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MICHAEL R. LOSEY RESEARCH AWARD
The following testimonials represent a small sample of the positive comments Mike Losey has received for his appearances as a keynote speaker.
"Mike Losey's "Touching Peoples' Lives" presentation was the perfect ending to our three-day HR conference.
From laughter to tears and back again, Mike shared stories of the people whose lives he's touched, and who have
touched him in return, reminding us of the awesome responsibility and privilege of being in human resources.
Your speech was such an amazing end to our conference, it was truly a gift. I cant tell you the
number of emails and calls Ive received about the conference and almost all of them have included a
statement about how inspired they were by your talk.
I don't normally write speaker 'fan mail.' But the high quality of your
presentation content -- combined with your platform skills -- made your
presentation the high point of a very high quality conference. You were the
best closing keynote we have ever had. People in the audience let us know in their feedback that you are exactly
the kind of presenter they want to repeat. You offered high quality,
up-to-date content and you presented it in an credible, engaging manner.
Karl J. Ahlrichs, SPHR
Mike Losey served as Co-Chairman of the 2004 Linkage HR Leaders Summit and contributed significantly to the program's success. He was Master of Ceremonies, gave the opening Keynote presentation and as co-chairman of the program provided important support to the Linkage Program Director. Based on a significant body of research, his presentation on "Tomorrow's HR Management" was an excellent kickoff to the Summit and provided a broad perspective of major trends in human resources. The scope of his presentation was appropriate and very relevant to the diverse audience of senior-level strategic decision makers in attendance. We also appreciated how Mr. Losey was extremely flexible in designing his presentation to best fit the needs of the audience.
It was a real pleasure to not only introduce Mike at our PIHRA
Leadership Seminar as the Keynote speaker, but to listen to his
presentation. He reached out to all in attendance with information for
the HR professional and his personal stories. Mike could have spoken
for hours and he would have continued to have our undivided attention.
It was a pleasure and I look forward to hearing him on any subject
Sharon Gerber, PHR
As a keynote speaker Mike Losey is a great addition to any conference
will surprise the audience with
his knowledge and entertain them with his humor. All of our feedback
been extremely positive regarding Mike's presentation.
Mr. Losey's keynote set the tone for the day and tapped into the learning and development needs of all levels of leadership. He emphasized strategy and planning and got to the core of what can make an HR professional successful. While information is valuable, his solid presence and energy-packed style was priceless. He grabbed the audience's attention...with his words, his actions, and his energy. His smile was contagious and his generous, humble, and kind nature enabled all to warm up to him immediately. I truly felt honored to have had the opportunity to cross paths and learn from him.
Holly Phipps Currotto
On behalf of the members and board of the Outdoor Power and Equipment Institute I want to thank you for the
thought provoking presentation you made at our annual meeting in
Colorado Springs. I haven't talked with anyone who did not come away
with an idea and information which they could take back immediately to
infuse in their businesses.
Thank you, Mike, for helping us hit a grand slam on this event.
We were very lucky to have Mike Losey for our Keynote Speaker for our first
state conference. In the months leading up to the conference Mike could not
have been more helpful and supportive. Also, his presentation was
outstanding. He has our highest recommendation.
Fred B. Grubb, SPHR
Thank you for
contributing your knowledge to the CIC Forum. Our goal was to
simulate leaders of our profession and you certainly added great value by
being a provocative speaker. You brought new information and, although
none of us know the future, your insight shed light on the world ahead.
were excited and astonished by your presentation. Your input was most
Michael S. Olsen, CAE
Thanks again for adding so much to our conference. To quote one of the
attendees I spoke with your presentation was 'awesome!'
Susan L. Burleigh, SPHR
All the feedback I got concerning your presentation was great! You are
someone who understands both the theory and the perspectives of the HR
in the trenches. Everybody I spoke to mentioned that. It was a privilege
share the same platform with you. You continue to set the standards for HR
leadership -- you communicate our worth and potential as a profession so
passionately, so clearly and so well that you inspire us to see it in
ourselves. Thank you!
Dennis J. Garitan, Ph.D, SPHR
Mike Losey's passion for the advancement of the HR profession, and the HR
professional, were obvious in his outstanding presentation at the 2003
Indiana State Council SHRM Conference. Mike's wisdom and expertise,
combined with his humorous presentation style were just the motivation I
needed to dig in my heels and start proving the value and importance of HR
to business success. My work life will never be the same - how thrilling!
Ruth A. Jones, SPHR
Your presentation was fantastic. I've already downloaded it for reference
material. Your leadership and guidance of SHRM was admired and respected
by all the members and more. Thanks for being that special mentor to
thousands of followers."
Gene Weisheit, SPHR
What Mike Losey has accomplished in his career as an association executive is the envy of CEOs and organization leaders everywhere. We also envy your ability to share these accomplishments in an exceptionally interesting, relevant, and well thought-out manner. You are second to none and bring tremendous pride to the world of public speaking and human resource development. Thank you for sharing your expertise with participants at The Center for Association Leadership. We welcome you back as often as your schedule allows.
Having an expert like Mike address 65 association presidents (who are all grappling with human resource issues) was an enormous value. He did an outstanding job in both the general session and roundtable discussion. The only regret I had is that we didnt have more time for additional dialogueclearly the group was clamoring for it.
David W. Rohn
All I can say is 'INCREDIBLE!' What a phenomenal job you did at our 25th Anniversary State Human Resource Conference. Our members are still talking about your presentation...The energy level, humor, and professionalism you displayed, as always, helped make the Conference our most successful ever.
Roy A. Lanz, CCP, SPHR
Your message was fantastic and balanced between setting realistic
expectations for the CEO and the HR staff. I especially enjoyed your
statistics on the workforce trends and what this means for the future.
Woody Sanders, SPHR
Michael Losey's presentation was not only entertaining and informative. His experience and knowledge of matters relating to human capital made for an insightful and thought-provoking session. We needed to hear what he had to say. There was no doubt in the room that Michael is an expert in his field. He owned his audience and we loved it.
You were just great. Received a lot of positive comments about your speech and the conference over all. It was truly an honor to have you there.
Roger A. Hart
I thought you hit a home run at the ERExpo conference. You did a standout job. Absolutely marvelous! The attendees were fortunate to have such high quality presentations from you and former Secretary Reich.
Joyce Lain Kennedy
Listening to Mike speak was a highlight of my career. In our lives we meet many people and occasionally we meet someone who touches our life and we feel a little wiser just because we met. Mikes stories and personal experiences, mixed with his insight and views made his speech an event I will always remember.
Michael Losey is one of the most knowledgeable people in the HR field, and a wonderful keynote presenter at the Electronic Recruiting Expo. Not only was he entertaining and motivational, but he brought real substance to the table, giving the audience information and facts that they could take away with them and put to work.
Your message was on target and very well received by attendees at our Industry Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. I know it's difficult being the last speaker of any meeting, but your rapid-fire style kept everyone fully engaged until the last minute. I also appreciate your willingness to sit through our entire day's program to ensure that your presentation was tied to the other issues discussed throughout the day.
You received rave reviews....It is now one week after your speech and my phone is still ringing with words of praise for your presentation. Your style, energy and enthusiasm for the profession shone brightly throughout your speech. We only wish you could have stayed with us for longer than an hour -- it is obvious you have so much to share that we can learn and be inspired from. You have truly made an impression on Jacksonville HR professionals that will remain with us for a long time.
Michelle Corse, SPHR