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What They Say About Howard:

   "I would like to thank you again for helping make our Annual Dinner a success. Our Chamber members have continued to applaud our speaker selection for this year's dinner.
   I have had the opportunity to personally speak with many of our attendees and several were using quotes from your presentation. I must confess, that on the Saturday following our dinner, I myself used a quote from your presentation while giving the program to our local Civitan Club.
   Your program offers an inspiring and thought provocative message while keeping the audience entertained with your mix of humorous sports stories. Your message gives each of us an opportunity to think how we operate our basic business and personal skills on a daily basis.
   Thank you again for your enjoyable presentation. You sincerely made our audience feel as if you had always known them. I look forward to seeing you again this summer at Victory Field."

Cheryl Hamilton, Executive Director,
Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce


   "My thanks to you for delivering an outstanding keynote address at our Indiana Library Federation District 6 Conference in New Albany, Indiana last week.
   Your talk on "Reaching Your Full Potential" was fascinating, even to people who claim not to be sports fans. Everything was first rate: the stories you told, their relevance to our work in the library, your delivery and comfortable style.
   I will personally recommend you to any group looking for a dynamic, personable, truly interesting speaker. The Indians are lucky to have you as their broadcaster. And we were lucky to have you to kick off our conference.
   I look forward to visiting you at Victory Field and to working with you again."

Michael J. Kruse, Director, Batesville Memorial Library,
ILF District 6 Chair

"P.S.  My wife gladly takes credit for having suggested you to me after hearing you at a Chamber of Commerce program in Columbus, Indiana earlier this year."


   “I want to thank you for your sales seminar presentation. I wish I could have sent the entire sales force to listen to you.
   You are very enthusiastic and kept on charging with different effective closing techniques. I too have read a lot of sales books, but I liked your comments particularly on thank you notes, using the work investment vs. cost or price, and always for something a little extra to differentiate oneself from the competition.
   You are 100% correct on regarding the salesman fearing rejection and the customer fearing they will make a mistake. Right on target!!!”

Mark Plagman, Vice President Sales,
Speedway International Trucks & Leasing, Inc., Indianapolis, IN


   “Howard’s speech hits at the core of responsibilities of good leadership. It is energizing and inspirational as well.”

Carol Erickson, Exec. Director
Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce


   "On behalf of the American Red Cross, Planning Committee of the North Central Customer Business Unit, heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your recent appearances at our Donor Service Conference.
   Your comments were motivational and inspiring. You gave 110% to the audience and it was very much appreciated.
   With the recent tragedy of September 11, the staff of the ten regional blood centers need to feel a sense of being respected for what they've done to make a difference... and you helped make that a reality. Thanks again for your timely comments and wonderful stories.

Susan B. Stuttle, Director, Donor Services,
North Central Customer Business Unit


   "I write to once again offer my congratulations on your selection as the 2002 Indiana Sportscaster of the Year by the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association. This is an honor that is certainly well deserved and long overdue.
   Howard, it is individuals like you that so significantly contribute to making professional baseball at the minor league level what it is. Your history with the Indianapolis club through good times and bad is truly remarkable. We all benefit from your expertise and professionalism.
   I don't know what it is about Indianapolis Indians baseball, but the three individuals that top my list of 'memory wizards' leads off with you, followed by Max and then Cal. Your ability to recall names and situations on a moment's notice blows me away. I always enjoy our conversations and listening to your interviews."

Randy A. Mobley, President,
International League of Professional Baseball Clubs


"To Whom It May Concern:
   Howard Kellman spoke for the King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services Volunteer Recognition Luncheon... He no only was an excellent speaker; he was a real person. He was delightful, positive, and contagious. The favorable comments both in person and by phone about him after the vent were overwhelming... Volunteers who average age 65 do not say things they do not mean.
   With his busy schedule, Howard could have come just to speak then he could have left. Madison is two hours plus away from Indianapolis. However, Howard wanted to be present for the entire event. He was interested in our program and what the volunteers do. I appreciated that about him.
   Howard made the statement in his speech, 'When one speaks, he or she is performing, but when one listens, he or she is building relationships.' He was an excellent listener as well as a fabulous speaker. Howard built relationships with our people that day."

Paula F. Limato, Director Volunteer Services and Service Excellence,
The King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services, Madison, IN


   “I want to thank you for an excellent presentation. Your content and delivery were done very well. You held everyone’s attention throughout your presentation. It was uplifting and motivating.
   Success stories tied into sports are fun to listen to and an interesting way to deliver a very positive message.”

Mike Nelson, President – Nelson Oil Company


   "Again, we really enjoyed your presentation last Saturday. Some of the comments we received back from the participants as part of an exit interview included: 'humorous', "entertaining', 'motivational', 'got us started on the right track for the day's event', and 'would love to have our full staff hear Howard'.
   As you can tell, your speech was well timed and greatly enjoyed. I look forward to working with you again."

Frances Jennings, Director of Human Resources,
Finance Center Federal Credit Union


  "As a recipient of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, I want to thank you for the inspiring speech which you delivered to the Rochester Chamber... It is well when one as deeply involved in sports as you can deliver a message which is applicable to life in general and appreciated by all people. Your stories are tremendous."

Robert E. Peterson, Peterson & Waggoner, LLP


   "I wanted to drop you a note of thanks following your visit last week. I greatly appreciated your flexibility and willingness to accommodate our request for multiple presentations over your two day stay. Each group that you spoke to seemed to very much enjoy and benefit from what you had to say. I have heard many positive comments."

Brian J. Tretter, Seufert Construction


   “Here is a real ‘gem’ from the wife of one of our twenty-five year honorees: “I’m not a sports fan – in fact, I don’t really have any interest in sports – but, I truly enjoyed Howard Kellman’s presentation – great stories with a humorous twist – a lot of laughter – truly great!”
   Howard, we had two Speakers each year for the past 14 years – many of whom have been very good – YOU TOPPED THEM ALL!!!”

Wm. Frosty Hofmann, Sec. & Program Chairman, F. & A.M.

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