Speakers Reviews

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Howard Putnam

“We really appreciate your participation in our Tech Select Conference. Feedback from the event has been very positive. In fact, several of the members who have attended many of the conferences over the years have said the Miami Conference was one of the best we have had over the 10 years that we have been doing them. Your message was relevant and timely and tied in perfectly with the other speakers. I trust and hope we get the chance to work together again in the future.” –Tech Data Corporation

Howard Putnam

“Howard was an essential part of our success at the Business Clubs of America Breakfast Series. He successfully engaged the audience and exceeded expectations through humorous and witty delivery of his presentation, spent additional time with members and shared business insights and personal experiences. Stories of his days as CEO of Southwest Airlines were applicable to the BCA members in conveying the message that the people of an organization are a vital ingredient in the success of any company. I would recommend Howard Putnam without hesitation, and would hire him again if the opportunity presented itself.” –Business Clubs of America – Philadelphia Chapter

Howard Putnam

“I have to pass onto you that I have had more attendees than I can count come up to tell me how much they loved your presentation. It was a huge hit. I think it was also a very good message for this group to hear. We often have all our speakers concentrating on industry issues and not always looking at qualities like leadership. I found it inspiring and a lot of our members told me they thought the same.” –Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association

Howard Putnam

“Howard was insightful, humorous, witty and full of stories that make people realize how important the little things are and that business is all about the people as much as it is all about products and services. He was very relatable. I think Howard was at his strongest when he tied a moral to a story, everyone likes little tidbits of behind the scenes insights, especially from a brand they either admire or use on a frequent basis. The coordination between our staff and Howard’s representatives was very seamless.” –BCA Philadelphia

Howard Putnam

“What a great presentation this morning. I’m glad we were able to retain you for the breakfast series and appreciated the opportunity to get to know you better. All the best in 2010 and look forward to receiving a copy of your book.” –Business Clubs America

Howard Putnam

“We loved working with you all so very much!!! Howard is such a professional – and even though he is so very successful and accomplished, he is still so approachable and warm.  We really appreciated that.” —Baskow and Associates

Howard Putnam

“Thank you so much Howard. We appreciate your contribution to the success of the Las Vegas Market. This was the very first time we hosted a keynote speaker…your content and the quality of your presentation was stellar and we feel fortunate to have had you! Thanks again and it was a pleasure to work with you.” —World Market Center Las Vegas

Howard Putnam

“The program was fabulous and very well received. Howard is a wonderful guy and I really enjoyed my conversations with him. As far as coordination leading to the event I’d like to thank you all and Howard for working with us so professionally and being willing to walk us through Howard’s slides and for addressing topics we felt were important to have included in the program.” –Hospira, Inc.

Howard Putnam

“It was an absolute pleasure working with you. You were a huge hit with the audience (I heard one person say you were our best Summer Meeting speaker ever) and I enjoyed working with you — you made my job very easy.” –American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Howard Putnam

“We had a great time listening to you and your previous life as CEO of Southwest. You were passionate and delivered great messages we will be able to use in our own businesses. We loved your spontaneity and the easy way you used to share your successful experience. So many similarities exist with our different businesses: we perfectly understand the recipes you presented. Thanks again for a wonderful moment with you, you perfectly matched our expectations.” –Sonepar USA

Howard Putnam

“Just wanted to convey that your presentation was a big hit; as we knew it would be. Message was right on target with our vision, overall meeting theme, and so well tied into our talk. It was a great ending, and a perfect way to send everyone departing after a successful meeting.” –Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Howard Putnam

“Howard, I appreciate your talents and your time in making this forum a model for a public-private partnership that clearly communicates a leadership standard that is essential to our democracy and to our economic and social systems. Your expertise as you continue to lead is impeccable! I value your personal belief in what we’re doing and your selfless service to make this program possible. Your session received rave reviews.” –NC State University

Howard Putnam

“Our Global Leadership was extremely impressed and engaged by Howard’s presentation. He aligned his thoughts on leadership with our corporate culture and objectives to deliver messages that were on target and permeate able. His background is impressive, but our group was more impressed with his nature. He embodies leadership qualities that they wish to strive for.” –Honeywell Process Solutions

Howard Putnam

“Mr. Putnam’s program exceeded expectations. Even if the management style/culture he spoke about was very different from Exelon’s, he did the presentation so that the audience could start thinking about our own culture from a different perspective, and start applying those lessons that are applicable to our culture and our way of doing business.”–Exelon Corporation

Howard Putnam

“Howard Putnam did a phenomenal job at our event. He worked closely with us to customize his remarks to ensure that they were relevant to our audience. The result was a talk that was on point, inspiring and helped set the tone for the rest of the day. In addition, his willingness to talk informally outside of his presentation both with our executives and attendees was a welcome addition that everyone greatly appreciated.” –LRN

Howard Putnam

“Howard exceeded the expectations. He did more preparation than any speaker I have worked with on the front end. He also did a great job of tying his experiences at SWA and Braniff to the turmoil our industry is experiencing today. I also really appreciate that he came to dinner before he spoke, he really went above and beyond.” –Johns Manville

Howard Putnam

“Your presentation exceeded even our high expectations as you were so engaging and professional in the way you managed to very naturally weave in our company-specific topics discussed. We all really liked your energy and were impressed with your ability as a great storyteller.” –Client Name Withheld Upon Request, Telecommunications

Howard Putnam

“Howard Putnam took the time to understand our industry well in advance of his presentation and was able to effectively relate his experience at Southwest Airlines to the real life challenges we face in the vacation ownership business. In short, his speech was outstanding and well received by the audience.” –Interval International

Howard Putnam

“Thank you for speaking at our Senior Leaders Conference last week. You did an outstanding job and I continue to get rave reviews.” –BellSouth

Howard Putnam

“Your dinner comments hit the nail head on and really added to the overall positive atmosphere of our Leadership Meeting. Thanks so much…” –Albertsons, Inc.