"Regarded by all as the best talk they'd seen during the year"
I’ve known Steve for a number of years and first saw him present at Ignite Melbourne in 2010. Over my career I’ve been in the audience of a large number of speakers. In my opinion, Steve is one of the best. Frankly, he makes it look too easy – throwing a net over a fascinating, range of interconnected tech, startup, future, pop culture and psychology topics with a deep knowledge, visible passion and energy.
I’ve invited him to speak at two organisations I’ve worked at, a world-famous travel guide company and one of Australia’s largest banks – hugely disparate audiences – yet on both occasions Steve delighted, entertained, engaged and educated.
His talk at the bank was seen by over 250 people and was regarded by all I spoke to as the best talk they’d seen during the year, a very significant achievement given we had many world-class speakers in the last 12 months. Steve topped them all.
And that’s not all – he goes above and beyond to be approachable and interested in our people, a rare trait. What I love most about Steve is his boundless energy and amazing positivity – it is palpable and highly infectious. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
"communicates big ideas in a way that leaves the audience involved and excited"
Steve was just what we were hoping for to open up the minds and souls of our rather traditional mining/construction corporate attendees.
He has a ton of energy, and is able to use it in a focused way to communicate big ideas in a way that leaves the audience involved and excited about the future. He picked up on our corporate context and drivers from a short discussion and was able to weave this into the session.
"Received a great response from the audience and delivered important information with humour."
“Today we still talk about Steve’s presentation”
"Full of energy"
Steve was a great opening speaker for our conference – full of energy and encouraging attendees to think outside the box.
"His session was phenomenal"
Steve was a pleasure to work with. He delivered in every state and the feedback for his session was phenomenal. He evoked laughter and thought within the audience. Definitely did not disappoint!
"very personable, engaging and energetic"
Steve is very personable, engaging and energetic. He delivers really interesting, though provoking content in an entertaining way. The reaction of our audience was very positive.
"Extremely relevant, funny and very thought provoking"
"Steve is super smart, thought provoking, inspiring and funny."
Steve is super smart, thought provoking, inspiring and funny. Steve’s warmth and positive energy is infectious. Great feedback from attendees.
"...in-depth knowledge, and even spoke in Chinese language for our Asian guests."
It was a fantastic evening and he was a great speaker bringing energy, ideas, flashes of brilliance, humour, facts, figures, in-depth knowledge, and even Chinese language for our Asian guests. He transported use to the future of what is possible.
He was highly entertaining and a great opener for our economist to follow on from. We are hoping after this success that we will use Steve again at our future HNW events.
"Steve was the best speaker we've had"
"Steve was an absolute hit"
Steve was an absolute hit with our members in all 5 states. Survey results were fantastic. Insightful and engaging presentation. Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with.
"Steve was excellent, high energy and challenged our thinking!"
"[Managed to] fire their imaginations and open their thinking"
Steve was a dynamic, energetic and inspirational speaker. Charged with the tough job of engaging a group of restless 17-year-olds, he managed to not only keep them entranced but also to fire their imaginations and open their thinking to the myriad of possibilities the future may hold.
"...Steve was our best guest presenter ever"
"Steve was AMAZING! So thought provoking and inspirational"
Steve was AMAZING! So thought provoking and inspirational. We’ve had nothing but good feedback for him and in fact some participants said it was worth coming just to see him!
Steve’s energy and enthusiasm really brings his presentation to life. His messages really made people think about technology, while keeping everyone very engaged and focused. Fantastic presentation and we were delighted to have Steve a part of our Conference – feedback from all attendees has been brilliant!
"We'll be using Steve again for both customer & internal events"
Steve delivered a presentation on key themes that effectively engaged and addressed the perspectives and needs of two, disparate audience groups seamlessly. It was a really engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking session.
The feedback from our attendees on the day and subsequently was fantastic and I’m sure Steve will be receiving many requests to speak from companies who were in our audience. We’ll certainly be using Steve again for both customer and internal events.
"he spent time and energy understanding our business"
Steve was truly a great and amazing speaker for our All-Company event at Flywire. Not only did he spend time and energy understanding our business, our challenges, but he also casually worked those themes into his presentation. I cannot wait to have another event and have Steve come again.
"took everyone on an insightful journey into the future"
Steve captured to audience right from the get go, and took everyone on an insightful journey into the future in a funny, informative and relevant way.
"an inspiring speech and an approachable speaker!"
Steve was perfect for our function. He related well to them and was able to motivate and inspire. The information he presented was spot on and very interesting. Steve addressed a crowd of 1500 staff, graduates, friends and family as our 2015 Graduation Ceremony keynote speaker.
His enthusiasm is infectious and his speech encouraged everyone to think of themselves as an entrepreneur, and make the most of the opportunities life presents.
I saw that a number of our VIPs (senior staff and board members) approached Steve after the ceremony to further discuss his ideas; a sure sign of an inspiring speech and an approachable speaker!
"Great content and a clear passion for what he does"
"Steve Sammartino is simply the best presenter I have ever seen."
Steve Sammartino is simply the best presenter I have ever seen. His ability to connect, engage and excite is second to none. In my time working with Steve I witnessed time and again his ability to ‘wake-up’ an audience and inspire them to want to achieve new levels.
His energy is palpable, his delivery superb and his content world class and always unique. If you ever get the chance to hear Steve speak, or in fact have Steve speak at your event, then you can be sure the audience will be far better off as a result.
"Steve was amazing”
Steve was amazing to deal with from the moment he had a quick phone call to go over the night until he left at the end of the evening. I cannot fault him. When he walked in the door pre-conference he was easy going and adaptable (we had technology issues) he took them in his stride and worked with us to make things work.
His presentation was great! There were no moments of boredom from the audience, in fact, the audience chatted with him for a couple of hours after the conference. At no time was any of this an issue for Steve. He is definitely someone I will recommend to others.