Jim, I can honestly say in my 40 years with Modern Woodmen,
you rank as one of the most powerful speakers we have ever had.
I have received dozens of e-mails and phone calls praising your
I would highly recommend you to anyone who is trying to motivate
their associates to the next level. Thank you again for all of
your hard work. It was truly appreciated.
Gary L. Snyder, FIC, CLU, FLMI
Divisional Field Manager
What a great job you did yesterday! Your presentation was
absolutely wonderful and your message continued to resonate throughout
the day. Many speakers went on to talk about their own fears,
risk taking and rewards.
Director of Communications and Marketing
What a pleasure it was to work with you. I was impressed
from our first telephone conversation but I never imagined the
professional level you would rise to at our conference. We threw
you the biggest curve ball I can imagine (at the last minute)
and you handled it without missing a beat. I don't know of anyone
else who wouldn't have been rattled after being told they would
follow an award that recognized an extraordinary response to the
events of September 11. Not only was an award given, but an incredibly
emotional video was shown that set a very different tone than
the one I had envisioned you would create. You went on to present
everything I expected and more. Within moments you had taken the
audience from one mindset to another. Incredible is the only word
I can think of to describe it.
2002 Conference Committee
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the
outstanding presentation and services you provided to our retreat.
You went above and beyond the call of duty with your services.
It was really nice to have you present for our morning activities.
We had numerous comments from our guests about how they really
liked the opportunity to speak with you. I also personally appreciated
all of your help with the audiovisual setup. You really went above
and beyond when you stepped in and helped out with our morning
icebreaker, which wasn't even on your agenda for the day. Everything
you did was excellent.
Classified Retreat Committee Chair
TMTA's 1st Annual Leadership Alumni Meeting was an enormous
success and you played a key role in helping make that happen.
I want to thank you for your willingness to fit our particular
issues into your presentation. The message in your keynote presentation,
"Becoming A Better Risk Taker", was right on target
with the program's direction.
The combination of what you had to say and how you said it
made it a memorable event. And your slide presentation was a perfect
compliment to your story telling ability, which kept the audience
captivated while reinforcing the program's message.