Inspirational Resilience Speaker, Storyteller, Entrepreneur, Executive Coach and Celebrated Artist
Allison Massari Text Reviews
If you had been at (GE's) Centricity LIVE, you could have seen the three-minute standing ovation that Allison got after her talk yesterday.
My job enables me to see world class speakers quite frequently. Truly, I have never been as moved by a story as I was by yours.
I seldom am impressed by professional speakers enough to attend their sessions 8 times in 3 months. However that is exactly what I did with Allison. Her words were simple yet penetrating as if I had never heard her before. She makes you realize how powerful and long-lasting a simple kind word, a warm smile, or a caring gesture can be. I have seen her bring her audience to wholehearted laughter and even tears and that is not an easy feat for any speaker. I never got tired of listening to her.
I have seen and secured many keynotes in my marketing roles, and Allison is a rare treasure. She had the entire audience of executives completely engaged in her every word. She is a master storyteller and the way she delivers her profound message with immense grace, poise, humor and charm is life changing. It is difficult to put into words how deeply her message of kindness and positivity impacts those who hear or meet her. We received rave reviews from our audience and would give her the highest recommendation possible. She is a remarkable person, presenter, and artist! We also use the term 'the Allison effect' around the office to help us stay positive.
Your bravery is astounding. You are completely AMAZING!! Thank you for giving us energy and hope!
"I watched as the entire room rose to their feet in a standing ovation. Her work is phenomenal, and life altering. I can't tell you how many keynotes I have sat through with this company, and I have never seen the crowd so affected. As I looked around the room, the audience was overcome with emotion; riveted, gasping in response at times, welling up with tears at others. As Allison closed when the entire room rose to their feet in a standing ovation, it another first for this group. Allison was able to show up with exactly the message we needed to hear. I watched afterwards as executives came up to her one by one sharing how they had been touched personally. I don't believe there is a group who could sit before the pure magic Allison brings to a room and not be forever changed."
When we opened the TEDxZaragoza conference with Allison, it was like dropping a bomb Her work is so thorough, so careful. Every sentence, every comma, every pause, the pronunciation of every word, are doubly, triply checked and pondered. It is plainly counterintuitive that the result is so incredibly emotional despite this infinite attention to detail. Yet it is. As I later said to her, 'It is a great power to be able to make people laugh and cry in only 18 minutes.' How does she do it? My guess is that one of the secret ingredients is to tell exactly what you think, to show what you feel to actually feel it on stage! It is very different from the careful work of an actress, who strives to convince that she feels something which is not there. Allison's only aim is to accurately and intensely communicate what she actually feels and the laughs and the tears in the audience confirm that she achieves it remarkably.
How can I put the reaction into words? I guess you can take the word “amazing” and speak it in all 6,500 languages on planet earth. That would come close to describing how perfectly she fit our event.