"Fascinating, Compelling and Entertaining"
Barry Wallach - President Domestic Television Distribution
"Ricky Kalmon's performance added so much electricity to our sales meeting and inspired our organization to accomplish great things in the future."
Mark Welch, Executive Vice President of Sales
Bushnell Outdoor Products
“A terrific experience for my team and very motivational. We had Ricky back for a repeat performance the next year!”
John Muellen, Vice President, Education, State and Local Government
"Amazing, Ricky was the hit of the Summit. He entertained everyone and had a compelling message that we all can learn in de-stressing our lives. He motivated everyone to move forward."
Tim Lewandowski, Manager Health & Safety
Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare-Mallinckrodt)
"Thank you Ricky! Your program at our 4th Annual Leadership Summit was terrific. The attendees responses included, ‘amazing’, ‘great’, ‘inspiring’, and your program was perfectly aligned to our theme ‘The Future is in Our Hands’."
Scott Pickett, CMO
"For the second year in a row, Ricky Kalmon made our event a huge success. We were a little tentative about having him 2 years in a row but Ricky did not disappoint! Along with a few of our favorites, he included new and, if possible, even more hilarious parts in his performance. What a great way to relax and instill camaraderie among employees!"
Christine Jones, General Counsel
"I have to admit, initially, I was tentative as to how our attendees would react to have a hypnotist at our closing general session. However, just minutes into Ricky Kalmon's performance it was clear we had made the right choice. Ricky exceeded my expectations and sent our attendees away enthusiastically-charged and on a high note. They are sill talking about how the show was uplifting, motivational and entertaining."
Wayne B. Goldberg, President and CEO
La Quinta Inns & Suites
"Ricky Kalmon’s performance completely exceeded everyone’s highest expectations. Ricky brought laughter, focus and insights that will be remembered by all who watched and participated for years to come. Everyone left the evening’s performance thoroughly entertained and inspired."
Andrew J. Hyncik, Marketing Director Hospital Respiratory Care
"I wanted a performance that the audience would remember for the rest of their lives. Ricky Kalmon delivered with a grand slam homerun!"
James A. Litwak – President & Chief Operating Officer
Trans World Entertainment
"Ricky’s performance was both a great testament of the strength and will of the mind and a great corporate bonding event. Our group thoroughly enjoyed their colleagues being the stars of the show and Ricky did an excellent job of making it a great night."
Cliff Marks, President and CMO
"Ricky is an amazing performer. He captivated our entire organization with his wit, stage presence and hypnotic expertise. I have never experienced a more entertaining evening that kept the whole audience begging for more."
Derrick Hall, President
"It was one of the real highlights of our event. Here we are, three weeks later, and we are still laughing about the show."
Alan Winters, Chief Operating Officer
Kingdon Capital Management, LLC
"It was my 17th meeting that I was responsible for during my 20-year tenure with Scantron. I have never had such positive feedback on a guest speaker before."
Lawrence Ganzell, Director Corporate Training
"It's been nearly a month since your show and our district managers are still talking about how much fun they had. You not only hypnotized the 'volunteers' who went onstage, but you also mesmerized the entire audience!"
Marty Fisher, Vice President, Stores HR and Training
Abercrombie & Fitch
"Ricky Kalmon kept the audience on the edge of their seat. His show is funny and entertaining!"
Jeff Mango, GA/AL Region President
"What impressed me the most was the freshness and innovativeness of Ricky’s Program. I would not have believed it if I had not seen it, that Ricky could take the concepts and values of hypnotism and apply them to the practical real world of retail selling. Ricky did a great job and our membership and sales professionals were delighted."
Evan Hackel, President
Carpet One Floor & Home
"Thank you Ricky Kalmon for a great performance and making our event a true success!"
Marian Rhodes, VP- Public Affairs
St. Louis Cardinals
"I can't express enough how much I appreciate your flexibility and openness while working with us all the way from the discovery process through the event itself. Your professionalism and willingness to 'go the extra mile' impressed all of us who dealt with you directly. Watching the smiles on our employees' faces throughout the entire show served as the icing on the cake. Thanks so much!"
Jason D. Brooks, Consultant- Chicago
"A number of people in our group had reservations about bringing in a hypnotist at such an important event, but you generated so much excitement and camaraderie with your power of suggestion that every single member in the audience fell under your spell."
Paul Pinto, Sr. Vice President
NIIT Technologies, Inc.
"Ricky Kalmon generated participation by some folks that we would have never believed would do it, you had everyone of the 260 participants laughing hysterically and I doubt anyone on will stop talking about how great this party was until we bring you back again."
Jay Thompson, Division President
Pulte Homes- Ocala
"Ricky Kalmon combined a highly entertaining act with a serious business message."
Dan Neuburger, Senior Vice President
"We were thoroughly entertained and enjoyed the show especially since it involved our group."
Ernie Lou, Enterprise Partners Mktg. Manager
"Thanks for performing a truly outstanding show at our recent national meeting."
Thomas Gather, Exec.Vice President HR
Rare Hospitality International
"Our event was full of our top clients and we are still getting requests on how to book Ricky for future performances."
Allison Nunes, CMP
Senior Program Manager, Groups & Events
"Ricky's program was the IDEAL ice-breaker for our state conference. We hosted a very diverse attendee group who talked about Ricky's show for the rest of the week. Actually, I still hear people talk about it!!! Ricky not only got my group in the right frame of mind for the conference, but he also made me look like the best planner ever!!!"
Scott Amos, Conference Planner
Florida Tax Collectors Association
"I must admit that I was a little apprehensive about a "hypnosis comedy show" for our event. In retrospect, it was the perfect addition to our evening."
Jerry Barash, President/CEO
Sysco Food Services of St. Louis
"All of our guests were thrilled by your ability to engage the audience so completely, and the specific references to our business that were included in the program were the perfect touch."
Geoffrey Stiles, Executive Vice President & COO
Ruth's Chris Steak House
"Awesome Show! Ricky Kalmon truly brought our group closer together."
Shelly Fisher, Sales & Marketing Coordinator
"Our team members’ response to you show was great. Many of our evaluations included comments like. "…Loved Ricky, again," and , "The show was hysterical."
Dianna Vaughan, VP, Field Sales & Hotel Support Services
Embassy Suites Hotels
"In all my years of attending SYSCO Award Banquets this is the first time I have ever seen a featured guest have the full attention of such a diverse group of associates which included warehouse people, drivers, office support personnel, sales and vice presidents. Our associates actually stayed around until the end of the show! Ricky had them mesmerized and totally entertained the entire hour of his performance!"
Tim Hogan, President & CEO
SYSCO Food Services of New Mexico, LLC
"Ricky Kalmon's performance was outstanding and attributed to the successfulness of our conference."
Keith Pierce, President
"What a Hit! The excitement from Ricky Kalmon's program carried all the way through to the closing session."
Tracy Thorley, Corporate Meeting Planner
Systems & Computer Technology
"Thanks for a great performance at our Users Group Conference. We are adding Ricky Kalmon to our list of favorites!"
Linda Benson, VP of Operations
"Unbelievable!!! You made me look like the Almighty Convention Planner."
Scott Remmers, Director of Marketing
Relax The Back
"Ricky Kalmon was a very distinctive and strategic brand building bonanza. Two of our key brand attributes are innovation and thought leadership and Kalmon's Show represented both in a hilariously entertaining fashion."
VP Brand and Corporate Development
"Ricky Kalmon was a huge success, filling our group with tremendous energy and laughter. Our people are begging me to bring him back!"
Alice Kopfensteiner, Project Administrator
"Ricky Kalmon was a huge hit - the office is still talking about how much they enjoyed your unique, team-building production, and requests have been made to invite you back for next year's event."
Michael Grebe, President & CEO
"He turned a room full of strangers into a room full of friends."
Stephen J. Schick, Manager, Special Events
"We had a questionnaire that each person filled out on what they liked most about our conference, the 1# choice was Ricky Kalmon's show."
Tom Miller, Sr. Director of Sales
"Our Opening Session with Ricky Kalmon was the highlight of our convention. Our members learned and laughed all at the same time. Ricky Kalmon 'raised the bar' for all of our future keynote speakers!"
William G. Boatman
2012 President - Georgia Association of REALTORS®