I’ve compared everything from a Comedy Debate at the Athaneum Theatre in Melbourne in front of 800 festival goers to a staff Hypothetical at Camberwell Grammar School with 10 senior staff. There have also been economics debates (MFAA Conference, Monash University), the Texts in the City interview series at The Wheeler Centre, and numerous discussion panels.
“Tony was really well prepared, both for his audience and for the slightly unusual format we asked him to use . He did a fantastic job of drawing what we wanted out of the panellists and his sense of timing was superb. He was flexible, appropriate and had great presence. He was the last speaker in what was a huge week for 500 plus people of all ages and he held his audience for the entire hour with his content, manner and sensitive treatment of the diverse panellists. ” - Judy Hewett, Round Square Conference
“From a very short briefing, Tony ‘got it’ - he understood our objectives, did copious research and prepared meticulously. He presented us with a hypothetical- “A Difficult Day”- that was timely, relevant and thought provoking. His presentation was well written ,and delivered in a relaxed, but business-like style, balancing humour with challenge and constantly adapting to the group’s responses, ensuring that we were fully engaged throughout the session. It was a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable part of our programme.” ” - Elizabeth M Board Director of Development Camberwell Grammar School
“We were extremely positive about Tony Wilson’s performance moderating our debate.… We'll certainly consider him again for next year. ” - Susan Chong, Monash University
“We engaged Tony to help us at the very early stages of an idea we had for an upcoming conference. Tony responded immediately and didn’t just take our brief and deliver on it, he helped us to evolve the original idea and really drive the outcome. Tony put together a vox pop video that underpinned a panel discussion involving key industry leaders, arranged editing and even did a 30- second teaser video to help us promote our session prior to the day. The resulting video and the session at the conference that Tony led himself achieved all of our objectives and more. The attendees had fun and I received great feedback on Tony (he was also bloody funny!). In short, he brings a great deal of intelligence and insight as well as humour and makes his audience feel immediately relaxed allowing them to enjoy themselves and take on the key messages. We will use Tony again and I can’t thank him enough for the great work he did for us. You can view the video for yourself at www.serviceworks.com.au.
” - Andrew Duncan, CEO, Serviceworks
“Tony’s commentary was funny and witty. His preparation for the function was clearly demonstrated by the questions he asked our guest speakers and the response received from our audience. The IWIRC committee highly recommends Tony's skills as a Master of Ceremonies.” - IWIRC
“The Legal Comedy Debate was a huge success with 830 people enjoying Tony’s fantastic performance. I have received nothing but good feedback all week with most people saying that it has been the best so far.” - Susan Ng, Young Lawyers Section, Law Institute of Victoria