I loved the way you let a serious point seep into everyone's minds through your story without ever lecturing or spelling out a 'moral'. It was one of the most well-composed and in some ways subtle ways of making an important point that I've ever seen.
Your presentation was the highlight at our IT security conference in Australia with 1000 delegates. I was pleased with how much positive feedback I received from the delegates, so I'm glad we chose you to be our opening keynote speaker. It set the mood for the following 3 days of conference presentations. You were entertaining, engaging and funny.
You brought a welcome realism to the consequences and frustrations of falling victim to identity fraud while at the same time avoiding making this a tale of woe. By combining humour and storytelling flair you achieved the seemingly impossible; making financial fraud entertaining!
Your terrible experience as a victim of identity theft combined with your talent as a comedian enabled you to put a serious message to an audience in a very engaging, entertaining and informing way.
It seems to me that the art of the compere is a dying art. Too many performers 'turn their hands’ to it as if it were a simple matter. However, in practice the need for sharp awareness of the potential for dead spots, to play off situations with a constant stream of ad libs and to control an audience without presenting 'the set’ is no mean feat and one that, as a booker, I can say is in short supply. However, in Bennett Arron we have not only a gifted comedian, but also a man who appreciates just what it takes to compere a trade awards show, such as the Fraud Awards, and have the audience loving every single minute. Outstanding!
The funniest after dinner speaker we have ever had