For Linda Cirulli-Burton:
Linda, we are compelled to write you this letter to thank you for doing such an outstanding job at our recent Spring Conference in Chicago. You were a smashing hit! Our group loved both your presentations, ‘Learned Optimism’ and ‘Learned Charisma.’ It certainly was a joy watching and listening to you! We can’t wait to start putting your material and suggestions into practice.
—Jim and Joyce, Mercon, J. Mercon & Company, Valparaiso, Indiana
Linda has motivated, inspired, and educated us on communication skills, positive attitude, goal setting, and service-minded strategies. She has spoken to membership sales personnel, nursery attendants, assistant managers, fitness instructors, personal trainers, and physical therapists. A LINDA TALKS seminar is an experience with a WOW! statement. She sprinkles her presentations with many real life situations to colorfully illustrate a point and to add humor. She engages members of her audience through eye contact and/or verbal interactions. Her sincere concern and caring attitude about each individual is apparent and that creates trust with her audience. Most importantly, they have never failed to acquire and put into use valuable suggestions following her presentations. Linda is one of the most popular and effective speakers we have experienced in our company.
—Debra Lee, Director of Marketing, & Jan Matkozich, Manager, The Gainesville Health and Fitness Centers, Gainesville, Florida
Linda Cirulli-Burton has an amazing energy level. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she is able to get an audience fired up! Her talks are meaningful to businesses that are experiences changes or growth in their industry.
—Barbara Searle, Director of Sales and Marketing, Cox Communications, Inc., Gainesville/Ocala, Florida
What a pleasure it was to have you speak at our manager’s meeting. You did an excellent job of honing in on the areas that are important to our continued growth and development. I know that we gave you many issues to be addressed, but you did a superb job of putting all the information into a cohesive presentation. I very much appreciate the effort that you put into researching our associates for their input and then utilizing that information as you developed your program. It is always exciting when a speaker presents real life ‘warts’ with so much humor and understanding.
—Jackie Carter, Customer Service Trainer, US Cellular
You were such a hit that members thanked me for days afterward for bringing you to them. Several said they thought you were speaking directly to them, and they took your message about developing our own personal charisma to heart. Others said your upbeat delivery kept them buoyed and energetic for days afterward. Personally I loved watching your energy build as you spoke to us, bringing everyone along with you to a state of high energy, good humor, and positivism.
—Lynda Ault, J.D., President, Women’s Council of Realtors
“Thank you for the excellent presentation you gave to our Association last week. It was both inspiring and educational and all that attended our meeting seemed to benefit from your view and perspective on our business. In our line of work, we tend to spend so much time trouble shooting and taking care of the problems that we sometimes forget to be more pro-active in our day to day dealings with clients and associates. Your speech really brought home the benefits of positive thinking and acting.
—Marilyn Marson, President, Mortgage Bankers Association of North Central Florida
For Pat Breslin:
Patrick is a consummate professional, he takes time to ensure his presentation and materials fit the request and expectations of the customer. He has a very engaging presentation style that immediately draws the audience in and keeps them hooked until the end. Pat aptly demonstrates the best practices and techniques of public speaking, storytelling and presenting through the course of his session. I would not hesitate to invite Pat back anytime I am in need of his special and well-honed skills.
—Laurel Brown, Assistant Director, University of Florida Executive Education
You gave us a fantastic and humorous presentation [at the Mensa International Conference]! I really appreciated the fact that not only did you inform us but you made us laugh throughout. That can really help when a presentation follows a meal OR is around 4 in the afternoon. I enjoyed your presentation more than most of the others I attended. Thanks again for sharing your work and passion!
—-Dr. Lois Hammond, Editor, Mensa Education and Research Foundation
I enjoyed and learned from your presentation. There were definitely a few ideas I will begin to incorporate into my client meetings and presentations.
—-Martha Kern, New York Life Insurance Company
Thank you for the wonderful speech on how to do business presentations. The feedback has been tremendous and I am sure that our new program chair will want the opportunity to schedule you again. I personally found everything relevant to what I do, and it also gave me some good ideas for improvement. You are a terrific motivational and training speaker and it was a pleasure to have you speak to us.
—-JoAnn Wilkes, Chair, Gainesville Area Women’s Network
For Pat Breslin and Ann Scroggie:
I would like to thank you for all your hard work helping me and my staff with our presentations. I feel your guidance was the key we needed to give our company a more “polished” appearance and to enable us to better keep the attention of our audience focused on our services.
—-Nadia Lombardero, President, Anamar Environmental Consulting, Inc.
For Ann Scroggie:
Thanks for being a part of our literacy fund raiser. I heard many favorable comments about your motivation and enjoyable story speech. Your task was not easy, with such a diverse audience.
—Janet L., Gilchrist County School Board
Thank you so much for coming to our school and sharing your stories with us. We were amazed with what storytelling can do.
—Judy B., High Springs Community School
You are a gifted storyteller who engages listeners and helps them see your stories in their mind’s eye.
—Troy H., Kiwanis Club
I want to thank you for the interesting workshop you gave us. We had never had a workshop like that before and it made people really think about what kind of stories we are learning.
—Marianne S., Beaches League of Jacksonville
One question: When can you come again?
—Jim T., church leader