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John Quinn - Audience Alive. Queenstown, Otago, NZ

John Quinn

Presentologist | Audience Alive

Queenstown, Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Presentologist in the Event Technology field since 2000







Raised and Educated in Ireland, John Quinn arrived in the United Arab Emirates in 1996 determined to make the difference between presentations that fall flat, and that ‘seal the deal’. After several years with Gearhouse & Philips Middle East he started Satellite in Dubai Media City in 2001 and then expanded the operation to Dubai Silicon Oasis in 2010.
In 2015, John added service to his worldwide portfolio and expanded his business to cover Australia and NZ.
Since 2001, John has provided custom presentation services for over 500 local and international clients resulting in over 25000 slides and too many bullet points to count! John’s creativity and professional design experience will result in an effective presentation with impact.

Industry Expertise (9)

Information Technology and Services

Audio Visual

Training and Development


Computer Software

Media Production

Computer Hardware

Business Services

Graphic Design

Areas of Expertise (7)

The Art of Presentology

Life After Death By Powerpoint

5 Tips That Will Change Your Presentation Forever

Top Traits for Effective Presenters

Presenting Ideas

Sealing Deals With Effective Presentations

Top Pitch Deck Ideas

Accomplishments (2)

Won Award for best new innovation in the Events Industry (professional)

In 2009 we won the Best New Innovation award at the Events Industry annual get together. As a result we deployed 2000 spotme devices as a project for the Abraaj Celebration of Entrepensureship in 2010.

Ranked 66 in the TOP 100 SME Companies in Dubai (professional)


Satellite Visual Communication the Middle East’s leading ‘Presentation’ and ‘Eventology’ offering Professional State of the Art Presentation Creation, Interactive Audience Participation Systems and Mobile Event Apps ranked 66 in the Dubai SME 100 at the awards ceremony held yesterday in Dubai. John Quinn, CEO of Satellite said his team was “absolutely delighted, when you consider that more than 3,000 companies applied for the award, it’s an amazing achievement.

Education (1)

West London Poly: Electronics 1989

Affiliations (2)

  • BNI
  • International Special Events Society

Testimonials (4)

Tanya Eddows, Learning & Development Director | Emirates Airlines

John worked tirelessly to ensure that he met our requirements. He was always readily available to take our calls and questions. He is a committed individual who works with integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.

Nick Nadal, Director | Hawkamah

My organization hired John and his company to assist us in engaging our audience during our annual conference. I found John to be professional and very personable and always has a 'can-do' attitude over behind-the-scenes challenges faced when orchestrating major conferences. You can feel that he's got the best interest of his clients in mind, and the fact that we're repeat customers show that we've experienced good value with John. Thanks, John!

Jeremy Foster, Marketing Manager | Ericsson

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with John Quinn and Satelite over the years. He brings such a fresh perspective to something so fundamental like engaging people with each other. Particularly in the context of landing major presentations when you know he really is worth every penny. I consider Ericsson materially better off for having the opportunity to work with John and I'd not hesitate in hiring John or recomending him to anyone looking for his expertise and easy going style

Senior Vice President, Senior Vice President - Safety | Emirates Airlines

Just a quick note to say thanks a million.Your personal delivery is truly inspirational. The fact that I didn’t look once at my phone is testament to your ability to keep your audience in the palm of your hand. The word will spread here about what you do and I’m already looking at the next group from my department

Event Appearances (3)


GIBTM  Abu Dhabi


Evolution of Event Technology

EventCamp Middle East   Dubai, UAE


The Gamification of Learning

TEDx  Manipal University - Dubai


Sample Talks (1)


It costs a lot of money to organize a conference. Not just the cost of a venue, the cost of entertainment, and the cost of travel. The opportunity cost of having an audience in the room, and not somewhere else. It matters if a conference is successful. It's surprising that every detail of a conference is planned, except for the presentations. Menus are planned, rooms are planned, bands are booked, printing is done ? everything runs smoothly. But the typical conference presentation has no input from organizers ? even at a company conference. Sure, there may be a conference PowerPoint template to use. But each presenter types his or her own presentation. Each presentation is full of bullet points and text ? boring to write, let alone to sit through. Dozens of presentations, 100s of slides, 1000s of bullet points. Mind- numbing for the audience. Yet, surely the presentations are the reason for having the conference? Imagine a conference where messages are considered as a whole. Imagine a conference that genuinely meets its objectives. Satellite Visual Communication is all about effective presentations. We turn bullet points into visuals. We train lacklustre presenters and make them stars. We turn isolated presentations into a rich tapestry of ideas and cross-references. And we can make your conference interactive using the latest audience response systems to engage the delegates and improve memory retention of your message. Attached are the options we recommend to improve your upcoming event. We promise your audience will thank you.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


1000 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Courses (1)


Our courses have been developed to help increase knowledge about the fundamentals of effective presentations, learn new skills and techniques on putting presentations together, and become acquainted with the latest the world of multimedia technology has to offer us.

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