Sally took on the extremely tough task of pulling together the MyLanguage conference in less than 4 months. Sally was totally focused and went above and beyond to ensure a successful conference would be delivered in this short time frame. We would not have been able to deliver the 2012 MyLanguage Conference without her and Red Lanyard. Whether the task was to source sponsorship, conference promotion, organize travel and liaise with our international keynote speakers and national speakers, catering or communicating regularly with the MyLanguage partnership, it was all done in an extremely professional, friendly manner.
It was a very successful evening and we wholeheartedly thank you for your valuable contribution. In short, we would not have been able to hold this event without your help. The event raised over $20,000 for the Trust’s heritage activities, improved our profile within the community and provided us with many valuable contacts. Thank you.
A fantastic function, the compliments were overwhelming. From beginning to end the coordination and presentation at City Hall was exceptional, your professionalism and attention to detail produced a very successful event for the Combined Patriotic Societies. We look forward to working with you again in the very near future. A special thank you to all at Red Lanyard.
“Sally and I have been on the Fostering Executive Women Committee for the last 12 months. In that time I worked with Sally developing the Executive Conversation program for the year. Sally also worked on the FEW Mentor program and coordinated our annual gala dinner. Sally is an events coordinator/manager/creator extraordinaire. She is quick to understand what is required from the broadest concept to the minutest detail…..and nothing is too much trouble. Sally makes it happen! and she makes it happen to meet – or indeed – exceed her clients expectations. Further, she is full of grace and humour in all she does. I have no hesitation in recommending Sally to lead/develop/manage your next event!”
“Sally is a vivacious and organised business woman with a particular flair for event management. Her events are well thought out, creative and personable. For me sally represents a heartflet welcome whenever she enters the room, willing and able to engage everyone towards a common vision. I believe Sally would be an asset to any business requiring great Leadership.”
Our committee appointed Sally late January 2012 to run a Street Fair on 3 June 2012. The event was very successful and it would not have been achieved without Sally Porteous coordinating it. She worked tirelessly in new territory for all of us and delivered a fantastic event within budget that was the envy of all. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sally to anyone else to run their events in the future.” August 13, 2012.
“I came across Sally when she was working for Nightowl. We worked together on a complex outdoor Anzac Day concert in Queensland and we had to do everything – publicity, promotions, travel, accommodation, production, client liaison – the works. Sally was great. On any number of occasions she could have, quite reasonably, spat the chewie and no-one would have blamed her. But she didn’t – and in delivering everything her organisation promised, she earned my respect, admiration and affection. There’s always a seat for Mustang Sally in the Vagabond Crew’s Tarrago.”
“Sally successfully produced the end of event concert for City Romp in 2008. In the space of 2 months, Sally single-handedly identified candidate acts, contacted their managers/agents to negotiate their involvement and meticulously planned all details of the concert, including the preparation of promotional notes to publicise the concert to the music press. On Romp day, Sally produced and stage-managed the concert to perfection, ensuring that the needs of all bands were met at that the tight running sheet was delivered with precision. The level of dedication and professionalism shown by Sally was exceptional and I would have no hesitation in recommending Sally as the producer and stage manager of any major concert.”
“Sally Porteous is direct, efficient, honest and effective. I met her first as a university student, one of the postgrads it’s a delight to work with – people who choose higher education for a purpose, know why they’re there, and commit heartily yet critically to activities. Then I knew her as an Edgie – an ethical entrepreneur and part of a peer network in Brisbane and beyond which encourages and supports creative business that makes a difference. As was the case at the university, Sally embraced the opportunities we provided and in return added energy, confidence and verve to the group. Now I know her as an entrepreneurial peer, and I look forward to further conversations and perhaps even collaborations in the world of ethical commerce. I strongly recommend her services.”