In the business of ‘show’, Darryl Lovegrove has done it all. An Australian Event Awards ‘Entertainer of the Year’, a music theatre star and co-creator of the world’s most booked corporate entertainment act ‘The Three Waiters’, Darryl’s compelling stories and key take-home messages are a ‘must see’ for conference attendees worldwide.

He is a unique combination of entrepreneur, speaker and showman - a mesmerising blend of business smarts, engaging storytelling and live opera! It is a combination that has made Darryl one of Australia’s most in demand business and resilience speakers, headlining many Top 500 company conferences including the famed ‘Million Dollar Round Table’ in the USA.

Achieving and exceeding your personal performance goals is a challenging endeavour, yet simpler than you might think. Darryl draws on more than 25 years’ experience as an award-winning performer and theatrical producer of some of the biggest and most popular shows in Australasia to show how ‘hitting the high notes’ is something that everyone should be able to do whenever they need to do it. Peak performance is not a one-off highlight but rather a consistent outcome born of a never-ending cycle of purpose, action, momentum, resilience and self-belief.

  • Learn how peak performance starts with a purpose or vision
  • How being brave and taking action creates performance momentum
  • Why resilience is critical to consistent performance
  • How self-belief takes performance even higher

Darryl Lovegrove is a showman and he believes every person and business can learn and be inspired by what shows teach us – not just the stories that they tell but the stories and the people behind them. Whatever your stage, Darryl will show you how you are perfectly cast in your role and that it is now time for you to shine. He will inspire you to master peak performance so you can achieve, and exceed, your personal performance goals time and time again.

What does he talk about?
Lovegrove is high-energy, but tells his story in an easy fashion, cutting through corporate jargon and relating some great anecdotes. Discussing how most businesses are faced with similar issues ie - focus, goal-setting, price-leadership and quality control, Lovegrove outlines how he personally approaches these but goes on to highlight what happens when things take that sudden turn for the worst. For Lovegrove it was when 9/11 struck the USA and crippled their events industry overnight. He believes that's when traits such as resilience and endurance become a necessity and those who can't adapt or innovate will struggle to survive in business.

How does he incorporate the singing?
As an award-winning vocalist and musical theatre performer, for the past 20 years Lovegrove has been witness to the power of music to engage an audience. The ultimate compliment for "The Three Waiters" was an invitation to perform for their inspiration - world's greatest opera singers "The Three Tenors". Lovegrove concludes his presentation with a performance of the legendary aria "Nessun Dorma" and finds that regardless of industry or the size and demographic of the audience, people unanimously report this to be an 'unexpected thrill' that is highly motivating and leaves them feeling they can achieve anything!

Darryl is the perfect opener or closer for a Conference, incentive or event. Entertaining as it is informative, he delivers an injection of real inspiration to audiences everywhere needing true motivation, insight and clear direction.

Presentation topic

'From Redfern to New York' - A business success story like no other

Thinking like an entrepreneur
Leadership
Innovation
Resilience
Passion
Focus

Darryl Lovegrove talks about:

  • Making your passion your business
  • The philosophy of risk
  • The element of surprise
  • The importance of providing 'something new under the sun'
  • Copyright and protection of intellectual property
  • Establishing a business overseas
  • Dealing with the competition
  • Picking the right staff and retaining them.

Testimonials

Darryl's presentation to the AFA Conference ensured that a great event has already become the most memorable of the last 10 years.
- Chief Executive Officer, Association of Financial Advisers Ltd

I'm a veteran of conferences and I've seen my share of keynote speeches and inspirational stories so I can be tough to impress. Your presentation at the AFA National Conference was a highlight and one of the most entertaining sessions I've ever attended. Your engaging and enthusiastic style was brilliantly exploited as you recounted your story of the evolution and ultimate success of "The 3 Waiters". I, together with the rest of the audience was thrilled with your performance of Nessun Dorma and frankly was disappointed that there wasn't time for you to sing some more. Whether speaking or singing, you are clearly an accomplished and polished performer. As I said, you were a highlight. The story of your success was inspirational and as if that wasn't praiseworthy enough, you packaged it into an hour of entertainment. Well done!
- Canberra Life and Superranuation

As President of the AFA I am fortunate to see and meet many many speakers. Darryl is a person who I have known for some years and can say, he is one of the best speakers I have heard. Darryl is a person with passion, and a drive to provide excellence in everything he does. If you are looking for a person who will leave a lasting positive memory then look no further than Darryl Lovegrove.
- National President, Association of Financial Advisers Ltd

Just a very quick email to say a HUGE thankyou for presenting at our recent AFA event - you were truly amazing, and we all loved you - both for your presentation about the rise and rise of The Three Waiters, and of course for your amazing performances! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would hear 500 Financial Advisers singing the final lines of one of the most amazing Arias from the world of Opera! A sound to truly be heard to be believed!
- Sales Manager, Asteron

I just wanted to past on my sincere thanks for your 'performance' on Tuesday -it really was an inspiration for me and our members - and a special thank you for being such a good sport with the encore!
- Director, Blockey Consulting

Thanks for an outstanding main platform presentation to our group. Your story was totally relevant to the theme of our conference and you showed us how if we apply focus and passion to the vision, we can achieve anything. Without exception, your session has won all the accolades and was the highlight of the conference
- Maurice Trapp, Maurice Trapp Group (NZ)

Incredibly entertaining with the whole team unequivocally positive about his key note. Fun, passionate and warm - a great business message to share that was really relevant to us. Everyone got something out of it. Simply brilliant!
- Sentis

An entertainer with a real message for business success. Absolutely BRILLIANT!
- Australian Settlements Ltd

He was just the right pitch for the time in the program and for our audience. Professional, highly talented and very engaging. We all fell in love with him! And our delegates have requested that we have him again.
- Intimo

Darryl is outstanding and versatile. His presentation is full of pertinent points that relate to life in general as well as business. He is a dynamic entertainer and the conclusion of his presentation is the only one I have ever attended where everyone ends up on their feet and there is a spontaneous standing applause - fabulous way to end a conference. Darryl also performed at our gala dinner and was fabulous. Undoubtedly one of the best performers we have engaged.
- CEO, AFS (Australian Financial Services)

Darryl's words, music, and message will stay with me forever. His clever combining of his story and an actual 4 part message for businesses to reflect on and take home was helpful and real for businesses in this current climate.
- Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

We recently held an event for 100 of my key people. The purpose was to drive culture and inspire them to take the business to another level. Darryl did a fantastic presentation that supported the objective of the event and incorporated incredible opera that was uplifting and inspiring. The team gave him a standing ovation and set the scene for the balance of the event....well done”
- CEO Asteron

In the twenty years I have been delivering excellence to my clients, I have drawn up (very) short lists of speakers and entertainers that have exceeded my highest expectations. After your time with us on our recent Aon Conference, I can confirm you went straight to the top of both lists. Your truly memorable keynote session at the end of a very long day deserved the standing ovation you were given – and your truly stunning outdoor post dinner show under the Northern Territory night sky left every single person breathless. It was simply superb!
- MD dmp marketing (PCO)

Darryl is outstanding and versatile. His presentation is full of pertinent points that relate to life in general as well as business. He is a dynamic entertainer and the conclusion of his presentation is the only one I have ever attended where everyone ends up on their feet and there is a spontaneous standing applause - fabulous way to end a conference. Darryl also performed at our gala dinner and was fabulous. Undoubtedly one of the best performers we have engaged.
- Former CEO, AFS (Australian Financial Services)

We recently held a conference in Sydney for 350 attendees and had Darryl as the closing speaker. His presentation was nothing short of extraordinary. He's engaging, funny, insightful, entertaining and of course highly inspirational. Many people commented that he was the best out of 14 speakers at the conference. So what would I say to someone thinking about hiring Darryl Lovegrove? Just do it.
- MD Business Blueprint. Author of the best selling ‘Secrets Exposed’ series

Thank you for your excellent presentation and delivering it with passion to the MDRT audience. You are such an amazing talent. Not only is your story inspiring, but also your voice brings me to another level. You touched so many hearts and MDRT is grateful for your sharing your gift with us.”
- 2014 President, Million Dollar Round Table (USA)

We recently held an event for 100 of my key people. The purpose was to drive culture and inspire them to take the business to another level. Darryl did a fantastic presentation that supported the objective of the event and incorporated incredible opera that was uplifting and inspiring. The team gave him a standing ovation and set the scene for the balance of the event....well done
- CEO Asteron

Darryl undeniably proved enormous value-add. His keynote was impressive enough but he was able to remain at the conference and perform a show outdoors under the stars of Central Australia that was 30 minutes of power and passion and everyone was gob-smacked by his talent
- Wealth Management Aon Insurance

Darryl’s ability to sing and perform as well as fulfil the brief of MC was the perfect offering for our evening
- Suncorp bank

What a voice!! How very fortunate were we to experience “the Man”. I had goose bumps running down my spine while Darryl performed the obligatory Nessun Dorma finale. Not surprising it ended in a standing ovation. Darryl filled the room with plenty of passion and tons of enthusiasm. He is an exceptional entertainer, a true professional and an absolute delight to deal with.. Let me say it again..what a voice!! Thank you for a brilliant night of entertainment
- etm group of companies

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