Thanks for making me look good. So glad you are available for our next
I look forward to working with you again.
J. Swanson, Clemson University
Wow! Did you make an impact! The response to your presentation earned
highest rating of any speaker that we've had in our district in the
nineteen years I
have been here. On a twenty point rating scale, your average rating was
D. Abhalter, Western Springs Public Schools
Hope you'll be able to continue to work for us. It is so good to get a
speaker you can count on to be informative, reliable and entertaining
all at the same time!
L. Salotti, Triton College
Enlightening! Entertaining! Timely! Informative! Useful! FUN! You have a
way of putting people at ease that encourages active and lively
participation. That is
the most productive way to learn.
H. Berry, Assistant to President of Wilbur Wright College
Wonderful! I sincerely hope we can secure your expertise for future
V. Helander-Heiser, Stevenson High School
You've been a pleasure to work with! So thorough from the first contact
I made with
you, always following up on phone calls & letters and taking care of
every possible detail...Your words of wisdom are being quoted among
staff, even 3 weeks later...I
can see culture change happening here and you have played a part in it.
B. Fox, Black Hawk College, East Moline, IL
The workshop is attended by all support staff - transportation, food
service, maintenance, and instructional support. You were able to reach
this diverse group of people with professionalism and humor. The morning
passed in a flash! Outstanding!
J. Duller, Leyden High Schools, Franklin Park, IL
A woman transferred into our department a few weeks prior to your
She was very negative and quite short with people; NOT very excited
about the conference but did attend. I don't know what you said that
made an impact, but her attitude has totally changed - she now laughs,
has become a part of the office team and is much more enjoyable. As a matter
of fact, she has even quoted you a few times.
T. Marquardt, U. of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Rita excels in effective and positive communication and interaction.
energy and sparking enthusiasm, she draws the participants into a lively
R. Chandler, Harlem Consolidated Schools, Loves Park, IL
Rita's style and personality encouraged me to participate when normally
I would not. Kept my interest on a topic for which I've heard many
Participant evaluation, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Being the professional that you are, you know how important that opening
in setting the tone for the whole conference -- and you started them off
just right. What
B. Koca, Illinois Association of School Business Officials
Your presentation was dynamite. I have never seen such great comments!
J. M. Swanson, Program Coordinator, Clemson University
I see evidence of team building efforts and better communication in
they weren't evident previously.
Lerner, Oakton Community College
Her topic related directly to my position and how I could better manage
stress our growing school environment is creating.
School staff member evaluation, Stevenson High School
The evaluative comments from both faculty & community members were
overwhelmingly positive. I highly recommend Ms. Emmett.
A.. Biegler, South Loop School, Chicago, IL
I truly enjoyed working with you. Your expertise and professionalism are
K. Janik, DeVry Institute of Technology
Two weeks later I am still hearing positive things about your
L. Salotti, Triton College
Rita does a fantastic job of using humor in reality of living with rich,
for everyone's life; bring her back again!
Participant Evaluation, Clemson University, SC
When workshop participants take the time to call me to say how wonderful
your presentation was, I know that our staff development program is on
the right track.
S. Adamowski, Ph.D., American College of Occupational &
The participants, who ranged from support personnel to upper management,
were unanimous in their accolades.
H. Berry, Assistant to the President, Wright College
Rita was a God-send. She seemed to come from where we've been, and is
where we'd like to be. Her humor and suggestions were, and will be, most
Participant in Conference for Special Education Cooperative
It was obvious that you related well to the audience and that they
learned something from you. Their comments were all very positive.
Dianne Zalesky, Operation Snowflake, Carpentersville, IL
Wonderful positive feedback!. The best statement I heard regarding your
from a colleague: "This is like being on vacation for one day and
being able to laugh
and enjoy myself." Many others felt the same way.
C. Roller, Elgin Community College
Terrific seminar "Teaching Strategies: Alternatives to the
Lecture". I've used many of
the suggestions in my own classes. One of the participants said,
"Rita was great. The
three hours sped by and much information was gained."
L. Secrest, Harper College
You were fantastic! I think we could have listened to you for hours.
B. Ryan, Highland Community College
We have received countless positive comments on your witty messages.
will help all of us get through the challenging year ahead.
C. Conley, North DuPage Special Education Cooperative
Our original plan was to find someone who could take away the mid year
far exceeded this expectation and received rave reviews!
A.Kruppe, Naperville School District 203
As always your presentation received high marks, in fact, the highest of
any of the week's speakers. Not only do you have something important to
say, but you do it with warmth and humor, an unbeatable combination.
C.B. Zar, Northern Illinois University
Thanks again for the two liveliest, most enjoyable and valuable classes
we've had in
my memory, and for making me look absolutely brilliant!
R. Schatell, Illinois Writers' Group
This inservice was the best one this year! Excellent speaker who is able
to teach her entire audience in one way or another. I'd jump at the
chance to hear her speak on
Participants in Teachers' Institute Day, Western Springs, IL
The students in the Real Estate program told us that the skills they are
learning - especially your seminars "Conquer Procrastination"
and "Stress Management" -
will be extremely helpful not only in their careers as realtors but in
every aspect of
S. Schwyn, Wright College
There were several of us that felt this presentation would be boring,
but what a great surprise Rita was! She was so full of energy (and so
early!) and very funny - especially
at helping us see ourselves with humor but also honesty.
Evaluation from participant in Staff Development Seminar, Stevenson