Rave Reviews for Sam’s Motivational Speeches & Books
"If you are looking for a keynote speaker, look no further than Sam Glenn. His presentation “Attitude Changes Everything” was the perfect way to kick off our Association Executive Meeting. Glenn was personable, funny and shared a great message that reached every person in the audience."
- E. Hervey, V.P. Missouri REALTORS®
“Your Opening Keynote received the highest marks on our attendee survey. Comments like Sam’s presentation was not only engaging, entertaining, but relevant. As a meeting planner, once I read your book “Attitude Changes Everything” - I knew I needed to reach out to you to speak at our event...”
Utah Credit Union Association
M.P., VP Education and Training
TESTIMONIALS FROM RAVING FANS
On behalf of GID and Windsor Property Management Company, I want to thank you for kicking off our annual conference. Your talents as a speaker certainly didn’t outshine your skills as an artist! Our attendees found you entertaining, engaging, inspirational, captivating and funny. Your positive messages and performance set the tone for a successful conference. We got the “Kick in the Attitude” that we all needed!
"Sam Glenn did an amazing job kicking off our annual Summer Leadership Institute – not just once but twice in two different cities on different weekends – receiving rave reviews from our 3500 attendees. He got folks pumped up and ready to learn! You can’t go wrong in bringing Sam to your event."
- K.D, TX Association of School Boards
On behalf of the attendees and the Oregon School Boards Association, I want to thank you for your participation our Annual Convention.
You held our members’ attention and had everyone laughing. You encouraged people in their unpaid volunteer service with your message on how they are their own real-life super heroes. People told us that we should have had you open the convention rather than close it. Thank you for your service to our members!
A few of evaluation comments are as follows:
- The larger groups on Friday and Saturday would have benefited from this speaker
- Unique, not the usual presentation. Very nice.
- Really liked this guy ... almost wonder if you need a person like him to open your conference as the main speaker?
- Can only say THANK YOU for bringing this presenter to close the convention. I appreciated his message and felt challenged to "check my attitude" and "share my popcorn!" Good job!
“I saw you speak at the Indiana parks and recreation conference this week. I just wanted to send a quick thank you! I really appreciated your message and delivery, and needed a good laugh!”
“Selecting Sam Glenn to come back for the fourth time to close out our annual Leadership Conference was an easy decision! As we prepared for our conference and we had a great dialogue with Sam on the conference theme and how he could customize his message to relate back to our focus. He brought our conference to a close with amazing stories that our team members could relate to and learn from. Sam’s high energy and personality shined on stage and left us inspired and laughing all the way home!”
-Gene B. Glick, Property Management
"I highly recommend Sam Glenn as a keynote speaker. He quickly engaged the crowd, kept their attention and was the talk of the conference the rest of the week. Both of his breakouts were standing room only. After hearing him speak, meeting him after getting my book signed I started following him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I get inspiration in all he shares. A++ speaker, A must have at any event big or small!!!"
Board of Director, Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association &
Executive Director, Hurricanes Sled Hockey
Sam was the perfect person to speak to our team to kick the New Year off. He was entertaining and engaging while delivering a impactful message on the importance of attitude. It felt like our team was laughing and smiling the entire time Sam spoke and we received an amazing amount of feedback from the team on how much they enjoyed his message and delivery of the message.
- Brad Monts, Hoosier Heartland State Bank
C Trujillo, Treasurer of NMLTA said:
Sam Glenn did an outstanding and unforgettable performance for us. He captivated every single person in the room that are of all age groups and industry backgrounds, he even captivated the staff at the resort who were serving our dinner. His humor and his inspirational messages left everyone with a positive outlook and a sore belly from laughter. The feedback was overwhelming favorable and was toted “the best speaker we’ve ever had.”
1 McLean, Board of Directors for WYMLA said:
We had Sam kick off our mortgage lenders conference and he is amazing! He was very engaging and set the tone for our entire conference with an upbeat, positive message that our attendees loved!!! His great attitude, fabulous sense of humor and wonderful delivery had everyone who attended on the edge of their seat wanting to hear more. Sam is an awesome speaker and I would definitely recommend him.
“Sam was the perfect way to jumpstart our Saturday morning. He has a funny, endearing personality, and that really shows through his speaking. We received tons of great feedback about his session, and people continued to talk about him for the rest of the conference. We loved his realness, and could tell that he has the ability to relate to any audience. His painting during the session was entertaining and unique, and we all appreciated the message behind it. Sam was even generous enough to gift those paintings so we could auction them for our charity (Children's Miracle Network Hospitals)! We highly recommend Sam as a keynote speaker, and hope to work with him again in the future.”
-A.M. Member Services
RE/MAX of Michigan
Sam spoke at our hospital LDI meeting, this is a diverse group with many different professions. Sam was able to reach all of us and keep us all engaged throughout the entire program. He was able to share a great message and keep us entertained with humor."
- Amy Burdulis, Therapy Manager, Carolina East Medical Center
“I was excited by the response from our Team Members to Sam’s message. His stories are something everyone can relate to and are delivered in a manner that had his audience laughing out loud. It was fun just watching our team have that much fun – and that is part of Sam’s message – attitude is contagious. Our team was definitely engaged in his presentation, his art work, and his messaging. Well done.”
- Rick Silvers, CEO of Centra Credit Union
"Sam Glenn did an amazing job kicking off our annual Summer Leadership Institute
– not just once but twice in two different cities on different weekends –
receiving rave reviews from our 3500 attendees.
He got folks pumped up and ready to learn! You can’t go wrong in bringing Sam to your event."
- Kathy Dundee with TX Association of School Boards
"What a great way to start off the IAAE Annual Conference. Sam’s presentation was a tremendous hit! His message and the enthusiasm he created set a great tone for the next three days. They were still talking about him at the closing event. Of course that is what I knew would be the case after hearing Sam at one of our Missouri events and Sam certainly delivered."
- Larry Case, MO Independent Insurance Agents
"Sam Glenn’s humorous and inspirational message was the perfect way to close out our Summer Leadership Institute. The energy and positivity among attendees after Sam spoke was clear. The message he conveys about success for individual leaders, boards and institutions starting with a positive attitude couldn’t be more needed and timely.”
- Tracey Benson, Executive Director
Arizona School Boards Association
"Sam was our after lunch keynote speaker at our State SHRM Conference. He was the highlight of the conference with participants still talking about his presentation the next day. This is the toughest slot for a speaker at a conference but everyone was alert during his entire presentation and, as important, they also took away some great information."
-N, SHRM - John M Wallace
"Our General Session speaker for our recent Colorado ASBO Spring Conference was Sam Glenn He was fantastic receiving one of the highest ratings we have recorded for General Session Speakers. I have now seen him four times this year and still do not tire of his combination of live artwork-performance and messaging.
I know that he has been making the ASBO circuit this year and for good reason…. He is simply fantastic! If you do not yet have him on your radar, l would recommend him as a keynote for any of your ASBO Affiliate conferences. Attendees were inline out the door to purchase his book at the conclusion of the session. His artwork was offered at our Silent Action and raised $350 for our Educational Foundation!"
-Bert E. Huszcza , Executive Director, Colorado ASBO
These are a few of Sam's Favorite Testimonials
(emailed to him personally)
"Sam, I have worked for the corporate giants for 25 years and have listened to motivational speakers for years and I just want you to know that your session was hands down the best I have ever seen and experienced. I saw people laughing that I didn't even know could smile. You got through. Your message is so uplifting, insightful and our people are still talking about your speech - I've never seen that happen! Thank you for all you do and who you are. I hope more people get to hear you. And I hope our planning team gets you back next year - you have a lot of fans here."
Actual Email from Attendee Participating in Leadership Development
Institute in Wisconsin
"Sam, I lost my son two years ago, I didn't think I would ever be able to laugh again. Today was a breakthrough. I wasn't sure I wanted to come to the sales meeting this year, but you already made this the best conference I have ever attended. Thank you for helping laugh again. My son loved to laugh and I think a good way to honor him is to laugh as much as I can."
Actual Email from Attendee at Sales Conference in Florida
"Sam, I can't believe my supervisor got us all a copy of your book today! He has never done anything like that ever. I watched him during your speech and saw him actually laughing. He never laughs! Well done. Can't wait to read and share your book. Hope we have you back."
Actual Email from Attendee at Employee Appreciation Meeting in
"Sam, this is the third time I have seen you speak...
you keep getting better and better.
My sides still hurt from laughing.
Can't wait to see you again!"
Actual Email from Attendee at Educational ASBO Conference in Arizona
"Sam, hey, I was one of the guys who helped with the production, lights and sound today. Bro - you rock! We have to sit through each session that the client plans and most of them are snoozers. A bunch of us were talking at dinner and we all agreed, your session is one of the best we have ever seen - literally! You held our attention the whole time. Most of the team just hangs out, but they all listened in. That's impressive man. I'm going to tell more our clients about you. You defiantly know how to wake up a room and bring energy to it. It was a pleasure working with you and hope to see you down the road at more events."
-Actual email from production company for a conference in Texas
“Sam Glenn delivers an impactful motivational session through a unique combination of humor and passion. You will laugh so hard your face will hurt but rest assure you will leave with an enlightened, reach for the stars attitude that cannot be contained. We love Sam and look forward to working with him in the future”.
Darlene Johnson, CCUE, CLS, CUDE, Carib DE, Senior Vice President, Member Experience
Suncoast Credit Union
"My favorite reaction was from a teacher walking out of the presentation who said, "I really needed that." Sam changed the way we talk about attitudes in our district. We are able to keep each other in check by asking about fiber intake and the need for a Snickers! Sam is passionate about helping kids by improving the attitudes of those around them. We can't wait for our next checkup."
- Danny Parker, Assistant Superintendent, Artesia NM Public Schools
"Sam’s non-traditional presentation style was a very refreshing approach to team building and attitude awareness. Sam delivered many great points on how an individual’s attitude has a direct impact on their team and the customers they serve each and every day. It’s been 2 months since the presentation and our staff are still talking about it with a smile on their face, which says a lot! We highly recommend Sam to any organization looking to bring some FUN and POSITIVITY to sensitive topic like ATTITUDE!"
- Stacey Brubaker, Director, Surgical and Cardiovascular Services
Columbus Regional Hospital
“Sam’s style is completely genuine, so the audience trusts him that his message is real and can be applied to the challenges they face every day. Besides his great delivery, the laughter doesn’t cease! He lifts attitudes well beyond just the workplace, so that attendees are engaged and positive about all aspects of daily life. He leaves an imprint!”
- Cindy Arterburn, Legal Services, Indiana University of Health, Inc.
Sam Glenn was a huge hit at the Western Region Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Over 2,000 students and advisors laughed and cried as he told his inspirational stories.
The magic of his picture creation had everyone mesmerized. I highly recommend Sam for your next event!
— Western Region Leadership Conference
Sam was our keynote speaker for our 2016 kickoff meeting. I listened to Sam’s message I found myself observing the room to see the reaction of the group. Several days after the event people are still talking about Sam and reminiscing about the real life stories he shared. If you get a chance to bring Sam to your team please do so, you won’t regret it!
- Branch Manager Prime Lending MN
Sam was Awesome!! We have already booked Sam for our kickoff event next year as well, and look forward to doubling our attendance!!
- Branch Manager Prime Lending KC
"In the words of several of my faculty members, "this guy was the best one ever, he was just what we needed." In my opinion, his levity and message are as powerful as his chalk art. He was very personable and related well to all ages that we had him speak to. His presentation to the combined faculties was inspiring and motivational while his presentations to the student groups were not only motivational but very relevant to their own life experiences. We will be working to have him again in the very near future."
- Tony O'Brian, Superintendent of Newcastle Public Schools
"FAIA brought Sam back a second time because of the great reviews he received during his first appearance with us. Sam is an awesome story teller and ended our convention on just the right note with humor and inspiration. He had our group spellbound with his chalk drawing. Sam was the talk of the convention the rest of the day! To top that off, Sam is such a great person to work with."
- Cindy Molnar, CMP, Executive Assistant/Director of Meetings for FAIA
“Sam, The Attitude Guy, recently presented a keynote address for our Leadership conference of approximately 175 attendees. Working with Sam and Michelle prior to the conference could not have been easier. We were extremely pleased with Sam’s presentation and our post conference survey showed that he was well-received by all. The inclusion of the artwork in his presentation fit so well with his message. We were able to give out several of his books to all of our attendees for them to take back and keep his message going. It is not always easy to engage and please a group so large, but he did it! I highly recommend Sam for keynotes or other motivational sessions designed to inspire your audience.”
- Pattie Woods, VP Training and Development, Fogelman Management Group.
“Sam Glenn delivered a memorable, rousing, infectious and educational message to our attendees. He was the perfect closing session speaker, leaving our attendees energized with a “new” attitude.”
- Lorraine Okabe, Director of Education and Conferences, League of California Cities
"Sam was AWESOME!!!! I have had soooo many people compliment us on booking him! I think at one point he had our VP in tears laughing so hard!"
"Hats off to Sam Glenn, OASBO's keynote speaker for our 2015 conference! He knocked it out of the park at our first general session - he made us laugh, he inspired us, (he painted for us), and he set the perfect tone for positivity for the conference! Our members loved him - and couldn't stop talking about him the rest of the conference. That’s the kind of keynote we always look for, and he delivered. It's always a difficult and stressful process to find a keynote speaker who we believe will resonate with our members. Save yourself time this year and BOOK Sam for your next conference! He's your (positivity) guy!"
-Kim Laugherty, director of membership services, Ohio ASBO
Sam was an AWESOME keynote speaker and opening to our 35th annual conference! I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard, and yet his kick in our attitudes set the stage for a highly motivated group of attendees....Our members just LOVED Sam, his presentation was perfect, it was funny, heart-felt and honest and added life and enthusiasm to the conference. Our conference was educational, a great platform for the sharing of experiences and networking and Sam added another very important element – FUN.
— Ron Ferri, President, IBM Retail User Group
How can I possibly thank you for being, by far and hands down not only the best speaker the AMA has ever had, but for most, the best speaker they have ever heard! Our members just LOVED Sam, the presentation was perfect, it was funny, heart-felt and honest. For me personally, since this was my first Trade Show with the AMA, and Sam was my choice there was a lot riding on his presentation, the members were either going to love everything or dislike me for changing the format. They opted for the “loved everything”, and could not stop telling me and our Board of Directors how impactful his presentation was and how much they wanted to hire him to speak to their own companies.
— Director of Education and Events, Arizona Multihousing Association
I have had more compliments from people, not just right after the event, but days later follow up phone calls, letters; all complimenting on his presentation...more than I have ever had in the past! I knew he was great with student groups, but the adult presentation was phenomenal!
— Buddy Wood - Asst. Superintendent, Elk City Public Schools
After attending Sam's presentation, personnel told me that they felt a renewed energy to ratchet up their effort for self improvement. Thanks Sam! That's a three-win for: customers, corporate and themselves.
— Andrew J. Warcaba & Associates Inc.
- Management Consultants
Thank YOU. We have staff who have been talking about looking into Sam for other groups and churches. By the way, second assembly went great as well. I encouraged our superintendent to go to the second one and he loved it! Hope to work with you again.
— Assistant Superintendent, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Thank you for being a keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Tennessee SHRM Conference... can certainly say this was the very best conference we have ever hosted thanks in part to wonderful speakers such as yourself. Feedback from your presentation A Kick In The Attitude has been wonderful. In fact, I would like to share some of the comments we received:
I laughed for a solid hour during Sam's presentation. He really made me see how uptight I have become and I could definitely use some fiber.
This was by far, the best presentation i have ever heard.
Sam's use of humor, his artistic talent and clever way of providing meaningful information was empowering
Sam's presentation kept me in awe...Excellent presentation.
I have never attended a presentation that completely kept my attention the entire time. I personally felt refreshed after this session.
I needed to laugh... I was diagnosed with cancer two weeks prior to this event and needed an attitude adjustment. What a great way to see through this powerful presentation that I can still laugh and choose how I react. Thank you, I needed this.
As you can see your presentation was very well received and a wonderful part of our program. It is my pleasure to recommend you for other SHRM events or as a speaker to any organization. Your style, use of humor and "attitude" information is relevant to anyone at any age in any industry.
— Rebecca Harmon, SHRM Conference
"Sam Glenn was just the ignition we needed to light a fire under the attendees at our Annual Convention. We wanted to kick it off with an energetic presentation and Sam delivered that and more. His messages about attitude, delivered through lighthearted…and at time, hysterical…storytelling were engaging, entertaining and inspirational."
- Jon Dolan, President & CEO, Health Care Association of New Jersey
I want to thank you for your outstanding keynote address... Your message was well received by all attendees per the feedback we obtained. I believe you are the highest rated keynote speaker we have ever had. I would highly recommend you for any organization that is looking to inspire their audience through your innovative and artistic approach.
— Senior Manager, Education and Training Services
and the tools to manage your attitude!
— David Silvester, MODOT
Again, on behalf of the Northeast Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking and the Rural Prevention Network, I want to express gratitude and appreciation to you for the inspirational message provided to over 1,700 students in Northeast Michigan. Your enthusiasm and passion for making a difference in the lives of young adults is a gracious gift. Glad you decided to keep on living out your dreams, so others could live out theirs.
— Lynn Benjamin - Community Prevention Services Director
Sam's books are so very inspirational to me. When I got hired at BCBSIL his videos were used during training. I have not laughed so hard in quite a while. I still think about some of the stories and laugh out loud. I visit your page often, especially when I am feeling super down. The Fork, the best is yet to come.... all I have to say, thank you
-- Kimberli Pforr
I first saw Sam a longtime ago at a Credit Union Convention, I have never laughed so hard...it was awesome. Since that time I've purchased most of his books, I use the Big Book of Quotes daily in my emails. You are so inspirational and uplifting, it's contagious so thank you! My favorite story was the one with you brother in the station wagon, your poor Dad I share and give your books as gifts, they change people's attitudes at work so thank you for sharing your gift
....priceless! Diane Templin Ellis
Sam Glenn’s books have had an amazing impact on my life. Before his books I never consciously chose my attitude. Once I learned it was a choice everything changed, I chose to be happy every day and not let things ruin my day so easily. I just had a review at my job I’ve been at for 6 months and they always comment about my positive attitude and how they never hear me complain about my job and that I am always happy when I come to work. Thank you Sam for changing my life for the better.
Sam's Book Collection is precious to me. I went through a terrible situation after my husband died, and then my mother died unexpectedly a month later.
His quick wit, sense of humor and recommendations to regain a positive attitude helped me get through it.
I read them over and over.
His books are for everyone.
Young, Old, Professionals, and Blue Collar Workers...Thanks Sam. You're the best.
Joan Glenn Varholdt
I love sams books and his awesome art as well...i read kick in the attitude in a work group our boss put together to inspire us...and have been a fan ever since. They truly have had a large impact in my life. They are easy to read and it’s like he is just there talking to you...and definitely making you laugh. Lots of good life lessons you can refer back to when life gives you set backs too. Sam is real too...just seems to be such a truly awesome cool dude
--Ja'Neice M Davis
Sam's books are incredible. I was fortunate enough to hear Sam speak at a conference in Raleigh a couple years back and purchased his books that inspired me to gift them to my bridesmaids at my wedding. Your positive Attitude is so empowering and uplifting. I highly recommend his books and if you get a chance see him live you won’t be disappointed. Best is yet to come!
-- Alisha Hymes
Sam Glenn is an inspiration to so many! His stories will make you laugh, make you cry, and realize life’s not done yet! I first met same when I was a freshman in high school and he came and spoke at my school, I found myself wonder who is this crazy guy stomping around the gym making dinosaur noises and then he spoke! I was HOOKED! I’ve found myself turning to the videos and books when I’ve found myself at low points and I always am brought right back up! “Your attitude is either in the way or making a way! You determine which each day!”
--- Courtney Jo
I bought several of Sam’s books at a conference about 3 years ago and when they ran out of a few, he promised to mail them to us. And amazing! He kept his word and then some. I think I received 3 books in the mail. He is an amazing human being with a lot of everyday wisdom to share. Love your posts Sam!
Sam's books and stories are relatable. They teach a valuable life lesson while entertaining the reader. The best way to learn is to have so much fun doing it, that you aren't even aware!
Sam Glenn's book are the inspiration you need to pick yourself back up, straighten up your attitude and move forward. Absolute awesomeness!!
--- Monica Thacker
Sam Glenn's books are very motivational and inspiring. This is my first year attending the ABWA National Conference and Sam was one of the speakers. He was fantastic. He made this one of the best experiences ever. I laughed so hard that I was crying. His book, Attitude is a Choice, is great. I love it so much, it's difficult to choose a favorite a quote. One that speaks to me the most is "Do not allow fear to bully you. It's okay to fail. It is proof you tried. What is not okay is not trying because you are afraid to fail." Thank you so much Sam. I am so grateful that you are using your gift to bring joy and inspiration to people like me.
-- Jennifer Bonnough Williams
So many wonderful books to choose from. You inspire me on a daily basis. I sing your praises to anyone who will listen. I have given your books and paintings to family and friends. You have helped me keep a positive attitude in everything I do. Thank you!
-- Dode Souza
What I like best about Sam Glenn's books is that they can really help people when they are in need. His "Courage" book was a book I was able to give to several people. One person came back and said the book was what gave her the courage to make a change and it ended up being one of the best changes she has made. His books inspire and help and make us realize that we can do anything with positive attitude!
--- Benjamin Barry
Attitude is a Choice is my all-time favorite motivational, self-help, kick in the butt book I have read (and reread!). I share this book with people I work with, people I live with and people I come into contact with that seem to need a little help. Sam’s humor and light heartedness make this an easy read but he offers so much to reflect and think on. We are ultimately responsible for our own choices but understanding how choices affect our goals, relationships and life are made clear with Sam’s wisdom and guidance.
Sam is an extraordinary guy sharing his real life experiences (family stories are the best!) that formed his life mantra. Attitude IS a choice!
Attitude is a Choice. I love it. I have always loved quotes and the fact the book is inspirational but also uplifting makes it so relatable and easy to read.
Sam Glenn's books are inspirational. I have given them as gifts to co-workers and share his posts with friends. He messages help create positivity in both my work and personal life.
-- Cindy Plunkert
Sam Glenn’s books are inspirational! He uses simple, relatable stories to demonstrate the impact having a positive attitude can have on your day to day interactions with others. Sam’s books are uplifting, encouraging and will motivate you to “think better, do better and live better”
What I like best about Sam Glenn’s books is they are real. The context is not pushy or preachy, it is relatable, and makes you feel good reading it and makes you want to do better / be better!!
I love Sam’s humor and him just being real! Attitude is a choice! We need to think better, do better, feel better, and live better! To be the best we can be!
---Lisa Clements Thomas
Sam Glenn's book have inspired me but also my employees. When I gave an employee that's struggling with their attitude I share his books with them and challenge them to come back to me in a week with their same bad attitude and if they do I'll give them a dollar. Still have that dollar!
What I love about Sam Glenn’s books are that there have been multiple times in my life, since I have found out about him through my job, that his books have helped me improve myself as a person as well as an employee. His books are written in a way that is enjoyable to read and is an encouragement rather than an ‘order’ to think about how we approach things in our lives. His words and phrases have been a motivating force in my over 100 lbs of weight I have lost and have helped me overcome even my own negative self-talk. I still have more to go and it will always be accompanied by some phrase or advice from one of Sam’s books. It is the best way I have found to turn around any and EVERY situation!!! I also would like to add, when my family is under stress, I have a rubber lizard I stick with every meal. It doesn’t have to always be lasagna!!
Sam Glenn's books are enjoyable and share experiences and lessons that you can relate to and learn from.
Sam Glenn is a powerhouse working with youth and companies. I’ve enjoyed seeing him as a youth in the 90’s and reading “Butt prints in the Sand”. You can tell that not only does he help develop and teach others but he continues his own development. Thank you for everything you do Sam.
I have heard Sam Glenn speak many times and every time it is very motivating and encouraging. In Share Your Popcorn, it talks about "Just because someone doesn't say "thank you" or acknowledges your effort is not an excuse to stop sharing your popcorn or giving your best.
One of the many things I have learned from you is Your Attitude - Your Choice. Sam is not only funny but inspirational and has a great way of looking at life and situations.
Sam Glen’s books are actually very funny but give great messages! I love his personal stories. He is A Real person!
---Stephanie Smith Kingsbury
Sam Glenn books are inspirational and powerful. Just what you need to get you out of a funk.
Sam's books are a powerful reminder to make the world a better place, be nice, have fun, and enjoy the ride.