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Speaker FAQ

What Are Your Fees?

Fees are set with each group depending on the group size, travel time to and from the presentation and the length of the presentation. To discuss this matter further, please call or e-mail Dr. Berk with your group size, the length of the presentation, and the location. Use the contact form below, or call 216-292-7170.


How Long Is A Presentation?

Although most topics are set for a complete day, topics can be tailor made to your group. Some groups do multiple days with multiple topics. Some groups request only a few hours and/or a keynote address.


What Is Unique About What You Do?

Dr. Berk has conducted seminars for a wide variety of organizations including businesses, professional groups, school professionals, parent groups and other venues. By far, the strongest positive feedback that returns time after time from these groups is the practical nature of the material presented. Although some theory may be discussed, the primary focus of all presentations is helping attendees with what they can do to facilitate rapid and effective changes! Please refer to the evaluations and example topics shown toward the bottom of this page. You can also review the testimonials and note the comments from the seminar organizers, not just participants! Many of these groups have asked Dr. Berk to return several times with different topics.


What Type of Groups Do You Present To?

Groups can be homogeneous such as all teachers or heterogeneous with mixed professionals and lay persons in a field. The presentation is geared around the attendee’s backgrounds and level of sophistication while being commensurate with their current needs. For example, groups with more experience may seek only advanced materials.


What Size Groups Will You Present To?

Dr. Berk has presented to groups with hundreds of people and groups with only a few individuals. Of course the smaller the group, the more the information can be tailor made and the more individual interaction time is available to attendees.


What About References?

Please note the evaluation summaries shown below, as well as the testimonials and reviews. These evaluation summaries are not only from individual attendees, but from the person who organized the conference. These evaluations include both their assessment and that of all of their attendees in a summary format! 


Why Should We Hire You?

First of all, you can eliminate the risk of a bad presentation with unsatisfied consumers. Dr. Berk will work with you and bring his years of experience as not only a professional presenter, but a practicing consultant, therapist, “coach”, and trainer. Also Dr. Berk works with schools and organizations on an ongoing basis. Be careful not to hire someone who looks great or writes well, but then presents poorly. There are many skills to being a professional presenter including not only a strong command of the material, but being able to present it in an entertaining manner to connect with an audience. Dr. Berk will work very hard to do each of these skills for the groups that hire him. He will bring to your organization not only high quality tailor made information, but a practical approach that connects to your audience!


What About Marketing And Advertising?

Save time and please note the sample brochures on the internet that you can review. Dr. Berk will also help you to create a brochure that will help generate increased attendance at your seminar.


What Topics Do You Present?

See below for some example topics. Note that these are sample topics. Dr. Berk may be able to individualize some of these titles for your specific group. Please contact him if you wish to discuss this option.

Contact Dr. Berk Today!

Dr. Berk has spoken to large and small groups, on a wide variety of topics, and is nationally and internationally recognized. He provides a tailored presentation designed with your group in mind. Click the contact button, or call 216-292-7170 for more information.

Topics

  • Mental Health Issues in the School Setting
  • The School Professional's Guide to Student Mental Health Issues; Practical Skills for Effecting Rapid and Positive Change
  • Helping the Child or Adolescent with Mental Health Issues Succeed at School: Practical Strategies and Effective Interventions
  • Working With Schools to Create an Effective IEP/504 Plan for Your Child/Adolescent
  • Reducing School Truancy: A Growing Epidemic with Multiple Causes and Multiple Solutions
  • Practical Strategies for Today's Child and Adolescent Actor/Actress; Negotiating the Perils and Benefits of Being a Young Performer
  • The Maze of Contemporary Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents: Current Trends and Practical Treatment Strategies that Really Work

Additional Topics

  • The Most Practical Strategies for Helping the Child or Adolescent with Mental Health Issues Succeed at School

  • Today's Difficult Child; Practical Strategies for Oppositional Defiant and Challenging Children and Adolescents

  • Practical Strategies & Interventions for Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults

Professional References

Thank you for the great presentation yesterday! As you can tell from the responses, you made quite an impact on the attendees! I’ll be in touch to schedule more with you in the future! Thank you again for a great day!  Have a good weekend

-Joe

 Joseph Petrarca, Director, Student Services Summit and Medina County Educational Service Centers

420 Washington Ave Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Dr. Jay Berk received the highest evaluations of any national speaker that has presented at NEOEA Day.  2012

-Gretchen Walsh, M.S. Ed., Director, Academic Support Center, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, OH

Dr. Berk was able to provide Akron Public Schools staff and parents with a highly entertaining and informational workshop.  Participants were actively engaged in this learning experience.  Dr. Berk gave teachers and parents effective strategies that could be taken back to the classroom and implemented the next day for our students with high functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. 

-Tish Kwiatkowski, Special Education Consultant Autism/Assistive Technology Medicaid Program Phone: 330-761-3068

Dr. Berk does an outstanding job of helping staff come to know and understand the mental and emotional challenges with which students come to school. More importantly, he gives staff the skills to effectively address and help students with these challenges. His approach blends knowledge with practical application. Staff members consistently report that Dr. Berk’s program is the best professional development in which they have every participated.

-Joseph Spiccia, Principal of Mentor High School

It has been my pleasure to work with Dr. Jay Berk over the past five years. He is knowledgeable and extremely current, presenting programs that anyone dealing with today’s youth needs to hear. Jay’s programs are lively, highly- engaging, and educational and are delivered with his unique style of energy, humor and working expertise. Feedback from a recent seminar included phrases like “dynamic”, “relevant” “down-to-earth” and “please bring him back”!

-Jill Schroth, Professional Continuing Education Director of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Dr. Jay Berk has been presenting seminars at Marywood University since 1996. The participant evaluations for his trainings are some of the most positive among the numerous programs offered through the school of continuing Education each year. Dr. Berk provides practical knowledge for participants with his exceptional trainings. His presentation style is engaging and fun. I would highly recommend a Jay Berk seminar.

-Lisa Casella, Former Program Director, Continuing Professional Education of Marywood University

"Child and Family Services Agency in Washington D.C. tremendously benefited from Dr. Berk's highly informative, interactive and relevant training on Practical Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Teens.  The participants walked away with information and skills they could put into practice the next day.  Dr. Berk's training evaluations had all detailed and positive comments, a strong indicator that he reached the audience.  Dr. Berk gave the participants a renewed energy to work with this difficult population in a way that was different from a "traditional" approach that often times does not work.  We would be happy to have Dr. Berk back training at our Agency."

Michele Rosenberg, LICSW of Child and Family Services Agency, Office of Training Services, Training Administrator (202) 727-7272 office

Dr. Berk is an excellent, interesting and knowledgeable keynote speaker. I have learned a great deal from his presentations. I do hope that we will be able to get him back for our next conference. I highly recommend him.

-Dr. Marcia G. Zashin, Director, Project ACT , Cleveland Municipal School District, Cleveland, Ohio and Ross L. Fertel Homeless Associate

"Jay was inspiring! His shared his high energy and vast knowledge with us with humor and interspersed activities that brought the concepts to us multi-dimensionally. He was a pleasure to work with."

-Sarah Knapp M. S.W.,C.S.W., Conference Coordinator , Advantage Discipline 616-540-3974 sarah.advantagediscipline@yahoo.com

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