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“Jean Gatz is a meeting planner’s dream. She can speak to ANY audience – managers, support staff, spouses and volunteers. If you’re looking for the perfect speaker, you can’t do better than Jean.”

Tom McWilliams, CMP, SVP
Education and Training
Mississippi Credit Union System

At Your Service!

Whether you’re a seasoned pro who organizes events every day or you’re part of a volunteer committee and this task has been added to your ever-expanding “to-do list,” you’re going to like how easy it is to work with me! That’s because I firmly believe that my job is to make your job easier!

The first thing you’ll notice here is that there’s no lengthy pre-program questionnaire to fill out. I don’t expect you to spend your valuable time answering a multitude of questions with details about every event you’ve ever planned and every speaker you’ve ever had. That doesn’t matter to me. What matters is how we can work together to create your STAND OUT event!

First, I’ll get your feedback about the outcome you want from my session. We’ll talk about your organization’s challenges and what’s really going on with the people in the seats at your event. Then I’ll design a program that connects with their everyday challenges. And I’ll give them the skills they need to meet those challenges with confidence and competence.

You’ve probably also noticed that there’s no detailed bio, introduction or photos you need to download to promote our session. I’ll send that directly to you whenever you’re ready. Just let me know. I can also provide some content rich articles to help promote your event.

Now you probably have some questions. I’ve answered several here, and I’m happy to talk with you about any specific questions you may have. So give me a call whenever you’re ready.

How long are your presentations?

I usually deliver a keynote of 45-90 minutes. And I also offer half day and full day workshops, depending on your goals and the needs of your audience. I can also deliver a breakout session after my keynote – to add even more value.

How can we best utilize you during our event?

Because I deliver humor with bottom line content to deliver my message, you have a variety of choices. As your opening keynoter I’ll get everyone energized and excited about learning, so they’re ready to accept, embrace and implement the ideas, strategies and information they will learn throughout your event. And you’ll notice that some of my words and phrases will become the buzzwords for the rest of your event!

After lunch, when your people are on “information overload” with a lot more to learn before the end of the day, I will blend humor and audience interaction with my message to help them “re-boot” their energy and enthusiasm for the serious or technical content to follow.

As your closing keynoter I can wrap up the key concepts presented throughout the day(s), tie it all together and send everyone off – inspired, encouraged and ready to put the information they’ve learned into immediate action.

How can we get the most value with the budget we have?

You can use me in more than one speaker slot. This saves you a lot of money on another keynote speaker’s fee plus travel and hotel expenses. I’m already there, so think about the many other ways I can help you, including breakout sessions.

And as long as I’m “in the neighborhood” think about how else you can utilize me while I’m there. For example, when clients bring me in to keynote women’s events they’ve sponsored in their local communities, we also coordinate some in-house training or an in-service for support staff. All of my programs can qualify for contact hours and education credits.

You can also expand the audience size by including your entire staff or all departments, if appropriate. Inviting your customers as your special guests is a great way to thank them for their business while adding value to your relationship. When spouses and partners are invited to attend my convention sessions, they appreciate the humor in my message, along with valuable strategies they can use in their personal and professional lives.

What if we have “budget issues”?

These days…who doesn’t? I’ll be happy to send my Sponsor Guide to show you how to invite your vendors and suppliers to partner with you to bring me to your event. They usually have money in a PR budget to help with speakers, but they seldom offer it because no one ever asks. I’ll show you how to ask! Every client who’s used my Guide has gotten the help and support they need, including sponsors who provide autographed copies of my books for all attendees.

You have my Personal Guarantee and Promise:

Relationships built on trust are the cornerstone of my business – and my life. So I work hard to build trust with every client and every audience. My reputation is based on delivering what I promise. To stand behind that promise, you have my Personal Guarantee: I will learn everything I can about your attendees’ greatest challenges. Then I will design a program that connects and resonates with them, accomplishes your goals and meets their needs. I promise to exceed your expectations and deliver absolutely outstanding results.

If you think we’re a good fit, please get in touch and let’s explore some possibilities! Call me at 225.907.4138 or email Jean Gatz. I’m ready to go to work for you!


“After hearing you at another event, I knew you would be what this group needed to be inspired and challenged. I got quite a lot of feedback – all very, very positive. What impressed me most was your ability to connect on many levels. Your humor was the perfect touch. I wanted this to be a first class training event, with meaningful topics, tips and tools to increase productivity and build teamwork. And you delivered!”

Chéryl Harskowitch
Director, Examination Operations Support
Internal Revenue Service

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