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Client Testimonials

We Love MidAmerica Speakers Bureau!

We strive for excellence, honesty and professionalism in our business practices, but don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our clients have to say about MidAmerica Speakers Bureau!



From Our Clients

“Tyler and Barry Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau were a pleasure to work with in booking our event. The ease in communication made it easy to prepare for the speaker. We had some special requests that required some additional work, and they did not hesitate to help accommodate us. I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!”

Holly Rahmann, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Phelps Memorial Health Center

“MidAmerica Speakers Bureau made finding a high-quality speaker seamless! Tyler and Barry were responsive, flexible, and really worked with us in finding the best speaker for our needs. We will definitely use them again!”

Mary Janssen, State Advisor, Nebraska DECA

“We booked Ron Gustafson for our 2021 Aurora Cooperative FFA Day and I must say he was incredible! He was so personable and engaging and really did a tremendous job. He had many wonderful conversations with the students and our team before and after his speech. He really helped make the entire experience a success. I also enjoyed working with Tyler and Barry at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau and look forward to doing so again for future events.”

Traci Menke, Member Services Representative, Aurora Cooperative

“To start the school year, Central City Public Schools was in search of a couple of dynamic speakers for our staff and students. We contacted MidAmerica Speakers Bureau and the process could not have been easier. They have fantastic connections to a plethora of speakers and are able to provide the right fit for any organization. They are professional in their communication and work diligently to provide all the necessary information to ensure the event is successful. It is evident that their passion truly lies in their customer service. When you book with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, you are treated like family.”

Zach Springer, Dean of Students, Central City Public Schools

“We worked through MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for the first time in booking a speaker to kick off the 2021-22 school year. The speaker did a super job and we were extremely pleased with his presentations to our staff and to our athletes. All in all, it was a great way to kick off the new school year. In addition, MidAmerica was very easy to work with and we plan on teaming up with them again in the future.”

Jay D. Lutt, PK-3 Principal & Superintendent, Westwood Community School District, Sloan, Iowa

“MidAmerica Speakers Bureau honestly couldn’t make their process any simpler. I’ve now had the opportunity to book speakers through MSB for four different organizations and each time the service has been excellent! Tyler and Barry are extremely professional and have been extremely expedient in meeting our needs. Their contracts are easy to read and understand, while clearly identifying who is responsible for what so no detail is overlooked. They also send reminders as the event date draws near. I would highly recommend them any time you need an inspirational speaker, performer or seminar presenter for your event. They are awesome to work with!”

Shauna Graham, MBS SPHR, Director of Professional Services, Merrick Medical Center

“Thank you, Barry, Tyler and MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for being so awesome to work with! You gave us great advice on appropriate speakers, followed up immediately and made the booking process effortless. We will definitely be using you to book all speakers at future events!”

Tessa Quittner, President, Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills Affiliate

“I have worked with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau four years in a row and have been very pleased with the professionalism, efficiency, and ease of finding speakers for my events. Customers always ask how I find such great speakers and I always recommend their website. I thank them for yet another successful event!”

Mardy Alberts, District Sales Manager, Bayer Crop Science

​“We would like to thank Tyler and Barry Carlson, and MSB, for booking a fantastic speaker for our student body and community. He spoke to our middle school students, then to our high schoolers, and finally, to our community members that evening. Every speech was powerful and moving. MSB did an outstanding job of making this work for our school and our community. Not only did we get a great speaker for the right price, but the process was also seamless on the backside with all of the logistics firmly in place. Thanks again MSB!”

Devin Embray, Superintendent, Glenwood Community School District

“This year we contacted the MidAmerica Speakers Bureau to assist us in finding a high caliber speaker to kick off our Spring NMGMA Conference in Lincoln. After reviewing several exceptional speakers, we decided on one and I must say he was outstanding! With such great success the first time, we worked with MSB to come up with another speaker for our Fall Conference. Again the speaker did an outstanding job! I must say that working with Barry and Tyler was most enjoyable and extremely easy. We will be in contact with them again next year as they have a number of additional outstanding speakers that we will want to consider.”

Jerry Greenquist, President, Nebraska Medical Group Management Association

“Working with MidAmerica Speakers group was a great experience. They did an excellent job in finding a speaker that matched our needs along with our budget. Everything went very smoothly from beginning to end with immediate follow-up to ensure our satisfaction. NCSEA appreciates their efforts in providing excellent speakers, and we’ll look to them for our next speaking engagement.”

Heidi Hastings, VP, NE Child Support Enforcement Association

“Tyler, Barry and MidAmerica Speakers Bureau were our salvation in finding the perfect speaker to kick-off the first of our lecture series. They made the coordination of this event seamless and smooth with great communication and guidance. We are so happy with all aspects of the process, and we look forward to using their services again!”

Mary Flynn, MS Ed, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

“Barry and Tyler were flexible, responsive and understanding while working with us to make our event come true. Everything was very smooth. The procurement process here in Hawaii is yet to be desired, but despite that, Barry and Tyler built that relationship with us and walked us through it all. As we plan for next year, we will definitely keep them in our minds and hearts!”

Iwalani Harris, Teacher, Kea’au, Hawaii

“I am very impressed with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau and Barry and Tyler Carlson. They are very professional but also kind, caring and great to work with.”

Mary Jo Ungry, Chat Mobility

“In working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for our All-Staff Meeting, our committee found Barry and Tyler to be timely, personable, professional and very effective. We got two great speakers for the right price, and several of our members said it was THE BEST All-Staff Meeting they have ever attended! Barry and Tyler run an incredible organization and they helped make ours a fantastic event!”

Beth Porter and the All-Staff Meeting Planning Committee Association

“Twice now we have utilized MidAmerica Speakers Bureau to book a keynote speaker who can relate to students, parents, siblings, mentors, judges, teachers, and volunteers during our Competition and Awards Night for our Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). And both times they have delivered a great speaker whom our audience thoroughly enjoyed. We always enjoy working with Tyler, Barry and MSB, and we will continue to look to them first on finding a great speaker for our events. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. They are so reliable and easy to work with, as well as being extremely pleasant and very prompt!”

Anne Peterson, Co-Vice President, SAME, Omaha Post

“The speaker we booked through MSB was very well received at our 2018 Vermillion South Dakota Rotary Club Annual Celebration Banquet. He was humorous, Humble – capital H, motivational, engaging, and a true pleasure. We have had amazing feedback on his keynote address! Also, it was a pleasure to work with Barry and Tyler. I will certainly keep their contact information for future event needs. Thanks to both of them!”

Mary Merrigan, Conference Co-Chair, Vermillion Rotary Club

“Just a note to thank Barry and Tyler Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for making booking speakers the past three years very stress-free. In our business, it’s easy to get tunnel vision in our day-to-day activities, and I’ll admit when hosting large company meetings finding the right speaker who can engage, teach and inspire our team members is not our specialty. Barry and Tyler have done a great job of making that part of our meeting planning a very pleasant experience for me! We look forward to working with them again next year!”

Jon Ivey, Senior Business Representative, BASF

“We booked a speaker through MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for the first time. It was a pleasure to work with Barry and Tyler throughout the entire selection process. They made sure all the details were handled so we could focus on preparing for a great meeting. The speaker was perfect for our members and was a pleasure to work with, as was Barry and Tyler. Thanks again to MSB for helping make our meeting a big success!”

Andy Licht, Nebraska Agri-Business Association

“The speaker MSB booked for our event blew our teammates away! We were lucky enough to have him speak at three young professional events and the responses were outstanding! The MSB team was fantastic to work with two years in a row now. We thank them for the work they have done with our association, and we look forward to working with them again!”

Alexis Maust, Farm Credit Services of America

“June 8, 2018, was my first time using MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, and I’ll have to say Barry and Tyler were nothing short of outstanding! Frequent communications leading up to the event, along with the quick follow-up, definitely warrants the use of their services again and again!”

Amanda Heistand, Event Coordinator, NE Economic Developers Association

“We would like to thank MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for yet another top-notch speaker for our Nebraska Safety Council Conference and Trade Show. This is the 5th time we have used MSB and we have always gotten a great speaker at a fair price. So, once again, thanks to Barry, Tyler and the MSB team!”

Laurie Klosterboer, Executive Director

“We highly recommend MidAmerica Speakers Bureau. Barry and Tyler take a lot of pride in what they do and they make it easy to find outstanding speakers for any occasion. They organize, follow up, and communicate from start to finish. We appreciate their leadership!”

Mike Lucas, Superintendent, York Public Schools

“Barry and Tyler Carlson of MidAmerica Speakers Bureau were a dream to work with when booking our speaker! They were diligent about contract details, sending date and time reminders, notifying us of the speaker’s needs, and provided us with a professionally-written speaker introduction. It was definitely a smooth operation from beginning to end!”

Tori Stofferson, Communications, Kearney Public Schools

“Working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for our Staff Kick-Off, could not have been easier! From the moment I sent the inquiry, either Barry or Tyler was there to help make sure we were all on the same page. And, I appreciated their excellent communication along the way. We secured an awesome speaker and we couldn’t have been happier! Thanks again to Barry and Tyler…they are great to work with!”

Dr. Derrick Joel, Superintendent, Raymond Central Public Schools

“Our Foundation was seeking an inspirational speaker for our local school district. The process of first identifying the perfect speaker for the situation, and then going through the booking and event details was seamless. We’ll definitely look to MSB annually for speaker ideas going forward.”

Heistand Family Foundation

“Our speaker was perfect for our conference! I want to thank Barry and Tyler Carlson for their professionalism. Their follow-up is a great testament to the professionalism they bring to this endeavor. Thank you, MSB!”

Chuck Lubbers, Ph.D., Professor, Media & Journalism, The University of South Dakota

“While looking for a keynote speaker for our Spring Conference, we contacted Barry and Tyler Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau. They were very helpful in providing us with information and options, and in a relatively short period of time, we were able to secure a great speaker within our budget. The speaker they suggested for our attendees did a fantastic job! We could not have been happier with the speaker, and with the service that Barry and Tyler provided. I would give them our highest rating!”

Charley Falmlen, Community Development Administrator, City of Grand Island


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