What Meeting Planners Say About HWA
"HWA was a pleasure to work with and kept everything on time, on target and organized. [The speaker] also had great words to offer about HWA saying he had the opportunity to work with different agencies but what appealed most was the small-business aspect and personal service. He said he was proud to be a part and to DO his part to support such an organization! We will definitely utilize HWA again."
The American College of Financial Services
"It went so, so well. Thank you so much for helping over the past YEAR (or something close to it). Your assistance was incredible. Wendy and her staffer were so kind and everything went smoothly. They took the time to meet with so many students throughout the course of the day, and I have been receiving great feedback so far.
We get our new year club allotment soon, and maybe we could start planning a second event then?"
"As usual you were a tremendous team working wonders for us."
"They were so comfortable with our small group (we had about 80 people in attendance) and spent over an hour afterwards talking in small groups with everyone.
We moved the book signing to pre-meeting, more at their suggestion, and then they had the additional time with our group afterwards.
Thank you for making the process so simple."
"I want to thank you for all of your help securing Kofi Annan for our International Fundraising Conference. He was delightful and left our audience feeling so hopeful and inspired. I want to recognize your hard work to coordinate all of the details and logistics to bring him to our event. Everything ran like clockwork and we are all deeply appreciative of your responsiveness and attention to those myriad small details."
"Working with your agency was great. It was fantastic that you proactively set up a prep call with [the speakers]. It was really helpful and it's not something that other speaking agencies usually do... This experience has definitely put you on my short list if we do this meeting again next year. Thank you so much for all of your help."
"We really appreciate and value our relationship with HWA and are already looking forward to continuing the partnership. Your service is top notch and your ability to help us find the perfect speaker for our cause is unmatched. Thank you for making this an enjoyable process."
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
"Now that we all had some time to review the evening there is only one thing to say to you and your team at Harry Walker: THANK YOU!
Thank you for the great assistance and always prompt cooperation in advance, such great work together is really helpful. Should we need speakers in the future you will definitely hear from us again, that is for sure!"
Reemtsma Liberty Award
"Your attention to detail and being responsive to certain sensitive issues during our selection process was especially helpful. In order for the IPT to have the excellent selection of speakers available at next year's annual conference, I'm providing the name and address of next year's program chair."
"The Harry Walker Agency is a ‘top notch’ speakers bureau. From the beginning of our conversations to the end, we had a seamless experience which is hard to find."
Major DC Trade Association
"Everyone at Harry Walker was an absolute pleasure to work with. Your process and communication trumps the contact I've had with many other artists' agents and management. Thank you!"
Kelly Strayhorn Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
"Your attention to detail and prompt response to all issues of concern was incredible. Because of the excellent service you have provided to us, we have strongly recommended The Harry Walker Agency to several other organizations."
"We have worked with just about every agency in the country, but I have never dealt with a shop as 'customer satisfaction' oriented as yours. You should be very proud of your team. It's the best I've ever seen."
"This is our second consecutive year working with Harry Walker for our main events; we continue to enjoy our relationship with you and find you have the type of speakers that connect with our health care practitioner base."
American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine
"I want you to know that the Harry Walker Agency was wonderful to work with. They provided us with the necessary information in a timely manner and were always helpful with any questions we had. You have an excellent agency representing you."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia
"It has been a pleasure working with you. We couldn't have been more pleased with the level of professionalism of all the staff at the Harry Walker Agency, and look forward to working with you again."
Nevada Policy Research Institute
"[You were] a joy to work with. We were always so appreciative of [your] quick responses and attentiveness."
American Civil Liberties Union - Oregon
"You were all a complete pleasure to work with. Thanks for being first-rate professionals, and lovely people besides."
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
"You have been a pleasure to work with, and I will encourage next year's chairs to work with you and your agency to continue bringing exciting and interesting speakers to campus!"
Johns Hopkins University
"As usual, the level of service and attention to detail provided by The Harry Walker Agency was of the utmost caliber."
Clover Capital Management, Inc
"It was truly a pleasure to work with you on this major event, and your outstanding service was greatly appreciated. I look forward to working with you again soon to create another spectacular event."
Daikin America, Inc
"The Harry Walker Agency is the 911 of the convention industry."
PennAg Industries Association
"This is a letter I take great pleasure in writing. We have had a long history with the Harry Walker Agency. On Monday afternoon I received a rather flustered call from colleagues in Chicago. Their speaker, booked independently from another agency, for their event on Tuesday had just canceled. The situation appeared unsalvageable and then I called Ann Shavrick, with whom I have had the pleasure of working with for several years. For the next 24 hours, she was nothing less than superb, working with me (well into the night) to come up with a list of speakers suitable to the crowd, honoree and budget, contacting each of them in turn to ascertain availability and securing an excellent choice. Michael Goff and Kirtley Perkins then seamlessly took on the logistical and contractual issues. As a client, I could not have felt more comforted, comfortable and confident in the good hands of Ann Shavrick and the Harry Walker team."
"I can't tell you what a pleasant and uncomplicated experience it was to work with you on Cokie [Roberts'] arrangements and schedule, and how much I enjoyed talking to you. We could not have had a more successful and inspiring event, and Cokie being there was an absolute highlight. Please know how much your support and participation means not only to our fundraising efforts, but to the programs that Girls Inc. offers and to the girls who participate. Thank you very much."
Girls Inc. of Greater Houston
"I just wanted to take a second and tell you how much I appreciate you, your staff and the Walker agency. As you can imagine, I get called by every, I repeat, EVERY speakers agency and bureau in the country. The thought of large commissions that accompany big ticket speakers has put me on the targeted prospect list. The difference that I have seen in you and Harry Walker is that your service level exceeds expectations...an often lost art in our fast paced world. Thanks to you, Denise, Don and all at your agency that make my life easy enough to not have to shop when it comes to our speaker needs."
"On behalf of our leadership I want to thank you and the Harry Walker Agency for your help. We could not have pulled this event off on our own. You will definitely be hearing from us the next time we look to bring in a speaker."
Dartmouth College Hillel
"I just wanted to take a minute and drop you a note to tell you what a stress free and productive experience it is working with your agency. I have worked with various agencies for over 12 years and I congratulate you on being the easiest to deal with and the most efficient. Thank you for making my job easier."
"I just wanted to let you know that every meeting we have done with your speakers has been perfect both in terms of the performance of the actual speaker and the service that I receive from you and the rest of your agency. I enjoy working with you, and look forward to other opportunities in the future."
Dover Communications, Inc
"Your organization is extremely easy to work with. Given the level of stress an event like this can have on all parties it is great to work with a group of people who demonstrates such professionalism."
Arizona State University
"I look forward to working with you again when the occasion arises. You guys are the 'pro's pros', and it was a pleasure from start to finish."
Tax Executives Institute
"I have been doing this for over 12 years and have never had such a seamless, trouble free event with a speaker or entertainer. I hope our relationship will be ongoing."
Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey, Inc.
"You have invested WELL in technology and made it easy for the client to use your agency ... A hearty GOOD JOB to you for leading the most technologically advanced speaker agency in the U.S.!"
Desert Town Hall - Indian Wells & Indian Wells Youth Town Hal
"I went into this project with a great deal of apprehension, never having done anything similar to this in the past. I will not hesitate to undertake an event like this again, owing in a great part to your efforts and those of your Agency. You were there every step of the way, as you said you would be. Every phone call was returned, every question answered, and every doubt erased. I look forward to working with you again."
Shir Ami Speakers Forum
"All of the arrangements went forward with the usual Harry Walker standard of excellence we have come to expect in our numerous engagements that we have booked with you."
Florida Atlantic University Foundation
"What could have been a time consuming or complicated effort was instead a very smooth, thorough and well orchestrated process. You have an impressive team!"
Girls, Inc. of Greater Houston
""The evening was a total success! The lecture sold out in just over two hours! I want to thank the Harry Walker Agency for your high standards of performance during all phases of the contractual relationship. I look forward to our achieving future successes together!""
California State University
"Let me say that of all the agents that we work with, you and the Harry Walker Agency stand head and shoulders above the rest."
The Norfolk Forum, Inc
"You really went the extra mile for us."
"You were an absolute pleasure to deal with."
Dean Witter Reynolds
"It was a pleasure working with you these past few months. I appreciate your availability and promptness to my requests. We always have a positive experience working with the Harry Walker Agency."
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
""I have to tell you – it was a true joy working with you. All the details were buttoned up and it made my job much easier.""
A Premier Financial Group
"Thanks to you [Jessica], Vana, and your team on helping and guiding us – from speaker selection to the last minute details. We could not have had such a great event without your support. Thank you.
I look forward to reconnecting with you in late spring/early summer 2017 as we start the process of securing a speaker for the 2017 L’Hommedieu Lecture."
Douglass College, Rutgers University
"First, I enjoyed partnering with Ms. Kara Sheehan while arranging the details for Captain Phillips’s visit to Lamar. All email exchanges were clear and purposeful, which made planning the event very stress-free and efficient, particularly for a rookie like me."
"I did tell Bill [Rancic] how wonderful it is to work with you, Lily and HWA. Thanks for pulling this one out of the hat for us."
"Everything went off without a hitch! The dinner the evening before the luncheon went very well and the ballroom was packed with 360 people for the luncheon, which is a sold-out crowd. We really enjoyed working with both you [Suzanne] and Kara and would like to do so for next year’s event, which we will begin working on very soon."
San Antonio Medical Foundation
"I also would like to say how much I appreciate your's and Carolyn's thoroughness and promptness. You both made this process much easier than it had any right to be. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future."
"Quite honestly there was not a single hiccup in any aspect from the beginning of our planning together through to last evening."
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County