And the Crowds Go Wild!
Mike Zani, CEO: The Predictive Index
"What else can I say about our Michael Allosso Zoom Virtual Workshop besides WOW! Michael’s ability to connect regardless of the setting is a talent very very few have and he knocked it out of the park again with my team. During this crisis, we all needed some positivity, energy, and inspiration and I knew Michael was the perfect answer. I heard back from all 18 of my leadership team within an hour of his session ending and the feedback couldn’t have been any more appreciative, electric, joyful, enthusiastic, and reflective. They were all blown away by Michael being able to bond, relate, and engage with them over video and its being their first meeting with him. They couldn’t believe he could make them all feel like they were with him live and in his world during his storytelling and coaching. His listening, communication, mentoring, and talent gave everyone something to work on and feel better about. The team shined today and I saw more smiling faces than I have in a couple weeks, and all of this was due to Michael. We may need to make these a regular thing for our team because the results are already showing only hours after we finished. Thank you Michael for your care, selflessness, dedication, and passion with all of us and always bettering the people around you. You were a big success today and we are a better team and company from this. You are one of a kind and everyone can benefit from a little Michael Allosso in their lives. Cheers to you!"
Ambulatory Management Solutions
"When Michael offered to hold COVID-19 virtual sessions, I thought it would be a great way to help all those working at home to learn how some of the elements of interaction are even more important in the new, more difficult work environment. It was also a way to offer people a break with something new, and to show them that we are mindful about their struggles and appreciate all their efforts to keep our business running in such stressful times. We decided to include all levels of employees, not just managers. I was pleased with how interactive Michael was still able to be with a virtual group of 30. Said one of our young Product Engineers, “Thank you for inviting Michael to speak to us. It was uplifting to hear a message that applies not just to our business lives, but to our personal lives. The message of hope and perseverance was something I needed to hear. Thanks for looking out for us.” It was money very well spent even as we strive to conserve cash."
CEO, Cold Chain Technologies
"Thank you again for working with our group today. You've adapted well to the digital format. I found it to be just as informative and insightful. I got more. Interesting for me how the takeaway can easily change based on the group dynamic in the moment, I can now clearly see how multiple mini sessions for the Partner Summit will be very effective. All said, I look forward to us being able to be together again in person. I very much so value the limited time we've spent together."
Bill Wood, President
Salto Systems, North America
"The more I participate in your workshops, the more I appreciate how you get folks involved. Yeah, through "TSP" (Truthful, Specific, Positive Feedback™) but also by taking time to pay attention to each individual (and making notes) and engaging people hanging back. You manage to make it “fun” to engage, and I think that’s a huge thing in the Covid-19 scenario. Some of the on-site interactions pull folks way out of their comfort zones, but you made this fun, comfortable and useful, so kudos to you!!!"
Director, Information Technology
Cold Chain Technologies, LLC
"I look for three things from a Vistage Speaker, really any speaker for that matter. I want them to engage the members of my group. I of course want there to be tangible take home value. And I want there to be a transformative impact for the participants, meaning they leave the session with not just the capacity to “do” something different, they leave with the ability to "be" different in how they relate to their lives. The capability for this transformative impact is rare, because we cannot lead others on a journey we have not yet taken ourselves. Michael brought all of the above for me and my CEO groups and did so via Zoom. And I think the learning has just begun. I could not more highly recommend him."
Michael P. Mack
"I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for the amazing training you put-on yesterday for our team on Zoom. I have received nothing but positive feedback during a time our staff needed an encouraging, insightful and uplifting gathering with one another - So thank you!"
AVP, Human Resources
Mass. Brewing Company
"The idea of ever being able to learn everything I can learn from you has never crossed my mind; you are such a wonderful source of motivation for me, Michael! That said, I am impressed by how you never cease to amaze me.
This weekend, I sat in the backyard and watched the recording of your Zoom session for Vistage Florida, wow, Michael, it was wonderful! I especially enjoyed learning more about your professional path and the personal stories you used to walk the audience through that journey. Your Zoom skills were on point, I loved how you leaned into the camera when talking about Bridie, very nice touch.
Thanks for filling my cup Michael; every time I interact with you, I am able to generate so much positive energy; something I have been thinking a lot about lately, and it was good to hear it from you how we're really not victims. What is happening right now, while painful, it is not as bad as it could be, and we're definitely in a privileged position; "the minute you think your problem is the biggest problem in the room, think again," I love it, thanks for sharing!"
The Predictive Index
Looking Forward to Seeing You!
"Michael presented three consecutive days to my groups at the end of March and he did not disappoint! In fact he nailed it. He absolutely transcended Zoom as a medium. Among the things that set him apart from other speakers is that he wanted to meet in advance to discuss the sessions and groups and he was so very intentional about bringing each person on the Zoom screen into the conversation throughout. It was dynamic, fluid, high energy, highly relevant content and tailored very well to our current crisis environment. " -Chuck Hyde, Vistage Chair, Northwest Arkansas