Using testimonials

This content has been migrated from the Ministry of Health. It is in the process of being updated by Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.

Testimonials are a great way of capturing feedback from your participants.

They enable your audience to better understand the material you have provided. They can add credibility and substantiate the results you are presenting.

Always seek permission from participants before using a testimonial.

Here is an example testimonial.

Testimonial: government disability strategy development

During the planning stage of their new disability strategy, one of the government departments got in touch with DPOs [disabled people’s organisations] and asked them the best ways to plan a consultation meeting with disabled people.

They wanted advice from a diverse range of disabled people on the development and implementation of the strategy, so we worked with them on planning the content and form of the meeting, and they got a disabled person to facilitate it too.

It was really great – I thought the meeting was inclusive, and engaged with the right people. And the department were happy too – they said they received helpful feedback on their new strategy and had ideas about how to move forward.

– Feedback from a person after attending a joint planning meeting