Reviews of John’s Presentations

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When John speaks, people listen. Reviewers also!

This personable, articulate guy grabbed the audience right at the start of his address and held their attention…It was the decision to face death with an effort to live a fulfilled life that makes his talk (and text) so powerfully heart wrenching.

Heart disease tried to kill him, but he wouldn’t stop living. He resolved not just to survive, but to really live… As adventure stories go, this one is hard to beat.

Truly inspirational.

When John Otterbacher talks about ‘living beyond your fears, he’s speaking from experience. He is now a sought after speaker.

A tale of determination, romance, the will to survive and adventure on the high seas…fascinating.

Like everyone else in the room, I didn’t budge from my seat during the speech, except at the end to join fellow communicators in a standing ovation for what was one of the best, most informative opening addresses I have ever heard…a compelling, inspirational story that applies to anyone.


It is nothing less than a story about our capacity as humans to imagine, perform and soar… a daring blueprint that might force you to reexamine what you do, why you do it, and what you are waiting for.

And speaker feedback from participants:

I’ve been with Mayo for 25 years and this has to be one of the best speakers I have ever seen here…an amazing story of triumph and living your dreams.


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Please ask him back!