Introducing Keynote Speaker T. Marni Vos

Educational & Institutional Industry Accolades

Here are some Accolades for T. Marni Vos from clients in the Educational and Institutional Industry which include University of Georgia, Iowa Department of Education, University of Southern Carolina, and many more.


University of Wisconsin Extension

University of Wisconsin

"Marni, you are a joy to work with!! You captured the audience immediately with your wit and wisdom. You wove a tapestry of humor and story telling to really send some messages home with the participants. The evaluation revealed that you were the highest rated speaker of the day, and that people heard your message and were going to find ways to apply that message to their lives. Not only did you make people laugh, you helped them relate real life experiences with life lessons. You have the gift of taking the simple experiences of every day living and realizing how those experience add to the richness of our lives. You made our Joy Day, a true joy for 550 people!" ~ Karen Dickrell, Joy Conference Chair, University of Wisconsin

Karen Dickrell
Joy Conference Chair / University of Wisconsin
Western Nebraska Community College

Western Community College

"On behalf of the planning committee for the Women’s Health Conference, we would like to thank-you for taking the time to add the hilarity and fun to the evening. It was a wonderful addition to the evening!" ~ Lynn Vosler, Director, Western Community College

Lynn Vosler
Director / Western Community College
Iowa Department of Education

US Department of Education

"Your presentation at the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services State Staff Conference was a highlight. I heard many positive comments about your delivery as well as your message. People appreciated the opportunity to "lighten up" while considering some of the more serious aspects of their work. As a conference planner, I enjoyed hearing the laughter and observing the upbeat attitudes of people following your presentation. It was exactly the outcome we were seeking when planning this conference. Numerous people have contacted me since the conference to ask how to get in touch with you for meetings they are planning. You made a lasting impression." ~ Micheleen Maher, Staff Development Manager, Department of Education

Micheleen Maher
Staff Development Manager / Department of Education
University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

"There has not been a day since you were here that someone has not brought up something that you said, and when they do, we all laugh. Thank you for coming to us, and thank you for being so real and unaffected. Don’t ever stop making people laugh. There can never be too much of your kind of humor." ~ Mary Wessinger, University of South Carolina

Mary Wessinger
University of South Carolina
UMKC Law School Alumni Association

UMKC Law School Alumni Association

"You have incredible delivery and the timing of a world class comedienne!" ~ Betsy Ann T. Stewart, President, UMKC Law School Alumni Association, Kansas City, KS

Betsy Ann T. Stewart
President / UMKC Law School Alumni Association
Iowa Department of Education

State of Iowa, Department of Education

"I’m pleased you came to Iowa, to Des Moines, and to our Training Conference. An attendee evaluating the conference shared, "Keep having the conferences and bring Marni Vos back for all of them". Your work was excellent and the contribution you made to the goals of the conference were outstanding." ~ Dan Kent, Supervisor, State of Iowa, Department of Education

Dan Kent
Supervisor / State of Iowa, Department of Education
University of George Gilbert Health Center

Southern College Health Association

"Celebration of Laughter was not only a delightful reprieve from the clinical and managed care issues addressed earlier, it was also filled with a wisdom and inspiration that was uplifting to all who participated. Likewise, your helpful approach to the topic of humor in the workplace helped us all to place the work world in proper perspective and to understand the importance of humor in all aspect of our lives." ~ Jacquelyn S. Kinder, Ed. D., Fache, Director, Gilbert Health Center, President, Southern College Health Association, University of Georgia

Jacquelyn S. Kinder
Ed. D., Fache, Director / Gilbert Health Center
Southeast Community College

Southeast Community College

"WOW! What can I say?! You did a tremendous job at the "Technology – Careers for Women" Seminar. I have heard nothing but very good comments. Your Keynote was excellent and right on target. You might be interested in knowing that of all the speakers we had, your evaluations rated the highest!" ~ Joan Sterns, Student Services, Southeast Community College, Lincoln, NE

Joan Sterns
Student Services / Southeast Community College

South Dakota Association of Community Based Services

"She has changed my life." "I could listen to her all day. The way she mixes her humor and intelligence is incredible. Her information is useful for everyone in every facet of life." "I will look at life much differently now." "What an uplifting experience." We feel that the power of your message is essential to the healthy growth of any person, which is essential to the growth of any group or organization." ~ Martha L. Johnston-Mundt, South Dakota Association of Community Based Services

Martha L. Johnston-Mundt
South Dakota Association of Community Based Services
Quality Innovation Network

Quality Innovation Network

"Excellent feedback and wonderful job; you were a fantastic! You are so funny and I love your perspective and insight on life in general; you are a gem. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn from you " ~ Communications Director, Quality Innovation Network, Great Plains

Communications Director / Quality Innovation Network
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Program

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Program

"WOW – you’ve made my day! Your talk was AMAZING and the teachers were so impressed how you were able to weave important "life lessons" in with the humor". ~ Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Program

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Program
Omaha Public Schools

Omaha Public Schools

"We have our counselors complete an evaluation at the end of curriculum Day, and I can’t tell you how many people commented on just how much they enjoyed you and your humor. You truly have a unique way of combining humor with a message about life and people, where it just hits the audience right in the heart. As a group of counselors, we appreciated the connection as well as the hit in the heart J Thank You!" ~ Jodi A. Therkelsen, Omaha Public Schools

Jodi A. Therkelsen
Omaha Public Schools
Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Department of Education

"Second, I wanted you to know that I thought your presentation was fantastic! YOU THANK YOU! We continued talking afterwards in our little area about your thoughts—just the results that I had hoped for. I love how you validate who and what we are, and I love the insight you bring into our thoughts and minds. You have so much to share ! I think these days, we have to purposefully make time for creativity in our lives, you remind me that it’s important !" ~ Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska Department of Education
Great Plans ADA Center

ND Department of Public Instruction

"On behalf of The Great Plains ADA Center, I would like to thank you for performing for nearly 600 participate, at the ADA Symposium in Denver. Your Keynote was a large part of our success. We greatly appreciate the effort you put forth in making the luncheon enjoyable and fun. You also got rave reviews from each and every one of our staff! I’m so happy I got to meet you." ~ ND Department of Public Instruction

ND Department of Public Instruction

NASB/NASA

"Your luncheon presentation, "Humor: The Winning Edge," generated an enthusiastic response from our audience of 650 school board members and administrators. The following comment from one participant seems to summarize the prevailing sentiment quite nicely: 'What an awesome speaker. Humor that cuts right to the heart!' Obviously, you provided just the right note on which to end the conference. Thanks again for a job well done!" ~ Burma Kroger, Director of Board Development, NASB/NASA , State Education Conference

Burma Kroger
Director of Board Development / NASB/NASA
Morningside College

Morningside College

"Marni you are very quick-witted, yet kind. Your energy, understanding and wholesomeness seem to exert a therapeutic influence on all with whom you come in contact." ~ Dr. John P. Doohen, Chrm., Convoction Committee, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

Dr. John P. Doohen
Chairman / Convoction Committee, Morningside College

Missouri Association of Community Task

"You would not believe how many people have called our office to say, 'Thanks for the Central Region Celebration, and wherever did you find that Marni Vos. We loved her.' Personally, I laughed until I had to wipe tears from my face. I especially appreciate your unique ability to tailor your routine to specially meet our needs. Working with you has been a delight from start to finish. All the details were just a breeze!" ~ Paul Hanna, Deputy Director , Missouri Association of Community Task Forces

Paul Hanna
Deputy Director / Missouri Association of Community Task Forces
Lincoln Literacy

Lincoln Literacy Council

"Your performance at our event was critical to our success. It was so exciting for me to sit back, relax, and listen to the laughter fill the room while you performed. Your ability to tie in literacy with your performance was brilliant! You brought an energy to the evening that was so important. Your truly set us apart from other fundraisers and I am so grateful for that." ~ Nancy Bouc, Lincoln Literacy Council

Nancy Bouc
Lincoln Literacy Council
Lewis Central Community Schools

Lewis Central Community School District

"It’s difficult for me to put into words my thanks to you for taking the time from a busy schedule to address a small group of educators (Athletic Directors) from southwest Iowa. Your presentation of "Humor in the Workplace" was just what we needed . I received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, which told me that you were a real "hit" among the Athletic directors of Southwest Iowa. I am really looking forward to the day that I might see your name again on the program. Thanks for taking the time to make us feel good about ourselves and our profession." ~ Brian Goughnour, Activities Director, Lewis Central Community School District

Brian Goughnour
Activities Director / Lewis Central Community School District
Iowa Western

Iowa Western Community College

"On behalf of the Iowa Western Community College Staff Development Committee I want to thank you for your inspirational and entertaining Keynote address. Your humorous and insightful speech was the perfect opening for us. Your humor is genuine and comes from a sense of personal well-being, rather than a mecanical repetition of jokes. The warmth you communicated helps your audience relax for the point." ~ Bonnie R. Miley, Director of Staff Development, Dean of Student Services, Iowa Western Community College

Bonnie R. Miley
Director of Staff Development, Dean of Student Services / Iowa Western Community College
Iowa Department of Education

Iowa Department of Education 2

"You were the highlight of our conference. As a conference planner, I enjoyed hearing the laughter and observing the upbeat attitudes of people following you presentation. It was exactly the outcome we were seeking when planning this conference." ~ Micheleen Maher, Staff Development Manager, Iowa Department of Education

Micheleen Maher
Staff Development Manager / Iowa Department of Education
Iowa Department of Education

Iowa Department of Education

"Your presentation at the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services State Staff Conference was a highlight. I heard many positive comments about your delivery as well as your message. People appreciated the opportunity to "lighten up" while considering some of the more serious aspects of their work. As a conference planner, I enjoyed hearing the laughter and observing the upbeat attitudes of people following your presentation. It was exactly the outcome we were seeking when planning this conference." ~ Micheleen Maher, Staff Development Manager, Department of Education

Micheleen Maher
Staff Development Manager / Department of Education
IAAP Division of Excellence

IAAP

"I am sorry I missed you before you left the June 9th Annual Educational Forum for the CA Division 54th Annual Meeting. You were fabulous and I want to add to all the previous accolades you have received from others. You were hilarious, personable, insightful and topical, not to mention bringing everyone to tears through laughter. I am so happy you were the morning keynote speaker. I have received nothing but compliments from attendees who raved about you and your keynote address." ~ CA Division, Inc., IAAP

CA Division, Inc., IAAP
University of George Gilbert Health Center

Gilbert Health Center

"What a wonderful contribution you made to the annual conference of Southern College Health Association! Among all of the presenters during our three day conference, you received the highest ratings from our conference participants. Marni, your contributions to the conference and to our lives as individuals will be a part of us for a long time to come." >~ Jacquelyn S. Kinder, Director, Gilbert Health Center, President, Southern College Health Association University of Georgia

Jacquelyn S. Kinder
Director / Gilbert Health Center
FBLA Phi Beta Lambda

FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda

"Wow! What a fun opening to the FBLA State Leadership Conference! You totally captured the audience with your fun-loving attitude and infectious humor. The conference evaluations were very supportive of your opening Keynote. It was so much fun to laugh and learn together. You provided the perfect beginning to an excellent conference!" ~ Beverly Newton, State Adviser, FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda

Beverly Newton
State Adviser / FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda
Diane College

Doane College

"Your time with our students inspired, made us laugh uproariously, kept a room of 300 people in rapt attention, and when you made your more poignant points I turned around to notice that not only was the room silent, every pair of eyes were fixed on you. Not a sleeper or text-messenger in the bunch! Now that all of students and faculty evaluations from Orientation are in and compiled, I hope you are happy to hear that your presentation was by far the most popular and highest rated event of the week." ~ Daniel Va Vechten, Director, Hansen Leadership Program, Doane College, NE

Daniel Va Vechten
irector, Hansen Leadership Program / Doane College
Dana College

Dana College

"Marni you ability to deliver a meaningful message in a manner that captures the interest and attention of students is unsurpassed my any other speaker or entertainer that we’ve had in the ten years of conference has been held. this is no small feat when it comes to present to college age students, particularly when dealing with issues such as morals, values, ethics, and spirituality." ~ Dan Travaille, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Develpement, Dana College, NE

Dan Travaille
Ph.D., Vice President for Student Develpement / Dana College
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Creighton University

"Thank you for a great presentation! I enjoyed hearing some of my colleagues howl at your jokes (and I was a little surprised by who was howling loudest). Several of my colleagues have stopped by to thank me for arranging your visit…..all indicated it was a nice change of pace from our usual faculty workshops and working retreats. Another colleague has forwarded your contact information on to her husband who works at the AIM Institute (I believe). So you may be getting a call from them to present." ~ School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University

chool of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University
NACRRAO Nebraska Association

Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers

"Because our positions require a constant interaction with people, a positive attitude is a must! "Humor in the Workplace" allowed us the opportunity to see what many may consider to be the negative from a positive, more humorous point of view. It was exactly what we needed to hear. The conference evaluations indicated "Two Thumbs Up" on selecting you as our Keynote speaker. "Wonderful! Inspiring! A+++ She helped me ton see the humor in my daily activities. Great uplifting speaker. A wonderful insight to life. Excellent—How could we be so lucky! Great job—we need to laugh at ourselves. Fabulous!" ~ Jackie Hilker, NACRAO Professional Development Committee, Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers

Jackie Hilker
NACRAO Professional Development Committee / Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
Central Community College

Central Community College

"Thank you for speaking at the Nebraska State Business Education Association (NSBEA) and the Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) Banquet this past Friday night. We truly enjoyed your entertaining presentation. Many of the things you said really "hit home" with many of our guests. You have such a wonderful gift of making people feel good---thanks!" ~ Karin Rieger, NSBEA Convention Chairperson, Central Community College

Karin Rieger
NSBEA Convention Chairperson / Central Community College