Come in Spinner
Former cricketer, turned cricket commentator, Kerry O'Keefe's observational humour and distinctive laugh has turned him into a cult figure, so much so that according to Kerry, people approach him in the street and want laughter on cue. If he can have the most staid of sport fans (cricket lovers and ABC listeners) in fits of laughter and hanging off his every word, imagine what he can bring to your next event.
As a cricketer, Kerry played 24 Test matches, 146 First Class Matches and 80 Matches for NSW. His professional career spanned from 1968 to 1981 and included tours to England, New Zealand and the West Indies. As a speaker Kerry brings with him a story of success and, more importantly, an awareness of what it takes to achieve. Sacrifice, failure, hard work and determination are all part of Kerry’s story and his unique blend of humour and inspiration delights audiences and delivers a strong message. The inevitable highs and lows throughout his sporting life have given Kerry O'Keefe a special understanding of being human. Kerry offers his account of his career and achievements with a humour that contrasts sharply with his vivid recollections of his initial life after cricket. It is this combination of both lives that forged a strong character with valuable insights into the impact of the sporting spotlight that he shares generously and eloquently with others. The man with the most distinctive laugh in the electronic media is both entertaining and provocative and speaks about the focus, dedication and determination required to be the very best. He offers great insights into how your clients and guests can apply the same lessons to their own lives.