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" Mr. Jim Gentil recently spoke at the bi-annual DADS All-Staff Conference in Abilene, Texas. In fact, not only did “Mr. Positive” speak, he wowed the crowd with amazing feats of magic, and captured their interest and imagination with his message. This last accomplishment was not easy, as Jim was invited to be the closing speaker at the end of the two-day conference. You might expect that folks were winding down, fidgeting and looking at their watches to see when they might start their trip home, but that was certainly not the case. Jim kept everyone’s attention from start to finish with his stories, his insight and his wit".  

Mindy Wright, Supervisor

The feedback I have received today from your presentation has truly been wonderful! We appreciate your time yesterday and can’t tell you how much we enjoyed listening to you – and, watching your magic tricks. We’ve never had so many positive comments on a guest speaker before. Again, thank you – our team truly was in need of some positive thinking – -

Karen Gillenwaters, Human Resources Officer,

Texas Gulf Bank, N.A.

“Jim Gentil, brought the attendees to their feet during the closing session of the Volunteer and Combination Officers Symposium when he spoke about having a positive attitude and how it can help individuals get through the tough times.”

John Buckman – National Fire Chiefs Association

Sheraton Sand Key Resort – Clearwater Beach, Florida

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim Gentil for several years. He had been involved in the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce as a volunteer, Board member and speaker long before I began working here. I asked him to speak at our March luncheon in 2006, after the standing ovation, I knew we had found a great individual to speak and educate our members. I cannot even begin to put into words the flood of emails, phone calls and comments I received from attendees about how delightful, inspiring and absolutely hysterical Mr. Positive is.We absolutely do not go without having Jim as the emcee for our annual Awards Banquet and continue to request him to speak at one of our monthly luncheons. The standing ovations, comments, phone calls and emails have not slowed. He is truly amazing .If you have the opportunity to bring Jim to your city,  you will be counting the days until you can get him back in front of your membership, clients, customers or employees".

Laura Mitchell, President,

Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce

“The feedback from your session was very good. Here are some of the comments:* Set goals -- write them down* A day to balance -- it's not always about work!* I leave here realizing I have a ton of work to do in my personal life! Who knows where it will take me.* Real life examples* Humor* The whole concept of being in control and being positive* Thanks for putting Deity in the work placeThanks for sharing your time with us, I know that we needed to hear your message and it has made a difference.”

Judi Hovde – Target Corporation - Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Please allow me to extend a huge “Thank-You “ on behalf of the Hospital Heroes Team here at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Your lighthearted humor, incredible magic, uplifting stories and positive message was a real treat! I know almost every person at the dinner signed up to receive your newsletter and are looking forward to more positive tips for a happier and fulfilling life!”

Robin Smith – Director of Guest Services

Driscoll Children’s Hospital – Corpus Christi, Texas

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