Rave Reviews for Marti Barletta’s Keynote Speeches and Workshops

Marti is thrilled to share the often effusive praise audiences give her marketing to women presentations

“Marti Barletta is one of the best presenters, male or female, I have ever seen.”
– Tom Peters, world-renowned management and marketing guru

“Your presentations were a huge hit at our top producer conferences. They were everything I anticipated and more. I’m glad I paid close attention to Tom Peters when he spoke [at an earlier conference]…He gave a glowing endorsement of your book.”
– Keith Hartstein, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, John Hancock Funds, LLC

“You’re one of WPO’s top presenters ever!”
– Marsha Firestone, Founder and President, Women Presidents Organization

“Thank you for a most wonderful morning at MENG.  Your energy, expertise and enthusiasm truly resonated with our group. You had them eating out of your hand…and they could have feasted for hours more if you let them.”
– Harvey Popolow, Chicago Chair, Marketing Executives Networking Group

“Powerful, inspiring, enlightening….” – just a few of the adjectives our clients used to describe Marti Barletta’s “Marketing to Women” seminar.”
– Z. Cathy Preston, President, Mosaic Marketing Services, Toronto

“The webinar poll results rate the highest of the 4 Novartis Webinar events to date! You are amongst distinguished company with Scott Bedbury (ex-SVP Marketing, Starbucks, and author of A New Brand World), Sergio Zyman (ex-CMO, Coca Cola, and author of The End of Marketing as We Know It) and Malcolm Gladwell (NYT journalist and author of The Tipping Point)as our speakers to date for the Novartis Webinars.  All speakers were extremely well-received, but you beat them all by a few points!”
– Director, Novartis Marketing Excellence (MEx) Global Learning Program

“I have pretty much heard it all when it comes to speakers, but after only a few slides and one of Marti’s witty and always dead-on insights, I could tell she was onto something. I invited her to speak to the WNBA league staff and team management. She brought us not only some fresh air and a great opportunity to get our laugh-on, but some incredible tactics and new knowledge to bring back to the office.  Thanks Marti for a true slam dunk!!”
– Donna Orender, former President, WNBA

“Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! You are still receiving accolades. Thank you from all of us for a wonderful, informative and highly entertaining presentation.”
– Johnene Adams, Programming Chair, The Links, Women’s Network

“Many thanks for your sensational presentation Monday morning to our group at the GOLF 20/20 conference.  It was, without question, the hit of the conference, and more importantly a real eye opener for so many of us.  I have heard so many positive comments in the days that followed, and the bottom line is that your comments are going to have a real impact on our industry.  You were terrific, and I really appreciate you being with us.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as the people in the audience.”
– Ruffin Beckwith, Executive Director, GOLF 20/20

“The participants at our annual Partners meeting were very enthusiastic and felt they learned a lot. not only about marketing to women, but about recruiting and retaining women advisors.”
– Linda Denny, Corporate Vice President, New York Life

“Inviting Marti to speak in front of 400 service contractors at our annual meeting was a huge success….Marti opened our eyes and minds and showed us how to better target and improve our marketing messages. Our members are still talking about Marti’s presentation 30 days after our event. Thank you Marti.”
Greg A. Niemi President / CEO Nexstar, Inc.

“It can never be said enough…..THANK YOU!   It was indeed an honor to work with you as part of the American Cancer Society’s 96th Annual Meeting.  Your presentation truly brought to life our theme “The Power and Influence of Women,” and  your dynamic and personable delivery made for a fun and very memorable experience.   Our senior leadership staff and volunteers have expressed nothing but the highest praises for our general session.  So much of the credit goes to you for setting the stage and delivering a powerful and influential message.  I am so very appreciative of all your time, energy, and your commitment  to being a part of our meeting. I sincerely hope we’ll have the opportunity to work together again.”
– Scott Bennett, National Vice President, Marketing, American Cancer Society

“Congratulations on being voted the Best Speaker of M2W ’07. The audience said you were compelling, dynamic, relevant and factual.”
– Nan McCann, President, PME Enterprises

“Marti Barletta’s presentation on PrimeTime Women was fascinating and entertaining. It was a coup for us to have Marti speak at our Understanding Women conference and she didn’t let us down, the feedback has been incredible.”
– Meredith Jordan, Conference Producer, Strategy magazine

“Wow!  The campus is still abuzz from the wonderful presentation you provided to all us—faculty and students alike.  Your ability to encapsulate all of your marketing prowess and in-depth insights on the female demographic into one dynamic package is awe inspiring.  In summary—YOU ROCK! It is a sincere honor and privilege to have made your acquaintance and I am certainly hopeful that this is the beginning of an ongoing relationship.”
- -Shanita B. Akintonde, Columbia College Chicago

“We were so lucky to have Marti present at our first National Sales Conference. She spent hours working with us to customize the themes of her speech to our needs, and she left our sales force feeling inspired, energized, and ready to put their new knowledge to work. I know I will see an increase in sales as a direct result of her involvement with the conference.”
– Megan Gardner, Founder & CEO, Plum District

“I have had nothing but great comments from many people who have called and written to me about the wonderful way you presented the material. They loved it and you!”
– Robert Stacey, President, Assn for Advancement of Relationship Marketing, Toronto

“Thank you for a stellar presentation at our conference.  Everyone was really impressed with your well-researched facts and findings, your energetic presentation style and your obvious passion for your topic. And of course, the funny stories and anecdotes you told to illustrate your points were a big hit because everybody could relate to that “he said, she said” thing so well.”
– Jim Pannos, American Bank Association, New England chapter

“You & your presentation were just as wonderful as I remember 4 years ago!  I hope we don’t have to wait another 4 years to have you back!  You were engaging and interesting with a beautiful weave of real case studies into your presentation. The enthusiasm of our chapter members was evident with the discussions and interest in Marketing to Women.  After the meeting quite a few people expressed their delight in your presentation.  All of the MENG chapters should be so lucky to have an audience with you!”
– Juli Bohm, Chicago Chair, Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG)

“Thanks for your superb presentation this afternoon at the Marketing to Women on the Net conference. I enjoyed your dynamic style and learned a great deal from your insights and examples (which were particularly good in bringing your ideas to life).”
– Anna Mohl, Interactive Marketing Manager, Unilever IBC

“Your morning session really wowed our delegates and is one of the strongest we have had at an ESTO conference.  Our delegates found your session “Thought provoking,” “A real home run!,” and “Great and illuminating.”  You ranked very highly in relevance of content and presentation style. Thanks for making us look so good and for contributing to the success of ESTO 2007! I hope we have a chance to work together again.”
– Patty Hubbard, Vice President, National Councils, Travel Industry Association, on behalf of TIA and its National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD), National Council of Destination Organizations (NCDO), Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO)

“I just cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make our meeting the success it was!!  I’m telling you – Andy and all of us received so many compliments and terrific comments about you and the information you shared!!  We are absolutely thrilled with the results of the meeting and how excited our customers are!! Seriously – we are still getting calls from clients and actually some from clients who didn’t attend who are mentioning that they heard about you and that they are sorry they missed you.”
– Rhonda McCarthy, Top Business Development Executive, On Rite Corporation

“We had the great privilege of having Marti speak at our Marketing to Women event this year.  Our attendees were from a variety of industries and backgrounds and Marti connected with all of them in such a mesmerizing way.  She was our highest rated speaker and should be considered THE resource for marketing to women.”
– Katie Whiting, Vice President, Chicago chapter, American Marketing Association

“It was a pleasure meeting you in NYC and hearing your Women’s Market presentation at the ANA – bravo and well done; I learned a lot, and I’ve been studying this stuff now for a good while.”
– Ali Demos, former Trend Director, Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve

“Marti’s keynote on selling to men vs. woman was the highlight of our conference! Marti has a fantastic speaking style that blends humor, high level ideas and practical information. Our audience was highly engaged the whole time, and we already want to schedule her to come back to our conference next year!”
– Margaret Godsey, Vice President, Marketing, Plum District

“Quite a few of our attendees approached me to comment favorably on your material, and the comment ‘She is one of the best presenters we’ve had’ reflects their true feelings.”
– Paul S. Weller, President,  Apple Processors Association

“During the past ten years I have taught Marketing at the Graduate School of Loyola University and at Northwestern University. Guest speakers have included CEO’s, Presidents, Sales Managers of Fortune 100 Companies;  top level government officials (for example, the head of White House Security for six presidents), business owners, and the list goes on. Without a doubt, Marti Barletta is the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker to have graced our classes.  She is definitely a cutting edge marketing expert who makes her presentations dance with excitement.  She is fearless in challenging the old paradigms of public relations, sales promotion and advertising.  In short, corporations would best serve themselves by engaging Marti to consult with their managing teams.  And then, step back, and watch the dividends grow exponentially.”
– Robert Mullenbach, Professor, School of Continuing Education, Northwestern University

“Finally, a speaker with wit, wisdom and juice!”
– Dr. Tessa Albert Warschaw, speaker, radio/TV personality and author of Winning by Negotiation, Rich is Better and Resiliency

“The two-day symposium you presented for our clients in Las Vegas was the best we have ever had. It is also the best I have ever attended, and that is saying a lot.  We have heard wonderful comments from those who were there. I don’t know what to do for an encore.”
– Lynn T. Leffert, CEO, ACTON International Ltd.

“Your session really wowed our delegates and is one of the strongest we have had at an ESTO conference.  Our delegates found your session ‘Thought provoking,’A real home run!,’ and ‘Great and illuminating.’  You ranked very highly in relevance of content and presentation style.  Thanks for making us look so good and for contributing to the success of ESTO 2007!”
– Patty Hubbard. Vice President National Councils, Travel Industry Association

“Thank you for your powerful presentation at our 10th anniversary seminar.  The assesment by the audience was excellent and your presentation topics are still hot topics of conversation.”
– Sachiko Fujii, Head of Diversity, Novartis

“The 2008 RECON was one of the most exceptional conventions we have had..and that was due solely to speakers like you! It was great having you speak at another ICSC event.”
– Lorraine Mazza, Staff Vice President, International Council of Shopping Centers

“Marti Barletta’s presentation on PrimeTime Women was fascinating and entertaining. It was a coup for us to have Marti speak at our Understanding Women conference and she didn’t let us down, the feedback has been incredible. What a high note to end the conference on!”
– Meredith Jordan, Conference Producer, Strategy Magazine

“My first exposure to Marti was a defining one.  That is why I invited her to speak to the WNBA league staff and team management.  Her insights, wit and delivery of the important messages are unique.  She has an amazing ability to deliver business information that people can not only hear but take away and apply to their business plans.  She is talented, approachable and fun.  That’s why I sought her out.  I am glad I did!”
– Donna Orender, President, WNBA

“Inviting Marti to speak in front of 400 service contractors at our annual meeting was a huge success.  In the home services industry, we know that 80% of the purchase decisions are made by, or strongly influenced by, women while 80% of the businesses are owned by men.  Marti opened our eyes and minds and showed us how to better target and improve our marketing messages. Our members are still talking about Marti’s presentation 30 days after our event.  Thank you Marti.”
– Greg A. Niemi President / CEO Nexstar, Inc.

“I’d never seen Barletta before but I came away impressed.  Her style — down-to-earth, engaging and wickedly funny — didn’t obscure her important point:  if PMPs fail to understand how to communicate with women, they will lose business.”
– Frank Adorka – Editorial Director, Questex Media

“Your presentations were a huge hit at our top producer conferences. They were everything I anticipated and more. I’m glad I paid close attention to Tom Peters when he spoke [at an earlier conference]…He gave a glowing endorsement of your book.”
– Keith Hartstein, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, John Hancock Funds, LLC

“The two-day symposium you presented for our clients in Las Vegas was the best we have ever had. It is also the best I have ever attended, and that is saying a lot.  We have heard wonderful comments from those who were there. I don’t know what to do for an encore.”
– Lynn T. Leffert, C.E.O., ACTON International Ltd

“The survey results are in and Marti Barletta ranks as the top speaker at Beyond The Numbers…The Mature Market Summit 2004.  Among a line up of 40 pretty knowledgeable and dynamic speakers that’s saying something.”
– Nan McCann, President, PME Enterprises LLC and Producer, M2W®, M2Moms® and Good And Green

“The participants at our annual Partners meeting were very enthusiastic and felt they learned a lot – not only about marketing to women, but also about recruiting and retaining women in the sales force.”
– Linda Denny, Former Corporate Vice President, New York Life

“I very much enjoyed your presentation last week in Toronto at the Marketing to High Net Worth Clients conference…In my opinion your talk was the best and the most insightful & informative, of all presented.”
– Ron K. Dobson, CFP, Senior Financial Consultant, Investors Group

“‘Wow’ is a common reaction that I have received from everyone in attendance.  I can safely speak for everyone when I say how impressed and appreciative we all are for this great opportunity…This was truly an invaluable experience.  Her message resonated with us because of the importance we have already placed on this new marketing initiative, but after this morning, we will now be able to take our marketing to the next level.”
– Mike Haag, Marketing Manager, Massey Services, Inc.

“Yesterday Marti Barletta spoke at the Target Business Conference and was a great hit.  Target was very vocal in letting the audience know that BASF sponsored this event, and I received thanks throughout the day.  Key customers were in attendance, and received information that they indicated would immediately impact their marketing programs. Great event.  Thanks!”
– Margie Koehler, BASF

Ratings and Results for Marti Barletta’s Keynote Speeches and Workshops

Marti Barletta's marketing to women keynote speeches

Marti’s marketing to women presentations receive enthusiastic feedback, and she’s often the favorite speaker at conferences.

Women in Leadership and Business Conference

  • She was worth the price of admission!  I came wanting to hear her.
  • Very captivating and knowledgeable on her topics.
  • Another down-to-earth speaker. So confident and comfortable with herself and the audience. Excellent sense of humour. Trying to figure out a way to get her invited to one of our internal conferences…lack of women notwithstanding…
  • Knowledge, great analogies, many take aways
  • Loved it!
  • Marti was brilliant, I loved her. A thoughtful, insightful presentation that gave me lots of think about and action.
  • Relevant, useful, impactful.
  • Marti was incredibly engaging and brought a wealth of information to the table that I believe must be relevant to all in attendance
  • There were a few speakers for whom I could have listened to for another hour (ie. Marti Barletta)
  • Focused and informative.  Excellent speaker.
  • My favorite of the conference!


Linkage Women's Leadership Summit

  • Barletta rated as one of the top 3 speakers at 30-speaker conference
  • Invited to present again at same conference the following year

Summit Business Conference

10-pt Scale

Overall strength of content                                              9.59

How beneficial is this content to your business         9.47

  • “I believe this will be a very powerful and insightful program when fully developed. It already is excellent.”
  • “Hope I can hear her again!”


The Container Store


“I truly cannot believe it has been a year since you joined us for our Staff Meeting.  A week doesn’t pass that I don’t hear from many employees who reference your presentation, or something  you said to them in a one-on-one conversation that continues to have a lasting impact on their thinking and behavior.

“Our employees continue to watch and re-watch the DVD of your presentation. Many of your quotes and comments have become part of our everyday vernacular.  Employees who have joined our company since Staff Meeting are also taking the time to watch the video after seeing and hearing of your impact from their colleagues.

“So as I, and our entire company, reflect on last year’s Staff Meeting and specifically what you shared with us, I just wanted to send you a note of sincere thanks and appreciation for being a part of something that wildly exceeded all of our expectations.  We can honestly say that our company is stronger because of you and wouldn’t be the same without you as part of our special community.”
– Melissa Reiff, President, The Container Store 


Canadian Association of Financial Planners

  • Approx 1,200-1,500 in mainstage audience
  • Barletta was top-rated Keynoter of 7 Keynote presentations
  • Barletta rated as one of the top 3 speakers at entire 40-speaker conference 

Comments:

  • “Well done – Informative”
  • “Excellent – Needs more time”
  • “She’s super – This person is right on the march”
  • “Thank you for educating all of us”
  • “Awesome – One of the best sessions”
  • “Wish I’d heard you before my divorce!”
  • “Entertaining – Incredible presentation – Very good points”


John Hancock Funds

  • Rated top speaker of 11 speakers at conference
  • Barletta presented at 14 distributors’ meetings

Comments:

  • “Great presentation!”
  • “Excellent, enjoyed this!”
  • “Very useful for my practice.  I have about 60% women: widows, divorced and single.  Good stuff !”
  • “Incredible!”
  • “Excellent, a highlight!”
  • “Outstanding presentation”


Microsoft Office Live Meeting - Joint Web Seminar with Tom Peters


“Today I listened to the “Women Roar” discussion with yourself and Tom Peters.  How absolutely timely of a program…we have needed this type of discussion for years!“

“The web seminar was fantastic! You and Tom couldn’t have played off each other better if you’d rehearsed for weeks. And each one of you taking the discussion to a higher level with each exchange. It was exciting!”

91% The event was valuable to my role at my company

96% The content was good/very good (top 2 boxes on 5 pt scale)

96% The overall experience was good/very good (top 2 boxes on 5 pt scale)

98% I would recommend this event to a colleague or friend


Plum District National Sales Conference


“I thought Marti was outstanding – a good mix of information content and style.”

“I loved Marti – I felt that she was dynamic and interesting. She had an incredibly high minded energy that was so stimulating!”

“Marti was a great motivational speaker!”

“I think Marti Barletta was amazing.”


Blair Corporation


“WOW! Thank you to those responsible for bringing Marti to Blair. I absolutely loved the way she presented her material.”

“It was interesting to hear all the things that we just take for granted or just sort of know but don’t realize fully until someone presents it to you.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I thought Marti was a brilliant speaker and her personal experience helps to illustrate her presentation topic.”

“I was impressed by the fact that Marti had viewed our catalogs and gave some specific recommendations to Blair.”

“I am grateful to Blair Corporation for providing this opportunity. It was evident that Marti Barletta had familiarized herself with Blair and was able to customize her presentation, making it even more meaningful. …I hope to see indications that she has influenced our company in many, many  ways…I especially liked how she presented the differences in genders as cultural differences; how she emphasized that the differences she cited were “on average” and that there is not a right or a wrong – just differences.”

“I want to thank the people responsible for making this presentation possible. The foresight to bring this dynamic presentation here, so that many people from various departments could hear the message, is such a positive statement about our company.”


Novartis Marketing Excellence (MEx) Global Learning Program


“The webinar poll results rate the highest of the 4 Novartis Webinar events to date!

“You are amongst distinguished company with Scott Bedbury (ex-SVP Marketing, Starbucks), Sergio Zyman (ex-CMO, Coca Cola) and Malcolm Gladwell (NYT journalist and author of The Tipping Point) as our speakers to date for the Novartis Webinars.  All speakers were extremely well-received, but you beat them all by a few points!”
– Director, Novartis Marketing Excellence (MEx) Global Learning Program


National Association of Convenience Stores


Ratings(62 Surveys received)
NACS speech ratings - marketing to women keynote speech

What was most valuable element of the presentation?

  • “All info was very interesting. Speaker was very knowledgeable.”
  • “The statistics of women’s influence in the marketplace”
  • “Research-based – facts & stats – Good overview about research”
  • “Idea of ‘cultural differences’”
  • “How men and women interact with each other because of cultural differences”
  • “Pointing out the differences in sexes – perceptive approach to it!”
  • “The comparison of how men and women process info”
  • “Enjoyed entire session – Great Speaker!!”


Volvo Women's Forum


103 respondents.  Average Presentation Rating -  9 (10-pt scale)

  • “Incredibly entertaining and interesting speaker”
  • “Marti was very good and interesting as well as inspiring.”
  •  “Marti was brilliant!!! Please, make sure the management team gets this presentation!”
  • “Good presentation – interesting + thought provoking. Make sure all men at Volvo Car Company hear this presentation”
  • “A very talented and entertaining speaker. Very good presentation.”
  • “Marti Barletta is VERY inspirational – she will make a dent into the “brick wall” of male management.”


Women's Success Forum

  • “A+  Excellent!”
  • “Marti is a great speaker – articulate, sincere and well informed on the subject.”
  • “Very clear and useful information!  Thank you!”
  • “Very good!  I loved the real life examples!”
  • “I was very impacted by your material.  I think your insights and data (especially about women business owners) could be very useful for my company. And I came back to work today very energized to make some changes!”
  • “I enjoyed the presentation.  I was glad there are documented studies to support the workshop content!”
  • “Best workshop of the day!  It was a very interesting and humorous presentation!”