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Below is just some of the feedback received following the JLA Speaker Breakfast: Imagine: Thinking Differently (18th Feb 2014)* Highly comedic, we need a few more people like John in commerce* very funny!* Great use of anecdotes. Would need a focused brief bearing in mind depth of knowledge* superb speech; very funny* hugely entertaining* very interesting way of thinking through comedy* Very amusing and left me wanting to hear more stories. Very impressive past in comedy. Great for after dinner speaker.* Raconteur - very enjoyable* insightful, left the audience wanting more.* very funny, easy to relate to. Knowledgeable… I wanted to hear more.
JLA Speaker Breakfast
I just wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed your company at the event last Friday. As part of the “organising group” I must tell you that we received some fantastic feedback on your after lunch speech with a number of our attendees stating that it was the best lunch they had been to and your were our best ever speaker. This is no mean feat when you consider this was our 59th Lunch going back almost 20 years. To keep 450 people quiet and enthralled indicates to me that your future career as an after dinner speaker is likely to be highly successful. I think everyone appreciated your humour and it was interesting to hear people trying to recount some of your stories immediately after the meal – I have to say without your polished delivery...!!! We have yet to have a guest speak to us twice but I have no doubt you would be very welcome back at some stage in the future.
Harrogate Business Club
John’s modesty about his capabilities and accomplishments add to his charm, but above all he delivered a speaking slot which was both eloquent and thoughtful in equal measure. Even if some of our European clients didn’t understand all of the references, they were undoubtedly charmed and entertained. For the rest it was a delightful journey down memory lane…
John did a fantastic job at ending our dinner on a high. His humorous stories of working in TV and radio had the whole room laughing out loud. He was able to connect with everyone in the room, I was unable to spot one person who did not have a smile on their face whilst he was speaking. The evidence of this can be seen in the photos taken on the night.
Our heartfelt thanks to John. Addressing a fairly formal and quite exacting audience, he disarmed the gathering with wide ranging and witty stories from the worlds of television, academia and politics. He pitched the talk exactly right and our clients were delighted. We would have no hesitation in booking him again, nor recommending him for other events.
A huge thank you to John, what a consummate professional. Very attentive in both the run up and his performance on the evening, John delivered both a bespoke and special speech tailored to our audience. The feedback has been wonderful and inspired, lots of laughter in the room. John's delivery surpassed all our expectations!
William Reed Business Media
Excellent, very funny and kept the audience interested and amused!
Fantastic, really interesting and entertaining. He came across as very personable, happy to chat with everyone and take lots of questions. A great choice for us, we were really happy with how the day went and John’s part in it.
Smart Energy GB
The most successful Happiness lecture yet! It was obvious to see the care and consideration that had gone in to crafting such a great lecture and we are grateful for John's dedication. The 40th speaker has a daunting task ahead of them!
University of Birmingham
Absolutely spot-on and exactly what I was looking for. As well as delivering a great and very amusing speech, he arrived in time to mix with our guests, have his photo taken, chat to numerous attendees, and generally be a nice chap. The speech itself was delivered brilliantly, a good mix of jokes, anecdotes and extracts from his various books. All thoroughly entertaining. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for future events. The audience reaction was very good, lots of laughter and applause and he held their full attention for the whole 30 minutes of John’s speech. Since the event I have had numerous emails and letters with really good feedback and most pick out John’s speech as a major highlight. I’m absolutely delighted that we picked John to join us at our event.
Sheffield & District Society of Chartered Accountants