Success Stories

More Testimonials about Sheryl’s presentations and coaching…

“I highly recommend Sheryl Roush as a professional speaker, trainer, and marketing coach. I had the pleasure of attending her 2-day Market Like A Pro training, where I learned valuable insights on marketing myself as a coach and speaker. Sheryl took the time to provide me with specific feedback on how to improve my speaker one sheet and helped me gain clarity on how to effectively market myself as a speaker. Her training sessions were not only interactive and engaging but also provided me with ample support during and in between sessions. Sheryl’s expertise in marketing and public speaking is undeniable. She has a unique ability to connect with her audience and deliver impactful content. Her training has helped me enhance my marketing skills and take my career to the next level. I highly recommend Sheryl Roush for anyone seeking to improve their marketing skills, enhance their public speaking abilities or take their career to new heights. Thank you, Sheryl, for your valuable insights and support.”
–  Michael J Pope Jr.
“Every speaker needs support to make it on to the stages. This is especially true when one is not a native English speaker, and am applying for speaking on international stages. (Like me)   Recently I’ve been submitting my new keynote “Find Your WOW Factor” to a high-level conference and I have found great help in Sheryl Roush. Being an experienced speaker AND a marketing expert, she knows exactly how to put together a winning proposal. Having her to turn to is a great investment for me and my speaking business!”
– Åsa Rydhard

“I am so thankful to have Sheryl in my life! Sheryl has a gift and she uses it to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I have known Sheryl for over 10 years and she has become a family friend! She is always there for me – whether I need help in organizing my thoughts or confidence in delivering sensitive messages – Sheryl has been there. She is one of the most thoughtful, caring and positive human beings I know – and I know a lot of people!! I highly recommend Sheryl to help you SPARKLE! She is a game changer and she will exceed your expectation!”
– Lidia S. Martinez, Manager, Community Outreach, Southwest Airlines

“I just had the most incredible learning experience taking Sheryl Roush’s Market Like A Pro! workshop. Going in, the only thing I knew about marketing was that it’s essential if you want clients, customers, and your business to be successful. After taking the workshop, I learned the critical elements of designing marketing material to attract my perfect audience and customers. I highly recommend Sheryl Roush and her company, Sparkle Presentations. Inc., to work with you, your business, organization, or any event that you want the perfect audience to support you and your business.”

–  Lola! Love, CEO, LBH Consulting & Coaching
Market Like A Pro Virtual Workshop, January 22, 2022
–  Janell Williams, Quality Assurance Engineer,
Market Like A Pro Virtual Keynote Presentation, January 15, 2022

“Sheryl, you really made a difference at our (virtual event). You demonstrated all my favorite Greek words ETHOS (established credibility) LOGOS (established common ground) and PATHOS (created an emotional connection). At Harvard (yes, blatant name drop) I learned audiences remember 30-45 SECONDS of a speech – if Sheryl’s speech were the example, that hypothesis would be null! The nugget queen – SO many memorable phrases, visuals, and opportunities to say, “that’s right.” KEY for an influential speaker.
(A note to a meeting planner) …Congratulations on getting a speaker that will set the right tone, send the right message, and get everyone’s attention for a fabulous day that I am certain you have planned.”
Vicky Trabosh, Executive Coach
Virtual Keynote Presentation, January 15, 2022


“I recently attended a workshop presented by Sheryl Roush entitled, “Market Like A Pro: For Presenters, Coaches & Consultants.” In this workshop Sheryl helped us answer the questions of: how clear we are about who our ideal client is; what our desired market is; and who would be our perfect audience. Sheryl is a dynamic presenter with a passion to take other professionals to another level of their career and move their professional goals to new heights. Sheryl has a way of also presenting and engaging each person in a way that is tailored and specifically supports each participant.”
Charlie Retts Ed. D.
Leadership Trainer, University Professor, Coach, Author
Virtual Workshop, June 2, 2021

“What an absolute pleasure to be part of your session this afternoon… I can count people like you on the fingers of two hands… practical, bottom line, call it the way we see it… content-driven, giving our audiences proven takeaways. Thank you so much for a simply wonderful session. I was not going to attend today and at the last minute I saw it was you, so changed my plans.”
– Jenny de St. Georges
NSA-Northern California Chapter
Topic: Speaker One-Sheets and Setting Fees
Virtual Presentation, April 18, 2021

“GREAT program at GGBC. You blew us away. Your level of customization demonstrated what a true professional speaker should be. I was a fan before. Now I am a raving fan. Congratulations and thank you.”
– Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Golden Gate Breakfast Club
Virtual Presentation, September 9, 2020

Thank you Sheryl! You dazzled so many of us at District 39 Toastmasters Leadership Institute! I personally cannot thank you enough! You were so motivational and enthusiastic that your energy flowed through the virtual world to each of us! District 39 was thrilled with your presentation and your presence! You transcended the virtual world making us feel we were all together in person. Awesome job! Thank you!”
– Nancy Potts, District 39 Director, Toastmasters International
Topic: “Market Like A Pro: How to Promote Your Club to Potential Members”
Virtual Presentation, November 6, 2021

“I recently had the honor to take Sheryl’s workshop: “Speak And Market Like A Pro: The 10 Must-Haves in the Speaking Business.” It was a game-changer for an emerging speaker like me. She taught us how to reword our content to be more attractive to event planners and our audiences. Her marketing method is simple yet effective. It is applicable to your website, LinkedIn, and to the speaker one-sheet. I feel much more confident putting myself out there after her workshop and coaching. Sheryl is personable, generous, and genuinely cared for her students. I highly recommend Sheryl to anyone who is a novice or experienced in the speaking world. Sheryl will teach you how to rock your boat in the most brilliant way!!!!
– Lea Tran, TEDx Speaker, Published Author, Podcaster (11/01/2021)


“Sheryl is clearly an EXPERT in the arena of presentations. Her powerful coaching and insight was invaluable. The outcome: a BRILLIANT presentation to 1000+ HR professionals and VERY POSITIVE feedback.”
– Sandy Asch, Principle, Alliance for Organizational Excellence, LLC

“Sheryl is an inspiration to everyone she meets and I highly recommend her as a speech coach and mentor. Whether speaking from the stage or sitting with people one on one, Sheryl changes lives. She’s simply amazing!”
– Craig Valentine, 1999 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking

“I hired Sheryl to help me with a speech that I was struggling with and in a word, she is – BRILLIANT! Her ability to move me out of my head and deep into my heart was just magnificent. She took me from doing a speech to delivering my message and the result was incredible!”
– Linda Salazar, Owner, Awaken The Genie Within®

“As a speaker and trainer I found Sheryl’s information presented to be relevant, valuable and of immediate use. I took to heart many of Sheryl’s tips and was very pleased with the results. And I look forward to implementing more of her ideas as I can see they are true success seeds.”
– Louise Kurzeka, Member, National Association of Professional Organizers

“Sheryl’s a total fireball of creativity and extraordinary kindness and her ability to make you feel you are the most important person on the planet is a gift few share. Her role as coach and marketing expert has moved my business and life forward in unprecedented ways, and I am tell anyone thinking of hiring her for her speaking (she’s dynamic), or her coaching and marketing skills (the best).”
– Jacqueline Wales, CEO, The Fearless Factor

“From our first call together Sheryl really helped made a difference for me especially since I’m just getting started as a paid professional speaker.”
– Shirley Borrelli, B.Ed

“Sheryl has a great wealth of knowledge and experience and it was a pleasure to learn from her.  I have always had a fear of speaking and presenting and now I know it is time to get over it. I want to make a global impact and raise over $50 million to help children. I know speaking will be part of this mission and am truly grateful for your help and look forward to more. Thank you!”
– Holly Reville

Speak and Market Like a Pro™ Participant Comments

“After one day in Sheryl’s class I was inspired to create a website for my company and register my company name. Sheryl also gave me great pointers on improving my product. Best return on my investment ever!”
Jicky Ferrer, CEO, TeamsTechTalk (2/16/2021)

“If you want to improve and sharpen your presentation skills, learn how to market yourself, handle yourself with aplomb in a media interview, improve your PowerPoint presentations, and get tips from the best of the best – this workshop is for you!”
– Kathy Ulch Sterling, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Scripps Research Institute

“As a seasoned public speaker I found many tools and techniques that I can immediately use to improve my presentations and add to my tool box.  Thank you Sheryl!”
– Lisa A. Bentson, CEO, Leads Club, Inc.

“I loved the real world, learn today and implement tomorrow ideas, which are a hallmark of your workshops.  The handouts and reference materials where amazing!  This workshop gave outstanding value for the time and money I investment.”
– Nancy Clement, Homes and Loans

“I used the tools Sheryl provided to design a PowerPoint seminar that I presented at the Institute for Conservation Research.  My talk went exceptionally well and I got lots of positive feedback! I made sure that everything tied in together, each slide was interesting, and that I was totally prepared – this was all thanks to Sheryl’s training.”
– Helena Fitch-Snyder, Education Specialist, San Diego Zoo Global

“Sheryl has an incredible talent in blending limitless compassion with razor-sharp ingenuity to any situation.  Working with Sheryl took me from a place of overwhelm and uncertainty to a state of calm and purposeful focus. Her energy, enthusiasm and structured presentation format cleared away the clutter and allowed me to show up as my genuine self for my presentation.”  
– Martine Berreitter, CEO, PNA, Inc.

“Wow!  Having the chance to speak with Sheryl before I presented offered me a great deal of comfort and confidence, along with some information I could use throughout my entire life. I am so impressed with her ability to provide such useful insight in a very direct yet encouraging way.  Her direction and guidance is going to make me unstoppable!”
– Steisha Ponczoch, San Diego Zoo Global


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