One of the biggest challenges we face as an organisation is how to offer training to teachers throughout New Zealand in a cost effective and efficient way. Our previous method of offering face to face training in cities and towns across the country was both costly and time consuming. It limited our ability to be flexible if a teacher couldn't attend a set day or a new teacher came on board during the year.
When we first decided to use webinars as an alternative way to offer training, it was a foreign concept and a bit scary for both our internal staff and the teachers we were trying to train. Thanks to the support from Magpie Media, that fear quickly evaporated as both groups realised how easy webinars were to run and to participate in. The advice and technical support that Magpie Media has given us has allowed our staff to focus on the content of the training and not worry about the technical aspects of the delivery. Our staff now love running webinar training sessions. We have had fantastic feedback from the teachers who talk about how easy it is and the convenience of downloading a webinar if the scheduled time does not suit them.
Thanks to Magpie Media, we have trained more teachers in the last 6 months than we did in the previous 18 months!"
Terry Shubkin, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Trust
Thanks for your presentation at the Southland Tourism Industry Seminar. Feedback from the tourism operators attending was overwhelmingly positive indicating an increased understanding of the Social Media options, their relevance and how they might engage to a greater extent. Certainly, your entertaining delivery style and highly relevant content kept everyone engaged. Thanks also for your on-going support to us during our own Social Media adventures.
Simon Henshaw, Venture Southland
We’d like to thank Craig for the Social Media workshops he facilitated at our recent i-SITE New Zealand Conference, held in Napier. We have received very positive comments from i-SITE Centre staff regarding the professional and dynamic delivery of his workshop. In particular it was noted that Craig thoroughly researched his audience to ensure social media content, examples and pitch was relevant.
Tourism New Zealand
We’d like to thank you for your presentation on Social Media Marketing at the Northland Tourism Seminar Day held recently in Whangarei. Nice working with you– no doubt we’ll work with you again in the future.
Tourism Marketing - Destination Northland
I just wanted to thank you for your presentation “Managing the Strategic Importance of Social Media to Your Business and creating your online campaign”, which received great reviews at our recent eTourism conference. We appreciated your preparation and planning to deliver an engaging, enlightening and relevant presentation. Your experience and knowledge was evident and I personally learned a lot from it and will implement all of the information in my company's current and future social media sites. Thank you for your participation and energy in making the day a big success. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Lea Boodee, Director, onCue Conferences – eTourism Conference NZ 2010
Magpie Media led the introduction of webinar technology and while it was new to both ourselves and our customers, they provided all the technology as well as the peace of mind for us to deliver a fantastic new service to our customers.
Co-presenting my first webinar was a little nerve racking at first, but it didn't take me long at all to feel comfortable. Having Magpie Media there to facilitate and ensure everything ran smoothly made the process very simple and enabled me to focus on my presentation. Feedback from attendees has been great and I’m looking forward to presenting my next webinar!
David Lowe, Advisory Services Manager, Employers and Manufacturers' Association (Northern) Inc.
We have been business associates of Craig since arriving in New Zealand in 1998 and since then we have used his services repeatedly and in various formats over the years; consequently, we have formed a very close working relationship with him. Our requests have been numerous and often complex - in fact Craig was even involved in a very specialised role in developing our UK business, though he lives in New Zealand. We would have no hesitation in recommending Craig in any capacity in business; he is honest, trustworthy, forward thinking, dedicated and a born leader; entrepreneurial skills come naturally to Craig. He speaks from the heart, has common sense and guides you in directions you often don't think would be possible. It is a rare find to have one man who can accomplish so much, so often. Anyone who undertakes to work with Craig will not be disappointed - guaranteed!
Mark and Sue Birmingham, Directors, MegaSun New Zealand
The team at Magpie Media helped me through my first webinar and I have had the most outstanding feedback on a successful mission. I could not have achieved anywhere near this outcome without his handholding and follow through. Simply brilliant – thanks Craig!
Taruni Falconer, MD, Intercultural Dynamics Ltd
Your support in helping me step up my social media interfaces has been immediate and paced to the needs of my company, you certainly walk the talk.
Maria Carlton, Director, Author and Publisher, Maruki Books Ltd
Magpie Media are great – nothing is too much trouble. They have helped me set up and run several webinars now, often with people who have never presented on a webinar before and they are always happy to coach and advise. They go way beyond simply setting up the technology. If you have never run a webinar before, or if you have never presented on a webinar, working with Magpie Media is a great way to come to grips with Social Media without too much pain or stress.
Ann Andrews CSP, MD, The Corporate Toolbox
Thanks Magpie Media for a superb service. I cannot recall when last I have experience such personalised service and attention. Your technology also works extremely well and the process is simple to follow. You have my vote!
William Gresse, CEO, Appraisal Smart Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
I applaud the initiative taken by Magpie Media. We can continue using technology at the most basic level and for many of us we have no idea of the developments and tools until we fall over them or are exposed to them. Thanks to the Magpie Media team I got to experience the magic of Web2 and Webinars. I totally endorse the usefulness of these tools for the business sector. We are now one community in business with this type of technology. The challenge is finding out the scope of Webinars and it appears to me we will only be restrained by our own imaginations. Thanks guys."
Wayne Walford, CEO, Waikato Chamber of Commerce.