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“Having BJ recount his life experiences felt like an energising spark showing you the door to your dreams saying ‘go for it.’"
This is the second time I have engaged BJ and he does not disappoint! His inspirational and motivational presentation was right on the button, he managed to capture the mood of the meeting and use his experience to illustrate the businesses advantage.He is an honest presenter and does not pull punches. He is down to earth and has good stories to tell which can be related to business practise. He is an inspiration and an audience pleaser, highly recommended if you need a witty, inspirational speaker for your event.
You have to hear it to believe it!Really superb speaker - you're hooked and left wanting to buy him a drink to hear more..
I feel the audience were captivated by BJ’s story – he was extremely interesting and inspiring.
Best Western & Consort Hotels Group
Simply Brilliant. Stimulating, Engaging, Credible, Thought Provoking, Encoraging, Off-Piste, and Funny. Great Conference speaker.
BJ was fantastic. He weaved his messages and learningpoints into a personal, engaging story that gave insight to his decision-making and attitude to life and leadsership. Very charming - engaged my whole audience and had the whole room laughing.
BJ was spot on – the presentation resonated with the sales people and business owners in the audience. The audience loved him. They found it entertaining and motivational.
It's not always about how much you spend, it's about giving people a really good time and BJ's speech was very entertaining.
London Audit Group
I wanted to write and thank you for your brilliant contribution in making, 'Participate' such a successful event. Feedback on the day and since has been extremely positive. You really created something special and I noticed that everyone was smiling as they left the building.It was a real pleasure to meet you and hope that one day you will return to this city as I really do believe you have a fan club here now and we'll all be sitting in the front row!
Belfast Coty Council
BJ was excellent, his speech was interesting, funny, and inspiring. Feedback afterwards was excellent.
Hi BJ Hope that Tuesday evening was as successful as Tuesday morning’s IFP session! I thought you might like to see some of the comments posted on our Linkedin Group today following conference – see below. Thanks a mil for a fantastic presentation, and for participating so enthusiastically with the panel session and chatting with members as well as Kevin, editor of our magazine. It got our event off to a wonderful start and it really set the tone for what was probably our best conference yet. Not bad after 22 years! Regards Sue
The Institute of Financial Planning
Great inspirational speaker on sales relationships. Our audience really loved BJ's driveand focus.
Nokia Siemens Networks
A serious, funny presentation,enjoyed by almost everyone. Well you can not please them all.If you want someone talk about brand, reputation and culture BJ is your man.
Excellent, the best speaker I have ever heard, outstanding, inspiring, life changing, simply brilliant!, life changing - just some of the main fantastic comments we received from our delegates following BJ's presentation at our annual conference. I would recommend BJ to anyone as an excellent keynote speaker - just brilliant!
How well did the speaker / artist meet your objectives ?BJ started the 2nd day of the Ad Congress with the energy it needed. BJ was able to effectively challenge the audience to think in a more creative way in support of our theme Perspectives : what do you think ?How would you describe the audience reaction ?Phenomenal. BJ was like a rock star. The audience was truly engaged with positive reactions, laughter and questions after his talk. Everyone wanted a picture with BJ after the talk all the way to the parties in the evening.As a speaker, BJ was engaging, pleasant and truly invited his audience into his own world and his point of view.
Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard)
BJ spoke before the Entrepreneur's Organization Philippines for maybe just an hour but it was a substance and humor filled hour. He was a down-to-earth guest as well! No big ego!
BJ was fantastic. He was the best part of our seminar and our audience just loved his speech. He was also very charismatic and pleasant person.
BJ delivered an outstanding funny and interesting speech. The 200 guests have been thrilled. Absolutely interesting, natural, amazing and fun to listen to.
marbet Marion & Bettina Wuerth GmbH & Co. KG
How well did the speaker/artist/presenter meet your objectives?Excellent. The perfect finish for the conference. The right tone and note for the audience.How would you describe the audience reaction?* They really enjoyed it. * Great feedback anecdotally and also through feedback formWhich of the following best describes the speaker/artist/presenter's performance?OutstandingPlease comment on the service provided by JLA? (eg meeting the brief, response times, delivery of information & logistical support.)Fine apart from no brief summary of speech that could have been used for written material prior i.e. agenda, briefing docs.
BJ was energising and charasmatic as always and his story remains a great one. For the new delegates at our event the story was entertaining and enlightening with some solid business home truths. However, the speech was much the same as the one delivered in Barcelona seven months previously. So for some repeat delegates there was nothing new. Would be good to see some variation when the same client makes a second request.
Nokia Siemens Networks
Speaking before a business awards dinner.....Once again, a HUGE thank you for last night. As I said on the phone, you went down a storm and we've had superb feedback - can't thank you enough!
BJ's presentation was excellent and he certainly enthused the audience! The managers at the conference thought he was a great choice and provided a totally different perspective to the other (internal) speakers. BJ also inspired them as after spending 45 minutes with the audience he said that he felt that they had a really good "buzz" about them and felt that the directorate [marketing] had a really good group of people. Thank you for your help in booking him.
Co-operative Financial Services Ltd
Hi BJ It was really great to meet you at our conference on 20 January. Thank you again for delivering such a passionate, compelling and inspirational presentation. You really wowed our team and the feedback has been great – a typical comment being “…exceptional and probably one of the best guest speakers I have ever seen. Inspirational, down to earth, intelligent and very engaging.” We always gather feedback from these events and I thought you’d be interested to know that your presentation scored extremely highly with 94% of attendees finding it useful. A personal thank you from me as well. As the person ultimately responsible for the success of the conference, I’m very grateful that you got the day off to such a great start. We spent a lot of time thinking about the guest speaker slot. The brief was to find someone who would build their message around the customer, who would be different (certainly different from a ‘stuffy’ banker type), who would make our people really think, and who would be fun and inspirational. You met all of these criteria perfectly and were a big factor in making the day such a success. Thank you! All the best
name withheld - banking industry
BJ was magnificent
British Council of Shopping Centres
BJ knew exactly how to pitch his talk so our audience of insurance brokers could relate to him. He got them thinking about how they can push the boundaries and fired their imagination about what it is possible to achieve as an entrepreneur facing adversity. BJ definitely added value to our conference.
Good Morning BJI thought I would drop you a quick, if belated, line to thank you for your excellent presentation at our conference last week. As I mentioned to you on the day, I have held similar events in the past at my previous firm with Neil and Christine Hamilton, Karren Brady and Gerald Ratner to name a few. Your talk was the most entertaining and engaging by far. You have clearly had your challenges in business ( as well as your successes) but I think it tells us something about you and your beliefs when you are able to recount your history in such a way as to deliver a positive message about life and business. The feedback forms that were completed by the audience were, without exception, hugely complimentary and, on a scale of 1 to 4, all bar one response form marked you down as a 4. The other gave you 5. Many attendees have since commented when we have spoken to them how much they enjoyed the morning. A couple have asked for your contact details so more work may flow.Thank you again and I wish you every success in the future.
The Dialog Conference (www.dialogkonferansen.com) - is Scandinavia largest marketing conference. It has run for 15 consecutive years, and seen more than 500 internationally well-known speakers. Each and every one are scored by the audience. BJ got 4,90 - with 5,00 as max. We all loved him. He has the stage presence of an actor, with a message you will remember for a long time. His story is funny, witty, intelligent, meaningful and remarkable. As he is himself. Do your attendees a big favour, and give them BJ.
Thank you for a great speech and spending so much time talking to the delegates afterwards. I know they appreciated it and it certainly added to the experience for them.
Just a note to say thank you again for all of your support & assistance over the past few weeks. BJ was a great success and gave a fantastic speech to our guests – just as you assured me, he was dynamic, witty, funny, and very engaging.
Hult International Business School
Like many a listener in the room I was greatly impressed by your talk yesterday. Engaging, thought provoking and most importantly it felt genuine. I bought into almost every word you said and it reminds me of how pleased I am that the world has individuals like yourself who break the mold. Loved the three principles you spoke of, if only we were all so brave to act by them.Best guest speaker I have heard, with the snazziest shoes! And you got my brain ticking!
We ran our annual Dealer conference on Friday 11th January and we needed a keynote speaker to inspire the audience. We struck Gold ! BJ was just amazing.....great story teller and he captivated the audience from the word go. Cannot recommend him more highly !
Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK
Excellent, BJ was amazing; we loved him and would like to have BJ again at future events if that was possible.Everyone present – 60 managers found this to be the highlight of the two day conference. Inspired and motivated by BJ.
Rethink Mental Illness
Great speaker with a strong and passionate story of his life experience.He captured the theme of the conference really well and injected a lot of energy back into the delegates.Great presencePacey, delivered with authenticity and warmth.Got all the key messages out we hoped he would.Without attending the first half of the conference, you would have thought he had, seamless.Likeable guy- audience immediately engaged with him and connected wellGreat dress sense.Would highly recommend him again
ASDA Group Ltd
BJ exceeded our expectations, his session was a perfect fit for our audience. He was interactive, innovative and enthralling.Our audience was captivated by BJ. Many tweeted during the session that it was the highlight of their event. They described BJ as a comedian, applauded his open honesty and welcomed his clear and concise view on Marketing. BJ was the first speaker in the history of iStrategy to receive a standing ovation from the audience.
GDS International for iStrategy
Please pass on my thanks to BJ for his Stirling performance as our closing keynote speaker. I know his material is not fresh as it is what he has delivered a lot before, but he delivers with such passion and performance and his emphasis of the vital messages that are imbedded into his story meant that it was as relevant and inspirational as I could have hoped for. He left us all leaving a tiring two days, inspired and motivated and really looking for the opportunities and potential in every problem that faces us.
Thanks again for a fantastic presentation! You were undoubtedly the star of the show!
Sight Care Group
Just a short note to say a big 'thank-you' for your excellent presentation at our conference on Saturday.As you promised when we spoke a couple of weeks ago, our delegates were entertained and invigorated.I had not laughed as much in ages - and was not alone - but we also recognise the salient points when it comes to entrepreneurial spirit and finding ways around obstacles by seeing them as opportunities.I also appreciated you staying on after to talk with people informally.We really enjoyed your company and it was great to finish the formal part of the conference with such an energising finale.Many thanks.
“BJ was excellent: funny, passionate and very engaging”
Dorchester Hotel Group
“A real hit with our audience, BJ has tremendous energy and great delivery. His message was superb.”
Thank you so much for your participation in our recent "RDO 5" at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, the feedback has been phenomenal, with the highlight without doubt being the quality and diversity of the speakers, a great part of which was thanks to yourself and your excellent presentation.
Resort Development Organisation
All the feedback we received was excellent. Even from attendees who had seen BJ before the feedback was that he was even better than last time.
He will absolutely go down as one of the best speakers we’ve ever had during the 10 years of running our Retail Seminars and certainly someone we will recommend to every colleague and industry peer. Our audience was totally engaged, humoured and buzzed up - energised to go back home and develop their business and brand strategies. His vast experience across a number of very successful yet challenging business provided a level of insight which our customers took so much from, many of them have already commented about how they plan to use his key messages to strengthen and grow their own businesses!
Lived up to expectation and was engaging and funny.
Direct Marketing Association
BJ says: "love who you do it for, be who you really are" and THAT comes across very clearly. My point is: you should hire him and experience the electricity and love he generates. A very special, very 'real' person who has tangible impact and who helps to create desired outcomes. Bravo!
An exceptional speaker - hilarious, politically incorrect and totally inspiring. It was like ending the day with a firework!