Rod Quantock, OAM

^^^ Research Associate, Research Unit in Public Cultures, University of Melbourne ^^^ Associate, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne ^^^ Patron of Tandem ^^^ Patron of Ardoch Youth Foundation's Numeracy Program ^^^

SPEAKER/MC

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, RESEARCH UNIT IN PUBLIC CULTURES, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

 ASSOCIATE, MELBOURNE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

PATRON OF TANDEm (formerly The Victorian Mental Health Carers Networ)

PATRON OF ARDOCH YOUTH FOUNDATION'S NUMERACY PROGRAm

 

Rod Quantock has been MCing and speaking at conferences, events, rallies, on buses, at schools - and just about every other kind of setting you can imagine - for decades.

He is a highly sought after speaker, MC and facilitator whose intelligence and stage-experience make him the perfect host or key-note for professional events. As you can see from his many accolades above, he has some serious weight behind his humour, and is the perfect choice for formal functions and conferences.

He's unflappable, funny, bright and good with people from all backgrounds. With Rod at the helm of your event, you're in safe hands.

TESTIMONALS

'ROD WAS GREAT. WE REALLY WANTED THE EVENING TO BE FUN AND HE CERTAINLY DELIVERED. HIS JOKES WERE TOPICAL AND WENT DOWN WELL WITH OUR AUDIENCE. A GREAT MC WHO I WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS.' ADAM BEAUMONT, CEO, FSC AUSTRALIA
'ROD WAS A WONDERFUL MC AND I COULD NOT RECOMMEND HIM MORE HIGHLY. HE WAS INCREDIBLY EASY TO WORK WITH AND HIS ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND OUR NEEDS WAS OUTSTANDING... HE MANAGED OVER 800 PEOPLE WITH EASE, INTO THE CORRECT SPACES AND TIMES AND WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE. WE WILL USE ROD AGAIN WITHOUT HESITATION." BRAD BEACH, MANAGER - PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR COLLEGE, CHISHOLM INSTITUTE OF TAFE
‘HIS STYLE AND APPROACH MADE HIM A WINNER. A VERY ENJOYABLE PRESENTATION THAT DID NOT DETRACT FROM THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OCCASION. THE FEEDBACK WAS THAT ROD WAS THE BEST EVER GUEST SPEAKER.’ KANGAN INSTITUTE
‘A GREAT JOB OF HOLDING THE NIGHT TOGETHER AND KEEPING THE PACE GOING WITH JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH OF HUMOUR.’ THE SMALL CHANGE FOUNDATION
‘ROD’S PERFORMANCE MINGLING WITH GUESTS EARLY IN THE EVENING AND HIS PRESENTATION LATER WAS EXTREMELY FUNNY AND ENJOYED BY EVERYONE. HIS ABILITY TO ADAPT TO SUIT THE AUDIENCE WAS EXCELLENT.’’ DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU
‘ROD TOOK ABSOLUTE CONTROL OF THE PROCEEDINGS AS WAS REQUIRED AND PERFORMED MARVELLOUSLY.’ REGENT OF MELBOURNE
‘WE HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF RAVE REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS. WE SINCERELY THANK ROD FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT FROM PRE-DINNER DRINKS TO THE COMEDY SPOT AND HIS M.C. ROLE.’ CIGNA INSURANCE AUSTRALIA LTD
‘HIS CONTRIBUTION WAS A LARGE PART OF THE NIGHT’S SUCCESS.... CLEVER, FUNNY AND IRREVERENT. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HIM.’ FINTRY BANK
‘ROD’S METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL WAS FANTASTIC. HIS ABILITY TO WARM UP A CROWD WAS UNIQUE AND QUITE INVALUABLE.’’ MINTER ELLISON
‘HIS INVOLVEMENT WAS A HIGHLIGHT... A MAGNIFICENT JOB OF MAKING EVERYONE FEEL WELCOME, OF ‘BREAKING THE ICE’ BETWEEN STRANGERS AND HOSTING THE EVENING.’ THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION
‘THANK-YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL PRESENTATION… YOUR PERFORMANCE WAS GREATLY ENJOYED BY OUR LUNCHEON GUESTS AND ADDED A WELCOME NOTE OF SURPRISE AND HUMOUR TO OUR MEDIA LAUNCH. MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
‘EXCELLENT.  ROD’S LAYBACK RELAXED STYLE SET THE SCENE FOR A GREAT EVENING.  HIS PERFORMANCE WAS EXCELLENT.’ DAVEY PRODUCTS
‘EXCELLENT.  ROD’S PRIOR RESEARCH OF OUR COMPANY WAS SPOT-ON, HE KNEW WHO TO TARGET AND PROVIDED THE REST OF THE AUDIENCE WITH AN ENTERTAINING PERFORMANCE.’ FYNA CONSTRUCTIONS
‘EXCELLENT.  ROD BROUGHT A LOT OF LIGHT TO WHAT CAN SOMETIMES BE CONSIDERED A VERY DRY CONFERENCE.’ LUMLEY GENERAL INSURANCE
‘EXCELLENT.  FITTED THE BILL PERFECTLY, HE READ THE GROUP WELL AND GAVE HIS ALL, MOST ENJOYABLE.’ SOUTH WEST HEALTH CARE
‘EXCELLENT.  ROD WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND WAS ABLE TO FIT IN WITH THE THEME OF THE NIGHT WITH NO TROUBLE.’ MASTER FOODS OF AUSTRALIA
‘EXCELLENT.  ROD WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CONFERENCE, EVERYONE ENJOYED THE SESSION IMMENSELY.  ROD WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH.’ ROCKHAMPTON VENUES & EVENTS
‘EXCELLENT.  HIS SESSION WAS EXCELLENT AND HE LIFTED THE ENERGY OF THE CONFERENCE DELEGATES.’ VAIC
‘SUPERB.  WE WANTED TO START OUR ANAESTHETISTS CONGRESS WITH A BANG AND ROD QUANTOCK WAS POLISHED, HUMOROUS, ENTERTAINING AND HAD THE DELEGATES ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER. HIS ABILITY TO RESPOND TO DELEGATES IS A WONDERFUL TALENT. HIS CLOSING SESSION WITH ROVING INTERVIEWS BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN. WE WILL DEFINITELY WORK WITH ROD AGAIN.’ THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHETISTS
‘ROD WAS VERY QUICK TO PICK UP ON THE THEME OF THE EVENT AND DID A GREAT JOB.’ MASTERFOOD OF AUSTRALIA
‘THE FEEDBACK FROM THE GROUP WAS UNANIMOUS- A GREAT ACT, CLEVERLY PUT TOGETHER AND DELIVERED IN A WAY THAT REALLY ENERGISED THE GROUP.’ POWERCOR
‘OUR FUNCTION WAS A VERY IMPORTANT ONE TO THE COMPANY AS WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST EVER REDUNDANCIES IN A 41 YEAR HISTORY. ROD WAS ABLE TO HANDLE THE SITUATION WITH CONSUMMATE EASE AND KEPT THE FUNCTION ON TRACK. HIS ADDRESS WAS TOPICAL AND TYPICALLY HILARIOUS LEAVING EVERYONE VERY UPBEAT. HE TOOK THE PARTY AND TURNED IT INTO AN EVENT AND EASILY HANDLED THE LAST MINUTE CHANGES TO THE RUNNING ORDER.’ SOUTHERN CROSS TV
‘ROD QUANTOCK WAS BRILLIANT TO DEAL WITH. ROD WAS ALSO HAPPY TO TAKE IDEAS AND DIRECTIONS ON BOARD. ROD'S STYLE OF HUMOUR WAS ENJOYED BY INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES FROM THE USA AND UK AND LOCAL DELEGATES ALIKE. HIS QUICK WIT AND INSIGHT MADE FOR AN ENJOYABLE EVENING.’ LEND LEASE
‘EXCELLENT. ROD WAS GREAT. HE CAME, HE SAW WE LAUGHED OURSELVES SILLY! WE CAN'T RECOMMEND HIM HIGHLY ENOUGH.’ CARDINIA-CASEY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
'FEEDBACK HAS BEEN BEYOND TREMENDOUS... ALMOST EMBARRASSINGLY SO. LIKE MANY, I VERY MUCH APPRECIATED ROD’S INSIGHTS INTO WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CARING COMMUNITY, AND EVEN MORE ENJOYED HIS GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT.  HIS KEYNOTE WAS ALL WE COULD HOPE FOR AND FAR MORE... IT HELPED SET NEW STANDARDS FOR OTHERS TO AIM FOR.' NSW DEPARTMENT OF STATE & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT