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Testimonials

Remember that ‘people buy people’ and this means that every testimonial you give and receive is a vital part of your personal and business marketing plan. Personal testimonials and recommendations are incredibly important because they provide honest and independent third party opinion about you, as well as how you are to work with and the results you deliver.

Because you can’t force a customer to give you a testimonial (although you can of course ask them for one!) when they provide one they will invariably give you very honest feedback and it is this that provides reassurance and confidence for other people.

Below is a selection of my testimonials from my SOS Networking Master Classes, Networking Training Workshops, and my 1-2-1 Coaching and Presentation Skills clients. Please feel free to contact them for their comments and specific feedback.

“Tony is a profound and inspiring speaker, with a gift for helping us to understand how to make positive changes in our business and to recognise and celebrate our success..”

” Tony spoke at our North Staffordshire WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) Network meeting in December 2011, when we experienced his inspirational and creative words, leaving us all at the end with an increased self belief that we ‘can do and will achieve’. Tony is a profound and inspiring speaker, with a gift for helping us to understand how to make positive changes in our business and to recognise and celebrate our success. Supporting and challenging in just the right measure, sharing his business knowledge, life experience and skills, helping others to succeed in the life we choose to understand how and why we adopt the life attitude we choose to have. Thank you Tony for in just 30 minutes, helping and enabling 22 ambitious and enterprising business women, with your simple toolkit of skills to continue to move forward confidently in both their business and personal lives to succeed in the life they choose. An Enriching, Uplifting, Motivational, Unforgettable, and Real Life Experience.
Helen Russell – Founder & Owner Projects Alive Limited – Quantity Surveying & Construction Project Management Services.

“Tony takes the fear and myths out of networking whilst highlighting the benefits, with real examples.”

” I attended one of Tony’s SOS Networking workshops. It was enlightening; Tony’s style is honest, down to earth, personable and believable. Tony takes the fear and myths out of networking whilst highlighting the benefits, with real examples. I have recommended the workshop to several other people, all of whom have found the course helpful and motivating.
Jayne Devlin – www.devlinconsulting.co.uk

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“I have learned from Tony many easy-to-use yet crucial tips and skills for networking that mean that chance encounters can turn into life-changing opportunities.”

“I have worked with Tony Altham for just under a year and have learned an awful lot in that time. The most important thing that I will take away with me as I enter working in the public sector is the power of networking.

Having been exposed to a variety of networking experiences and really being thrown in the deep end (2 weeks into the job I did an on the spot piece to camera at a Vistage International meeting to a room of about 200 staring eyes!) I have built up countless alliances that have helped me work to my best ability as Tony’s PA and event organiser and some day may prove to be the ‘need to know’ people in the future!

As a graduate and intrepid job-hunter networking is a valuable tool that can help you overcome obstacles and set you apart from the ever-growing crowd. I have learned from Tony many easy-to-use yet crucial tips and skills for networking that mean that chance encounters can turn into life-changing opportunities. Now I will always be prepared with the confidence for any situation and what is now a reflex-reaction to follow up. Networking makes business truly enjoyable, and the more you enjoy your job; the better you are at it! Thanks Tony! .” Esther Routledge – Former PA to Tony Altham

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“If you are thinking about business networking or are already a seasoned networker, I’d highly recommend you attend one of Tony’s events.”

“I have attended two events recently where Tony was a speaker. If you are thinking about business networking or are already a seasoned networker, I’d highly recommend you attend one of Tony’s events. His plethora of networking tips will leave you with many ways of improving your networking skills and ultimately ensure your time spent networking is an efficient use of time.” .” Lyndon Hughes – D2NA Network Associates Limited, Staffordshire

“Truly inspirational”

“Hello, Tony, I’d like to say a big “thank you” for the workshop you gave this morning. It was truly inspirational and gave us loads of tips. Judging by the number of emails that are flying around between delegates this afternoon, I’m certain the “follow up” message has got through! .” Deborah Renshaw – Renshaw Editorial Services, Shrewsbury

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” He is one of the most polite and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to know.”

” I have known Tony now for a number of years and he is quite simply the most consumate professional. He is someone who you can guarantee to go the extra mile with anything and everything that he does. He is one of the most polite and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to know. I could not recommend Tony to anyone more highly in every aspect, both for his superb networking and speaking skills and also for the products and services he provides through Adgiftsonline.” Mark Bailey Sales Manager at M&M Technologies, Stoke-on-Trent

“We have had many coaching calls which have been invaluable in helping me to focus on my business. I cannot recommend Tony enough – he is a fantastic Speaker and Coach.”

“I first met Tony at a WIRE meeting.

He did a fantastic presentation about being effective at networking. I had been in network marketing for some time however I had taken time away from that business to train to become a Life Coach and NLP therapist and was really struggling to find clients hence why I began to join local networking groups to promote my business.

I was really impressed with Tony and approached him after the meeting. I subsequently went along to many SOS events to listen to Tony and found I learned so much more every time.
Tony has given me some really sound business advice and we have had many coaching calls which have been invaluable in helping me to focus on my business. I cannot recommend Tony enough – he is a fantastic Speaker and Coach.” Jill Booth – Glass Half Full Coaching

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“He speaks of practical and useful tips to help people make the most of their networking opportunities… I can heartily recommend Tony as a speaker.”

“My business partner and I recently attended the SOS Networking event held by Tony Altham in conjunction with Business Brokers. The event was extremely well organised and well attended. Tony hosted it with a warm, informal style that held everyone’s attention and at once put us at ease and inspired us to engage positively with the other attendees. He has an easy confidence as a speaker and has an inclusive style of language that draws his audience. He speaks of practical and useful tips to help people make the most of their networking oppotunities. At the event he highlighted some simple networking tools and also talked of the importance of following up on contacts made at the event. I myself met some very interesting people, a number of whom I have since been in contact with and with whom I expect to do business in the future. I can heartily recommend Tony as a speaker at events such as these and will certainly be attending more.” Alejandra Garcia – Belvoir! Stoke-on-Trent

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“Within days of meeting Tony I had secured a work placement opportunity.”

“I met Tony at the College of Law in Chester and was sceptical that this would be another public speaker with no practical knowledge of the difficulties facing students in the current climate. I was delighted to discover that not only was the presentation and advice helpful but it actually works. Within days of meeting Tony I had secured a work placement opportunity. I would recommend Tony to all, his advice works – all you have to do is follow it.” Sarah McStay LPC
The College of Law Chester

“Meeting Tony Altham, has to be one of the best experiences I have had at Staffordshire University. “

“Meeting Tony Altham, has to be one of the best experiences I have had at Staffordshire University. It is so amazing to see such a humble person with so much passion and charisma, taking the time to educate people about the vital skills of life. Thanks to Tony, I have obtained very important skills which have automatically added to my knowledge and confidence in all areas of life.” Funmi Adeyemi – Law Student – Staffordshire University Law School

“Tony has a wealth of knowledge and truly knows how to connect people and get them motivated to succeed. “

“Tony has a wealth of knowledge and truly knows how to connect people and get them motivated to succeed.He gave a wonderful talk on the skills of networking and how to improve this skill. His knowledge and ‘can do’ attitude made me feel I could go out into the business community immediately and network and create successful opportunities for myself from networking events. Many thanks Tony for a wonderful talk. I hope to connect with you again and Follow Up!!” .” Charles Piper – The College of Law Chester

“After hearing Tony speak my fears around networking disappeared.”

“I first met Tony Altham at my first networking event in December of last year – the event was SOS Networking. Tony was the speaker at the event and he explained the key elements to networking. For me, new into business and at my first networking event this was really valid information. Tony spoke in ‘my language’, no fuss, no complicated jargon, just good old fashioned ‘common sense’, good manners, and a good sense of humour… and from a point of a wealth of experience! After hearing Tony speak my fears around networking disappeared and I actually looked forward to building connections and business relationships, after all this is what it was all about!Louise Griffin – Achieve YOUR Potential

“His delivery was first class and highly valued by the group.”

Tony recently delivered a first class ‘networking’ presentation to a business start up group I am supporting as part of a North Staffordshire Business Initiative programme (City Test Trading). His delivery was first class and highly valued by the group. His energy and knowledge is clealry evident. I would not hesitate to recommend Tony to othersEdwin Lewis – Wider Impact Consultancy

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“There were some interesting perceptions and concepts of networking that I hadn’t thought of…”

I just wanted to thank you and Tony for taking the time out to present to the students at Staffordshire University. There were some interesting perceptions and concepts of networking that I hadn’t thought of, so it has been extremely useful and I can’t wait to use my knowledge in a practical setting including Monday’s session.Merlain Makiadi

“Everything that was advised was practical…”

I thought the speaking and advice by Tony at the Futurepro was very helpful. It was a very inspiring story and really encouraged me to put myself forward at the networking event. Also the advice he provided and the example of ‘dating’ was very useful and because he portrayed it in a humorous manner it made it more memorable. It was also really good to find out how behaviour is interpreted as it was useful for when actually networking. Everything that was advised was practical and although it is helpful to hear about other peoples experience I know a lot of students struggle to approach firms them self and Tony provided some excellent guidance.Fahmidah Khalil

“I am always impressed how he can tune into an audience and find the right buttons to press..”

I have heard Tony speak on several occasions now and am always impressed how he can tune into an audience and find the right buttons to press. From talking about the importance of networking to motivation to being an entrepreneur, Tony gauges the level of his audience really well and really knows his subject.Lucy Challinor – Keele University

“It wasn’t until I met him that I realised it isn’t the business you work in that is important but the fact you are in business definitely is.”

Over the past 3 years I have worked with Tony in different forms. Tony was recommended as my Uni Mentor when I was studying on the Foundation Business Start-up Degree. It wasn’t until I met him that I realised it isn’t the business you work in that is important but the fact you are in business definitely is. Later I benefited from Tony’s SOS Business Network, in which he brought his years of experience into a manageable and motivational presentation . From this I have repeated the benefits of Tony’s words of wisdom and channelled them into my own line of work. Networking – brings its own rewards in time when you do it well. Thanks TonyKate Beauchamp – Groove Academy

“Due to successful networking and referrals from happy clients my sales are exceeding my expectations.”

Tony has been very helpful in getting my business started. After attending an SOS Networking event on “How to Network”, Tony helped me develop my confidence and successfully encouraged me to start networking. Tony’s friendly approach made me feel comfortable at my first networking event but it’s his eagerness to help small businesses that really sets him apart. As a result I’ve since had the confidence to start up my very own network group….. “The Newcastle WiRE Network”. Tony has helped arrange a venue for the monthly meets and is giving a talk to the group in June. Due to successful networking and referrals from happy clients my sales are exceeding my expectations. I look forward to even more success in the future and I’m thankful to Tony for helping me along the way.Lisa Fortune BA (Hons) ACA – FortuneHart Chartered Accountants

“You really make a difference in the lives of so many people and will definitely be remembered by Staffordshire University…”

I too in my life had been told by many that “you couldn’t do it” but after seeing a great success of a man tell me that I can do anything and everything I want to just totally gave me hope, made me realize ‘impossible’ is only a state of mind :) (Impossible) is only real if I believe it to be real. Thanks for the kind words Tony, please keep doing what you do, you really make a difference in the lives of so many people and will definitely be remembered by Staffordshire University.Goodyear Lombe Ilunga

““I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone needing to learn more about the importance of networking.

“Tony is a great speaker, and has a great understanding of how networking can be used by individuals and businesses to make a very real difference to bottom line profitability. He communicates his knowledge with great enthusiasm and a real love for the subject. Tony is fun to work with whilst maintaining a high degree of integrity; and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone needing to learn more about the importance of networking.” Claire Hameed – Programme Manager Enterprise & Entrepreneurship at Staffordshire University

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“I highly recommend the quality and value of his presentation skills, his professionalism, delivery and approachability.

“I met Tony at an evening seminar where he gave an eloquent and engaging presentation on networking skills. The advice he offered and the way in which it was delivered has made a lasting impression. I continue to use the tools he equipped me with on a regular basis in my business activities and I am certain they have had a positive impact on my methods of communication and personal contact with clients both existing and potential.

I highly recommend the quality and value of his presentation skills, his professionalism, delivery and approachability.
Frances Bromley – Director – Scabetti

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“He speaks with a gentleness and humbleness that is refreshing.

“Tony Altham is a deep and inspiring man who is passionate about getting the most out of life moment by moment. He speaks with a gentleness and humbleness that is refreshing and he connects with people by giving the whole of himself as an open book. When Tony speaks, the audience smiles. His words are thought provoking and the concepts he speaks of are easy to grasp and to apply in order to get more fulfilment in your workplace and in your life. I happily recommend Tony Altham as a professional speaker.

I highly recommend the quality and value of his presentation skills, his professionalism, delivery and approachability.
Tony Burgess – Director – The Academy of High Achievers

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“What you get comes straight from the core of Tony; warm, sincere and charismatic.

“Tony Altham presents as the human being he truly is. What you get comes straight from the core of Tony; warm, sincere and charismatic. His success is due to his natural ability to enable people to be the best they possibly can be. What more could you possibly want?Nicky Davies – Director – Njoy Change

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“Tony Altham is one of the most compassionate guys I have ever met.

“Tony Altham is one of the most compassionate guys I have ever met. He is a little guy with one of the biggest hearts and spirit. Tony inspires people from all walks of life. If you have not heard him present then you need to.Lynn Grocott – Author, Speaker, Trainer, Coach

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