John Davey

As entertainer The Amazing Mr Moon, John performed magic, fire-eating, comedy, dance, mime, rola-bola and balancing, Street performance was his bread and butter, but it was on stage and television and at festivals, that his audiences grew from minute to massive. Awards and accolades inspired him to seek greater goals and use his performance skills to convey positive ideas.

John turned to public speaking, presenting and leading training seminars. In 1999 he used the first version of this new format to present information and magic to first-year university students. The premiere at Victoria University in NZ was so successful that every University in New Zealand booked the presentation the following year.

In teaming up with Trudi Urlwin, event management superstar, the sum of one talent + one talent far exceeded two. Suddenly everything was possible. They worked together to create the best, most comprehensive action and information packed lecture imaginable and resolved to take it to the first year students throughout the world.

UniSmart was born.