Sam’s Reviews

“Thank you so much for your phenomenal keynote. It was the absolute perfect way to kick off the inMomentum conference.”                                                          – Brittany Pais, inMotionNow

“Harrison is a conference programmer’s dream: the ideal mix of actionable, inspiring information wrapped up in an entertaining presentation.”                    – PRINT Magazine

“What a force you are! The presentation succeeded beyond anyone?s expectations. Message was right on target and I cannot tell you how appropriate for the audience.”
– Maria Rey, program director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Tech

“Sam has spoken in all formats at our huge annual design conferences in San Diego, New Orleans, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Boston, Denver, San Francisco and Chicago  — as an opening keynote speaker, general session presenter and workshop leader. All of his sessions have ranked as some of the highest attended and most well-received. I would recommend Sam as a speaker any day.”
  – Heather Griffin, program chair, HOW Design Conferences


“Sam received a 6.56 out of a possible 7.0 at the World Conference of the International Association of Business Communicators in Chicago, making him an ‘all-star speaker’ for IABC. Comments included: ‘Sam is great! He is always fun, funny, insightful, and with a fresh perspective…’ ‘Love his energy and practicality. it is always inspiring…’ ‘Favorite session so far…’ ‘Longer session needed — he was outstanding…'”
Charles Herrick, IABC director of professional education

“Thank you Sam! Everyone really enjoyed your talk. You were a big hit with both teams and I appreciate your contribution to a great overall meeting.”
– Debbie Krautheim, vice president, MetLife

“There’s always a good deal of magic to be found in a room in which Sam Harrison is speaking.”                                                                                                                                        – Amanda Aszman, HOW Design Newsletter

“The survey for your all-day seminar was overwhelmingly positive. It’s the best response we’ve ever had to development events we’ve hosted. You nailed it on every level!”
– Andy Epstein, BOSS Group at Merck

“You were a hit.. we all loved you. Thanks again for a well thought out, fun and relevant presentation.”
– Jim Kidd, Wyndham Hotels and Vacation Ownership

“Thanks to your inspiration, our team members are paying attention and looking at the same ol’ things with fresh eyes. I love seeing them so energized! Your workshop came up many times in the days that followed. Again, THANK YOU!”

– Lynn Manternach, MindFire Communications, Cedar Rapids

“Sam, thanks again for speaking at Interactive Design Conferences in San Francisco. Our audience LOVES you! I so appreciate your support.”
– Amy Conover, events director, F+W Inc

“Your perspective and great presentation style really reverberated in that room. You set us on course in the best way possible.”                                                 – Chris Garcia, Lockton Companies, Kansas City

“The keynote speaker of the night was Sam Harrison, a well-known author and motivational speaker on creativity. Sam is a firm believer that determination fuels inspiration and that our choices make us. I made paper airplanes, threw confetti, danced to music and screamed ‘Be the best you!’ at the top of my lungs during this presentation.”
  – Tiffanie Pitre, XDesign


“You were engaging and personable at the RGD Ontario’s ‘HeadsUp Conference,’ and your visuals supported your talk in an entertaining way. What I especially liked about your session was that the information and techniques you offered for selling ideas were scalable so that I might be able to apply them in casual one-on-one conversations as well as in more professionally formal venues. I believe what I learned in the session will help make me a better communicator.”
– Mark Smith, Finesilver Design Inc., Toronto

“Your presentation was a perfect way to start the day. I was very happy with the content and the delivery. You got excellent reviews from the team.”
Francesca Marraro, Health Management Services, Dallas

“Sam Harrison’s presentation at our in-house creativity conference far exceeded our expectations.  Everyone in our company attended—from the finance people to the highly creative folks.  There is still a buzz about what people heard and learned from Sam.  He’s a dynamic presenter and kept everyone engaged during the entire show.  We would highly recommend Sam for your next company meeting!”
– Kay Moore, Barkley Advertising and Communications, Kansas City

“You helped me completely change the way I view my career. You were amazing!”
Lauran Rings, LMR Design, HOW Conference participant

“Sam Harrison truly ignited our creativity. Speaking to a group of 360 college students and industry professionals, Sam enraptured us with brainstorming tools and inspired us to exercise our imaginations. His presentation left long-lasting benefits: We are now more confident in our ability to create and communicate.”
– Sherrell Steele, Manager, School of Communications, Mac Ewan College, Edmonton, Canada

“I have only received positive feedback about your presentation. The folks I spoke with thought you were engaging, entertaining and very inspiring…a total success.”
– Lenny Sulewski, global design manager, Campbell Soup

“Sam and his presentations were impeccably professional – he is a natural communicator and his delivery is compelling and charismatic.”
– John Ferneaux, president, Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario

“Absolutely great session! Our only wish is that we would have had more time with you…You and your ideas were a huge hit!”
– Steve Benfield, marketing creative director, SAS Institute

“Sam was one of my favorite speakers ever, and we’ve had so many great ones! As an artist, I’ve been a huge fan of Harrison for a long time. And his books on creativity are among the best I’ve read. I was additionally delighted to find, along with being really smart and insightfu, he’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Such a treat.”
– Stephanie Malone, IABC/Austin president

“The teams really enjoyed the opportunity to learn from you and we would love to partner again in the future!”
– Jennifer Frieman, Momentum Worldwide

“Sam Harrison far exceeded our expectations.  He’s a polished speaker who’s content is unmatched. Most of our group was at a loss when it came time for Q and A.  Our heads were already spinning with all of the valuable information we were processing and learning to apply in our own environments. We’ll definitely be inviting Sam back in the future.”
– Art Greene, program chair, IABC  Las Vegas

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed having you here. The team is very excited to start implementing some of these new tactics. Thanks again!”
– Amanda Blackwelder, Magnani

“Wow. This three-letter word describes Sam’s presentations and his zest for creativity-inspiring. Not only does he have this incredible skill but that he share this gift with others is — WOW!”
– Debra Ward, Board Treasurer, Canada Public Relations Society

“We all so enjoyed your session at our professional development series. Your energetic crowd-rouser start continued to mount and gain momentum…people left the luncheon with renewed sense of purpose and pleasure.”
– Laura Sauter, program chair, AIGA, Boston

“Many thanks for two excellent in-house sessions! Lots of positive comments about the day — you left all of us with lots to consider in our professional and personal lives. It was a great pleasure to work with you!
Libbi Moriarty, Northwestern Mutual

“Today most of the team has stopped by my office to thank us for the in-house retreat and for having you come in to speak to them. Evidently there have been some less than productive team retreats in the past and one team member expressed that she was very skeptical going into the day, but was so surprised at how useful she thought the day was.”
– Laurie Jorgensen, Director of Creative Services, University of Chicago

“Your in-house session for us was a 10 out of 10. The reception to your seminar has been terrific, and we’re excited to keep the momentum going.”
– Cathy Austin, IMRE Communications

“I found Sam to be an absolute delight to work with to plan this workshop. He made planning and organizing an all-day workshop enjoyable and worry-free. I have seen Sam present before, and I was very impressed that he continually adds new and topical information and research to keep his message current and relevant to what is happening in the world around us. I would definitely recommend Sam for any speaking engagement.”
– Laura Osborn, president, IABC Omaha

“Sam’s presentation added the ‘zing’ we needed to help stir our creative juices and review our creative process. We came away with new ideas and enthusiasm to get out of any ruts we were in. My only regret was not having other staff attend!”
– Paul Yates, president, Pickering Creative Group

“Sam is a consummate professional…good-natured and easy to work with.”
  – Kristin Froemling, program chair, PRSA Blue Ridge

“You were a hit with the group…we hope we can bring you back for a full-day workshop.”
  – Rebecca Brenzel, program chair, IABC Kentucky

“The feedback on your presentation was excellent. You did an outstanding job and your efforts are sincerely appreciated…”
  – Bill Marriott, program chair, Communications Media Management Association