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With my past, it’s an absolute miracle I’m a successful keynote speaker. I grew up with a gracious mother and an articulate, loving father. But their skills with people and words eluded me! Here’s what I mean: At Lake Highlands High School, I was without question THE worst student in Speech class. I felt nervous, panic-y and self-conscious. Almost always, I’d get so anxious, I’d forget my speech!

Even worse, I didn’t have friends. I didn’t know how to make conversation, follow my mother’s baffling advice to “just be yourself”, or know how to fit in. I felt so uncomfortable, I skipped senior year and headed to college.

But, get this! After a lot of hard work, five years later, I was anchoring TV news in Dallas, Texas. I interviewed U.S. Presidents, business titans, professional athletes and movie stars! Then, things got even better! Zig Ziglar, the world’s top motivational speaker, hired me as his publicist. Zig admired my creativity and launched my speaking career! Me!

As a keynoter, I teach people what I’ve learned – how to have crucial “people skills”, how to be hard on yourself so the world will be easier on you, how to risk enough to get ahead, and how to exude a positive attitude. I travel the world to conferences, walk alone into crowded hotel ballrooms, start conversations, and make friends.

Corporations around the globe book me to teach their people to wow their customers, work together and thrive, conquer change, and clobber deadlines. I’m good at it and I love it! That’s a miracle.

Vicki’s Clients and Rave Reviews

TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION

“The day flew by however, the content is STILL remembered and getting results at Ford.  Attendees want to hear you again…I’m getting a LOT of pressure from them—and that’s WONDERFUL! Thank you for sharing your up-beat personality with us.” —MG, Dealer Development, Ford Motor Company

Chrysler

Ford Motor Co.

AAA Travel

American Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Delta

AMR Corp.

 

INSURANCE

“Yesterday you were in the Omaha Office. Everyone there is PUMPED! My husband, Mark, (shorter, balding, crazy guy) works there and he went on and on (and on) about your program. He said you were exactly on target and made the learning fun as well.” –CH, Market Claim Manager — Allstate Insurance

MDRT

Texas Farm Bureau

MetLife (GenAmerica Financial)

Allstate

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Safeco

Northwestern Mutual Life

New York Life Insurance

 

HEALTH

“Many sales professionals came up to me afterwards to thank me for booking you.  The ability to speak to a large audience near the end of a long meeting and still get rave reviews speaks volumes about your skills to motivate and entertain.” — R.S. Regional VP–GlaxoSmith Kline

Miami Children’s Hospital (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital)

Merck Pharmaceutical

Medical Plastics Lab

Baylor Healthcare Foundation

Pharmacia

Boston Scientific

HFMA (CEO and CFO Regional meeting)

Medical City – Dallas

Berlex Labs—Hospital and Therapeutic Divisions

VHA American Red Cross

Abbott

 

ASSOCIATIONS

“What more could we ask for, especially since this was a three-hour workshop that sped by?! We appreciate your professionalism and sparkling attitude. You were truly a pleasure to work with.” — KG, Events Coordinator, Associated General Contractors of Alaska 

Texas Society of Assoc. Execs

Drug & Alcohol Testing

American Business Association

Associated General Contractors of Alaska

Int’l Assoc of Admin Professionals

In’t Assoc of Assembly Managers

Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals

VNA (Visiting Nurse Association known as VNA)

American Foundry Society

 

RETAIL / DIRECT SALES

Our managers soaked up everything you had to say.  Your presentation really hit home.  As our closing speaker, you gave everyone renewed energy and focus on what truly is important, in both a work environment, and their personal life.” — CM, Dir. of Public/Gov. Affairs, Safeway

Domino’s Pizza

BeautiControl Cosmetics

Hickory Farms

Victoria’s Secret

Safeway

Merle Norman Cosmetics

Shiseido

RTM Restaurant Management Assn

Dillon Stores (Kroger’s et al)

Target

Avon

 

FINANCIAL / INSURANCE

We needed to end the day on a high and yet remind our team to give outstanding customer service.  You accomplished both.  We had a large number of new associates.  You helped us get to know them.  We left feeling energized, supported and connected.” — JJ, Market Executive, Bank of America  

MDRT—Million Dollar Round Table

GTE Credit Union

Household Bank

Comerica Bank

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

JP Morgan Chase Bank

M&T Securities Bank of the West

Guardian Savings Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

Bank of the West

M&I Brokerage Wisconsin

Institute of Internal Auditors

National Credit Union Admin.

Prudential Mortgage Capital Co.

PNC Equipement Finance

 

ACCOUNTING / AUDITING / STAFFING

“Your talk was a great blend of laugh-out-loud humor coupled with wonderful and practical take-home value…and our folks are still talking about it!!  Mission accomplished big-time!!RM, NRI Exec. Staffing Services, Washington, D.C.

Deloitte & Touche

Accenture

ADP

Ernst & Young

KPMG

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Two standing ovations.  Two! — GTE

Alcatel (formerly DSC)

GTE

Southwestern Bell Wireless ATT

Verizon

ATT

 

EDUCATION

“She made us laugh, think, and feel better about what we do and how we do it. I can’t recommend Vicki enough! She’s not just the best, she’s what the best aspire to be.Dr. J. Yates, VP of Academic Affairs, Carl Albert State College

Richardson Independent School District

Dallas Independent School District

Texas Agriculture Extenuation Service

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Votech—Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education

Northern State University –South Dakota

College of the North Atlantic—Qatar

 

GOVERNMENT

I’ve never see our people respond like that.  Ever.  You need to raise your fee!” — George X,  National Security Agency

U.S. Dept of Defense

OSHA

Exec. Women in Government

Nat’l Assoc. of Women Judges

American Logistics

Defense Commissary Agency

US General Services Admin.

American Society of Military Comptrollers

National Weather Service

National Security Agency

Internal Revenue Service

Federal Prison—Carswell AFB

US Marines

The FBI

The CIA

 

MANUFACTURING / INDUSTRY

“Evaluations were unanimousthe highest rating!” — CG, Newell-Rubbermaid

Grainger Industrial Supply

Nalge Nunc Int’l

Copeland Refrigeration

Steel Service Institute

National Association of Elevator Contractors

Lennox Industries

Newell-Rubbermaid

Truswal Systems

Vulcan Materials

Praxair

PHH Arval Polaroid

Crompton Corp (formerly Union Carbide)

Raytheon

Bell Helicopter/Texton

Deere and Company

Kraft Nabisco

Bryant Air Conditioning

Olympic Steel

Pepsico

 

ENGINEERING / BUILDING

“Your program was superb!  I truly appreciate the time you took to contact outside sources and provide us with feedback on a personal and company level.  Your positive motivation played a key part in the success of our retreat.” – FB, President, Hillwood Residential 

Kimley Horn

Teknor Apex

Hillwood Residential

Technical Assn of Pulp & Paper Industry

Home Blders. Assoc of Greater Chicago

Int’l Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Assn.

 

REAL ESTATE / TITLE COMPANIES

“You were mentioned a lot at the Georgia Realtors meeting this week!!! The talk was that you were one of our BEST SPEAKERS EVER!!! ☺ ☺ ☺ -AR, Owner Rivoli Realty / Georgia Realtors

Oregon Assn. of Mortgage Brokers

First American Title

Home Builders Assn of Greater Chicago

Norwest Mortgage

ERA Real Estate

American Title

Society of Ind. & Office Realtors SIORs

 

LEGAL

“Your presentation was the highlight of our firm’s retreat. Your ability to drive home a message, while invoking laughter and tears, evidences your ability to truly connect with an audience. This is the third time I have heard you speak and each time I leave totally energized.” –RM, Partner, Jackson Walker, LLP

Locke Purnell Raine Harrell

Gardere & Wynne

Jackson Walker

Association of Legal Administrators

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

National Court Reporters Assoc.

 

COMPUTER INDUSTRY / SOFTWARE / INFO TECHNOLOGY

A dynamic close to our weeklong meeting!” MP, General Mgr., Microsoft

Microsoft

Fast Enterprises

ProBusiness

RealPage

Imc2

CSC (Computer Sciences Corp)

EDS

Sabre Travel Info. Networks

Cisco Systems

 

HOSPITALITY

“Vicki, It was such a pleasure meeting you! Your message stuck I can assure you as I have had several colleagues bringing it up in emails and texts!” –KS, Nat’l Restaurant Assn’s Marketing Exec Study Group   

Choice Hotels

Club Corp

Hilton Reservations

Holiday Inn – InterContinental Hotels

Melrose Hotel

San Diego Convention Center

Women’s Foodservice Forum

SABRE Travel Network

National Restaurant Association

Women’s Foodservice Forum

 

OIL & GAS / POWER & ELECTRIC

“I had the pleasure of hearing Vicki speak at an Oil and Gas Conference.  She was awesome. Oil and gas professionals at every level loved her positive, inspirational presentation.  Can’t wait to hear her again!” – JS, Exhibit Sales Mgr., Penn-Well, Oil & Gas Ind. Exec. Conf.

Southeastern Electric Exchange

Allegheny Power

Marathon Oil

Atmos Energy

Fina Oil and Chemical

PennWell – Oil & Gas Journal

Shell Oil

WOW!  What an unforgettable presentation!  I sent out a staff evaluation. You rated ‘Excellent’. Thanks for making me look so smart!”-AB, CFE, Vice Pres., Baylor Health Care System Foundation

Be the most admired executive at your next conference!  Book Vicki Hitzges      

         

My goal as a corporate keynote speaker is to help you energize your business and leave your people with “first day” enthusiasm.

I’ll teach them skills to connect…at the conference…back at your office…and with your customers.  I won’t just speak to them, I’ll reach them. Years after I speak, audience members remember and practice what they learn.  Executives are thrilled with the results.

I look forward to doing the same for your team and you!

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