What I Wish I Knew about Success
WHAT I WISH I KNEW ABOUT SUCCESS – Opening or Closing Keynote, After Dinner Speech
1000 Inspirational Interviews in One Hilarious Hour
If you could go back and give your younger self one piece of advice for how to live an extraordinary life, what would it be?
What’s important? What’s not? What are the things that really matter?
When you think about the distilled wisdom 1000 people, that’s over 20,000 years of life experience condensed into one hilarious and fascinating hour.
While writing the 11 editions (and counting) of his bestselling What I Wish I Knew book series, Marty Wilson has interviewed over 1000 inspirational people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and asked them to pass on the secrets of their success. From footy coach Wayne Bennett to a Buddhist Nun who works with prisoners on death row in L.A., from Comic Anh Do to a mother of eleven children, from a 911 survivor to chef Maggie Beer.
Marty’s hilarious keynote is the perfect way to start your event and get your people out of ‘work mode’ and open them up to learning new things.
In this hysterical and deeply inspirational keynote, Marty reveals
– the 7 secret strategies that his What I Wish I Knew interviewees say are the key to succeeding in business and in life
– 3 tips that increase your ability to handle the tough times we all go through, and one of them is so easy you’ll be able to flick the switch in minutes
– 5 hilarious stories that show how vital it is for leaders in business to embrace mentoring
– How to build an internal core of values and beliefs that is untouched by outside events
– Trying things that are new is the path towards a full and meaningful life – if life has a flavour, it’s not ham & pineapple
"Marty Wilson is the funniest serious guy I know.
He makes me laugh but also challenges me to think. Marty gives every crowd deep insights, a big dose of heart and an even bigger serve of laughter. I love this guy to bits and give him my full recommendation."
Anh Do, Stand Up Comic, Film Maker, Writer, Actor
"Forget teaspoons, Marty gives the audience two or three heaped tablespoons of sugar to help the medicine go down.
A session with Marty leaves a crowd inspired to live fearlessly, communicate more openly and take themselves – and life – more lightly."
Siimon Reynolds, Author, Speaker, Founding Director of the Photon Group
"Marty is one of the most entertaining speakers I have ever seen. His message was also meaningful and thought provoking.
I would recommend Marty to any organisation."
Sue Crawford, Crombie Lockwood Insurance, NZ
"The light hearted and comic approach was the highlight of the conference. We are delighted with the extremely positive feedback we have had."
Debra Cerasa, CEO of the Royal College of Nurses
"Marty kept the entire evening moving along with his humour, while maintaining the focus on the fund raising purpose of the function. He read the night well, kept everyone engaged and he made an important contribution to the success of the evening."
Max Gosling, CEO of Cure Cancer
“While Marty Wilson is a seriously funny guy, he is also a truly dynamic and thought provoking speaker. His content is thoroughly researched and built upon sharing through the lives of many, which really sets him apart from other speakers”.
John Paul Pullicino, Commercial Lead - Global Brands, Pfizer
“In today’s fast paced world where the only constant is change, every organisation needs some time with Marty Wilson.
He has that unique ability to combine meaningful insights with a delivery style that challenges your thinking and have the room in stitches. A rare gift. I thoroughly recommend Marty to any corporate event where you are looking for fun and well researched meaning behind what you do for a living."
Greg Dalton, Head Program Delivery, Westpac