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What Leaders Said About Kostas

Energizing, Motivational, Inspiring!

"Kostas Voutsas will energize, motivate and inspire you. His humor, enthusiasm, and powerful messages will help captivate audiences of all ages."-Don Hedger, President of Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing

 

Captivating and Uplifting!

“I have heard exceptional reviews regarding Kostas’s captivating, motivational, and uplifting presentation."-Steve Glasser, former Director, Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Received a Standing Ovation by 1,800 People!

"Kostas Voutsas was the keynote speaker at our Oregon Diversity Conference, and also conducted two workshops for us. His keynote entitled: Secrets to Making Diversity Work.......was very well received. He spoke to approximately 900 state employees each day and received a standing ovation. He engages extremely well with his audience! The two workshops Kostas presented were: "From Suits to Tattoos" and "Vampires at Work." These two workshops had full attendance and employees were inspired by these presentations. Kostas also gave employees tools/resources to help them incorporate what they learned back at their home offices. We highly recommend Kostas Voutsas as a keynote and/or workshop presenter as we felt he was an inspiring and effective presenter who was able to connect well with our employees and give them the information/resources they were needing." Ruth Scofield Conference Weaver

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Informative, Insightful, Interactive, Entertaining!

"This presentation was not only highly informative and insightful, it was also very interactive and entertaining!  All of our participants shared very positive feedback on the speaker and the subject matter.  We were very pleased to host Kostas, and would enjoy having him back in the future."-Sarah Meusburger, SPHR, Diversity Director, Brookings Area Human Resources Association.

I have never been witness to the sort of high scores Kostas received in the event evaluation!

“Just a short note to extend our appreciation for the excellent job you did presenting to the company’s employees. In my experience, I have never been witness to the sort of high scores you received from the employees in the event evaluation forms. We found your presentation well prepared, intuitive, comprehensive and just the right length and also made so enjoyable through your sincere level of enthusiasm and humor. Good luck in the future and please count us as a hearty endorsement!”-Rod Warner, General Manager, Family Mutual Insurance

Inspirational, Dynamic, Thought Provoking!

"Inspirational, entertaining, dynamic, thought provoking, and well received by his audience."-Jeanne MacDonald, Southwest Area Human Resources Association former President.

A Fresh Look!

“Kostas is very informative and entertaining and brings a fresh look into the topic of diversity.  He is a great speaker for any audience!”-Tammy Lapp-Harris, Morton County Emergency Manager/911 Coordinator/Mandan-Morton County Communications Director/Homeland Security

Making Learning Fun!

“Our company has used Kostas for company training! He is extremely informative, and is able to present his information in an entertaining way. He knows how to get audience involvement and how to make learning an enjoyable experience.”        Guy Moos, President, Baker Boy

Real-Life Scenarios!

“The American employee feedback received regarding Mr. Voutsas' presentation was wonderful! Kostas has a very sincere and enthusiastic personality which draws his audience in to listen for more. The real-life scenarios he presented very much connected with our group. We are excited to have him inspire us again in the future!”-Franklin J. Fridrich, Market President, American Bank Center

Uplifting Presentation!

"Kostas did a most uplifting presentation to our credit unions of the Dakotas.  He kept the attention of the audience with humor and involvement.  I highly recommend Kostas as a keynote or breakout speaker. He will have your audience walk away enlightened and educated on the differences that makes each of us unique to this world."-Amy Jo Johnson, Director of Education, Mid-America Credit Union Association

Fun-filled Educational Seminar!

“What a wonderful workshop!  Kostas combined informative, humorous lectures with group activities which made for a fun-filled educational afternoon.  For each concept presented, he had an appropriate, short group activity. During our Conference, I heard many others express their delight in his presentation. one!”—Eileen Kopren, Public Services Librarian, DSU

Polished Presenter!

“I would highly recommend Kostas as a presenter to any I would like to recommend Kostas Voutsas as a presenter for your conference.  Mr. Voutsas is a very polished presenter on diversity issues.  I have attended his seminars on harassment and diversity and thoroughly enjoyed them; but my favorite is his seminar on generational differences.  In all of his presentations, he was able to get his audience engaged immediately.  Even though he is entertaining, his message comes through loud and clear.  I consider Mr. Voutsas an effective presenter who has a message to deliver.”-Dr. Louella Aronson, PhD Coordinator of Teacher Education

Hands-on, Humorous, Tech-savvy Approach!

"I very much enjoyed the presentation by Kostas Voutsas, "Unlocking Potential:  Secrets to Successful Communication." Mr. Voutsas, using a hands-on, humorous, and tech-savvy approach, reminded us that teachers must train their students to listen.  We must adapt our lessons to a specific audience, since there are many generational differences. Mr. Voutsas has inspired me in my music teaching situation as he shared his personal story to ultimately touch many teachers and students."-Paulette Huber, Music Specialist, Heart River Elementary

A Wealth of Information!

"I learned from Kostas' many examples how important it is to understand what different meanings body language can have in other cultures, and that phrases in one language can not be translated literally in another. Because of his personal experience, Kostas has a wealth of information to share, and he presents it in an entertaining fashion."-Sr. Dorothy Zeller, Superintendent, Catholic Schools Administrators' Association

Brings Communication Differences to a New Light!

“His ability to share personal experiences related to his journey from Greece to America adds huge credibility to raising awareness related to understanding cultural communication differences. Kostas brings communication differences to a new light as he shares examples where major American companies experience language discrepancies that have resulted in humorous but none-the-less negative affects to the bottom line.”-Kathleen Obritsch, Distance Video Coordinator, Dickinson State University

Energetic, Engaging, Humorous Knowledgeable!

Thank you for speaking at our SDSHRM Conference! The main theme from our attendee evaluations indicated  "energetic, engaging, humorous and knowledgeable". Your presentations on "Secrets to making Diversity Work" and "Simple Solutions to Conflict Management" were relevant subjects that challenged our thinking and provided information to bring back to the workplace.  As your conference committee point of contact, you were a joy to work with and I appreciate your level of professionalism. Laura Millett, Risk Manager, City of Aberdeen

Industry-Related Examples!

Our participants loved Kostas’ style of teaching.  He incorporates humor and interaction opportunities for the students – both are key elements in keeping the attention of the audience.  They appreciated the industry-related examples he provided; and they appreciated that it was not your typical PowerPoint!  Kostas was easy to work with in scheduling the class and in making revisions in the course to customize the content to fit our needs.  Working with him was a great experience for us and for our class participants. Nancy Deichert, RCE, Executive Director, Bismarck Mandan Board of REALTORS®

A Perfect Fit!

"We were looking for a motivational speaker who could set a positive tone for our annual In-service program. Kostas was a perfect fit! His appeal to our faculty and staff was made apparent by the enthusiastic manner in which they responded to his presentation. He received high marks from our community." Ken Grosz Campus Dean Dakota College at Bottineau

Such A Dynamic Speaker!

"We were honored to have Kostas Voutsas as one of our presenters. Mr. Voutsas is such a dynamic and motivational speaker. One student’s comment helped sum up the presentation. He said, “The presentation helped me to see things from many different perspectives and to analyze the pros and cons of an action to determine if it is ethical.” If each of the students present were to come away from Mr. Voutsas presentation with that same thought, we certainly accomplished what we set out to do for the day!" Sally Paulson Program Director, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber

Using Humor and Real World Examples!

“Kostas was a very entertaining and dynamic speaker. Using humor and real world examples, Kostas spoke on the many generational differences between people in our current workforce. More importantly, he gave us the tools and techniques to use when managing and working with people from different generations. As a park and recreation professional, I found this very informative and relevant to our field. I highly recommend Kostas and feel other organizations could greatly benefit from his presentations.” RaNae Jochim, CTRS/CPRP North Dakota Recreation and Park Association Conference Chair

Brings Diverse Cultures Closer Together!

“Kostas brings diverse cultures closer together in a fun, non-threatening manner. He helps broaden our appreciation of the world around us and enables all of us to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of vital communications among our expanding, multi-cultural citizenry.” Theresa Will, Director City-County Health District Valley City, ND

Wonderful!

Wonderful!! It was our honor having you once again speaking at our conference!! It was very interesting to hear people still discussing what Generation they were and how it really opened their eyes that you can't expect the same things out of everyone on your ambulance service, because we are all different. I have a feeling you will see some ambulance managers go home and change their management style...now that they realized...one size does not fit all. I know I sure did after listening to your presentation and reading your book last year! Have a great day!! Tammy Roechrich, Emergency Manager

Outstanding!

“Outstanding! That is the word that comes to mind when I think of all of the positive comments we’ve heard about your panel. Our general manager, said in an email to staff colleagues that he had heard from many members that this was the best annual meeting we’ve ever had. That says a lot since we’ve had 71 of them so far. Your panel facilitation on “Bringing People Together” was a major reason that our members liked the annual meeting so well.” Clarice L. Kesler, E-communications manager, NDAREC

An Invaluable Asset!

"Mr. Kostas Voutsas has been conducting customer service, leadership, team building and mentoring classes for 4 Bears Casino and Lodge. Kostas provides focused and usable information to our employees that can be utilized right away. Kostas is involved in all aspects of training and is an invaluable asset to our training programs. Mr. Kostas Voutsas is highly recommended and can assist in any and many facets of your training needs." Susan Hall, Quality Management/Training Director at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge

A World-Class Trainer!

"Having worked with Kostas for several years now, I cannot recommend him strongly enough! His presentation style is engaging and entertaining. He is able to capture and keep his audience’s attention for the whole presentation. Most importantly is his presentations and trainings are educational and informative.  His personal style is friendly, approachable and I really enjoy the fact he was more than willing to answer any questions about his material, even if they were asked after the session ended. In my opinion, Kostas Voutsas is a world-class trainer and presenter and again I cannot recommend him highly enough." Ben Boucher, Slot Manager at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge