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About Sjaak

Sjaak Kusters has been in the speaking and communication business for over 30 years. This includes, Professional Compere, Radio Announcer (15 years), Voice-Over Artist, Microphone Presenter (Spruiker), Auctioneer, Professional Actor/Producer, Public Speaker, Funeral Celebrant, Business Owner of Joy Voice Pty Ltd (producing Telephone On Hold Messages) and Teaching Public Speaking & Presenting Techniques.

Specialist Spruiker

Although Sjaak has been spruiking since 1990 with the exception of a few years in the early 2000’s, Sjaak made a dramatic come back in 2009 supporting the fresh food traders at Westfield Doncaster as a specialist spruiker. 

The brief was: “We want you to entertain as well as sell”  So Sjaak outfitted himself as a chef, upgraded his audio equipment to state of the art total cordless microphone headset & speaker…..And successfully entertained shoppers with his bubbly personality and razor sharp adlib, whilst pleasing both traders and Centre Management.

The word was out that Sjaak had returned to the Shopping Centre floor and before long he had regular weekly spruiking engagements at Westfield Shopping Centres at Fountain Gate, Airport West, and Southland, also Chirnside Park S/C and Dandenong Plaza S/C creating theatre on the floor and promoting their food traders.  Sjaak also works regular stints for Rainbow Meats at their six locations around Melbourne.

Sjaak is also very comfortable working Shop to Shop, Spinning Wheel Promotions, Hosting Fashion Parades, Book Launches/Signing, Santa Arrivals and any other promotional or Hosting task.

Funeral Celebrant

When you lose a loved member of your family, it will help you to have an experienced and empathetic Funeral Celebrant (or Funeral Officiant) to support you as you prepare to say goodbye. With your instructions we will create and conduct a funeral service which is life affirming and consoling.

Sjaak Kusters is a Funeral Celebrant based in Patterson Lakes, in the south-east of Melbourne. Sjaak offers Funeral Celebrant services across Melbourne and the state of Victoria.

Voice Over Artist

Drawing from Sjaak’s many years experience from live performances to Radio Presentations a big part of his day is recording voice overs for Telephone on Hold Messages, Radio Commercials,  Promotional Projects and Video Game character voices.

Acting, MC & Speaking Engagments

Sjaak once owned Australia’s largest travelling “All Australian” children’s pantomime – The Great Aussie Bush Show. With seven characters on stage, this fun filled show for children presents an Educational and Entertaining performance using Audience Participation, Music, Song and Dance.

Sjaak was a foundation member of the National Speakers Association of Australia. As a speaker, Sjaak Kusters will Motivate and Move your audience. He also talks about the “Art of Using the Spoken Word as a Tool of Trade”.

Click Here To View Sjaaks Work

  • Link Employment – Customer follow-up systems, presentation
  • Link Employment – Family friendly workplace, presentation
  • City of Casey – Home based business, presentation
  • CBDG – Using Telephone On Hold as a marketing tool, presentation
  • AUSCRS – Telephone On Hold marketing, Highett Regency Coolum.
  • Numerous After Dinner speaking engagements
  • Many Rotary and Rotaract presentations
  • Prime Minister John Howard Lunch – Cardinia Cultural Centre
  • Malcolm Turnbull Dinner – Cardinia Cultural Centre
  • Jeff Kennett Dinner – Cardinia Cultural Centre
  • Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer Dinner – Manor House Private residence
  • Julie Bishop Dinner – Forest Edge Restaurant, Gembrook
  • Australian Asparagus Festival – Pakenham Racecourse
  • Commonwealth Games Community Event – Cardinia Cultural Centre
  • Cardinia City Council Business Awards – Cardinia Cultural Centre x 4 consecutive years
  • Radio 3UZ Country Music Concert – Sydney Myer Music Bowl
  • Australia Day Concert – Sydney Myer Music Bowl
  • Bosom Buddies Charity Golf Day Presentation Dinner/Auction, Kingston Heath Golf Club x 2
  • Bush Fire Relief Fund Raising Event – Settlers Run Golf & Country Club
  • Numerous Debutante Balls
  • Numerous Music Festivals
  • Numerous Weddings
  • Numerous Automotive Main Event presentations


You are a true professional and a gentleman of your word… The service was exactly what I hoped for and more to pay tribute and honour my mother. Your eloquent wonderful voice and presentation elevated the service to a grand level! I have a friend who said she found most celebrants at funerals and weddings to be flaky and would score them as a 2. She gave you a 9-10!



I just wanted to express sincere thanks from our family for the wonderful job you did at Mum’s funeral today. I received a lot of compliments on how lovely the service and the professionalism of both yourself and Tobin Brothers.

Andrea Lohmar


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