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Tom O'Toole OAM

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The Beechworth Baker - "Ingredients for Success"

One of Australia’s greatest success stories, be inspired by the “Baker from Beechworth" who turned a poorly performing regional bakery into a thriving business that not only enjoys $4 million of annual turnover, but is credited with reviving an entire community. A self confessed kindergarten drop out, Tom’s instinctive business skill and acumen has him at the top of his game, and his business model emulated world-wide. Audiences relate to his Aussie larrikin style and charming guile.

About Tom O'Toole

The beginnings of Tom O'Toole’s rise to business triumph originated in a small bakery in a small, dying, and isolated country town with a population of 3,000 people. Gradually, under Tom’s guidance, the business grew from two employees to 70 full and part timers; from an annual turnover of $100,000 to well over $4 million. The Beechworth Bakery is now serving in excess of 900,000 customers per year. Tom’s work energized a small country town and instigated the rebirth of a community.

Tom O'Toole has not relied on formal education for his success. A self-confessed kindergarten drop-out, O’Toole was poorly educated as a child. Knowing first-hand about poverty and deprivation, Tom came from an impoverished background and has experienced the lowest of lows.

But Tom has overcome all obstacles to become a beaming icon of an entire industry. Tom O’Toole is one of a kind, and all Australians who own a business owe it to themselves to get a dose of his insights.

“My bread is probably no better than the rest, but our service vision lifts us right out of the crowd."

The O’Toole Philosophies

  • If you wouldn’t buy it, then don’t sell it.
  • Attitudes are contagious.
  • Nothing changes if nothing changes.
  • If it is to be, it is up to me.
  • Don’t let someone else steal your day.
  • The most important thing about goals is having one.
  • Don’t tell me what I am doing wrong, tell me what I am doing right.
  • The most important thing about goals is having one.
  • Don’t tell me what I am doing wrong, tell me what I am doing right.
  • Choose to be happy; it’s as simple as that.
  • Goals are just dreams with dates.
  • Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
  • Take a risk, smile, live - don’t just exist!
  • The person who does not take risks has nothing, is nothing, becomes nothing. Only the person who risks is truly free.
  • Enjoy your work – we all spend a lot of time there – so we might as well enjoy the experience.
  • If you’re not getting what you want out of life, check your level of enthusiasm.
  • To become enthusiastic, just act enthusiastic – that’s how simple it is. Fake it ‘til you make it.
  • Be grateful.

Tom O'Toole preaches a consistent philosophy on quality of product and service. Ever-changing quotes appear around the working environments of the bakery and in the staff newsletter. He believes that if staff are to perform, they must be a part of this culture.

Tom’s passion for spreading the word on motivation and achievement has resulted in a natural ‘metamorphosis’ with speaking engagements throughout Australia and overseas.

His passionate, witty and natural way of presenting has created great interest. Tom O'Toole is now in constant demand as a speaker.

Presentation Topics Include

  • Understanding the importance of having a clear focus and direction
  • Leadership – If you are put in charge, take charge!
  • The power of sharing knowledge and ideas
  • Customer service – Are you really taking care of them?
  • Feeling comfortable with change and getting outside your comfort zone
  • Marketing – deceptively simple strategies and ideas
  • Creating clear communication channels
  • Investing in your ‘self’ and creating a continual improvement mindset
  • The secrets of the Beechworth Bakery success, including innovative business processes and practices around culture and marketing.

Testimonials

Tom was highly energetic and engaged the audience from the moment he opened his mouth. His messages are simple, yet they resonate and are relevant to all in a customer service industry.
National Australia Bank

I spoke to several of our Hoteliers after the presentation and Tom got they all thought he was fantastic because they could all relate to some of the management pit falls that they had fallen into and felt Tom was humorous and inspirational in getting the message across how they could improve their businesses.
Liquor Marketing Group

Tom’s message was perfect; it was like we had scripted him. Perfect speaker for any franchise group.
Nandos

Information was excellent. Had the audience attention at all times. Tom went the extra mile to ensure the information he was providing fitted with our requirements for the day. Thanks Tom, an amazing job.
The Country Care Group

Tom delivered an outstanding session with passion, conviction and a number of key messages, all built around a huge number of photo’s that told his life story of the success of Beechworth Bakeries. Thanks Tom!
GPL Network

It is easy to see how Tom has built his business over the years to become the success story that is ‘The Beechworth Bakery’. Tom presents with the sort of passion and character that you don’t see every day.
Unigas Australia

Excellent. Tom’s presentation was inspirational and entertaining. He captured the attention of a young group of managers and held their focus for over the hour he spoke.
McDonalds

Thanks for a wonderful session, and which really was John Cleese on steroids! It is amazing how these things work out, Tom's message dovetailed directly in with a number of our other presenters. It was truly entertaining. Thanks to Tom, we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone else.
PGA of Australia

Tom was a terrific speaker, and provided a very lively diversion from the technical content of the Conference. His dynamic style and obvious passion for what he does kept many in the audience on the edge of their seats throughout the presentation.
William Buck

Excellent. Very enthusiastic and down to earth with real life experiences.
Wendy’s Super Sundaes

Excellent. Tom captures your attention immediately with his very natural & down to earth approach. A very strong message that everyone can receive & act upon. “Don’t let the dreamtakers steal your dream”.
Lorraine Lea Linen Pty Ltd

Excellent. Very motivational – good to finally hear from someone who is practicing what he preaches & has the runs on the board.
Terry White Chemists

Excellent. Tom’s animated style in delivering his message (on how to improve business) was both insightful & hilarious – It was the tonic we needed.
The Age

Excellent… Exceeded all our expectations – hilariously fun & motivational yet filled with numerous business tips & words of wisdom. Reaches all levels. Highly Recommended.
WA Tourism Commission

Personality plus. Great character. Great presentation. Excellent message. Unique style. Among many excellent presentations, yours was the highlight of the Conference
Retravision

Tom was funny entertaining charismatic and gave simple but golden words of advice. His audience just loved him and he was very generous with his time.
City of Yarra

Tom presented at our annual sales kick off event. Tom captivated the audience from the moment he started through to the end of his presentation (or should I say performance!). Very engaging, entertaining but with a real story to be told, Tom was able to share his experiences with the sale team and allowing us to relate to the challenges we face in business today. I would highly recommend Tom for anyone looking to motivate their team.
Sektor

We have had amazing feedback from the attendees at the function. They all found him extremely motivating, and were very keen to get back to their teams and get going. I could watch him again and again. His enthusiasm is infectious.
Armada Hospitality

Entertaining, informative, humorous, simple advice yet often overlooked or ignored. Tom’s presentation is full of fact, humour, Australianisms and straight shooting. Not for the faint hearted and not for anyone looking for one “single” magic bullet. I recommend
Tom O’Toole to any organisation who wants a wakeup call and is prepared to work hard and enjoy the successes of business.
Nature’s Sunshine Products

Whilst there was lots of hype around how good Tom was going to be, he still managed to exceed our expectation. He was a true inspiration with an amazing story and the ability to inspire across many sectors. We were thrilled to host him in the Adelaide Hills and I would recommend him 500%!!
Adelaide Hills Business Centre

Your strong customer service message delivered in such a thoroughly unique and entertaining manner resinated brilliantly with our staff. You slapped us in the face with a message so powerful, and in a manner so enjoyable, you’ll be a continual reference point throughout our network.
Coochie Resources Pty Ltd

Tom gave an incredibly energetic, high paced and humerous talk with great insights and words of wisdom for the audience to take home. From an event organizer’s perspective I found Tom to be great to work with and he adapted to the room & equipment set up without any hassles.
Hume City Council

Brilliant and inspiring messages spoken from the heart.
The Hurricane Event Group

From the moment Tom took the stage we knew we were in for something special and he certainly delivered. Tom’s messages were relevant to our association but could be applied to any business or individual’s situation.
Echuca Moama Accommodation Association

Having seen Tom on 3 occasions now, I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed. Eccentric... a little! Engaging, Motivating and Entertaining... Absolutely! On leaving a presentation of Tom's you feel inspired, enthusiastic and a willingness to change your attitude and outlook on life. As Tom has not stopped pursuing his own goals, he continually has new material and experiences to share, as well as reinforcing his most valued principles.
Corowa High School

Inspiring, uplifting, encouraging and entertaining – taught our young staff that we can all make a difference, showed them that the world has lots in common and gave them lots of meat to chew on!
Blackbird Artisan Bakery

Team really enjoyed Tom’s presentation. It was a lot of fun and perfect for what we were looking for – some good light heated fun and a very strong message. The next morning we had a look back at the prior day and our leanings and a lot of the comments were around Tom’s presentation and the message.
Suncorp Bank

Tom O’Toole’s presentation at the Cooktown and Cape York Business Conference really was a breath of fresh air! Tom’s workplace philosophies and attitude towards training staff and serving the customer had everyone in stitches as he recounted all the times throughout his career ways in which him and his staff went over and beyond the call of duty. Well done Tom, hope to see you in Cooktown again soon!
Cook Shire Council

Everyone at my conference absolutely loved Tom's presentation. It was exactly the message we wanted to get across to our team and Tom totally delivered. 10/10.
Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions

We had a very diverse audience and from all parts of industry, and as well from rough blue-collar workers to very successful business owners and Tom, captured their attention very convincingly. It was a great message and it topped up a great day for us.
Newcastle Commercial Vehicles Pty Ltd

10/10 All positive feedback from our clients. They loved hearing from someone who has gone from scratch to the business it is today.
Sheridans Accountants & Financial Planners

Awesome way to finish off the Conference. He was crazy, infectious, simulating and thought provoking. Exceptional. Loved the no frills approach presentation. Went straight out and bought Tom's book and CD - have been listening to CD twice daily since I got back home. Very polished performance reinforcing the basics of necessary customer service and staff involvement in the business. Very well received.
AMAZING!!! What an inspiration, entertaining and thoroughly motivating man.
Delegate feedback from the LGMA 2014 Conference

Your passion, enthusiasm and commitment is infectious. The presentation was inspirational, practical and credible in a room packed with 350 bakers. Thanks again you helped to make our conference truly world class!
Scottish Bakers Annual Conference 2014, Glasgow

Loved the energy and simplicity of the presentation, it was content which can be implemented easily by others and the fact he is so down to earth and humble made him so much more likeable!!
Adult Education Centre

Tom spoke at a recent quarterly business club meeting which we conduct called ‘The School of Hard Knocks for Stressed Business People and Reluctant Entrepreneurs’. His presentation was lively and engaging, delivered with a lot of heart and soul, as well as good humour. He imparted a tremendous sense of passion for his business, fuelled by real entrepreneurial spirit. His total commitment to people, both team members and customers, really impressed. As a result, Tom inspired all of us to great heights in business and in life. I highly recommend him as a keynote speaker for any business function.
Sharrock Pitman Legal

10/10 What an amazing guy and a fabulous story he has. His content couldn’t have been any more relevant to the over-arching messages of our conference. Very refreshing, energetic, on point with the relevance, highly engaging and motivating.
Stirling Sports NZ

Delegate feedback included: Loved the diversity, High quality powerful messages, loved the enthusiasm and energy, super inspired, best speaker ever…
Pilbara Business Boot camp Karratha

Tom was a brilliant speaker who has impacted our community by opening our eyes to the possibilities within our small country town. His genuineness, passion and vitality shined through his presentation and his fresh eyes offered us new insights into how we may increase our revenue and offer more not only to our own community members but also to our passing visitors. Most importantly Tom reminded all of us that if it is to be then it’s up to me. Don’t let the dream takers bring us down. No more finger pointing or blame game stunts rather we just need to get in and do it.
Shire of Morawa WA

Tom was great.  Our members loved him.  His story was very motivating.  He was real, and didn’t oversell himself.  He was humble and sincere; his story was one that people could relate too.  His upbringing was inspirational to anyone.  He took the time to talk to our members in the breaks and answer any questions they may have.  He is different to most speakers as can talk to people at all levels spreading his message that anything is possible if you really want it.  A truly nice guy!
Pittard

Tom is still one of the best speakers in Australia.
TASICT

Hard to comment on a live wire such as Tom other than absolutely brilliant.
Municipal Works Officers Association

Your passion, energy and genuine enthusiasm for a focus on your people and your customers was inspiring and a fantastic start to our day. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback on your session and you were called out by many as being a highlight of the day.
Charmaine Hollis, BT Financial Group

True to usual form. Delegates were blown away
Gerard Allen, Fulcrum Suspensions 

Your assistance in being an Ambassador for the Week and in participating in the event was some of the highlights that stakeholders mentioned to me in their feedback.
Hon Tony Robinson MP – Minister for Gaming

Tom O'Toole delivered a surprisingly energetic and totally motivating expose of his "view of life". Tom spoke from the heart, and in doing so generously allowed his audience to step up to the window of his soul. He is so totally captivated by the liberation of his life through goal setting, hard work, hard times, and the family experience, he could not help but put it all in perspective for our team, as we embarked on our mission of planning to move from "good 2 GREAT" !. Tom moves his audience with his theatre, passion and an almost undetectable generosity for those less fortunate than himself. You have to admire his truthful, candid and amusing, appreciated delivery.
Kraft Foods

Excellent. Tom was a wonderful ‘finishing’ speaker and provided our delegates with all of the key messages. He achieved this in a highly entertaining and excitable way, involving the audience along the way. Whilst Tom was extremely funny and uplifting, he never lost sight of the fact that he was presenting to retailers who wanted to know how to engage the customer
Clark Rubber

Excellent. Very enthusiastically received by our network of authorised dealers. Tom provided an inspirational, yet ‘real’ model for our team.
ADT Security

Excellent. Tom O’Toole was excellent and very entertaining and motivational.
Centro Properties

Tom’s energy and enthusiasm was infectious.  He spoke about experiences in a manner that our dealers could relate to.  A first class start to our business conference.
L.D Wholesale Tyres

Excellent. Simple messages that we constantly need reminding of – portrayed with such vigour and enthusiasm – the audience loved it and laughed a lot.
Spencer Institute of TAF

In the wrap of the conference today the Federal President stated that in the 12 years of the conference Tom was the most inspiring motivational speaker to ever present at this conference.
Liquor Stores Association Conference

The Delegates obviously enjoyed your dynamic, inspirational, enthusiastic, vibrant presentation and the rating comments definitely reflect this. Your presentation rated the highest of all the sessions and was a great finish to Congress.
CPA Congress

Tom’s presentation was very good and as opening speaker for our conference set the scene for a very interactive day.
Xypex Australia

Excellent.  Tom’s – down to earth and very dynamic.  A boy from the bush that all businesses can use his ideals.
One Steel Market Mills – Wire

Excellent. Very animated which kept the interest of the group. Positive feedback from all delegates.
Stihl Pty Ltd

Excellent. Practical heart felt real ideas that our franchises can take back and implement.
Brumby’s Bakeries

Tom was fabulous! The audience enjoyed his presentation and took home some clear messages.
Large Herds Australia Conference

Absolutely fabulous
Townsville Chamber of Commerce

Excellent. Tom fitted in perfectly with the theme of our conference 'Through the Customer's Eyes'.  An enthusiastic and inspiring presentation that the audience really enjoyed.
Australia Post
 
Excellent. Tom’s presentation was inspirational and very easy to listen to.  His was the perfect presentation for a group of small business people. Tom’s energy level is amazing!
Australia Post
 
Excellent. Very passionate presenter, sound business principles and entertaining style
Michael Hill Jewellers

Excellent. Tom’s presentation was brilliant.  He made all the audience stop and think what they can do to make a difference in their pharmacy. Brilliant and very relevant message.
Synergy

Excellent. Very motivational, hilarious and enjoyed by all.
Lenards

Tom fitted in with the program very well; the message was very well presented.
South West Healthcare

Excellent. Tom presents with a passion, speaks from the heart and head, and was received as the most rewarding speaker we’ve had in 10 years.
Yokohama

Tom’s enthusiasm and passion is awe inspiring.
AXA

Many of our people have never experienced a ‘message’ speaker before and were absolutely blown away by your passion.  I can assure you, you made a permanent mark in the minds of many attendees who continued to talk about Tom all through the conference.
Stockland

Excellent. Riveting, funny, passionate and so easy to identify with. Extremely valuable content, in step with our business. Accolades from all.
Australia Post

Excellent. A great way to finish a conference. He sent all of our people away with renewed enthusiasm.
Regional Insurance Brokers Association

Excellent, A different act. His success story was based on positive thinking.
Rotary District of Dromana

Excellent. Tom’s enthusiasm and passion were well received by our group. His humour and message were an excellent conference starter and set the tone.
Destination Event Management

I just wanted to say congratulations on an awesome performance.  It was great to have a speaker not related to real estate and you ended the conference on a high.  I found you to be really inspiring and your positive attitude is still fresh in memory!
Hocking Stuart Estate Agents
 
“Excellent. Tom was the perfect speaker for this function, nobody else could have done the job as well.”
Bev Marks Bedding
 
“Excellent… have seen Tom in action before, read his book and listen to his CD .... Fantastic! The energy in the seminar was incredible not only from Tom, but the audience as well .Tom hits the nail on the head with his message.”
Sharon’s Hairline
 
“Excellent.  Tom was a real surprise package. He displayed great energy and enthusiasm and really added another dimension to our conference and conveyed an excellent message for our group. I would certainly recommend Tom to others.
Kubota Australia
 
“Excellent. Tom was clearly the crowd favourite, and very nearly received a standing ovation. The presentation was full of action and humour, interspersed with compelling messages and learnings.”
NGT Travel Conferences & Incentives
 
“Very impressed. The Operations area of the company contains middle management through to vineyard hands and packaging line workers. Tom was relevant to all.”
Brown Brothers 
 
“Excellent.  I had seen Tom in operation before. This is why I wanted him for our group. Tom did not disappoint - the straightforward direct approach is just what we needed.”
Werribee Chamber of Commerce
 
“Excellent.  Tom was very well received by our audience. His presentation was dynamic, delivering a message with underlying principles that could be applied by anyone. The feedback was extremley positive.”
Tabcorp
 
“Thought Tom was a great performer, definitely captured everyone's attention with some great messages.......it is truly amazing how successful he has made his business from following a simple recipe for success!”
Fantastic Furniture
 
“Excellent.  Tom struck a chord in every one of the 300-odd audience, from leaders in the business community through to owner-operators and teenage employees. His story is inspiring, his delivery engaging and his message uplifting. I would definitely recommend him as a speaker both to large companies seeking to motivate their staff and to community groups looking to empower and unify local traders.”
Midland Marketing
 
“Excellent.  Tom's discussion was very appropriate to the theme of the conference and his presentation and philosophies should be adopted and pushed through the Group. Tom received the highest score for his presentation from the Group 4.68 out of 5.”
Gandel Group 
 
“Excellent.  Tom O'Toole was the perfect guest for our conference. He was entertaining, funny and friendly with a perfect message that was delivered in a Fantastic way. He stayed around and enjoyed dinner with us and personalised all his books for our Store Managers. He went above and beyond. Much appreciated Tom!”
Fantastic Furniture
 
“Excellent.  Tom was the perfect closing speaker for our event. Everyone took home a different message.”
Department of Agriculture
 
“You were a total inspiration for the fellows as well as a most amusing guest speaker.  Your message was clearly received by all and dovetailed in perfectly with our theme for the year – ‘Be Unique – Make a Difference’.  You were the keynote for the conference and helped make the total content fall into place.”
Gallagher Australia Pty Ltd
 
“Excellent.  I thought today's event was great. Very positive and inspiring. Tom's use of positive images and being blatantly honest with himself, his staff and customers is a great lesson for all of us. Very impressive man and career.  fan - bl**dy-tastic!  Great speaker - so much enthusiasm that it was sobering to go back to work (everyone is so quiet) I believe that it reminded us that there are certain fundamentals that exist for every successful business, whether large or small, regardless of the industry! What an inspiring character... So much enthusiasm and perspective.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
“Excellent.  Tom blew 'em away with his enthusiasm, style and honesty. He really is quite a person!”
Great Expecations
 
“Excellent.  Truly unique in every aspect and his passion was appreciated by all.” 
Landmark Wholesale
 
“Excellent.  Tom's presentation is highly energetic, evocative, thought-provoking and absolutely inspirational. I enjoyed his presentation so much at a conference I attended last year, that I organised my staff on this occassion to experience Tom's message first hand.”
Speedy Corporation Pty Ltd

“Excellent.  Dynamic and unique presentation, full of interest and delivered with such gusto it couldn't fail to capture everyone's interest. A fascinating look into the life of a person who came to a turning point in his life and had the guts to change and have a go. Inspiring and a reminder that we all have what it takes to make it, the only thing we need is the right attitude.”
The Granes Research Development Corporation (GRDC)
 
“Excellent.  Tom's presentation was energetic and interesting. His straightforward approach to his business was refreshing to hear and easy to understand.  Clients and partners alike all were able to take something away from Tom's presentation. The "Buzz" in the room at morning tea after his presentation as well as the number of requests I have had for his video is an very positive indication of how well he was received.”
Hagemeyer Electrical Group
 
“Excellent.  Tom O’Toole was the ideal keynote speaker for our conference. He was enthusiastic, exciting and energetic and prepared all attendees to receive the “can do” messages throughout all the following sessions.”
NSW Taxi Association
 
“Excellent.  Well received by the audience. Was extremely funny, entertaining and motivating.”
Holden
 
“Excellent.  What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this man – genuine, passionate, inspiring – Tom leaves you with a smile on your face but questions in your head and heart”
Investor Financial Planning Pty Ltd
 
“Excellent.  Tom had everyone on the edge of their seats one moment, and wiping tears the next, straight to the heart - we loved him!”
Quairading Chamber of Commerce
 
“Excellent.  The response from participants was excellent with many implementing many of Tom's ideas and suggestions as early as that night when they went home.”
Ballina Fair Shopping Centre 
 
“The response from retailers was excellent. They thoroughly enjoyed Tom's style of presentation.”
Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre
 
“Tom's presentation was energetic, humourous and he inspired our managers.  For anybody in hospitality or the service industry I would highly recommend Tom as a guest speaker.”
Collins Foods Group
 
“Passionate, powerful, motivating, inspirational, entertaining, hilarious. Tom is a complete package. A sensational speaker.”
Luke Macquarie City Council
 
“As entertaining as everyone promised and yet provoked us into thinking about the issues at hand.”
Public Relations Co-Ordinator 

“Very entertaining and full of enthusiasm. He held the audience's attention for the full time. Certainly gave us all lot of good ideas and lots to implement at home and at work.  Have received very positive comments from all who attended”
Jetset House 
 
“Oh My God! That was so unexpected and fantastic at the same time. The message was so clear without the mass of technical philosophies to support the message. What a fabulous speaker. I would recommend Tom to any business as his message is completely clear. If everyone had Tom's attitude we would all be multimillionaires with no stress.”
Smith Automotives
 
“Tom's inspiring and energising presentation made for a lively Awards night . Well received.”
Franchise Council of Australia - Vic. Division
 
“Tom’s enthusiasm and humour set the tone for our entire 3 day conference. He is by far the best Australian speaker we’ve heard for over 10 years! We can’t thank him enough for a job well done!”
APPA
 
“An amazingly entertaining and vibrant person who was well received by the Conference delegates.”
AFTA
 
“Uniquely inspirational and entertaining, we could've listened to his stories all day long!”
Automotive Global Insurance
 
“Tom is an outstanding speaker and very unique in the way he delivers his presentation. The audience responded extremely well to his presentation.”
QR
 
“Tom was probably the most passionate speaker I have seen for some time and our audience loved him.”
Creative Events
 
“Tom's presentation was highly energetic and delivered my staff with a positive and strong message. The enthusiasm, humor and sound business sense based practical experience was very good.”
Anglican Care
 
“Tom's presentation was fantastic, just right for our Distributor Conference. Our distributors who are all small to medium businesses found Tom's talk very relative and I am sure they will be quoting from his presentation for many months. Our Asian Pacific Vice president was at the meeting and he was very impressed with Tom's presentation. Thank you for your support.”
Rockwell Automation  

“A legend - fantastic closing to our three days.”
Choice Home Loans
 
“Tom is obviously very passionate about his life and it shows. He has a very positive focus and really walks the talk. “
Echuca Special School
 
“Your presentation was extremely entertaining and an inspiration for those fortunate enough to be there; definitely a take home message for everyone ranging from beef and sheep producers to small business owners in town, to housewives. A great example being: a very good friend of mine, widowed last year at 28 with a 12 month old and a pregnancy not known about, attended the meat profit day (with the 4 month old in arms) and told me you are the one person she has listened to that has made her believe she can begin again. So definitely not only business minds were inspired! I believe Longreach is a better place for your visit ”
Meat & Livestock Australia - Longreach
 
“I personally found your presentation made at our Business Sessions extremely professional, informative and entertaining and from all accounts from the delegates who attended, they enjoyed it as much as I did.”
Liquor Marketing Group
 
“I was blown away by Tom's presentation style. He was very intimidating at first but WOW what an impact. I don't know how this guy gets through the day with all this energy.”
Young Entrepreneur Organisation
 
“Tom was full of energy and delivered a most appropriate message that was consistent with the theme of the night . From the feed back of the participants he delivered a message of hope and your future success is in your hands.”
Numurkah District Health Service
 
“Tom's enthusiastic, passionate delivery was very well received by the  attendees (whose ages ranged from 18 years to mid 60s). The feedback was  most positve and Tom's message obviously struck a chord with each  individual.  A wonderful experience for all!”
Watters Electrical
 
“Tom was energetic and enthusiastic. He was very well received by the audience and received great feedback via our own feedback forms.” 
Reflect Consulting
 
“Tom is an enthralling speaker. Inspirational, full of energy and enthusiasm for his topic and people. He was a big hit with our delegates.”
Kimberley – Clarke Pty Ltd
 
“OUTSTANDING: Better than excellent.  Tom really hit the mark, he had a very stong message and was able to connect with our clients. His style captured everyones attention from the beginning!”
Work Directions
 
“Tom has a unique ability to be able to connect with a wide audience, particularly those who didn't even know they were in the business of customer service. Many who attended were able to identify with Tom's stories and apply his philosophies to their own lives and businesses.”
Far Western Regional Development Board
 
“Fantastic, got the conference off to a flying start, Tom is definitely out there and made people get out of their comfort zone. I think the message got through to all the attendees.”
Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Limited
 
“Restaurant and catering Australia were extremely fortunate to benefit from your experience as you spoke to us on Business Success and Service.  Many members have congratulated the Association for bringing them a speaker who has truly built a small business from the ground up and has maintained their vision with enthusiasm for their establishment.”
Restaurant and Catering Australia
 
“Tom's almost manic delivery style certainly kept our audience enthralled.  He makes you want to go out and do..do..do.”
Toronto Workers Club
 
"In the 12 years of the conference Tom was the most inspiring motivational speaker to ever present at the conference."
Federal President – Liquor  Stores Association

“Tom was an exceptionally entertaining speaker that had the whole audience attention from the moment he walked on stage until the very end. His message is simple but highly effective and he delivered in a way that all of us can relate to. He is humble in his approach and honest in his admissions, which engaged the audience even more. He made us all re-evaluate our paradigms and challenged us to think big. The pleasing aspect of his talk, was that he was not some guru consultant that preaches from theory, but a real person who has had to endure several knockbacks before he finally reached his goals. Based on the positive feedback from the 130 delegates he was a huge hit.”
Smartline
 
“Excellent. Having a connection with Augusta, Tom fitted in really well and was well received by all - we had guests travel from as far as Busselton and Nannup to hear his talk and all thought it well worth the trip. From the feedback I have received it may well be that Tom will be back in the region before too long to deliver more of his wonderful message.”
Flinders Bay Corporation
 
“Excellent - Thanks Tom. Tom was booked with Dingo to speak at our sales conference on Saturday 22 Oct 2005. And he was bloody fantastic – Speaking to our sales team from across Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK the message was the same and applied equally to ALL countries. From the success of the night Dingo decided to rebook Tom for our service conference on Saturday 19 Nov 2005. Dingo also invited leaders from a number of Dalby businesses to listen and they were left in awe. Tom said he may go for an hour, well an hour and a half later he was still going strong. And we loved it. He stepped off stage absolutely drenched in sweat and buggered he had given us his all. Having Tom speak at our conferences is an investment for Dingo’s future.”
Dingo Australia

“Excellent. Tom O’Toole was energetic and engaging. He was very passionate with a comical style and created great enthusiasm amongst our group with his business success story. He was very motivational and really got our group thinking about what they can do in their business.”
On Course

“Dynamic, entertaining, energy plus, funny, inspiring… You cant say ‘ So What”  to Tom.. he is a ‘Wow.’ I had a room with 300 diverse business people. From one man operators to very large Blue Chip organisations.. The feedback has been exceptional about Tom…. Just such a great delivery and presentation. No boring pie charts and business buzz words here.. How refreshing!”
South Sydney Rabbitohs

“Tom’s success story, from being a poor child to a successful business man, is truly fantastic! It just shows what drive and determination can do. He is an amazing man, and Australian!”
Jetstar Travelworld Ltd.

"Excellent Tom's presentation was fantastic.The response from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive, it was certainly a great way to end the day's proceedings and sent everyone off on such a high note."
Social Club Books Pty Ltd

Dynamic, Captivating, Animated, Enthralling and Explosive; He captured exactly what we needed to communicate and shot it out like a loaded gun. I don’t think anyone blinked.
If you ever needed to get a point across, Tom O’Toole knows exactly how to do it. Even if you don’t speak a word of English.
San Churro

“Excellent. Tom was engaging and represented exactly what we required for the night. His professionalism and story was moving for all involved.” 
LIFELINE - Tasmania

“Tom is an excellent, if somewhat radical presenter. Very motivational and very entertaining. He is an inspiration to us all “
Shoalhaven City Council

“Tom was excellent. I had high expectations and he exceeded them in every way. He was very professional and went the extra mile to make sure we got the most possible value out of his presentation. I've never seen our clients be that engaged while listening to a speaker or laugh that much! Tom's presentation fit so well with the theme of the night and delivered the outcome we were looking for perfectly. We couldn't be more pleased and we'd love to have him back in the future.”
Income Solutions

“Very Good. Tom O'Toole was energetic and as the final presenter day 1 of conference, Tom revved everyone up! “
Dept of Innovation Industry

Thank you so much for agreeing to speak at our Annual Franchising Conference in Melbourne recently.
You’re one “crazy bastard” but everyone loved you!!!
What an incredible way to end  conference. You motivated them. Inspired them, shook them up and then sent them back to their businesses to ‘make a difference’.
We thank you for your passion and for the chance to experience a little of your journey with you.
Healthy Habits

“Tom hit a chord with everyone there. His energy, enthusiasm and frankness about life, people and business was uplifting. 
Just an ounce of his passion is enough to fuel a rocket to the moon and back. Thank you Tom for sharing your world with Cartridge World.”
Cartridge World.

"His talk was inspiring, relevant, and extremely well received by all who attended. Tom's story is an example for us all".
Eltham Community Bank Project 

Excellent, Tom was Fantastic.  His journey passion and enthusiasm for life and business are truly inspirational.  The whole group left on a high, ready to hit the group running. 
Magnetite Australia Pty Ltd

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