What Others Say

Click to see feedback on our HypotheticalsBroadcastingMedia WorkshopsFacilitationKeynote SpeakingNegotiation Workshops, and Presentation Skills workshops

Hypotheticals

Alan Cope, ICI

“The Hypothetical was certainly entertaining … and, also very challenging. Many thanks again to you for a wonderful performance.”

Moya Mills, CEO, The Cranlana Programme Foundation

“Thank you so much for such a creative and clever contribution to the symposium. It was very much enjoyed by all and provided much food for thought, referred to many times the following day.”

Brooke Ingram, Australian Public Service Commission

“The event was a huge success, this was due to your effort and dedication to ensuring everything was organised and on track. The feedback we have received so far indicates that the audience found the Hypothetical very entertaining and informative.  My dealings with you both over the last couple of months has been an absolute pleasure, you always had everything under control.”

John Atkin, formerly Blake Dawson Managing Partner

“Everyone involved raves about the hypotheticals and they have been very effective for us”

Facilitation

Tony D’Aloisio, (former) Chief Executive Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jacques

“The feedback from the session was simply superb”

Rowland Hill, President Noosa Longweekend

“Thanks very much for yours and Jane’s tremendous contribution to the Noosa Longweekend. I certainly couldn’t have pulled off any of the forum events without you..”

Professor E J Anderson, Acting Dean, Australian Graduate School of Management

“Thank you for your invaluable contribution to the Leadership Day Alumni Panel…We have received extremely positive feedback on the session and there is no doubt that the panel was advantaged by your facilitation expertise.”

Professor Ian Harper, former Executive Director, Centre for Business and Public Policy, Melbourne Business School

“Thank you once again for your marvellous contribution to Critical Issues.  The feedback from the conference has been universally strong, with several people commenting on the value of your facilitation in keeping the discussion moving forward.”

Karen Grady, Business Council of Australia

”Thank you for the wonderful job you did with the panel session at the launch.  There has been so much positive feedback – there was a real buzz among the CEOs during the afternoon session.”

Jon Mason, Tasmanian Dept State and Regional Development

“I just can’t thank you enough for your delivery at the forum. I only now have the formal feedback and it was extraordinary. It confirms the buzz of the night and all the follow up contacts I’ve  received. The event was rated in our top 3 out of over 300 and you earned  great recognition and applause.”

John Atkin, (former) Blake Dawson Managing Partner

“The feedback on the panel sessions has been very strong… The firm really values the relationship it has established with you… the generous contribution that you made to us and BD’s development has been widely regarded by the partners as outstanding.”

Australian Business Theatre

“For two years in a row now, Peter has handled his role as MC facilitator with sensitivity and professional aplomb. Peter is in a of his own as a corporate MC/interviewer. He digs deep and drills into the key issues. If any client is looking for a frothy, shallow MC, don’t chose Peter Thompson! If you’re looking for a brave, intelligent, insightful MC, Peter Thompson is your man.”

Broadcasting / Interviewing

Gordon Farrer, The Age

“Thompson as interviewer is measured, intelligent and clearly well prepared.  He allows his interviewees room to talk without herding them or constantly interrupting and destroying the flow.  If his subject drops something of interest, he waits for them to finish their line of thought then tracks back to pick it up when the moment is right.  It’s an effective method that gets the best out of them.”

The Weekend Australian

“Peter Thompson, one of this country’s most respected interviewers.”

The Daily Telegraph

“The beauty of Peter Thompson’s weekly chatfest is that it doesn’t necessarily depend on the viewer’s interest in the guest.  So much information is packed into the program that it becomes not only biography, but Australian social history.”

The Age

“Peter Thompson…current affairs interview giant”.

K.S. Inglis “Whose ABC? The Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1983-2006″, published by Black Inc.

“Peter Thompson, a natural broadcaster…”  “Talent and experience equipped Thompson well to supply brain food…[he] had the two qualities most precious in a broadcaster: intelligence and warmth.”

Media Skills

John Morton, Professional Public Relations Pty Ltd

“I have no hesitation in dubbing your session a ‘masterful’ example of how to combine theory with hands-on explanation of the keys to effective media communication.”

Keynote Speaking

Ben Walkenhorst, Third National Consumer Congress, Department of Justice, Victoria

“I appreciate that we were working to very tight deadlines, however working with you and your team made our job much easier.”

National Speakers’ Association of Australia

“Your presentation was like a breath of fresh air.”

Paul F Howlett, Managing Director EcoForum

“Please be assured that your contribution was greatly appreciated and we have received most favourable comments back from delegates on the substantive and informative nature of our keynote presentation this year.

We were exceptionally pleased with the turnout for the event, especially given the economic duress that most organisations are facing at this time, and I believe that being able to promote the event with your name included as a keynote speaker added weight to our market appeal.”

Presentation skills: Your Power to Persuade

Jim Carlile, Terry White Group

“You listened to us exceptionally well. You were very sensitive to our needs and objectives.”

Senior Doctor, NSW Health Department

“I found the day incredibly stimulating. Superbly crafted, informed by ethics (how rare is that!!) and very educational. I have been driving my wife and a few other people crazy with pathos, logos and ethos. I intend applying it to a major change project I have underway.”