The creation of a truly effective hoax speaker is time consuming but very rewarding in the right circumstances:
"There was not a dry eye in the house. You had everyone believing that you were the world's expert on Total Quality Management right up to the moment that you delivered the telling punch lines. This 'Sting' was superb.”
Graham can take on the persona of a visiting VIP who is usually the bearer of confusingly bad news. After being reverentially introduced by the Chief Executive, Graham goes on to make a pompous series of announcements, all of which are based on careful research of the host company and its culture. As the speech goes on, the announcements cause more and more discomfort until incredulity dissolves into laughter as the audience realises that they have been well and truly had:
"It was the best scam I have ever taken part in. You were obnoxious and you were brilliant. The look on the faces of the people there will be a memory that will stay with me for a long time.”
After the hoax has been revealed, Graham’s speech continues with humour that is precisely tailored and a blessed relief from the tension of the previous few minutes:
“Graham took the part of Head and Logistics and Marketing for a presentation to our assembled staff. He played the role superbly. For ten excruciating minutes, the audience sat through outrageous yet plausible initiatives he was implementing into the business. As the horror mounted, it finally dawned on them that it had all been an elaborate hoax and manic laughter ensued! The laughter continued unabated through the remainder of his speech as he cleverly targeted various senior individuals present. Graham was the main talking point of the day and I would highly recommend him.”
Graham's bogus identities have included:
The hoax can work equally well as a daytime keynote or after dinner speech. See more Testimonials.