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
Great Presentation! Very
motivating! - Judy Conroy
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
Great presentation. Very
passionate. I especially liked that you personalized your talk. Very,
- S. Harris
Today was Exhilarating!!!
- S. Thomas
Absolutely terrific job! Inspirational. I am a player who intends on delivering
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
- Elizabeth Pittore
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
- Steve Lyons
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.
Powerfully inspiring! Inspiringly
powerful, Thank you. - Candyce
Inspiring, genuine and entertaining!!
- Howie Williams
Loved your enthusiasm and tone! Very
appropriate to our situation. Sports analogy was great,
but family story sold me so much more!!!
- Lauren Desmond
spirit. Great Talk!
Great meeting. Very
motivational, as well as mind set training.
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
It was great!
- Brett Trimbur
Thanks for the inspiration Brian. The
two songs were great! Your stories were great!
- Rick Estabrook
Excellent talk on passion, values
and doing your best....be committed Thanks! - T. Lane
positive, inspiring, informative and interesting. - S. Savery
Excellent talk; very inspirational. Thanks.
- M. Hynes
You were fabulous! Very inspiring!
I'm not on the sales team, but I still found your words poignant and
valuable! - K. Monroe
Great job! Great speaker!
- Peter Fallon
I am a team player - Go Team! Very
motivating to hear you speak. - Gail
encouragement. Thank you for your patriotism to our Country.
Keep the Faith.
- O. Johnson
a wonderfully uplifting presentation.
- N. Bryant
- l. Silva
Your speech was as good as you
played on the field.
- T. Mullone
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
Great Job! Keep up your
- l. Schruender
- Benjamin Eldridge
and very motivating. - J. Fiske
Compelling and passionate.. Appreciated
singling out veterans and service people. - C. Demers
talk. Thanks. I'm going to plan a father/daughter outing ASAP!
- PDW. Shepard
I used to feel like a player and
have become a spectator. I want to be a player
again. - R. Leary
I think you are an awesome speaker.
- G. Ledoux
The day was very informative. I
enjoyed Brian Holloway's speech. I'm excited about the new products. - L. Billadeau
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
and invigorating. - J. Cohen
and inspiring. Great job! I also enjoyed the singer a great
deal. - M. Haynes
- Richard Cunningham
very inspirational. Thank you.
- Steve Morrissey
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.
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
- Alice Mui
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
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
Your speech was very inspiring. I
was moved by your story regarding your 4th grade teacher's terrible message. Thank
- D. Mardeusz
First class inspirational speech-perfect wrap-up to the best
meeting I've had in my 12 years at Oceanspray.
- Robert Mullennix
and delivery, Thanks. Enjoyed the stories and connections to the business.
- A. Blake
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
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
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
- Beverly Costa
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
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
Thank you for your motivation!
We all needed the reminder that we are a team! -
E. St. Pierre
Thank you for the extra passion!
Honor our Heroes.
- John Richter
It was very uplifting and motivating
to listen to someone with a different perspective. It’s something
that was really needed.
Great presentation filled with
a contagious energy. I hope this sparks a renewed sense of team
to the Oceanspray culture in these challenging
- 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
Talk more about your kids. That
relates with everyone.
- T .Churchill
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
Excellent presentation! Inspiring
story and great relation to Oceanspray and
our business environment. Thank you.
- M. Wellington
and motivating. Thank you.
- K. Comeav
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
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
Excellent presentation. Very
moving!! - G. Tavares
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
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.
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
Heart felt and motivational for
Life! God Bless you.
- Joanne Stone
Awesome job. Wonderful
mix of seriousness and humor. Thanks.
– J. McNaught
Business form was fantastic, humor,
sincerity and honesty. Thank you.
- N. DiRocco
Great inspirational talk! I enjoyed
the business/personal success points of view.
- J. Deverna
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
Very, very good! Extremely
motivational Thank you!
- A. Santucci
Great speech! It got me
fired up. I was crying from laughing so hard. Very
inspirational. - L. Millman
Brian. You are real! Believable! Thanks for sharing your passion
and giving it to us.
- Scott Simmons
and motivational meeting. Thanks for the invitation. I
look forward to a great 2004!
- T. Harm
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
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
- M. Reason
Great presentation! Very
inspiring and timely motivation. -
Brian, thanks for the energy!!
- S. Hewett
It is much more exciting to be
a player!!! - P. Hill
Thanks for the great speech.
- E. Hamilton
Fantastic speaker. Extremely
motivational. Great personal stories.
- J. Cowell
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.
Liked the way you brought Oceanspray into
Very motivating. Thank
- J. Janse
I enjoyed how you mixed Oceanspray into
your life and football background.
- E. Mahoney
Great job Brian! Go Pats!
- A. McClarey
you on the field and on stage. Great
- Matt Naughton
meaningful, motivational, truthful and impactful.
– B. Levine
I was very impressed
with your personality.....Thank you.
– R. Medeiros
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
- right to the heart. Players make a difference and provide
the leadership to succeed. Thank you. - R. Garcia
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
- Bart Wassom
Good job Brian. You're a great
I liked the way that real world
experiences were shared and then used to reinforce principles of leadership.
- D. Warren
Great job! Thank you.
- Peter Kohler
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
talk. Be a player - be a seed.
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
- Tom Jones “A Player”
- R. Leyasseur
Thank you "Revered" Holloway
for your emotions and positive spirit, your voice resonates through me
and you are inspirational.
The best yearly sales meeting
yet! Lots of interesting information from all
levels - including corp., as well as externally (international, etc.)
- Ruby Irish
Brian, your energy and sincerity
was quite moving. Thanks for the reminder to be a player-sounds
like my own dad. -Tami Posnanski
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
Brian, outstanding presentation!!
Highly motivating, relevant and entertaining...The perfect balance of
serious and fun. Thank you. - Kelly Beilly
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
- David Cunningham
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
Excellent: Passion is Life! Your
passion and energy is similar to mine. You know you’re alive!
Great show. Loved
the father/daughter stories.
- D. Curtis
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
Great talk. Life
is about being a player-why else would we be here on earth? – K. Haight
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
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
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
WOW!! you are
without a doubt the best speaker I have heard!!. -
A great message, it comes at the
- John Wilson
Truly inspirational session! Very
thought provoking... you have changed my life.
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
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
- C. Rank
good mix of business and family values, Thanks.
- S. Rutledge
WOW! You enlightening! Very invigorating! It's
about us, it's about me. Don't Stop! -
I am a player on a winning team!
- Kelly Thelolgou
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
Excellent presentation. Needed
more time for questions. - Frank Lasonsa
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
- Dianne Miller
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
- Sandy Pietraszek
P.S. excellent story about your father/daughter weekend. Great humor!
Great emotion! I'm
Excellent presentation. I'm
so glad your 4th grade teacher had a talk with you. I know you
will be a Great Ambassador for Oceanspray. Would
love to see your pictures.
- C. Bedard
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
- 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
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
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.
presentation. A great mix of style and substance. Knowledge
of the company was also impressive. Congratulations and good
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
- G. Haines
Great speech, so many of your
comments and stories hit close to home. Really, you inspired me.
- S. Cordry
Very strong and very motivating., enjoyable
and relevant. -
Awesome! Thank you for coming.
- Carolyn Swafford
One of the best presentations yet! Very inspiring!
Great Job! Inspiring
and great stories.
Great presentation. Some
topics unrelated to corporate strategies, but entertaining.