"The vote is in and it's unanimous! You were the most effective speaker we have had at our annual convention. We were especially impressed with your ability to custom design your presentation to our unique industry. We also loved your humor, in fact, several participants commented that you reminded them of Steve Martin! Thanks!"
Michigan Water Quality Association
"I have always been grateful when I have received a speaker recommendation from a colleague or professional who has worked with a presenter and seen him or her in action. Therefore, I wanted to let you know about an excellent speaker (Dr. Bill Crawford) that we have used at three of our national conferences.
Dr. Crawford holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Houston and is a licensed psychologist, as well as the author of four books, which means he brings a high level of expertise and content to his topics. What makes him so effective as a speaker, however, is the way he translates this information into common language and presents it with energy and humor (in fact, our members keep telling us that his use of humor reminds them of Steve Martin!).
He brings a fresh, scientific perspective to the issues we all face on a daily basis (stress, communication, leadership, dealing with limited resources, diversity, bringing our best to our roles as professionals, etc.) which really seems to resonate with our members, and he has been able to apply this new information to a variety of formats including concurrent sessions, general sessions, and keynotes. This combination of unique content and engaging presentation style has resulted in our continuing to ask him back to speak at our national conferences, as well as his being booked to keynote at least ten of our state conferences. He will also be doing a workshop for our State Auxiliary Presidents at the American Hospital Association Annual meeting in Washington DC.
I can tell you from experience that he is a joy to work with, and has shown consistent flexibility with respect to fees and logistics, which I have greatly appreciated. If he sounds like someone you would be interested in, I encourage you to visit his website (www.billcphd.com) where you can learn more about his credentials, national press, track record, etc., and even view footage of his second nationally televised PBS special via YouTube! Please feel free to contact me or my assistant if you have further questions."
Audrey Harris, Executive Director, Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals
Director, AHA Member Relations, American Hospital Association
"Thank you! You need to be nationally syndicated on TV. I would watch your show daily."
Bowne of New York
"Dr. Bill Crawford, was our Keynote Speaker at the Global Compliance Solutions' 6th Annual Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance & Financial Crimes Conference Oct 14th ? 15th, 2010 in Grand Cayman.
The conference, is the largest of its type in the Caribbean region, and is attended by top-level management both locally and internationally in the Financial Services industry. Dr. Crawford was able to tie his expertise to what was important for our delegates, and it was a brilliant way to start the GCS conference! He captivated everyone with his informative, entertaining, and above all, relevant presentation. They truly appreciated Bill's take on "Getting Others to Get It: Convincing Others of the Importance of Compliance", as can be seen by the comments below:
"Great presentation — very interesting!"
"Excellent speaker — wish I had heard him before now"
"A lively and practical presentation"
"Informative and entertaining"
"Bill gave real points for dealing with people both on the job and personally"
"He got the audience involved. It was a great presentation"
"I enjoyed this presentation so much and it was so relevant to me!"
"What an informative approach to a difficult situation"
"Thought provoking, and at the same time informative"
"Very, very useful topic. I can definitely use this information!"
"I really liked the practical advice given"
"Very interesting presentation"
"Great Speaker — very engaging"
"Informative topic — well presented"
"Very helpful and with good content"
"Very good topic"
"Excellent presentation and the information was very valuable"
While having a psychologist keynote a conference on compliance and anti-money laundering is not the norm, Dr. Crawford's presentation was so well crafted, and presented in such an engaging manner that he turned out to be the perfect speaker to kick off our conference. I heartily recommend him to any conference planner looking for a dynamic opening or closing keynote speaker with a new perspective on dealing with others and bringing our best to life!"
Managing Partner, Grand Cayman Global Compliance Solutions
Grand Cayman, KY1-1209
"I am just taking the opportunity to let you know how pleased we were with your presentation of Dealing with Difficult People here at Fort Monmouth. The entire class, 100%, rated the course "Excellent" on our evaluation form. It simply does not get any better than that. Student comments are a virtual thesaurus of superlatives: knowledgeable, energetic, responsive, informative, articulate, motivational; and they wrote that they would "definitely" recommend the course to others.
On a personal level, I want you to know that I appreciate all of your efforts to accommodate our specific needs. Your tailoring of course content allowed our employees to apply sound interpersonal skills to their particular environments, personal and professional. Please feel free to share this letter as you deem appropriate. Also, if you would like to refer potential clients to me, I will be happy to provide my unhesitating recommendation."
Paul Drew, Organization Development Specialist
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
"I want to thank you for the excellent job you did for us in keynoting our annual convention. I have heard nothing but rave reviews from the over 800 communication specialists who were in attendance. You are able to deliver that rare combination of professionalism, humor and content that will live in the minds of the participants long after the convention has ended. It will be my pleasure to recommend you to anyone looking for a dynamic, powerful speaker!"
Ron Bender, President
Texas Speech & Hearing Association
"It was awesome! All persons that attended, including myself, have given his training on stress extremely high marks. I have taught a lot of classes over the years in my field and I was totally captivated the entire day. No one was bored and no one wanted to go home but wanted more."
Brad Burger, Director
Smith County 9-1-1 Communications District
"I thought Dr. Crawford's presentation was way off the charts! Although the entire conference was interesting, Dr. Crawford's was by far the most useful! I look forward to buying his new book!"
"I think Dr. Crawford is a phenomenal speaker. I rarely get excited about speakers, instead I get excited about the topics. However, Dr. Crawford has changed that with his presentation at the EEOC conference. I never imagined that I would enjoy a topic, such as "Cultural Diversity" as I did that day. In fact, when I returned to my office I mentioned that I would like to pursue him as a speaker for any upcoming events that we may have in the future."
Town Center Improvement District
"Wonderful, enlightening, powerful speech! Thank you."
Patricia Dinger, Washington, DC
"It was the highlight of the conference!"
Nancy Perovic, RN, BSN
University Of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
Pediatric Endocrinology Nurses Society
15th Annual International Conference
"Loved your vitality, enthusiasm, and animation!"
James Schiff, Los Angeles, CA
"As our keynote speaker you gave an outstanding presentation that touched even the most cynical in the audience. In the 10 years we have been holding our conference, your presentation has resulted in more positive reactions than any other. I was especially impressed with the number of people who indicated that they were going to make positive changes in their lives. Your audience was not an easy one, and you really, really touched their lives. Thank you!"
Clare Dowdall, Director
American Lung Assoc. Southwest Region
"You were great! High energy and practical. I was looking for 'real life' responses, and you delivered. Thanks!"
Jim Crook, New York, NY
"You are an excellent speaker! You quickly involved your audience and won them over in the first minute. Everyone was extremely complimentary and we are looking forward to having you back next year."
Hazel Higgins, President, Wings Chapter
American Business Women's Assoc.
"Your presentation was the highlight of the conference! A great way to end the week!"
Mel Yanos, Kona, Hawaii
"All of your presentations have been great successes. I have been consistently impressed with the degree of audience participation and the manner in which your style and subject matter sparked interest in even the most "reserved" participants!"
M. Kathy Perry, Texaco
"You are fabulous! Thanks for a wonderful, empowering, and uplifting presentation!"
Debbie Christopher, Memphis TN
"Great presentation! Stimulating, sensitive, powerful, humane."
Pat Ruzica, St. Louis, MO
"I really enjoyed Dr. Bill's talk. His energy is contagious. I bought the 2 audio tapes and have listened to them in my vehicle numerous times since. I am very excited to receive his quotes via email also. I think he has found an approach to life in general that will help me cope with the multiple stressors of life!"
Nicole Kirouac-Elke, NC
Winnipeg Children's Hospital
"You were great! Law enforcement professionals found your presentation riveting, insightful, eye-opening, and extremely valuable, and these people are hard to please!"
Karen Williams, Resource Coordinator
Greater Harris County 911 Emergency Network
"Witty & humorous presentation that made the learning experience worthwhile."
Holly Freeman, Orlando, FL
"Your fan club continues to grow! The participants in our Summer Camp for Executive Directors gave you rave reviews. Your ability to analyze life's complex problems and offer practical, actionable solutions is truly remarkable and your commonsense approach to managing one's life and one's organization is an inspiration. Thanks again!"
Ronnie Hagerty, Director, United Way of The Texas Gulf Coast
"I want to take an opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with us here at Medical City. The reaction to your presentations has been wonderful! People are still talking about the "Training & Keeping Good Employees" seminar and many have sought me out to purchase your book! You offer a humorous, light, yet sensible and effective approach to difficult situations. We look forward to working with you in the future and continue to wish you much success!"
Jeanne Reeves, BS, RN, Director of Medical/Surgical Services
Medical City Dallas Hospital