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Lou Serrano
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Hal D.
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Lou was the hit of our conference! Each year we bring in our construction crews to review safety and other programs. As our keynote speaker, Lou held their attention and made them laugh; a tough task with this group. Very pleased and will invite him back.

Carrie Grace
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Carrie was one of the best speakers I've heard in a long time. She had the perfect amount of humor and empathy weaved into her talk. I got great feedback about her from the audience afterwards.

Carrie Grace
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Carrie was one of the best speakers I've heard in a long time. She had the perfect amount of humor and empathy weaved into her talk. I got great feedback about her from the audience afterwards.

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FISV LLC.
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gwen L.
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I have worked with Lois for the past three month, and she is just AMAZING. I have learned so much from her about public speaking, interview techniques and accent reduction. I am now much more confident about my English and presentation stills. She did an absolutely fantastic job on editing my resume and personal statements. Unlike online editing services (which just correct grammar and punctuation mistakes and typos), she spent time to know my vision and what I really wanted to express. The end results were impressive pieces that were personal and really made me stand out. Lois is intelligent, delightful and inspirational, and I truly enjoy her teaching. I especially love her homemade iced tea in this hot summer. I strongly recommend Lois for her lessons and will definitely continue working with her!

Carrie Grace
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
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Excellent speaker. She had the audience rolling in laughter from some of her humorous stories.

  • 29 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Ben T.
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I was very fortunate to have worked with Tracy. Public speaking does not come natural to me yet my work does require me to do presentations and product demos. And working with Tracy helped me tremendously. First off, she is incredibly friendly, patient, and empathetic. Her methods are simple but really effective. I used to be really rigid in my previous presentations, but after working with her, I am much more relaxed and I allow the presentation to flow much more naturally. The result is I keep my audience's attention much more. I would say that the improv exercises we did were the most effective. I think anyone, in particular those who are introverted like myself, and find it difficult to present will benefit from her insight and guidance. She is a great person to know and you should consider yourself lucky if you get the chance to work with her.

  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lauren T.
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Boise is a great public speaking coach. He's easy to work with, knowledgable, and gives productive criticism. My public speaking improved a lot working with him.

Redmond Ramos
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marc R.
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The American Subcontractors Association, a national trade association representing subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers in the construction industry, holds its national convention annually. During our convention, we offer general sessions featuring keynote speakers, along with education workshops focused on construction issues that most impact subcontractors—such as payment issues, contracts, and risk allocation. But for our general sessions, we aim to deliver compelling speakers who inspire and energize participants. Redmond Ramos’ story immediately grabbed our attention. We felt our members would embrace him as a veteran and identify with his struggle. We scheduled Redmond as our lead-off keynote speaker for SUBExcel 2017, held in March 2017 in Denver, Colorado. We expected Redmond to “wow” us with his story and energize our members from the very start of our convention. And, boy did he deliver! One participant commented, “Very inspirational and a great way to kick off the convention!” Another noted, “Very real. A welcome change from a polished speaker.” More than 90 percent of participants who responded to our evaluation survey were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with “relevance of the content to your job or responsibilities.” More than 80 percent of respondents were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the “opportunity to engage or interact” with the speaker, and 100 percent were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the “quality of the speaker.” One hundred percent also said they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the “attainment of valuable learning objectives” from Redmond’s presentation, and 100 percent said they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the “overall session.” Redmond received a standing ovation from the nearly 200 people in attendance. But perhaps even more importantly, Redmond set the stage for what would become one of the most successful conventions we have ever offered!

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marilyn K.
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"I book speakers all the time and it is not often that I am completely blown away by a speaker the way I was with Mike. His content is truly groundbreaking and life changing. His style is engaging and inspiring! When Mike finished we all wanted him to keep going for the rest of the day!"

Verbal Ninja Inc.
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Ty T.
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I came to Oliver at Verbal Ninja ahead of a big speech that had career and even life changing potential. I was speaking to a large group of fellow doctors, several of whom were what you might call “celebrity doctors.” Frankly, I wanted to upstage them. I myself have an acting background but have always had a lot of stage fright for public speaking. I worked with Oliver over the month leading up to the big event. I knew what I wanted to say, just not quite how to say it. He made my words sound like nothing I’ve ever heard before—yes, that good. Yet it still sounded like me…I felt comfortable and spontaneous. He sort of gave me the voice that I always thought I had inside, if that makes any sense. He also coached my delivery, voice, gestures, movement, eye contact, etc. etc. His tricks to conquer stage fright—especially the psychological aspect—are brilliant. The result? I think I killed it that night. Even my billionaire friend who came to see me said I spoke better than a lot of people he sees that speak on a regular basis. Even the owner of the company had this to say: “Thanks for everything, the event was great and we were very happy that you gave that speech, it was amazing! Not only the way you presented (like an actor) but also the content was very emotional, some tears were shed from Melissa.“ People came up to me afterwards and shared how I changed their view on aesthetics and really motivated them. All the “famous doctors” who spoke alongside me on the panel were super impressed as well. In short, Oliver came to me highly recommended. He leaves me even more highly recommended. If the stakes are high, he’s the guy.

Core Illuminations
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Miyo Y.
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Hellena masterfully exhibits and generously shares her leadership skills both at Professional Women Toastmasters and outside of the club. She always gives her utmost effort to achieve the best results for others in a most encouraging manner. She is also an amazing inspirational speaker; her speeches are heartfelt and motivate us to be better people. Hellena is a caring, inspiring, creative, and beautiful person, inside and out.

Dr. Meg Haworth
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Keri N.
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Dr. Meg offers multiple talks on nutrition, health and healing the body through food that are extremely educational. She is clearly an expert and I love that she shares her own personal experiences and challenges she has overcome. My audience was thrilled with her knowledge, expertise and presentation. I highly recommend her as a professional speaker!

  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jerome O.
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One of the best motivational speakers I have ever heard. From his struggles growing up as a child to becoming an Olympic athlete. Charles teaching has allowed me shape my life in such a powerful way, I wish they were more than five stars that could be given.

Richie P.
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Brandi was wonderful! She has such a powerful energy that you can not but to notice as she walks into the room. I have worked with her before and every time I leave feeling focused, repaired and refreshed! This last time she traveled to me which was fantastic. She was punctual and very well prepared. She left me open and harmonious in all my chakras! This healing session carried over to the next day where my energy was glowing. I was level headed, focused and ready to take on anything. I was able to speak to my clients more clearly without stumbling on any words. Brandi Veil is a true healer and an amazing development coach with so much powerful energy and passion that I strongly recommend her to get you where you want to be!

The Music in Your Ears
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Goh K.
Verified review

April Fletcher has a natural openness to conversing by listening gently at depth and then sharing ideas infused with her personal experience/knowledge/touch. She waits and listens; listens with care from the beginning to the end until the speaker has clearly finished delivering their thought/question/mind. You can feel her listening. The majority of listeners, without being aware, are often caught with their own concern, and therefore in many situations do not fully engage with the speaker's. I have known April for over ten years; her creative listening and definite communication/teaching skills continue to fascinate and excite me. She always has a fresh vibrant offering that keeps bringing me back to her for more enlightenment. Goh Kurosawa International touring artist / Producer of Brilliant Strings / ComposeLife.com

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Lisa G.
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Mark did a fantastic job at our corporate event. Great message, great fun. Just what we needed. I still hear people at the office talking about it. Definitively one of the better speakers we've had.

Ken H.
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Bob was tremendous. Our audience was informed, entertained and genuinely pleased by Bob's presentation.

Tara Gipson
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Chu- Hui C.
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I have known Tara Gipson for over 17 years. She is a multifaceted individual with great entrepreneurial skills & business savvy. Having worked with her in marketing, she was always driven & hard working. She has great communication & interpersonal skills & knows how to talk to the public. She was also the multimedia journalist for the crowncitynews.com & she wrote some of the best Editorials we have ever read. Her wit and ability to hit subjects dead on with complete candor is amazing. She is resourceful, driven & has a keen eye for a good story. Tara also covered many special events and never missed a timeline. I have also watched on her on the local Pasadena tv news & she didn't not hesitate in askig the poignant questions & she knew how to create a smooth flow for the story. Tara is also a dedicated professional in the educational field. I can honestly say that she is one of the most compassionate people I have worked with in dealing with children of all ages.

Dan C. Hernandez

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I motivate and inspire our youth by building pride and instilling work ethic in our youths coming into our workforce. I speak at high schools, adult schools, prisons, jails, and anywhere youth need a guiding hand.

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As a Combat Army veteran, hip amputee and marathon runner, my story of overcoming tragedy, perseverance and thriving on becoming the first hip amputee to run multiple marathons, has a life story that connects with all ages and walks of life. Through my engaging storytelling and creative sense of humor, I speak about having a vision for your life, overcoming tragedy, facing fears and challenges, embracing your unique abilities and empowering people to achieve their untapped potential. I have spoken to K-12 schools, colleges, adult companies and organizations. My programs are specifically tailored to your unique audience and desired outcome. As always, I will leave a long-lasting, positive impact on your audience.

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I am a wellness, health and life coach. I am also an author and motivational speaker. I can teach you how to live a life way beyond your wildest imagination.

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