Testimonials

Every speech is written in the strictest confidence and so we cannot send samples. We hope these recent references from my clients suggest how we might be able to help you. Every quote has been sent to us in writing.


Political

“That’s absolutely brilliant.” 
TH, Aug 2017

“The speech went very well and it was a real right choice to get your help. I will be in touch in future.”
ML, Jun 2017

“Been told my speech was the best in living memory. Just so you know !”
TH, Jun 2017

“Just a short note to say that my speech went down really well, had loads of compliments – so thank you very  much for all your help and assistance.”
JM, May 2017

“My meeting went very well! I was amazed at how captivated the team was. Thank you once again.”
MU, May 2017

“It was a tough one to crack this time! The troops were demotivated the days before, but this speech did the trick.  Left a great feeling in the room.  So a million thanks as ever.”
Sue S, June 2015

“Went down a storm.   Amazing rally.  Speech perfect, thanks. Thanks for your time as always.
Liz T, April 2015

“Lawrence –this, as always, is just perfect and is such a great help.”
Elizabeth S, April 2015

“Wow!”
Toyin O, January 2015

“A man who I had never previously met came up to me afterwards and said he had attended events at the Guild Hall for over 50 years and this was the best speech he had ever heard. I am sure you will understand why I didn’t name drop you at that point. Thanks again for everything.”
Tim H, September 2014

“Congrats are the order of the day! What a powerful and well informed speech from a diplomat who is both master of his brief and who presented
a series of highly complex issues in such a precise and succinct way!”

RA, Nov 2013

“Hi Lawrence, this is A***. The ideas are truly mind-blowing. I read in shock at the foresight and can’t wait to pass this on. Looking forward to writing the budget speech.”
TO, Oct 2013

“A big ‘thank you’ yet again for going beyond the call of duty and for the quality of your writing and strategic thinking. The speech has helped to break through barriers – it had a message and that had been absent in his previous speeches. I am so excited about the future! With your help we are transforming a politician into a statesman.”
Anon, June 2013

Corporate

“That is great and spot on. Thank you as always.”
LS, Oct 2017

“I cannot thank you enough for all your help and support with the event.  You truly are the most brilliant writer and it was an honour and privilege to work with you.” 
NL Oct 2017

“I loved what you did for the Gxxx project and will most certainly come to you again for anything along those lines.  Stay in touch.”
Rebecca, Oct 2017

“The tone and balance is perfect.”
KS Sep 2017

“The speech went very well. It was said to be the best one on that night.”
Alice, Sep 2017

“Sky News voted our speech the best of the conference.  Thank you so much.”
LS, Sep 2017

“It was fantastic. You saved the day.”
KH, Sep 2017

“It’s really quite an experience to have an audience so focused on what you say. Thank you so much I could not have done it without you.”
DK, Sep 2017

“That’s GREAT! I’m smiling!!!”
Tim W, Jul 2017

“I delivered the speech on Saturday and it went down an absolute storm. You really captured how I speak (and what I wanted to convey) and it really set the tone for the evening. I will be in contact later in the month about how we can work further together.”
KH, July 2017

“You have a precious gift Lawrence, I am so happy to collaborate with you.”
AA, Apr 2017

“It went very well – thank you very much . I have had numerous compliments since.”
AM, Apr 2017

“Perfect, as always. Many, many thanks.”
MG,  Apr 2017

“Thank you again for all your great work – you’ve made such a difference. I would have no hesitation in recommending your brilliant services again, particularly your ideas around internal communication which is lacking in so many organisations.”
Matt A, Mar 2017

“Would not know what to say without you, you are so important to us and indeed always look forward to seeing what will be your next speech for us.”
AM, Dec 2016

“The editing of my speech was really useful and I got really good feedback from colleagues. I will definitely contact you in the future for similar services.”
TB, Dec 2016

“Excellent, thanks – yes works much better the way you’ve done it. Definitely best speech ever!”
MV, Sep 2016

“Thanks for your work on the script. We all feel the video has a very clear message which is delivered perfectly by the script.”
SK, August 2016

“Thanks for all your work Lawrence. I enjoyed the process . When I find myself speaking regularly (and hopefully without powerpoint) I know exactly where to come!”
KW, August 2016

“The rebrand blog is phenomenal.  Many thanks!”
JD, July 2016

“Great!!! Even with practically zero direction, you got what we are going for.  I absolutely love the opening and it’s 100% the right direction”
SB, June 2016

“This is just perfect. Thank you again”
AM, May 2016

“The speech went well. I’ll modestly say it was the best of the event. Thank you for the preparation.”
DH, March 2016

“All went very well. Very well received. Got many plaudits and was told I was the best by far. I was one among many good speakers, but the biggest cheese of them all came up after and asked me if he could have a copy of the speech as he was so blown away. Knocked it out of the park again.”
Neil A, February 2016

“Huge success!!!!!!!  I was told by the organisers my speech was not only the best but the one that best encapsulated the spirit of TED!! Well done and thank you so much for your help.”
PB, February 2016

“At first reading………..Absolutely brilliant!!!! Couple of small things I may want to change but overall, brilliant!”
Patrick D, February 2016

“Thank you so much Jack/Dolan for your services. The speech went down very well and I will definitely use your services again when the
opportunity arises.”
Selma, January 2016

“The speech was great and was well received – unfortunately, I felt very self conscious and therefore nervous when I was about 75% through the speech – hence I was disappointed with me although I don’t think anyone noticed! The content was excellent and as always – thank you! I will be back for more!”
Kevin C, January 2016

“Please also send my great thanks to Sarah for doing such an amazing job on my debut speech!!”
Amber C, January 2016

“Thanks Lawrence, this is perfect.  Life saver!
Tracie L, October 2015

“I wanted to thank you for the advert rewrite – I would say amendments, but you completely changed it for the better!  It sounds fantastic and I plan on using it shortly.”
Lauren B, July 2015

“Thanks so much for this. I appreciate you moving things around and I’m delighted with the enclosed. It reads really well and while I understand your comments, I think this will land really well with my industry colleagues.  I really like what you’ve done with this, thank you.”
Garry S, April 2015

“Just wanted to share some feedback – Kevin was absolutely glowing today after a great presentation in Zurich. Our head of Swiss sales declared it ‘perfect’ – unheard of in terms of positive feedback! We are all looking forward to taking it further. Thanks!”
Emma F, February 2015

“Brilliant work, and so quick… quite how you do it scares me slightly!”
Ben S, February 2015

“Lawrence, Your coaching yesterday was brilliant – thank you so much. I’m looking forward to reporting back on future success!”
Gilly J, February 2015

“I just wanted to say that the speech went very well, once again! I am so pleased I found you guys and will let you know as soon as I know
that I have another speech coming up. Again, thank you so much for your excellent help.”

Kevin M, February 2015

“The annual review got a great response. It was excellent. It’s going to be a big year next year, and I’ll be back with a lot of speeches!”
Fadi Q, December 2014

“Lawrence, All went really well, thanks to you. We even got a nice piece in the Times!”
Miles Webber, Global Government Affairs & Policy Operations
Leader at GE (General Electric)
October 2014

“The speech went really well. Thank you all. Really impressed by how professional you are. Would highly recommend you to anyone. Will use you
again if I ever have to do another one! Or have anything script oriented. Thanks again.”

Jamie H, September 2014

“Genuinely excellent. Wonderful structure and theme – great historical research – super quotations. Amazing! Balance is great.”
Phil O – Aug 2014

“This is superb. Light years on from the drivel we usually kick out at town hall type event.”
Jeremy K, August 2014

“Dear Lawrence, I want to thank you for the write up of the speech, you did a commendable job. It was both enjoyable and informative. The speech managed to capture the interest of everyone quickly and until the very end. I have received very positive comments from those who attended the meeting. They really enjoyed the speech and found the information to be very valuable. Once again, thank you for your prompt response and excellent writing making my presentation a great success.” Your knowledge and hard work are very much appreciated and hopefully
soon will be used again.”

Omar A, July 2014

“I gave the presentation at our executive meeting today. Within minutes my boss received a text from our executive commercial director to say it was the best presentation he had sat through. Thanks to you.”
Peter H – May 2014

“Lawrence, Thanks for this. The content/direction is excellent and you have hit the purpose of the business on the head.”
Julian Davies – Feb 2014

“Wow. This is brilliant. Thank you. I can’t wait to deliver it now.”
Helen S – Jul 2013

“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you both for your help with my speech. The wedding went well – people were particularly complimentary about the clarity of the speech so your ability to edit it into shorter, snappier language with obvious pauses really made a difference. It certainly received a good number of laughs as well so overall I was very pleased.”
Ian B – May 2013

“An outstanding level of service and an equally outstanding speech. Thoroughly impressed with everything you have done as my business speech
writer. Thank you!”

Garry S – May 2013

Motivational & After Dinner

“It’s a brilliant speech!”
HS, Oct 2017

“Got it, read it, LOVED IT!”
TW, Jun 2017

“This is great – it’s much simpler and reads well with a clear message…. thanks for taking the time to get it to this point!”
AR, Jun 2017

“Lawrence, I am very happy with it.  I feel that I can deliver it easily, it will flow from me naturally.  The first person I read it to was moved to tears and it will ‘strike a chord’ in people’s hearts…Which is of course my original mission.  Lawrence, you are very gifted in writing speeches, there is no doubt about that !”
AA, Mar 2017

“Thank you very much Dolan. My speech went very well, everyone said it was positioned just right and it flowed fantastically. Thank you.”
Philip M, January 2015

“So the speech… I flipping nailed it, or should I say WE nailed it! They were laughing at bits I hadn’t intended them to laugh at and I had to wait multiple times for the laughter to simmer. There was so much laughter I could barely finish it, I was chuckling too but managed to get the final toast part in then sat to waves of congratulations, it was awesome!! Thanks so much guys, just knowing it had been worked on by professionals gave me the confidence to deliver it with style. Thanks again – no doubt we’ll work together again in the future!”
Ben D, November 2014

“I just wanted to say how well the speech went on Saturday night. It was an incredible night and nearly everyone told me it was either the best speech they had heard or one of the best !! Thank you so much for setting the tone and humour just right and understanding my audience and the message I wanted to convey. A very happy client!”
Patrick S, October 2014

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for all your support and assistance. Without it, it would have been a disaster! After
a few laughs I settled down and the speech seemed to go down well. I will definitely be in touch for any other speeches I need to do and will of course recommend you to others. Thanks again!”

Joe C, September 2014

“Hi Lawrence. I am really chuffed with the way my speech went. Lots and lots of people congratulated me on it and there were many tears and laughter at the appropriate moments during it from the audience. I honestly don’t think it could have been much better. Your content was brilliant and your patience with someone who finds this difficult was great. Thanks again and I will be back should I need to do another public speech in the future.”
Stuart D, August 2014


“Hi Lawrence, Just a quick thank you for all your help with the speech. It seemed to go down very well. People laughed at the right places and
were very complimentary afterwards.

Chris G – May 2013

Charity & Fundraising

“Thanks for everything you’ve done for the business and for me personally in 2015. I was very pleased with this year’s speech, which was very well received by many. You brilliantly managed to take my thoughts and sentiments and weave them into a very thought provoking speech – a great piece of work – well done!”
Neil A, December 2015

“You are amazing – I think it is spot on! Thank you.”
CK, December 2015

This is really helpful. Your superhero magic has taken us out of the rut we were in. Lovely to work with you. Thank you so much.
S Boyd, September 2015

“This is exactly what I had in mind and absolutely should be a crowd puller. Thank you!”
Louise B, January 2015

“Hi Lawrence, The speech went really well! I got loads of plaudits and people came up to me after to congratulate me and ask for a transcript! It was a big stage with loads of lights – very BAFTA-esque! – but it went really well and I felt totally confident. The words were fantastic, so I have you to thank.”
Liam T, December 2014

“Hi Dolan, Thank you so much – I think it’s perfect! The final draft will be published without amendments. I can’t find the words to describe this.
So moving.”

Sian V, September 2014

Training

“I loved it – that was AWESOME!  Please pass on my deepest gratitude, I so enjoyed it :)”
Tim W, Oct 2017

“Just a note to say thank you for your work with the speakers for the seminar yesterday evening.  They all performed great. The feedback verbally was superb. The speakers too found the 1 to 1 sessions very helpful so all in all a big thank you from us. Look forward to working with you again.”
MC, Apr 2017

“Thank you again for the excellent session yesterday. I found the principles’ refresher in the morning very helpful (I could have done with it in my first job 6 years ago!). The afternoon emphasis on tone was especially relevant to me and something I have immediately started to consider more when writing.”
AT, Dec 2016

“Thank you for the excellent training session yesterday. I feel that I learnt a lot and you certainly gave me a fresh perspective on how to better write executive correspondence. I am sure that others will find it useful as you roll it out next year.”
PL,  Dec 2016

“Thank you so much for another excellent session on Thursday evening. I could see that you had a captivated audience and everyone will have taken away some really good tips.”
TP, May 2016

“You rocked! All the staff that I have spoken to have commented on your prowess as a facilitator and ability to think on your feet. Looking forward to dazzling you with our progress.”
David N, May 2016

“Today was so valuable – It was simply astounding to watch you transform people in an hour. I’m still buzzing from it and have practiced my speech 5 times so far!!”
Chana K, April 2015

“I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I think it was his relaxed style, not formulaic approach i.e. no flip chart etc. and he encouraged a really grown up/open arena for feedback.  It just really hit the mark and certainly gave me some valuable tips for future presenting
MS, November 2015

“Hi Lawrence. Have had amazing feedback from yesterday. Everybody extremely positive about how much they got from yesterday and the overall experience. So thank you.”
Tina D, March 2015

“Really excited about our collaboration. I always love the training, and with your amazing help I’m constantly getting better at conveying my core messages and improving my business presence and influence!”
Tony P, November 2014

“Hi Lawrence, Your ears must have been burning during our directors meeting. It was unanimous that they want you back (and the ones who missed out last time desperately now want in!)”
Sarah C, July 2014