Brett Rutledge

Few speakers offer the dynamic versatility of Brett Rutledge and the ability to be equally effective in both the business speaking and entertainment roles. Whether it be as an accomplished After-dinner Speaker or brilliant Master of Ceremonies, Brett brings a level of professionalism and dedication to his craft which is unparalleled.

Brett can bring a new dimension to your next conference or event with one of his amazing characters. A marketing consultant by profession, Brett can deliver a very powerful message within any one of his characters. As an MC he brings his talent to bear as Clinton, Reagan, and the rest of his friends chime in as necessary. When is is called for, he brings dignity and professionalism to the role.
 
Some of Brett's "friends" include:
 
Michael Buffer, Billy Connolly, David Attenborough, Allan Whicker, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Kronkite, Howard Kocel,        Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Ross Perot,  Bob Dylan, Bob Hawke, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, George Bush, Richie Benaud, Sean Connery, Jimmy Stewart, Michael Caine, John F Kennedy, Max Walker, Richard Nixon, Bill Lawry,Tony Greig, Tom Jones, Ronald Reagan, David Lange, Jimmy Carter, Willie Nelson, Cary Grant, W C Fields, Andy Williams, Jimmy Durante, George Burns, The Crocodile Man (Steve Irwin)
 
Few speakers offer the dynamic versatility of Brett Rutledge and the ability to be equally effective in both the business speaking and entertainment roles.  Whether it be as an accomplished After-dinner Speaker or brilliant Master of Ceremonies, Brett brings a level of professionalism and dedication to his craft which is unparalleled.

 

After Dinner
 
Brett can bring a new dimension to your next conference or event with his amazing characters chiming in wherever necessary. Whether it be just for fun or the rare opportunity to combine a message and laughter the split personality of Brett Rutledge after-dinner is not to be missed! 
 
The ultimate after-dinner experience is “The Star Club”.  All of Brett’s characters and impressions come to life in a show unlike anything in the Southern Hemisphere.  Tom Jones, Bill Clinton, Billy Connolly, Joe Cocker, Elvis, Julian Clary, Kermit the Frog, Louis Armstrong and Frank Spencer as the Phantom of the Opera are just some of the stars that grace the stage in an unforgettable night’s entertainment.
 
As MC
 
Brett draws upon his own extensive consulting experience across a broad range of industries to comment with hilarious insight on a multitude of business topics. Sales, management, leadership, teamwork and other topical business issues are laid bare by a wry wit and surprising examples of what you always knew to be true but were afraid to say out loud!
 
Brett is one of the best M.C.'s in the business with his unique combination of entertainment and serious business input. With years of business consulting behind him, Brett knows that the success of any event rests heavily on the effort and dedication of the person fronting that event. That means being much more than a mere mouthpiece. It means research into the requirements of the organisers and the sponsors; it means careful preparation and attention to detail; it means being prepared to offer any and all assistance required to ensure that your event runs smoothly and to plan.  
 
As your next Master of Ceremonies Brett offers not only professionalism, experience and flexibility but also the added bonus of over 200 special guests guaranteed to delight, inform and entertain
 
Brett’s background and qualifications are as impressive as his commitment to excellence and include:
 
• The 1998 World Champion of Public Speaking – one of only 5 outside America and the youngest ever
• One of Australia’s best impressionists with over 200 voices and characters in a brilliantly accurate, i                insightful and hilarious repertoire
• Academic degrees and awards in marketing, commercial law, management studies and   labour relations          
• Over 10 years in consultancy roles in Human Resources, Strategic Marketing and Organisational Culture and a General Management role before the age of 28
• Recognised and working as an After-Dinner Speaker, Closing Keynote and Master of Ceremonies    throughout Australasia, the Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom…
 
Brett is an utterly unique talent whose rare ability as a mimic, world-beating performance, practical business knowledge and powerful delivery are guaranteed to both entertain and inform.  More than that, he is widely regarded as the most skilled and dynamic speaker of his generation!
 
 What clients say ….
 
 “A very talented performer who can tailor his repertoire around your needs.  Our guests loved the performance and have told us we have set a precedent impossible to beat next year.  Thanks Brett!”
Deborah Steel, Marketing Co-Ordinator, STIHL Limited
 
“Our sincere thanks … not only did you deliver a captivating speech with tremendous impact but being available to talk to our guests before and afterwards was perceived by Opal as value added.  We felt that this certainly exceeded our expectations and we wish to express our gratitude.  You were well received, highly regarded and contributed towards making the evening a great success.”
 Tracey Sharpe, Candidate Liaison Manager, Opal Consulting Group
 
“The feedback was excellent.  Brett responded brilliantly to our needs and was not only very professional but also very good on his feet.  Our people related well to the four key points he presented and especially enjoyed the laughs and the opportunity to hear one of Australia’s  best speakers.”
 
Geoff Johnson, National Manager – Agency, AXA
 
“Everyone was greatly impressed by the elegant structure of your brilliant performance as well as the subtle mix of the humour and seriousness it contained.  You have a great talent and it was our pleasure to be able to see it in action!”
 
Peter Quin, CEO, Life Education Trust
 
“There is no doubt that the highlight of the conference was your address, and we certainly recommend your services to any other organisation looking to take a unique and innovative approach to these types of events.”
 
Mark Vincent, National Sales Manager, Fisher & Paykel Communications
 
"Your presentation was outstanding and all the feedback I have had post the event has been positive. I can assure you that this alone is a major feat considering the difficult nature of the group you addressed – Well Done!"
 
Mark Mayers, National Field Sales Manager, Tip Top Ice Cream 
 
"We have had many conferences and guest speakers over the years and your presentation was simply superb. I have only heard very favourable comments from all the attendees who were amazed at the different people you portrayed, particularly Ronald Reagan. In amongst the humour, there was also a good message which I am sure they have all taken on board."
 
Sue Truscott, Office Manager, J. D. Edwards 
 
"Just wanted to drop you a personal note of thanks for the excellent job you did at our customer function. As I visit customers they still compliment us on the night and how excellent our MC was. " 
Michael Gundy. Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, BHP New Zealand Steel.
 
"Brett marshalled an incredible array of celebrities who told us how to master vital Service Excellence skills. The cleverness of his sustained routine and the refreshing experience of laughing at ourselves made for an oasis of actual merriment in the middle of the pre-Christmas frenzy." 
Pauline Sabin, Manager Strategic Products, Telecom NZ Limited 
 
"Brett is a thoroughly entertaining speaker who sticks to his brief, guarantees audience involvement and ensures a very good overall performance!" 
Marlene Santos, P.A. to the General Manager, Nestle Ltd
 
"Your address was indeed most pertinent and was recognised by many as appropriately encapsulating many of the themes which had been addressed during the three to four days of the conference. The feedback we have received from delegates has been most positive. " 
Peter Mahoney, Program Convenor, 20th Pan Pacific Congress of Real Estate Appraisors, Valuers, and Counsellors.