Many media professionals are professional, a select few become popular, only the really special forge truly personal connections. Over a long and respected career, Carol Duncan has somehow managed to do all three.
Some can speak in a studio, some can deliver a script, others can work a live crowd. Carol does all three. Remarkably, she can also write.
Equally at home in a raw conversation with the mother of a young cancer sufferer, sharing a bawdy laugh with a bunch of business blokes, or penning a contemporary feminist diatribe; she is a unparalleled communicator.
I have worked with Carol alongside a giant cartoon bird at a pro basketball game and I have worked with her preparing incisive questions for Federal Ministers.
A stalwart of traditional media and a pioneer and innovator in the social space, she is a person of rare range and depth.
She is a solution to problems you didn’t even know you had and the communications cut-through you didn’t know you needed.
Hire her before someone else does and it costs you much more. As you can see, I don’t recommend people very often, but I mean it when I do.
Carol is a warm, intelligent interviewer, who employs impeccable research with an engaging style. She’s a wonderful broadcaster and a top-class journalist. Snap her up.
Caroline Overington – author and associate editor, Australian Women’s Weekly
Carol is a superlative communicator and insightful thinker. Her popularity as broadcaster is well known but perhaps less well known is her capacity to write in a moving and meaningful way. Carol has written contributions to the happychild website that are loved and commented on by visitors and by our common online social network. When I think of Carol’s key qualities the words that come to mind are compassion, passion, energy, knowledge and intellectual depth.
Carol Duncan is both articulate and knowledgable . She has a thorough understanding of any topic she is discussing, demonstrating her commitment to her audience, her research and indeed her craft. Carol is a great communicator. Her presentation skills are professional and she can at once be both serious and entertaining. It has been a pleasure to have worked with Carol during her time at 1233 ABC.
Carol Duncan is one of those people who I have never met in person, but have always listened to.
Carol has exceptional craft skills, both as an interviewer and a producer of interviews. Her ability to empathise with her guests as well as her audience has always been one of her strong points.