Motivational Speaking Testimonials
Gretchen Irvine, Project Officer – Conference and Events; Palliative Care Australia
Wow – you may have just changed my life! I shared your tips with the office and they are all incredibly impressed.
Paul Nielsen; Managing Director; Hometech (Solatube)
“I’ve been hiring speakers for over 17 years now and your presentation is the very best one we’ve had”
Melanie Keenan, Defining Events
I thought your session was a real breath of fresh air, not only the topic itself, but your lovely warm presentation style and depth of knowledge kept me engaged right till the end.
Jacqui Timmins, Exhibition Director, AIME & CIBTM
“On behalf of AIME I wanted to personally thank you for speaking at AIME Knowledge in ‘Tiny Tweaks – Great Gains. Fabulous smartphone, Internet, and cloud tips from the Queen of productivity.’
The feedback of your session has been fantastic, with our attendees rating you 4.9 out of 5 as a speaker in the post seminar survey!”
I had to say that I sat in the audience at LPMNZ with a giant grin on my face as I loved your delivery, content and way! Well done.
Jas Futter, Auckland Occupational Health Nurse Association
Debbie presented at the Occupational Health Nurses Data Workshop Day - absolutely brilliant and we are getting Debbie back in for our second day of the workshop. We all learnt so much and it was fun
Valerie Bell; P/A to Chief Executive and Mayor; Clutha District Council
“Although I am of an age that I cannot remember something that happened 5 minutes ago let alone 7 months, your workshop, enthusiastic presentation and vast knowledge made a lasting impression. Many thanks again for your helpful session and advice – much enjoyed.”
Susan Anderson, Insurance Adviser, Preferred NZ
“I find your tips incredibly helpful, informative and easy to follow. You are my go to guru.
Thank you and I hope this email finds you well and as fabulous as always.”
Mike Southcombe, Managing Director, Travel Managers
It is my pleasure providing a testimonial in relation to Debbie’s presentation to Travel Managers Groups recent annual conference, held in Wellington.
After a recommendation from a group of our top achieving Travel Brokers I consulted with Debbie Mayo-Smith about presenting at our national conference. I found Debbie thoroughly engaging and a great listener so we contracted her for a half day presentation. In the months leading up to our conference we established the key drivers for her presentation, she also spoke and surveyed brokers to learn more about how they operate which proved an invaluable part of the process.
It has always been challenging coming up with presentations that not only provide real value but also motivates people to improve. The work Debbie put into gaining that all important knowledge both of our business and our travel brokers really paid off. What was delivered certainly hit all the right marks and the feedback from our brokers was overwhelmingly positive.
Debbie kept everyone enthralled for the duration of her presentation and joined in with events post her presentation, making herself available to everyone which they certainly took full advantage of. Her engaging style not only made her very approachable but also helped get everyone fully involved throughout the presentation.
Our focus was very much around ensuring that people came away from the conference having picked up useful techniques and tips both from a marketing and a technology perspective, we’re 100% confident this aim was achieved.
We are continuing to use Debbie’s services post conference to further reinforce what was discussed. This will be in the form of both online videos and Febinars over a 12 week period.
I highly recommend Debbie as her professionalism and knowledge guarantees any future presentation will achieve the same levels of success that ours did.
Simon Dallow TV Presenter, Viva Radio Host
“Debbie, you’re a motivational whirlwind with great strategies to make the most of life. No surprise you’re known as the Queen of Productivity”
Gary Young; Chief Executive; IBANZ Inc
I am not surprised to see you get a very favourable comment. You have come out tops in our survey of delegates at our conference. Of the workshop presenters you have the best response with the following ratings. No doubt your enthusiasm and great subject knowledge give your seminars that edge to make them stand out for delegates. Thank you and we look forward to working with you again sometime in the future.
Darryl Hawke; Managing Director; Rivers Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd
“Your presentation was the best 2½ hours of training I have done in 20 years. I could have added a week to my life alone over this period had I just known one of your tips!”
Alan Vink, Raglan Chamber of Commerce
Your presentation was superb. I especially appreciated the manner in which you spoke. You have a very engaging style and your content is outstanding. Real value for your buck! The feedback I have heard has been very positive.
Brad Beer (Physiotherapist); Director My Back's Physio Australia Pty Ltd; Gold Coast,
“I found Debbie's presentation to be of incredible value and benefit. The simple to implement strategies Debbie presented were able to be put in practice almost immediately with great results. I would thoroughly recommend other health professionals resource themselves with Debbie's materials!'
John Erkkila; CEO; NZ Home Loans
“Your presentation provided fantastic insights for our consultants as to how to be more efficient and more effective in the workplace as well as highlighted the necessity for self promotion in the marketplace. Your message was perfectly targeted to the audience and of great benefit to our business.”
Des Flynn; G.M. Strategic Business Development; LPL Group of Companies
“Debbie understands the need for her audience to take away from her address tangible things that they can easily implement at their work place to immediately make that difference. Debbie put in a huge effort to research her topic to make it absolutely relevant to her audience. This included in-depth fact finding with our point of sale software provider to understand the software capability to provide customer recognition; interviewing, by phone, several of our suppliers and store managers; visiting five of our pharmacies to better understand how they operate.
Debbie’s topic was therefore relevant to, and interactive with her audience, and added significant value in laying the foundations, relating to how to work smarter and be more time efficient, resulting in improved business decisions. This was delivered in a very entertaining and witty way which captured the hearts and minds of the audience.
The resulting positive feedback that we have had relating to Debbie’s address is a credit to her ability to stir up passion in her audience.”
Russell Good; Managing Director; Goodlife Ins.Brokers
“I would be a millionaire if I heard you years ago”.
Will Allan (conference attendee) “Debbie, I heard you speak in Christchurch nearly two years ago. It was a life changing experience that really got me motivated to do the best I could in my job. Your seminar inspired, enlightened and motivated me.”
Claire Branson, North South Furnishings Group Ltd
We feel very fortunate to have enlisted the services of Debbie Mayo-Smith at our conference this September. We can be a tough audience to say the least, but Debbie’s delivery and ability to tailor her message to our audience exceeded our expectations. The knowledge and information that we learned in just a few short hours is priceless and is already having the desired effect. Thank you.
Ann Pioro; Ann.E.Pioro Insurance Education Consultancy
"I enjoyed your presentation at the National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia Convention. Of all the things that I learnt this time, yours will be the most useful."
Marion Gallagher, Garrett Insurance Brokers
Today was the best training workshop I have ever attended. Each module was explained in great detail and in simple terms that could easily be understood. Not only did I learn about email marketing, but other aspects of emailing that I didn’t really have a full understanding.
Carmela Follacchio; Communications Co-ordinator; HICAPS Pty Ltd
Debbie was HICAPS 2008 speaker at our five national client seminars presenting “Successful in marketing your practice in today’s wired world”.
Not only did we have a record breaking number of clients rsvp'ing and attending, Debbie's overall average approval and session rating was over 90%. A very pleasing accomplishment considering many of our customers are not computerised and the subject matter was technology.
Debbie conducted quite a bit of research first into the software systems are suppliers have on offer, then calling and visiting a sampling of clients to gain more insight into their problems and successes. Audience comments such as "Debbie Mayo-Smith was very engaging…. I enjoyed the research and preparation she put in"; "succinct and very practical information" reflected that balance was right or the presentation.
From assisting with the marketing of this event through to her cheerful demeanour made this years program a pleasure and success.
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