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Here’s what some of Bill’s clients have said about Bill’s presentations.

You were one of our highest rated speakers at the national conference. The content was relevant, actionable and delivered in a fresh, fun and provocative style that kept the audience engaged and entertained.

In fact, your session created enough buzz with attendees that we chose to use the session simulcast in our promotion for this year’s conference as an example of the type of speakers and sessions attendees can expect. You are a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you again.

Gail McHardy, Director, Conference and Events
CSAE | Canadian Society of Association Executives

Bill Hogg was one of the highest rated speakers and the speaker most requested for a return engagement at our annual conference. He communicated sophisticated leadership and management concepts in a way that was easily understood and could be put into practice.

Jena L. Hoffman, President & CEO
INTIX | International Ticketing Association

We were delighted by the positive impact Bill had on both our event and our delegates. Feedback included comments such as ‘what a keynote!’, ‘Amazing presentation, more of the same next year please’ and many many more. I was thrilled we managed to secure a speaker of Bill’s calibre, knowledge and warmth to bring to our event in the UK. His no-nonsense approach set the scene for our two-day event and I have no doubt we will be looking to bring him back in future years. I would recommend him to any International business or event looking for our ask; “A Killer keynote to shake up the audience”. His message and material travel well.

Andrew Thomas, Conference Director
Ticket Professionals Conference, Birmingham UK

Bill was our highest rated keynote speaker over the past four years, despite his “straight shooter” approach which ruffled some feathers. Our attendees valued his honesty, his insight and his ability to challenge our comfort levels. We are a stronger association now because of it, and are taking on some of our challenges heads-on in really exciting ways for our industry. Even as a high-functioning association there is always room for improvement, especially to remain relevant in a world with competing forces and priorities.

Irene Martin-Lindsay, Executive Director
ASCHA | Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association

Bill, you knocked it out of the park! It was truly impressive how you were able to use relatable real-world stories to distill complex concepts into tangible, manageable components – and then engage our team of 100+ in a thought-provoking discussion which generated actionable ideas we can implement immediately.

Mike Temple, Regional Director, EA | Program Delivery Coordinator
Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development, Government of Ontario

I recommended Bill for an important client’s annual conference and they were “blown away” (their words) with what he did. In the post-event feedback, his sessions scored at the top of the list of what attendees had enjoyed most — and they have brought him back for 4 consecutive years.

Libby Lucas
Lucas Creative Services

Bill’s keynote address was a high point of our Annual Conference. It was surprising, funny and inspirational, but he also challenged assumptions that resulted in fresh, actionable ideas that are building stronger teams and creating loyal customer relationships.

Nelson Lang, Founder
Pita Pit International

Bill voiced a dilemma I was going through as a manager and I knew what I had to do for my team before I left his session.

Odette Nader
Dancap Productions

Bill “gets it” and has a remarkable ability to connect in a meaningful way with all staff, including teenagers (there’s a challenge for you).

David Bednar, General Manager
Canadian National Exhibition

Bill is an exceptional speaker and knows how to get people excited about customer service. Our company first hired Bill 2 years ago.  After his presentation, he received a standing ovation, and we received numerous requests to bring him back. Of course, we hired Bill again this year and dedicated a full-day. Again, he was fantastic!

John Going, Vice President of Operations
PRO-TAX, USA

We found Bill’s presentation enlightening, powerful and entertaining. It has broadened our understanding of the culture that we are trying to develop within our business and also the functional means of enhancing our Pit Crew and customer experience. Bill’s ability to entertain a group and harness their energy is first rate and an experience not to be missed.

Denise Andrews, 2011 Franchise of the Year
Pita Pit New Zealand

Attending a corporate conference where Bill’s presentation was a major part, in one simple, relevant and easy to understand example, he convinced me that performance in business is not a differentiator, but simply an expectation. He rapidly showed me his strategy for generating loyalty in my brand and work, and how the absence of those steps can lead to an easy road to ruin. You certainly generated loyalty from me and I gladly look forward to our next meeting!

Peter Sintic
Net Positive Financial

Bill’s message was powerful, simple and to the point. He has a great presence on stage which kept everyone engaged and I left with a strengthened resolve to implement the strategies he discussed. I would definitely recommend Bill if you need a crucial message delivered with clarity and passion.

William Eden
Eden Concessions Ltd.

Recently I had the pleasure of listening to Bill’s presentation at our annual CAFE Convention in Calgary. It was humorous but yet very informative and enlightening. The information was diversified for all walks of life and will suit all demographics of the workplace. I would strongly recommend Bill as a Speaker at any function.

Penny Sandercock, President
Yorkton Exhibition

Passion was the focal point of the presentation. Bill talked about passion – to make us aware how we can improve as Managers and how we can ignite the passion within our employees. We all deal with different attitudes in the workplace but the eventual goal is to keep everyone engaged in the growth of the company for a better experience not only for our customers but for the employees as well.

Bill has the answers, don’t be afraid to ask him the questions.

Reynaldo deGuzman, President
OPTA | Ontario Professional Ticketing Association

A very inspiring seminar with lots of great & real tips that you can start using immediately.

Scott Gainsburg, VP Visitor Service & Volunteers
Luminato

Bill delivered an engaging and down to earth presentation that was completely relevant to the current workplace dynamics.

Carol Ann Loree
General Motors Centre

Bill’s presentation changed the way that I think about my customers and the way we approach customer service. It helped my business tremendously!

Serafino Iantorno, Broker
State Farm Insurance

Bill, it was such great fun having you as a guest speaker at our Manager’s Meeting. I’ve never seen this group so completely energized – and they were still energized when I spoke with them the following week!

I was most impressed with the fact that MANY managers wanted you to do a “regional” training for our CSRs! To my knowledge, that request has never been made of any of our guest speakers! Thank you sooooooooooooo much!

Gina Edwards, Director of Support and Facilities
PRO-TAX

We originally hired Bill in 2009 as the keynote speaker for a cross Canada tour for our entire sales force as part of an increased focus on customer service excellence and building engagement with our retail partners. Since that time we have had Bill return numerous times. Bill continuously brings new insight and thought leadership to our sessions and has the ability to challenge and provoke new thinking – all while entertaining with personal stories and real-life examples that demonstrate his points and leaving a lasting impression with the audience. In fact, we videotaped some of his sessions to be used as part of the on-boarding of new people starting with the organization to ensure they hear the message as well.

Curtis Scaplen, Commercial Approach Leader
RBH Inc.

State Farm Insurance, USA

YOU were again… FANTASTIC!!!!! You are a GREAT inspiration to me and you present yourself so well and professionally! You have nowhere to go but UP!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon Brooks, Agent
State Farm Insurance, USA

CAFÉ | Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions

I had the pleasure of listening to Bill’s presentation at our annual CAFE Convention. It was humorous but yet very informative and enlightening. The information was diversified for all walks of life and will suit all demographics of the workplace. I would strongly recommend Bill as a Speaker at any function.

Penny Sandercock, President, Yorkton Exhibition
CAFE | Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions

Pita Pit New Zealand and Australia

Bill takes the time to listen and genuinely wants to understand the inner workings of a business to help extract the pearls that need to be shared/embraced. Both strategic and motivating, he inspires our people to dig deeper, seek answers and ultimately understand the long-term benefits of getting it right. Bill has helped crystallize the key fundamentals we need to work on in our business. His insights, cross-category knowledge and personal experiences help ensure he adds genuine value for any organization he touch’s – he cares!

Duane Dalton, Master Franchisor
Pita Pit New Zealand &, Australia

Exhibition Place

Bill doesn’t shy away from the nitty-gritty and gets to the kernel of the mission at hand Bill manages to get buy-in and agreement in a fun, open & inclusive manner.

Eamonn O’Loghlin, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Exhibition Place

ServiceOntario

Bill is also a truly engaging individual – people stop and listen when he talks, and remember the message long after the conversation has ended.

Audience Feedback
ServiceOntario, Government of Ontario

ServiceOntario

Bill blasts through any impression of stodgy management regional staff may have, setting a new and refreshing tone for leadership.

Audience Feedback
ServiceOntario, Government of Ontario