It’s no secret that the world’s leaders have a helping hand when it comes to giving speeches, presentations and keynotes that resonate the world over.
Who is helping them behind the scenes?
While Lynda’s primary role is to make her clients exceptional speakers and communicators, she’s always delighted when they offer their feedback. Have a look at the testimonials below. We cannot always share names because of the classified and confidential nature of much of Lynda’s work.
“Lynda Spillane has sustained national and international acclaim in the field of Public Communications. It was a pleasure to work with Lynda on a program in Washington DC “Bringing Out the Ronald Reagan in You” I was engaged to provide a keynote and Lynda conducted the full program of 2 days. The Young Presidents’ Organization carefully selected Lynda Spillane from a number of applicants because she is internationally recognized as being an expert in the field. Having worked with President Reagan for many years as his Public Performance and Communications Director I can attest to this. Lynda Spillane is amongst a small percentage of people who have reached the very top of the field of public communications. I am not aware of anyone better.”
Michael K Deaver
Director of Communications
The Reagan Administration
It gives me much pleasure to recommend Lynda Spillane to the Department of Homeland Security, United States of America. We hand picked Ms. Spillane from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for a 9-month assignment with the Prime Minister. Ms. Spillane is a gifted coach and speechwriter and became a critical member of our team. Suffice to say, Ms. Spillane accomplished the project she was hired to do admirably and consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. She is amongst a very few at the top of her field.
Prime Minister’s Office
10 Downing Street
“Effectively getting your points across and ensuring you keep your audience engaged is critical for any CEO’s success. I have been publically speaking for years, but I still had some nagging issues requiring a “Public Speaking” Tune up. Wow – did I get that from Lynda. Countless techniques made all the difference in the world.
I have always been confident as a speaker, but today I only get slightly anxious when it is my turn to perform. Previously, I would get a full stomachs worth of butterflies. Thank you Lynda for helping me maximize my potential as a speaker. My audiences are forever in your debt!”
President and CEO
I am the President of Beedie Development Group, which is the largest industrial property development company in Canada.
I met Lynda Spillane in a workshop in Persuasive Public Speaking and Presentations. Participants were a team of Presidents and Executives with high expectations. She did not disappoint. We were completely transformed and took away many skills. I have since engaged Lynda to write persuasive speeches and provide coaching to me. These performances have been critical including one at a high-profile political event. She is a gifted writer and coach. Her ability with the persuasive word is unmatched.
President, Beedie Development Group,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
“I have been holding back and waiting to thank you. I thought that my emotions would subside, but they have not. I feel compelled to make you aware of the impact that you had on me. I was overwhelmed by your knowledge, your kindness, and your intuition. You have allowed me to tap into a part of me that has been difficult to access. You have provided me the tools to become a better leader, parent, and husband. You have made a difference in my life. I am sure that our paths will cross again. In fact, I know they will. Thanks for everything!
Your public speaking training workshop was the most valuable I’ve ever attended. The co-author of my book said that he “got goose bumps” when I spoke the two minute start to our recent keynote. Thank you sincerely.”
Chairman & CEO
“Great take home value. We were pushed out of our comfort zone. Lynda gets the job done. Greatly exceeded my expectations for how much I’d learn and how quickly I could improve my capabilities. This is hard work – I had no idea there is so much to public speaking. But she is the real deal. Stunning resource – her knowledge is phenomenal. This was a fantastic disciplined approach to becoming a great speaker. Direct honest feedback — she’s tough but inspirational and caring – she made me want to do everything perfectly. Most definitely love her directness, no mixing her words. Her experience, passion and commitment shines through at all times. What a woman! Extremely knowledgeable and competent in her field – her manner is perfect for this audience with this subject. Lynda presents the challenge of public speaking and not only gives the tools to everyone, but did not let a single person leave without the confidence necessary to be a great speaker.”
YPO Members and Executives
“I deal with hundreds of speakers and presenters annually in my position with EO. I find Lynda Spillane is unique in her skills and abilities as a teacher, speaker and coach. She consistently rates in the top 3% of our speakers. She has been a popular keynote at many of our Global Leadership Conventions and she is highly sought after by our Chapters.”
Senior Vice President of Learning
“The most rewarding unit I’ve completed so far. She creates a warm and safe learning environment. The criticism is tough but constructive — Lynda is a wonderful coach and gets results. The best program I have ever done — it will remain with me always. Fantastic course, fantastic Lecturer, unbelievable how much we all improved — I’ve never seen anything like it. She connects with students without losing her professionalism. She reached every student in the class. I was hanging off every word. Eight hours of listening to Lynda and I could have gone another eight — there is nothing she doesn’t know about this subject. Her passion and knowledge is of the highest standard. This was simply the best course in my MBA. She supports and stretches students to excel. Her skill and ability to motivate such a large class to achieve amazing things was sensational. She genuinely cares whether you succeed or not yet she’s also the toughest Lecturer I’ve had. We were challenged beyond belief. We faced our fears — there was no negotiating with Lynda — she made sure we did. In a relatively short period of time this course has transformed me. It was almost magical. You are an inspiring person who has been patient and firm in imparting your wisdom to make us all better people. Knowledge, objectivity, patience, humor and toughness — what a combination — I feel privileged to have been taught by Lynda. Just brilliant — life changing. I now understand why it took two years to get into your class. There’s nothing else like it at this Business School — fantastic, liberating, inspirational. Lynda is a wonderful teacher – I found the whole process liberating, amazing, scary and fun.”
“In October 2010 YPO held a Public Speaking Seminar in Dubai, Lynda managed to keep the audience captivated and ensured that all of us emerged victorious in our war against public speaking! She converted a fear that we all had into a skill that is proving essential to our corporate development. The seminar was very relevant to all the attendees and Lynda made us appreciate how effective a good public speaker can be. The seminar received a high rating and we welcome Lynda to the MENA region anytime.”
Manoj Narender Madnani
Managing Director & Board Member, Kulczyk Investments SA,
“The recent Public Speaking Workshop Lynda conducted for our Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Indus Chapter drastically improved the participants speaking skills. The program received a highest ever rating for our chapter of 9.3. She proved that ability to speak in public can be learnt. In only three days, I was surprised to see friends who never dared to take the podium, become really good public speakers. I highly recommend her program. We are looking forward to organizing an advanced program with Lynda next year.”
Director, Sapphire Group
“Sep 26th was not an ordinary day; Sep 26th was a spectacular day. Intrado’s humble conference room was transported, transposed, and transfixed by a performer of unparalleled skill. Thanks, Lynda! I’ve been blown away this past week by the abundance of rhetorical devices mixed into everyday life! Lists of 3 are everywhere!!
Interesting coincidence – last Friday, my husband, David, attended a major presentation given by Brian Halla, the Chairman and CEO of National Semiconductor. Returning home, David commented that this dynamic speaker used only Superhero pictures on his PowerPoint presentation! No bullets or words or boring facts! David loved it, but was puzzled. I nodded with wisdom!
Lynda, I can’t wait to try out my new approach on prospective customers next week!!”
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