We have had the real privilege of helping thousands of people from
hundreds of companies over the years. Below is a small subset of what they
say about our keynote
presentations and learning sessions. Are you ready to get this level of enthusiasm from the participants of your
upcoming event? Contact
us now for information and scheduling.
From Corporate Executives
“Thank you for putting the perfect exclamation point on our national sales
meeting! Your presentation delivered important skills to help raise the bar of
our sales effectiveness, and your energy and enthusiasm kept everyone engaged
from start to finish. Post-event surveys showed that the salespeople enjoyed
and valued the presentation. It was rated one of the best of the two day
conference. Plus I had a lot of fun. We look forward to working with you again
in the future!” Larry Gordon, Vice President, Cognizant Technology
"Daugherty brought Andy in to
present a keynote to our mutual customers and prospects on a gloomy Fall day
at the race track. Andy’s energy and enthusiasm brought a ray of sunshine into
the tent, and partnering with him was the best bet of the day! The event was a
huge success, and we plan on working closely with Andy in the future."
Peter Morris, SVP Sales, Daugherty Business Solutions.
"All of the comments I heard (with
no exception) about the two sessions you led were positive, and I certainly
felt you delivered value, solid and applicable information and techniques, and
a welcome dose of humor. I just recommended you yesterday to the local
government body that fosters training and development at businesses throughout
our state." Suzanna Mak, CEO, PC-Doctor, Inc.
"At this point in my career I've
had the opportunity work with very talented people and I can say with
confidence that you are near the top of the list. Thanks again for a great
experience." Peter Perrello, Director, Fisher-Price.
"Thanks for your class on project
management for our sales force. Your animated style kept the class moving
along well so the sales group remained fully involved. After the session I
talked with a number of the Account Managers to get their thoughts on the
session. One comment stands out as a good summary of the whole group: 'When
Andy started talking about project management I couldn’t understand how that
would apply to sales; that was something engineers did. Once we started the
exercises it became clear that how we work with our customers to bring on new
business, new products or new designs is really a project and that there are
tools available to help us do that job better.' I think that really
captured the value that our sales organization reaped from your session."
Robert Coleman, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, BWAY Packaging
"The session was interactive,
highly tailored to our situation. It was clear you had done your
homework to understand our company. I look forward to implementing these
techniques and tools.", Stephanie Black, Vice President, PPC
"Your presentation was powerful and energetic. The audience got
intimately involved and the feedback following the sessions rated your
workshops among the best of our conference." J.R. Whitby, Vice
President, Gospel Communications International
"Thank you for facilitating your
'Beyond Time Management' session with our leadership team. The practical
advice and techniques were thought-provoking and applicable to real-life
situations, and your facilitation style kept everyone engaged. Team members
are already benefiting from your material!" Walt Wikman, Executive Vice
President, Information Resources, Inc.
"I have already started to
implement the organizational tools you were demonstrating yesterday, and I'm
sure that my efficiency will increase as a result. Thanks again for presenting
your workshop in a way that seemed tailor-made for our group." Kandy
Madlock, Angus Chemicals & DOW Biocides
"Very well done. Info packed!
Enjoyed the motivational presentation style.", B. Larson, CEO, Advanteq,
"Great job! Exceptional!",
D. Bussell, President, Omicron, Inc.
From Human Resources leaders and Meeting Planners
"I highly recommend Andy Kaufman as a
presenter. His material is timely and relevant. His presentation style is
appropriate and quite engaging for employees of any level. It is my plan to
bring Andy back to provide additional sessions for our front-line staff and
other topics to our managers." Denise J. Mariotti, Organization Design and
Competency System, University of Pennsylvania Health System
"Your two speaking sessions had a resounding impact on the quality of
education our attendees were able to receive at the conference. The topics
you spoke about were timely and relevant to the needs of our audience.
Furthermore, you balanced your presentations with knowledge, excitement, and
effectiveness. Thanks for stepping up to the plate on such short notice
and making the event a resounding success. I look forward to working with
you in the future." Colleen M. Craig, Conference Manager: Project
Management Portfolio, Imark Communications
"We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback
from our delegates, and we believe this was a very successful event. Your
contribution as a speaker was certainly a vital part of our success!"
Kathleen Ballard, Conference Manager, Software Management & Applications of
Software Measurement conference, Software Quality Engineering, Inc.
From the Media
"one of the sharpest and most insightful persons in the Internet/Computer
industry", Jim Massey, Editor-In-Chief, InewsAgency.com
From Academic Leaders
“I had the good fortune to attend your two presentations here at the
University of Arizona. The first, 'Navigating the Winds of Change', was very
impressive as it was tailored to our particular situation. The material was
appropriate and on target. We left the session with greater knowledge and
learned how to apply specific points to the situation at our institution. We
can move forward positively from this point. Your Fall Behind Point concept
was particularly interesting, as was your recommendation to make small
incremental steps instead of major changes. The next day we were able to
participate in the "Beyond Time Management" session. This presentation was
filled with 'take away and apply' information. Being better organized does not
seem so impossible now. The steps you recommend really make sense. The way you
interacted with the audience was truly remarkable. You brought folks into the
presentation and made them participants instead of attendees. Frankly, I have
attended several presentations by Dr. Stephen Covey and others and find you to
be their equal. Your approach certainly seems easier to follow. I look forward
to hearing you again and to receiving your newsletter.” Dr. D.W. DeYoung, Associate Director, University Animal Care,
University of Arizona
"Thanks for your great presentation
on change. Change is one of those things that is always occurring and always
resisted - irrationally! You provided some really terrific tools for people to
look at change in a rational way, making their expectations a little more
realistic and a little less threatening. I personally got some great nuggets
from your talk...." James K. Collins, PhD., Department Head, University of
"Andy, I enjoyed the session
this past Monday immensely! It was just what I needed to get me jump started.
This week, I have put into practice the techniques you taught us and my week
has been so much more productive. I am actually using the planner I have and
"getting out of my mind". Just writing to-do's down as soon as I think of them
has helped me tremendously. Thanks so much!!" Ashley Cain, Wheaton College
From Ministry Leaders
"Thanks for the excellent coaching
you gave our team on time management. In a growing organization time
effectiveness is often like grasping at straws, but you gave practical advice
in a dynamic manner that energized the participants rather than simply
overwhelming them. Thanks also for your willingness not only to talk at them
but to meet with them personally for coaching at the implementation level.
This willingness to roll up your sleeves is what set your training sessions
apart. We look forward to working with you again.", Dr. James MacDonald,
Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel
“Thank you so much for speaking at
our staff retreat. It was a valuable use of our time, and will no doubt lead
to better organization and higher more efficient productivity! We always
appreciate your insights!” Joe Stowell, Executive Pastor, Harvest Bible
From Participants in Presentations
"It was truly the best and most important course I have taken in my
professional career. Your leadership and expertise of this subject clearly shows
your command of the subject and I would wholeheartedly recommend you to any
person or firm that is looking for this type of training." Trust Officer & Senior Analyst, financial services organization
"Energetic presenter who used 'real life' examples that all employees (no
matter what level) can relate to.", L.M., University of Pennsylvania Health
"Without the lessons learned from your class, I probably would not
have worked through this issue with Client Service as I did. It was a huge
success and Client Service was appreciative that I thought through her issue."
"Upbeat, really gets everyone involved & does research on who the
audience is. You knew key points about our job." T.T., Child & Family
Andy directs the audience in such a way that every participant finds the information relevant and useful, while at the same time
envisioning the entire solution for the entire group. Scott, McDonald's
"Thank you for the absolutely
outstanding training sessions you gave us. The content was right on for fitting
with the company. It was very obvious that you had done your homework and this
was noticed by everyone. What you taught is indeed 'real world'." C.R.,
“Real-life, common sense” approach. M.S., U.S.
Patent and Trade Office
"Not just another Time Management/'How to'
course. You actually gave relevant examples and ways to become more efficient.
One of the only courses I've taken that I'll actually use the information.
Thanks!" Erin, DOW Biocides
"One of the most relevant classes I've had. With
18 years experience it's nice to have teaching that will actually help me!",
Practitioners Publishing Company
"Provided methods for handling complexity of
all the stuff on my plate.", J.D., Raytheon
“Andy was credible and spoke from experience.” S.P.,
"Appreciated the interactive approach, humor, and strong
messages of the presentation.", R.S., Cognizant Technology Solutions, Inc.
“Very impressive! I never once glanced at my watch all day!” D.W., Microsoft
"Practical advice with relevant techniques!" J.W., Information Resources, Inc.
"Loved Andy's energy and the great ideas! Thanks!", R.R., Bally Systems
"Practical ideas for getting organized.", B.B., McData Corporation
"Would love to have had a longer session", P.H., Cognizant Technology Solutions,
"Down to earth advice...", Wendy Kunz, Sylvan Learning Center
"Dealt with the subject matter realistically and with a sense of humor.",
"I am in dire need of getting more organized. I think with some of the
tips we got today, I will increase my sense of accomplishment, reduce stress,
and be more productive!", Systems, IRI
"Glad I was able to attend, and
look forward to sharing the information with my co-workers." J.B., Human
"Good handling of the topic." J.S., Benetech, Inc.
"Thanks! Very worthwhile!", S.N., CNA
"Great speaker, very effectively communicated key issues and topics.",
"Andy was a great presenter--kept people engaged and was a good
listener!", P.K., Ultimate Software
practical ideas, grounded in humor and interaction.", K.H., Moody Bible
"Andy did a great job--upbeat, hopeful, realistic!", B.H.,
Willow Creek Association
"Andy did an excellent job presenting, answering
questions.", D.T., Inner City Impact
"Great speaker, holds interest well,
good at keeping focus on topic."
"Very useful real world info and tips."
"One of the best presentations I've ever attended; very applicable."
"This was a very high energy presentation. I wish all of them were this way."
"Wish my managers had taken this class!"
"Please bring this back as a
full day class!"
"This was the most engaging and encouraging session I've
attended here. Thanks for reminding us to pick a key point to take home
(and for the early morning enthusiasm)!
"Best session so far. Wish it
was longer. Very valuable to get feedback from other participant on their
real life situations."
"This was a great experience!"
be the best session of this year!"
"Very practical -- thanks."
appreciate the down-to-earth session."
"Excellent class; time flew by!"
"Very informative, energetic & positive; great motivational speech."
was a great speaker; he kept me interested and thinking of changes I could use
in my team."
"Best of the conference!"
"I learned some skills that I plan
"Liked the fostering of audience participation."
Are you ready to get this level of enthusiasm from the participants of your
upcoming event? Contact us now for information and scheduling!