"I attended a workshop given by Edo in 2009. Almost 2 years later, I found myself on a stage at TEDxMaastricht. When I felt overwhelmed by the grandeur of the theater in which it would all be happening, I relived hearing his voice and remembered his tips. "Look at the corners of the room you are in. Make it yours!" And so I did. The obvious pleasure he took from standing in front of an audience and his many valuable tips rubbed off on me and allowed me to enjoy delivering my TEDtalk. Thanks Edo!"
"Edo has mastered the art of coaching. He gives great insights and feedback on your work (in my case, an Elevator Pitch) while respecting your individual style and choices. Edo combines strong theoretical know-how with brilliant execution. His ability to make you believe in yourself is noteworthy and his relentless trust and patience are amazing. I would definitely recommend Edo as a coach and elevator-pitch trainer. Edo makes people shine onstage!"
"I am thankful for Edo's help with my event Upgrade Welzijn. He helped each and every Pitch Award participant to realize their full potential, and showed a lot of love and dedication in doing so. Edo helps you come up with solutions, encourages you along the way and is extremely reliable. I can recommend Edo's help wholeheartedly."
"Overwhelming - in the most positive sense of the word! One of the trainers at the "Bijzondere Verhalenbeurs" was Edo van Santen, media trainer. He is a remarkable man. He asked me questions, let me practice and had a unique and amazing insight into presenting. All of this made me extremely happy. His ideas really struck a chord with me; I was able to apply them immediately and see the impact of this new approach for myself. After my meeting with Edo I was overloaded with ideas and emotionally moved. It felt good. I can use the information he imparted; in fact, I'm looking forward to doing so. I am ready to take the next step!"
"Edo trained seven candidates to pitch ideas to the Dragons' Den. Within a couple of hours, the candidates were transformed from nervous, mediocre presenters into cutting edge and concentrated pitchers. The enjoyable, thorough and comprehensibly-structured training led to big results. True value for your money!"
"I was lucky enough to participate in one of Edo van Santen's pitch trainings at the "Ondernemershuis Amsterdam". He successfully put me back in touch with my core; helping me realize what my strengths and challenges were in just a few hours' time. I learned it was possible for me to 'sell' my company effectively within one minute. He was constantly communicating with his audience, both as a whole and on an individual level, and gave constructive feedback as well. He is such a good trainer that even days later, I was still sifting through the information from the course in my head and finding ways to better myself. Thank you so much for all the insights and discoveries!"
Marina van der Wal
"Edo really knows how to put you at ease and help you identify your message. Most of all, he encourages you to stay true to yourself. This gives you the feeling that rather than just performing an act in front of a camera, you are actually connecting with your audience. He provides both service and aftersales. Edo, thank you so much for your coaching and guidance along the danger-ridden path that is video pitching"
"Edo gave a pitch training to our clients, entrepreneurs, both established and new, who participated in the competition "Het beste idee van Amsterdam-West!" I saw our clients achieve a high level of pitching prowess that really enabled them to bring their concepts to life. Brilliant. Even being a trainer myself, I learned a great deal and I now use a lot of the information and tips as well: the UBRs, for example. Many thanks!"
Arnoud van Rooij
"Edo is an energetic and professional pitch coach who is also easy to work with. I got to know Edo during the "Het beste idee van West Binnen de Ring 2010" competition, where Edo was a trainer in the pitch round and a juror in the final. Edo provides constructive feedback, which got me to look at myself and my business plan/concept in a way that yielded powerful insights. Edo's training proved very meaningful for me."
"I attended a workshop Edo gave on the Elevator Pitch. One important observation I made was that Edo was able to reduce the camera shyness of the participants while effectively guiding them towards an authentic Elevator Pitch. I took home some amazing results from the workshop. Because of this, I am one happy, satisfied customer. We've hired Edo to give workshops for KennisClinics as well!"
Juan Carlos Sam-Sin
"Edo was an amazing coach during the entrepreneurship minor I took as a student. He is a man with vast experience in entrepreneurship, who knows how to pass this knowledge on to those who are just getting started. Edo is extremely straightforward, knows how to motivate you and supplies you with the tools you need to sell yourself during an Elevator Pitch. It's partly down to Edo's great training and guidance that I won the 2008 Springboard Session with my business plan. I would recommend that everyone participate in an Elevator Pitch training session at least once. Keep up the good work, Edo!"
"Edo's pitch training was fun and informative; it made a valuable contribution to our winning New Venture pitch."
"During the New Venture Pitch training, Maarten Bennis and I were coached by Edo van Santen. I especially appreciated how his feedback was both in-depth and observant. It was clear to me that Edo has a wealth of experience. He taught me how to enjoy giving a pitch in front of a jury, a skill I can use for the rest of my life. Thank you, Edo!"
"If you want to conquer a stage like Hercules, you should definitely attend an Elevator Pitch training session given by Edo van Santen. You will make amazing progress as a presenter in just one day. You'll get to know all your individual do's and dont's, and find out how to deliver a powerful presentation. You will use your own strength to make your audience sit up and take notice. Since taking part in Edo’s Elevator Pitch training at GNR8, I finally enjoy stepping onto a stage. My colleagues and I are now aware of our strengths and how to catch and keep an audience's interest right up to the end of the presentation. One of our interns said it was the best day of their internship."
Chantal de Kruijf
"On October 26th, we attended a presentation training by Edo. It was in one word amazing. His enlightening take on presenting and the way he passed on his knowledge were both inspiring and instructive. Thanks to Edo, my future presentations will be a totally new experience. Not just for my audience, but for myself as well. Thanks again!"
"In just about any profession, it's extremely important to be able to present yourself effectively. A lot of people don't realize just how important this is. Edo has really helped me and my colleagues in this area. How do you present yourself? How do you relay your message to your audience,and how can you look your best onstage? While taking part in the workshop on presenting, we watched each other grow in our ability to deliver quality presentations. Thanks to Edo van Santen I now know how to communicate my message in a way that's appealing to others."
"Edo gave an interesting Master class on the Elevator Pitch to the members of Stichting DeBroekriem. Edo convinced me that the way you present your message will definitely impact your audience. The tips he gave me were practical and I was able to apply them immediately. The way he imparts his knowledge was not only informative, but truly inspiring as well. I am really thankful for his time and confidence in me."
"The best training ever!"
Training, Coaching, Speaker
Edo has delivered training/coaching/speaking to:
AbbVie, ABN Amro Bank, Adobe Systems Benelux, Agentschap.nl, AMC Academisch Medisch Centrum Amsterdam, Accenture Innovation Award, De Alliantie, Amphia Ziekenhuis, Amref Flying Doctors, Amsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI), Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP), ANWB, AppMachine, Arpa, 1stelijnsamsterdam, De Baak, BeStart.nu, Bird Control Group, BNP Paribas Cardif, Boer en Business, Brandweer Brabant-Noord, Brandweer Twente, Breaking Out, BSB Hoorn, De BuurtBoer, Bux, Campus Party Netherlands, Cash Discovery, CCV Group, Cell4Pharma, Climate KIC, CMBO, Connexxion, Contentoo, Coolblue, Corendon Vliegvakanties, CWI, CZLabs, DCA Multimedia, Delft Hyperloop, Deloitte Fast50, Deltares, Drenthe College, DutchCheez Productions, Ecovat, Eduoco, eFocus, eFactor, Enterprise Summit, Envoker, EUR Erasmus University Rotterdam, Equator Research, Ernst&Young, EY, Ferring, FireWire, FitFirst, FitShe, Fokker Technologies, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland, Freecapacity, Gemeente Den Haag, G4S, Glycocheck, Group4 Security, GGD, GNR8, GoodHout, GPJK Groningen, Griffin Discoveries, Groeiversneller, Gyre, Haarlemmer-MeerBusiness, HAN Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Heel Brabant Spreekt, Hello Energy, HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Hogeschool Utrecht, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Hy2care, ICA, InGell, ING Bank, IPSS Engineering, IS Diagnostics, Keune Cosmetics, KABK Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag, Kadaster, Kas Bank, Khondrion, Koster Industrial Textiles, KPN, Leapp, LifeSciences@Work, Lightweight Containers / Eurokeg / KeyKeg, Luqo, Maastricht University, Manometric, Materiomics, Maxwell Group, Media Plaza Utrecht, MeerBusiness Amsterdam, Meeting Masters, Mercedes-Benz Nederland, MerkMakers, Micure, Mimetas, Mindz, Ministerie van Economische Zaken, MO Groep, Mobile World Congres (Barcelona), Movement, Movisie, MT Management Team, Nano-I-Drops, Nathalie Jager Brand Strategy, NCD Nederlandse vereniging van Commissarissen en Directeuren, NDC Media Groep, Nerdalize, Netherlands eScience Center, Netherlands Genomics Initiative, NewVenture, Nightbalance, NIGZ, NHL Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, NRC Media, NS Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NTRC, OfficeLynq, Open Circles Academy, Ohpen, Pantar, ParkBee, Pectcof, Philips, Photonics Healthcare, PickThisUp, Plant-e, Port4Growth, Prothini, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Purple Cows Unlimited, Rabo Bank, RAET, Reed Elsevier, Regenesance, RSM Rotterdam School of Management, RTL, RUG Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, SBS Producties, Screvo, Selfscreen, SheSuit, Simavi, Spaarne Gasthuis, StartMeUp, Startup Delta, Studium Generale, SXSW Austin TX, Symetrics, Syntecnos, Syntens, Talents Media, TEDx, TEDxFryslân (dagvoorzitter), TopCon Sokkia, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, TweelWonen, UberPitch, UbiQ, Unilever, UvA Universiteit van Amsterdam, Utrecht Inc, VBO Makelaars, Vertalersvakschool, Vodafone, Volker Wessels, VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VVJIP Vereniging voor Juridische Interim-Professionals, Waterschap Aa en Maas, Waterschap Rijn en IJssel, WebChair, Week van de Ondernemer, Welzijn Nederland, Witteveen, Woningmakelaar van het Jaar, Worth Internet Systems, WSD Groep, XAir Diagnostics, YellowWalnut, Yes!Delft, Zeylmaker, Zorgimpuls, ZVision.