Testimonials

Insurance Industry



Gil Eagles has received rave reviews from hundreds of corporations and associations.
Here is just a small sampling of testimonials.
Original letters are on file and available upon request.

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"Thank you for your outstanding performance and for making the program such a success. It was just great."

Walter G. Schnee III
President-elect
1996 MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE
"What most impressed me was your engaging style and personal showmanship that created such an excellent rapport between you and the audience. Gil, it was a pleasure working with you at these five conferences and we would welcome the opportunity to work with you again."

John M. Wollner
Director, Field Recognition and Events
AID ASSOCIATION FOR LUTHERANS
"What can I say -- you were great! We had 30+ year agents coming up to us and telling us that was the best and funniest presentation they had seen with the company. We also had agents telling us that the thoughts you left with them -- to picture yourself successfully in both business and private lives -- was very inspirational and exactly the message we wanted them to leave with. This may have been our first time for having you as a speaker, but I'm sure it won't be the last."

Deborah A. Madden
Territorial Education Manager
ALLSTATE
"Your very enjoyable entertaining hypnosis show was spell-binding and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. What really hit home, though, was your motivational program that followed. We received so many exceptional responses stating that it was the perfect way to end." Tod D. Lashway Event Chairman ARIZONA ASSN OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS
"All who witnessed your outstanding presentation will long remember and marvel at your talents. Thank you for getting our program off to such a terrific start."

Robert Smith
BALBOA LIFE & CASUALTY
"Your second Baltimore Life meeting was every bit as successful as your first. I thoroughly enjoyed your show, but even more importantly, our agents enjoyed it even more."

Joseph E. Blair, Jr.
President & CEO
BALTIMORE LIFE
"Your outstanding address still lingers in my mind. 'The Magic of Your Mind' left us all with both inspiration and concrete ideas for getting all the things we want out of life."

Earl T. Anderson
Director, Communications
BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY
"Thanks for providing a very entertaining and motivating experience for our leaders."

E. James Ising
VP, Marketing Services
COMMONWEALTH INSURANCE
"Just thought you'd like to hear some of the results from the August meeting, since your name was all over them: 'Best meeting in years--bring Gil Eagles back!' 'Gil Eagles was phenomenal!' Thank you, Gil, for motivating us at a time of important change in our organization and for inspiring us with your own personal triumphs!"

Carl J. Slone
Chief Marketing Officer & VP, Marketing
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF VIRGINIA
"Our participants absolutely loved the hypnotism program. They laughed until the tears were rolling down their cheeks. Your psychic program on Saturday evening was certainly a hit as well. Everyone was wondering 'how he did that' and couldn't stop talking about it. Gil, you were certainly the hit of our meeting."

Mary F. Bell
Manager, Agency Information & Meetings
CENTRAL LIFE ASSURANCE CO.
"I have been involved with Crown Life convention organizations for over 25 years, and have seen a number of top guest speakers, and you most certainly top them all. I will certainly continue to promote you throughout the industry and Canada."

George Wetz
Director, Meeting & Conference Planning
CROWN LIFE INSURANCE CO.
"We at North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company thoroughly enjoyed your hypnosis show and motivational talk during our Annual Sales Conference this week. You quickly developed a rapport with the audience which strengthened as your presentation went on. Many thanks to you for a job well done."

Clyde O. Fulk, Jr.
State Sales Manager
FARM BUREAU INSURANCE OF N.C., INC.
"The audience both enjoyed and benefited from your talk. It was just the type of motivational message we needed, given in an attention-getting and professional style."

Diane B. Goldbarth
Membership and Annual Meetings
FLORIDA ASSN OF INSURANCE AGENTS
"Bravo! Your hypnosis program and motivation presentation were the perfect beginning for our Leaders Conference. From all indications, this was our best meeting ever, and I attribute a large measure of our success to your entertaining show and inspirational message. They were the perfect mix for our group and kept everyone talking for days."

Thomas E. Reeves, Jr.
Director, Marketing Support
FORT DEARBORN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
"Mesmerizing. Funny. An impressive display of hypnotic skill. Gil, you have such great stage presence and such a warm rapport with the audience. Plus... you are the consummate pro when it comes to 'doing your homework' about Franklin and your audience... and in being flexible. That meant a lot to me. As the critique forms from our FMDC participants continue to roll in, they confirm what I knew all along-- Gil Eagles was a surefire, smash hit."

David G. Vanselow
Division Vice President, Communications
THE FRANKLIN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
"Great job! Congratulations on a superb performance."

William Bray
Individual Sales Vice President
GENERAL AMERICAN INSURANCE
"A simple 'thank you' seems insufficient. Words like excellent, outstanding, remarkable, breathtaking, spellbinding and fabulous all seem inadequate. I guess the only word that fits would be 'supercalafragilisticexpialodocious'! I would guess that the second highest compliment that can be paid to a speaker is to say that 'we want to have you back soon'. The highest compliment I can think of is, 'we're glad you're coming back to speak to us this April [in Switzerland].' "

Marvin T. Faux, Jr.
Agency Services & Development Vice President
GENERAL AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE CO.
"I am not sure I can put all the right words together to describe our members' reaction to your ESP Show-- incredible, amazing, mind boggling all come to mind."

Larry Vander Tuig
Executive Director
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF IOWA
"A fabulous show! Our members really enjoyed your presentation and your inspiring message."

Kathleen A. Weinheimer, CPCU, AAI
Director of Education
IND'T INSURANCE AGENTS OF NY
"Your presentation was one of the most phenomenal I have witnessed. To describe it as uncanny would be an understatement. In fact, based on the reaction of our audience, I would like to engage you now for our meeting next year."

Thomas H. Hardy, CPCU
Executive Vice President
IND'T INSURANCE AGENTS OF OHIO
"Your presentation was the finest program we've had in the 15 conventions since I've been with this Association. It was entertaining, motivating and inspiring. I know I've never laughed so hard in my life and that goes for plenty of other people, too. Our members will be talking about your appearance for a long time. Thanks for making me look so good."

Robert C. Jartz
Executive Vice President
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF WI
"The hypnosis/motivational program closed out our first morning's business session with a bang! Preliminary reports indicate that Gil was one of the highlights of the entire meeting. We're looking forward to working with you again in Toronto this summer."

Thomas L. Joyal
Asst. Vice President - Communications
LUTHERAN BROTHERHOOD
"I am pleased to say that your hypnosis program hit the mark exactly. You were an outstanding success! In reviewing the written evaluations it was obvious that your presentation was one of the highlights of the meeting. This is the first time we have done anything like this for this group so it did involve some risk. I have to admit that I was concerned about how it might be received. However, I thought it was the right thing to do and you certainly did not let me down in any way."

Wesley W. Mayer
Regional Vice President
MANUFACTURERS LIFE INSURANCE CO.
"There is no doubt that both of your programs were very instrumental in the success of our conference. The feedback I have received from our conference qualifiers has been extremely positive. The two consistent remarks I have been hearing are 'I left the meeting very motivated' and 'I was able to bring back at least one new idea to improve my productivity.'"

Richard D. Biehler, B.A.
Vice-President
METLIFE
"Our audience was not only glued to your every word, but you had them standing on their chairs to see you better. It was unbelievable. I was so impressed. I can't thank you enough for making my kick-off meeting our most successful ever."

Joel M. Marlin
Agency Vice-President Miami Region
METLIFE
"Within the context of simple messages you left an enduring message with us all, the challenge to develop the action plan and achieve the results which are part of that 'picture' we have in our minds."

William R. Prueter
President and CEO, Canadian Operations
METLIFE
"Your motivating presentations during the general sessions were received by our best sales people as being one of the best that they have ever witnessed. It was very motivating and enlightening to see such a true professional communicate in such a great way. Your message was very powerful. I watched, enjoyed and learned something from each of your presentations--I'm glad I had the opportunity to see you perform."

Michael J. Vietri
VP, Marketing, MidAmerica Territory
METLIFE
"The show at Grafenegg Castle [in Austria] was entertaining, fun and most important, set the stage for the motivational presentation the next morning. The blend of motivation, leadership and enthusiasm help set the stage for all our business programs and I compliment you for an outstanding presentation."

Jim Getscher
2nd VP & Manager - Administrative Services
MUTUAL OF OMAHA
"We have been 'bringing in' an outside speaker for one or two sessions for the past 15 years and your presentations were, in my opinion, the best we've had."

John D. Koepke, FLMI
Senior Vice President, Marketing
MUTUAL TRUST LIFE INSURANCE
"The entertainment value alone was fantastic, and the message you provided to our attendees was extremely well received. I'll be pleased to recommend you to any group that wants a well-polished, entertaining and motivational program."

Dennis E. Mahood, CLU
VP, Marketing Services
MUTUAL TRUST LIFE INSURANCE
"Your show was the highlight of the week! Beyond the standing ovations on site, survey after survey compliments us on the choice of Gil Eagles and his incredible ESP and Hypnosis Show. It is with great anticipation that I look forward to working with you again, sometime in the near future (but of course, you already knew that, didn't you?)."

John M. Phillips
VP, Professional Development & Programming
NAT'L ASSN OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS
"Your Hypnosis Show had the undivided attention of over 600 Home Office attendees, each laughing so hard that tears were rolling down their cheeks!"

J. Scott Uselding, CMP
Director: Incentive Programs & Special Events
NATIONAL LIFE OF VERMONT
"Wow! Your ESP Program was truly magnificent! Thanks again for adding spice to our convention."

Roy J. Bowerman, Jr., CLU, RHU
Regional Sales Superintendent
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE
"An immense THANKS to you! You were the highlight of our annual Nationwide Multi-Line Conference held in Orlando, Florida. We have received outstanding comments from our guests who attended both your motivational talk and the hypnosis show."

June Cottrell
Agency Services Manager
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE
"Thanks again for your two fantastic shows. We have had comment after comment from our guests as to how much they enjoyed your programs."

Chuck Northup
Conference & Promotion Manager
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE
"Your ESP demonstration was very impressive and thoroughly entertaining. I heard the words 'amazing,' 'outstanding,' and 'incredible' among others who attended the session. I echo those praises. Your portion on the program was simply great and I would recommend you to anyone who asks."

Jeffrey A. Thompson
Agency Services Manager: AL/GA Operations
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE
"Outstanding, motivating, inspirational, a standing ovation! What else can I possibly say about your tremendous presentation? Thank you for a truly dynamic close to our successful convention!"

George F. Poppe, III, CLU, LUTCF
President Elect/Convention Program Chairman
NEW JERSEY STATE ASSOCIATION OF LIFE UNDERWRITERS
"Your session was one of the most informative and enjoyable that we have ever experienced at our meetings. A great accolade in and of itself, but even more meaningful when one considers that we have had some of the best known speakers in the U.S. at our meetings. So take a very special bow, Gil, for evoking this deserved praise."

Robert H. Jeffrey, RHU
Vice President - Field Organization Development
PAUL REVERE INSURANCE GROUP
"You are great to work with because of your thorough and professional presentation. Both segments were outstanding. The hypnotism 'show' was entertaining and enlightening and the later talk was instructive, informative and emotional. Thanks for being a part of our lives for that one morning and for making us all a bit more aware of what and who we are."

David Bloyd
AVP/Agency Advertising, Sales Promotion & PR
PHYSICIANS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
"It is difficult to find enough superlatives to describe the excellent presentation given by you. As a meeting planner, I found it a genuine pleasure to work with you and I would highly recommend you for any conference or meeting anywhere and at anytime."

Steve Creet
PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE OF AUSTRALIA
"Our sales representatives are still buzzing about the show and the message that you delivered to them. You were not only entertaining and fun but you reinforced the messages that I have been delivering for the past few years. We will definitely have you back with us in the future."

James A. McNulty, III
Vice President, Group
SUNLIFE OF CANADA
"Your speech set a new standard. You delivered with style, wit and warmth a compelling and informative talk. Thanks for a great job!"

Michael C. Austin
Ass't Secretary, Corporate Communications
UTICA MUTUAL INSURANCE
"The results are in... you were a great success. Your show was very entertaining, and your mixture of humor and motivation was just great."

W. Craig Heston
Chairman of the Board & CEO
UTICA NATIONAL INSURANCE

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