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11 photos and 3 videos
Leadership / professional development,
Community / team building,
Health / lifestyle,
Customer service / sales,
Empowerment / positivity,
School (bullying, drug prevention, etc.)
I hired John Verrico to speak at our annual company retreat and everyone found him to be funny, refreshing and motivating. He opened with a participatory exercise that got everyone out of their chairs and laughing. He really energized the room but was also able to transition that energy to deliver poignant takeaway messages that we could all reflect on after the speech. If you are looking for a quality speaker for your event, John Verrico is highly recommended!Sep 18, 2015Verified
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!Oct 25, 2013Verified
Leadership Development Training
John did a wonderful job speaking at our leadership event last month. He motivated the group and brought in a sense of humor that has been missing from past events. I will be requesting his services again!Feb 9, 2015Verified
I had the opportunity to hear John at the PM Symposium in Tyson's Corner, VA. I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. John's humor and stories really supported the lessons that he wanted to teach. Some of the high points from John's talk include: 1. People don't want to take orders; they want to take part. 2. People have different perceptions of the main thing. 3. Principles of Motivation a. You cannot motivate others. b. All people are motivated. c. People do things for their own reasons. WIIFM I am still laughing about a Navy sea story John told about a "hole in the ocean" that cannot happen. I am looking forward to the next time I have the opportunity to hear John speak.Oct 2, 2018John Verrico's reply
Thank you, Chip. There is no greater compliment to a teacher than to have an attendee remember and cite material from the session. So glad to have provided value for you. It was great meeting you and working with such an engaged audience.
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.Jan 29, 2017VerifiedJohn Verrico's reply
Thank you, again, Bruce. You were terrific to work with and it was great to meet some of the IBEW membership. Your event led to an additional opportunity with some of your attendees. I have just returned from speaking at the IBEW 4th District Progress Meeting, and several attendees remembered me from the Florida event. You are all a warm, welcoming group and I hope to work with IBEW again. Maybe next time we'll focus on work-life balance. ;-)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?All of my programs are custom built for my client and tailored to the event and attendees. In order to deliver messages that will resonate with the attendees, I work closely with the client to understand the unique dynamics of the group I'll be working with.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Masters degree in Organizational Leadership; Bachelor's degree in Communications; Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning; and 35 years experience as a professional communicator.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Working with non-profit, education, government and corporate clients, I have: * provided training and keynote speeches for conferences and special events. * conducted workshops and coaching on work-life balance, employee communications, interpersonal communications, public relations, media relations, customer service, teambuilding, motivational leadership, personal accountability, and resiliency. * facilitated brainstorm sessions, staff retreats and working group meetings. * provided media training to prepare staff for press interviews. * served as a humorous emcee for special events, award ceremonies, holiday parties and employee functions.