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"Thank you, Harrison, for an informative, enlightening and humbling experience. As my coach, I appreciate your honest and candid feedback and am certain that the skills you have instilled will be used professionally and personally. Excellent instruction, positive reinforcement, and the reference material you recommended will be used again and again."

Roy S. Ritenour
Division Vice President
Hertz

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"It was our pleasure and great fortune to have you with us. We learned a wealth of valuable information… and had a great time learning it! Many thanks for the message you brought to us these past two days."

Barbara Harrison, Ed.D.
Director, Missouri Center for Career Education
University of Central Missouri

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"Thank you very much for your insightful class today. I very much appreciate the discourse that transpired and feel that I was able to leave with new and valuable knowledge that will make me a better speaker and presenter.”

Ian Patrik Dreifaldt
Vice President, Private Client Group
US Bank

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"I wanted to let you know that after my coaching sessions with you I have also been able to focus my talks around a clear objective, project my voice with passionate and sincere intonation, and speak persuasively around the audience’s agenda vs. mine. I can honestly say that I’ve learned a whole new approach to making persuasive presentations. Thank you very much! "

Kim Salm
National Director, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Scientific Affairs
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

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"I've had great feedback about the presentation skills training session we had in Phoenix. Our Engagement Managers are well prepared for 2008, so thank you!”

Suzzanna Martinez
YOUCAN / Refer a Friend / Direct Awards
Qwest Communications

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"This was more than speech or presentation coaching. The persuasion and influencing techniques sessions alone will dramatically improve my interpersonal power. Thanks very much and I will definitely recommend you to others here at Intel."

Lorenzo Guttierez
Director, Research & Development
Intel

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"The feedback we received from your speaking and presentations coaching program was excellent. We look forward to working with you again in the near future.”

Brian Brennan
Sales Manager, Private Client Group
US Bank

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"In my efforts to improve professionally I felt it necessary to seek out a speaking coach. What I found in Harrison was a passionate, enthusiastic instructor. He focused on my individual strengths and was able to really bring out the best in my speaking ability. Over the course of one short weekend, I was able to overcome my anxiety and fear of public speaking and for that I thank you!"

Jill F. Torke
Director of Sales and Marketing
The Ritz-Carlton

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"Excellent is the only way that the GuruMaker session can be described. My presentation skills were evaluated and tactfully assessed for impact. I’m confident that all my future presentations will improve
dramatically. Thanks again.”

Wendell L. Gordon
Senior Manager, Ship Systems
Northrop Grumman

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"The seminar served as an unexpected team building exercise, as well as a confidence booster for our less experienced staff and a validation tool for our more seasoned public speakers. Everyone who attended the seminar walked away with some newly acquired techniques and a better understanding for how they should effectively deliver our message to the public. I would suggest GuruMaker School of Professional Speaking to any group, big or small, the seminar was worth every penny!!”

Jennifer Tirey
Deputy Director
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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Harrison is a genius on the mechanics of public speaking! My confidence and the quality of my presentations have been greatly increased because of being made aware of what not to do as well as the correct things to do when speaking in front of a group. His coaching sessions are a must for anyone wanting to take their “game” to the next level!

Bob Shipley
Vice President, Technology
BoilerSupply Co. Inc.

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"I wanted to thank you for a very good and revealing presentation to our group. I loved your message! You did an amazing job and your impact on communication is still the talk of the group. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”

Carmen Novoa Quinn
Broker/Owner
Premier Properties & Associates

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"Larry Tracy is one of the most articulate advocates I've ever seen operate on the platform. He's crisp and clear, his logic and thinking first-rate. As a speech coach myself, I continue to learn from him."

John Jay Daly
Founder of the National Capital Speakers Association

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"Monarth connects with you emotionally and intellectually. His immense experience and practical knowledge really hit home.”

Roy Becker
Senior Vice President
Premier Bank

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"In California they have Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Terminator. At today's workshop we had Harrison Monarth . . . the Speakinator. Terrific presentation!”

Patrick Daniels
National Sales Manager
Getronics

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"You [Larry Tracy] have been a splendid spokesman for America . . . an extraordinarily effective speaker . . . meeting with hundreds of audiences at the White House and in communities across the country, as well as abroad."

President Ronald Reagan

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"In a Department that prides itself on its communication skills, you became the standard to match in public oratory."

Ambassador Otto Reich,
U.S. Department of State

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"Your seminar on "Advocacy" for NASA Program and Project Managers was one of the best I have seen in my professional experience."

Francis Hoban, Manager
Program and Project Manager
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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"I have been trying cases for over thirty years, and have given a number of legal papers. It was surprising to me how much your training contributed to my presentation ability."

Carl G. Love, Partner
Cushman, Darby and Cushman,
Attorneys at Law, Washington D.C.

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"In my years of experience in training and development, I have never read more enthusiastic seminar evaluations. You showed our people how to convert arcane and complex technical information into a clear and persuasive presentation."

Bill Fender, Manager
Manager, Human Resources,
LOGICON Operating Systems, Arlington, VA

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"You not only trained twenty-two people how to speak convincingly in some fairly hostile situations, but in two cases your training actually changed personalities."

Steven Cox,
Director, Officer of Intelligence and Threat Analysis
U.S. Department of State

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"Yours was certainly one of the liveliest training sessions we have ever held at a Counsel Seminar. You held the attention of 130 attorneys . . . and imparted solid knowledge on how to construct and give an effective oral presentation. Defense Logistics Agency attorneys will use this knowledge often in advising our clients."

Bruce W. Baird,
General Counsel, Defense Logistics Agency

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"You provided an excellent learning experience to the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program. The advice on dealing with difficult groups, and the delivery techniques demonstrated, prepared participants for future briefings they will be required to present."

Warren L. Banes, Jr.,
Acting Director,
Executive Leadership Development Program of the Secretary of Defense

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"Your training was the first useful specific speech training I had received. Not in university or professional prep courses had I received such direct and specific advice . . . your suggestions were exceptional."

Jane McCarter,
Engineer, Department of Building and Development, Loudoun Country, VA

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"In my position I constantly have to give highly technical presentations to non-technical audiences. With your coaching I have become a much more confident and persuasive presenter. Your story-telling techniques helped me to quickly establish rapport with audiences and keep their attention during some fairly dry and complex presentations! Every technical presenter should have you as a coach.”

Andre Trubetskoy, Director,
Software Developer
Qwest Wireless,
Denver, CO

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"Thank you very much for your excellent advice. While I am fairly comfortable speaking to groups, I never quite felt like I am totally getting my message across. You showed me how to get into their hearts and minds and I’m already getting amazing feedback. I am most grateful to you and your staff.”

Robert Thornton, Attorney at Law
Planet Hollywood, Vienna, Austria

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"I’ve been to a number of Presentation skills workshops, but yours was by far the best! Your ‘Audience Management techniques’ were incredibly helpful. I thought I ‘knew it all’, but thanks to your coaching, I feel I could knock-the-socks-off the toughest audiences. Bravo!

Todd Weiss, President
InLine Image Public Relations,
Denver, CO

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"Harrison Monarth has a passion for training…powerful, practical and not too preachy.”

The Denver Business Journal

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"Monarth connects with you emotionally and intellectually. His immense experience and practical knowledge really hit home.”

Roy Becker, Senior Vice President
Premier Bank, Denver, CO

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"Powerful and genuine. From the most basic interactions to complex and challenging communication problems, he shows you exactly how to gracefully manage each situation so everyone wins.”

Sherryl Lucero-Torres, Director
Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Inc.

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"Everyone whose profession demands speaking in public would benefit from your advice. I never felt that my presentation skills matched my competence. After working with you I finally get the audience feedback I always aimed for. Thanks for everything!”

Christine Barr, Attorney at Law
Rothgerber, Johnson and Lyons,
Denver, CO

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"Incredibly effective. As a manufacturer we often have to negotiate with contractors from the Far East. Your Intercultural Communications training made a significant, positive difference in the way our presentations are received. I put the GuruMaker number on my speed dial. Thanks a million.”

Charles A. Gillis, CEO
Future Office Ergonomics,
Columbia, MD

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"I just wanted to say thank you for the coaching given to me over the weekend and helping me in my quest to become a dynamic speaker. Through your personal attention to my individual needs I was able to formulate my seminar approach and visualize a new Doug Eberhardt.”

Douglas Eberhardt, President, CFP
DougEberhardt.com,
San Diego, CA

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