Wow, you are in for a treat when Maz Farrelly enters the Natadola Ballroom and presents, Nurture Sch-murture - How to enter a room and f*cking own it.
It will be a presentation like no other…
So, lets get to know who Marion Farrelly is.
Maz is a big deal in the entertainment industry here in Australia but also around the world. Guy Sebastian has some really nice things to say about Maz...
"In an oversaturated world full of shrinking attention spans, it becomes increasingly difficult to create content that is both capturing & engaging. In the many years I have been in the entertainment industry, I've seen no one do this better than Marion Farrelly. She is forward thinking, innovative & has a way of bringing out things in people that would otherwise lay dormant. On a personal level she is stylish, warm, genuine & honest. I can't speak more highly of Marion! Kind regards, Guy."
Maz gets the fact that you can’t just stand up, you need to stand out and she has a wonderful way of bringing that out in people.
If you’ve watched it on telly, Maz probably had something to do with making it – she’s a passionate communicator who has worked on the initial creation, development, reinvention and show running, of some of the world’s biggest brands in Australia, UK & LA.
She has the best address book in the business - Scary Spice Mel B, David Hasselhoff, Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Kelly Rowland, Jason Derulo, Celebrity chefs like MasterChef’s George Calombaris, My Kitchen Rules’ Manu Fiedel, TV hosts & judges like Julia Morris, Dicko, Gretel Killeen, Rob Mills, Pete Berner, Mark Bouris, Fitzy, Pauline Hanson, Dermott Brereton and many many more.
In her role as an international, award-winning TV Producer, Maz communicates & engages audiences – millions of people every day – with content so compelling they come back for more, over & over again. She’s run number one shows that have changed government policy, made front-page news & started national conversations.
Maz is on a mission to help people unlock their full potential, inspire & engage their clients & teams & more importantly, themselves.
Using the tips, techniques & psychology she’s developed in the competitive world of TV production, Maz implements her training program, Communication That Cuts Through, to inspire individuals & businesses to deliver clear strategic goals, better staff engagement, more strident leadership, smarter sales, more engaged marketing & social media, better negotiation, greater collaboration, improved corporate culture & just quietly, and in Maz’s most eloquent words -
She started life as a magazine journalist & stylist in London, and Absolutely Fabulous was based on her agent – she thinks it’s a documentary.
She has since had a variety of smart corner offices as Executive Editor of Format Entertainment at the BBC UK London, Director of Television Content, Fremantle Media Australia & Director of the award winning, Media Tribe, Australia.
Currently, she has teamed up with Alison Black to form Black & Farrelly where they transform pitches into profit - “we help you deliver your message clearly, concisely, and in an entertaining and engaging way. You stand out and your information goes in. Everyone speaks, but if you really want be HEARD, engaged with, voted for, or promoted - we can make this happen together.”
“We are specialists in the 90 second elevator pitch or as we call it, the most important 90 seconds of your life. We get people to care about you, your company and your message."
Mark Bouris described Maz as a 'genius with people.'
Her dunny is decorated with international awards: British BAFTAs, National Television Awards, Royal Television Society Awards, TV Quick Awards, Bronze Rose de Montreux, Australian Logie, ASTRA
Maz has worked on: The X Factor, The Celebrity Apprentice, Q&A, Big Brother AU, Big Brother UK, The AFL Recruit, The NRL Rookie, The Farmer Wants A Wife, The Big Breakfast, Light Lunch, Your Kids Are In Charge, Friends Like These, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With The Stars, It Takes Two, Friday Night Live, My Favourite Book, LA Pool Party, Restoration