Hi, I'm Shaun O'Neill and I help businesses secure the best talent for their events.

What makes us different? Our purpose is to inspire people, educate people, entertain people.

Then we take a portion of our profits and donate them to worthy causes in our community. This month when you make a booking we will shout 20 school children lunch via our friends at Eat My Lunch. 1 in 4 kiwi kids (approx. 290,000) live in poverty and thousands go to school without lunch every day. Eat My Lunch, and generous kiwis have now given 1,020,980 lunches to kiwi kids. Congrats to everyone at Eat My Lunch - you are awesome!

So, let's start making this fun again. Let's have a 20 minute strategy meeting by phone to see if we are a good fit. 

Every event is unique and we will work with you to make yours an overwhelming success.


Happy customers

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The level of service offered by Essential Talent has been phenomenal!
— Lou Tantrum, Events Marketing, Toyota New Zealand Limited
I contacted Essential Talent to find a keynote speaker for our conference and the service was fantastic. I was really impressed how quickly Shaun with the speaker confirmed the presentation making it a perfect fit to our conference theme. I would happily recommend using Essential Talent for your next event.
— Jo Brown, Lotto New Zealand


We have the best MCs, speakers, and bands in New Zealand.

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