Nikki Stone Testimonials

Nikki Stone - Public Speaking Testimonials

“As March comes to a close, I think of spring and our great [conference] last May.  And the first thing I recall is always you and your incredible presentation. WOW! I still can feel the aura of that room while you mesmerized us with your story.”

“You motivate me still, today.  In this past month I've brought on two new clients, and have several more that I'm in discussions with. I took your advice and surmounted the obstacles by focusing on my strengths--even when I wasn't sure if my strengths were still there.”

“And now, I'm celebrating my victories as I move forward. And each victory reminds me that even in the face of adversity, my strengths were always present. This allows me to put risk--and fear--in perspective. Then, I recall your declaration:  ‘The brave do not live forever, but the cautious don't live at all.’...and I know that I'm living again!” Margie Simon, Principal, Simon & Associates Public Relations

“Nikki was an absolute pro. She related her personal experience to everyday challenges – how they hinder success and how they can be overcome. Not only did she motivate the audience, she also put things in perspective for them”. Mike Treske, Sr. Vice President National Sales, John Hancock (quote listed in the John Hancock newsletter, The Hancock Hub

I loved hearing from you. I am a serious Olympics fan, so the theme caught my attention immediately. I really get caught up in the emotion and competition that comes from the games. I was very impressed by your speech and the way that you brought American Express and our Blue Box values into your talking points.” Valerie Iorg, American Express

“By the time you were finished speaking, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. For those of us who organized the meeting, the speech was particularly impressive as you helped cement – for a rather cynical group – why O.C. Tanner [is pursuing this project]. I hope we can work together soon. I certainly have been telling everyone I come in contact with about you and your wonderful abilities.” Adrian Gostick, Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, O.C. Tanner Company

“Your moving story of dedication, commitment, and the will to triumph over adversity was extremely inspirational… Your willingness to share your Olympic gold medal with the group and get your picture taken with everyone was also most appreciated. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional, motivational, or friendly Olympian to work with and we were proud to have you as part of the Delta team.” Kelly Sartin, Manager – Olympic Marketing, Delta

"The trials and tribulations you had to endure to reach your goals really made a profound affect on everyone. Your story really touched many people, as was evident from the tears, laughter and applause. Your message was eloquently stated and the ‘rungs’ (or essential attributes) of your ladder of success will surely be applied by all of us in the workplace and in life." Jaime Rupert, Vice President, Coltrin & Associates

“When we first discussed the Olympic theme and the possibility of finding an Olympian as our keynote for our annual event, I couldn’t have ever imagined how great it would turn out in the end. I have to commend you on your ability to connect your personal experience to our group and to tell your story of perseverance in the way that inspired us all. You did a fantastic job detailing your hurdles and relating them to the group in a way that they could apply to their own hurdles.” Micha Stone, ACT Meeting Planner & Member Services Coordinator

“I appreciate your ability to take [our message] and incorporate it into a motivational Speech. The audience was enthralled with your Olympic story…” Lynn Williams, Tour and Travel Manager, Park City Chamber of Commerce

“Your presentation captured the attention of teenagers across the Wasatch Front, which is no easy task! The goal for the school speaker tour was to motivate today’s youth to never stop reaching for their goals. Your presentation not only motivated the group to keep reaching for their goals, but also to take risks and try new things… Thank you for your professionalism and inspirational story. It was a pleasure and honor to work with you. We will be sure to contact you in the future for additional presentations.” Nancy Gnos, Marketing Manager; Pepsi Bottling Group

“Not only were your remarks inspirational, they were so on target for our [audience]… I was so impressed with your ability to focus on your audience, to tell your story in a very diversified and motivational way that I have recommended you to several organizations for keynote addresses.” Mona Given, CFO/ Public Relations; Huntsman World Senior Games

“Your story, your spirit, and your generosity were truly inspiring to us and our guests. Your story still sends chills down my spine”. Brad Gerdeman, Director – Worldwide Marketing Communications, Delta

“We sincerely appreciate your easy cooperation and all your efforts in hosting the group, and in making their visit memorable. From our clients and tour guide: ‘The feedback was great! They loved the video and speech’, ‘…Nikki Stone received an A+ from the group…all were very positive’, ‘…they all paid rapt attention during the entire tour…’” Amy Merkley, Account Executive and Kirsty Stephens, Program Manager, PGI – The Event and Communications Agency

”We heard so many positive comments about your remarks on overcoming obstacles and reaching goals. People commented in person as well as on our evaluation forms that you were their favorite presenter they listened to during the three-day event. So we thank you for making your remarks so meaningful…” Kathy Riggs, USU extension Agent/ Leadermete co-chair, Utah State University Extension

“I was personally greatly inspired by your presentation … I will not soon forget the experience I had with you today! We are richer for having been with you… Thanks for enriching our lives.” Neal L. Cox, Dean of Students, Southern Utah University

“The guests were very impressed with the time you spent with them and insight you gave them. It sure was great that you brought your medal and torch to give the guests an opportunity to be photographed with them. You certainly handle everything very professionally and have developed an inspiring message. It sounds like the future will hold some special opportunities for you.” Stan Smith, President, Stan Smith Events

“Your presentation was extremely well received and those in attendance felt it was a worthwhile addition to the conference. The book signing and photo session after your presentation made it that much more personable to the audience. I look forward to working with you again in the future.” Daniel F. Vickers, CAE, Executive Director, The Podiatry Institute

“You brought to our meeting a new and previously inexperienced element which was very well received by our audience… Your presentation was captivating, exciting and stimulating as well as emotional… [I}t made 1998 seem as though it were only yesterday. What a motivating story to say the least. For our physicians and surgeons it helped us realize that almost any challenge which we face can indeed be overcome with conviction, perseverance, commitment and dedication. We will all DREAM BIGGER now!” Gerard V. Yu, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., Director of Program Development , Scientific Program Chair, The Podiatry Institue

“You truly were the highlight of our sales recognition trip… You captured the hearts of every single person in that room and I’m confident that you made each a stronger person… The feedback from my team was all ‘top box’. You’re dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm is unparalleled and you can definitely count on us calling on your services again in the future. Thanks for enriching our lives.” Russ Garner, Fidelity Investments