Meeting Planners All Praise Jim Richardson's Talks

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"Jim Richardson is a powerful speaker and humorist, a remarkable world-class lecturer. He combines essential information with keen enthusiasm and tasteful humor. Jim demonstrates how to use the sound bite in daily and academic work. How to get back in the ring and fight-the-good-fight. Short, positive arguments that WIN! I strongly and unequivocally recommend Mr. Richardson!"
Dr. Gunter Seefeldt, Director, International Education Program, FOOTHILL COLLEGE, Los Altos Hills, California; every year, Dr. Seefeldt networks with many colleges and universities to send more than 400 students abroad on work assignments

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Dave Hobaugh--TREFETHEN VINEYARDS, Napa, California





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Logo for Smith Barney, a member of Travelers Group featuring that company's umbrella logo"Outstanding presentation!
Valuable contribution!
Enlightening, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
We now have a greater understanding--humor's importance in developing a feeling of community."
Doug Van Deren, Educational Meeting Planner, Redwood Chapter--
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS,
Santa Rosa, California



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"You were great: spontaneous, funny and professional! Your talk was exhilarating: fast-paced and sparked with your non-stop jokes. Your humor was always tasteful and sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities. You handled everything with both precision and warmth.
Can you be our speaker again next year?"
Mary Lowe, Special Events Coordinator--UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY of the North Bay: Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties in California

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"Thank you! Your presentation was the BEST that we have seen: it provided us with a good time and enabled us to learn some valuable techniques. Keep up the good work!"
Raymon L. Hanssen, Senior Vice President & Manager--
METRO COMMERCIAL BANK,
South San Francisco, California








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"I really enjoyed your presentation, giving away some of the 'secrets' of the professional speaker:Logo for Rotary International

  1. How to relax yourself so that your audience will relax with you. One item you cleared up immediately: the idea that if I make jokes, no one will take me seriously. The key you used to expose this untruth: your jokes instantly converted your audience into a
    like-minded community; when we all laughed, we were agreeing with you about why those particular jokes are funny!
  2. How to reduce complex statements to short, pithy sound bites which the audience will easily remember. When you gave several examples, it seemed as if half the audience chanted each sound bite phrase along with you.
  3. How to get a good, strong rhythm under your words.
    Primal Delivery: making words jab into our ears. People listen to your words, but respond to your rhythm.
There's little enough to laugh about in our world but you definitely brightened up our day. I personally appreciated the guidance you gave us about How to Tell a Joke, but especially
How to Remember a Joke.
Now, remembering the punch word . . . Success!
Visit us again!
Walter E. Murdock, editor--THE SUNNYVALE ROTA-NEWS, Sunnyvale, California

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"Your program was informative, funny & enjoyable!"
Michael DeProto, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, Guerneville, California


"I heard many great comments about your presentation!
Sally Shawler, Business Manager, CARE WEST NURSING, Petaluma, California


"You helped demystify the process of speaking in public. The women enjoyed your talk; but equally important, we all came away with specific and practical tips that will be useful when making our own presentations, or simply telling a joke among friends. The principles you shared such as How to Make an Audience Like You A Lot, Pausing After Telling a Joke and What to Do About The FACE will be remembered and practiced! Thanks for your help!"
Mary Ann Mayo, bookstore owner, A WOMAN'S PLACE, Sebastopol, California


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"Thank you for your informative and enlightening talk. And especially for sharing your many personal experiences: bringing Humor to the Work Place and into our daily lives; learning about your comedy coaching and our passion for laughing!"
Sharie Sbrazza, owner, SANTA ROSA TRAVEL, Santa Rosa, California
















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