Michael Brandwein | Speaker, Educator, Author
Michael Brandwein offers Keynotes, Presentations, and Workshops for Businesses, Organizations, and Associations

Comments From Some of Michael's Clients

The following are just a few brief examples of comments from clients.



“Phenomenal!  You gained complete participation, which, in my estimation, proves your genius!”
Eastman Kodak, Inc.

“Great job! Comments included, ‘He electrified the audience. / Best I’ve been to! / Exhilarating! / Superb! / Eye-opening. / Had me on the edge of my seat! / On target with its value and use in my daily operation. Perhaps the most concrete, useful session of its type. / Powerful, invigorating, and beneficial to any company that wants to succeed in today’s environment.’”

“Phenomenal. Entertaining, but intellectual. It was a great session and a big hit with all our Customer Service team.”
The Gillette Company and Braun, Inc.

“Enlightening, energetic, and tremendously entertaining. His ability to tailor his message to the audience provided the desired impact along with a very pertinent and timely message. He let the audience know he understood them, their obstacles, and their challenges. No one left the room without looking inside themselves and asking the question, ‘How can I exceed the boundaries to which I’ve confined myself? What can I do to test my limits?’ The attendees were totally engaged with humor and pertinent examples that really hit home. An excellent choice—I would recommend Michael to any group looking for a stimulating yet instructive program.”
International Paper

“A tremendous success. Your personal insight into how we can deliver outstanding customer service and satisfaction was both interesting and thought provoking. The examples that you utilized to focus everyone on the importance of each customer started the customer satisfaction thought process essential to our conference. THANK YOU!”
American Honda

“This is by far the best feedback we have received for any meeting we’ve had. I have seen a lot of speakers at seminars and other meetings and honestly feel that you stack up with the best. Many thanks.”
Trailer Train Company

“I have sat through many seminars and speakers, and few have had the impact that you did. Thank you. It was remarkable what a difference in attitudes there was in our meetings the next two days after you spoke. A heartfelt thanks…
Showcase Corporation

“Thank you so much for your enthusiastic presentation. You were an overwhelming success.”
Bunn Capitol Corporation (SYSCO)

“Excellent and energetic. Very insightful presentations that will make me think! / Mind opening. I would definitely recommend this to others.”
Blistex, Inc.

“Life changing. Very valuable. Terrific, exciting, motivating style. Inspired me to change. New, clever insights I’ve never heard before (not the “same ‘ole same ‘ole. Definitely recommended.”
McDonald’s Corporation (at SOCAP, Chicago)

“The very next morning after the presentation, I had e-mails on my computer from people who were talking about how they were going to use this right away.”

“Energetic, enthusiastic, realistic, and insightful.”
Kraft Foods (at SOCAP, Chicago)

“Very worthwhile—interactive, witty, and meaningful. Would definitely and highly recommend him to others.”
Rust-Oleum Corp. (at SOCAP Chicago)

back to topHealth Care and Medical

“Our highest rated speaker ever (in 22 years of conferences). You were our top-rated speaker for both your keynote and out of more than 100 other speakers in breakout sessions. The numerical score was so close to perfect that the evaluator had to carry it out to three decimal places!”
Clinical Laboratory Management Association

“Your engaging style and useful information made it one of our more entertaining and valuable programs. I had the pleasure of seeing you before and had high expectations—expectations you surpassed!
Chicago Association of Health Care Executives

“Thank you for your outstanding and unique presentation on handling change. Our audience was very impressed with your entire program. It was evident that they were motivated. The handouts were targeted and you were on the mark. Follow-up comments were totally positive and it helped give many employees a new direction for meeting changes in their lives, making the transition to our new organization more welcome with positive attitudes that you helped foster.”
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

“Marvelous job. The Program Committee has received many, many favorable and flattering comments about your presentation.”
Association of Blood Donor Recruiters

“A wonderful presentation. Written comments included: ‘Outstanding!’ and ‘Excellent++’ and ‘Humorous and informative.’”
Illinois Hospital Association

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“You were especially thorough and professional in every detail of your presentation and staging to ensure your program was presented flawlessly. You were a pleasure to work with, Michael, because of your genuine interest in doing whatever is necessary to delight the customer.

“Thank you for your outstanding presentation. You captured and held the interest of the entire audience with your skillful blend of audience interaction, magic, and wit. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and gained insights that will be valuable to themselves and their business for years to come.”
National Association of Independent Insurers

“You knocked their socks off! We are looking forward to having you again.”
Delta Dental Plans Association

“Entertaining, fun, and useful information.”
Chase Insurance, Call Center Operations

back to topFinancial

“Michael’s presentation of ‘Sticks and Stones’ was insightful, entertaining, and motivating. He is a first-rate speaker—concise, articulate, and best of all, funny! I would highly recommend him.”
GATX Financial Corp., global financing and leasing for air and rail operations

back to topMeeting Planners & Consultants

“Without a shadow of a doubt, he is THE most dynamic speaker I’ve ever heard/used.—and more, he appeals to an incredibly wide variety of audiences.
 “Too many speakers are ‘Stepford Speakers’ – they say the same things time after time without adapting the message to the audience. Michael is different; he motivates people to do better work, provide better service, and communicate effectively.”
Joan Eisenstodt, inductee in Convention Industry Hall of Leaders, the meeting industry’s highest honor, named One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry (Meeting News magazine), and MPI’s International Planner of the Year

“9.58 out of 10. Great info! Comments included, ‘Fabulous!’ / ‘Outstanding!’ / ‘The best speaker of all’ / ‘Dynamic, motivating, entertaining, and engaging,’ and ‘Very helpful ideas on developing my employees.’”
Meeting Professionals International
“Thanks for the outstanding job you did in providing a unique keynote educational experience for our annual conference attendees. Your insights, stories, and sense of humor not only captivated their attention, but more importantly helped them come to a greater awareness of their communication.

“One of the many comments I received on your keynote came from a conferee who thought the three hours allotted for the keynote went by so quickly—he was simply amazed. Your delivery and knowledge of what works best in large group situations provided a well executed and valuable learning experience for all.”
International Association of Conference Centers

back to topProfessional Associations

“Your fourth time at our national symposium in four years—We keep bringing you back and you keep wowing the audience. You consistently hit the mark with our group 100 percent. It is so nice to know in this day and age that there are a few speakers who we can count on to always be a huge hit! I know we’ll invite you again…”
SOCAP International, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, the Global Authority on Customer Care (over 2,500 members representing over 1,500 national and multi-national corporations

“On behalf of our Board and headquarters staff, thank you—the evaluations indicated our participants were ‘wowed’ by your presentation, which got our event off to a wonderful start. After your opening, everyone felt energized and excited about the quality of learning they could expect throughout the weekend. Thanks again!”
Association of Legal Administrators

“In my experience, most professional speakers make a perfunctory effort regardless of their audience. The real value-added is that you actually want people to learn something from your session! The enthusiasm you bring is crucial to getting a conference off to an energetic start.  You did your homework on our audience and really connected (and they’re a tough crowd to please!). While audience participation is difficult to pull off with a large group, you see to do it with ease. The impact you made will be with us long after the memory of the conference has faded.”
Warehousing Education & Research Council, an Association of Business Distribution Professionals

“An outstanding program.”
National Funeral Directors Association, national conference

back to topTechnology

“To a person, the feedback given to me was beyond positive—it was effusive. My VP was ecstatic. The lingo in our department is forever changed to include all your “fruitful” additions. I was on an internal conference call this morning and people were (using terms from your session). You exceeded my expectations and for that I am grateful.”
Avaya, Inc. (a Fortune 500 global leader in communication systems, applications, and services)

“Thank you again for your engaging and energetic presentations to our key associates. By the time I returned to my desk after the first presentation, there were already 3 e-mail messages thanking me for the invitation to attend the presentation. After the 2nd session, several more associates stopped by to tell me that they thought the session was excellent and to ask me when you were coming back!

“I appreciated that you read the and used the informational materials I sent you to tailor your written materials and presentation to our associates. Your use of “ADP-isms’ made them feel like you knew what their environment was like, the challenges, and the rewards, and the ups and downs. I am sure that this went a long way in establishing your credibility with them. I know that it did with me.

“Probably the best compliment I can pay you is that I have already begun to use the management tips that you provided to us and have already experienced positive results.”
ADP — Automatic Data Processing, Inc., one of the largest global providers of computerized transaction processing and information-based business systems

back to topRecreation & Park Administration

At the annual national conference, out of over 150 different sessions over a 4 day period, two of the top three most highly rated sessions were the two presented by Michael Brandwein.
National Recreation and Park Association

“Not only were each and every one of your Annual Conference sessions entertaining, but they were packed with good information which you presented in an interesting, dynamic, and memorable fashion.”
Arizona Park & Recreation Association

back to topUniversities

“Outstanding—the amount of useful information is the highest I’ve ever seen in a seminar. Thank you for making me look good. I’m anxious to work with you again.”
California State University

back to topSmall Business

“The reviews were 100% fabulous. Enlightening, fun, practical, energizing, real…all words to describe it. Thanks for a terrific afternoon!”
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center

back to topMunicipalities

“Dynamic, enlightening, and entertaining. Many people have told me they are using the techniques taught.”
City of Fort Collins, Colorado

 “One of the most informative and entertaining days we have spent together. All of the evaluations rated your presentation as imaginative, dynamic, and practical. They felt very comfortable about participating and went away with a renewed sense of energy.”
Corporation of Burnaby, British Columbia

back to topPublic Utilities

A single word summarizes it: WOW! Your high-energy, educational presentation “The Customer is Always Bright” was the perfect opening keynote for our meeting. Searching for really unique, exceptional speakers who are entertaining as well as education is tough—and often fruitless—work. This is why I was delighted to find you. You were the consummate professional, offered tools the audience could take home and apply immediately, and your handouts were outstanding. Attendees are calling this year’s conference the best yet…
Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

back to topFoundations

“Both of your sessions were the buzz of the Conference. Thanks for doing such an incredible job!”
Council of Michigan Foundations

back to topRural and Agriculture

“Thanks again for a tremendous presentation to our group. Your presentation was repeatedly mentioned as a highlight. The combination the information you presented and your presentation style were extremely effective. Participants appreciated that the tips you provide have immediate applicability for active leaders. It is obvious that a lot of study, refinement, and preparation has gone into your work.”
Minnesota and South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Program

back to topGovernment

“Your closing session was engaging and entertaining and a great ending to our conference. You left conference participants energized and inspired.”
U.S. General Services Administration

 “What a positive effect you’ve had on our rangers. Many were become lackadaisical and losing their motivation. You came and lifted them up and inspired them. They discussed your techniques and ideas at great length the following morning and returned to their work sites feeling much more able to handle problems.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

back to topLaw

“Thank you for a tremendous program for our national teleseminar broadcast. I believe the evaluations are the most positive set of comments we’ve ever received for a teleseminar. Our members thought you were terrific! I heard glowing reports. I was especially impressed with their praise for how you kept the members listening in the offices involved. That took tremendous focus and flexibility on your part. It was truly a pleasure.”
Association of Legal Administrators

 “Your session was a perfect ‘10’! You provided our members with an incredible amount of excellent tools to aid them in being truly effective leaders in their administrative roles. Your professional expertise, presentation style, and charming personality were greatly enjoyed by all!”
Toronto Law Office Management Association

“As always with you, the reviews are superb. Your wisdom is exceeded only by your skill in delivering the message!”
Warner & Stackpole

“You were terrific, as usual! A wonderful evening—people are still talking about it.”
Association of Legal Administrators, Indiana

back to topCommunity

“Congratulations! You have won the ‘hit of the conference’ award. Your closing presentation of our conference was exactly what we wanted. It was entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking. You received nothing but rave reviews on our evaluations.”
United Way of Indiana

“Please accept my thanks for a workshop that knocked people’s socks off! You were absolutely wonderful! Participants were uniform in their appreciation of your skills as a communicator and in the message you impart. We were truly inspired by a host of practical ideas and strategies we can apply to our professional and personal lives.”
Velma League Library, Glendale, Arizona

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