"The standing ovation you received was clear testimony to the deep appreciation we all felt for your remarkable performance."
--Edwin S. Overman, Ph.D., CPCU, President Emeritus, AICPCU
"There are few people who have the ability to excite others and cause positive change; you are one of them."
--A. W. Jeffus, Des Moines, IA
"Marsha's strong work ethic, her commitment to excellence and her friendly demeanor have been a source of motivation and inspiration to women of all ages who wish to succeed in business."
--Senator Michael O'Pake
Senate of Pennsylvania
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"You were a hit. People spoke about your enthusiasm and the information you shared with us. People keep referring back to what you spoke about. Thank you for your insight and your time."
-- Mike Iorio, Dale Carnegie Institute, Allentown, PA
" Marsha provides useful tools to challenge yourself so that you can grow and develop both professionally and personally."
--Vivian Hsia, Director, HR, Mongomery General Hospital, Olney, MD
"Our ability to deal with and to manage change is among our greatest personal challenges. Marsha Egan's Managing Challenge seminars can be extremely helpful. Marsha makes it fun to learn. Her warm personality and sophisticated ability are just the right combination to help us free ourselves to enjoy the future."
-- Frederick England, Past President, Independent Agents and Brokers of America
"We have received nothing but positive feedback about you and the comments you shared with us."
--Shara Runyeon, Columbia, MO
"Your energy and enthusiasm were contagious--everyone loved your session! Some of the adjectives they used to describe your session: extremely positive, inspirational, great enthusiasm, energetic, dynamic, wonderful speaker, humorous."
--Donna McGlinn, Chairman, Association of Junior Leagues, Int'l, MidAtlantic Conference
"Marsha made her points in a fun-filled way. Her program has created food for thought - AND action!"
-- Kate Christmas, Vice Pres., Raleigh, NC
"I thought your talk on Saturday was excellent - I was very impressed, but not surprised. I knew you are good! But what really impressed me was that you drove all night for a half hour speech that they shortened to 22 minutes! Most people would have blown it off, saying they could not possibly get there. I doubt I would have driven all night! But not you - you make a commitment and stand by it - very impressive!! I hope they properly appreciated what you did for them. So, great job!!!!!"
--Peg McShane, Exec. Dir., Breast Cancer Support Services
"The Resilience and Building Relationships Seminars which you conducted at the Tampa Leadership Summit were great! It can be extremely challenging to keep an audience focused and proactive, especially for back-to-back Seminars, but your energy and enthusiasm definitely contributed to success of each session. Both Seminars provided practical advice, which will help me as incoming Chapter President, and as CEO of my own Company.. You also provided many helpful ideas, which I look forward to sharing with our Chapter in the upcoming months."
--Tom Filip, CEO, Greenwich Solutions, New Jersey
"The energy level of those who left at the end of the session was all the proof that I needed to say the session was a great success!
--Mark Dolinski, CPCU Society, Malvern, PA
"Your insightful, real-world information and audience discussions gave us a lesson in leadership with a dash of motivation!"
-- Kim Blakesley, Wilmington, DE
"The way you've organized the material makes it very approachable and not at all overwhelming."
--Ginny Kravitz, CT
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"Thank you for a great class. As I said in class it did inspire me to market this way. I also loved the idea of giving away some crazy fun stuff!!"
--Cory L. Kiczenski
"Things are continuously going well for me and I am already being booked for speaking at big events one year ahead. Quiet amazing, and more so, I love it. Your class has released a latent talent in me and has brought inspiration to many people. Thank you!"
--Elisabeth Gortschacher, Australia
On Marsha's biweekly ezine, The SIGNAL
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You! I am one of the many who have probably come to expect your sunshine in our e-mail box and read it religiously, but never actually acknowledge where it comes from...I am a direct sales Group Manager and I have gone from a team of 1 to a team of 100 in under 1 year and recently, I have become overwhelmed by the amount of motivation I am expected to give to get very little in return. It was only through reading and absorbing your words that I started to feel the exhilaration that comes from helping my team succeed and the energy that radiates from them is enough for both of us! Thanks for helping me to look for the light in others & to find my own.
Take care & keep up the sunshine! --Tara Kennedy Kline
"It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with you. You are an inspiration to many of us. Take care, God bless your work and family and enjoy Spring! Love from Michigan!"
--Marti Wheeler, Michigan
On "Creating Your Own Luck" CD -
I'm inspired! Love listening to your pep talk on the way into work this morning. I have used the strategy at work of "planting seeds and watching the garden grow" for years now. It especially works well in this day and age when we have so many 30 year olds in leadership positions...I love to plant a seed with one of them and watch my ideas grow into reality!
--Marcia Sweeney, CT
On Marsha's eBook - Speak for Business -
"This Ebook is a concise and very well organized primer. It covers all the bases for conducting a speaking campaign to promote yourself and your business, including those little things that add spice to your presentations. It is a virtual recipe for developing an effective speaking practice."
-- John Leslie, Life Coach and Veteran Toastmaster
Your "Speak for Business" book is valuable in designing and preparing for a key speaking engagement.
--Gerrie Dresser, Professional Certified Coach, Success Associates
"I certainly find you to be one of the most motivational speakers that I've had the fortunate opportunity to listen to over the past 27 years of my insurance career."
--Stephen A. Hawkins, CPCU, CIDM, AAM, ASF, ASLI, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Kemper Insurance Companies
"Based on the participation during your speech and long after the meeting was over, as well as feedback received from the attendees, it was an excellent and successful topic. You really got us to think about our business and personal ethics."
--Sylvia Levine, Princeton, NJ
"Marsha, I wanted to tell you how much we all enjoyed your Keynote Address yesterday, and the "SPARK" you added to our event. It's about time we infused some FUN into our meetings and events."
--Dean Palmer, Orange County, CA
"You are a terrific speaker with such great enthusiasm that is felt by all."
--Linda Giles, Training Chm, Junior League of Reading
"I enjoyed your talk very much and the feedback from others was all positive. You have a natural talent for communicating and inspiration . . ."
--Earl Eaton, Long Island, NY
"I hope we can bring you back another time...everyone really enjoyed your presentation...as I mentioned on the phone, when they feel like they missed something or they had alot more fun than expected and learned more than they thought...that is the highest compliment!"
--Debbie Bergstrom, President, Jr League of Tallahassee
On the National Speakers Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter Passport (Emerging Speakers) Program:
Marsha, I would like to thank you for your commitment to Passport. You took a program from the ashes and made into an exciting educational tool. Thank you very much.
-- Jack Kinsley, Past President
I feel compelled to write and formally let you know what a wonderful job you have done helping to coach me. As you may remember, I was in a difficult time of transition. After having build up a successful career, I was in danger of losing it all and losing my sanity because of the after-effects of an automobile accident that was impinging upon my previously-honed abilities.
I do not know what I would have done without your excellent counsel. Not only did you patiently and fully listened to me - my entire problem, beginning to end - but you really focused my efforts on exactly what I needed to do. You encouraged me, helped me, centered me - allowing me the encouraging environment I needed to get beyond with difficulties and move toward solutions. You enabled me to celebrate the small successes I was having - and put me back in control of my own life.
I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart for all the help that you have provided me. I am now truly on the road to recovery - mentally, physically, and financially. Your work is truly a wonder to behold."
-- CR (coaching client name withheld)
On "The Art of Negotiating" Workshop
"I want to personally thank you for stepping up to the plate and conducting the “Art of Negotiating” Workshop for the “Paving the Way” Conference. Your willingness to conduct this workshop with less than two hours preparation time, after the planned speaker backed out was remarkable. Your subject matter knowledge and delivery of the program is indicative of your workshop evaluation receiving high marks and we greatly appreciate it."
-– Thomas G. Tolan, District Director, Philadelphia District Office, U. S. Small Business Administration.
On the “Is it 5 o’clock Already?!” Program:
"I would like to thank you for accepting our invitation to be the keynote luncheon speaker for our annual Administrative Professionals’ Appreciation luncheon.
"Your message for the day was entertaining yet educational; exactly what you promised to deliver! Furthermore, working with you to plan this event has been a very positive experience. Your pleasant character is certainly refreshing and your flexibility was notable.
"The evaluations completed by the participants were positive and comments such as “Great Speaker” were received. How fortunately we were to have you as our keynote for this important event!"
-- Anthony Grimm, President, Berks County Chamber of Commerce
On the “Speed Networking” Workshop:
I want to thank you for not only presenting “Speed Networking” to the Philadelphia American Marketing Association Chapter but also helping us develop the concept. Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious which was crucial for this event. We received a lot of positive feedback. Everyone appreciated your advice about building relationships instead of accumulating business cards and your tips on how to overcome common awkward moments. I think everyone was able to leave the night having learned practical skills and made some good connections.
We really enjoyed working with you and hope we can work with you again in the future.
-- Sue Fee, Vice President of Programming, Philadelphia American Marketing Association
On the "Power Networking Workshop"
"You pinpointed the most effective place to network to obtain results for everyone."
-- Bill Myers
"To say this is networking made easy" is an understatement. Marsha Egan is the only person I have encountered who teaches "networking done right."
--Tom Harrison, Princeton Club of Philadelphia
"Everything is an opportunity. This was a great one."
-- Stephanie Diaconis, Patriot Bank
"Marsha helps you to use what you learn immediately."
-- Jodi J. Jones
The seminar was completely energizing and helpful for future networking events."
-- Courtney Babcock
-- Frank Nolan, Valley Forge Convention and Visitors' Bureau
"Marsha completely changed the way I look at networking."
-– Robert Ryan, Ryan's Catering
On the "Making Good Meetings Great" Ebook
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy these emails. I have even used some of the "s in teaching my insurance classes. Keep them coming.
--Trish Hannemann, CPCU
"I thoroughly enjoyed attending the recent "Spring" Board to Success Women's Leadership Conference. The workshop I enjoyed most was your workshop on Mentoring for Success. I felt truly inspired by your workshop and want to thank you for providing the group such a interactive presentation and for eliciting such participation from all of us present. I was truly impressed with your ability to gain that participation so quickly. Thank you so much."
--Sheryl Overbey, CPIW, Otterstedt Insurance Agency, NAIW of Northern NJ
" Your speech was one of the best speeches I have heard." --Gary Stallone, CPCU
I want to thank you for another stellar job in moderating "Breaking into Senior Management." The energy level of those who left at the end of the session was all the proof I needed to say the program was a great success!
--Mark Dolinski, CPCU Society
"Nice job on the teleseminar. I left inspired to strengthen my referral network and practices. I took away some ideas that I am implementing right away...I'm looking for my own version of the Hershey bar for the appreciation gift. You do a terrific job in practicing what you teach."
I have to tell you that I greatly appreciate all you have done over the last few years to help me in my career and my life. For me, life is wonderful right now. And I can trace much of my current success back to the things you have taught me. I can't thank you enough!!! Even though you recommend praising actions instead of people, I can't resist praising the person too - you're the best!!!
Have a great day!
--JH (coaching client name withheld)
"Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much your enthusiasm, encouragement and support have meant to me. Thank you for sending the emails. They are really meaningful. I will try and incorporate the ideas into my "new" career."
--Betty Buschemeyer, CPCU
"I just want to thank you for sharing all your wonderful newsletters. Even though I do not work outside the home anymore, I often can fit your tidbits into my life. They often fit with my volunteering and parenting.
This week's was a great one to share with my two daughters, age 17 & 14, as you know how that age of girls love to talk about each other. I loved the food for thought - how gossip really hurts yourself more. I never really thought of it in words but I know its true...
"Marsha's enthusiasm spreads like wild fire. I get "ignited" by her inspirations for business and share it with others in my business environment. We all get fired-up, get motivated and create change for ourselves and our clients!"
--Laura Walker, Spa Solutions
"Thanks so much for a great hour! I love your sense of humor...it was me who kept giggling in the background... I really appreciate the time and effort you put into the program. You're a true pro!"
--Jennifer Anderson, PCC, PMC
A hearty "well done" for your presentation to the Oley Valley Business Association. It was truly one of the best programs the group has ever been privileged to hear. I watched the audience as you spoke and greatly enjoyed the way you turned reticence into participation and then into what became a "social oneness" as people continued to interact with one another after you were done, and then continue after the event ended. It is the first time I have seen our members linger and socialize after the program that they obviously enjoyed.
"It is a joy to receive your bi-weekly emails. In all sincerity, I always gain at least one uplifting, useful thought from your messages."
--Ralph Fletcher, CPCU, CSP, ALCM
"Marsha's sincerity shines though her discussion and activity to help you improve.
--John DelVecchio, Computer Troubleshooters
"The consensus was that it was a great presentation. The participants felt that they got more than they expected! Everyone left the meeting energized and talking about how they were going to apply the principles from your program to their jobs and lives. We really enjoyed having you join our group. You made us all want to embrace change as we move into the future!
--Mike Newcombe, American Marketing Assn, Oklahoma City
Thank you for your insightful presentation, "Creating Your own Luck." Everyone enjoyed your program; they remarked that "it really got them thinking..." We were definitely satisfied with the quality of you keynote and enjoyed the personal touch and many laughs you provided."
--Robert Ribblett, CPA, Institute for Management Accountants, Lancaster PA
"Your program was well received and everyone seemed to enjoy it. We can see that you are truly dedicated to positive influencing and you yourself portray a very positive attitude."
-Donna Fascenda, Network of Volunteer Associates
"Well, everyone was impressed on how you picked up what our concerns were discussed at the board meeting. They thought that it was great that you could go with the flow. We all liked the easy way you delivered your address. We liked your handouts. It was just well rounded, well thought out, and timely."
--Cindy Bergum, President Montana Assn. of Career and Technical Educators
"We were all challenged to set high standards of ethical behavior. The questions you posed and the worksheets you used to help us think through the process of setting benchmarks and holding ourselves accountable to them was very helpful."
--Elmer Landis, CPCU, Goodville Mutual Casualty Co.
It was a delight having you for our program. I especially liked the format which involve all of us and made it fun. Thanks again!
Charlie Whiting, Peerless insurance, Camp Hill, PA
Marsha, I want you to know that your session at the PACA Expo inspired me to take a leap that I have been avoiding. I have committed to doing much more speaking to grow my practice and give up some other efforts that haven't been paying off. It was the kick in the pants that I needed at that moment. So, thank you very much.
--John Leslie, shining star coach
"You had the entire auditorium listening and caring about themselves and their future."
--Vernon Veal, State Farm Insurance
"I would like to thank you for your participation in our February 1 satellite broadcast. The program was very well received! You were excellent -- thank you for doing such a great job."
--Cynthia Ziegler, Senior Vice President, CPCU Society
"Participants commented on your fun, interactive style, your great sense of humor, and your deep knowledge of the topic. They also expressed that you modeled what you were teaching and you created a comfortable environment of learning for the audience. We greatly appreciate the time and energy you contributed to us."
--Julie Cohen, President elect, Philadelphia Area Coaching Alliance
"Your presentation about "How to Motivate Anyone" was not only informative, it was fun! I've heard many positive comments about the topic and you're speaking style. It was a great way to end our programs for the year. We appreciate your willingness to share so generously of your time and expertise with us".
--Lilly Cowan, CPCU, vice president and program chair, Philadelphia Chapter, CPCU Society
"We received very positive feedback from our members, and below are a few specific comments to the question, "what was of most value?:"
1. Learning to prepare and write a speech
2. Getting focused on speaking as a tool
3. Marsha's five points and walk through of speech development
4. Marsha's " pearls" for great speaking
5. Speaking tips
6. A learning new marketing vehicle
7. Overall presentation
8. And few responses indicated " Marsha"!
We would also like to acknowledge the time you invested in your preparation. Thank you again for sharing your expertise as a professional speaker and coach! You were a big hit!
--Gerrie Dresser, vice president of education, Philadelphia area coaching alliance
"Congratulations on delivering a great speech. Your presentation on how to be effective communicators in our roles as leaders in the insurance industry was received with great enthusiasm. You gave us the tools we need to become good communicators. You are by all accounts a very effective speaker and educator. Thanks for making our program a success. We are truly grateful."
--Denise Magill, CPCU, President elect, Brandywine Valley Chapter, CPCU Society
It was a pleasure meeting you and glad to have you participate in our meeting. Your presentation was wonderful and offered a lot of audience participation. Everyone enjoyed your session.
--Jenifer Shivers, Underwriting Operations Supervisor, State Farm insurance
"I want to thank you for an excellent presentation. I feel that everyone in our group took something away from your talk that could be applied in work or daily life. Also, the group interaction was very good. I would recommend this to any group or individual that wants to build a strong foundation in their professional or personal life."
--Guy Lombardo, President, National Association of Purchasing Managers, Reading chapter
"Thank you for delivering the keynote address at our recent conference. The group enjoyed your message very much according to the positive feedback we received on the surveys. You were articulate and focused while being both informative and fun. However, the greatest compliment to the power of your message happened after you spoke...
"One of our presenters failed to show up for her commitment, and by the time we discovered the problem and offer the attendees an alternative seminar, they refuse to go elsewhere. They said your message challenged them to meet new people, and that's what they did. They had a round -- robin discussion about each other, their interests, etc., and they said it was a great opportunity which they would not have taken except for your message of the day. Thank you again for your enlightenment, your enthusiasm, and your support."
--Karen Kleffel, Conference Chairperson, Helena Fecho Tulip Conference
"Once again, a big thank you for our workshop. The group was buzzing about it today and we were really excited about what they learned about each other and about change. I must say this again, your presentation of the material was terrific. Your style was especially good for the group. We had a blast and came out with a very different perspective on our coal -- workers. Many of us, who have gone through these types of training, commented that we learn new things and enjoyed the way it was presented -- more than others we have attended. You are the best!"
--Crystal Seitz, Executive Director American Red Cross,Berks County Chapter
"As the coordinator of the Princeton Club of Philadelphia's career -- networking group, I am pleased to recommend Marsha Egan as a speaker on career -- related issues. Marsha gave a presentation titled " How to Develop and Give a Great Elevator Speech" to the career -- networking group. Our group was pleased with Marsha's great presentation. She detailed numerous suggestions -- a number of which were novel -- about how to insure that first impressions make a lasting impression. Marsha's presentation was informative, enjoyable, and involve the participation of all the audience members."
--Neil Desnoyers, Career Networking Coordinator, Princeton Club of Philadelphia
"I want to extend our sincerest thank you for the excellent job done at our leadership retreat. Being a Corporate Trainer myself I saw firsthand how magnificently you helped our associates to grow their skills run right in front of my eyes. The team building and trust you instilled is still continuing on at the workplace. The skills learned are evident and definitely being demonstrated. Many thanks!"
--Nancy Wagner, Penske Corp.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for presenting the program, "Yikes! Is it Five O'clock Already?!"
It was a very enjoyable and informative presentation. As owners and managers of painting contracting companies and paint stores, our days are extremely busy, consisting of a wide variety of activities, and often we find that there are just not enough hours in a day to accomplish all of our tasks. Your presentation was very entertaining and at times hard-hitting for all of us. You certainly had us thinking about our own time management habits, and what changes we need to make to improve both our business and personal lives. It was a most " in lightning" experience.
--Brian Berkel, treasurer Greater Berks Chapter, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
"Your presentation on " Discover the Secrets to Building Relationships" was both informative and fun. We learned more about ourselves and others with whom we interact daily. Your hints on how to deal with another personality type will be a benefit to the members in both their organizational and professional lives."
--Victoria Kochman Jenckes, Brenntag
"Your address to the 58th annual regional conference of the National Association of Insurance Women will not soon be forgotten. "Creating Your Own Luck" was an illuminating and fun way to encourage individuals to go the distance. I walked away with ideas to incorporate into both my personal and professional dealings that will put me in a better position to be successful. I am motivated! Thanks for sharing your stories. Thanks for showing the 223 conference participants that creating your own luck can have a positive impact on their careers!"
--Tamre Heilman, Region IV Vice President, NAIW
"Thank you for your presentation on " Managing Change" given at UGI's Best Practices Meeting. The feedback that has been received since the meeting has been overwhelming. Positive comments were freely given and totally unsolicited! Some of the key comments I have received:
- This is definitely the best meeting that we have had!"
- You could feel the energy in the room!"
- I picked up tidbits to help in my business life as well as my personal life."
- We should have meetings like this more often!"
- The speaker was fantastic, I really enjoyed listening to her."
Marsha I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation also. You were given the worst time slot -- immediately following lunch -- and you were by far the highest rated presenter for the day. Thank you.
--Barbara Stinson, Manager UGI Utilities, Inc.