Testimonials

Dallas-Sales-Speaker-SMEI“Dean Lindsay is an outstanding thought leader on the subject of developing priceless business relationships.” – Willis Turner, President, Sales and Marketing Executives International

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“Dean brings a great sense of how to connect quickly with people through impactful and fun stories. If your goal is to give your franchisees tools to drive sales and support it with service initiatives through a fun and energized session, I highly recommend Dean.”  Jim Snow, President, Gold’s Gym International 

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“We had Dean speak at our international Business Partner Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Dean delivered a very energetic, dynamic and humorous motivational speech for our international Group of reselling partners, focusing on change and progress. I can highly recommend him.”  Sofia Löfblad, Marketing Director at Handheld GroupAB

 

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Dallas Change Management Speaker Client“Dean, the keynote you presented for CRTRA’s 2017 Annual Conference in San Diego on How to Achieve Big PHAT Team Goals was a Big  PHAT Hit!! Congratulations and thank you!! You are a dynamic, highly engaging and humorous speaker and your content is rich with valuable insights that would help any team achieve their goals. Well done!! We loved having you and would definitely invite you back!!!” – Liz Mayo, Conference Director 2008 – 2017, Chain Restaurant Total Rewards Association

“Dean Lindsay is a World-Class Emcee, always prepared, flexible, upbeat, and highly entertaining.  Dean engages audience members with his quick wit and the ability to keep things moving at a sharp lethal pace. We have brought him in for repeated events by popular demand. Dean Lindsay Rocks!” – Jeremy Jones, Director of Membership, House of Blues Dallas

 

“We brought Dean Lindsay in to speak at our graduate student orientation at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and we are quite pleased with the results. During his session, Have a Big PHAT Year, Dean engaged our graduate students by challenging them to think about goals in a sustainable way. With professionalism, keen insight, and well-timed humor, Dean provides a closer look at the infrastructure behind goal setting and achievement, a topic that is of vital importance to students embarking on a new collegiate journey. We loved working with Dean and, more importantly, our students connected with him and his message. Well done, Dean.” – Lauren Pluhar, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Research & Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University

 

“As our Houston Auto Show Sales Rally Kickoff Speaker, Dean Lindsay brought his classic mixture of humor, wit, and overall common sense to deliver an outstanding message of PROGRESS to over 900 Houston area salesmen at the Reliant Center.”  Wyatt Wainwright, President, Houston Automobile Dealers Association

 

sales_speaker_client_aflac“Dean’s Cracking the Networking CODE presentation is a “MUST SEE” for anyone in sales. It was educational, humorous, very useful and reinforced many ideas. I was very impressed with Dean as a presenter. He is insightful and brilliant.”  Albert Hamilton, Independent Agent, Aflac – NY  “Dean, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. I heard you speak in Rochester,NY this January for Aflac-NY. I your book read cover to cover. Using your networking principles has lead to exponential growth in my sales. I opened 4 accounts this week alone from my Networking Group. I give you all the credit for opening my eyes. I AM BEING PROGRESS!”  Michael Miron, Independent Agent Aflac-NY “Dean Lindsay is an excellent and interesting presenter. Dean’s CODE program had a great deal of valuable and immediately usable material. I especially liked the Six P’s of Progress and the unique insight on designing your networking strategy.”  Karl Fonda, District Sales, Coordinator, Aflac – NYC

 

“We recently had the opportunity to have Dean come speak at a Global Service Meeting. We appreciated the fact that Dean took the time to talk us about the event and customize his presentation to focus his vast experience on our goals. The feedback from the attendees was OUTSTANDING! Dean was humorous, energetic, and very relatable – everyone walked out re-energized too!! We would highly recommend Dean for any event and plan to have him back soon.”  Greg Pressly, Vice President of Customer Operations, MetroPCS

 

“Dean, I am still receiving rave reviews on your Rocks Talk! Thank you for speaking at the 2017 Rocks Digital Marketing Conference. The information you shared on achieving Big PHAT Goals was invaluable.” – Lissa Duty, Co founder of Rocks Digital

“Dean Lindsay was an outstanding presenter at Guardian Mortgage’s 2017 Annual Sales Rally. He gave our sales team tangible and useful information to help them grow their business and “Unlock their Potential” this year. Dean’s time slot was a challenging one on Sunday morning at the end of the rally, but he did an effective job of keeping the group engaged and attentive during his presentation. I would highly recommend Dean for any organization looking to strengthen their colleague’s networking skills.” – Anisa Johnson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Guardian Mortgage Company

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“Dean is one of the best speakers I have ever seen: engaging, persuasive, and passionate.” — Amy Dunker, Vice President Business Development, Western Union

 

motivational_speaker_client_marriott“Your message was extremely appropriate to our Sales Leaders during these uncertain financial times. As you are aware, like most major corporations, we are dealing with lots of change both with the economy and organizationally and your message was relevant and on the mark.”   Dave Nostrand, Vice President, Sales – Eastern Region, Marriott International, Inc.

 

dallas-sales_speaker_client_meineke“Dean Lindsay was the perfect choice to keynote the Meineke Dealers Association Convention.  His combination of contagious wit and sales and service insights inspired us to face the challenge of improving our operations, while providing us the template to make it happen.” – Chris Schmitz, President Meineke Dealers Association

 

dallas-sales-coach_client_Dorma“Dean Lindsay was asked to speak at our sales leadership conference to support our theme of “a new day for new thinking”.  Dean took the quality time up front to understand the deliverables we needed for our specific audience and he delivered as promised.  His style, material and overall delivery and facilitation hit the mark for our group.  Many participants later commented about enjoying the 4 hour session but also benefiting from it by getting new ideas to bring back to their territories to go after additional sales.  I would certainly work with Dean again and recommend others to as well.” – Larry O’Toole, President,  DORMA Americas

 

Sales-Speaker-Coach-client-logo“Re: The Power of Networking… You do a great job of presenting your material in an entertaining and insightful way.  Thanks for your help with this challenging topic.  I look forward to seeing the lasting impact it has with our new sales reps and their bottom line.” – Stewart Sherrill, Senior Education & Development Specialist, State Farm Insurance

 

“Dean Lindsay is an engaging, empowering & highly entertaining emcee who brings tons of energy to E3’s Dragonflymind events.  He leads with authority from the stage and is sharp and on target with his immediate and relevant responses when leading panel discussions. Dean offers timely wit and wisdom when needed and is able to transition the audience with ease and effective timing! I highly recommend Dean Lindsay as your event’s emcee.” – Kim Black, CEO/Founder, Dragonflymind & E3 Events 

 

“Thank you Dean, the Cherishing Customers program reinforced awareness within the support teams for our customers today, as well as customer-service_speaker_client_ericssonour customers of tomorrow.  We really appreciated how you helped generating ideas and methods which supported the increased efficiency in between the groups as well as the team building strategies that you invoked for the different groups and ties of support.  Days following the programs we repeatedly heard how helpful the seminars were for each group, in addition how it helped better understand the challenges of the respective areas.” – Reine Erlksson, Customer Service Operations Global Services North America, Ericsson

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“Congratulations Dean. Getting a standing ovation from our team is no small feat. I am certain your presentation will help us meet and surpass our goals.  Thanks for taking the time to research our company, interview some of our team, and customize your talk to meet our needs. You were right on the money – and on short notice too. We are already making plans to have you back. Welcome to the Wolfpack!”  – Marcus Doyle, CEO, VRC Investigations

 

“Thank You! Your Progress Challenge presentation was both entertaining and right on the money.  The feedback from our members has been wonderful and left me with only one concern, how do we top Dean Lindsay!?” – Doris Waller, DAHU President

 

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“Dean was dynamic and used a perfect blend of learning and comedy in his presentation for us. He was well versed in our product, how it worked in the marketplace and the value to the customers. His knowledge of what we do came through in his presentation and showed how much we meant to him as clients. I would highly recommend having him work with your group. It was a fun learning and training program for us. “ – Rick Martin, Director of Franchise Development, Town Planner

 

motivational_speaker_client_raytheon“Dean Lindsay’s Cherishing Customers program is a marvelous method to reference in dealing with all customers.” — David M. Lewis, Manager, Learning and Development, Raytheon

 

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“Dean Lindsay did an excellent job presenting at the UNITS National Convention. The UNITS’ Team found his sales techniques and strategies extremely useful. Most franchisees have already started implementing many of Dean’s techniques into their daily operations. He kept our franchisees involved by mixing humor with serious business topics. His stories tied in great with his message and impact. It was a job well done.” – Daniel Jacobsohn, Franchise Operations, UNITS Franchising Group

“Dean Lindsay spoke at the Republic Title of Texas, Inc. sales meeting. I was INSTANTLY impressed with his connection with our sales force of over twenty sales professionals. His energy is infectious and his ideas are fresh and modern! Most importantly however, was Dean’s delivery…the word PROGRESS will never mean the same to me thanks to Dean…and his sense of humor is a delight! Thanks for making our meeting one of the best of the year, Dean!” – Janet Allen, Vice President at Republic Title of Texas, Inc

Dallas-customer-service-speaker-client-logo“We hired Dean Lindsay to speak to our group about great customer service, but he did more…he SHOWED us exceptional service. Dean spent countless hours understanding our business, our customers and our service mantra. He quickly became a part of our team and was able to communicate our vision to employees around the world. Our company hired a keynote speaker but got a life-long business partner and resource for our team!”    David Webster, CEO, Electrical Components International

customer-service_speaker_client_CP“On behalf of the ConocoPhillip’s Service Excellence Team and our Leadership Team, I would like to thank you for the outstanding program you presented to our Customer Service groups.  The content of your presentation was dynamic and left a strong message – Be Progress!  Our team has received many compliments on our choice of speaker and how the concepts you presented weaved directly into our mission of Customer Service Excellence.” – Liz Clinton, ConocoPhillips, Service Excellence Team, Co-ChairmanBusiness-Networking-dallas-client-logo

“Dean Lindsay is truly one of the best and most insightful speakers out there. I have hired him, heard him and read his work. He is always top notch with profitable tips and strategies – plus he is fun to watch. Dean Lindsay rocks!” – Paul Rosowski, Teknion, Regional Vice President – Central

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“Dean Lindsay did a fabulous job and his enthusiasm created such POSITIVE energy that he had an audience of bobble heads which is a sure sign of people absorbing the information he was feeding them and agreeing with it. Dean was remarkable, exciting, motivating, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing such an important message.”  Lina Lawson, National President, ABWA Woman of the Year, American Business Women’s Association

sales_speaker_client_UCLA“We’re thrilled to host Dean Lindsay at UCLA Anderson School of Management because we think he has a unique point of view and we want our MBA students to have access to his insights for their career development.” – Dylan Stafford, Director of Admissions for the UCLA Anderson Fully E MBA Program

 Just wanted to commend you on a job well done. I’ve heard only positive feedback on your two keynote presentations.  Never got the chance to ask, but wanted to get onto your newsletter distribution list.”  Tracey Lavallee, Survey Account Manager, Pearl Meyer & Partners, Comprehensive Compensation

“We needed a speaker who could energize our licensees and provide a relevant message on sales leadership and dealing with change… Dean Lindsay did just that.  Dean thoroughly engaged the audience with his timely and powerful message on meeting The Progress Challenge and working and winning in a world of change!  “Excellent”, “Positive”, “Upbeat” replied our licensees.  Thanks Dean.  Awesome program.”  Wendra Johnson, SPHR, Vice President of TimePlus Payroll

 

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customer-service-speaker-client-logo“Dean was TERRIFIC!! He did a lot of homework on World Kitchen and started his presentation by impressively naming off all of the brands we carry! Heck, some days I can’t even do that! He made a real connection with my troops and gave us some great philosophy and tips for our busy season on both Customer Service and Phone Sales. He was a great kick-off to our extended hours busy season and I give Dean an A+ for his presentation.”  Geri Barton, Director of Customer Service, World Kitchen LLC (The World Kitchen Brands are Baker’s Secret, Chicago Cutlery, Corelle, Corningware, EKCO, Magnalite, OLFA, Pyrex, Revere, Vision)

Sales-coach-dallas-client-logo“Thanks for speaking at our firm’s annual kick off meeting. It’s difficult to find energetic speakers that not only motivate but who also bring practical business ideas that our associates can use to grow personally and professionally. You hit the mark in all areas – Be Progress!”  David R. Pasciak, Managing Partner, John Hancock Financial Network, West Michigan

“Dean Lindsay’s dynamic style, contagious sense of humor and keen business sense reminds us that we need to take time to effectively manage our relationships and our careers. He brings to the table issues we think about, but rarely take action on. He is a must see, his message is a must have and must do. ”  Marty Millington, Director Human Resources, System LSI Group, TOSHIBA America Electronic Components, Inc.

Dallas-sales-speaker-coach-trainer-client-logo“Thanks for speaking at our annual sales meeting. You were without a doubt the most entertaining and motivational speaker we have ever had speak to our group. You strike a great balance between entertainment and substance. Your message had great take away value for our sales team and was delivered in such away that everyone left motivated to implement what they had learned. Our sales managers have made your book required reading for the sales team and will be reviewing what they have learned in our weekly one on one meetings with the reps.”  Rick Hickman, Vice President of Sales, TRI-KES Wallcovering Source

“Dean Lindsay stands out as one of the most dynamic and entertaining speakers I have seen.”  Scott B. Tarabour NASMD Member, ART’s Music Shop, School Service Representative

“Dean Lindsay is the perfect guest for any show. He obviously has a passion for what he does and it shows in each and every interview. I thoroughly enjoy having him on my show!”  Dayna Steele, Host of The Art of Doing Business, BizRadio Network

Sales-business-networking-training-dallas-client-logo“I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job for us at the WIN Business Conference this year.  I think your presentation on Priceless Business Relationships and Cracking the Networking CODE at the Sunday session was a great success. It was no doubt due to your enthusiasm and spell binding delivery. I did an informal survey of our Strategic-Partners to see which session they liked best, and got the most out of, and most people said it was your networking session. I think that will be a great benefit to our Strategic-Partners if they can learn the principles you espoused and then internalize them so they can use your techniques to effectively find ways to serve and help others progress.  Thanks again for doing such a great job for us Dean.  I know your  presentation will be remembered and used by our Strategic-Partners for years to come.”   John Ovesen, Franchise Services Manager, WIN Home Inspection

“I speak on behalf of everyone in attendance when I say that you did an excellent job. You are a great speaker and we look forward to building our relationship for future events.”  Dee Decker, Executive Director, Non Profit Management Center of Wichita Falls, Texas

customer-service_speaker_client_CP“The key is to keep scoring”. Last year Dean helped our organization step up our game and accomplish things that we never thought possible.  His Progress Challenge was a key concept in our effort to implement a new service program and move into the leadership position of customer service in our industry.  Now in the face of a huge corporate change, we are expected to continue to improve and keep progressing.  Dean once again stepped in and provided us with the message we need to approach the future with the attitude we need to be successful.  He spent the time to understand our current situation and created a presentation that helped our people by relating to what is on their minds right now.  While keeping “Choose Progress” in front of us, we have added “Choose Positive”.  He provided our team with great, real-life tips on how not to let change and the accompanying stress overcome us and bring us down.”  Greg Pellegrino, Manager – Contracts and Customer Service, ConocoPhillips

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– Lisa Ferrari, Director of Audio Division, Selling Power

“Lindsay is an energizing, motivating and interactive speaker. A must see presentation that delivers the core essence of networking in a positive and proactive manner. Go to the session (and) buy the book!”.  Roger Ewart, Veritas Instrument Rental, Inc.

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customer-service_speaker_client_haggar“I would like to thank you for conducting a training session here at Haggar on “Cherishing Customers”.  All of our associates were impressed with how you were able to tailor your presenttion to meet our needs. By the end of the session, we all felt like you have worked with us for years.” – Bob Krombach, Vice President – Customer Service, Haggar Clothing Company

“Dean spoke at our NAIFA-St. Louis event called Taste of MDRT and not only gave a truly dynamic presentation but more importantly, he shared several useful and powerful strategies on building business by positively impacting others lives. Thanks Dean, great job!” – Gary F. Champa, NAIFA- St.Louis National Committeeman

“Thank you for coming to St. Louis and sharing your excellent presentation. We’ve received excellent feedback”  Michael Tessler, NAIFA-St. Louis, Taste of MDRT Committee Chair

“Dean’s lively presentation engaged the audience and left each one with something to take away and use in their practice!”  Joan Hecker, President, Association Business Services, LLC (Association Management and Event Planning)

sales-speaker-client-westcon_tag“We hired Dean to speak at our annual Westcon-Comstor UCC Connections event.  This event attracts our top Value-Added Resellers, System Integrators, and Solution Providers.  Dean blew the audience away with real-life examples and actionable insights.  There was a ton of engagement from the audience and a long Q&A.  As well, many of the audience members approached Dean after with questions on how to engage him further.” – Barat Dickman, VP/GM, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Westcon-Comstor

Dean Lindsay was a “a high energy start to the conference.”  Mark Garvin, VP Public Policy & Communications, Tree Care Industry Association

keynote-speaker-dallas-client-logo“Your presentation was certainly entertaining and helpful. I told your “Up With People” story at the dinner table on Friday night and my family was all teary-eyed, just like I was when you told the tale – so this illustration was a home run.”  Patrice J. Daprino, Senior Program Manager, Compensation, IBM

sales-speaker-client-logo“Dean is an excellent keynote professional speaker who took the time to understand our business and make changes to his programs that addressed our needs.”  Terry Morgan, Director of Sales, Inter-Tel

Insurance-sales-trainer-client-logo-independent“Thank you, Dean Lindsay! You did an outstanding job speaking to the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa’s 101st Annual Convention. You delivered a highly entertaining and motivational presentation and really hit it out of the park! Thanks for investing the time in getting to know our group. Your blend of sales, customer care, and relationship building insight was right on the money, and you are a blast to watch – super funny. The feedback from our members was outstanding and we are happy to refer your name to anyone needing a first rate professional speaker. Thanks for ‘being progress’ for IIAI.” – Bob Skow, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa

 “Dean Lindsay is an awesome and highly professional speaker and his professionalism speaks volumes about his character. I have had the privilege of engaging Dean as a keynote speaker many times. He tailors his message to fit his audience therefore, no two presentations are exactly alike. Dean’s humorous approach in his presentations, whether to an audience of a hundred or a thousand, delivers the full impact of his message while keeping everyone engaged in the learning experience.” – Kristin E. Hiett, Executive Director/CEO, Institute of Real Estate Management, Dallas

 “Dean Lindsay did an excellent job when he spoke at a recognition breakfast for our seasoned professional insurance managers. He understood his audience and related to their interests and needs. Dean was right on the mark, the perfect blend of solid humor and valuable content. We look forward to inviting Dean back again to speak to our membership and we look would gladly recommend him to others. Thanks Dean, a job extremely well done.”  Bruce Lidstrom, General Manager, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

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Keynote-speaker-testimonial-dallas“WOW Dean! A big congratulations to you on scoring a 4.97 rating out of a possible 5.0. That is no easy feat when speaking to a room full of meeting planners. We absolutely loved your humorous and content rich presentation. Thanks for the awesome job and for being so easy to work with.”  Sherry DeLaGarza, CMP, Meeting Professionals International, DFW Chapter, Speaker Liaison

“Dean Lindsay is one of the finest keynote professional speakers working today. Believe me. I see them all.”  Dale Turner, Director of Speaker Review, International Speakers Bureau

“Dean Lindsay is a truly inspirational and motivational speaker for business, one of the absolute best, a true and caring professional. Plus Dean is a blast to watch.”  Robin Creasman, Host of Secrets of Speaking Success and One of the most respected speaker coaches in America

Keynote-speaker-dallas-testimonial“Your presentation was both informative and motivating.”  Julie Baxter, Senior Manager, Verizon

 

“I have had the opportunity to work with Dean over the past several years. My very first experience with him was when he facilitated a strategic planning meeting for NAIFA – Dallas which is the premier industry trade association for life insurance agents and financial planners. It was my year as President and we were in need of the best person to get those of us on the Board thinking outside of the box while having to make some tough decisions. It was a fantastic experience and as a result, we had a great year with a great renewed focus and direction. A lot of Progress was achieved.  I have also had the opportunity to use Dean in coaching a sales team as well as a supporting service team. At the time, I was in charge of Sales for Pacific Life & Annuity’s medical plans. Dean brought a whole new insight that actually helped better identify common ground between both the sales and service teams and helped my team focus on making some positive progress during some very challenging times. He did this effectively both as a group and in 1:1 coaching opportunities. Dean presents himself in a very professional yet entertaining, positive and uplifting manner. As a result, all of the sales results and the attitude change of the team afterwards were incredible!” – Lee Ripley, Regional Vice President of Sales, Pacific Life & Annuity

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