John Quinn Presentologist Audience Alive UAE, US, AUS, NZ, IRE, UK

John Quinn


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. See for AudienceAlive 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.


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 Satellite 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 recommending 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.

Industry Expertise

Audio Visual
Graphic Design
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Training and Development
Information Technology and Services
Business Services
Media Production

Presentation Topics

Sealing Deals With Effective Presentations
Presenting Ideas
Top Traits for Effective Presenters
5 Tips That Will Change Your Presentation Forever
Life After Death By Powerpoint
The Art of Presentology
Top Pitch Deck Ideas

Below are a sample of courses we can offer:

The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was undoubtedly the master presentation guru. All you need to do is look at the 2007 launch of the iPhone to see a genius at work. Join us on this course to unpackage how he did it and the skills we can learn from him.

Find your passion – focus on what you love
Create the story – write the script and then throw it away
Use amazing facts to wow your audience
Examples of using props and how they create impact
Be a dealer in the drugs of presentations
Dress and act like a showman
Keep something back – one more thing

Prerequisites: If you are already a presenter you are eligible to come on this training. Note that this is not basic training.
Follow-up: Monthly Presentology Insider toolkit.
Time allowed: 1-2 Hours or package with another course.

The power of PowerPoint

Unpacking features you didn’t know existed. This training will change the way you make presentations.

Learn how to use the new Quick starter wizard to build your presentation for you.
Kerning and how to treat onscreen text to make it look beautiful.
Formula for choosing the correct font for maximum legibility.
Banning bullet points in favour of using icons and infographics
Using section zoom to create non-linear presentations
Using 3D objects to really create a wow factor
Making sense of the transition effect called morph
How to create well animated slides that create impact
Presenterview – the solution for nervous presenters
Using video in ways you never thought possible.

Prerequisites: If you are already making slides with pictures and bullet points you’re eligible to attend this course. Note that this is not basic PowerPoint training.
Follow-up: Monthly Design Insider toolkit. Comes with a 12 month follow up plan of phone and email support.
Time allowed: 2-6 Hours or package with another course.

Eventech – planet of the apps

A look at the current services and apps that can help us in the event technology world.

Get ready for lots of information and demonstrations of:
Presentation Apps – PowerPoint, Prezi, Haikudeck, Bunkr, Powtoon
Event Management Apps – Cvent, Eventmobi, Attendify, Eventsair, 
Delivery Apps – Spotlight, Ummo, Orai, Slidedeck
Audience Apps – LinkedIN, TurningPoint, Poll Everywhere, Slido, Catchbox, Taptotalk
…. and lots more

Prerequisites: If you are already using technology at events and would like to come right up to speed then this course is for you.
Follow-up: Monthly Eventech Insider toolkit. Comes with a 12 month follow up plan of phone and email support.
Time allowed: 4-6 Hours or package with another course.

How to create the worst presentation in the world

A look at the main mistakes made by presenters and how to solve them.

Get ready for lots of information and demonstrations of:
The problem
– death by PowerPoint and life thereafter
Common mistakes made by amateurs and how to avoid them
Seven slides you will not believe are PowerPoint
…. and lots more

Prerequisites: If you are already a presenter and would like to come right up to speed then this course is for you.
Follow-up: Monthly Presentology Insider toolkit. Comes with a 12 month follow up plan of phone and email support.
Time allowed: 2-4 Hours or package with another course.


The Gamification of Learning
TEDx Manipal University
Dubai, UAE

Passionate Presentology
Modul University
Dubai, UAE

Toastmasters New Zealand AGM
Waipuna Convention Centre
Auckland, NZ

Evolution of Event Technology
EventCamp Middle East
Dubai, UAE

Abu Dhabi


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 Entrepreneurship 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. 2013-11-06


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