I love making decisions that turn out great – and you were one of them. Thank you for making my job easier – you were a big hit.

Deborah Holish

Motorola

I wanted to thank you for being the best entertainer we’ve ever had at our conference (judged by me, supported by evaluations). Your humor was targeted, topical and best of all FUNNY! Best of all, for me, was the ease of working with you.

Nancy Takaichi

Cypress Semiconductor

McMillan’s humor transcends cultural borders. We have people from offices in 47 places around the world and his humor really resonates with our entire company. He appeals to high-tech crowds, but he can relate to just about anybody.

Don Maulsby

SVP Sales, Mentor Graphics

Don was fabulous and the evaluations I’ve read so far echo my sentiment. People especially appreciated the clean humor and that you took the extra effort to learn about pooling and incorporate material about our business into the presentation.

Harold Pumford

CEO, Association of Governmental Risk Pools

The feedback we received was exceptional and everyone had a good time. Most of the audience was totally thrown off by introducing you as our new sales VP. It was great!

Andrew Girardi

nVidia

I wanted to thank you again for the excellent job you did. I had my reservations about the early hour, but it worked well and the response has been very positive. Anything that improves the IT relationship with other operations groups is a plus.

Jim Diederichs

Rogers Communications

I would like to thank you for making me look so good! The word on the street was that this years Engineering Day was one of the best ones they have EVER had and it was greatly due to the awesome guest speaker!

Arlynn Winokur

Western Digital

Don, thank you!  As one who works frequently with talent, I have to say that you are, without a doubt, the least demanding entertainer with whom I’ve ever worked! It was a pleasure working with you – we heard a lot of very positive feedback from your performance!  You clearly did your homework on IGT, which made your performance that much more impactful to the audience!

Amanda Moses

IGT

I can’t tell you the number of people who commented how much FUN they had at our dinner! As much as we try, we don’t always achieve that, and it made a huge positive impact of our entire event. Attendees just couldn’t believe how hilarious you were and how well you customized to our audience. You were spot-on funny. Just as important, I had several who commented that it was SO refreshing to enjoy an evening of comedy without being bombarded with vulgar language and basic raunchiness. I absolutely agree. Bravo to you!

Linda Raynes

President and CEO, EASA

Don has an ability to transform an audience from yawning and indifferent to energized and uplifted! Every group has been blown away. I have NEVER had another speaker walk away with the kind of remarks and scores on evaluation forms that Don receives.

Michele Murdock

SCOPE Corporate Marketing Services

Your presentation was a huge hit. Literally hundreds of people commented to me how funny they thought it was and how much “they needed that” at that juncture of the conference. I have hired a couple of comedy headliners in the past (Louis Anderson, Smothers Bros.) but I must tell you I have never seen anyone kill for over an hour the way you did. I was dying laughing, and I had seen your slides in advance!

John Connors

Iron Mountain

I want to thank you for doing such a splendid job at the IBM Hundred Percent Club. You are funny and the audience loved every minute of your performance. They really identified with you and appreciated your humorous take on their world and work. I especially admire your dedication to developing and working in new material into every show. As terrific as each performance was, you were alert to improving it and finding ever new ways to keep your audience laughing.

Ted Lorenz

Ted Lorenz Productions

Thank you for coming to “speak” to the FEI group in Maui. So many people thought that they were really going to get a lecture on PowerPoint. Plus, I think they got something out of it: All subsequent “busy” slides were prefaced with a disclaimer that now the speaker knows it has too much data. Sometimes you need the humor to drive home the valid points.

Andrée Kraker

FEI Company

The feedback was absolutely great. Everyone loved how we introduced you as a ‘serious’ speaker and then how it turned out. Great show!

Mike Kronenwetter

VP Technology Management, Highmark

The feedback was absolutely great. Everyone loved how we introduced you as a ‘serious’ speaker and then how it turned out. Great show!

John Scudder

Director of Communications, HCA Healthcare

I wanted to personally thank you for your participation at the summit. You added that sparkle of laughter that everyone needed after being bombarded by PowerPoint charts. Thank you for your willingness to work with us and we look forward to working with you at the next event!

Linda Haake

Sr. Marketing Manager, IBM

The feedback that  we received regarding your performance was great.  In fact, we surveyed the participants regarding the  overall event, and asked about each of our outside speakers.  Of the 12 questions that we put to the participants (and requested a ranking from 1 = low to 5 = high), your performance received the highest overall rank at 4.87.  Some of the respondents indicated that they would have given you a rating of higher than 5, which was not possible but an indication of their enthusiasm for your performance.  Nick mentioned to me that we hit a “home run” by arranging for your performance.  We couldn’t have asked for any better feedback.

Dennis Suler

Hatch Mott MacDonald

I received absolutely terrific feedback from everyone. Don gave a superb performance. The context of his show gave many of us had the opportunity to laugh at ourselves and really connect with the team.

Dave Mayo

T-Mobile

Wow! What a show! How much positive feedback I got on your routine! Thank You! Thank You!

Jeff McCreary

SVP of Sales, Texas Instruments

You were bang on in what we wanted to accomplish and I continue to get comments each day about what a great reprieve it was from the full week of `Death by PowerPoint’.

Rochelle Coleman

Regional Business Director, Microsoft

Don was easy to work with, he grasped our business quickly and he created some very funny original material that was perfectly tailored to our audience.

Teresa Grove

VP of Marketing, First American Real Estate Solutions

Don, we truly enjoyed your performance, and you made us look like heroes for booking you! HP couldn’t have been happier, and everyone talked about it for the rest of the week.

Laurie Steele

Burns Marketing

Thanks so much for all you did to make our event so successful. We got tons of positive response about your performances. I think it was the first time we had such a turnout for a lunch speaker! We heard lots of people commenting that they had to get to that lunch to see your presentation.

Bess Matuszewski

Intuit

Don thanks so much for your outstanding presentation at this year’s conference. The feedback I’ve heard from clients and NSB Group personnel alike has been uniformly excellent. Everyone really enjoyed such a positive and side-splitting start to the conference: it set the tone for all the good stuff that followed.

Tracy Fairchild

Director of Communications, STS Systems

You have definitely received the most positive comments of any speaker I’ve ever hired.  First, you are a professional and we usually seek speakers at a lower level due to budget constraints.  Second, your humor appealed to them.  It’s not often a comedian finds math funny!   Thanks for making it work and for being so easy to work with. 

Anne Glasgow

Executive Director, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors

We’ve received a ton of feedback, all of it positive. My personal favorite: “Whoever found him and sold it up the chain deserves a promotion!

John Lawless

Program Director, DAU (Defense Acquisition University)

We want to thank you again for an outstanding and very entertaining evening this past week. We heard nothing but great comments from the attendees for the rest of the week. Your presentation and delivery really hit the mark and resonated with all of us in the audience. This was one of the highlights for the event and helped to make this one of our most successful C3 events to-date.

Trent Cross

HP

The feedback on the show for Genentech is all great and you received great marks on the surveys. Thanks for the outstanding job as always and for being soooo easy to work with. It really makes all the difference in the world.

Ed Schultz

Ellen Michaels Presents

You were the highlight of the event. Thanks for making this event a success!

Dan Law

Human Resources Manager, IBM

Thanks for bringing such fun and laughter to our 3 U.S. kickoff meetings. I received lots of very positive feedback about your appearance and you helped make our meetings very upbeat. After your first show, you created a buzz and boosted attendance at our two follow up meetings in Austin & Santa Clara.

Paul Casso

BMC Corporation

You were a major hit in Bartlesville with the ConocoPhillips employees. Here is some of what I heard:

1. Everyone that I talked to said that you were the “perfect” entertainer for this group and made for a great evening. There was a buzz about your performance for days after the event.

2. One person mentioned that he saw some IT guys who he had never seen smile, pound the table doubled up in laughter.

3. A few fellows from Europe said that they did not understand a few of your references but were amazed that you had captured both their career and marriage.

4. I also heard that you have influenced PowerPoint presentations – in one case, someone went back and changed the default from New Times Roman for a presentation the next day. Others have talked about how they are thinking twice before using certain features.”

Walter Gasior

Director, ConocoPhillips

You were a major hit in Bartlesville with the ConocoPhillips employees. Here is some of what I heard:

1. Everyone that I talked to said that you were the “perfect” entertainer for this group and made for a great evening. There was a buzz about your performance for days after the event.

2. One person mentioned that he saw some IT guys who he had never seen smile, pound the table doubled up in laughter.

3. A few fellows from Europe said that they did not understand a few of your references but were amazed that you had captured both their career and marriage.

4. I also heard that you have influenced PowerPoint presentations – in one case, someone went back and changed the default from New Times Roman for a presentation the next day. Others have talked about how they are thinking twice before using certain features.”

Walter Gasior

Director, ConocoPhillips