“Her talk was exceptional, perfectly delivered and her message was spot on.
She received a standing ovation, which not an easy thing to achieve at an event like this.The feedback from everyone has been fantastic.”
“A truly inspiration and excellent key note presentation at the Towards World Class HR in the North West Conference. Thank you for your valuable contribution.”
NHS North West Conference
“I have never worked with any other athlete who is as brilliant as Tanni at delivering on a brief.”
“Dame Tanni’s presentation was outstanding. She delivered a talk that met the aims of the conference. The audience were completely engaged and hung on every word. The feedback was positive. They felt Tanni was an inspiration and felt that her comments about sport were easily transferable to education.”
Jewish Schools Conference
“She was simply excellent”
Johnson’s Paint, motivational speech
“Tanni presented to a room of some 200 Sainsbury’s colleagues. All our colleagues found her stories of her sports career both fascinating and inspiring. Her desire to succeed was obvious and certainly something to think about! Tanni took questions from the audience. Her natural, relaxed style made colleagues feel able to ask many questions across a raft of topics, not least her role on Transport for London.”
CEO, Justin King, Sainsbury’s
“We’re over the moon. Tanni was absolutely fantastic.”
Welsh Assembly, motivational/diversity keynote
“Just a note to say a big thank you to Dame Tanni for the event yesterday. We were delighted and as ever Dame Tanni was amazing!!!”
Herbert Smith, women’s networking event
Institute of Family Business, 5 October 2012
Please accept my sincere thanks for your presentation….the feedback we have received has been very positive describing the event variously as "amazing", "stunning", "great speakers and topics" and "wonderful".
Your presentation on "Extraordinary Performance" was not only powerful but enabled us to close our conference on a high note- inspiring many of the delegates in the room. It also served as a great reminder of the outstanding success of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Blue Rubicon, 29 August 2012
The whole team would like to extend our warmest thanks to Tanni for attending the event yesterday – she was magnificent. You could tell from the reaction of the Community Champions that Tanni’s presence meant so much to them and made their whole experience so much richer.
We really cannot thank you and Tanni enough for fitting us in, particularly given Tanni’s involvement with the Torch and the Opening Ceremony. We were also delighted that Tanni agreed to speak and be part of the group photograph.
Pantheon, 13 June 2012
Just a note to say that Tanni was fantastic yesterday. We really enjoyed having her there with us and she was a great hit with our clients.
BP, New Joiners Conference, 22 May 2012
Tanni was a very good guest speaker and met all of our expectations. Her down to earth attitude, sense of humour and personal story were all well received and matched the tone of the evening and nature of the audience perfectly. We had asked her to touch upon the themes of adversity, diversity, inclusivity and team work and she covered all of these topics well. She also made a very good personal impression and her willingness to answer questions and stay around after her speech were very welcome. Please pass on the organizing team’s regards and sincere thanks!
Deloitte, 23rd June 2011
I just wanted to thank you for joining us on 23rd June for our Financial Services Dinner. Your presentation was both fascinating and inspirational. So many of our clients also really appreciated the amount of time you spent talking to them both during and after dinner. I was bombarded with emails of thanks the following day and every single one of them mentioned how much they enjoyed talking to you.
Lloyds Banking Group, 6 October 2011
On behalf of the Group Audit team at Lloyds Banking Group, I would like to thank you for taking part in our Group Audit Conference. The conference was a great success and your talk on The Art of the Possible was a real highlight, which I hope you sensed from the reaction you generated. I would also like to pass on the thanks of a number of colleagues who were thrilled at being able to lunch with you or spend some time with you while you were away with us.
Gartner Outsourcing & IT Services Summit, 27 September 2011
We have the results of the delegate evaluations... and I wanted to let you know that Tanni’s keynote was very well received. One a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent, Tanni scored 4.77 for her speaking skills and 4.44 for the content of her presentation. These are great scores, just what we’re looking for from a guest keynote. Some of the comments that we received included:
• Truly a inspiration, thanks!
• Good thought provoking session at personal level
• Absolutely inspirational
• Great speaker - inspirational
• Thank you and congratulations!
Lend Lease UK, Diversity Q&A, 6 December 2011
Brilliant event, everyone is buzzing about it and Tanni was amazing.
EDF Energy, ‘Safe, Warm and Well’ Campaign, December 2011
The PR team have asked me to convey their thanks. Apparently this morning went very well and Tanni was great in communicating the key messaging across along with stressing the importance of the rebate.
Keystone Distribution Holdings, Keynote and Round Table, 2 November 2011
I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all of your support and hard work on this week’s event. From my perspective, it all went very well and we have had nothing but positive feedback from the delegates with regards to your presentation and securing your agreement to take part in the round table discussion was also seen as a massive coup.
Visa, Olympic and Paralympic Ambassador
I have never worked with any other athlete who is as brilliant as Tanni at delivering on a brief
IBM, Sales Directors Conference, 7 February 2012
Everything went very well with Tanni. She is a lovely, warm and engaging and spent time with our executives getting to know them before she spoke.
Her talk was exceptional, perfectly delivered and her message was spot on.
She received a standing ovation, which not an easy thing to achieve at an event like this.
The feedback from everyone has been fantastic.
Institute of Engineering and Technology, 16 February 2012
Please accept my sincere thanks for your splendid, and exceptionally inspirational speech at our Annual Dinner. Your personal story was so entertaining and judging by the high level of engagement and completely unprecedented ovation from our guests, we were left in no doubt as to how well received this was.
Deutsche Bank, 22 February 2012
May I express our thanks for your input to our Global MD Induction event this week. The participants greatly enjoyed your closing session, your story is truly an amazing one. Thank you also for joining us on the boat last night, the participants really enjoyed being able to talk to you informally.
UK Power Networks, 3 May 2012
The event went really well and Tanni was fantastic. The level at which she pitched her talk was perfect and it was clear that she had an appreciation of what we did as an industry through mentioning her involvement with the infrastructure planning talks for the Olympics.
Everyone at the event commented on what a great speaker she was and that it was nice that she spoke about her life as a whole rather than just her accomplishments as an athlete which I think made it even more interesting to listen to. Tanni’s sense of humour was also very apparent and gave a nice change to the slightly stuffy engineering topics that are covered throughout the event. The fact that Tanni also stayed for some time after her talk to talk to people was noted and greatly appreciated as at the end of the day she would be more than entitled to just do her talk and call it a night.
Ernst & Young's Disability Working Group, South Asian Network and Women's Network, 15 May 2012
Thanks for all your help and patience in organising the evening with Tanni. As expected she was fantastic!
NHS North West Conference, 4th Dec 2009
‘A truly inspirational and excellent key note presentation at the Towards World Class HR in the
North West Conference. Thank you for your valuable contribution.’
Jewish Schools Conference, 4th Jan 2010
‘Dame Tanni’s presentation was outstanding. She delivered a talk that met the aims of the conference. The audience were completely engaged and hung on every word. The feedback was positive. They felt Tanni was an inspiration and felt that her comments about sport were easily transferable to education.’
Johnson’s Paint, 2nd Feb 2010, motivational speech
‘She was simply excellent’
Sainsbury’s. CEO, Justin King, motivational speech bringing in topic of Sport Relief, 17th Feb 2010
‘Tanni presented to a room of some 200 Sainsbury’s colleagues. All our colleagues found her stories of her sports career both fascinating and inspiring. Her desire to succeed was obvious and certainly something to think about!’
‘Sport Relief and Comic Relief are topics very close to the hearts of our colleagues. Tanni shared with us her experiences of working with Comic and Sport relief and gave examples which helped illustrate the impact of the money that we raise has on people less fortunate than us.’
‘Tanni took questions from the audience. Her natural, relaxed style made colleagues feel able to ask many questions across a raft of topics, not least her role on Transport for London.’
Welsh Assembly 18th March 2010, motivational/diversity keynote
‘We’re over the moon. Tanni was absolutely fantastic.’
Herbert Smith, 24th March 2010, women’s networking event
‘Just a note to say a big thank you to Dame Tanni for the event yesterday. We were delighted and as ever Dame Tanni was amazing!!!’
Coventry Transport Museum, 1st April 2010, opening of disabled transport exhibition
‘Tanni was fabulous and everyone loved her’
University College School, 27th May 2010
Thank you so much for being our Guest of Honour. Your contribution was absolutely perfect: friendly, personal, supremely well-judged and genuinely uplifting. Everybody enjoyed it. I know that everyone who met you – especially the students – will cherish the experience for a long time. We felt privileged.
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, 3rd June 2010, Equality & Diversity Event
I would like to thank you for your outstanding speech at the BIS Equality and Diversity event on 3rd June.
The event was very positively received by our staff and your presence generated lots of discussion about the equality and diversity agenda. Your presentation was particularly motivating and I am sure you will be pleased to know that we are building on the momentum created in order to raise the profile of equality and diversity even further in BIS.
National Association of Equipment Providers, 23rd June 2010, opening keynote of conference
Baroness Tanni was a great success and went down really well, I have had nothing but positive feedback. Thank you.
West Cheshire College, 9th September 2010, Awards speech
We were absolutely delighted with Tanni. She gave a fabulous speech and was such a lovely lovely person to all the guests and so patient. Can you pass on our thanks and admiration once again.
Medway Park Sports Centre, 28th October 2010, Children’s Disability Sports Day presentation
Tanni was great yesterday! She held the audience really well and I know everyone I spoke to was lifted and inspired by her story.
Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, 11th November 2010
Tanni was amazing! Massive amounts of positive feedback. We have raised almost £70,000 clear profit from the event which is fantastic!
Traveller Counsellors, 20th November 2010
Your session on the importance of support, thinking outside the box and aiming high linked in perfectly with our own messages as well as the conference theme. The feedback we have had from our attendees was amazing and many of them have singled you out as being a huge part of their weekend and have said that they left the event feeling truly inspired to succeed and reach their goals.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations, March 2011
Thank you for your excellent speech at the NVCO Annual Conference. In the days since, many of our delegates have told us that they left feeling inspired by your words and that by sharing your knowledge and experience; you have given them strength to face the difficult times ahead.
Kent Council Headteachers Conference, 16 March 2012
Please would you be kind enough to pass on my personal thanks and that of Kent County Council to Tanni for her valued contribution to The Head Works event last Friday. The feedback from our school teachers is remarkable and I am so grateful to her for sharing so much of her personal success life-stories. I think we all agreed that we had done so little with our own lives and she has achieved so much. We have re-named her "Inspirational Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson" - I hope she approves. Thank you.
Rathbone Brothers Breakfast, 15 May 2012
Tanni was wonderful this morning, everyone has said what a great speaker she is. It is good that she can talk about so many topics (from the Olympics to the House of Lords) and we will definitely consider her for future events. Please pass on my thanks to Tanni for not only her inspiring talk but also her tweets on Rathbones.
I look forward to receiving her article for Professionals Update.
CH&Co Annual Managers Conference, 23 June 2012
“All I can say is she was amazing. I was sat at the back of the room so could see everyone’s faces and they were totally spellbound by her. She read the audience very well, listened to my brief and delivered a perfect speech.
People asked if she could have stayed longer so they had a chance to meet her and do some Q&A!
She was a genuinely warm lovely lady and very easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone.”
CH&Co Annual Managers Conference, 23 June 2012
Clients Comments: Amazing! Had the whole audience hanging off her every word.
Content: Motivating, setting goals, achieving targets
Style of delivery: Friendly, warm, humour, determined, focused.
Audience response: best speaker we’ve ever had. I always ask for feedback from the whole event and 99% of the emails start with “Tanni, inspired choice, so great etc.”
Comments: Efficient, professional, friendly, understood requirements. Perfect.
Fast Track – Anglo American, 9 August 2012
Clients Comments: Tanni was great last night; It was really nice that after the event, she was chatting away to everyone so I hope she enjoyed it! We have had some great feedback from the client and guests so please pass on our thanks.
Nisa Conference – 17 October
Tanni’s was brilliant and she really is such a nice lady. She spoke to lots of delegates and had her photo taken on numerous occasions. Her presentation was just right, amusing, pertinent and enjoyed by all present. I will be writing to her directly to thank her for her contribution to a very successful 2012 Nisa Conference.
Bright Horizons – Awards of Excellence – 18 October
Tanni received a standing ovation before she even got on the stage! Everybody absolutely loved her and it was a huge success. Tanni is a real inspiration to all of us and such a lovely person. We were all overwhelmed.
City of London Corporation – 18 October
We wanted an energizing, motivational speaker to close our event, drawing together some of the key messages from earlier in our conference – Tanni did exactly that. The audience was totally absorbed in Tanni’s presentation, her story was fascinating and inspirational and I think those present felt privileged to hear this.