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!”
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.”
Michelle Lapierre, Director, Market Integration & Promotion
“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!”
Rhett Mitter, Manager, Sales Training
“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.
Nick Topitzes, CMP, CEO & Chairman pc/nametag, Inc.
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.’
Brian Johnston, Principal
Los Angeles Times
“Your act was easily the best entertainment we have ad at our awards program in quite some time.”
William C. Bonner, Marketing Events Coordinator
“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.”
President & Executive Director
NECA Eastern Region
“Tom DeLuca was unbelievable! Tom is the best we have had.”
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!”
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.
Robert Glaser, President
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
John G. Duffy, Chairman and CEO
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.
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.
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!
Leah M. Weaver, CISR Association Services Director
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.
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.
Nancy F. Mikkelsen, NACE Director of Education
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”.
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!
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.
Steven A. Rum, Director, Development
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.
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!
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.
Shari Buchholz, for The Parts & Service Marketing Department, Central Atlantic Toyota Distributors
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.
Douglas H. Brooks, President & Chief Operating Officer
. . . 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Susan Taylor, CMP, Director of Professional Development
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.
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!
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.
Tom Wagner, CAA, President
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