Conference Keynote and Breakout Programs
“I have seen Sandy speak several times, and always come away with a new “ah hah” moment. Our attendees ask to bring her back every year. Her delivery is energetic and message brings people back to center. Leaders can easily get lost in the day to day minutiae and putting out fires, and Sandy reminds them that they are in the workplace to make a difference. Especially having members in the healthcare industry, this message is even more profound. Here’s what some of them have said:
‘Very energetic speaker, lots of ‘common sense’ reminders that we all need from time to time. Great delivery.’
‘I could not help saying Wow to every other slide! Amazing presentation!’
‘Sandy was an amazing speaker and left you with a feel-good positive vibe!'”
– Debra L. Murphy, CAE , Senior Vice President , Professional Development & Member Advancement / Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
“It was so great meeting you in Anaheim! Thank you for delivering a great presentation at the Annual Meeting last week! We’re just starting to plan out our Fall Conference and the Fall Design Team heard how your Annual Meeting session was extremely well received and was so impressed that they are interested in seeing if you’d be willing to participate as a speaker and repeat “10 Things You Should Never Do as a Leader” during the Fall Conference. We just can’t get enough of this presentation!”
– Crystal Quinones, Conference Dept./Conference Managers
“Sandy’s presentation showed that she is very knowledgeable, energetic, passionate, humorous (downright hilarious at times), and engaging. Her deliverables were empowering, enlightening, and reaffirming.”
– Mark Toatley, CRA, FAHRA, AHRA 2017 Annual Convention attendee
“I wanted to let you know what great feedback we are continuing to receive from your keynote at our National Franchise Conference. The lessons learned have been a big hit with our franchise community. It’s a real testimonial on your program when months after the event owners are still engaged in implementing the key points you stressed. Not only was your presentation entertaining, it is making a positive difference in our business.”
– Jim George, President & CEO / The Snip-Its Corporation
“Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciate your support and contribution to be a part of the ORBM conference. Your session proved to be one of the best based on the feedback the committee received! At the same time, I think your inspiring talk for the attendees gave them a chance to gain insight to managing their staff in the stressful environment of Perioperative Services. Please stay in touch!”
– Paul Rhodes, RN, ORBMC National Chairman
“We hosted an Administrative Professionals Conference and hired Sandy as one of our key note speakers. Our attendees were blown away by her sessions. Sandy is personable, engaging, and hilarious. She is the kind of person who you feel immediate kinship with. Her passion is undeniable and her hospitable demeanor and approach makes her easy to connect with. Her presentation skills were phenomenal and she really was able to relate her content to the audience. Our attendees left feeling renewed, energized and empowered. We couldn’t have asked for anything better than that. Thank you, Sandy!”
– Caitlin Catelli, Education Manager/Hospital Council of Northern & Central California
“We received so many positive comments from staff who attended your keynote presentation that I really wanted to share some of them with you. Many people said that your enthusiasm put them in the right frame of mind for the rest of the forum because they gained a very positive perspective from what you had to say, and because of it they gained much more from the other learning sessions they attended. Others felt that you gave them the initiative to look at their professional and personal lives in a different way in order to make opportunities for themselves. Thank you again for all you did to make our event a success!”
– Elizabeth Percesepe-Wallace, The World Bank
“Very few speakers can step in on short notice and do such an incredible presentation, much less one that is tailor-made to us. What an awesome job! On behalf of all the NALS members and myself personally – thank you so much for stirring us with your presentation. I seriously do hope that you will come back to us in the future.”
– Tammy Shatwell-Mullins, NALS Education and Certification Manager / NALS…the association for legal professionals
“After Kissimmee Utility Authority’s managers and supervisors heard Sandy Geroux’s presentation on delivering outstanding customer service, they were so impressed that they asked that she return to deliver this message to each and every KUA employee. Sandy complied with our request and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Sandy puts everything into it… and she has a lot.”
– Jim Welsh / CEO, Kissimmee Utility Authority
“The presentation was GREAT. It was obvious that Sandy put a lot of time and effort in customizing the presentation for KUA.”
– KUA Manager/Supervisor Training Program attendee
“One of the best – if not the best in the last 39 years.”
– KUA Manager/Supervisor Training Program attendee
Thank you for speaking at today’s Administrative Professional Network Luncheon at Pepsico. I especially appreciated your enthusiasm. You are right that it is contagious. I feel more comfortable in my new role here at Pepsico. Your presentation gave me confidence to try and make a difference here in all that I do. I hope to be a “Victor” here and will remember your enthusiasm and try to strive for that level of commitment in my professional life going forward.
Thank you again Sandy. I do have to admit the very best part of your presentation was YOU! I felt such a connection to you like I have known you forever.
Thank you so much for your wonderful, inspiring presentation and “show”. We all enjoyed the singing and goodies and everyone thought you and your materials were outstanding and helpful.
Your enthusiasm was so needed and welcomed. You made us all feel comfortable and open to new ideas.
Thanks so much Sandy! Loved getting to meet you and your keynote was amazing. You are really an inspiration. I love to meet people who love their work!
– Curt F.
You are a phenomenal speaker and an inspiration to all women. I truly enjoyed your talk and look forward to more opportunities to hear you speak. I am enjoying your book. Thank you.
– Sonya N.
Thank you is clearly inadequate to express, on behalf of the APN network, our thanks for your being with us last Wednesday and presenting to our admins across the enterprise. I, too, am excited to hear feedback from the survey and will definitely pass that along. All in all what we are hearing is nothing less than expected….it was truly a great day in the life of admins across the company! Thank you so very much!
I am inspired by you!! Your energy is contagious. I so enjoy your sessions and can’t wait for the next years. You are a natural for sure. Not only are you funny and full of great positive spirit, your content is awesome. I always see things in a different perspective after one of your sessions.
Thank you for making our Admin Professional Day event at Capital One a special one! I so enjoyed your presentation and positive interaction with our assistants. Your energy, good humor, and parody song (loved it!) were memorable and helped to make the message stick.
You were fantastic! Absolutely fantastic at our Admin Event today. I love listening to you and trying to keep up with your energy! Awesome job.
Thank you so much for giving us so much of your precious time yesterday!
The event was amazing, and I’m sure we could have gone a few more hours! Your presentation was spot on! I can’t begin to thank you for bringing your energy, charm and style to the Freddie Mac A-Team! From the top of my head to the tip of my toes, I thank you with open arms! You made yesterday special for us!
– Ella Lee, Executive Assistant to the CEO
“Many compliments came flooding in after your presentation and you really made our symposium committee look great for having found you… I personally thank you so much for taking the risk to come to Alaska and expose yourself to the insurance business.” – Barbara Wong, President / Alaska Association of Health Underwriters
“Loved Sandy and her enthusiasm! So full of energy and loved her message. From beginning to end, she kept me engaged!” – Conference breakout program attendee
“This program was encouraging, motivating and the best I have attended.” – Conference breakout program attendee
“Most useful? Finding out that I am the problem with me! Sandy helped me to think about why I do not stay focused! She was very witty and entertaining. Very knowledgeable about the subject matter! I really enjoyed the presentation!” – Conference breakout program attendee
“She was so energetic and passionate! What a great speaker to have early in the morning! Kept our attention at all times!” – Conference breakout program attendee
“Very inspirational! Bring her back for all conferences. She was absolutely wonderful.” – Conference breakout program attendee
“Sandy’s energy is incredible … and she really knows her material. Great presentation – very motivating. Thanks for the push I needed!” – Conference breakout program attendee
“Sandy was very, very prepared for the session. She was very motivating and because of this was able to get a lot of audience participation. She presented real-life stories that we were able to identify with.” – Conference breakout program attendee
Corporate and Government Training Programs
“I was really impressed by the instructor…. so energized and so prepared. Most speakers from the private sector are not always able to relate to our needs as corps employees but this one was really on top of our needs and was able to express it. I loved her motto of making our workplace a WOW place which puts emphasis on us as admins and how important we are to the agency.” – Government training program attendee
“I enjoyed the role play session. The scenarios helped me gain more insight on how to address situations in an appropriate and professional manner. I also liked how the speaker presented detailed examples on how effective communication such as routinely interacting with customers and functional groups can contribute to minimizing costs within the organization.” – Training program attendee
“Excellent – fabulous material, excellent speaker. Ready to implement the challenges of our team.” – Corporate leadership training program attendee
“Great speaker! Very inspiring, makes me want to go out immediately and be a ‘Victor.’ Wonderful job keeping me engaged and thinking the entire morning.” – WOWplace leadership training program attendee
“Meaningful meeting; good planning to offer valuable information to meet our internal and external customer expectations.” – WOWplace customer service training program attendee
Sandy’s Emcee Services
I want to express our sincere gratitude for your role as Emcee. There is no doubt that bringing you back for a second year was one of the best decisions we made for APC. Your energy knows no bounds and reaches out and touches everyone in the general sessions! Your singing added a personal touch… your stage presence and outgoing personality made the APC very proud indeed to have you as our Emcee. It was such a joy working with you. I could always count on you to deliver our message. I can’t thank you enough for making this one of the best conferences ever.
– Ellen Ackerman, APC Conference Director
I forgot to ask you if you will be returning as the Emcee for the APC next year in Nashville? I certainly hope so as you were terrific!
– APC Attendee
The luncheon was a hit! We had 150 plus women and your tips were awesome! I got great compliments on you as our Emcee. Thank you!
– Kena Blain, Publisher, Osceola Woman Magazine
Sandy’s Speechwriting and Speech Coaching Services
Some kind words from Sandy’s executive speechwriting and speech coaching clients:
“You are a true gem. I am so impressed with the work you have done with the executive team. Their presentations were soooo good. You have really helped to shape their message and confidence in so many ways.
“Sandy, I wanted to thank you for the help this year. The feedback I am receiving about Atlanta and all the other meetings is that they are BY FAR the best we have ever had!
You are awesome! We very much appreciate the wonderful relationship we have with you and all of the incredible work you do.”
“You bring out the best in us and make us all look and sound great! Thanks!”
“Sandy, we are all so thankful to have you as our very patient and caring speech coach … Without your help, we could not have achieved the successes we are so proud of. Thank you and enjoy the Holidays with your family and friends.”