Reviews of training sessions and presentations
In course evaluations completed by more than 1,000 participants, 98 percent agreed or strongly agreed with the statement: "Overall, I was satisfied with this class."
"It was one of the best trainings I've been to in years with a lot of good takeaways. What a way to innovate
and make our writing even better.”
"Just a quick note to thank you for the class yesterday, which came in handy just about immediately. After the class I learned about a mailing mix up involving about a dozen absentee ballot packets we sent recently. So this morning I was already using yesterday’s lessons to draft a message to the affected voters. Great class, and great timing."
"Great session! Besides good training, you made it entertaining. Thank you."
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Comments from class participants
"You are able to make this worthy topic very interesting and informative. You have an excellent presentation style."
"Brian is an excellent instructor. His class let me know there is a gray area in language. We were fortunate to have him."
"Thank you for coming out to do writing training for us. The training was excellent! We received a lot of positive comments from the staff after you left. We hope we can have you out again in the future. Thanks!!"
"Outstanding session. I was able to link the content of this training to the work that I do."
"The two half-day sessions were fantastic! What you presented was just what I was hoping for. You made writing interesting with stories and anecdotes, plus brought new thoughts and ideas for the attendees to consider. I would highly recommend you to anyone that is interested!"
"Thank you for presenting to our group. It was very helpful to me. Dynamic delivery!"
"I learned a lot and it was fun to talk about style guides and spelling and punctuation with someone who actually cares."
Comments from presentation audiences
"I want to let you know that I really enjoyed your workshop yesterday at MAGC. Communicating useful information with humor and brevity is the best recipe for success in my book!
Attendee at Minnesota Association of
Government Communicators workshop
"This was my favorite presentation of the entire conference!"
"Really enjoyed seeing the examples of applying plain language principles. Very useful and well done."
"Great presentation — very important topic and totally relevant to what we all do."
Attendees at National Association of Government
Web Professionals conference
"Thanks for visiting us today to talk about plain language. We learned a lot, and you made it fun too. We’re now champions for plain language."
"We all enjoyed your presentation very much. Our AV tech, who has been with us for 30 years, says it was the best presentation he's seen."
Plain language presentation attendees
"Thank you so much for presenting to our staff at our annual meeting. I heard rave reviews, and one of our assistant directors is recommending you for future training opportunities. (He's a tough sell, so you must've knocked it out of the park!) He said your stuff was really helpful and applicable to our work."
State of Minnesota employee