Jon’s Clients Agree—He is the Ultimate Engagement and Meetings Expert!

Raving Clients




Jon Petz is one of the most engaging speakers I have come across in years. His unbridled passion, enthusiasm and messaging reminds me of a young Zig Ziglar. Jon’s business message is on point and provides relevant business context in today’s complex business environment.

U.S. Air Force

What impresses me most is that you deliver much more than magic or illusions… You have a unique ability to connect your gifted talents to predetermined organizational objectives and deliver them in such a unique way that one cannot help but retain… long after the event.

— Superintendent of Professional Development, US Air Force

PNC Bank

My only problem is that I am not sure how I can improve on this or even compete with your energy and ability at next year’s rally! You were the best speaker and entertainer we have ever had.

— Regional Director, PNC Bank

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

We were delighted to work with you from the first moment we met and were never let down.

— Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Travelers Insurance

He is incredibly talented and really knows how to work a crowd. We loved him and would recommend him to anyone who values exceptional quality.


Jon brings an amazing level of energy and creativity to his presentation. He is able to engage the entire room with his blend of interactive magic and motivational speaking from the moment he takes the stage. We could not have asked for a better presenter!

A Kid Again

Jon is one of the most dynamic presenters I have ever found. His high-energy delivery of relevant topics bring impactful results in the lives of his audiences.

— Executive Director, A Kid Again


Jon was amazing. Our sales group was really impressed with how he incorporated our business model and goals into his presentation.

Progressive Medical

Jon’s presentation was dynamic and motivating. Our representatives said they can’t wait to have Jon back at our next National Sales Meeting.

— President & CEO, Progressive Medical, Incs

Ohio Association for Community Colleges

Thank you for your participation in our recent 14th Annual Meeting. Your involvement was key to making this perhaps our best educational event ever.

— Executive Director, Ohio Association for Community Colleges

Children's Miracle Network

He had their attention from the moment he started to the second he stopped. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone looking for motivational entertainment.

— Children’s Miracle Network International Sponsor Summit


Your delivery mixed with humor and excitement set the day off on the right tone for our tactical planning sessions scheduled during the remainder of the day. I greatly appreciate your time and look forward to having you come back and speak with us again.

Velvet Ice Cream

Thank you again for your inspiration and message… I have never seen our team connect with someone like they did with you.

Zane State College

Your show exceed our expectations. We still have people saying, ‘How did he do that?,’ and, ‘That was the greatest thing we’ve done in a long time!’

— PR Director, Zane State College

It was simply just great! I keep having people saying: Where did you find him? He’s hilarious!

— National Legislative Services and Security Association

I really enjoyed working with you. You did a great job and everyone enjoyed your show, making the event special. I look forward to working with you again.

— Kaleidoscope Entertainment

Over the course of my career, I have planned and attended many special event functions. I have never has such a wonderful experience as I did when I worked with you. We still have people thanking us WEEKS after the show. Many have said it was the best company event ever.

— Director of Marketing, Title First

Dublin Scioto High SchoolI can tell you without hesitation that the entire experience was one of the most professionally orchestrated and personally fulfilling that I have ever had.

— Principal, Dublin Scioto High School

Book Reviews


Irreverent for certain (consider the title), but Jon has created an encyclopedia- like compendium of great ideas to make meetings more efficient and effective. Who cannot use more time and fewer ineffective meetings?

— Larry Hilsheimer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide Insurance Direct

Momentive Performance Materials

This quick reference, easy-read provides some great tips and guidelines to drive effective meetings.

— Craig O. Morrison, Chairman & CEO, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

Destinations by Design LLC

Finally a book that addresses the IMPACT a meeting can have on its attendees and how that can affect the bottom line, rather than how the bottom line affects the attendees!

— Chris Curry, President & CEO, Destinations By Design Event Management

Jon Petz is the global authority on audience engagement because he’s spent 15 years traveling the globe, engaging audiences. His book is the perfect resource for any organization that wants to reach the people who matter most, or for someone who simply wants to suck less.

— Scott Ginsberg, The Nametag Guy, Author of “The Approachable Leader”


If everyone would adopt the ideas for better meetings contained in this book, many businesses would be more productive. Bad meetings waste a lot of time and most business managers have never had any training on how to conduct an efficient meeting.

— Randy Wilcox, Founder SARCOM, Inc.

Pacer Logistics

The book brings light to a serious problem in corporate America. I am planning on buying 10 copies to hand out at my company and “pay it forward”. Great read I recommend for any person or business that may get caught up in having meetings to see what we need to meet about.

— Scott Renda, Pacer Logistics

Very interesting read. Wish I had this information when I was working for a living. Your book is full of insights that have to get into HR departments of all companies. Make it happen just as the “One Minute Manager” did back in the 90′s. We all had copies and the training, as it became an industry standard…then it was replaced by another theory. Your, Boring Meetings Suck “nails it” and the business world needs to know! Thank you.

– John Kennedy

This book cover caught by eye and I thought it looked interesting! I am a busy professional and mom, and don’t have a lot of time to read these types of books. But it’s very well laid out, quick and easy to read. And funny! You don’t have to read it cover to cover, you can pick and choose which topics apply to you at the time. It’s practical but innovative, with lots of great tips you can use right away. If you plan, lead, or even just attend a meeting, this book is for you. You can even send an anonymous copy to your boss! Can’t wait to use some of these tips in the next meeting I attend. (or get out of attending). A must read for any professional.

— A. J. Hiday

I have had the opportunity to see Jon in person. If his book is just half as good as his in-person performances, then you are still getting double your money’s worth. I have sat through dozens, if not hundreds of boring meetings, and this is something every boring meeting-leader should buy, or get from someone who can’t pay attention in meetings. Definitely a must-read for people who want to make the workforce, or any gathering fun & memorable.

— Tim K.

Everyone in Advancement’s Professional Development Book Club loved your book. The icing on the cake was finding out it was written by a Bobcat. Quite a few of your ideas have already been implemented and our meetings have improved noticeably. We are charging full steam ahead with our transformation into a non-sucky meeting environment. Most importantly, we are focusing on our facilitators being prepared, maintaining control of their meetings and introducing technological tools that will enhance communication!

— Ohio University Professional Development Book Club


This book highlights the problem with corporate America. As a person that spends most of my time in meetings on a daily basis I can certainly understand where this book is coming from. This book is straight to the point and speaks the truth with a nice touch of humor. I wish everyone would take note and follow the principles in Jon’s book. Everyone will uncover a few principles that they will find relevant to their company or situation.

—Shawn B., (From Amazon)

Partial Client List

Jon Petz Client List

  • A Kid Again
  • ABC
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Ace Hardware
  • Accenture
  • Aflac
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • AmersourceBergen
  • AOL
  • AORN
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • AT&T
  • Auto Dealers Association
  • Bath & Body Works
  • BASF
  • Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
  • Borden
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Business First
  • Cardinal Health
  • Century 21
  • Champion
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • CIGNA Healthcare
  • Clearchannel
  • Computer Associates
  • Cox Communications
  • DaVita
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Discover
  • Easter Seals
  • Elmer’s
  • Eye Med
  • Farm Credit Services IMA
  • First Merit Bank
  • FOX
  • Goodyear
  • HC Brill
  • Homesteaders Life
  • Honda
  • IBM
  • International Special Events Society
  • Intregys Energy
  • John Deere
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Juniper Networks
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research
  • JVC
  • Kindred Health Care
  • LPGA
  • Liebert
  • Longaberger
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Meru Networks
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Midland Insurance
  • Motorists Insurance
  • Mt. Carmel Health Foundation
  • NAPA
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • National City Bank
  • NC Association of Teaching Assistants
  • Ohio Conference for Payroll Professionals
  • Ohio Education Association
  • Ohio Grocers Association
  • OhioHealth
  • Ohio Society of Association Executives
  • Ohio State University
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • PNC
  • Progressive Medical
  • Project Management Institute
  • Prudential
  • Quest Software
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • Safe Auto
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Schottenstein Stores
  • Smith Barney
  • Society of Govt. Meeting Planners
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Sodexo
  • Southeastern Equipment
  • Spirit Services
  • Sunny Delight
  • TCF Bank
  • The Andersons, Inc.
  • Time Warner
  • TMA Resources
  • Travelers Insurance
  • UBS Financial Services
  • United Way
  • University of Tennessee
  • US Air Force
  • US Air National Guard
  • US Bankruptcy Courts
  • US Dept. of Agriculture
  • US Federal Reserve Bank
  • US Marine Corp
  • Velvet Ice Cream
  • Victoria’s Secret Stores
  • Walmart
  • Wasserstrom
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wendy’s International
Transform your organization’s boring meetings with Jon Petz’s Meeting Effectiveness Training, Live Presentations, and groundbreaking book Boring Meetings Suck!