I recently attended a great breakfast that the Atlanta Hawks had for their corporate partners. Nick Bollettieri was the guest speaker. Below are some on the comments posted on Nick’s website:
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your speech. While you were giving it, I was thinking of many people that I am close to that should have been hearing your message. It is the same message my dad (who would have been 102 this week), had preached to me. “God gave you the cards in your hand…and it’s up to you how you play them”. -Tuck Tucker, President of Tucker-Castleberry Printing, Inc.
I want you to know that when I started pursuing you as a speaker, I thought you would be an amazingly interesting speaker with a dynamic presentation. After seeing you in action, I can not only confirm that thought, but you also made a great impression on me from our conversations at dinner. I am a sucker for great stories and you certainly have some amazing ones. Growing up in the era of Becker, Agassi, Courier, Hingis and the others, it was really special to spend time with the motivator behind the great athletes. I want you to know how pumped I was leaving the event because of many of the things you presented. Many of the partners told me they prefer motivational speakers as yourself. One contact at the Atlanta Journal Constitution (John Levinson) told me you turned his morning around and he was on top of the world. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to meet you and hear your stories. I am very excited about your new book coming out and you can bet I will be one of the first customers to purchase it when it is released. I already told some of my old childhood tennis buddies about the release, so they will follow my lead. –Chris Carter, Senior Director of Corporate Partner and Suite Activation with the Atlanta Hawks
It was a pleasure to hear you speak. The passion that you display makes it clear why you were able to produce so many champions. As a manager of top tier sales talent I can relate to everything you said as it pertained to the different personalities and work ethics you had to mold your style to with the top tier tennis players. –Matt Park, Major Accounts Director at Sharp Business Systems of Georgia