Testimonials Spoken Impact




Abeo Sleep Solutions


Aeration Industries

Aethlon Capital, LLC

Algos Therapeutics



American Marketing Association, MN

Ameripride Services, Inc.


Asset Allocation Incorporated

Bailey Consulting Group

Beckloff Associates

Bell State Bank and Trust


BFC Financial


Blizzard Genomics

Blue Cross Blue Shield University

Brilliant Living

Cachet Financial Solutions

Camp Fire Minnesota

Capital Strategies Financial Corp

Cardial Care

Cargill Salt

Carlson Marketing Group

Catalyst Enterprises


Coherent Solutions


Consumer Aware

Courage Center

Creekridge Capital

Daily Whip

Dairy Queen International

Dairy Queen International

Data Solutions Inc.

Decision Processes International

Deluxe Corporation

Diana Gabriel


Digital River

Dorothy Light

Dupont Crop Protection Products

Eagle’s Flight



Electric Resource



Entrepreneurs for Hire



Evantage Consulting

Express Messenger International

Fairview Southdale Hospital


First Commercial Bank


Franklin Capital Partners


Frerichs Construction

Frontline Forum


Global Traffic Technologies


Hamon Deltak, Inc.

Harbinger Medical

Health Dimensions Group



Hearth Connection



IEA, Inc.

InBalance Alliance

Infinity Broadcasting

Infinity Direct

Information Bionics

Inlet Medical



Jennings State Bank & Jennings Home Mortgage


Land O’Lakes

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Land O’Lakes – Seed Division

Leapfrog Strategies

Magnum Technologies

Main Trax

Marvin Windows Product Planning Team

McLaughlin Gormley King

Media Communications Association Int’l-MN

Medisyn Technologies



Merrill Corporation

Messerli & Kramer

Metropolitan Airports Commission

Micropure Medical

Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Minnesota Cup

Minnesota High Tech Association

Minnesota Society of CPAs

Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications

Minnesota Women in Marketing & Communications


MN Project Innovation

Mocon, Inc.

MR Instruments





OPIN Apprentice Program

OPIN Systems

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP


Organized Audrey

Parisi Speed School

Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation

Powel-MiniMax, Inc.

Premium Waters


Professional Litho Inc.

Professional Sales Association – MN

Project Management Institute

Pulte Homes of MN

Pure Innovations

Rada Advertising

Rapid Diagnostik

RBC Dain

Read Naturally

Reliable Property Services


Resources for Creative Change, Inc.

Restore Products

RSP Architects

Russick Group

Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

Sales & Marketing Executives

Sebesta Blomberg

SEI Services

Sherpa Partners



Smead Manufacturing

Social Venture Partners

SPS Commerce

St. Francis Foundation

St. Jude Medical

St. Paul Port Authority

Strategic Business Group

Strategic People Development

Sundays Energy

Synaptic Medical

T Mobile

TAJ Technologies

Target Corp.

TC Rotara

Telecom Accountant

The Garrity Group

The Minnesota Entrepreneurs

The Travel Concern

The Trillium Group

TKDA Engineering

Travelers Global Insurance

Twin Cities Business Magazine


Univ. of Minnesota

University of MN Dept of Family and Children

University of St. Thomas

Uponor USA


US Bank

US Bank Retail Payment Solutions

Valspar Corporation

Valspar – Latin America


Volkart May

Wagner Group

Wagner Spray Tech

Watermark Learning

Waytek, Inc


Welsch Law


Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

Women Venture

Women’s Business Minnesota

Women’s Foundation of MN

World of Shakespeare/Globe of America

Wright State University



Everybody loved the training. They all came back telling other staff members how helpful it was. Your training is always great.
Shelly Elmore
Twin Cities Business Magazine

Twin Cities Business

Twin Cities Business Magazine September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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
Russick Group

Russick Group September 23, 2015

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

Aeration Industries

Aeration Industries September 23, 2015

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
Camp Fire Minnesota


Camp Fire Minnesota September 23, 2015

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
Frerichs Construction


Frerichs Construction September 23, 2015

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.
Resources for Creative Change, Inc.

Resources for Creative Change, Inc. September 23, 2015

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  


Valspar Corporation September 23, 2015

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

Reliable Proberty Svcs

Reliable Property Services September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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.


Data Solutions Inc. September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

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


Cachet Financial Solutions September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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  


September 23, 2015

Thanks for all the great work on our investor presentation. We especially appreciated the quick turnaround.
Mac Lewis


FieldSolutions September 23, 2015

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


AbeTech September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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.


Hamon Deltak, Inc. September 23, 2015

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 Services, Inc. September 23, 2015

Thanks for your outstanding presentation and training for our team. The feedback from everyone was that it was great.
Clayton C. Nogueira
Valspar – Latin America


Valspar – Latin America September 23, 2015

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.


Mocon, Inc. September 23, 2015

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
Global Traffic Technologies


Global Traffic Technologies September 23, 2015

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
Minnesota Cup


September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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


Health Dimensions Group September 23, 2015

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


Premium Waters September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

The training exceeded expectations. I heard many positive comments during and after the session. I cannot thank you enough.
Dawn Pearson
MN Chapter


IPMA September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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

Express Messenger International September 23, 2015

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


Hearth Connection September 23, 2015

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
Professional Development Committee Chair
Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications


Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications September 23, 2015

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


St. Jude Medical September 23, 2015

The presentation went great. It was one of best I’ve given so thanks for all of your help.
Chad Gross


EMSI September 23, 2015

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

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September 23, 2015

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


Merrill Corporation September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

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.


Land O’Lakes, Inc. September 23, 2015

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
Minnesota Cup


Minnesota Cup September 23, 2015

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


TKDA Engineering September 23, 2015

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


Metropolitan Airports Commission September 23, 2015

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
Beckloff Associates


Beckloff Associates September 23, 2015

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


First Commercial Bank September 23, 2015

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
OPIN Apprentice Program


OPIN Apprentice Program September 23, 2015

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


September 23, 2015

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
Wagner Group


Wagner Group September 23, 2015

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


St. Paul Port Authority September 23, 2015

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, CSP
Environmental, Health, and Safety Division Manager
IEA, Inc.


IEA, Inc. September 23, 2015

I thought working with you one-on-one was time incredibly well spent and very enjoyable!
Jeff Bialek
Director of Sales


ARAcontent September 23, 2015

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 


Parisi Speed School September 23, 2015

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


Land O’Lakes - Seed Division September 23, 2015

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


Dairy Queen International September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

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


Sebesta Blomberg September 23, 2015

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
Bell State Bank and Trust


Bell State Bank and Trust September 23, 2015

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


Wagner Spray Tech September 23, 2015

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


Digineer September 23, 2015

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, Family Medicine,
Wright State University

Wright State University September 23, 2015

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


Deluxe Corporation September 23, 2015

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


Creekridge Capital September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

The presentation went wonderfully. Thank you very much for your guidance and coaching.
Bill Bergland
U.S. Product Manager, Sunflower/Sugarbeet
Land O’Lakes


Land O’Lakes September 23, 2015

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


Dairy Queen International September 23, 2015

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


Rada Advertising September 23, 2015

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
Interim CEO
Rapid Diagnostik


Rapid Diagnostik September 23, 2015

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
Consumer Aware


September 23, 2015

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


Travelers Global Insurance September 23, 2015

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


BFC Financial September 23, 2015

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


Unison September 23, 2015

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 September 23, 2015

It was so awesome to work with you and I got so much out of it! Well worth the money.
Erika Lyremark
Daily Whip


Daily Whip September 23, 2015

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