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“The key messages about working together and teamwork really came through.”
“Ellis was just what guests needed after a hard day of meetings. He was a perfect fit for the evening.”
“Ellis’ content and delivery was excellent and matched the brief brilliantly.”
Truly outstanding. Not only is he hugely energetic and motivating, he is also one of the funniest speakers I have ever heard. I would book him again and again.
“Everyone was very positive with feedback and Ellis 'woke' then all up after an intensive conference.”
Ellis’s contribution was fabulous, very amusing. Ellis bought the post lunch lull back up. He met the objectives well, he bought insight to it and made comparisons with his own knowledge.
Event Consultants Scotland Ltd
Many thanks Ellis... you were superb, and the feedback from audience and leadership team (from Chairman downwards) was brilliant, so thank you so much. Incredibly entertaining, and inspirational.I sincerely hope our paths do cross again, and rest assured I will be suggesting your kind services to other clients when I can.
Kinetica (for Intrinsic)
Ellis was simply outstanding! Witty, enthusiastic, entertaining and with a great ability to captivate an audience and get his point across. His advance research on our sector was impeccable and as a result , he was able to blend into the conference seamlessly. He left our delegates buzzing and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Ellis was smashing – very positive opening to the conference. The energy in the room was great, not much blackberry checking at all!
Everyone liked his manner, definitely his humour and also that he was a credible business person.Ellis was very interested in understanding the brief beforehand and spent time talking to me and had obviously done plenty of his own research – including talking to friends and colleagues to see what they thought of Tesco – and used this effectively. The language he used such as DNA and how difficult it was to stay ahead demonstrated how he understood Tesco.
He was amazing. The entire crowd loved him, thought he was engaging, interesting and took the time to know our business. We couldn't have asked for a better speaker!
I wanted to thank you for a fantastic speech this morning. You have been by far the best speaker we've ever had and the whole team have responded to it very positively. Thank you again
Ellis spoke at the SSON summit in Florida - and will do so again for our European and Asian summit.He was absolutely fantastic. I couldn't have been more pleased, truly. He got phenomenal feedback, and his speech was sensational - quite remarkable chap - I love working with him.
Ellis Watson was excellent. He spoke at an internal event for our sales people – demonstrated great research into our company, tailored his words to suit the audience, struck the right balance of humour and strong sales messages and overall provided an uplifting end to our event leaving everyone on a high. Would thoroughly recommend. Everyone loved him – was a definite buzz in the room.
Capgemini UK plc
Based on our internal event assessment/evaluation he got the best scores on the 2 day event. His comments reflected the current situation and fully covered our business brief. They still remember Ellis’ presentation; they were really watching, listening and took away some key thoughts from the presentation.
You provided exactly the start to the Symposium that we wanted; energetic, edgy, challenging. The client feedback has been nothing but positive to the event as a whole and your session in particular.
Ellis Just a note to say thank you very much indeed for such and energy fuelled, lively and thought provoking presentation yesterday. You had clearly taken considerable trouble in the preparation of it for which I thank you. Have been following you advice and attacking the day with boundless enthusiasm. Exhausted already…
RBS - event producer
Ellis met our brief exactly. He understood where our business is and where we are going. He entertained from the moment he stepped onto the stage and left people inspired and ready to challenge the way they do things in the future. He got across a complex message in a down to earth, humorous way that everyone from the CEO to the post room staff could identify with and understand.Everyone was wowed by Ellis, people felt genuinely inspired by his content and felt like they had the ability to take on new challenges and play a key role in driving the business forward to be the best that it can be.
Key Retirement Solutions
A quick line to send my thanks for your presentation on Thursday. You were the topic of conversation all evening and you certainly left some people with food for thought. You hit the nail on the head and your high energy presentation was exactly what was needed.
World Gold Council
Thank you for your great contribution to our forum on Monday. You were researched, relevant, and entertaining - a very distinctive combination and much appreciated by us all.
I have not received one piece of negative feedback about your session. You were such a massive hit and everyone was very very impressed particularly in relation to your knowledge of our business
As the major event in our year, the final after dinner speaker is always a challenge for us, and one with high expectations from our attendees.From initial brief to the room hanging on his every word on the night, you were superb - highly entertaining and motivating; and I look forward to you working with us again.
BPL Business Media
Microsoft said that the feedback from Tuesday has been overwhelmingly positive – You were much appreciated by the audience, and they were very pleased (actually they said delighted) with the tone that is set for their messages.
Many thanks again to Ellis for joining us yesterday. I managed to catch up with my Partner Sponsor after and she loved the session. Personally, I think it was the best way to end the day and he hit the nail on the head in terms of meeting the brief!Please see below feedback gathered from Ellis' session:"Very entertaining, clear message about passion and integrity""Extremely informative in a very funny way, very engaging to listen to, but with some very good messages. Excellent.""Ellis was an incredible speaker with some extremely good advice, as well as some very entertaining anecdotes. Inspirational end of day session.""Interesting speaker, with a lot of varied experience at different roles where he values finance staff.""Excellent speaker with really informative views and examples.""A really diverse and exciting talk, giving plenty of food for thought.""Very entertaining but useful content.""Very engaging and honest - another star turn.""Excellent thought provoking session delivered in a charismatic way Fantastic, interesting and totally engaging. Great choice of presenter and topic. Could have listened to him all day.""Brilliant. Didn't pull any punches. We need more of this straightforward honesty in society and business.""A great way to end the day.""Entertaining speaker "
The audience were overwhelmed with Ellis's presentation. We had excellent feedback and the audience really enjoyed the way that Ellis offered advice to the audience and the way that he didn't stand up there and say this is how you do it, this is what i did, he interacted with the audience and told his story which was really well received,. One man stood up in front of the audience after Ellis had spoken and personally thanked him for everything he had spoken about. Another commented that he would pay £1000 to have dinner with Ellis.
Everything that you told me he would be – just the right balance of witty and serious messaging somehow all merged together to keep the audience on the edge of their seats, engaged and enthused by what they heard. I think his talk will go down in history. I must say it is a great advert for JLA as Ellis was your number 1 recommendation and he was absolutely the right choice. He was a delight to work with.
Right blend of anecdotes - relevant, interesting, funny. Good energetic style - packed a lot in but it all worked well together. Preparation was obvious and references worked well and connected the content to our business (this is the best example of this that I've seen and makes me feel like we booked a guy who was interested and wanted to entertain, but also make a difference).
I can’t really think of anything negative to say. He was brilliant. Just perfect for the day and exactly what we had hoped for. Easily the highlight for everyone. He was funny, passionate, inspirational and fantastic to work with in advance.I could not have wished for a better outcome. Just racy enough to keep colleagues' attention and although you ranged widely - the message was single-minded. Exactly what was needed. And the jokes/tone were pitched perfectly.
A truly rousing and completely original motivational speech. Ellis was sincere with a dry, honest and at times scathing sense of humour.
Information Technology and Services company
An excellent start to our Leaders Summit and hugely entertaining as well as being extremely thought provoking.
It was clear that a lot of preparation had gone into his presentation. In addition to having conversations with our Director of BD and Senior Partners as part of his prep for the event, he arrived early and double-checked with them what he was planning to say and how to link his content to our other speakers. He seemed genuinely interested in the brief and was a total pleasure to work with. We wanted Ellis to be bold, edgy and take risks - and he did.
Made such a fantastic contribution - people are still talking about him and he was even better then we had hoped. He exceeded all expectations and there is great appetite to work with him again.
Excellent and exactly we wanted to end the conference. Ellis engages with everyone regardless of age or seniority. A perfect speaker.
Advantage Travel Centres Ltd
Entertaining and informative, the best combination! An inspiring speaker - Ellis met our objectives entirely and the audience really enjoyed his session.
Industrial Asset Management Council
Just a note to say how much we all enjoyed Ellis' presentation last Thursday. He was personable, charming and also extremely well briefed: Ellis had clearly done his research on us (Camelot) and our interactions with the market place, and so automatically commanded the respect of his audience when he stood up.However, most important of all, Ellis was funny.
Camelot UK Lotteries
A fantastic speaker who had clearly spent time researching our industry and the nature of our conference and who would be attending. He was incredibly likeable, entertaining and met all of our objectives and more.
British Franchise Association
In one word, Ellis is: PHENOMENAL!The audience were engaged, inspired, motivated and enthralled.
National Tyre Distributors Association
Ellis completely met our objectives: to inspire our guests and give them something different to think about over lunch! Ellis obviously spent some time preparing, researching and thinking about his presentation, including putting together some visual slides to demonstrate his points. He was funny, honest, informative, inspiring and used anecdotes that are applicable to everyone’s businesses. Our audience were completely engaged, stayed for the duration of the speech, took photos, roared with laughter and came out on a high, commenting on what an excellent speaker he was.
Very informed and humorous. Perhaps one of the most accomplished we have heard for many years.
Truly amazing, he understood our company and really did an excellent job in applying his rich series of experiences. The audience loved the rollercoaster ride
Funny, passionate, provocative, bang on culture and a joy to watch and listen to.
Reckitt Benckiser Group
I have never seen an audience as absorbed by a keynote – Ellis is the definition of authentic, funny, brave and brutally honest… His attention to detail to the brief was outstanding, he masterfully overlaid personal stories with knock out parallels to the brief. Forget prompting cards – this it rolled off the tongue like a polished performance. It was personal, reflective and hugely impactful. Ellis is born to do this and born to give everyone in the room a fire in their belly ready to take on the world. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Outstanding! A masterclass that achieved everything we wanted and more. Left delegates inspired and re-evaluating their options - clearly a case of the 'Ellis Effect'.
Only the top percentile manage to engage and entertain at the same time as delivering anecdotes and guidance that can transplant into the delegates businesses /personal lives. Ellis nailed it.
St James's Place