“As the leader of Sydney’s successful 2000 Olympic Bid Committee, I employed every strategy I could, to craft the winning pitch. But when it comes to pitching, Ian Elliot is ‘The Maestro” His experience in creating winning business pitches is legendary. He understands the science and the art form, to do what it takes to win. He’s the master persuader”.
Rod McGeoch CEO Sydney 2000 Olympic Bid Committee
‘Ian’s speech at the US Masters Golf had the Fortune 500 CEO’s and executives on the edge of their seats. A brilliant speech that did Australia proud”
Chairman Organising Committee Red Carpet Club Georgia Chamber of Commerce Augusta GA
The feedback from the leadership team was fantastic ! The information and ideas you shared with us on cultural change and staff engagement were constantly referred to for the remainder of the off-site. Your style and presentation worked well and the humour you injected was warmly received. You listened to the brief and absolutely delivered to the expectations. You certainly provided food for thought for how we can take the function forward and provided inspiration. You left a lasting impression with the leadership team.
Speakers at our last 2 annual events have been H. Ross Perrot and General Norman Schwartzkopf. Ian’s performance eclipsed them all. An uplifting, funny, poignant and motivating event.
Colonel Edwin Anderson –Chief of Staff John F Kennedy Special Warfare Centre. Fort Bragg North Carolina
‘Ian spoke with great enthusiasm and passion to a group of international business leaders. The subject of how to ‘Pitch and win Business’ is close to every business leaders heart. Ian was able to not only speak with authority on the subject, given his track record at Pattersons, but also able to clearly identify the key areas each of us need to focus on in order to achieve success in our businesses”.
World Presidents Organisation
” Our group is still talking about how valuable your presentation was … fantastic !”
International Speakers Association Las Vegas
“Your preparation for our Asian regional conference in Bangkok and attention to the services and needs of our industry excelled. You provided compelling, innovative education to our diverse group, your session accomplished everything ! Now we would like to invite you to repeat that performance in Rome for our European Conference.”
“Ian’s talk was both stimulating and thought provoking – any company pitching for large scale projects and creative assignments should listen to him and at the very least read his book !”
Israeli Chamber of Commerce
Warm engaging style, listened to the brief and absolutely delivered to expectations. great use of ‘stories’ to bring things to life – left a lasting impression with the leadership team.
“Your presentation was energising, insightful and inspiring – we had fantastic feedback”
Dibbs Abbott Stillman / Lawyers
“Ian is a master strategist when it comes to winning new business. Our senior management team learnt so much from a full day with him.”
Ogilvy & Mather – Shanghai CHINA
“Thank you for a terrific presentation!”
HLB Mann Judd
Ian’s keynote session ‘stop bitching, start pitching’ was an absolute highlight of the 2010 Marketing Week conference in Adelaide. The presentation was full of insight and useful tips and Ian lived up to his reputation as a great presenter, delivering his subject with a wonderful mix of authority, empathy and good humor. If you get the chance to see Ian speak, don’t miss it.
Kim Boehm, Managing Director, Clemenger BBDO Adelaide.
Ian was the last speaker of the day and he was perfect for it. His style was really relevant to our business and everyone at the seminar was delighted by his presentation.
FIIG Securities Limited