Ella James is a broadcaster and entertainer with an enthusiastic performance you'll want to bottle and have on tap. She is renowned for her quick wit, and a smooth voiced delivery honed by years of well-recognised voice-overs. In fact, Ella is known for having one of the finest voices in the Australian media. Her ability to relate to audiences as she MC's and speaks, is fast making her a MUST SEE speaker.
There's no escaping the obvious. Ella James is one happy lady and she enthusiastically shares her joyfulness with everyone - whether that's her radio listeners, television viewers or live audiences.
With over 20 years in the Australian media - including radio, television and magazines - Ella has combined her audience engagement skills with a seemingly innate talent for entertaining to create a unique yet genuine persona that attracts high praise from colleagues and clients alike. Ella is the embodiment of enthusiasm.
WHERE DID SHE COME FROM?
After realising she didn't have to take life quite so seriously, Ella moved away from a career in radio as a journalist and newsreader. That career had seen her appear on Channel 9 in Time Out for Serious Fun with Katie Fischer and as the money specialist and host of FCTV (Family Circle TV) on the Ten Network. She has broadcast to UN Peacekeepers for the Defence Department, flown in a helicopter delivering Sydney traffic for 2UE, and relished a stint in stand up with The International Comedy Festival at The Basement in Sydney.
She was then lured back to radio (2GB, ABC local radio across Australia then Sydney's 2UE) to interview world experts on happiness and psychoneuroimmunology (the link between mind and body in health). Ella embarked on a journey to discover how people ccan be happy and fulfilled in their life and work merely by changing their perspective.
WHAT CAN SHE DO?
Ella is a first class presenter and Master of Ceremonies, a formidable host, compere and comedian. She excels in creating comic keynote speeches, stylishly introduces other speakers, manages timelines, engenders excitement, maintains an energised pace and atmosphere, interviews guests, presenters and delegates - and makes people laugh.
Ella is one of the more outstanding MC's in Australia, forming a fast relationship with audiences, and ensuring conferences, Awards nights and functions are on time, entertaining and informing.
As a speaker, Ella draws from a fascinating range of topics to create an inspiring presentation for any type of audience including balancing life and work, communication, finding your passion and making life interesting. Anecdotes from behind the mike and away from the camera also offer an insight into the world of the celebrity. Ella peppers her delivery with fascinating quotes and thoughts from interviews with everyone from supermodels to politicians and beyond including Elle McPherson, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr Lee Berk, Dr Bob Cummins, Bob Hawke, Paul ,Keating, Magda Szubanski, Bert Newton, writer Elizabeth George (Inspector Linley) ,and Chrissie Amphlett. In addition, as one of the most popular female voices in the strange world of 'commercial voiceovers', Ella delights audiences with her mimicry and live re-creation of many of her memorable ads.
Ella offers two keynote subjects or a combination of the two:
You Can't Have It All -Where Would You Put It?
A humorous look at our drive to succeed and where it takes us
High Voltage Happiness
The one crucial ingredient in our life most of us never plan for and, if we do, we're not sure how to get it. So how can happiness improve your work and home life? With a mix of corporate, franchise, not-for-profit, and government experience, Ella offers tangible results for clients through her original presentations and innovative ,workshops. Her clients have included The Commonwealth Bank, IBM, ANZ BANK, Harvey World Travel, Sydney Fish Market, Hillross Financial, Botany Business Excellence Awards, Shoalhaven City Turf Club, Australian Business Women's Network, Business Women Connect, NSW TAFE, Sanctuary Cove, Business and Professional Women Australia and NSW State Parliament.
WHAT SOME OF HER CLIENTS SAY
We have received overwhelming feedback from our clients saying how much they enjoyed the function. Your contribution is what really made it. I knew that you would be good having spoken and met with you but, you were fantastic!!!!!
'Ella is full of life and incredible anecdotes. Make time and invest in Ella's vivacious personality to secure your vision. You will receive more than you expect.'
Ella was a bolt of energy that ignited the group. Many people commented that they had not laughed so loud for a long time. At the same time Ella presented a professionalism and a passion for life that was an inspiration to the audience.
?Bright, bubbly, humorous and enthusiastic can best describe Ella James. Her professional approach and connection with audiences around Australia as Master of Ceremonies added to the success of the Small Business Champion Awards with positive feedback being received after each event. We would have no hesitation in using Ella again. "