Testimonials

Paul, I just want to take a minute to say thank you, and great job. You kicked off our conference exactly how we wanted, and you received praise all day from the attendees/sponsors. You have a gift, and you use it for the betterment of others. Thank you for sharing it with us!~ Keith JacobsMaxim Healthcare Services

Matt Birk has all of the basics down: well prepared, on time, easy to work with, etc. But the presentation is where he truly shines! He was engaging, relatable, and hilarious! It was the perfect way to close our morning general sessions. Not only did the audience enjoy Matt, but we got very positive reviews on our conference survey!~ Julie ConzemiusAmerican Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds

Paul’s presentation met the members’ goals and my expectations, and beyond! The feedback received was that Paul truly has a gift to motivate, energize, and promote people to do better for themselves and their professional careers, even when times get frustrating or hard. His ability to speak directly to everyone and their needs is remarkable!~ Erika LeonardMissouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

Matt was an outstanding speaker who attracted significant participation. His presentation was polished, yet personable. His humility and sincerity was very well received. Matt went out of his way to accommodate the meeting needs. His willingness to greet folks as he autographed his book was wonderful. Matt’s message of strong personal faith was very well received. Matt got very high marks for his presentation by the audience. I highly recommend Matt Birk.~ Bill BondMinnesota Crop Production Retailers

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Paul! Your presentation was awesome. My team at SWA was motivated and is taking each lesson that you illustrated and running with it. They absolutely loved your enthusiasm and expertise and hope that you will return in the future.~ Ana SchwagerSouthwest Airlines

From the moment I first spoke with you, Paul, it was apparent that you were personable and engaging. You took the time to understand our company, our goals and objectives, and our audience. Not only did you meet our expectations, but you soared above all that by inspiring while delivering a thought-provoking message. We received incredibly favorable results not only from our internal associates who attended but from our external attendees as well.~ Diana ShackelfordAnthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Matt Birk exceeded my expectations. Not only was he an excellent, informative, and inspiring speaker, but he was also professional, timely, courteous, and genuinely friendly and conversational with our staff, board, volunteers, and guests. The feedback from attendees continues to pour in..."Excellent", "warm and caring", "funny", "fabulous speaker", "intelligent", "legit", "very cool" are just a few of the descriptions I've personally heard.~ Kathleen RayCorona Life Services

I want to personally thank you for the large part you played in making the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Small Business Conference a huge success. The feedback of the over 500 entrepreneurs in attendance was overwhelmingly positive. Paul, our members were motivated by your entertaining and thought-provoking presentation. It was great working with you!~ Tammy Carnrike, CCEDetroit Regional Chamber

We have been fortunate at Patterson to have had some great speakers over the years at our Leadership Summit, I would without reservation put Matt Birk at the top of this list. Matt's talk was relevant, entertaining, and motivational. People continue to reference Matt's analogies in context of what we are trying to accomplish for our employees, customers, and shareholders. Matt not only made us laugh he helped us on our journey to become a better company.~ S. A.Patterson Companies, Inc.

Paul, it was an absolute pleasure working with you and having you present A Hero Within to the student-athletes at our Rams High School Player Development Camp. Your passion, enthusiasm, and words were heard by all and kicked off our best camp to date!~ Kyle EversgerdLos Angeles Rams

Matt, your presentation to our management group was truly inspirational. It appeared as though they were hanging on your every word. We received many enthusiastic responses from the audience and we could not be more pleased. Everyone walked away with multiple thought-provoking principles. These principles can be applied to their work life and extend to their personal lives as well.~ R. N.Holiday Companies

Paul, I was impressed with your commitment to learn our organization and to tailor your presentation to meet our specific needs. Your attention to detail and passion to connect with your audience makes you one of the best. Numerous employees have commented on your ability to connect with Baptist Health's mission and vision to improve our customer's experience.~ Julie AllisonBaptist Health

Matt Birk was a hit! Matt was able to relate to our audience and keep them engaged while conveying important messages about the “choices that lead to greatness.” He is a dynamic and energetic speaker. I was impressed with his uncanny sense to hit home with the audience in a very personal and inspirational way, both on the stage to the large group and during the autograph session and one-on-one conversations. The reviews were wonderful, confirmed at the conclusion of the evening when Matt received a standing ovation. If planning a conference or event where you want to share an inspirational message with humor and excitement, I recommend Matt equivocally. He is a professional of great integrity, honesty, and credibility.~ R. A.Tri-County Healthcare

It was indeed our honor to have you as a speaker to our Dole Hong Kong office and address the topic of teamwork and motivation. Your message that each of us is important and that we all partake in the success of the business is enlightening. Paul, thank you for the workshop and we look forward to seeing you again.~ Ian NgDole Hong Kong, Ltd.

Matt, thank you for speaking at the recent 3M roofing industry event. You were a hit. The group made reference to your warrior comments throughout the rest of the trip. I believe your message resonates because you have built credibility resulting from your down to earth upbringing, as well as your proven dedication and multi-faceted success at the high school, college and professional levels. It's no surprise that the NFL enlists your help on issues facing the league, the players and the retirees. I have no doubt that you will continue to find success.~ T. W.3M

Paul’s presentation is fed by his passion for life and fulfillment. I’ve sat through many presentations in 28 years of education, but none have come close to the energy and impact that Paul brings to the table. An extraordinary talent and extreme gentleman, Paul Vitale is the real deal.~ Jim McClellanSanford-Fritch ISD

As a former professional athlete, I was impressed with Matt’s ability to relate to everyone on our team. His insights and principles from an amazing 15-year NFL career provided so many comparisons to the day to day struggles in life, sales, and business. Matt’s ability to weave humor into a powerful message was the highlight of our conference.~ M. B.KaVo Kerr Group

Wow! Matt did an outstanding job at hosting our Encourage Breakfast this spring. This is our most important fundraiser of the year and this year's was our most successful ever. Matt has a very engaging presence. He was able to use humor while maintaining a very sincere and deep emphasis on our mission and services.~ Peter PolgaCourage Center

Paul, your morning presentation set the tone and pace for the day, and the hallway comments that I heard about your afternoon session were outstanding. One person stopped me and said, "It made me laugh. It made me want to cry, and best of all it made me smile." Thank you for doing what you do.~ Gary LambertCommonwealth of Massachusetts-Operational Services Division

Having worked in the professional sports industry for 23 years, the best speaker I have been around is Matt Birk. I have had Matt speak to the media, business groups, banquets, civic organizations, and community groups among others, and he is always right on message with each one of them. Matt brings a sense of humor along with a message that resonates with each of the crowds that he speaks to.~ B. H.Minnesota Vikings

I believe the roaring standing ovation at the completion of your keynote address speaks to how the students received your thoughts, Paul. Your enthusiasm, passion, and inspiration have led our students to believe they can accomplish anything on campus this year!~ Jared TippetsUniversity of Kentucky

Matt Birk’s blend of Harvard smarts and NFL experience will score points with any audience. A dynamic speaker and expert storyteller, Matt has a winning style that informs and inspires. Put Matt at the center of your next conference or presentation.~ Harvey MackayNew York Times Bestselling Author

Paul, thank you so much for moderating our strategic planning meeting. As always, you did an amazing job! Everyone was so pleased with the things we accomplished and had nothing but fabulous things to say about you and your leadership during the meeting. Thank you so much for everything!~ Maggie MilliganArkansas Veterinary Medical Association

Matt was super easy to work with! He tailored his message to our audience, engaged with attendees, and helped us have one of our most successful events. I would highly recommend Matt for any event where you need a big name draw and a speaker that is inspiring and relatable!~ Ling BeckerVadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation

On behalf of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, I would like to thank you for speaking at our Travel & Tourism Summit. After reviewing the attendees' evaluations, I can truthfully say your sessions were very well received. Paul, your message was right on target.~ Cindy TullierLouisiana Travel Promotion Association