Don’t Take it From Us – Here’s What Clients and Audience Members Have Been Saying About Avish’s “Ding Happens!” Presentations:
Letters (PDFs, will open in a new window):
“You were the best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard in all my years in HR!”
– Dawn Dixon, HR Generalist, Upper Chesapeake Health
“To be honest, there was some concern and resistance when we first thought about hiring Avish because his topic of using improv comedy for business skills is so different from what we normally expect at a financial conference. I am glad we pushed through that – the unique approach turned out to be a perfect fit for our event! The energy, style, interaction, and humor were amazing at getting people motivated and recharged to enjoy the rest of the conference. Not only that, but the message was very applicable to everyone in attendance.”
– Melissa Hansen, Speaker Chair, Tampa Bay Association for Financial Professionals
“I connected with the client today. She said you were “amazing.” She thought you were a ‘perfect mix of funny delivery with appropriate message, kept everyone engaged the entire time, and were a great way to start the conference.’”
-Ashley Andrus, Zoe Training http://www.zoetraining.com (Booking agent)
“You set a great tone and energy level for the next 2 days of technical training and meetings. During those next 2 days many people were using the terms and concepts you presented to us about how change and how you choose to responds to it as well as the importance of having fun while you work. You gave us all a new, fun language with which to communicate and we had fun using it! ”
– Sharon Denzler, All Risks Limited
“I really enjoyed your presentation! A perfect way to end the conference! It was very interesting and of course very funny!
We all need to laugh a little more! As a matter of fact, I was walking around this morning, saying Ding happens, because it was, but I am better for it today, thanks to you!”
– Andrea A. Alesi, PHR, HR & Payroll Specialist
“Avish, may I take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed hearing you speak today at Johns Hopkins University . . . and how inspirational your speech was.
And then there’s the humor! How much better and how much more of an impact (to me, anyway) a speech has with humor in it! I found myself laughing so hard, and it wasn’t just me – the people on both sides of me were laughing like that, too.
Then . . . I just had a conversation with a co-worker who couldn’t wait to bring up lunch today, your presentation, and the impact it had on her! The ‘Yes, and’ vs. the ‘Yes, but!’ And then there are those ‘Dings!’ There are events going on in her life that she didn’t necessarily understand, nor did she have explanations for; she now calls them ‘Dings,’ and those Dings have meaning!
Thank you again, Avish, for an experience that will surely have a lasting and positive impact on me and, I’m sure, many others as well.”
– (Name Withheld by Request), Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
“I wanted to tell you how very much I enjoyed your speech at the SALI convention! You are a funny, smart guy. I loved the ‘Yes And’ instead of ‘Yes But’ part, And have been working on that. It’s actually fun. Also I benefited from the dealing with the unexpected, and controlling only the controllable. Life IS like the Ding game. That was valuable to me because I realized that I was ‘stubbornly stuck in the muck’ – since I was young I had Plan A for my life, but when it didn’t work out, I never had Plan B. That speech helped me to get rid of some dead weight. It’s refreshing to feel some forward movement in my life in that arena, so thank you for that most helpful information. The fun presentation made it so much more memorable and palatable.
By the way, I had to trick and drag my girlfriend to listen to you, but afterwards she said she was surprised that she actually really enjoyed it and got practical information out of it. She thanked me for dragging her there! So thank you once more for a wonderful motivational speech.”
– B. Miller, Stencilers Artisan League International Convention