What happy clients are saying!
“Just wanted to say thanks again and that you did an amazing job as our MC for the gala dinner. The event finished off really well and the dinner really was a high note for us.”
-Lisa Ao | Event Operations Manager | Mining IQ – Austmine Conference Organiser.
“Thank you again for your professionalism and flexibility shown as EMCEE at the TGOOD Australia launch. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from our guests and I have no doubt your enthusiasm and professionalism contributed to a successful Launch. Appreciated the support!”
-Kim Hackwood | Marketing Communications
“Normally I am hesitant to engage professional speaker types because they usually lack the industry inside knowledge to relate to a highly specialized audience. Peter is the exception. He took the time to meet with myself and the conference chair before our event, and obviously did some background reading in his own time at his own initiative to familiarise himself with the audience he would be fronting. It paid big dividends on the day, with Peter bringing the right balance of professionalism, humour and business nous to the ever-challenging role of MC.
-Jason Gehrke | Organiser | Queensland Franchise Conference
“Stuck to the brief, kept the conference to time very well. Didn’t make any stupid jokes but got a few laughs out of the audience – a nice balance.”
-The Edge Marketing
“This is a complex event with a great deal of co-ordination required between MC and audio-visual presentations and your professionalism certainly shone through.”
-Angela Whitaker | Building Designers Association of Queensland Awards.
“Your relaxed style, professionalism and ability to keep all speakers, especially the supplier’s presentations, to the timetable ensured that it was another successful conference. The feedback from franchisees has been very positive so thank you for participating and playing a big part of our conference.”
-John Sutherland | Chief Executive Officer | Super Liquor Holdings NZ
“Peter’s involvement in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was wholehearted, going far beyond the role of MC. He actively engaged with the organisers in designing the programs, and mobilised his extensive network of contacts throughout Brisbane to attract several high-profile guests and participants for both occasions. His thoughtfulness, kindness, generosity and dramatic expertise were greatly appreciated by the organisers, who soon came to rely on him as an integral member of the team.
Peter’s performance as Master of Ceremonies was exemplary. Always confident, but never imposing, he blended humour and a light touch with compassion and dignity as the moment required. He handled unexpected changes to the program with spontaneous grace and ease, weaving from the strands of a sometimes chaotic running sheet, a seamless and polished presentation.
To anyone requiring the services of a superb presenter, brilliant strategic thinker and a magnanimous, sympathetic heart – Peter Buckley is your man.
-Prachar Stegemann | National Coordinator | World Harmony Run (Australia)
“It was really refreshing to have someone steer the ship who didn’t detract from learning from the experts in the pest control industry. This, combined with the clear and concise direction you gave to the delegates, made sure we ran to time which allowed our staff to focus on having valuable conversations with clients rather than ‘where is lunch’. I also have to thank you for providing honest feedback on the layout of the conference rooms as it made such a difference when the main auditorium was reduced to a sensible size. Most MC’S wouldn’t have bothered and it did make the atmosphere that much more intimate for our Rapid Solutions Conference.
Once again thanks for all your help it was certainly appreciated by the whole RAPID Team.”
-Tony Bidstrup | Deputy CEO | RAPID Solutions
“Hi Peter, I just wanted to say thank you again for everything you have done over the last couple of days. Thank you for being so patient, flexible and still so wonderful at keeping everything running to schedule – while there were many challenges, you managed to take everything in your stride and provide a wonderful experience for everyone – a true professional.”
-Suzie Kemp | Event Manager | S Events
“It’s not easy to find an MC/Presenter who gets your brief completely, Peter is this exception by going above and beyond our expectations, to ensure he related well with our target audience. We highly recommend him to any event organiser, and will definitely be using him for future events.”
-Jeanette Brown | Single Market Events
“Just a short note to thank you for your efforts at the Repco National Conference. As both MC and Keynote speaker, your professionalism added greatly to the success of our event and the buzz around our 700-strong delegation was due in no small way to your talents. I was particularly impressed by the way you adapt seamlessly between roles and situations, adding humour when needed, and conducting the serious business manner when required. Thanks also for going the extra mile to help out when we needed you to. The “out-take” video piece was a stand out in a weekend of highlights!
-Peter Rogers | Marketing Services Manager | Repco Authorised Service
“It was incredibly satisfying to see the energy and excitement you were able to create amongst such a diverse group of the Martin College student population. You were able to tap into their interests and grab their attention quickly & keep them on the edge of their seats. There is no doubt in my mind that you have created a lasting impression on many of our students and you have certainly planted a seed in their minds that will create life changing action. I expect our students will remember your presentation fondly for many years to come.”
-Karen Lam | Director of Studies | Martin College
“Peter, I really believe your Presentation was beyond “ Excellent “, mixing humor with seriousness and plenty of reality. Great message, more people need to hear Peter Buckley, your family, your business, your life would be better for it. I truly enjoyed it. ”
-Ken Beissel | CEO | Managing Director | David Reid Homes Australasia
“Peter Buckley is a dynamic and entertaining speaker with the ability to keep his audience engaged. Delegates who attended the Department of Education, Training, and Employment “Therapy Nursing and Teaching Conference” rated his workshop highly. His years of experience in front of the microphone were evident in his delivery of an informative session on controlling jitters and using effective techniques to present sessions, workshops, and conference papers. The feedback received from all who attended Peter’s session was very positive and delegates found him fun and informative.”
-Mary Collis | TNT Committee Member | Clinical Nurse Consultant (Senior Advisor ) Metropolitan Region | Department of Education | Training and Employment
“Peter Buckley…WOW. We had Peter come and talk to us about ‘Creating the Voice of a Leader’ and presentation techniques in general, it was not what we expected….it was better!! His energy and engagement is a real crowd pleaser. His message clear, fun and entertaining; he hit the bullseye with the audience. The feedback from our members after the event was fantastic. Consider him a mandatory speaker on this subject.”
-Adam Leishman | President of Commerce Caboolture
Thanks for an outstanding presentation in Townsville on behalf the Australian Institute of Management. Those attending found it an excellent, insightful and beneficial presentation.
-Gerard Byrne B Com FCPA FAIM | Lecturer | Management and Leadership College of Business, Law and Governance | James Cook University
“Peter, you delivered a sharp, up-front, engaging and instructive presentation to my clients and their fraught management team on Presentation and Constructive Conversation Skills. It worked and they got it!!”
-Alison Blomkamp | Business Grow
“Peter, it was the imagery that you shared that has stayed with us and assists us now with our everyday interactions and presentations with our school staff and community groups. I’ve been speaking with others in our education community and have recommended your presentation to my colleagues; in particular, I see that you have a wealth of information and experience to share with Principals, school leaders and student leadership groups. I thank you on behalf of our school community as you have added value to our work and confidence to our presentation skills – therefore, the messages that we share will remain in the hearts and minds of our community, just as yours have remained with us.”
-Beth Devonshire | Principal |Caboolture Special School
“Thank you for all you did for us at our conference. You controlled proceedings with skill, patience and humour, while your own presentation was professional, entertaining and kept us thinking at the end of the day.”
-Carol Adams | Australian Mensa Conference Organising Committee
“Peter was the breakfast presenter at our Small Business Development Conference (SBDC) held in Melbourne. His presentation was very well received and delegates were able to take away practical, real life examples. Peter was entertaining and professional.”
– Anthony Phillips | Convenor | SBDC
“Thank you for your professional delivery as both session presenter and MC at the Australian Institute of Credit Management National Conference. Your ease with maintaining audience interest and interaction was underpinned by a disciplined approach to preparation and timekeeping and I would recommend your services to other like associations seeking professional services.”
-Terry Collins | Chief Executive Officer | Australian Institute of Credit Management
“Peter was contracted by the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team as Master of Ceremonies in our Corporate Boardroom facility for our home matches at Suncorp Stadium. The clientele in this area were our top line customers and, as such, required highly professional and specialised treatment. Peter’s ability to keep the flow of activities running smoothly, and also getting the best out of the interviews he conducted with our C.E.O. and celebrity guest speakers, made for a great event for all who attended.
-John Crane | Corporate Sales Manager | Brisbane Broncos
“I would like to sincerely thank you again for the fantastic job you did as the Master of Ceremonies and facilitator at our Business Leaders Luncheon with Sofie Formica, Jan Power and Pam Hardgrave. Your breadth of experience was perfectly suited to this event and we were very impressed with your ability to generate a lively and interactive panel discussion. Your professionalism and refreshing approach is greatly appreciated and we have received only positive feedback from the speakers, sponsors and the audience!”
-Daniel Gschwind | Chief Executive | Queensland Tourism Industry Council
“On behalf of Barnardos Australia and the Barnardos Australia’s Mother of the Year Awards, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the integral role you played as Master of Ceremonies at the Barnardos Australia’s Queensland Mother of the Year announcement Ceremony. Your professionalism and your natural charm truly contributed to the wonderful atmosphere in the room on the morning – a truly emotive and moving experience for all present.”
-Karen McBrien | Barnardos Australia
“You did a great job for us as MC for our ANZERA International Conference. You tied in the formal bits easily, maintaining the conference vibe and energy, but your ability to create quality, off-the-cuff, questions for the discussion sessions with our industry experts was sensational! The conference was smoother and more professional for you being there. This removed all my fears of public speaking and being MC at the conference when I had other roles to perform as National President.”
-Ashley Wilson | President of the Engine Reconditioners Association of Australia
“Peter Buckley was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped produce a very special night for my company and my clients. His down to earth nature, professionalism and genuine interest and care for our special event was evident in all my dealings with Peter. He even worked with me to finesse my own presentation delivery and gave me the support and confidence to deliver professionally on the night.
Peter has a lovely, warm and engaging approach to his MCing and seems to have a natural ability at holding an evening together so well! I have no hesitation recommending Peter to people who want peace of mind when their special event comes along!”
-Belinda Vesey-Brown | Managing Director, Brio Group.
“Just a quick note to again thank you for your informative, inspiring and motivational sessions. I have had many comments that the participants found the time to be well spent – very informative and useful.It was fantastic to catch up with you and again thank you for your support and guidance.”
-John Boustead | Project Director | Curriculum into the Classroom State Schools | Performance Department of Education and Training
“Thanks to the mentoring services of Peter, our program can be delivered with the utmost CONFIDENCE – can’t thank you enough”
-Angie Robbins | Sport and Recreation Queensland
“I’ve used Peter Buckley several times to provide mentoring to our key staff, and particularly like the way Peter tailors his training questions to people’s existing abilities. And his feedback reinforces confidence while giving specific areas for them to work on.”
-Christian Dahl | External Relations Manager (Queensland) |Child Support Agency
“For the last 3 years, we’ve had Peter Buckley present to the QAS golf squad on media relations, interview techniques, public speaking and presentation skills. His delivery knowledge and experience in these subjects is absolutely first class. He has been able to make a difference to all who have been to these sessions. He makes the sessions relative to the ability of the group, and gives real life examples, and keeps the sessions active.”
-Jim Barden | Head Coach | Queensland Academy of Sport Golf Programme
“I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for putting on the course. I have done a lot of conferences, seminars and training sessions in my time as an Accountant, Mortgage Broker and Business Owner and I have to say yours was by far and away the most interesting and enjoyable course I have ever done.”
-Warrick Young | Owner Manager | Mortgage Choice
“After my first mentoring session with Peter Buckley, I wondered why I had not taken this step years ago. Peter’s approach to mentoring is effective, compassionate
and tailored to the individual. It has been a very positive experience, and I highly recommend Peter to anyone wanting to acquire a vital skill.”
-Caroline Magerl | Author/Illustrator and Visual Artist
“I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the training we’ve covered for the Leadership team these past couple of months.
It’s obvious to everyone just how important communication is, but there are differing levels of quality when it comes to communication. We’ve also learned that it’s not what you say but how you say it. Your training program helped our team realise some obvious and not so obvious techniques that have improved our quality of communication and delivery in front of audiences.
The learning outcomes were enjoyable because of the way you delivered the content- with energy, enthusiasm and focus.
Thank you Peter for this experience. It has been of great benefit to our business.”
-Dave Reed | Director Mine Dewatering Systems | Weir Minerals Multiflo
“We’ve found Peter’s techniques over and above that of any other service on the market. We’ve had some great feedback from our management team about Peter’s ability to put forward simple techniques that are easy to follow, which helped the team produce some really good results.”
-Josh Euler | Senior Corporate Affairs Advisor | Xstrata Copper
“Peter, my team and I present to students, teachers and parents constantly on the very challenging subject of Cybersafety and Reputation management. The work you’re doing with us is great! Your initial sessions really highlighted our strengths and improved our weaknesses. The monthly sessions since then are fine tuning the team into a very cohesive and productive unit, receiving terrific feedback and results from the students, teachers and parents we present to. The regular, monthly, sessions will continue so that we capitalise on those improvements and maximise the further changes.”
-Rob Priddey | Manager | Cybersafety + Reputation Management Department of Education and Training
“Peter worked with the free2go team from RACQ, who present to school groups of between 15 and 500 across Queensland. Peter’s approach to coaching and feedback provided the team with insights to improve upon the presentation capability. The sessions Peter completed with the team were one of the key pieces that have enabled a 10% lift in our conversion rates at the free2go presentations.”
-Rod Netterfield | Acquisition Strategy Manager | RACQ
“Having never stood or spoken in front of a camera, Peter’s tuition and guidance were invaluable and necessary in creating an instructional video for our business. It pays to be trained by professionals.”
-Steve Jewell | Managing Director | Money Market Australia
“Wow! What a fantastic day! It was all that I’d hoped for and more. The guys are still buzzing with the energy of the day. You just created a trusting environment for dealing with very challenging skills and issues so that we were all able to take the feedback and learning on board. I was amazed at the transformation in some of our team members from the morning to the afternoon.”
-Eliezer Gonzalez | Managing Director | Good News Unlimited
“As a public relations manager, I’m always aware that we need the best people to represent our Council – representatives who can engage with the community and convey key messages succinctly and with meaning. Working with Peter has helped us achieve that. During just one session, Peter provided techniques on both the physical and mental aspects of public speaking and how our people can best deal with tricky media interviews. Our representatives are using those techniques in interviews now and will continue to develop them in the future. I’d highly recommend Peter to individual or organisation wanting to improve their public speaking skills.”
-Brodie Bott | Media and Marketing Manager | Bundaberg Regional Council