“Your message was powerful, thought provoking, and inspiring. The positive comments from over 500 administrators, school board members, teachers, and support staff have been flowing throughout our district and the community since your visit. I know our students are truly going to benefit because of the way you were able to touch all of us who heard your presentation. You challenged us to serve, and we are going to respond and great things are going to happen because of your efforts.”
“Professor Joe is truly a teacher’s teacher. He not only inspired me and equipped me to ‘stay the course’ in making a difference in the lives of our students, he’s shown me how and why I should be reaching out to support, train, and mentor other teachers who may have lost their way in this wonderful profession.”
"Wow! is all I can say. I heard so much about Professor Martin prior to attending one of his programs, and I can’t begin to describe the powerful impact he made on our students, teachers, and administrators. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it for myself. Not only did he live up to the expectations that preceded him, he surpassed them. What a wonderful, living role model he is, not only for our teachers, but particularly for our students."
“I can't thank you enough for speaking at the National Education Association "Challenge for Change" National Conference in Colorado Springs. According to the feedback and evaluations we received from the attendees, you were easily the highlight of the entire event. Your message on servant leadership was exactly what we needed to recharge their batteries. Literally dozens of school district representatives have asked me how they could get you to come to their school district to address their staff. Thanks again for making me look so smart for bringing you in to speak.”
“Professor Martin was the highlight of our district-wide annual awards celebration ceremony. Even months after the event, our district is still talking about the power of his unique message – from the principals to the custodial workers. We’ve never invited a speaker to address such a large group before. And now they’ve already asked me about having Professor Martin to come back again next year.”
"Professor Joe Martin ignites the audience with his passion for the profession of teaching. He shares from personal experience how teachers can change the lives of their students. Joe believes teachers should not let money or other outside influences stop them from following their calling, so he shares his innovative ideas on how teachers can supplement their incomes. Joe helped me look inside myself and to remember why I am in this profession - to serve students! He also reminded me that I can succeed financially, as well as professionally, when I put my heart and head together."
"Professor Martin was overwhelmingly the highlight (and talk) at our national conference entitled 'Challenge for Change.' His dynamic message and heart-wrenching stories on serving students is one that everyone in education, regardless of their position, SHOULD hear. Not only will his message touch your heart, it will inspire you to take action. I would highly recommend that school districts take advantage of his talents as a speaker and trainer. Not only is he a passionate speaker, he can relate to teachers on an emotional and personal level that comes from being a committed teacher himself.”
"ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! Was the overwhelming response to Professor Joe Martin's 'Give & Grow Rich' presentation. I am certain we will have requests for Joe's services from other associations and school districts. We have already referred people to his web site who said, 'they want more of him."
“Professor Martin's words were exactly what I needed to hear during this time in my life. I have started looking at my position and life in a different way since his presentation. It's not all words either…I have set up a plan for my staff and my student workers in my department. Professor Martin really touched my heart, and I really appreciate what he did for me that day.”
“I can't thank you enough for the wonderful words, insights, and strategies you shared with our new teachers at the "Transition To Teaching" program last week. I know that you truly touched the hearts of everyone present - based on the comments I've already received from them. You made a very positive impact on our new teachers, and made their "transition into teaching" that much more meaningful and memorable. In the long run, you will also have a very positive impact on the students of Pasco County. I want you to come back next year and do it all over again.”
“By far, your program was the most popular and most talked about program at our annual state conference. They say that staff and administrators can be one of the toughest audiences to connect with; but your energy, humor, personal stories, and metaphors, not only got everyone to pay attention, but more importantly, you got them to feel your message and your passion. You definitely have a unique way of encouraging people and at the same time challenge them to give a little more and be a little better. I guess that's what makes you a great teacher. You'd make a great administrator, but I know that's just wishful thinking on my part. Keep teaching. By the way, we want you back next year!”
“Your ‘Give &
Grow Rich’ program was exactly what our new teachers needed before
the school year started. What can I say, you came highly recommended
and you still managed to exceed our expectations. You were inspiring
and motivational as well as instructional. Your unique style of
enthusiasm, humor, and imagery captivated our teachers and held
their attention from beginning to end. I can't tell you how much
they raved about you after the event. Not only did you ensure the
success of our new teachers, you planted seeds in them that will
benefit our students for years to come. I look forward to working
with you in the future.”
Dr. Cathy Wooley-Brown, Director, Florida Charter School Resource Center
presentation was outstanding...from the verbal comments made by our
staff and trainees, especially the comments gathered in the
evaluations from our administrators, there is no question that Joe's
session was the best received and made the biggest difference."
Henry J. Jibaja, State Director, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA - FL)
"Joe is truly dynamic. He has the total package...he not only holds his audience's attention through his showmanship, humor, and heart touching stories, he has a story to tell. I would recommend Joe to anyone who has a staff who needs to hear it like it is and how it can and should be. He can light a fire under anyone.”