Fantastic, easy to listen to, informative. Fun! Best presentation today!!
Sharon was an excellent presenter; this was one of the best seminars I have attended for a long time. Engaging – Reinforced and provided new knowledge. As a professional in the professional presentation field it showed. It was lively and enjoyable an she engaged the audience throughout. Very confident polished presentation. Very easy to listen, good interaction with the audience.
CPA Congress – ‘The Art of Persuasion – Public speaking to persuade and influence’
Not much to say other than brilliant – Speaker worked really well with nervous staff and provided lots of support and encouragement. Practical ideas rather than just theory. Sharon is knowledgeable and passionate about the topic… she is genuinely interested in passing on ideas. Sharon is able to transform people into good presenters that thought they might not otherwise be.
Santos participants – ‘Stand up speak up & persuade’
Extremely well presented - informative & enjoyable. Fantastic & inspiring. Thanks for lots and lots of invaluable information. This workshop has increased my confidence. Sharon was a lively & engaging speaker who made the evening enjoyable after a long day at work. I feel confident that I can implement many of the techniques discussed. Makes me believe I can do it! Makes me look forward to my next presentation. You have helped me a lot with my confidence - a very powerful presentation. Terrific presentation - great audience participation.
Enterprising Women – ‘Stand up Speak up & Persuade’ Worksho
An excellent course. The knowledge I have gained has been invaluable! The sessions have helped me correct bad habits and refine my presentations. You made learning interesting and fun and relevant to my needs.
Sales Representative - CSL Pharmaceuticals
I learnt valuable skills in the art of presenting – I built up my confidence as the weeks progressed… all of it was great! Your format clearly defines the basic steps, eloquent & informal.
Marketing team, Hamilton Pharmaceuticals
Extremely informative – Changed my whole perspective on PowerPoint.
Excellent handout. Excellent – working on real examples was valuable
Very satisfied and thought provoking seminar! Very satisfied – active participation really helped. Was interesting and engaging. Why do we even need PP when Sharon can present?! Fantastic, interesting and relevant. Good for advising pitfalls and ideas for getting audience attention. Extremely effective. Sharon’s enthusiasm made the afternoon worthwhile. Excellent. Answered all questions and communicated well. I wouldn’t change a thing – maybe I should have bought my manager!
Locher HR - Public workshop participants
WOW!!! This is without doubt the best presenter rating the CPA Women Committee has had in the past two years. Thanks so much for your fantastic presentation - the committee would love to have you back again for a session next year.
Kerry Walker - CPA AUSTRALIA
Very informative, good content and great real life examples. Eye opening, informative and practical. Thank you I am confident my presentations will improve significantly. I will think a lot more about how I do presentations – I really enjoyed the presentation… I learnt quite a bit from Sharon’s own style.
Informative and enjoyable, Thank you
Thank you for your outstanding presentation… you presentation and the handouts you provided exceeded my expectations! Feedback from the team includes: Really good relevant presentation. Well presented and informative approach to putting on successful functions. Excellent – nice practical tips and ideas. Well presented, professional, personality plus ++. Great to hear from someone with experience. Great to hear fantastic suggestions from someone with a wealth of experience in the pharmaceutical area. Lively presentation. Thank you it was a pleasure to hear from someone with your experience, I look forward to seeing you again.
Bernard Goetz – State Manager, Boehringher Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
We gave you a challenging task given the complexity of our business and the varying sales experience of our team members. We were very happy with the areas you covered your depth of knowledge and your ability to deliver material that was practical and relevant to our teams working environment… this was delivered in a practical and non threatening way - the feedback has been extremely positive.
Naomi Pearson - Communication Manager, Home Nurses
I was impressed with the way you were able to adapt the training program to suit the needs of the individuals participating in the sessions… several months have passed since the training was completed, the outcomes… are increasingly apparent. Participants have gained the knowledge and, more importantly, confidence to put their learning into practice and the Division is starting to see real benefit.
Briony Glastonbury - Executive Officer, Adelaide North East Division of General Practice
Most impressed with Sharon’s lucid, clear style and personal flair…able to combine practical advice with appropriate humour in an interesting and entertaining manner. Sharon’s talk helped this group approach their viva examinations with greater self confidence. I would highly recommend Sharon Ferrier to anyone interested in lively and memorable exposition on presenting one’s self in a professional manner.
Dr Steve McLean - Director, SA Psychiatry Training
Most impressed with Sharon’s clear and entertaining presentation and the fact that all the information was provided in a handout… one of the most useful meetings we have had… nearly all the members of the department contributed in some way to the clear benefits of the registrars – this was a major achievement and reflects the excellent way Sharon presented her talk.
Dr Aileen Craig - Consultant Anaesthetist, QEH Anaesthetic Department
I feel that Sharon’s Presentation has provided the registrars valuable practical pointers on how to present themselves in a confident and professional manner. Highly recommended.
Dr Chanh Huynh - Director of Emergency Medicine, Lyell McEwin Health Services
Extremely relevant and very well presented… dynamic and enthusiastic style of presentation... learned a great deal about both topics.
Dr Sharad Pandit, Consultant Emergency Medicine RAH
My self confidence has increased & I now feel comfortable in a public speaking role… very clear explanation of the process, what to expect, what not to do. Very good examples used, especially video camera.
John Synon - National Chairman, Chemmart Pharmacy Group
Very specific feedback on unconscious actions. Now that I have an awareness of my natural strengths & weaknesses I can use that knowledge to improve my presentation skills (the feedback provided was given very encouragingly). The result has been good, with a definite improvement… This has helped my confidence.
Helen Davis – General Manager, Statewide Financial Management services
I learnt how to structure the speech… what points to emphasize. I gained confidence in my own ability and received guidance on how to stand, speak and interact with the audience. I really appreciated the ideas on content… very creative.
Terri Scheer - CEO Terri Scheer Insurance, SA Telstra Business Woman of the year
Sharon’s coaching consists of practical, common sense techniques that really make sense. Her expertise in the area is exemplary. She made the coaching session fun and tailored it to my needs.
Coral McDonald - HR/Office Manager, ALPMA Chairwoman, Donaldson Walsh Lawyers
Thank you so much for today. Since starting this whole business, I must say OUR meeting today felt the most relaxed and most valuable so far.... I learnt a lot and came away not just with more confidence but with the feeling that I could REALLY 'do this'... You are the best and I can’t wait to work with you more.
Kylie Jacobs - Managing Director, Female Friendly Mechanics
Sharon made the MC process easy. She did her research in the lead-up to the conference, was self-sufficient, helped manage and calm keynote speakers and added significant value far beyond the pure MC role. During the conference she navigated delegates through the complicated schedule and readily adapted to the last-minute changes that occurred throughout the hectic couple of days. Sharon was never flustered and her calm, rational and good-humoured approach was greatly appreciated. The feedback from delegates has been glowing. Sharon is a full-service package when it comes to the MC role.
Paul Dumble - Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Training and Development
Sharon Ferrier presented as a very professional MC. She was well spoken (and appropriately dressed), articulate and very confident. The Awards Dinner ran on a tight time schedule and Sharon expertly negotiated speeches, awards presentation and food breaks in order to stick to it. I would happily ask Sharon to MC another event in the future and would highly recommend her as an MC to others.
Noel Lindsay - ECIC Director, University of Adelaide
Sharon was engaged to facilitate our panel session, which she did with ease. It was full of direction, warmth and humour, yet it was well controlled. Sharon addressed each question and panel member with respect and grace. We (the audience) felt as though they were sitting down to talk in a relaxed environment rather than participating in a panel session. I had a number of audience members approach me afterwards to say what a wonderful job she did. Thanks Sharon for making our night not just great but exceptional!
Lisa Twyford - Managing Director, Clear Business Decisions