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Rick Saldan is an excellent inspirational speaker who tailored the seminar to the needs of the individual students 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



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.


Thomas Mulhern

Frontier Communications



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!

Dennis Slaughter
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.


Rick Saldan 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
Dream Illusions


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 Build Strong and Effective Leadership Skills


by Rick Saldan


A good leadership style is often difficult to define as it is more qualitative than quantitative. Some say that a good leader gets the job done, while others argue that a good leader simply inspires and motivates his team. In other words, a good leader gets the work done by inspiring others and he does so, because not only does he know the best method of doing the job, but he helps the doer to look at the bigger canvas. He shows him the path of progress, of independence and the route to success. To put it simply a good leader knows how to get the best out of his team. He has a vision which he constantly shares with his people.

But how does a person get to develop leadership skills? Is it an innate quality or can a person be trained to develop such skills? The right way to approach such issues would be to understand a bit of history and scrutinize leadership styles and traits of people who have made a mark in this world. We have seen through the biographies of several world leaders that many of them were initially shy and reticent by nature but firm in their decisions and assertive in the implementation of such decisions. Each leader has his own way of leading people ultimately persuading them to think the way he does. Incidentally, leadership is not restricted to authority, designation or power of the chair.

Leadership traits can be evident even in the smallest fry in the department – who is willing to take on responsibility, who is committed and who has tremendous tenacity to see a job through till its completion. Be that as it may, analyzing the traits and styles of many historical as well as contemporary leaders one can surmise that while some leadership qualities can be innate, these skills need to be honed and fine-tuned further. This does not exclude people who were born without any visible leadership skills. Even such people can be a leader provided he has a strong determination and develops himself through a continuous process of self analysis, training and personal experience.

How does our institute train people to become future leaders and build the most efficient team in an organization? Our training module is based on certain intrinsic beliefs about leadership traits which we train people to learn and adopt. The keystone of modern leadership style involves building a strong team within the organization – where individual ambition is given an opportunity to dovetail with corporate mission and vision. Team building is an important job of a successful leader where each and every member shares the same magnificent vision which the leader has. A thorough knowledge of individual strengths and weaknesses is another important skill of a leader which we help to develop. The way we look at it is that when a leader knows the core competence of his team, he can use the potential of his workforce to the fullest. Motivational and inspirational qualities are important for the leader to inject his team with renewed enthusiasm even in the face of failures or obstacles.

Our leadership and team building training takes an integrated approach where importance is given to areas including: recruiting and retaining the right people in the organization; rewarding as well as retribution skills; job allocation and rotation skills; harnessing talent to move in the right direction which is in line with organizational goals; development of core competence in every individual working in his team. If leadership is all about how well he manages to delegate responsibilities, we believe that it also includes his skills to build his successor. The sooner he does this successfully, the quicker is his personal growth.






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 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 conference or

special event an outstanding success!


Contact Rick Today!






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

Elizabeth O'Keeffe
Random House Publishing





"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 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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