Tim Shaw (salesperson)

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Tim Shaw
BornTim Shaw
OccupationTelevision presenter
Radio Announcer
Known forDemtel ads

Tim Shaw is an Australian radio and television presenter, actor, journalist, author and businessman, who is the host of 2CC Breakfast talk radio "Talking Canberra", since 11 January 2016.



Shaw spent 2013-2015 as Thailand Correspondent for news & current affairs for Seven Network Australia. He has appeared on Sevens Today Tonight and Nine Network's A Current Affair and on all commercial TV networks as an expert on sales and marketing. He has produced various TV and radio campaigns for clients nationally and internationally. Shaw has appeared as a panelist on TV debates as a social commentator.[citation needed]

During his tenure in Thailand he appeared on Phuket News TV as a commentator and as a reporter on issues affecting Australians travelling in SE Asia. He hosted afternoon radio on Phuket's Live 89.5 FM radio and produced and presented the Phuket News Hour program dedicated to news and current affairs in the ASEAN region.[citation needed]

Commercial spokesperson[edit]

Shaw became best known to Australian TV audiences as "The Demtel Man" between 1992-1995 as he presented as the face of an infomercial "As Seen On TV" sales company TV commercials & infomercials for Demtel International. He popularized the expression "but wait, there's more" in Australia. He was also well known for offering a free set of steak knives to anyone who placed an order within a set timeframe.[1]

Since then he has also appeared in many TV commercials for McDonald's and Pizza Hut Restaurants, presented radio shows on Sydney radio stations 2GB and 2UE, and written a best-selling[citation needed] book called Best Seller - Tim Shaw's Sales Success Secrets.

From late 1999 until December 2001, Shaw was a board member of the road service mutual NRMA where he recorded the fourth highest vote in the Mutual's history in the 1998 demutualisation election as a member of the Members First team led by Nicholas Whitlam.[2]


Shaw hosts 2CC Breakfast in Australia's national capital, Canberra.[3] He has previously hosted Legal Matters on Sydney radio station 2UE and network stations, along with Australia overnight program 2010-2013. He hosted the Tim Shaw Weekend morning program 1998-2000 on Sydney Radio 2GB.


Shaw was awarded a star on Caloundra's "Walk of Stars" in 2006.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Shaw was educated at Cromer Public School & the Pittwater House Schools on the Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia. He attended Macquarie University & BA studied Media & Cultural Studies 1998-2000


  1. ^ "Demtel man to talk marketing at Queanbeyan business seminar". Canberra Times.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Shaw resigns from NRMA". ABC.[dead link]
  3. ^ Jones, Michael. "2CC Canberra - Tim Shaw". www.2cc.net.au. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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