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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




The Elephant, The Ostrich and The Woodpecker
Author: Julie Plenty


"Sometimes it is the thing which we least want to do or find the most difficult to do, that will have the biggest impact on our lives" - Julie Plenty

The Elephant is in the living room. Everyone knows it's
there, but no one mentions or acknowledges it.

The Elephant is symbolic of issues, situations that we don't want to acknowledge - even if we're unhappy about them. It is the real issue.

The Elephant is often hidden by surface issues - the things that often result in "petty" arguments or disagreements. So you may criticise a partner, friend or colleague over something relatively minor - but the real issue is something much larger and more frightening to look at.

Often this is because you're scared of the consequences of
acknowledging the elephant and adopt the Ostrich Position of putting your head in the sand, or even the WoodPecker Position of nitpicking around things.

What you resist persists! The consequences of not seeing or acknowledging your elephants and staying an Ostrich or a
Woodpecker are far far worse than gathering the courage to
deal with it.

Money is a popular Elephant. Think of those bank statements which go unopened and straight into the back of a drawer! Until a financial crisis really hits home. The crisis is when the unacknowledged Elephant starts getting tired of not being noticed, starts to make a mess and trash the place - so that dealing with it becomes unavoidable.

It doesn't have to be like this.

As soon as the Elephant walks into your living room (better
still as soon as it approaches your front door!) is the
time to start dealing with it - not when you're faced with
metaphorically (and sometimes literally!) cleaning up the
mess and replacing the furniture!


Ask Yourself:

- What is the Elephant in my life that is stopping me
progressing and enjoying life?

- Am I adopting the Ostrich/Woodpecker position or am I
starting to proactively address this issue?

- If I'm an Ostrich/Woodpecker - what is REALLY stopping me
from addressing it and................

- How can I find the courage to acknowledge and deal with my

Just because you're dealing with your Elephant doesn't mean
that you approach it like a bull in a china shop! Taking
incremental measures can help - but this depends on how big
the Elephant has grown. If your Elephant is of gigantic
proportions then large steps probably need to be taken!


Julie Plenty is a Personal and Business Coach who helps people to build their self esteem and confidence via coaching programs and ebooks. Subscribe to her free newsletter: "Only Connect" and you receive a free ecourse: "5 ways to not improve your self esteem". To subscribe visit:






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!


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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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