Speaking Testimonials

Here’s what others are saying:


Ivan Misner, Founder, Business Networking International
Go to Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Vancouver

It was so great having Sam here! We’ve had glowing reviews with many members commenting that it was one of the best learning events they’ve attended.

David Katz, Integration Chair, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Vancouver
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Congratulations. The overall consensus was your two programs were a smashing success! Attendees used such words as ‘thought-provoking,’ ‘informative and insightful,’ ‘creative approaches,’ and ‘very profitable ideas which will pay off immediately.’ I share their satisfaction and enthusiasm.

Joan Dickson, Manager of Meetings & Conventions, National Pest Control
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Your evaluation results – a 9.64 out of 10 – reflect the care and time you took to plan and deliver your sessions. You inspired, motivated and encouraged our participants while teaching them new skills and new ways of thinking.

Murray Coulter, United States Tennis Association
Go to the USTA

Sam Horn is a catalyzer. With grace and compassion, she has pushed me to be bigger and better than I ever could have imagined.

Bristol Baugham, TED Fellow, award-winning film producer of Which Way Home
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If you’re looking for success that will take you to the moon; Sam Horn and POP! are the rocket ship that will get you there.

Jeffrey Gitomer, best-selling author of The Little Red Book of Sales series
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In my 40 year career, I’ve never heard a more effective speaker than Sam Horn.

Judy Gray, CEO, Florida Society of Association Executives
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We got raves about you. Having you as our closing keynoter was like smooth chocolate sauce on fine ice cream.

Marianne DeCosta, Builders, Owners and Managers Association
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My staff thoroughly enjoyed your excellent presentation. Compliments included, “By far the most informative communications class I’ve ever attended. Ms. Horn is a dynamic speaker who captures the audience and emphasizes practical subject matter.”

T.J. Concannon, Commanding Officer, MEPS, U.S. Navy
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I can’t tell you how much we appreciated your program. Three of us traveled together to the meeting and talked of nothing else on the way back home.

Tina Huneycutt, Lockheed Martin
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Sam is one of the best in the business. She always receives top ratings. She is known for her ability to introduce ideas smart professionals haven’t heard before they can immediately apply to their situations.

Ruth Stergiou, (Founder/CEO, Invent Your Future Conference in Silicon Valley, CA)
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Sam Horn offers a wealth of ideas on how anyone can have ‘a way with words.’ Her techniques are popping fresh, easy to apply and jolly good fun.

Richard Lederer, National Public Radio’s A Way With Words
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I had been struggling with my conclusion for three days. You looked at it and solved everything in two minutes. The lights came on and the band started playing. Your ability to see a writing problem and fix it is keener than any editor I’ve ever seen. You are beyond brilliant.

4 time Pulitzer nominee Fawn Germer, Hard Won Wisdom
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What can I say; you are wonderful; you change lives. It is not often one is fortunate enough to attend a presentation of such inspiration and depth. The legislators raved about the insights they gained from you.

Robin Read, National Federation for Women Legislators (Sam’s been asked back 5 times to help these female legislators with their platforms and messaging)
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Never have I witnessed such positive comments regarding a presenter.

Steve Yager, Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents
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Thank you for your wisdom, dedication and emcee talents in helping us pull off this amazing event. Your SerenDestiny talk was inspiring and you are BRILLIANT.

Eileen Spillane, TEDx-NASA
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Sam Horn captures and holds an audience’s attention by delivering immediately actionable advise on how to intrigue people, gain their interest and get their buy-in… People sat on the edge of their chairs listening and absorbing Sam’s suggestions.

Jack K. Gelman, Group Chairman of Vistage International, Inc
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Thank you for changing the way I think about my business and my story. My pitch has immediately become more relatable, funny, and interesting. Your thought-provoking session was a fabulous kick in the pants. I look forward to our paths crossing again!

Kasey Benedict, Owner of Kitchen Witch LLC
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Sam, congratulations! You accomplished something that has not been successfully done in the seven years of CAM. Normally our audience wants…no demands…that we be in conversation most of the time. You were so captivating that listening to you with the exercises woven in trumped that desire. Well done!

Scott Wintrip, Wintrip Consulting Group and StaffingU
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Sam brought a ton of energy to an after-lunch session – her techniques for engaging and involving everyone were not only effective in their own right, they served as a wonderful model for all of us who want to make as much of an impact as she does.

Dr. James Ware, Program Director, NSA


You did a fantastic job! Your presentation was exactly what I was hoping for!!! I have been getting great comments. Several people also expressed great comments about the fact that you helped so many people with 1-2-1’s.

Ivan Misner, Ph.D. Founder and Chairman, BNI

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Sam Horn’s event for our chapter was among one of the highest rated. It is obvious Sam has a deep sincere desire to use her “Super Powers” of being able to really listen intently to help people solve creative problems. She is able to under stand a members unique situation and communicate a clear strategy to help them stand out from the crowd. Overall, Sam is a brilliant presenter who really engages the audience to be part of the solution.

Trevor Graves EO Portland

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