"As you know, I served as the Chairman of the National Equipment Finance Association's Super Regional Expo recently held in Teaneck, New Jersey. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your extraordinary presentation as our Keynote Speaker. Your insights and instincts were brilliant. You exceeded all of our expectations. Indeed, at the conclusion of your presentation I was inundated with members who wanted to thank me for engaging you. Notably, many senior members advised me they thought your presentation was the most informative they had ever heard at any conference: This is particularly impressive as each of these senior members have been in the industry 30 years or more and have collectively attended hundreds of conferences."
Frank Peretore, Esq.
Peretore & Peretore, PC
"To call you an innovator would be considered trite. Your brain causes people to think and in my opinion there is no elevator speech for you."
"David Goldsmith is not your typical professional speaker. He'll shock your brain with his nontraditional, outside-inside-all-around-the-box, fruit-basket turnover insight. His perspectives will cause you to stop, think and re-imagine your future. You can't leave his sessions without being provoked to think differently and question the status quo."
Meetings Architect and Industry 2.0 Unguru - has hired me a dozen times.
"You were definitely one of the highlights of the 3 day conference for me. I found your energy, your eye on the future, and your challenges to conventional thinking all very stimulating and thought provoking. I even put some of your problem-solving strategies to work TODAY and they helped me very much."
Adventures in Advertising
Director of Regional Sales
"Quite frankly David, I’m taken a back by how you were able to figure out exactly what we had paid Ogilvy a lot of money to figure out, and with so little information. It’s incredible how quickly you did it. The good thing is you’ve confirmed what they are recommending." (ONE HOUR ON THE PHONE)
DFS Group Limited (Duty Free Shops)
President Worldwide Operations
"Your presentation was dense and rich."
Director of Leadership and Learning Resources
"You were spot on. Spot on."
Director of Global Solutions Development
"All internal survey respondents like your session. Lots of excellent and positive feedback. They think the content of your presentation is inspirational, informative and impressive! They like your creative presentation style, rich life experience on all industries, motivational skills in keeping people's attention, and your presentation software!! The only problem is - the session is too short! ;-)"
Maersk Line - South China Cluster
"The feedback on David Goldsmith was excellent. He definitely lived up to our expectations. He did a lot of preliminary legwork speaking to our members before the meeting and approached the audience at the right level. There were many discussions throughout the subsequent sessions where people used Davids approach to help them stay on track in working group meetings. Thanks for finding him for us."
"I heard David speak at a mini-convention in Quebec City. He has the ability to see the larger picture and use it to apply ideas to your business. I got more from him in the hour or so he spoke than an entire year at University. He gave practical, applicable information that will help my company get through this recession, and come out of it on top."
Directeur Ventes et Marketing
"I pulled two items out of your presentation that we will roll out globally through Johnson and Johnson. You've got me thinking about everything."
Johnson and Johnson
(VP and CIO)
"You gave a great presentation. A lot to think about. "
China Construction Bank (Asia) Finance
President and Chief Executive Officer
"No class had ever added so much in my professional life than yours!"
National Positions (Brazil)
"I am back in Manila... I presented to the General Manager, the Senior Vice President and the R&D and Operations team. They are more than happy to adopt your phase-gate model/funnel system. I am super excited as I have been promoted to lead innovation as the Group Product Manager for a US$ 20 Million business in one of the top local food companies in the Philippines.
Many, many thanks for the learnings!"
General Mills - International Division
Group Product Manager - Haagen-Dazs, Old El Paso, Progresso
"Outstanding! What you did for us at the Kentucky Bankers CEO conference was not only powerful, it was everything you promised it would be and more...You promised you'd present information that had the CEOs thinking and boy did they ever...I especially liked how you were able to listen to three other presenters and then in REAL time add this newly-found material into your materials while adding extra insight into the data. Quite frankly, I'm not sure how you do it.
Others in the industry are correct when they say, "There are few people in the world who can do what you do. Besides, you're a great presenter. I don't think anyone wanted the program to end. "
Kentucky Bankers Association
"Your presentation was right on target and totally appropriate for our group and these times. Everyone that I've talked to was quite impressed with both your knowledge and spontaniety. Your energy filled the room and even carried over into our social events."
Preferred Brands - Floor to Ceiling
Director of Marketing
"Specifically you challenged those in the audience to see their wor in a different light and contrary to many business forecasters and management experts; you did not give pie-in-the-sky examples."
Massachusetts Assised Living Facilities Association
"YOu had one of the higest rating for your presentation in a long, long time. "
Florida Society of Association Executives
"[David's] insights into how to approach problem solving were utilized by many throughout the conference and his preconference work to get to know our members ensured that the presentation met the needs of the audience. Thanks again for a great keynote."
AVP Training and Education
"I've never taken more than one page of notes during a presentation and during yours I wrote three full pages of notes. That's incredible. "
OSG Billing Services
Director of Sales
"No bullshit. Your presentation was probably the best presentation I’ve ever heard and you know I’ve sat through a lot of presentations in my life time."
Property Damage Appraisers, Inc.
“You don't pull any punches, but then again, why should you? You've thought the information out so well that anyone that's listening can see that you're on target and they should be taking abundant notes...Some of the comments I received: "David took an honest look at the industry and really challenged people to think," "David is able to put financial information into perspective because he works with so many industries....I'm sending a notice to all others in the industry that they should have their CEOs and management teams listen to your advice. ”
New Jersey Credit Union League
“It’s been over two months since [your presentation to our company], and we’re still hearing conversations around your messages. To create this type of impact in such a short period of time is beyond belief. …There are very few in the world who can do what you do.”
Director, Human Resources Employee and Leadership Development
"In two hours I received more education from David Goldsmith on running my business than in 10 years at HDU"
Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson, Inc.
"Without question, you are one of the very best speakers the Executive Officers Club has ever hired, and we've heard almost 200 keynote speakers!"
Executive Officers Club
"You were fantastic today during this general session. I have taken a pages of notes."
Experient Inc. - Formerly Conferon Global Services
"It was an absolute pleasure hearing you at IASB last week. Your presentation went beyond thought provocation, but challenged our fundamental thinking, approach and focus."
When asked if Azim Premji, the CEO of Wipro, worth $17.2 Billion, the richest man in India, wanted to end the evening to retire to his room, Azim commented:
"David, you are very good at what you do. Very good. I want to stay."
(David's was later told he seldom hands out a compliment of this caliber and often it's followed with but....by members of his senior management team.)
Wipro Technologies Ltd.
"Humor, seriousness, interaction, and laughter were all woven into a well-prepared evening, yet one allowing for spontaneous discussion as well..In short, you have a real gift. This was one of the most enjoyable and refreshing presentations I have attended"
Stephen H Stapleton
Managing Director Executive Special Services
“What David said everyone in management should hear. David, definitely changes peoples perspectives while making people think. Also, I’ve never in all my 14 years seen a speaker connect so well with everyone in the audience. David was so involved and became part of the group.”
Florida Society of Association Executives
“I want to once again thank you for your presentation to the NCO leadership team. Uniquely 90% of our participants viewed your presentation via live streaming video in other locations from the one in which you conducted the presentation. I was actually one of those virtual participants and at the end of your presentation I found myself applauding while sitting in front of my computer. Clearly I was engaged in the topic and the content of your presentation. Once again thank you for your thought provoking presentation..”
Director of Learning
"... Very smart guy! The discussion was stimulating and within one minute he solved one of the most frustrating challenges of my job. I am really looking forward to his presentation!"
City of Bellingham Public Works Department
"David took six months of my strategising on a personal branding strategy to distilling the essence of the essence into just one question and five points. His ability to drill down to the essential elements and to dismiss the useful but not important is outstanding"
Percepti Global AS
“...extremely insightful and stimulating. ”
AmCham - American Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong
“Great presentation today at HKUST!”
Manulife (International) Limited
“The room was completely full and no one left early even at the Breakers (A Five Star Luxury Resort). You know how it usually goes…they [conference goers say they] have to check their blackberry or take a call and they never come back. Pretty incredible”
Harris Management Group, Inc.
"Typically we have a large group of people leaving the keynote 10-15 minutes early. In your program not a single person left. Pretty Remarkable. ”
Vulcan Real Estate. - Vulcan is Paul Allen's firm (Microsoft founder)
Director, Real Estate Marketing & Leasing
"What I learned at your session has already paid dividends in our organization, so if there's any interest from your boys I'd love to return the favor. "
Active Teen Tours
"I was fortunate to spend an hour on the phone today with David and can’t tell you how excited Linda and I are to have him as the featured speaker in Maui! During our discussion, David offered excellent solutions to some of our pressing issues (ie recruiting/retention and profitability). His ideas were fresh and “out of the box” and we are going to implement them immediately. We appreciate the time you put in to finding David…this is the kind of speaker/innovator we need more of!"
Prudential Network Realty
“[David’s] session was standing room only…the highest attendance for our conference sessions. My members…were extremely impressed and cited specific ways in which he helped them with their associations.”
Empire State Society of Association Executives
"If you recall, my first ET complaint was about lack of skilled help in my business. Turning it into a plan, our company just received a $240,000 training grant from NYS. Looks like we are going to hit our objectives. You managed to teach an old dog new tricks. Thanks very much."
Summit Appliance Division Felix Storch, Inc.
"Thank you for a high-quality Closing General Session. The time and thought that you put into preparing the content was very evident. That the majority of your evaluation scores were in the Good to Excellent range, is indicative that members perceived the information to be useful and valuable. Most importantly, I think you provided
insight into Intellectual Capital that corporate leaders can and cannot manage!"
Industrial Asset Management Council
Director, Conference Programs
"Compelling! Thanks so much for the photo and your zest for life. Your engergy is contageous"
Industrial Asset Management Council
Director of Real Estate
"I've been attending these functions for years and I never take notes. For your program there were so many good points I was taking notes during the entire program. You really made us think. "
Business Development Manager
When asked, what did he remember about his leadership education from the AMA in the 1980's he commented "I remembered on person, David Goldsmith. He changed my life. " He's now 40 years old and he attended this program while in high school.
"You've already been worth the entire contrat and it's only the first day......I want to thank you so much for fitting us into your schedule. I learned more in 2.5 days than I've learned in 5 years with other consultants. The tools you provided are so amazing I don't think I could put a value on them -- but I'm working on the ROI!"
Pinellas Realtor Organization
"On a score from 1 (low) to 5 (highest) - David came in very high at 4.75% overall. I spoke with several people who said David was terrific - great insight and his information was right on."
New Jersey Credit Union League
Manager of Special Events
"In my 30 years I've heard a lot of speakers and by far you're the best I've ever heard."
Metal Treating Institute
"In his presentation, David Goldsmith gave us so many practical ideas that he could have charged us A MILLION DOLLARS, and it would have been worth it."
CWX Con-Way Express
CEO and President
"You may thing that because you're a management expert that your words work for only management, but in fact, I'm a sales managers and everything you said, about strategy and managing projects also applies to me and those in sales...and it works! "
"David, thanks again for blowing the minds of NY State’s librarians today and for bringing me back to Microsoft land for a few hours. I cannot emphasis enough how much I loved the presentation and how much this community of people need to hear your message. "
Hearst Corporation - Times Union
News Research Director
"David Goldsmith is like Disney in that he sees the entire business as it will look like in the future and then can create the flow that enables it to happen. I don't think I've ever met anyone else like him in my career. "
Alex Beard Studios
"...I didn't have time to wait on line as you were surrounded by those giving you deserved accolades after your presentation this morning. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed hearing your keynote at breakfast. It was truly terrific and I believe you reached your goal of provoking thought from the audience. I also wanted to mention that I like very much your conversational style of delivery. It made everyone in the room feel you were having a one on one talk with them. It was a great way to start the day :)
Nina Gay Chambers
Guardian Waste Group
“Thank you for your great work. You're becoming a superstar in the firm already. ”
“It’s hard to believe that within one week you were able to learn about Comerica to the extent you could facilitate two completely interactive programs with 300+ members of our staff and at the same time guide us in the strategy we should use to get the highest return on the project we were developing....
In our search we were told that you were the only person who could do what we were asking especially within the time frame allotted. We were also told you go far beyond the scope of the project as both a futurist and a strategist, who can learn about a company or an industry in as little time as a week. They were right, and you exceeded these expectations. ”
National Sales and Marketing Director Weath and Institutional Management
"In my five years on the HFTP Board, I have never heard such rave reviews for a speaker (and in that period of time, I have had about 45 presentations."
The Hamlet Country Club, Inc.
"David took the initiative to contact a broad cross-section of our retail members in advance to determine exactly the kinds of issues that concerned them most during these challenging times. Heads bobbed in unison, as copious notes were taken throughout David’s presentation, attesting to his dead-on assessment of problems and opportunities. "
Preferred Brands Floor to Cieling
"I truly believe in the Enterprise Thinking approach and your presentation was outstanding, risky, but that's the best approach to resonate in the mind."
Social Security Administration
"Your presence and strong presentation skills made the week more interactive and kept us on our toes. Thanks for a great week, and look forward to working with you in the future."
Maersk Line NAS
"I looked at over 100 speakers in the process of finding a speaker. One that could speak to 25 CEO's, who are the major players in 25 industries. People who already have their own opinions and want someone to show them more. I'd even bet I've spent 100 hours on the project. In the end you are exactly what I was looking for.
Auction Management Solutions
“Trust me, If I did not think you could offer value, you and I would not be talking to you (every few months.)”
Illinois Tool Works ($14.2B in sales)
"You were great! You added a sense of balance and neutrality to a conference that's not typically seen. It was if you represented us (the clients) on stage. Actually, throughout the event I was impressed and surprised at how quickly you assimilated our content and then created commentary that helped to weave the conference together. Unlike most facilitators or emcee's that just make an introduction and then walk off stage."
Vice President Digital Media Technologies/Digital Media Initiative
“David is red hot when it comes to understanding how our industry works. … I expect one day will alter the way we look at leadership and management.
Senior Training Director
Texas Credit Union League
“David, just read your article in AmCham's biz.hk magazine. Nice! Couldn't agree more on the art of leadership and at this very moment trying to convince others to do less with more. Thanks for the advice on the option 2 approach. Also, great lunch time session at HKUST. Great insight in such a short period of time. Excellent!
Restaurant Services, Inc
"David redesigned our presentation and won a $2,000,000 annual contract in 45 minutes!"
Alliance Relocations Services
"You are the best I've ever seen...and you can quote me."
Premier Worldwide Properties
"...the presentation was right on topic and encouraged people to think outside the box."
Mark E. Dibble
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
"You are an extremely gifted speaker and thinker. The audience was very focused on your message and challenged by your views"
"Thanks for the amazing day yesterday. Winning by a nose is something I will hang on to and use to focus my customer service."
Elizabeth A. Sears, PhD.
Workplace Communication, Inc.
"I see why he's paid the big bucks. Right on the nose. Good call to bring him in."
Skye Ferrante Design
"...you're obviously one of the top master-minds in the business world! "
"Your presentation title “What You Need to Hear…Not What You Want to Hear” was certainly truth in advertising. Your remarks were timely, pertinent, and gave the attendees much food for thought and discussion."
Florida Bankers Association
Senior Vice President of Education
"Our goals with David were simple, educate, focus and motivate an already successful group of real estate brokers and salespeople. He not only delivered a highly customized program, he surpassed all our goals and exceeded all our expectations."
H. Ross Ford III
President and CEO
TCN Worldwide (International Commercial Real Estate)
“…you delivered real-life solutions to our current and future challenges. ...people were abuzz about how their views on our future have changed. They see the future in ways they never thought possible, and they look forward to using your down-to-earth strategies and tactics to create new opportunities in the future...500 in the audience and not a single person left the room! ”
International Council of Shopping Centers
“You changed our business development model in ways we never could have dreamed. With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, you integrated sales and marketing, management and operations into one comprehensive model.”
Vice President Sales and Marketing
“He challenges [those in our industry] to think about things differently, and to put their best efforts into the areas that make the biggest differences in their business.”
Tennessee Valley Public Authority
“Your predictions about where the industry is moving, where people can gain traction, and how to develop and focus on their number one winning strategy jolted the conference attendees into reality.”
National Association of College Stores
“From the get go you redefined our objectives to a 50,000 foot level and then guided us in new tactics to achieve our goals in a way we never imagined.”
SVP Wealth and Institutional Management
"David's only problem is he doesn't charge enough for showing you HOW TO MAKE MILLIONS . Other speakers withhold the nuances that they charge extra for privately...on the rare occasion they actually know how to do what they're speaking about. David knows it, does it, and enthusiastically explains exactly what you need."
American National Database Association
"You did an awesome job for us in 2006 and members have asked for a follow up..."
Dianne Trout, CAE
Executive Vice President
Associated General Contractors of Iowa
"You generated some of the highest ratings, buzz and most positive feedback I have seen in my many years of organizing and planning educational programs. The impact you had on our Board of Directors and members was profound and many on our Board stated that your information directly affected their decisions for the future of the association. I have never had so many participants seek me out and tell me that you were the best speaker they have ever heard...Your presentations were content-rich and created some major paradigm-shifts for the audience. You were nothing short of genius and worth every penny we spent!"
Manager - Education & Certification
"Your insights, enthusiasm and wisdom was truly inspiring"
Dale Carnegie Institute Manger
".you were our highest rated speaker."
Wharton School of Business
"Your brain is uniquely qualified to put pieces together and then to create ideas while others take information and then restate it as new and different."
National Speakers Association
"Too bad, you can't be cloned."
Naomi Andow Kanna
Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association
It's amazing that you were able to draw together such an amazing business analysis in such a short time. You are obviously a very quick study and the information you offered has spurred me on to further thinking.
Director of Higher Education Business Development
"You had the best talk of the entire conference (Terry Lundgren World Retail Conference). Well done."
Vice President of Sales & Services, Large Enterprise
Vertical Communications, Inc.
"Thank you for the insight you shared at the SMPS Conference in San Antonio last week. I've always enjoyed having my thinking challenged - you certainly did that!!!"
Urban Design Group, Inc.
"David, you are definitely different. I have never in my entire career seen anyone do what you did to an audience. You are thought provoking in such a powerful way. More than any other speaker I have ever seen... and every speaker says they are different. You ARE different. I was impressed with your skill. I was impressed with your delivery. And I was impressed with your reasoning with them (the audience) in their industry terms and challenges. Absolutely incredible."
Goodman Speakers Bureau
"I spoke with many other attendees at the show to get an idea what their thoughts were on the format of the Summit and almost all spoke high praises about your insight and understanding of our industry in such a short period of time.."
"I learned more from David Goldsmith in less than a month than I did during the previous four years at my current job! Enterprise Thinking is sorely lacking from today's companies, and understanding of its principles should be required of all managers and executives in business today."
"David, today I was the best I've ever been! I tried what you suggested and after the presentation I had a group of people asking me for my services. That's never happened. Thank you."
"In less than 6 hours, I had a past client say they would be interested in hiring me for new projects and a national organization call me back commenting on how they loved my submission for a national convention. David kicks butt and fast."
Susan A. Friedmann
The Trade Show Expert
"You are one of the few speakers I have seen who is able to deliver value at 130 words per minute. Very few people can attempt the high energy style of presentation you do and not run over the audience, e.g. one of the other speakers at the conference(Michael Sheergold). I was in Fraser Island over the weekend and I really thought about what makes your style so effective? Immediately the name Tony Robbins came to mind, like Tony, your frame is so strong that every single person in the room moves into your frame and literally you are able to carry everyone with you through your presentation. Most other speakers give models of what's going on, and the "aha" moment is at understanding the situation. Your style on the other hand is about results and how to get there, I love it!"
Team Mortgage Australia
" I thought David was great, I actually could have listened to him for another hour... Not only did I learn something, but it also gave me the opportunity to see him in action ."
Director, Human Resources
Choice Hotels International
I truly loved the presentation and wish that he had more time to speak. David gave some very valuable information - and he is very likable as a speaker. He is comfortable with himself and the topic he covers and it pertained to all - planners and suppliers. I usually listen to a speaker and think in the back of my mind - would he work in addressing my sales team - and I think David would work perfectly!
Thanks for your help in bringing a top notch speaker to our meeting!
Manager of Special Events Client Hospitality
"When I was delivering the vehicle to you, you had given me some advise about our web site. You should see it now. 20-40 pictures of each vehicle!!!! eBay and our web site are now 50% of our retail sales!!!! Again, thank you for your advise."
Walters Elkland Chevrolet
"...and I just raved about you. "
Loretta Champion Johnson, CMP
Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet)
"I found the conversation to be thought provoking, energizing and to some degree exhaustive (in a good way, as you helped me push the envelope and open up to many ideas). As we discussed on the phone, CGS is going through amazing times and the energy around all of our changes needs to stay focused and motivated for a rewarding future….you certainly strike me as someone that will drive that energy during your time with us in Denver. I am thrilled that you will be part of the experience."
Bradley D. Weaber, CMP
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Conferon Global Services, Inc
"You succeeded in making me think, I especially like the concept of handling no more than 2 projects at once. Thank you."
Mary Ann Farmer
"Global Retailing Conference....Your passionate and very relevant presentation on Innovating to Meet Today's Multi-Dimensional Buyer was simply outstanding and a perfect application for this years theme, Innovation's Edge. ."
Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
“I’ve never seen anyone do what you do, the way you do it. You deliver so much value as a strategist. In my opinion your worth several times your fees. Raise them."
Chief Experience Officer
"Thank you for an excellent presentation to our MPI chapter earlier this month..."
Manager of Meetings
National Speakers Association
"What was the best about the conference?" The answer was often David Goldsmith."
R Neal Appleby
"Wow. Just got off of the phone with David Goldsmith and am going to say exactly what he wants to hear: Even if I didn't attend the conference, the time spent on the phone with him was well worth it. That's actually what I WAS thinking by the end of our conversation.
We've had so many speakers that are entertaining or interesting, but very few that offer concrete tools that we can use to improve our performance or our business; I'll be changing the way that I introduce Design Incentives just as a result of this phone call. I'm very excited to hear David speak at the conference -- and looking forward to his break-out session. Great choice for our Summit!"
Design Incentives, Inc.
"Super Job - I knew in my gut it would be, but you have exceeded my expectations - and I love your encouraging our Leaders to read!!!
Association for Training and Development
"Thanks again for all your help, David was a great speaker...he kept everybody interested during the entire program....and really brought the challenges we face today in a manner which we can appreciate and understand...."
Bart Lasner, CMP
Associate Director of Sales
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
"You were awesome. Killer job. Everyone was talking about your presentation and many said you were the highlight of the event. Pretty impressive how Robert Michaels quoted you several times."
Terry Lundgren Center for Retailing
"Your did a super job you at ACORD."
Angelyn S Treutel
Truetel Insurance Agency, Inc.
"Your deep insight on leadership impresses me."
Casey IIsun Kim
Alexi Partners LLC
Venture Incubation and M&A
"In 20 minutes, David showed me how to double my sales volume without spending a dime. No session at the conference even came close to offering the ideas he delivers."
Director of Marketing for Athletics
“ David spoke for a full day on the last day of a 3-day conference. I was fully engaged the entire time and am leaving with tools and strategies that I can implement immediately. I'm confident that our association will strengthen and grow as a result of attending David's program, and would recommend the seminar to all association staff. THE BEST SEMINAR I'VE EVER ATTENDED.”
VP of Membership Development
Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association
" I am sending you the name of a speaker that I observed as a keynote speaker at the Alaska MGMA meeting this last year. I was very impressed and he did an outstanding job. I know that is hard to fine new talent for our speakers year after year.
John W. Houser, FACMPE
Valley Medical Center, PLLC
Medical Group Management Association
"I new I was in trouble when I realized I had to follow David Goldsmith."
These were the first words Robert stated when he began his presentation at the Terry Lundgren World Retail Conference He then went on to quote David 7 times during the presentation including ending his presentation with the statement, "We are multi-dimensionally ready." (Other speakers included, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, the CEO of Calvin Klein's Tom Murray, as well as executives from Staples, Home Depot, FedEx, Microsoft, etc.)
President and Chief Operating Officer
General Growth Properties ($13 Billion in Assets in 2006)
"There was no one in the industry we were able to find that customized like David Goldsmith. No one."
Director Account Planning
Conferon Global Services
"You are a fantastic speaker!"
M. Catherine Coble
Director of Finance and Administration
Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority
"Redefining was worth the entire conference...and it's just started!"
Wyoming Public Transit Association
"You definitely added value. I like the way you shake things up and hold people accountable."
Searcy Uniform and Mat Service
"I have experienced David Goldsmith's consulting firsthand and he is brilliant...the fastest brain on the planet. David generates more (enterprising) ideas or solutions and insights than most of the business world combined. And he is a master of many skills, so he is able to address so many facets of business. That is one thing I really like about David's business acumen -- he rapidly can grasp the whole picture and then effectively address the various parts. That is how I know David is a special kind of speaker, consultant and expert. He continues to amaze me."
Andrea H. Gold
Gold Stars Speakers Bureau
Dynamic Pathways, Inc.
"We realize that you put in a lot of extra effort to make sure your contributions were unique and on the mark - and we really appreciate it!"
VP of Marketing
"A lot of what you write about, we are striving to be. "
Neuman College Store
"In less than 24 hours we had results!"
Classic Tuxedo Chain of Stores
"There are not a bunch of speakers that can entertain and talk on a topic. If the client asked, who would pick? I would say you in a heartbeat."
Executive Speakers Bureau
"Listening to you over the past four weeks has been the most impactful experience I've had in years. I'm constantly thinking about things that otherwise would be neglected."
Bell Environmental Services
"For many months prior to the Convention, I wondered what we were going to get out of this young "motivational speaker", who looked like he might have just graduated from college ... Lesson #1 Never judge a book by it's cover. This guy was fabulous! Thought provoking. A challenge to our standard way of thinking. Worth every penny we paid him - and then some. Not only did he do his homework about auctioneers and our industry, but he also had dozens of real-life experiences - both successes and failures - to share with us."
Perillo Auction & Liquidation Services
Bedminster, New Jersey
"Excellent Speaker - Well prepared"."Kept you listening at all times". "Enthusiastic speaker - Starts you thinking and keeps you thinking"
International Management Council
"I attended the Kansas Insurance Agents Convention and thought David's hour on how our business will be changing and is changing was right on the mark!"
Mochel Insurance Group, LLC
Overland Park, Kansas
"You can't imagine how excited I've been to implement the changes you've suggested. I've even taken it a step further by starting on the concept of Average Inventory Valuation for the retail real estate we discussed. It's making an unbelievable difference in me and in the gallery....the traffic now walks the entire store!"
“....You were a hundred percent correct about the placement in our gallery….It’s more comfortable, and the flow works better....You have a quick an accurate eye.”
Nova Art Space - New Orleans Visual Arts
Artist and Gallery Owner
New Orleans, Louisiana
"It was if the room had gotten brighter. (I actually checked) The information David delivered finally put all the pieces together that I have been hearing for years."
"Your presentations at the New Orleans forum were riveting, fun and so informational. I have been to many management sessions, but I have never quite heard your perspective....Your presentation was probably one of the most enjoyable I have attended at the forum and I have attended seven or eight. I will look for your name next year!
Center For Disease Control and Prevention CDC
"This is a message of thanks and gratitude from me to you. There were so many things that have been said that have never come out. You said them so beautifully in our joint meeting on Saturday morning. You spoke to me directly....throughout your presentation. I appreciate your message. I appreciate your energy and your optimism. I look forward to working with you in the future. I'm heading to the airport and before I leave I wanted to say, thank you, bravo, bravisimo, kudos, bonjourno
"Inspiring, Practical, Entertaining, Engaging, Strategic, and more. Your presentation at our conference yesterday was fabulous. Never in 20 years have I left a conference both energized and loaded with practical strategies I can use Monday morning."
VA Society for Healthcare Human Resources
Electronic Document Systems Foundation
"...thank you so much for all the leads! I think that is without a doubt the most we have gotten from one event EVER!!! Everyone is very excited. Best to you for a great weekend!"
Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau
"You were a success!! And my job was saved!! Your review was all positive and weeks after your talk, people are still referring to bits of your talk that affected them."
Judson W. Davis
"You gave a wonderful presentation in Mexico City! Your approach to business development hit the bulls eye for me. It's easy to understand why you've been so successful directing profitable businesses, I would encourage anyone starting a new business or trying to redirect an existing business to seek your services. After nine years in the NFL and twelve years speaking to major corporations it was truly refreshing to hear a no nonsense straight to the point coaching session from a man with your experience. Call on me anytime to spread the good work about David Goldsmith and his keys to running a business the right way. Keep up the great work.
Rick Doc Walker
President Walker Marketing
Clear Channel AM Washington
"Many problems today are not people problems but rather system problems...David Goldsmith will clear your head and change your mind set to think in terms of systems solutions... thx...
"...Your example and explanation of what a team is was better than anything I have heard or seen in the athletic arena in thirty years....Your ideas are definitely worth millions..."
Mount Olive College
"Absolutely outstanding, as usual!"
Theodore O Wallin Ph.D.
"David Goldsmith's presentation style is enthusiastic and in-your-face, the content relevant and thought-provoking. David's insights on HR as a strategic partner challenge Human Resources conventional wisdom and left me with much to ponder."
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
"I wish I had learned your approach to collecting testimonials and amplifying our value proposition 5 years ago!"
"... I listened to your energetic presentation recently, I came back to the office a better and yet, more determined manager...."
Social Security Administration
".the group had started the day with a company tour, a "hurry-up' breakfast, lunch and three prior speakers before you took the podium. You were certainly challenged to hold attention - and you kept the group "awake." You excelled with your confidence, vitality and command of your topic. We did "save the best till last."
David R Seib
International Management Council
"I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation . your style and message will never be forgotten."
American Management Association
"...in San Diego and sat in on your session dealing with "Managements Role in Getting the Most from Today's Employees". I was impressed with your presentation style and enthusiasm. I also liked your straight forward answers and methodology in dealing with critical or sensitive issues.
John L. Arnold
American Chemical Society
"What great insight you have!"
Pacific Palisades, California
"I attended a presentation that you did in Portsmouth, NH on May 23, 2002. To say that I really enjoyed it is an understatement! You brought humor and levity into a situation that is really not that funny. Then again, I tend to cope with humor.... "
We enjoyed your seminar very much. there was much food for thought. The more life experiences we have, the more we learn to "listen to our gut". Thanks for the effort.
Ludwig Auction & Realty Co., Inc.
Charles L. Ludwig
"...you have not only met my expectations, you have exceeded them. Keep holding everyone accountable and be prepared to keep raising the bar... I liked the fact that you are able to see the issues clearly and make the group recognize their need to change."
Swan Dust Control Services
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
"Excellent speaker! Probably the best one. Phenomenal-most inspiring!..we were overwhelmed and astonished to realize your great influence."
"I don't think that I ever shared my own personal comments about the presentation and if you don't mind I want to take a few minutes out of your morning to share them. I truly believe in the Enterprise Thinking approach and your presentation was outstanding, risky, but that's the best approach to resonate in the mind. I wish that I could have had the longer version focusing on the 9 approaches or steps to this. I had a wonderful time with you and hope to have the opportunity to meet with you once again to talk about my business plan or just to hoola hoop once again. Keep in touch and if you make it out to California let me know, I'll try to sneak into one of your seminars."
Sandra D. Moore
Social Security Administration
"Your presentation was very well received and I feel certain you will be contacted by several chapter of IMC from around the country, to make a similar presentation."
John K Shephard
CM National Executive Director
International Management Council
"Your enthusiasm and expertise on motivation made our members want to go out and tackle the world that night!! . David, it was a pleasure and an experience participating in your workshop!!
C. A. Adamitis CPM
National Assoc. of Purchasing Management
"I wanted to say thank you for an excellent presentation last week in Tucson. I attended your seminar titled "The Marketing Puzzle" and was truly entertained. Some seminars you go to and sit there and think "why am I here?".. This one was great!"
Phoenix Data, Inc.
"After my return to Europe, I was able to find work in corporate marketing again. I started as a brand manager for cheeses in July and I am transitioning to the role of a Commercial Manager Starbucks Ready to Drink for Germany. Your class definitely helped me to stay "on the top" and was for sure a good ground for getting such an important job."
Starbucks Ready to Drink
".your sessions on Business has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive..
Mary Margaret Freedman
Community Resource Director
Skaneateles Central Schools
"It's very simple as You explain but very powerfull (ET Competitive Intelligence Model), You cover all the sides in Business Intelligence in very natural way"
Information Technology Specialist
"Thank you for the article you wrote, recently published in Today's Lighting Distributor: "Lead Like the Greats: 40 Things You Can Do." It was very inspirational. I have read it, applied it, and will keep a record of it on file for when I train others to be leaders."
Senior Lighting Specialist
Voss Lighting Voss Lighting - Phoenix
"My attention did not wane once during your presentation. Excellent!...I've attended many "leadership" seminars but hearing your presentation made me view it in a different way....I've shared my enthusiasm with others and would highly recommend you without hesitation."
Director, Claims Administration
BCBS of CNY
". Our sincere thanks for filling in at the last minute for the SBA meeting - you gave an excellent, upbeat, enthusiastic talk on motivation and networking."
Donald R Norton CPC
Chairman of the Board
"David Goldsmith's presentation to a group of professionals, which I attended, was absolutely outstanding. Everyone was pleased and flocked to him after the presentation to obtain more information and to meet the man with presentation skills that go beyond great. David keeps the audience on their toes with insight to their own needs of improving their professional carrier. David provided a very in-depth learning experience that will benefit me daily in my professional walk."
Sam L. Dunbar
Con-Way Western Express
Director of Safety and Zone operations
"I always enjoy the enthusiasm with which you speak."
The NFIB Foundation
"Even I, who usually have a hard time listening to speakers, didn't have trouble concentrating. I especially enjoyed your "Ten Commandments." I have been boxing for about 8 months, but was going to quit . You helped me decide to stay with it.Ever since last Tuesday everyone has been talking about your speech."
"Your energy seems endless: what a great ending after a long, tiring day! . you really got the adrenalin moving!"
Beverly W. Ripka
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
"your excellent presentation.You were so full of enthusiasm that it just naturally inspired all of us. I have heard nothing but positive comments from our members.Your ten commandments are a very worthwhile code of ethics for all to follow."
Professional Secretaries International
"David, thanks for your good wishes. We at the IRS do not "do" testimonials. I did enjoy your presentation and the feedback from the two groups of employees has been very positive. ... it's stimulating interest in the other remaining sessions. Thanks."
Rose M Pronel
"..but I didn't need to read them to know how much they admired you and learned from your keynote address. Everyone had wonderful things to say about your presentation."
Campus Education Greek Council
"I just want to thank you for encouraging me to do the presentation that day. I think that presentation marked a new beginning in my life especially in marketing....I think your wife is right, you never let someone give up. And thanks for not letting me give up."
from the country of Turkey
"What a energy-filled day. Fantastic presentation, you got right to the core of what we need. I gained so much insight,finally realizing I need to sharpen my managerial skills to compliment my leadership style. A hearty thanks.....I will be passing your name on to my friends in the basketball and corporate world. Peace and God bless. "
Ron Righter - NCAA Basketball Coach
".your presentation was great!"
International Management Council
"Excellent....found him to be the most enjoyable yet! Very dynamic and appreciated the presentation very much. "
Blue Cross Blue Shield CNY
"I most enjoyed your discussion of leadership and the thought provoking question, "Why would anyone follow you?" Terrific. Best regards in your business and feel free to call me at any time. Excellent follow-up............."
Managing Director - Safety
"Your presentation was excellent and on the money! "
Assistant to the President
Art Leather - Worlds Finest Albums and Folios
"You keep raising the bar for me - I'm going to have to learn the art of pole-vaulting soon."
Joan Orentlicher, CMP, ACS
AVP, Meetings and Conventions
"David Goldsmith's dynamic presentation rose above the din of typically humdrum professional programs we've all politely endured. He thoroughly engaged the audience on the topic with friendly humor, contagious energy, and digestible content. Unlike other obligatory sessions, I left informed, invigorated and thankful for the privilege to attend. He's a national-caliber speaker who's still accessible."
Assistant Director Marketing and Communications
Lincoln Financial Group
" .. Sue Cooke today and she told me our Sr. Leadership staff is still talking about how much they enjoyed and learned from your presentation. Thanks again."
Director Human Resources
Blue Cross Blue Shield CNY
"David challenges you to think differently...out of the box. He helps to remove the emotion(s) involved and look directly at the problem(s) at hand"
Plymate Image Mats
"It seems to me you have tremendous talent in marketing as well as conveying information! You make it all seem possible -- logical and easy."
Annie Jennings PR
"You were so entertaining and informative, but what I liked best was that you were so at ease with a group of 100 people."
Internal Revenue Service
" Just wanted to say thanks again for coming to Tulsa to share your thoughts. I think I really needed the reminder that Healthcare is a business like any other. My background isn't healthcare and I hear almost daily that healthcare is so very different from the private sector that I should forget what I've learned in the past. Granted there are a few unique qualities to this business and I have much to learn...but I can bring my prior successes to this business ...listening to my gut. Thanks for the reminder."
Hillcrest Healthcare Systems
"...I can only tell you, your direction has put me on the path to success! Thanks for all your direction and your friendship."
Comforce Staffing Services
"...I just wish that more people could see this program in action, since I believe it has tremendous impact ...."
Dianne M Kuruc
Citizens Foundation, Inc.
"You've helped me to understand the gratification one receives by hearing that he has chosen to do for a career truly benefits those who become client/customers/friends"
"I found you to be an intelligent and articulate interview. I appreciate how quickly you returned my calls. I look forward to working with you in the future."
Assistant News Director
Morning New Anchor KCBI (90.9) FM
"...On a personal note, thank you for affecting my life and helping me to make the changes I needed. Keep giving the message."
American Management Association
"David, I really appreciate you sending the outline of your excellent presentation so promptly. But I really appreciated one of the best motivational talks that I've ever heard. That's saying a lot since I've suffered through them in twenty-three years in the military and an additional 29 years in the transportation Industry. Your dynamic style of presentation, involving the audience and interspersing it all with a sprinkling of humor left me no choice but to listen, watch and learn. A great program, masterfully presented and a great experience."
"...Senior Care Marketplace...because I truly feel that attending your seminar was the most useful time I've spent in quite a while.
As a marketing professional .. of a service-oriented business unit, I concur wholeheartedly that Marketing must begin at the bottom and continue throughout the organization in everything that we do. In a large manufacturing organization, it is too easy to see ourselves as a separate unit and to get so focused on our little corner that we become complacent in thinking that the details can be left to someone else.
Your suggestion of giving myself a "virtual promotion" to the Executive Management team gave me a renewed insight into remembering to care about EVERY detail that crosses the path of our customers, both internal and external
... it reminded me to get "out of the details" and take a more strategic approach to reaching our target audience. Thank you. By the way,... I will pass along your name within the company."
Associate Product Manager
Welch Allyn Monitoring Services
"...Anyway, your presentation was what I expected, dynamic, and creative. You kept everyone on their toes with your ability to move the room including the ability to easily inform executive management of their inaccurate beliefs and style and assisted them in seeing new direction.
One member of the audience even stated that she brings something to do during these meeting. In her 10 years she had never enjoyed a presentation like she enjoyed and learned from your time with us.
The positive comments had been continuous after the event. Our staff walked away with a tremendous amount of information including
Leadership history and needs
Alliance organization and strengths
Group dynamics and it's impact
Communication and collaboration
Within days after your 3-hour presentation we started to see dramatic changes. People were communicating with one another on projects. Information seemed to pass more readily and the group overall seemed to be using your "lessons"
Being a trainer, these results are hard to come by. Even now, months after the presentation we are still hearing your name discussed and people carry your coin. I would recommend anyone hear a presentation of yours if they have the opportunity. I could write more, but it would read like a novel or perhaps be made into a movie...."
"Thanks to David Goldsmith, my business was up-ended, reexamined, and set on a clearer, more profitable path."
"The feedback I have been receiving as to the presentations has been overwhelmingly positive... "
"The members found it refreshing and different. ... your style of delivery was different. They liked the message."
Alan G. Weinstein
"Right now we are hard at work planning for next year. I am taking your advice on the subject of finding out how ideas work during busy times. We are trying out some things during the Canadian week here, and having some success and some insights.
Your help has been most valuable for me in looking to the future and in helping me see how to get out of the box and look at what is out there for our department. I can see how it can happen now, and I can see a path for getting the Supervisors there as well. Will write again when I have more time, probably with questions!"
Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard Director
"I was lucky enough to have the opportunity on Friday at BCBS to be present for your presentation. I lead a team of Business Analysts that are responsible to write system changes, find better ways to handle enhancements, define requirements and test all changes. Your presentation gave me some very valuable tools to assist my team in pulling the info out of the business without pulling teeth. Your energy was contagious."
AVP Process Analysis and Data Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield
"Having attended a Zig Zigler seminar only days before hearing David, it was quite clear that within seconds of his presentation I knew I was in for another Zig seminar. Goldsmith style! David delivers an outstanding seminar with very simple concepts. What separates David from the rest is his ability to connect with every member of the audience and not just those with MBA's or on the CEO level. Management is everyone's job and David has the ability to break that down on any level. Out of all the speakers our conventions have hired, David Goldsmith has by far been the single best investment the association has ever made on hiring not only a speaker, but also a friend. If you walk away unimpressed, then without a doubt, you don't belong in business."
David Guess, MS, CDS
Usher Transport, Inc.
"I believe that every employee (myself included)that was involved in the training now feels as if they they have learned very valuable methods for thinking things through strategically and presenting them effectively. Many of the people I spoke with today were excited about the new enthusiasm and teamwork displayed by management last Friday."
General Manager Wisconsin
"The presentation given was excellent, filled with insight and humor. I would definitely recommend it. Some excellent points were made and I reexamined myself because of it. I plan to read books because of the presentation. I never realized before how great the impact was as compared to an article. "
CPA Tax Manager
Fagliarone Group CPAs
David, thanks for your good wishes. We at the IRS do not "do" testimonials. I did enjoy your presentation and the feedback from the two groups of employees has been very positive. ….. it's stimulating interest in the other remaining sessions. Thanks.
Rose M Pronel
We have been told this is IRS policy. We have also been informed that offering you additional contacts may be construed as a recommendation and we should not have offered the contact information we provided for NY and we are not to provide additional information. The policy is evidently the same for all outside vendors. That said, the feedback I have been receiving as to the presentations has been overwhelmingly positive…..
"Your program was very informative and helped to re instill my own beliefs regarding organizational orientation toward sales. The future planning aspect is critical to success, as is the ability to encourage all employees to embrace empowerment co joined with accountability."
Flex-Hose Co., Inc.
".we couldn't wait to get on the phones and start prospecting. As you know, we have met and heard many gifted speakers and without a doubt you are among the best."
Dale Carnegie Institute
"David's 2 presentations were GREAT! I attended the Spring VaSHHRA Conference expecting an ordinary day. Once David took over, it turned out to be an extraordinary day for me and I think for a majority of us attending! He effectively addressed many issues facing the HR profession, and humorously so, at times. I also felt that a lot of the message(s) of the day related to us as individuals about our lives, not just about our work. In my opinion, he is an inspiring motivational speaker whom I would love to have visit VaSHHRA or SHRM again.
I am finally making some changes in my non-HR life that are long overdue."
UVA Health Services Foundation
Human Resources Generalist
"Interactive, thought provoking, and fun."
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Manager of Academic Scheduling
"I found the presentation educational and enlightening. "
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
"The presentation was excellent. I came away thinking of how we can integrate your concept of enterprise into what we are trying to do with the schools. It was exciting because it will help to give us a better way to present some individual pieces as a whole and hopefully make the system stronger.
After the presentation I told you I was tired. I don't know if you understood that as the compliment that it was meant to be. Your enthusiasm, command of the topic and the energy with which you presented it had me totally engaged the entire time and at the same time I was trying to make it fit my situation. The sense of being tired came from having been challenged to see the "old" with new eyes. I was energized and ready to tackle the everyday problems with a new vigor."
Sister Helen Ann
"I greatly enjoyed your presentation and would like serve as a reference. Thank you again for bringing your insight and opportunities. Your presentation gave me a new look on my own career and direction. "
Clerical Division Manager
Andrews Staffing Services
"David, I found the meeting fast paced, information packed, and kept my attention from start to finish."
"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation. You are so on target with what's going on in today's business world. Your energetic presentation made the time fly by and help to create a new awareness. I already have shared some of the information and passed on the coin you had on the tables. I would love to SUBSCRIBE to you newsletter to see what else you have to share. "
Lori's Hair Studio
"I very much enjoyed your presentation.... and not just because you didn't use the full 2,000 slides! I wish we had more time to hear your thoughts. You have a very special gift for keeping the audience engaged and attentive."
Central Connecticut State University
"Your presentation really was great. You hit on so many things that were so relevant in a very short period of time. After speaking with you on Wednesday night, I just knew the presentation was going to help a lot of people and answer a lot of questions. Thanks for the insight."
Teikyo Post University
Dean of Records
"For me personally, the unexpected benefit was gaining insight into how you prepare a speech. Since I asked you to speak and knew what we discussed for the topic, it was most interesting, and an unexpected added benefit, to see how you turned that into a great presentation that was right on the money."
G A Puzey Consultants
"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked". This is what David Goldsmith is all about!
Bruce L. Goodman
Senior Managing Director
MHP Commercial Brokerage Services
"Thank you! Your seminars on Enterprise Thinking and "Why Does Not Matter," were great! Good take away tools and thoughts for discipline."
"I enjoyed your Enterprise Thinking seminar ... This topic appealed to me because as the IS Mgr, "Enterprise" software is a very hot topic these days. I was curious to learn more about a new subject...perhaps "Enterprise Thinking" is the new "buzz word"????!!!!!"
"Nice job. Good information for such a short time frame. I think I'll have more of a desire to think more innovatively about the future. Liked your energy"
Joan M Hebert Training & Consulting
"I recently attended the MetaMatrix Consulting "Enterprise Thinking" seminar along with many of the key staff members of Alliance Relocation Services, Inc. I wanted you to know that over the years I have attended many "seminars", but most consisted of fluff information, presented by an individual who has never actually run a business.
Your seminar was VERY different! We look forward to implementing Enterprise Thinking in our organization. "
Alliance Relocation Services, Inc .
"Yes, we've received a lot of positive feedback about your presentations which is a great thing. I'm sure the feedback will continue after your presentations at Business Academy and Expo 2006."
Manager - Education & Certification
Promotional Products Association International
"...I really liked your site and have book marked it. I also wanted to comment that I learned a lot of good stuff at your seminar."
Watson Wyatt Production Manager
San Diego CA
"I enjoyed it very much. Subject matter was excellent and stories were clear. Definitely worth the time... "
David T. Oddy
Odyssey Software LLC
"Just wanted to thank you for choosing me to have an interview with David Goldsmith. I had an interview with him yesterday and was definitely impressed with his ability to offer some valid and useful advice to me within a short period of time. He is very insightful and has a way of conducting his interviews that allows for some great dialogue. I look forward to visiting with him again during school and may also seek his coaching services. He is very good at what he does and our classes will enjoy his presentation ..."
Thomas Communications & Technologies, LLC "The Enterprise Thinking Seminar sparked my interest. It helped me focus on two very important things - Systems and Communication. Without either you're headed for management catastrophe. So....I did some research on some new project tracking tools. I thank you shining the light! "
Shari L. Dwyer
Thomas Communications & Technologies, LLC
"As a professional Program Manager and a long-time member of the World Future Society, I resonated strongly with your talk last week. I plan to send you some business. "
Research Associates of Syracuse
“Once again, an outstanding presentation in Albuquerque.”
Rapid Reel(r) Hose Reels
…I find something of value to use in each newsletters. Please change my address as I don’t want to miss one.
Orthopaedic & Sports Surgery Center, PC
I enjoy your perspective on management - you have definitely had an influence on my business style. I try to offer as much as possible, as cheap as possible, as fast as possible, as easy as possible, and as friendly and individualized as possible. Obviously a work in progress.
President Vermont Soap
"... to tell you how much Adrianna and I enjoyed your presentation. We were talking on the drive home, and realized how far away we've gotten from some the things you were talking about (particularly setting and reviewing goals on a daily basis). These are the things that made us successful, yet today we let them slip by. Everyone needs a presentation like yours to charge our batteries and get us ready for a new year."
Dale Lambrecht, CAI
Past President of the NYSAA
"Enjoyed the presentation. Your analogy to the military impressed me--The leaders were in front of the solders directing them into battle, they had a support group that trusted their vision. However, the leader also had a plan. A Vision without a plan is an hallucination. I read that somewhere."
"You are the best speaker I've ever seen "
Premier Worldwide Properties
"Hearing your information was worth attending the entire conference. "
American Certified Association Management
KO Pressure Supply
PSI a division of Water Visions, Inc.
"I believe that as I review the tapes the value of your message will come through even louder & clearer. Your presentation was 1st class and I'm looking forward to beginning my creation of VTC's SOP's (standard operating procedures) on "How To" work within VTC!"
Visual Technologies Corporation
"You definitely rounded out the marketing track. As a firm that puts on several conferences, a year we are always looking for qualified and talented speakers. With a full room of attendees, you not only were flexible to the time changes due to our keynotes running over, you were able to do what speakers should do, educate and enlighten.
I am aware of letters and comments from attendees that say that this was o ne of the best marketing programs they have heard in ages . Again, the feedback I received was nothing less than fantastic. I even thank you for the marketing and consulting time you spent with me and other members of the audience after the presentation."
Joseph D. Strodel, Jr.
"Thank you for speaking to the attendees of the NYS Hospitality and Tourism 2001 Annual Conference this past May. In compiling the educational session evaluations, yours was by far the most popular and successful with an overall evaluation rating of 4.4 (out of 5) for both content and speaking.
As you know, it is a challenge to win over and audience and impart information to them that's truly going to be useful when they return to business as usual. With comments on our evaluations describing you as a good presenter that gives them ideas and with such emphatic phrases as "Terrific!" and "Have him again!" I feel confident that you succeeded in doing just that...."Great presentation on bringing human awareness to technology..."
New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association
"I learned so much from you in a short period of time. It's hard to believe it's been only 4 days. Soon I will be reporting back to Japans and put into action what I learned. I expect to sell at least $1 MILLION in new products."
Carmody and Bloom Inc.
"You're a gem. When this is all together, I will be singing your praises, and together we will generate more business for each other. Thanks for being so efficient."
John Alston Presents
Los Angeles CA
"I believe I ended David Goldsmith presentation with "Wow." Your firm's ability to find a first class presenter in such a short time frame has to be commended. David showed up early and unlike any of the presenters I have worked with in the past, and I have worked with many, David did not just fly in and fly out. Due to his schedule, he was able to arrive a day early, ran in the snow with our staff, spent time learning about our company and then paid attention to the products we offer. This preparation and his insight were combined into a wonderfully prepared, interactive, stimulating and educational keynote with sizzle. That's not only my applause, it was the sentiment of our national sales force.
I'd also like to add that as the marketing manager to a firm employing close to 700 employees, we had several expectations that had to be met in order for me to write such a powerful testimonial. Included in the audience was our CEO, CFO, partners to the firm, and members of senior management; each person asked of David a different request to be met. As the CEO wanted one type of action, so too did the sales manager request another. David was able to pull all the information together into one flowing, powerful presentation.
In a heartbeat, I would recommend him to any person interested in a top notch presenter. In the same vein I would also recommend to others that if they are interested in a bureau, Speakers Corner is as professional and responsive as they come.
Thank you for an experience to remember. "
Vice President of Marketing
"...Getting it Right the First Time: from Strategies to Tactics & You Can't Begin Without a Product: New Product and Service Development, matched exactly the needs of current entrepreneurs' seeking to maintain success through mission and vision, thank you for the tools that showed us how to come up with filters in the project management decision process, thank you for the tactics to accept intelligently when to really let go a product, thank you for teaching us how to find our real competitive advantages and defining where our best opportunity cost is.
Now, I feel more opened to change, and I feel better prepared to succeed in the future. Most of all, thank you for teaching me to arrange meetings with myself, and teaching me how to think with my gut.
México, D.F., C.P.
"Mr Goldsmith captured the audience from the time they were seated until the close of his presentation with hard hitting facts, humor and most importantly an insight to the trucking industry based on interviews, not on assumption. Every one in attendance walked out with their eyes opened to new possibilities, and a fresh approach to "systems" that can change the way people work together and become more effective in their respective positions."
Director Of Sales
Zonar Systems, LLC
"Your sales and management presentation to TCN Worldwide gave me a ton to thing about during my flight back to San Francisco. I will be continually working on how to incorporate your ideas into my daily life."
Starboard Commercial Real Estate
"David Goldsmith possess a talent for speaking that delivers information effectively, concisely, and enjoyably. My experience at trade shows is that one in four programs is worth-while. This makes selecting courses difficult. I will make it a point to attend David's presentation if I see his name appear on an agenda in the future. "
Rick Rover Company
Global Partnering Services
"David Goldsmith's presentation at our recent state HR group meeting was the highlight of the program. Not only did David's high energy presentation style keep the audience engaged, but his personal research with members of our group prior to the meeting made his content truly pertinent to our needs and concerns - not just a canned presentation sprinkled with buzzwords. I came away from his value-packed program forever changed in the way I approach my role as a Human Resources Professional. Want a successful program for your next group meeting? Book David Goldsmith, you will be glad you did."
Human Resources Administrator
Alleghany Regional Hospital
Low Moor, VA
"Thanks for your insight after the presentation. I just want to let you know that I used your "what are you challenges?" fallback line. Actually, my question to an information systems manager today was "what are you up against?" Needless to say, the result was an appointment for next Thursday at 2pm. That one question opened the flood gates -- truly amazing!"
Odyssey Software, LLC
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoy and appreciate receiving your MetaManagement Newsletter. It always gives me something to think about whether it clarifies something I already know or introduces me to something entirely new."
Human Resources Training Specialist
"Your newsletter offers a lot of management tips to becoming a well-rounded executive."
Network Telephone Services, Inc.
Mail Services Manager
"Loved your advice, and straight forward approach."
"Your deep insight on leadership impressed me."
Casey Ilsun Kim
Alexi Partners, LLC
I don't always want to read, or have time to read email newsletters, but I just read this one, and want to say, "well said!" Happy Holidays,
IS Recruiter Andrews MIS Staffing, LLC
"I enjoyed your articles immensely…"
Internal Revenue Service
"All the while I was at the law firm, I was reminded of you and the things I had read in your articles (reminding me that it was really very educational for me to work on your project). This company was a prime example of building problems into their operating structure and then bemoaning "people failure" for the inevitable results. For instance, one central printer served the printing/faxing/copying/scanning needs of scores of employees in several departments, many of whom spent 2-10 or more minutes several times a day walking to this location, checking to see if their fax had gone out or their print job was among the pages of output spread around on a nearby table (as people fished for their own), or waiting in line to use the machine. I figured they could go to Staples and buy an inexpensive fax/print/copy machine for every employee and within a month or so more than recover the cost of all the employee down time, not to mention making the whole process much more pleasant, reliable and streamlined. Because they had so many phone lines, I don't think even that would have been an obstacle. No more peptalks about the importance of everyone trying to be right there the the printer at the right time to retrieve their job when it first comes out, not mixing up other people's jobs and leaving them all over the table etc.! I kept wishing, David, they could have you out there as a guest speaker!"
Creative Public Impact
NYU Student Testimonials
"David was well prepared and challenged the students to do their best. My best professor at NYU."
"David gave great explanations of his materials making it easier for us to understand such a complex process."
"This class is dynamic, very well structured and analytical. David encourages everybody in the class to participate and challenges intellectual thinking."
"David's presentations were more to the caliber of speaker that I would see hired for a professional association."
"This segment is exactly the reason I am taking this course. David nailed it! Excellent presentation - David makes students visualize concepts, break down the concepts and then makes sure they understand them. He's an idea man!"
"More professors should have such passion."
"Energetic and knows his stuff! Keeps folks engaged."
"I've taken close to 30 NYU SCPS courses over 4 areas of study and this class (NPSD) is easily in my top 5. David Goldsmith teaches tools. Usable tools. He's an asset to NYU."
"This was not merely one of, this was clearly THE BEST CLASS that I have ever taken. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to grow in their career, person and even ambitions."
"Congratulations David, You did it again! You really gave us tools (real tools) to work and use in my job and in my life. Thanks"
"David, thanks for redefining my life!"
David G is one of the greatest assets to NYU. He provides not just data and knowledge, but working, functioning tools to use immediately. He also genuinly cares about his students and his teaching at NYU. He takes pride in his work and holds himself accountable for conveying the subject matter to each and every student. A+++"
"While I hope the interview was valuable for NBOA and David I did want to let you know it was great fun for me, very informative and I even received some good feedback from David about how I can be a better leader for NWS. I already received value for my conference fee!!!! Truly, thanks for giving my name to David. It was a good experience.
I'm sure his talk will be meaningful in Denver.
Chief Financial Officer
The Northwest School