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Francesca was fantastic. The laughter was non-stop for the full hour. She expertly mixed the comedy with the motivational. I will definitely be recommending her in the future.
Oracle

When I was at Unilever I organised an event around the theme of creative courage. All artists display varying degrees of courage but Francesca walked on stage and changed the atmosphere. She made them more courageous from that moment. It was like a euphoria - it took them a while to come down.
Unilever

We've never had a comedian speak at the conference before, I wanted to try something new. We've had such fantastic comments and feedback from not only the senior managers and Councillors but from the staff too. Francesca’s speech was inspirational, thought provoking and absolutely hilarious and I cannot thank her enough, and it complemented the rest of the programme perfectly.
Manchester City Council

In all our years of annual conferences, Francesca is the first speaker to receive a standing ovation! Francesca had told us 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - this young woman has it in abundance! Pearls of wisdom flowed from her mouth and her act was both hilarious and inspirational.
Inner Wheel Association Of Great Britain

It was a real pleasure to have Francesca perform at UBS last night. Her approach to life is very refreshing and her humour is absolutely hilarious. The impact she had on everyone was powerful and unforgettable. The event sold out all of its 600 tickets in just 27 seconds which is a record - we are already planning on having her back as soon we can so that more of our employees can see her
UBS

Francesca has a unique gift and it's amazing to see the impact she has on her audience. They have not stopped talking about her and many have said how much she has changed their attitudes and inspired them to be happier people. She has had a profound effect and her message is both important and life-affirming.
British Council

It was an absolute honour to meet with, and listen to, Francesca in Dublin… She received a standing ovation - deservedly so. Not only is Francesca a very approachable, friendly and intelligent lady, but she is someone one that can interact with any audience, delivering amazingly sharp humour. Her expert presentation is valuable for health and all other professionals to hear, and so hilarious and entertaining. I am a long standing and great fan - even more so now that I have met her and witnessed such an amazing performance!
Baby Lifeline

It is very seldom in life that as a sensitive and spiritual person I am moved to stopping in my tracks and reassessing my life. In the 20 minutes she spoke to us she looked into my heart, my subconscious, my brightest and darkest being - and she gave me a shake, a slap and the heartiest laugh I've had in months. She's the most confident, assertive, unassuming, apolitical, pragmatic, honest, hilarious person I've ever had the opportunity to be in a room with. In trying to retell some of her jokes, and the way she told them, later that evening and since, I've made a fool of myself - I'm just not a funny person, and I don't have her class. I take my hat off to her. She's an inspiration - who wears fabulous boots!
Head Of Healthcare, Beauchamp Solicitors

When I invited Francesca Martinez to speak to a group of second year undergraduates as part of a communications module, I was hoping for a different approach to the topic. I was not disappointed. The session was well received by the students, thoroughly enjoyed by all and fulfilled all the learning objectives. The session also reinforced my belief that humour enhances learning. Any effect will be longlasting and influence the students long after leaving the lecture theatre. It was an education in itself.
St George’s University Hospital

Francesca was great - as ever! And we look forward to an opportunity to work again with her soon.
Live Group

Francesca brought the house down. We had lots of disabled young people in the audience and they were all cracking up. The crowd even managed to bend her arm for a little more time than planned! Please do thank her again from us. It was a great start to the festival and totally along the awareness-raising but fun vibe we wanted!
Disability From A Different Angle Film Festival

Francesca went down fantastically with lots of positive feedback.
Unison

Everybody loved Francesca's performance - she was the highlight of an evening of exciting performances. Her warm, friendly, easy-going personality endeared her to those who worked with her at the event.
Harrow Borough Council

Francesca presented a powerfully articulate, inspirational, refreshingly honest and politically incorrect, highly humourous, frank, sensitive self-portrait, that challenged, educated and entertained a captivated audience of delegates. On behalf of everyone who attended the conference I would like to thank Francesca Martinez for her most memorable performance
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin

The seminar was a success - thanks in no small way to Francesca’s fantastic performance; on which we got great feedback. Thanks again to Francesca for coming over and making it memorable.
Holohan Leisure Group

Excellent fun - fantastic! I haven't laughed so hard for ages and it's brilliant that the council has included the comedy night as an awareness raising event which gave us all a giggle! Francesca’s performance was top notch.
Woking Borough Council

Francesca is one of the most inspiring women I have met and her approach to her life and work is one that is well worth sharing with others. Our delegates were enthralled with her performance, and I shall always remember her phrase perfectly me which we should all strive to adopt as our personal motto. And the bonus is that she is incredibly funny!
Association Of Graduate Recruiters

We were so lucky to have had Francesca on our bill. She was the highlight of the evening
War On Want

We were delighted to invite Francesca to perform her Comedy as part of our Diversity Week activities, this being the 3rd year we have had a comedy night during the week. Francesca gave us a really entertaining night with her insight and made people really think about the person rather than the disability. We laughed along with her and came out all the better for being more disability aware. Employees are still talking about her - weeks after her performance! Thank you Francesca - it was great fun!
Citi Group

Thank you so much to Francesca. She was just perfect for the event - she pitched it all just right and seemed so lovely. She was very inspirational, SO naturally funny (and VERY beautiful!).
Generate

Please could you pass on our thanks to Francesca for doing such a wonderful job on Thursday night. Her charm, skill, and brilliant irreverence really made the evening go with a swing and set exactly the tone and spirit I was hoping for.
BBC

Thank you again SO much to Francesca for hosting our London Book Fair event. We knew she would be good, but had no idea quite how powerful and engaging (not to mention almost painfully funny) her contribution would be - it was just incredible. I don't know how to express how spot-on it was - everything we wanted and more....
Booktrust

Please pass my thanks onto Francesca once again. It was fantastic to have her at today’s event. Her speech was brilliant and perfectly pitched for the audience and the cast. She had some truly inspiring words. It was a real honour to have her.
Full House Theatre

Francesca was laugh out loud funny. She was definitely a star of the show and, along with Alan Carr, she had the audience in stitches.
Channel 4