John attended the Vixen showroom to give some media training to myself after I took a presenting role within the company.
I had no previous experience, so there were a few nervous moments and a little apprehension.
We initially spend a half day covering camera positioning, voice projection and script writing, to cover the short videos I was due to present.
Both myself and the marketing manager were blown away by how simple and effortless John seemed to make the whole process by breaking down each element of a presentation and working on a few simple tips and tricks to produce a very slick end product.
John was absolutely fantastic to get on with, communicated extremely concisely and seemed to be one step ahead of what we were about to ask through the whole training session.
We have made a fair few videos since the training now and whilst we are super critical of ourselves and think there’s always something we can improve on, we have John’s training in mind every step of the way and we work consistently to his format - it just works!
Thanks John, we will definitely see you again soon.
Tony Bailes and the team at Vixen Surface Treatments.
John is just fantastic! He is a fountain of knowledge, is incredibly engaging and is really honest and genuine as a speaker - what more could you ask for?! We welcomed John to deliver 2 talks to our students as part of our Digital Industry Week and the feedback was immensely positive and the sessions were above and beyond what I had hoped for. I would hugely recommended working with John , what a fantastic talent and a genuinely lovely man!
Jessica Widdowson, Enterprise Team Leader, Barnsley College
John provides the voiceover for TV spots we’re producing for a Broadway tour, which requires client supervision from both Chicago and New York. His efforts have made the process seamless for us, and his ability to accommodate our pop-up requests is unmatched. John takes direction beautifully (though he rarely requires it), and has greatly enhanced the quality of our spots. We’re fortunate to have found him!
John brought a wealth of experience to us over just a few short days.
Working with a group aged between 19 - 63 he was able to tailor content to fit both the needs and abilities of those he was meeting.
Crucially, his knowledgeable, professional but easy-going style meant he helped with techniques for public speaking as well as helping people improve their self-confidence.
John also helped us to better understand our relationships with social media and media outlets, allowing us to interact better with it all.
Great stuff! Thanks John.
Cannon Paul Farrer
Royal English College of St Alban
John was a hit with our Sunderland Echo Portfolio business awards audience.
He pitched his hosting delivery perfectly and he kept the evening flowing beautifully
John is an absolute pleasure to work alongside.
Johnston Press North East
Every year we at the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) say 'this was the biggest and best Awards event yet'.
Strictly speaking it wasn't the biggest because we had too many people the previous year so we restricted numbers to give people more room to breathe... but it most certainly was the best!
It was the best because everything just gelled on the night and this is largely down to one person - John Foster, our extremely polished presenter on the night.
But this isn't just me saying this I have received numerous emails and letters from our distinguished guests saying the same thing.
John Foster made things look so easy and put me and my colleague at ease from the moment he confirmed he would be our host presenter to the point when he took to the stage and effortlessly entertained and informed the audience of 300 through a memorable and inspirational evening.
I wouldn't hesitate in booking John again
Steve Duncan - CEO, Community Foundation for Calderdale
Thank you for being such a great compere for our Sunderland Tall Ships Massed Sing event. There were a number of very nervous teachers and pupils who were all eased onto the stage with confidence and support, and humour where needed. Feedback from the schools as to how much they and the children got from taking part has been amazing. You set the tone perfectly– both for those sitting in front of the magnificent Tall Ships, as well as the nearly 75,000 people who watched the live stream online. Looking forward to the next event now….
Rebecca Pedlow – Music Education Hub Lead for Sunderland.
John recently hosted The Finlay Cooper Fund Dragonfly Ball at Wynyard Hall.
He was extremely professional in how he linked the evening together, keeping our guests informed throughout the evening. Both knowing us as a family and our work with children in the local area, made John the perfect host. Very funny and informative.
Thank you John for both being part, and making our evening a massive success. We would not hesitate to use John's services again for future events.
Colin & Julie Cooper, Trustees of The Finlay Cooper Fund
Thank you for attending the Gus Robinson Foundation Ball on 19th May 2018 and your extremely kind comments about Gus and Dan.
Without doubt your attendance and professionalism enhanced the evening and the relaxed and fun manner in which you conducted the auction resulted in the Foundation’s funds being boosted significantly.
It was a pleasure to meet you John and I do hope our paths cross again soon.
Judith Robinson, Trustee, Gus Robinson Foundation
“John has always been very professional in his approach when hosting our events.
He contributes to a warm and welcoming atmosphere and engages with guests in a friendly manner.”
George Rafferty, Chief Executive, NOF Energy
"I’ve worked with John covering live content for news and for features across the NE of England, in Broadcast and TV. He is also key to the running of large live outdoor events going smoothly with style and professionalism. Working on initiating new projects and vehicles is made easier by his ease and understanding of constant changes in tech and platforms across all media.
I have yet to meet another broadcaster/presenter who offers the whole package from a foundation of quality and integrity. As a co presenter he is generous and fun to work with. Interviewees are made to feel incredibly relaxed and at ease if given the opportunity to be in his studio.
I’m pretty sure Radio is also printed through him like a stick of rock!"