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  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Taylor C.

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John was wonderful as a speaker for our professional retreat. He was enthusiastic, approachable, and expertly facilitated exercises among my colleagues. John was very engaging and has a fabulous sense of humor that made the retreat fun. His “Relight My Fire” theme was perfectly tailored for our group. His presentations inspired our team to recharge, refresh, and develop strategies to improve our work environment. We had fun, we gained valuable insight, and we thank John for “relighting our fire”.

Ashley B.

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John did a wonderful job giving a motivational talk about "the importance of great customer service" during our staff meeting!! Each member of our medical team left the room feeling energized and excited to help our patients. He did a great job using real-world examples to drive home the message. Everyone could relate to his examples. John has a great sense of humor which helped capture everyone's attention. We would definitely hire him again to speak at a future meeting!

Bruce B.

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John was everything we were looking for in a motivational speaker. He talked about servant leadership and contrasted it with classical management (top-down), all the while using stories and humor. Many of our attendees told me privately that they liked John and thought he did a good job. I recommend him for others.

  • 25 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Lance H.

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This is the PMIWDC review of Dr. Joel Freeman's presentation “Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy” delivered on 01/20/2015 at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel. Of the 275 attendees, there were 155 responses to our survey. Speaker Rating (5 point scale) --------------------------------------- Speaker's Delivery: 4.70 Value/Appropriateness of the Topic: 4.63 Additionally, here are comments relevant to Joel's presentation: ------------------------------------------------------ - Great Presentation - He needs more time to talk. - Speaker is very animated - certainly kept me awake but also hard to follow his point at 8:07 pm. Lots of graphs, not much explanations on influencing different people. - Excellent speaker - Exceptional! Well done! - Speaker effectiveness off the chart! No suggestion- Amazing! Best speech in a while! - Please bring Mr. Freeman back each year. - Great speaker and topic! - Not really my style of speaker. It was too "informercialish" in beginning but better about 15 min in when we got to the "meat." My feedback as the event coordinator: ------------------------------------------------------ Joel was exceptionally easy to work with. He was flexible in tailoring his presentation to our member's needs. His visual were legible for the large ballroom. He communicated frequently with our team and showed great interest in the engagement.

Janine D.

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Dr. Joel Freeman was a joy to work with from the beginning of the planning, to the completed presentation! He was able to keep the attention of the audience the entire time! Some of their comments: o This presentation zeroed in on how to communicate and deal with different personalities and how to make the work place a better place. o Kept my attention. Very positive and informative. o He was one of my favorite speakers. o Really enjoyed Dr. Freeman. I learned a lot of new ideas and different ways to get along, deal and understand people. I would highly recommend Dr. Freeman to anyone looking for a charismatic, intelligent and substantive speaker!

Samuel O.

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Dr Joel is incredibly talented, worked within my budget and gave me the best service. He is a great motivational speaker, I thank God for meeting him. Everybody in his training class was happy and highly motivated. His training session was rated the best of my 7days program by my group from Nigeria. He is awesome, I would love to work with again and again.

  • 15 years in business
  • Woodbine, MD

Charlene U.

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I have worked with Jill in a number of different ways: Jill served as a consultant and coach to an internal creative team building committee which I chaired at my work place. She brought so much value to the process, from her deep knowledge of team building practices to her thoughtful listening skills and her enthusiasm and energy level. I have also observed Jill in her capacity as Wellness Director for a public higher education facility. She recruited and prepped outside trainers so their involvement with the audiences was targeted and responsive to the strategic plan of our HR division. Jill has also functioned as the trainer herself, where she is engaging and engaged with the audience; able to couple spontaneity with a deep professional knowledge; and deeply attuned to the audience's needs. Jill is an exceptional motivational speaker and her passion and commitment to serving her audience is a delight!

Lindita D.

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Jill is passionate and has a natural talent for helping each of us discover the leader within, develop our potential and to take it to new levels. I have worked with her as a coach and have been a participant in her programs. In her coaching sessions, instead of offering a cookie cutter approach, she helped me tap into my unique values and craft my leadership presence utilizing these. I am a much more authentic leader as a result! She is also a dynamic, motivational speaker who always brings a unique perspective. She is not only charismatic but sincere in sharing her experiences, which engages and helps her audiences relate to her. She does her work with an ease that seems effortless, all the while conveying passion and professionalism. If you want an inspiring, authentic and high content speaker, then look no further! Lindita

Jimmie W.

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Jill and I have partnered on several large leadership development initiatives at her University. Jill is a highly energetic, consummate leadership and organizational development professional, wellness coach and keynote speaker. She is a brilliant writer, gifted coach, and an amazing quick study. She rapidly grasps, synthesizes and effectively communicates complex ideas and concepts into actionable frameworks, training modules and understandable tasks. She also has an astute and intuitive understanding and appreciation for complex organizational dynamics, trends and politics and is able to effectively navigate organizational whitewater. And..... Jill is a joy and pleasure to work with.

  • 6 years in business
  • Upper Marlboro, MD

Justin C.

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We were hired to shoot this professionals speech to motivated individuals who wanted to better themselves in all aspects of life. We were extremely happy to capture such an event. Forbes Next was very professional and down to earth. Very easy to work with ane very motivating during the entire process. Although we were only hired to video record the event, we felt apart of it on all levels. We look forward to working with him again.

Jeff C.

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Amazing experience having him as a guest speaker to motivate my team of over 20 individuals! His energy alone will put life back into your staff. The culture of my team is now revamped and I can’t praise him enough for how my team is now producing. If you’re having trouble getting your team into shape or maybe they’re just lacking that proactive attitude, contact this guy! He’s definitely worth it.

Bill W.

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Forbes Next was great for my group of students. His speech was uplifting and very motivational and he gave my students exactly what they needed to hear!! I recommend Forbes Next to everyone.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fort Washington, MD

Jessica B.

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Highly motivational speaker that has spent over 10 years working with at-risk youth through mentoring and coaching. Faculty and students gave phenomenal feedback and look forward to working more closely throughout the school year. Our kids are champions! Thank you for your message of purpose, personal responsibility, and perseverance.

Allie L.

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Aaron spoke to youth at our 4-H Leadership Retreat. Aaron's message was real and relatable for our youth. He provided them with empowering and inspiring messages about pursuing their dreams, while keeping their integrity, good character and relationships with others as a vital piece of their success.

Abby W.

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Aaron was a very energetic and a motivated speaker who was able to keep the attention of our youth! The content of his presentation was motivating and the kids walked away from it with a very solid and positive message.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

David S.

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Are used Paul Sandhu as a Life Coach as well as a Motivational Speaker. He was absolutely incredible. He exceeded my expectations. Anyone would be lucky to be able to work with him. I would definitely use him again.

Ann S.

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Paul Sandhu was amazing. He has a lot of knowledge. He was able to guide me and also change my life. He is a amazing Life and Career coach.

Sean G.

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He has been a exceptional speaker and motivator. Our company needed help and got us on track.

Gav I.

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"I thoroughly enjoyed Zephan's #1 bestselling book but I have also been fortunate enough to work with him one-on-one and hear him speak. There is a wealth of knowledge to learn from Zephan whether you are in attendance at one of his events or in a private coaching session with him. He's a great listener, he provides logical and realistic feedback and held me accountable to my goals. I highly recommend working with Zephan if you are looking to take your life to the next level."

Barry J.

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Zephan spoke to our group of 75 attendees where he shared his life story and how what he has learned can apply to anyone seeking purpose in their life. He provided a simple and easy to use structure to find your passion, let go of your fears and make your life what he calls "a life re-scripted." If you're looking for a speaker to inspire and motivate your crowd look no further than Zephan."

Jess K.

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I have only been working with Zephan for a short time, and I am already seeing huge, positive changes in all areas of my life. He provides timely messages, which are filled with practical and useful tips on how to "Re-script" your life. Two thumbs way up for sure!

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD

Michael M.

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I've had the great fortune of hiring Joel on multiple occasions. He truly "gets it" and helps you and your group understand how to increase real relationships and turn them on so that they perform for you. You'll love how he uses systems to help you change your habits and make real change occur within your business. If you are looking for a dynamic speaker that will make an impact I highly recommend hiring Joel right away.

Tammy T.

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Our company had the fortune of having Joel Epstein as our Motivational speaker for our practice. Joel was not only very educational, he was also very humorous in delivering his message. He made our entire practice feel comfortable and everyone was very pleased with him as a speaker and his approach. I highly recommend him as a motivational speaker for any group, big or small.

Tom I.

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Joel was so professional and in charge. He showed up early to coordinate and he was flexible with the room conditions which he had no knowledge of beforehand. Joel was engaging and had good personal insights that drove home his talking points. I will recommend Joel to my firm for future leadership training events.

  • Laurel, MD

Rosy N.

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I am still in "awe" with the coaching I received from Eric on how to maintain a relationship with my customers long after my motivational session is over! As a Motivational Speaker and founder of MotivateMe.Biz, I would conduct seminars and give motivational speeches to my clients. However, once my session was over, that was pretty much it. I never had any follow-up opportunities to offer my clients. It was merely shake hands and go home. I explained my dilema to Eric asking, how can I keep my foot in the door to return at a later time. Eric came up with the most profound solution that would allow me to soar if executed correctly. Need I say more, so far, every client I have contracted to speak at their company, under Eric's coaching, will not only have me give a motivation speech to their organization, but with the proposal I presented to them, for the next 5 weeks, I will be visiting their employees to speak on subject matters that has been customized for their organization only. This is such a great opportunity and my calendar is filling up quickly. I can no longer handle my contractual obligations solo. I have enlisted another member of my staff to assist me. Eric, I can not thank you enough. Bravo and Bravo to you!! www.motivateme.biz really appreciates the business!!

Arthur O.

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Eric has been outstanding for our core leadership team. We began to see a change in our folks after the second session. Highly recommend for instant impact.

  • Lanham, MD

Aronya W.

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DeLisha Sylvester is an amazing public speaker. Whether live or on Periscope, I am inspired, motivated, and encouraged by her messages. Ms. Sylvester is so personable that you believe that she is only talking to you. I look forward to my next time that I can see her speak.

Jacqueline T.

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Dynamic speaker with an inspiring message to help women deal with everyday pressures and thrive in their everyday lives. Highly recommend!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • Bowie, MD

Bill M.

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Jim Liggett and Maryland Atlantic Consulting, Inc., offers exceptional value, superior knowledge and broad-based cross-functional industry experience, while delivering solutions which significantly increase operational efficiency while streamlining/decreasing organizational costs. Jim's ability to identify key operational metrics, and to design and implement an effective workflow re-design, are unsurpassed. His 30+ years of experience utilizing quality assurance and industrial engineering principles position Maryland Atlantic Consulting, Inc. among the forefront of process improvement, workplace restructuring and cost-reduction consultancies. An added advantage which Maryland Atlantic Consulting, Inc. provides its clientele, is a detailed and comprehensive understanding of its clients' human resources, workforce planning, employee relations and regulatory compliance challenges. Jim provides 20+ years of human resources leadership knowledge and experience, which he uses to provide proactive organizational guidance when designing and implementing advanced client-facing solutions. His solutions have remediated regulatory risk, while optimizing human capital resources and generating improvements in workplace morale. Maryland Atlantic Consulting, Inc., provides yet another added advantage to its clients: an unsurpassed commitment health and safety in the workplace. Jim's 20+ years of industrial health & safety process management provides institutional evidence that organizational commitment to workplace safety drives efficiency while reducing costs related to accidents, injuries and illness. Jim's proven safety processes provide outcome-based results. Any organization seeking to improve operational efficiency, maximize revenues, reduce costs, streamline human capital, upsize morale or create a culture of safety should contact Jim and Maryland Atlantic Consulting, Inc. I strongly recommend Jim and the services which he provides. CEO/President Veritas Dei Consulting, LLC

Jack H.

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Jim Liggett is one of the finest motivational speakers I have seen in my 30-year management career. One of his best talks is called "The Secret to Business Success" where he enters the room carrying a box with the word "Secret" labled on it. He proceeds to talk about how building trust through employee relations is the key to meeting and exceeding business goals. But it's at the end when he removes the contents of the box that the audience gets a message that they will never forget. Go see him if you ever get the chance. Jack Hoban Hoban Communications Lewes, Delaware 19958

Hua S.

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To expose students to career options and inspire them to pursue research in microbiology I invited Nancy to speak to students on “The development of Biopharmaceutical Products” at Virginia State University where I taught for 15 years. I warned her in advance that it was not uncommon for students to get up and leave during a talk. I was pleasantly surprised that all students were totally absorbed and stayed for the entire time she spoke. The students found her personal and professional stories very inspiring and felt comfortable approaching her afterwards! I would highly recommend Nancy as a speaker for any group!

Janice C.

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I recommended Nancy as a speaker to one of my big pharmaceutical clients. They hired her and were impressed enough to invite her back 5 times so far! I have also seen Nancy give talks at conferences. She is enthusiastic, engaging and entertaining in delivering information and ideas that motivate people to act!

  • Dumfries, VA

SM B.

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The word "EXTRAORDINARY" does not do this talented woman any good, she goes beyond "EXTRAORDINARY" truly blessed by the BEST. Mrs. Miller's (Kim B.) poetry has touched many lives and will continue. Kim, keep on writing, sharing, and blessing everyone. Indeed, I AM as well as others are very fortunate to know you. Much "LOVE" always!

Audrey W.

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Kim is an excellent motivational speaker. She gets right to the heart and speaks about issues in a way that gets you going, moves your spirit and makes you think. Sometimes she will bring you to tears and sometimes you are just left with your mouth hanging open! All I can say is you MUST experience Kim! She will not disappoint!

  • 8 years in business
  • Washington, DC

Ron C.

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Vincent Barnett is the most inspirational speaker that I've seen thus far! He leads every thought and discussion with such an optimistic point of view, I believe that it is truly part of his core visions and values…he seems to live and breathe it. His story of hardship and small triumphs offer a fresh perspective and a level of reality that leaves you motivated and wanting to take action and win. Not only that, he's a standup guy and very personable, it's like you're listening to a best friend, someone you trust and believe in. It doesn't hurt that he's funny too! Absolutely one of the best!

Sarah H.

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This was a little bit of a risk for us since we don't normally have speakers like Mark at our convention. But it was a huge success. He had good content and the entertainment portions of his keynote definately made him the crowd favorite.

  • 4 years in business
  • Middle River, MD

Deborah R.

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Brian is a outstanding speaker that has inspired our youth. I highly recommend him.

  • 5 years in business
  • Oxon Hill, MD

About

Motivating you towards accomplishing your dream is my service. I am a motivational speaker, published author, toastmaster and a go-getter. I speak about overcoming adversities to work towards your goals and dreams. I challenge my audience to step outside the box and enjoy life. As a breast cancer survivor, life for me has changed in many ways and I would love to share with you the positive things that have happened to me since battling breast cancer. Don't wait for a devastating situation to happen to you before you start to live life to the fullest.... DO IT NOW!! Here's one challenge question for you: how often do you miss a good time by waiting for someone to go with you? There is so much in life to see.... stop waiting for someone to join you... GO FOR IT!

  • 8 years in business
  • Fort Washington, MD

About

Margaret E. Jackson is an experienced educator, author, and a speaker dedicated to helping individuals, and organizations transform from where they are, to where they want to be.

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I am a motivational speaker, mentor, spiritual coach, and fitness coach. If you need to be impacted, empowered, inspired and/or educated, then I am the person for the job.

  • Laurel, MD

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I am the best motivational speaker in the world. I create fuel to explode the fire that's already burning inside people. I provide a positive perspective on not just work but also life itself. Be the best you can be, and love every second of it. Life in itself is all perspective. This life is all our own movie. I am going to show you how to love your movie and want to strive for greatness every second you are awake. Every minute you spend awake, you're going to want to better yourself. Make your movie your favorite! My speaking is extremely powerful. My message does occasionally include profanity when it is necessary when driving a point home. My speaking will make you laugh; it will make you cry, but most importantly, I will wake you up! You will want to be great so badly after you hear my words. I have no limitations. I can speak to children under 18 with a PG version. The rated R has much more impact. I have owned three professional companies in my past, and I have been on both sides of the fence of a positive life and a negative life as well. Positive is so much more fun! Hire me, and if you have the time join the session, I'm going to change the lives of everyone who listens!

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I am Siyabonga Mzilem. I started being a motivational speaker when I was still at secondary and as a preacher, I had been enjoying bringing change and impact into someone else's life. It is what I do for a living and I will forever be grateful to the Lord because He is the one who makes me motivate people. Even today, I am still enjoying what I am doing.

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