In addition to his amazing skills and wonderful personality, as a pro bono gesture to help abused and neglected children, Jimmy flew from Georgia to Palm Beach, Florida to serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) Black Tie Awards Gala on December 4 at the exclusive Mar a Lago Club, home to Donald Trump who was also nice enough to join us during the evening. Jimmy immediately connected with the crowd of over 350 guests, making them laugh and keeping their attention during the detailed and time sensitive program which included a band, sponsor recognition, ballroom dancers, an opera singer, awards presentation, two videos, a live auction, raffles and donor recogntion. He even treated the grateful crowd to a fabulous song and he is a great singer! Jimmy was so great to work with before the event checking in daily, there was never a time when I could not reach him immediately, always pleasant, kind and accomodating even though this was a pro bono job for him, out of the goodness of his heart. Sarah Franco, Executive Director, JAFCO.” January 12, 2012
“Jim holds himself to the highest standards both professionally and personally. I have yet to meet a client of Jim’s that did not benefit 100% from his knowledge and expertise.” —Louis Kaminow, Partner, New York Life Insurance Company
“He’s a master of his craft, passionate and an engaging speaker. He’s teaching a skill that is vital not only to financial services, but to anyone serious about succeeding in business.” —Kim Ashcraft, The180 Wholesaler
“Great person. Great work ethic. A total success. I highly recommend him.” July 8, 2011 —Roy Firestone, National Sports Television Broadcaster
“Jimmy P. is unforgettable. He is a thoughtful and focused coach whose work in the area of public speaking is top notch and entertaining, with amazing results” —Sheila Wizst, Marketing Professional Consultant
“I have seen his presentation work, and it is stellar. In addition, I have witnessed the progress of individuals he has coached and mentored, and it is significant.” —Mike Treske, President, John Hancock Annuities
“Through the years I have had the great privilege of being able to share the platform with Jim and I have always come away a better person because of it. His presentation skills are second to none and his ability to communicate and breakdown essential points leave you with wanting to learn more. I wanted to learn more and Jimmy worked with me. I became a better speaker because of it.” —Rocky Bleier, Owner, Rocky Bleier Inc.
“For my team, who is charged with creating presentations for our company’s leadership team, Jim armed them with the tools and techniques that will allow them to develop presentations that are effective and memorable. More importantly, he taught them how to think differently about how they approach communications. Jim does a tremendous job reaching even the most “challenged” speakers.” —Julie DiCarlo, CCO Sun Life Financial