See What Red Zone Fans Are Saying…

“I really appreciated your talk.  It was most helpful and answered a number of my questions.  Thank you very much!”
Marilynne Tarrall, New West Advisors

“Your presentation was fantastic!  It was filled with valuable nuggets that will be easy to implement and make a huge difference.  Thank you!”
Marion Steward, Financial Steward Associates

“Thank you Maribeth.  Not surprisingly, impactful, informative and most of all inspirational.”
Alan Kifer, Life Services, LLC

“Excellent presentation with very specific tools that we can implement on returning to our offices.  I would love to hear Maribeth at future meetings.”
Dana Adams, Edward Jones

“This was the first, in-depth presentation on social media I have attended.  Because of Maribeth’s excellent delivery, I am much better prepared to present our team through social media (LinkedIn).”
David G. Stone, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

“Excellent presentation.  Very engaging the whole way.  Visual aids were just enough, not too much.  Well done!”
Steve Johnson, Hollister

“Very energetic and informative!! Worth every second of my time today.”
Rich Kepperday, Summit Financial Services & Ins.

“Fabulous presentation on 3/27/13 – Lots of concrete suggestions.  Every point had value presented in an interesting way.  I’m so glad that Maribeth was part of our meeting today.”
Janice Emmerson, Edward Jones

“Lots of great tips for promoting our unique benefits and improving our client relationships!  We will incorporate a new plan today!”
Oldita Doherty, Ameriprise Financial

“Wow!  Dynamic and inspiring presentation.  I feel so energized.  I’ve networked for years but now I know how to do it right.  I’m feeling in The Red Zone ready to SCORE!”
Mary Merenda, Neighborhood Network

“Excellent presentation.  Everything was so nebulous until today.  Your message is very clear, precise and motivating.  Thanks!”
Virginia Lynn, Morgan Stanley

“Awesome!  Extremely helpful and doable message.  I am so excited to put all of what I learned today into action!  Thank you Maribeth.”
Beverly McKeen, Professional Speaker and Author

“Thanks for the insights on how an introvert can be successful at networking!!! This is a game changer for me.”
Laura Lorenzo Wojcik, LLW Group

“I loved the point you made that “Your brand is really what others are saying about you.”  I also liked the encouragement to be a better listener by asking better questions.  Excellent presentation!”
Vern Bolte, Boardwalk Business Development

“Thanks for your presentation.  Not much keeps me from eating my dinner, but I literally let my dinner get cold so I could keep up with you in my note taking.  I found the information to be so simple in concept, yet so far away from what we practice most of the time.  In my 3 years with Edward Jones you rank among the top two of presenters in terms of presentation style and communication, but more important, actionable content and ideas.”
Patrick McFarland, Edward Jones

“Maribeth, your help increased our business from 15 million to 60 million in just a couple years.  Marketing to a niche group and your suggestions have made us very, very successful.”
Bob Wink, Summit Financial

“I’m a level 6 FA and performance leader for Region 73.  Been out 15 years and have never heard such insightful, simple and valuable business building ideas ever!”
Wes Miller, Edward Jones

“I totally agree with your position on relationships and am hungry for more!  I have a home-based business that grows because of relationships so this is an area I’m extremely interested in.  Your presentation was captivating and entertaining and I’m interested in putting together an event for my organization.  Thank you for inspiring me.”
Bren Blanco, Rodan and Fields Dermatologists (Fifth Third Securities)

“Thank you for understanding our business and catering your materials in a proactive way.”
Fanci A. Worthington, Capital Financial Group/Mass Mutual

“Great call for us to re-focus our energies to the things that matter.  Simple and practical examples that were very engaging.  This subject matter was beyond what I’ve gotten from my readings and from other speakers – Thank you!”
Rod Becker, Edward Jones

“It is always amazing to listen to Maribeth speak.  I always leave with great ideas and return to my office inspired and ready to make effective changes.”
Bridget Grella, Grella Financial Services

“Maribeth was the “Perfect” speaker to get my conference going. Thank you!”
Tina Taylor, Bridge Financial Services

“I enjoyed entire presentation.  Wonderful!  I can’t wait to utilize all of the ideas, but especially “Exploiting your Uniqueness.” And implementing the Social Media Plan.”
Lynne Fagan, A.L. Denham Wealth Management

“Thank you Maribeth for giving one of the best presentations I’ve ever heard! You made me feel good about what I’m doing and why I’m in this business.”
Staci George, Edward Jones

“By far the best segment of our conference.  I had numerous “take-aways” that I will be implementing in my business.  Thank you in advance of my future success.”
Jim Myers, Legacy Advisors

“This presentation alone was worth the time to come to the conference.”
Rich O’Connor, Advisornet.com

“Best presentation so far!!  Very inspired and energized!!   Great ideas!!!  Awesome – Awesome – Awesome. Phenomenal!”
Jamilah Brown, Retirement Plan Advisors

“Loved every part of Maribeth’s presentation!  Great message, great delivery, and very inspiring!  Some ideas our firm has discussed and attempted to work on, but the suggestions and details in her strategies help with turning those ideas into realistic application.”
Elizabeth Gray, Mullins Wealth Advisors, LLC

“Fabulous presentation!  I will input your ideas as soon as possible.  I’m a great listener but know that I haven’t been asking questions the right way.  Now I have some actionable ideas.”
Kristin Michel Rodriguez, Platinum Financial

“The information about asking questions differently, soliciting absolute answers, was invaluable.  I generally ask questions too simply and didn’t realize how just a little rephrasing can make a big difference.”
Heidi Bringhurst, Preferred Planning Associates (Cambridge Investment Research)

“Maribeth is a dynamic speaker.  Great suggestions for questions to bring out honest answers.”
Lisa Malick, Lighthouse Financial

“Your presentation ended up being the most helpful, useful information I have ever walked away with.  Great speaker, loved it!”
David Madduk, Edward Jones

“As I am trying to start up my new practice I enjoy getting new advice on all sorts of topics.  Maribeth has covered some really important subjects that we don’t really talk about during training.  I love her ideas and will surely use her wisdom to get a great start to my new career.”
Patrick Traverse, Aspen Cross Financial Group

“Wonderful presentation – absolute best ideas about financial service marketing I have ever heard.”
Harvey E. Hutchinson IV, Brunson Hutchinson Advisors, Inc.

“Maribeth was absolutely Amazing!  I started taking notes immediately so much so I ran out of room.  With the new perspective I acquired on building relationships via Maribeth’s Four Points I know will bring success on working, client and personal relationships.”
Nicole Adams, Praxis Wealth Management

“Your presentation was excellent!  Very easy to follow and take notes for follow up.  Maribeth gave solid and practical examples.”
Rich Brown, WEG/Terrenon

“I walked away from Maribeth’s presentation with ideas that I can use immediately.  I e-mailed my web developer from the meeting and had my ideas implemented in less than an hour – Thanks!”
Scott Kanady, Money Coaches

“One of the best presentations I’ve attended.  It was clear, concise and very timely.”
Bill McDonald, Country School Financial

“Maribeth was great! Reminded us of what is really important and that’s relating to our clients and prospects. We get very focused on product when our business is about people and conveying our time concern for them and their needs. I will be much more aware of how I am listing as a result of this presentation. Thank you!”
Lori Torrano, Edward Jones

“You were interesting and the time we spent listening to you flew by.  Most valuable training of the day.”
Matthew Binstock, Luttner Financial Group

“Maribeth is a dynamic, passionate and engaging speaker and delivered a very thought provoking presentation, lots of on-point, real world examples to bring home the points.”
Dan Maloney, Kemper Corp.

“Extremely helpful and motivational!  I came with no expectations and I’m leaving feeling renewed and have great new ideas to take back to our group.  Fresh new ways of thinking about things energized!  Thank you!”
Regina Wood, Horace Mann Insurance

“LOVE, Love, love hearing Maribeth!!!  She is always full of enthusiasm and always energizes me in my job whenever I hear her!”
Yvonne Smith, Edward Jones

“I won’t wait for the book from Chad…  I will order in the morning along with the other two!  I will definitely use the ideas starting Monday morning.”
Jay Schwartz, Edward Jones

“I took a leadership through people skills training a number of years ago that has helped me communicate better both personally and professionally.  This presentation has added a great deal to ways I can improve as a manager.  The presentation was excellent, energetic, well done and meaningful.  Thank you.”
Mary Ann Coulson, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

“Outstanding content! Related to audience by knowing about the company and relating it in the presentation. Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate! So I actually listened longer than 17 seconds. I look forward to reading the book and applying what I learn to improve a little each day!”
Robert Ziro, Edward Jones

“Excellent Presentation and good insights. Well delivered, useful information. This is the second time I have heard Maribeth’s presentation but I learned something both times. Actually, I learned a lot!”
Deborah L. Sallec, Edward Jones

“This was the best session during the entire forum! I realized I need to be viewing my marketing efforts much differently. I know the principals I can immediately implement will have a very positive impact on my business.”
Jeremy C. Yoder, Edward Jones

“You didn’t say a word about the financial field but every word you said should be used by us all.  Thanks!”
Donn Johnson, Johnson Advisors

“Best meeting in 5 years!”
Robert A. Villanova, LPL Financial

“Yours is a truly unique and different message and strategy for business growth.”
Basu Hurkadli, Comprehensive Wealth Management

“Maribeth is truly unique in the marketing business. This was a terrific presentation.”
Steve Polizzi, Hazard & Siegil Inc.

“Our group has not stopped talking about you. I promised you raving fans and it is clear that you have gained them at Baltimore Life. In the many years I have been planning our meeting there has never been a speaker who had this impact. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!”
Maria Medaglia, The Baltimore Life Companies

“You were amazing!  You’d be a wonderful addition to our WINGS!”
Frank Aswad, Edward Jones

“Great presentation!  Great suggestions and strategies for exposure and how to attract followers.  I’m looking forward to developing a plan and implementing it ASAP.  I’m a registered assistant for a F.A. I think he’ll find these ideas helpful in helping us grow.  Thank you.”
Jeremy Suschak, D.B. Root Company

“Excellent presentation!  Your suggestions scare me but I need to embrace it!  My high school senior daughter uses “Facebook pages” for the clubs she is involved in and I am amazed at the instant effectiveness in communication.  I have got to get onboard!!!”
Jane Braun, Manning Wealth Management

“Wow!  You are definitely powerfully communicating great encouragement to a hungry audience who needs it.  Thanks for bringing it home.”
Beth Lytner, Edward Jones

“A lot of good info, including a few “bullet point” items with immediate applicability and impact.”
Jay Barish, Symmetry Financial

“Very helpful ideas from this presentation that will make immediate impact in my business.”
Rick Coctner, G5 Financial

“Great content.  We are using social media now and you gave us great information to take it to the next level.  Thank  you.”
Carrie Dick, Kevin Dick Investment Management Group

“Very useful and frank.  I don’t think it is going to change the way we do business.  It will add to our business.”
Jeffrey Datfield, Hatfield and Datfield

“Your presentation was awesome! I’d love to see you every year.”
David Stromecki

“This was a great presentation. I took many notes. It opened my eyes to simple changes and talked about what one of my biggest clients said “You need to let people know more about your personality and should market yourself.”
Dwight Case, 360 Financial

“I heard you in Austin a year ago and I’m so glad I came again, it’s a great reminder to get me back on track to doing what I was doing that works.”
Tris Fitzbibbon, Edward Jones

“Fantastic and good representation of John Hancock and Ryan who always is top notch, too.  Thank you!  Maribeth – Excellent material with new ideas that will help me grow my business – Thank you!”
Angela Tacco, Edward Jones

“I received more workable ideas in this session than I learned on my own over the last 3 years!  I wish I had your advice 3 years ago.”
Joseph J. Zauada,  Lord and Kees Financial Systems

“Excellent and dynamic presentation.  Maribeth presented many creative ideas to market one’s business.  I appreciate the opportunity to hear her unique presentation.  Thank you for this opportunity.” Jennifer R. Small,  Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

“I have been in the business over 25 years. Maribeth’s presentation is the best marketing presentation that I have heard in my entire career. Thank you!”
Terrence F. Arnold, CLU, ChFC

“I could not pay you enough for the info. you presented today.  Much thanks!”
Dr. Kanwal E. Edwin,  Lord and Kees Financial Systems Inc.

“Your enthusiasm/voice inflection and pace was astounding to witness.”
Alfred Longtin, ab Resources, Inc.

“Fantastic ideas to make the most of what I do every day that are specific to building my business.”
Connie Taylor, Edward Jones

“This was a wonderful presentation.  I’m grateful to get this information so I can use it.  Thank you for spending time with us.”
Melissa Stewart, Edward Jones

“Thank you Maribeth for giving one of the best presentations I’ve ever heard!  You made me feel good about what I’m doing and why I’m in this business.”
Staci George, Edward Jones

“Always a great speaker and chalked full of good ideas. My business has improved since she sat in our offices a few years ago and challenged us to be more memorable.” 

Peter Hannery, Financial Network

“This was one of the most impressive presentations I have seen. I would recommend this to everyone.”  Wallace Otswi

“Wow! Awesome Presentation! We are doing a book club with our team and our current book is The Connectors! It was a real treat and honor to hear Maribeth speak.”   

Ryan Uwono, Ameriprise Financial Services

 

“Your presentation was the best, the most useful and the most insightful I have experienced in 47 years in the business. You nailed everything I was doing wrong and identified everything I was doing right and you opened the door for improvement.”  George McGehee

“Best lecture I’ve heard in years!”  Donald J. Kuehne, CFP

“One of the best presentations I’ve seen/heard in a while! Terrific. Red Zone – Outside the Box!”  Nicholas Yeomans, Yeomans Consulting Group, Inc.

“Fantastic!! Never knew an introvert could be a great connector. This gives me new confidence. Thanks!”  Subhey Raman, John Hancock Financial Network

 

“Thanks for being passionate about what you do. It was contagious.”

Ronald R. Gregorio, LPL Financial

“Fabulous – High energy speaker.  The four absolutes are great!  One should not leave home without them.”
Victoria Thompson, Edward Jones

“The first presentation that I attended that I finally enjoyed.  It made my first day interning with Edward Jones very memorable!”
Brittany Terrazas, Edward Jones

“A colleague suggested I might enjoy today’s speaker at the NAIFA meeting. I got more positive info in that hour than I could ever have imagined. Maribeth Kuzmeski from Red Zone Marketing was our guest. Her thoughts and ideas on what is working and what is NOT – will take me to another level. This was like an hour Sales Congress with only the high points. I need a little shot in the arm from time to time and Maribeth was just the ticket.” 

Gary E. Miller, COUNTRY® Insurance & Financial Services 

“Thank you so much! Maribeth’s presentation was just what we needed to start this new year. Her suggestions were practical and will be simple to implement. We are excited about seeing our business grow by using her suggestions.”  Bob Hancock, ValuTeachers

“Most uncomplicated, direct, sincere, understandable, helpful marketing presentation I’ve seen.”  David T. Owen, Invest Financial

“Very good and insightful. I learned not to do what I have been doing. Listen in the present. I do special needs planning – I only do planning in Hawaii, but I would like to stand out more.”  Kirk Barth, John Hancock

“I really liked the big questions and thought provoking concepts about why clients refer me.”  Ed Coda, National Planning Corporation

“Refreshing and reaffirming.”  Queenie M. Chee, Signator Investors, Inc/John Hancock

“Maribeth – you are amazing – you are timely, effective, and well prepared. Not one second of your presentation was wasted. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say next. Thank you.”  Bryon Culbertson, Investment Concepts Inc.

“Best inspirational marketing presentation I’ve seen in years. Made me want to start now with the ideas. Thank you for the motivating presentation.”  Allen McCook,  ValuTeachers

“I have seen Maribeth speak twice and I’ve read her latest book – The Connectors. I think she’s got a lot of great ideas and she can help all advisors do their job better.” 

John Mazzara, Financial Planning Associates

“Maribeth, you should be very proud of the skills you have! I would rate you with Walt Disney, my all time talker. YOU ARE AWESOME!”  Jerrell Jorgensen, We Care Agency

“Love your Passion & Enthusiasm!! You are an excellent presenter and I am envious. Great message ideas – simple and focused!”  Lane Barton, Strategic Investment

“This is my second exposure to Maribeth. Besides being entertaining, she gave me information I will use tomorrow.”  Bill Lehnertz, TLC Financial, Inc.

“Excellent ideas – a bunch to go home with – very inspirational!”

Gary J. Helbling,  Wachovia Securities

“Best presentation I have ever seen.”  Trip Whatley,  Raymond James

“Your presentation was excellent! You provided very useful information. I plan to use your ideas immediately!”  Ron Naegle,  McCain Naegle Wealth Management

“Maribeth’s presentation was brilliant. I feel I have gained a tremendous amount of information which I will certainly use to further my practice.”  Patrick Gomez , John Hancock

“Excellent presentation! You take the negative of what is going on in today’s market and show opportunity.”  Anne Hussman,  MD & A Financial Management Co.

“Very good presentation.  Maribeth did a great job giving examples to the points she was making.”
Scott Cutliff, Raymond James

“Maribeth’s presentation was fabulous! Maribeth explains her ideas through examples and personal stories that relate to you and in return get you to ACT!”  Kori Mills,  Gerber Financial Advisors

“Very helpful. One of the best presentations I’ve ever seen. Reinforces my belief that listening is the most important (and least practiced) thing in life.”  John Boylan,  A.G. Edwards

“Very articulate, intelligent, energetic speaker. She brings much value added information to her audience. Well done!”  Dave Levy,  AG Edwards/Wachovia Sec.

“Your presentation is first class! Solid ideas and concepts.”  Mark Knoblauch, ING Financial Partners

“Best presentation I have experienced in 20 years!”  Sam Wajner, RBC Dain Rauscher

“Great, simple ideas based on current market conditions. I wish that we would have had more time.”  Ray Emery, Norton Financial Service

“This is exactly what I need.”  Laurence Peters, John Hancock

“As a former educator, I found your presentation educational, thus informative. More importantly, you presented practical ideas that I can use.”  Ray Landers, Robertson, Landers & Associates

“Maribeth was great. She touched on a lot of great ways to win clients over. The points she made were great and on target, I will start to use them in my business.”  Paul Noto, H&R Block

Awesome. Unbelievable presentation and material!  Buster Bush, Bush Insurance

“Excellent presentation – you have motivated me to make some changes to ensure I get to the next level.”  Renee Hruska, John Hancock

“Excellent presentation with many winning ideas in working with your clients!”

Judy Wood, John Hancock

“Very motivational and inspiring – found her to be enlightening and passionate about what she can do to help people in our industry!! Thank you so very much!”

Louis Fontanella, Acron Financial

“Excellent well thought out and polished presentation. But most importantly delivered with sincerity and caring spirit. ”

Dan Hartlieb,  Midwest Printing & Promotions, LLC

“The presentation had a lot of good strategy information that I found interesting and I know will be helpful for my business. The speaker was energetic and kept my attention throughout the presentation.”

Sandy Wakefield, American Awards & Promotions

“Maribeth always shares down to earth, useable ideas and tips that I can take back and put to good use.”

Earl Stegall, Financial Strategies Group, Inc.

“WOW!! Very useful and timely.”  Robert Martin, Wachovia Securities

“Very informative. Touched on several actionable ideas.”  Laith Khalaf, Morgan Stanley

Valuable information on how to have great automated marketing and build my “brand.”   John Logan, The Strategic Group

“Maribeth’s presentation was excellent – also gave me some good idea’s to better my relationship with clients and prospects.”

Barbara Khourge, A.G. Edwards

“Maribeth reinforces the ideas that it needs to be all about the client, and provides real world tools to win clients for life. Excellent presentation!”

Glenn Weiss, Ryan Beck & Co.

“I loved your presentation. Very effective. Thank you!”  Mary Hoffman, Wachovia Securities

“Great ideas and great examples. The examples illustrate that the ideas can really work.  Ryan Smith, Argus Financial Consultants

“Good, fresh ideas. This will be changing the frequency and way I communicate with clients.”  Jim Bradley, Bradley & Johndrow LLC

“Great presentation. Maribeth speaks with great emotions and really connects with her audience.”

George Lorenz, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

“Great presentation. Learned some key points that I have to use in my meetings.”  Linda Benley, Investors Capital

“I believe that learning how to connect with people is integral and Maribeth begins the process.”

John Hardiman, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

“Great ideas. I have spent a fortune on ineffective marketing. Your ideas were so simple and cost effective. I can’t wait to try some of these.”

Cindy Mangan, Four Points Financial Inc.

“It’s refreshing in today’s environment to deal with someone that says please and thank you, arrives on time, and does what they say they will do. You’ve done all of these, Maribeth. You told me up front what you could do for my practice. You helped us stream line our marketing programs and systematize our operation. I cannot rave enough about how pleased I’ve been with the value added service you brought to the table. I would not hesitate in recommending you.”

Mark Kemp, Kemp & Associates

“One of the best marketing idea programs I have attended in 25+ years. Effective, simple and concise ideas that can help me accelerate growth and client satisfaction levels! An outstanding presentation.”

John Lowery, Lowery Financial Group

“Maribeth is a human dynamo. The information she shared was timely and pertinent. It reawakened a sense of mission in what I do and who I am. She spoke flawlessly and moved between topics seamlessly. I would recommend her as a motivational speaker to anyone.”

Anthony Czarnik, Harbour Investments

“Thank you for showing me this easy, inexpensive way to change our office from reactive to proactive. I can implement this from day one!”

Kathy Grace, Investment Centers of America, Inc.

“Brilliant, Maribeth spoke in laymen’s terms ideas and tools to improve our company. Great perspective and insights on what customers need and want.”

Deanna White, Robertson & Associates

“One word: GREAT!! (Very easy to implement. I have attended numerous other sessions – this one is one of the most helpful. I will definitely refer others to you. WOW!)”

Sam Guzman, Money Equity Capital Mortgage

“Fantastic presentation; it was the last piece that I was looking for to put in my marketing program!”

Jerry Tapiador, Security Service F.C.U.

“You should have been in the schedule earlier in the week – You were the best speaker of the conference. I truly hope to hear you again soon.”

Joe Newman, ING Financial Partners

“Awesome. I am fired up! I have heard ideas before, but never as fresh or with as much enthusiasm.”

Traci Martens, Planning Concepts

“Thank you for giving me ideas for marketing to clients, what we can offer for referral appreciation and the inspiration to truly begin.”

Pamela Samson, Investment Centers of America

“Just the right information that I have been seeking to take my business to the level that I have been hoping for.”

Robert & Heather Williamson, The Elite Insurance Agency, Inc.

“Thanks for the 5-5-5-20 seminar referral strategy!”  Mike Story, Premier Bank

“Excellent! I would love to have you speak to any top financial advisors!”  Danielle Cordova, ING

“I am blessed to already be working with someone who follows a lot of what you talked about today, but with what was presented today, it will help us get to the next level and increase our “WOW” factor. Thank You! Outstanding Presentation!!”

Beth Lincoln, DMW Financial Inc.

“We began working with Red Zone Marketing and Maribeth Kuzmeski in April of 2004. What incredible results! In just nine months, we increased our client-base 20% and our assets under management from $125 million to over $180 million! Maribeth sat down with us and really listened. She ‘coached’ us to develop plans and marketing strategies specifically for our unique strengths. In a remarkably short time we’ve moved relatively effortlessly from the Red Zone into the End Zone.

If only we had known about Red Zone earlier …”   Jack Moller, President, Moller Financial

“WOW! I’m not sure I can choose just 2 – 3 ideas to implement. I thought Maribeth was talking directly to me about situations in our office. Thanks!”

Rhonda Wert-Carr, Investment Centers of America

“Concise, clever and captivating! A wonderful presentation that left all of us with something we can remember and use!”

Leslie Klocek, Attorney at Law

“I was riveted by your presentation. As a personal banker, I can implement the Client Delight system from all angles.”

Julie Graney, Investment Centers of America

“One of the most effective and motivating presentations in my 18-year career.”  Paul Johnson, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“You’re always interesting and provide valuable material that can be used NOW! Thanks!”

Jim Burghard, James O. Burghard Financial Services

“I liked the 5-5-5-20 idea for referrals and the “Don’t Miss the Boat” appreciation for referrers. Wonderful speaker – Has energized me!”

Debby Wood, Investment Centers of America

“RedZone Marketing has been instrumental in helping me identify my business, and the consistency and quality of marketing materials they created were necessary for our clients to better understand the programs we offer. I look forward to my continued relationship with Maribeth and Melanie.”

Brett Packee, PGA, President, CORE Golf

“Great presentation … Maribeth tailored her remarks to specifically address the needs of our management team. Her approach allowed our managers to hear from an expert how leadership and accountability are mandate to the successful execution of their brand strategies for 2005.”

J. Todd Newton, Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.

 

“Maribeth was an outstanding speaker – She was very interesting and had excellent ideas!”  Nancy Kocher, Investment Centers of America

“Excellent presentation with many hands-on opportunities. I am extremely impressed. Maribeth creates her own WOW! experience. Will definitely use this information. Thanks!”

Andy Bolton, Raymond James Financial Services

“You did a terrific job and I LOVE your Red Zone concepts! I wish I had the last 20 years back!”

Gerald Zapol, Scheer Partners, Inc.

“Very engaging presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!! Thank you! This was very special.”

Nadia Sikes, Investment Centers of America

 

“High energy, very easy to follow. Her analogies are right on target. Great presentation, a real touchdown!”

Mike Stuart, Sigma Financial

“This seminar was par excellent. The new strategies will certainly enhance my business and move me to the next level. Your service oriented ideas exemplify a dynamic move into greener pasture.”

Inez R. Arrendell, Arrendell & Associates Professional Financial Services

“I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar and gained several new ideas and approaches. I’m looking forward to implementation!”

Brijid Jones, F&M Bank and Trust Company

“WOW! Great USEABLE ideas! Thank you!”  Sharon Joseph, LPL Financial

“I’ve been in the business since 1969 – heard many speakers but this was definitely a 10+. ”

Joe Mahoney, Raymond James Financial Services

“This was a wonderful and exhilarating experience. I came away with some great ideas.”

Rex Maffey, The Mechanics Bank

“Great presentation— Several ideas that I can take back to the office.”

E. Stuart Thompson, Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc

“Practical, immediate strategies to protect and build my business.”

Steve Hetourneaux, Navigator Planning Group

 

“Scintillating!”  Kevin Newman, Newman & Associates

“Superb information, which can be easily implemented in our office.”   Cynthia Hinds, Hinds Financial Group

“Your presentation was awesome and contained extremely actionable ideas.  Thank you!”

Julia Anne Jackson, B.B. Graham & Co

“Maribeth is a terrific speaker and business person.  People like her make this country great, very impressive.”   John Bandy

“Fresh and new and original ideas for helping us connect with our clients and new prospects.”   Darla Diez, HD Vest
“Fantastic! Very clear, concise and applicable. Maribeth has an amazing knowledge of this industry and lifestyle. You gave us concepts to think about, and know the specifics of how to implement the idea which are so rare. Thank you!”

Megan Flood, John Hancock

“This is better than 90% of the speakers we have at our national Sales Event. This will actually increase production.”

Ray Bauer
“This was a wonderful workshop! I know that the advisors we sponsored to be here benefitted greatly from the brand-awareness you provided. I look forward to working with you in the future as well!!”

Jason Card, Transamerica Financial Advisors
“I learn something new and great every time I hear Maribeth speak.  Love your books!  Go Pack!”

Susan Kuhlenbeck, Investors Advisory Group
“The most presented and down to earth presentation I’ve heard in a long time. This was worth the conference.”

George J. Garro, Sanders Morris Harris

“By far the best presentation and the best ideas I’ve heard at our national conference!”  Jay Dolan, LPL

“I thought this was the best hour I’ve spent in some time!!!”  Todd Kelzenberg
“Very interesting insight with the social aspect of marketing.  Easy to see how it could apply to my situations.”

Michael Hart, Sanders Morris Harris
“This was an excellent, refreshing presentation with new, unique and most importantly implementable ideas for my team and our practice.  Great Job!”

Eric K. Peterson, CFP – Peterson Wealth Advisors

“High energy presentation. Right on the money. Not the ordinary, conventional approach.”

Titus Harris, Sanders Morris Harris

“Overall I thought the presentation was excellent. Maribeth provided attainable and concrete action items that will be helpful to my career.”

Christa Ehmann, Smarthinking, Inc.

“I really like your points on how to effectively connect w/clients. This could be a key piece to growing my practice. Also, the topic of being memorable. This is something I will use in my practice.”   Brayden, Miyashiro, Ameriprise Financial

“This was a really great presentation! I learned many new ideas that I will start to use today! Great!”

Rose Bayat, DARCARS Automotive Group

“Lots of great ideas! Great energy!”   Wayne Kaneta, Ameriprise Financial

“Excellent ideas on connecting with clients!”   Kimo Middlesworth, Wealth Managing Partners

“Thank you for the “Red Zone” ideas that when implemented will help me score the touchdowns with clients and get more referrals.”

Gaylien Larita, Ameriprise Financial

“Great presentation and insights! Love the topic of connecting. I’m seeing how this works with the concept of raising my children! This material relates to all our relationships in the relative world.”

Ron Kam, First Allied Securities

“Brilliant, accessible and on top of her game – by which I mean there is always new information from her prolific mind.  Hancock would do well to use her more – I will always come to hear you if she is here.  Thank you!”

Victoria Powell, P Inc.

“I was very impressed! Useful information and useable information to use right away.”

John H. Lancaster, JML, The Lancaster Co., Inc.

“This presentation talked about unconventional ideas and thinking. Most of the ideas were different, thought provoking and forced me to think outside the box.”

Lee Catalano, Mediqus Asset Advisors

“Maribeth presented basic fundamental ideas in a simple, easy to understand format. It was valuable information that I can use to make my business more successful!”

Alan S. Okimoto, Asahara Financial Group, LLC

“Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You were Fabulous!!! Your grandmother, I’m sure, is so very proud of you!!! Have a blessed and wonderful time in Hawaii and on your cab ride home.”

Charise H. Tuneidi, John Hancock Financial

“I have heard you several times at various conferences.  Quite honestly your presentation is the reason for coming.  It is very insightful, keep up the good work.”   Chris Compton, Compton Financial Group

“I loved Maribeth’s energy and truly unique ideas and presentation!”   Martha Fling, First Point Wealth Management

“Very unique presentation that our industry needs to embrace. We need to reach new prospects by appreciating our clients. Say it with fuel ws a great use of value. Very positive and confident presentation and presenter.”

Kalline Clay, Oxford Financial
“Thank you!!! Such a wide range of ideas offered… Most can be implemented easily and quickly.  I loved the “muffin” story!”

Nelly Gillespie, D.B. Root & Co.

“Wonderful! It is refreshing to hear a speaker focused on giving before getting. When we focus on serving and helping others, they will naturally want to help us.”

Andrew Mortenson, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“I enjoyed thoroughly – very, very worthwhile! I appreciate your wisdom and insights very much!”

Jay Larson, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“This meeting with Maribeth ‘sold me’ and was a valuable use of my time. Thank you!”

Thomas R. Baird, Cambridge Financial Center

“Great workshop! Great ideas! Took things back that I can use right now!”  David Petoskey, LPL Financial

“Loved the specific questions focus and specific strategies/tips.”

Alice Meyer, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“Great ideas! I will share these strategies with my advisors.”   Melanie Wargowski, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“Maribeth was an excellent highly motivated presenter you can be proud of!”   Tom Taylor, ING

“One of the best presentations at this conference. Provided simple, but sensational ideas that I can use immediately.”

John Porter, Raymond James Financial Services

“Maribeth is exciting, informative, insightful and practical.  Maribeth provides common sense strategies that have impact today.”

Michael Hurdle, Blomstrom Hurdle
“Thank you for the immediate transferrable ideas!”

Gary Melnick, Capital Financial Partners

“You were outstanding Maribeth! Thank you!”

J.R. Dohm, Digi-Tech Inc.

“GREAT hands-on, instant, easy, simple ideas. Very energetic presentation!”

Chris Vella, State Farm Insurance

“I have never been able to relate to sports analogies, but Maribeth’s seminar, marketing tips and tools, and great delivery make me want to go watch a football game! Fabulous!!”

Katherine Baker, Raymond James Financial Services

“Great: The Secret To Success!”

Anthony N. Raymond, Guardian Life

“The best presentation of the whole conference! Finally – useful information to put into practice.”

Cathy Anderson, Raymond James Financial Services

“Awesome and inspiring!”   Christopher Hessenflow, Hessenflow Financial Planning, LLC

“Wow. Outstanding job. Made me realize all the opportunities that are available to me to prosper. Thank you.”

Rocco Muratore, Mutual Inc.
“Superb! Can’t explain how much I got from your presentation! You hit the nail on the head!… TOUCHDOWN!”

Murray Miller, Miller Insurance & Financial Strategies

“Thanks for practical application not just theory. It was an experience!”

H. WIll Walpole, Raymond James Financial Services

“Energetic, informative and motivating. Tips to get to the next level that are achievable and affordable.”

Nicole Hager-Hogan, B & G Cyclery, Inc

“This has been the most informational and inspiring speaker session I have attended this year. Your system is unique and inspiring.”

Lou Ann Beecher, LSB Funding

“Excellent presentation – Wish she was around when I first started with State Farm in 1980. Enjoyed her enthusiasm.”

Kathy Smith, State Farm Insurance

“Digestible, Practical – by far the most beneficial presentation we saw today!”

Ken Jones, Raymond James Financial Services

“Great ideas – takes everyday concepts and puts it into play for strong results.”

Judi Tschappat, Community Youth Network

“I really enjoyed your presentation. Excellent take aways!”

Tim Reed, State Farm Insurance

“An outstanding presentation of many ideas. Wonderful presentation, Maribeth!!! Your enthusiasm is contagious!”

Chuck Clifford, State Farm Insurance

“Great marketing ideas for referrals and marketing myself!”

Susan Hedtke, Raymond James Financial Services

“Very good and engaging speaker. Ideas were clear and very applicable. Highly personable and motivating.”

Lyn Oman, College of Lake County

“Maribeth brings Marketing Know How to The Table!”

Howard Boyd, Kauffman Agency

“The “KIT System” you outlined was great! After hearing you speak, we are going to implement a real “KIT System” when we get back to the office. Thanks!”

Linda Parrish, Trinity Financial Services

“It was an excellent presentation. Very simple and clear ideas! Thank you!!”

Sonia Ramirez, North Shore Trust

“Excellent speaker- she conveys emotion and caring in her presentation!”

John Mazzara, Financial Planning Associates

“Great presentation and discussion. Very thought provoking and interesting. Energetic and enthusiastic presenter.”

Karin Reed, Anesthesra Management Partners

“Well presented- Good energy- Analogies helpful!”

Lita Marks, Merrill Lynch

“Your presentation was excellent. I will take with me simple ideas to make a difference. Your talk energized me to make a daily difference in my agency. Thank you!”

Barb Powell, State Farm Insurance

“Very informative – hated to have it end!”  Terry May-Bliler, Ideal Service

“WOW! You make me want to go to work!”

Julie Meier, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“Maribeth is very motivational; she fired me up so that I will be more excited about the experience I will provide my clients from this day forward.”

Paul Miller, CPA, CLU,  PrimeVest Financial Services

“Excellent speaker – concise and precise about ideas.”  Karen Calhoun, The Maternal Shoppe

“OUTSTANDING – Not only great ideas but the mental stimulation to create some others on my own! Great job.

Len Kornblau

“Your concepts are right on!”  Paulette Blake, Mutual Inc.

“Very powerful message. Right to the point. Couldn’t leave this session any happier.”

Agustin Torres, G & V Financial Group

“Good slides, Excellent presentation, Excellent speaker. Maribeth rocks!”

Ramesh Thamby, Ashton Funding Group

“What a powerful and engaging presentation! Thank you!”

Christine Nguyen, Funding Source One

“Very motivational. Can’t wait to try out some ideas I have come up with during the presentation!”

Noreen Pilat, SunAmerica Securities

“Sound, easy to understand principles delivered in a dynamic, innovative manner. Great job!”

Alan Burack, The Claremont Rehab and Living Center

“Great presentation! Metaphors were right on and directly related to very specific suggestions on improving my business.”

Bob Stugard, Raymond James Financial Services

“I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. It certainly reminded and refreshed many ideas- Our firm is implementing many of your ideas already and this presentation helped to validate them.”

Marc Tannenbaum, Signature Financial Planning – Commonwealth

“Excellent and enthusiastic speaker. True passion on what she believes. Inspiring. I learned to develop passion and improve communication.”

Mary Merenda, Neighborhood Network

“Thank you, thank you! You recharged my batteries!”

Marie Buchholz, State Farm Insurance Company

“Excellent presentation- ideas and systems that can be implemented into daily business.”

Mark Holm, Sentra Securities

“Great Presentation-Great Speaker!”

Dan Wiczer, WICO Information Technologies, Inc.

“Thanks for giving me the goose bumps again. The Iron Man story is huge. Beyond where the everyday norm is, is where the rewards are. I really appreciate your enthusiasm- I need to invest in marketing – marketing is about belief.”

Adam Griffiths, Lionheart Financial

“I found myself thinking how often we may find ourselves in the red zone. I am not a sports fan but found it interesting.”

Marilyn Dopler, RE/MAX Suburban

“The most comprehensive look and overview of planning I ever heard. How could you miss with this great advice.”

Robert Reich, Applied Benefits & Concepts, Inc

“Very knowledgeable. Enthusiastic. Passionate. Consistent. Overall- OUTSTANDING!”

Ray Rodriguez, Regal Advisors

“A wake up experience!”

Michael Louis, Asset Conservation Specialist

“Excellent presentation! Great ideas. Good motivator.”

Neil Sawyer, JP Securities

“Very informative. Thank you! Very motivational and enlightening.”

Joseph A. Jiovenetta, Valmark Securities, Inc.

“Enjoyed your straight forwardness and your Passion for what you’re doing.”

James Ouimette, Jr., Sunset Financial

“We sure appreciate all you did for us. Your message with your enthusiasm and content set the tone for our entire meeting.”

Dana Woodbury, Senior Vice President of Equity Sales, Multi-Financial Securities Corporation

“There is no substitute for desire and discipline.”

Rich Heagen, LPL

“Good job relating to the challenges I face in my business.”

Mark Chmielewski, Royal Alliance

“Thanks for a stimulating presentation. You gave an easy to understand, value (ideas and categories) added presentation. Direction towards a happier new year is greatly appreciated.”

Gerald Fasanella, SunAmerica Securities

“You have caused me to think (about many things) outside of the box I have been in for many years.”

Graham W. Stikelether III, Raymond James Financial Services

“Excellent ideas and presentation! Right on target with what I have experienced and should implement in my practice.”

Jeff Basik, Florida Senior Consultants

“This is the very best presentation I have heard in 40 years on this subject.”

Frederick S. Rice,  Rice & Hetrick Financial Services

“Great nuts and bolt, action-driven presentation! Light bulbs were going off.”

Richard Roesgen, The Reporter

“If you missed even the last 5 minutes of Maribeth’s presentation you missed too much!”

Christine Brown, FPA of Tampa Bay

“It was a great presentation that caused a paradigm shift in my thinking about marketing.”

Mark Nelson, Harvest Financial Group

“Thank you for providing significant and memorable added value to our meetings. Attendees continue to rave about the success of your marketing ideas!”

Bill Lowe, ING Variable Annuities

“Your ideas were educational, motivational, and extraordinary! Excellent ideas Maribeth!

Michael Smrt, Rockford, IL

“Great ideas! Excellent, attention grabbing presentation – very professional. I plan to use these ideas in the next 30 days and incorporate these ideas into the marketing plan that I am now developing.”

Lee Courtright, Stevens Point, WI

“Great, excellent, motivational! Just do it! Thank you for this program!”

D. Roscoe Meredith, CFP, ChFC, MBA, Denver, CO

“The presentation was very informative and helpful for me to realize what I must do to progress. Exceptional! Maribeth is very knowledgeable.”

John Jones, CPA, Corpus Christi, Texas

Great! Loved it! Very inspiring and nice, concrete suggestions – I like being able to go right home with a checklist to hand to my intern.

Marsha A. Hill, Next Financial Services, Raymond James

“The ideas and marketing strategies have been right on for the industry but the greatest benefit to me is the advice on how to implement the ideas and translate the strategy to action. Maribeth has demonstrated all of the book-learned knowledge of marketing. In addition, she has the experience to translate and transform learned knowledge to practical operational knowledge.”

Alan Sprinkel, Falls Church, Virginia

“Excellent! Most helpful and informative. Many thanks for sharing your invaluable tips!”

David Breen, Dublin, Ireland

” Maribeth is one of the premier resources in the industry for financial professionals who want to separate themselves from the rest and rise to their best. A delightful speaker with a REAL MESSAGE, not just gimmicks and gadgets. Never miss an opportunity to hear her speak and share!.”

Edward Foy, Foy Financial Services, Inc.
“Maribeth, I thought you were a breath of fresh air in a sea of typically blah presentations.”

Aaron Bockman , John Hancock
“Excellent presentation. Got to the heart and soul of the process we go through every day as we provide financial services to our clients. Totally enjoyed the honest, low tech way of increasing our levels of professionalism.”

Eric Nenwirth,  A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
“Very well done. You got me to look at myself in a different light in how to work with my clients. Thank you.”

Martin B. Welzmuller, Ryan Beck & Co.
“Excellent speaker, entertaining and informative. I will use some of the strategies in my marketing.”

Travis Matthews, Morgan Stanley