I’ve seen Tony interact with people as a speaker, as a member of a group, and on an individual coaching basis. In all of these environments, Tony creates a positive, supportive and encouraging 'zone' around him. Once you enter that zone, you know that three things are going to happen. First, you are going to have fun. Second, you are going to see things in a new and more positive way. And third, you are going to walk away feeling a whole lot better about who you are and what you can accomplish.

– Rob Ghio, Attorney with Dismuke & Waters, P.C.

For more details on what each Meeting Planner was looking for and felt they received by booking Tony Brigmon for their event, click on the drop-down arrow next to the name of the organization below. Tony's goal is earn the right for a FUNomenal ™ recommendation from you as well. Let's talk.

``His Message and Personal Story are Fascinating, Motivating, and Empowering``

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Houston Chapter

The Purpose of Your Meeting/Event/Conference?

Speaker for the monthly CFMA Houston Chapter Luncheon. The CFMA stands for Construction Financial Management Association. It’s a professional organization with almost 10,000 members nationwide.

CFMA members are not only accounting and finance professionals in the Construction industry but also bankers, auditors, insurance and surety professionals supporting the Construction industry.

What You Wanted in a Speaker?

Were wanting to bring a speaker that would motivate our members and break the seriousness of our regular accounting, tax, legal, and other topics related to the construction industry.

Tony certainly delivered.

I heard Tony speak at the CFMA Lone Star Conference in 2018. Our chapter thought Tony would be an excellent motivational speaker for our luncheon.

What You Got With Tony?

His message and personal story are fascinating, motivating, and empowering. After his speech, the attendees left the room enriched and reminded that clean fun and positive attitude can turn a bad situation into better and get the best out of people.

Tony’s presentation was well received. It was fun and engaging.

Sanela Minica, Board Member and Meeting Planner, CFMA Houston Chapter, Houston, Texas

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

Central Oklahoma HR Association

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

``It’s been 10 years since a keynote speaker has received a standing ovation.``

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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

``Upbeat, professional, terrific energy, and the perfect pacing to keep it interesting``

New World Van Lines

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

``We got a WOW moment!``

US Probation and Pretrial Services

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’ve 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 Service

``Dynamic, energetic, fun and purposeful``

Isto Biologics

The purpose of our conference: We hosted a national sales meeting for our entire commercial team to provide the knowledge, tools and inspiration they need to achieve sales goals.

What we wanted in a speaker: Someone who could inspire our newly integrated sales teams. We were bringing three different sales teams together for the first time ever! We wanted to communicate to them to embrace change, be productive — all while having fun and enjoying their job.

What we got with Tony: We got a BIG Win! Tony completely lifted the spirits of everyone in the room! Change can be difficult. Our team left inspired and encouraged and walked away with a few nuggets to immediately implement.

​I would definitely enlist Tony to be part of your event. He is dynamic, energetic, fun, and purposeful. He has the innate ability to draw people out of their comfort zone. Our team truly benefited from Tony’s expertise — He set the tone for our meeting!

Janelle Worley, Marketing Manager, Isto Biologics

``Perfect opening general session speaker, setting the tone for a great event and giving people practical tips``

Independent Bankers Association of Texas

The purpose of our meeting: This meeting is primarily focused on helping connect bankers with new technology vendors, and helping them build strategies for success in their institutions.

What we wanted in a speaker: We were looking for an engaging and high energy speaker that could launch the conference and set the right tone for the days ahead. We wanted people to feel good and be ready to connect with one another. Tony ABSOLUTELY helped us accomplish this.

What we got with Tony: Tony was a joy to work with. He made the audience smile, laugh, and engage. Tony was the perfect opening general session speaker, setting the tone for a great event and giving people practical tips for increasing fun in meetings and at work.

Christopher Williston, Executive Vice President, Independent Bankers Association of Texas

``Tony was funny, personable, and had engaging activities. Perfect for learning!``

Career Leadership Academy, University of Iowa

The purpose of our event: LeadersLive conference for student leaders involved in the academy.

What we wanted in a speaker: Out of the box thinker who was positive and very engaging. Desire to show a variety of leadership styles and work cultures.

What we got with Tony: Tony was funny, personable and had engaging activities, music, and stories that got our group involved and in an active listening state. Perfect for learning!

Elise Perea, Assistant Director Career Leadership Academy, University of Iowa

``All generations of our staff felt they learned from Tony and the energy in the room was night and day from our last workshop.``

Texas A&M University - College Station

The Texas A&M Academic Services department hosts two Professional Development workshops each year. The purpose is to provide enrichment opportunities to staff while promoting cohesion and effectiveness within the division.

What we wanted in a speaker: We were seeking a speaker who could bridge the gap across all generations within our workforce and share strategies to promote cohesion and effectiveness in daily work across all units within the division.

What we got with Tony: Tony provided an engaging learning environment that kept the audience’s attention, was timely, relational, and enlightening. All generations of our staff felt they learned from Tony and the energy in the room was night and day from our last workshop.

Tony’s sincerity and passion for his topic had an impact on all present and has planted the seeds for Texas A&M Academic Services to become a “Funomenal Workplace”. We still have staff talking about the presentation days after the event. We have others now that wish they had attended. Thank you, Tony!

If you are wanting an engaging presentation that will create a positive experience for your staff, book Tony. The Funomenal Workplace is contagious and Tony’s message is timeless. His energy and passion helped us put on an event staff are still talking about.

The message connected with all of our staff at all ages and experiences.

We cannot thank Tony enough for sharing his life stories, his humor, his wisdom and his passion for fun. He truly provided tips and techniques to create a positive culture in our organization which has been proven to increase productivity.

Terence Krolczyk, Fall Workshop Committee Member, Senior Lead Software Applications Developer, Texas A&M University – College Station

``Master presenter. Funny and entertaining with solid content.``

Marketing Genius LLC

​​The purpose of our meeting/event/conference: To share with our attendees how they can influence, engage and make a difference for their clients and employees.

What we wanted in a speaker: Somebody who would be able to engage them while delivering useful content.

What we got with Tony: Tony is a master presenter. From the moment he got on stage, he had the attention of each and every attendee. He was funny and entertaining with solid content. As a result, he was one of the most highly rated presenters at my 3-day conference.

Salim Omar, CEO, CPA Marketing Genius LLC

``The first speaker I have ever worked with in advance to ensure the presentation has the best shot at connecting with each member of the audience.``

Texas Department of Information Services

The purpose of our conference: Texas Digital Summit. An educational conference targeting the Texas State Agency CIO’s with a focus on Digital Government and Innovation.

What we wanted in a speaker: Someone to provide a meaningful keynote that was relevant, informative and interesting to the audience in an upbeat or energetic style.

What we got with Tony: Exactly what we were looking for!

Recommend Tony? Absolutely – he prepares in advance to tailor his presentation to his audience so that his informing points are centered on what is directly relevant to the audience.

He is the first speaker I have ever worked with in advance to ensure the presentation has the best shot at connecting with each member of the audience.

Todd Kimbriel, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Information Services

``If there was ever a case of ``Under Promise`` and ``Over Deliver`` it was Tony Brigmon``

Alliant National Title Insurance Company

The purpose of our conference: “Seismic Shifts” – Dealing with the ever changing marketplace.

What we wanted in a speaker: A positive message of how to deal with difficult situations

What we got with Tony: We got more than what we wanted! If there was ever a case of “Under Promise” and “Over Deliver” it was Tony Brigmon.

As a corporate executive and an elected State Representative, I’ve seen more than my fair share of speeches and presentations.

Tony delivered materials that were custom tailored to fit our organization and created a “story” that was the perfect fit despite some challenging time constraints caused by other speakers who couldn’t tell time.

Tony was an EXEMPLARY speaker who captured the audience from the very beginning and didn’t “lose” anyone during his presentation. In short, he is AWESOME, and I highly recommend him!

Rodney Anderson, Senior Vice-President & Regional Agency Manager, Alliant National Title Insurance Company

``Tony Brigmon's Program, By Far, Has Been the Most Talked About and Remembered!``

St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, TX

What We Wanted: We had just spent considerable money to bring in two celebrity speakers to address our employees. My challenge for this meeting was how to follow up the success of these two speakers, and bring in someone at a fraction of the cost, who could still make a positive impact on our conference attendees. That’s what we wanted.

What We Got: I have brought in speakers from Dr. Steven Covey to Dr. Bob Arnot from CBS News, and Tony Brigmon’s program, by far, has been the most talked about and remembered!

Robin G. Williams, St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX

``None Have Left Me With Such A Sense of Uplift, Happiness, And Everything Is Going To Be 'Great' As Tony Brigmon!``

Sales & Marketing Association, Los Angeles, California

What We Wanted: As Executive Director of the Sales and Marketing Association of Los Angeles, I am responsible for providing speakers for our organization and had arranged for many speakers over the years to speak to our members. My challenge for this particular meeting was to find something *different*, something our attendees had NEVER seen before, yet something that would really leave them feeling uplifted and energized. That’s what we wanted.

What We Got: I have heard many ‘motivational’ speakers during the past 36 years of serving as Executive Director of SME, but none have left me with such a sense of uplift, happiness, and everything is going to be ‘great’ as Tony Brigmon.

Lew Butterfield, Sales & Marketing Association, Los Angeles, California

``Underlying Messaging Of Sound Principles Put Him In a Class Above Other Presenters On The Professional Speaking Circuit!``

TriNet Group, San Leandro, CA

What We Wanted: Our Challenge: Rollout of new Customer Service program. Over the last five years, our company embarked on various efforts to add meaning and impact behind our corporate commitment to customer service. A totally new and much more substantial program with “teeth” for ongoing performance management and compensation impact was the purpose behind our Feb 2001 meeting.

Following the program overview (and a funny but memorable in house video production), Tony Brigmon came on as the keynote speaker to close the all-hands meeting attended by 250 people in person and another 100 by webcast.

What We Got: Tony’s delivery was both captivating and on target in reinforcing key themes of our Customer Service program launch. His humor, timing, and delivery put him on par with the very best of entertainers, but it is the underlying messaging of sound principles that put him in a class above other presenters on the professional speaking circuit.

Tony’s engaging style had everyone in rapt attention as we all participated in audience exercises which reinforced the key themes behind our Customer Service program. It remains a much talked about and not soon to be forgotten stimulus in launching of this critical company initiative.

Martin Babinec, CEO/Founder, TriNet Group, San Leandro, CA

``Always Well Beyond What We Ask. Tony Is Number 1 In My Book!``

United Space Alliance National Management Association, Houston Chapter, Houston, TX

What We Wanted: Tony has spoken to us before. We had the best response to the enjoyment of the meeting that we have ever had. Bringing Tony back was based upon the fact that a lot of tragedy has occurred in recent past. We felt the people needed a good laugh that taught us a little about incorporating fun into our work. Tony was the obvious choice to accomplish this.

What We Got: As I “expected”, Tony exceeded our expectations. His ability to get the audience involved, have a good time, get his message clearly across to everyone, and satisfy our needs is always well beyond what we ask. And I know he can do it, which is why I asked to have him back! He is absolutely fantastic! And a pretty darn good singer, too!

I only wish more organizations would have him in to show that humor is essential in the well-being of the organization; it is a win-win situation. Tony is number 1 in my book.

Janet Morris, United Space Alliance National Management Association, Houston Chapter, Houston, TX

``For the First Time, I Wasn't Disappointed In A 'Motivational' Speaker We've Had!``

University of California, Irvine

What We Wanted: Our department was looking for a speaker to address the unit on Influence Management, using humor! I had heard Tony at the CASE conference in San Diego and thought his style of mixing humor with real-world experiences was perfect to meet our needs.

What We Got: Tony brought everything we needed to the table and then some. He is a bright, energetic, G-rated humorist that added life back to our unit. Here’s some of the other feedback I received from our staff:

“I just wanted to thank you for inviting Tony Brigmon in to talk to the Advancement team (and Tom for supporting this effort). Tony was engaging, funny, upbeat and inspiring — quite a winning combination. Moreover, I really liked his message(s) and hope that I can practice at least some of what he preaches.”

“A number of people have commented to me on just how much they enjoyed hearing Tony speak. Thanks again for the timely Tony tonic!”

“Tony Brigmon was just great. His upbeat attitude, the simplicity, and repetitiveness of his points, the music (of course, if I had known I would have brought my instruments), and his pleasant demeanor made this a terrific day for everyone. I thought it was just wonderful.”

“Training is sometimes about skill-based things, and more often, should be about these simple attitude and relationship things. Wonderful choice. I am so glad you found him for us.” – Vice Chancellor Moebus

“I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed having Tony speak to us. I was telling Debbie that, for the first time, I wasn’t disappointed in a ‘motivational’ speaker we’ve had. I mean we have had some excellent guest speakers in the past, but no one has seemed to be able to truly connect with all of the staff like Tony did. He really gave me a lot to think about. I could go on and on, but I just wanted to say thanks.”

Debbie Finster, University Advancement, University of California, Irvine

``He was the favored speaker at our conference!``

Alliant National Title Insurance Company

What we wanted in a speaker: We like to have speakers with valuable and uplifting information, both about our industry and about making positive changes in ourselves and our companies.

What we got with Tony: Exactly what we wanted! Tony was engaging, uplifting, and our agents and staff were able to take away some simple things they can do to have a more positive outlook and impact on our businesses and industry, and life as a whole.

I would absolutely recommend Tony to any organization who wants to provide ideas on how to make things more positive and have fun while facing challenges. Tony was great and just what we all needed!! He was the favored speaker at our conference!

Julie Murphy, Exec. Assist., Alliant National Title Insurance

``They Keep Asking 'When Are We Going To Get Him Back?``

University of California Davis, Davis CA

What We Wanted: Was not sure Tony’s message would speak to a group as large and diverse as ours. We have every occupation from Architects to laborers and custodians.

What We Got: Tony did a great job. It has been two weeks since his talk and folks are still talking about what a great time they had and how meaningful Tony’s talk was. They keep asking “when are we going to get him back?” and “can you make up cards with the clever tony-isms?”

Tony made our entire program great and people were ready and willing to listen after Tony got them into F.U.N.

Sal Genito, Facilities Management, University of California Davis, Davis CA

``Best I've Heard World-Wide!``

Bob Hince, Speaker/Trainer

I have just finished listening to my tape of your “Are We Having Fun Yet’ (Toastmasters International presentation) for the fourth time, and have got to say you are the best I’ve ever heard world-wide!

Just everything you say and do is just brilliant…

If you are ever down Sydney way…and why wouldn’t you be with your dollar buying two of ours…I would love to accommodate and chauffeur around you, your wife and any/all of your six children.

Bob Hince, Speaker/Trainer, Bringing Learning & Laughing Together

``Exactly on point and he delivered 100%.``

Prairie Health Ventures

Event: Prairie Health Ventures Material Managers Educational Retreat

What we wanted in a speaker: We were looking for someone who could provide tools to enable people to grow personally and professionally. I had seen Tony at a conference a few years ago and kept his information. After determining the goals and outcomes wanted for our retreat, I looked through my files for an appropriate speaker and came across Tony’s information. I wanted my group to become energized and enthusiastic and with Tony at the helm, that happened.

What we got with Tony: Tony has a way of connecting with people that makes them feel relaxed and willing to share. There is an interactive element to his presentation and the attendees had fun being part of his time. He is easy to talk to and comes across as a genuinely nice person.

He has many funny stories to tell and a lesson attached to each one. The focus of his time was exactly on point and he delivered 100%. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for anyone seeking a professional that will engage and motivate the attendees.

He was a breeze to work with and made my job as an event professional that much easier. With someone like Tony on board, you can’t help but look good!

Bobbie Connolly, Prairie Health Ventures Meeting Planner

``He Worked In Specifics About Their experiences, Gave Good Advice, And Did It In A Fun Way. He Is Just Marvelous!!!``

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX

What We Wanted: This was a group of frontline staff who help customers looking for a job, training, and self-help skills. They have gone through several management staff and many program changes. We were launching a new operations manual in an attempt to “fix” problems and support the staff.

Wanted them to feel good about themselves and be receptive to the manual. We chose Tony Brigmon because he has a great technique to motivate people with humor and relating to their specific problems.

What We Got: What we got was fantastic!!! Again, Tony had the room laughing, participating, and feeling good about themselves. He worked in specifics about their experiences, gave good advice, and did it in a fun way. He is just marvelous!!! He helped set the tone for the rest of the day.

Would use him again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone who wants to have fun!!

Lisa Witkowski, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX

``Provided a very real, very meaningful message of selfless, passionate service and respect to others.``

Texas A&M University Conference on Student Government Organizations

Organization: Conference on Student Government Organizations (COSGA) at the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University at College Station. Student government delegates from colleges across the country. They are all student body presidents, student senators, student organization directors and, generally, leaders across their respective campuses.

The purpose of our meeting/event/conference: To equip student leaders from across the country with the tools and desire to implement immediate, achievable steps necessary to meet goals that they are passionate about.

What we wanted in a speaker: Someone who could relate to students while motivating them to serve beyond the immediate – someone who could inspire them to maintain their passion in the long run.

What we got with Tony: Tony was energetic, entertaining, light-hearted and, most importantly of all, provided a very real, very meaningful message of selfless, passionate service and respect to others. He was comedic and insightful simultaneously, an infectious and rare combination.

Joe Wallace, Programming Executive, Conference on Student Government Organizations

``Touched our people deeply with practical methodology for rewiring our brains to be positive.``

Alliant National Title Insurance Company

What we wanted in a speaker: Someone who could equip our customers with tools to turn around upset clients in a positive and humorous way.

What we got with Tony: Someone who touched our people deeply with a practical methodology for rewiring our brains to be positive.

Recommend Tony? ABSOLUTELY!!! He is very entertaining — even more, he delivers practical, easy to use tools to turn around a difficult customer service situation.

Robert Grubb, President/CEO, Alliant National Title Insurance Company

``Such Energy, Positivity, and Straightforward Yet Powerful Ideas``

Ameritas Life Insurance

The purpose of our conference: National sales and service meeting – goal of communication and team building.

What we wanted in a speaker: A closing session that would tie our idea of unity and team together, and leave our people on an upbeat note.

What we got with Tony: Tony was the perfect close to our meeting! He had such energy, positivity, and straightforward yet powerful ideas. My team is still talking about him!

I would recommend Tony to anyone who is looking for a speaker who will unify, inspire, delight, charm and motivate.

Diane Kolvek, Vice President – Sales & Relationship Management, Ameritas Life Insurance

``It Was As If He Had Worked In Our Industry All His Life Because He Knew Of Our Particular Challenges And Used His Material To Solve/Address Them.``

Southeastern Advertising Publishers Association (SAPA), Columbia, TN

What We Wanted: We chose Tony Brigmon because he was highly recommended by other state and regional publishing associations. We heard he was fun, motivating, and engaging. We wanted a person to kick off our conference with a bang.

What We Got:
What we got was a fun, professional speaker that had the group literally on the edge of their seats for the entire program. Tony did a wonderful job of tailoring his program to the needs of our organization. It was as if he had worked in our industry all his life because he knew of our particular challenges and used his material to solve/address them.

The best way to tell how much impact a speaker has on a conference is to listen to the “buzz” after. The feedback we received from our conference attendees was all positive. They enjoyed his style, his humor, and his engaging methods of keeping us involved in his presentation. We look forward to having Tony back again.

We put our evaluation in a package that goes to all publishing associations on a yearly basis. We will give Tony a very positive review.

P.S. Tony, great job! Thanks for setting a high note that carried our conference through to the very end! You were great.

Douglas Fry, Southeastern Advertising Publishers Association (SAPA), Columbia, TN

``Did You Ever Try And Reach A Group Of Engineers And Get Them To Provide Customer Service? Tony Got Them On Board.``

Freese & Nichols, Inc. (Engineering Firm), Fort Worth, TX

What We Wanted: Our situation was that we were rolling out a new initiative relating to customer service. As the leader of the team responsible for the rollout and full implementation, I knew we did not have a good program planned. Something was missing.

I spoke with one of the team members and expressed my concern and she indicated that she had heard this great speaker at a conference who was the Ambassador of Fun for Southwest Airlines. Their service is legendary and I made a decision on the spot to try to book Tony for our meeting.

What We Got: What we got was what we expected and more. Did you ever try and reach a group of engineers and get them to provide customer service? Tony got them on board. His comments were right on target and they were delivered with passion, humor, and heart.

He hit virtually every employee through their thought process, through their heart and now our folks are delivering with their hands. Great job of aligning the head, the heart, and the hands.

P.S. Tony, once again, wow! Great job. You hit a grand slam.

Clayton Fitzhugh, Meeting Planner, Freese & Nichols, Inc. (Engineering Firm), Fort Worth, TX

``What We Got Was More Than We Asked For!!!``

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Sulphur Springs, TX

What We Wanted: The Chamber Banquet committee wanted a fun light-hearted motivational speaker, and Tony was perfect. In the past, our speaker’s have been a more serious note, and due to events in our country, we felt a fun night to forget our troubles was in order. Thus, we chose the Ambassador of Fun, Tony Brigmon.

What We Got: Tony was the speaker for our 77th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. He was fabulous. The event was attended by over 700 people and everyone enjoyed the program. Tony was funny, entertaining, and made each of us laugh. The use of music also added to the program. Thanks, to Tony the Ambassador of Fun, our Banquet was a big success!!!!!!!

What we got was more than we asked for!!! The event was great, and Tony’s presentation was both entertaining and fun. I can without question recommend this program to any Chamber of Commerce or event planner wanting to present a meaningful but motivational and funny program. Thanks, Tony!!!

P.S. Keep up the good work!!! Tony, you are the best!!!

Sherry Moore, Meeting Planner, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Sulphur Springs, TX

``Not Only Entertaining, But Had A Message And Good Ideas On Working With People!``

Association of Mayors, Council-members and Commissioners of Texas, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: We needed a motivational speaker during our conference for elected officials. I had heard Tony at the TSAE (Texas Society of Association Execs) Speaker Forum last year and thought he would be a perfect choice.

What We Got: I was correct! Tony did a wonderful job and was so well received they would like to have him back again in the future. He was not only entertaining but had a message and good ideas on working with people, something city elected officials have to do all the time. I have recommended Tony to other groups.

Lelani Van Gundy, Meeting Planner, Association of Mayors, Council-members and Commissioners of Texas, Austin, TX

``Great fun, stories and best practices.``

Alliant National

The purpose of our meeting: Let our independent agent owners step aside to work on their business.

What we wanted in a speaker: Bring fun and best practices to customer service.

What we got with Tony: Exactly what we bargained for — Great fun, stories and best practices.

Recommend Tony? Yes, absolutely.

Kyle Rank, EVP Agency, Alliant National

``The responses have been outstanding.``

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Staff Development Day

​Thank you for an inspiring presentation. The responses have been outstanding.  In addition to the comments, you received all top scores.

Staff Comments:

  • “Thoroughly enjoyed Tony’s presentation.  He is sensational, awesome, credible and enjoyable”
  • “His presentation not only addresses the workplace but also sheds light on how we can interact and communicate in our personal lives”
  • “Tony had everyone in the room laughing and participating which made it fun and educational”
  • “Tony is genuine and brings new meaning to the workplace”
  • “We would like to have him come back and provide training on subject matters like “Team Building”, “How to improve Supervisor and employee relationships”
  • “He has a way of relating to all levels of employees”
  • “We should have Tony come back and offer training to our Faculty”
  • “Where does this man get all that energy….”
  • “This was one of the best Staff Professional Development Days at TAMBCD”
  • “He is spectacular and we want him back next year! “

Tony, our sincere gratitude for an excellent presentation and spending time with Texas A&M Baylor of College of Dentistry staff employees.  We look forward to working together in the near future.

Pat A.Brouwer (Lopez), Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

``Whole New Level of Fun. Whole Presentation Customized to Us and Even Sent Us Home with a Success Formula Geared Towards Our Company Name.``

Hayden Property Management

What We Wanted in a Speaker: We were holding our yearly managers’ meeting and were really looking for a great speaker to help motivate our staff on their last day. Our biggest challenge was trying to find someone who would motivate our audience in only an hour, but that is just what Tony did.

What We Got With Tony: We have brought in speakers in the past, but Tony’s presentation was a whole new level of fun. He greeted our guests as they walked into the meeting and right away the whole room’s energy shifted.

Honestly, I couldn’t think of a better speaker to help us wrap the event up with. He made the whole presentation customized to us and even sent us all home with a success formula geared towards our company name.

Thank you so much, Tony, for going above and beyond!

Kimra Griffin, Marketing Coordinator, Hayden Property Management

``An 'Answered Prayer' In More Ways Than One!``

Region Six VPP Safety Conference

What We Wanted: Wearing the hat of Co-Chair for a Region Six VPP Safety Conference is no small task, believe me! Our situation was this: we had several hundred VPP members at our annual conference who are rather hard to please … especially if the speaker is not some kind of professional athlete!

Our challenge was how to end our conference with a *bang*, and at the same time send our people home motivated about team building and safety.

And whoever the speaker was for that closing spot, he was going to have to follow Roger Staubach, Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys Quarterback!

I had never heard Tony Brigmon in person and had to rely on the trusted advice of a Speakers Bureau, who assured me that Tony was the *perfect match* for this kind of challenge.

What We Got: Tony was simply marvelous. He was an *answered prayer* in more ways than one. He communicated well with us prior to the engagement and was organized, an important consideration for any organization in hiring Tony.

He was a real pro. Once he got to our conference, he relaxed me, expressing confidence that everything was going to be a success.

His presentation took off, with a lot of us attentive and curious as to what a “non-sports figure” could possibly talk about. Like I said, Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Quarterback, had spoken at this same conference prior to Tony and was very well received.

Tony totally moved the crowd to participate. I never saw anything like it. At one point, he had our membership interacting in fun, with over 3600 handshakes, high-five’s, and even hugs, given out!

After he concluded, Tony turned to me and asked, “Well, what do you think?” I nodded in satisfaction and gave him a big hug in appreciation.

He was exactly what I wanted to close our conference out, getting our membership back to their facilities, pumped up about spreading the word of team building and of being more safe employees.

I would highly recommend Tony as a *closing session* for any organization. His presentation is non-forgettable! Comments are still coming in about how this was the most successful Region Six VPP Conference!

Bruce Wayne Blankenship, Region Six VPP Safety Conference Co-Chairman, Sterling Chemicals, Houston, TX

``Tony Was Excellent At Picking Up On What Our Group Was About And Used It Very Well In His Presentation!``

Texas Dental Association Financial Services, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: We were looking for a dynamic opening speaker to break the ice with the crowd. We invite a combined group of non-profit and for-profit attendees from several states in the dental association industry.

What We Got: We had approximately 50 attendees and they all loved Tony. All I heard was that the attendees wished his presentation could have lasted all morning. Tony was excellent at picking up on what our group was about and used it very well in his presentation.

You would have thought he had worked with all of us for years. His intuition and understanding were that right on.

Barbara Lockerman, Meeting Planner, Texas Dental Association Financial Services, Austin, TX

``Tony's Keynote And Use Of Music Really Put Everyone In An Upbeat And Receptive Mood!``

Texas Dental Association Financial Services, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: The group was the IT Delivery Services US Extended Leadership Team. The theme was taking ITDS to the next level and the changes/challenges around working globally. I chose Tony because I had seen him before and thought he was great.

What We Got: Expectations exceeded … several people who spoke after Tony left referred back to his advice (e.g., don’t make a decision when you are upset). Another person got up and sang a song as an intro to his talk. Tony’s keynote and use of music really put everyone in an upbeat and receptive mood.

Nancy Malke, Shell Information Technology Delivery Services, Houston, TX

Each Staff Member Took Home A ``Golden Nugget`` Of Useful Information To Apply Directly To Her Or His Work Environment!``

Girl Scouts of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

What We Wanted: After a very tough year financially, including staff downsizing, we were looking for a positive and inspirational speaker that could keep the staff going forward. Several of our staff had heard Tony speak before to other groups and recommended him for our annual staff retreat. Their recommendation was right on target.

What We Got: In the two weeks since the retreat, I continue to hear great comments from the staff about the presentation by Tony. He was inspiring and fun and his approach to challenges faced by non-profits made sense. Each staff member took home a “golden nugget” of useful information to apply directly to her or his work environment.

P.S. Tony – thank you for sending your personalized poem. Everyone is enjoying it. And thanks for the inspiration! – Susan

Susan G. Rutherford, Girl Scouts of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

``What Tony Delivered Was Fun Personified!``

The Quality Texas Foundation, Dallas, TX

What We Wanted: We chose Tony because he came highly recommended as a ‘Fun Specialist’, which we needed in our event venue since most of our activities are on the serious side.

What We Got: What Tony delivered was Fun Personified! He exceeded our expectations in 30 minutes of laugh-filled enjoyment and edge of the seat engagement. I highly recommend Tony for any group.

P.S. Tony…thanks again for making the event such a memorable one.

Jim Davidson, The Quality Texas Foundation, Dallas, TX

``Got Everything We Asked For And More!``

Accelerated Development Systems, Houston Texas

What We Wanted: Accelerated Development Systems, Inc. has as its focus the reduction of human error through the behavior-based safety process. At our annual User’s Conference, we bring in clients who are engaged in our process. The people who attend our conference are a mixture of hourly employees, middle and upper management, and support personnel.

At our first conference, we had Tony deliver the opening motivational speech that set the tone for our training effort. He was exceptionally productive in his efforts and very well received by all present.

For our second conference, we needed someone who could open the conference with a motivational, yet instructive format to get participants engaged and ready for new training concepts.

In addition, we were looking for this same person to summarize the training concepts presented, and open the doors to the excitement and energy needed to continue the momentum established by the conference. Once again, we called on Tony.

What We Got: We got everything we asked for and more. Tony is the type of person who engages his audience in such a way that they immediately become involved, and easily incorporated the positive feelings that are so much a part of his personality and presentation.

Participants stop asking “Why can’t we get our coworkers involved?” and start to understand “How we can engage them through positive and productive interactions.

We continue to hear compliments on Tony’s presentations as we visit our client sites. Tony truly offers more than a momentary “emotional hype.”

He’s a wonderful teacher and his inspirational message is understandable and transferable in the field. He has given a great deal to our organization and we are appreciative and grateful to him.

Dr. Michael S. Haro, Accelerated Development Systems, Houston Texas

``At The End Of His Presentation, Everyone Gave Tony A Standing Ovation``

AccountNow, Inc, San Ramon, California

What We Wanted: We were moving into our new space and had an “Open House” celebration planned. We also had a very important meeting of investors the same day.

What We Got: Tony presented to the entire group of Investors, Management and Employees of the company together and had everyone involved and laughing. At the end of his presentation, everyone gave Tony a standing ovation. I am still getting positive feedback about the event.

If you want to make your event special, invite Tony to speak and he will customize his presentation to reflect what is unique about you and your business. I would highly recommend Tony to anyone who wants to make a meeting special.

Tim Coltrell, AccountNow, Inc, San Ramon, California

``Just The Right Program At the Right Time!``

Alzheimer's Association, Cincinnati, OH

What We Wanted: The Professional Staff Organization of the Alzheimer’s Association has not traditionally had a speaker for its Annual Breakfast Meeting. Our previous focus has been business issues and the very serious challenges we face every day in programming for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

This year we wanted to honor our members for their commitment, acknowledge the pressure we have been under and arrange a program that would be energizing and fun for everyone.

What We Got: Tony Brigmon was exactly what we needed we laughed together, tapped our feet together and concluded with double-handshakes and hugs. It was just the right program at the right time and we liked it so much that we have asked Tony to return next year for our 4th Annual Breakfast. Thank you, Tony!

Diana Trenkamp, Alzheimer’s Association, Cincinnati, OH

``One Of My Very Favorite Motivational Speakers. Every Time I Think He's Even Better Than Before!``

Alamo Chapter of the American Payroll Association, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: What we wanted was someone who could motivate and inspire our group after sitting through four hours of wage and hour information and heading into COBRA and Military Pay regulations. We asked Tony to come because we have heard him speak before and loved his presentation.

What We Got: We presented Tony as an “awesome” speaker at our Oktoberfest Seminar and that he is! He had us singing and laughing (and I think I even saw a few people dancing, but I’ll never tell who).

Tony is one of my very favorite motivational speakers and, every time I think he’s even better than before. He tailored his presentation to our theme and organization “on the fly” which was really great.

I would recommend Tony to any organization and, as he says, “Tony spelled backward says Y-NOT.” You won’t be disappointed.

Gloria Schillo, Alamo Chapter of the American Payroll Association, Austin, TX

``They Left Feeling Good About Themselves And Sharing Their Thoughts On The Program!``

Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX

What We Wanted: We wanted to present a “Team Building” presentation to our support staff supervisors and managers (a diverse group) and make them aware of their impact and importance to the children, parents and employees of our district as well as make them appreciate their work and the way it affects those around them on a daily basis.

What We Got: Our expectations were certainly exceeded. Tony’s energetic message was presented in a humorous and fun manner that made everyone feel at ease and willing to participate and laugh together. He has a wonderful way of keeping everyone involved in his presentation. They left feeling good about themselves and sharing their thoughts on the program. One employee said it was awesome.

It was a very beneficial and rewarding presentation.

Jerry McCullough, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX

``One Of Our Most Motivational Speakers of All Time!``

Federal Programs, Blue Shield of California

What We Wanted: As the Meeting Planner for Blue Shield of California, I was nervous about finding someone who could *connect* with our diverse organization. We wanted a message that was meaningful, yet humorous. We wanted to energize our attendees so they would remember this event for a long time. That’s what we wanted.

What We Got: He did it! The FEP team will remember Tony Brigmon as one of our most motivational speakers of all time. He presented his message in a humorous and energized format, and truly “connected” with our team members. He promised to do everything he could to make this a GREAT event and he did.

Gini Gustafson, Federal Programs, Blue Shield of California

``Exceeded Our Expectations!``

Bowne Business, Dallas, TX

What We Wanted: We needed a keynote speaker for our composing department annual meeting, where we bring in our local and out-of-town employees (approx. 135 people this year). We needed a speaker who was motivational but not boring. We had heard Tony at our company-wide Customer Focus meeting earlier this year and had to have him back based on his earlier success.

What We Got: Tony exceeded our expectations. He was effective because (1) he was very humorous; (2) his material was not controversial; (3) he had excellent motivational material; (4) he filled exactly the time slot that was prescribed; (5) our people related to him; and (6) he made us feel . . . gooooood!

Bill Jordan, Manager of Composition, Bowne Business, Dallas, TX

``He Brings Important Business Philosophy Down To Understandable, Meaningful And Manageable Size!``

Bowne of Detroit, MI

What We Wanted: Our situation was an all-hands-on-deck annual gathering of over 140 composition employees from three cities in the south Central Region of Bowne. We were looking for a speaker who could motivate, inspire and encourage a diverse group which deals with deadlines, stress, and pressure on a daily basis. We wanted a speaker who understood the importance of continued focus and commitment to internal and external customers.

We chose Tony Brigmon because he had presented to other Bowne employee groups in the past and was able to relate to our business, our employees and our customers exceptionally well and in a way that allowed the group to have a good time yet take away something valuable and applicable from the session.

What We Got: Our expectations were exceeded! Attendees commented on the enthusiasm and naturalness of Tony’s style and the relevance of his message. Tony truly enjoys his work and it really shows – it would be hard to fake his upbeat and positive demeanor.

He brings important business philosophy down to understandable, meaningful and manageable size. I recommend Tony and his program without reservation to others.

Ray Bat, Central Region Director – Composition, Bowne of Detroit, MI

``Not Since Hyrum Smith, CEO of Franklin-Covey, Have We Had Such An Engaging, Entertaining, And Educational Speaker!``

UNLV Foundation, Las Vegas, NV

What We Wanted: CASE is an international association of education advancement officers, who include alumni administrators, fundraisers, public relations managers, publication editors, and government relations officers.

CASE’s membership includes more than 2,900 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 27 other countries. This makes CASE the largest nonprofit education association in terms of institutional membership. We serve some 28,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of our member institutions and have 14,250 member representatives on our roster.

The Keynote presenter sets the tone for the conference. Our goals for this conference were “FEMM” — Fun, Educational, Make Money. Tony embodied the first two of those goals (and was a comparative bargain against speakers that we’ve had in the past).

What We Got: I would whole-heartedly endorse Tony Brigmon as a speaker for any group, anywhere, anytime! This was one of the most talked about speakers in the past three years. Not since Hyrum Smith, CEO of Franklin-Covey, have we had such an engaging, entertaining, and educational speaker. Tony was outstanding!

Russel A. Kost III, Director of Gift Planning UNLV Foundation, Las Vegas, NV

``Everyone Enjoyed Being Able to Relax, Have Fun, and Learn``

Child Protective Services, Hurst, Texas

I have heard nothing but positive comments about your training, and everyone enjoyed being able to relax, have fun, and learn ways to do that in the workplace as well.

Brenda Lund, Child Protective Services, Hurst, Texas

``Literally Everyone Expressed Enthusiasm!``

Citizens Telecom, Dallas, TX

It is difficult to appeal to every person in our diverse group. However, literally everyone, team members and guests, have expressed their enthusiasm concerning your presentation.

Mike Typer, Citizens Telecom, Dallas, TX

``The Timing Was Perfect For This topic And The Message Was Delivered In A Superb Manner!``

Compaq - Hewlett-Packard

What We Wanted: Compaq employees are going through stressful times with the uncertainties associated with the HP merger. We were looking for a program that would help them with their stress levels as well as something that would help them step out of their daily routine and give them a better perspective on things. We were looking for something focused around humor but with practical tips that each attendee could walk away with and apply to their daily lives.

What We Got: Tony was absolutely fabulous! People are still talking about the seminar. The timing was perfect for this topic and the message was delivered in a superb manner. This has been the most successful seminar we’ve had yet. Tony did an incredible job of keeping everyone involved, excited and motivated to put his tips into practice.

I highly recommend Tony for any organization and we intend to bring him back soon! He’s a 10!!

Sheila Morgan, Meeting Planner, Compaq – Hewlett-Packard

``Tony Taught Us Very Serious Lessons In A Very Pleasant G-Rated Manner. We Loved Him!``

Covenant Health System, Lubbock, TX

What We Wanted: We wanted Tony to speak to a group of 45 Financial, Nursing, Materials Management, Information Systems, and Patient Accounting professionals. We wanted Tony to help us develop this group to be better leaders. At the same time, we wanted Tony to motivate and entertain the group.

What We Got: Tony met every expectation we had for him!!!!

Tony gave us very specific practical hints on leadership. He gave us suggestions on how to be better leaders and better people. Words cannot express how deeply Tony touched us with his inspiration, enthusiasm, and motivation.

In summary, Tony taught us very serious lessons in a very pleasant G-Rated manner. We loved him!!!!!!!!

Teresa McBee, Covenant Health System, Lubbock, TX

``Had Everyone Interacting And Excited!``

DCCCD - Dallas County Community College District, Dallas , TX

What We Wanted: For the nearly 100 people in our central district office where we are committed to service excellence, we wanted to build our morale and team spirit. Since we work on seven different floors in the same building, we do not get an opportunity to interact as much as we want. This was to be one of those opportunities for a quality experience.

What We Got: Tony did an outstanding job with his FUN approach. His humor and use of music kept us all involved the whole time. We had everyone interacting and excited. He received rave reviews from our staff. Some of our folks had heard him previously, so we were sure this would be a great session, and it was.

Dr. Bill Wenrich, President, DCCCD – Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX

``Absolutely Blown Away!``

Dell Computer Payroll Operations, Roundrock, TX

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I was absolutely blown away by your recent presentation at Dell Computer Corporation to the Employment Services group.

I have attended many motivational meetings/seminars and by far I enjoyed your presentation the most. Truly you are the “Ambassador of Fun” and YOU have made a difference for me!!

Laura Treiber, Dell Computer Payroll Operations, Roundrock, TX

``Kept the Crowd Engaged the Entire Time with Music, Humor, and Wit``

Love County Chamber of Commerce, Marietta, OK

What we wanted in a speaker: Entertaining, motivational, and someone who can reach the whole audience for our Chamber of Commerce banquet.

What we got with Tony: Tony kept the crowd engaged the entire time with music, humor, and wit. Tony has the ability to relate to many different audiences. For this reason, I would highly recommend him for your event.

Jason Phipps, President, Love County Chamber of Commerce, Marietta, OK

``Your Presentation Was the 'Icing On the Cake'!``

Drury Inns, Inc., St. Ann, Missouri

Thank you for sending our team members off in a totally uplifted mood.

Your presentation was the ‘icing on the cake’ and a wonderful way to end our team’s time together.

Chuck Drury, President, Drury Inns, Inc., St. Ann, Missouri

``Invigorating, Entertaining & Genuinely Fun!``

Duke Energy Leadership Development Network, Houston, TX

What We Wanted: Wanted someone who could interject some fun & help us celebrate a very successful LDN year. Also wanted his message to have some relevant & practical takeaways.

What We Got: Tony’s presentation was by all accounts a resounding success!! It was invigorating, entertaining & genuinely fun. It also held important practical messages which we were able to take away and apply both personally & professionally.

Jim Haynes, Duke Energy Leadership Development Network, Houston, TX

``45 Minutes in Complete Laughter and Fun ... Great Tips``

Enron Gas Services, Houston, TX

Not only did we spend 45 minutes in complete laughter and fun, but we brought back with us your great tips for enjoying work and life a little more.

‘It’s Gonna Be Right!”

Carol C. Haskins, Enron Gas Services, Houston, TX

``The Feedback From Our Own Questionnaires, Rated Tony As An Excellent Presenter - Not One Negative Comment``

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

What We Wanted: We wanted to recognize our Administrative Staff and show our appreciation for all that they do and continue to do.

Therefore, we wanted a speaker who would not only discuss the role of the administrative professional but make it an engaging activity as well as fun and entertaining.

What We Got: Tony exceeded my expectations. Based on the interaction and reactions of the audience, he was awesome. His style is unique as well as his interaction with the audience.

The feedback from our own questionnaires rated Tony as an excellent presenter – not one negative comment.

Roenna Bland, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

``Easy To Work With And Willing To Adapt His Program To Our Needs ... The Meeting Was Fantastic!``

First United Banks, Durant, Oklahoma

What We Wanted: Our bank has an annual employee meeting for our nearly 400 employees. Each year, a part of our program is some type of motivational speaker. We were looking for someone who was high energy and entertaining to speak to our group for about 2 hours.

What We Got: Tony did an outstanding job from beginning to end. He was easy to work with and willing to adapt his program to our needs. The day of the meeting was fantastic — our people really loved him. MANY commented that we should bring him back next year.

David Anderson, First United Banks, Durant, Oklahoma

A Speaker Willing To Do Whatever It Takes To Exceed Our Expectations!``

Fletcher Communications, Waco, TX

What We Wanted: Our customer satisfaction indexes needed to be brought to a higher level and we felt that an energizing dinner meeting with a fun speaker would be key to setting the stage for encouraging employees to take customer satisfaction to a higher level.

We chose Tony Brigmon because he had a positive track record with a larger company in Waco that engaged him to speak to their employees.

What We Got: What we got was a speaker willing to do whatever it takes to exceed our expectations. Tony was informed ahead of his presentation that he would be speaking to a broad base of individuals – some without a high school education and some with advanced degrees.

Tony blended his message to touch all in attendance. I watched for expressions of acceptance from all in attendance and was most pleased with the responses.

Gwynn Slavik, Fletcher Communications, Waco, TX

A Speaker Willing To Do Whatever It Takes To Exceed Our Expectations!``

Fletcher Communications, Waco, TX

What We Wanted: Our customer satisfaction indexes needed to be brought to a higher level and we felt that an energizing dinner meeting with a fun speaker would be key to setting the stage for encouraging employees to take customer satisfaction to a higher level.

We chose Tony Brigmon because he had a positive track record with a larger company in Waco that engaged him to speak to their employees.

What We Got: What we got was a speaker willing to do whatever it takes to exceed our expectations. Tony was informed ahead of his presentation that he would be speaking to a broad base of individuals – some without a high school education and some with advanced degrees.

Tony blended his message to touch all in attendance. I watched for expressions of acceptance from all in attendance and was most pleased with the responses.

Gwynn Slavik, Fletcher Communications, Waco, TX

``Our Expectations Were High ... And Were Greatly Exceeded!``

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

What We Wanted: Our group is comprised of human resource/recruiting professionals who hire or recruit within Florida, and Career Center professionals from major universities, small private colleges, community colleges, and technical centers within Florida.

We were looking for a closing speaker who would be motivational, enjoyable, humorous — someone to close our event on a positive, upbeat note! We chose Tony based on a referral from Toastmasters International and through listening to his audio tape!

What We Got: Our expectations were high…and were greatly exceeded! The attendees immediately warmed to Tony, found him engaging and sincere. Moreover, you could see the delight on faces across the room. I would highly recommend this program to others.

We just finished reviewing our conference evaluations and Tony was a hit, to say the least. Our membership wants him back!

Tracie Barnard, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

``Got Exactly What I Wanted!``

Ford Motor Company, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: I wanted a speaker who could make the audience laugh & think. It was a group made up mostly of men who had worked all day, then sat in the meeting until 10:30 pm.

What We Got: I got exactly what I wanted. Tony captured the group’s attention and held it throughout the evening.

Scott Remson, Ford Motor Company, Austin, TX

``Would Highly Recommend Tony For Any Conference, And Cannot Envision Any Situation Where He Would Not Be effective Or Well Received``

Free Community Papers of New England, Willimantic, CT

What We Wanted: We wanted someone to deliver a positive message to our sales personnel. Tony combined a positive message with a fun and fresh outlook.

What We Got: Tony got everyone in a good mood from the start. We have so many technical and sales related sessions, that Tony’s session proved to be just what we needed.

Laughter, fun, music, and a purely positive attitude and outlook on life are what he provided. Everyone needs to be uplifted, and Tony is an expert at providing fun and a positive atmosphere.

Even before the session he approached everyone and called them by first name. We had name badges, but what an uplifting feeling for a complete stranger to approach you and say “Hi, Joe! I’m Tony Brigmon.”

I would highly recommend Tony for any conference, and cannot envision any situation where he would not be effective or well received. I would invite Tony back any time.

Paul Sciaraffa, Free Community Papers of New England, Willimantic, CT

``Expected An Excellent Program From Tony And We Definitely Got It!``

Garco Building Systems, Spokane, Washington

What We Wanted: We are always looking for a speaker with a message that is relevant to our group of design and construction professionals. Tony was a clear choice because he delivered with humor and in a manner that was memorable.

What We Got: Our expectations were met. Normally I might say that our expectations were exceeded, but I expected an excellent program from Tony and we definitely got it.

Personal Note to Tony: Any meeting planner requesting a referral may call me:

Joseph N. Loomis, Vice President, Garco Building Systems, Spokane, Washington

``Your Performance Was Electrifying!``

Grand Prairie I.S.D. Food Service Staff, Grand Prairie, Texas

​Your performance last week was electrifying! I have never gotten such a positive response from my employees about their in-service.

Diane Verde, Grand Prairie I.S.D. Food Service Staff, Grand Prairie, Texas

``A Program Planners Dream!``

Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Houston, TX

It’s a program planners dream to turn the floor over to a distinguished speaker such as yourself, one whose delivery and wit is equal to his considerable knowledge.

Your evaluations were excellent once again. You were able to bring our Institute to a close with style and skill.

Timothy Broussard, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Houston, TX

``Fun And Hilarious Style Made The Group Get In 'The Zone'``

Hatfield and Company, Inc., Mesquite, TX

What We Wanted: We wanted “fun” and to loosen up the group. We wanted to re-enforce that relationships are everything and customers are really everything.

What We Got: Tony exceeded our expectations. His fun and hilarious style made the group get in “the zone” and really relax and enjoy themselves. He also made some great comments about relationships and sales. The attendees really enjoyed having Tony.

Greg Hatfield, Hatfield and Company, Inc., Mesquite, TX

``All Participants Want To See Him Back Next Year!``

Houston Food Bank, Houston, TX

What We Wanted: We chose Tony Brigmon because a couple of staff members saw him “do his thing” before and KNEW he could relate to the diverse group we expected at our conference.

What We Got: The next morning all the staff talked about was TONY! The evaluations from the conference gave Tony OUTSTANDING marks and all participants want to see him back next year.

Tony related to everyone on some level and really “hit the nail on the head!” It was said this year’s conference was the BEST one ever! THANKS!

April Conner, Houston Food Bank, Houston, TX

``Thanks For Making Us Laugh, But Also Bringing A Message The Bankers Will Be Able To Apply To Their Leadership Role In The Bank!``

Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: We wanted a motivational speaker who also would give pointers/ideas to bankers who are in a leadership position.

What We Got: We got just that! Tony’s enthusiasm kept them entertained and also brought a message that the bankers will be able to apply to their bank.

P.S. Tony, everyone loved you!! I received many positive comments after your presentation and I think you did too. Thanks for making us laugh but also bringing a message that the bankers will be able to apply to their leadership role in the bank.

Yvette Remschel, Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Austin, TX

``Everyone Is Still Raving About It``

Lincoln Properties, Atlanta, GA

Your presentation at our Gold Medallion Luncheon was fabulous! Everyone is still raving about it and I can tell it made an impact.

I can not tell you the number of times I hear, “It’s gonna be right!

Ginna Copeland, Lincoln Properties, Atlanta, GA

``What a Fun Evening!``

Texas Hill Country Chapter of MPI, San Antonio, Texas

What a Fun evening . . . and what a fantastic presentation! Your contribution to our meeting was vital. Everyone had nothing but rave reviews for you!!

Christina Jones, Texas Hill Country Chapter of MPI, San Antonio, Texas

``So Effective And FUN!``

II Moore Solutions, Inc., Lewisville, TX

What We Wanted: We had heard Tony at a conference and he was great, so we decided to use him for our own benefit. We thought he would be a great way to say Thank You to our clients.

What We Got: He was so effective and FUN. We have already received emails from some of the folks that attended saying how much they appreciated it and how much fun they had and “phrases” they can utilize daily.

Tony Brigmon is a great Keynote speaker that I personally could listen to over and over again.

Michele Walker, Co-Owner – II Moore Solutions, Inc., Lewisville, TX

``Made My Day And Certainly Made Me Look Good!``

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C., Dallas, TX

What We Wanted: We were looking for someone to speak to our support staff that is “uplifting” and can pass that trait on to his participants in addition to energizing those that participated.

What We Got: Tony was incredible. We have never had a response from our staff regarding any previous speaker we have had in the 4 years I have been with Munsch Hardt. Melissa and I had many compliments and “thanks” from everyone that attended. He was even successful in getting them to participate, lots of high-fives and hugging going on.

He was able to do all of this in a short time frame. What a great meeting…it made my day and it certainly “made me look good”.

Oma J. Conn, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C., Dallas, TX

``The Response Was Outstanding``

National Spirit Group, Ltd., Dallas, Texas

TONY, YOU WERE TERRIFIC! The response was outstanding. I appreciate the personalization you did for our group. It made a difference. Thank you.

David Cottrell, Vice President of Sales, National Spirit Group, Ltd., Dallas, Texas

``A Resounding Success``

New Mexico Department of Tourism, Santa Fe, NM

You were inspired – and you inspired us! And it was Right!

You set the mood, lifted the spirit and got us off on the “right” foot. The conference was a resounding success.

Susan E. Musgrove, New Mexico Department of Tourism, Santa Fe, NM

``Every Day I Hear Someone Repeating Something You Said``

Noridian Mutual, Fargo, ND

Thank you. I do not have words to say how much I enjoyed your ‘presentation’ you gave for the employees of NoridianMutual in Fargo, ND.

I think you have made quite an effect on the employees here because every day I hear someone repeating something you said. Thank you again.

Lonnie Bonner, Noridian Mutual, Fargo, ND

``Great Ending to Our Great Conference!``

Northern California Regional Financial Planners San Francisco, CA

I wanted to let you know how much people LOVED your presentation at our Financial Planning Conference today.

I got to see all of the feedback sheets, and they were overwhelmingly 10’s on almost every sheet I saw. People wrote how much fun and how energizing you were – a great ending to our great conference.

Laurie Nardone, Northern California Regional Financial Planners San Francisco, CA

``Evaluations Were A Tribute to Your Enthusiasm and Presentation Skills!``

North Harris College, Houston, TX

It is a real challenge to address our diverse audience and hold the interest of all.

The evaluations received were 99% in the excellent category and is a tribute to your enthusiasm and presentation skills which were exciting and uplifting for the support staff of North Harris College.

Judi Phillips, North Harris College, Houston, TX

``Outstanding Keynote Address At Our Opening Session Followed By A Highly Interactive Session``

North Lake College, Irving, Texas

What We Wanted:
I heard Tony do a presentation at an event sponsored by the City of Irving. Each semester, North Lake College holds a “kick-off” event for all employees. Our goal is to begin each semester with a high-energy, motivational event that relates to our mission, values, and goals.

We chose Tony Brigmon because his message and method of delivery align closely with our value of fun and joy.

What We Got: Tony exceeded our expectations with his outstanding keynote address at our opening session followed by a highly interactive session with interested employees. “Tony-isms” appear now throughout our college.

Employees refer to the CARE Principle in their daily work. We have sent links to his “Smile Notes” online that gives everyone the opportunity to “refresh” the concepts he presented.

We will be adopting some of his songs for use in our New Employee Orientation and for other college events.

Herlinda Glasscock, President, North Lake College, Irving, Texas

``The Perfect Answer For Those Morning Meeting Blues: Tony Brigmon``

Palm Desert National Bank, Palm Desert, CA

What We Wanted: I needed someone to kick off a meeting that was enthusiastic and interactive. I had to have someone who could set a positive and lively tone for the day’s meeting.

What We Got: What our group got was the perfect answer for those morning meeting blues: Tony Brigmon.

Tony has an endearing quality that allows people to feel comfortable, he gets the audience to be part of the presentation and his humor is both funny and well-timed (along with being “G” rated, not easily done in this day and age).

I could not have chosen a better speaker for our event and received rave reviews for Tony’s presentation. He was an A+ for our event.

Donald Jarecki, Palm Desert National Bank, Palm Desert, CA

``Tony Brings A Lot Of Humor While Also Reinforcing Whatever Is On The Agenda. He's GREAT!``

Permian Basin Workforce Development Board, Midland, TX

What We Wanted: I’ve been fortunate enough to have heard Tony on 3 occasions before we had him as our keynote speaker. We were looking for a presenter that would promote team spirit and cooperation among 3 entities.

I knew right away that Tony would be the perfect speaker to set the mood for our conference.

What We Got: Tony was FANTASTIC, and we’ve heard nothing but positive remarks and have been asked to bring him back. You can be sure we will at the next opportunity. After listening to Tony, our audience was very relaxed and open to the message we needed to share.

Tony brings a lot of humor while also reinforcing whatever is on the agenda. He’s GREAT!

Barbara Brown, Permian Basin Workforce Development Board, Midland, TX

``What a Fantastic Presentation!``

Rural Rental Housing Association of Texas, Temple, TX

What a FUN afternoon . . . and what a fantastic presentation!

Your unique style of combining the ‘power clap’, humorous songs with a message, enthusiasm, positive comments and techniques, made for a wonderful presentation enjoyed by all.

Neal Sox, Rural Rental Housing Association of Texas, Temple, TX

``Everyone Commented That Tony Was The Perfect Way To End Our Conference``

SHRNM Nebraska State Conference, Omaha, NE

What We Wanted: We needed an uplifting, fun and entertaining endnote speaker to have people end our conference smiling. As well as one that would provide some information that people could take with them and use back at the office.

What We Got: What we got was exactly what we had hoped for. People were having fun, laughing, and taking notes. The presentation was entertaining but contained information that would be useful to anyone.

We had a committee meeting following our conference and everyone commented that Tony was the perfect way to end our conference.

Comments: Thanks so much for a great presentation and your willingness to adapt at our setting. You were so easy to work with and that makes things go so smoothly. Thanks for coming!

Kenda Fink, SHRNM Nebraska State Conference, Omaha, NE

``What We Got Was Good Work-Friendly, Down-Home Fun!``

West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resources Management, Hot Springs, Arkansas

What We Wanted: WCASHRM is an organization of Human Resources professionals. We wanted to put some life in our business conference. We had heard that Tony Brigmon had a unique sense of humor and would show us how to keep our meetings from being ordinary.

What We Got: What we got was good, work-friendly, down-home fun. Everyone let go of their inhibitions and enjoyed themselves. They interacted with each other and let their true personalities show through. I would whole-heartedly recommend Tony … and have.

Nancy Martinsen, West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resources Management, Hot Springs, Arkansas

``Excellent Way to End Our Conference``

The Society of Certified Retirement Plan Specialists, Athens, GA

I want to thank you for your excellent presentation at our annual conference in Nashville. It was an excellent way to end our conference and send everyone home on a high note.

Julia J. Vidani, The Society of Certified Retirement Plan Specialists, Athens, GA

``I Have Heard Nothing But Good Comments!``

Socorro ISD, El Paso, Texas

I have heard nothing but good comments today on your presentation.

I feel that all of us went away from your workshop with new enthusiasm, some good methods for handling stress and a feeling of warmth toward our fellow workers.

R. Jerry Barber, Ed.D., Superintendent, Socorro ISD, El Paso, Texas

``Uncanny Ability to Mix Humor, Music, and Motivation!``

Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Dallas, Texas

Tony was the absolute best we have ever had. His uncanny ability to mix humor, music, and motivation had our sales people “rockin”. That’s exactly what we look for in a speaker.

Kirby J. Jurley, Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Dallas, Texas

``Audience Interaction Had Everyone On Their Feet, Laughing, And Having A Good Time!``

Central Missouri Insurance Professionals

What We Wanted: We are a group of Insurance Professionals that meet once a year for “I-Day” (Insurance Day). We wanted to close our day with a motivational, fun, enthusiastic speaker that would leave us all feeling good about ourselves.

I had heard Tony speak at the Toastmaster International Convention in Miami, and felt he was the man for the job.

What We Got: Tony was great! He fulfilled our expectations and more! His audience interaction had everyone on their feet, laughing, and having a good time. At the end of the day, everyone completes an evaluation of the program. Tony was rated the highest on every evaluation form.

Because of his presentation, other organizations in Central Missouri have inquired about contacting him.

Direct Comments to Tony: We thought you were GREAT!!! You took a boring, professional seminar and made it VERY enjoyable! Tony, you’re the BEST! You’re THE MAN!

Cindy Larm, CPCU, Meeting Planner, Central Missouri Insurance Professionals

``Left Feeling Relaxed, De-stressed, And Motivated To Continue Our Jobs!``

Tarrant County Child Care Management Services, Fort Worth, TX

What We Wanted: We were having a banquet to honor our child care facilities who go above and beyond in providing quality child care. This banquet was for 400 participants.

What we wanted was someone who would capture the attention of the audience after a long day of work and help relieve some of their stress. (and add a little FUN to our evening)

We chose Tony because we had worked with him previously at a large conference in 1998. The audience loved him and we did too.

What We Got: We all left feeling relaxed, de-stressed, and motivated to continue our jobs!! Tony was awesome and the best part is our child care facilities are calling and wanting to know where we found such a great speaker!!!

Patricia Walker, Tarrant County Child Care Management Services, Fort Worth, TX

``Delighted In Your Rapport With the Attendees!``

Texas Association of Counties, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: A great opening that would enable a great conference.

What We Got: Tony Brigmon opened the annual Texas Association of Counties annual County Management Institute and our conference will never be the same.

By the end of his presentation, our county officials from all across Texas were standing and cheering. The quick start did much more than just open the meetings, it set the pace. At the close of our meetings the next day our participants were still buzzing.

We want him back!

Bill Bailey, President, Texas Association of Counties, Austin, TX

``By The Way, Meeting Planners, Tony Brigmon Is The Easiest Speaker To Work With That I Have Ever Contracted With!``

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: We chose Tony because we were looking for a speaker who could entertain and at the same time stay on message. Tony did that. He was terrific! Our members enjoyed his presentation and had a good time.

What We Got: We usually try to keep the first general session of the Fall Institute light and entertaining. We asked Tony to come to Austin to motivate and entertain our members. He gave us exactly what we asked to deliver.

By the way, meeting planners, Tony Brigmon, is the easiest speaker to work with that I have ever contracted with!

Mary King, TASSP – The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Austin, TX

``By The Way, Meeting Planners, Tony Brigmon Is The Easiest Speaker To Work With That I Have Ever Contracted With!``

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Austin, TX

What We Wanted: We chose Tony because we were looking for a speaker who could entertain and at the same time stay on message. Tony did that. He was terrific! Our members enjoyed his presentation and had a good time.

What We Got: We usually try to keep the first general session of the Fall Institute light and entertaining. We asked Tony to come to Austin to motivate and entertain our members. He gave us exactly what we asked to deliver.

By the way, meeting planners, Tony Brigmon, is the easiest speaker to work with that I have ever contracted with!

Mary King, TASSP – The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Austin, TX

``Everyone Had A Laugh ... Very Uplifting Experience!

Texas Association of Volunteer Services

What We Wanted: A conference closing that was uplifting.

What We Got: Every face had a smile, everyone had a laugh…very uplifting experience!

Randy Elms, Director, Texas Association of Volunteer Services

``Thank You for Making My Job So Easy!``

Texas Credit Union League and Affiliates, Dallas, Texas

You got our Chapter Leaders Conference off to a great start last week.

The fun and interaction so early in the morning was exactly what we needed. Thank you for making my job so easy.

Sharon Kinard, Texas Credit Union League, and Affiliates, Dallas, Texas

``Our Plan Worked To Perfection!``

Texas Department of Human Services

What We Wanted: In our recent “best practices” meeting, we were looking at innovative ways to work together with other regions of the same company. We knew that each region had a little different concept of how to get the same job completed in a timely and efficient manner.

We decided to have a meeting that would share technical ideas, concepts, and software. This type of meeting often becomes so mind-boggling that we felt that it would uplift the entire agenda to have Tony Brigmon come in and give a presentation each day to mix fun and pleasure into the activities.

What We Got: Our plan worked to perfection as Tony and his songs and humor did the trick. Everyone had a splendid time, great information was shared and everyone had a fun time in the process.

Thanks, Tony for your abilities and insight into what people need from life. I am sure we will call on you again and again.

Noel Bailey, Support Services Director, Texas Department of Human Services

``What a Delight!``

Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, Austin, TX

What a delight! Staff reaction to your workshop for the Child Care Licensing Division was outstanding. The material you presented was exactly what we needed.

Janice Caldwell, Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, Austin, TX

``You Have a Unique Gift of Being Able to Educate and Entertain!``

Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas

Your presentation was quite uplifting. You have a unique gift of being able to educate and entertain. And I definitely had fun!

Jane McNally, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas

``Upbeat, Positive and Fun!``

Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Austin, Texas

You achieved exactly what we wanted: an upbeat, positive and fun presentation.

I saw people snapping their fingers all day and our Wednesday morning presenter used your power clap to keep people awake during the business session.

Janet Blomquist, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Austin, Texas

``Everyone Left Happy, Hopeful, and Better Able to Cope.``

Texas Housing Association, Austin, Texas

What a great finale to our conference! Your program was a perfect way to remind everyone to laugh, love and lighten up.

Everyone left happy, hopeful and a little better able to cope.

Linda Bryant, Executive Director, Texas Housing Association, Austin, Texas

``He Incorporated The Information About Our Industry To Give A Customized Presentation!``

Texas Mini Storage

What We Wanted:
Tony spoke as the keynote speaker on the last day of our annual convention. I selected Tony Brigmon based on the glowing praise heaped on him by meeting planners across the country. (These were real planners, with name and company specified, not just generic “Sue from Texas.”)

I wanted a speaker that could relate to the group, even if he knew nothing about our industry (Texas self-storage facility ownership and management). After previewing Tony’s materials, I was intrigued and decided to commit to him as a keynote, but I worried that our attendees were too rigid or old fashioned to relate to a music-and-fun based presentation, especially when I heard there might be physical activity required.

What We Got: Our attendees were delighted, and I was amazed at how well Tony worked with our group. He incorporated the information about our industry to give a customized presentation, and our audience was immediately put at ease by his laid-back, humorous presentation.

We had some major A/V problems right before the presentation, and we had to punt with some improvised set-up and shorten the length of the keynote. Tony was amazingly adaptive (and unfazed) and delivered the material with grace. He made everything seem effortless to the audience (and to the meeting planner!).

I left the head table to join the audience, and was immediately glad I did! I was swept up in Tony’s soothing and energizing presentation, and completely forgot my worries about the remaining convention ahead of me.

It struck me that this was a successful performance before I even talked with (or looked at) the other attendees. If I could be transported during these moments of stress and worry, I knew my attendees were enrapt as well!

Ginny Sutton, Texas Mini Storage Meeting Planner

``Even the 'Straightest Laced' Were Laughing, Singing and Really Enjoying Themselves``

Texas Relocation Network, Dallas, Texas

The audience was quite enamored by you. I observed even the ‘straightest laced’ individuals laughing, singing along with you and really enjoying themselves.

​Catherine T. Ormand, Texas Relocation Network, Dallas, Texas

``Very Informative, Humorous, and Deeply Appreciated``

Texas Travel Counselors Conference, San Antonio, Texas

Your presentation was very informative, humorous and deeply appreciated. Through your presentation, we all became more knowledgeable and it’s gonna be right!

Milton D. Meharg, Texas Travel Counselors Conference, San Antonio, Texas

``Your Ratings Went Through the Top!``

Texas Travel Industry Association, Austin, TX

Your ratings on our evaluation sheet went through the top. Thanks for getting the Texas Travel Summit off to a great start. I hope I can be in your audience again, soon.

Vic Mathias, Texas Travel Industry Association, Austin, TX

``To Learn and Laugh at the Same Time Is A Wonderful Combination!``

Texas Travel Summit, Dallas, TX

Thought provoking and insightful presentation at the Texas Travel Summit. To be able to learn and laugh at the same time is a wonderful combination.

You could tell by the comments following your remarks, the laughter and the future bookings that you were a real hit!

Camille Keith, Texas Travel Summit, Dallas, TX

``Laughed Like They Hadn't Laughed In A Long Time!``

Texas Workforce Commission

What We Wanted: We work with daycare providers and what we wanted was a night of fun, no worries, just to have a good ol’ laugh.

What We Got: We got just what we asked for. Our providers truly enjoyed themselves and laughed like they hadn’t laughed in a long time. The evening was extremely enjoyable and the providers requested we bring him back.

Bridgette Madrid, Texas Workforce Commission

``Surpassed All Of Our Expectations!``

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas TX

What We Wanted: We were looking for a speaker with high energy and a sense of humor who could make a group of people feel special and recognized for efforts they put forth on behalf of the United Way.

What We Got: Tony surpassed all of our expectations! We will definitely request Tony again and again for his professionalism and humor!

Wendy Dorsey, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas TX

``A Fun, Happy, Motivated Time!``

Weatherford International, Houston, Texas

… a fun, happy, motivated time, yet it gave such good tips for dealing with stress.

All week long, employees have been snapping their fingers and saying, ‘It’s gonna be right!’ and immediately smiles are on their face and everyone around.

Elizabeth Idom, Weatherford International, Houston, Texas

``What We Got Was the 'Big Bang!'``

Winkler County Credit Union, Kermit, TX

What We Wanted: We were holding the last meeting of the year and we really wanted to “go out with a bang!”

What We Got: What we got was the “Big Bang!” I had numerous attendees tell me afterward how much they enjoyed the program. Other staff members of my credit union came back the next morning telling the ones who hadn’t gone that they really missed it.

They were kind enough to tell them some of the things they had learned from Mr. Brigmon.

P.S. Tony, I did get wonderful feedback myself which was gratifying since it was the last program I was responsible for at the end of a two-year term.

Devora Mitchell, Winkler County Credit Union, Kermit, TX