The Art of Being Awesome
Jim McLinn
Vice Chair Conferences
Minnesota Section, ASQ

"On behalf of the 54th Minnesota Quality Conference we want to thank you for providing an "AWESOME" motivational presentation at our Conference Luncheon on Monday October 15, 2007. This was the highlight of the day for many attendees. I received positive feedback from a number of attendees. Your approach to life and how to develop a Quality Attitude is something that should be emulated by all of us. The dynamic delivery combined with the content had all of the attendees pumped for the rest of the afternoon. Thank you again for providing such a highlight."

Eleanor Basco
Events Coordinator
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce

"Thank you so incredibly much for presenting at our Professional Development Series event. I know the attendees really appreciated your message and it really hit home. Your expertise in public speaking really showed through."

T.J. Basco
U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Correctional Institution - Sandstone

"Please accept our sincere appreciation for the outstanding presentation you made to the men incarcerated at the Federal Prison in Sandstone, MN. Your message about attitude, choices, and gratitude were spot on with concepts the Residential Drug Abuse Program and the Reentry Council try to instill in the incarcerated men. It was very interesting to hear about your experiences and how relevant your stories are to situations we all face. Thank you so much for sharing your time and magic tricks with us. Your words definitely left a positive impact on the men that heard them.

Several men have expressed interest in hearing more about your experiences. We hope you can speak with us again as your schedule permits."


Setting and Achieving Powerful Goals - The Workshop
Toastmasters District 6 Fall Conference
Comments from participants that attended the "Setting and Achieving Powerful Goals - The Workshop" educational session.

  • Great job! Thank you!
  • You are amazing! I want to go home now & change my life & for the first time in a LONG time, I feel like I actually can!
  • Very passionate
  • Always inspirational! Very real, funny and positive!
  • You exude an unbeatable combination of competence and humility.
  • Excellent workshop!


Speaking Professionally
Toastmasters Education and Leadership Institute
Comments from participants that attended the " Speaking Professionally" workshop. 

  • Funny, informative. Awesome!
  • Great energy
  • Good Humor
  • You are fun to listen to!
  • Excellent topic for TELI
  • So informative and educational
  • Absolutely the most applicable workshop to my needs at any TELI I have been to thus far
  • EXCELLENT topic and well delivered


Magic with a Message
Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk/ M.Ed/DTM
Founder and Director
SpeakerBiz Institute, LLC - The School for Speaker Success!

"Stephen Shaner was the featured keynote speaker at our 1st annual SpeakerBiz Showcase Graduation Celebration. His keynote,"Magic With a Message,"educated, entertained, and engaged our audience involving them throughout his AWESOME presentation! Building instant rapport, his masterfully crafted message inspired our students to continue to have a positive attitude, pursue their dreams, and achieve their goals. Thought-provoking, motivating, GREAT FUN! Stephen invites audiences to not only hear his powerful message but experience it as well!"

Mark Melhus
Melhus Management Company

"The revues are in, without exception, tremendous. Thank you for the "magical" performance at our post-holiday party.

From the start, your love of the craft was obvious, as was your ability to capture, hold and include the audience throughout. What was anticipated or apparent proved otherwise; and when you offered to teach us a trick because of the apparent simpicity of conceal dots on cards, everyone bit - and yet no one knows how you did it! Was it the mystery of the cards, quickness of hand? No doubt both! And by the time you asked if anyone had a $100 bill... I knew better, it was time to be silent.

I canot imagine the countless hours, but the enjoyment was obvious. Thank you for making the evening special. You clearly have the skill, and an even greater gift of embracing and allowing your audience to participate in the performance."


The "U" in Motivation
Margaret Brunner, RN, BAN, CCRN
Burn Center Clinical Educator
Hennepin County Medical Center

"I had heard Stephen Shaner speak and knew that he could be part of the plan to get our staff back on track. His presentation, “The U in Motivation” was right on target. Twice he delighted our staff with his presentation. The difference in our staff was noticeable."


Serving or Serving Time
Doug Ralston, President
Hermantown Chamber of Commerce

"Stephen spoke at our Chamber luncheon addressing Hermantown's community leaders and area business owners on the importance of being a servant leader. The presentation was called "Serving or Serving Time."  The information and guidance was motivating and inspirational. Stephen's personable approach was well received by everyone."


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