Nicholas J. Johnson

Travels from: Victoria

A speaker, magician, author and educator

Categories: After Dinner Entertainers, MCs & Hosts, Motivational Speakers

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As a professional speaker, magician, author and educator, Nicholas J. Johnson specialises in deception, scams, and hoaxes. Using his skills, Nicholas has spent the last two decades working with businesses, law enforcement, and universities to uncover the tricks being used to deceive them. 

During his keynote presentation, Nicholas presents to audiences not only extraordinary sleight of hand and baffling illusions, but the secrets behind the misdirection, perception and influence that make it possible.

Nicholas has adored magic since a child, turning it into his career by the age of 10. Going on to complete a Bachelor in Sociology, Nicholas has combined his passion for deception and education to create entertaining, enlightening presentations and shows. 

Over the past two decades, he has presented for hundreds of organisations and businesses across the globe, including ANZ, Microsoft, ACCC, AusCERT, Consumer Action Law Centre and the Financial and Consumer Rights Council.

Currently appearing as an expert on fraud and scams across ‘The Project’, ‘A Current Affair’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘Today’, and ‘The Real Hustle’, Nicholas aims to educate everyone of the power of scams and how to see through them. 

As an author, he has published two best-selling novels, 'Chasing the Ace' and 'Fast and Loose'. The books utilise fiction to explore the facts behind the world of professional con artists.


One of the nation's foremost authorities on the subject of codology (the art or practice of bluffing or deception), Johnson has on many occasions demonstrated to audiences how easy it is to be fooled, and how enjoyable the experience can be - until the moment we realise we have been duped

Sydney Morning Herald

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