What people are saying about workshops
- “Great presentation and a door opened into the future of technology.”
- "Andrew has a soothing and easy manner. Not intimidating at all, invited participation and was very respectful even if the participation was not really relevant.”
- “Great job by Andrew engaging 5 females (Grandmotherly age group) of the digital immigrant generation and allaying fears.”
- “For a computer illiterate I found the seminar very informative and I liked the interactive format.”
- “Good on Andrew for taking on a room full of Social Media newbies and cynics!”
- “Exactly what I needed! Presenter worked on our needs and it was more interesting than just going through the PowerPoint presentation. Excellent.”
- “Very informative and interesting presenter.”
- “Great stuff would love to ask questions for hours.”
What people are saying generally
“Andrew is one of New Zealand's top social media gurus. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things social media and is a great speaker with a knack for explaining technical concepts in terms everyone can understand. I'd highly recommend Andrew to anyone wanting to learn about social media and how it can help their organisation succeed.”
-- Dr Chris Paton (Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Auckland and Founder, New Media Medicine Ltd)
“Andrew has been an ongoing source of relevant information regarding social media and online marketing - his experience has been very valuable for the members of the Distiller as well as for the wider business community in Otago. He is very knowledgeable about the social media landscape and is comfortable using technology to connect individuals and businesses with potential and current customers. Andrew is also an insightful business person, a great event organiser, a dedicated lecturer, and a genuinely good guy. I heartily recommend Andrew to anyone looking at venturing into, or enhancing their social media presence!”
-- Francois Bondiguel (Co-founder, The Distiller and PocketSmith)
"Not been very computer literate I was very curious to see how using this medium could benefit the organisation I work for. On attending Andrew's amazing no- nonsense workshop I left feeling confident enough to try my hand at opening a facebook page for my organisation, it took some time but following Andrew's guidelines and advice I did it. Andrew is a very knowledgeble, entertaining teacher who has a way of explaining things in a non confusing manner, he encourages interactions throughout his workshops which can lead to very entertaining and useful discussions! Onwards and upwards now to twittering and blogs!"
-- Julie Gill (Formally Business Support and Communications Officer, Enterprise Clutha)
"Andrew presented at our conference on the topic Social Media, at very short notice. His obvious knowledge and understanding of the topic, together with his passion came through his during his presentation, and in subsequent conversations. Feedback from attendees has been unanimously positive. I would have no hesitation recommending Andrew both as a conference presenter, or as a consultant in a company situation.”
-- Bob King (General Manager, Emerson Brewing Co Ltd. and Branch Chair, Otago branch of the NZICA)
"Thank you Andrew, you are a Social Media Guru! As the owner of the natural Health Care company ARTEMIS, it is important to me to connect with our customers directly so that we can support them personally on their quest for good health. Social media is the way to go but I felt a bit intimidated how to do it. Thank you very much for setting up our ARTEMIS Facebook page and Twitter and helping us so swiftly with any teething problems. The Social Media experience has been fantastic."
-- Sandra Clair (Founder, Artemis)
"Andrew made himself available at no charge to present to a group of young people I was training as online moderators for a non-profit youth development website. His presentation painted an informative and entertaining picture of the changing role of the internet in New Zealand and was a highlight of the training for young participants, providing them with an important context to being an online moderator."
--Nathan Brown (Marketing and Communications Coordinator, University of Otago)