WORTH EVERY PENNY

Joel, you were worth every penny we paid you. By serving as our "Master of Ceremonies"
you turned a potentially dry, technical meeting into one with lots of humor, energy and fun.
We could not have had such a successful meeting without you!
— Polina Braunstein, CEO, Quake Global

VERY INSPIRING
Thanks again for the very inspiring seminar at ASAE. Your high energy level was
contagious. And you definitely took my business skills up another notch!
— Sandra M. Ghezzi
, Vice President
Craft & Hobby Association


BEST COURSE OF THE YEAR!
Great class! ... Lots of applicable knowledge ... Fast moving and fun ... Joel made
this course very interesting along with making it fun. He also did not make anyone feel
uncomfortable when challenging them. .... Without making me feel uncomfortable (and
without coming off as self-righteous or condescending or judgmental) Joel really forced
me to stop and think about my behavior. I learned something about myself. (Plus it was
fun.) ... This should be a core course for all dealers ... Invite him back again and again!
— Participants at "Shake That ETHICS Brain!"
Harley-Davidson University, 2006

HIGH ENERGY CONFERENCE KICK-OFF
Thanks to your Keynote presentation, our 2005 Conference got off to a high-energy start
that continued straight to the end. Everyone I've spoken with has had nothing but words
of praise. Thank you again. I'm so glad we invited you back!
— Lynette Schick, CMP, President
Society of Government Meeting Planners



MAXIMUM BUY IN FOR EVERYONE IN THE ROOM
Joel, you were awesome! From your advance fact-finding to your "Solve It Now!" workshop,
I can report first hand: This program really works. Of the three ongoing issues we tackled we
solved them all - just like you promised. As a facilitator, you were entertaining and encouraging.
But best of all, you led us to solve our problems ourselves, creating maximum buy in for
everyone in the room. And we'd love to have you back!
—Kathie Nirschl
Director of Human Resources
Aquarium of the Pacific

UPBEAT, HIGH ENERGY
You woke us up in the morning, made us laugh and kept it light while at the same time
giving everyone some valuable things to think about. And you were a joy to work with!
—Marah Kuwada, Training Coordinator
Bay Area Academy

JOEL DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB!
He was very personable and everyone left with a smile on their face. I heard very positive
comments and Joel was kept busy signing his books long after his presentation. He more
than met our goals and was well received by all. I look forward to working with you again
for our next year's event.
—Lisa LaCross, Human Resources Manager
Travis Credit Union (From a letter to the speakers bureau)


HAD GOVERNMENT EXECS THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Quite the showman, Joel keeps you entertained and energized while sharing his unorthodox
approaches to problem solving. He even had a roomful of Government executives thinking out
of the box. Time and money well spent!
—Linda Shedlock, Operations Manager
Internal Revenue Service

EXCELLENT AND INSPIRED
Great food for thought ... Very relevant to my current job ... Practical information that can be used
in our jobs on a daily basis.
—Participants at Treasury Executive Institute,
United States Dept. of the Treasury

TRANSFORMATIVE WORKSHOP
Fabulous exercises... Magical ... I never would have believed that I could learn to communicate
with an audience so effectively ... Joel Saltzman is excellent at inspiring people to believe in
themselves ... I recommend this workshop to everyone whose job involves speaking, presenting
or having to "sell" their ideas to others.
—Participants at "Stage Fright to Stage Might!"
Federal Dispute Resolution Conference

THE BEST WORKSHOP I HAVE EVER ATTENDED! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!
Powerful and persuasive ... Gave me a whole new outlook on speaking ... I will never approach
speaking to a group the same way again ... Joel didn't just teach technique like other trainers,
he empowered each of us to discover a hidden ability to powerfully communicate.
— Participants at "Stage Fright to Stage Might!"
Society of Government Meeting Planners Annual Conference (2004)

YOU GOT US THINKING, AND THINKING DIFFERENTLY
You made it a fun exciting ride, backing it all up with compelling examples
— from business innovations... to concrete canoes. A true mental workout!
— Derek Barton, Senior VP of Marketing
Gold's Gym, International

WONDERFUL
Joel, a day after your presentation I had the opportunity to use your "Oh, shut up!"
technique with my phony British accent. It absolutely brought down the house.
They roared for a full two minutes and, of course, it brought you back into their minds.
Thanks so much for a wonderful presentation, Joel. The audience loved you.
— Judy Lawton, VP
California Staffing Professionals

INSPIRATIONAL AND ENERGETIC
You really did get us thinking and looking at new solutions. Well done! The evaluations
also confirmed my sentiments—the feedback was excellent.
—Linda Magone, Director of Professional Development
National Human Resources Association

A VERY WISE INVESTMENT
Your insights were right on the money, and they're helping us to sell more effectively.

A "very wise investment" if I do say so myself.
— Paula Allen, VP, Worldwide Publishing
Warner Bros. Studios

INFORMATIVE & FUN
Wow! Just what I needed. ... A very entertaining speaker with lots of helpful info ...
Informative. Excellent ... He commanded our attention!
—Participants at "Shake That Team Building Brain!"
National Association for Regulatory Administration Annual Licensing Seminar

BRING HIM BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN!
Great speaker and topic ... Fun, positive presenter ... Top notch presenter and handouts ...
Great, fun stories. ... Please bring Joel back!
Participants at "Shake That Team Building Brain!"
2005 Marketplace Conference (American Bus Association)

ATTENDEE EVALUATIONS GAVE JOEL AN "A+"
Joel's presentation was educational, inspirational and packed with value. He was fully
prepared AND spontaneous, making for a truly exciting combination. I immediately
booked him for a return engagement.
—Ilsa Whittemore, Associate Executive Director
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

A GREAT "PICKER UPPER"
After a long, drawn out meeting (with lots of awards and presentations) it can be hard to
keep the audience's attention. Let me tell you, Joel Saltzman did not have that problem.
He used wit, humor and "Shook our Brains" with his excellent presentation. He was a
great "picker upper," just what we wanted!
—Erna G. Ohlsson, Event Director
CMA Business Credit Services

GREAT SESSIONS!
You combined thought provoking ideas with much appreciated humor. And you were a
pleasure to work with!
—Cindy Burrows, Dir. of Training, Business & Finance Group, CCH International

KEEPS THE AUDIENCE RIVETED
Very entertaining and thought provoking ...Excellent. ... I learned a lot. ... Thanks for giving
me a new perspective on how to sell. Gave me some great ideas. ... Very informative.
Most of all, I appreciated the personal experiences and stories that "connected the dots"
from
theory to practice. ... Helpful and humorous.
—Participants at "Sellng With Honor"
2005 Marketplace Conference (American Bus Association)

DELIGHTED WE FOUND YOU
Joel, you delivered exactly what we asked for -- humor AND education.(I also appreciated
your ending your presentation exactly on time. To the minute, in fact.) Let's talk soon about
having you back.
—Marshall Brown, Executive Director
Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants

FUNNY, TOUCHING AND QUITE PROVOCATIVE
Also, your ability to interact with and involve the audience made for a most "personal"
presentation.
Janet Koerner, Executive Director
American Specialty Toy Retailing Assoc.

YOUR STYLE WAS ATTENTION-GRABBING
You were funny, informative, and most of all, motivational. I'll be in touch about future
presentations.
Kanisha Williams, Program Coordinator
National School Supply & Equipment Assoc.

YOU COMBINED BOTH SUBSTANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT

It is truly rare when the audience learns something and has a good time as well.
Neil Kreisberg, Executive V.P.
Grey Advertising International

GREAT TAKE-AWAY VALUE!
You posed some tough questions we've all been struggling with, then helped us see how
we could break out of the mold and do things differently. Everyone on the team has a new
perspective on some important issues that directly affect our bottom line. Plan on coming
back for follow-up sessions.
Felicia Ricardo, Director of Marketing
Small World Toys

ON A RATING OF 1 TO 10, I'D SAY YOU'RE A "12"
Even better, your "strategies for selling" have inspired me to action.
Paula S. Teske, V.P.
Women in Management

ENLIGHTENING, EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING
A fantastic job! You combined humor, insight and tremendous value in all the programs you
presented. I've already applied some of the ideas and lessons you taught us. They are logical,
simple, fun, and easy to follow. They are definitely helping me find better solutions to issues
I face daily.
Bob Lee
Reminder Publications

STILL LAUGHING
You're one of the funniest, most gifted speakers I've seen. And I have seen lots of speakers.
You delivered a top-notch presentation (tailored to our specific needs) and combined it with
great spontaneity. In twenty-five words or less: Wow!
Jeff Gero, Ph.D., ASTD

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REVIEWS FOR THE BOOK, "SHAKE THAT BRAIN!"

"Leave the logical, left-side of your brain behind when reading this book because
it will keep telling you that the author is "Nuts". He's not; he's crazy like a fox."
Chicago Tribune

Joel, I love this book! I particularly like its inclusive nature, through your "anyone
can do this" attitude, supported by the way you've broken the creative process into
manageably small parts. I also enjoyed the many quotations from disparate sources.
Needless to say, I'll be recommending the book to others in my organization (and will
be looking for opportunities for us to work together in the future). Congratulations on
creating this fun and useful book.
Ant Creed
iTeam Leader
Intuit

A fun, stimulating read. The three parts of the book provide a sensible organization:
attitude, actions (the how-to), and selling (getting others to buy into your ideas).
You'll get a lot out of this book. ... Recommended for individual reading, as well as
team reading in organizational settings.

Midwest Book Review

This is a great, easy-to-read book that will shake you, wake you, and help you
make great ideas happen.
Jordan Ayan
Author, "Aha!"

One of the best idea-generation books I've read in recent years, and I really enjoyed it!
Don the Idea Guy
www.dontheideaguy.com

"Shake That Brain!" will shake up the way you encounter life, providing
new insights, new solutions, and new productivity.

Alan Weiss, PhD
Author, "Million Dollar Consulting"

Do not miss this opportunity to have your brain shaken AND stirred
to new levels of business achievement.

Don Wilson, President & CEO
Association of Small Business Development Centers

A smart, provocative read filled with practical ideas from a uniquely
entertaining writer and speaker. And it's fun!

Allen P. Adamson
Managing Director
Landor Associates
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