Paul’s style is positive and refreshing – he is able to create a warm, personal atmosphere even in large groups. Most keynote presenters are performers. Audiences hear a motivational message, feel good for a few hours, and then forget what they heard. While Paul is witty and entertaining, he also uses interactive training techniques to create an experience for participants. They leave with solid take-aways that support real performance change. It’s been nearly two years since I participated in my first Stone Soup Seminar, and I still use the techniques I learned there. Paul’s Networking handout has been taped to my computer screen for the last year – I use it every day to remind me how to keep my professional relationships strong and productive.