The Purpose of Our Meeting/Event/Conference

“Cleared for Takeoff” was a leadership conference for our associates in offices across the country. The purpose was to bring everyone together in one place for collaboration as well as to introduce key competencies for success.

What We Wanted in a Speaker or Emcee

We were looking for a speaker who could engage and energize our leaders and had a preference for someone with actual experience influencing well-known customer-centric cultures. Southwest Airlines was one of the companies that came to mind, and Tony was highly recommended by Crown Speakers Bureau.

What We Got With Tony

Tony was well-prepared. His presentation was interactive, and Tony had no problem engaging our diverse crowd with music, stories, and his FUNomenal energy. Our audience loved his humor and wit and gave him a standing ovation. Tony was a pleasure to work with and had a genuine desire to deliver the right message.

Additional Comments

Invitation Homes is a leader in the single-family rental management space. It currently owns and operates over 80,000 homes in 17 markets across the US.

 

Tara Whittington, Director, Operational Support, Invitation Homes

“Tony had no problem engaging our diverse crowd with music, stories, and his FUNomenal energy. Our audience loved his humor and wit and gave him a standing ovation.”

The purpose of our conference: US Probation and Pretrial Services District Meeting

What we wanted in a speaker: Fun, entertaining, enlightening, and thought provoking.

What we got with Tony: We got a WOW moment! Tony not only entertained, but he left the room with a true sense that, although work MUST be done, there is always a way to make it FUN. It just takes a little innovative thinking and the realization that we must embrace our differences.

Recommend Tony? Absolutely, and without reservation! I’m had the good fortune to see Tony speak on several occasions, and his content, personality, and genuine love for what he does come across powerfully every time.

Tony is truly one of a kind. Tony’s message is thought provoking without being “preachy” and the time he is on stage flies by but leaves you wanting more!

Renae Garner, US Probation and Pretrial Services, renae_garner@txnp.uscourts.gov read more

We got a WOW moment!

The purpose of our meeting/event/conference: Annual Leadership Conference and Company Wide Annual Meeting

What we wanted in a speaker: Positive energy, and a message our team would take away to improve not only professionally but personally.

What we got with Tony: All of that and more! Tony spent time with us and our team to fine tune his message and it was exactly on the mark. Upbeat, professional, terrific energy, and the perfect pacing to keep it interesting.

I’ve worked with and booked speakers in producing corporate events for nearly twenty years now, and Tony is one of the best. He presents a message that is not only about professional improvement but is personal and hits each person where they live. Active participation, great stories; absolutely a home run!

​Greg Hoover, Chief Operating Officer, New World Van Lines, ghoover@nwvl.com read more

New World Van Lines
Upbeat, professional, terrific energy, and the perfect pacing to keep it interesting

The purpose of our meeting/event/conference: Provide continuing medical education and networking opportunities for sonographers and other healthcare providers in the diagnostic medical sonography profession.

What we wanted in a speaker: We wanted someone who was encouraging, dynamic, motivating, and fun!

What we got with Tony: We GOT someone who was encouraging, dynamic, motivating, and fun! It’s been 10 years since a keynote speaker has received a standing ovation. We absolutely recommend Tony! Here are a few of the comments we received from our attendees.

“The speaker was very engaging and got the audience engaged! He was funny and kept your attention!”

“Captivating with a very funny, entertaining twist. Loved his use of music!”

“Outstanding and very timely to bring a different perspective on work and life balance”

“Awesome speaker! Such a fun presentation and got everybody together. I would love to hear him speak again!!”

Mary Rodriguez, CAE, Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Executive Director, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, mrodriguez@sdms.org read more

SOCIETY OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
It’s been 10 years since a keynote speaker has received a standing ovation.

The purpose of our meeting/event/conference: This was our annual HR conference for our members and guests.

What we wanted in a speaker: We were looking for a fun, upbeat speaker that would tie in HR principles with a positive message. Improving corporate culture is a challenge for virtually all HR departments.

What we got with Tony: Tony delivered a program that was packed with great information and wonderful ways to make positive impacts in the workplace. It was a FUNtastic program! I would recommend Tony to any organization that is looking for fun ways to talk about making lasting improvements in their company. This is great for all organizations, big and small.

Marria Brydon, HR Director, Central Oklahoma HR Association, marria.brydon@dnigov.com read more

​FUNtastic program! I would recommend Tony to any organization that is looking for fun ways to talk about making lasting improvements in their company.