|After Dinner Speaker : Testimonials|
Dunbar Bank plc
"Thank you so much for everything that you did to help us with the launch. Everyone I have met hugely enjoyed your talk - you were brilliant! I was particularly grateful that you spared the time to watch the presentation in the afternoon and used it so marvellously in the evening."
Ian Lovet, Chief Executive, Allied Dunbar Bank
Oracle Business Information
"The amount of laughter in the room was sufficient to reassure me that the audience had thoroughly enjoyed a fitting and relaxing end to a hard day's work. I would heartily recommend Graham Davies to any conference/event organiser."
Angela Foster, Chief Executive
"I am delighted that you were able to personalise the event, for both my staff and my customers with such a limited briefing. Once again many, many thanks for your significant contribution in making the event the success that it was."
John McGrath, Managing Director
CSC Financial Services Ltd
"Our clients were unanimous in congratulating you for a perfect end to a very busy and somewhat tense day. My concern about 'after dinner speaking' for such a small audience of only 40 clients was rapidly overshadowed by the way you kept your audience enthralled. You obviously had done some homework to get a good understanding of your audience and your informed comments and sense of humour was perfect entertainment."
Francoise Dibben, Marketing Communications Manager
St James's Place Group
"The feedback from the delegates has been universally excellent and I think you could see from the reaction in the bar afterwards your performance had gone down very well with your audience!"
John Newman, Group Sales Director
Liverpool Law Society
"All the feedback that I have received is that everyone enjoyed your response very much - certainly it was the best professional speech that I have heard! All in all you contributed significantly to the enjoyment of the night."
Edward Goldsmith, President
"Our guests thought you were brilliant. Your wit and timing are superb, especially the topical material used which highlight the professionalism in your approach. You adapted and personalised your speed to our audience and were extremely funny: our evening was made memorable by your contribution."
Robert Steele, Sales and Marketing Director
St. George's Day Luncheon Club
"The response from our guests has been overwhelming. One comment received was I hope you did not pay Graham Davies on a gag by gag basis, if you did, it's cost you a fortune! Absolutely brilliant. It was a stylish, witty and most appropriate speech for the occasion."
Peter Howell, Organiser
"Thank you for adding so much to our event. Everyone was very complimentary. From my perspective it seemed a very good investment. "
David Smith, Managing Director
British Frozen Food Federation
"You hit just the right note and many guests have said how much they enjoyed listening to you. Of course, it's not just about the jokes; it is about the delivery and the rapport with the audience. All these elements were in place and excellent. ...... Thank you for doing such an excellent job."
Lynn Thomas, Commercial & Business Services Manager
Granada Food Services
"...Thank you for providing such a professionally hilarious end to our conference dinner...I was glad when you finished as my ribs ached and I wanted to stop crying."
Frank Whittaker, Sales & Marketing Director
"By a wide margin, you were thought to be the most entertaining speaker we have had ... a tough act to follow next year"
Brian Staples, Chief Executive
"I was not only impressed with Graham's ability to transform and translate pieces of 'localised' information into very humorous material, but also how he managed to keep an entire international audience amused for over fifty minutes! He tackled a variety of topics in a highly-amusing, constructive and very professional manner. Graham's brief was to help break down barriers amongst our team and engender team morale and spirit. The positive feedback from the entire audience showed that Graham's performance had really achieved this."
Nick Martin, e-business Solutions Executive
Great Plains Software
"All our guests thought you were brilliant. Your wit and timing are superb, especially the topical and up to the minute material."
Morag Manson, Marketing Manager
Bull Worldwide Information Systems
"Every individual with whom I have talked, from the Managing Director on down, has been most enthusiastic about your participation in our event. Comments have ranged from; Why did he stop?, I'd give up time at the bar for more, Brilliant, I hate after dinner speakers....but he was great."
John Ladd, EOSS Marketing Communication Manager
"Graham is a true professional. He quickly adapts his style and humour to that of the audience and is always extremely funny and enjoyed by everyone who has the privilege of seeing him in action."
Andy Halstead, Regional Director
"You put on a fabulous speech that our customers and ourselves enjoyed immensely. Well researched, up-to-date, topical and it was delivered with wit in abundance."
Fred Christmas, Global Account Manager
".....Of all the after dinner speakers we have enjoyed over the years, none have the originality and enthusiasm, or delivery of your good self .... Though it pains me to say it, you are worth every penny."
Harry Handkammer, Managing Director
"Many thanks for a spectacular performance, it all went down incredibly well."
Allan Leighton, Chief Executive
"The feedback varied from best speaker we've ever had to I haven't laughed so much for ages."
Trevor Salomon, Director, Corporate Communications
"What really stood out was the fact that you had clearly prepared and personalised your speech to our audience ..... an enjoyable evening made memorable by your contribution."
Mark Jones, Operations Director
"Our salesmen, never knowingly satisfied by anything provided by the company, were asked to fill out a questionnaire ranking all speakers from 1 (excellent) to 5 (the opposite). You achieved the near impossible and scored almost a clean sweep of ones. I've seen our salesmen tear lesser men limb from limb.."
George Clark, Business Systems Director
"We looked for someone with the presence to hold the audience; to hit them with a barrage of one-liners which would leave them holding their collective sides. With Graham Davies we certainly got that."
J.S. Ward Brown, National Accounts Manger
"You were terrific and had people in stitches. Your sense of timing is superb and the quips were really appreciated by your targets. Thank you once again for being such a great entertainer."
Peter Frost, Chief Executive
Forward Asset Finance
"Graham Davies was probably the best after dinner speaker anyone in our Company has ever experienced."
Andrew Robinson, Marketing Director
"He is the first after dinner speaker I have used who actually provided HIS requirements in order to give us a perfect speech.......Our delegates found the personal comments absolutely hilarious......I can recommend him to any organiser knowing that he will add immeasurably to any occasion."
Peter W. Youngs, Special Events Manager
"The audience response was excellent. Graham was relevant, topical, fast, punchy, witty - very impressive. We will use Graham again."
Pauline Ritchie, Marketing & PR Director
SAAB Great Britain
"You read the audience extremely well.......a truly professional presentation."
Will Edwyn-Jones, Managing Director
Miller Fisher Group
"I personally was very surprised how well you picked up the issues of the conference and the personalities involved. Whilst obviously there was fun in most of your references, the way in which it was handled underpinned in a jocular sense the more serious issues which we had discussed during the day."
J.P.Magee, Deputy Group Managing Director
SG Cowen Investment Banking
"You managed just the right note, which was no easy feat considering the diversity of nationalities present - at my table alone there were Scandinavians, Hungarians, a South African, Americans and Japanese - all roaring with laughter."
Gillian Hanley, Executive Assistant for and on Behalf of the directors
The Communications Unit
"We have had Graham here on several occasions to help us make our parties go with a swing. Whilst he is hilariously funny, he is not a run of the mill after dinner speaker. His jokes are crisp, relevant and of-the-minute."
Gillian Robinson, CEO
Quilter & Co - Channel Islands
"I can honestly say that without exception all the guests made a point of saying how much they enjoyed your speech. Indeed, the local picture that you managed to wind into the event was particularly appreciated by all."
N. J. Morel-Orchard, Managing Director
"Your contribution was tremendous and greatly appreciated by the entire audience who clearly knew a rare talent when they saw it."
David G. Seward, Director, Automobiles Sales and Marketing
Isle of Man Society of Chartered Accountants
"Thank you very much for delivering such a superb speech at the annual dinner. You kept the audience in stitches for nearly forty minutes, and your research of local issues made for a tailored speech which everybody enjoyed. You are a consummate professional."
M Simpson, Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers
"It was a brilliant performance and I particularly admired the way you (as a chap) had the predominately female audience responding so well."
Claire Cross, Managing Director
Ind Coope Retail
"I have never had such a positive response for anything that we have done in the past, including 'celebrity' guest speakers who in my view you would comprehensively blow off the stage."
Giles Kendall, Retail Sales Director
"The preparation that you had clearly done before (and during) the event was much appreciated. Certainly the personalised content seemed to get even more laughs, even from those being targeted! It was apparent from the feedback how much people had enjoyed your speech."
Graham Ross, Managing Director