Social Excellence: Speaker Preview Video


Social Excellence Logo ppt“Great content! Loved the tangibles and challenge presented to the students. Best presentation I attended during the entire conference.”

“Jessica & her Phired Up Sessions!  She was enthusiastic and transformational I would love to see her again!”

“Awesome speaker and got us all Phired Up! Liked it so much I went straight to his hot topic session after and learned even more! Great speaker and message and kept the whole audience engaged and participating!”

“His passion for the message, inter-personal communication, and Social Excellence are laudable and paralleled only to his ability to genuinely connect with others.  He was able to take Phired Up’s message and make it his own; he was authentic and articulate.  I know he made a definite impact on our organization’s members and what he taught them will make a significant impact on how they work.”

“They are fantastic.  I am obsessed with their energy.  They are contagious.”

“Getting the guys up out of their chairs and meeting the persons around them was brilliant!”

“Amazing! She kept the audience engaged and laughing, had some great points which were conveyed in an easy manner, very knowledgeable.”

“Very effective, good use of humor, related well to students.”

“I was moved… You did an absolutely fantastic job.  Your messages on Social Excellence and Vulnerability were huge take-aways for me.  You have an undeniable passion that rubs off on your audience.”

“They were so energetic and hilarious! They made us get involved and it literally got me ‘phired up’!”

“They made sure everything was able to be used in everyday life for jobs and school, not just recruitment and sororities.”

“I wish I had their humor.”

“Jessica and KJ, you both have impacted all of us to feel more confident, sociable, authentic, and personable with our communication skills.”

“You women are truly gifted at what you do and are great role models to us.”

“What Phired Up Productions is doing is an awesome thing.

“Best session I attended, relatable, great tips/information, presenters were fully engaged and excited to be there.”

“Again, Phired Up was my highlight of the conference.  Changed my outlook on life.”

“It was a high energy entertaining discussion.  Matt facilitated interaction between people more than he lectured about it. I left the discussion motivated to get to know new people.”


Read this powerful blog about Social Excellence in real life.

Read this E-mail we received after a Social Excellence program.

Read this blog about the lifelong benefits of the Social Excellence message.

Watch these video testimonials about a conference event based on Social Excellence.



“I couldn’t put the book down. The authors certainly make the case that ‘all leadership is social’ and that today’s leadership education curriculum needs to reflect the reality that social interactions and connections are critical to effective leadership.”

-Tom Matthews, Ed.D., Director of Leadership Education, Development & Training, SUNY Geneseo

“An upbeat guide to the joys and techniques of human interaction that avoids the slimy, salesy feel of ‘connecting to people to get what you want.’”

-Lisa Goodale, Vice President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

“Social Excellence: We Dare You truly lives up to its title! You will not be able to read this book and not be changed.”

– Sarah Williams, Nonprofit fundraiser

“Steeped in human development theory but presented in a highly readable fashion, Social Excellence: We Dare You is more than a book to be read…it is a book to be ‘done.’”

-Mark Frederick, Ph.D., Center for Measuring Student Behaviors and Academics, Indiana State University

“The great staff of Phired Up Productions are undoubtedly changing the world – one person and one organization at the time – by defining and spreading the message of Social Excellence. Anyone who reads this book will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of meaningful relationships through theory and the very clever dares. Mattson, Williams, and Orendi challenge all of us to be the best version of our real selves. So, I dare you to pick up this book and get on the path towards Social Excellence!”

– Vivek Surti, past national officer of Beta Chi Theta, Inc.

“Phired Up has hit another home-run with their new book Social Excellence: We Dare You! Filled with amazing personal stories of Social Excellence, self-reflection activities and a personal social significance plan any reader can become a more socially excellent person!”

– Kyle Jordan, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Lee H. McCaskey Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Appalachian State University

“I challenge you not only to read this book but take the time to experience what it can offer you! Complete the exercises, engage in the challenges and learn SO much more than what a normal book might provide! If you can get the true essence of this book and what it has to offer, you will be forever changed in how you approach life and what life will give back to you.”

– Lori Hart, Ph.D., Professional speaker on leadership and relationships

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