• "Derek brought enthusiasm and expertise to the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Leadership Council by presenting “The Art of Networking.” It was of great benefit to a dynamic group of business leaders from across the state. I expect that these business owners will take what they learned and put it into practice as they continue to build their businesses."

    Brian Calley
    President - Small Business Association of Michigan
  • The value Derek added today, teaching people about networking, was unbelievable. I’m personally not a comfortable networker, and after listening to Derek today, I feel so much better about it. I would recommend ‘The Art of Networking’ to everyone because we all have the need to meet people, grow our business, and really just make connections. What Derek presents is fantastic. Everyone can use it.

    Andy Gutman
    Farbman Group
  • I know you wanted each of us to come along with at least one takeaway and I believe you far exceeded that. I really appreciated your presentation style, workbook, and real world examples which made the content resonate.

    Steven Englehart
    Fifth Third Bank
  • Our entire Corporate Partnerships and Ticketing teams benefitted from your Art of Networking program. We look forward to working with you in the future and we highly recommend you as a networking expert, training leader and public speaker.

    Jared Kozinn
    Detroit Lions
  • Derek presented "The Art of Networking" to my divisional team at the MEDC. His presentation is full of candor, helpful and timely. I found his visual tools helpful and were positive reinforcements on building a stronger network. I would definitely recommend him to groups seeking executive leadership development, those that serve young adults with budding careers, or any competitive business professional seeking relevant professional development opportunities.

    Dichondra R. Johnson
    Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • The Art of Networking was an excellent event for our students at Michigan State University College of Law. These students greatly benefited from a presentation with this type of practical content and professional advice. We are grateful to Derek Dickow for sharing his expertise.

    Veronica Valentine McNally
    Michigan State University College of Law
  • Derek Dickow empowers people. He was able to craft a message for our emerging student leaders that combined his body of expertise with their immediate needs. His delivery was spot on. By combining quotes, sharing his experiences, and an informal but focused presentation, he demonstrated his command of connecting with people, and sales, and gave his audience useful take-aways. True learning took place. Our students left feeling excited and motivated to apply what they learned.

    Marie VanBuskirk
    Emerging Recreation Leadership Program (Oakland University)
  • In my role, I have seen many speakers and Derek was the most charismatic I have ever seen. He is a passionate speaker; his energy is electrifying! He engages the audience with valuable lessons that can be applied immediately. Derek took the time to network with the audience before and after the presentation, providing in-depth and meaningful connections.

    Amanda Fylan
    Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Oakland University
  • Derek is a master speaker and has a unique talent of being able to "own the room" with his charisma, confidence and professionalism. What really sets him apart from others is that his seminars don't just sell you motivation and inspiration, but actually give you the practical "how-to" type of advice that you are really after. Derek is also a master connector that brings people together for the sake of helping them. He has the uncanny ability to perceive what your needs may be and find a way to connect you with someone who may need your services. I think any individual or organization (in any industry) would find tremendous value in hiring Derek to host a seminar or event.

    Ziyad Hermiz
    Shareholder and Business Litigation Attorney, Butzel Long

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