just got more and more exciting as it evolved.
Lisa Messenger
Managing Director, Messenger Publishing
 

An entertainer with a real message for business success…Absolutely BRILLIANT!
David Jay
CEO Australian Settlements Ltd
 

Darryl’s presentation to the AFA Conference ensured that a great event has already become the most memorable of the last 10 years
Richard Klipin
(Former) CEO, Association of Financial Advisers Ltd
 

Darryl was incredibly entertaining with the whole team unequivocally positive about his key note.  He was fun, passionate and warm – with a great business message to share that was really relevant to us.  Everyone got something out of it. Simply brilliant!
Kellie Lewis
Sentis
 

Darryl delivered a motivational presentation with a highly compelling message and was a resounding success with our clients. I can state unequivocally that he has been one of the best speakers we’ve had. I want to extend my thanks on the outstanding keynote he presented at our Annual Convention.
Ninette Maddrell
Pittard Training Group
 

Thank you for your incredible keynote speech at the ‘Women in Focus’ conference in Port Douglas. The room was clearly moved by your speech and performance. Accolades have ranged from ‘totally inspired’ through to ‘best conference keynote and I travel the world’! Our purpose is to open doors for women and to ensure we inspire, inform and connect – we believe your keynote represented them in both a unique and articulate way. I also wanted to thank you for your performance during the evening dinner and your engaged participation in the conference over the three days. Many keynotes ‘fly in/out’ with little to no engagement with the guests – your visible interest in our conference was noted by so many of our guests. Your energy, warmth, humour, talent and purposeful message are a standout and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Karen James
Women in Focus

Commonwealth Bank 

What an incredible success story. Humorous and funny, entertaining and witty and above all delivered with raw passion and enthusiasm. Rock’n Roll all around. Darryl, I take my “hat off”. You are a genius.
Martin Klopfer
etm group of companies (PCO)
 

Darryl was fantastic! As the keynote speaker for our conference he delivered a great story of success with a passionate, enthusiastic presentation that thrilled our delegates. What a voice! The delegates gave Darryl a standing ovation. As MC of our Gala Dinner Darryl was outstanding. I would have no reservations in recommending Darryl to any conference organiser.
Geoff Brennan
Stream Solutions
 

That was amazing. Made me laugh, made me cry. Outstanding talent and a story well told.
Penny Burke
Essence Communications
 

Thanks for an outstanding main platform presentation to our group. Personally, your performance to our teams was the highlight of the conference. You captured everyone with your energy, enthusiasm and passion for your business. Your story was totally relevant to the theme of our conference and you showed us how if we apply the focus and the passion to the vision, we can achieve anything. Without exception, your session has won all the accolades.
Maurice Trapp
Maurice Trapp Group (NZ)
 

Everyone loved Darryl. He was just the right pitch for the time in the program and for our audience. He was professional, highly talented and very engaging. Darryl was amazing – what a talent. We all fell in love with him! And our delegates have requested that we have him again.
Tracey Hamilton
Intimo Lingerie
 

Darryl was the perfect closer for the conference with a brilliant blend of entertainment and message. Our delegates had already had two days of serious sessions and his energy sent them home with on a brilliant happy note.

Jenny Wills
Richardson & Wrench
 

Our intention was such that the clients left pumped and excited and after your exceptional delivery they have left just that and much more… The feedback was so positive.  They loved your singing obviously but really felt as though they had travelled your journey also and came away feeling as though they too can achieve their dreams and goals not only for their business but also for themselves personally.
Lisa Kershaw
Proctor & Gamble NZ
 

Darryl Lovegrove is a knock out awesome speaker. He is a performer, entrepreneur and what the corporate world needs. An injection of rock and roll values willing to have a go and confront the status quo, he is in my mind a perfect conference opener or closer. I am a big fan of his and reckon Dazza rocks!
Matt Church
Founder, Thought Leaders
 

I loved the message of staying focused on the core product but being flexible and exploring other ideas while working on the central message, selling your business and still moving forward
Paul Timms
AIPT

Amazing delivery of an inspiring story. To hear your sensational voice emerge in the middle of a presentation was stunning and a revelation of your talent
Sue O’Brien
Organisations that Matter
 

Thank you for your inspiring energy and awesome performance. Such openness about the highlights and challenges of being an entrepreneur was refreshing. Your performances were also extraordinary
Sally-Anne Cotton
CTT Trainer, Executive Alchemist
 

Your contribution to the Aon conference was more than significant in creating what has been described as the "best conference ever
Tony Lye
Aon Wealth Management
 

Darryl Lovegrove’s performance was nothing short of outstanding. His ability to hold the attention of the delegates during his keynote address followed by a stunning performance at the gala dinner encapsulated everyone’s attention. Darryl’s performance was absolutely sensational - the pinnacle moment of the conference. A must have at your next conference or event.
Luba Richards
Director, Conference Plus Australia (PCO)
 

Your keynote was entertaining and inspiring.  The grand finale with our entire conference room on their feet joining you in an exuberant performance of 'Nessun Dorma' sent shivers down the spine and the standing ovation was thoroughly deserved
Marina Nola
Managing Director, Eventive Ltd (PCO)

I just wanted to past on my sincere thanks for your ‘performance’ on Tuesday – it really was an inspiration for me and our members - and a special thank you for being such a good sport with the encore!
Jeremy Blockey
Director, Blockey Consulting 

Darryl was professional, entertaining and hit the right spot for our audience.
Suzanne Morland
Westpac
 

As President of the AFA I am fortunate to see and meet many many speakers. Darryl is a person who I have known for some years and can say, he is one of the best speakers I have heard. Darryl is a person with passion, and a drive to provide excellence in everything he does. If you are looking for a person who will leave a lasting positive memory then look no further than Darryl Lovegrove.
Jim Taggart
National President, AFA
 

A very entertaining speaker who kept the audience enthralled throughout. He has a great story to tell and presented it well.
Viv Hanley
Australia Furniture Removalists Association
 

Just a very quick email to say a HUGE thankyou for presenting at our recent event – you were truly amazing, and we all loved you – both for your presentation and of course for your amazing performances! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would hear 500 Financial Advisers singing the final lines of one of the most amazing Arias from the world of Opera! A sound to truly be heard to be believed!
Meryl Davison
Sales Manager, Asteron

One of the most entertaining lunches I have ever attended and this sentiment was reflected by all of our guests who would have loved to spend the whole afternoon listening to Darryl.
Steve Moon
Chief Strategy Officer
 

Darryl amazes me, always has. His story is uplifting but what's even better is the lessons and inspiration you take from it. Here is a guy who has walked the talk - actually that's not right - he sprinted it! Easy to work with, personable and very client focused Darryl is one of the good guys on many different levels.
Nigel Collins
Director, Thinkativity
 

You brought tears to my eyes. Your business message was relevant to me and your story so inspiring and presented in such an exciting way
Anne Rolfe
Mentoring Works

Last year it was my Pleasure to invite Darryl to speak at the AFA conference on the Gold Coast, he received a standing ovation and well deserved, he is a very engaging and personable speaker with a great story and excellent delivery - your audience will love him.
Brian Boggs
Leading Minds Academy
 

I’m a veteran of conferences and I’ve seen my share of keynote speeches and inspirational stories so I can be tough to impress. Your presentation at our National Conference was a highlight and one of the most entertaining  sessions I’ve ever attended. The story of your success was inspirational and as if that wasn’t praiseworthy enough, you packaged it into an hour of entertainment.  Well done!
Jeff Proud
Director, Canberra Life and Superannuation
 

I have attended a number of business events where there have been some great presentations, but Darryl's was moving. The story of how his passion became his business was innovative and very fresh. A great story, great entertainment and I have never seen anybody else make a room full of people get up and sing the end of Nessun Dorma "vincerò, vincerò!" Book him for your next function, the story will move you
Rob Worthington
Business Agility

I have been attending the Cairns Chamber of Commerce meeting over the past 2 years and I must say that Tuesday's meeting was one of the best that I have had the privilege to attend as the guest speaker was truly amazing.
Sue Creighton
Facilty Manager, Cairns Mail Centre
 

The audience reaction to Darryl was outstanding. He was the ultimate professional, very easy to work with and exceeded all our expectations.
Malcolm Dixon
Hawkes Bay Primary Principals Assoc (NZ)
 

If you are looking for a truly successful way to engage your conference audience from the beginning, look no further then Darryl! As a speaker he delighted and entertained the audience who couldn’t believe what an amazing voice he had. We also had the pleasure of Darryl singing at our final dinner. He had the audience in the palm of his hand and I have never seen them so engaged.
Laura Younger
GM, Australia Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC)
 

Thank you for your inspirational after dinner speech you gave at the 18th Rainmaker Excellence Awards for 2013. We will have a big problem trying to top you in 2014, perhaps we should just use you every year. Our audience of sales and marketing executives, who attend many conferences each year, were delighted with our choice. You are a speaker and entertainer of the highest calibre.
Christopher Page
MD, Rainmaker
 

Darryl's words, music, and message will stay with me forever.  His clever combining of his story and an actual 4 part message for businesses to reflect on and take home was helpful and real for businesses in this current climate.
Jennifer Downs
Cassowary Coast Regional Council 

We were fortunate to secure Darryl Lovegrove as our main entertainment. It was an extremely memorable experience which left the clients with an aura of excitement after the performance. The songs, the story and the presence of Darryl on stage was extremely impacting.
Shan Zavahir
Platinum Strategies
 

On Sunday night at the dinner he was fabulous! He started with a bang (from his chair in the audience) and absolutely wowed the audience with some wonderful stage musical numbers - and even did an encore. We also all really loved the fact that he engaged with the whole group - photos, chats, and joined us on the buses on the way back into town. On Monday he did a really good job of his speech, and related it to the boarding staff audience well. My delegates absolutely loved him!
Richard Stokes
Australian Boarding Schools Association
 

Darryl was the star attraction at the 2016 Direct National Combined Principals’ Associations’ State Conference. We required a show-stopping speaker and we got it in spades with Darryl. Darryl’s keynote was entertaining and inspiring – and his ability to rouse 400+ delegates to their feet to join in the final notes of Nessun Dorma from the Puccini opera Turandot (made famous by Luciano Pavarotti) brought the house down. Many delegates gave feedback that this conference was the ‘best ever’ – in part due to the excellent contribution of Darryl Lovegrove who we thank sincerely.
Magdalene St Clare
QASSP Business Manager and Conference Manager
 

He was terrific and engaged with our delegates.
Magdalene St Clare
Queensland Association of State Schools

Darryl is outstanding and versatile. His presentation is full of pertinent points that relate to life in general as well as business.
He is a dynamic entertainer and the conclusion of his presentation is the only one I have ever attended where everyone ends up on their feet and there is a spontaneous standing applause  - fabulous way to end a conference. Darryl also performed at our gala dinner and was fabulous. Undoubtedly one of the best performers we have engaged.
Peter Daly
CEO, AFS (Australian Financial Services)

Darryl's words, music, and message will stay with me forever. His clever combining of his story and an actual 4 part message for businesses to reflect on and take home was helpful and real for businesses in this current climate.
Jennifer Downs
Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

TFC Financial holds a client evening each year to engage, update and uplift our clients.  In 2012 we were excited to invite Darryl Lovegrove to complete the evening with his Keynote speech, littered with the odd gem from his vast array of songs performed throughout his stellar career. The video testimonials clearly showed how much the clients enjoyed the night, and how well Darryl connected with the audience.
Chris Manthey
TFC Financial

Darryl’s presentation to the AFA Conference ensured that a great event has already become the most memorable of the last 10 years
Richard Klipin
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Financial Advisers Ltd

I was deeply moved on a profound level.  Your keynote/performance sent shivers down my spine. You are an inspiration on so many levels. You took us on an extraordinary journey that just got more and more exciting as it evolved.
Lisa Messenger
Managing Director, Messenger Publishing

I loved the message of staying focused on the core product but being flexible and exploring other ideas while working on the central message, selling your business and still moving forward
Paul Timms
AIPT

Amazing delivery of an inspiring story. To hear your sensational voice emerge in the middle of a presentation was stunning and a revelation of your talent
Sue O’Brien
Organisations that Matter

Thank you for your inspiring energy and awesome performance.  Such openness about the highlights and challenges of being an entrepreneur was refreshing.  Your performances were also extraordinary
Sally-Anne Cotton
CTT Trainer, Executive Alchemist

Your presentation was uplifting and inspiring with a good business and life message
Gary Pittard
Pittard Training Group

One of the best presentations I have ever experienced. Love the content, the presentation and the delivery. You rock!
Rob Willis
RW Consulting Services

I just wanted to past on my sincere thanks for your ‘performance’ on Tuesday – it really was an inspiration for me and our members - and a special thank you for being such a good sport with the encore!
Jeremy Blockey
Director, Blockey Consulting

As President of the AFA I am fortunate to see and meet many many speakers. Darryl is a person who I have known for some years and can say, he is one of the best speakers I have heard. Darryl is a person with passion, and a drive to provide excellence in everything he does. If you are looking for a person who will leave a lasting positive memory then look no further than Darryl Lovegrove.
Jim Taggart
National President
AFA

A very entertaining speaker who kept the audience enthralled throughout. He has a great story to tell and presented it well.
Viv Hanley
Australia Furniture Removalists Association

Just a very quick email to say a HUGE thankyou for presenting at our recent AFA event – you were truly amazing, and we all loved you – both for your presentation about the rise and rise of The Three Waiters, and of course for your amazing performances! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would hear 500 Financial Advisers singing the final lines of one of the most amazing Arias from the world of Opera! A sound to truly be heard to be believed!
Meryl Davison
Sales Manager
Asteron

Darryl was professional, entertaining and hit the right spot for our audience.
Suzanne Morland
Westpac

One of the most entertaining lunches I have ever attended and this sentiment was reflected by all of our guests who would have loved to spend the whole afternoon listening to Darryl.
Steve Moon
Chief Strategy Officer

You brought tears to my eyes. Your business message was relevant to me and your story so inspiring and presented in such an exciting way
Anne Rolfe
Mentoring Works

That was amazing. Made me laugh, made me cry. Outstanding talent and a story well told.
Penny Burke
Essence Communications

Loved hearing the story of a show I have enjoyed! Loved the music – it rocked my day! I found your audacity inspiring – a very entertaining presentation
Shelley Dunstone

I have been attending the Cairns Chamber of Commerce meeting over the past 2 years and I must say that Tuesday's meeting was one of the best that I have had the privilege to attend as the guest speaker was truly amazing.
Sue Creighton
Facility Manager
Cairns Mail Centre

I’m a veteran of conferences and I’ve seen my share of keynote speeches and inspirational stories so I can be tough to impress.
Your presentation at the AFA National Conference was a highlight and one of the most entertaining sessions I’ve ever attended.  Your engaging and enthusiastic style was brilliantly exploited as you recounted your story of the evolution and ultimate success of “The 3 Waiters”. I, together with the rest of the audience was thrilled with your performance of Nessun Dorma and frankly was disappointed that there wasn’t time for you to sing some more. Whether speaking or singing, you are clearly an accomplished and polished performer. As I said, you were a highlight. The story of your success was inspirational and as if that wasn’t praiseworthy enough, you packaged it into an hour of entertainment. Well done!
Jeff Proud
Director
Canberra Life and Superranuation

Thanks for an outstanding main platform presentation to our group. Your story was totally relevant to the theme of our conference and you showed us how if we apply focus and passion to the vision, we can achieve anything. Without exception, your session has won all the accolades and was the highlight of the conference.
Maurice Trapp
Maurice Trapp Group (NZ)

Darryl was fantastic! As the keynote speaker for our conference he delivered a great story of success with a passionate, enthusiastic presentation that thrilled our delegates. What a voice! The delegates gave Darryl a standing ovation. As MC of our Gala Dinner Darryl was outstanding. I would have no reservations in recommending Darryl to any conference organiser.
Geoff Brennan
Stream Solutions

Darryl, thank you so much for bringing your extraordinary talent and charisma to our Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Awards night. The accolades keep pouring in, including ‘where did you find him?’ People are still talking about your ability to mix the MC role with your amazingly powerful voice. You have set such a high benchmark for next year and in the process gave me success.
Janice Miller
Events Coordinator
CILT NZ

Darryls performance was excellent and much appreciated by the guests. His approach and attention to detail were very professional and accommodating. His experience was invaluable in both the timing of his songs in the program and his interaction with the AV staff at the Fairmont Resort.
Blue Mountains Business Awards

Darryl’s performance is as unique as Darryl himself a warm hearted, engaging, humorous entertainer/singer with a wonderful story to tell. The weaving of his masterful singing with the details behind the creation of “The Three Waiters” was a treat. Moreover our client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It is a performance that delivers on a range of levels hence the broadness of the appeal.
Cameron Darrow - Fiducian Financial Services