11 January 1994
The introduction of a guest speaker at a Sales Meeting is generally greeted with polite applause and a silent “ho hum, here we go again!”
When the speaker is younger that most of the audience, they are also met with “what does this kid think he can tell me, – I’ve being doing this for …. years?”
No doubt Bruce, some of our audience may have felt this way when you were introduced at our recent meeting. As as is the case with too many motivational speakers, if you had spent their time relating stories riddled with cliches, their fears would have been well founded.
Fortunately for all present, ‘war stories’ and ‘rah rah hype’ are not part of you repertoire.
Your presentation was nicely weighted with many thought provoking ideas and practical workshops requiring group participation.
Through your obvious preparation into our company and our work practices, your points of discussion were personalised and all the more effective.
The practical examples, whilst light hearted, also carried powerful messages which we can use on a daily basis.
It is obvious that personal development is a discipline which you are cultivating and your delivery was both professional and inspiring.
On behalf of Hallmark, and myself personally, I would like to thank you for your efforts in making our time together productive and refreshingly worthwhile.