Jeannie Skiffington - Professional Speaker, Author, & Trainer
RAVE REVIEWS 
 
INDEPENDENT HEALTH
I wanted to thank you for joining us for our September Sales Meeting.  The feedback that I received on your presentation was outstanding.  Out of the 100+ people who attended the presentation, I have received feedback that you could be the best speaker that they have heard.  Thanks again. 
Scott Welch, Director of Sales Development & Training
Independent Health
 
PATRIGNANI & KOHOUT, Board Certified Orthodontists
Thank you for the wonderful presentation “Communicating For Positive Results."  The entire staff felt that the seminar was informative, funny and full of useful information.  Everyone especially enjoyed learning about our different communication styles and learning how to use the information to deal with one another more effectively and to work as a team more effectively.
Dr. Alan Patrignani
Board Certified Orthodontist
 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR - US FISH & WILDLIFE
I wanted to thank you for the great “Time Management” and “Direct Sales and Marketing” workshops presented to our staff.  We are extremely pleased with the presentations and fortunate to have found you locally through the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau website.  Your workshops truly exceeded our every expectation.
Kofi Fynn-Aikins, Ph.D.
Chief of the Fish & Wildlife Service
Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office
Department of the Interior  
 
MEDINA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Medina Memorial Health Care System recently engaged Mrs. Skiffington to provide some educational programs to both our management team and front line staff.  Her topics centered on communication, change and telephone skills.  She did an outstanding job in the issues that face health care today.  Her presenting style was also very desirable as she made it more of a participatory type of class.  I would like to take this time to commend Mrs. Skiffington for the outstanding job that she did here at Medina Memorial Health Care System.
Mary Kargbo, Chief Operating Officer
Medina Memorial Health Care System 
 
NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF TOWNS
On behalf of the NYS Association of Tax Receivers & Collectors and the NYS Association of Towns, we would like to commend you for the inspiration you gave our group at our recent conference.  Through the group exercises, everyone went away with new tools for building positive professional working relationships within their offices.  I personally thank you for asking about the intricacies of this group and then adapting your session to meet their needs.
Lori Milne, President of the NYS Association of Tax Receivers & Collectors
G. Jeffrey Haber, Executive Director of the NYS Association of Towns  
 
SWEET HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Thank you for your participation at our annual “Clerical Conference Day."  The motivational program was warmly welcomed and inspiring.  Comments from our clerical staff:  One of the best staff development days I have ever attended.  Jeannie Skiffington had ideas that could be incorporated in our lives.
Angel Slisz, Assistant Business Manager
Sweet Home Central School District 
 
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
On behalf of myself and the members of NALS…the association for legal professionals, I would like to thank you for the incredible job you did as our opening and closing keynote speaker at our Education Conference and National Forum.  Attendees rated both of your sessions as “Outstanding” and “Very Useful."  A few comments received were:  a great shot in the arm, very lively and interesting speaker, loved her bubbly personality, good reminder of how to live our lives, makes you stop and think, very entertaining, could listen to her all day long, awesome, dynamic, fabulous.  There have been very few speakers that I have seen or heard them rave about as much as you!  It was a pleasure working with you.  Many thanks again for all you did.
Tammy Shatwell Mullins, Education & Certification Manager
National Association of Legal Professionals
 
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 
I would like to take this opportunity to yet again thank you ever so much for “shining” so brightly at our Western New York Career Opportunities & Development Conference.  Your contribution was such an integral component to the success of those workshops that I just had to share with you the expressions from the participants.
Mary Quinn, Diversity Development Specialist
United States Postal Service 
 
HSBC BANK
I can’t thank you enough for your upbeat and timely presentation to our branch sales force.  As I told you at the time, usually by 2pm they are nodding off at the thought of “one more speaker."  After your remarks there was not a sleepy eye in the room and all there were totally re-energized as you made them realize that you had been there, felt their pain, but always found a way to turn lemons into lemonade.
Dennis Farrell, Senior Vice President and District Executive
HSBC Bank
 
SISTERS OF CHARITY HOSPITAL
Thank you so very much for being part of Nurses Week at Sisters of Charity Hospital.  Your program, “The Balancing Act to Stress Management” was very well received by all who attended.  We had more than 200 nurses attend and more than 60 received a copy of your book.  I’ve heard many very positive comments from many who attended.  I especially want to thank you for tailoring your program to fit our “24 hour” schedule here at Sisters Hospital.  Your willingness to provide six 30-minute sessions, even at 1:00 am, made it possible for the maximum number of nurses to attend.  I would highly recommend you, Jeannie, to my colleagues!
Mary Dillon, Vice President of Patient Care Services
Catholic Health System
Sisters of Charity Hospital 
 
WEST SENECA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Our support staff were unanimously enthusiastic about your presentation – they enjoyed your humor and dynamic style, as well as the wealth of information and tips you provided, both in the Customer Service Excellence program and the Juggling/Managing Priorities session. Some of the comments included:  “Best presentation in a long time," “Great speaker – fun and informative," “Very informative and very humorous," “Motivated and inspirational speaker!”
Beth Johnson and Teresa Brancato
Support Staff Development Committee Co-chairs
West Seneca Central School District 
 
JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Thank you so much for presenting such a wonderful program at the Jamestown Community College Women’s Expo.  We are in our fifth year of this program, and it just keeps getting better.  We couldn’t have pulled this off without you!  Both your keynote session “Walk theTalk with Winning Ways” and your closing session “Winning is Contagious:  Pass It On!” were very uplifting and funny at the same time.  A particular highlight of the day was the fact that you interacted and networked with the participants.  Our past keynotes usually disappear until the closing session, and we are truly grateful you participated in the whole day and were able to speak to the participants one-on-one.  You truly exceeded my expectations.  It is such a pleasure to work with you.
Stephanie Bellian, Associate Director of the Center for Continuing Education
Jamestown Community College  
 
BUFFALO NIAGARA DENTAL MEETING
Thank you for the great job you did at the Greater Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting.  The response was terrific and you overpacked the room.  Your spirit and information had the place “rocking."  Thank you for helping to make our meeting exciting and informative.
Gregory George, DDS
Program Chair for the Greater Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting 
 
ECVA EYECARE
Jeannie, you have a true talent for bringing people together as a team and it is something to be commended for.  On behalf of the entire practice, thank you for your words and inspiration.  Your work is much appreciated and always beneficial.
Leon Lewis, M.D.    
ECVA Eyecare 
 
NYS ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE EDUCATORS
Thank you so much for being the keynote speaker for our Regional Conference.  Your presentation “Walk the Talk With Winning Ways” was very well received.  Comments about the keynote included “awesome," “thank you," “terrific," “dynamic," “outstanding,” “what a great way to start the day."
Barbara Donahue, Regional Conference Committee
NYS Association of Family and Consumer Science Educators 
 
HENRY & HENRY, INC.
Being on the operations side of the food business provides us with a structured environment within which to work.  Keeping our people fresh and continually striving to provide exceptional service to our customers is key to our success.  Finding the right person to bring this fresh approach to our business and life in general is no small feat.   Working with Jeannie, we’ve found her understanding of people, her enthusiasm and professionalism gave us “real information” to help us move our business forward.  With a message that is targeted to improve performance and increase morale, using Jeannie will deliver results with lasting benefits for your entire organization.
Robert Craiglow,  Vice President for Manufacturing
Henry & Henry, Inc. 
 
JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Thanks for your presentation, “10 Steps to Successful Selling."  You were rated well informed on the subject matter, participants thought the class was worth their time and money, AND they would recommend you to a friend or co-worker.  When we want to present a program in customer service or selling, I know that you’re the “slam dunk."  I know the participants will be extremely pleased with the experience and of course it’s reassuring to work with a speaker who is articulate, reliable, and thorough.
Beth Reed
NYS Small Business Development Center
Jamestown Community College  

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