The following are comments from some of our clients' reference letters
for our professional speakers.
Dianne Addington, President/CEO of Genisys Credit Union, said:
"Over the past 22 years of my life as the CEO of a large credit
union, I can't think of a business partner that has had more influence
on my management team than AchieveMax®
and specifically Harry K. Jones.
"Up until recently our engagement of AchieveMax®
had consisted of one- or two-day events on team building initiatives
or enhancing management and leadership skills. Without fail we always
walked away with an action plan for execution. As a result of a merger
of two $600 million credit unions which more than doubled our management
team, in 2009 we engaged Harry K. Jones for a year-long initiative to
work with over 70 managers of Genisys Credit Union in order to provide
the whole management team with the skill set and tools they needed for
success as a manager of Genisys. As a result it has allowed for faster
cultural integration and consistency throughout our 25 locations.
"The investment that our credit union has made and continues to
make in our management team by engaging the services of AchieveMax®
has allowed Genisys Credit Union to build and retain a management team
second to none. The performance of Genisys Credit Union especially in
today's market is a testimony to the caliber of the Genisys Management
Team. We credit Harry K. Jones from AchieveMax®
for helping us build that Team.
Ken Lang, Vice President of Marketing for New World Systems, said:
"One of the challenging tasks we have is finding speakers that
can relate to our customers. For the first time, we worked with AchieveMax®
as our source for a keynote speaker this year, and it was an excellent
"Dr. Drake, you were personally responsive to our needs and questions.
Thank you for the personal touch.
"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
"It was a great experience working with AchieveMax®."
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."
David J. Price, Executive Director for 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
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."
Marcia Wittig, Director of Workforce Development for Goodwill Industries,
"Amazingly, Harry distilled my entire Masters Program (Organizational
Management) in his three-hour presentation at our Employment and Training
Association Spring Management Conference. The value that he brought
to our association is immeasurable!"
Melody Harshbarger, President of the Greater Fort Smith Advertising
"There was no way we could have foreseen the events that overshadowed
the 10th District Summer Leadership Conference on September 13-15, 2001,
in Fort Smith Arkansas. My first thought was there was no way my speakers
could get here. The airports across the nation were closed indefinitely
and travel by car was remote because of the distance involved.
"When I got the call from Harry K. Jones, the last thing I expected
to hear was, 'If I can't get a flight out, I'll rent a car and drive!'
Harry wasn't just across the state line; he was in Lansing, Michigan!
That's when I knew I had made the perfect choice for a speaker for our
"Harry K. Jones kept over 100 marketing and media professionals
spellbound for over an hour and when it was over, we didn't want him
to stop. He used his humor to put all of us at ease and had the perfect
props to support his strong message. We were very fortunate that Harry
cared enough to spend two days on the road getting to and from our conference."
Tina Thornton, Coordinating Producer for ESPN, said:
"Harry delivered an excellent seminar presentation at ESPN.
His seminar, The 'I Hate Time Management' Program, was just the
right presentation offering a wide variety of powerful tools for our
production assistants prior to our rigorous 'March Madness' basketball
"The seminar received a lot of positive response. Harry did a
great job of tailoring his message to our audience. He used numerous
time management examples and bridged his content to effectively fit
our business. As a result, the audience appreciated Harry's humor
and the unique props used to support his strong message. Not only did
they find the seminar interesting and exciting, they began using the
tools and techniques the day following the seminar to become more efficient.
I received several e-mails indicating their appreciation for Harry's
content, delivery, and conviction in what he had to say. They felt that
the seminar was a success."
Art Goodman, Human Resources Director for Bed Bath & Beyond, said:
"Harry's custom-designed seminar 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."
Teri McEwen, President/Manager of Members "FIRST" Community
Credit Union, said:
"I am writing to convey my highest recommendation for Harry K.
Jones and AchieveMax®, Inc. Our staff
was very impressed and enjoyed it. The Member Service Workshop not only
served its purpose about educating and reinforcing great member service,
but also worked as a planning session for our staff.
"My staff has ownership in the great ideas they came up with during
the training. We have made a chart of the ideas and will address each
one and categorize them with importance. I am certain that this training
has brought about positive changes already."
Tom Duemling, Secretary/Treasurer, for the Michigan Parking Association,
"Not only did Harry deliver a compelling message to our association
members, he also helped energize our board, and we gained even more
volunteers for our association events. Our association theme for next
year is 'Building Bridges Through Networking.' The idea of the theme
came, in part, from Harry's powerful message about networking with others.
I recommend Harry K. Jones and AchieveMax®
to other associations. They provide custom-designed presentations and
customer-friendly service that helped 'Achieve the Maximum®'
for the Michigan Parking Association."
Eva Harmas, Director Development & Resourcing for BRYLANE
(Lane Bryant / Lerner / Roamans / Chadwick's / Jessica London), said:
"Harry K. Jones ... what a dynamic, motivating and effective
facilitator. Harry provided great insight and led us to examine our
own organization as we benchmarked best practices and other companies
as well. Not only did Harry share his expertise and experience with
our staff but he consistently demonstrated his true concern for our
success and future direction. His active participation with our staff
was greatly appreciated and very effective. I'm amazed that so much
of the information that Harry shared continues to resurface in our organization
to this day. This certainly indicates how much of an impact he truly
had on our management team and our organization."
Toni Cofield of Edison Schools said:
"I've attended several seminars before, and I must say that Dr.
Jeffrey Drake was engaging and very entertaining. He allowed us
to absorb the information and discuss key points. If we were inclined
to dwell on a particular issue, he allowed it, without being intrusive.
This was helpful for our team to flesh out procedures and focus on problem
spots, instead of discussing theory that had no weight in our practical
affairs. Dr. Drake was well prepared and his background in education
was very helpful in understanding what Edison is about.
"Dr. Drake encouraged our team to devise a mission statement and
was very patient as we hammered through the process. We were even
more motivated and excited about implementing all the useful tools he
supplied us with. The discussion of successful leaders provided
us with ideas to bring back to not only our team but the entire company
John Rowley, Manager of Education and Training of the Ohio Credit Union
"Once again let me thank you for presenting such a wonderful program
at the OCUL Teller Supervisor School. The program was well planned,
flowed nicely, and was full of practical and useful information. The
opportunity for participants to exchange ideas during structured and
unstructured periods was invaluable. The notebook was excellent, full
of pertinent information, and will give participants a reference manual
to use as they return to their supervisory positions ... We look forward
to having you back very soon."
Maribeth Bramlage, Manager of Education and Training of the Michigan
Credit Union League, said:
"I can honestly say that working with AchieveMax®
has been the most satisfying of all my speaker contacts. AchieveMax®
has added value beyond expectations to all the programs they delivered.
What I was most impressed with was their willingness to tailor the content
to meet the specific needs of the audience. Words can't begin to
express my gratitude for all AchieveMax®
did to make our program a big success."
John Schultz, President/CEO for E & A Credit Union, said:
"The AchieveMax® team worked
with us side by side, to sort through issues, create a new organization,
and blend managers and employees from two different cultures while striving
to maintain a high level of service to our members (customers). We couldn't
have done it without them. Their experience, tenacity, focus, and synergy
helped us get back on track after a period of tremendous turmoil."
Don Kopczynski, Division Manager for Washington Water Power, said:
"I had talked with several companies before choosing AchieveMax®
to do training for my division. What made them stand out was that they
didn't just come in and try to sell their programs and services.
AchieveMax® was willing to assess our
needs. And more importantly, they weren't afraid to talk about
the issues we had to deal with and what we as a division needed to do."
Sharri Margraves, Manager at Michigan State University, said:
"AchieveMax® helped turn our
organization around by focusing on our specific problems. The transformation
was nothing short of phenomenal. As the first woman manager working
with three different unions, my groups and I were able to work through
issues like empowerment and change by solving problems with goal setting.
AchieveMax® has the expert knowledge
and wide range of experience that make the difference for my organization."
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 A. Eckler, P.E., Vice President of LBFH, Inc., said:
"At a recent Future Leaders Retreat, we chose the topic of leadership
for our agenda and hired Harry Jones as our facilitator. We chose
AchieveMax® for a number of reasonstheir
impressive training portfolio, their client list, their flexible scheduling,
and also their ability to tailor a program to accomplish our training
"We would certainly use their services againHarry structured
and executed an informative, impressive, and dynamic presentation for
us. Seasoned team members as well as our future leaders were impressed."
Brenda Luczek, Director of Colleague Education for Goshen
General Hospital, said:
"The presentation on the importance of knowing your product,
what your client wants, and customer service was of superior quality
and benefit to our organization. Harry K. Jones has a way of reaching
his audience by injecting humor as well as vital information into his
presentation. Harry not only led a lively and informative presentation
but also took the time to familiarize himself with Goshen General Hospital
and what we stand for. He was able to tailor his presentation
to fit the needs of our organization. Our colleagues found his
content, delivery, and conviction in what he had to say to be very inspiring."
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."
Chad B. Ritchey, President Emeritus and Conference Advisor for the Association
of Job Search Trainers, said:
"Harry has a unique ability to be entertaining, professional,
and informative all in the same presentation. His ability to relate
current events into the presentations enhanced their impact and allowed
the attendees to easily grasp his message. Harry will make a positive
impact and be a valuable asset for any conference or seminar.
"Harry worked with me before and after our conference to insure
our needs were met. Harry and AchieveMax®
president Dr. Jeff Drake assisted
not only with the professional needs for the conference but also provided
input and assistance to me personally. I would definitely welcome
the opportunity to work with them again in the future."
David Jones, National Management Association Program Chair, for the
American Cast Iron Pipe Company, said:
"I received numerous compliments on Harry and the message that
he delivered to Acipco and would recommend Harry for speaking and training
opportunities that may arise. He did an excellent job at tailoring
his message to our audience and used examples that were understandable
and familiar with our employees. Harry was a true professional
and did an outstanding job."
Luke Larson of Holy Rosary Medical Center said:
"We greatly appreciate the fact that Harry had become familiar
with our organization's mission and values and made reference to them
several times during the six-hour seminar. As the organizer, I
started receiving complimentary remarks about Harry and his engaging
program during the morning break and continuing thereafter. Perhaps
the fact that we have made immediate, practical use of his creativity
"tools" is the highest form of commendation. Participants
are actually following through on their lists of "forget-me-nots"
gleaned during the course of the seminar. Harry K. Jones exceeded
our expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend his custom-designed
Janet Strope, Director of the Office of Financial Assistance
for the State of Michigan, said:
"Our planning committee picked a topic they felt would be helpful
to staff at this time, and Mr. Jones developed a program to fit our
needs. On the day of the meeting, he arrived at 8 a.m. for a 1:30
p.m. presentation so that he could gather information about the group
during our other discussions. With this background and an added
touch of humor, he kept the audience's attention and gave some extremely
helpful tips on facing not only their days at FIA, but in their personal
lives also. I would like to take this opportunity to recommend
this speaker for your consideration."
David D. Allen, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs and Associate
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Texas Tech University Health Sciences
at Amarillo, said:
"Harry did a great job and the feedback I've received thus far
has been very positive ... Harry's program was very well organized and
really hit the mark ... He was entertaining, appropriately humorous,
and did a good job of demonstrating many techniques that faculty members
can utilize to make them more productive while emphasizing and maintaining
balance between work and life outside our jobs.
Roy Sovis, Coordinator, Close Up, and Coordinator for Instruction, Social
Studies of Genesee Intermediate School District, said:
"We were interested in a motivational speaker who could use relevant,
real world examples to help motivate and convince the students their
diligent involvement in whatever they do in life, especially their role
as a responsible citizen, can make a positive difference in the lives
of others as well as their own lives. One of the selling points was
their desire to custom design the presentation to meet their client's
goals and objectives. This value-added service became a reality when
both the owner and president Dr. Jeff Drake and Harry spent almost two
hours with us talking about what it was we wanted to accomplish. During
this conversation Harry inquired about the civic-oriented concepts we
would be studying during the local program that were manifested in what
became a custom-designed presentation that bridged the world of work
with what it meant to be a responsible citizen.
"If you are looking to take the teachers and students you lead
to the next level of being an effective individual and want to avoid
a canned program, we highly recommend you work with Harry K. Jones at
AchieveMax®, Inc. who will offer a
variety of powerful tools in a humorous, custom-designed, interactive
Kathleen Welsh Beveridge, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
for Temple University Ambler, said:
"By choosing Harry K. Jones to present two of our six educational
sessions, I learned the value of bringing in a true professional speaker.
Harry arrived early and was well prepared, making multiple references
that personalized his topics to our profession and our university.
He also used numerous props to draw in his audience and humorous references
to current events that kept our participants laughing throughout.
Harry was a brilliant teacher and entertainer.
"Harry's sessions attracted more than 50 percent of the participants,
even though they had two other sessions to choose from in each time
slot. His sessions also received the highest evaluations of the
day, averaging 4.85 on a scale of one to five. Perhaps most importantly,
these presentations provided tools and strategies for improving professional
performance, which Harry reinforced for maximum take-away value."
Robert A. Shutt, Director of Auxiliary and Special Services for Marywood
"Harry delivered a wonderful seminar for Marywood University
Dining Services titled Dealing with Stress and Customer Satisfaction
Strategies. Harry's seminar was presented in a professional manner,
and his easy sense of humor made it easy for the staff to connect with
him and the content of his message.
"As a result of Harry's fine presentation, my staff has renewed
enthusiasm about delivering quality customer service to our guests.
Furthermore, they have learned and continue to utilize techniques that
will help them reduce the stress sometimes felt in a field like dining
Chelle Adams, Manager of Training & Development for West Virginia
"Harry delivered excellent customer service strategies to both
the support staff and managers of West Virginia University. He
has the ability to capture the audience's attention with his entertaining
comments and sidebars while sharing his professional expertise.
Harry's advanced preparation demonstrates his ability to evaluate the
needs and expectations of each group and apply the appropriate and relevant
information to his seminars. Harry's knowledge of customer service and
his ability to positively interact with his audience makes him a valuable
and professional asset for any seminar."
Savannah Craddock of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association said:
"The information Harry K. Jones provided us at the conference
was priceless and very appreciated. Harry would be a wonderful
speaker for any occasion because he is able to reach every age group
and interest group. Everyone at the "boot camp" loved
his energetic, technical, and very informational approach to leadership."
Mary Kincannon of Mountain Ad Managers, said:
"Mr. Jones's willingness to discuss the issues that we face every
day was refreshing. He offered a solid approach to finding solutions
that provided much more than just "food for thought."
The feedback we received from our members was incredibly positive, and
many of those in attendance were able to immediately put Mr. Jones's
suggestions into action."
Kelly Furno, Human Resource Administrator for Aramark Campus Services,
"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Harry K. Jones as
an engaging professional speaker for your next event. One thing
that Harry said that stuck out in a lot of people's minds was 'Keep
what's good, throw out what's bad, and add what's needed.' We strongly
recommend him and are sure that you will be more than satisfied with
his performance as a motivational speaker."
JC Craig, Tax Services Interim Director for the Center for Economic
"Harry is extremely engaging. Our site management staff is a
group of cynical veterans with lots of experience dealing with incredible
stress levels and multiple demands. I was amazed at how Harry immediately
won them over and dispelled the skepticism with his sincere and innovative
"We'll never know all the positive changes in our operations
that relate to the motivation and new thinking encouraged by Harry's
presentation. But I am sure that the AchieveMax®
seminar was a productive and motivating endeavor that was worth the
fee and the time invested."
Karlene Ketola, Vice President of Member Services for the 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."
Krispen S. Carroll of the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee - Detroit,
"I have never been a real fan of motivational seminars so I was
pleasantly surprised to find the presentation was outstanding.
Even my most skeptical employees were won over and I had 100% positive
feedback from my staff. I felt it was an extremely worthwhile
investment of my education budget and was extremely reasonably priced
for what we received. I would strongly recommend talking to your
managers about bringing Harry K. Jones into your office for a training
session with your staff."
Paula S. Davis, President of the Michigan Chapter of the Employee Involvement
"Mr. Harry K. Jones was one of our workshop presenters as well
as our keynote speaker at the closing. Harry delivered an excellent
workshop on "Attitude and Balance for Self-Enhancement," and
his keynote was on our theme, "Employee Involvement - Evolution
or Revolution?" They were both dynamic and the feedback from
the participants indicated that he did an outstanding job."
Ann Marie Krejcarek, Associate Headmaster for Academics of Saint Andrew's
"Harry delivered an excellent presentation at Saint Andrew's
School on I Hate Time Management. The audience appreciated
his humor and props. Harry demonstrated effectiveness as a professional
speaker. I would recommend Harry K. Jones to other schools and
businesses for professional development programs."
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
Michael Freeman of ITT Industries, said:
"Long before his arrival, Harry began by impressing us with his
willingness to tailor the content of his message to meet the specific
needs of our audience. We asked Harry to present to us on three
different topics. He explained that he would normally spend half a day
on each of these topics. Not to be deterred, he custom designed his
presentation to address all three topics in just over one hour.
What made his presentation most enjoyable was not just the content,
which by the way was just what we wanted, but his style of using props,
visual aids, and humor to provide clarity and purpose to the presentation.
To top it all off, he didn't just pack up and go after the presentation,
he stayed around and participated in one-on-one conversations with many
of the attendees."
Sari Jill Schneider of the International Military Community Executives
"I just want to personally thank you for taking the time out
of your busy schedule and for being a part of Reveal the Power.
The event could not, and would not, have been as successful as it was
without all of your hard work and dedication."
Ed Beckmann, Vice President of Marketing & Communications of SunCorp,
"Harry kept our audience enthralled as he provided valuable information
that they could take back to their offices and use at their own credit
union. Great speakers are essential to having a successful meeting.
Harry Jones allowed SunCorp to achieve this goal. We heard over and
over from attendees that this was the best Annual Meeting we have planned
to date, and we could not have received this compliment without great
presenters like Harry Jones. I heartily recommend Mr. Jones to anyone
who is looking to produce a successful event."
Shelly Shires, Technology Support Coordinator for Baltimore County Public
"Harry was great. Staff members were able to relate to
what Harry presented, and have remembered many of the 'big' points he
articulated. It has been more than a month since Harry gave his
presentation, and I am still hearing staff reiterate and emphasize things
that Harry highlighted for us. This leads me to believe that his
presentation was not only entertaining, but well received."
Karen Niverson, Executive Director for the
Marion-Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said:
"The presentation included real world examples and practical tips
that participants could implement in their own businesses. Mr.
Jones was informative, humorous and motivational in his remarks about
the critical importance of customer service.
"Most of the elements for success that Mr. Jones shared with the
group are practices that can be implemented with little or no cost!
Our workshop participants learned that simple policy changes and new
perspectives can make an enormous impact on the customer service culture
of a company."
Charles D. Ross, Chairman for 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.
Michael Thomas, Deputy Superintendent for Operation of Jackson Public
School District, said:
"This year in late October and early November, we held our Second
Annual Operations Leadership Advance conducted by AchieveMax®,
Inc. The presenters were Harry K. Jones and Dr. Jeffrey W. Drake.
The training focused on leadership, project management, and project
"I don't think I'm overstating it to say the training was a great
success. The supervisors were very pleased with the presentations,
the material and the group work sessions. I highly recommend the
services of AchieveMax®, Inc."
Darlene Moppert, Program Manager of Nutrition Education and Training
Food and Nutrition Services of Broward County Schools, said:
"Harry added value beyond expectation to the program he delivered.
As part of his preprogram preparation, he interviewed me to discuss
the nuances of our customer base and product line, and then tailored
his message to our audience. He confronted issues that we deal
with in our organization by using numerous examples to bridge the technical
content of his presentation to the world of school business service."
Rebecca Chase, Coordinator of 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
Donna M. Hulick, Manager of Education & Training of the New Jersey
Credit Union League, said:
"Here are a few quotes from people who attended the Teller Training
and Teller Supervisor Training:
- 'This session was fabulous. Harry was wonderful. He
was humorous. He offered great ideas that I was able to bring
back to my credit union and put to use right away. I have been
in this business a long time and wondered what I could possibly learn
that I did not already know. Thank you so much.'
- 'Harry was a great speaker. I really enjoyed the class. He
touches on a lot of points and gave me great ideas to use when I returned
to my credit union.'
- 'I thought the program was upbeat, informative, and very interesting.'
"I recommend Harry K. Jones and AchieveMax®,
Inc. to credit unions, as well as to other businesses and organizations.
AchieveMax®, Inc. provided custom-designed
presentations that specifically met our needs."
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.
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 of 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."
Tony Richards, President/CEO of Mid-America Credit Union Association,
"I am writing to convey my highest recommendation for Harry K.
Jones and AchieveMax®, Inc. Earlier
this year, Mr. Jones delivered an excellent presentation at our Credit
Union Idea Conference, in Rapid City, SD. He enthralled the audience
from the very minute his presentation began, all the way through his
"His blend of wit, charm, and humor conformed into his understanding
of business, both globally and nationally. The teaching was tailored
to our specific needs. He was dynamic, motivating, and effective. Mr.
Jones was able to capture the audience's attention with his entertaining
comments and sidebars. His business examples were current and he wasn't
afraid to speak the truth to the audience, and tell them what they needed
to hear; how to compete in today's economic environment."
Margaret M. Tarr, GRI, ABR, President of the Down River Association
of Realtors® , said:
"Harry K. Jones delivered a straight to the point presentation
that really hit home with all of us! He incorporated facts, strategies,
techniques and humor all in one great production.
The Down River Association of Realtors®
would highly recommend Harry to all that would like a straight talking
speaker that keeps the crowd engaged. We know that Harry had the challenging
task of conveying stress management techniques to a group of Realtors®
in the ever challenging and struggling market of Michigan. He really
hit the nail on the head by emphasizing his point about "thinking
inside the box" again.
"We believe that many agents went back to their offices and implemented
many of Harry's ideas and thoughts. Truly a two thumbs up presentation!"
Christine Stapell, Executive Director for the Florida Dietetic Association,
"Harry is a warm, friendly person with a strong message. His presentation
style is engaging yet packed with hard hitting facts. Attendees rated
him A+ across the evaluation scale including, delivery skills, knowledge
of the topic and the ability to offer a new perspective.
"If you are looking for a speaker who can provide content and
conviction sprinkled with just enough humor to captivate your audience,
I encourage you to consider Harry K. Jones for your next meeting. You
won't be disappointed."
Kristine Kading, Program Chair of Michigan Recreation and Park Association
Therapeutic Recreation Institute, said:
"'Very Engaging,' 'Amazingly Motivating,' 'Informative and Entertaining,'
and an 'Excellent Speaker,' are just a few comments that have been received
by the attendees at the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association Therapeutic
Recreation Institute held this month.
"Harry K. Jones of AchieveMax®, Inc.was
our opening keynote speaker and presented 'On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal!'
Harry did an outstanding job setting the tone of our conference in his
opening keynote. He was engaging to the audience and kept the presentation
light-hearted and humorous without losing the message."
Beth Wojton, Chief of Staff for Maryland Environmental Service, said:
"I am writing to convey our highest recommendation for Harry
K. Jones and AchieveMax®, Inc.
Mr. Jones was informative, humorous, and motivational in his remarks
about the critical importance of customer service and what elements
any organization needs to emphasize as it endeavors to improve.
"We were particularly impressed that Mr. Jones had researched
MES operations so that he could make specific observations to assist
us in improving our customer service culture. The MES employee
evaluations of Harry's presentations were in every case outstanding.
Many of our staff have indicated to me how impressed they were with
the sessions, and that they were looking forward to putting into practice
the many useful suggestions conveyed to them that day."