Our team had lots of take-aways from your training that we put into practice immediately. All the feedback was wonderful. We are looking to have you back soon.
Samantha Johnson, Training Specialist, Cummins Sales and Service
Spoken Impact’s training exceeded my expectations. We look forward to seeing how we can continue to work together in the future.
Mark Summers, CEO, ThreeWire
My speech at our annual fundraising dinner went well. The message was more clear than it ever has been and I was able to utilize many of the techniques that we worked on. I had many people tell me that I did an excellent job. Most importantly, I was able to connect in a way that encouraged attendees to donate and our donations were double that of any year in the past.
Gunnar Liden, Executive Director, Youth Farm
We had a lot of speakers come in and present at our annual week long gathering and without a doubt yours was one of the most valuable. Everyone thought ‘Speaking with Confidence’ was really super. We’ll be back next year.
Jordan Bartol, Training Manager, HRST
I received very favorable feedback regarding the Speaking with Confidence training your team conducted. Specifically, several mentioned it was some of the best training they have had.
Harvey Johnson, Strategic Initiatives, Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
Spoken Impact’s presentation training is head and shoulders above other programs we’ve experienced. It’s fun and engaging. Our team stretched as speakers and became more confident in their capabilities. It was exciting to see noticeable improvement.
Jim Lindner, Director of Business Services, Great Clips
Thank you for your help in developing and leading the training for our sales team. The training went well and we received positive feedback from the attendees. Thanks to you both for a great presentation training program!
Jessica Gunderson, HR Manager, Danfoss
Thank you for a wonderful session that truly helped everyone improve their public speaking skills. I especially like your E’s of Energy. We look forward to having you back!
Jeanine Hansen, HR Learning Manager, RBC Wealth Management
Thank you for all your support and input. My presentation at the conference went really well based on all the very positive feedback. I got many requests afterwards for my card, my ideas and input for an article. I will definitely be in touch for my next presentation.
Trish Ura, Principal, Cahill Dental
If you ever need a reference, send them to me. I am very pleased with our investor presentation. You do great work.
Sam Zordich, CEO, RAI Stone Group
I wanted to let you know that the presentation went very well at our annual meeting. I could not have done this without the help of Spoken Impact. Thanks so much and I’ll be back again.
Sue Scott, Director of Marketing, Elite Hearing Network
Overall I found the session very valuable. I had the first business meetings I was preparing for last week and implemented a great deal of what I learned. My presentation was better than I could have imagined.
Kellie Bauer, LFE Capital
I’d highly recommend this to others in business for the practice, feedback and tools.
Dave Stascavage, General Manager – Distribution, Lube-Tech
Each time I attend, I am SO glad that I went. I learn something new every time, and this forces me out of my comfort zone, which is important to do if I am going to improve in this area.
Stacy Kelly, Sales, Rockwell Automation
Loved the program. Your team was awesome. I especially enjoyed the other participants who were very engaged.
John Wanner, Vice President, Wanner Engineering
I highly recommend the Business Edge Speaking Group! It’s a safe environment to practice presenting and receive organized, constructive feedback from the facilitators and your peers. I am not shy about getting up in front of a room full of people, but I definitely wanted to polish my presentation style. The videos, practice and workshops provided during the program have given me that edge I was looking for when delivering an effective presentation, whether for 1-2 people or a room-full!
Marybeth Weisberg, Membership Manager, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Spoken Impact’s model works! They are organized, knowledgeable, creative and I get built-in time to practice. I love that I can tie my speaking group presentations to my current professional work and as a bonus, presentations by other members have introduced me to a wide-variety of new topics.
Mary Kay Delvo, Director of Membership and Development, MN AgriGrowth Council
Whether you’re an accomplished speaker or a beginner, Business Edge Speaking Groups will make you a significantly better presenter. By learning best practices, delivering a variety of presentations in different formats, and receiving valuable feedback, Business Edge will make you more confident and more effective when speaking to your staff, your board, your clients and in proposal meetings.
Steve Stoup, Business Development Manager, BDO
Well designed program. I have recommended to others in my company and plan to be back.
Dan Bixby, Global Training Manager, TE Connectivity
I learned a lot from the videotaping and group feedback. Thanks for all the great tools for putting a presentation together.
Erin Ceynar, Major Gifts Officer, Women’s Foundation of MN
I got a lot of value from the group and am looking forward to attending again this summer.
Josh Blair, Account Executive, Japs Olson
Since joining a Business Edge Speaking Group, I learned how to be a more poised and prepared speaker which leads to much more confidence and a marked difference of improvement in my speaking skills. It is a safe and constructive environment to practice speaking skills, learn tips and speaking techniques, all while meeting and networking with professionals at a variety of organizations in the Twin Cities. I would highly recommend the Business Edge!
Noelle Hudak, Business Development Manager, Parameters
Really liked the group. The format provided lots of opportunity to stretch as a speaker. I learned a lot and plan to be back.
Pat Mork, Vice President Human Resources, Tapemark
Great program to get better as a speaker. I want all my team to experience this.
Dan Skaar, CEO, Midwest Reliability
What a difference. I now enjoy delivering presentations. Your process helped eliminate fears while providing some of the best content on how to develop better presentations. I have told everyone at our company they need to do this.
Guy Wray, Marketing Manager, Mocon
Awesome. Great tips. Great tools. I plan to be back.
Ryan Collins, Ortho Reconstruction Sales, Stryker
I can already see the difference in my presentations. It was a great learning opportunity.
Saanii Hernandez, Director External Affairs, Women’s Foundation of MN
I am sending my team. There were so many great learnings from all the different types of talks and the weekly workshop topic. Everyone needs these communications skills.
Michele Pipitone, Director HR, Amplifon
I love the programming and how well the groups are organized. I got a lot of concrete ideas and have been telling all my clients they need to sign up.
Rita Webster, Chief Leadership Officer, WiseLeader
The videos were invaluable. I really liked the different types of topics that kept the sessions interesting.
Kim Borton, Director of Programs, Women’s Foundation of MN
Loved the program. The variety was great – both from the perspective of the talks I gave as well as the interesting topics I heard from the other speakers.
Sarah Mohr, Sr. Director Business Development, RAZR Marketing
I like the practice and format. I will be signing up again.
Steve Rhodes, Sr. Innovations Manager, Japs Olson
I wanted a challenging and yet supportive environment for brushing up on my speaking skills. You provide all that and more. The program is fun, interesting and I’ve learned a lot.
Maureen Sullivan, Marketing Manager, Salo
You have a unique program for professionals. I love the pace, the topics, the challenge and the format. I’m signing up again.
Kathryn Hoy, Director, UBS
I signed up again after learning so much in my first group. This is making a direct impact in what I do every day. Everyone in sales and marketing would benefit from the Speaking Groups.
Tim Austrums, VP Sales & Marketing, Ansafone
Everybody loved the training. They all came back telling other staff members how helpful it was. Your training is always great.
Shelly Elmore, Publisher, Twin Cities Business Magazine
Your magic worked wonders. My acceptance speech went well. I received many compliments thanks to your great coaching. Thank you so much!
Debbie Roth, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Japs-Olson Company
Everybody gave your program very high marks. Most importantly we got a lot out of the training. I saw a lot of improvement in the presentations the next day.
Patrick Ingle, Director, North American Sales, Aeration Industries
Thank you for all your fantastic work on the investor presentation. It clearly articulated the key messages and the investors “got it” right away. I look forward to working with you again. Let me know if you ever need a reference, I’m happy to share all good things about Spoken Impact.
Sara Russick, Director, Russick Group
Our Annual Meeting was a huge success! I delivered one of my best speeches to date. The work with you was truly transformational and I look forward to developing our next talk together.
Marnie Wells, CEO, Camp Fire Minnesota
Our team found the training to be very valuable. We especially like the tools you provided to help us better prepare for new business presentations. In fact, we were selected as the general contractor on a recent project where we applied the principles that we learned during the training.
Chris Zuspann, President, Frerichs Construction
The “Become a More Confident Speaker” program is one of the best workshops I’ve taken in a long time. Really well done.
Katherine M. Curran, Ph.D., President, Resources for Creative Change, Inc.
We had very positive feedback to your sales presentation training. In fact, of all the training we have done, this is the one program that has had the greatest value. After the session we applied the learnings to a big pitch we had coming up and won the project. Looking forward to working with you again.
David Ketcham, Vice President and National Sales Manager, Reliable Property Services
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a VERY successful training session these past two days. This was one of the most practical and applicable learning events that I have ever attended – the takeaways are invaluable. As instructors, you were more than excellent. I will certainly recommend this class to others.
Joyce Olson, Finance Manager, Valspar Corporation
The presentation training sessions were great. Based on the feedback, I know our team members took a lot away with them.
Liz Merry, Program Development Analyst, Optum
Thanks for all your help. I got a lot of great feedback about my presentation – that it was very professional and well presented!
Christina Borglund, Product Manager, SPS Commerce
Thanks for your help with our most recent presentation – it made a big difference. Everyone was fully engaged and we received good feedback throughout.
Jeff Stoner, VP – Strategic Accounts & Product Strategy, Data Solutions Inc.
Your Executive Speaking Development program was off the charts. The feedback was on target and very helpful. I especially appreciated all the new tools and concepts that will be very useful. We look forward to having you work with other members of our team in the future.
Brad Boring, Central Area Sales Manager, Sirtex
We have just completed 7 webinars that we felt were fantastic! Thanks for all of your insight, we would not have come close to creating such great webinars without your involvement!
Scott Kieland, Amerpride
The sales presentation training program was amazing! Everyone who participated saw significant improvement in their confidence, delivery and content. Your program was one of the best investments we’ve made in a long time. We are already planning to have you back.
Judy German, Vice President,Chief Marketing Officer, Cachet Financial Solutions
The session was exactly what we were looking for. My group found the training very valuable, especially the tools, examples and exercises for making financial information more relevant and understandable to our audience.
Lawrence Hooks, Director of Finance, Winfield Solutions/Land O’ Lakes
Thanks for all the great work on our investor presentation. We especially appreciated the quick turnaround.
Mac Lewis, CEO, FieldSolutions
We just presented the new sales presentation to the sales team. They rated the presentation a 9.46 out of 10. Everyone was very impressed!!! We exceeded expectations and thanks for your help creating this new sales presentation.
Todd Jacobs, CTO, AbeTech
You did a spectacular job preparing our speakers, myself included, for our Customer Council. Thanks again, you are a truly talented professional!
Peter Zaballos, VP Marketing, SPS Commerce
The group was unanimous. The training was a success and we all learned a great deal. As one participant said, “Great insights into presentations even for those who have a lot of experience.”
Tiffany Crandall, Marketing Manager, Hamon Deltak, Inc.
Thank you for an outstanding job and I look forward to working with you more this year!
Al Ertz, Director North American Plant Operations, Ameripride
Thanks for your outstanding presentation and training for our team. The feedback from everyone was that it was great.
Clayton C. Nogueira, CFO, Valspar – Latin America
Thanks for playing a key part in the success of our annual sales meeting. Your assistance in my opening speech was very much appreciated and it resulted in a much improved presentation. In addition, the presentation training for the sales team was very well received. We look forward to working with you again.
Betty Kauffman, National Sales Manager – Permeation and Testing Services, Mocon, Inc.
Thanks again for the wonderful training session! Every year I receive great feedback from the training that you do for us and this year was no different. You are such an asset to our organization and I really appreciate everything you do for our presenters!
Matt Hilker, Director, Minnesota Cup
The training was an overwhelming success. The feedback from everyone who participated was extremely positive, but more importantly, they were engaged throughout the program and walked away with more confidence and a better process for communicating to our customers and prospects. Your program was well worth the time and money.
Doug Roberts, CEO, Global Traffic Technologies
Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation on Tuesday!! I learned a lot – and I know the team did as well.
Leah Lindgren, Senior Consultant, Health Dimensions Group
I just want to personally thank you for all your help and insight on the interview for this proposal. I know without your help our odds of winning would have been slim.
Dave Harrison, Vice President/Partner, Sebesta Blomberg
Thank you for your assistance with the presentation. It would not have been a success without the tools and guidance you provided.
Dan Johnson, Director IT, Premium Waters
Thanks for your help last week. Based on the quality of our presentations, your coaching proved very helpful. The Customer Council was a success and we had a lot of great feedback on the content and the quality of speakers.
Eric Chaffee, Director of Product Management, SPS Commerce
The training exceeded expectations. I heard many positive comments during and after the session. I cannot thank you enough.
Dawn Pearson, MN Chapter, IPMA
We have worked with your organization for a number of years. Over that time, we have received a lot of value from your presentation coaching and training. We especially appreciate that you have taken the time to understand our business and make each program relevant to our needs.
Mike Beddor, CEO, Japs-Olson
Thanks for your help in prepping me for my most recent presentation. You did an amazing job and I found value in our time together. The presentation went well – it may be the best presentation I’ll do all year.
Stacy Van Meter, Talent Community Manager, Deluxe
The presentation was very well received. They requested a copy after the meeting to share with those that could not be in attendance. Thanks for all your help. It felt good going in with such a high quality presentation. Will call you again when the opportunity presents itself.
Camila Drahn, Account Manager, Express Messenger International
We’ve enjoyed your training programs. The comments from attendees have been very positive. Your programs have been a valuable resource for our staff and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Patti Hague, Operations Director, Hearth Connection
You were real, you were engaging and you shared information that our audience could begin using RIGHT AWAY. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Rebecca Martin, Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications
I have attended a lot of business workshops and seminars during my career. Your program is the best professional training I have been to in years.
Mike Armstrong, Field Sales Trainer, St. Jude Medical
The presentation went great. It was one of best I’ve given so thanks for all of your help.
Chad Gross, COO, EMSI
Your training and coaching has been invaluable to our Social Entrepreneur’s Cup finalists. With your help the presentations at our annual conference have been more engaging and compelling. We look forward to working with you again this year.
Brad Brown, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners of Minnesota
I received lots of positive comments regarding my most recent presentation. It wouldn’t have been as effective or as polished without your feedback and guidance. I look forward to working together on my next talk.
Brad Smuland, Sr. VP of Technology, Merrill Corporation
Your program on how to create and deliver better presentations was very well received. Many positive comments were given and every attendee felt the time was very beneficial.
Steve Haarstad, Global Training Manager, Emerson
We had great feedback on your program. It went very well and everyone learned a lot regarding making their presentations better.
Mark Schmidt, Director Sales and Marketing, Betaseed
My presentation was very well received. You did an excellent job of taking a highly technical topic and turning into a story both researchers and practitioners can understand and find interesting. Not to mention all the great PowerPoint tricks I learned in the process!
Mary Ellen Berger, Business Process Analyst, Winfield Solutions
Land O’Lakes, Inc
What you have done for our participants is fantastic. At the grand prize review board, the judges were universal in their comments that the finalists had delivered great presentations. It was clear that the coaching you provided made a huge impact on the performance of these presenters.
Scott Litman, Co-Founder, Minnesota Cup
Good news, we won the project. Thank you for all your help on the interview presentation. Your insight was extremely helpful and I hope we can work together on future projects.
Christine Wiegert, Vice President Marketing, TKDA Engineering
Your references praised your work. Now, as a client, I too am very impressed with the presentations you have developed. You are highly professional and know how to communicate what matters. I look forward to many other projects together.
Mike Beckloff, President/CEO, Beckloff Associates
Had a big budget presentation earlier this month. It went great. Got compliments from the Executive Director and the Chairman of our governing Board. Thanks again for all your help and Happy Holidays.
Bob Schauer, Director of Finance, Metropolitan Airports Commission
The commencement speech you helped me write and rehearse for the Graduate School of Banking was extremely well received. I had countless requests to forward the speech after the talk. One long term board member commented that, ‘this was the best commencement speech I’ve ever heard at the school.’ Thanks for helping make this speech a success and please feel free to use me as a reference.
Brad Meier, President & CEO, First Commercial Bank
Our entire team found the training to be very beneficial. The format had us evaluating and practicing changes right away. Without a doubt very worthwhile.
Troy Austian, Director, OPIN Apprentice Program
The presentation training exceeded our expectations. You gave us so many new ideas of how to make our presentations substantially better. We are all very excited to start implementing what we have learned.
Mike Zagger, Sr. VP Marketing, St. Jude Medical
The attendees from all the training sessions were unanimous in their evaluations and said that the training was excellent. We are more than happy to be a reference and are looking forward to working again with you in the future.
Juergen Jahn, Global Executive Vice President – Human Resources
Thanks so much for everything you’ve done for the Port Authority. Your work has made a world of difference. You’re very good at what you do!
Lorrie Louder, Vice President Development, St. Paul Port Authority
Because of our work with you, our clients are getting more out of our training sessions. We have used many of the tools, tricks and techniques that you taught to us to really excel at delivering our message. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Megan Rooney, Environmental, Health, and Safety Division Manager,
I thought working with you one-on-one was time incredibly well spent and very enjoyable!
Jeff Bialek, Director of Sales, ARAcontent
You did an outstanding job on our PowerPoint presentation. I am very impressed with your work and grateful for the referral I received to work with Spoken Impact. I’m looking forward to working with you on our next presentation.
Bill Parisi, Managing Partner, Parisi Speed School
I just finished the best and most impactful presentation I have ever given. It went very well. I have been told it is was the best of all the general presentations at our conference. Thank you for all your help!!
Joe Stackhouse, Director Supply Chain/Operations
Land O’Lakes Seed Division
What a difference! I wanted to improve my ability to connect and engage with very large audiences (1000+ people). Not only did you greatly increase my impact with large groups, you also gave me very valuable skills for any size audience. Your process was very effective and enjoyable.
Chuck Chapman, Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Queen International
Unbelievable! That’s the impact my presentation had at our annual conference. Your process for building rapport with the audience really worked. You helped me craft a very clear message that people understood and responded to. Call me anytime you need a reference.
Susan Lund, Director – Global Learning and Development, ev3
We’re thrilled with the program. Our group had only positive comments. They felt the program touched on all the issues they struggle with regarding creating and delivering more interesting and effective presentations. Everyone was excited to implement the ideas they learned.
Maryam Peters, Chief Executive for Human Resources, Sebesta Blomberg
We have developed over 20 speeches together. You are an amazing writer and have an uncanny ability to know what the audience wants to hear. It’s great to team up with someone who makes creating a speech enjoyable and delivering it rewarding.
Michael Solberg, CEO/President, Bell State Bank and Trust
I was impressed with the significant improvement I saw in just one day with our group. All their comments about the program were very favorable and the group felt they learned a great deal. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Jackie McMartin, Group VP of Human Resources, Wagner Spray Tech
You’ve become a valuable resource for us at Digineer. You’ve got great ideas and know how to develop a message so that it is understood and memorable. I have given your name to a number of people and will happily continue to refer others to you.
Michael Lacey, CEO, Digineer
I had an opportunity last week to use the PowerPoint you created for us. It was my first solo flight with our presentation and it went fantastic because of the great visuals. Thanks very much.
William Tindall, PhD, RPh,
Professor of Family Medicine, Wright State University
Your presentation coaching was really valuable. Our group responded well to your approach and therefore seemed to really understand the concepts and applied them. By the time we wrapped up our series, the team had gotten better and better. Some presenters were terrific.
Sandy Lien, Customer Experience Team, Deluxe Corporation
We are very impressed with our updated sales presentation and pleased with everything you did for us. The new format is more engaging and the visuals are very professional and appropriately capture who we are. We are happy to be a reference.
Art Greve, Sr. Vice President-Sales, Creekridge Capital
This program has gotten our group engaged in making better presentations. The presentations I saw this afternoon was so superior to anything that we have been doing. This was more than worth the money.
Maura McDonough Cope, Sales Manager, WCCO TV
The presentation went wonderfully. Thank you very much for your guidance and coaching.
Bill Bergland, U.S. Product Manager, Sunflower/Sugarbeet
I am seeing tangible benefit from your training with my team. Several in our group have considerably improved their presentation style as a result of the feedback and suggestions they received. My satisfaction level is very high.
Bob Paine, VP Regional Field Marketing, Dairy Queen International
Thanks to Spoken Impact things went very well at the conference. I received numerous positive comments. The presentation accomplished everything I had hoped it could.
Brent Reichow, Recruitment Strategy Consultant, Rada Advertising
Thank you for your wonderful coaching and great work on the presentation. Both of my speaking engagements went extremely well. Your help was greatly appreciated!
Amelia L. Schultz, Vice President, Sales and Account Management,
I can’t thank you enough for your help. The first comment we received after our presentation was that ours was the best Power Point the group had ever seen. The delivery coaching was also invaluable. This may be the best money the company ever spends. Thanks for your outstanding work.
Paul Knapp, CEO, Rapid Diagnostik
Ever since we engaged Spoken Impact to create our PowerPoint slides, people have been commenting on how great our presentations look. I find the audience is far more engaged because the slides are very visual, interesting and different. Our audience can’t wait to see what is on the next slide. Best of all you are responsive, flexible and great to work with.
Diane Barr, Business Development Director, Travelers Global Insurance
We talked with a lot of companies before selecting Spoken Impact. We were not disappointed. Our executive team raved about the work they did with you. You are a real pro and we look forward to working with you in 2007.
Sharon Lyn, Vice President, BFC Financial
We’re very excited to be using our new sales presentation. It tells our message well with attractive and professional slides. You’ve got a great process and we plan to work with you again in the future.
Doug Luick, President, Unison
It was so awesome to work with you and I got so much out of it! Well worth the money.
Erika Lyremark, President, Daily Whip
What a difference. We really like the update to our PowerPoint slides. They are much more professional and engaging.
Todd Aldrich, Vice President-Marketing, BioMedix
I just received a card from the president of the association, letting me know that from the survey results, I had the highest rated session of the conference! I have been invited back to speak at their next conference in San Francisco. Thank you again for all your help in making my presentation have so much impact.
Jennifer Veesenmeyer, Sr. Marketing Consultant, Evantage
Great workshop. I went back to the office and reworked my presentation. I applied a lot of your suggestions and was excited to make my most recent sales presentation.”
Cindy Little, Director of Business Development, Infinity Direct
For our physicians this was a well-tailored session with a lot of relevant and practical ideas for making presentations better.
Christine Bishop, Marketing Manager, Fairview Southdale Hospital
The program was well worth the time. You did a great job customizing it to our needs. The one-on-one session really drove home key learning points. Many thanks.
Diane Anderson, Sr. Creative Manager-Interactive Marketing
The presentation you developed was absolutely stellar. The slides were outstanding and the message was very well received. We’re looking forward to working with your team on future projects.
Nancy Kays, Manager, Market Development,
Enjoyable program that was well worth the time. Most of us in the group were able to apply the concepts right away. Many on my team noticed significant improvement in their delivery and content. I am certainly willing to be reference.
Michael Burkett, National Sales Manager, McLaughlin Gormley King
We received all positive comments from your training. Everyone was very excited that we offered the program and many people mentioned the numerous ideas they picked up. We look forward to working with you again.
Claire Ihnot, Marketing Director, Read Naturally
This has been a terrific process. Now I have a really professional and visually dynamic presentation. Without a doubt this has been some of the best money we have invested. My new presentation will carry me far.
Audrey Thomas, President, Organized Audrey
Thanks for all your help with our client’s presentation. You’ve made a real difference in helping the team present themselves well. We especially appreciated your insight into how to craft a more fluid and compelling message.”
Chip Myers, Principal, Franklin Capital Partners
I thought I’d take the opportunity to mention that I enjoyed presentation. All of the principles you laid out were very well substantiated in the delivery of the presentation and the slide demonstrations were stimulating examples of what is possible.
Reed Aubin, Development Director, Sundays Energy
You did an excellent job working with our group, each of which was at a different “level.” Well balanced, organized, interesting, good time management…and most of all great takeaways!
Tom Velin, CFO, SPS Commerce
My talk at the Green Bay conference was great. I was very pleased with the reception I received. Thanks so much for guiding me in being able to carry the message in 30 minutes.
Bernie Saunders, Founder, Center for Living Art
The comments from your presentation were excellent, and on behalf of the IIBA board, I want to thank you for doing such a great job for us. The evaluation numbers were stellar, and the verbal comments were complimentary.
Richard Larson, President, Watermark Learning
With our updated sales presentation we have won lots of new business. This presentation is especially effective because I feel far more confident giving it and I am much more engaging while doing so. I’ve referred a number of people to you. You have a great niche.
Scott Bakken, President, Main Trax
Your individual coaching sessions and presentation skills training has exceeded my expectations. We’ve had a very favorable response to the entire program. One participant put the learning to work right away with an excellent presentation that helped win a new client. Well worth the time and money.
Robin Carpenter, Managing Partner, Evantage Consulting
Thanks for the great presentation you gave at our program. You were a great hit. We all came away with very valuable tips and ideas about making more effective presentations.
Nancy Miller, Director-Marketing Communications, Allina
Your program was just what I needed. Your methodology for helping me be a more engaging speaker really worked. I was very pleased with my last presentation and can really tell the difference your executive speaking program made.
Steve Sonkowski, The Trillium Group
Your presentation was of great interest and will be used by our outside and inside representatives in their discussions with our customers to make our message more definitive and persuasive.
Steve Kaminsen, Sales Manager, Waytek, Inc.
I really liked your process for making my presentation more personable and engaging. Your delivery skills coaching brought out the best in me. I definitely plan to work with you again.
Sophia Wang, President, Synaptic Medical
Working with you was not only enjoyable but the process was extremely helpful. I hope to work with you again in the future.
Keith Tomlinson, President, Pulte Homes of MN
Your process was really helpful and enabled me to make a more engaging and conversational presentation. I’ll definitely pass your name along to others who I think might need help with their presentations. Thanks for everything.
Jennifer Latvala, Learning and Development Manager, Ecolab
Thanks for the great presentation. Everyone had very positive comments. In fact, you scored 5 out of 5 in every category.
George Stoj, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Thanks for this excellent PowerPoint. It has substance and is visually appealing. The final presentation was very effective and high impact. Well done!
Brad Lehrman, Attorney, Messerli & Kramer
Our group found your program packed full of ideas that any sales professional could use to make a better sales presentation. We especially liked your examples and real world advice and experience. Excellent program.
Cindy Mikolajczyk, President, Professional Sales Association – MN
Out of 23 speakers, your scores were some of the highest at the 11th Annual MNCPA Management and Business Advisers Conference. You received a lot of great comments. We look forward to having you speak at our 51st Annual Tax Conference.
Karen Griffith, Conference Coordinator, Minnesota Society of CPAs
Everything about your program came back very positive. The day just flew by and many of us left very excited to incorporate the concepts we learned. Watching videotapes of speakers and being videotaped was very helpful. Great program.
Lora Hedin, Senior Director of Marketing, HealthPartners
You were a tremendous hit. Your presentation offered refreshing insight, techniques and take-aways. You are worthy of a standing ovation!
Sarah Sladek, Past President
Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communications
Going from good to great with my most recent workshop was totally attributed to your helpful suggestions and ideas. The evaluations were raving. Thank You, Thank You!!!!
Diana Gabriel, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
To say our project with Spoken Impact has been a success thus far would be an understatement. We used an early version of our new presentation at a critical meeting with a prospective new client. I know for certain the presentation itself played a role in us winning the deal. We are absolutely delighted with the results.
Kevin Mitchell, Executive Vice President, OPIN Systems
I was impressed with what I observed and have heard nothing but positive comments about your programs. The PowerPoint training kept a good pace while covering all the topics. The presentation skills session engaged the participants and the content was right on target. The one-on-one reviews are a unique and very effective feature of your program. We look forward to having you back.
Dennis McGreevy, Organization Development Manager, GMAC – RFC
Enjoyable and very productive media planning session. You were very effective in helping us hone the message and guiding us in how to communicate it. Very worthwhile.
Jeff Baumer, VP Sales & Marketing, Powel-MiniMax, Inc.
Thank you for your presentation at Financial Women International. Out of 30 responses, you received 25 Excellent and 5 Good ratings, both on the quality of the speaker and the topic. That is one of the highest rated programs in the last two years.
Lynda Koren, Branch Manager, American Bank
Thanks for making facing one’s fears about public speaking easy. I gained a thorough understanding about how to structure more inspiring and effective speeches and gained many tricks on how to present a better talk. I look forward to working together on future speeches.
Women’s Foundation of MN
Thanks for making facing one’s fears about public speaking easy. I gained a thorough understanding about how to structure more inspiring and effective speeches and gained many tricks on how to present a better talk. I look forward to working together on future speeches.
Lee Roper-Batker, President, Women’s Foundation of MN
Spectacular program. We enjoyed your fun and engaging format and all the examples for how to take our sales presentations to the next level. The group was buzzing with ideas afterwards and ready to make their next presentations more interesting and memorable. In fact, we applied creative presentation ideas we learned and we were able to close a very large contract. We were told afterwards we were selected because our creative presentation held their interest. Your training was a great success.
Mary Niemeyer, Director of Sales, Infinity Broadcasting
The Transforming PowerPoint training was terrific. You showed us lots of great ideas for making our presentations far more visual and exciting. We will be applying everything we learned to our upcoming sales conference. Well worth the time and money.
Marvin Windows Product Planning Team
The PowerPoint slides you did for me are terrific. I like how crisp and professional they look. They made giving my presentation a real joy.
Diane Maki, President, Strategic People Development
Our new presentation does a nice job of explaining our company and technology. The new content and PowerPoint slides makes everything more understandable and focused. I was impressed and will be back for help with other presentations.
Ken Searl, CEO, Prodigen
I was extremely pleased with my annual sales meeting presentations. Spoken Impact helped me on my keynote address and it was one of my best. More importantly, the talk created the impact with my team that I was looking for. Spoken Impact also created a new PowerPoint presentation detailing our 2005 offerings. The presentation has received lots of compliments for its professionalism and its ‘wow’ factor. Your work is outstanding.
John Poulter, Area Sales Manager-USA, Dupont Crop Protection Products
Your program gave our team a chance to discuss and learn what makes an effective presenter and then practice those skills. Enjoyable format with lots of examples. Spoken Impact’s programs have been super.
Stephen Dupont, Marketing Manager, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
We can’t wait to use the presentation you created for us on our upcoming sales calls. The process Spoken Impact uses to identify the interests and needs of the audience and then help us create a key message is immensely helpful. Your unique approach to PowerPoint ensures our presentation will be memorable! We’re looking forward to seeing the results after using the new presentation.
Karen and Ed Mason, CEO and President, The Travel Concern
Your 12 tips on how to transform PowerPoint combined with the hands-on workshop is exactly what I wanted. I’m very impressed. The “how-to” materials are worth the money alone.
Marianne Loire, Art Director, Digital River
With your help, the overall quality of presentations at our annual conference improved dramatically . Our team took your coaching to heart and successfully applied many of the concepts.
Bob Fleischman, VP Marketing -PowerTrack, US Bank
In today’s world where customer service is a lost art, Spoken Impact goes above and beyond with their masterpiece of services, support and expertise. They more than met my needs, they exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Spoken Impact for a job superbly done.
Sheba Coffey, Publisher, Women’s Business Minnesota
Thanks for the great presentation on networking. We loved your energy and appreciate all the hard work you put into delivering a great program.
Shelby Zavoral, President, Media Communications Association Int’l-MN
You are a real pro to work with and expert at all the elements of a successful presentation. The time with you resulted in a more relaxed and engaging delivery. I’ll be back.
Sima Griffith, Founder & Managing Principal, Aethlon Capital, LLC
Let me say again, how very grateful we are for your contribution to our national sales meeting. We believe your work not only improved our PowerPoint slides, but raised our presentation delivery as well. You did a fantastic job in a stressful atmosphere. You are such a pro — a million thanks.
Ingrid Mattsson, North America Marketing Manager, Uponor USA
Your seminar was invaluable and after seeing the videos, I will be spending a lot of time practicing to perfect the process. Great seminar and time very well spent.
Lisa Abray, Sales Representative, Japs-Olson Company
Great program. You are a professional who keeps the program varied, fun and interactive. Everyone rated this program as well worth the time and full of ideas they can take back and use.
Pat Brinton, Director of Training, Blue Cross Blue Shield University
I just returned from a meeting where I gave the presentation Spoken Impact designed for us. The pitch was great. You are great. Your turnaround time, quality and grasp of my needs was terrific. Thank you.
Linda Hall Whitman. Former CEO, MinuteClinic
This program covered many of the elements that are important when presenting. I learned lots of great tips and techniques, including a useful model that I can apply in the future. The practice sessions and feedback were
Ramona Bennett, Marketing Manager, Cargill Salt
Great program. I really learned a lot and am excited to incorporate the concepts in my next presentation.
Sheri Erickson, CEO, Abeo Sleep Solutions
Worth every penny. Spoken Imact’s presentation development process saved me lots of time. More importantly, my talk generated a great deal of interest in our business.
Eric Graber, President, Capital Strategies Financial Corp
My team came back bursting with new ideas and enthusiasm after attending your program. There has been a noticeable improvement in everyone’s delivery and material. Without a doubt, a worthwhile investment in presentation training and coaching.
Nancy Patton, Vice President, US Bank Retail Payment Solutions
Thank you for a great presentation last week! I’ve had very good comments. We hope to have you back again in the future for a more extensive workshop.
Grace Ward, Executive Director, Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
With Spoken Impact’s help we were able to develop and deliver a very effective presentation that ultimately secured an important contract for our firm. This is the second time that I’ve worked with Spoken Impact. Both times we got the business and received very positive comments from all those who attended our presentation.
Bryan Gatzlaff, RSP Architects
Spoken Impact helped us put together a presentation that was very professional and met our needs. There’s no question working with them was worth the money. The presentation has helped us close new business while also providing us with a clear message we can all communicate.
Paul Jennings, Chief Executive Officer, Jennings State Bank & Jennings Home Mortgage
The work with Spoken Impact was really helpful. We received lots of favorable comments about our presentation.
Susan Larsen-Nowlin, VP Client Relations, Carlson Marketing Group
Spoken Impact came up with a creative way to make our customer conference more memorable. I personally appreciated their help with the content and delivery of my opening remarks. I came across more professionally and had a greater impact.
Mike Kennedy, Vice President, US Bank
You helped us learn to communicate the essential elements of our message to our audience. I would recommend you to any professionals who are truly interested in improving their presentation skills.
David Bromelkamp, Sr VP, RBC Dain
With Spoken Impact’s guidance, everyone’s presentation at our annual meeting was vastly improved. My keynote address received accolades from all in attendance. You do an excellent job identifying what is important to an audience, how to make the content interesting and coaching us to be dynamic presenters.
Kathleen Phillips, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Fargo Electronics
Our presentation was a smashing success. We are extremely pleased with how well it was received. Your counsel regarding how to make our talk both exciting and inspirational was just what our presentation needed. Thanks for all the help.
Marsha K. Millonig, President, Catalyst Enterprises
Our new foundation presentation incorporates all the elements of emotion, fact and persuasion that we were looking for. The PowerPoint slides and multimedia opener are fabulous. Everyone loves it.
Lee Blons, Executive Director, Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation
The feedback on your course is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone enjoyed the exercises, the opportunities to speak and the methods for putting together more persuasive presentations. The real benefit is the delivery of better presentations by those who attended the program.
Mark Westman, Marketing Director, RSP Architects
Excellent program packed full of useful presentation ideas that we can all use. We especially enjoyed your fun and energetic presentation style.
Ken Stone, VP Programs, Frontline Forum
I wouldn’t change a thing regarding the presentation I gave at the HOW Design Conference. With your help it had all the elements I hoped for. The personal stories, key message and audience activity all helped assure it was a memorable and interesting presentation.
Deb Fiorella, Principal, Franke+Fiorella
Thank you for a great program. You delivered a very educational, informative and enjoyable presentation. The comments from our participants were overwhelmingly positive.
Janice Feinberg, President, Sales & Marketing Executives
Lots of great information on how to present our ideas and be more persuasive. We loved the humorous, “real life” approach with compelling examples of what to do…and what not to do. Your program is a must for business executives.
Dave Sorenson, President, American Marketing Association, MN
Spoken Impact was well received by our group. The program was interesting, entertaining and well delivered. We would recommend them to others wanting to learn more about the power of persuasive speaking.
Mohamad Mandour, VP Programs, Project Management Institute
Thanks for helping us develop a more compelling business presentation. Our story is now easier to understand and more visually engaging. You do super PowerPoint work.
John Sullivan, CEO, SEI Services
Our presentation was a real hit. I received lots of compliments on everything – especially the PowerPoint slides you designed. You really know what you’re doing. Thanks for all your help.
Laurie Brown, President, Restore Products
he update to our company presentation has been very well received. We’ve gotten compliments on both the content and look, and it’s helping us close new business.
Director of Marketing
The training provided our group with lots of great ideas for how to make our presentations more interesting and memorable.
Leslie Kiltie, Director of Marketing, Corporate Payment Systems
The Spoken Impact system is enjoyable, and simple enough to understand and remember. It helped our group identify the specific skills that we needed to work on. We would hire you again.
Lots of great ideas and insight into how to make PowerPoint more effective. I’m excited to put everything I learned to work with my next presentation.
With your help I was better prepared for my talk and really appreciated how the final speech came together. You do good work.
The Garrity Group
I really enjoyed the Power Point class. You were very professional, proficient – I couldn’t have asked for better trainers! Some courses drag on while you are waiting for the “aha’s” – this whole course was a gold nugget.
The Bailey Consulting Group
You’ve got a great ability to hone anyone’s message. Feel free to use me as a reference anytime.
I’ve worked with Spoken Impact on a number of projects. I close about 30% more business with the sales presentation they updated. Our PowerPoint slides are now more dynamic, visual and professional. I highly recommend them.
Decision Processes International
Spoken Impact did a fabulous job. The staff provided excellent quality and quick turn-around! I received numerous compliments on my PowerPoint presentation, including the content and delivery.
Spoken Impact was a pleasure to work with. The coaching method was helpful and included valuable suggestions which improved my presentation. I highly recommend them.
Thanks for all you efforts, I found yesterday’s session to be very helpful, and your guidance through this entire process of developing our presentation has been most beneficial.
Your workshop on Creative Sales Presentations had lots of terrific concepts. I loved the creativity and audience interaction. We have implemented a number of the ideas and received very good reception to the updated presentations.
Sher Van Cleve
Professional Litho Inc.
Thank you for your help last week. The presentation went very well at the conference. Hope to work with you in the future.
Vice President – R&D and Operations
With your assistance I delivered a much more visual and attention-holding presentation. All of your help was greatly appreciated.
Asset Allocation Incorporated
Working with Spoken Impact really helped us distill our message into a succinct and compelling story. Thanks for everything.
Spoken Impact has a variety of tools to help all speakers sharpen their skills. You were particularly helpful in repositioning an important keynote address to make it more persuasive and powerful.
Into the Boardroom
Spoken Impact counsel proved invaluable in the development and refinement of our investor presentation. The result was a dynamic and visually exciting presentation. I strongly recommend every emerging growth company engage them.
Adam G. Southam
The presentation was fabulous. We were even asked back! With your help we made some significant improvements in the presentation. The final presentation was far more engaging, visually interesting and professional.
Driver Assessment Program,
I was satisfied with our sales presentation until I worked with Spoken Impact. With their help we have dramatically improved our sales message and PowerPoint slides. Now our presentation creates enthusiasm and really moves prospects to take the next step towards working with us. What a difference! Many thanks.
The workshop was excellent. The examples and exercises were fun and practical. Our team has already put many of the tools into daily practice.
Assoc. Director, Account Development
Working with Spoken Impact enabled us to change our presentation into one that was directed towards our audience in an innovative and clear format and to create the results we had hoped for.
Paul K Rodman
President & CEO
Your services were very much appreciated. Thanks for helping us make our conference a success.
You did a wonderful job with our annual meeting presentation. Your expertise in developing a well-crafted message to investors, as well as the ability to create strong PowerPoint visuals, resulted in a dynamic presentation.
Thanks for all your help. Not only did Spoken Impact do a great job helping me construct a professional looking presentation, but you were able to do it in a highly efficient manner with minimal impact to my busy schedule. You guys know what you are doing! I will definitely use your services again in the future.
My time and investment was well made with Spoken Impact. After working with you, I received the most positive feedback ever, from the audience. Your communication and coaching skills are as good or better than your excellent analytical skills. If you need a reference just have them call me.
Director of Software Products,
Spoken Impact assists entrepreneurs at NetSuds events by giving them real world coaching on how to pitch their companies to investors. The services are valuable, delivered with enthusiasm and energy and, most importantly, effective.
We really like our presentation after working with Spoken Impact. The time and money was well spent.
Great Job! A real professional who helped me streamline our investor presentation and deliver it far more effectively.
I really enjoyed the process of working with Spoken Impact. Their feedback and ideas really helped me deliver a more exciting and effective presentation.
Entrepreneurs for Hire
You do nice work. Feel free to use us as a reference any time.
Many thanks for your work on the Globe of America project. It was superb. After our meeting numerous people said the work you did on the presentation was “a class act” and I agree.
World of Shakespeare/Globe of America
I’ve received many favorable comments about our presentation. You really know what you are doing. Thanks for all the help
You provide a valuable service that is well worth the time, effort and money invested.
Spoken Impact understands what it takes to create an effective investment presentation. I would heartily recommend your services. I also found the quality of your presentation and materials to be very high. You are right on target for meeting the needs of investors. Thanks for such a great presentation.
The Minnesota Entrepreneurs
Spoken Impact’s coaching helped me deliver a crisp and clear Investor Presentation. We definitely plan to use them again.
What a great model for convincing others of your proposals. I had an important meeting immediately following your workshop. I applied what I had learned and successfully pitched a program that was a long shot to a funder. I highly recommend your workshop.
Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf
and Hard of Hearing People
Very valuable. Spoken Impact taught in one session the investment presentation lessons it took me 30 presentations to learn.
Spoken Impact provides the framework for creating a more purposeful and passionate message by asking the significant questions and keeping the focus on the presentation’s key purpose.
I am very grateful for the work we did. Had I not prepared so well and so intentionally with Spoken Impact for the keynote address, I would most likely have never been as effective or dynamic.
With Spoken Impact’s presentation help we were able to secure the funding we needed in a very short period of time. We now have a professional presentation with a clear message investors can understand.
Spoken Impact helped us quickly communicate a very difficult concept to a lay audience. We now have a tight message we can take to potential investors. I would absolutely use Spoken Impact again for their consulting and PowerPoint services and highly recommend them to those making investment presentations.
Spoken Impact gave a very insightful presentation to our group of CEOs and CFOs. They provided numerous helpful hints for powerful, concise and meaningful pitches and PowerPoint presentations. All too often, presentations are missed opportunities Spoken Impact is the missing link for entrepreneurs to tell their story so that it is heard!
Terrific workshop on technical presentations. My group found the concepts and examples very helpful. We especially liked how it was delivered; it really helped us retain the concepts.
Dir Systems Engineering
Working with Spoken Impact enabled me to develop a top-notch Board presentation that put into motion the kind of change we need. I was able to accomplish a great deal in a short period of time with your assistance. Your process is very effective and personal. THANK YOU!
St. Francis Foundation
Working with Spoken Impact enabled me to strengthen both my presentation content and delivery. I would definitely hire them again.
I just saw the new PowerPoint presentation that you developed for our client. Excellent! Very powerful and clear presentation. I am very impressed with your work.
Strategic Business Group
You are an engaging speaker who “practices what you preach.”
Dr. Bonnie Holte Bennett,
Graduate Programs in Software,
University of St. Thomas
Very realistic and practical suggestions. I was able to use many ideas in my presentation the next week. It was time and money well spent.
Kevin A. Janni
Ph.D. Dept of Biosystems & Ag,
Univ. of Minnesota
We couldn’t have done our annual meeting without you! The PowerPoint presentation that Spoken Impact created was fantastic. I particularly liked how you simplified the grant process into an easy to understand visual format.
Board of Directors
Social Venture Partners
Spoken Impact devoted a lot of time and attention to every aspect of our presentation. They are very knowledgeable in the appropriate use of Power Point as a presentation tool. The attention to detail and diligent focus was impressive.
Chairman & Founder
You gave our group of CEOs a real education on public speaking and, specifically, presentations to prospective investors. Your company is a valuable, very experienced executive coaching resource I can highly recommend.
The excellent interactive process of preparing our investor presentation with Spoken Impact was both fun and very productive. The experience and skill of the team at Spoken Impact was valuable in helping us to us to stay focused on the critical components and the result was a presentation that was attractive, informative, concise and effective.
Your workshop kept our group actively involved throughout. You had effective visual prompts, great questions, and a super sense of humor. The tips were practical and immediately applicable. We’d definitely recommend you to others.
University of MN Dept of Family and Children
Thank you for your assistance with our investment presentation. I have had excellent feedback from the attendees. I wanted to send my personal thanks for helping make it special.
The counsel was enormously helpful.
CFO and Founder
Thank so much for a great session this morning. I heard great comments from the attendees. I really appreciate all your hard work and research that went into making it a huge success!
Director of Industry Events,
Minnesota High Tech Association
Thanks for all your input and help in making our presentation. I don’t know if we could have pulled it all together without Spoken Impact.
Attendees responded very positively to Spoken Impact’s Investment Presentation workshop. We would definitely have Spoken Impact back to conduct the program again.
MN Project Innovation
Great suggestions that improved our investment presentation and helped us create a more visually exciting message.
Spoken Impact was of great value to me in the process. You helped clarify what we needed to communicate and how best to communicate our message to our audience. Often times we are too close to the subject to see clearly how best to get our point across.
Spoken Impact’s process helped us deliver a more meaningful and successful presentation.
Thanks for your fantastic presentation. I’ve shared with a number of people your model for how to make a great presentation. It truly was food for the soul.
It is difficult in one or two sentences to say how much I enjoyed and learned from your services. On every aspect working with you gave me confidence, good tips and better slides.
I really appreciated your thoughtful input on content and helpful suggestions on delivery of the Blizzard Genomics presentation. Thanks.
Spoken Impact has a tremendous capacity to bring something complex into simple form so that others can clearly understand it.
It was valuable to have Spoken Impact critique our presentation. You provided some great input.
Great coaching session – nice work.
Your coaching and presentation design were very valuable.
Scott A. Thiele
CEO & President
You are a dynamic presenter and instructor who not only connects with your audience, but provides them with top-notch content and ample opportunities to expand their own presentation skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed your professional, yet easy going style and would hire you back in a minute.
University of St. Thomas
I used many of the tools you covered in your seminar when preparing for my next speaking engagement. The final presentation went beautifully. Thanks again for a terrific learning experience.
Spoken Impact has a unique ability to quickly understand a complex business and help develop the key message that customers and investors can understand. Their help made all the difference in our ability to give a great presentation to investors at the annual Venture Capital Conference.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to you for all your help. Your insights were extremely helpful in planning the session. You do an outstanding job and I will gladly refer your name on to anyone who needs what you do.
My presentation was well received and frankly stood out from others as being entertaining, interesting and a memorable story. Most importantly, it was enjoyable to present. Thanks for all your help.
Spoken Impact’s ability to analyze and make recommendations on improvements in our presentation was much appreciated. In particular, your grasp of how to tell our story in a visual format with PowerPoint made for a much stronger presentation.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to present to us last night. I had many people come up to me afterward and say that this was great information and you were a great speaker. Someone else said, “Now this is what professional development should be about in our club every meeting.”