Jenny Barnett, CEO, ETC
"ETC engaged Mike Symonds to be a facilitator and MC at our ETC Managers Conference in 2015 and 2016. He is an energetic, entertaining and highly professional MC. Mike made our conferences so special. The feedback we received from our Managers has been fantastic.
The injection of fun and energy was perfectly dovetailed into the content of the 3 days. We look forward to a long relationship with Mike - we really value what he brings to our workplace.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Mike to other conference organisers."
Keshet, Contact Centre Team Leader, HCF
"What a fun and fantastic session. Mike is a great presenter who was able to take us out of our comfort zone without us even realising. It was lots of fun, a great way to connect with the team and I now have loads of great tools to help me engage my team."
Leanne Johnson, General Manager - Mental Health Services, Hunter New England Local Health District
"We held a 2 day leadership forum designed to re-connect leaders with their 'why'. For the first time we decided to have an MC as we wanted to reflect the importance of the days and also get someone to energise the room, keep people engaged and help us deliver our best leadership forum to date.
Mike assisted us every step of the way. From the very first phone call Mike held our hands in making sure we had considered everything. He was thorough and respectful of where we wanted to take the two days. He really wanted to ensure that what we wanted would be achieved and that he being the MC would guide the mood and ensure outcomes were achieved.
Initially I think people were surprised as they were not used the forum kicking off with such energy. Mike, kept us on track, linked all of the presentations, emphasised the speakers key points. Mike got the room involved in some fascinating games that saw people laughing/bonding and reflecting. I had never seen a room of 165 people so engaged .. everyone had a smile from ear to ear!
Mike helped us bring our heart back to what we were doing by helping us to really think about what we can do differently.
Mike’s guidance through planning the two days helped us really define and be clear about what we wanted to achieve. Then MCing on the day he was able to reinforce key messages and keep us absolutely connected with the purpose throughout the forum.
Mike was professional, engaging and gets 10/10 for energy. Mike will engage your audience and ensure that your conference meets its objectives.
Apart from being a great facilitator he is also a wonderful human being."
Fiona Keough, CEO, Auscontact Association
"I felt sorry for the people next door. With all the laughter and noise coming from Mike's session, they certainly had 'speaker envy'.”
A range of conference delegates
"Awesome facilitation Mike!"
"Mike's Energy & Enthusiasm were fantastic!"
Liz Wilkins, CEO, Youth Directions
"BIG THANKS! Staff loved the day and I believe it achieved fabulous results in building team spirit and getting everyone on board with the activities of the organisation as a whole. Your presentation skills and style were outstanding!!”