have no interest in sports, but this was not a
sports speech. I have been watching and grading
speeches for 30 years and this was one of the
most poignant human interest and motivational
speeches I have ever heard."
Fripp, Past President National Speakers Association
and Inductee into the National Speakers Hall of
"Your "conversational" manner of
delivering the message on What Makes the Great
Ones Great, and being able to weave that message
into every day activities was truly inspiring
for all in attendance. There is no question as
I listened to you and watched the audience that
you were engaged with them and the qualities you
spoke of were from life's lessons we could all
Harrison Finance Company
"I have attended many branding sessions,
but your presentation was absolutely the best
at getting straight to the issue and providing
tools an attendee can easily implement on their
& COO, The LSCU Service Corporation
"Drawing a comparison between sports and
the title insurance business may be a stretch
until he starts speaking on characteristics such
as integrity, preparedness, relationships, teamwork,
goal setting, and desire, to name a few. Our management
group was captivated and blown away by his stories
and parallels of the sports world and life. It
did exactly what I wanted - it made everyone pause
and think about what they are doing as leaders
and the way they are doing it."
"He may be a sports writer, but he should
be a speech writer. Don Yaeger is as polished
with the spoken word as he is with the written.
His speeches transcend age and gender. School
kids and Fortune 500 executives will learn similar
lessons about life, told in poignant and humorous
anecdotes from Don's personal experiences."
“The quality of message of his speech was
powerful. Don has a particular set of skills that
can be geared towards any audience that is looking
to improve sales, looking for inspiration, searching
for keys to greatness, or simply to be entertained
through a wealth of powerful stories. He is a
master story teller who captivated our audience."
Enterprise Fleet Management
"Your stories were meaningful, insightful,
emotional and on target. Your commentary really
hit home with our sales professionals, particularly
in today's very challenging business environment."
Residential Elevators, Inc.
"The bottom line: you were fantastic. Your
stories were moving and relevant, even at a conference
where people tend to expect a focus on medicine
and clinical issues."
New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians