“No matter how good you are, you’re never so good that you can’t be better."
"I cannot express how much Art's presentation meant to those in the audience - except to say that everyone has called to thank me for bringing him. As you probably already know, Art is one of the best speakers in the business. His jokes had people rolling in the isles, his message and insight commanded the utmost attention. He was THE BEST speaker I have ever seen!"
American Century Investments
“In my 26 years of planning meetings for associations and working with speakers throughout the world, I have yet to meet a speaker that matches your diligence in making sure you get to the event on time and deliver such a timely and warmly received message. While everyone was totally captivated by your football stories, they took away a serious message they can use on a daily basis at work and home.”
“Your presentation at UL’s Annual Meeting was nothing less than sensational. Many people in the audience remarked about how well you wove in references to UL and the pride we feel for the famous UL mark."
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
“Your message of teamwork and excellence tied right into our ideas-and your delivery added to the festive feeling we wanted to generate."
AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ
“He was the best meeting speaker I have ever heard; he was better than you had convinced me he would be."
“Truly a spectacle of enthusiasm... your genuine concern to inspire us to be the very best we can be was obvious. Your sparkle and pizzazz will be remembered for a long time to come."
American Airlines, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
A legend in the speaking industry, Art Holst's broad background provides the foundation for his messages spiced with inspiration, humor, and poetry.
Art was a top salesman in the building materials industry for 10 years. For 12 years, he worked as Administrator of the Forest Park Foundation developing programs in park and recreation development, physical medicine and rehabilitation, housing for the elderly, and other creative projects aimed at community betterment. As an infantry captain in World War II, he learned how to educate, train and motivate troops to react to challenging times. He was a member of the Economic Security Committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Art is best known for his humor and as a "Sunday Zebra" officiating for the National Football League for 15 years. He officiated 4 Championship games and 2 Super Bowls. Art currently serves on the supervisory staff as an observer, rating college officials' field performance. He is the author of Sunday Zebras.
Team Building/Change/Motivation – The Challenge of Excellence.
Making changes and problems work FOR you in your business. Creating and developing a TEAM that recognizes and respects the "Dignity of Difference" in the various talents needed in any vibrant organization or business.
Sales - Scoring Touchdowns in Selling
Rapid paced presentation comparing the game of football to the "game" of selling; how to relate product features to benefits, and conscientious customer service; good ideas and lots of humor.
Humor - Funny Thing About Football
A humorous talk comparing football to life with appropriate anecdotes from Art's 15 years as a National Football League official.
Communication Skills Effective Communication, The Key to Success
How to communicate better through the spoken or written word. Painting word "pictures" using similes and metaphors. More problems are created by mis-communications than any other one thing and this presentation helps to enable people to get the message intended across to others.
Longer seminar programs include:
Effective Use of Language, How to Communicate More Effectively, The 8 Steps in Motivation, and Presentation Excellence. Everything You Need to Know About your Memory can be incorporated in each seminar.