“Engaging, energetic, entertaining” – November 2021
John addressed my CEO’s group and gave us a masterclass in how to communicate effectively. He is highly engaging, energetic and entertaining in equal measure.
Neil Laughton, Laughton & Co Leadership
A real ‘behind the curtain’ glimpse of broadcasting – October 2021
John's experience is hugely evident. You get a real 'behind the curtain' glimpse of broadcasting, and his hints and tips give a new perspective to visual presentation. The session was fun and engaging and zipped along (as you would expect!); John adapted his commentary and examples to the audience (variety of backgrounds and experience). Highly recommended
Noreen Kinsey, Senior Account Director, MMR Research Worldwide
Newsreader Needed Now! A masterclass to help leaders who don’t like to memorise – October 2021
TESTIMONIAL: You made sure this was relevant to us – Sept 2021
Three participants in my Headline Deadline comms & productivity workshop tell me what they thought of it
TESTIMONIAL: Why I’m a Safe Pair of Hands to host an International Two Day Virtual Conference – May 2021
Chris Edmondson of Fresh Start Events sums up why he was glad I was the MC at a two day virtual conference with an international audience
CASE STUDY: a broadcaster able to MC a complex international two day virtual Conference – May 2021
CIMA/AICPA, an international organisation representing the accountancy profession, required an MC to host a two day conference for several hundred delegates, including an annual Awards Ceremony, ensuring that events began on time, break times were not encroached upon, and everything ended on time on both days.
Not only did they require somebody who could quickly and credibly engage a professional audience that worked day-to-day on complex issues, but they needed somebody confident delivering remotely, in a broadcast environment, able to ‘hold the room’ if the tech failed. The MC was also required to interview the two keynote speakers, Lord Sebastian Coe and Kanya King MBE, in an engaging manner, whilst fielding questions from the audience.
In a separate sponsored Round Table discussion, the MC needed to ensure complex detailed questions were answered in a precise format, as requested by the sponsor.
For the early evening Awards Ceremony, the organisers wanted a host who could change the mood, bringing energy to a celebratory event, whilst co-presenting with the Company’s President in a complex and fast-moving format, speaking LIVE whilst linking between pre-recorded videos. Once again, the event needed to end on time.
During the event, technical problems (outside the organisers’ control) did indeed mean that the MC was required to step in several times to keep delegates engaged. On both days, the event began and ended on time.
Within ten minutes of the two-day event ending, Emma Bailey, one of the leaders of the event’s organising team, emailed as follows:
“John - you are an absolute, consummate professional. You have really added to the atmosphere -- thanks in part to the incredible preparation you put in beforehand, just as you did when you hosted our conference three years ago. I wanted to email you straight away to thank you -- and ask you for your postal address so we can send you a little something to add to your fee! We look forward to working with you again soon.”
You put in an incredible amount of preparation – May 2021
John - you are an absolute, consummate professional. You have really added to the atmosphere of the two day virtual conference you have just hosted for us -- thanks in part to the incredible preparation you put in beforehand, just as you did when you hosted our conference three years ago. I wanted to email you now, within ten minutes of the event ending, to thank you -- and ask you for your postal address so we can send you a little something to add to your fee. We look forward to working with you again soon.
Emma Bailey, Senior Europe Events Manager, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants - May 2021
“Best media training in 25 years …” – May 2021
In 25 years of all sorts of media training, that was the best, most useful - and entertaining!
Anna Badcock, Local Government Councillor & Social Media Strategist - May 2021
“The Perfect Masterclass on Engagement”- April 2021
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday morning. It was the perfect masterclass on engagement! You were superb.
Fleur Castel, Social Media Marketing Specialist - April 2021
“We used all your tips in our own webinar a week after your training … and the feedback was excellent!” — April 2021
I was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of John's webinar about how to run a great webinar. In 50 mins John delivered a highly entertaining and extremely useful presentation. In fact, we used all his tips in our webinar one week later and the feedback was excellent. Highly recommended!
John Perkins, Managing Partner, wethepeople Marketing - April 2021
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