Endorsements & Testimonials
“I saw Sam Warner give her ‘Autistic Toastmaster’ presentation at the Area (39) training day. Due to the number of speakers that day, Sam had only around half hour to give her presentation, the content and the value within the content did deserve more time, but in the time she had Sam packed in lots of great thought provoking ideas, which throw light onto an important subject. For me the outcome of hearing this presentation was, I am now better informed about the subject, which to me I believe is something of value both inside Toastmasters and the wider world. I would love to see Sam give a full workshop at a Toastmasters conference and believe it would offer something of great value.”
Tony Brassington ACS ALB Heart of England / Ludlow Speakers
"You really touched my heart, I loved how vulnerable you were, thank you"
"Your speech was so good, you know, it's really struck a chord with me about one of my co-workers. She wears headphones in our office and she's real stickler for the rules. I'm going to see if I can help make work a more comfortable environment for her."
"I can't believe I knew so little about this before, I guess, I just hadn't thought about it that much, that (speech) was really interesting. Now you come to mention it we have someone in our club who is a real stickler for rules, and can be a bit too rigid, he gets very upset if people don’t do what they say they will do, and he can’t understand why or how people can be unreliable or casual about the things he really cares about. He can come across as aggressive too which can be upsetting for the other members. Perhaps I can help him to integrate a bit better now."
"You've helped me so much in such a small amount of time. I'm so grateful. I’m so pleased with the result! I'm not afraid to charge on with my videos now - I'm all fired up!"
"Sam, you know so much! ...and I've learned so much from you. Thank you so much for helping me get my thoughts into order so that I can prepare my show-reels! These are so important to me to get right, you've me given me the confidence to know I'm being thorough and professional."
"Nailed the best man speech! So chuffed. Loads of compliments. Thanks for all your support over the years. Couldn't have done it without you and Shropshire Speakers. Now going to 'celebrate'."
"The workshop I enjoyed the most at the WiRE Conference in April was Sam's, her energy, what she said made sense, and I got a lot of value out of that session"
" I love watching you speak. You have so much energy and enthusiasm. You keep the audience's attention so well. Your speeches are interactive, fun and enlightening. You look like a pro. You're not afraid to be vulnerable or make fun or yourself. You seem to be able to present on any subject. I hope I can become as confident as you one day. "
"What you said really resonated with me about my grandson. I wonder if there is more I can do to help him as he does seems to struggle with day-to-day living. Are there any books you can recommend that we could read so we could help him, he's my grandson but he is also an adult."
Christine (I suggested a couple of books from Amazon on Aspergers in Adults.)
"Thank you so much Sam, since speaking with you about Asperger's and applying the techniques you told me about, our family life is so much calmer. It's helped us to be more patient with our daughter and to agree with her some ground rules, and we all abide by the rules and harmony has returned to the house. We were at the end of our tether and as she moved into her teenage years we thought it was just going to get worse. But now we can see that's not the case, now we know how to communicate."