Rave Reviews

“Mary made us think in a way we will never forget.
She’s the real thing, it was an absolute joy.”
~ Elizabeth Trendowski, CT Manager
Robson Forensic, Inc.
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“Dear Mary… After listening to you, I was able to relax
and connect with the audience in ways that I never have before…
I actually experienced a breakthrough! Your keynote and workshop
both had true value. You gave me something I will have forever.
You are the best-of-the-best!
~ Arlene Jayme, Chengdu, China.
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“Mary Cheyne is at the top of the talent pool.
She can help others to reach the top.”
~ Margo Chevers, Professional Speaker / Trainer
Northeast Leadership Enterprise
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“Mary is a true professional. With every client she has one goal
and that is to exceed the client’s expectations.”
~ Terry Viney, President, Plus Factor
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“I would like to express my gratitude and admiration for
your skills and encourage other speakers to avail themselves
of your thoughtful guidance. I highly recommend Mary
to anyone who wants to improve. Mary, you are fantastic!”
~ Paul Jones, Vice President & Senior Writer, Eaton Vance Inc.
and 2010 International Speech Contest Semi-Finalist
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“Mary is a consummate professional and possesses
a unique ability to teach instead of preach.”
~ Linus Romey, CEO, Pacific Seaflight
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“I learned to stay connected to the audience.
You are a great role model for this…
Your mentoring advice was a wake-up call.
Wonderful workshop.
~ Klaus Herrmann, Guangzhou, China
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Todd McKinney, ASCAP, New York
“I have learned so much from listening to your presentations.
You have helped me add new dimensions to my speeches that I was
unaware of before… You have made me realize that focusing on my message
allows me to overcome my obstacles in speech-making.”
~ Todd McKinney, ASCAP, New York
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“Thank you so much. It is important for you to know that
you have made a very positive difference in my life.
Thank you for being a positive force.”
~ Eva P Menon, RN BSN
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Thank you so much, Mary, for providing insight. Now more people
can learn from you and ‘move forward’ in their speaking goals.”
~ Marsha Kiley, Client Manager, Prudential Financial
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“If you are looking for someone to help you improve…
look no further than Mary Cheyne. She is accomplished,
professional, and a pleasure to help you improve.
Mary has been very generous with follow-up.”
~ Allan Fournier, Senior Software Engineer
Invensys Systems, Inc.
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A different approach to speaking
Practical tools and suggestions for an inspiring presentation.”
~ Sheila Robbins, Principal Robbins Research
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“Mary provided a very concise, engaging and useful presentation
from a different perspective. What I learned was very helpful!
~ Sheila Green, Principal Marketing Analyst, Invensys
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“Mary’s delivery style is as instructive as her material.
An amazing combination of expertise and experience.”
~ Beth Fread, Broker / Realtor
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“Mary is very energetic and provides meaningful real-life examples.”
~ Tasha M. Morris, Diversity Consultant, HR,
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (U.S)
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Informative, engaging and extremely useful. You clearly demonstrated
the techniques you were describing, showing them to us in action.
As a professional speaker myself, I learned a number of useful
techniques
that I will be incorporating into my own talks in the future.
Your message is a powerful one, and one that is useful to both
novice and experienced speakers alike!”
~ Stephen Balzac, President, 7 Steps Ahead, LLC
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“Great steps for making specific communication improvements.
An engaging presentation.”
~ Martin Miller, Senior Information Technology Trainer
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“Mary Cheyne’s dynamic, exciting presentation was
engaging and very helpful to any audience.”
~ Justine Bishop, Retirement Technician
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“Mary’s experience with an audience speaks volumes
about how much she loves her craft.”
~ L. Evans
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Great humor and I appreciate the first-hand examples.”
~ Nanette Pineault, Fairbanks, Alaska
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“If you ever hear a Mary Cheyne speech, you won’t forget it.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
~ Bil Lewis, Professor,
Stanford University / Tufts University / MIT
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“It was very evident that the students learned a lot from the presentation.
I was extremely impressed with the delivery. Many of the techniques discussed
during class presentation were utilized. It was very enlightening and rewarding.”
~ Professor Cheryl L. Dorsey, Gibbs College
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“I thought Mary was intelligent and truly inspiring. She is a pro!”
~ John P. Doorley, Technician
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“An excellent presentation. I learned a lot and enjoyed it a lot.
Learned several new ideas that I will use.”
~ Krishna Mendu, Development Manager
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“Your presentation last night was excellent. It really inspired me!
I love presenting, learning, and helping people.
Hearing your presentation inspired me to continue pursuing my dream.”
~ Kristin Viera, American Society of Training & Development
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“Mary, I thought you gave a fantastic presentation.”
~ Sarah Hayden, Prevention Project Director
The Beacon Coalition
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Very practical and entertaining.
I enjoyed this evening and learned a great deal. Thank you!”
~ Workshop Participant, Society of Women Engineers
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“Loved the energy and humor! Very enjoyable!”
~ Workshop Participant, Society of Women Engineers
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“The most entertaining presentation I have ever attended!”
~ Edgar Montiel, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
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“Mary really knows what she’s talking about, and
now I have tools that I can’t wait to use on my next speech.”
~ Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers member
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“Mary was very engaging and provided
good insight to my particular concerns about presenting.”
~ Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers member
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“The tips on presentation skills make me eager for my next speech.
I would definitely recommend this presentation to anyone.
It was very professional and well worth my time.”
“Mary is professional, open, compassionate,
prepared and easy to ‘stay with’ in all aspects.”
~ The Professional Development Team
Salve Regina University
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“We enjoyed how you weaved humor into your presentation
but always to make an indelible point. Our members were
not only pleased with hearing a dynamic speaker such as yourself,
but also felt they came away with a meaningful message and experience.”
~ Richard B. Applebaum
President, Rotary Club of Providence
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“I am a professional speaker myself, and yet I learn good things
from Mary every time I see her. Bravo!”
~ Bob Faw, Chief Ignition Officer, Matchbox Group
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“This was a great workshop! Surprisingly simple ways
to add more humor to trainings & everyday!”
~ Jenny Goodchild, Training Lead, Mass Mutual Financial Group
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“Excellent presentation with practical tips and demonstrations
that I can begin to use right away. Loved the tips for adding humor to dry topics.”
~ Mary McWalter, Technical Trainer, Boston Private Bank
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“I really enjoyed Mary’s take on the art of humor.
Mary broke down the steps of humor in a very refreshing way.”
~ Kate Buhler, President, Profitable To Train LLC
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“Thanks to Mary Cheyne, not only have I become
a better presenter, but I have also been able to teach
my colleagues to model her presentation style. It’s contagious!
~ Vanessa Aller, Instructional Designer, John Snow, Inc.
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“Mary is an amazing speaker and incredibly inspirational.
I can’t wait to get out to practice.”
~ Kim Kennedy, Manager of Forecasting
McGraw-Hill Construction
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“A very well-planned, interactive and positive workshop that
left me feeling better about my public speaking skills.”
~ James Gillies, Senior Manager, North American Conferences

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“Mary’s workshop is very interactive
Everyone was very engaged. I really enjoyed it.”
~ Mev Barton, Senior Database Analyst
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“Mary was very interactive & engaging…
Gave great examples to further explain her points.”
~ Jill Pattan, Marketing Manager, Platts,
Div of McGraw-Hill Co.
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“I found the presentation engaging and most helpful
in demystifying the skills of public speaking.”
~ Patricia Trischitta, Research Analyst
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“Mary articulated well how connecting with the audience can be executed.”
~ Karen Munson, McGraw-Hill,
Educational Sales Consultant
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“I can take points from the presentation and use them right away.”
~ Pooja Kapoor, McGraw-Hill
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“Great presentation… Very engaging and interactive.
I learned a lot.
~ Manisha Sharma, Analyst, Market Research, McGraw-Hill
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