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Manufacturing Clients

Insurance Clients

Residential Real Estate Clients

Education & Public Sector Clients

Commercial Real Estate Clients

Industry Clients

Technology Clients

Credit Union Clients

Banking Clients

Miscellaneous Clients


Manufacturing Client Comments

“Thank you very much for your excellent keynote address for the Petroleum Packaging Council’s August meeting.  Of the member meeting surveys we have had returned to date, excellent is precisely the word used by the respondents to describe your presentation.”
Irene Overman Kreer, Event Planner
Petroleum Packaging Council

“Many of our executives at the DaimlerChrysler Services Senior Management Meeting in Montreal made a point to catch me during the day and comment about how engaging and informative your presentation was.”
Dr. L. Todd Thomas, Senior Manager
DaimlerChrysler Services Academy

entertaining and economist in the same sentence yes

“Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the Spring Manufacturers Institute’s Annual Convention in British Columbia, Canada.  The vast majority of the people who attended your session rated you as superior or excellent. I haven’t seen that high of a rating in years. One of the problems we often face with speakers is that they may be entertaining, but they don’t always give our members something to apply when they get back to the plant.  You gave us both!
Jennifer Macklin, Membership Services Manager
Spring Manufacturers Institute

“Your comments and presentation fit our organization like a glove. As the largest producer of commercial buses in North America, ElDorado National is imbedded in private and public transportation, so your specific points regarding our industry really hit home.”
Sheldon Walle, SVP, GM
ElDorado National

“We very much enjoyed having you again as our keynote speaker at the MAATS Innovation Awards luncheon. Our audience was a diverse one in every sense of the word, and you successfully managed to captivate one and all. You have a wonderful style, and feedback to date has been nothing short of excellent!”
Thomas J. Dammrich, President
National Marine Manufacturers Association


Residential Real Estate Client Comments

    “Your wealth of information and knowledge combined with your humor certainly create a new experience for an ‘economic’ perspective.  The attendees are still raving about your presentation!
    Sally M. Young, Administrative VP
    Nevada Association of Realtors

“I have heard nothing but ‘rave reviews’ regarding your presentations at our Educational Conference, and our AgFirst Summit Meeting. You are quite unique in that you have the ability to transform the economic ‘numbers’ into a very interactive and enjoyable presentation.
Ronnie Hucks
Credit Training Officer
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank (also a home mortgage lender)

providing powerful economic insights for your organization in a unique and entertaining style

“Thank you for helping to make MHI’s Annual Meeting a huge success.  Your presentation was outstanding.  We have received great feedback from the meeting participants about your presentation. If anyone ever wants to know how you are to work with, give him or her my name!  I have nothing but high praise for you. Thank you for making my job so much easier!”
Karin M. Soyster, CMP, Director, Meetings and Executive Department
Manufactured Housing Institute

“We would like to thank you for your appearance at our recent RE/MAX International Convention in San Diego. The feedback we have received from our Affiliates regarding your sessions has been just great! We look forward to having you speak again for us in the future.”
Mike Reagan, CMP
RE/MAX International, Inc.

“Thanks for your excellent presentation to our international assembly of real estate regulators. You received the highest marks of any of our speakers. It is unusual for us to bring in an economist for a conference on real estate law. We took a big risk, and you made us look good.”
Craig Cheatham, EVP
ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials)


Commercial Real Estate Client Comments

“The Symposium Committee would like to thank you for speaking at the annual Utah Commercial Real Estate Symposium. We had more than 580 business professionals attending. Among the many comments directly attributed to your keynote were:‘Excellent in all aspects’‘Thredgold was off the chart excellent’‘Always a pleasure to listen to’”
Melissa Clyne, NAIOP Utah Chapter Executive
Nat. Assoc. of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

entertaining and economist in the same sentence yes

“I thought you might be interested in some comments our audience  members wrote on their conference evaluation forms at our recent Global Commercial Conference in San Francisco:
-Great speaker, great presentation.
-Speaker had excellent command of his subject matter. Very smooth delivery.
-I appreciate you bringing Jeff back again. He should be on every agenda.
Jennifer Daschio
Coldwell Banker Commercial

“Your presentation at our regional meeting was fantastic. I heard nothing but positive reviews from my group.  This wasn’t the ‘usual’ economic presentation that all of us have seen many times. Your injection of humor and many interesting ‘fun facts’ kept the group engaged and interested.”
Kevin B. Meeks, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
KeyBank Real Estate Capital

“You’re phenomenal!  All three of your presentations at the recent Industrial Asset Management Council Professional Forum placed in the top-five ranking.  Not only were you the highest rated speaker, you hold the second and third place ratings as well.” (keynote and two breakout sessions)
Hazel J. Pankey, Director,
Conference Programs
Industrial Asset Management Council

“Thank you for speaking to BOMA's Regional Owners Council (ROC) group. While we always try to schedule someone to address economic issues, your presentation was the best to date.  Not only was the information you presented timely and relevant, but you presented it in a very interesting and enjoyable way.”
Patricia M. Areno, CAE, Senior Vice President
Building Owners and Managers Association
(BOMA) International


Technology Client Comments

Your keynote address at COSS’ annual conference was certainly a hit. Jeff, you hit a home run.  Your mix of fact, forecast and humor was refreshing, informative and entertaining. We certainly made the right choice in selecting you as keynote speaker.
Dennis Raniewicz, CLU, ChFC, Chief Marketing Officer
COSS Development Corporation

“Congratulations on a brilliant reception from our Path Conference audience. You did a great job of informing and entertaining people. Trust me, that has never been said of an economist at our conference before! You and your incredible staff made my work a pleasure.”
Anne Burns
Marketing Communications Specialist
IPS Sendero

“Thank you for your wonderful presentation at our 3rd Annual Matrix Users Conference in Keystone, Colorado.  We received great feedback about your presentation from our Sponsors and Customers.  You made what can be considered a dull subject very entertaining and very thought provoking.”
R. Clifton D’Amato, CEO
Matrix Settlement and Clearance Services

“Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation you provided at our National Executive Conference in Lake Las Vegas.  What a great Keynote!  Our tabulated results of your presentation were all ‘Excellent’.  You were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with you again.”
Kim Starnes, Meeting Planner
Jack Henry and Associate, Inc.

“Your keynote address was full of facts and data that were relevant to the many CEO’s in our audience and you packaged the presentation with fun and humor! Thanks to you we received very high ratings from the attendees to our Forum and many remarked that your presentation done without PowerPoint or notes was simply amazing.”
Wayne Benbow, Director Client Relations
Liberty Enterprises


Banking Client Comments

“Thank you so much for speaking at our recent International Conference.  The event was a great success, helped in no small measure by your ‘globe trotting’ tour of world economic events which was hugely enjoyable and much commented on afterwards! We look forward to having the opportunity of inviting you back for the sequel.”
Bernadette Godley, Head of Marketing
Bank of Ireland Asset Management

You are a meeting planner’s dream. Not only were you rated the best speaker by our convention attendees, but also numerous survey responses that were received indicated that one of the best things about this convention was Jeff Thredgold. You can be assured that I will recommend you to others.”
Cathy Kelly, VP
Iowa Independent Bankers

“Your sessions received rave reviews throughout the Conference and the attendees noted you were the ‘best speaker of the Conference.’”
Becky B. Longmore, Manager, Annual Conference
Illinois Bankers Association

You’ve done it again!  For the second year in a row you were the highest-rated speaker at our annual Trust & Investment Client Academy. You helped make the conference a big hit with our most valued clients. Who would imagine that economics could be so entertaining?
Terry McDougall, VP, Asset & Wealth Management
Wachovia Bank

providing powerful economic insights for your organization in a unique and entertaining style

Let’s face it: There just aren’t that many people who can make an hour of economics interesting, much less fun. You manage to do both time and time again for our audiences. During the eight programs on which we have collaborated, you have been nothing less than professional, insightful, informative, and amusing.”
Laura Jacobs, Program Coordinator
Consumer Bankers Association


Insurance Client Comments

The reviews that we received on your speaking performance were simply outstanding. It was imperative that you, as our first speaker, started the school off on a good note. You not only got us off to a great start, but the enthusiasm you generated carried right through to the end of school.”
Richard H. Edinger, J.D., CLU, ChFC, CPA, AVP,
Advanced Marketing
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

“Great Job! Your keynote presentation at our 50th Annual Meeting on Maui was extremely well received based upon comments made by many and my own observations. You immediately established and then maintained audience rapport. You entertained while informing.”
William F. Burfeind, EVP
Consumer Credit Insurance Association

“The Western States Surplus Line Conference at the Coeur d’ Alene Resort was a success thanks to your contribution. We received such positive remarks from the delegates about your presentation! It was also nice of you to spend time with us at the hospitality room the evening before your presentation.”
Wendy Tippetts, Manager
Surplus Line Association of Idaho, Inc.

“Because of you and your wonderful presentation, ING Security Life of Denver’s Miami Forum was a great success! We’ve received nothing but glowing reviews on your session. Of the 12 speakers we hired for this Forum, your presentation was rated most often as the ‘favorite’ of the group. Not to mention you were very easy to work with in preparation for this event.”
Jodi M. Kotouc
Meeting & Incentive Planner
ING Life Group—US

“Your talk at our Professional Day Convention in Greensboro, NC was exceptional. It is rare that we receive so many complimentary comments regarding one of our speakers.
James M. Morgan, III, CLU, ChFC, CFP
Chairman Professional Day Event
Society of Financial Service Professionals


Education and Public Sector Client Comments

“Thank you for your excellent presentation at the Federal Women’s Program recognizing the contributions of women in federal service. Attendees rated the class as superior and requested it to be scheduled again at future events. Economics can be viewed as a dry and intimidating subject, but you made it enjoyable.
Debra F. Schwartz, Federal Women’s Program Manager
Department of the Air Force

The lecture you gave in our Nye Lecture Series was absolutely outstanding.  You might be interested in some of the comments I received…‘Jeff Thredgold was the most interesting and the most worthwhile…’ ‘Jeff Thredgold was one of the best we have had.’”
Dr. Michael B. Vaughan
Dean of Business School
Weber State University (Utah)

entertaining and economist in the same sentence yes

“Thank you for your presentation at our annual meeting. The evaluations on your presentation were far and away the best. In fact, over the last dozen years I do not recall a speaker with a higher rating.
Jim Melland, President
Economic Development Association of North Dakota

“Last night I attended the first of nine Back-To-School Nights. One of our rookie principals stepped to the microphone and spoke the words of Jeff Thredgold. If you hadn’t come to us and shared your powerful and exact information and economic data, this young principal would not have had the knowledge, nor the words, to move those parents. You spoke directly to all 450 people, and each heard you loud and clear.
Rebecca J. Presley, Superintendent
Hanford (CA) Elementary School District

“Thank you for your entertaining presentation at our Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon.  This luncheon was not only our most successful event with nearly 1,000 people registered, but it was also the first luncheon that we received as much positive feedback that our economic forecast was entertaining and informative.”
Larry Crawford, President & CEO
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation


Industry Client Comments

“We wanted to express
our sincere thanks for an extraordinary presentation at our Spring Marketing Divisional Meeting. The economic information you shared with us was extremely valuable, and your presentation style made the subject matter more interesting, fun, and entertaining for our audience.”
Caleb Harkness, Manager, Marketing Communications and Planning
Delta Air Lines

We have received nothing but raves from our members who attended your session. Your ability to capture the attention of the audience was remarkable.  The presentation was informative, well paced, and most importantly, fun!”
Charlie Roe, Director of Education
Northwest Public Power Association

“I want to sincerely thank you for your excellent presentation given at The Powder Coating Institute Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Your economic outlook was both educational and entertaining. I also thank you for taking the time to meet with members both before and after your presentation. You were great to work with, a true professional in every sense of the word!
Gregory J. Bocchi, Executive Director
The Powder Coating Institute

“We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our featured speaker at the recent Annual Meeting of the Pine Chemicals Association in Key Largo, FL. Your comments on current and future economic conditions were informative, thought provoking, and humorous. We received excellent feedback from those attending the conference. You helped to make the program a ‘no hassle event’.
Walter L. Jones, President & COO
Pine Chemicals Association

You were great! And, yes, economics can be ‘entertaining and humorous.’ Early feedback shows that yours may have been one of the best overall sessions we have ever had. It’s tough being the ‘last act’ on a Saturday morning, but I didn’t see a single participant leave after the break. Kudos to you for a job well done.”
M. Lance Miller, CAE, EVP
Metal Treating Institute


Credit Union Client Comments

“The humorous way you presented this serious topic, a common sense discussion of the economy, money and success in the 21st century, captivated the audience.”
Leslie Armstrong, Director, Division of Training and Development
National Credit Union Administration

“We are still tabulating the evaluations, but so far your session has received a 4.6 rating on a 1-5 scale. From our audience, a rating like this is almost impossible.”
Diane Spiegel, CMP
Manager of Conferences
California Credit Union League

“Congratulations on being rated one of the top two speakers at our recent CUNA Economics and Investments Conference in Washington, DC.  Many attendees raved about your ability to keep an economic overview interesting and informative, with just the right mix of humor.”
Debra Bergenske, Program Coordinator
CUNA & Affiliates

The comments and feedback from the group were the best I have seen to date. I am proud of how good you made our organization look by delivering exactly what you promised—an excellent, memorable, informative, and entertaining presentation.”
Skott Pope
Director of Education & Training
Washington Credit Union League

“Thank you for capping off WOCCU’s International Credit Union Conference in Killarney, Ireland.  Your keynote presentation was rated among the top three best sessions scoring an average of 4.84 points on a scale of 1-5. Your remarks and observations served to end the conference on just the right note.”
Lucy Ito, VP
World Council of Credit Unions, Inc.


Miscellaneous Client Comments

“The response to your session was tremendous.  (We even had a few people praise us for choosing you as a speaker!) I also appreciate your joining us at the social hour following your program. It was refreshing to have a speaker who’s willing to take extra time to interact with our membership.”
Mary Roach
Education and Training Director
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

The attendees were captivated and wanted more! Your distinctive blend of humor and facts, insights and fun made it one of our best sessions.  Your passion for economics—and making it real—is what distinguishes you from the rest.”
Lydia Thurston, Senior Consultant
FCCServices, Inc.

“Congratulations on being rated one of the top two speakers at our event!  It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to an opportunity to work with you again in the future.”
Diane M. Stakoe, Conference Producer
Inc. Magazine

providing powerful economic insights for your organization in a unique and entertaining style

“Your ‘A’ performance received rave reviews. I think the best indicator of my satisfaction with your performance is that I have already hired you to speak at our annual convention in October.”
Patricia L. Pines, VP, Education and Convention Services
American Meat Institute

“A number of our attendees commented on how good they thought your session was.  As a meeting planner, I always worry about how a speaker will be received.  In your case, the concern was wasted.
Mike Hutya, Vice President, Meetings and Shows
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association


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