A happy client explains!
The actor was professional, friendly and well-prepared. I particularly appreciated his arriving early.
Lisa was helpful and prompt to reply with all inquiries.
We received committed support from 4 actors who took great care to understand our client’s needs and worked to refine and maximise the value of their talents in front of manager audiences. In addition to this, the office support from P+P was outstanding, working through a weekend across a multitude of time zones to make the client project possible. We would not hesitate to use P+P again!
We have worked with actor/coaches for a long time in the UK and had been searching for some time for a quality provider in Australia when I came across Peers and Players. I have now worked with them twice, and have been extremely impressed with their work. Lisa put a lot of effort into understanding what we were looking for, and the actor/trainers have a great mix of acting and business knowledge, combined with great skill in connecting with the group. From someone who has worked with a lot of similar organisations, I highly recommend Peers and Players as a market leader.
Whitelion has been generously supported by Peers and Players over the past three years to bring to life our national fundraising event ‘Bail Out’ in NSW, S.A, and TAS. Whilst being a very fun and theatrical experience, the Whitelion Bail Out has a serious side to it and that is conveying the importance of the work we do with at-risk youth. This is done through storytelling and the portrayal of key characters that are an integral part of the Bail Out event. The Peers and Players actors that we have used for this national event have excelled at portraying key characters and engaging our audiences. We look forward to welcoming back the experienced and highly professional actors as prisoners, wardens, police officers and legal staff at next year’s event and highly recommend them to any organisation looking to bring an authenticity to their engagement and communications.
We received excellent feedback from the participants of our leadership program whose role played various people in leadership scenarios with actors. For them, it was useful to have the opportunity to do the role play with the actors as it meant they took it much more seriously, had a much more authentic experience and therefore were really able to apply what they learned.
With 300 partners and 4,000 people delivering services from 14 offices, KPMG is a leading provider of Audit, Tax and Advisory services in Australia. In several of our Learning & Development programs, KPMG uses professional actors from Peers and Players to play roles in simulated meetings. Peers and Players has been involved with KPMG since 1998 and we draw on a pool of about 15 actors for the various programs. In each program and for each role the actors have a defined brief which provides the character information and outlines the script the actors should follow during the simulated meeting. KPMG has found that because the actors are well prepared and know their brief well, they are also effective at ad-libbing where appropriate. In addition to acting out the role, the actors provide feedback to the participants they interact with, and their feedback has been well received by participants. Overall, the involvement of the actors enhances the credibility of the role plays and improves the learning experience for participants. These L&D programs are among KPMG’s most popular programs and in post-course evaluations, many participants comment that the inclusion of actors is highly beneficial in creating a ‘real life’ feeling to the exercises.