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Office of Fleet Management
City of Philadelphia
Rick has a magical approach that provides a clear and
concise message specifically designed to the needs of his
audience. Rick will provide all the motivational magic you
will ever need, propelling your organization to the next
level of greater success.
Rick Saldan is a compelling and absorbing motivational speaker and
magician.I have been to five of his
Motivational Magic presentations and it is amazing how he keeps our
college audiences on the edge of their seats.
A highly entertaining performer with great comedy flair. Rich content to
increase students' productivity, peak performance and motivation. If you
need an outstanding motivational speaker for colleges, Rick is definitely
one of the world's greatest speakers and magicians!
Dr. Rob Gilbert, Sport Psychologist,
Montclair State University
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!
Credit Suisse First Boston
Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every
sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished.
Brian Letscher, Actor
Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, Cold Case, Law & Order and The Mentalist.
Rick Saldan is a wonderful combination of master magician, comic
improviser and first class speaker. The audience loved his program, which
was music to our ears. If you love celebrity motivational speakers such as
Tom Hopkins, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, then you'll love Rick!
Dottie Burman, President
Burtley Productions, Inc.
is an incredibly talented performer and motivational speaker with great insight. He shares many powerful
motivational messages that will enhance your life for the better!
Jack Murray, President
Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on
the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to
make your next event into an extraordinary one, then invite professional
speaker Rick Saldan and his amazing Motivational Magic.
Andres Lara, President
Inspiration Times Magazine
How to Become an Encourager
by Rick Saldan
Debating as a vocation, in my school was a big thing. Students who
were good in this segment of the school curriculum were praised,
rewarded and those were not too adept at it, were ignored.
Unfortunately I belonged to the latter group and it would not be
an understatement to say that I did feel left out during those
couple of years. Soon luck changed and a new principal joined the
school. What struck me as odd at that time was that his main task,
as he met the students gradually, was to handpick the students who
were shy, reticent and in other words, not front runners in any
particular vocation. He also noticed me and several others who
were left out of mainstream debating events and spent many hours
with us since our first meeting to explain various aspects of
debating and how important it is to become a public speaker.
Winning he said, should not be the sole aim in life, but
participating is. These encouraging words, heard at a tender age,
took me miles ahead in later life, as I not only conquered stage
fright, but became an avid and admired presenter in my
professional sphere. I gained self-confidence, felt great about my
self and what is important, I started to believe that I can do
anything, if I sincerely wanted to do it. Not just gaining in my
personal and professional life, this early experience taught me
the importance of ‘encouragement' and what tremendous impact I can
make in some one's life, if I became a good encourager.
One of the first things which an encourager can achieve is he can
build and sustain a good team. Employees in an organization would
hardly think of switching jobs if they get a superior who
constantly nudges them to move forward with his encouraging words,
even in the face of adversity. A school teacher can restore
discipline and put his wayward students back on track with only a
few regular words of encouragement. Here are some tips to become a
good encourager where you not only bring happiness and motivate
others, but also become a better boss, partner, friend, co-worker,
or whichever roles you play in your life. a smile, a pat on the
back, a tip or some nice words can take you miles in achieving not
just your personal goals but help in motivating various people who
cross your patch in life. Do you remember that glee on the car
mechanic's face, when you praised his talent in front of the owner
of the car workshop, who was his boss? Having said this far about
the importance of becoming an encourager, here are some tips to
get you started:
• Notice the strengths in people rather than their weaknesses.
• Make it a habit to pass a positive comment about some one's
abilities. This helps ion increasing self-confidence.
• Never reprimand your junior in front of others. On the same
side, never reward anyone in private.
• Try and personalize your encouragement. For instance, tell or
write to some personally that you believe in his capability and
have put a lot of trust in his talent and expertise. Any
encouraging statement goes waste if the person who it is meant
for, gets to hear of it last.
• Be specific in your encouragement. Timeliness, discipline,
courage, quantity of output, or which ever reason that you are
encouraging him for, must be clear to the recipient.
• Be encouraging even when things are going not the way it was
planned. A smiling and cheerful deportment goes a long way in
encouraging your team or family to walk that extra mile to achieve
their goals and ambitions.
• To be an encouraging parent, take your children for what they
are without being critical. Respect them as responsible adults and
they would respect you too. Constant bickering about their
failures, that also in front of others would take you far away
from being encouraging parents. Remember to praise or thank them
for even the smallest deed and you would have happy children in
You must realize the importance of being an encourager in which
ever role you play in life. Be it parent, superior, colleague,
supervisor, field worker or whatever role you are playing at this
instant, needs encouragement and which you must provide to others
to get the best actions from others.
Hire Rick Saldan's Motivational Magic to Energize Your Conference or Special Event!
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, your passions and your untapped hidden potential!"
Rick's ideas, messages, strategies, and first-hand stories
of overcoming adversity against all the odds will inspire your
people. They become enthused, excited, and committed to take
massive action that impacts your bottom line. Your return on investment is powerful.
Rick is a unique
speaker and seminar leader
that combines comedy, theatrical illusions and extensive
audience interaction with inspirational presentations. He
creates a powerful