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Key Points
  • Rob Carlton was nominated for an Australian Academy Award and won a silver Logie for played the role of Kerry Packer in Paper Giants.
  • He was a regular panel member on Andrew Denton’s Randling.
  • Rob co-directed, wrote and starred in Chandon Pictures, which was nominated for multiple Logies and AFI Awards.
Topics
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Some insights into what made Kerry Packer the toughest deal maker in town
  • Staying motivated when the phone isn't ringing
  • Work better in teams
  • Handle curve balls with joy, not fear
  • Remain fearless in their pursuit of excellence
  • View everything that comes at them as an opportunity, not a block
  • Not Business as Usual
    Not Business as Usual is a story about stepping up. From bit part actor playing characters that always died to playing an Australian icon in a leading role. A chance barbecue with Tom Cruise, a romantic moment with Michael Buble and a high respect for ordinary detail are all part of the overnight success that took 25 years to build. 
    Audience take outs:
    • Big laughs for a start. A delightful on-message break in the middle of a conference day.
    • How to be bold inside a structure.
    • Self motivation when the phone isn't ringing.
    • Working creatively in teams.
    • Handling curve balls with joy, not fear.
    • The rewards of pursuing of excellence.
Testimonials

Great MC. Worked with us to understand the audience and gave it 100%. Right balance of humour and seriousness. Handled the challenges of a hybrid event and connected well with the audience even though he was in a studio and the audience was split across three live locations.   
Concept Event Management

Rob clearly spent a lot of time preparing and getting to know the demographics and industry knowledge on our group. This was acknowledged and appreciated by our attendees.
Face to Face Event Management 

Rob’s dedication to understanding both subject and audience went beyond expectation adding tremendous value to the presentations he delivered. The collaborative approach Rob took to building his presentation ensured an authentic delivery balanced with fact and humour maintaining the utmost integrity of the content. Having Rob involved in our National Conference created an innovative dimension to the dialogue we have with our colleagues.
Woolworths

We have used Rob con-currently for 3 National Conference and each time he has added value and diversity. Rob puts a great deal of effort into understanding our business in the lead up to the events so that everything on stage Is not only enjoyable but relevant to the business imperatives at play. Rob has a unique ability to take a brief and write a script that is humorous and engages the audience, Rob will add value to any conference and I highly recommend his services as MC.
Parmalat

I was thoroughly impressed with Rob's natural ability to manage his audience with the utmost professionalism, while keeping the event real and interactive; continuously tailoring for each location. He is more that just a host; he added true value throughout the process, from the thorough preparation leading up to the event right through to the event itself. From the moment we met and briefed Rob to his delivery on the day, he was the consummate professional and completely committed to us as a customer. He was meticulously prepared, and had obviously gone to great lengths to be well informed, understand our business, organisation and target audiences. During rehearsals, he provided valuable input that helped focus our messaging. During the event, he kept speakers on track and the audience engaged, while remaining on message and consistent with our script. He skilfully managed curve balls and impromptu changes with ease and dealt with business issues capably as the arose. Throughout he also displayed a great sense of humour. Rob truly delivered over and above the call of duty.
Optus Small and Medium Business

Rob did an amazing job at hosting our 2012 Microsoft Partner Awards Ceremony. The afternoon flowed beautifully, his research prior to the event enabled him to combined wit and humour throughout the proceedings to make the afternoon thoroughly enjoyable. His professional attitude was an integral part of our event planning, he ensured I was happy with the structure and content every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob as a Master of Ceremonies.
Microsoft Australia

Rob is an extremely talented and professional MC. His ability to grasp an organisation's business strategy and desired outcome from an event, and then translate that in to an entertaining, insightful and meaningful experience is second to none. I highly recommend Rob for any conference or corporate event.
Microsoft Australia

Since 2006, AFG has had the good fortune of engaging Rob Carlton as Master of Ceremonies for both our national client and internal events. Rob consistently impresses both us and our audiences with his no nonsense, polished and punchy delivery. He expertly handles the mechanics of a program to ensure it unfolds on time and has a carefully considered ability to link presentations to provide agenda cohesiveness. We highly recommend Rob to any organisation that is looking for a MC who is smart, informed, humorous and focused on keeping a program on track. His research of both the client and audience is impeccable, and his delivery throughout proceedings seamless.
AFG 

You brought tremendous energy and humour to the conference and importantly kept us moving along with the pace. You were very organised and the upfront work you did getting to know people really showed. Everyone thought  you had a great balance of theatre, humour and serious recaps when needed. I confess I was a bit sceptical of having an external MC as I had not done it that way in the past, but you made me a believer. You have a great sense for your audience and how they are receiving information and you ensure we tied everything back to our business needs and the focus of the conference. I really appreciate everything you did!
Vice President Sales 
Campbell Arnotts

What a wonderful night of entertainment! Rob Carlton's Trivia night filled the room with laughter at a function at Fuel Bistro. His timing and co-ordination with the kitchen ensured a seamless evening for the guests.I would recommend him to any of our customers who require entertainment for their event.
MG Garage

I would highly recommend Rob Carlton following the success of our meeting. We have specific code of conduct requirements re educational component during these evenings which Rob worked within for a fantastic result. Rob was responsible for putting the content of the evening together… elevating the evening to a very fun filled, well paced, entertaining yet educational event. I couldn't recommend Rob's contribution highly enough, a very worthwhile investment.
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Rob Carlton hosted the FRM Trivia Challenge with 126 people in attendance. The arrangements to enter teams of between 4 and 8 people proved to be a winner with groups bonding through the task of answering trivia. Rob, as host, was able to capture the joyful and playful mood of the evening. Rob’s ability to gauge the tone of the night and manage the attendees ensured the fun and creativity of the evening.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Rob Carlton, not only one of Australia’s most handsome roosters, but also a dynamic and engaging public speaker. His ability to engage with his audience through both humour and integrity is something amazing to be a part of. He shares with his audience a great cross-section of not only his acting and production career but cleverly uses personal anecdotes to enhance his message. Rob was professional to deal with on all levels and worked closely with our conference committee to ensure that his presentation supported our conference theme. Rob was the crowning glory of our conference and we received fantastic positive feedback around Rob’s presentation. We look forward to working with Rob again.
Principal 
Wagga PPC President

Rob Carlton's key note address is a real gem. The lessons from Rob’s career are relevant to anyone in business, especially his message of “what to do when the phone doesn’t ring”. On top of all this, Rob Carlton is genuinely funny. His sharp wit is extraordinary and he will have fun with the audience, without going too far. I cannot recommend anyone more highly than Rob, and he will be a vital element of making your business event a success.
Head of Business Channels 
Optus