“Bernie Saggau is one of if not the best speaker I have heard. He has
the ability and versatility to engage audiences and bring a wide range
of reaction from laughter to tears to quiet resolution. He is a man of
character, resolve and dedication to purpose – no phoniness here! As
one of my heroes and a man that has been and still is a great influence
in my life, I recommend him to you with enthusiasm and without
Senator Dave Mulder Iowa Senate District 2
Saggau is one of the finest public speakers I have been privileged to
see and listen to. He has a special ability to inspire, encourage,
entertain or console depending upon the circumstances. Perhaps his
greatest asset is the strength of his convictions and the passion with
which he delivers his message. No matter the setting, I have always
been left wanting more!”
Dave Turnball Area Director Fellowship of Christian Athletes Des Moines, Iowa
were honored when Mr. Bernie Saggau accepted our invitation to speak to
200 senior high and middle school students last Fall. Overwhelmingly,
Mr. Saggau was the most motivating and inspiring speaker we’d ever had
at our Annual Leadership Seminar. Bernie’s years of experience,
inspiring stories, sense of humor and enthusiastic presentation kept
students and administrators on the edge of their seats! His wit and
wisdom challenged the students to be true to themselves, live their
dream and persevere! I give my highest recommendation to Bernie Saggau
as a motivational speaker. Students and adults quickly respond to his
authentic and sincere energy and passion for kids.”
Kim Carter, Assistant Superintendent Student Personnel Services Fort Zumwalt School District\ O’Fallon, Missouri
“Bernie Saggau spoke to the Iowa Bankers Association Leadership Institute in June of 2005. As a culmination to five months of meetings, Bernie’s presentation was a huge success and was a tremendous asset to our program. Bernie has an extremely powerful, motivating presence and imparted his considerable wisdom to our group. Our group was extremely impressed by his presentation. The group also enjoyed talking to Bernie as his many years as Iowa High School Boys Athletic Association Director has given him an amazing knowledge of Iowa and the people who live here. We look forward to having Bernie at future IBA events.”
Darcy Burnett Education Coordinator Iowa Bankers Association Johnston, Iowa
“Saggau has been evangelistic – about kids, education, the importance of all school activities, sports in particular, and about good sportsmanship. He is also an unapologetic, flag-waiving American patriot, always reminding everybody of the choices and opportunities so readily available in this country, not so in many other places, and how we should be thankful for them every day. Faith, family and citizenship. All of that is Bernie Saggau. But he is more than that, too.
. . . he is the finest orator from Iowa since Harold Hughes, the former All-State football player form Ida Grove who went on to become governor, a U.S. senator and a candidate for the U.S. presidency. . .
More than 1200 audiences in 45 states have heard Saggau speak. And he is nearly always invited back.
Saggau is about as animated a speaker as you’ve ever seen. He waves his arms. He rolls his eyes and grabs his forehead as if he’s going to faint. His voice soars and dives, sometimes in a whisper and other times in almost a scream. He even growls. He gets an emotional catch in his voice at just the right moments. And his timing with his pauses, facial expressions and punch lines is something to behold . . .
And nine times out of 10 he leaves to a standing ovation.”
Chuck Offenburger, Journalist, Speaker and Author Jefferson, Iowa