Meeting and Event Quotes

“WOW! What a fabulous way to jump start our 2013 educational season. We appreciate you presenting “Putting Planners and Suppliers in the Driver’s Seat” to our group.”

“Your session was informative; while being super fun and interactive. You provided tools that both our planners and suppliers could take away that day and implement…Our audience can be a tough crowd and you nailed it.”

Liz Vinsand, CMP, St. Louis Area MPI Chapter

“I would like to thank you for presenting at our Northeast Education Conference, your session was a huge hit with our attendees!  The evaluations were outstanding.  There was a buzz after your session, which is especially impressive during a morning session on the second day of a conference!”

            Anne Roberts, MPI New England Chapter

“Thank you for presenting the “Rev Up the Supplier-Planner Relationship program. Our attendees thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is some feedback:

“This was one of the best sessions I have been to in a long time. I love the dialogue between supplier and buyers and sharing best practices.”

“Once again we booked a really fabulous speaker…Would love to bring him back to do a standalone workshop for our chapter and engage seasoned planners to participate as panelists sharing freely.”

           Julia Ramos, VP of Education, Meeting Professionals International – New Jersey

“On behalf of the HelmsBriscoe Dallas Team – THANK YOU for coming to Austin, TX to train the associates.  I received great feedback from the team.  They were engaged and talking freely from the start of the meeting until the end….!  I knew as soon as you started asking questions and seeing their responses that we were headed in the right direction…Jay, thank you for listening to what I wanted!  You delivered the message that resonated with everyone…I know that we will have you back again!”

            Tim Lamont, Managing Director, HelmsBriscoe

“On behalf of the PNW Chapter of PCMA, thank you so very much for the great presentation! The feedback so far has been outstanding. You engaged the audience and your leadership message was delivered with professionalism, humor, and overall fun. It was a very interactive session and one that many organizations could benefit from! We hope for another opportunity to work with you!”

Jesica Strong-McAveney, Programs Co-Chair, PNW Chapter, PCMA

“You started the conference on the right path with your opening session “Shifting Gears and Changing Lanes”.  You were entertaining and made people laugh while sending a message.  As you can see from the evaluations, you received high marks and praising comments.  Thanks again, Jay, for making this conference such a wonderful success!”

Jackie Cassarly, Conference Chair, Central Florida – Society of Government Meeting Professionals

“We got amazing feedback on your program, so much that our Southeastern Conference Chair was interested in speaking with you for our regional conference in Orlando.

Here are just a few comments from attendees.  “Excellent leadership concepts”,”he made me rethink how I give feedback”, “fun, relaxing and positive.”  

Teri Awwad, VP of Programming, Meeting Professionals International – Greater Orlando Area

“The MPI Chapter members who attended the event truly enjoyed your presentation.  They found that you had great ideas and topics.  They liked your energy and entertaining delivery of your presentation.  The evaluations showed that they felt you were the best speaker at the meeting.

You were so entertaining, friendly and easy to work.  Your style kept the audience engaged and made them laugh while they learned; a perfect combination for a great speaker. “

Gina Swackhammer, V.P. of Education, MPI Heartland Chapter

“As VP of Education for the Texas Hill Country Chapter of Meeting Professionals International I recommend Jay with the highest scores. 
  We would definitely call on him again in the future.”

Debra Gassoway, CMP, VP of Education for MPI Texas Hills Country Chapter

 “Jay was a pleasure to work with, and even greater to meet in person… Everyone had a wonderful time and commented on how engaged Jay made them feel… We recommend the Rev up the Planner Supplier relationship to other chapters that haven’t heard this amazing session… We would like to thank Jay for his flexibility, his fluidity, and his flawless execution of our event.”

Naomi Tucker, Director of Professional Development, Wisconsin Chapter MPI

“The comments and feedback we received about the program have been outstanding. By far, we feel that this was one of the best annual meetings that our chapter has had.  Thank you again for your professionalism with the right amount of wit and humor that made this the successful event that it was.”

            Amy-Marie Lemanski, Director of Education, Minnesota Chapter MPI

“Thank you for doing a tremendous job at our meeting… Your session really captured the audience’s attention and held it throughout the session.  The reviews from the attendees were great and I would recommend you as a speaker without hesitation.”

            Diana Brice, Director of Education, Carolinas Chapter MPI