"I really want to thank you for the fascinating and fun presentation you made at the IBM Forum. You made great points, and presented them in an entertaining way. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, especially the delivery."
Ms. Barbara S. Cerf
Manager, Marketing Communications Strategy and Development, IBM North America
"You were absolutely terrific! The accolades from our attendees on your presentation were nothing short of tremendous. I think everyone took home something from your talk they could put to good use. Your 'PowerSpeak' and 'Smart Questions' programs will help our membership improve their techniques, and ultimately, their sales."
-Ms. Joan Mooney, CLU, ChFC, Past President - WLUC, The Equitable Financial Companies
"Thank you so much for the outstanding program you presented at our Kickoff meeting. As you know, we had several concurrent sessions and your program, 'Smart Questions', was definitely the program of choice. Turning salespeople from "tellers" to "askers" was a major challenge, but you certainly got our people on the right track. One of our salespeople told me that the 'Smart Questions' class completely changed his sales approach."
Mr. Jack Casimir, Director Career Development Training, Parke-Davis
"On behalf of IHRSA, International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, I would like to thank you for participating as a speaker at our International Convention. The sharing of your valuable time and expertise certainly helped to make this the best one yet!"
Ms. Janice M. DeGroot,
Education Manager, IHRSA
"Your programs, 'How to Find and Hire the Right People', and 'How to Deliver a Winning Sales Presentation', were great assets to our conference, with both sparkling positive comments and motivation."
Ms. Victoria M. Block, Senior VP Franchise Relations, Travel Agents International, Inc.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding Presentation Skills seminar that you conducted at our recent sales meeting in Los Angeles. The program was a big hit with our entire staff, and I'm certain that the many things they learned during the session will be applied on a daily basis."
Mr. J Riley McDonough, Publisher, Inc. Magazine
"Your interactive presentation theme using PowerSpeak techniques really hit home for many individuals in the audience. The presentation style you exhibited truly drove home key points and focused on how to reach the adult learner. Risk management professionals spend a great part of their workday communicating and the ability to give powerful presentations is critical for the profession. Thanks again for your powerful presentation, and I look forward to working with you in the future."
Ms. Christy L. Kessler, Executive Director,
ASHRM (American Society for Healthcare Risk Management)
"Overall I feel that your PowerSpeak program was a resounding success. Your enthusiasm and energy is unparalleled and contagious. Your stories, anecdotes, and songs were fun and truly enhanced the content. The material was very well organized and well presented. It was a pleasure to work on the development of the project with you, someone who was not only comfortable, but fearless in front of the camera. The final product was a reflection of your organization and communications skills, and your work ethic. Those of us on the development team applaud your open-mindedness and willingness to accept our suggestions. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in the future."
Mr. Paul Dew, Project Administrator, State Farm Insurance Companies
"After watching your performance, I must tell you that you get an A-Plus, both in your state-of-the-art speaker training techniques and in your vast knowledge of how to organize and run an effective bureau. Thanks so much, and I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
Mr. J. Kenneth Clark, VP Corporate Communications, Duke Power Company/Duke Energy
"On behalf of my colleagues who attended your 'PowerSpeak course', I want to thank you for coming to Knoll and helping us refine and improve our public speaking and presentation skills. We found the program to be very stimulating, informative and practical. I would highly recommend 'PowerSpeak' to anyone wishing to develop his or her personal communication skills."
Mr. Michael C. Damask, M.D., Sr. Director, Medical Affairs, Knoll Pharmaceutical Group/Abbott Laboratories
"I think it is very remarkable that on a scale of 1 to 5, PowerSpeak received a perfect "5" rating from 85% of the participants and not a single 3,2, or 1 rating in the bunch. Manners Do Matter was equally successful and I am still surprised that over half of the conference participants signed up for this session even though we offered it as an elective competing against two other investment-related sessions. You did a terrific job of motivating this demanding audience to actively participate in your sessions and the survey results indicate that everyone came away with good ideas they could implement into their business immediately."
Ms. Deborah L. Allen, Corporate VP, Director of Training, PaineWebber
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how valuable I found the coaching sessions you provided to me on the subject, 'PowerSpeak'. I found the training to be extremely relevant, and I'm sure we all have become more effective as a result."
Mr. Greg Walters, Senior Manager, Professional and Organizational Development, Ernst and Young, LLP
"At Pfizer we are true believers in executive and communication coaching . My boss recommended Dorothy Leeds, for he worked with her and had seen dynamic results. Although habits are difficult to change, Dorothy's unique approach and methodology help the process move more rapidly. By providing the right mix of coaching by example, feedback, and encouragement, she is helping me with my presentations, as well as my direct reports. Diligent, ever-observant, tough, but kind, she is flexible and schedules time as needs arise. Dorothy continues to have an impact both professionally and personally."
Dr. Neal Collins, Medical Affairs, Pfizer