Warwick Conferences are launching a brand new venue and as part of the awareness campaign, we invited top clients to attend our Mid-Launch event. A key part of this event included an expert industry panel to debate a topical issue, which we invited Paul to contribute. We approached Paul because he is not only very personable, but has excellent meetings industry knowledge and extensive experience in event logistics. He also effortlessly balances the client’s needs with a venue’s capabilities to ensure everyone is joined up from beginning to end.
I have known Paul for several years through business connections and speaking for him at events. In the last 12 months he has been working with me on developing my speaking business. He has been hugely supportive throughout the process of developing my brand and marketing and has been more than just someone to provide ideas and options. Paul has also been keen to understand my work and my marketplace to provide the best support. He has been working with me to develop new marketing materials in line with my plans. This has included a handy e book on my speaking subject. Paul is a hard working professional who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the event industry.
As a tech business as far away from the world as you can imagine, it’s in our DNA to think about how to engage our customers, team and event audiences remotely. So we love working with Paul as he’s an expert in making the remote real and the virtual virtuous.
Paul is a ‘can do’ person with a critical eye on the objective of the event. He is a great facilitator and has great insights to share from his own business, association and event experience. He is able to structure content to make the impossible seem possible.
I have known Paul for many years and he has provided a series of guest lectures on the BA International Events Management degree at Regent’s University London, covering topics such as An Introduction to the Events Planning Industry, Modern-day Hybrid and Face to Face Events and the Future of the International Evens Industry. Paul has a wealth of industry knowledge from which to draw upon, and always delivers his content with the user completely in mind, offering many different industry case studies and approaches which are of huge value to the audience. He easily build rapport with students, and integrates a combination of humour and his own personality into each subject matter. I always receive excellent feedback from students who have attended Paul’s sessions and I will continue to bring him into the University in order to give students a realistic and highly invaluable insight into the ever demanding world of international event planning.
You managed that event really professionally. Always good to know that someone is triple checking everything so you know it’s going to work. I was impressed that you even had a backstop for if all the tech failed and you couldn’t bring us in live. All this and we haven’t met yet.
I had been following a Leadership programme for six months, which culminated in a final presentation to a number of people working in the industry. I’d been feeling very nervous about the presentation, so Paul helped me practice my presentation a number of times. We worked on the timings of each slide as well as the whole presentation. I received feedback about my content and images used on the slides. This feedback led me to make changes. Paul encouraged me to talk about why presenting was making me feel nervous and he provided advice about my specific concerns. I felt that whilst working with Paul I was in safe and non-judgemental hands.
Paul Cook’s involvement in the organisation and structure of Event Camp Downunder was invaluable. Paul’s guidance and suggestions were on point and it was a great experience to be working with an industry leader like Paul. He also presented on hybrid events and his content was top-notch; in depth and thought provoking. I look forward to working with Paul again on other successful events.
Paul’s presentation turned my thinking on presentations 360% for the better. Ditched the text and embraced the graphics – and more business as a result!
Paul Cook is the global expert on hybrid events. I was in the audience for his presentation to a regional meeting of the Professional Speaking Association, and he dazzled us with his knowledge, expertise and technical ability. I would recommend him to anyone organising an event, especially if remote speakers are involved.
We appointed Paul Cook to deliver our ACC Liverpool seminar about hybrid events to a selection of association and corporate clients. Paul’s extensive knowledge in this field ensured that we were able to deliver a very educational and valuable training session. We received positive feedback from our attendees who commented on how informative and useful Paul’s session was. He is a delight to work with, always bringing new ideas to the table with an infectious passion for evolving the events industry.
Paul clearly knows his stuff when it comes to hybrid events. I booked him to speak to a roomful of professional speakers who are either not yet using virtual speaking or hybrid events or just starting down this road. He certainly opened up the eyes of many who are now seriously entering this form of speaking, he was willing to answer questions and offer support, perfect for my group. If you’re looking for someone with knowledge and a truly professional attitude then Paul is your man.
You were magic last night Paul – really enjoyed it! Your content was fascinating, your style was engaging and the audience was hanging on your every word- just brilliant.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending several sessions with Paul, both on event insurance/risk management as well as hybrid events. Paul is an extremely personable and warm speaker who engages with the audience in a friendly and approachable way. It is clear that Paul is comfortable sharing his extensive knowledge and clarifying topics that can at times be challenging. Paul is prepared to tackle any tricky questions or difficult participants. I always enjoy attending Paul’s sessions and would certainly recommend Paul as a speaker for any event or conference.
Paul Cook has a calm and straight forward speaking style with a thorough understanding of his subject; hybrid event planning.