"Rens has the talent to bring complex themes to the heart of all attendees in an enlightening way."
Anniek Mauser, Unilever
"Rens has lifted the National Mobility Debate to an unprecedented level with his sharpness, organization and certainly humor"
Wijnand van Zanten, TLN
"The way in which Rens challenges and interviews guests, creates a sparkling and surprising start to a special week." Annemieke Hoefakker, Dutch Technology Week
"The reactions were very positive, it is nice to work with Rens's enormous experience and enthusiasm."
Annemarie Bakker, Westfries Ondernemersgala
"The combination Rens & Buzzmaster turns every event into an unforgettable spectacle full of interaction, content, fun and interaction" Fleur van Bruggen, Unilever
"Rens brings out the best in people and creates an atmosphere that is enthusiastic and open." Maria van der Heijden, MVO Nederland
"With his enthusiasm, interaction with the group and appealing examples, he has stimulated everyone to translate the theme into their own practice." Franca Prijs, Oracle
"Rens understands speakers and audiences, he gives the right twists to the storyline, and his enthusiasm, energy and humor are contagious. In short, Rens is a professional in heart and soul." Renée Zeven, ABN AMRO
"Together with his elegant Buzzmaster, he conducted the program as an accomplished orchestra master." Ron Steenkuijl, ADG Dienstengroep
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