...I found it a real pleasure and, may I add, a great satisfaction to see you moderating at our Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. I am certain I am expressing the opinions of all of the 300 participants at the meeting in telling you how effective, forceful and charming you were in your new role.
When the meeting flagged, you brought it to life with humour, wit or a pointed remark. When the meeting threatened to get out of hand with too many articulate people wanting to speak at the same time, you calmed things down and pushed the discussion along in the right direction. You were largely responsible for the successful tempo and tone of our initial annual conference and I wish to thank you warmly for your work...
Nisha Pillai has a unique understanding of the essentials of communication and more importantly how to adapt those principles to different executive situations.
We asked Nisha to work with more than 200 senior executives who requested help to improve their communications and in a single half hour Nisha energised the room to help them see their strengths and their opportunities for improvement. The results were immediate and dramatic. Something I have seen few people do with such an audience.
I would just like to place on record the impact the speech has had on a fairly “change terrorised” organisation. For many folk it was a wake-up call for the need to re-evaluate...careers, priorities, life choices. I certainly had ambitions and goals for the event but how much more rewarding if we were able to provoke a deeper reaction that could be life changing. Thanks Nisha.
The UNDP in Columbo would like to thank Nisha wholeheartedly for making our event “come to life”. Her professionalism, dedication and drive both before, during and after the event helped to make it an overwhelming success.
Nisha Pillai's ability to quickly pick up on the subject matter and convey it in terms which engaged the audience made for a dynamic and extremely substantive discussion on human development and corruption in Asia and the Pacific.
Thank you for carrying out such a smooth event - managing the glitches, the time issues, the near 'speeches' and the diverse opinions - with such good cheer and dynamic participation. That bit I have started taking as a given. More importantly, your very quick mind ensured perfect digestion of the material and ensured that the many-layered content of the report got a good airing.
On 10 September 2008, CERN launched a new research machine, the Large Hadron Collider in what was possibly the most visible scientific event in history. Nisha Pillai played a vital role in the launch, teaming up with a member of CERN staff to provide a stimulating running commentary for the first nine hours of the start up process.
This was webcast around the world. Nisha's job was to make good television out of an event at the cutting edge of one of the most esoteric of sciences, and which furthermore did not benefit from the kind of visual imagery of space programmes: in a way, she made gripping television without pictures. Through a combination of careful explanations of the event and an ability to convey a genuine sense of excitement, Nisha succeeded brilliantly.
Complex topics need simple, easy to follow and convincing communications. Your expertise and professionalism helped us to sharpen our messages and bring them across successfully. Thanks for being our coach.
I would like to thank you personally for your contribution in making our EMEIA partners conference such a success. You brought a great deal of warmth and energy to your role as host and your professionalism in handling multiple hand-overs and last-minute changes was particularly welcome!
I would also like to thank you for the coaching your gave to (two E & Y partners). We have received excellent feedback on their session and I know they really appreciated the help you gave them with both their content and delivery.