"I took your Presentation Skills course in early March. A week ago I had the opportunity to put into practice all that I learned. During our annual retreat, I presented about 30 minutes worth of information to my co-workers, supervisors, and the VP of our department. I cannot believe how smoothly everything went. Even my co-workers were enthusiastic about my presentation and encouraged me to do more public speaking so that others would recognize my skills. I just wanted to thank you for providing me with the tools I needed to be an effective presenter."
M. H., Project Manager , Atlanta, GA
"I just received a forwarded voicemail from our president which was originally from one of the class participants. He raved about the class and you. That is probably the 5th compliment I have received since yesterday. The class was a huge success. And, since I'm the one that found you, you really made me look good!"
"I cannot say enough about Randy Whatley and the guidance he has given the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. We just endured one of the darkest moments in our history with a two-month strike. His wealth of knowledge and expertise proved to be invaluable to our efforts. He quickly organized our 101-member group, identified the strengths of each individual, and trained us to face our challenges head on. The agreement we reached during the negotiations is due in no small part to Randy's commitment to our cause. I give him my highest recommendation."
Micah Howard , Double Bass and Chair of the Orchestra Committee, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Artist Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University
"“Randy Whatley has helped Baltimore Symphony Musicians immensely in the time period--less than two full years--since we first engaged him. He has helped those of us on the Players Committee realize our long-held determination to get more musicians actively involved in our organizing efforts, all of which have supported the Committee in its collective bargaining with the Symphony. Out of 83 musicians, I believe that approximately 40-50 have been involved in various outreach, publicity, fundraising, and other activities, and many musicians not on the Committee have taken on leadership roles along the way. Our audiences, our citizens, our board and BSO management have seen the results of all this activity in the form of newsletters, public informal concerts at public libraries, etc. Some of my favorite aspects of Randy's work are his availability, his generosity, and his great ability to help us respond quickly to both predictable and unforeseen developments."
"Our public identity and media presence are on the rise, thanks to Cypress Media Group's work on our behalf. Their media plan, their top-notch media training, and the cutting-edge Web site they helped us build make us stand apart from the multitude of nonprofits in our community."
"I just received a forwarded voicemail from our president, which was originally from one of the class participants. He raved about the class and you. That is probably the 5th compliment I have received since yesterday. The class was a huge success. And, since I'm the one who found you, you really made me look good!"
"Catherine is a phenomenal teacher for writing technical documents. I appreciate the use of our agency’s examples, and I enjoyed the in-depth exercises through the course. The course was very engaging and thorough, and I would highly recommend it. Excellent job. Catherine is so organized, I love it! Such a great positive energy, too!"
"Was great! Very clear written materials and useful presentation/walk through of materials - all with a great sense humor. Nice balance between listening and participating in group activities. Thank you so much for providing this outstanding training!"
"Catherine was awesome and very knowledgeable about everything. The group activities helped a lot and made the class go by quickly. This class was a lot more useful than I expected—this should be offered again, required even!"