Steve Sleeper, Exec. Dir., Professional Beauty Assoc: â€œ..it was imperative that we find an MC and Panel Moderator that skillfully connected all of our speakers and their unique perspectives to our theme.Â Gene took the time to research our industry as well as the speakers. His detail and professionalism..kept our audience focused and engaged throughout the entire program”.
Mark Dresner, fmr. VP, Communications, The Engelhard Corporation (now part of BASF): “Participants felt you brought an element of professionalism, authenticity and insight, and they were impressed by your knowledge and understanding of what the company is trying to accomplish”.
Media training, speech training
Jeff Oldham, fmr. Managing Director, 720Strategies, Washington, DC:Â “Gene takes the time to gain a full understanding of our clientsâ€™ issues and needs…the most comprehensive, probing media training we could ask for“.
Scott W. Reed, Chesapeake Enterprises, Washington, DC: â€œGene Randall really puts my clients through the paces in preparation for big media events. He hits you from every angle”.
Peter Mirijanian, Peter Mirijanian Public Relations, Washington, DC:
â€œGene [is] invaluable to me and my clients as I prepare them for everything from Capitol Hill testimony to media interviews. He is meticulously prepared to ask the tough questions..and helps me craft the messages that will help them negotiate an often tough terrainâ€.
Mark French, President, Leading Authorities: “For years we have suggested Gene to our clients for one simple reason: he is the best. His ability to keep a conversation on message, entertaining, and insightful is unrivaled. This comes with prep work, a great stage presence and the ability to get the audience involved”.
Louis Gabanna, Managing Director, North America, COLAS: â€œ[your] journalistic expertise, honed by your career in network news..elevated the quality of the session. Your thought provoking questions, diligent research and stage presence made the session even better than we hoped for”.
Neal Asbury, District Export Council Conference Coordinator:
“The expert manner in which Gene moderated the panels had everyone clinging to their seats.Â [He] had a firm grip of the issues every step of the way and [he was] absolutely essential to the overwhelming success of our conference.â€
John McManus, Editor-in-Chief, BIG BUILDER,Â â€œI especially appreciate your willingness to prepare incisive questions and provocative challenges to get your panel to address critical issues with insight, graciousness, good humor and intellect. [You]Â brought authority, illumination and credibility…”Â Â
Tony Fabrizio, Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, Alexandria, VA: â€œGene Randall gives your clients the extra edge they need.Â From his compelling video productions to his rigorous and exhaustive media training sessions, you and your clients get 110% from him, on time and on budgetâ€.
Sam Singer, Singer Associates, â€œPRWeekâ€ (online): â€œThe hiring of Gene Randall was a stroke of genius by Chevron. As a former international correspondent for CNN, he brings great credibility to whatever he does”.
“Gene did an outstanding job of moderating the event, keeping the discussions lively and on point…”: Harlan Kirchner, Chairman, the Professional Beauty Association.
Robert Gaylord, Fmr. President and CEO, Industry Data Exchange Association: “.. you successfully created a smooth flow .. because of your professionalism, experience, style and preparation. As a moderator and provocateur, you transformed the discussions into so much more than we could have hoped for”.
Alan Holmer, former President and CEO, PhRMA: â€œThanks so much for what you did to make PhRMAâ€™s annual meeting such a success. You are a gifted speaker and interviewer and I was especially impressed by your humor and the obvious extensive preparation that went into your effortâ€.
Karen Ignagni, fmr. Pres. and CEO, American Association of Health Plans/Health Insurance Association of America: â€œGene Randall ..is a spectacular moderator.Â
Interviewing Newsmakers for a live audience
Craig Fuller, former President and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores:Â “.. all of us found your interview with Dr. Henry Kissenger simply extraordinary. Watching someone who has counseled heads of state and several of our own..presidents think through the thoughtful issues you put before him is something that is just not possible in any other format”.
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