Speaking: What they’re saying
“Hands down, the most impressive speaker we have heard in years. The response was nothing short of remarkable. I highly recommend him.”
— Alex Rankin, archivist at the History of Nursing Archives at Boston University
“Bob is funny, nostalgic, sentimental, inspirational, poignant, and absolutely prolific as he hit the ball out of the park for our KIDSPORTS fundraising event. Forget raise the paddle; Bob motivated the group to raise the roof.”
— Bev Smith, executive director, KIDSPORTS
“Bob is thoughtful and enlightening, a master story teller with a message. His presentation conveys purpose and insight into how each of us can make a difference, even in the worst of times, no matter what job we have. A wonderful speaker and motivator!”
— Mary Seymour, director of Professional Development, Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass.
“Forget the hyperbole. Our 261 participants scored Welch a 4.81 on a 5.0-scale. I was impressed that he took time to learn about what we do so he could tailor his touching and humorous presentation to us. He did fantastic!”
— Julie Zander, organizer of the national Association of Personal Historians conference in Portland
“He was absolutely superb! Mesmerizing, motivating, challenging.”
— Clara Richardson, director of Purdue University School of Nursing
“Stimulating, engaging … one of the highlights of the conference.”
— Mike Monahan, executive director of the Uniformed Nurse Practitioner Association, New Orleans
“We were reminded why we became nurses. Totally consuming and uplifting. Humorous.”
— Lynn Krater, chair, Oklahoma State Council of Perioperative Nurses
“Welch was both encouraging and inspiring. A true compliment to any professional association gathering and a ‘must-have’ for any conference.”
— Ali Crane, program chair, Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 2008 national conference, Portland
“Bob’s wry, self-deprecating humor provided counterpoint to the touching and inspiring story of a World War II military nurse. I’ve never laughed and cried so much during one speech. The story of Frances Slanger and her colleagues is uplifting and relevant to our times, especially when told by this master story teller.”
— Rosemary Garagnani, president of the Oregon Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Bend, Ore.
“One of the most inspiring and entertaining evenings the Medical Society has sponsored.”
— Candice Barr, executive director of the Lane County Medical Society, Eugene, Ore.