Clients and Testimonials

Delighted clients who have experienced Paul’s keynote speaker and motivational speaking services have provided the following comments:

As a public speaker, Paul’s an expert at engaging the audience across a wide range of issues and adept at using case studies and anecdotes in bringing subjects to life (Alun Probert, Director, Strategic Communications & Government Advertising, NSW Government Services, Technology & Administration; and convenor of AMI Government Marketing & Communications Conferences where Paul has spoken twice – and is speaking again in September 2011)

From the moment Paul begins to speak you know that he is passionately committed to helping people and organisations truly embrace and achieve their potential. In sharing both his experiences and the lessons learned from his extensive career in business planning and development, Paul masterfully and practically demystifies the pathways to achieving personal and professional success. An engaging, informative and transformative speaker, Paul Vittles knows how to inspire (Amelia Starr, Director, AARC Consulting)

I had the pleasure of hearing Paul speak at the Australian Marketing Institute National Summit, held in Brisbane in May 2011. Paul was a highly engaging speaker, and communicated his ideas/models/theories on leadership that really provoked my thinking. Paul gave us practical advice and solutions that could be applied by anyone, regardless of their industry or position within an organisation. Paul has an immense wealth of knowledge backed by enthusiasm and passion for what he believes in. I’ve been reading back through my notes on his talk, no doubt for some time to come. I would absolutely recommend Paul as a dynamic speaker who really knows how capture the minds of his audience (Tim Vaughan, Marketing Strategist, Second Road)

I had the pleasure of hearing Paul’s address at the Australian Marketing Institute’s Supercharged Marketing Summit in Brisbane and he was positively inspiring. His focus on vision-led change and his belief that marketers are leaders and agents of this vision-led change philosophy is right on the money! He was an entertaining and enthused speaker and I have no hesitation recommending him (Vasili Loizou, Marketing Executive, Townsville Enterprise Limited)

I am happy to recommend Paul for the superb content of his presentation and world class delivery skills. Paul has an ease with his audience which is refreshing and he is one of the best listeners I know. Well done Paul (Stephen Mayers, CEO, Best Behaviours)

Paul has the ability to engage and captivate his audience. His down to earth and practical solutions driven approaches leave the listener better equipped and most importantly inspired and motivated to take on the challenges at hand (Rowan Haylett, Resources Group)

I had the pleasure of seeing Paul speak at the WA AMSRS Conference in 2008. His presentation was extremely engaging as he aimed to inspire, challenge and motivate the audience. He certainly achieved his goal, and he was awarded ‘Best Presentation’ by conference delegates. I would highly recommend Paul for any speaking engagement (Marquis Pohla, Researcher and Consultant)

Paul gave an excellent paper at our State conference in 2008 where he won the Best Presentation award, and we invited him back as he proved to be such a popular and thought provoking speaker (Nicky Munro Chair of WA division of AMSRS)

Paul delivered an inspirational and thought provoking presentation – Online and Onboard – at the ATMA conference, it would have been good if it had been longer – he left us wanting more (Barbara Crawford, Marketing & Communications Manager, Chisholm TAFE)

Paul facilitated three very successful national workshops attended by over two hundred respite care services. He effectively engaged a very diverse group over a day and a half – keeping the proceedings pacy, lively and enjoyable while staying focused and productive. Feedback from the audience was extremely positive (Alison Wallace, Director, Urbis)

Paul is one of the most thought-provoking speakers I have seen on the topic of leadership. His seminar inspired me to challenge my thoughts and behaviours, in order to get the most out of the team I was leading. Paul’s seminar was an important stepping stone on my personal development journey to date (Tina D’Aurizio, Market Research Manager, HBF)

I first saw Paul present at the 2006 Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Government Marketing Conference at the Gold Coast on the topic “Community Engagement: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”. Paul’s presentation style was incredibly engaging and the content of his presentation has stayed with me ever since. It’s an all-to-common experience – conference delegates suffer death-by-PowerPoint and presenters, despite being passionate about their topic, fail to genuinely capture the attention (let alone imagination) of the audience. Paul impressed me because not only did he capture the attention of the audience, he provided practical advice, tools and techniques that the audience could use in their own work. Paul’s greatest talent is his ability to provide clarity to the most complex problems (Megan Maletic, Consultant, SMS Management & Technology)

Paul has proven to be a great inspirational and motivational speaker at many of our LARIA Conferences and Events over a sustained period of time. I’m delighted that Paul agreed to come over to the UK to speak at our 2010 Annual Conference. Paul provides delegates with a fresh and unique insight into many of the issues which they are having to address within their own organisations. Delegates always feel upbeat, uplifted and inspired after attending one of Paul’s presentations (Gerallt Evans-Hughes, Chair of the Events Group, LARIA)

I have had the pleasure of attending various conferences and functions over the last few years where Paul has been speaking. Whether it be a small intimate occasion or a packed auditorium, Paul has always managed to capture the minds of those in the room with his eloquence, passion and knowledge. He is always well prepared and offers thought-provoking, original content that is sure to leave his audience with something to take away (Jason Buchanan, Managing Director, GPS Innovations)

There is nothing that compares to listening to someone that has actually been in the trenches and applied the same strategies that they refer to. Paul is an enthusiastic practitioner, strategist, speaker, coach and leader. He shares many practical examples of how the combination of good preparation, genuine engagement and strategic thinking positively impact on the deployment and execution of plans. He outlines how you can achieve a balance of team and personal success in your planning. Paul demonstrates how the journey can be equally or possibly even more rewarding than the destination. An inspiring individual (Greg Doyle, Public Servant and Convenor of the 2007 LGMA LiveWire Conference)

I first met Paul when he presented his paper addressing the importance and linking of happiness and productivity in the workplace, at the 2005 Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) Conference in Sydney. Paul clearly won the Best Paper award with great content and presentation style. Paul has now branched out with his own business that promotes learning similar messages to those he presented some 2 years ago. Paul is very active on many business and social fronts including his association with the Sydney chapter of the Royal Society for the Arts, promoting discussion of important messages on critical social issues. I would urge anyone in business who wants to develop excellence in themselves or their associates to talk with Paul to learn from his wide experiences and awareness (Philip Mitchell-Taverner, MD, Taverner Research)

Paul Vittles is a rare kind of speaker – droll, personable, clear, interesting, cheeky and insightful. What’s more, he was voted the best speaker at an AMSRS Conference in WA a couple of years ago, and I wasn’t, despite sharing the same podium with him. Paul is, by repute (other than his own), a great business leader and coach (Chris Martin-Murphy, MD Interface Research & Strategy)

I have had the pleasure of seeing Paul Vittles present numerous times at Market and Social research conferences across Australia and it is something I always look forward to. Paul speaks with authority and passion on predicting the future, coaching and developing talent within our profession. He is an articulate speaker and he is clearly trying to make a difference (Peter Harris, AMSRS President)

The Policy Network in the UK is one of the key think tanks and support organisations for the public sector. Paul led Conference sessions which stimulated new thinking and the linking of ideas amongst those who mould policy and strategy for the future (Rob Tinlin, Chief Executive at Southend Council)

Paul has provided keynote talks, MC services, workshop design/facilitation, events design services, training, coaching, research and consultancy for hundreds of clients in Australia and the UK. This includes SMEs, corporates, not-for-profits, and government organisations and their senior managers.

Organisations that Paul has provided services to (or the employers of people Paul has provided services to) since he moved to Australia in 2005 (in addition to his 1000+ clients in the UK)  include:

  • ACA Research
  • ACT Housing
  • Arts NSW
  • Arts Queensland
  • Arts Victoria
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
  • Australian Council for the Arts
  • Australian Fair Pay Commission
  • Australian Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Australian Government Information Management Organisation (AGIMO)
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Australian Tax Office
  • beyondblue
  • Blue Fish Restaurant
  • BrainJuicer
  • Brisbane City Council
  • B2B International
  • BT
  • Cancer Council NSW
  • Children’s Cancer Institute
  • City of Ryde Council
  • Colmar Brunton
  • Comcare
  • Department of Defence
  • Direction First
  • Directional Insights
  • Disney Channel
  • ekas Marketing Research Services
  • Farron Research
  • Federal Department of Health and Ageing
  • Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
  • Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation
  • Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • Federal Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Fusion Communications
  • Harbour IT
  • HBF
  • Health Services Australia (HSA)
  • Indigenous Business Australia
  • iNova Pharmaceuticals
  • IPAA
  • Jigsaw Strategic Research
  • Landcorp
  • Leighton Contractors
  • Melbourne University
  • National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS)
  • Network Research and Marketing
  • Newspoll
  • Nielsen
  • NRMA
  • NSW Department of Commerce
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • NSW Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing
  • Nunwood Research and Consulting
  • Opinion Research Services
  • Opinium Research
  • Outback Ecology
  • Painted Dog
  • Potentiate
  • Product Perceptions
  • Prophisee
  • Queanbeyan City Council
  • Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission
  • Queensland Department of Communities
  • Queensland Rail
  • RailCorp NSW
  • Research Now
  • Researchpanel
  • Research Solutions
  • Sensis
  • Singleton Council
  • SLS-Analdo
  • Stancombe Research and Planning
  • Suicide Prevention Australia
  • SuperFriend
  • Swift Research
  • Synovate
  • Taverner Research
  • Think Intrepid
  • Tourism Australia
  • Tourism and Events Queensland
  • Tourism Research Australia
  • Tourism WA
  • TNS
  • Urbis
  • Victorian Department of Justice
  • Vivid
  • WA Department of Education and Training
  • WA Public Transport Authority
  • Web Resources
  • Wollongong City Council