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    "What can I say! There aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe your work in our school district with all of our middle school students, staff, and parents. You came, you saw, you conquered!" Sandy Dyer, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coordinator, Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, WA

    "Not only were Michael’s words refreshing but teachers were able to take home practical teaching tools to ‘revive’ and motivate their students in the classroom. Teachers have described him as ‘dynamic, energetic, and effective.’ As a result of such positive responses, I intend on inviting Michael back to our school district and encourage many other school districts to utilize his services." - Mary Beno, Livingston Educational Service Agency

    "Michael is not simply good - he is one of the best. He received a shouting, clapping standing ovation as our keynote speaker and packed two large breakout rooms in his small group sessions later that day." - Mary Alice Galloway, President, Michigan School Food Service Association

    "I just want you to know how great the reaction has been from the inservice training that you gave us. People haven’t stopped talking about you! Without a doubt, you provided us with the best day we have had for some time. The responses from the 240 individuals in attendance said it all. All responses were the most positive available!" - Julie Hickman, Marion County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, Marion, Ohio

    "Michael Karpovich has a very personal style that participants find warm, funny, emotionally provoking and both personally and professionally enlightening." - Diane Vella, Performance Resource Press, Inc.

    "Your contributions to the 42nd Annual Michigan School Food Service Association Conference and Trade Show were exceptional. Almost all of our participants rated both your General Session and your Break Out Session presentations at ‘five’ on our five-point scale." - Dr. Alvin Rudisill, Executive Director, MSFSA

Dear Colleague,

I have spent the past seven years introducing people like you to Michael Scott Karpovich, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), urging them to consider using him for staff inservices, student assemblies, parent and community programs. The response has been outstanding and we have been steadily booking programs for schools, associations, human service agencies and community groups well into 2001.

Although our calendar fills up quickly, there are still dates available for this upcoming program year. Because of the overwhelming response we have received, however, we felt an urgent need to tell you to call us NOW!

You can’t afford to make this crucial decision without real evidence that Michael really delivers what we promise. So just listen to what some of his clients had to say of his work:

  1. "For weeks after his presentation, students, parents, and teachers were complimenting his performance and thanking me for choosing Michael." Glenda Tetemanza, Prevention Specialist, Blackhawk High School, Beaver Falls, PA

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  2. "You listened to our concerns and validated our feelings, leaving us with a new sense of hope in working with at-risk students. Your approach was very dynamic and effective!" Kelly Gleason, MSW, Pupil Personnel Coordinator, Hopewell Public Schools, Hopewell, VA

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  3. "We all agree that your contributions to our day had a most significant impact on its outstanding success. People raved about your presentations. We cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm, energy, experience and dynamism." Patricia Wise, Executive Director, Preschool Enrichment Team, Springfield, MA

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  4. "Mike was so popular with the students...he was asked to return a second time. As one student put it, ‘The best thing about Mike was that he was real!’" Tobin Smith, Advisor, The University of Michigan

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  5. "I believe that Michael Karpovich is one of the best speakers that has addressed students at Novi High School in my ten years here. His ability to speak to students of all academic and social backgrounds was evident...every student was with Michael all the way!" Donald Crockett, Activities Coordinator, Novi High School, Novi, MI

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  6. "The issues and feelings you shared were universal and affected many people. Your message hit home and touched many people, even to those who didn’t want to admit it." Charles Schallhorn, Teacher, Munster High School, Munster, IN

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  7. "I cannot say enough positive ‘stuff’ to express my satisfaction with the results of having Michael as a motivational speaker for our program. The fact that he is coming back for a fourth year in a row speaks for itself." Jack Foster, Coordinator, Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp, Caribou, ME

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  8. "Many participants requested that we ask you back. You evidently made several people really think about themselves. Thank you for sharing your expertise and energy with us." Gloria Bourdon, Coordinator, Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, MI

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  9. "Michael Karpovich is an outstanding presenter who has the ability to inspire people of various ages. He has the ability to adapt to various age groups instantly, reaching out to the timid, involving others, and building a relationship with his audiences." Dr. Ida Basinski, Director of Instruction, Algonac Community Schools, Algonac, MI

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  10. "Michael Karpovich is an accomplished motivator and we continue to receive very positive reactions to his presentations. For these reasons, we ask him back again and again!" Dr. Lottie Jones, President/CEO, National Council on Alcoholism & Other Dependencies of Greater Detroit

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  11. "Following your presentation, I was handed a note which read, ‘Thank you for a wonderful beginning to the school year. Michael Karpovich was one of the most inspiring speakers I have ever heard. He will not only affect me as a teacher but also as a mother, wife, friend, and as an individual.’" David G. LaQuay, Superintendent, Helendale School District, Helendale, CA

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  12. "Never in my years of experience have I met an adult that could reach so many young people in such an effective way...Michael is by far the best!" Marlene Gonet, Substance Abuse Counselor, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI

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  13. "Michael Karpovich is an outstanding presenter. He turns passive listeners into actively engaged learners. Michael goes beyond giving information and cognitive knowledge; he reaches people at an emotional and commitment level of consciousness." Steven Dieleman, Health & Substance Abuse Prevention Education, Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, MI

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  14. "Michael is an extremely energetic and interesting speaker committed to the quality of family life and youth in particular." Janet Reed, Extension Educator, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Rensselaer, IN

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  15. "As always, your contribution to the program was an outstanding success, and your presence was an inspiration to all of us who seek some reality in our lives." George Stewart, Conference Coordinator

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  16. "Karp...before I heard you talk I didn’t like myself. Now I like myself and I know I can be a leader. You changed my life...you’re my hero." Jennifer Pyle, Tenth Grade Student

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  17. "Thanks, Michael, for all your help and guidance...I am going to spend more ‘quantity’ rather than just ‘quality’ time with my kids." Janet Wendt, Parent, Nashville, TN

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  18. "(the)...response to his message was so overwhelming. Mike has the unique ability to pick out those students who are in need of a boost, give them a hug, and set an example for all in the room on how to treat their fellow human beings. He can easily peg the class ‘bully’ and the ‘nerd’ and make them see the good in themselves." John R. Ferda, Principal, Croswell/Lexington, MI

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  19. "I liked Mike. He was real funny...I hope he comes back again." Bob Burns, 4th Grade, Atlanta, GA

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  20. "I have been an engineer at GM for 20 years. I have heard numerous motivational speakers in that time. Not one of them commanded the attention you did." Gordon C. Krieger

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  21. "There are many speakers who are trying to sell their messages. What is special about you and what you have to offer is that your ideas come from the heart. You appear to be in tune with the population, mood of the environment and apply your important messages accordingly. I have seen you speak to a variety of populations and again, you were sensitive to Native American issues here. ...Your message is causing positive action toward understanding family dynamics, effective listening and communication skills, and doing our best for the little ‘nerd’ inside all of us!" Lisa Johnson, Coordinator, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE 

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  22. "High school students are a challenging audience to address and assemblies can be anxious times for administrators and teachers. Mike entertained and educated our students and staff for ninety minutes. Our students responded with a standing ovation. I recommend Mike and can tell you, from experience, to relax and let the ‘Karp’ weave his magic." Bob Smith, Principal, Wickliffe High School, Wickliffe, OH

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  23. "I am thoroughly convinced that Michael Karpovich will go ‘above and beyond’ all expectations you may have regarding presentations on substance abuse and/or self-esteem. His message has truly made a profound impact upon many of the students within Forest Hills Public Schools." Ron Caniff, Prevention Coordinator, Forest Hills Northern High School, Grand Rapids, MI

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  24. "Not only were Michael’s words refreshing, but teachers were able to take home practical teaching tools to ‘revive’ and motivate their students in the classroom." Mary Beno, Health Education Consultant, Livingston Educational Service Agency, Howell, MI

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  25. "This is literally the best workshop I have ever attended. Michael’s team approach to training and groups gave all of us participants a boost of energy." Dr. John Darrell, Head Psychologist, Dornell Community Hospital

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  26. "The results of having Michael at our school were positive. Students listen to what he has to say. His catch phrases are still being used by staff and students." John B. Klunder, Asst. Principal, Central High School, Grand Rapids, MI

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  27. "Your presentations certainly make a difference in the lives of people. Thanks for coming and being an inspiration to all of us!" Lou LaPrairie, Parent Education Coordinator, Au Sable Valley CMH, Tawas City, MI

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  28. "Michael...gave us exactly what we requested and needed. I expect to see him back in Clarksville." Bill Conley, Supt., Clarksville Community School Corp., Clarksville, IN

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  29. "Michael, your presentation was wonderful! Your message is clear and positive and makes a difference! Please continue to share your message with our youth." Melinda P. Donna, Student Council Advisor, Sparrows Point Middle School, Baltimore, MD

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  30. " Michael, your presentation was great! Teachers, parents, and students commented on the power of your message and said they are trying many ideas that were presented." Suzanne Richardson, Director of Special Services, Prince George County Public Schools, Prince George, VA

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  31. "You left each and everyone of us a very powerful message - you will not be forgotten! You have a special gift, Michael; continue to share it with others, PLEASE!" Carol A. McElwee, Caribou High School, Caribou, ME

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  32. "You were great! Your message and ability to relate to students make you an exceptional presenter!" Rose J. Arbanas, Conference Director, Calhoun ISD, Marshall, MI

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  33. "Your presentations to the 350+ students and parents who attended the conference were outstanding and the feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive! Be prepared, because they want you back again next year for a third time!" Marion Ginopolis, Asst. Supt., Berkley School District, Berkley, MI

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  34. "This letter concerns the workshops you did here. They were excellent! The message we wanted you to give came out loud and clear!" Angel Deschaine, Student, Madawaska Middle/High School, Madawaska, ME

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  35. "I’d like to thank Michael for his program ‘Raising the Best Generation.’ I thought the program was wonderful. It encouraged me as a parent when I needed it desperately." Mrs. Jeanne Jarlock, Parent, Saginaw, MI

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  36. "Our students and staff appreciated the positive encouragement of this fine young man. He is indeed a rare commodity in this hurting world!" Betty Mills, R.N., Marlette Community Schools, Marlette, MI

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  37. "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You made me look like a hero...! But more importantly, you gave us two content-packed and entertaining presentations on two entirely different aspects of the profession." Ross C. Mackay, Program Chairman, Ontario Speakers Association

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  38. "Michael, I hope you know what a positive impact you are having on our kids today. What rewarding work you are doing!" Zonya E. Foco, R.D., Clinical Nutritionist, Nutricare Nutrition Services

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  39. "We have had many great speakers but few have enraptured us as you, Michael. Thank you so much for sharing your heart, humor and expertise with us." David Sweet, President, Ontario Speakers Association, Bath, Ontario, Canada

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  40. "You really inspired me and I’d like to talk with you more!" Angela - Alternative Education Student

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  41. "You were great! GREAT! GREAT!! Thanks so much for your excellent keynote presentation at our Student Leadership Forum. The way you relate to the students is a special gift. Thank you for sharing it with us." JoAnne Miller, Coordinator, Student Leadership Forum, Calhoun Intermediate School District, Marshall, MI

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  42. "Mike has a very unique ability to communicate with young people in an effective manner." James W. Goebel, Principal, Marlette Community Schools, Marlette, MI

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  43. "Your enthusiasm is contagious and I can see why your approach is well-received by teachers and parents as well as students. I was particularly impressed with the way you handled the more ‘active’ members of our audience by having them participate in your message." Rhys VanDemark, Prevention Coord, Allegan Co. Intermediate School District, Allegan, MI

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  44. "I would not hesitate to recommend your student assemblies to any youth organization. You are entertaining, educational, thought-provoking, and a positive influence on our childrens’ lives." Richard Partlo, Counselor, Cass City Public Schools, Cass City, MI

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  45. "I want you to know that I have received many positive comments from both our staff and our students. More importantly, the students have taken your message home since I also heard from some of the parents that your presentation had made an impact." M.F. Turco, Principal, Bawating Collegiate and Vocational School, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

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  46. "I liked your high-energy presentation and the kids had a lot of positive comments on the program. You seem very service-oriented, especially on the day you called me in the middle of a blizzard." Naomi Kitajima, Health Services Coordinator, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

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  47. "It’s hard to find the right words to describe the appreciation I feel for all of your hard work, pounds of emotional energy, and bushels of caring your shared with staff and participants. Your expertise and caring with the Peers was an incredible contribution to the success of the Peer Camp." Beth Deo, Prevention Specialist, Call Someone Concerned, Inc., Adrian, MI

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  48. "Your message of ‘it’s okay to be different’ and ‘yuk makes you stronger’ is a meaningful one for kids!" or "You not only remind me of Leo Buscaglia and Robin Williams, but also of Guy Doud." Jan Gorby

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  49. "Thank you so much for your inspiring presentation at our in-service program this past Monday. Your concepts and ideas were presented clearly and your unique approach to the subject focused attention in a very positive direction." Larry C. Frank, Coudersport Jr/Sr High School, Coudersport, PA

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  50. "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for all you gave to the children of the NSA Conference in Atlanta! What a special person your are! The kids could not stop talking about all they learned and felt during their Youth workshops and presentations and I know that you were a big part of that for them." Bertie Synowiec, Director, Positive Support Seminars, Grosse Ile, MI

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  51. "As we continue to plan for future staff/student inservices, rest assured that we will be in touch with Dynamic Interactions, Inc." Jennifer Engle, Curriculum Coordinator, Lenawee Intermediate School District, Adrian, MI

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  52. "The evening presentation was very special and meaningful to both my husband and me. I was mesmerized for that hour! You have a way of projecting your excitement and enthusiasm to the audience that is very effective. Keep up the great job!" Carole Schrauben, Occupational Therapist, Ionia Co ISD, Ionia, MI

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  53. "I’m confident nearly everyone gained new knowledge and insights about themselves from Michael’s presentations. He really gives his audience a feeling of how much he cares and not how much he knows." Alan R. Ader, Ext. Agent Director, Purdue U. Cooperative Extension Service, Rockville, IN

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  54. "I rejoice in the wonderful response our young people expressed to your presentation on Substance Abuse. Young people can get bored so easily but you have a real gift in keeping their attention yet getting your message across." Julia Cramer

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  55. "It was so refreshing to listen to a positive, humorous speaker. His message was heard and will be remembered because of his style of delivery. He left our students feeling better about themselves, and kinder toward each other. We thank Michael Scott Karpovich for this gift!" Joanie St. John, Counselor, Harbor Springs Schools, Harbor Springs, MI

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  56. "Michael has a very personal style that participants find warm, funny, emotionally provoking and both personally and professionally enlightening." Diane Vella, Vice-President Conference Mgt., Performance Resource Press, Inc, Troy, MI

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  57. "Just saying ‘thank you’ seems a small reward for sharing your time, talents, and expertise in your field with my trainees. Your charismatic delivery made your segment of the program especially entertaining and enlightening." Ellen Glaza, Health Education Coordinator, Tuscola ISD, Caro, MI

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  58. "The story of your personal experiences as a high school student and your struggle to overcome overwhelming adversity was an inspiration to all who attended." Jacob Froning, Superintendent, London City Schools, London, OH

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  59. "You have a wonderful talent (a little Robin Williams) which kept us amused, informed and delighted for two hours." Joyce Dickson, Crisis Worker, Sudbury General Hospital, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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  60. "Wow! We have received many, many responses from the adults - they thought you were terrific and were so impressed with the impact you had on the kids. And the kids - they all commented about loving you, and themselves." Marlene Ayers, SAGE Chairman, SAGE

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  61. "Thank you so much for your very dynamic, informative program for the County-Wide Support Staff In-service Day. Evaluations were excellent, and comments from individuals leaving your program were very positive." Cheryl Blair, Ed. D., Consultant, Health and Substance Abuse Education, Kent Co ISD, Grand Rapids, MI

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  62. "Mike established a unique rapport with students within the first few minutes. The students listened and were impressed with him. He did a fantastic job!" Vickie Merchant, Tuscola Co 4-H Program Aide

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  63. "Even though it has been over two months since you were here, I still hear people mentioning you and your messages in halls, offices, and lunchrooms." David Hotaling, Crisis Intervention Coordinator, Cahokia School District #187, Cahokia, IL

DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER!.... unless you think you may have enough evidence to consider this speaker for your school... If after reading these quotes you are ready to discover more specifics, please follow the following the link that is most appropriate to your needs.  Follow these links to discover what he can do for your staff, your students or what his "typical day" looks like in a school district.

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