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Key Points
  • Mick Colliss is an author, writer, sports commentator, MC, guest speaker and modern day poet.
  • He formed the first Australian Sudoku Team with three of his best mates and journeyed to the International Sudoku Championships in India.
  • There are discussions about making a film of his story, with the concept being compared to films like The Castle.
  • A true professional speaker, Mick is considered a pleasure to work with.
  • Mick is one of Australia’s best storytellers and his approach is suitable for all audiences.
Topics
  • The man who found a unique way to represent his country
Testimonials

 It took a little while for the audience to engage, albeit Mick's presentation was the closing session of a 3 day conference, but was thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees.
"My takeaway from Mick was resilience and perseverance. One of the most amazing speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Loved it"   
WAECSSA

Funny, committed and flexible.
Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association

Very professional, entertaining and engaging.
Stewart Title Limited

Audience loved Mick. Huge hit.
Concept Event Management

Mick was very interactive and has such a great story to tell. He was very well received by delegates.
IPWEA Queensland

Guests loved Mick, very entertaining and easy to deal with.
Countrywide

Mick’s presentation had the right mix of humour and optimism that hit the spot with our audience. Our organisation has experienced a number of challenges in recent months and Mick’s story provided a unique and thoughtful perspective on overcoming failure and persevering to achieve one’s goals.
Coffs Harbour City Council

Mick was fantastic, he was hilarious without being crude, or offensive. All the feedback from the guests was positive.
Multiplex

Mick was a great entertainer and very generous with his time. He interacted well with all of our guests and everyone loved his story. His style was perfect for our function.
Civil Contractors Federation NT

Mick was so incredibly entertaining! He had the whole room in tears of laughter, and his delivery was flawless. He was a pleasure to deal with, and we’d gladly have him back! He emcee’d the night wonderfully, and so many people have told me he’s the best they’ve seen.
Kepa: The Advisers Institute

Mick had everyone in stitches. Such a funny true storyteller! Everyone from the company thoroughly enjoyed Micks recount.  Superb!
Maxitrans

Mick is a fabulous entertainer and MC.
Symposium

Was a fantastic presentation and well received by all!
Exclusive Investor Alliance

Mick was fantastic for our dinner event and I would highly recommend him! Our 200 guests could not stop laughing about his story and continued to talk about it the next day.
SFDC Australia Pty. Ltd.

Brilliant!! So very funny and a great story from an Aussie chasing his dream and winning!!!
Distributive and Allied Employees Association of Western Australia

Excellent speaker, the guests thoroughly enjoyed his talk.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Mick was very engaging and gave us all a good belly laugh!
Santa Maria College

Excellent. Mick was fantastic – his speech was hilarious and the feedback has been very positive. It was great to have Mick at the conference – not just as a presenter, but as a guest for the dinner too. Great guy and not an ounce of ego to him. He was on time, professional and even checked the AV himself to make sure it went smoothly.
Consolidated Pastoral Company

He was a terrific act and we certainly got value for money.
Property Council of Australia

What a fabulous, lively performance and funny story, delivered beautifully by Mick – nice guy, down to earth, very funny and clearly – very competitive!
JR Events PCO

Everyone loved Mick, such a great way to end Day 1 of conferencing.  A huge hit!
Imagine Experiences

Engaging with the audience and had them in stitches throughout his performance. 
Liquor Marketing Group

The comments received afterwards were simply glowing.  Apart from being a very nice guy and true gentleman, Mick is, without question, the most entertaining after-dinner speaker we have had at the REINT Awards.
Real Estate Institute of Northern Territory

Mick was a very professional speaker with great delivery of his presentation.  He had the right combination of comedy and dramatic impact to deliver a very funny story and kept you interested right until the end. Everyone was very impressed and thought it was hilarious.  
Galvanisers Association of Australia

Very engaging, great story telling.
Strata Choice

As always, Mick was wonderful.
International Productions

A natural story teller with a great Australian story
Aim High Marketing

Simply brilliant. Our guest feedback was just awesome. We had guests who had seen Mick speak before and were still amazed. Would definitely recommend.
Scottish Pacific

Very well received - particularly for the first presenter of the morning!!
International Productions

Mick was simply fantastic! For our end of day keynote we were looking for someone to help the audience unwind after a long, intense, content heavy day. And Mick did just this - he had the whole room in fits of laughter from start to finish. Mick was the talk of the cocktail party that followed his session and, without being asked, happily stuck around to talk to our guests for well over an hour. He is a truly lovely man and great storyteller - I would not hesitate in recommending Mick.
Red Rock

Mick had the room in stitches, people were actually crying with laughter which is an awesome thing to behold and no mean feat in a room of sales people. Our delegates were just mesmerised by his story and the way he delivered it, with everyone demanding to know where we found him. Thanks Mick.
News Corp

Mick’s keynote presentation was excellent and very funny and he emceed our awards night like a true professional. Would highly recommended Mick, very easy to work with.
Imaje Events

Mick was excellent and had the entire crowd in stitches laughing. He really did have everyone engaged the entire time he was on stage and really made our event so enjoyable.
Richard Crookes Constructions

Mick was suggested as a dinner speaker last year, however at the time we hesitated because there was some concern that Mick’s story may have become fatigued given how long ago it happened, and that Mick seems to be very active on the speaking circuit.  We were worried that there would be guests at our dinner who have previously heard his story.  (Our AV Technician from our day conference said he’s ‘done Mick 3 times, but don’t worry, he’s hilarious’.)  However, I am very glad that we ended up booking Mick!  I didn’t get any ‘fatigued’ feedback at all. He delivered brilliantly, was quick-witted and had our guests in belly LOL laughter! Mick stayed till the end of our function, chatted with our guests all night long, and was on the last bus back to the hotel – a really nice guy.
Intelligent Transport Systems Australia

Mick was a great presenter and gave us the perfect finish to the first day of our conference.  His unique story and presentation style was a hit with all the delegates and had the group talking about his amazing story throughout the remainder of the event.
National Mortgage Brokers

Mick is amazing! He had all 160 delegates in tears with laughter. He has a great ability to engaged and hold an audience with his fantastic story! On behalf of our client and their customers – Thanks for a great night.
212F

Everyone was in stiches, thoroughly enjoyed Mick, his ability to tell his story in such a humorous manner was fantastic.
Bendigo Bank

Outstanding.  By far the best feedback we have had from our guests for a guest speaker.  Keeping him under wraps until he walked on stage worked perfectly as no one had the chance to google his story.  He is also a great bloke.
QLD MND Centre

Mick was an excellent choice for our group – lightening up our day considerably after a hard day defining projects for our industry. Mick was good to work with even though we had power failures and it was a muggy 38 degrees – thanks Mick,
Regional Cropping Solutions Network

Mick was great, had a rough crowd, but the majority were very impressed and enjoy his delivery.
Choice Home Loans

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.
Leishman Associates

The brokers loved his story and presentation style. Even though some brokers had seen him before the said they laughed all through it again.
ANZ

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.
PGA

Thanks Mick, a really enjoyable, down to earth presentation.
Lion

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.
Steve Lewis
Harvey Norman

Professional, organised, easy to deal with. Was very well received by the audience - light hearted.
Christian Marchand
cievents

Mick was very entertaining and provided a fantastic option for our corporate dinner.  Excellent sense of humor and a truly wonderful storyteller.
Donna Morgan
Downer Group

Excellent, he held the Audience in the palm of his hand and laughter.
Darryl Foster
Millennium3

A very polished, friendly and funny presentation and Mick connected brilliantly with the audience.
Steve Dobbie
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.  
Michael Woolbank
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.
Grahame Young
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Mick was excellence, he was funny while staying very professional.
Hayley Sumpton
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.
Leslee Hall
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!
Justine Jason
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.
Capricorn

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.
Tasmanian Alkaloids

Only the second 10 out of 10 performance I've seen in 25 years!!
Graeme Alford

Excellent, very funny and engaging. 
Veritas

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!
DB Brewering