Harry K. Jones and Productive Chaos
The following are comments from some of our clients' letters of recommendation
for motivational speaker Harry K. Jones and the Productive
Chaos seminar and keynote
David J. Price, Executive Director of the MARO Employment and Training
"Ten minutes into Harry's presentation I could tell by the attendees'
body language that he had them hooked. He drew on business examples
as current as that morning's newspaper, and he wasn't afraid to tell
the audience what they needed to hear to compete in today's economy.
"As you know, the executive director can be the hero or the goat
if a conference presentation does not go well. In this case, I
was a hero. Harry far exceeded my customers' expectations, and
a number of our members are interested in hiring him for presentations
to their staff."
Stuart A. Voeck, Media & Marketing Chair of the Conference Planning
Committee for the Governor's Workforce Development Conference, said:
"I was pleased to find that Harry K. Jones fit into my favorite
category of speakereducational and entertaining. Valuable
information which every attendee could find usable along with well-made
points with current news stories make Harry's sessions relaxing and
rewarding. I was amazed at the amount of information he was able
to fit into the limited framework of our session times. Our conference
was certainly enhanced this year by his presentations. The feedback
I have heard has been overwhelmingly positive."
Art Goodman, Human Resources Director for Bed Bath & Beyond, said:
"Harry's custom-designed seminar, Productive Chaos, provided
the right message at the right time for our human resource managers.
I wanted the emphasis of the seminar to be on ideas and tools that my
people could take back and utilize with our retail stores. That
was certainly accomplished with this seminar
"Everybody liked the seminar. We received a lot of good
feedback from the seminar participants. Harry, with his extensive
retail background, did an excellent job of tailoring his message to
our people. With numerous real-world retail examples, the seminar
was well-received. AchieveMax®
definitely helped "Achieve the Maximum®"
for our region of Bed Bath & Beyond."
Kathleen Rockers, President of the Ottawa University Leadership Council,
"Harry's personality definitely is an asset in any situation
and his energy resounds in his presentation. The best compliment
I received was from our advisor who said we had found a 'wonderful speaker'
and 'We need him for OUR faculty and staff conference.'"
Scott E. Morgan, Co-Chairman for the National Association of Industrial
and Office Properties, Tulsa Trends, said:
"Harry's comments were right on the mark. I believe everyone
was impressed with Harry's personable style and helping all of us to
start thinking 'outside the box' in today's difficult economic climate.
I hope to have the opportunity to hear Harry again-he was terrific."
Ken Lang, Vice President of Marketing for New World Systems, said:
"Not only was the experience with AchieveMax®
professional, but the presenter, Harry K. Jones, was one of the best
speakers we have had at a conference. Mr. Jones spoke on the topic
of Managing in Tough Times: Productive Chaos, and he was a hit
with our customers."
Karlene Ketola, Vice President of Member Services for Michigan Association
of Homes and Services for the Aging, said:
"Thank you for Harry K. Jones' terrific presentations at the
Michigan Association of Homes and Services 2004 state conference.
His keynote session, Productive Chaos: Riding the Wave of Change,
and breakout session, Developing Empowered Teams, programs were
"Aside from the written evaluations, several people shared how
much they enjoyed his programs and how beneficial they were. Harry
did a great job of tailoring his message to our audience. It was
a delight working with your organization."
Suzanne Schreiner, President of the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the International
Association of Administrative Professionals, said:
"Mr. Jones is not your typical motivational speaker. He uses a
straight-forward, "tell-it-like-it-is" approach to current issues administrative
professionals and others face in today's world. When his presentation
had ended, I found myself wanting to hear more. He did an absolutely
wonderful job of gearing his presentation toward IAAP!"
Larry Weishaar, Vice President for Support Services for ResCare, said:
"Working to prepare for this with Harry was a real joy.
I was extremely impressed with his quick understanding of what our company
does and his inquisitiveness of the many aspects of it. His work
to make sure that he included all of the principles of our ResCare Quality
Way into his presentation impressed everyone involved. That customization
of the presentation and adaptation of our needs was incredible.
"Many folks have shared with me since the presentation how much
they benefited from his presentation and the information and the message
he shared. Our leadership staff, at all levels, was able to have
several 'take aways' from this part our annual meeting.
"I believe his presentation was much more than just a keynote
to our meeting. What he said to us will carry back into our operations
and benefit many more people than those that heard him on that day."
Charles D. Ross, Chairman of the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee,
"Our evaluation form is ranked from (1) to (5) with (4) being
very good and (5) being excellent. Harry didn't receive an evaluation
of less than four! I also received many spontaneous comments from conferees
during the conference on how much they appreciated and enjoyed Harry's
Harry did his homework in preparing for his presentation. He researched
our organization, spoke with several members and focused his message
on what is important to us as an organization ... What more can we ask
for? And his delivery, accompanied by his bag of tricks, kept the audience's
attention with his gift of fast-paced humor, while at the same time
hitting all the important points of our mission and our vision.
Rebecca Chase, Coordinator of the Oakland County School Business Officials,
"Mr. Jones customized his presentation to fit the time allotted
in our agenda. He effectively delivered a powerful presentation
that reached all members of the audience and really seemed to provoke
some self-evaluation. The messages he conveyed were clear, concise,
and had an impact no matter what the positions the individuals held
in the districts.
"Overall, the group found the presentation and what Mr. Jones
had to say to be highly enlightening. Mr. Jones took the initiative
to plan accordingly and was extremely courteous and professional to
everyone that interacted with him. It is with my pleasure that
I recommend AchieveMax® and Harry Jones
for any future conferences that require a corporate humorist or a corporate
Brian Lindley, Chief Executive Officer for No-Till On The Plains, said:
"I have had the rewarding experience to work closely with professional
speaker Harry K. Jones at the No-Till on the Plains, Inc. Winter Conference
during January 2006. Our organization was very excited about
the opportunity to secure Harry as a speaker for our conference.
Harry certainly brought wisdom, expertise, and professionalism to 1,600
attendees and was very well received. Participants were interested
and responsive to Harry's message on 'Productive Chaos,' and several
commented that they intended to immediately implement ideas that they
had learned from his session.
"Harry's pre-conference preparations were excellent, and he custom-tailored
his sessions to fit our attendees needs. Several phone conversations
were held before the conference to discuss our exact requirements; this
communication was excellent and helpful to all. A PowerPoint presentation
and handout materials were provided to us in a very timely manner and
were well-done. AchieveMax® provided
the customer-friendly service that helped make a difference for our
Angela J. Wilcox, Accounting and Business Club President for Manchester
"Harry was the keynote speaker at the Manchester College Accounting
and Business Club Annual Spring Banquet. The club received positive
comments from the attendees concerning the presentation. I highly
recommend Harry as a motivational keynote speaker."
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