Speakers Reviews

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Desi Williamson

“Desi Williamson is a high energy, high impact speaker. He uses real-life examples to reinforce his message and has strong oratory skills to captivate and motivate his audience.” –EyeMed Vision Care

Desi Williamson

“I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you last week and to have you close our Future Connect Conference on such a high note. You did a great job and people loved your presentation! I hope we have the opportunity to work together again. And based on the people clamoring around you afterwards, I expect you’ll be getting some repeat business in the supermarket industry! Desi, again it was just a pleasure to work with you and I hope to see you when I’m in Minneapolis, AND to work with you again sometime! I’d be happy to serve as a reference should you need it.” –Food Marketing Institute

Desi Williamson

“Desi Williamson is a true professional dedicated to his craft and committed to inspiring, entertaining and energizing his audience. He is a gifted and powerful storyteller, a funny and engaging speaker, and a natural motivator – his story is one that simply needs to be heard. I look forward to working with him in the future (we have already confirmed him on future agendas) and give him my full recommendation as a speaker – he’s one of the best.” –Evanta

Desi Williamson

“Thank you for delivering a spectacular Closing Keynote presentation at the Houston HR Leadership Summit. The responses have been overwhelmingly great! Your ability to engage the audience and keep their attention for the entire time speaks louder than words. I kept my eye on the audience – they were spell-bound with smiles on their faces. Your personality, passion, humor, lessons and coaching was certainly refreshing during these times in which we’re all experiencing. Your message integrated seamlessly with the skills and the experience of the audience.” –Houston HR Leadership Summit

Desi Williamson

“From our initial meeting, I was aware of Desi’s authenticity and quickly learned his life’s passions. He shared personal and inspiring examples that were real and tangible, and he took the time to learn as much as he could about our business and presentation goals. Whenever he had questions or suggestions prior to the Summit event, he didn’t hesitate to reach out and contact us. Desi’s delivery at the Leadership Summit was exceptional and nothing short of entertaining. He utilized props, video clips, humor, music and pictures to engage the audience in his powerful performance. His stories and learned lessons were practical ideas and things that the audience could relate to. Desi demonstrated how to inspire greatness within oneself and with others and also shared how to positively manage change. I highly recommend Desi and believe he exhibits many of the qualities that are essential to delivering powerful presentations.” –Wells Fargo & Company

Desi Williamson

“I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed your presentation at our convention in Las Vegas. You were absolutely incredible in the short preparation time you had prior to our event! I can’t tell you how much it meant to us for you to incorporate information and goals about Golden Corral in your speech (and without notes!).” –Golden Corral Corp.

Desi Williamson

“I attended the Itron User’s Conference this year and one of my most memorable experiences was the speaker, Desi Williamson. I was so impressed and motivated by him. Mr. Williamson, please continue to do what you do, how you do it – because you do it so very well. Thank you so much for the 3 Inspiration steps: reignite your purpose, raise your own standard of performance, and create the desired change that you want. I will definitely use the steps to inspire myself to change and be better at whatever I choose to do. Thanks so much for a powerful and motivating speech. It was timely and effective.” –Attendee, Itron Users Conference

Desi Williamson

“Desi was great, and had so many positive comments about his delivery and message. He is an inspiration, yet provided our team members with some practical solutions on how to achieve their dreams and goals.” –Wells Fargo

Desi Williamson

“Attendees of the Governor’s Summit on Workforce Solutions were treated to a fabulous and energetic speaker. Mr. Desi Williamson’s motivational speech touched on the importance of perseverance and overcoming difficult situations and moving forward to create successes from life’s learned lessons. He repeatedly emphasized how personal choices can help develop one in handling situations, good or bad, and how those decisions will determine the ultimate outcome. Many in the audience gave Williamson a standing ovation, some wiped tears from their faces as he closed. His personal experiences brought the presentation to life and hit home with many of our attendees.” –Wyoming Dept. of Workforce Services

Desi Williamson

“Coming into this year and this meeting, our goal was to re-instill confidence in our organization and make them believe they could be hugely successful if they had the proper mindset. Your message, powered by your attitude, energy, and enthusiasm went a long way to making them believe they could…I think what the group really enjoyed was the fact that you personalized your story and you took the time to learn about us and how your message could make a difference for us. Not many speakers take the time to learn as much as you did about our company and our business; as a result, the audience felt as though they could connect with what you were saying and that you were speaking to them. The feedback was very positive and the clamor about your address lasted for weeks following the meeting.” –Abbott Virology

Desi Williamson

“Desi was outstanding. His amount of research and subsequent inclusion of the information he learned into his presentation was most impressive. He provided a message that reinforced our meeting objectives in a very memorable way. He received a jump-up standing ovation when he finished — something that most of our speakers do not get. He is by far one of our all time great speakers. All in all, Desi was effective, articulate, spellbinding, and wonderful. He’s a fun, positive person to be around — very easy-going and low maintenance. We more than got our money’s worth to be sure. All of us agree there just aren’t enough compliments and big fancy complimentary words to go around for Desi! –Hy-Vee

Desi Williamson

“Thank you for your engaging and inspiring talk with our Textron Women in Technology Group. I guarantee…no sleepers in the audience. Funny, humorous and warm…great job!” –Textron

Desi Williamson

“This is the second year we’ve had Desi speak to franchisees and staff members of Express Employment Professionals, and as expected his presentation was top-notch. The program was excellent for inspiring and motivating our attendees, as well as getting the meeting off to a great start. The attendees loved him.” –Express Employment Professionals

Desi Williamson

“Thank you for your outstanding presentation at our National Sales Meeting. Your speech provided an incredible kick-off for our meeting by setting a positive and enthusiastic tone. I have received countless rave reviews from those in attendance. Most importantly, you left all of us with a clear vision of what is required of us to be successful; commitment, endurance, flexibility to meet the challenge of change, and the courage to keep a clear perspective of goals in spite of adversity. Thanks again for a dynamic presentation!” –Constantine Carpet

Desi Williamson

“Desi was exceptional. He provided a strong message that conferees could think about in both their professional and personal life. He is energetic and involves the audience throughout his presentation.” –National Association of Water Companies

Desi Williamson

“I knew you had hit the mark with our employees when individual employees took the time to come to you personally and thank you for your presentation. One employee in particular said that he had come to the presentation with a negative attitude expecting “the same as usual,” but was so impacted by what you had to say that he wanted to thank you personally. When you can reach employees like that, you know you’ve done your job!” –Sycuan Resort & Casino

Desi Williamson

“Thank you for such a stellar performance at our recent Gm conference. Your presentation was truly motivational and certainly has the attention of everyone present. Long story short, you definitely made an IMPACT.” –Hilton Hotels Corporation

Desi Williamson

“With over 20+ years in the industry, I can honestly say that Desi is one of the best inspirational speakers I have worked with throughout my career. Desi’s ability to understand our business and put things into inspirational context or framework enabled him to fully engage my team throughout his presentation. More importantly, it set the tone for the entire meeting and left the team with specific action plans on how to make impact everyday!” –King Pharmaceuticals

Desi Williamson

“Desi’s specific message to our 2007 Minnesota Vikings team is far and away the best I’ve heard in my 30 years of coaching! He has a compelling life story which he’s able to make come to life as he builds it around team, family, values and goals. His delivery had 61 professional athletes and coaches (a tough crowd) riveted. The greatest part of his talk was relating to the group with interaction and research that he only could have known by doing an extraordinary amount of detailed homework. Desi pulled a group of young, rich guys with big egos together with a unified message of how to live their day to day lives ‘with impact.’ We will attempt to have Desi as an integral part of our future at the Minnesota Vikings for as long as we can retain his services. SIMPLY THE BEST!” –Minnesota Vikings

Desi Williamson

“Desi’s presentation to our attendees was right on the mark. He did his homework and seamlessly incorporated the pertinent points outlined beforehand into his presentation. The audience was engaged and motivated. Immediately following his presentation, attendees were asking if we could book him again.” –Express Personnel Services