Testimonials

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CORPORATIONS

 

“…Yours was the best business talk we have had since the beginning of our company in 1978…Exceptional from a content standpoint and delivered in a manner that was enjoyable to listen to…”
Joe Bowman – Century Resources, Inc.

 

“I was very pleased with the presentation that you offered in Las Vegas, on ‘Communications in the Workplace.’ I have been a participant in many seminars, and classes on numerous subjects; I found you to be one of the most talented and dynamic speakers I have ever observed.
I would be pleased to have an opportunity to hear you speak again, and would strongly urge others to take advantage of your presentations, as well.”
David N. Rogers
Director of Operations, Keller Bros. Inc.
International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE)

 

“This was the first time we scheduled a ‘motivational’ speaker and the response from our customers was outstanding! The overwhelming majority of the evaluation forms ranked your program as #1 – Excellent. They felt that they had really benefited both professionally and personally. Some like you so well they would like an audio or videotape to help motivate them in the future. Thanks again for sharing you energy and enthusiasm with us… and for the positive motivation! It was time well spent.”
Doug Grise, President
Teeters Products

 

“A note of thanks for a most memorable end to our Sales Meeting last week! Your motivational message and your tips on how to be successful were just what our sales team needs in this competitive and volatile market.”
Brooks A. Burton
Vice President & General Manager, UtilCorp Energy Solutions

 

“Mr. Donadio was enthusiastic! …Should be a required course for all staff. …Kept us interested with exercises, questions, etc….Excellent presenter! Surprised how well he related it to our field…Gave concrete ways to improve…Enjoyed style. He kept the audience informed and attentive…Handout was great…”
Attendee Comments
Central Ohio Regional Training Center

 


 

HEALTH CARE CLIENTS

 

“What can I say except GREAT JOB at the 2000 OHA Education Summit! we appreciated the time, effort and energy you invested in the keynote address. The comments about you were really positive and I heard a lot of them. We estimated 450 people heard you. When an audience is that size, if they do not like the speaker they leave, NOBODY DID! Thanks again, we look forward to working with you again in the future.
Patricia Pitcher
Ohio Hospital Association

 

“You were a hit as the keynote speaker for Nurses’ Week. …A number of people sought me out and congratulated me on finding such a wonderful speaker. The evaluations were filled with words like: great speaker, humorous, energetic, dynamic, powerful applicable ideas, motivating and bring him back.”
Janet Miller, RN, MS
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio

 

“Patrick’s energy and enthusiasm-as well as sharing of personal experiences – create a powerful and positive felling among participants. He has an innate ability to identify audiences’ needs as he presents. Extremely well organized and responsive compared to other speakers. His experience shows!”
Kathy Wilson
Respiratory Care Conference, OSU Medical Center, Columbus Ohio

 

“You have received rave reviews from the staff at the hospital. From housekeeping to nursing, everyone enjoyed your program and learned from your creative ideas how to make their little corner of the workplace a better place to be. You succeeded in customizing the program…, which was obvious in the way you included them in your examples.
Carol Quackenbush, MSEd, RN
Department of Education, The Bellevue Hospital, Bellevue, Ohio

 

“I liked Patrick’s upbeat style and storytelling ability. Don’t take my word here is what the Women’s Health Conference attendees had to say… ‘Patrick Donadio was an excellent choice for presenter’; ‘Very interesting and funny’; ‘A topic that could be talked about for hours was discussed well in 45 minutes.’ “
Christine Weaver
Group Health Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

“Thank you for keynoting at our conference: Health Care Management, Staff Development and Education: Strategies for Success.” Evaluations – 0n a rating scale of 5-1, with 5 being equal to Strongly Agree, Patrick’s scored 4.92.
Sandy Walden
Center for Professional Nursing Development, Columbus, Ohio

 

“Great! Upbeat, positive, informative, funny yet professional. We liked Patrick’s humorous yet usable advice”.
Lynn Schmeling
Children’s Hospital of Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

 

“On behalf of our Corporate Education Department, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your participation in our Ninth Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference.” Evaluations – 0n a rating scale of 5-1, with 5 being equal to Strongly Agree, Patrick was consistently rated ’5′ by 95% of the attendees.
Sandy Hayes, RN, BSN
The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

 

“Patrick made us laugh, think and learn all at the same time. On our evaluation form both of your scores were a 4.6 (on a 1-5 scale). Thanks!”
Jody Fitch
Board Retreat, Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton Ohio

 

“After your excellent presentation at the Ohio Council of Home Care Spring Conference, I was motivated to try some of your suggestions. The suggestion of using photos with news releases was particularly effective as you can see …(by the attached clipping). Thank you for your outstanding presentation and the motivation to try your successful techniques.”
Karen Newlon
Buckeye Home Health Ohio Council of Home Care

 


 

ASSOCIATIONS

 

“…Your debut was a hit! We look forward to working with you on many future business management education projects.”
Susan Duck, ASA Management Institute
Bedford, TX

 

“Thank you for your enthusiastic keynote (Empower Yourself) and seminar on Niche Marketing… All the participants thought your presentation style was captivating and energetic, and many expressed interest in your return to future conventions. This energy is exactly what we were looking for to kick-off our weekend!!”
Mike Retenour, Convention Chair, Ohio Council
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

 

“Enclosed for your reference are attendee comments: Outstanding seminar-One of the best you offered in the 10 years I’ve been attending; Bring Patrick Donadio back. The is the quality presentations that we need to advance the skill level of this industry.”
Kim Novak-Dukes, Director-Education
Promotional Products Association, International

 

“Patrick’s presentation was outstanding! I received numerous comments from the meeting’s participants…He was most informative and entertaining as well, while facing the difficult task of serving as our first presenter AFTER lunch. Patrick was well prepared to specifically tailor his remarks to OUR group. The advance work done in preparation was obvious to all. I highly recommend his presentation and skills to most any group.”
Rob Rankin III
Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association

 

“Thank you for your participation in our Annual Management & Technology Conference. Your overall rating was 5.74 out of 6. Here are a few comments from the evaluations…”Great information – a lot of tips to take back to the office”; “He was great!”; “Lots of good, concrete tips I can use.”. Thanks again, your contribution was great appreciated.”
Mary Anne Knapke
Ohio Society of Association Executives

 

“You were a hit!! I heard numerous comments from teams about the fun they had at the Team Rally-how they really enjoyed the chance to “ham” it up ad get top know some of the other team members! The OMA staff members who attended said that this was one of the best programs they’d seen at the Team Rally. I really appreciate all of the time and effort you put in to preparing for the program.”
Christine Merritt
The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association

 

“I came to your seminar ‘Maximizing Your Media Coverage’ and was very impressed. I want to thank you for the most enlightening and enjoyable seminar I have attended in quite some time! You have such charisma when in front of an audience…too bad the seminar only lasted three hours.”
Connie L. Casperson
Society of Design Administration
Business Marketing Association

 

“I have found most speakers at seminars informative, but to hear one who could hold my interest is rare! Yours was refreshing, entertaining, dynamic and certainly informative. I have put many of the ideas you suggested into action and can already see a difference.”
National Association of Credit Management Conference,
Salt Lake City, UT

 


 

NON-PROFITS

 

“As has been the case (for the past four years), participants rated your workshops very high and found your presentation to be professional, entertaining, and extremely useful.”
Office of Funding/Program Assistance,
State of New York

 

“It was very nice to seeing you again in Biloxi, Mississippi. I admit that I laughed at that Japanese toilet story all over again. Patrick, you have an enviable delivery style that gets the information across in a fun and memorable way. The responses to (your) sessions were fantastic to say the least. In fact, they we the top rated sessions of the entire conference.”
Majorie Crosley
Keep America Beautiful

 

“Patrick is very versatile, entertaining and professional. No one ever leaves the room when Patrick is presenting. You know he has something important to say and teach his audience. He has a gift for training that we can all benefit from. Compared to other trainers/speaker, you are among the top 2 or 3 we have used in the last 10 years.”
Becky Lyons
Keep America Beautiful

 

“WOW! That was one of our best luncheons ever thanks to your presentation, Dream Building-Turning Dreams into Reality…I believe in my heart that the inspiration from that meeting will carry on for a lifetime…”
Employment Connections Program
Friends of the Homeless, Inc.

 

“The search for quality speakers is a task we worry and slave over for a year before each conference. If all our speakers were of your caliber we wouldn’t have to worry at all.”
Governor’s Conference on Crime Prevention,
Albany, NY

 


 

LIBRARIES

 

“As you can see by the enclosed summary, attendees appreciated your ability and willingness to share you knowledge and insights. Here are a few excerpts: “Patrick’s energy is contagious! Ask him back…”, Excellent program, great practical ideas, methods and systems. Thanks”, “He’s an excellent presenter – enthusiastic, informative, stimulating humorous.” Pat did a fabulous job, God Bless Him!”
Elaine Terman
Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System

 

“I have been to many workshops – yours are always fun and practical, never boring. I was on cable TV last night and recently had a 75th anniversary open house with many newspaper articles before and after the event…obviously a graduate of Donadio’s “Powerful PR” presentation.”
Mary S. Novak – President
Miami Valley Library Association of Ohio

 

“Patrick has a great style. His energy level is very high which keep his audience’s energy level up. His information was up to date and very useful. I have experienced many consultants/speakers and I’d rate Patrick a 10 out of 10!”
Jeannine Willbarger
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

 

“You top the list when it comes to presenters we have had at our location. Thank you Patrick for providing a program that fit our needs exactly. This was our most successful Team Karl program to date. Everyone who attended became more aware of themselves and the people they work with and you really helped increase the sense of team. Patrick was perfect!”
Mary Campanelli
Columbus Metropolitan Library Karl Road Branch

 

“I have never seen more enthusiasm from CCPL employees. You struck a cord with them and I knew that the universal response was overwhelming positive. Many staff members came up to me after the program to thank me for bringing you here to speak with them. Many more wanted to know when you would be coming back.
Thank you very much for making a difference. I think that people sometimes come to such presentations with a jaded attitude. It takes something very special to shake them out of this sort of lethargy. You achieved that and much more in your short time with us.”
Nick Cronin
Adults Services Manager – Cuyahoga County Public Library

 

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