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Rick Saldan is a unique motivational speaker and

seminar leader that combines comedy, theatrical illusions

and extensive audience interaction with inspirational

presentations. He creates a powerful and enjoyable

learning experience, guaranteeing to make your next

conference or special event an outstanding success!



"Rick's presentation is thoroughly inspiring, entertaining and wonderful!"

Elizabeth O'Keeffe
Random House Publishing



Energize Your Audience With a Unique and Innovative Speaker

Motivational Speaker Rick Saldan will rivet your people to their chairs with an exciting event they'll talk about for months. He hits them with  powerful visual effects, followed by content rich educational sessions, astounding true life inspiring stories and motivational messages. The combined impact carries an intense emotional surge that creates the desire to step up and take action.


Why is this important?  Rick says, "I have been to countless seminars and conferences over the years. Within 3 days, participants have forgotten 90% of what they were taught. By creating an emotional surge, what you are teaching becomes imprinted in their minds. The rate of retention and application now increases dramatically! Participants become committed to taking action that will have impact."


Your conference participants will say, "Rick was one of the best speakers we have ever had." 


Rick's ideas, messages, strategies, and first-hand stories of overcoming adversity against all the odds will inspire your conference participants to become enthused, excited, and committed to action. Rick says, "With perseverance, drive, and vision, you can achieve what once seemed impossible. I encourage you to strive toward your vision for a new future -- one that energizes your gifts and hidden potential!"


Rick is a Motivational Speaker & Master Magician





"Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his captivating stories, comedy and magic!"

Dennis Slaughter
Credit Suisse First Boston

Rick's main keynote message, "Secrets for Accomplishing the Impossible", is a fast paced, power packed presentation that is full to the brim with inspiration, insights and hilarious comedy.  Rick's shares several astounding personal stories of triumph over daunting setbacks, and valuable life lessons that were learned from each. 


You will want to book Rick early (click here) to reserve the date for your event!


Customizable Content

The program content can be customized to fit with your specific themes, seamlessly matching up with the vision and mission of your organization. You can provide a list of your core values, and Rick can incorporate several of those into the Motivational Magic program The length can vary to fill nearly any opening, generally from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Longer programs are possible, full courses and workshops from one to several days long.


If you are interested in customizing the Motivational Magic presentation, each segment of the program is broken down into 6-minute capsules, allowing you to pick and choose the topics that most resonate with you and your objectives for the special event. Among those topics you can choose from are Rick's teachings of the 12 Great Pillars of Motivational Magic (click here), as well as several hundred hours of his corporate training modules from Rick's Momentum Seminars (click here). Those training modules cover 16 main topic areas, such as Communication Skills, Effective Teamwork, Selling Skills and Leadership Development.


Powerful Attention Getters and Teaching Tools That Will Seize the Attention Of Your Audience

What is the single biggest problem faced by every meeting planner that brings in a speaker or sends employees out to a conference or training seminar?  It is a proven fact that most of what we hear cannot be remembered just 3 days later. A study was done by the United States Air Force that showed that the average person forgets 96% of what we hear in 72 hours.


Rick Saldan's Motivational Magic addresses that problem by creating a learning environment where all of the main key points can be easily recalled weeks and months later. How is that possible?  By stimulating a highly charged emotional state of mind through amazement, fun, laughter and pure child-like wonder, the people who attend Rick's events can remember just about everything he did and said. You can try this a week after the event by picking some of the participants at random and discreetly ask them a few questions to see how much of the information they taught can still be recalled. Try it out and see for yourself!


What is Motivational Magic?

When Rick worked as a corporate trainer in his earlier career, he was often asked to go out and evaluate some of the other instructors on his team. He saw that some speakers have very rich content, but their delivery is low key, dull and uninspiring (the "boring professor" type). Other speakers have a strong level of energy, but their content is very thin and shallow (the "rah rah" speakers). Both types of speakers end up giving you an average to low return on your investment. The end result might be good.... but not great. As a result of those early years of being sent out to assess and evaluate other trainers and instructors, Rick developed a keen desire to always hunt for ways that speakers could make greater impact on their listeners on a consistent basis. This journey eventually lead Rick to create the concept of Motivational Magic.


So how is Motivational Magic so different from the rest? What make Motivational Magic so special? First created by Rick in 1997, Motivational Magic is the concept of using theatrical magic as a teaching tool that dramatically improves the ability for an audience to remember everything being taught at your conference, seminar or special event. It means that you get a motivational speaker guaranteed to captivate, entertain and inspire your audience. 


During his Motivational Magic events, Rick employs numerous theatrical magic effects to serve both as an attention getter to keep the audience on the edge of their seats, as well as a teaching tool to highlight the message for each learning concept. This is how your program serves your audience to be both educational and fun at the same time. The magic varies from hilarious comedy that will have the room roaring with laughter, to utter amazement where your audience will be talking about it for weeks trying to figure out how in the world the magic effects could have been done.


Within the six minute educational segments, each of Rick's illusions tie in with an the teaching component. This is Rick's secret to imprinting a valuable life lesson in the minds and hearts of people in the audience.  Rick traveled throughout the country, training with some of the top illusionists in the nation to find the best possible demonstrations that create a deep sense of awe and amazement. Some of Rick's specialized theatrical magic effects and stage illusions include appear doves, a parrot that does card tricks, a bullet catch effect and even a levitation.



How Will Your People Describe

Rick Saldan's Motivational Magic?


"Energizing!" "Passionate!" "Captivating!"
"Creative!" "Inspiring!" "Unique!"


Contact Rick (click here) to early reserve the date for your conference!



Why is Rick Known as

One of America's Most Unique

Professional Speakers?


Audiences find Rick so interesting and captivating because he draws from a large volume of fascinating experiences. Rick is a:

  • Licensed nurse, specializing in providing care for dementia and Alzheimer's patients

  • Former U.S. Marine

  • Skydiver with over 180 parachute jumps from helicopters, hot air balloons and various aircraft

  • Technology instructor and technical writer that has written and taught more than 80 courses

  • Marathon runner (26 miles)

  • Master magician and illusionist

  • Award winning speaker with Toastmasters and Dale Carnegie

  • Trained driver of the M-1 Abrams Battle Tank at Fort Knox, Kentucky

  • Trained artilleryman with the M102 105 mm Howitzer air mobile cannon at Fort Sill, Oklahoma


Rick served in

the U.S. Marines


Rick is a licensed

skydiver with 180+ jumps


Rick is the Perfect Motivational Speaker

for Any Corporate Conference or Special Event


In his prior career experience, Rick worked with professionals at all levels from a variety industries.  As evidenced by Rick's collection of more than 60 letters of recommendation, his seminars and workshops have been highly rated by attorneys, financial advisors, software developers, bank vice presidents, hedge fund managers, human resource directors, doctors, surgeons and physicians.  Rick is skillful in developing a personal connection with people in all levels of your hierarchy, to include secretaries, paralegals, legal assistants, operating room technicians, receptionists, clerical staff, customer service specialists, nurses aides, and more. (Hey! The ultimate litmus test is gaining positive feedback from numerous Philadelphia lawyers, wouldn't you agree?  If a speaker can impress and inspire a number of Philadelphia lawyers from several different firms, that speaker can impress just about everybody! Check out Rick's letters from Delighted Clients.  Quite a number of attorneys from prestigious firms.)


Contact Rick early (click here) to reserve the date for your special event!



Rick's Work is Guaranteed!


In this day and age, every dollar must be wisely invested with a measurable return on investment, right? To prove to your superiors that Rick's program makes a strong impact, he provides very detailed evaluation forms to be passed out among your conference participants. While many speakers provide evaluation forms, few are as detailed and as pointed as Rick's evaluation forms. Why? Because few speakers can match Rick's ability to hit home runs with so many varied assessment criteria.     


Your audience will provide feedback and assess Rick's presentation skills, his message, rich in content and actionable information, ability to connect with and engage the audience, skill in making the event fun, memorable and enjoyable, audience involvement, enthusiasm, energy level, uniqueness, creativity and covered all points as promised in the event brochure (and your letter of agreement). If Rick does not provide you with audience feedback scores of 85% and higher, he will refund your investment (less travel and hotel expenses). An agreement to the specific terms will be signed by both parties in advance of the event. No doubt you would agree that you would be very hard pressed to find another speaker willing to offer such a guarantee!


Make an Impact Today With

Motivational Speaker Rick Saldan


Rick's main keynote message is called "How to Accomplish the Impossible!" It covers areas such as instilling confidence, raising self esteem, helping other co-workers achieve their goals, freedom from fear, and achieving personal breakthroughs.  Rick provides his strategies for facing fear and overcoming internal obstacles and setbacks. Mixed in with the teaching segments are entertainment components that are employed to continually drawn your audience in and keep them engaged.


Your event can be custom tailored with segments from any of Rick's seminars and workshops. Those 16 topics include:


  1. Leadership Development

  2. Professional Selling Skills

  3. Customer Service

  4. Communication Skills

  5. Coaching & Mentoring

  6. Public Speaking

  7. Stress Management

  8. Effective Teamwork

  1. Anger Management

  2. Project Management

  3. Management Excellence

  4. Train the Trainer

  5. Embracing Diversity

  6. Displaced Workers

  7. Meeting Management

  8. Time Management

The program presented for your conference or special event is completely customizable to assist you in achieving your vision and your goals. Generally, the program is broken down into individual 3-minute and 6-minute segments. We can easily pull a component out and replace it with a topic that has a higher priority for your goals and objectives. For example, you might want to customize the main presentation and take out a segment on overcoming fear, and replace it with a message on how to more successfully coach and mentor your staff or maybe a segment on how to sell your ideas more effectively. Everything is laid out and planned in detail with you prior to the event, so you know exactly what you are getting for your investment.


An Event That is Fun, Fast Moving and Educational


If you are content with average, then you might find that any speaker out there might fit the bill. But if you want your organization to strive for extraordinary, then you need someone special and uniquely gifted of this caliber. When you hire Rick Saldan's Motivational Magic, you are guaranteed (literally! click here) to have an event that is not only educational, but it is fun, moving and inspiring. Your people will go home feeling energized and ready to tackle any new goals, challenges and objectives that your group wants to accomplish within the next 6 to 12 months. Your leaders will most likely refer back to a few of Rick's stories several months from now when your people run into a roadblock that seems too difficult to overcome.


Many have said after Rick's program, "This was the best presentation I have seen in years!"  The event is fast paced, lively, and highly interactive with your guests. If you need a homerun for your next special event, you'll want to bring in Rick Saldan as your heavy hitter that will bring you the rave reviews that you want to hear.



What Does All Of This Mean To You and

What Benefits Will You Enjoy?


It means that you get a motivational speaker guaranteed to captivate, entertain and inspire your audience. Your conference becomes a smashing success. Your people leave feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and excited about taking action and making a difference. Now isn't that a picture you want to see yourself in?


Call today to book Motivational Speaker Rick Saldan for your next conference. He can provide his message as a keynote or a hands-on workshop.


Rick's various skills, talents and services have delighted employees from a wide variety of organizations, such as:



Commonwealth Telephone
Naval Air Surface Warfare Center
Dale Carnegie
Door is Open Counseling Center
PECO Energy
Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises
Random House Publishing
Montclair State University
Credit Suisse First Boston
United States Marine Corps
Office of Fleet Management

City of Philadelphia 
Gregory Bishop Productions
Burtley Productions, Inc.
Over The Edge Theatre Productions
Lord Abbett
The Vendare Group
Voyage House, Inc.

The Glenmede Trust Company

Stockard Shipping & Terminal Corporation

Pyramid Club
Franklin Research Center

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 
Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow & Young
Krusen, Evans & Byrne

Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg,

   Ellers & Weir
Greenberg Traurig
Zarwin , Baum, Resnick & Cohen
Greenstein, Gorelick, Price, Silverman &

Krusen, Evans & Byrne

Prime Bank
Pennsylvania Prison Society

City of Philadelphia Prison System

Philadelphia Youth Study Center
Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless 







"Rick, thank you for your awesome presentation. I know that all of my teams loved your 90-minute program. Our staff has traveled the world and seen the best speakers alive today, and yet your Motivational Magic was fresh, unique and very engaging. Your insights are brilliant. We all loved how you performed an "undercover customer" assessment of our sales force. Your feedback on their strengths and weaknesses was 100% on target, and we are taking steps to implement your suggestions. I love your inspirational message and your powerful delivery. I hope that you can spread even more magic throughout the world!

Gene McNaughton
Vice President of Sales
Anthony Robbins & Associates












"Rick Saldan is an excellent inspirational speaker who tailored the seminar to the needs of the individuals being instructed. This office thanks the Mayors Office of Information Services for having such a vendor."


Timothy K. Lynch

Office of Fleet Management

City of Philadelphia












"I would like to express our gratitude for the on-site training seminar you provided us. I was impressed that you cared enough that you stayed past 6 pm working with us to answer each of our many concerns and questions. Your training was enjoyable, informative and very useful in helping us to solve some of the day-to-day challenges we encounter at Stockard Shipping. You were very concerned about meeting our particular needs, and tailored ‘your instruction to cover those specific goals that we had. Looking forward to working with you in the future!"

Frank Signorello
Vice President, Sales
Stockard Shipping &
Terminal Corporation












"The experiences I had in your seminars were rewarding and informative. You tailored each session to fit the varying needs of the employees but also managed to still cover topics in your plan. You maintained your composure and sense of humor in the face of numerous questions and demands. You came through when I called with a problem. The intricate solution you constructed works perfectly for the complicated operation required."

Patricia J. Kosek
The Glenmede Trust Company












"Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished."

Brian Letscher, Actor
Credits (29) include:

Luke in "One and Done"

Secret Service Agent in "Scandal"
Mark Dupont in "Hawaii Five-O"

Gus Sanders in "Hollywood Heights"

Derek Fielder in "House of Lies"

Billy Mock in "The Mentalist"

Marine Cpl Scott Reilly in "NCIS"
Det. Pete McGinley in "Cold Case"

Mark Rhodes in "Law & Order"












"Rick's Motivational Magic is highly creative and unique. He seizes their attention with his illusions, and then uses his magic and personality to teach the audience how to live their lives at their fullest potential."

Joyce Dolberg Rowe LMHC
Regional Training Director
Mars & Venus in the Workplace
Author, How To Find Your Soulmate





"Rick has given of his time, energy and talents to all kinds; from the needy elderly to convicts, from terminally ill patients to runaways. He has strengthened and edified the lives of many."

Captain Ross Schwalm,

United States Marine Corps



  "The oohs and ahhs could be heard for miles as magician and motivational speaker Rick Saldan taught students at the Clarence B. Lamb School how to be possibility thinkers."

Dana Forde
The New Egypt Press


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