Rave Reviews & Client List

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

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

“From 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

“You 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

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

We 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.

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

Thank 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

The 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

Thank 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

“The Webster’s definition of extraordinary states: A) going beyond what is usual, regular, or customary and B) exceptional to a very marked extent. I choose this word – EXTRAORDINARY – to describe Jon both as a professional event host and as a person. Jon’s contribution to our events is paramount to success. Simply put, we just couldn’t reach our goals without him. He pulls us all together, leads the team and sets the stage for excitement, teamwork and engagement. “

Extraordinary , Extraordinary , Extraordinary !!  Thank you so much for leading the charge @ the NSC. We truly appreciate all your energy and passion for Dal-Tile. Your commitment to excellence is phenomenal and unique.”



“Jon 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.“

“You clearly exceeded our expectations in so many ways – 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.”

He 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


“Your expertise ensured all elements were perfectly executed.”


— Make-a-Wish Foundation 25-Year “Big Wish” Gala featuring Rascal Flatts

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.

Thank 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

Your 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.

Looking for a funny motivational keynote speaker or emcee to Engage, Energize and Empower at your next event? Well, you’ve found him!

“What 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.”

“His 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!

“My 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

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

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

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


— Vice Chairman—Deloitte & Touche

“We 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.”

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

“We were delighted to work with you from the first moment we met and were never let down.”


– Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The 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

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

“We were delighted to work with you from the first moment we met and were never let down.”


– Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Our 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!

Jon, 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.

Finding 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

Jon’s Partial Client List by Category

International Business:

Mohawk | Dal-tile
Victoria’s Secret
John Deere

Technology & Software

Verizon Wireless
Quest Software


White Castle
Choice Hotels
Papa Johns Pizza


Choice Hotels
Travel Market Report
Playa Resorts
Delta Vacations


US Marine Corp
US Dept of Agriculture
Energy Generation Conference
US Federal Reserve Bank
US Dept Of Energy
US Air Force
Society of Government Meeting Planners


JP Morgan Chase
US Bank
PNC Bank
Federal Reserve
Credit Unions (multiple)
Synchrony Financial



Nationwide Insurance
Travelers Insurance
First American
State Farm



Association of Fundraising Professionals
American Optometry Association
Emergency Room Physicians
Society of Human Resource Management
Farm Bureau
Bankers Associations
Association of School Administrators
Society of Petroleum Engineers



Cardinal Health
Progressive Medical
Amerisource Bergen
Hospital Systems (multiple)

Charitable & Non-Profit:

United Way
Children’s Miracle Network
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Juvenile Diabetes
A Kid Again
Arthritis Foundation

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


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