Rave Reviews for Bonnie's Speeches and Programs
I was delighted to have the opportunity to hear Bonnie Ross-Parker, CEO/Founder, of Xperience Connections, present at our Vinings Business Association March 2015 luncheon. Ms. Ross-Parker was our featured speaker. Her presentation on networking was very timely and informative. She taught our members and guests a more effective approach networking that would insure better results for our networking efforts and sales growth for our companies. Her presentation was very well received with great comments offered by our members and guests. I know her to be a multi-dimensional businesswoman/entrepreneur. Ms. Ross-Parker is truly “America’s Connection Diva”. I would be happy to serve as a reference to anyway considering hiring her. The program she offered our group is “The Quick Connection” although I know she has others that are of equal value.
Richard Block, MD
Vinings Business Association
Dear Sir or Madam:
RE: Bonnie Ross-Parker
Recently our organization was fortunate enough to host Bonnie as a guest speaker on the topic of networking for our January luncheon. The entire room of approximately 40 women were mesmerized and intent on every syllable uttered by Bonnie in her twenty minute presentation. She is a warm and engaging speaker and imparts very practical and simple but very effective tips for becoming a more effective and natural developer of personal and professional contacts for networking. Her natural empathy and warmth shine through and you cannot avoid becoming friends with her and relying on her to guide your employees, staff and self to deepening relationships in the workplace and personally.
You will pleased with her book, her talk and especially her presence.
Feel free to contact me with questions.
Debra Donaldson Scott
Atlanta Women’s Network
I am just taking the opportunity to let you know how pleased we were with your presentation “The Quick Connection” at our live event Profit Acceleration Live. You managed to engage and retain the attention of an audience of 80+ entrepreneurs and to solicit their participation, which is a trait possessed by only expert speakers, for which you are certainly one. You are without a doubt very knowledgeable on the subject of networking, quite energetic, responsive, informative, articulate, and motivational and I would highly recommend you as a speaker to any organization looking for a subject matter expert on networking that can engage and retain the attention of their audience.
On a personal level, I want you to know that I appreciate all of your efforts to accommodate our specific needs. You tailoring your content allowed for our audience to thoroughly embrace and apply your strategies to their specific needs. Please feel free to share this letter as you deem appropriate. Also, if you would like to use me as a reference that can be contacted, I will be happy to provide my unhesitating recommendation.
Your workshop was a delight - just what I needed to re-focus and re-energize my networking efforts. I left with a couple of specific "to dos" as well as some new thoughts and lots of good reminders. You are a true mentor and an excellent coach. I look forward to learning more. You are an inspiration!
My experience with your seminar/ training allowed me to learn more from what others experience. I don't get out to events as much as others but I got a chance to hear what goes on and how to better prepare myself as a professional networker. The bonus of the day was to have you & Phil help us create a 30 second commercial that is effective and can capture the attention of anyone. I truly enjoyed myself.
The knowledge and understanding of Effectively Networking was priceless information. I now view and will experience networking totally different. Thank you Bonnie Ross-Parker for a great experience.
N'Vision Enterprise Business Owner
I wanted to take time to share my experience with Bonnie Ross-Parker in her in her Savvy Networking Class. From the moment she greeted us with warmth and genuineness, the time was filled with relaxing, stimulating and enjoyable interaction. Her clever and fun humor added much to the training enjoyment and to connecting to her and the other participants. I deeply value Bonnie's ongoing focus on Integrity and kindness in metworking and as a way of life. She is gifted in presenting specific principles and words that intelligently and effectively make learning from her memorable and easy to remember. Her ideas are practical and clearly presented in speaking and in work sheets provided. I left with a new dimension of networking with specific tools I did not know before. I give her the highest marks a speaker and trainer can receive. Bonnie is a "Road Best Traveled Person and Speaker."
Ed.S in Counseling
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi there Bonnie, I wish to thank you for the workshop training you provided us. I especially enjoyed the interactivity that had us brain-storming about various aspects of networking. . I have the utmost respect for you, your accomplishments and experience in this field. Your willingness to share and provide timely information is priceless. We all know that information is power, however, more importantly - applied information is what it's all about. Showing us the knowledge and helping us to apply it makes your events very practical and hands-on. I appreciate that as well. Wishing you all the very best for continued consistency in doing what you so obviously love ... Keep up the great work.
I would like to thank you again for doing a wonderful job at our debut event, Put Your Dream to the Test Symposium on February 1, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.
I knew you'd provide a great inter-active workshop while tackling the topic, The Importance of Networking to your Dream. Your signature, "Are YOU a Savvy Networker?" produced rave reviews! Your rich content, your energetic style and ease with which you circulated the room to ensure participation and engagement all combined to offer a first class program.
It was clear that the audience was eager to learn, didn't want you to stop sharing ideas and based on the comments that came through the post Symposium survey; you definitely received A+ ratings.
Thank you for also providing your signature book, Walk in My Boots - The Joy of Connecting as part of your fee. It was an additional added value. It provided participants the opportunity to take your message home for further enjoyment and reinforcement.
I welcome the opportunity to provide a reference for you to any company or program that is considering incorporating networking training as part of their agenda.
Taunya A. Lowe, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Leadership Development
The Resurgent Group of Metro Atlanta, LLC
The Impact Experience, LLC
I met Bonnie Ross-Parker at a networking event in October 2012. We spoke about an upcoming business workshop the City of Smyrna was co-hosting for local business owners and entrepreneurs.
When Bonnie offered to facilitate a future workshop for us, I knew she was just the type of speaker who
could generate a crowd and deliver relevant content.
As expected, Bonnie did her part and more. She began by marketing the workshop to her own network.
In the days leading up to the event, she monitored the registration roster so she could prepare materials
and customize her presentation. Attendees became participants when they arrived to Bonnie's
workshop. Bonnie engaged our participants and encouraged them to ask questions and offer personal
examples as case studies for discussion. I heard nothing but positive comments from our business
owners at the conclusion of the workshop.
Bonnie knows her material, and she presents it in an accessible and relatable manner. She is a
professional in every sense of the word, and I am so pleased the City of Smyrna was able to partner with
her in this initiative. I highly recommend Bonnie as a workshop facilitator and guest speaker.
Economic Development Coordinator
City of Smyrna, Georgia
Dear Bonnie, I want you to know how much I enjoyed hearing you speak on Wednesday, June 20th at the Putnam Chamber's lunch and learn. I have always been a natural at connecting people and resources but your stories and points were eye-opening, making me realize the opportunities I continually miss in the social sphere when it comes to being a savvy networker. How wonderful my fate was that day to be the winner of the door prize! I have already started reading Y.O.U. and am combing so many insights which I hope will "make it rain" on Citizen Advocacy and on the city of Milledgeville.
Thank you for helping folks equip themselves for making meaningful connections-optimizing our experiences with other beings-and what I am quite sure will lead to a shift beyond our wildest dreams!
Oconee Area Citizen Advocacy
I recently had the good fortune to attend a one-hour seminar regarding networking conducted by Bonnie Ross Parker. I have participated in several training sessions regarding this topic in the past but I can honestly say that I learned more in one hour with Bonnie than I have in any previous session with other instructors. Bonnie was direct and cut to the chase, providing very simple yet effective tools that I had hoped to glean from other sessions I have attended. Her energy caught my attention from the beginning and the stories she shared were captivating, relevant, meaningful and inspiring. She was able to transfer to her audience her enthusiasm for connecting in a believable and convincing way. Bonnie gave me increased confidence and motivated me to experiment with the tools she provided. Networking is most effective when it is genuine. I am now genuinely and eagerly looking forward to exploring networking opportunities whether it's in the supermarket or at a formal networking event. Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your passion and joy of connecting with us!
Cindy J. Mommer
Executive Assistant/ Manager
Bonnie – Thank you so much for sharing your networking expertise with our group at Price Waterhouse Cooper! It has been a very long time since I’ve established goals for myself, but as a result of your powerful presentation, I have four specific goals based on: punctuality, generosity, neatness/appearance and reliability. Can’t wait to practice my newly found skills.
Thank you for coming to PWC and inspiring my colleagues with your savvy networking techniques. You got so many rave reviews on both of the sessions!
Thank you for your networking program. I have received extremely positive feedback! My favorite: “In sixty short minutes, Bonnie ignited excitement in my life about changing some things. She inspired me to make needed changes in the way I think about things and how I present myself.”
"Your presentation at the First Annual Professional Women's
Workshop/Luncheon in Gwinnett was not only enjoyable, but informative
as well. Everyone left with specific steps they could use
in both their business and personal lives to connect and network
on a higher level. I've received nothing but positive comments
about your presentation."
University of Georgia
Services/Small Business Development Center
"Very engaging and knowledgeable." "The
morning topic of Effective Connecting for Effective Results was
very relevant to everyone and the interactivity was super."
"Bonnie is engaging and energetic." Bonnie
related information to all attendees."....
Participants at the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers
Drive In Workshop
" Thank you for your engaging and informative presentation
at the GACE Drive In. Not only were you prepared with a wealth of
information, but you also provided opportunities for our participants
to interact with one another and share with the larger group some
of their challenges and successes. Your energetic style
offered a nice balance between information and interaction!"
Co-chair GACE Professional Development
University of Georgia @ Gwinnett
"The information Bonnie shared was very detailed
Kennesaw State University GA
"I believe every student benefited from attending
your program, 'Effective Connecting for Effective Results'
Your words will definitely have an impact on all of our futures.
The networking strategies you presented will be a strong guide as
we depart KSU into the real world."
Director of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)
Kennesaw State University.
"Participants derived value in many ways especially
the ideas on how to differentiate themselves, how to make themselves
become memorable and how to make a difference in their community."
Georgia Women In Networking,
"Thank you for your dynamic and interactive presentation
to the participants at the Women Healthcare Executives luncheon.
Evaluation comments included: Bonnie was very friendly,
introduced herself to us as soon as she came into the room....very
warm individual....enjoyed her talk tremendously. Three major points
- easy to remember."
Women Healthcare Executives
"Bonnie's passion for teaching the secrets of connecting,
combined with her wisdom and expertise for weaving in stories and
examples, really made for a great program."
Host of The Inside Success Show
"Connection is not some topic Bonnie has decided
to write about.... it is Bonnie's way of life! Whether
it is connecting to self, family, community, colleagues or to values,
Bonnie tells her truth in a loving, open manner that pours out of
her heart into ours."
Keynote Speaker/Best Selling Author of
Work A Room® and, Networking: BEYOND The Buzzword.
Bonnie's presentation on connecting was useful for anyone
in any career and timeless.....
A Mary Kay Sales Representative
Read what the following companies have to say about Bonnie Ross-Parker’s
from Eatonton Chamber
from Credit Professionals of Atlanta
from EWI Atlanta
from Longaberger Company
from Greenville Society of Human Resource Management
from Nuremberg Crossing Bridge
from Atlanta chapter of Women In Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS)
from N.E.W. Founder