Graeme It has been a month and accolades are still coming in.
I want to thank you for not only the sensational job you did on the night of the Commodores Dinner but also the work that you did prior to the dinner. To try to communicate with eight past Commodores to gain some insight and their contribution to the Cruising Yacht Club of SA’s success was no mean feat!
The night was a huge success and was run with such professionalism, kindness and humour. Your respectful interviews of each of these past Commodores or their representative drew out some amazing and humorous stories.
The night would not have been such a success without your input.
We will most certainly use your services again in the future.
Jacqueline Heffernan – Commodore
“Graeme draws on his extensive television experience to inspire an audience about the power of video in the new digital era. His presentation to the Northern Business Breakfast demonstrated the future direction of business promotion and marketing”
Rick Henke – The Northern Business Breakfast – SA’s largest monthly business breakfast of business leaders.
Graeme, please accept my personal thanks for your part in making The Rotary 9500 District Conference a great success.
As our Master of Ceremonies, your professionalism, warmth of delivery and willingness to fit into our programme are very much appreciated. With you at the “helm,” our delegates were made to feel most welcome.
Your assistance with the wonderfully prepared script for the smooth running of the sessions each day certainly made our job look easy.
Your interaction back stage with our Conference Team Leader, Arch Boonen, with Brian Ballard, and the speakers was invaluable, as were your quick wit and great humor when the inevitable mishaps (such as speakers running late) occurred.
You are the consummate professional.
On behalf of our Conference crew, thanks, Graeme, for the exceptional talent you gave us during three fabulous days in the Barossa.
Governor Rotary District 9500
A big thankyou from BioSA for facilitating our panel discussion on ‘Disaster Management in SA: High Tech Heroes’. We were thrilled with your professionalism and flexibility on the night.
In particular we were impressed with your ability to comprehend and break down the topic to its fundamental elements and then formulate interesting questions to encourage audience participation.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to others as a facilitator or MC for their events. I look forward to working with you again at future events.
Deputy CE, BioSA
In my role as Patron of the Advertiser Foundation I am responsible for many major functions raising money for charity in Adelaide.
In his capacity as MC I have called on Graeme Goodings to host many of these events including the annual Melbourne Cup day function for more than 850 people.
Graeme has been able to control, charm and entertain the audience with style and class befitting events of the stature I am organising.
I would not hesitate to recommend him in the capacity of host, MC or guest speaker.
Patron The Advertiser Foundation
Sincere thanks for your exceptional MCing of numerous Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Gala Dinners during my time as Chairman.
Your attention to detail and appreciating and understanding the requirements of the evenings, coupled with your professionalism and style ensured that all the functions were of outstanding success with numerous thanks and positive remarks on your MCing of our prestigious events.
Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation
I have known Graeme Goodings for nearly 20 years both personally and professionally and can vouch for him as one of the best presenters I have seen.
Graeme was always the complete professional. He was well prepared, presented immaculately and of course has vast experience. He also connects well with people, both as an audience and at a personal level.
Chief Executive, Carlton Football Club
I just want to thank you again for the wonderful role you donated to us on Saturday evening. You really brought the professionalism and personal touches that we were hoping for. We can’t thank you enough.
All the feedback I have received from the night has been hugely positive and besides raising the money and awareness everyone seemed to have a brilliant time.
“Graeme brings an incredible depth of professionalism to AIIA’s flagship conferences and events in the role of master of ceremonies.
He is a perfect choice when events involve senior business executives and government officials. His in-depth, before the event preparation combined with focus on audience and sponsor needs results in glowing feedback from our stakeholders at the highest levels”
Byron Riessen General Manager
AIIA Australia Information Industry Association
Our event was a great success. We were fortunate indeed that Graeme Goodings gave of his time and his expertise so generously.
Graeme is a person of immense skill and experience who is personable and engaging, his key to success is his willingness to invest in your success.
General Manager RSL Virtual War Memorial
Thank you for your support particularly in your role as a bowel cancer survivor in working with Cancer Council SA to raise awareness in the community about this insidious disease. Your ability to communicate messages with empathy and understanding to a wide range of people has been most valuable for us.
Professor Brenda Wilson CE
Cancer Council SA
It was a special event and the program was designed to give athletes with an intellectual disability the “time of their lives” – and it did.
However, this would not have been possible without the enthusiastic support of the compere – Graeme Goodings.
His understanding and well spoken presentation throughout the show was one of the reasons the Opening Ceremony was declared the best ever!
General Manager Life, Be in it.
Sincere thanks for your exceptional MCing of a number of our National, and State key note functions & dinners for the AIIA [Australian Information Industry Association] over the last 4 years when I was Chairman of the South Australia Board.
Your research in understanding our business coupled with your professionalism and style ensured that all the events were conducted with exceptional professionalism.
Chairman, AIIA South Australia
I found Graeme to be a charming host .
One of the things that impressed me the most was the amount of research he would undertake prior to the event making the interviews with our special guests very entertaining.
Graeme has also been invited as a guest speaker to many of our functions and has proven to be a great story-teller.
I have no hesitation in recommending Graeme as an MC – or as a guest speaker – for any occasion”.
Adelaide Football Club
It was obvious to all present that Graeme has a consummate talent in public speaking and presentations. Indeed he was late leaving because of the enthusiastic reaction from those attending. They “headed him off at the pass”.
Graeme handled the situation with great aplomb – as one would expect from such an experienced media personality.
South Australia and Broken Hill
Rotary Prospect has used Graeme on two occasions over the past two years, firstly as a speaker at one of our meetings, where he spoke about his experiences as a cancer patient and how his positive attitude helped him overcome this disease. His talk was inspirational and members are still saying he is one of the best 3 speakers we have had at our meetings.
The second occasion was to have him as our MC for the very successful “Men’s Pitstop” Day, where we offered men a free health check up. His involvement with the day helped increase the attendance and his professionalism in introducing and interviewing the men about their experience on the day was welcomed and enjoyed by everyone in attendance.
These experiences at Rotary functions will now be added to, with Graeme accepting the invitation from the 9500 District to be the MC for the 2016 District Conference in the Barossa Valley.
Quite simply Graeme is a performer and presenter of the highest order, bringing to such initiatives a blend of authority,knowledge and charm that ensures client satisfaction.
He displays dignity and wit, insight and maturity. He knows how to “work the room” across all territories and in front of all audiences.
Mr.Goodings is always superbly prepared, compassionate, innovative and inspiring.
Nigel Starck MA PhD
School of Communications, International Studies & Languages
Graeme’s professionalism and ability to say the right things at the right time is unique and members and guests love it when he hosts our functions.
Barry Linke – General Manager,
Grange Golf Club SA
“The ’WorkCover Safety Awards’ was a major annual event in the South Australian calendar, with over 1,000 people attending and Vice Regal patronage.
High levels of excitement and enthusiasm amongst the attendees could make it a challenge to manage, but Graeme showed outstanding skills in being the MC of the event.
His preparation was very thorough, his advice well founded from his tremendous experience, and his sense of presence and situational awareness on the night were major contributors to success of the event.
Well done and thank you Graeme!
1997 – 2002
Graeme was funny and engaging. He arrived on time and interacted with our clients well. He also stayed around for photos with people.
Hannah Trevilyan –
First National Real Estate
Every year, Time for Kids hosts a fundraising lunch for 100 of Adelaide’s most esteemed business and community leaders and in 2015 we were fortunate enough to have Graeme as our Master of Ceremonies. The MC is an essential part of this event’s success as we rely on them to convince and cajole our guests to open their hearts, and open their wallets.
Graeme’s messaging to our guests at our 2015 Lionhearts Lunch was pitch-perfect. Graeme was both charming and entertaining, keeping our audience engaged with the event and the cause that they were there to support. His MCing was inspired, building audience participation in a way this event has never seen before.
Graeme left our guests feeling energised and enthused. As a result, this year’s Lionhearts Lunch enjoyed one of its best financial results to date. For us this means more money going to support more kids in need. A great outcome, for which we’re enormously grateful.
Chief Executive, Time for Kids