What others are saying (Testimonials)
“Sorry, you won’t see any video testimonial here! I’d feel too uncomfortable putting my clients on the spot. I hate being videoed – it’s like when you arrive home, hear a message on your machine and think “Who’s that?” and then realise it’s you and you think “OMG! Is that what I sound like?!!” Some clients are anonymous and prefer it that way! Below are some written testimonials from clients. You can read more on my LinkedIn profile here.”
“Sharon has run workshops for UniSA’s women’s development program for a number of years – her energy, humour and passion engages everyone in the room and the participants come away with real outcomes, knowledge that they can build upon and things that they can put into action straight away. Sharon is highly professional and willing to tailor the subject material to suit the organisational culture and needs – I highly recommend her.”
“Sharon is a strong presenter and facilitator, demonstrating her wealth of experience via examples that colour her presentations.”
“Our people found Sharon’s style highly engaging and found her workshop great fun and well-paced. They valued the workshop’s practical tools and tips for handling challenging people in training sessions and felt more confident in their presentation skills by the end of the session. Overall it was a powerful day that will stick!”
“Over the last 2 or 3 years, we have had the opportunity to use Sharon Ferrier to organise and facilitate “Presentation Skills” workshops for employees at Scholle Packaging. I have found Sharon to be enthusiastic, engaging, highly professional and knowledgeable in her field. She was simply, solution focussed and assisted our people to deal with the trauma of public speaking with care, compassion and no hype. This inspired me to seek out her expertise for a staff development session we were coordinating for our high potential employees, in readiness for them to present to the Senior Management Team. The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, and her easy facilitation style was appreciated by all. She easily and professionally accommodated a late change to the programme to suit our needs. The participants came away not only inspired and confident but with a range of presentation tips and tools to help in their future presentations.”
“Sharon presented a day which was highly professional and engaging. Her input really caused trainers to rethink not just how they present material but also why they are presenting it. I highly recommend her presentation”
“I attended the “Staple it to their heads” workshop yesterday presented by Sharon Ferrier. I found the workshop to be a wealth of information and I really enjoyed the course. As a result of yesterdays training I hope to implement a number of changes in our company and have recommended to my CEO that we send our Trainers to this course.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. ”
“…thank you so very much. All through my meeting I kept thinking of you and how much you have helped me today. I will also be tuning into your “Avoid Powerpoint Purgatory” presentation for some more hot tips!”
“Sharon Ferrier engages her audience by involving them in every aspect of her presentation. She works towards achieving outcomes for the participants and they walk away with tools to face their fears. She is entertaining, intelligent and quick witted which makes her great company either as an MC or workshop presenter. I can highly recommend Sharon, she is easy to work with, knows her stuff and downright professional!”
“Sharon runs workshops, works with teams and trains individuals within our organisation. She challenges and inspires and the feedback from her sessions is always off-the-scale. Staff line up for her sessions and they book out fast!
Using her format, attendees develop a set of skills, learn tips and develop their competency for presenting in a meeting, to a small group or to a large audience.
Most recently, Sharon presented to our Aspiring Leaders and to the Leadership Team and all participant, regardless of their standing within the organisation reported that they came away from the session with higher levels of expertise and competence.
Sharon knows her stuff! If there is one training session you should attend each year it’s her Persuasive Presentation session.
Sharon can be relied upon to deliver. She reads the audience and modifies her delivery to engage each person. She handles the extrovert skilfully while reaching out to the introvert in the group.”
“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.”
“I am on such a high, and I just wanted to send some thanks to you! This week, I gave a presentation to a group of medical professionals. The topic which I had to deliver is notoriously “dry” and I was given the brief that I needed to be creative to engage this audience. The presentation was delivered over dinner in the evening – just adding to the reasons why they would not really want to listen to me. I used many of the tips which you gave us in your “Escaping PowerPoint Purgatory” session on 17th Sep. It was fantastic to see them sit up and take notice when they realised that this was not going to be just another bullet-ridden presentation. I could actually hear their emotional response to a case study which I talked through. Also, I used my Logitech remote for the first time – it was so cool! Thanks so much for your valuable advice.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s session with Sharon. She is a true professional, really knows her stuff and engaged the whole group in great discussion. It was a very worthwhile investment for me.”
“…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…”
“….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”
“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.”
“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.”