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SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS

"Frances delivered an absolutely wonderful keynote during our international trade show in Toronto, Canada. Our dealers found her speech on Surviving and Succeeding in Our Changing World to be entertaining, inspiring and motivating. She shared basics for better business with our attendees and suggested highly innovative ideas that the dealers can take home and put into play right away to be more successful in their business endeavors.”
JUDY PATTERSON, PRESIDENT, VACCUUM & SEWING DEALERS TRADE ASSOCIATION, Iowa

“Frances McGuckin presented seminars on Growing Your Small Business and Low/No Cost Marketing Magic at the Singer Academy, November 5-8, 2002 in New Orleans. These seminars were attended by many of our dealers and Regional Sales Managers. The feedback that we received was very positive and suggested that she return for other seminars.
The following are some of the comments that we received:
Frances had done her homework. She had customized her presentation as the result of interviews with a cross section of dealers to provide her with remarkable credibility when it came time to talk with the audience in sewing machine language. Her presentation was customized to fit the needs of those in the class.
• She held our interest through audience participation. She kept control and maintained a positive fun atmosphere.
• Her techniques and rapport throughout her seminars were outstanding.
• Regardless of the response to their questions, Frances found a positive. She was skillful at invoking meaningful interaction and evaluation of the conclusions. Hand outs were poignant and thought provoking.
• Frances provided an outstanding addition to our Academy.
In summary, the dealers expressed complete satisfaction with Frances’ seminars and hope that we would have the opportunity to utilize her talents again.

REBECCA HANSON, EDUCATION MANAGER, SINGER SEWING COMPANY, Tennessee


“...Thank you for your important contribution to the success of our opening session. Frances, you obviously have a great deal of valuable advice to offer the small business entrepreneur and your good humoured presentation was very appropriate for the independent meeting planners at this year’s IMPAC conference. Your willingness to share your magic formulas and strategies with others is truly appreciated.”
JAN RAEBURN, INDEPENDENT MEETING PLANNERS ASSOCIATION CANADA (IMPAC), Toronto


“Thank you so much for being part of our conference. The response from the delegates was very positive. The evaluations gave your presentation a very high rating. Participants found that your energy and knowledge gave them some great information to take back to their communities.”
ROBYN CYR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, CFDC SHUSWAP, B.C.


"A born speaker and seminar presenter of the highest calibre. Her presentations are simply electric! Delivered with energy, passion, humour and sensitivity, Frances's dynamic sessions give the audiences precisely what they are looking for... insightful, practical tips and strategies that the audience can take away and immediately apply to their own situations...we received glowing feedback."
ALEXANDRA ACS-LOEWEN, CEO, IMAGINEX EVENTS, Toronto


“The COPE National Board of Directors would like to thank you for the exceptional presentation you gave at our COPE National convention. It was obvious that you did your homework and did it thoroughly, you touched so many areas that related to our immediate organization. Frances, you reached the hearts of our attendees by expressing the benefits of being a member, the benefits our organization offers its membership and the public, the devotion of the Board of Directors, telling us how to grow our businesses, how to cope better with our personal lives, and how to be a better person and a better COPE member... We cannot thank you enough, we anticipate you attending next year as a keynote speaker... We would strongly recommend other associations or businesses to engage you as their keynote speaker.”
COPE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Canada

COPE Board of Director comments:
“...Frances McGuckin gave a dynamic and powerful message.”
“... This woman is a dynamo in her own right. It is because of her commitment to see women in all endeavours succeed that I find her always to be inspiring and uplifting... Her lively spirit and encouragement are two ingredients that assisted me with how I want to present myself to the public.”
“ The one speaker who held me in awe was Frances McGuckin, for in two hours, she was able to achieve something the COPE Board has been trying to do for years...This tiny, vivacious lady did it. Thank you Frances.”

MARGARET DELANEY, PAST PRESIDENT COPE


“...I wish to thank you for your dynamic presentations in Fort St.John and Dawson Creek... Participants benefited from your extensive wealth of business experience. The handouts you prepared and were excellent in content and presentation. Some enjoyed the constructive reinforcement of new ideas, others needed to hear your suggestions to target their market and take time to network. I also appreciate your follow-up after your trip. I was pleased to pass on your suggestions to our clients on how to develop a home-based business organization. Our client has already organized a local group in her community, thanks to your encouraging and inspiring words.”
KATHLEEN O’NEILL, SELF-EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR, CFDC PEACE-LIARD, B.C.


“Her professional experience as a business woman and author combined with her friendly and approachable manner is a winning combination. Her commitment and dedication to small business is not only evident in her presentations but in speaking to individuals on a one-on-one basis offering her experience and guidance. A pleasure to listen to, a person willing to share her business wisdom and a genuine interest in helping the small business person succeed; this is just some of what Frances McGuckin has to offer!”
ANNE-MARIE WHITE, CORPORATE SALES LIAISON, B.C. CHAPTERS & INDIGO BOOKSTORES


“Thanks so much for a FABULOUS presentation to our CAPS Vancouver chapter Saturday. I learned so much from you. Everyone was raving about your talk afterwards. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this valuable information with us. We need a full day with you.”
JAN-MARIE DORE, CASCADIACO.COM, B.C.


“I’m excited to go out and try what she said, especially the part about communicating. You can’t be a five, six or seven. You’ve got to be an eight.”
NICHOLAS McLEOD, TEEN PARTICIPANT, ENTRÉ-CORP ENTREPRENEURIAL CAMP


“I was inspired to go into my own business as soon as possible. She showed that even though some people may not believe in my future endeavours because of my age, I should keep trying.”
CHARLES HOREL, 13, TEEN PARTICIPANT, ENTRÉ-CORP ENTREPRENEURIAL CAMP


"Frances McGuckin is possibly the best presenter I have ever seen. Minutes with Frances catapulted me years forward in my business. Her presentation was jam-packed with practical information and relevant references. Had I not attended, I would have made costly mistakes."
ANNE-MARIE MURPHY, PARTICIPANT, SURREY WRITER’S CONFERENCE, B.C.


"The business platform wouldn't be complete without her expert advice, leaving the audience with nuggets to take home and implement into their workplace. The crowds hungrily devour her information. When it comes to business, Frances McGuckin's name belongs on the asset list."
ALISON NORTHEY, SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR, VANCOUVER WOMEN’S SHOW


"A special thank-you for the wonderful session you contributed to our 'Financial Survival Tools for Women' seminar. The feedback has been extremely positive with many comments specifically praising your budgeting concepts. Thanks for an informative and professional presentation."
NANCY ASALS AND PAULETTE SHRUM, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

"Time spent with her was too short' and 'must have her back'. Most amazingly, such sentiments still echo in the corridors of our centre days after your presentation...I am personally impressed that you could give such an in-depth perspicacious assessment of business idea viability of individual participants."
BOB CHOW, PROGRAM MANAGER, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., B.C.


"Even my most financially illiterate understood her. I'd recommend her teaching abilities, her program and her very non-threatening personality to any business wishing to improve not only its sales and understanding of business, but also its team/employee confidence."
BARB REES, MANAGER, WEEKENDERS


"Your presentation has helped to jump-start my motivation and gave me new things to think about."

JANET DEAN, PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC.

"It was insightful, informative, interesting and entertaining. Fran is a down-to-earth business dynamo, warm, witty and wonderful."
WILLA GIBSON, EXECUTIVE SALES MANAGER, WEEKENDERS

"I came away very inspired and determined to arrange my business affairs into something manageable."
DALE SPENCE, SEMINAR PARTICIPANT

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