Michael Pascoe is a professional speaker and facilitator, bringing wit, insight and experience to events ranging from the 2011 Tax Summit to the Lansdowne Club’s St Patrick’s Day lunches.
“I think a professional speaker has a duty to entertain as well as to inform,” he says. “There is a great, constantly evolving story to tell about the Australian economy and business, about what makes business work and what drives us, about what’s really happening here. Cut away the daily noise and that story is inspirational.”
Michael’s talent is being able to speak engagingly on not just the Federal budget but to also link in the political, economic and tax ramifications, giving the audience a big picture view. His witty style ensures that our early morning delegates sit up and pay attention. It’s the third year we have used Michael for our federal budget event and we hope there will be a fourth!
Lauren Parker, Grant Thornton
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – he was the most well-received speaker at our Conference. Michael’s ability to inform and simultaneously entertain our delegates was second-to-none. He made the content relevant and explained it in a simple, no-nonsense way that really resonated with his audience.
Marissa Tree, Foodworks
We were once again impressed by your professionalism and ability to keep the day running smoothly. Your insightful presentation was one of the highlights of the conference and helped make the day a great success.
Ray Barker, Skills DMC
We have been holding Breakfast of Champions for several years now with many very accomplished individuals, however, I can definitely say Michael gave one of the most inspiring and educational speeches to date.
Chad Walker, Walker Corporation
Michael was brilliant. It was certainly the highlight of the day. The overwhelming feedback from the day was why couldn’t we have more from Michael.
Vanessa Hilton, TNS
“Michael was excellent. Everyone really enjoyed his presentation and found it very informative.”
George Malamatinis, Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd
“Michael was funny and charming as always He gives a very audience-friendly presentation which is appreciated by all.”
Sharon Read, Read Corporate
“An incredible wit and brilliant delivery.”
Beth Ormsby, BBC Entertainment Perth
“You added wonderful colour to what could otherwise be a pretty dull affair. Reviewing budgets is at the best of times less than exciting, but you certainly added a new dimension to how it could be reviewed.”
David Slessar National Chairman Australian British Chamber of Commerce
“We found Michael’s presentation very informative and entertaining. He provided many insights that our advocates and prospects enjoyed. He stuck to the brief and added more.”
Kevin Santacalterina BankWest
“Michael was brilliant last night – well rehearsed, an absolute professional on stage and a pleasure to deal with. The audience loved it.”
Nicolette Hughes ASFA
“Feed back from your session at the Symposium was absolutely brilliant – they loved it… great messages delivered in a way they could grasp! They also loved your MC work and subsequent questions directed at the other presenters.”
Kate Cameron, Travelscene Corporate
“Feedback from members has proven that your participation was a key factor in the success of our program. Members also commented on the calibre of our presentation which was both an entertaining and enlightening global view of investments and the importance of perspective.”
Michelle Brown – Plum Financial Services
“Excellent. Without Michael, the event wouldn’t have been such a success.”
Nick Bayes – The Brand Agency, Perth
“The feedback from our delegates was overwhelmingly positive.”
Vicki Keating – NSW Local Government Managers Association
“The feedback received in the past 24 hours from our many members and guests that attended yesterday have sung your praises and are all clamouring for a copy of your presentation.”
Steve Parbery Chairman Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association NSW
Your overall feedback rating: 4.7 (5 = excellent 4 = very good 3= average 2 = fair )
All comments specific to your presentation:
-Very topical and very well presented
-Very engaging interesting presentation
-Fantastic speaker, fluent, funny, relevant, insightful and learnt a lot
-Michael created a lot of interest and was good alternative view to many economists and commentators
-Pitched at precisely the right level, insightful but light handed
-Excellent speaker. Covered the topic well.
-Very impressive and valuable, thank you
-Interesting and entertaining
-Great to have an optimistic journalist
-Brilliant, relevant, thought provoking and insightful
CPA Australia International Public Sector Convention, Angela Waugh event co-ordinator
“I would like to thank you for your significant contribution as a chairperson for the Economic Overview and Wine sessions at Outlook 2009. The Economic Overview session was well received by Outlook delegates and the topical questions posed by you to the speakers helped to ensure smooth and engaging discussion in question time. The wine session went particularly well thanks to your facility in dealing with the issues experienced by the Australian industry at this time. You expertly balanced diplomacy with references to the hard economic realities facing the industry. This was the perfect mix for the session.”
Phillip Glyde ABARE executive director
“Very professional and attentive approach – have received rave reviews from attendees already. Definitely the best Finance and Economics presenter I have seen.”
Jackie Knight – PRD Nationwide
“The quality of our speaker was exceptional. Immediate feedback from our guests was extremely positive.”
Australian National Credit Union
“We had some great feedback from guests. Michael had a ‘presence’ in the room, and bought some clever humour to the event which was enjoyed by all guests.”
“Michael has an enthusiastic and informative presentation style … the mix of of his understanding of the economy and his conversational/anecdotal style was very well received.”
Oracle Corporation Australia
“Michael followed his brief better than any other speaker in my experience… he was highly entertaining, brilliantly researched, generous with his time, provocative and friendly.”
Real Estate Institute of Australia
Other happy clients have included MYOB, American Express, Skills Australia, ASFA, IBM, Federal Treasury, Mortgage Choice, OfficeWorks, Flight Centre, Dalle Cort Financial Services, Fidelity International, Schneider Electric, Indue, Australian Industry Group, Murray Now REDC, UBS, Pilbara Cities, ACEvents, MFAA, ACPET, Mackay REDC, Civil Contractors Federation, Dixon Advisory, NAB, Port of Townsville Mining the North West, BDO, Chameleon Technology, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, Australian Rugby Union, Robert Half, Qantas, Business Advantage, GBTA, Thomson Reuters, Orient Express Travel Group, Foodworks, MDAA, National Rewards Group, Allianz, Finance & Treasury Association, Lanier, Manning Valley Business Chamber, Australian Property Institute, CPA, Visual Industries Suppliers Association, Delfin Lend Lease, Perpetual, Steadfast, UDIA, Toyota, et al .