Celebrity Host & Emcee
Graham Neil (Bachelor of Sports Management, Bachelor of Journalism)is an award winning Senior Reporter at CTV Edmonton. He has over 20 years experience in the broadcast industry, covering beats from city politics to arts & entertainment. Graham is the recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award, and his reports have been featured on CTV National News, Canada AM, and CNN. Some of his most memorable interviews include Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Alec Baldwin, The Rolling Stones, U2 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, launching the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and popular foodie festival BaconFest YEG. Combining business savy with quick wit, Graham has lead numerous corporate and educational workshops and MC'd an impressive list of conferences, award shows, golf tournaments, fundraisers, galas and special events.
- Custom Themed Event Videos
As an award winning journalist with over 20 years of broadcast experience, Graham can write, produce and shoot custom videos for your important occasion. Specializing in corporate information and also comedy videos, he has been able to further entertain audiences by adding to the overall event experience. He can additionally assist with developing a theme and writing event program scripts.
His creatively produced funny videos are a major crowd favourite, and have been described as truly unique comedy masterpieces.
- Stand-up Comedy
Graham's renowned sense of humour, ability to engage crowds and control the pace of a professional show keeps him in demand at popular comedy clubs featuring Hollywood celebrity acts. Headline Opening Act for: Jay Pharaoh (Saturday Night Live), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond); Dave Coulier (Full House); David Allen Grier (In Living Color); Judah Friedlander (30 Rock); Mike McDonald (Just for Laughs); Nicky Glaser (MTV) and Gilbert Gottfried.
- Power Of Yes Corporate Improv Workshops
Taking humour to the masses, Graham also leads the highly dynamic, innovative Power of Yes! Corporate Improv Workshops. Together with Donovan Workun (Atomic Improv & CBC’s national The Irrelevant Show) Graham teaches participants the creative techniques of improvisation and how to apply them to improve relationships in business, work and life. Through fun hands-on games and activities, audience members learn to say "Yes" to ideas, one of the most important elements of effective management. In fact, a recent Forbes Article reports that more Fortune 500 companies are using improv to inspire creativity, communication and productivity in their workforce.
Skills you will develop in the Power of Yes! workshop include: Active Listening, staying positive, trusting yourself, working together to solve problems, brainstorming, thinking on your feet and helping to make others look good. These key elements help Team Building, Communication, Creativity, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Problem Solving, and Adapting to Change.
Graham's Power of Yes! workshops have impressed corporate clients in Western Canada, as well as international corporate clients in the United States, Costa Rica and Singapore. Power of Yes! Workshops can be custom designed to suit your industry and company; and you can choose a hands-on workshop for 10 employees, or a keynote address for 1,000-- there's always a way to unleash the Power of Yes!