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“Tim pitched it exactly right - setting out a range of issues our organisation needs to think about when looking at green taxes.”
Chartered Institute of Taxation
Tim was a great Chicago Booth business forecast moderator. He engaged the panelists and the audience well and wonderfully enhanced our event.With his solid knowledge of current business and economic issues, he is the perfect person to moderate a business forecast where complex issues are being discussed.
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Tim was great, and very professional. The audience gave us some excellent feedback on his speech. Overall it ranked second compared with all the content through the two days, and particular praise was given to Tim's delivery style, and sense of humour.
We were very pleased and would certainly consider inviting him to another event in the future.
Leadership Centre for Local Government
The audience reaction was great! A lot of people were either smiling, laughing or taking notes so it was very much enjoyed by all. In our customer feedback cards all our delegates stated how informative and well presented it was. A great evening!
Trinity Expert Systems
Very well received and fulfilled our expectations of entertaining, challenging and engaging the audience.
Tim’s presentation was excellent, incredibly valuable, it was also very engaging and entertaining. We really appreciated him taking the time to create it.
The MotivAction Group plc
The audience were totally engaged and entertained.
(To Tim )Personally, your presentation was first class – as well you know, Economists are not normally a welcome addition at any Trade Conference, because of the unfair ‘dull’ tag that they are attached to and the fact that many would regard the presentations as being unduly morose and depressing. You, and your presentation was none of these. You have a great style, and engaged with the audience very well. Your reflections on life were all fascinating. Great dialogue, good humour and presentation style, creating a wonderful atmosphere. All round, ‘Excellent.’
Catering Equipment Distributors Association
Tim was amusing and interesting, but could perhaps have worked closer to the brief.
We were extremely pleased to have Tim participate at our low carbon vehicle event, especially given that our invitation to him was very much last minute. He was articulate, engaging, confident (without being agressive) and had the numbers to back up his thoughts. Everyone we spoke to thought his contributions were incisive and they enjoyed hearing him speak. The only disappointment was that there wasn't more time to hear from him - but that is a refelction of the format of the event, not of Tim. I would not hesitate to use him again.
How well did Tim meet your objectives?Tim delivered thought provoking and engaging talk. It's only a shame he had to rush off so early, as I know the people who did manage to talk to him over lunch really enjoyed the opportunity. It would have been nice for some of the other guests too. However, definitely met objectives for the day.How would you describe the audience reaction?Tim went down really well, as we're had various guest write 'Thank you' notes and all mentioned how much they enjoyed the talk and also having the opportunity to talk to him one-to-one.
Janus Capital International
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say that the feedback we've had so far from our guests at last night's dinner regarding Tim Harford has been really positive. All the guests enjoyed meeting Tim and hearing him speak. They all found the talk very informative.
SAS (client dinner)
A slightly belated note to say thank you for your talk last week.. I think the guests all enjoyed themselves, and the feedback we have had was great.It's always hard to tell with the insurance crowd, as they tend to be a bit serious - but a couple of them came for a beer afterwards and said they thought your analogies were very good. The scary thing is that they think that they have got risk sewn up and that they don't need any help... I seem to remember similar comments from a guy at AIG in 2007!I hope your trip to the US goes well, and wish you all the best for your book launch.
Tim was very well received and his presentation really hit the mark. He also made a valuable contribution to our panel session later in the morning (and he appraised me of the location of the third best coffee shop in London, just around the corner!).
Many delegates have already reported to us that they consider the meeting to have been a great success, primarily due to the presentations from the invited speakers. We, the Committee, were also impressed by the high standard of the lectures, bearing witness to the hard work and preparation that had gone into them.
t was an absolute pleasure having you speak at our conference. Your talk was very well received. It was a good day (and tiring being the compere!), but very worthwhile.I hope our paths cross again in the future and I wish you every success with your next literary venture!
Our feedback has been excellent. He tailored his material to his audience and it was well received. I had expected to hear a bit more about his latest book ‘Adapt’ but the content of the presentation was good, nevertheless.Tim is a compelling speaker on a relevant subject and the audience was fully engaged.
Tim met our objectives really well. His presentation style is relaxed, which fitted well with a small gathering. The topic was interesting to a wide range of clients and I was particularly pleased that he took the effort to circulate around the room after the presentation.
Thank you for last night - I thought your speech went down really well and your comments were perfectly tuned into some of the discussions we have had over the two days. Thank you again and I hope we will be able to do some more events in the not too distant future!!
How well did the speaker/artist/presenter meet your objectives? Splendidly. He rounded out the panel with the kind of forensic insight we were looking for, which complemented the styles of the other two guest speakers.How would you describe the audience reaction? Inquisitive, inspired and satisfied.
The School of Life
Thank youTim. It's hard to put in words how much you were appreciated. But hope to forward some feedback soon.Suffice to say your effect was "nuclear"!
SW branch of the Society of Academic Primary Care.
Even though I only had the good fortune to be part of the process of your coming to present to us. I don’t think I have ever been the recipient by proxy of so many accolades about a single presentation, and indeed so successful a conference. It’s not just the words people have used in admiration of your well-crafted talk, but rather more the enthusiasm and the “reconnection” within our discipline that people seemed to have experienced. It was more than we dared hope for. Thank you. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you on this venture, and have really appreciated your personal qualities of kindness, civility and consideration. I can’t recall ever hearing so fluent, incisive and relevant an opening speaker in my many years in academic primary care. Your intuitive grasp of our discipline was uncanny. Your ability to use tools of science and narrative was evidently inspirational across the whole range of backgrounds in the audience!! Although I now feel very relieved that the conference went so well, I also feel a little sad that we will not have Tim Harford’s direct input in the foreseeable future. Should you choose to write or present on our discipline in the future you would have a great deal to offer.
University of Southhampton
Interviewing Nate Silver on The Art and Science of Prediction for Intelligence Squared.Our thanks to you for making such a splendid job of chairing the event last night with Nate Silver. You were absolutely on the button and injected a wonderful sense of fun throughout your conversation with Nate and in the Q and A. And I think the audience really enjoyed themselves, which of course is the main thing.We would really love to ask you back some time and I hope to be in touch again before too long.
It was a pleasure to have you and the audience were amazingly engaged. They managed to sit through an announcement of US non farm payrolls at 1:30 without even fidgeting. This is very unusual. Had I not stopped the questions at 2pm, I think they would have gone on for another hour.It was a pleasure to have you and I look forward to whatever your next book is. Firstly for the enjoyment of reading it and secondly for the opportunity to invite you back to talk about it.
Tim went down very well, people were talking about his talk a lot the next day. He was funny and engaging. Pitched it just right.
Thank you once again for speaking at the APM Conference. We have had some really positive feedback on what has been deemed as an incredibly successful event. It goes without saying that it would not have been the success it was without your support.
Association for Project Managemen
Tim was well prepared, spoke well and with relevant content and prompted really good discussion over dinner.The audience reaction was very positive. Someone said the next day we were like babies waiting to be fed.
St Ives plc
We felt privileged to have you with us. And I must say there is an incredible buzz in the building this morning. I was so pleasantly surprised by the emails of appreciation and by people asking me so what next……. We’re planning to organize an after action review next week with the participants and I would love to find out from you what would be some your suggestions in terms of culture change, concrete actions, ways to support our colleagues so that we can take this agenda forward.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Additional feedback from the Association for Project Management conference in June...Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, dissected the concept of innovation, illustrating if we adapt our response to innovative thinking, we can change the world.
Association for Project Management
A very nice note from Sir Paul Newton (Rtd Lieutenant General, and Professor at the Strategy and Security Institute) :He writes:"I have encountered very many bright people in the past two years in my university career, and some gifted speakers. None have matched the contribution you made at RUSI earlier this week."
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Dear TimI would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the contribution that you made to the success of Summer School 2014, in your role as a speaker at the event.Feedback from the Summer School delegates has already been very positive. Delegates demonstrated immense commitment and energy to learn during the week and this was in no small part due to the inspirational contributions of our speakers.We are currently working through this information to produce an evaluation of the event but thought you may like to know that feedback we had was that you were very engaging, made people think differently and that you were an inspirational leader.Thank you again for your support in helping to make Summer School 2014 a huge success and the delegates’ learning experience a very positive one.
Welsh Assembly Government
Tim was amazing - he did exactly what we expected him to do and gave an interesting speech and helped us keep people in the room until the end of the day.
How would you describe the audience reaction?'Excellent - listened, laughed and learnt - lots of positive feedback.'How well did Tim meet your objections?Tim fully met and exceeded our expectations
Tim was well-aligned to our conference. He was very well received by the audience.
Duff & Phelps
Excellent - I would thoroughly recommend Tim for future events.
James Hay Partnership
Brilliant! Absolutely fantastic - Tim gave the most wonderful talk. A stellar speaker.
Association of Corporate Treasurers
Exactly what we were hoping for, both in content and in tone, and the Basware team were delighted.
Our Members thoroughly enjoyed what Tim had to say and felt that they had been given some substantial food for thought. The pleasure was ours.
Informative, interesting as well as entertaining!
Institute of Banking
Tim's talk was fascinating. He challenged preconceptions and gave us new ways to think about old problems, delivering practical insight in an engaging and entertaining way.
The star of the show! Tim's presentation landed well and people were champing at the bit to ask questions.
Shell International Ltd