PCMA Program Blurb
SWICA Conference

Mark Gorkin, LICSW

Stress Doc Enterprises—Washington, DC

(202) 232-8662<>stressdoc@aol.com


February 6, 2002

Just a brief heads up on my highly successful PCMA-Nashville Practice Safe Stress Program. Managing Stress/Conflict and Building Team Productivity/Morale through Humor workshop on Jan 9th was a dynamic, interactive and fun-filled experience. I know the energy level, participation, creativity and laughter meant that nearly 200 participants had a "great" time. Afterwards, several folks commented that, "Everybody was talking about the program," "It was a blast," etc. I’m sure your clients will say, as Mary Hammet, Sales, Loews Vanderbilt Nashville, that they "loved it." (Mary immediately emailed her regional director about bringing me in for staff training.)

Most important, Nanette Baecher, PCMA Director of Chapter Relations -- nbaecher@pcma.org -- has added me to the "Programs on the Road" speakers file. In fact, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter (and the Chesapeake/Baltimore Chapter separately as well) have just booked me for PCMA programs. (I recently joined PCMA.) Donna Young, of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter, also caught my Nashville program. For her enthusiastic impressions, contact contact: Donna Young, CMP, Meetings Manager, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) 215-351-2539; dyoung@mail.acponline.org.

If interested, I have a 20-minute preview video of a recent workshop; the first five minutes or so is my lively presentation. After that you see more of the dynamic, creative and fun-filled interactive exercises. Also, you can find much info on my USA Today Online "HotSite" including audiostreams on stress and anger and relaxation and humor -- www.stressdoc.com.

In the next couple of months, look for brief features on my workshops in CONVENE Magazine. Thanks for your consideration. To good adventures.

Mark Gorkin
"The Stress Doc" ™

Mark Gorkin, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" ™, is an internationally recognized speaker and syndicated writer on stress, anger management, reorganizational change, team building and HUMOR! He is America Online’s "Online Psychohumorist" ™ with a USA Today Online "HotSite"www.stressdoc.com. For more info, email stressdoc@aol.com or call 202-232-8662.

P.S. Sample testimonials:
Subj: RE: Stress Doc PCMA-Nashville Follow-up
Date: 1/16/2002 4:02:42 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: graham.glenn@aipfl.com
To: StressDoc@aol.com

Thanks for the follow up. Enjoyed your (PCMA) session and will keep you in mind when asked by planners for suggestions on unique speakers.

Glenn Graham
Amelia Island Plantation


Subj: Thank you
Date: 1/18/00 2:26:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Jane.Orenstein@Blackbaud.com (Jane Orenstein)
To: stressdoc@aol.com ('stressdoc@aol.com')

I very much doubt that I can find the words to tell you how well-received your presentation was! Everyone was so enthusiastic about the opportunities you provided, in a non-threatening way, for our staff to express their feelings and discover that they weren't the only ones who felt that way. You were the only speaker to receive a standing ovation! What better tribute could you get?

I enjoyed working with you and hope that at some time in the future we can have you do an expanded workshop. The need is obvious.

On a personal note, if you come to Charleston again, please, call me. We'd love to show you the area - outside of downtown is lovely also!

Jane Orenstein
Accounting for Nonprofits
4401 Belle Oaks Drive
Charleston, SC 29405-8530
800/443-9441 x3137
843/740-5400 x3137


[Blackbaud is a large software company. Fifty Account Executives and Sales Managers participated in the half-day "Practicing Safe Stress" workshop. Feel free to call or email Jane Orenstein for a reference.]