Originally from Toowoomba, where he attended the Toowoomba Grammar School, Steve Haddan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1980 with an Arts degree in drama and journalism, before working as an actor with the Royal Queensland Theatre Company for two years. He distinguished himself as one of the State's brightest young talents, touring with "Annie", "Hello Dolly" and playing D.H. Lawrence in the controversial "Upside Down at the Bottom of the World". In 1982, he began a career in selling and was Rank Xerox National Sales Champion in 1984 and winner of the American Chamber of Commerce Australian Sales Person of the Year in 1985.
It was during his final year with Xerox that he attracted national attention and acclaim as a comic performer, with caricatures of "M'oily" Meldrum, among others, on the Ten Network's "Star Search", Nine's " Hey Hey It's Saturday" and more recently Seven's "Celebrity Family Feud". After two years building up a successful business as a corporate performer, in 19889, Steve tried his hand at radio. He received the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcaster's Award for the Best Newcomer in Australian Metropolitan radio, during a stint with Triple MIFM104, which at the time was Brisbane's number one radio station, the breakfast show had the highest per capita audience in the history of Australian radio!. In 1991 another milestone - he completed and published his first book, "The Powers' Bitter History of the NSW Rugby League Finals", the first comprehensive historical record of that competition ever written. The first two editions were a sell out and another edition will be printed this year.
TO date over 17,000 copies have been sold, the book on the Sydney Morning Herald's non-fiction best seller list for three weeks in July 1 991. In 1992 Steve was selected to co-host, with Fiona MeDonald, Channel Nine's popular morning talk show "in Brisbane Today". In 1993 he was appointed to anchor the sport on Brisbane's most watched television program National Nine News and in 1994 began work on Nine's "Footy Show", interviewing the greats of the past. In 1994 he also read the Sports News on radio station 4BC beginning his day at 4:30 each morning. He has three young children - Kate, Grace and George. As a communicator Steve enjoys a busy schedule of engagements for clients who demand the very best. He provides exciting results orientated sales training programs for corporations both large and small, including ]BM, National Mutual, Australia Post, CANTAS, Westpac. He is uniquely equipped to appear at your event with stunning impact.
In short the range of professional services provided by Steve Haddan is unmatched in the Australian corporate entertainment industry.
HERE ARE SOME COMMENTS:
"What a dazzling performance!" Maureen Appel, Marketing Manager, Bi-Lo Pty Ltd. "The highlight of the Conference" Australia. lan Norman, Distributors Manager, BP
"I don't quite know where to begin to thank you. 1 had so many wonderful reports from people all centred on your performance and the great atmosphere it created" Janet Earnshaw, Endeavour Foundation Benefit Committee.
"We couldn't have wished for a better start to our conference ... the best ever seen" Ric Draper, Managing Director, Hartech Pty Ltd. have
"Your ability to portray various characters and totally involve a large audience is nothing short of brilliant" Robert Hill, Group Marketing Manager Sunshine Pharmacies. "...an enormous success with many positive remarks from even the most hardened conventioneers.
The response from such a diversified audience attests to your ability and talent as a performer of the highest calibre". Christina Hosier Industrial Officer, OLD Road Transport Association Ltd.