Testimonials from Meeting Planners

  • “Martha was hired as our keynote speaker for our 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. With over 500 attendees, Martha provided the audience with a captivating story reminding all to focus on the positive in all situations and challenges in our lives. Martha is truly entertaining and engaging. The feedback we received has been extremely positive. Many guests said they walked away feeling inspired from Martha’s passion and enthusiasm. Martha is a reliable, delightful and professional speaker who helped make our event a success.

    Kim Greer
    Marketing/Physician Relations Coordinator at Houston Healthcare
  • You were AWESOME at our Women’s Conference! Thank you for sharing your personal story with us and giving us the courage to face whatever may come our way. Everyone is talking about your beautiful spirit and attitude. It is making them look at things differently. We are now equipped to accept any new challenge that comes our way with laughter and perseverance.

    Bernardette Hearns
    PMP, Women Connect Day, LexisNexis
  • Working with Martha Lanier on our Go Red for Women Luncheon was such a delight. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew she was the right fit. She had a compelling story to tell, but was able to keep the attendees laughing and engaged. The feedback we received this year has been wonderful. People had fun which was something we really wanted to accomplish and thanks to Martha they did.

    Monica Seif
    Social Events Specialist, American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate
  • Martha is the type of professional that people are drawn to due to her magnetism and zest for helping others improve their performance. Her character is one of integrity and she consistently strives to exceed the status quo. I strongly endorse her and her work.

    Christina Parker
    Executive Director of Georgia Association on Young Children
  • Martha Lanier shared her story of battling heart disease at the Go Red For Women® Luncheon in Birmingham, AL to 500 men and women supporting the cause. Her energetic delivery and engaging personality left a meaningful impression on all the guests. Prior to the event, Martha was readily available via email and phone to discuss the details necessary to make the event a success. I would recommend Martha to any market to inspire, engage and enliven audiences. Thank you Martha, for Going Red For Women and inspiring so many to do the same.

    Margaret Kloess
    American Heart Association – Birmingham, AL
  • Thank you so much for your presentation, “The Power of Influence” at our 14th Annual Women’s Business Symposium. Your unique style, zest for life, enthusiasm and passion captured the attention of participants immediately. Your ability to old the audience’s attention is due to your outstanding presentation skills. Your ability to incorporate your life experiences into your presentation was enduring, uplifting and inspirational. Participants were very moved by your presentation and left inspired. I have been hosting this event for several years now and you were a delight to work with. I would recommend anyone wishing to inspire their audience and capture their attention to contact you for their next event. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to keeping in touch.

    Michelle Spriggs
    Management Consultant, Morehead State University
  • As a board member for the Georgia Association for Development Professionals, I engaged Martha to be the keynote and closing speaker for our annual conference. Martha’s high energy and valuable messages, which tied directly to our topic and needs, made her the perfect speaker for the job. Importantly, she was highly professional in all dealings and preparation and easy to work with. We would recommend her as a speaker for your next conference with our highest confidence.

    Helene Schwartz
    Georgia Association for Development Professionals
  • Your speech (on leadership) at Georgia Tech was one of the finest I have ever heard. The animated presentation demonstrated spirit and vigor… The mixture of humor and motivation was extremely balanced to keep your listeners on the edge of their seats.

    Homer C. Rice
    Adjunct Professor Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Martha Lanier was terrific! She presented a program for Administrative Professionals Day and held the audience on the hook for every minute. Ignite Your Potential is an apt name for her company as she fired up the audience and engaged them in the beginning and kept the heat up with her energy and humor for the rest of the day. Martha was so easy and fun to work with and the participants were truly inspired by her motivational message. We’re already hoping to have her back for next year’s program.

    Teresa Nunn
    Georgia Center for Continuing Education, The University of Georgia
  • The votes are in! Our 43rd Annual Conference in San Antonio was a major success … and much credit is due to you! Great way to start a conference! Solid marks all around, ma’am … outstanding.

    Roland A. Arteaga
    President/CEO, Defense Credit Union Council, Inc
  • Martha Lanier is a competent, engaging, inspiring speaker who brings humor, insight and wisdom to our organization’s events. An outstanding communicator, she possesses a unique style, which enables her to easily connect with various types of audiences. She would be a valuable asset to any event.

    Tina Woodard
    PHR, Gwinnett County Department of Human Resources
  • Your great presentation skills and ability to hold the audience’s attention were unmatched; additionally the personal stories and anecdote were excellent. The message was very inspiring and uplifting.

    Nadia Turner
    GE Women’s Network
  • It was such a pleasure having you speak at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP! Our staff has given us great feedback on what they took from your presentation. They were especially impressed by your teachings on recognizing causes for stress and how to better manage it, choosing what kind of day to have before getting out of bed and realizing how important it is to take time for oneself, just to name a few. There were many other positive comments made, but there are just too many to name. We were so delighted to have such a refreshing personality enlighten us on the importance of noticing the positive aspects of your working environment and simple everyday life. We look forward to having you back again!

    Liana Tyson Haynes
    Human Resources & Operations, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
  • Another outstanding presentation by Martha Lanier! Feedback was 100% super positive. My co-workers never hesitate to tell me the truth about presenters. They were blown away today!

    Linda Murphy
    Education Director, Explore Gwinnett – Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Martha’s presentation at our conference was inspiring for everyone. Regardless of the employment field or conference theme, Martha’s presentations are tailored for each unique situation. It only takes a minute in her presence to know you’ve met someone who will inspire you and your audience.

    Ann Pearson
    Pearson Resource Management, LLC
  • Your style and delivery were so engaging that we lost track of time – that says a lot for a mandatory employee in-service! In fact, certain points of your presentation are still being discussed a month later. Specifically, employees have learned to be patient when listening to others, to embrace people’s differences and to view the differences as a positive aspect of the team and to always keep a positive attitude. You are a very effective speaker and educator. We thank you for an enlightening and stimulating presentation.

    Angela Garcia
    Clarke County School District School Nutrition
  • I have received tremendous feedback. Your positive message and energized delivery motivated and inspired the group. I was especially impressed with how you tailored the presentation for us. It was timely and relevant and I appreciate your accommodating our needs. Thanks again for speaking to us and for all that you do to inspire, energize and motivate people.

    Tiffany Hoffine
    Deloitte & Touche
  • Martha was a dynamic inspiring speaker for our Executive Women’s group today! She reminds her audience in a delightfully entertaining way that the true key to meeting life’s challenges is through a positive attitude. She is so passionate in her belief that we are each capable of so much more than we think is possible. Her passion and enthusiasm are so contagious; her anecdotes spring to mind unexpectedly for weeks after you first hear them. And, their truth is so basic, they apply equally well for every aspect of our lives. She is one very remarkable woman!

    Judy Frink
    Bartow Executive Women
  • I’m always nervous about speakers I have not personally seen, but Martha Lanier was highly recommended, so I took a chance. My jitters disappeared as soon as I spoke to her. She was so friendly and vibrant that I felt like I’d known her all my life. We have received nothing less than rave reviews from everyone who attended. From the moment she walked on stage, she held us all captive with her humor and enthusiasm. She used her real life situations to relay her message and everyone could relate to her at some point during her speech.

    Angela Hosch
    International Association of Administrative Professionals – Georgia Chapter
  • Thank you so much for a great presentation at our Surviving to Share Event. The laughter was music to my ears. All the positive comments we have received about your presentation have been amazing.

    Kay Dixon
    RN, BS, CWCP
  • Although not many have decided to jump out of planes, my girls and I are going virtual skydiving (chickens way out but still fun). Thank you for having the courage to share your story and use it for such good! I look forward to following your adventures and hope our paths cross again.

    Brigette Young
    South Georgia Medical Center
  • Martha is a very articulate, high energy motivational speaker. Her stories were fun filled and yet very educational. Her method of delivery was phenomenal. Martha challenged our audience to remove self-limiting barriers to reach higher levels of achievement. Listening to Martha speak was a delight for all in the audience, as everyone can relate to developing within ourselves leadership skills. Her words of wisdom ascend beyond the world of management team and my colleagues at large. It is without hesitation that I recommend Martha as a motivational speaker for any audience.

    J.A. Brooks
    Washington Savannah River Site National Management Association
  • Martha is the kind of keynote speaker that event planners dream about. 
As a master in the art of storytelling, Martha presents her life-changing techniques through a series of personal experiences that are both profound and laugh-out-loud funny. 
She is a huge asset to any conference lucky enough to book her.

    Carol Hamilton
    Black Sheep Communications Consultant
  • Martha was the Speaker for The Women’s Professional Development Network in Atlanta. She was the perfect Speaker for our event – energetic, engaging, personable, and inspirational. Her story struck a chord with our audience, and she told it so that it would be an example of what is possible when we keep going forward despite our circumstances. The audience was so pleased with her presentation, and they were eager to speak with her and purchase her book, Pink Lemonade. Smiles all around!

    Marie Fratoni
    CEO and Founder at Get Clients Everywhere
  • Your presentation addressed some of the many challenges and every-increasing needs of the workplace. And, you provided insights and tools that the instructors can use to not only help create a well-trained, well-educated workforce, but tools they can use in their personal lives

    Dawn Schmeelk
    State Lighthouse Coordinator, Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
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    Testimonials from Attendees

  • You have such high energy and enthusiasm. Excellent! Seemed so real.

    Debbie Head
    Attendee, Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education
  • I learned valuable presentation techniques such as the “Power of the Pause” and “Locking In” when making eye contact with people in each quadrant of the room. Most importantly, make your presentation personal by speaking from the heart. After twenty-plus years in the field of education, I was still able to gain knowledge from Martha’s presentation. Excellent session!

    Dr. Angela Brown
    Attendee, Georgia Association on Young Children
  • Now I better understand the different ways people communicate and how to meld the differences to have a great work environment. Many of the things brought up today can also be used with personal relationships as well as making the differences complement each other.

    Kathleen Phipps
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professionals Day
  • Martha, you are a great speaker and I enjoy every time I hear you. You always energize your crowd and keep everyone’s attention. You are a true inspiration. When I saw you were coming back, I had to be here!

    Jaclyn Brown
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • Believe in yourself and know it takes all personality types to make a good team. Be willing to take risks. Pay attention to body language.

    Gail Carter
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • Martha Lanier is a dynamic and energetic speaker whose stories will keep you on the edge of your seat! Be prepared to laugh, to be inspired and to go home with lots of tips for enhancing your life! She is extraordinary!

    Dr. Nancy Geha
    Redhawk Mountain Consulting, Attendee Clemson University Sponsored Professional Development for Women Conference
  • Martha is great. … I could have listened to her all day! … Really gave me great insight on co-workers, customers and even family members. Time just flew! … Presentation gave us some good take-aways whether we are GE Leaders dealing with customers or individuals in the community or dealing with your own family and friends. It was good information that we can use anywhere. … Great speaker! Would have liked to have heard more. … The topic was very relevant to work and has helped me better understand my co-workers and manager’s personalities. … Martha’s keynote story was very inspirational.

    Attendee Comments from GE Women’s Network
  • Your program was absolutely amazing! I want everyone I met to listen to this presentation!

    Jeffrey Rosenfeld
    Attendee at Homer C. Rice Leadership Class, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Martha’s enthusiasm is contagious! Very enjoyable session. I am taking away a wealth of ideas to apply to my work and my personal life. Bring her back! ~ Good ideas, feel good presentation. Thought provoking. ~ By far the best presentation of conference-excellent! Outstanding! Not only best speaker, but presentation and material ~ Very motivating and enjoyable. Loved the speaker! ~ Martha has great energy! Her presentation was fun and informational! ~ Martha was fabulous! She’s very engaging, knowledgeable and credible. She spoke about things she had personally gone through instead of just research. ~ High energy. Great topic. Martha gave great eye opening ideas ~ Martha made my visit worthwhile. Many times you are not up and close with speakers ~ Ms. Lanier was great. She communicated her message very well and did so with humor to keep things light and interesting. I enjoyed her stories which made her message easier to relate to ~ Great presentation, provided information that applies to the day-to-day work environment. Great presenter very animated keeping the material upbeat and the people active ~ excellent speaker. Her stories were so effective at reinforcing her points. She is very engaging. ~ Very engaging, great tonality, great presenter for adult learning by drawing off experiences that we can relate to and comprehend ~ Positive! Used personal experiences and stories to reinforce theory/concept. Used humor and questioning to keep audience engaged ~ She was engaging as a speaker and effective in getting the audience engaged. I commend her for focusing us on “take-aways! ~ Ms. Lanier made her presentation personalized in a way that everyone became part of her presentation. Please bring this session back!!!~ Martha is an individual who really loves her job and is able to influence her audience. She uses everyday examples that will help us understand Power of Influence. Very awesome person and character! ~ I took this seminar by default because my chosen one was full-boy am I glad I did!! She was exceptional!! ~ Wonderful, funny, motivational-would love to hear her speak again.

    Attendee Comments from SHRM – Society for Human Resource Development National Conference
  • Martha is like a “breath of fresh air” with her thoughts and inspiration! One of the best speakers I’ve ever listened to. Talks on one’s level.

    Sharon Leonard
    Attendee at Critter Sitters Conference
  • Very good (and animated) speaker … Wonderful! … Possibly longer … Very good presentation/speaker … Very vibrant, energetic, motivational, awesome … I enjoyed every bit of her session & appreciated the opportunity to be a part of it … Thought the session was wonderful & uplifting … I would love to see her again … She was wonderful! … Great speaker, very eloquent and funny, she made great suggestions … This was so great. I laughed & enjoyed her entertaining talk so much! … Enthusiastic, rejuvenating and inspiring, excellent analogies.

    Attendee Comments from Gwinnett County Government Women’s Conference
  • An energized speaker. Content appropriate for both professional and personal life … Excellent tips were very beneficial … Martha Lanier is a very professional, outstanding and intelligent woman! She is a very talented speaker … Very energetic! Constant excitement!

    Attendee Comments from International Association of Administrative Professionals Student Conference
  • Martha breaks the mold as a speaker. Warm and friendly, easy to understand and covers a lot about work environments and situations. I’m glad I came!

    Nicole Johnson
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • Martha’s style of communication is totally awesome. She sheds new life on office matters, personalities and office procedures. I will keep coming back and back!

    Jeannie Johnson
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • After spending an entire day with 280 professionals, “by the end of the program I felt that I had actually had a one-on-one with a personal coach!

    Suzanne Black
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • I enjoyed the refresher of the personality types and generational differences and keeping in the forefront the importance that all individuals in the workplace contribute. Most valuable was your knowledge and infectious energy!

    Tiffany Gordon
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • Your presentation at our Weekenders Atlanta Road Rally was inspirational, motivational and most of all – FUN! Your humor is wonderful. Being at the end of a two day rally, I wasn’t sure I could handle much more, but as soon as you started speaking, I was energized all over again!

    Roni Klemick
    Fashion Coordinator, Weekenders
  • I learned about coworkers (and myself!!) and how to better work with them. I also had reaffirmation of speaking skills such as body language – her translation was great! Also, dealing with men and women and body language was good

    Nikki Williams
    Attendee at The University of Georgia, Administrative Professional’s Day
  • I thought Martha was fabulous – funny, no-nonsense advice. Sometimes it is the smallest things that we don’t think of that become huge. Martha reminded us about all of this in a very engaging way

    Cynthia Bailey
    Attendee at w.net Women’s Conference