"You are truly an influential and persuasive speaker. I greatly enjoyed your presentation and suspect that you found a way to connect with each and every audience member. The before and after photographs in the PowerPoint presentation were powerful and your humor helped you further establish a connectedness with those in the room. "
Jennifer Franchak, Associate Director
Career Services Center
"Thank you so much for a terrific presentation to our C-Change group yesterday. Your subjects were right on target, and clearly very relevant to this group in particular. I think the group also really responded to your delivery style, which was relaxed and open to questions, but provided concrete and direct information and suggestions. They really enjoyed your topic, and were clearly very engaged. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk with the group. "
Julie Bernzott, Manager
Young Professional Programs
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
After reading Jill's weekly articles in the local paper, we decided to have her come to our office and deliver the news we were too afraid to tell our employees: your shirt is too tight, your handshake is wimpy, and will you please put that Blackberry away! In today's business world, merging Generation X'ers and Y'ers with Baby Boomers is difficult to say the least. We were able to relate to Jill the problems we were seeing, and she was able to deliver the news in a fresh totally–her–own style. She customized the curriculum to fit into our schedule, and opened the eyes of our promising employees while keeping their ears open. It was just what we needed!
Nancy F. Kearns
Director of Training & Development
Jill Haney came and spoke to our women's network at our annual offsite event. We are a small group of women working at a technical site within the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, OH. Her willingness to work with us to meet our needs was obvious from the very beginning.
Jill did a wonderful job of tailoring her topic to match the personality and interests of our group, as well as the overarching theme of the day. Our topic was 'Unleashing Our Potential' so she spoke on Building Confidence through the ABCs of Your Professional Image: Appearance, Behavior, and Communication.
Jill is very professional and a pleasure to work with. Her energy for the topic was contagious. Within minutes, she had our entire group engaged and out of their seats, practicing handshakes and eye contact. The group specifically enjoyed the points Jill made about the power of body language. Jill is a passionate and empowering teacher and speaker, and I would recommend her for any corporate or women's group that is looking for a speaker on the topic of Image.
Procter & Gamble Company
Recently, renowned etiquette consultant Jill Haney hit all the right notes when she spoke to N.K.U. Haile/US Bank College of Business undergraduate students attending Business Week, an annual series of events featuring area professionals who share life lessons and career advice that complement students' formal business educations. When discussing proper Dining Etiquette or Appropriate Professional Attire, she effortlessly bridged the gap separating her from her audience by speaking wisely, candidly, and humorously. Quite simply, she charmed her audience even as she instructed them. As one student noted, "While I learned quite a bit about dining etiquette as I grew up, she taught me a lot of things that I can put to use right away. Now, I’m looking forward to luncheon job interviews." Said another, "She's obviously smart; she answered most of my questions before I even asked them. And even better, because she put me at ease, I felt comfortable asking her questions, knowing that she would answer them directly without any condescension whatsoever." We plan to regularly feature Jill as a Business Week guest speaker. Her knowledge, sophistication, and wit make her an invaluable educational ally.
Daniel W. Kent
Lecturer, Department of Management
Haile/US Bank College of Business
Northern Kentucky University
"Thank you for a great evening of dining etiquette training. Jennifer and I had a great time! All of the topics that you and Heidi addressed were exactly what we were curious about. I was at a working business lunch today and it was so cool to be able to try out my newly learned skills and be confident that I knew how to conduct myself. "
Jim & Jen Murphy
It's been one month since Jill spoke to our staff and job-seeking candidates about Image and First Impressions, and folks are still buzzing! Jill’s presentation style is a perfect combination of inspiration and reality, leaving participants with an I–can–do–this attitude.
Jill delivered practical take–aways that have helped these capable professionals clean up, re–do, polish off, and re–think some of their previously held ideas (or non–ideas) about image, and the effect image has on relationships. She got everyone thinking, "What IS my first impression?" and that was the purpose of the event.
We would definitely have her back, and would recommend her highly to any organization that wants its employees to project state–of–the–art professionalism and presence!
Linda Tefend, CMF
OI Partners/Promark Company
As an avid reader of Jill Haney's weekly column in the Cincinnati Enquirer I was pleased to have had the opportunity to see her in person. While her articles have been extremely informative and entertaining each week her "Live" performances provides valuable insight that can't always be expressed in words. I believe she will be the first to admit that a portion of her discussion touches on the "superficial" yet at the same time emphasizes the importance on making a positive first impression, especially in today's competitive world. Jill is a polished professional and understands how to balance candor with a tactful response, especially from those audience participants asking questions that are wearing Velcro shoes and sporting high water pants. I wish her the best as she continues to champion "the cause" and provides interested professionals with a practical understanding of the importance of image.
Centre Pointe Consulting Group
We contracted with Jill Haney in March 2009 to help an employee who was struggling with some of the professional aspects in her technical IT career. Jill spent two hours with the employee and made an immediately observable impact. From the day after that session, the employee is altering her style and approach to her work, communications, interpersonal relations, and dress. She is becoming a more professional employee and is being recognized by others as such. We are pleased with the contribution and impact that Jill had on that employee. We plan to re–engage Jill in further consulting sessions.
Wow! An absolutely amazing and inspiring presentation. Thanks so much once again. I have never seen such a combination of skills, brains, entertainment, chicness and feminine charm work out so well to show the great value of the services offered by a personal image consultant. I know you only had time to cover the basic issues, but my colleagues were equally impressed and more than willing to spread the word.
José Pedro Santos, AACP
Professional Development Committee Chairperson
Cincinnati Paralegal Association
Jill helped me reframe how I think about my image and what matters most. I thought it was simply a matter of getting more up–to–date clothing. Now I realize it's a "top–to–bottom" issue, from hair to glasses, clothes, and shoes. Jill works with what you have and what you need for the audiences you spend time with. First rate!
Directory, Marketing Mastery
Johnson & Johnson
JH Image Consulting Company provided General Cable Corporation's Inside Sales Team with a unique and motivating presentation on Professionalism. Jill provided our team with some key aspects to our business including; the basics of professional business attire, tools for using business technology, and an overall look at good business etiquette. Based on her presentation, the rest of the company "took notice of the changes in Inside Sales". The management team at General Cable was very pleased with the results and we have continued to invite Jill back as a key contributor to our New Hire Program.
General Cable Corporation