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We all left the conference with a bounce in our step!
I recently had the opportunity to here Neville speak at Pictou Lodge for the Operating Nurses' Assn Provincial Meeting on May 29. There were nine O.R.nurses attending from Truro and we all enjoyed it immensely. It was unique how he compared peoples' personalities to different flowers. Now I see my co-workers as a flower. His designs are amazing. We all left the conference with a bounce in our step!
Again, just a thank you to Neville
Patient Care Leader
The audience was truly "WOWED" throughout the show!
Neville was most entertaining, the audience was truly "WOWED" throughout the show. He was upbeat, funny, and sometimes even a little risqué (in a good way)...would truly recommend him for any event.!!!
You kept our spirits high...
Hello Neville! I am a breast cancer survivor and attended the fund raiser last Thursday night that you also attended. I just wanted to say thank you for giving us such a fun evening and teaching us a lot about arranging flowers. You kept our spirits high and you who make us "survivors" realize that life does go on and life is so good! Thank you for your caring generousity.Hugs to you!
When you started and I had so much fun and laughed so much and remembered why I started to do this in the first place.
I just wanted to take a moment and say thanks. I was at the design show @ Florist Supply in Edmonton.... and was feeling kind of :( about being a florist and my chosen path in life. When you started and I had so much fun and laughed so much and remembered why I started to do this in the first place.
To make people happy.... who can't be happy getting flowers, it doesn't matter what the occasion, people enjoy flowers. I guess I had forgotten that... so thanks.
Keep on making people happy and inspiring us florists....
I just wanted to tell you how terrific you are and how you've inspired me to do more and expand on my creative deisgns.
I just wanted to say how terrific you were in Fort Erie. You gave me so many ideas for my flower shop and made me laugh alot! Your presentation was amazing! I Have a flowershop in Stoney Creek, ON it's called House Of Floral Designs. I LOVE what I do. I've been doing this for 4 years now and my mother has taught me a lot about working with flowers. Now I am saving my pennies so I can go to Niagara College and take the course. The students did a great job at the presentation. It got me pumped up to learn more! I just wanted to tell you how terrific you are and how you've inspired me to do more and expand on my creative deisgns. Than you soooo much. You are AWSOME! I hope you have a terrific day with lots of smiles and laughter!
Sabrina Lo Presti Restagno
House Of Floral Designs
Southern Floral's Design Show, "Marry Them, Bury Them!"
Kelly and Scott,
Just a note to say Thank You for all the work you guys put into our show. I feel it was a great show, very good turn out of customers and we are still getting wonderful feed back from them. People have said it was the BEST show they have attended, Neville's work was beautiful and usable, and something they could do in their shops for the day to day customers. May be we need to start thinking of another show either later in the year or next as people are saying if HE comes back they will be here, We may even want to think about working it out so that we can do a show in one or both of our other stores. I know I may have put pressure on you to make sure we had a Great designer and one that could keep the interest of the customers, and YOU DID. I know we sometimes ask for a lot but you have always come thru and again I just want to say to you in a big TEXAS way.
Supply Department Manager / Buyer
Your wisdom and humour and wonderful artistic arrangements were such fun to hear and watch...
Good Sunday Morning,
Just wanted to thank you for your excellent presentation at our Leadership Conference yesterday at the Lord Nelson. Your wisdom and humour and wonderful artistic arrangements were such fun to hear and watch...
I came home to the Valley with one of your flower gifts and want to let you know that I appreciate it. Thanks. My next visit to the city will have to include a stop at your shop!!!
Cambridge Women's Institute
You are an inspiration and our industry is so lucky to have people like you.
I met you at WUMFA in Elkhart lake, Wisconsin last year. I was working with Joyce Mason-Monheim and I became a huge fan of yours! I am a florist in Shorewood, Wisconsin and I have so much respect for your design and speaking talent. The wedding show you did was unbelievable and I learned so much. You are an inspiration and our industry is so lucky to have people like you.
I would be honored to be your facebook friend! Are you going to be in Wisconsin any time soon?
You brought an amazing energy to our Ride, boundless fun and good cheer!
I would like to thank you again for emceeing the JDRF Ride for Research. You brought an amazing energy to our Ride, boundless fun and good cheer! Several riders commented that it was the most fun they had ever had at a ride. Your entertaining antics brought us to a new level of participant engagement. People loved receiving a rose from you for spinning to win! The Ride raised close to $80,000! I am sure we will grow even bigger next year as word spreads of the good time you provided to our riders.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has funded more than $1.3 billion in diabetes research, including more than $156 million last year. This would never happen without the support and assistance of amazing community volunteers like you Neville!
Atlantic Regional Manager Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
People will certainly be in for a treat when they sign up for the Neville MacKay 5 star service.
We at the SPCA must put pen to paper in an attempt to adequately express our utter delight in your Event Hosting prowess and to let the entire world know what a show stopping gem you are! People will certainly be in for a treat when they sign up for the Neville MacKay 5 star service. With you dear Neville there is no other service than 5 star. This level of service is NOT for companies who who do not want the very best in entertainment, personality, floral masterpieces or for charities or businesses who are NOT interested in making friends, selling tickets or influencing people. They, alas, must look elsewhere because when you book Neville MacKay you are booking the very best.
Few people have the innate ability to entertain and delight an entire room of very diverse people; grandma's to CEO's, house parents to professionals, you delight and enthrall at every turn. You are the main attraction at our annual SPCA Cause for Paws Dinner auction and Gala and every year is better than the last keeping all of our guests coming back for more while attracting new attendees annually.
I simply could not contain my titillation when I laid my eyes on the STUNNING arrangements you created for this years gala. Vivacious vases, shimmering showstoppers, fragrant floral's, all named for the precious pet's you have known over the years. Add that to the hours of entertainment you provided and the fact that you single-handedly kept the evening moving along which enabled me to oversee volunteers and auction set up. I can't adequately express how truly valuable that kind of support is.
Needless to say you are the delight of our event and we can't wait until next year!!
SPCA Cause for Paws
Your artistic brilliance was much appreciated...
Your artistic brilliance was much appreciated for the centerpieces and large arrangements for our Dalhousie Annual Dinner. Not only were the arrangements beautiful masterpieces, you really went above and beyond the call of duty by individually melting old vinyl records to create unique vases for each table arrangement. These fit perfectly with our 50s Rock and Roll theme and were so well received by our audience that they could not have flown off the tables more quickly. With your exceptional personality, spontaneity and zest for life, you were able to reflect our brand and dinner theme in the flowers and take it to the next level.
Not only did you deliver on your promise and exceed all expectations, you were able to whip up additional arrangements only 2 hours before our dinner began to accommodate the jump in table sales. Whether it was a large order of flowers for a dinner or a small order for a reception, you delivered exceptional masterpieces that I would not have been able to find anywhere else.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to our project. Working with you was a blast and I look forward to the next opportunity to be the recipient of your amazing work.
The uniqueness of your design was truly a marvel to see unfold.
Dearest Mr. Mackay,
I have been in the flower business for 20 years and I have never been sad to see a designer leave after a show…until YOU! I must tell you (at the risk of your head getting bigger than it already is) that I experienced another first this year; most of the florists attending the show came to me afterward and asked if there was any way to get you to come back next year because they had never laughed so hard and learned so much at the same time. You are what I would consider a “Designer Extraordinaire”. You have the ability to teach without anyone realizing they have been taught. That is an uneasy task to perform. You’re creativity impressed everyone, including my wife, a woman who is not easily impressed. The uniqueness of your design was truly a marvel to see unfold. My staff and I were lucky enough to see most of your prep work done at Central prior to the show come together with what seemed to be an unmistakable ease. It was truly amazing.
It was truly a pleasure to watch you work as well as enjoying your personality and sense of humor as we were all able to do. I would be proud to have you come back for either a florist association show or an open house at Central. You are a great designer, a great instructor, and someone I am proud to call a friend.
Central Allied Florist VP
Florists Supply Christmas Design Show
Thanks for the wonderful show that you put on at our warehouse. Your sense of humor as well as new and exciting designs paired for a fantastic and inspiring day for our customers. It was a pleasure to work with you again, I love hearing all of your adventures of where you have been and learning new tips and techniques from you. Both our customers and I look forward to having you back again!!
Reagan Van Herk
Manager, Florists Supply Ltd.
I would love to see him again!
I attended the show at Nordlies, Inc. in Flint MI last week, Oct.3rd. I wanted to share that Neville McKay did a great job in showcasing your products and was very entertaining. I would love to see him again. He had useful and practical ideas.
Thanks for sponsoring him!
All the best,
Site Specific, Inc. Howell, MI 48843
Floral Design Show in Flint, Michigan, October, 2009
All of the staff at Nordlie Inc. Flint, Mi. would like to extend our gratitude to you for a fabulous design program presented by you last weekend. Michigan has been hit hard over the last year with the decline of the auto industry and slumping sales. Our customers needed a positive up-beat approach to jump start thier own creative juices and they loved your program. They asked how soon we could schedule you to return.
You created so many wonderful designs, gave great selling tips, informed of floral care procedures and entertained the audience the during the entire program. Our customers appreciated the education but especially loved the way you induced audience interaction and with a humorous approach. Very entertaining.
We also found it refreshing that after the show, your work day continued as you engaged our customers while they were shopping. You assisted them in their product selection and made additional suggestions to help increase our sales for the show day. We hope you will be available to us for future design programs and open houses.
Thank you so much for a successful Christmas open house.
Not only were your designs fabulous, you did a spectacular job interacting with the crowd.
I had the pleasure of experiencing your design show on Sunday at Nordlie in Flint, MI. I would like you to know that you were fantastic. I have been attending most of the design shows in our area for the past 6 years, and I think your show was the best. Not only were your designs fabulous, you did a spectacular job interacting with the crowd. I find a lot of times, presenters talk above the crowd, and almost make it seem like they themselves are enlightening the audience with their ability to design. You, however, in my opinion, made the audience feel very welcome, and reinforced the fact that we already are designers. Yet, you did an extraodinary job showing different variations of the concepts we already know. That was great! Thank you for the wonderful show, and I look forward to seeing you again!
Imlay City, MI
Neville, the members overwhelmingly loved your presentation!
The NSNU has reviewed the AGM Evaluation of the Education Day and we are pleased to share this feedback with you:
Neville, the members overwhelmingly loved your presentation!
This is a cross section of the 143 evaluation forms received with many people having the same sentiments concerning Neville.
- Neville (loved him, was outstanding)
- My Mothers Bloomers - Neville - Enjoyable with great laughs
- Neville amazing, awesome & entertaining
- Neville heart warming, uplifting and inspirational
- Loved Neville
- Have Neville next year
- Great flower arrangements
- Neville incredible
- Neville one of best speakers yet
- Neville very energetic, pick me up
- Joy and laughter with Neville
- Neville was the best, relating to roles of nurses and his personal feedback
- Lovely floral arrangements
- That it takes all kinds of people to make a perfect "bouquet"
- Great educational day, especially Neville
- The presentation was amazing, great speak, kept everyone engaged
- Neville was fantastic, very motivational and he just made me feel great
- Neville was phenomenal, dynamic and interactive
- Enjoyed Nevilles interaction
- Neville excellent for morale and stimulating
- Neville awesome, excellent
- Thoroughly enjoyed Neville
- No improvement with Neville - have not laughed so hard in a long time
- Bring Neville back
- Neville was fantastic - just what we needed
- Had great time with flowers and Neville
- Bring Neville back
- Found Neville very enjoyable, the best presenter.
- Neville was fantastic
- Loved Neville
- Neville was fantastic - did not realize would enjoy his presentation so much - good job
- Neville was awesome
- Neville was amazing!
- Never looked at my watch once when Neville presented.
I hope you enjoy these comments as they are much deserved!
Labour Relations Representative
The Nova Scotia Nurses Union
You also have an even larger legion of admirers in my family and friends (if that is possible!) than ever before.
I just wanted to let you know what a difference you made in someones life and how much it is appreciated.
My daughter and I were in your shop in early July and she had just gotten her braces. I was taking her shopping to help cheer her up b/c they were sore and she was not happy about it. She is a pretty great kid but this was just one of those pre-teen drama moments I had to respect!
I just wanted to let you know that the orchid you let her pick has lasted until this week and she has enjoyed telling everyone where it came from and who gave it to her! She is a little shy so I do not think she expressed in your shop what the gift meant to her but I wanted to make sure that you knew. You also have an even larger legion of admirers in my family and friends (if that is possible!) than ever before. Enjoy the rest of your summer and continued success...you deserve it! I will continue to work on your PR from my end (not that you need it!)
Ocean View School
Thank you for you being such an incredible supporter of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Thank you for you being such an incredible supporter of The Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada. We are privileged to have you as a partner – and, more importantly, as a volunteer who continually brings smiles to our wish children and their families.
Each year, we look forward to having tea with King Neville at the Princess Tea Party. With more than 800 guests in attendance, we know that we will hear the laughter and stories for many weeks to come.
Your talents and charisma are as bright the bouquets you create every day!
The Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada – Nova
Floral Design Show for DWF Wholesale Florist
I cannot thank you enough for sharing your talent, charm and wit with us at DWF - Cincinnati for our Spring Wedding Show. We were told of your humor and unique talent, but nothing could have prepared us for what you delivered. You kept our audience in stitches, while at the same time you showed them thing they had not seen before: down to earth designs which they could sell in their own shops.
I have been putting on design shows in our wholesale house for more than thirty years, and have never had a designer draw such favorable response as you did! Congratulations to you on your well deserved success and warmest wishes for continued good luck and prosperity.
PS: Thank you also for "Taste Of Canada" care package. Everyone enjoyed.
Thank you for the excellent presentation!
I have not had the opportunity to meet you, but I want to thank you for the excellent presentation that you gave on Wedding Design to DWF-Cincinnati. It is letters like the one that John Muennich wrote regarding your presentation that reinforces to Oasis Floral Products the value of working with the industry designers on training florist on how to improve their businesses by utilizing our products.
I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in the near future and to have the pleasure of attending one of your design shows.
Wishing you a successful Mothers Day!
Director North American Sales
OASIS Floral Products / Floralife
If any wholesaler is considering a design show I would highly recommend you
First of all I would like to say that if your career as a designer goes in the tank, you could start doing stand up comedy.
Thanks for doing the wedding show at DWF in Cincinnati. The crowd loved your humor but more importantly loved your designs and learned a lot.
Thanks for promoting Smithers-Oasis and Floralife products and showing the retailers how to use them. If any wholesaler is considering a design show I would highly recommend you.
Annual General Meeting of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State
Neville as guest speaker/Designer at the annual general meeting of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State
Take the stuffy out of your next program. Invite Neville MacKay.
The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State had the pleasure of enjoying Neville MacKay's unique floral design program at their annual meeting in March 2009.
Neville doesn't just enjoy his work - he rejoices in it! His designs are creative, colourful and fun. The audience loves him and he loves them right back. His irreverent, hilarious, non-stop banter is as over-the-top as his arrangements. Our flower show judges were laughing the loudest! Take the stuffy out of your next program. Invite Neville MacKay.
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State
It's not often you find an entertainer, designer, and all around REAL person wrapped into one presenter.
It's not often you find an entertainer, designer, and all around REAL person wrapped into one presenter. We were first 'exposed' to Neville MacKay in October of 2008, at the Koehler and Dramm Fall Floral Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Once he got on stage and his program began, we knew instantly he was a 'must have' for our Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florists Association annual convention.
We loved the way he engaged the audience right away with fabulous design work, coupled with outrageous humor. When we weren't laughing hysterically, we were in awe of what we were seeing. The real treat came when we spoke with him after the program was over and discussed the possibility of him coming to Wisconsin. He is so down to earth and pleasant to talk to you feel you've known him for years. When the time came for him to come to Wisconsin, he made it an absolute delight to work beside him in the design room. At our convention, he presented both a wedding stage program "You want to pay WHAT??!!" and a business seminar "Putting Personality Into Your Business" for us. The wedding program was fantastic; providing designs that were cutting edge, do-able and most of all sellable and affordable. His business seminar was great for anyone in the retail sector from the 'virgin' in the business world to an old timer wanting to get a fresh new look. The pace of his programs kept everyone's attention as you were afraid you were going to miss something if your mind wandered at all! I know we haven't seen the last of Neville in Wisconsin, that's for sure.
Bob and JoAnn Larson
Chair and Co-chair, WUMFA Spring Convention Committee
People will certainly be in for a treat when they sign up for the Neville MacKay 5 star service.
Dearest Neville, We at the SPCA must put pen to paper in an attempt to adequately express our utter delight in your Event Hosting prowess and to let the entire world know what a show stopping gem you are! People will certainly be in for a treat when they sign up for the Neville MacKay 5 star service. With you dear Neville there is no other service than 5 star. This level of service is NOT for companies who who do not want the very best in entertainment, personality, floral masterpieces or for charities or businesses who are NOT interested in making friends, selling tickets or influencing people. They, alas, must look elsewhere because when you book Neville Mackay you are booking the very best. Few people have the innate ability to entertain and delight an entire room of very diverse people; grandma's to CEO's, house parents to professionals, you delight and enthral at every turn. You are the main attraction at our annual SPCA Cause for Paws Dinner auction and Gala and every year is better than the last keeping all of our guests coming back for more while attracting new attendees annually. I simply could not contain my titillation when I laid my eyes on the STUNNING arrangements you created for this years gala. Vivacious vases, shimmering showstoppers, fragrant floral's, all named for the precious pet's you have known over the years. Add that to the hours of entertainment you provided and the fact that you single-handedly kept the evening moving along which enabled me to oversee volunteers and auction set up. I can't adequately express how truly valuable that kind of support is. Needless to say you are the delight of our event and we can't wait until next year!! Candice Stringer SPCA Cause for Paws
Your ability to amuse, inform and enlighten such a diverse group of “non-florists” is indeed a rare gift.
When you so generously agreed to be the guest speaker at our annual county 4-H banquet, I anticipated an entertaining demonstration of floral arranging. However, we got so much more!
Your unique mix of floral artistry, side-splitting quips on life, humourous glimpses into your own travels and personal life, and motivational tales of your 4-H days, was a joy to experience. Your ability to amuse, inform and enlighten such a diverse group of “non-florists” is indeed a rare gift. It was a pleasure to watch how you made every face in that room light up, interacting with the crowd long before we even got to your actual presentation. Several people commented that they hadn’t laughed that hard in a long, long time. You’ll be a very tough act to follow.
Neville, Thanks again for making our evening so much fun.
Yours in 4-H,
Halifax- East Hants 4-H Leaders Council