Leyla Conlan, Operations Manager, Ann Arbor Annuity Exchange, Ann Arbor, MI
Your presentation was awesome and the best we have ever had in my ten years of conferences! Your preparation to get to know our group resulted in an outstanding speech that was completely custom to our group and made for an exceptional experience. You are a consummate professional and such a pleasure to work with.
Beth Best, VP Corporate Communications & Engagement Marketing, ConforMIS, Bedford, MA
Alan’s presentation was most definitely the highlight of our national sales meeting. Our sales force, management and senior executives were still talking about it days later. He is captivating, authentic, inspiring and thanks to his meticulous research and preparation, absolutely in touch with our opportunities and challenges. He has a brilliant gift of connecting with people and inspiring others for greatness.
Tim O’Malley, SVP Marketing, Harleysville Insurance, PA
It was far more than an entertaining story. It was absolutely applicable personally and professionally. And, it has drama and heart.
Bill Tate, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, TransAmerica, San Francisco, CA
You are an absolute perfectionist and you commit to a speaking presentation the way you commit to an adventure. You do your homework, prepare thoroughly and execute passionately. In short, you reflect professionally what you have done personally.
Jim Brinkley, President & COO, Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., Baltimore, MD
The thing that got my attention was that you worked in specific information about our industry and about our organization that made you highly credible. But the fact that you spent many hours signing books, greeting people and even came to our dinner after the presentation was additionally impressive. Your preparation, presentation and follow-up were superb.
Terri Hinkley RN, BScN, MBA, CCRC Deputy Executive Director Association of Clinical Research Professionals Alexandria, VA
Alan was the opening keynote speaker for our global conference and exhibition. I knew we were in for something special when he requested to spend 60 to 90 minutes on the phone with us in advance of his session so he could learn about the needs of our group and tailor his presentation specifically to our attendees. During this call, Alan asked numerous questions so he could understand our business. Once done, this was followed shortly thereafter by another shorter call to verify the accuracy of what he had heard. That thorough and meticulous preparation led to an inspiring, informed and personalized story for our 1,000+ attendees as they joined Alan on an emotional journey of pain, hope, and ultimately success. It was the most customized presentation we had ever seen from a presenter and it allowed our group to connect to the relevance and applicability of his messages both personally and professionally. The result was powerful.
Mike McGorty, Vice President of Sales-Eastern U.S ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions New Haven, CT
I have been to countless sales conferences in my over 25-year career but this one was by far the best. You should take great pride in having played a very important role in making the event such a huge success. You certainly did your homework both before and after speaking with me and my associates and you absolutely nailed your presentation! Your personal story, the preparation and process of your climbs and the way you weaved it all flawlessly into the challenges we face on a daily basis in our business was amazing. During Q&A, it was impressive to see one of our long-time associates stand up in front of his peers and thank you for the time you invested in learning so much about what we do. Hats off to you for a job exceptionally well done!
Bill Floyd, VP Sales & Marketing, Aspect Medical Systems, MA
Times are difficult, but if we persevere, we can be successful. You gave us a powerful personal example of that. It just resonated with our team. It has great business and personal relevance, especially today.
Sean Leahy, Director of Sales, American Hotel Register Company, Vernon Hills, IL
Alan spoke at our corporate sales meeting and immediately transfixed us with the gripping tale of his three self-guided expeditions to climb Mount Everest and his greatest challenge of overcoming cancer. I was amazed at how thoroughly he had studied our organization. As a result, he was able to link our business practices, principles and challenges with his real world experiences and make them relevant to everyone in the room.