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Reviews from Presentation at Sunflower Revolution

October 11, 2011

John:

Below are some comments from attendees of the Sunflower! As you will see from the first comment, people raised the scale from a 4 to 4 +, 5 and even a couple 10! They loved you!!
Hope all is well.

Sincerely,
Kelly Lyle
UC Health Neurology
558-6503

* I had a lot of “5” or 4 + and a “10”
* Great speaker
* You ain’t dead yet
* Great motivational speaker
* Great! Very personable-inspiring
* Extremely excellent!
* Absolutely so uplifting – made me want to have a new attitude
* Very, Very good
* Inspirational (NUMEROUS TIMES)
* Great
* Nice to hear from a person with PD, very uplifting
* Bring John back every year! Very inspiring
* What an encouragement
* Superb
* I’m a Fan
* Fantastic, God bless him
* Important presentation – do not limit yourself
* Positive material with faith – God as the basis
* Love to laugh – great fun
* Motivational speech
* Excellent – see him next year
* Thanks, helpful to us both
* Fabulous speaker, loved it
* Attitude above belief
* Extremely inspiring
* Another excellent, inspiring talk – encouraging
* Actually a 10!
* Enjoyed the ride, John’s humor, inspiring talk
* Very motivational with lots of food for thought on living with PD
* Outstanding – Great

Testimonials

“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL