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Graham Neil
Member
Speakers' Bureau of Alberta©

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Reputation: International

Graham Neil, Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Sports Management, is a popular, charismatic International Award Winning Senior Television Reporter at CTV Edmonton.  

He has over 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry, covering everything from city politics to arts and entertainment. Graham is the recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award and his reports have been featured on CTV National News, E! Talk, Canada AM, and CNN.  Some of his most memorable interviews include Tom Cruise, U2's Bono and Robin Williams.
 
Graham's colourful career has taken him from interviewing celebrities on the Hollywood Red Carpet, to performing stand-up at major comedy clubs across Western Canada. Combining business savvy with quick wit, Graham has also lead numerous corporate and educational workshops, and presided over an impressive list of events: major HR and financial conferences and conventions; charity fundraisers and award shows; galas and roasts with CEO's; professional athletes and industry leaders; and government and VIP events, including an evening with the Prime Minister of Canada.

Graham is an experienced Master of Ceremonies He is in demand. He delivers a fantastic mix of humour, insight and professionalism. Graham has extensive writing and producing experience and access to key industry contacts. He can even help you to develop a theme and produce custom informational or comedy videos. His videos are always a big hit and always add a creative flair and excitement to events!

Power of Yes!: Corporate Improv Workshops

Taking humour to the masses, Graham also leads the highly dynamic, innovative Power of Yes! In his popular Corporate Improv Workshops, The Power of Yes! Graham teaches participants the creative techniques of improvisation and how to apply them to improve business, work and life. Audience members learn to say "Yes" to ideas, one of the most important elements of effective management.

"Improv" training is a proven skill-building resource with many applications. In fact, a recent Forbes article reports that more Fortune 500 companies are using "improv" to inspire creativity, communication and productivity in their workforce.

Each workshop focuses on researched business and HR principals and will be customized to meet and exceed your organization's and audience needs. It's hands-on, fun and interactive. Audience members can expect to learn skills such as active listening, staying positive, working together, brainstorming, thinking on your feet and making others look good. Learning outcomes include: Team Building, Communication Skills, Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, Creativity, Sales Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Building Self-Confidence and Adapting to Change.

For more information contact the Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©: 1.866.420.3338 toll free
or email: info@speakersalberta.com

Testimonials

"If your organization needs a breakthrough in thinking, change of dynamics, or just a creative energy boost, you can find it here. Just say YES to the POWER OF YES!"

AMKOR Technology, Arizona

"The Power of Yes concept is very fitting for a corporate audience and the messages are universal to almost any work environment."
EPCOR Utilities
"I laughed until my stomach hurt! Along with the laughter came excellent tips on how to be positive, work as a team and how to say "Yes"!
MacEwan University
"In these past two months since the workshop, we are already seeing changes in the way our team communicates internally and externally. I would recommend this workshop for all teams, big or small!"
ConocoPhillips Canada
"The Roasting of Patrick LaForge, CEO of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey club, and former Mayor Stephen Mandel and his wife Lynn were a huge success due to the comedic timing and professional styling of Graham Neil.  Graham opened both events with a bang! His comedic prowess kept the audience engaged and ready for the next presenter.  The Rotary Club of Edmonton is forever indebted to Graham in helping us to successfully reach our goals in supporting Edmonton Inner City Charities!"
The Rotary Club of Edmonton
"We received a number of comments post event praising our MC's and that is was the best awards gala they had been to. It was the first time we had used Graham at Hockey Alberta event and we can tell you it will not be the last!"
Hockey Alberta
"Not only was Graham very professional, but his great sense of humour and ability to come up with impromptu humour made him a big hit with the crowd. Our client is already looking forward to hiring him again."
Impact Events Calgary
"Graham made the day fun for everyone. When his golf video was played at our banquet, I am sure the laughter could be heard outside! I would definitely recommend him to host your next golf tournament."
Human Resources Institute of Alberta (Edmonton Chapter)
"I have worked with Graham Neil on a number of events over the past ten years. Graham is a consummate professional.. A rare and unique balance of traits any client, event or meeting planner would appreciate."
Richard Wong GM & Vice-President Chateau Lacombe
MC Client List (partial)
Advertising Club of Edmonton Awards
Alberta Construction Safety Association Awards
Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Dinner
Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association Awards
American Concrete Institute Awards of Excellence
Beauty and the Beast Charity Boxing Match with Jelena Mrdjenovich and Nick Lees
Bioware Game Launch Celebrations
Boots and Bling Gala in Support of Stars Air Ambulance
Canadian Finals Rodeo's Black Tie Bingo
Edmonton International Airport Golf Tournament
Fashion Show Fundraiser in Support of the Good Neighbour Fund
Glenora Childcare Spring Zinger Fundraiser
Human Resource Institute of Alberta Annual Conference
Lloydminster Evening of Champions with NHL Hockey Star Chris Chelios
Mayor Steven Mandel's Retirement Celebration and Roast
Official Grey Cup Countdown to Kick-off Party
Paws and Claws Gala for Edmonton Humane Society
Purple with a Purpose Cancer Fundraiser Gala
Roast of Edmonton Oilers CEO Patrick Laforge
Rupertsland Metis Recognition Dinner
Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals Annual Conference
Sherwood Park and District Business Awards
Suncor President's Awards.
The Alberta Construction Safety Awards
The Alberta Charted Financial Analyst Forecast Dinner
The Countdown to Grey Cup Official Party
The Junos Rush the Vote with Barenaked Ladies, Nelly Furtado
The Paws and Claws Gala for the Edmonton Humane Society
The Saskatchewan Chartered Financial Analyst Forecast Dinner
West Edmonton Mall Over the Top Gala
Western Canada Fashion Week Host
Wildrose School Division
Worley Parsons Holiday Party
You're Welcome Edmonton Hospitality Awards
Power of Yes Presentations
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
AMKOR Technologies (Arizona)
ATB Financial
ATCO Group
City of Edmonton
City of St. Albert
Conoco Philips Engineering
Edmonton International Airports
Edmonton School District
EPCOR Utilities
Grant MacEwan University
Human Resource Institute of Alberta
Legal Aid of Alberta
Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce
Northern Industrial Insulation Contractors
SportChek
Wildrose School Distric
Stand-up Comedian Engagements (Partial)
Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Dave Coulier (Full House)
David Allen Grier (In Living Color)
Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin)
Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)
Mike McDonald (Just For Laughs)
Nicky Glaser (MTV)

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