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Testimonials

Keynotes / Training / Coaching & Consulting

What clients are saying about Michael and Networking For Results™

Keynote presentations


"Wendy filled me in on the reception. She raved about you!  The presentation was enlightening and informative. The participants' comments were very positive."

Ann Babej, Director Professional Development
Canadian Professional Sales Association


"Thank you for helping to make this one of our most successful Conventions to date. Your session was well received and in many of the feedback forms it was noted as the highlight of the Convention."

Barbara Kemper, President
Canadian Training & Development Group


"Michael’s presentation combined common sense, humor and his vast knowledge of what makes networking succeed or fail, into a powerful package that our members will remember indefinitely. Our membership rated Michael’s session among the best ever."

Jim Harmon, Program Coordinator
Ottawa Human Resource Professionals Association


"My colleagues and I found the sessions of interest and more to the point, useful. You have the ability to impart the information in an entertaining and relevant context."

William Rankin, Vice-President
Human Resources, Newcourt Credit Group, Toronto‑Indianapolis


"Further more, it was quite simply a pleasure listening to you. Immediately after the session and the following day, we received many very positive comments from those in attendance. Our association is pleased you were able to bring to our members your significant expertise and excellent presentation."

Richard Lee, Executive Director
Ottawa-Carleton Home Builders Association


"Thank you for the excellent seminar you provided on The Art of Networking. You were a very knowledgeable, dynamic and enjoyable speaker - an asset to our conference. This seminar went way beyond our expectations and each participant came away from this session with enthusiasm and team spirit, which was our goal."

Bruno Gendron, Vice-President
Eastern Canada Region, Workopolis


Training events


"Just a note to let you know that this was the most useful and enjoyable networking seminar I have attended so far.  It is the first time that I can look at networking without cringing! And it all made perfect sense. I just have to put it in practice now!"

Valerie Cherrey, Director
Treasury, Alcatel Canada Inc.


"You truly demonstrate the value of developing exceptional networking skills and have obviously “walked the walk” yourself. Thanks."

Steve Gobel, Regional Diretor
Investors Group


"You have provided me with clarity. At the risk of making my wife jealous and sounding out of character, I haven't been able to get you off my mind all weekend. You provided me with tangible and intangible resources that are and will be present in my mind and on my desk for a very long time to come. The title of Guru is well deserved and definitely earned.

"Thanks again"

Anthony Mancini


"Attending Michael Hughes' Networking Boot Camp was the best investment I have ever made towards the success of my business. Every minute of the day was filled with information, tricks and tools to maximize the value of my networking. His teaching style allowed me to understand the practicality and importance of every aspect of networking from planning ahead to follow-up. For a full day workshop, instead of leaving exhausted and overwhelmed, I left invigorated, self-confident and with a solid understand of how to work my net. Michael, I can not thank you enough for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm, you truly are Canada's Networking Guru!"

Angela Cummings


"I wanted to take the time to thank you for the presentation on networking. You truly are a phenomenal speaker and offered me solutions and ideas for selling and prospecting. I left the course feeling very alive. Thank you again Michael for a wonderful presentation . You ARE the networking guru!"

Jennifer Pashak


"Michael Hughes has the uncanny ability to engage the participants in his seminars.   The real-time skill-development practice sessions are a great way for the participants to immediately apply what he 'teaches'."

Patrick Asselin


"A little note to thank you for today's session. Your willingness to share your knowledge and experience over and above the course material was greatly appreciated.  You managed to pack so much information in such a short period of time keeping the interest of everyone with your humor, professionalism and wealth of practical skills."

Suzanne Boal
www.globalrewards.ca


Consulting & Coaching


"Michael is a results-oriented professional who is expert in his field of business networking and how to manage the process. His coaching can help the most junior and the most seasoned sales professional to enhance their skills. Michael knows his subject thoroughly and makes it interesting and compelling for his clients. He is very practical while at the same time encouraging and enthusiastic. My staff responded very well to his coaching and we all enjoyed learning!"

Susan Doyle, President & CEO
Ottawa Hospital Foundation


"After working with Michael as my business coach for only a few months, I was able to double my year-over-year sales figures for my company. Michael has helped me to build my confidence and taught me how to create more business by investing in and growing my network. Michael is an invaluable asset to my business development and the growth of my company and one that I will continue to invest in - indefinitely!"

Janet Stewart-Lussier, President
NRL Group


"Michael Hughes is my business coach. I am able to attribute $150,000 in additional revenues in 2003 as a direct result of working with him."

Tom Stoyan
Coaching & Sales Institute


"Michael, I just want to thank you for all your help and advice which in turn helped me to achieve 100% of plan this year. I was the only Service Sales rep in Canada to make plan and there is no doubt your formula worked for me."

Anthony
Sun Microsystems of Canada

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