Guest Speaker/Keynote/MC

Education, Corporate, NFP, Community

Topics include:

  • The Power of Stories: A scamper (or is it a stroll?) through the history of storytelling, mixed in with anecdotes and insights that underline the critical importance of storytelling in the modern age. 

  • The Power of People: Stories about the people I've met during a 30 year career of travels, interviews, and storytelling. It makes us think about who we are and where we are heading.

  • Meaning-making in the Media: A critical but entertaining analysis of working in the media, including insights into fake news and how the 24/7 news cycle influences our behaviours and attitudes. 

  • Onya Sport!: A journey through a career in sports journalism. From Olympic Games to Test cricket to plodding in marathons across the world, including in New York two months after the 9-11 attacks.

  • Yarning with Bernie: In conversation with Bernie Shakeshaft, the 2020 Australian Local Hero of the Year and founder of BackTrack Youth Works.

  • Mates: In conversation with lifelong friend -Australian Rugby Union player and incomplete quadriplegic, Richard Tombs. An inspirational story about the choices we make.


'James came all the way from Australia to speak to us. It was a night I will never forget. His connection with humanity is a lesson for us all. Thank you James. Thank you so much.'

Khushru Irani, The Loft Forum, Pune, India


'A commanding speaker. He has the rare ability to reach every single person in the audience'

Peter Overton, National Nine News Presenter

'James combined a superb use of language, without once appearing to refer to any notes, with an almost theatrical style of delivery. He seemed to have everyone in the room mesmerized with his concepts, detail and deep insights into his topic. It was one of the most memorable talks I have attended.'

John North, Athenaeum Club, Melbourne


"James Knight has a gift for storytelling. Our adult audience laughed...we cried...and we gave a standing ovation. We wanted more."

Margaret Amos,

GS Kidd Memorial School

Invictus Games Fundraiser Event

"Every so often you get a chance to witness something special, and to sit there this morning and listen to James Knight, and beyond James to see the captivated faces of our young men was a real treat."

Fairfield Patrician Brothers College