Kevin’s presentation couldn’t have been better for us! Some of our people were aware of Kevin and his reputation so we engaged him to speak at our staff conference. We had high expectations that were quickly exceeded by Kevin’s story-telling, humour and powerful insights that very closely attuned to our conference theme of ‘working together for success’.
Keith Manch, Chief Executive, Maritime NZ
Kevin you delivered a passionate and highly motivating talk which completely captivated and inspired our national sales team. You spent the time prior to our conference understanding our business, and what challenges we face, and then you related this back to your own story and experience. The final morning of our conference concluded on an absolute high. Thank you for inspiring the Ballance sales team to be the best they can be, and to continue to play to win in market
Campbell Parker, GM Sales, Ballance Agri Nutrients
Kevin’s presentation was a highlight of our conference and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the delegates. Kevin’s experiences and challenges in dealing with change, teamwork and inspiring oneself was amazing and he was able to relate those messages in a way that was relevant in our professional and private lives. Kevin delivers his presentation in an enthusiastic way that kept the audience engaged, smiling and laughing. Thank you for helping make our conference a successful one.
Doug Scott, President Central North Island Branch – NZIEH
Kevin's presentation was a perfect fit for our organisation. Kevin’s story of the challenges and in particular how he overcame them to achieve his successes, left delegates very inspired. Kevin’s delivery style enables the audience to apply many of the principles to their own personal or business lives. Again, many thanks Kevin!
Phil Tindle, CE, Hire Industry Association of NZ
Kevin delivered an upbeat and highly professional keynote speech, which really set for the tone for our annual franchise conference. He connected strongly with the audience on a personal level while delivering an inspirational and enthralling keynote address.
His workshop the next day challenged participants to confront their own self-limiting beliefs and by the end of the day had many of us believing we could row the Atlantic ourselves!
Kevin figured strongly in the post-conference evaluation remarks, with many franchisees commenting favourably on his successful contribution during the conference and his genuine engagement with the participants during the informal, social sessions. The high degree of commitment and personal relevance people got from Kevin's presentation and workshop is not something I have seen before and those lessons learned still resonate months later.
Glen Todd, CEO, MTF
I wanted to thank you for your energetic presentation to the team. It is a real challenge to find a speaker who has the ability to motivate a well experienced sales team. We were very pleased with the feedback we received from the team following your presentation. The team was particularly impressed with the way you as a storyteller managed to tell an exciting and interesting story and weave into this some very relevant messages regarding goal setting and achievement.
The importance of getting a clear image of what success is and deciding if you are intending to win or just take part has really resonated with the team. Another that has been talked about a lot since your presentation is 'don’t say anything that will reduce the energy level of the team'. This is a very important aspect of any sales team as keeping the energy levels up is critical to individuals that spend a significant part of their day away from the office and team members support.
Thank you Kevin for helping us to demonstrate that even jaded old sales teams can learn (or be reminded) what it is like to be energised by thinking a little differently about their roles. The journey you took us on was refreshing and interesting with the take home message 'Keep Rowing'! Thanks again Kevin
Garth Blake, Medline
Kevin's presentation was a perfect fit for our organisation. Kevin’s story of the challenges and in particular how he overcame them to achieve his successes, left delegates very inspired. Kevin’s delivery style enables the audience to apply many of the principles to their own personal or business lives.
Phil Tindle, CEO, Hire Industry Association of NZ
Kevin's keynote presentation at our recent Green Cross Health Pharmacy conference was one of the outstanding highlights of the event. Our audience of around 500 people was spellbound as Kevin relayed his stories of adventure with passion and tremendous humour, always relating back to our industry and the changes we are experiencing. His energy and professionalism as a presenter, combined with his frank but inspiring way of describing his adventures endeared him to our entire audience and the presentation was a topic of much discussion for the remainder of the conference and since we have returned. Kevin's bite sized and memorable advice for facing challenges and taking performance to the next level have resonated with our teams and he will be quoted in our business for months and years to come. We would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Debbie Yardley, Group Manager, Marketing and Communications
The team at Mercy Radiology Group thoroughly enjoyed your talk last night. It was very humorous and quite serious at the same time and we all felt we were with you as you talked about your amazing experiences. It was the highlight of our evening. Thank you so much
David Benson-Cooper, Clinical Director, Mercy Radiology
We decided we needed a motivational speaker at our conference this year that could deliver from a position of depth on goal setting, and how to handle setbacks on the path to those goals. We did some searches and Kevin seemed to clearly fit that. One phone call in all was confirmed. Even organising his attendance and flights was a great example of efficiency. Our gut feeling was this guy would be brilliant. We weren’t to be disappointed. Kevin is clearly all mental toughness and the way he is able to unload his story and express the tools he learned to use to achieve such remarkable and mentally tough achievements really hit home with the Design Builders Group. The subtle messages in his presentation also got through - like how to plan and prepare by researching and learning of others mistakes and the value of goals setting, even if the goals are never achieved. All delivered with humour and fun!
Andy Bell, Director, Design Builders Group of companies
Thanks so much for the outstanding contribution that you made to our annual Conference. The impact it has already had has been wonderful!
Sheryl Dawson, CEO, McFall Fuels
I wanted to send my sincere thanks for the wonderful presentation you gave to our Safe Roads Alliance team this Tuesday. The messages you gave really resonated with our team and when I was asking attendees afterwards what their most inspiring part of the conference was, a large number cited your presentation. We’ve certainly decided to institute your ‘Energy Rule’ in the office as a result – you should be trademarking it!
Sonia Tibble, Safe Roads Alliance
"Kevin your gift is not just in telling your story, it is the way you make every member of your audience relate to that story and see themselves through you and your adventures. Your connection and interaction with the Beca team was a highlight of our leadership conference. From Singapore to Melbourne and onto Christchurch the “energy rule’ is a hot topic and we are definitely ‘playing to win’."
Damian Pedreschi, Group Director Transport and Infrastucture & Group Director Sales and Marketing, Beca
Kevin spoke to a group of 110 leaders at council to launch a leadership development programme.
“Charming.” “Evocative.” “Rousing.” “Powerful.” “Hilarious.” “Wow!”
When I asked colleagues to describe Kevin’s speech to us, these were just some of the words they used. Kevin’s presentation was outstanding from his opening larks to his last breath. He had the room hanging on his every word. Kevin’s message is clear, genuine and meaningful and is very relevant life and to the business environment – in my experience this is not easy to pull off. He did it masterfully. There is huge authenticity to Kevin – he’s has lived his speech and it comes across. I would highly recommend using Kevin to inspire your colleagues.
Emlyn Hatch, Manager Leadership Development - Tauranga City Council
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Kevin, you made us laugh and you made us think! Your presentation at our staff meeting was inspirational and downright entertaining. You tailored your presentation to us so well in such a short timeframe and made it easy for us to take it to heart! Several people are already applying the 3 bastards rule - one is going to recommend it to their manager. The HR team got plenty of ideas to use in coaching managers and staff to focus on the goal and not drain energy. “Yeah/Nah” was completely relatable for everyone. I will be reminding several people in my own team from time to time and inviting them to keep me on my toes too. Just brilliant.
Mary Sinclair Jones - Manager People and Capability, Civil Aviation Authority
"We have had numerous motivational speakers over the years. None have had the resounding impact that Kevin had. The quantity of unsolicited feed back from our employees clearly indicated the excellence of Kevin's presentation. Kevin inspired the team by showing an every day person can achieve outstanding results."
-Ah Leen Rayner, Marketing Manager, 3M
"Kevin presented twice at the 2016 Refresh Renovations Annual Conference. We were spellbound by Kevin's "My Oarsome Adventure" speech which was followed by a half day workshop. Both sessions were fast paced, inspiring and very relevant to business, with a great touch of humour. It was great to listen to the amazing adventures of a Kiwi from Howick and then learn about how we can use Kevin's methods to achieve our own success."
- Matt Steele, Franchise Operations Manager, Refresh Renovations
“We asked Kevin to help us explore one of the dimensions (Braver) of our new company Spirit. He adapted his material very skilfully to this topic and his use of technology really helped us engage as a team.
Kevin’s approach for fearlessly facing challenges gave bravery a whole new meaning. It was inspiring as well as entertaining and gave us great tools to add to our kit going forward.”
- Allan Dornan, Chief Operating Officer Executive, IAG NZ Ltd
"Thank you for your presentation to our management and staff. The participants were inspired by your words, and have taken on board what you said about teamwork, goal setting and not giving up. Our team is now ensuring they break down the tasks, so the big picture does not appear to hard to achieve, and we can all word towards a common end goal.
Finally, your style is perspective is entertaining, with plenty of humour. Well worth it. I will happily recommend you to groups looking to lift the team's game."
Bruce Donaldson, Managing Director, Value Tyres Ltd
It’s a rare opportunity to meet a ‘true to life’ explorer, Kevin expertly brings his experiences into the corporate setting allowing his audience a glimpse of what hard work really looks like! Through engaging humour and a good ol’ knack for a yarn he had our group mesmerised as we experienced his many journeys of self-discovery and personal endurance. Thoroughly enjoyed by all!
- Mike Bullock, COO, ANZ
“I have just been for a walk around the business and chatted to the team about your presentation yesterday. I want to let you know that you were a highlight and your key messages were spot on. I was really impressed with how you referred to the work we do to connect the team to your talk.”
Finding a guest speaker & an MC for an event can be scary. It’s hard to get someone that appeals to all of the audience & can also competently manage the evening. There’s a lot of pressure on the organising committee to get it right.
This year we made an excellent choice in you.
You had everyone engaged & laughing throughout the night, the design awards evening ran smoothly & you were awesome at keeping us on track regarding the time schedule.
While your adventures are starkly different to our roles in the design industry, you customised your presentation to show us what we could achieve by overcoming obstacles. I could see many members being inspired & motivated by you during the evening.
Many members after your presentation talked about getting out of their comfort zones more, opening up to new ideas and thinking a bit more out of the square. Thank you for your time & effort with our event; you were very professional and contributed greatly to the success of our event. It was a pleasure working with you.
“Keep on rowing!”
Architectural Designers NZ Inc. Otago / Southland Regional Secretary
"Kevin, thanks for coming along to our offsite. We were impressed how you integrated our corporate environment and challenges into your presentation and made it relevant to our team - it resonated with the team and we have received very positive feedback. You made us laugh while giving us an insight into the challenges you tackled and overcame. You made us stop and think and were a great contribution to our day.”
General Manager Market Development and Retail Sales
"You leave Kevin's presentation with a sense that all things are possible if you just take the first step and set a goal. He taps that reserve of personal honesty and integrity that is necessary to get you through the hard times. It was inspiring to have Kevin as a key note presenter at our conference."
NZ Dairy Business Conference
"From the number of accolades I have received just this morning there is no doubt that you were a big success last night. Al Kirk (Head) was most complimentary and highlighted how relevant and appropriate your presentation was. The Board of Trustees Clare Davies-Colley was exuberant in her praise for focus being maintained; It was properly an evening for our boys and recognition of their efforts.
For my part your professionalism and courtesy was most welcome as it made my life so much easier. Ringing my mobile from Australia may not have been the best plan financially – but the exchange of information was much appreciated. Thank you also for your signed copy of your book, I will read it with relish."
Whangarei Boys' High School
"Thank you, Kevin for a truly inspiring and motivating presentation. I was looking for an outstanding speaker to address a large group of our business leaders on teamwork, leadership and periods of significant change. In making my selection, I was guided by the excellent background and testimonials on your website and that was actually surpassed by your delivery. You made strong connections between your very entertaining account of your experiences and our desired leadership behaviours and examples. Your presentation was the highlight of our workshop and your standing ovation was testament to that."
Customer Service Manager
"Having first heard Kevin speak at another event and coming away thinking "Wow" combined with a great dose of inspiration, I knew he would be ideal for the guest speaker at our Sales Conference - the focus being goal setting and 'gearing for growth' - and he didn't fail! I was inspired and motivated all over again. Kevin is very easy to listen to and holds his audience captive with tales of his great adventures and sparks motivation and inspiration within us all - he had our whole team thinking "Wow!". Feedback from our Conference was 100% positive and Kevin was the highlight of the whole event. Thanks Kevin, I knew you would be a great choice!"
"Kevin's ability to tie the real world adventures into the way we think, operate and manage at a business level brings a fresh new perspective on how we need to think and deal with the challenges ahead of us. Using his 5 step process provides an alternative focus on how to progress goals to a reality. I highly recommend Kevin for his polished, real world approach in his presentation and the linkages this has back to the business world. He gets you to think and push yourself outside the day to day operating box."
Head of Technology Business Services
"Thank you so much for your inspiring presentation. It set the scene perfectly for what was a very enjoyable and successful evening, and the feedback to you from our guests has been overwhelmingly positive!"
"Since hearing you talk I have read your book, stopped smoking and I'm now going to do the Body for Life programme! I just want to say THANK YOU. I was at that point where I did not know what to do next and just did not care to be honest. Now step aside world here I come! ...but the reason for this mail was THANK YOU, you made a big difference to me"
"Your presentation was outstanding. The feedback we have received has been overwhelming, and your book sales must be sky rocketing! I recognise that you probably had the hardest shift of the day, starting at 7:30am after our conference late night, but your delivery, content and enthusiasm was infectious and meant that our day started off brilliantly. Your session was the highest ranking in the entire conference 96%. Well done!"
"Kevin held 300 people spellbound at our recent Leadership College. We live our lives by our on time performance but frankly he could have carried on for another hour and no one would have minded! He is a remarkable speaker and a remarkable man - New Zealand is lucky to claim him as one of our own."
Group GM International
"Kevin is an inspirational character who shares his story in a way that is engaging, motivational and hilarious! This is a presentation that all ages can relate to and learn from"
"Kevin Biggar was met with a standing ovation from the audience at the end of his presentation. He was truly inspirational as he outlined his journey rowing across the Atlantic and taking on Antarctica. His presentation was a very accurate representation of our Conference Theme "Ordinary people, EXTRAordinary results". Cleverly intertwining his message of setting goals and achieving them with his wonderfully entertaining sense of humour he had us spellbound throughout the entire presentation. Kevin's addition to our speaker line up lifted our conference to a new level. We have no hesitation in recommending him as an outstanding motivational speaker"
"Inspirational and entertaining! Kevin's humour and fascinating stories about his adventures kept our people enthralled. His story was inspiring and showed our team that no matter what obstacles you may encounter, you can overcome them and be a success. The feedback from the convention attendees on his presentation was fantastic. I can definitely recommend him as a motivational speaker"
"The presentation was excellent and fulfilled all of our required criteria. The audience took away a sense of what real achievement is and it has helped in some 'defining' conversations on where people see their futures."
IBM NZ Ltd
"Thank you so much Kevin, we got great feedback from our guests about how enjoyable, entertaining and encouraging your presentation was. One person commented was that we need more stories like yours, told loud and clear so that we we know anything is possible!"
Kevin is a walking, talking, living proof of the famous quote by W. Clement Stone "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve". Kevin delivered to our organisation a professional, humorous and inspiring presentation which was also tailored to be relevant to our needs. His powerful story was well received and much appreciated. I look forward to seeing further greatness from Kevin in the future!
'Oarsome !' You were very humorous and yet the message was very clear on teamwork, planning, recruitment and execution. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed the presentation! You really captured and held the attention of everyone in the room, next time we will make sure we book you for longer!
Johnson and Johnson Medical
"We have received an enormous amount of positive feedback from all attendees at our "Kick Start" seminar , who appreciated not only the passion of his delivery style but also the underlying value of the content. Kevin had us enthralled with some tangible lessons about how to approach risk and how to break away from 'reasonable' thinking to achieve at the highest level."
Rotorua Chamber of Commerce
"Kevin's content reinforced the values of the firm while having us all laughing. He made a real impact on our new graduates who were clearly enthralled - the level of interest was evident from the huge number of questions at the end. It was a terrific way to finish off our orientation week!"
"I appreciated the way you crafted your presentation to bring the messages that we needed. It's one thing to know the theory about goal setting, pushing boundaries and teamwork, but another to hear it from someone who has really been there and done it! I really enjoyed the way you used humour to get your message across and the crew left challenged and motivated. Definitely recommend."
Eddie Sella, Manager
Manukau City Council
"Wow, what a way to end a frantic two days, a perfect culmination of the entire agenda professionally delivered in an inspirational, inspiring positive speech which our staff are still talking about!"
"Kevin was an excellent speaker with a great story to tell and to inspire. The audience listened attentively and thoroughly enjoyed his humour and his talk."
"You blew us away...Thank you so much for putting so much effort into such a wonderful address"
"He was the last speaker at the end of a three day conference - and he got a standing ovation!"
The Conference Company
"Kevin gave us a very motivating and entertaining presentation on 'Adventures and Property Investing Strategies'. Kevin has the ability to take you with him as he re-lives the journey. Seeing what it takes to row across the Atlantic and walk to the South Pole puts the troubles of property investing into perspective! Kevin's excellent digital presentation was an entertaining mixture of anecdotes from his adventures with thought provoking insights into the values and realities of the property market. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and the feedback from the members was excellent."
Taranaki Property Investors Association
"Wow! Motivated! It was uplifting and interesting. Really enjoyed it!"
Agent '86 Events
"Thank you for a great presentation, brilliantly aligned to project management principles. The Conference ended on a high note, thanks to your ability to understand the needs of the audience and your professionalism in presenting amazing adventures with humility and humour."
Project Management Institute (PMINZ)
Entertaining, interesting, inspiring!
"I first heard Kevin speak at a 3R event and was very impressed. So when we were looking to get someone to motivate and inspire at our national conference I got him back again. Even better the second time!”
Darren Patterson - Chair, WasteMINZ
Your presentation hit the nail right on the head. There were many references to your five points throughout the conference and they were hugely relevant to the theme of the Forum.
Kim Williemse - NZRA
"Kevin was a great speaker at the annual forum with our key supplier partners. Kevin captivated with his stories, whether it be rowing across the Atlantic or walking to the South Pole, and he was able to link his achievements to our overall forum theme of working together to deliver great outcomes. Feedback from suppliers and the team alike have been really positive. His key messages such as the Energy Rule & The Three Bastards Rule resonated really well! Thanks again Kevin"
Executive GM, Warehouse Stationery
I have just been for a walk around the business and chatted to the team about yesterday's conference. I want to let you know that you were a highlight and your key messages were spot on. I was really impressed with how you referred to the work we do to connect the team to your talk.
Several people talked to me about the Energy Rule and how they want to apply that to their work day. They figure if it worked for you and Jamie in that situation it sure as hell can work for us in our day to day lives!
We were thrilled with Kevin’s keynote in our recent NZ Leadership Program – he took the group on a journey of key leadership lessons with humour, humility and exceptional stories of personal challenge and achievement. This is a session that will resonate with all levels of the organisation – from individual contributors and first time leaders to the C Suite. If you’re looking for an engaging way to excite your team to challenge the status quo, achieve goals that seem out of reach, to execute on a plan and/or to stay resilient when the going gets tough then I’d suggest you’ve give Kevin a call.
Group HR Director, Arthur J. Gallagher Australia & New Zealand
Kevin you got one of the highest scores we have ever had for a speaker! 94.7%. So fantastic! Thank you again for your wonderful presentation, it was brilliant!
Erin Grey - Pioneer Brand Products
I would like to thank you again for your fantastic presentation, and for your complete and utter professionalism during the whole process. The feedback from attendees has been 100% positive, as I expected, and everyone I have spoken to is in awe of your adventures.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for presenting at our Business and Investment Series seminar on Wednesday 22 April 2015.
We have had considerable feedback from this seminar from the audience who were enthralled by your presentation, with them rating your presentation as excellent.
Some of the comments we received from our audience you may find interesting, are as follows:
- Superb - a wonderful man
- Very inspired
- Excellent - all the way very relevant
- Brilliant - I am inspired
- It was awesome - thanks"
William Buck Christmas Gouwland
“We have had Kevin speak to our two operational teams over the last few months. Not only does Kevin tell an inspirational and funny story of his adventures over the last few years, he expertly weaves in very powerful safety messages that helped us strengthen points that we have been focusing on internally. He had the crowd engaged from the first minute and I have had nothing but positive feedback from the team. I would have no hesitations recommending Kevin to anyone.”
Chief Executive Officer
“Thank you so much for your inspirational presentation to Tetra Pak at our recent kick off conference in Rotorua. The feedback has been tremendous not only recounting the challenges you have overcome during your epic journeys and adventures but the methods and processes utilised to meet milestones, manage risk and most importantly on how to take advantage of teamwork in order to become winners. These, of course, are all things we face in our daily challenges to become the best we can be in business. The way you linked the two together was very clever and it was a great way to close out our meeting.”
Senior Director / Market Area Leader Oceania
“Thank you so much for your inspiring contribution to our conference. Feedback to date was that the conference was a huge success and your presentation was an integral part of that success. Comments we have received include:
‘Kevin’s keynote was great’
‘Kevin was a perfect presenter and I am a new fan of his now’
‘Kevin was soooo inspiring’
Your session was the perfect end to our conference and your presentation style kept the energy levels raised at a difficult time of the day.”
“Kevin was brilliant last night. I have received excellent feedback. He mingled well with the audience prior to speaking and then had everyone totally engaged for 35 minutes. Really easy going, personable and very, very inspirational, we were all in awe of his mental strength and determination.
The positives that the group took away were that Kevin seemed like just an everyday person, who has overcome the challenges of life and just never gives up. He linked his talk in very well with the audience so was well received.”
New Zealand Steel
“Thank you Kevin for such an inspiring presentation, you nailed the subject matter with aplomb. We surveyed our team of 100 participants post event and 95% rated your contribution very good to excellent.”
Professionals, Redcoats Limited
“Having listened to Kevin speak at our national conference I made immediate arrangements to bring him to Invercargill to address our clients. This proved to be a great success with another wonderful account of some incredible adventures by Kevin. The evening was a great success with a lot of excellent feedback from the large number who attended.”
“Thanks Kevin for presenting at our safe start breakfast meeting. Logging contractors can be a tough audience. However you had their full attention and got some good laughs. Your ability to describe your adventures with their physical and mental challenges certainly struck a note with our guys, who work in a tough environment, and delivering this with a specific safety and teamwork message was done very well.”
Wood Marketing Services Limited
“Kevin was great to deal with, he understood the specific needs of our event and didn’t just roll out an existing presentation, but made it work for our audience. Not only that, but he turned up early morning as he was so keen to take part in the event welcome (which involved a pitch by each speaker, as the audience were able to choose which speaker they wanted to hear from). He did such a good job at the pitch that his session ‘sold out’ in seconds and the feedback from the session was amazing. I heard again and again what an amazing speaker Kevin was and that he was their favourite thing about the event.”
Deloitte Fast 50
“Thank you! Your workshop was received even better than I had hoped for. You were a huge success. So much so that the one person I thought would be sceptical about the two days, made a point in coming to see me to say that they thought you were the best speaker they had ever heard. They had really taken on board some of the information from your workshop and planned to take these learnings back to their team and apply these - which is just fantastic!
Your ability to show the correlation between your experiences and what our team are experiencing in the work environment is a real credit to you. You are a fantastic speaker Kevin. The only regret I have is that we didn't have you for longer.”
Fairview Systems Limited
“Thanks so much for yesterday, it was an unqualified success with your presentation the hands-down highlight for everyone. Your key messages were so well aligned with where we want to go and the leadership profiles that we have in our organisation and aspire for our team to develop - it was just oarsome!”
Suncorp Life NZ
“Kevin was amazing and his style of talking was great. He sums up the situation and entertains both young and mature. He is easy going and makes a point to understand what you want out of the day. He is a person that will fit in at any seminar / event and will be a success. He is a funny humorist and he has the energy that you need to keep an audience’s attention. A nice kiwi bloke with a great appetite to try and succeed. It was a pleasure to work with Kevin and I will recommend him for any event.”
“Thank you Kevin for giving our branch managers a boost - this was a hard-boiled, practical group but we were delighted with the combination of powerful insights delivered with a wonderful light hearted touch. Very inspirational, totally on-message and thoroughly recommended.”
General Manager NZ Supply Chain
“Kevin’s presentation at our senior medical staff annual dinner was both inspiring and riveting entertainment that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.”
I’d like to thank you on behalf of the team at ALGIM for delivering a memorable experience for our delegates. You were a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Here is some feedback from our delegates:
Fantastic – everyone needs to hear this.
So brave! WOW!
Great tips, will use this moving forward.
Wickedly awesome, best motivational speaker I have heard.
Interesting and thoughtful.
Very inspirational and motivational.
Association of Local Government Information Management
“Kevin was highly entertaining and kept the audience engaged for the entire presentation (over an hour). What was equally impressive, however, was how he ensured that the insights from his adventures were relevant to us and provided gems of thoughts and ideas for our people. He was a pleasure to work with leading up to the presentation and was so popular chatting afterwards that we had to chase him out the door to get him to the airport on time! Thanks Kevin, you gave us exactly what we were looking for… and more.”
Human Resources Manager
Medical Assurance Society (MAS)
“Kevin Biggar had an incredibly hard timeslot to try and keep the Tandem crowd entertained and engaged. We had just had lunch, there had already been a number of presentations and we were coming to the end of the formal sessions. This was not a problem for Kevin as his presentation was so engaging that the team came out of it fully energised.
Kevin’s presentation on his adventures really resonated with Tandem Travel as the life lessons he learnt could be applied to everyday business, the choice of attitude and commitment to achieving both business and personal goals. His session was one of the highlights of the event, the entire team were talking about it for days to come.”
Group Operations Manager
“We have had nothing but positive feedback regarding your presentation and the messages that you conveyed to our delegates. We were impressed by your down to earth and amusing approach to sharing experiences that most of us wouldn’t even dream of attempting. We’re sure that our attendees came away with a number of gems to apply to their business dealings in the future.”
Registered Master Builders Federation
“AWESOME job last night… you rocked the house! Well done, you were amazing (of course!). Thank you for all your efforts and fantastic entertainment.
Customer Experience Manager
“DAMN! Kevin Biggar is that good, a new word should be created, encapsulating all that he is and does. I work for the planning division of Auckland Council and invited Kevin to speak at a departmental meeting. The inspiration ignited for each individual had such a positive effect, that I invited Kevin back for the divisional meeting with over 300 people attending. Kevin’s humour and clever way of engaging the crowd, while sharing his life adventures, changes your perception of problems to challenges that become achievable. I look forward to working with you again Mr Biggar!”
Stakeholder Engagement Support
“I must say that your visit and presentation was excellent and has generated the beginning of some much needed discussions. The comments have been exceedingly positive with many stating you are the best speaker the company has had in our 18 year history.”
“We have been running our winter seminar for over twenty years, and Kevins after dinner presentation was the best yet. We looked for an informative yet entertaining presentation and this went the whole 9 yards!
When we asked Kevin Biggar to speak at our conference, then provide a training session for our consultants he worked hard to ensure he knew what we looking for. Then he delivered in a clear and uncomplicated manner. This was right on the mark, exceeding our expectations.
We certainly appreciated Kevin’s personal approach in preparing for our conference. He made sure he understood the theme, our target audience and required outcomes. Then delivered in a calm, well measured manner. It was exactly what we needed.
Kevin had us on the edge of our seats for the entire presentation. Our delegates left the conference saying this was the best event in twenty years and his contribution sealed the event in style.
Kevin’s presentation style is very engaging. Our audience was right there with him, we felt as if we were rowing the Atlantic or dragging that sledge to the South Pole. This is very motivational stuff.
Our business has worked successfully in the extension area for years, but Kevin Biggar came in and gave us a powerful, refreshing approach towards extension. Our consultants immediately introduced these skills and ideas into their work. His training style is engaging yet well structured. It works!”
Baker & Associates
“It was not only Kevin’s courage and intelligence which inspired our members but his humility and genuineness. He hugely engaged this audience - capturing minds and winning hearts. Kevin was by far the highest rated of all our conference presentations. It was also a pleasure working with him.”
Facilities Management Association of New Zealand