Keynote Speakers, Training & Workshops by The Richard Paul Group

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Hi Richard,

Thank you again for such an informative and energetic presentation yesterday.  It was great meeting you, and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Mrs. Piper L. Bognar
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
Van Dyke Public Schools


Thank YOU Richard.

I’ve heard nothing but accolades about your performance from the attendees.

Remember to add to your resume: “Featured entertainer at the world renown Fennville chamber annual banquet.”

Fennville Chamber of Commerce
Fennville, Michigan

I've enjoyed working with you!  Very professional and exactly what we need.  Looking forward to next year!  I'll let you know if we need anything in the meantime.

Shannon Cassidy
Liberty Fest
Mount Clemens, Michigan

We are very pleased with the services you have provided us at our User group conferences. We look forward to having you back again!

Conrad E Foster
CEO Image Systems, Inc.


"While you make light of your own challenges, you are able to cause your audience to reflect upon their own issues in a humorous, non threatening way. It's a joy to be amused, challenged and motivated at the same time."

David B. Dykwell, Vice President- First Resource Federal Credit Union
Chairman- Southwestern Chapter of Michigan Credit Union


Mr. Paul

"I would like to thank you for speaking at Macomb Community College's all campus Recognition and Awards Banquet in May. Your energetic and humorous speech to our student leaders was well received by everyone. I am positive they not only enjoyed your presentation but also came away with a new perspective on themselves and others.

We will calling you to book another event."

Diane Wisnewski
Manager, Student Activities, Macomb Community College



"You WOWED them in Marquette!!

The comments about your keynote address were great. Everyone wants you back again.

If you don't mind, I'm giving your name to an association that manages conferences.

Richard Paul has the special talent of being able to combine a serious subject with great humor. He left a lasting impression in our hearts and minds."

Peggy Carlson, Executive Secretary, Michigan Association of State And Federal Program Specialists


WorldTravel BTI, recently had Mr. Paul speak at a departmental meeting in Southfield, Michigan. Mr. Paul's keynote speech was very well received. On our internal meeting evaluation form, the audience gave an average rating of 4 out of a possible 5. Mr. Paul's presentation was both enriching and enjoyable."

Mike Fantauzzo, WorldTravel BTI


Mr. Paul,

Thank you for speaking at our annual Training and Quality Conference. Your unique presentation on diversity was excellent, has received positive reviews, and was an important component of this year's event. The comments on your workshop session could not have been more favorable."

Martha J Stearns Board Chair, FEA Columbus and Central Ohio


Dear Richard,

Thank you very much for your fine presentation at our awards banquet this past Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your speech, we had numerous compliments."

John W. Etherton, Executive Director, Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America



We have received wonderful feedback on the conference and are very pleased with the outcome. Overall approval of your session was very high, 3.7 of a possible 4.0. There were specific comments indicating that the reinforcement of positive thinking was of greatest value to some, other comments included, "Richard Paul was great," and "Wanted more ventriloquism."

Lisa Sabourin, Human Resources Services Manager, Employers Association of West Michigan



Your use of personal stories and humor makes your presentation especially enjoyable. We all need to spend more of our life laughing and having fun! Everyone especially seemed to like the ventriloquism portions of the program. The personal stories related to our company were incorporated very nicely into your presentation as well.

Should you have a prospective client that would like to speak to someone who has had the fortunate opportunity to see your presentation, please feel free to give them my name and number. I certainly hope we have the opportunity to work together again."

Kim Norris, Human Recourses Manager, Glastender


"Richard was such a hit impressing upon his audience of employers and professionals how they make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities that I was instructed by our membership to invite him back again this year (unprecedented with our group). Once again Richard didn't disappoint our group using ventriloquism and his unique sense of humor he delivered a very entertaining yet thought provoking message about "coping with change".


"Your presentation was absolutely the highlight of the conference!"

Stephen R. Hilker, Family Independence Agency, State of Michigan


"I really loved your energy at the last PSAM meeting. Your presence made our seminar into an event."

- Michael Scott Karpovich, Certified Speaking Professional


"Our membership enjoyed your motivating speech at the Detroit Edison's Forum Club. The accounts of your experiences painted a humorous, yet practical, down to earth picture of how we can empower others and ourselves."

Anne Kovach, President, The Forum Club, Detroit Edison


"Everyone laughed heartily at your humor and use of puppetry throughout your presentation. "I am thankful you came so highly recommended to our planning committee and that we were able to "snatch you up" for the day!"

Kristen Clarambeau, Training Program Coordinator- 4C's Conference Chair


"I really enjoyed your presentation at our QC Conference last month. Your speech was absolutely the highlight of the conference."

Stephen R. Hilker, Director, Quality Control and Special Projects, Family Independence Agency, State of Michigan


"I would like to thank you for a wonderful presentation at our annual Professional Emergency Manager's (PEM) Workshop. People are still talking about how you were able to interact with the audience and hold everyone's attention with your humor and creativity. It would be a pleasure to recommend your program to others if requested to do so in the future."

"Again, thanks for your assistance in making our workshop a memorable occasions for everyone."

Marshal S. Johnson, F/Lt., Training and Exercise Section, Emergency Management Division


"Thank you for sharing with us your life experiences and reminding us with your humorous puppet friends, to set our sights on the solutions rather than the problems."

"Richard, you are truly a standout in your field!"

Roman Suter, Sales Engineer, Manager, Truck Group, Webasto Thermosystems Inc.


"Your approach to life is inspirational and I have brought that back to my Court and am trying to pass it along to all of my employees. I share your thoughts about life and am trying to not always take it so seriously and to just have fun."

"I thank you for your insights and please keep spreading the word!"

Jim Verploeg, Oakland County Court, Oakland County, Michigan


"Thanks Rick! I've heard nothing but rave reviews!"

Denise Caren, North Ohio Placement Association


"You were inspirational, motivational, entertaining, and fun. Your program was most congruent with our workshops needs and expectations."

George Zarka, Michigan Community Public Health Agency


"What you have to say needs to be heard by all of us."

Marilyn Dunn, Chairperson, Public Image - Goodwill Industries


Dear Richard:

We were very pleased to welcome you to the Zeeland Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet in November of 2004. Our speakers for the banquet have generally been quite serious, and we decided that it was time for a change. With the news filled with war reports and "right-sizing" in business, we wanted something a bit lighthearted! You provided a quality change for us through your "Being Ducky" presentation; a blend of fun and motivation for listeners.

As a business organization, we are concerned with bringing value to our members. The annual meeting is a tough call because we want people to hear something substantive, but not too heavy. You provided a humorous look at the way we typically do things, while encouraging us to have a positive outlook to get us past the challenges in business and personal life. Our world is a bit happier now that we start every day feeling "ducky"!

The other really cool thing about your presentation is that it gave us so many fun ideas for decorating. From rubber duckies on the tables to duck-themed prizes, we had a great time being creative!

Thanks for giving us valuable motivational ideas cloaked in a lighthearted presentation.


Ann L. Query, President



Enjoyed your workshop I LOVE YOUR DUCK SENSE CD's well worth my $30.00

Al, Allo Entertainment


Dear Mr. Paul,

Thank you for your wonderful presentation on "Duck Sense for Business, (Being Ducky)" at our IAAP Dinner meeting of October 12, The members were definitely interested in what you had to say and pleasantly amused with your ventriloquism.

I consider myself "ducky" that I was able to attend this meeting and thus hear your presentation. I personally enjoyed it very much and look forward to hearing you again.

Eileen Urness, CPS
Vice President International Association of Administrative Professionals Macomb Chapter, Sterling Heights, Michigan

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