Australia is lucky to have such an experienced individual who has decades of experience of the ‘human network’ on its shores.
Gary Hayes Director Laboratory for Advanced Media Production AFTRS, Sydney
I just wanted to thank you for a great course day last Friday. I found the content really interesting, and ending up spending the entire weekend on the internet – updating my blog, setting up Feedburner, and expanding the fan pages on facebook for my band!
Emily Copeland, FBI Radio
A total of two hundred and twenty three people attended the event and one hundred and fifty four of those submitted an evaluation form. Of those 154 (attendees): 92% indicated they would implement what they had learnt in their business. 98% rated the presenter’s delivery of the workshop as good to excellent.
Department of State and Regional Development workshops to business.
“It’s been almost a year since Making Links and your amazing workshop. I have just signed off on the scoping for a new website for Autism Spectrum Australia with the intranet not far behind – all to be driven by web 2.0 tools. Thanks for the inspiration!”
Anthony Perl, Communications Manager, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Inspiring!” “So much to think about!” “ A big picture view of what’s going on in communication, education and the internet!” Those are just a few of the comments participants shared with us after attending Laurel Papworth’s keynote presentation at the recent education network Australia (edna) mini-conference held at Macquarie University. Laurel’s depth of knowledge is obvious and her down to earth, approachable style encouraged participants to ask questions and share their concerns. If you need a presenter to get your organisation (or sector)thinking about how to harness the power of online networks and how to choose the right tools for the job – you need Laurel Papworth.
Kerry Johnson, education.au
Five minutes into a session with Laurel and you can see just how connected our digital generations have become. Multi-tasking & connected in a miriad of ways, it’s no wonder marketers are struggling with the web 2.0 revolution and its deconstruction of traditional marketing theory. Luckily we have Laurel to put meaning to it all and guide us through the darkness.
Sean Smith Head of Digital Marketing Ticketek Pty Ltd (PBL media)
As one of Australia’s preeminent thinkers in social media and virtual worlds, Laurel deconstructs the buzz words and brings social concepts to a mass audience through engagement and demonstration.
Duncan Riley, CEO of Inquisitr and ex-TechCrunch
Laurel Papworth is higly considered in the Social Networking world, due to her leading edge work in the Social Community field. Examples of this include her work in implementing and helping iMatter – a social network for women based in Saudi Arabia – gain traction. Laurel regularly teaches and is involved in panels about Social Media and it’s impact on business (including monetisation), communities and government. I believe Laurel’s biggest asset is that She has an innate sense of the revolutionary thinking behind “web 2.0?, but is still able to describe these ideas to any one, be it the non digital, non networked person who watches morning TV, or the hard headed busines person who needs to know where the customers and revenue have gone.
Martin English SAP Enterprise Portal Consultant CSC Australia
Laurel has delivered workshops, seminars and has mentored across a range of LAMP events. She is obviously one of the world’s leading practitioners and commentators in Social Media, Games Culture and Community. She is able to communicate complex issues interactively with absolute beginners through to peer experts while maintaining a unique humour combined with empathy for their business and/or personal needs.
Laurel has a deep understanding of how real people use social networks and social media. She also shares that knowledge in jargon-free and accessible ways. Her understanding of business drivers enables her to connect the dots between the online and physical worlds.
Kate Carruthers Web 2.0 Senior Strategist and ex-Director of Westfield
I had no idea what a social network was until I read Laurel’s blog and in a life changing moment, realised I was very socially networked. Laurel has an irreverent and humorous way of sharing her knowledge about this important field. She can decipher the undecipherable and make it understandable. That and I saw her on television, so she must be real.
Colin Campbell Senior Project Manager Coffey Environments
Thank you for presenting at this year’s Tourism Futures National Conference. Your presentation provided valuable information for our delegates and it made a good contribution to the conferences program.
This year’s conference was again a great success and was well attended by key representatives from all levels of government, industry, research and academia. We were also delighted to have Gold Coast Tourism as the host, alongside the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, Tourism Queensland and Tourism Australia. The success of the conference will only continue with the ongoing support of speakers such as yourself.
We look forward to working with you again in the future and wish you all the best until then.
Tony Charters, Tourism Futures National Conference 2008, 2009