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.
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.
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
People who have enrolled in Nurse Rick's seminars and
courses give consistently high ratings because he is exceptionally
dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable in his
His outgoing and playful personality energizes the
class and stimulates higher levels of participation. Participants know
that he truly cares about their growth and success, helping them to get
from where they are now to where they want to be.
Nurse Rick's consistent record exemplifies his deeply
rooted beliefs in helping others to grow and reach their potential --
proven leadership traits which are critically important for the challenges
we face today.
Part of Nurse Rick's skill with his audience is
contributed to from his 10+ years experience as a seminar leader and
corporate trainer. This background gives the experience and skill to reach
and connect with audience members from all walks of society, resulting in
a fun packed and entertaining performance that will reach your audiences
in a remarkable and memorable way!
Nurse Rick also has 12 years experience as a trainer in technology education
working for large corporations, law firms and financial firms. With these
background experiences combined, Nurse Rick 's work provides a unique ability
to blend inspirational talks while selling a motivational message to the
audience. This provides additional value to you by being able to enjoy a
highly entertaining magical performance, as well as a message that will
Nurse Rick's Nurse Magic Learning Systems cover a wide variety of
topics including leadership building, public speaking, conflict
resolution, presentation skills, goal setting, time management, cold
calling, conducting sales presentations.
Nurse Rick has five self-published books. His special area of technical
expertise includes data manipulation miracles, and teaching others how to
be able to take those tasks which consume 20 to 40 hours, and reducing it
to minutes with tools already on your computer desktop!
Nurse Rick believes in living a very full and
energized life. After enlisting with the Marine Corps, he was
sent to boot camp for three months at the Marine Corps Recruit
Depot located on Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon. graduation
from Parris Island, the Senior Drill Instructor rated all of the
80 men from the platoon. Nurse Rick was ranked as # 12 among
the 80 Marines in his platoon.
Nurse Rick then went to Camp Lejeune for
advanced training for another 3 months. After that, he trained
for several months with the field artillery unit located at the
3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, based in Philadelphia. He then
trained with the 4th Force Reconnaissance Platoon based in
He later trained for a few months with First
Troop Philadelphia City Calvary. Established in 1774, the First
Troop is the oldest continuously active military unit in the
United States with its roots forming during the American
While with them, Nurse Rick had the opportunity
to enroll in training to drive and operate the M-1 Abrams Battle
Tank while at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
While serving with the Marine Corps, Nurse
was recommended by his Commanding Officer Captain Schwalm for
the Gold Congressional Award. For this program, Nurse Rick engaged
in 1200+ hours of community service meeting with, helping and
encouraging nursing home residents, cancer patients, runaway
teens, prisoners, homeless people, and others.
After his training with the Marines, Nurse
became an avid skydiver with 180+ jumps from hot air balloons,
helicopters, and a variety of air craft. He has made several
jumps while at night, from heights of 13,000 feet using only the
moonlight and street lights below for guidance. Nurse Rick received
specialized training in Canopy Relative Work (parachute
stacking, pictured at right), and in jumping with the sky
surfboard. In his love for adventure, Nurse Rick has also enjoyed
riding a sail plane in the Nevada desert, bungee jumping from a
150 foot tower, and scuba diving with sharks in the Bahamas.
Nurse Rick has run two 26-mile marathons in
Philadelphia, and continues to run an hour each and every day
all year round.
Nurse Rick has worked with the White House
Advance Team on five presidential visits. His assignments with
the Advance Team included recruiting drivers and participating
in the Presidential motorcade, securing loaned vehicles from
area car dealers, recruiting volunteers to serve as guides for
visiting staff at special events, and administrative computer
Nurse Rick served with eight political campaigns
to include: Office of the Mayor, State Representative, District
Attorney and United States Senate.
Nurse Rick launched the Panorama Toastmasters
Club for public speaking while President of the 1500 Locust
Residents Association in 1992-93. During this time as President,
Nurse Rick also recruited leaders for and launched six other
community clubs to increase fellowship and community
participation among the 800 residents. The Panorama Club still
exists today, some 15 years later.
Nurse Rick was the founder and past chairman of
the Philadelphia Pyramid Club's Programs Committee, one of
Philadelphia's premier social clubs.
In 1998, Nurse Rick was hired by Lord Abbett, an
international financial firm then headquartered in New York
City. He was tasked with creating the firm's first Technology
Education Department from scratch. He created more than 60
technology courses to teach the 500+ employees more advanced
skills in computer technology. Nurse Rick specialized
in troubleshooting blockages, and designed more than a dozen
software solutions to save time and money in manpower. Such
applications would often take projects that took hours of manual
work and thousands of dollars, and reduced such tasks to mere
Nurse Rick wrote several technology manuals, which can be
Nurse Rick created the Lord Abbett Public Speaking Club, which
became the most successful and most popular voluntary training
program in the 70-year history of the financial firm.
People who have attended Nurse Rick's seminars
and workshops give consistently high ratings because he is
exceptionally dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, energetic and
knowledgeable in his various fields. His outgoing and playful
personality energizes the class and stimulates higher levels of
participation. Participants know that he truly cares about their
growth and success, helping them to get from where they are now
to where they want to be. Nurse Rick's consistent record
exemplifies his deeply rooted beliefs in helping others to grow
and reach their potential -- proven leadership traits which are
critically important for the challenges we face today.
In 2001, while seeking to gain mastery of
skills in public speaking and professional selling, Nurse Rick
enrolled in and passed the Dale Carnegie Instructor Course, and
the Dale Carnegie Sales Instructor Course. Nurse Rick is a
recipient of the Dale Carnegie Highest Achievement Award, 1994.
Nurse Rick volunteered 700+ hours with the Dale
Carnegie training staff on a part-time basis over an 8 year
period of time. This background as a corporate trainer gives the
experience and skill to reach and connect with audience members
from all walks of society, resulting in a fun packed and
entertaining performance that will reach your audiences in a
remarkable and memorable way. Nurse Rick has read Dale Carnegie's
book many times, "How to Win Friends and Influence People", and
incorporates much of these teachings in both his motivational
seminars and leadership seminars.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit
educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for
the purpose of helping members improve their communication,
public speaking and leadership skills. There were more than
215,000 members and over 11,000 clubs located across the
United States and in approximately 90 other countries.
As an active member of Toastmasters,
Nurse Rick has won 14 First Place Ribbons for public speaking.
He also won nine trophies for his speeches in public
speaking contests at the local, area, and division levels of
His peers voted on his speeches and
frequently praised his ability to organize and structure his
presentations, inject humor and enthusiasm, and project
energy that stirred his listeners.
Many of Nurse Rick's speeches focus on
motivating and inspiring others to live their lives to the
fullest. He shares stories and lessons learned from his own
experiences and many adventures. Nurse Rick has constantly
sought to make his speeches, motivational seminars and magic
shows full of energy, enthusiasm, animation and excitement.
Nurse Rick frequently uses Dale Carnegie's
teachings to encourage people to seek their fullest
potential. Nurse Rick believes that by projecting a high level
of energy into the audience, that this "focused enthusiasm"
is powerful and contagious.
Nurse Rick teaches that by creating a
powerful emotional experience, the natural barriers drop and
people are receptive to the lessons and teachings being
shared with listeners. He closes all speeches,
seminars and shows with "action statements" to challenge
people to live life more abundantly.
Nurse Rick uses a very unique teaching tool - implementing professional stage
magic! In the world of magic and entertainment, Nurse Rick has had
personalized training with some of the top award winning celebrity names
in the world of professional stage magic, such as Marc DeSouza, Mio
Rodriguez, Haruo Shimada, Johnny Thompson, Martin Lewis, Jeff McBride, and
Rocco Silano. Nurse Rick has attended magic lectures in New York, New Jersey,
Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and Florida. He has been a student of the
Caroline's Professional Comedy Course of New York City. These effects have
proven to be very strong attention getters making the class a very
enjoyable, inspiring and educational experience, as well as providing a
vehicle for driving home key points and increasing the retention of the
material covered and taught.
Evidence of Nurse Rick's success and impact
as a powerful speaker and presenter can be seen in his 60+
letters of recommendation. These letters are from a wide
variety of industries, such as law firms, financial firms,
defense contractors, manufacturers, banks, and many others. He has received high praise from
employees of the largest and most prestigious seminar organization in the world
today: Dale Carnegie.
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