Testimonials


TESTIMONIALS

When it comes to hiring new providers, you should never just take the word of the provider in question as to how good they really are....

So we'll let our course participants and clients speak on our behalf!  As below...

Anne Hilarius-Ford
Reflexologist

Attending Carolyn Crawford’s online workshop ‘Presenting to the Max’ has been a valuable experience. It was timely information as I was preparing a workshop and am planning several presentations in the future. Not all information is relevant to my business as a sole practitioner in the health industry but what was there, I eagerly put into practice. The step by step guide is clear and easy to follow. Thank you Carolyn

Business Development Manager
Mars

I now feel less nervous about the concept of presenting generally and more in control of the process

Carole Draper

Presenting to the Max, was just what the doctor ordered.  It's not cluttered with overwhelming out of spectrum ideas, it's straight to the point and extremely easy to manipulate into virtually any scenario, be it everyday conversations with folk on the street or presenting my newfound business ideas to prospective clientele.

The principals can be used in job applications, product presentation or similar, not to mention high end corporate projects. Its uses are limitless really. It's about information and how to deliver that information, without stress or unnecessary jargon. I wouldn't have been confident in approaching my new clients without having participated in Carolyn’s program.

I now have a fresh approach and newfound sense of confidence. Thank you for passing your knowledge on Carolyn.
Carole Draper

Category Manager
adidas

I had a fantastic experience, thank you Carolyn. I'm now more inspired to face challenges.

Category Manager
General Mills

Carolyn not only presented useful information but demonstrated what she taught

Customer Service Officer
First State Super

Very productive and empowering experience

Director
Victoria Auditor General's Office

Fantastic, approachable, fun and really helpful

Director
Victorian Auditor General's Office

Very interactive and practical, not only for presenting, but also for reporting structures

Economist
Treasury Corporation Victoria

Excellent. Good mixture of theory and practice. One of the best courses I have ever experienced

Eva Guss
Artist & Label Manager

Carolyn Crawford's 'Simply Presenting gives you the tools to create a filing system for the inside of your brain, allowing you to organise your thoughts into a well oiled presentation. Through working with Carolyn and utilising the methods in her book and online webinar series I've been able to put together a full program for a series of workshops. An amazing program I would highly recommend.

Finance Operations Manager
Pilkington

Loved It. I have left with tools I can use tomorrow to improve all my meetings and presentations.

Finance Operations Manager
FMCG Co

Loved It. I have left with tools I can use tomorrow to improve all my meetings and presentations.

Fiona Lewis
Monash University

I have found the Presenting To The Max book and online program to be really useful - the comic strip was a really enjoyable way to digest the information and nice to know that you didn't have to absorb huge chunks of texts to understand the message. The videos too were easy to follow and it was great that it really honed into one topic and it was extremely logical.

Fiona Lewis
Project Officer, The Generator
Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)
Monash University

General Manager
Telstra

“Until I met Carolyn and listened to her audio course, I thought that to be a good presenter, I needed to morph into a different person. Carolyn helped me realise that being true to my unique style and personality is my greatest asset when presenting. She provides really useful tools and techniques that helped me develop my very own formula for presentation success”

General Manager
Telstra

It is all about outcomes for F2F and this is what I most appreciated as a participant in the Influencing Skills training - they always had my growth as a leader in mind, and I was kept honest through follow up work to ensure my learning was put into practice.

General Manager Business Operations
IAG (Insurance Australia Group)

Carolyn was excellent. Great anecdotes, great pace, very engaging

General Manager Marketing
Nike

Fantastic depth of knowledge and ability to demonstrate technology

HR Director
adidas Australia

Each year we ask F2F back to deliver training at adidas because they are organised, know their stuff and get results. The execution is seamless and their exceptional ability as trainers, unquestionable.

International Market Research Firm

Carolyn was helpful, respectful, empathetic and humorous€ a consummate presenter. Thank you

Karen Swyers

The presentation went very, very well and had to end it after 40 minutes with the questions still being asked. I was really surprised I could talk for that long and I wasn't nervous. I did not expect that! I got great feedback and people appreciated my honesty. Everything flowed, people were laughing and really seemed to get what I was saying. I'm still so surprised that I could speak and not get nervous. THANK YOU Carolyn! I am SO Grateful

Logistics Manager
Mainfreight Logistics

Interesting, relevant, motivating, enlightening and fast moving

National Business Manager
Hallmark

Very relevant, logical, useful information. Immediately applicable in the workplace.

Operations Manager
IAG Limited

Not only have I personally seen the skills of my team improve, their feedback suggests unanimously that the programs were well organised, professional, challenging and stimulating. They felt in short they had indeed developed their skills.

Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Excellent! Very knowledgable and experienced and it shows.

Regulatory analyst
Essential Services Commission

Lots of great tips. Lots of references to other resources. A terrific framework for planning presentations. A very worthwhile use of my time

Regulatory Consultant
Essential Services Commission

I can use everything that we covered in the session immediately in all of my work - highly relevant! It will save me heaps of time and help me focus on a clear message that connects with the reader.

Sales analyst
adidas

This training provided the structure and knowledge I was looking for. My role often requires me to persuade people. This provided me with the tools to do so.

Sales Development Manager
TAL

A wealth of information and very supportive in delivery

Senior Associate
Freehills

Apart from presentations, these skills will be useful for ordering my thoughts in arguments for meetings and preparing written advice

Senior Associate
Freehills

Very engaging and practical.  Planning was always hard and time consuming for me.  The skills learnt will definitely solve that.

Shaun Burton
Woolworths

I previously completed the F2F presentation course as part of the Telstra future leaders program. I found it to be one of the highlights of the program, and walked away with a solid framework for presentations, and even in planning for key stakeholder meetings or workshops to ensure message and outcomes were top of mind.

That being said, the ‘Presenting To The Max’ book, videos, audio and worksheets take it to another level, with additional resources that support all learning preferences and assists with embedding the key principles.

Also, as we all struggle for time, being able to control the tempo of the learning, such as replaying, fast forwarding or selecting modules you require quickly, is a great feature, especially as a refresher.

I found all content easy to understand, and the comic style book supported and aligned to the video content. The worksheets are great, and allow the theory to be used quickly in a well-structure framework. Discussing the softer skills, such as managing nerves, being flexible and how to deal with questions I thought was a good inclusion.

Overall, I think this style of learning would benefit those new to presenting, or requiring a refresher.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to participate, I have enjoyed the course and definitely take away learnings that I will incorporate into future presentations, meetings or workshops.

Regards
Shaun Burton
Program Manager
Woolworths

Steve Capeness
Logistics Coordinator, Organic Food Supply Chain, Bali

Your training has made my life so much easier. I am getting more out of my presentations because I now know how to target the audience with relevant information and "selling" points. Your Presentation Planner really made me think about the "essence" that I wanted to bring out. If you could see the first attempt, I had things in the reverse order that they ended up being - but because I had written them down and could look at them on the one page, that essence jumped out and I could see what the Key Points really were and it all made better sense.
I have been writing and giving presentations for about thirty years and getting frustrated by too much stuff. I would do several re-writes trying to get to the core issues but always hindered by related but superfluous information. Your training offer was the perfect "gift" that I needed to fine-tune and focus my knowledge and experience. I am sorry I missed the webinars but your training tools alone hit the mark perfectly for my situation. 
I still think that for someone who has limited experience with public speaking or writing presentations then your webinar content and mentoring would be advisable if not essential. 

Tamara Jones
Potential Change

Carolyn has a way of brining the best out in people. Her method is very practical and relevant, and easy to implement, yet it’s powerful, in that it helps you combine ‘what to say’ with ‘how to say it’. I’ve found the structure and her guidance on how to really connect with an audience valuable in my business. Be it meetings, or pitching for business, it works extremely well! I’d recommend it wholeheartedly!!! 

Telstra Media/Entertainment

Fantastic – feeling very empowered now. Looking forward to my next presentation.

Telstra Relationship Marketing

The best presentation skills I’ve done and in fact among the best training I’ve done.  I used the planning format straight away and it worked.  Fantastic course.

Todd Hodges
Telstra

Loved the online course. As someone who spent all of primary and high school petrified of raising my hand in class let alone public speaking, I feel everyone should do an activity like this in their life.

Thanks again for letting me take part I've been using it all daily.

Todd Hodges
Team Leader Contact Centre
Telstra

What our clients say...

Business Development Manager
Mars

I now feel less nervous about the concept of presenting generally and more in control of the process

Category Manager
General Mills

Carolyn not only presented useful information but demonstrated what she taught

Category Manager
adidas

I had a fantastic experience, thank you Carolyn. I'm now more inspired to face challenges.

Customer Service Officer
First State Super

Very productive and empowering experience

Director
Victorian Auditor General's Office

Very interactive and practical, not only for presenting, but also for reporting structures

Director
Victoria Auditor General's Office

Fantastic, approachable, fun and really helpful

Economist
Treasury Corporation Victoria

Excellent. Good mixture of theory and practice. One of the best courses I have ever experienced

Finance Operations Manager
Pilkington

Loved It. I have left with tools I can use tomorrow to improve all my meetings and presentations.

Finance Operations Manager
FMCG Co

Loved It. I have left with tools I can use tomorrow to improve all my meetings and presentations.

General Manager
Telstra

“Until I met Carolyn and listened to her audio course, I thought that to be a good presenter, I needed to morph into a different person. Carolyn helped me realise that being true to my unique style and personality is my greatest asset when presenting. She provides really useful tools and techniques that helped me develop my very own formula for presentation success”

General Manager
Telstra

It is all about outcomes for F2F and this is what I most appreciated as a participant in the Influencing Skills training - they always had my growth as a leader in mind, and I was kept honest through follow up work to ensure my learning was put into practice.

General Manager Business Operations
IAG (Insurance Australia Group)

Carolyn was excellent. Great anecdotes, great pace, very engaging

General Manager Marketing
Nike

Fantastic depth of knowledge and ability to demonstrate technology

HR Director
adidas Australia

Each year we ask F2F back to deliver training at adidas because they are organised, know their stuff and get results. The execution is seamless and their exceptional ability as trainers, unquestionable.

International Market Research Firm

Carolyn was helpful, respectful, empathetic and humorous€ a consummate presenter. Thank you

Logistics Manager
Mainfreight Logistics

Interesting, relevant, motivating, enlightening and fast moving

National Business Manager
Hallmark

Very relevant, logical, useful information. Immediately applicable in the workplace.

Operations Manager
IAG Limited

Not only have I personally seen the skills of my team improve, their feedback suggests unanimously that the programs were well organised, professional, challenging and stimulating. They felt in short they had indeed developed their skills.

Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Excellent! Very knowledgable and experienced and it shows.

Regulatory analyst
Essential Services Commission

Lots of great tips. Lots of references to other resources. A terrific framework for planning presentations. A very worthwhile use of my time

Regulatory Consultant
Essential Services Commission

I can use everything that we covered in the session immediately in all of my work - highly relevant! It will save me heaps of time and help me focus on a clear message that connects with the reader.

Sales analyst
adidas

This training provided the structure and knowledge I was looking for. My role often requires me to persuade people. This provided me with the tools to do so.

Sales Development Manager
TAL

A wealth of information and very supportive in delivery

Senior Associate
Freehills

Apart from presentations, these skills will be useful for ordering my thoughts in arguments for meetings and preparing written advice

Senior Associate
Freehills

Very engaging and practical.  Planning was always hard and time consuming for me.  The skills learnt will definitely solve that.

Telstra Media/Entertainment

Fantastic – feeling very empowered now. Looking forward to my next presentation.

Telstra Relationship Marketing

The best presentation skills I’ve done and in fact among the best training I’ve done.  I used the planning format straight away and it worked.  Fantastic course.