Translated: "Before Madelyn's speech, I never thought of keeping my knowledge fresh by talking with others periodically, what's more, someone had even suggested it to me just weeks before the speech, but I didn't take it seriously at that time. The riding the current speech makes me rethink the way I learn, and I am sure, it will save me years of time learning new things I am and will be interested in."
~ Liu Xuehui, Knowledge Management Engineer at Strategy Planning department of Huawei Technologies.
"In a world where attention is at a premium and multitasking has become "de rigueur," getting people to focus has become increasingly difficult. One of the few exceptions may be great story telling, which still holds that special appeal that may break the siren song of other distractions. Within that backdrop, it is hard not to be impressed by the process of telling a good story, particularly when it leaves you with a lasting learning. Madelyn's story telling does just that – every time, with flair and a knack for the right balance between bringing the story to life, business relevance, and conciseness."
~ Roberto Evaristo, Manager Knowledge Management Program Office, 3M
"Madelyn Blair is a master facilitator. She has an incredible ability to understand what's happening in a discussion and an uncommon knack for discerning what's most important for a group. Ever the skillful guide, Madelyn's expertise really shines through when she designs innovative processes on-the-spot that enable groups to solve their most challenging issues by tapping into their own collective wisdom."
~ Rod Collins, Author, Leadership in a Wiki World: Leveraging Collective Knowledge to Make the Leap to Extraordinary Performance
"Before I heard you talk about, I always thought of boundaries as confining and limiting. I'm not good at limits. After your talk, I could see boundaries as enabling, as a tool to use to decide for myself where I will invest my energy. I saw them as being applicable to my goals, and it was liberating!"
~ Kelly Botsford, Senior HR Business Leader
"The Power of Storytelling" is still getting rave reviews! I have had several employees stop by my office to tell me how much they enjoyed it and to discuss the ideas you put forth."
~ Pamela S. Mitchell, Director, Defense Travel Management Office 2004
"Madelyn, I am always learning and gaining inspiration from you. Your Riding the Current workshop was my latest experience of spending time with you - and then immediately implementing all that I learned, to great effect! You helped me identify and prioritize what I want and need to know, and how to do it most effectively, and most joyfully. Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge!"
~ Thaler Pekar, leading voice in the field of organizational narrative and story sharing.
"Madelyn Blair in her speech at the Permanent Forum on Knowledge Management, Communication and Memory, showed us a master at work."
~ PhD Paulo Nassar, Managing Director of Aberje, Professor of University of San Paulo
"Madelyn Blair took our requirements, interviewed past participants and designed a program that met our needs perfectly -- so perfectly that we are inviting her back for the fifth year."
~ Jessica Baron, Senior Director, Leadership Initiatives, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
"Very enlightening – I started Thursday being a little skeptical but it turned out to be empowering and made me more motivated."
~ Participant in the WE Lead program
"To me the process of Essays in Two Voices is a good reflective discipline for distilling a significant amount of thinking, without excessive verbiage."
~ Jane McKenzie, England
"The Essays in Two Voices process helps us deepening and widening our thoughts. I love the silence which has been a friend in the process."
~ Bernard Tollec, Managing Director, Involve Consulting, Paris.