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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




Leadership Development
Author: Fritz Scherz

New York State Training Council
Leadership Development Day

by Fritz Scherz, Professional Training Specialist
Office of the NYS Comptroller

The Leadership Development Day (LDD) was held on February 4, 2003 at the Department of Taxation & Finance in Latham, NY. This training was for New York State Training Council (NYSTC) Committee members. Chris Rush and Fritz Scherz from the Professional Development Unit at the Office of the NYS Comptroller attended. Both are actively involved in the training field. Chris is Co-Chairperson of the NYSTC Technology Committee, while Fritz is Chairperson of the NYSTC Leadership Development Committee. Fritz is also the NYSTC Mentor-Protégé Program Coordinator. In addition, Fritz is a member of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.

Some of the objectives of this program were to enhance teambuilding, increase communication skills, and to encourage attendees to assume additional responsibility in the committee they’re on and/or to run for Executive Office in the May elections. Many NYSTC committee members attended this day-long program that was presented by Abbie Ferreira from the New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations.

Prior to the LDD, attendees were given a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment to complete and submit. The MBTI is an effective tool in identifying common ground and/or differences with others. During the morning portion of the LDD, attendees were provided a history of the MBTI, the characteristics of each type, and learned the results of their assessment.

During the afternoon session, the implications for leadership were discussed. The facilitator used a small group exercise to demonstrate how knowledge of type can enhance group process by looking at the task of planning the Annual Institute. At the end of the day, participants were guided in creating their own leadership development plan.

Many thanks to Leadership Development Committee members who assisted in the planning of the programs: Laurie Arsenault, Karen Galarneau, Sharon Gariepy, Rebecca Kennard, and Diana McCarthy.

If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the NYSTC, please contact Fritz Scherz at: (518) 486-4355, or go to: for more info.


Fritz has been a Professional Training Specialist at the Office of the NYS Comptroller (OSC) in Albany, New York for over two years. During his time there, he's become an active member of the Capital Region (NY) Training Community. Fritz is Chairperson of the New York State Training Council (NYSTC) Leadership Development Committee, NYSTC Mentor-Protege Program Coordinator, and Member of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of American Society for Training and Development. At OSC, he's a member of the Training Liaison Team.






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Rick is a unique motivational

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"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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