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What People are Saying

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Ocean Spray  

 


Oceanspray is North America's leading producer of canned and bottled juices and juice drinks, and has been the best-selling brand name in the canned and bottled juice category since 1981.  Oceanspray posted fiscal 2002 net sales of $1.068 billion.  Oceanspray employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Here’s what they had to say about Brian Holloway:

[Please note that these testimonials are taken from handwritten material.]

    An excellent motivational speech. Great stories!  Oceanspray badly needed it.

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    Very inspirational presentation. Thank-you.

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    Very inspiring on a personal level.  I will suggest you as a speaker for my company’s sales meeting.  - Jack Hoehlein

You were Fantastic!  Very eloquent, very uplifting and very funny.  You made everyone want to be a Player, a Leader and a Success.

- Melissa Altobelli

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    One of the most compelling statements/stories that you shared with us was the 4th grade teacher comments - proving that individual teams can create change overcoming any challenge!  Good for you, a great reminder that anyone can over come. - Kacy

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    Your speech was very powerful and moving.  I enjoyed the facts you incorporate into your speech.  It was a very energetic way to finish the

day.  Thank you for taking the time to motivate us.

- Thcia Guyette 

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    You are Outstanding!!

- Paul Wouters

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    Thank you for the gift of you.  - Eileen Hooley

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    This was by far the most motivational meeting I've seen in my 13 years with Oceanspray.  Thanks to Brian for all the incredible stories...quite enjoyable and impactful! 

- Denise Walker.

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    I am a Player not a Spectator!  I am the Seed. 

 - Art Niosi

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    Great Job!  The stories were wonderful- I love the Six Flags story!  Very inspirational and uplifting!  Thank you.  - Karen Miller

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    Outstanding Presentation! Keep up the Good Work.

- Aenis

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    You are a Great Speaker! Very motivating! Thank you.

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    Great messages!  Messages for Life, messages for Work! Timing and delivery impeccable!

Great Stories-personalized and analogous! 

- Jerry Langley

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    Your presentation was great!  I think it made some

people really stop and think.  Excellent!!

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    Good luck in your future!  God Bless.

- Elizabeth Santos

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    The passion for this brand by each and every employee is overwhelming.  I want to thank you for your time and energy today.  You are a success. 

- K. Johnson

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    Great Passion!  You are a Real Person, with Real Advice. Thanks. - Bill Shea

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    I really enjoyed this very inspirational program.  It is very important for Oceanspray to feel and operate as a team.  Thanks for a Great Day! 

- Matt Spencer

You are a great inspiration to building people and their teams.  Enjoyed your presentation. Thanks!

- Paul Murname


     I thought your message was inspiring and excellently spoken.  As a young boy, I followed your career in the Patriots and I am glad to have the opportunity to thank you for your contributions....and again today.  - Mike Donohue

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    Great Presentation!  Very motivating!  - Judy Conroy

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    Awesome speaker; very inspirational.

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    I enjoyed your enthusiasm and passion.  I too, have that drive for excellence, but need to learn how to maximize it 24/7!  Real life stories always hit home!   

- Nicki Troy Wolf

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    Great presentation. Very passionate.  I especially liked that you personalized your talk.  Very, very enjoyable.

 - S. Harris

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    Today was Exhilarating!!!

- S. Thomas

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    Absolutely terrific job!  Inspirational.  I am a player who intends on delivering greater results.

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    Throat tightening, goose-bump moments!!! The salute to our heroes was a gripping moment as well.  Thanks for an inspiring event.  Every touching moment is another reason to indulge in gratitude and you certainly gave us that.  Thank you, thank you Brian and God Bless you and your family. (I loved your grandmother’s loving admonition!  

- Elizabeth Pittore

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    Looks like we now have the ball, the glove, the bat, the pads, the Helmet and the Cleats.  Time to get on the field and blow the whistle!  Great to have the entire team here!

- Steve Lyons

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    Your comments were very heartfelt and motivational to encourage us to continue to be players.

- Jeff Garran

Extremely inspiring!  Thanks so much.  You said exactly the right thing and made me aware of my importance to this organization.  Thanks for the laughter and the tears.

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    Powerfully inspiring! Inspiringly powerful, Thank you. - Candyce

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    Inspiring, genuine and entertaining!!

 - Howie Williams

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    Loved your enthusiasm and tone!  Very appropriate to our situation.  Sports analogy was great, but family story sold me so much more!!!

- Lauren Desmond

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    Very inspirational spirit.  Great Talk!

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    Great meeting. Very motivational, as well as mind set training.

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    Thank you! You are a great speaker and I enjoyed your words of wisdom.

- S. Malone

    I totally enjoyed your motivational speech today in Plymouth.  - N. Connor

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    It was great!

- Brett Trimbur

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    Thanks for the inspiration Brian.  The two songs were great! Your stories were great!

- Rick Estabrook

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    Excellent talk on passion, values and doing your best....be committed Thanks! - T. Lane

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    Passionate, positive, inspiring, informative and interesting. - S. Savery

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    Excellent talk; very inspirational.  Thanks.

- M. Hynes

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    You were fabulous! Very inspiring! I'm not on the sales team, but I still found your words poignant and valuable! - K. Monroe

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    Great job!  Great speaker!

- Peter Fallon

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    I am a team player - Go Team!  Very motivating to hear you speak. - Gail

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    Positive, motivational encouragement. Thank you for your patriotism to our Country. Keep the Faith.

- O. Johnson

    Awe inspiring; a wonderfully uplifting presentation.

- N. Bryant

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    Definitely Inspiring.

- l. Silva

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    Your speech was as good as you played on the field.

- T. Mullone

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    Your talk was very inspirational.  I do remember the ‘85 Patriots regardless of the final outcome you gave us a great year.  You certainly proved that teacher wrong.  What a lucky wife and family you have.  Thank you for being here today.

 - Rosemary O'Connell

Great Presentation! Motivational and humanistic.  Thanks for your time - God Bless you and your family.

- H. folz

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    Great Job!  Keep up your motivating job!  

- l. Schruender

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    Fantastic!!  Inspirational!!

- Benjamin Eldridge

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    Very uplifting and very motivating. - J. Fiske

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    Compelling and passionate.. Appreciated singling out veterans and service people. - C. Demers

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    Great inspiring talk. Thanks. I'm going to plan a father/daughter outing ASAP!

- PDW. Shepard

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      I used to feel like a player and have become a spectator. I want to be a player again. - R. Leary

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    I think you are an awesome speaker.

- G. Ledoux

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    The day was very informative.  I enjoyed Brian Holloway's speech.  I'm excited about the new products. - L. Billadeau

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    It was very uplifting to see the new products and future plans.  The day was exceptional and very motivating. Brian's speech was very good for moral and reminding everyone we are all one team.

- Charlene Proult

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    Optimistic challenge-Inspirational and invigorating. - J. Cohen

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    Very motivational and inspiring.   Great job! I also enjoyed the singer a great deal. - M. Haynes

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    Great job!

- Richard Cunningham

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   Wonderful presentation; very inspirational. Thank you.

- Steve Morrissey

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    Very motivational as a new employee at Oceanspray, your comments have helped me to assimilate into the team - my ideas, my skills, my desire to contribute to Oceanspray.  I like how you personalized your comments and your honesty.

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    Brian was a very uplifting and energizing speaker.  Good reminder why we want to work and have to have passion. The father/daughter story and singer made the presentation moving.

- Alice Mui

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    Very inspirational presentation. Thank you. Story about teen daughters and father weekend was wonderful. -T. Gazzola

Excellent speech, the tone and interest was held throughout out your speech.  The talk was appropriate to the business challenge.  

- B. Rainey

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    Brian you are awesome.  Very motivating. You are correct, it only happens if you as an individual make it happen.  Thanks for reminding me. Nice Job.

- J. Place

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    Your speech was very inspiring.  I was moved by your story regarding your 4th grade teacher's terrible message.  Thank you.

- D. Mardeusz

First class inspirational speech-perfect wrap-up to the best meeting I've had in my 12 years at Oceanspray.

- Robert Mullennix

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    Excellent message and delivery, Thanks. Enjoyed the stories and connections to the business.

- A. Blake

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    Great talk Brian.  Very inspiring and thank you for capping off our meeting.

- L. Martin

    As a player it was great to get a lift while business moral is low. - K. Sullivan Morgado

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    Every so often you need a wake up call to remind you why you are here.  I would like to thank you for that wake-up call.  You made a difference!.

- R. Fowler

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    I loved your use of humor and your interaction of the Oceanspray business into your presentation.  I enjoyed the true passion you bring to the party.  Pro Bowl player talking about how to be a real player. Excellent!!.

- J. O’conroy

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    Brian, Amen!!.

- Beverly Costa

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    Thank you for an excellent presentation.  Your speech gave me a new outlook on life.  I am proud to work for a company like Oceanspray. Thank you.

- Cheryl Wheaton

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    Good team insight - much needed for this group at this time.  Great sense of humor-you made me laugh-another thing much needed at this time. - Bob Brissette

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    Thank you for your motivation! We all needed the reminder that we are a team! - E. St. Pierre

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    Thank you for the extra passion! Honor our Heroes.

- John Richter

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    It was very uplifting and motivating to listen to someone with a different perspective.  It’s something that was really needed.

-C. Kooka

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    Great presentation filled with a contagious energy.  I hope this sparks a renewed sense of team to the Oceanspray culture in these challenging times.

- K. Durgin

We appreciate your motivational speech.  It made me wake up to wanting to become more of a winning player instead of a follower.  Your comedy was hilarious! Thank you for motivating us and making us laugh.

- A. MacDonald

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    Talk more about your kids. That relates with everyone.

- T .Churchill

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    You are truly an inspiration in all that you accomplished and all that you are.  Thank you for sharing what has made you a success and some of your personal stories, especially the roller coaster story showing how we all need to overcome our fears.  Thank you for bringing so much energy to Oceanspray and relating what each of us need to do to continue the success.  Thank you from a committed player.

- Wendy Wildes

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    Excellent presentation! Inspiring story and great relation to Oceanspray and our business environment. Thank you.

- M. Wellington

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    Highly entertaining and motivating. Thank you.

- K. Comeav

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    Brian, wow! Thank you for such a great motivational speech.  I feel re-energized to become a better player on my team at Oceanspray.  My favorite part of your talk was when you spoke about your family and how important they are in your life and how they are part of the team that have made you a success.

- K. Girard

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    I am impressed by what you have overcome as a child and what you have become.  I can only hope to inspire that spirit in my own children.

- L. DeMarco

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    Excellent presentation. Very moving!! - G. Tavares

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    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences, enthusiasm and passion. You are an inspiration.  The speech you gave us today will stay with me for a long time! You are real effective, but most of all ...you are real!

- Kim Ionta

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    Very passionate and inspiring. Really believes in what he talks about and has a contagious energy.  You have great anecdotes and keep the audience tuned into you and your words.

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    Terrific presentation!!!.

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    Brian, thank you for an inspirational presentation.      You truly are a winner! I especially like your subliminal message that we need to give credit to a higher power and that we can't do it on our own!  Also I hope your fourth-grade teacher is still around to see how wrong she was and what you have become and what, or rather how you turned her negative comment into a success. Good for you!

Very uplifting and inspiring Thank you!  - S. Bieg

This was awesome!! I am inspired and motivated. Thank you.

- Bernard Snow

"A Player"

    Heart felt and motivational for Life! God Bless you.

- Joanne Stone

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    Awesome job.  Wonderful mix of seriousness and humor. Thanks.

– J. McNaught

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    Business form was fantastic, humor, sincerity and honesty. Thank you.

- N. DiRocco

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    Great inspirational talk! I enjoyed the business/personal success points of view.

- J. Deverna

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    Excellent motivational speech! Interesting, funny, and sobering as well. I too was affected by the 911 tragedy.  I was on the 55th floor of tower #1 that was hit.  I was lucky as you were to escape from the building and make it home to my family.  I enjoyed listening to you and meeting you.  You seem like a very family oriented person.

- Maura Heidcamp

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    Very, very good!  Extremely motivational Thank you!

- A. Santucci

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    Great speech!  It got me fired up.  I was crying from laughing so hard.  Very inspirational. - L. Millman

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    Great presentation Brian.  You are real! Believable! Thanks for sharing your passion and giving it to us.

- Scott Simmons

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    Very impressive and motivational meeting.  Thanks for the invitation. I look forward to a great 2004!

- T. Harm

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    Thanks for a very motivating afternoon.  I’m sure you've fired-up a new team!  The fire is inside each of us and I hope your talk today reminds us to be players!,  teammates! and passionate Oceanspray employees!

- S. Jones

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    I think your message of personal responsibility to take charge, motivate and make a difference -to multiply value-is one that is much needed today. Please continue spreading that message!

- M. Reason

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    Great presentation! Very inspiring and timely motivation. - J. Manning

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Brian, thanks for the energy!!

- S. Hewett

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    It is much more exciting to be a player!!! - P. Hill

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    Thanks for the great speech.

- E. Hamilton

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    Fantastic speaker. Extremely motivational. Great personal stories.

- J. Cowell

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    Your speech was very motivational.  I will go to work with a different approach.

- P. Berg

Very inspirational. Helped me feel better about the Oceanspray team and it's future.

 -G. Owens

    Liked the way you brought Oceanspray into your talk.

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    Very motivating. Thank you.

- J. Janse

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    I enjoyed how you mixed Oceanspray into your life and football background.

- E. Mahoney

      Great job Brian! Go Pats!

- A. McClarey

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    Enjoyed watching you on the field and on stage.  Great speech/great career.

- Matt Naughton

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    Inspirational, meaningful, motivational, truthful and impactful.

– B. Levine

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  I was very impressed with your personality.....Thank you.

– R. Medeiros

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    I enjoyed this.  Keep doing what you are great at.

- D. Mendes

Awesome! I'm ready to rock and roll!  Let's take a bite out of our competition! Brian, you are an inspiration. I thoroughly enjoyed your motivational speech!

- K. Bogardos

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    Great presentation - right to the heart.  Players make a difference and provide the leadership to succeed. Thank you. - R. Garcia

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    Brian, you have a gift.  Glad you know where the gift came from!  Glad you have chosen to share the gift with us.  I am a beneficiary of having been here today!

- Bart Wassom

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    Good job Brian. You're a great speaker.

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    I liked the way that real world experiences were shared and then used to reinforce principles of leadership.

- D. Warren

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    Great job! Thank you.

- Peter Kohler

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    Highly motivating and personal approach.  Parallels between sports analogies. OSC business climate will come to mind for a long time, especially with competition.  Loved the father/daughter story!  Way to survive!!  Today was surly needed and very inspiring.

- K. Speroni

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    Very inspiring talk.  Be a player - be a seed.

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    You're a very good speaker-great job incorporating humor sports themes without going overboard with the football analogies.  More business examples (i.e. companies or brands) would have been a good addition.

– K. Borsari

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    Super!!!. Thank you.

- Tom Jones  “A Player”

    Great presentation!!

- R. Leyasseur

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    Thank you "Revered" Holloway for your emotions and positive spirit, your voice resonates through me and you are inspirational.

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    The best yearly sales meeting yet!  Lots of interesting information from all levels - including corp., as well as externally (international, etc.)

- Ruby Irish

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    Brian, your energy and sincerity was quite moving.  Thanks for the reminder to be a player-sounds like my own dad. -Tami Posnanski

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    Very powerful speaker.  The music helped make it different and stand out.  Would like a few more examples of being under pressure and pulling through together as a team. 

- C. Ansever

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    Brian, outstanding presentation!! Highly motivating, relevant and entertaining...The perfect balance of serious and fun. Thank you. - Kelly Beilly

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    Thank you for inviting an outside speaker to bring passion, virtue, perspective and humor to our meeting.  Brian had more impact in 30 minutes, than I've seen or felt in a long time. 

Great presentation, I will always remember to be a player in all situations.  There were several great examples of leadership and passion, which I will use daily.

- John Byrne

    I would say you have re-awakened the player in me that has maybe been feeling too sorry for himself as of late with how the business has been and what our prospects have looked like.

- David Cunningham

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    Great speaker, solid presence, motivational - I feel it added a little more direct correlations to Oceanspray and our fight to bring the event to the highest level.

- Ed Poloway

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    Excellent: Passion is Life!  Your passion and energy is similar to mine. You know you’re alive!

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     Great show. Loved the father/daughter stories.

- D. Curtis

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    I really enjoyed and needed this appeal from Brian Holloway.  He ignited a passion I've rarely seen among our community of employees.  It's unfortunate he's not on staff because the people asset of Oceanspray is underappreciated on a day-to-day basis.  Leaders should review the principles of organizational behavior. Thanks.

- D. Brown

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    Great talk. Life is about being a player-why else would we be here on earth? – K. Haight

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    This is the best forum I've been to.  I enjoyed Brian's seminar regarding being team players.  Hopefully this has heightened everybody’s momentum.

- Fliomena Luz

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    Good points and emphasis on American spirit. Thanks for knowing your customer, your exuberance is remarkable.  Best of luck, hope to see you again.

- Dave Conneff

Great speech!! Over my 20 years in the consumer package industry I've heard 15 or more sports celebrity speakers.  None! of them have delivered a more focused, spirited presentation as you did today.  I would stay on the path you have created!!

– K. Benoit

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    Be passionate, be positive, look to the future and inspire to be the best.  Crush your competition when things are bad.  Brian, your emotion and passion are contagious.

- R. Kemp

    What a gift - to be able to inspire your fellow man or woman. May you go on to share your gift with as many folks that will listen.  I hope you can share your message with less fortunate people who don't have the means to afford you.  Good job. Thank you. – K. Kaufman

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    WOW!! you are without a doubt the best speaker I have heard!!. - Jackie Lang

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    A great message, it comes at the right time.

- John Wilson

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    Truly inspirational session!  Very thought provoking... you have changed my life.

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    Impressive individual and extremely inspirational.  Drawing from personal and professional experience makes everything relevant.  Makes business point with real examples.

Excellent mix of humor brought us into your family which made it real.  You made us believe we are winners.  Great verbal and non-verbal skills.  Talked to us, not at us.

- D. Weikel

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    Brian, it is always amazing to see and hear motivational speakers such as yourself (someone who has been asked to move from a highly successful and professional athletic career to becoming a motivational speaker).  Your ability to translate your experiences from a dramatically different career path, into words that fit into our lives in a very relevant, uplifting and stimulating manner is truly an experience to witness!  I thank you for your words.

- C. Rank

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    Great session, good mix of business and family values, Thanks.

- S. Rutledge

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    WOW! You enlightening! Very invigorating!  It's about us, it's about me.  Don't Stop! - N. Eleniak

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    I am a player on a winning team!

- Kelly Thelolgou

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    Very inspirational! Thank you so much for coming to speak with us.  Unfortunately I am not very familiar with sports.  Just know that with that said you successfully communicated with me, not because of your sports career or your name.

- Melissa Hollernstein

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    Excellent presentation.  Needed more time for questions. - Frank Lasonsa

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    Liked the personal success story.  Your emotion alone is inspiring and contagious.  I'm sure your positive energy will effect the change needed to bring Oceanspray to the next level-to be play makers, not spectators.  Thank you for sharing your life trials and success.  The humor was an excellent component.

- Dianne Miller

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    Very Inspirational and uplifting! We all need to be reminded of how to approach life and work with a positive, "can-do" attitude.  If we could be reminded of this everyday, the world would be a better place.  Thank you for giving us the push we needed to charge forward with success on our minds.

- Sandy Pietraszek

P.S. excellent story about your father/daughter weekend. Great humor!

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    Great emotion!  I'm pumped up!!

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    Excellent presentation. I'm so glad your 4th grade teacher had a talk with you.  I know you will be a Great Ambassador for OceansprayWould love to see your pictures.

- C. Bedard

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    Inspired and well presented! Great singer!. - Randy Swann

I feel you did a terrific job comparing the two situations of working at Oceanspray versus playing on a team and going to the Super Bowl!  You have a knack for making it look simple – you are very positive- I enjoyed the time you spent with us.

- L. Tobin

     Grandmas are the greatest teachers and coaches.  You are the best motivational speaker I have heard!  You are an amazing blend of intelligence and athletics-thanks for sharing your life insights.  Everyone can be a winner-it’s the attitude and what you do with it.  Thanks.

- M. Berry

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    I liked your insights regarding leadership and creating a winning team in your answer about Bill Parcells - that would be useful during the body of your regular presentation.

- E. Sinsigalli

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    Thank you for a great speech.  I am sure it will help in my life.  You are right in encouraging all of us Oceanspray people to never give up.  I strongly believe in our great company and in its spirit.  I wish you all the best in your life.  Please continue doing what you do -bringing the best of people from within.

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    Very dynamic presentation.  A great mix of style and substance.  Knowledge of the company was also impressive.  Congratulations and good luck.

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    First impression on the introduction was - I immediately thought the speaker was going to be a quarterback!  We see them as the leaders and miss the true power and need of the team all working together!  You were "real" - one of us!!  Perfect timing!  I'm battling the likes of Coke and Pepsi and know we can win!  Your experience, wisdom and enthusiasm was reinforcement I needed!

- G. Haines

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    Great speech, so many of your comments and stories hit close to home.  Really, you inspired me.

- S. Cordry

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    Very strong and very motivating., enjoyable and relevant. - M. Gregory

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    Awesome!  Thank you for coming.

- Carolyn Swafford

One of the best presentations yet!  Very inspiring!

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    Great Job!  Inspiring and great stories.

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    Great presentation.  Some topics unrelated to corporate strategies, but entertaining.