"I had the chance to hear Brian speak at the Benefits Selling Expo. His 'Astound Yourself Today' and 'Simple Doesn't Mean Easy' message is the kind that you remember long after the event. His comparison to what happens when you eat an apple a day vs. a donut day; and how that relates to sales calls is one I will not only commit to memory , but put into practice and relate to others. Brian will not only entertain an audience, they will leave with new ideas and perspectives on sales success." - Walt Podgurski
CEO Insurance Broadcasting
Workplace Benefits Association
"Brian is dynamic, keeps the crowd engaged and delivers a home run every time. I have had the pleasure of seeing him speak three different times and each time was better. He keeps the audience engaged and I have heard nothing but positive feedback after all of the events he has put on. He can tailor a message specifically to your team better than anyone I have seen so far. He inspired our leadership conference attendees." - Chad Schneider
Region Vice President - Region 7
National Association of Health Underwriters
"...both fascinating and entertaining. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time for you on our agenda. You were certainly the highlight of our two-day conference... We hope you will consider returning to work with us again." - Tom Giddens
Senior Vice President - Director of Sales
Awesome! We feel so fortunate to have found you, and look forward to a long-lasting professional relationship! - Susan Miller, Director
Cunningham Sales Institute
Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at Columbus State University
Thank you very much for speaking to our Chamber Members… It was great! Your content, while entertaining, is also motivating. It will be a pleasure to recommend you to others. - Marti Veto
Greater Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce
You're by far the best and most relevant speaker I've heard to date.
- Ray Keech
State Sales Coordinator - Oregon/South
Brian instantly connected with our Middle School students. He was engaging & motivating as he challenged students to do what they're capable of doing - every day!
- Chris Moore
Middle School Principal
you for speaking at the Chamber's January membership lunch. I've heard
nothing but great comments and I think there's going to be a lot more
astounding going on in Middle Tennessee in the near future! I look
forward to seeing you again soon.
- Guy Crossley - VP/Marketing, M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC
Brentwood-Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce
I have been saying your name in my speeches because I just love the saying “If we all did what we were CAPABLE of doing, we would astound ourselves”. What a great message. I’ve repeated that so much. Great message, Great delivery.
- Teresa White
Chief Administrative Officer
Thanks again for your energy and passion. I hope everyone got what I did... an adrenaline rush! - Chris Stout
All I can say is WOW! Brian sends the right message at the right time. He did a phenomenal job.
- Lynn Barnson
Vice President - Southwest Territory
You are the best!!! Thank you again so much for all that you have done over the last few days. You are such a great speaker and I hope that your energy and motivation will make
a permanent impression on the minds of our producers. - Darlene Edge Personal Lines Manager
Flying J Insurance Services
You were truly amazing! Everything you say is so true! I will make a difference one policy at a time!
- Auneva Bruening
I've received a lot of positive feedback on your presentation. Most were in the realm of being very on point for an agent. I’m sure your years in the business help you relate and that means a lot to these folks. Thanks for the great job!
- Jeffrey Finn
Regional Sales Coordinator
The pleasure was all ours. I had so many 'Thank you', 'He was awesome', and 'The best in many years'... Everyone from the President to the Board of Directors to my boss had nothing but great things to say about you.
I had a gut feeling and you far exceeded my expectations.
Our group ranged from 6 months to 90+ and they were all entertained and left with a message. I am looking forward to booking you for our spring meeting… - Peter Van Gulick, Operations Manager
Farmers Union Service Association
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Brian was at the NJ-N/NY-S kickoff meeting and he was exciting to listen to, not to mention educational. If you are looking to hire a speaker at your next meeting I would encourage you to consider Brian. With 20 years of experience, his message is relevant.
- Michael Chille
Vice President - Northeast Territory
Your message was powerful, inspirational, and filled with humor...I've received several positive comments from agents.
- Curtis D, Crosson, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
Agency Manager - KS District #4
Farm Bureau Financial Services
I just wanted to say THANKS for delivering a message to our entire Texas Dallas team that was “spot on”. I have heard so many positive comments from RSC’s to DSC’s to Associates. The message resonated with them all! You are welcome back anytime!
- Scott Webb
State Sales Coordinator - Texas/Dallas
Great Job! Thanks for speaking to our organization this weekend! I think your message was dead on.
- Shane Kirkland
State Sales Coordinator - Texas/East
"Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us ladies. Everyone loved it." - Carolyn Smith
Women of Wynnbrook (W.O.W.)
Engaging, energetic and motivating… We feel fortunate a speaker of his caliber brought his message to our 300+ employees. Since his discussion and thru reinforcement of his message, our productivity has increased by 10% across the department. The discussion was so compelling, the VP of the division asked him to come back and provide the same message to the Customer Service Center employees. What a great speaker with a great message!
- David Schuetz, Manager
Policy Service Department
Aflac Worldwide Headquarters
Wow!!! You did an absolutely wonderful job of conveying your message. Your mixture of humor, along with just some good old “down home” subject matter made for an extremely entertaining time for all of our team members!!! I have had MANY folks to tell me how much they enjoyed hearing you. I have no doubt that you will “ASTOUND” those who are fortunate enough to hear you. - Matt Jones, Manager Customer Service Center
Aflac Worldwide Headquarters
The feedback I got from associates and coordinators was great! Thank you!
- Kevin McInerney
State Sales Coordinator - New Jersey-North/New York-South
Thanks for a great talk today. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and could definitely feel your passion… Your speech was very motivating for me. - Mary Ellen Berreth
Sr. Marketing Recruiter Aflac Worldwide Headquarters Your message, delivery and overall presentation this morning was outstanding! We look forward to having you back again at the upcoming event for the CSC. - Virgil R. Miller
Vice President - Client Services
I was impressed by how the crowd received you.
It could not have been a more positive, spot-on message. I was impressed and inspired.
Thank you, Brian, for training a trainer! - Josh Kirkland State Sales Coordinator - Colorado
You are so enthusiastic & uplifting! I don't see how anyone could be down when they are around you.
Thanks for all you do! - Sondra Blaylock District Sales Coordinator - Birmingham, AL
Aflac, Inc. Brian spoke for our group of about 70 ladies in ages ranging from 30s to 80s. We found him very entertaining. All of our ladies found something that "hit home" and enjoyed laughing at themselves. Thank you. You were great. We really enjoyed having you. - Emily Hutchens
Columbus Christian Women's Club
"I still can't believe how you knew exactly what my team needed to hear. It's like we scripted it ahead of time! You did a terrific job!" - Judy Bird
Regional Sales Manager
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed hearing you tonight. You made me laugh until my sides split! You were very captivating… You obviously have been gifted in this area." - Lee Woolbright
Columbus, GA "What a great gift! Many prayers to you on your journey. I can't wait to see how God uses you! - Tracey Elliott
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Coordinator
Albany, GA "We owe you a big THANK YOU. God blessed our day more than we could have ever dreamed, and your talk was a BIG part of inspiring our team to even greater heights. God truly has given you an unbelievable gift... Your light was shining... Thanks again for impacting our lives" - Joe Frank Harris, Jr.
Regional Sales Coordinator
"You're a natural! When I grow up I wanna be just like you... and inspire people as you do." - Kara Blake
District Sales Manager
"The information you gave to us has been very helpful, and your charismatic style is wonderful! Thanks! Good job!" - Kelli Phillips
Mobile, AL "Please accept my thanks for excellent training and some GREAT laughs! I do not think I have laughed so hard with a group in many, many moons. Your energy level while not feeling 100% was an inspiration. It is evident that you love what you do." - Rebecca Roby, Pace, FL
And from anonymous evaluations...
"I appreciate every ounce of energy you brought to the stage." - Oregon Attendee
"You did an amazing job and we loved everything you said! Good to be reminded the tough times are the price we pay so we can have the reward." -Utah Attendee
“Great motivator & trainer! I’ve been in banking for 16 years so I’ve attended several training & sales meetings. Your training was the best I’ve ever attended! Glad to be a part of this… first day of the rest of my life.” - FLORIDA attendee
"I feel like you captured everything me & my husband are going through. Not only do I now understand his dream, but I think understands my questions & concerns about this new venture. You were very funny & motivating. Many of us were inspired by your great counsel." -UTAH attendee
"Thank you so much for speaking at our meeting last night. You absolutely had me in stitches! I've been thinking about the things you said & how they were so spot on!! Speakers like you really impact us. Keep up the great work! - KENTUCKY attendee
“He’s entertaining... informative and inspirational.” - Georgia attendee
“His passion was obvious from the moment he opened his mouth.” - ALABAMA attendee
“Your joy is a great example of the love and compassion you share on the inside as well as the outside. Thank you for sharing with us.” - ALABAMA attendee
“Brian’s high energy, enthusiasm and humor are a real asset.” - FLORIDA attendee
"It was well organized, funny… I even cried one time! Thank you!" - GEORGIA attendee
“His delivery, presentation and enthusiasm is absolutely the best I’ve seen...” - ALABAMA attendee
"Brian Hicks made me laugh for three straight days!" - TENNESSEE attendee
"He's part comedian and part preacher. I've never seen anyone like him!" - TENNESSEE attendee
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