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Don Shapiro Speaker Testimonials

Andy Cloutier, Human Resource Director, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau

“Don was fantastic. You felt like Don was a member of our team. Interactive, creative and engaging. It was great for the staff to learn from Don’s years of experience.”

Gary Olson, Vice President, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks

“You spent a lot of time talking to our employees which helped you fully understand our business. This enabled you to come across as ‘one of us’ and really impressed our people.”

Carolyn Wynn, Togo’s

“You were the talk of the convention. Super job!”

Phil Jensen, Founder, Burgermaster

“You held the attention of 90 young people for two hours and that speaks for itself.”

Steve Oberle, Vice President, ZyXEL Technology

“Don customized his program to our Team’s specific improvement areas. He was very personable and entertaining to keep everyone’s attention, and my Team has delivered significant growth numbers ever since.”

Carol Roder, Coleman Spas

“Thank you for your extraordinary presentation. It was exciting to see how impressed the dealers were with your customized program.”

Roberta Perry, Edwards Technologies, Past International Director of Toastmasters International

“Over the years, I have heard countless presentations on ‘Leadership.’ Your presentation was by far the most beneficial. Exceptional.”

Patrick Finley, President, Plasters and Cement Masons

“Thank you for the three outstanding workshops you delivered to our staff and managers that focused on leadership. I have implemented many of your key points. Our field representatives said  your program was the best they have ever heard. You sound like you’re one of us!”

Patricia Fripp, CPAE, Past President, National Speakers Association

“Thank you for speaking at Sales & Marketing Executives. You made me look like a hero! The raves are pouring in.”

Gale Frentz, FTD Florist

“Thanks for the terrific program at our Young Owner/Manager Conference. The group rated it a 9.28 on a 1-10 scale.”

Jim Hartschuh, Fasfax

“I don’t know when I’ve heard such an enthusiastic and enjoyable speaker. You were just tremendous.”

Jim Bowyer, Western Exterminator

“Appreciate your efforts giving eleven talks to various personnel. Each talk was customized. There was much meat to your presentation yet just enough humor and antidotes to keep them on the edge of their chair.”

Marion Martelli, Women In Management

“You were well prepared, gave a dynamic presentation and crammed a lifetime’s education into a short hour. Outstanding program.”

George Kunze, Governor, District 1 Toastmasters

“Thoroughly impressed with your seminar. The interplay between you and the audience was quite effective. Having witnessed numerous presentations at the District, Regional and International level, your presentation would certainly take a back seat to none.”

Paul D. Elias, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

“Thank you for your presentations at our Marketing and Service Planning Conference. Your message was on the mark and exceeded our expectations. Very professional.”

Philip Kralovec, National Restaurant Association

“Thank you for making the recent Marketing Executives Group meeting a great success.”

Al Asher, American Pacific Securities

“One of the best talks our group has ever heard.”

Nancy Sewell, California Association of Realtors

“Thank you for your inspirational and educational presentation. Everyone I spoke with raved about it.”

John Gingrass, Copesan Services

“Your candor, wit, presentation material and speaking abilities effectively communicated how important accounts are in a light yet serious way.”

Maris Lapienieks, Senior Vice President, Lyon’s Restaurants

“Thank you for the outstanding presentation you made to our executive and unit manager group. I was quite impressed with the time you took to familiarize yourself with Lyon’s operations. Very professional.”

Laurie Greene, FHP Healthcare

“Thank you for presenting to FHP’s Senior Management. The audience appreciated your knowledge and away valuable ideas for use in their jobs.”

Charles Halley, President, Fallons

“Thank you for an outstanding presentation on developing an organization. I was enthused.”

Kelly Macheza, Elscint

“You were a delight to work with not to mention your impressive presentation.”

Kathie Sparacino, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing Executives Association

“Your talk was one of the best the association has ever heard.”

Peggy Derby, Colorado-Wyoming Restaurant Association

“What a dynamic presentation!”

Patricia L. Shinko, Food Marketing Institute

“Appreciation for giving the keynote address during our conference. Your presentation was rated one of the highest.”

Shirley Hunter, Educational Lt. Governor, District 52 Toastmasters

“Thank you for your splendid presentation at our District Conference. The audience was not only enlightened about good leadership but motivated to improve their leadership performance – certainly an indication of great speech!”

Gail Gibson, Volt Temporary Services

“Thank you for a great seminar. It’s nice to see a fresh style and topic. In the last week, I’ve used several of your ideas when working with our people.”

Sandra Stevens, Rountable For Women In Foodservice

“Appreciation for an excellent program. Well received by all our members and guest.”

John Nash, PI Sigma Epsilon

“Thank you for your informative and motivating speech. Having someone as dynamic as yourself at our meeting really generates a lot of positive energy.”