Corporate and Association Reviews


“Tom’s performance was better than we could have dreamed when we booked him. He took the time to have multiple preliminary calls with us to make sure he could work our company/event messaging into his program seamlessly, and even explained a few of his planned bits with us to make sure they would fit into the corporate culture. While several people in the planning committee were initially skeptical about having a hypnotist in a corporate environment, their fears were put to rest when they spoke with Tom directly. He was the consummate professional on the event day and made our group laugh so hard they cried. People were still talking about their coworkers “performances” a week later. I can’t recommend him enough!”

Lowe's   Anna Bove, Account Supervisor, Team Lowe’s Racing, GMR Marketing




“To think that a 90-minute experience could so effectively draw together such a diverse audience was a benefit I had not expected. The Tom DeLuca segment of our GSO meeting is a defining moment that will enjoy a long life in Marriott’s ‘Remember when . . .’ lore.”

Marriott    Michelle Lapierre, Director, Market Integration & Promotion



Living Social

“Tom DeLuca was the highlight of our sales conference. He made a believer out of the biggest skeptics in the room and provided us with the funniest show we could have asked for. I’d absolutely recommend Tom DeLuca!”

living social    Rhett Mitter, Manager, Sales Training



pc/nametag, Inc.

“I have used Tom DeLuca for over 20 years — mainly when I was a producer of national conferences. He was always a hit. Since focusing strictly on pc/nametag, I decided to book Tom for an employee-customer event. Tom still did his amazing performance and the employees and customers loved it. They still talk about it. He is a sure bet.

pc/nametag    Nick Topitzes, CMP, CEO & Chairman pc/nametag, Inc.



Deloitte Consulting

Your Ability to relax our firm’s staff, from our Analysts to our Partners, was truly a remarkable feat!   . . . The time you took to create a show that was both fun and Deloitte-centric was what separated you from the rest of the crowd.  You are truly a ‘class act.’

Deloitte    Brian Johnston, Principal



Los Angeles Times

“Your act was easily the best entertainment we have ad at our awards program in quite some time.”

Los Angeles Times    William C. Bonner, Marketing Events Coordinator



Military Bowl 

“Tom’s show is one of the highlights of the week. As you might expect, these big and strong college football players often are a bit skeptical when they come into the room for the show. But within a few minutes, they are out of their chairs and their coaches are craning their necks to see what comes next. It is awesome and Tom never ceases to amaze.”

Steve Beck
President & Executive Director




NECA Eastern Region

“Tom DeLuca was unbelievable! Tom is the best we have had.”

NECA    Frank S. Piatt



American Heart Association Gala

“What an incredible show! Everyone marveled at the hypnotic antics of our friends; they have not stopped talking about it and we doubt the every will!”

American Heart Association    Dana Marie Buchanan, M.D., Chair, Auction Committee



N.C. Automobile Dealers Association

Hope that everyone is off to a good summer….. Just got back from our convention at the Homestead (Hot Springs, VA) and wanted to share with everyone an entertainer that we had for one of our evening session. Mr. Tom Deluca was absolutely awesome. I am a natural skeptic when it comes to hypnotist / entertainers but this guy was amazing…. Very professional and hilariously funny. He hypnotized about 12-15 members and did some customized things for the association His show was the highlight of the convention.

National Automobile Dealers Associations    Robert Glaser, President



JP Morgan

On behalf of my JPMorgan Global Client Executive Conference team, thank you for the entertaining and amazing performance extended to our guests during the kick-off conference dinner.

J.P. Morgan    Monica Mack, Vice President




As the event producer, I wanted to find a way to reinforce the primary training messages in a fun, engaging, and entertaining way. You did that and more-much more! Your ability to relax our participants, who I may add are some of the most driven, energetic, passionate, and some may say wound-up people around, was only outdone by your ability to tap into their creativity and imagination. Absolutely marvelous!

Microsoft    Training Manager



Blue Cross Blue Shield

Wow! And, double wow!! Your performance at our Sales Conference really opened our imaginations in some astonishing ways. Your ability to fully engage an audience of over 200 sales reps was amazing to witness. Many of our sales reps commented that they hadn’t laughed that much for a long time.

BlueCross BlueShield    Wanda Oneferu-Bey, Director, Sales Training



American Payroll Associates

Thank you for a most unforgettable afternoon session at the American Payroll Association’s Annual Congress in Orlando! You amazed and delighted our 2,000 + attendees. Everyone is still talking about it. Here’s a sample of how our audience reacted to your fantastic show: “It was so funny I was crying!” “Truly amazing – I don’t know how he did it!” “It’s incredible what Tom can do with the power of suggestion!” “By far, the most memorable event at the conference.” Your performance was truly one of the most remarkable events ever at an APA annual conference. Bravo! And once again, many thanks!

American Payroll Association    Dan Maddux, Executive Director



Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

. . . I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance during our reception held at the Museum of Natural History . . . Our guests and employees enjoyed your show tremendously.

KBW    John G. Duffy, Chairman and CEO



Wilco Hess

Wilco Hess The show was a wonderful mixture of humor and hypnosis. You have the ability to make people in the audience “double over” with laughter, yet you had the volunteers maintain their dignity . . . Your show was the highlight of our convention and people are still talking about it.

Wilco Hess     Larry Lytle, Vice President of Marketing



United American Insurance Company

We were looking for a unique, entertaining way to end our beautiful stay on the island and your “Theatre of the Imagination” show made that possible. Many of the favorable comments we received at the close of the convention, such as “great job”, “best convention I’ve ever attended”, “great entertainment”. It was just pure unadulterated humor. The hour and a half flew by and I personally laughed until my sides hurt.

United American Insurance Company    Judy E. Hans, Vice President, Marketing & Publication



Montana Bankers Association

Thank you for your performance during our Six-State Bankers Association . . . I have never seen our Chairman and Vice Chairman laugh so hard . . . We will not hesitate to recommend or use you in the future. Thanks again!

Montana Bankers Association    Leah M. Weaver, CISR Association Services Director



Melitta USA

In the years that I have been in this organization, I have never seen a standing ovation given to one of our speakers. It’s tough to impress or to move this group and when I saw the spontaneous eruption of applause when everyone got to their feet; I knew I was seeing something very special.

Melitta    Marty Miller, Chapter Chairman, YPO Florida Chapters



National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

What an opening event!! You generated a buzz and helped us set the state for a different type of NACE Conference . . . Your professionalism, humor, and expertise and information were on target for our group.

nace    Nancy F. Mikkelsen, NACE Director of Education



Insignia ESG

Your Hypnosis Show made our party a huge success. We could not have asked for anything better than this! The show along with your professionalism was truly amazing. You kept our crowd with all the diverse mix of personalities mesmerized . . . and for 1 ½ hours had everyone in the “palm of your hand”.

Insignia ESG    Sharon Graef, Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator



International Special Events Society (ISES)

. . . I would like to extend my gratitude to you for your incredible performance at our Chapter meeting. . . .The incredible showcase of personality and interaction on stage amazed our attendees!

International Special Events Society    Christine Logan, President, ISES Orlando



Duke Children’s Hospital

I want to thank you and Sarah for the fantastic performance last weekend at the Jim Valvano Kids Klassic. It was without a doubt the finest performance we had.

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center    Steven A. Rum, Director, Development



Prime Advantage

Our members can’t stop talking about what a great time they had and how original your show was. Your show kept people talking and laughing during the next day and a half of our conference.

Prime Advantage    Louise O’Sullivan, President



National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)

I wanted to make sure I thanked you for the incredibly entertaining show you put on. Your show was unique and I think that was what made it so special. . . .Tom, thanks so much!

napfa    Margery Wasserman, CAE, Conference Director




Central Atlantic Toyota Distributors recently held an event . . . Coming highly recommended from our entertainment watchdogs was Tom DeLuca. We hired Tom, not as an inspirational speaker, but for his amazing hypnotic talents. . . . We would recommend Tom DeLuca for any event. Even the most doubtful watcher cannot dispute the talent he possesses.

toyota    Shari Buchholz, for The Parts & Service Marketing Department, Central Atlantic Toyota Distributors



Brinker International

You did a fantastic job entertaining all of the BrinkerHeads at our end-of-year meeting in Dallas last week. . . .Thanks for doing an incredible job of living up to the great reputation we have heard about Tom DeLuca.

brinker-international    Douglas H. Brooks, President & Chief Operating Officer



Thomson Elite

. . . I have never had so many wonderful compliments about the entertainment from both our clients and employees. Many people came to me in the days following the conference and said that I had raised the bar for the conference entertainment. The group of 800 truly enjoyed Tom, and you could hear a pin drop during his performance . . . that is, when everyone wasn’t tied up in knots laughing!

Thomson Reuters Elite    Connie Moser, Director of Marketing Communications




Thank you so much for your closing Luncheon Keynote . . . You showed the entire audience the creativity we all possess beneath the surface while thoroughly entertaining everyone at the same time. It was the perfect way to end our four-day conference and exposition. Everyone left energized and still laughing. . . . We received a lot of positive feedback directly following your performance . . . One participant commented that afternoon that she felt refreshed as if she’d been to the spa and suddenly had many great new ideas.

TS2    Kellie Shevlin, TS2 Sales & Industry Relation Director



PLANET (Professional Landcare Network)

The ImaginACTION! Workshop scored high marks from our attendees and the Theatre of the Imagination show was the best! What a great finale to our event! All our attendees were thoroughly entertained and left with a smile.

planet    Joan Haller, Director of Education and Events



Distribution Contractors Association

It took two years to fit into your schedule, but the wait was certainly well worth it. The show was first rate, professional, not exploitive, and good clean fun. Our members loved your sense of humor and incredible skills.

dca    Dennis J. Kennedy, Executive Vice President



Tennessee Bankers Association

“Tom DeLuca was awesome!” “We have to have him back!” “This was hilarious!” “What a fun way to begin the convention! DeLuca certainly broke the ice!” Needless to say, they loved your program, and I was amazed by the fact that not one person left the room until your program was finished.

Tennessee Bankers Association    Susan Taylor, CMP, Director of Professional Development



Pacific Life

Thanks again for doing such a great job at our Private Placement Conference. We’ve had entertainment before but nothing compares to you. People are still talking about how great the show was and how much they enjoyed the experience. The purpose of our conference is to build relationships and your event made a big contribution to achieving that goal.

Pacific Life    Bernard Dougherty, Sr. Investment Analyst




As a company of event professionals and with additional attendees from the hospitality industry we are a tough crowd to impress, but you managed to do just that!

experient    Karen S. Watson, Director of Strategic Events



PSADA (Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association)

In my 17 years that I have attended the PSADA Conference I do not believe that I have ever been more entertained and motivated as I was this year. Mr. DeLuca’s topic “Theater of the Imagination” left us all fascinated. . . . I think we all left his session refreshed and with definitely more energy than we came with.

psada    Tom Wagner, CAA, President



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