Click here to see Jack Fertig at one of his many speaking appearances
Author, Speaker, Teacher, Coach
Quotations for all occasions
Need a good, pertinent, powerful quote? Jack has been in the fields of education and athletics for nearly four decades and has lived in nine different states. He is a keen observer of people. He's worked for numerous bosses, a greater number of colleagues and he's always has been intrigued with anyone he's ever met or seen, be they leaders, followers, friends or even the more unsavory type of individual. He's a firm believer in Mark Twain's line,"I never met a person I couldn't learn from."
In addition, Jack has read and listened to literally hundreds of books on such subjects as leadership, motivation & self-improvement (as Abraham Lincoln said, "I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday"). He's compiled files of quotes, vignettes and stories - some motivational, some thought provoking, some humorous - and blends them into a customized presentation.
No two speeches are ever the same.
Cavett Robert, the founder of the National Speakers Association, once said something to the effect that it was easier to find different audiences than it was to make different speeches. Cavett Robert was a GIANT in the field of speaking, but on this point, there's room for debate. What separates Jack from other speakers is that he's not speaking for a living. He's simply doing something he loves and something from which your group will greatly benefit.
That's the ultimate win-win. Jack is simply following the advice of his late mentor, John Savage, who remarked, "We were put on this earth to serve, not be served." We all have our own reasons for what we do and now you know Jack's - a passion for public speaking and an equal enthusiasm for helping others using that passion. He's fresh, inspiring, and has the knack of being able to entertain people while educating them. The late NSA member and exceptional speaker, Art Berg, once said, "Most of my audiences won't remember what I said six months from the time I speak. But, they'll remember how they felt. Emotion is the foundation for motivation."
Although there is a nominal fee, Jack loves presenting to organizations, companies, teams and groups in an effort to make a positive difference. The quotes are put on the back of his business cards and "flipped" to the members of the audience, many of whom choose to place them on their computers, mirrors, refrigerators or night stands. It's different and, what's better, it's effective. As speaker and radio personality, Les Brown preaches, "All people are born unique, but most die as copies because they go through life doing what everybody else is doing, due to laziness, fear or lack of vision."
Call Jack Fertig now at (559) 287-3305.
After you've heard him speak, you'll completely understand. And you can quote him on that.
What are they saying about Jack Fertig at his speaking appearances:
"At the end of our convention, people were still talking about Jack's talk three days earlier. They were even quoting some of the things he said. He helped put their roles in our organization into a clearer perspective while making them laugh at the same time. He's the best speaker we've ever had."
Sue Pitt Anderson, Former Olympian & Resource Development Specialist, USA Swimming
"Your talk was inspirational and was right on target for what we were looking for. Your stories were entertaining, your 'flip cards' engaging and . . . people left with a spring in their step (ready) to make a difference."
Josh Stein, Director, Jewish Federation of Portland
"Jack, your seminar with my students was fantastic. Both the students who attended, and especially the teachers who were watching, were engaged and excited the entire time. Many of the kids who were in attendance were not 'ideal' students. However, you kept their attention and taught them important principles. Even the kids who didn't want to learn were hoping to get a card flipped in their direction while the kids who did were absolutely mesmerized. Keep it up!"
Dave Dooley, Activities Director, BHS"
We brought Jack back to stimulate thought. There couldn't have been a better presenter."
Sieg Fischer, President/CEO, Valley Yellow Pages, Fresno
"As an intense student of life, Jack's innovative ideas are often light years ahead of his colleagues and his speaking ability the envy of all those who shared a dais with him."
Mike DePalmer, Sr., Co-Founder, Bollettieri Tennis Academy Member, National Tennis Hall of Fame
"If the new millenium is the age of communication, Jack will be a man of the new age! No one communicates better than he does!"
Former Vice President, US General Manager Nike Sportswear
"Dynamic storyteller, incredibly witty, in depth research, superbly organized - a must speaker for any company that wants to improve its bottom line."
President, fms bonds, inc.
"Jack delivers his message with a double dose of humor, but he's more than funny. He probably understands people better than anyone I've known and that insight alone makes him worth the price of admission. I don't know anyone who's not in the people business, so Jack's message is of value to everyone."
Mark A. Dyer
Founder, Taymar Ventures,
former Director of Marketing, NASCAR
"As always, you did a phenomenal job capturing the attention of your audience. I could tell by the looks on the student-athletes' faces how intrigued they were with the information you were sharing with them."
Former Coordinator of Speakers, Buchanan H.S., Clovis,CA
"When we brought Jack in to speak to our sales staff, we wanted him to make a difference. His fresh and innovative ideas exceeded our expectations."
Mike DerManouel Sr.
President & CEO, MD Manouel Insurance Agency, Inc.
"Jack's ability to design a motivational message that specifically related to our employees was very effective. He was truly inspiring while being down to earth."
Owner, Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair
"When you listen to a speaker, you want to be informed, entertained and motivated to action. Listening to Jack, you experience all three."
Former Basketball Coach
Washington State, Iowa, USC