“I gave the best speech of my life. The reason is that Jenny Riddle came to NFHA last year to provide training on strategic storytelling. I was inspired to craft a really great story and had a synergy with the audience that was powerful. At one point the mayor shouted out ‘yeah.’ I give full credit to the use of strategic storytelling.” -Cat Cloud, COO at National Fair Housing Alliance, Washington DC
Jenny had everyone in the room captivated with her format–no one ready to leave when it was over. After the event, I heard statements from our members like ‘Inspiring,’ ‘Totally relatable,’ and even ‘We’ll be re-evaluating our marketing efforts so we can better tell our story.’
Jenny—you had us at the breakfast table over the fried eggs and crispy bacon, and we’d welcome you back any time. Thank you! -Deb Evans, President/CEO Bloomingdale Chamber
I recently attended a client’s national conference and Jenny Riddle was the featured presenter in the most popular breakout session. I went there to be informed but quickly became enthralled by her presentation on strategic storytelling. In a typical breakout session, you listen. In Jenny’s you actually experience it. It was transformative. And I quickly knew that what Jenny had to say would be immensely beneficial to all of us in the non-profit community. -Bob Schultz, President at The Causeway Agency, CT
Jenny is so engaging and provided such great information on strategic storytelling. I had my team listening yesterday, and each of them was equally impressed. Our intern said that often she finds webinars boring, but when this one was coming to an end, she wanted more. They didn’t even realize an hour had passed. I hope you can bring Jenny back for encore presentations! -Michelle Boykins, Director at Advancing Justice, Washington DC
Jenny Riddle is the best storyteller I know! That’s why we have her back year after year. We are always amazed, entertained, and inspired. -Jo Ayo, President of Glen Oak Book Review
Jenny, I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful presentation you gave at the in-service last week. You touched so many of my staff on different levels and all of the feedback has been extremely positive.
I have been in the library profession for 31 years and have heard a lot of presentations, but I can honestly say yours was truly one of my favorites. -Rich Wolf, Director of Tinley Park Library
Every organization would benefit from Jenny Riddle’s public speaking training program. Jenny provided incredible training to our entire staff. We learned immediately to be better communicators in settings as small as a board meeting and as large as a keynote address. Her presentation was extraordinarily useful and embodied the very principles she was teaching us, all in a thoroughly engaging and entertaining manner.
-Shanna Smith, President & CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance, Washington, DC
We have received rave reviews of your presentation for the Elgin Donor Club! You truly brought the characters to life!
-Susan Tousey and Barb Wascher, Elgin Donor Club
Jenny, thank you for your five-star performance of your presentation of Diana Nyad “Find A Way” at The Little Travler. The audience was riveted throughout the presentation. Afterward, they continued to tell us how much they enjoyed the show. It was almost as if you became Diana Nyad during your convincing performance. You were truly wonderful!
-Sandy Fischer, Program Manager at The Little Traveler
I wanted to thank you again for your program at our in-service last Friday. You touched the lives of many people that day in a positive way. Danielle was excited about one of the books you recommended and told her book group about it. Others talked about how your “tiny tips” can relate to their work and their lives. Thank you for your excellent work!! Keep shining!
-Jeannine Kacmar, Head of Public Services Palos Heights Library
Watching your performance at Dickinson Hall of Vivian Maier, I was carried into the story immediately with your riveting portrayal of the character. Vivian came to live for me, and I was aware of the rest of the audience being drawn in as closely as I was. All in all the Jenny Riddle experience was outstanding!
-Marla Schachtel, Manager Dickinson Hall-Lake Forest