Our VIP speakers  – please contact us for bios, your event requirements and we will get back to you with availability and fees

  1. Meg Keneally  – author | corporate speaker | VIP guest speaker.  Based in NSW
  2. Tom Keneally  – author | corporate speaker | VIP guest speaker  Based in NSW
  3. Claire Halliday – author | writer | corporate speaker | podcaster | ghost writer | Based in Victoria
  4. Glynn Nicholas – comedian | mime | producer & director of stage plays and screen | actor | motivational speaker | stage craft consultant | business & corporate ghostwriter | speaker’s  on stage & on camera coaching |  Based in SA
  5. Jane Stewart – sustainability and motivational corporate speaker, mindsafe consultant. Based in Victoria
  6. Ben Knight     –  powerlifter. 4x PC National Push/Pull. 4 x Australian GPC M1 U100 Records. U WR GPC M1 Deadlift Record. Yes, our Viking. Motivational Speaker. Brand Ambassador. Based in Queensland
  7. Iris Detenhoff –  author Moontime Diary | consultant. Based in NSW



‘In Conversation’ with Meg or Tom…or both 

Iconic  and well loved authors Thomas Keneally & Meg Keneally are story tellers in print and in voice. 
Meg and Tom are also dynamic speakers for your conference, corporate event or dinner – ideal VIP guests 

  • Based in Sydney N.S.W  available nationwide
  • Duration: 1 x 60 mins. (approx 40 mins presentation and 20 mins Q&A)
  • A/V: To be provided. NB: Filming is subject to approval by The Keneally’s.
  • Performance Fee: we are happy to provide a quote, please contact  us with your requirements
  • Meet & Greets &Photo ops: by arrangement
  • Sorry, we do not book Meg or Tom for public library events or writers festivals
  • full bio: https://entertainmentdepot.com.au/tom-meg-keneally-speakers/






Author, Interviewer, Facilitator, Public Speaker, Podcaster, Freelance writer for 20+ years, Corporate Copywriter, Children’s Education, Ghost Writer: memoirs, business & autobiographies.

BOOKS: Claire Halliday’s previously published non-fiction books include:

Unsung Heroes (the stories of 20 worthy Australians) (Lothian – 2002) A collection of interviews with fearless, inspirational Australians – from those involved in life-saving rescue operations to volunteers who give their time to help others.

The World At Their Feet (Lothian – 2003) A collection of interviews with successful Australians under the age of 30, including politicians, performers, business people and sporting heroes.

Do You Want Sex With That? (Penguin – 2009)  An exploration of Australian attitudes to sex.

Things My Mother Taught Me (Echo/Bonnier – 2016) a collection of interviews with well-known Australians, reflecting on the impact and influence their mother had on their lives. Interviewees included: entrepreneurs Napoleon Perdis & Naomi Simson, comedians Lawrence Mooney, Tracy Bartram & Greg Fleet, authors Kathy Lette and Graeme Simsion, humanitarian Geraldine Cox, politician Fiona Patten, TV personalities Adriano Zumbo, Miguel Maestre & Shaynna Blaze…and many others.

The 5th adult non-fiction title, Things My Father Taught Me (Bonnier August 2017) Follows on from Things My Mother Taught Me and is a work of collected interviews with a diverse range of interesting Australians talking about their relationship with their father, including Ann Peacock Tim Costello, George Calombaris, Matthew Reilly, Em Rusciano, Neil Mitchell, David Koch and Anthony Callea.

PODCASTER/PUBLIC SPEAKER: A sought-after interviewer/facilitator at literary festivals and library author events, interviewing well-known authors.

ARTICLES:  2000+ articles have been published in a variety of national and international publications. A regular contributor and feature writer to: major newspapers, magazines, children’s education magazines, women’s health and well-being

 GHOST-WRITING for: Business: Claire has worked with many successful Australian business people, helping them write their autobiographies in their voice, through a process of research and interviews. Creating publications used as company histories and tools for self-promotion on the professional speaking circuit.

Anti-Drugs: ghost-writer for the story of anti-drugs/harm-minimisation campaigner Tony Trimingham (OAM). Not My Family, Never My Child (Allen & Unwin – 2009). High-profile CEOs and Melbourne identities, creating keynote speeches and columns in their name for major Melbourne events and publications. Memoirs: A male escort | A man escaping South Africa’s apartheid system | Of a young man facing a terminal diagnosis | Of a high-profile business woman nursing her husband through his terminal cancer diagnosis



Glynn Nicholas

Theatre producer, director &  writer

  • comedian | mime
  • musician | motivational speaker
  • stage-craft consultant
  • ghostwriter
  • comedy writer: all genre’s from black to slap stick comedy

‘stage craft’ coach consultant for public speakers

consultant and advisor for speech making both in content and delivery

speaker’s consultant and coaching for stage & camera – all media

theatre producer: Certified Male (aka Man Overboard) | Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience | The Plumber’s Opera | Pleasure of Their Company | Shoosh | Pumping Iron |  Yummy Opera – corporate show 

Based in South Australia


Jane Stewart 

Speaker, Business Strategist & trainer for Adaptive Innovation

Director & Founder Sustain Ability International

Co-founder Tomorrow’s Leaders for Sustainability Inc 

Consultant for Business Development – Landcare Australia Ltd

Based in Victoria






Ben Knight     –  powerlifter and Yes, our Viking. Motivational Speaker. Brand Ambassador.

  • 4x PC National Push/Pull
  • 4 x Australian GPC M1 U100 Records
  • U WR GPC M1 Deadlift Record

Ben is available as a motivational speaker at sports clubs and schools.

Ben was considered a late starter when it came to powerlifting, but he made his mark in the industry and wishes others to take their path, regardless of age. 


Based in Queensland






Iris Detenhoff

Author, speaker. Iris has produced & marketing the Moontime Diary for over a decade. In 2021 launched the USA edition.

Moontime Diary…in tune with moon

Iris is available as a speaker to those interested in astrology and how to organize their life through the moon, as has been done for centuries by sailors, farmers and kings. 

Available for festivals, conferences and business events

Based in NSW




Claire Halliday cont…


regularly for Melbourne-based educational children’s publisher Eleanor Curtain Publishing, producing multiple fiction and non-fiction books for young readers, as well as regular articles for their range of educational magazines.


In 2011 launched copywriting business: Copy Queens. Clients include corporate to small businesses: writing and editing written communications, website content, blogs, LinkedIn profiles, media releases and company histories.