I always look for very specific things from speakers and their presentations. I look for:
Do they know (as in REALLY know) their stuff?
Do they know how to present it so that they truly engage an audience?
Do they do it in such a way that the audience feels, ‘WOW, I learned some great things there that I can apply right now?’ and finally
Do they do it in such a way that the audience has no concept of time passing?
Toni scores 10 on each and everyone of those points. And to top it off, she’s professional in every sense of that word.
Love to you and thank you so much again.
Author, World Renowned International Speaker
Founder and CEO, Results Corporation, ResultsNet International & B1G1
As we have employed you to speak nationally before, we knew we were in for a special treat, and again you more than educated and delighted us. 131 people participated and it was perceived as a highly useful and interactive workshop. You made a strong impression on the participants, who were impressed with your knowledge. Many of the positive comments about your presentation included: clear and well paced, passionate and dynamic, good energy and inspiring, engaging informative and entertaining, very experienced and well researched, and 100% of the participants rating your delivery of your workshop as 'good to excellent'. Thank you for your professional work.
Department of State and Regional Development
The keynote presentation Toni Fitzgerald gave touched me and our team tremendously. Everyone was enthralled, you could truly hear only a pin drop. We were captivated by Toni's insights and concepts as well as by her honesty, compassion, humour and humility. Thank you for an amazing experience.
Bank of Queensland
WOW. Thank you for inviting Toni Fitzgerald to speak at our conference. Thank you...thank you, thank you and thank you...sometimes the words 'thank you' on their own don't seem enough! I learnt heaps from Toni's presentation last night, and when I say heaps, putting that into context - I am a web designer and marketer for 3 years and a computer systems designer and creator for 7 years. The key think I gained was Toni's mind set around the web being interactive and social and how to really use that in a practical way. So thank you for choosing Toni - greats choice, high quality, top form, great value and depth, personality and shine - awesome! Awesome.
Toni was the keynote speaker, and also conducted a workshop at our Gold Coast Health Nursing and Midwifery Summit in May 2018. The theme of the presentation was Vision, Values, Voice and Victory which fitted perfectly with the goals of the Summit. Toni was a very engaging speaker using the story of her personal journey to exemplify what is important to each of us: human connection. As a nursing and midwifery leader in a large organisation, the key point I took away from Toni’s presentation was that communication is not enough. If you are like me, once you have sent out the information you think you have given people what they need. However, we have not done our job until we have connected with those we serve. In this age of information overload people are looking for more. It is about reaching out and making that connection with each other by sharing our stories. Thank you, Toni, for this very valuable lesson and for a wonderful session, the time flew by.
Dr Anita Bamford-Wade, Professor of Nursing & Midwifery, Gold Coast University Hospital
We wish to thank you for your major contribution to our wonderful and successful project. Your contribution as Marketing and PR Manager particularly during the lead up to, and the opening were outstanding. The opening was probably the most successful ever seen in our city and possibly the country and it should be recorded that it was 'your baby', you did it and you deserve the credit. We greatly appreciate your work, and we thank you. Our completed building is without peer in the world and this project has been a once in a lifetime experience. Together we have added something truly beautiful to Sydney.
Ipoh Garden, Queen Victoria Building
This is the second time we've had you speak and just like the first time a couple of years ago, I was glued to your every word. Thank you so much!!
Toni has been amazing for us. Her articles have put us all over page ones of Google which means our potential customers find us online when they go looking around. And for more than a year, every single week we have averaged 32 enquires from Facebook about various items we stock!
Brad Stone, Siekaup German Furniture
Toni Fitzgerald is a committed, enthusiastic and passionate marketing professional with a unique blend of public relations experience that can be leveraged on the Internet. She has demonstrated a clear focus on creating value for clients. What I like is that Toni's marketing and public relations skills help small to medium business owners delegate all the hassles to her team so that they can focus on running their business. Toni's a great asset to have on your team plus she's always positive looking for pragmatic solutions to help you grow your business!
Dr Marc Dussault, Exponential Growth Specialist
Since July 2010 Toni Fitzgerald and her team have been our eyes, ears and voice on the web, handling all our social media and online PR. When they first started working with us, we were literally nowhere. Now because of their patient understanding, dedication and commitment to our brand we have a presence all over the internet, Youtube, Facebook and the myriad of other social media – that our customers are inhabiting.
Google has favoured us (put us at the top of Page 1) because of the ongoing, changing relevant articles and blogs they keep publishing for us. She and her team stand in our shoes and interact with hundreds of our customers every month. They just don’t follow the trends – they can influence the market.
They are great to deal with, always professional and so often when asked have gone above and beyond their call, and have been very generous in imparting their knowledge so that we are not being left behind in this whirlwind that is the brave new world of social media.
Chicco (International Baby Products from Italy)
Toni Fitzgerald and her team perform miracles. Our corporate video production company, Corporate Video Australia was ranking nowhere in most Google searches. After just 6 months with Toni and her team placing copy, posts and blogs on a wide range of social media sites, we reached the number one position across most of our keywords. Her high energy, enthusiasm has her mounting all styles of add-on campaigns.
Greg Grainger, Travel OZ TV
This is to thank you and confirm that if I had acted on your advice on marketing when I first heard it my business would have been more successful. Your friendship and honesty I have always cherished for over the last five years. I am delighted that you are pursuing your passion and will deliver this same outcome to many other businesses in the years to come. I have no hesitation in recommending Toni to any business or oganisation.
Intelligent Accounts Franchise Group
On top of the great information, your presentation style is wonderful - very passionate and engaging. Thank you again, and I look forward to working with you again soon.
I just want to say...You did kick-arse work.
Brilliant work based on what you had to go on, your sincere devotion to helping us get there is most appreciated. It is all very exciting for our company right now, and we know the quality of your work played a big part in us getting us here, and our horizons are now bigger than $10 million.
Thank you - Mecha Sugoi Jobu! ...from Tokyo
Wang Films/National Geographic Channel
My business, Litigation Funding Solutions, used Toni Fitzgerald and her team to put together my online marketing strategy. With Toni's on-going support my webpage has consistently appeared on page one of Google which is the key to clients and business. I don't know how Toni does it but her skills in online marketing strategy are amply demonstrated by the value I receive from using her services.
David Purcel, Special Counsel
I recently listened to you speak in Bundaberg at the Business Expo. When listening to you I was inspired to get back to sharing the "why" with our staff and customers. We have a staff night next week and in preparation for this I wrote a blog which I shared on our FB page yesterday. The blog has gone off! It's all about why and how we were inspired to open Alowishus Delicious. The website hits have gone through the roof, it's been one of our best performing posts with multiple shares and comments, all the things FB loves. Doing this has also reignited my passion that so easily gets lost in the day to day busyness of work and life. I just wanted to write and say thanks Toni. You've made a difference in my little vineyard. Thank you.
Toni, it is a delight to send you this unsolicited testimonial. The results from your Online Public Relations and Social Media Marketing has been outstanding. In just seven weeks you and your team have achieved the following outcomes:
Emissions Management International
Toni was so right! Google loves us! And we love the way we look on social media. With a brand new business and website that did not even exist seven months ago, Toni and the team have taken our brand to be ranking on page one for 34 different key search terms, and very valuable and hard to rank terms. In many instances we are ranking #1.
Bruce McGrath, Uttermost Australia
I would like to thank you for opening our eyes! The evening at Craigiburn, you were inspiring in every way. Feminine, beautiful and obviously a powerful businesswoman enjoying her success. I congratulate you. You were wonderful and managed to inspire us all. Much gratitude.
Thank you all so much again for your part in making our conference such a big success. The feedback has been fantastic and everybody seemed to take away some practical tips that they felt could be implemented in their own lives and careers which was one of the main objectives of the evening. We are also going to look into what we can do to advise clients and provide solutions to address the gender cultural imbalance in organisations. It was a pleasure spending time with you and hearing how you have achieved the successes you have.
Thank you for sharing your experiences.
Hudson Highland Group
Some time has gone past since I last communicated with you all. The business has virtually doubled in size. I am very proud of this and you should be as well. 100% positive response is rare. The projects we are now working on are enormous and are cutting edge environmental leaps. Thank you.
Our September Event with Toni Fitzgerald was exceptional. The presentation was professional and the content validated by statistics. Her examples had measured outcomes. The subject was Reputation Marketing and many members are still talking about it today. Some have already implemented Toni’s recommendations and one of our members stated he is amazed at the outcomes.
Chair - Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry
I am continually amazed by the calibre of people, the diverse backgrounds and contributions that make up the speakers at annual our conferences.
The other night was no exception with Toni Fitzgerald generously sharing her expertise and her stories. The information Toni shared was FANTASTIC and very POWERFUL! I was so inspired by what I learnt. Having just recently attended a $1000 per ticket, World Summit, the essence of what I had learned over the 4 day event, Toni shared with us in an evening and therefore I can attest that what Toni discussed, really does work!
Over the years, I have known and been associated with Toni Fitzgerald and I can attest to her professional manner and genuine ability to add value to any business. When you meet Toni you immediately get, "This lady knows her stuff!".
Having had a wonderfully eclectic background and career in Media, both behind and in front of the camera or microphone, retail property marketing experience, being a highly regarded public relations practitioner, and e-marketing and social media expert, enables Toni to engage with people from all walks of life. From the high end professional world right down to the 'mum and dad' business world, Toni is relate-able and knowledgeable while always understanding and appreciating the nuances of both.
Recently, I had an opportunity to engage a guest speaker for one of our business partner forums and given the topic of interest, I had no hesitation in calling on Toni Fitzgerald. A great speaker, entertaining, humble, professional and most of all, she delivered on topic an interesting and useful presentation that was extremely well received by the attendees.
Comments like, "Wow, I just realised how much I didn't know about this topic", "I am going straight back to make some strategic changes to my business", "What a wealth of knowledge". I also have to say how hollow my own knowledge is on the topic, but no more, and this is the solid, practical. down to earth impact Toni has on audiences and clients.
Toni is not just an inspiring motivational speaker, but she shares business knowledge and actionable steps to help you achieve your goals. You will not regret the investment you make in this, neither will your business or your employees!
Richard Coller, General Manager
Sydney Campus, SP Jain School of Global Management
Just wanted to say thank you so much for your presentation. It was a very professional and stimulating morning and I was impressed with your content and presentation skills - the time just flew !!!
As a follow up we were fortunate to have a workshop with you for more specific ideas and marketing evaluation of our company. WOW !
It was spot on – you are a great listener and share your deep knowledge of marketing without lecturing on “what should be done” but rather suggesting and giving examples !! The workshop was thoroughly worth every single cent.
We came out of the meeting thoroughly stimulated and focused.
Thank you Toni for your generosity and presentation at the Liverpool Primary Principals Conference. Your keynote was inspirational. Quality education is central to all of us and as such some of the anecdotes that you shared with us made a deep connection. We wish you all the best with your charity work in Africa. Thank you again for your message, your energy and your kindness. You were a pleasure to work with - easy going, professional and open. Warm regards
Principal, Cartwright Public School