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Client Testimonials

We Love MidAmerica Speakers Bureau!

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

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Testimonials

From Our Clients

Our mission at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau is to provide high-impact speakers, presenters, and entertainers to organizations across the nation. We are committed to helping fulfill their needs while working within their budgets. We strongly believe our speakers help change people’s lives and we are humbled and proud to be a part of it. Above all else, we believe that honesty, integrity, and dependability will ultimately lead to a mutual relationship based on TRUST, and in the world of business, nothing is more important.

“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, Dir. of Professional Services, Merrick Medical Center

“Overall, it was a very positive experience having Coach Cook at our event! His speech was very engaging and I could tell our guests were hanging on his every word. He was very inspirational and definitely fit with the theme of our fundraiser, Dreaming Big for Healthcare. He was so gracious and flexible to sign volleyballs, mingle with guests, autograph books, and even say a few words to our volleyball players who served the meal. One of the doctors who has been to several galas said to me, “Coach Cook was the best speaker I’ve heard at a gala!” I would definitely book Coach again!”

Jessica Prussa, West Holt Medical Services

“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

“Working with the 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 the 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

“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

“I have worked with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau four years in a row and have been very pleased with the professional, efficient and ease of finding speakers for my event. 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, the process was seamless on the backside with all of the logistics firmly in place. Thanks again MSB!”

Devin Embray, Superintendent, Glenwood Community School District

“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

“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 Jenny 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

“Having the opportunity to work with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for the past 6 years has been an incredible honor and privilege. President Barry Carlson believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. His support, both professionally and personally, has made me a better speaker. Barry and his son, Tyler, make a wonderful team. They work closely with the client to find the perfect speaker for the event. Their hard work and excellent communication make MidAmerica Speakers Bureau one of the best in the business. If you are looking for a bureau that respects their speakers and clients, you have come to the right place. I highly recommend them!”

Holly Hoffman - Inner Depth, LLC

“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 two 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, BASF Sr. Business Representative

“On August 21, 2018 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 2018 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, both in 2017 and 2018. 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 if 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 2018 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

“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

“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 the 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

“Barry & 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

“What an incredible day for all of us! Anyone stating Barry Carlson’s speeches are great is making a huge understatement. Our group, the Nebraska Treasurer’s Association, has never been so attentive as they were listening to Barry’s two speeches, ‘Goals Aren’t Important’ and ‘The Sixth Sense…The Sense of Humor.’ Life lessons plus entertainment all in one package deal…incredible! Thank you, Barry, for making our 2016 Continuing Education a huge success!”

Vicki Goodrich, Greeley County Treasurer, Greeley, NE

“I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Barry’s speech on goals and humor. What a great speaker! He kept us all engaged from the beginning to the end. If everyone could hear Barry speak people would be more successful in their chosen field, and we would have a much healthier country where people would enjoy their lives a great deal more. His humor kept everyone so upbeat! We were laughing and smiling and the room was filled with rays of sunshine. God Bless him!”

Rita Erickson, Hayes County Treasurer, Hayes Center, NE

“Working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for our 2017-18 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 were great to work with!”

Dr. Derrick Joel, Superintendent, Raymond Central Public Schools

“In working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for our 2013 All-Staff Meeting, our committee found Barry and his staff 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

“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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