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The Second Best Job In The World

Stories can change your life

I've seen the world through many lenses. Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper. Through the TV lens as a globe-trotting cameraman. Through smoke and mirrors as a magician. Learn transformation secrets & discover who has the best job in the world!

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Rise and Shine

All the tricks to unleashing your inner movie star

Video presenting is the new normal. Even the most humble staff member can overcome their fear of the camera or the sound of their own voice – and truly shine with confidence. What’s stopping you becoming fearless and famous?

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Video Magic

All the tricks to making videos like a pro! - without the expense

I reveal the real secrets to unlocking the magical power of the world’s most effective-yet-inexpensive sales tool - smartphone you already own. Part tips and tricks, part storytelling, part magic show.

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YOU Turn Permitted

All the tricks to reinventing yourself

Learn proven short cuts as I guide you through Own Up Wise Up Step Up, the roadmap I follow everyday. The audience will be closer to being change ready with these forever skills they can implement at work and in life.

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"There are speakers who offer you fresh perspectives as subject matter experts. There are speakers who speak with the rousing fervour of evangelists. There are speakers who are so just so enjoyable to listen to as storytellers.  Julian was all three in one compelling package"

Coen Tan, Ministry of Influence, Singapore

 

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Why Video. Why Now?

We don’t meet we zoom.  We don’t read we watch. We are living our lives on the small screen.

 

Your customer has spoken. They want video. Business needs to be video ready. To ignore your customer is to risk becoming invisible to your very lifeblood. But business is struggling to implement video.

 

The paradox is that none of the barriers to digital communication are technological. 

The barrier to implementing video is people.

Humans resist change… and it’s no secret that change is hard yet business demands it.

 

This is where I can help you and your organisation because the two things I know really well are video and how to change. I’ve experienced a life of transformation. Professionally I’ve gone from army sniper to globe-trotting cameraman to YouTube magician. And personally, from stutterer to keynote speaker.

 

So I had to figure out how to grow, evolve and make change happen. 

 

Let me show you all the tricks to enchant customers with authentically ‘human’ video, to turn humble staff into video stars, to make videos like a pro! - without the expense.

Video really is modern magic for business.

"Irresistible storytelling, compelling visuals, humour and practical tips to apply"

Karolina Gwinner, Executive Coach

"Julian’s storytelling and entertaining delivery are ‘can’t look away’ compelling"

Sarah Oxlade, Transformation Specialist, Telstra

"Julian immediately engages the audience and turns them in to smart phone video superstars"

Russell Peacock, Chairman, SPL Learning & Media

"Teachers were asked to nominate a highlight. Your session came up over and over again"

Kelly Harrison, Languages Roadshow

"This will add value to other areas of my role like public speaking and presenting "

John Donaldson, GM Geology, Gold Road Resources

"Your insight into our profession and your planning prior to the evening was remarkable"

Adam Westerink, Aust Inst of Radiography

"An outstanding virtual session. It was like we were sitting with you" 
Glen SharkeyLeadership Trainer and Speaker

"Captivating and entertaining at our  virtual event... amazing feedback from our members"

Rob Robertson, PSANZ Board Member

"Such an interactive & engaging virtual presenter. "

Ida Laino, Australasian Events & Education Manager, APPO

"Thank you a million times over for our highest energy, most fun event in a very long time"

Brooke Donovan, IABC Board Qld

"Fabulous presentation. Even the most technically-challenged benefited."

Greg Ward, Virtual Host and Online Presenter

"He makes complicated things so simple. When Julian speaks, everyone listens."

Guan Hin Tay, Creative Change Catalyst

Topics in Detail

The Second Best Job in the World

Stories can change your life

 

Julian Mather has seen the world through many lenses. Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper. Through the TV lens as a globe-trotting videographer for ABCTV, National Geographic and BBC. Through smoke and mirrors as a professional magician. Julian distils 25 years of transformation secrets into a masterful storytelling session… and the audience discovers who has the best job in the world!

 

Learning Objectives…

*Assumptions suffocate possibilities. Which ones are holding you back?

*Extraordinary people are ordinary people who do extra. Are you over rating talent?

*Change is not a process. Change is a decision. Are willing to make hard decisions?

 

25-60min keynote

Half day workshop

If you want to kickstart a culture that embraces change then...

Tell me about your event - in person or virtual, date, audience makeup - and what outcomes you want for your attendees.

YOU Turn Permitted

All the tricks to reinventing yourself

Learn proven short cuts as I guide you through Own Up Wise Up Step Up, the roadmap I follow everyday. The audience will learn how to to be change ready with these forever skills they can implement at work and in life.

 

Learning Objectives…

*If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. It you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. Are you determined?

*You can’t win a new game playing by the old rules. Will you embrace the new ways of learning?

*The treasure you seek is in the cave you fear to go. How to take first steps.

 

25-60min keynote

Half day / full day workshop

If you can learn, unlearn and relearn you get a huge competitive advantage: AGILITY

 

If you want your people to go from feeling like victims of change to being in control of change then...

Tell me about your event - in person or virtual, date, audience makeup - and what outcomes you want for your attendees.

Rise and Shine

Step out of the shadows and unleash your inner movie star

Video presenting is the new normal. Even the most humble staff member can overcome their fear of the camera or the sound of their own voice – and truly shine with confidence. What’s stopping you becoming fearless and famous?

Presenting is a skill and skills can be learned. I know. I went from decades of hiding behind the camera to being comfortable and confident in front of it.

 

Learning Objectives…

*Camera shyness is not a life sentence.

*The pro secrets to not forgetting what to say

*How to look younger on camera without plastic surgery

*Insider tricks that fast-track you to looking professional

 

25-60min keynote

Half day or Full day workshop

 

 

 

If you can comfortably present in front of the lens you get a huge competitive advantage: TRUST

Just ask yourself this one question: would I be more effective if I looked my customer or colleague in the eye?

If you want to learn how to present powerful videos that magically move clients and staff to action then...

Tell me about your event - in person or virtual, date, audience makeup - and what outcomes you want for your attendees.

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Video Magic

All the tricks to making video like a pro - without the expense

Is video something you’ve always wanted to use, but thought you needed a huge budget?

I reveal the real secrets to unlocking the magical power of the world’s most effective-yet-inexpensive sales | marketing tool | communications tool: your smartphone.

Part tips and tricks, part storytelling, part magic show. This is video made easy so even a 50 year old can do it.

Learning Objectives…

*why old video habits can scare off new and existing customers. You don't have to pay big to play big anymore.

*Discover just what your smartphone is capable of. Hint: the lens on your phone is better than the Hubble Space telescope

*Send simple video messages faster than an email

* What to & not to buy; save your money

*Bonus** amaze your family by turning old home movies into fresh memories

***iOS and Android friendly

 

25-60min keynote

1 & 2hr workshops

Half day or Full day masterclasses

The video habits I share with you give you a huge competitive advantage: SPEED

Once you have the foundations that enable you to make commercial videos using ONLY your smartphone (you can always add bells and whistles later) you can get your messages, products, services to market - in front of your customers - while your competitors are still calling a meeting to discuss creating a video.

If you want to develop ‘video habits’ that enable you to quickly and inexpensively bring your customers closer, show them that you care, and demonstrate your product’s promise or service offering like no other medium, then...

Tell me about your event - in person or virtual, date, audience makeup - and what outcomes you want for your attendees.

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Typical Conference Topics I speak to:

 

Embracing Change and Transformation

forever skills/infinity skills

being unstuck

change ready

evolution not revolution

quests challenges journeys

 

Resilience and Reinvention

overcoming rejection

dealing with obstacles

 

Digital Disruption

digital transformation

 

Leadership

Authenticity

Being Real

Self Leadership

Confidence

 

Communications

confidence

video making and digital storytelling

presentation skills

real communication

 

Marketing and Branding

video making

 

Character Ethics Integrity

building trust

confidence

Julian Mather Speaker Bios

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A magician, an army sniper, a globe-trotting TV cameraman walk into a bar… no joke! He’s been all three. Now he’s The Video Magician

 

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Julian Mather is the Video Magician. He teaches you all the tricks you need to enchant your customers with authentic ‘human’ video, to make videos like a pro - without the expense! and how to turn your humble staff into video stars.

 

Speaker Bio 79 words

Julian Mather has seen the world through many lenses. Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper. Through the TV lens as a globe-trotting videographer for ABCTV, National Geographic and BBC. Through smoke and mirrors as a professional magician. 

Now the Video Magician, he teaches you all the tricks you need to enchant your customers with authentic ‘human’ video, to make videos like a pro - without the expense! and how to turn your humble staff into video stars.

 

Speaker Bio111 words

Julian Mather has seen the world through many lenses. Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper. Through the TV lens as a globe-trotting videographer for ABCTV, National Geographic and BBC. Through smoke and mirrors as a professional magician.

He's traveled far but his longest journeys have been from behind the camera to in front of it. From stutterer to professional speaker. From to polite dip eater to insatiable hummus addict.

Now the Video Magician, he teaches you all the tricks you need to enchant your customers with authentic ‘human’ video, to make videos like a pro - without the expense! and how to turn your humble staff into video stars.

 

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For as long as he could remember Julian Mather wanted to be a photojournalist. Then he got sidetracked. While army sniper seemed like a good idea at the time, he found the telescopic sights of his rifle were starting to look more and more like a movie camera, and so he fell in love with film-making.

So began his twenty-five years as a globe-trotting TV cameraman for ABC TV, BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. He was awarded the highest distinction for cinematography by The Australian Cinematographers Society and entitled to use the letters A.C.S. after his name.

His was a ringside view of life where he met and filmed some of the world’s greatest, most famous and even the notorious; travelled the world; witnessed the highs and lows of human nature and had his own ideas and ambitions challenged.

A ten year journey started from behind the camera to in front of it. Julian became

-An accomplished author of ‘Second Best Job in the World’ (published Harper Collins)

-A polished magician and stage performer

-A viral Youtube success – with over 30 million views and 140,000 subscribers

-Co-creator of the world’s first online training academy for professional children’s entertainers

-Creator of Get Video Smart - online and on-site smartphone video training for business

And somewhere amongst all that, climbed mountains, and raised a family.

His longest journey of all? was starting life as a stutterer to being a professional keynote speaker presenting to Australian and international audiences. 

Together with his wife Vicky, his greatest accomplishment is sending two strong competent daughters into the world.

Now the Video Magician, he teaches you all the tricks you need to enchant your customers with authentic ‘human’ video, to make videos like a pro - without the expense! and how to turn your humble staff into video stars.