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Testimonials

Steven,

You are the ultimate professional and a pleasure to work with. Your level of organisation and professionalism is outstanding.  As an MC on the mic you are funny and communicated our requirements for our AGM gala ball extremely well.

DANIELLE ANGUS  JAMES HOME SERVICES

 

 

Steven was a pleasure to work with, he is very laid back and lots of fun.  He was polite, friendly and a true natural.  He was perfect for this event as it was all about having fun.  He was great on the mic and very good at adlibbing.

Annette Hart J2 Events

 

Steve,

It was great to meet and have the opportunity to work with you on the roadshow. Aside from the fact that you’re professional and very good as an MC, you are also an absolute pleasure to work with – kind, respectful and engaging. It really felt like you were an extension of our team which is important when you’re on the road for four weeks!

Marijana Simunovic  –  Producer   Australian Business Theatre

 

 

It is without reservation that I provide this endorsement for Steven Bradbury.

AMP used Steven as MC at our financial planning conferences held in the key capital cities around Australia.

Steven, as the MC, made a major contribution to the success of all five events.  His MC style appealed strongly to the audience and his ability to relate some of his life experiences to the messages on the day were first class.

Steven was also keynote speaker at our National conference in 2008.  Bringing him back as MC for our state conferences in 2011 was a big success and I would highly recommend him as both MC and motivational speaker.  He has broad appeal for business and private functions or conferences.

Steve Helmich  DirectorAMP Financial Planning and Services

 

 

Dear Steven,

On behalf of the Sunshine Coast Council, I would like to extend a thank you and congratulations to you for your services as MC at our Australia Day Awards 2011.

There has been nothing but praise and thanks from all who attended, especially regarding your humour and relaxed style behind the microphone.  We also appreciated your preparedness to mix with the invited guests after the event.

Janine Symonds Senior Events Coordinator Sunshine Coast Council

 

 

Thank you again for entertaining our guests and for being our MC.  We have had some fantastic feedback and we will definately keep you in mind for further functions.

Natasha Lewis – Senior Events Officer – Community Partnerships – Ergon Energy

 

‘Steven Bradbury was our MC for the official launch of the ISEEK Data Centre today.  With the Qld Premier Anna Bligh, other dignitaries and TV Cameras in the room, for me it was a little daunting.  Not so for Steve.  Whilst keeping to schedule Steve™s MC style and use of comedy helped make the opening of our new Data Centre a great success.  He was also generous with his time and made the extra effort to come in the day before our opening to go over all the details.  Steve exceeded our expectations.’

Jason Gomersall – Managing Director ISEEK Communcations

 

Working with Steven at the recent SPLASH! Environmental Awards was a wonderful experience.  He exceeded my expectations as both MC and guest speaker.  Steven had the (tough) crowd, eating out of the palm of his hand, and at some points you could hear a pin drop. Feedback has been 100% positive and I know a number of companies are interested in having him speak or MC at their future events. Our group was male and female and all ages and everyone enjoyed the night  A huge thank you to Steven.

Melanie Robertson – Marketing Manager – Interpoint Events

 

Thank you so much for your excellent job as MC at our national training awards night. Not only did you mange to keep the entertainment flowing, you kept the night humming along at St

JAMES BARRON  CEO GROUP TRAINING AUSTRALIA

 

Dear Steve,

Please accept my sincere thanks and congratulations for the superb job you did as MC of the Awards Night at Longreach a week ago.

From my previous experience hearing you as guest speaker at our National Sales Conference last year, I knew that the MC role was in the most capable hands. The result at Longreach was a most enjoyable and memorable one for all present, due in no small way to your relaxed and humerous management of the night, together with your warm interaction with the crowd.

As subsequently discussed, we would greatly appreciate your involvement as MC for our annual Fleet Golf Day dinner, as well as at other Dealer and Customer events where I have every belief that your expertise in that capacity will ensure a most successful occasion.

Again, thanks so much for a top job well done.

Si

Stephen Downes – Regional Manager – Northern Region

NISSAN MOTOR CO. (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD

 

Please accept our sincere thanks for your services as MC at the Australian Trucking Convention 2010.  Our delegates enjoyed your stories and we have had only positive feedback on your appearance.

Your job as the MC at the Volvo Auction Luncheon was fantastic and highly entertaining.  Your Last Man Standing auctioneer skills got the bidding off to a great start too.

Nerissa Simpson – Events And Programs Officer – Australian Trucking Association

 

Dear Steve,

On behalf of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia I would like to thank you for your efforts in making our Dine with an Olympian™ fundraiser a great success, in total the evening raised $23,000 towards OWI programs.

Your services as MC for the evening were much appreciated by the athletes, staff and directors of the OWI. It was fantastic to have such a relaxed and light hearted host; I think it really set the tone of the evening. I was also pleased that we were able to balance the formalities of the evening whilst allowing our guests time to mingle and enjoy the food and wine. Much of this can be attributed to your thorough preparation and understanding of what we were hoping to achieve with the function.

On a personal note it was a pleasure to work with you and I hope we can do so again in the future.

Once again thank you for your efforts.

Kind regards,

Alana Monk OWI

 

Steven was the MC at our Quest Newspapers annual YoungStar Awards, the event was attended by around 600 people including the Deputy Premier and Minister for sport.  Steven’s performance was refreshing, humorous and definitely not your traditional stand up presenter.  His approach was professional and while working from our script, managed to personalize it with timely ad-libs to suit the moment. Quest run around 20 major award events each year around Brisbane and never before has our MC been in demand to sign autographs at the end of the night, Steven really aided in the success of the evening. If you are looking for Different, Quirky and Memorable, Steven could well be your man.

Kerry Brunton Marketing Manager Quest Community Newspapers

 

It was great listening to Steve’s presentation. Probably the best I have seen in 40 years! PROFESSOR RON BEWLEY – CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER – COMMONWEALTH BANK

 

Steven’s presentation was great. It was delivered well and contained the right amount of humor and business references to suit the audience.  MIKE BUZZARD – BHP BILLITON

We were looking for a speaker who could engage a group of people who had encountered the most difficult period in the their working life. Steve Bradbury not only engaged the group, but was able to communicate a number of key messages that lifted the feel of the entire conference.  His messages were extremely strong and could be easily assimilated to the audiences personal situation.  The feedback from Steve’s presentation  has been overwhelming, we would recommend Steve to any business who is looking to re-energize and engage.  PETER ORNSBY – NATIONAL MANGER DISTRIBUTION – RETIREINVEST

 

– Steven Bradbury was an exceptional speaker. – HP has made an excellent choice with Steven as a speaker. – I have been to several now and Steven is the best speaker I’ve seen. – Initial reaction was why is Steven here – once he started talking it became clear. His life experiences were very motivating and just what this forum needed. – Steven’s session was very inspiring and helped convey the spirit till the end of the day. Comments from the audience from HP (Hewlett – Packard)

 

As an operator of a speaker bureau there is nothing better than hearing your client’s positive feedback regarding a speaker you booked. This is what I heard from my client regarding Steven Bradbury “Deb, fantastic! The best ever, everybody loved him, he was just great!”  Steven is a speaker I can rely on and I have no hesitation in recommending him to our client’s.  Steven is entertaining, informative, motivating, funny and an absolute professional. Debbie Carr – Director of Keynotes – True Colours Group

 

Your presentation was well tailored to our business audience, with a good mix of humour.  The inclusion of your actual skates and medals was very well received. Many were chuffed at the opportunity to hold your gold medal! Your use of AV was just right and fitted in well with your presentation.  Thanks and well done ! Kiran Sarai – NAB (National Australia Bank)

 

Steven – It was a pleasure to meet you, your message of passion, enthusiasm and inspiration was a perfect finale for our function.  Feedback on your presentation has been overwhelmingly positive.  You are a fitting analogy of our success. Peter Norman – Chairman – Bendigo Bank – East Malvern Your story has inspired me on a personal level and I now understand the focus I need to realise my potential. You had many tough times but it was your passion and determination that got you there in the end. Nothing would stop you – fantastic! I look forward to reading your book!  Keep telling your story! Aaron Scott – Audience member in Bundaberg

 

Steve – A big thanks to you – we have received tremendous feedback from attendees that were delighted with the event.  Thanks again for a job well done – very professional and entertaining with a good take-home message for attendees. Emma Ferris – Bundaberg Dept of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation

 

Conferences are all about experiences and you topped this off very well for us. People are still talking about your presentation.  For some feedback I will quote our CEO from South Australia, Grant Miles; ”it was the best session I have ever been to at any conference I have ever attended…..second to none”.  Grant attends many conferences and is generally a pretty hard marker so make sure you add his comments to your testimonials.  KEN ROBERTSON – HAYES KNIGHT

 

Steve added a real-world perspective on the value of persistence, self-belief, and preparing oneself for whatever opportunities may come our way. His generosity of time and personal history took all delegates for a fantastic ride in his amazing story, with everyone able to apply a renewed sense of tenacity to our own and business lives. An incredible, down-to-Earth, keynote speaker who kept our delegates talking about him and his message well after the book-signing and personal interaction was over.” DAVID O’DWYER – CATHOLIC DEVELOPMENT FUND

 

I saw you speak at the Infocus breakfast on the Sunshine Coast, and thought I’d let you know just how inspired and PUMPED, you made me feel.  I have never been so interested by a speaker in my life!!!!  Email testimonial sent by an audience member – Natalie Hunter.

 

The evening was very enjoyable all round Thank You. It was great to work with a professional who adds to the smooth running of an evening. ROBYN BRAIN – DARWIN FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Steve delivered a great presentation. Our sales team found him to be motivating and large numbers of them waited patiently to speak to him after his presentation and purchase his book. Steve delivered great results yet again. JOHN VENETT – NATIONAL MARKETING MANAGER – KONICA MINOLTA

 

The response to your presentation from all delegates that attended our dinner has been overwhelming. Our guests were both touched and inspired during your 50 minute presentation and then the opportunity you provided to meet and greet them was an added bonus.  You clearly struck the right chord; your story is certainly a remarkable one covering all the traits of passion, commitment, desire and incredible achievement, so thank you once again. ROBERT ANDERSON – APCO SERVICE STATIONS

 

It was a pleasure working with you and I really appreciate the professional service you provided. It is a dream working with people who actually make life easier! Your presentation at our Awards Dinner received a lot of positive feedback, eg. Fantastic, brilliant, awesome, excellent choice, great story. This is a reflection of the effort you put into your presentation before the night and your enthusiasm and passion to deliver an enjoyable and inspiring story.  Thanks for being so easy to get along with, for taking the time to mingle with our VIP’s and for the photo snaps with our winners. Annie McMahon -Events Manager – smith & nephew

 

The feedback I received from our people was extremely positive.  I believe they were able to really connect with Steven’s story and draw parallels between the challenges you have overcome and the challenges they face.  You came very highly recommended and did not disappoint!  Thanks again for being there and doing a great job for us. BEN RILEY – 4 LIFE RESEARCH

 

Steve was ‘just right’ for the event.  His theme of being in the ‘right place at the right time’ struck the appropriate chord, and was relevant from a business / strategy perspective.  Yet importantly it was delivered in an entertaining, engaging and fun manner by Steve, which kept the team attentive and focused on the key themes.  Good use of Steve’s videos from his Olympics plus the handing around of the medals and skate made it more realistic to the audience. PMA was delighted, Steve Bradbury was fantastic ! PHIL OKILL – PMA SOLUTIONS

 

Steven’s preparation to fit in with our Shell Fuels conference theme of “believe, act & deliver” was very apparent and he received a standing ovation at the end of his presentation.  Steven’s session was included in our delegates feedback forms and 93% rated him as excellent.

Some individual comments by our delegates were: · Awesome story of grit, determination, self belief & dedication to achieving goals · Truly inspirational · The most outstanding sports speaker I have ever seen · Communicated the importance of preparation · Very casual approach but very well executed · Outstanding & captivating – very motivational · Props were excellent · Fantastic, enlightening, funny, engaging and appropriate · Great fun, good energy and good messages · Delivery was laconic and suited the audience well · It was great to have the chance to meet him afterwards

We would have no hesitation in recommending Steven to any other organizations.  Liza Shaw, PA to General Manager Commercial Fuels Australia The Shell Company of Australia Limited

 

Dear Steven, I Just wanted to pass on our thanks and appreciation for your presentation at our National Conference, November 07.  Your story of your journey to the gold medal was very memorable and emotional.  There were even a few tears shed as you told of your injuries along the way and of course the elation when you won the race and the gold. As the organizers of a conference one is always worried that the best choices in presenters have been made and we were well pleased with you.  Your presentation was also at a very high standard, which one doesn’t usually expect from athletes.  We would not hesitate in recommending you as a highlight speaker for any conference. Our delegates were also very impressed.  Well done and thank you again. Keith Napper – Director – Building & Construction Industry Long Service Payments Corp.

Hi Steve, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your professionalism throughout the organisation of the conference and your talk on the day.  You certainly left us all on a high and you were the topic of conversation all evening.  I am positive that a lot of my peers will want to book you for future events.  Thanks for being such a wonderful Australian and a man of true courage – I am proud to have met The Last Man Standing ! Josephine Cowling – L J HOOKER

 

Dear Steven Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful energy and enthusiasm with my team today.  Your vibrant and insightful presence was well received.  You touched a lot of lives today in very positive ways. Much appreciated !! ROB NOBLE – CEO – Caboolture Shire Council

 

Dear Steve, On behalf of the farmers, researchers and regional participants associated with the national Grain & Graze program, I write to thank you for the utterly brilliant presentation you gave last week. Wow! No-one left the dinner without having taken away a totally new perspective on how to give their all in any endeavour they pursue.  You had the audience spell-bound not just by your own incredible story, but by the possibilities that they too may one day have an incredible story to tell. For days we talked about one key message or another that you presented and as a result, you not only made the dinner enjoyable and successful, but indeed made our whole event successful. You certainly touched all the right buttons, cleverly tailoring the messages by knowing your brief well. As a speaker, your presentation style and skills are indeed unique, standing you apart from the myriad of after-dinner speakers I have engaged previously. Your professionalism shines through as much as your shear enjoyment of all that life throws your way. I do hope that you never lose your relish for speaking, your humbleness or that larrikin persona so many Australians instantly relate to. Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but you do underprice your services compared to your speaker-circuit competition, particularly given the rapport you establish with your audience. If ever I feel a group’s batteries getting low, I know exactly where to go to get the required recharge.  Thank you again for sharing your story and inspiration. Dr Richard Price – Grain & Graze – National Operations Coordinator

Steven did a great job and was a real inspiration.  Rob and I were very impressed with his presentation and the way he related to the audience.  Patti Hardcastle |  Executive Assistant to the Head of Consumer Advice Qld | Westpac Banking Corporation |

 

Our luncheon went extremely well. We have had numerous speakers in the past and many of our 150 attendees agreed it was the best luncheon we have had ever. Steven was easy to deal with and worked the room fantastically. He had the entire audience enthralled in his story and amused with his rather intriguing tale of his sport, his business and his life. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Kylie O’Conner- GAPDL (Gladstone Area Development)

 

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your entertaining and inspiring speech on Saturday at the Ernst & Young event in the Blue Mountains. We received nothing but great reviews from all who heard your story. Thanks again and best wishes Sean, Kristy & the ENRST & YOUNG team.

 

SPECIALIST. Your Overall Grading: Excellent Your Comments: A fantastic insight into the character that is Steven Bradbury, and what it takes to be a successful professional athlete, in a sport that is not considered mainstream. A straight shooting speaker GERALD YOUNG  ANZ BANK

 

“Steven’s speech was fantastic and in a competitive business world where sometimes just staying on your feet can be a winning strategy – it was a an excellent motivator for all of my staff”

Ian Barr Managing Director –  SSS Australia