Introducing Keynote Speaker T. Marni Vos

Government and Community Service Industry Accolades

Here are some Accolades for T. Marni Vos from clients in the Government and Community Service Industry which includes the Department of Justice, Iowa Department of Education, Plum Creek Children’s Literary Festival and many more.


US Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice

"Thank you for your participation as a presenter at our National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Conference. The training was attended by 160 crime victim providers, including tribal, state and local victim advocates, social services, mental health practitioners, law enforcement, corrections, courts, attorneys, domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, public officials, doctors and other medical staff, child protection services, social services, victims, and concerned citizens. your presentation, entitled "Celebration of Laughter", was rated by those in attendance as extremely valuable and excellent. Please know that your uplifting, inspirational presentation was key to the success of this conference. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your warm humor and life experiences and for participating in this important training conference, as we continue in our efforts to enhance crime victim services." ~ Michael G. Heavican, United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Michael G. Heavican
United States Attorney / U.S. Department of Justice
US Department of Justice

US Department of Justice

"Please know that your uplifting, inspirational presentation was key to the success of this conference. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your warm humor and life experiences and for participating in this important training conference, as we continue in our efforts to enhance crime victim services." ~ Michael g. Heavican, United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Michael g. Heavican
United States Attorney U.S / U.S. Department of Justice
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

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
SC Association of Governmental Purchasing

SC Association of Governmental Purchasing

"Thank you so much for your presentation on "Humor in the Workplace" at our annual conference in Myrtle Beach. The response to your presentation was great! We received wonderful feedback, 100% indicated that it was an excellent Keynote and many want you back! Both officially and personally, again thank you for helping make our conference a tremendous success. I can assure you that my gratitude is shared by the entire membership of the Association." ~ Regina Hartley, CPPO, South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials

Regina Hartley
CPPO / South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials

Rural Health Center, SC

"I just want you to know that you truly have a gift and I am glad to see that you are using it to touch so many lives. I just love the way you use humor to teach the basics of living a life filled with joy. The things you shared are so basic and so true." ~ Michele D. James, Rural Health Conference, Columbia South, Carolina

Michele D. James
Rural Health Conference
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
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

"I want to thank you again for your "spot on" presentation to our Nebraska Rural Development employees at our state meeting last year. You skillfully integrated humor into a positive message that our employees need to experience and hear. Your preparation for your speech paid dividends. Our employees felt that you understood their work and its importance and that you had a real feel for, and appreciation of, all things rural." ~ Nebraska State Director, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nebraska State Director / Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nebraska Association of County Officials

Nebraska Association of County Officials

"Your banquet speech at the Association of County Officials’ County Board banquet delivered a much-needed dose of light-hearted humor, but also provided those in attendance with a message to to carry with them." ~ Marshall H. Tofte, Nebraska Association of County Officials

Marshall H. Tofte
Nebraska Association of County Officials
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

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
Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department

Lancaster County Health Department

"On a scale of 1 (least satisfied) to 5 (most satisfied), your average was 4.7 which was higher than any other speaker or presentation that day!! Some provider included comments in addition to providing a rating." ~ Lynn Murray Smith-Lincoln, Lancaster County Health Department

Lynn Murray Smith-Lincoln
Lancaster County Health Department
Oklahoma Association of School Business Professional

Kingfisher

"Thank you for presenting at our Oklahoma Association of School Business Officials Conference. When we booked you for a full morning, I thought no one could hold our attention for 3 hours. Was I wrong or what?! Your interaction with our audience was outstanding. Our evaluations repeatedly listed you as the "Best part of our conference." Your delivery is hilarious, clean, refreshing and irresistible. Your message is "for all time" and particularly pointed toward a renewed and refreshed life, and putting daily events in their proper place." ~ C. Jack Harrel, Executive Secretary, Kingfisher, OK

C. Jack Harrel
Executive Secretary / Kingfisher
Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Department of Health

"T. Marni Vos did our Motivational Keynote Address after lunch on the 2nd day of our conference, The after lunch spot is often difficult for speakers but not for T. Marni Vos. She SUPERCHARGED our crowd at the 10th annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse. Our evals after the conference indicate this was our most successful conference in my five years as program committee chair and many participants commented that T. Marni Vos was the very best of a schedule full of great speakers." ~ Director, Iowa Department of Public Health

Director / Iowa Department of Public Health
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
Iowa Association of Community Providers

Iowa Association of Community Providers

"On behalf of the board of directors and staff of IACP, I want to thank you for the outstanding presentations you made to our group here in Iowa. Our attendees were in awe of your style and talent when it comes to delivering a strong message in such a unique way. Your certainly rank high on the radar screen of speakers/presenters!" ~ Mary Kruger Eyler, Iowa Association of Community Providers

Mary Kruger Eyler
Iowa Association of Community Providers
Great Seal of Nevada

Governor of Nevada

"The summer meeting of the Western Governors’ Association was an unqualified success, thanks to you and your comic relief. We appreciate your time and the hospitality you extended to our guests. The Governors were glad to be back in Nevada and enjoyed the beauty of Lake Tahoe while discussing matters vital to our states as well as Canada and Mexico. Thank you for being a special part of it." ~ Bob Miller, Governor of Nevada

Bob Miller
Governor of Nevada
Missouri Department of Mental Health

Department of Mental Health, MS

"Your presentation was wonderful! Everyone enjoyed your unique style of blending humor with some wonderful insights into the things that really matter. Thanks for sending us into the new year with a fresh perspective and renewed sense of appreciation for the people we work with and for." ~ Ronetta Shulte, Department of Mental Health, State of Missouri

Ronetta Shulte
Department of Mental Health / State of Missouri
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

"I am a former Director with Blue Valley Community Action Partnership in Fairbury. The number of times you shared your humor and joy with the Blue Valley group has never left me. Since leaving Blue Valley I was diagnosed with leukemia in June of 2010. There have been times since my diagnosis that your words have resonated in my thoughts ... the joy of life, the meaning of life, and the joy of laughter, which has helped to sustain me. I do not think it myself looking through rose colored glasses, I think my ability to sustain is the power of humor, laughter, and prayer. For this, T Marni, I thank you!!!" ~ Loree

Loree

ACEI

"Marni you renewed our spirits, not only as educators, but as human beings. Your extensive background in and research of humor gave credence to humor’s many benefits, but your enthusiastic approach to living and your genuine, caring interaction with people showed us the way." June True

President / Dade County ACEI