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How well did Richard meet your objectives:100% Richard was friendly, told interesting and amusing anecdotes from the Communards and his life as a vicar, and held the attention of the audience. He finished by spending a short time answering questions from the audience, which was interesting to both the questioners and the rest of the audience. At the end of the dinner Richard was happy to chat to members of the audience who came up to speak to him and to have their photographs taken with him. Since we knew it was his birthday, one of the diners, Christopher Freeman of Dunns (Crouch End) Ltd, London, supplied a small birthday cake for Richard, a gesture which he greatly appreciated.How was the audience reaction?The audience reaction was excellent, with many expressing satisfaction at Richard’s performance, with the content and tone being just right for the mixed range of people in the audience. NB This is not a criticism but if Richard wished to increase the range of his talk, anecdotes from the radio and television programmes he takes part in would also be of interest.
British Society of Baking
Thanks so much for your help in organising our after dinner speaker, the Reverend Richard Coles. He was absolutely brilliant! We had a really good evening, he was really well received by the audience but ahead of that, he mixed with us all before dinner and weaved in things he had clearly picked up from conversation into his speech which was just great. We would be interested to know if he would like to join us again next year as he did say he had enjoyed it greatly and wished he was staying! As a fan of Saturday Live, I was thrilled to meet him and found him an inspiration to talk to so please do pass on thanks from CFOA but also personally from myself. He absolutely made the evening. I am sure he may have some enquiries from others following this!
The Chief Fire Officers Association
Reverend Coles was a pleasure to work with, he was an event managers dream. He rehersed as requested. Delivered what we asked for and more. It was great to have a host who didn’t just read from the script. He added in a number of funny one liners which related to the audience. He had obviously done his home work.
I do feel your involvement and speech helped to make the night a memorable occasion. I would also like to thank you for your company throughout the event. I hope that you enjoyed the event and thank you again for taking part in what was a very memorable evening.
The Federation of Small Businesses
Excellent, he was very engaging and was able to relate to the sector well.
Chartered Institute of Housing
Superb, not only was he an excellent and very amusing raconteur who spoke with no notes but also a real inspiration to our community, appealing to everyone in spite of prejudices. He came across as a person dedicated to helping people with his great common sense and humour.
Church Stretton Arts Festival
He asked for a brief on the event ahead of time and the type of audience present so that he was able to tailor his talk and make it more interesting for the audience. He was very approachable and was happy for people to speak to him and have their photos taken with him. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Chartered Institute of Housing
He was fantastic. Such a lovely man and so accommodating. He did a fantastic speech which was pitched just right for the audience - we've had excellent feedback.