Rave Reviews for Engaging and Funny Motivational Speaker, Opening Keynote Speaker and Event Emcee Jon Petz!


Verizon WirelessYou hit the messaging for our sales kick-offs on the money. Incredible job of combining purposeful stories and illustrations combined with engagement and humor.

— Verizon Wireless

Thom, VP, Employee Engagement & RecognitionFrom our initial conversation to the moment he left our event, Jon’s keynote message and interaction was unique to my attendees. Every person who sat in our audience felt as though he was speaking directly to them. I’ve never had a speaker rate so highly on our post-event survey.

— Thom, VP, Employee Engagement & Recognition

National Association Sports CommissionAfter 22 years in this industry, I have laughed harder than I have ever laughed in my life. Jon made everything so funny, and yet, poignant and relative. He brought it back. He kept us engaged the entire week. Every time you saw him, you laughed, but more importantly he kept you focused.

— National Association Sports Commission

Procter & GambleYou are a rock star and I’m happy to pass on any words of recommendation that can testify to your amazing-ness.

— – Event Planner, Procter & Gamble Company

DeloitteYou clearly exceeded our expectations in so many aways – and it was the perfect way to end the Summit. I recall looking out into the audience and everyone was locked on you – nobody was checking their mobile devices, I mean nobody – you had their full attention, which is difficult to do at a firm like ours.

Children's Miracle NetworkHe had their attention from the moment he started to the second he stopped. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone looking for a motivational speaker.

— Children’s Miracle Network International Sponsor Summit

Nancy GrossHe’s an amazing, amazing beginning, closer, all-day session. He is a tough act to follow. I have planned many, many events and I have never hired a keynote or motivational speaker as impactful and as ‘wow’ as Jon Petz.

— Nancy Gross, Owner & Chief Marketing Officer, NGG Consulting

Nancy GrossHaving someone of your quality, your entertainment and your energy on a Monday morning – really sold our conference. Thank you..

— SHRM Minnesota State Council

NationwideJon Petz is one of the most engaging speakers I have come across in years. His unbridled passion, enthusiasm and messaging reminds me of a young Zig Ziglar. Jon’s business message is on point and provides relevant business context in today’s complex business environment.

— Nationwide Insurance

U.S. Air ForceWhat impresses me most is that you deliver much more than magic or illusions… You have a unique ability to connect your gifted talents to predetermined organizational objectives and deliver them in such a unique way that one cannot help but retain… long after the event.

— Superintendent of Professional Development, US Air Force

AnthemHis speech to our agents was entertaining, engaging, motivational and exciting as he related to particular issues in our business. Most of us were both laughing and crying. Our group LOVED him!

— Anthem Insurance

PNC BankMy only problem is that I am not sure how I can improve on this or even compete with your energy and ability at next year’s rally! You are one of the best motivational speakers for sales events!.
– Regional Director, PNC Bank

Abbott NutritionWe could go on and on about every aspect of your presentation, but in summary, everyone loved it. Your delivery was excellent and most importantly you challenged us with the idea of being change-ready, not just in our minds, but in our hearts as well.

— Abbott Nutrition


— T-Mobile

Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationWe were delighted to work with you from the first moment we met and were never let down.
– Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Travelers InsuranceHe is incredibly talented and really knows how to work a crowd. We loved him and would recommend him to anyone who values exceptional quality.
– Travelers Insurance

DieboldWe could not have asked for a better motivational keynote speaker for sales events. Jon brought an amazing level of energy and creativity to kick off our North and South American sales teams. He engaged the entire room from the moment he took the stage and left everyone with WOW.
– Diebold International

GoodyearJon was amazing. Our sales group was really impressed with how he incorporated our business model and goals into his presentation.

— Goodyear, Inc.

Progressive Medical, Inc.Jon’s presentation was dynamic and motivating. Our representatives said they can’t wait to have Jon back at our next National Sales Meeting.

— President & CEO, Progressive Medical, Inc.

Ohio Association for Community CollegesThank you for your participation in our recent 14th Annual Meeting. Your involvement was key to making this perhaps our best educational event ever.

— Executive Director, Ohio Association for Community Colleges

CignaYour delivery mixed with humor and excitement set the day off on the right tone for our tactical planning sessions scheduled during the remainder of the day. I greatly appreciate your time and look forward to having you come back and speak with us again.

— Cigna

Velvet Ice CreamThank you again for your inspiration and message… I have never seen our team connect with someone like they did with you.

— Velvet Ice Cream

Dublin Scioto High SchoolI can tell you without hesitation that the entire experience was one of the most professionally orchestrated and personally fulfilling that I have ever had.

— Principal, Dublin Scioto High School

Deloitte & ToucheJon Petz is an outstanding keynote speaker and entertainer, one who truly engages the audience.

— Vice Chairman—Deloitte & Touche

Southeastern EquipmentThe 45 minutes you spent with us was by far the best 45 minutes I’ve spent in a meeting anywhere.

— Southeastern Equipment, VP of Sales

Discover Financial ServicesYou met and exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with you again. Thanks Jon.

— Discover Financial Services

HR FloridaYour presentation was just perfect. I can’t wait for everyone to hear you at the state meeting next!

— HR Florida

Country Music Hall of FameThank you for doing such a remarkable and fantastic job at our event. You have great talent and you know how to use it.

— Barbara Mandrell, Country Music Hall of Fame Recording Artist

ConAgra FoodsThe first time I saw you do the keynote at P&G it was fantastic. But the 2nd time for us, was even better!

— President, ConAgra Frozen Foods

Meeting Professionals InternationalThank you Jon. This was the best event we have ever had. Your expertise at event flow along with the energy you brought to the stage was superb.

— Meeting Professionals International, World Education Congress

American College of Emergency PhysiciansOur physicians are STILL talking about your keynote. You made me the hero for having the wisdom to hire you. Physicians are notoriously sophisticated and jaded audiences, but you engaged and inspired them. Thank you!

— American College of Emergency Physicians

Exact SoftwareJon, thank you so much for hosting our kick-off meeting! You were fantastic! And talk about going above and beyond . . . Emcee, Keynote—then became our instant A/V tech and mic runner when we didn’t have one. You are truly a jack of all trades.

— Exact Software

Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care SpecialistsFinding that perfect keynote speaker was important, and you made us listen, feel, smile and laugh. I felt an immediate connection. Thank you for making this the best choice, the perfect connection and a meeting that always will be remembered.

— Event Chair, Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists

Illinois Farm BureauI have heard great comments from the managers! I appreciate the way you go about being a speaker, the enthusiasm you bring and the talent you have. It was a great program and we appreciate it.

— Illinois Farm Bureau

The Mosaic CompanyHe’s truly the most professional person I’ve ever worked with.

NiSource“Jon Petz was one of the best speakers we’ve seen at your company”


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Jon’s Partial Client List

Abercrombie & Fitch
Ace Hardware
American Eagle Outfitters
American Rentals Association
American Society of Association Executives
Assocation of School Administrators
Association of School Business Officials
(Amazing Associations of all types)
Arthritis Foundation
Auto Dealers Association
Bath & Body Works
Boys & Girls Clubs
CA Technologies
Cardinal Health
Century 21
Children’s Miracle Network
Choice Hotels
CIGNA Healthcare
ConAgra Foods
Cox Communications
Deloitte & Touche
Easter Seals

Emerson Global
Eye Med
Farm Credit Services
HC Brill
Homesteaders Life
International Special Events Society
John Deere
JP Morgan Chase
Juvenile Diabetes Research
Kindred Health Care
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Marathon Petroleum
Marriott Hotels
Meeting Professionals International
Mettler Toledo
Mohawk Flooring
Mosaic Company
Motorists Insurance
Nationwide Insurance
The Ohio State University
Papa John’s Pizza
Progressive Medical
PMI – Project Management Institute
Proctor & Gamble
Renaissance Hotels
Safe Auto Insurance
Saks Fifth Avenue
Schottenstein Stores
Sherwin Williams
Smith Barney
Society of Govt. Meeting Planners
Society of Human Resource Managers
Society of Petroleum Engineers
State Farm
Sunny Delight
The Andersons, Inc.
Time Warner
Tops Markets
Travelers Insurance
UBS Financial Services
United Way
University of Tennessee
US Air Force
US Air National Guard
US Bank
US Bankruptcy Courts
US Dept. of Agriculture
US Federal Reserve Bank
US Marine Corp
Victoria’s Secret Stores
Wells Fargo
Wendy’s International
White Castle
Looking for a funny motivational keynote speaker or emcee to Engage, Energize and Empower at your next event? Call Jon Petz at (614) 456-3072.