Betsy talking to EMP 9-13Praise for Betsy Hays

“No wonder her students love her so much – her presentation yesterday was the most interesting, humorous and informative one I think I’ve ever seen – and I’ve seen many!”

— Bruce Whitworth, University Communications at Fresno State

“Dynamic, energetic, and engaging, Betsy can hold the attention of any audience. Her presentation on social media for businesses was informative, practical, and relevant, and remains our most popular workshop to date.”

— Matthew J. Alanis, Instructor Business, Clovis Community College


“Betsy Hays is a knowledgeable, professional, articulate, humorous, good natured expert on public relations and a myriad of related workplace issues. She has achieved great success in her profession, and yet she is as down to Earth as the rest of us. Therein lies the genius in her presentation: If she can do it, you can, too! Just apply her assertive, thoughtful, compassionate, sensible approach to your life and your work. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by following the Betsy Hays model.”

— Dr. Doug Swanson, Public Relations Professor, Communication Department, California State University, Fullerton

“I cannot express how honored Cal State Fullerton was to have Betsy Hays as our guest speaker for PR Day during our Comm. Week event. She could not have been anymore inspirational with her advice about life after college. She highlighted the significance of branding yourself properly and how to make a great impression to a professional. To say I enjoyed working with Betsy would be an understatement. Her knowledge brought forth by her experience as a Public Relations Professor at Cal State Fresno gave students the opportunity to have a better understanding of PR and how it’s incorporated in our daily lives.”

— Yasmin Altayyar, Student PR Day Chair, California State University, Fullerton

“Presentation skills are an essential part of the environmental planning profession. Betsy’s Powerful Presentation Skills workshop provided our group with valuable information which was helpful for our recent college grads and seasoned professionals alike, all while being extremely entertaining. Even technical difficulties with our presentation equipment can’t stop her. She is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to welcoming her back again next year.”

 — Amy Fischer, Vice President, Programs, Association of Environmental Professionals, Central Chapter

“Betsy successfully educated, inspired, and equipped more than 25 Tulare County staff on how to strengthen their department’s social media strategy. If you need a highly professional, engaging presenter, without question, Betsy should be at the top of your list.”

– Jed Chernabaeff, Administrative Analyst-Media Relations, Tulare County

“Betsy Hays is a natural-born speaker and facilitator! She is a master of making the difficult seem simple. Betsy has a contagious joy and enthusiasm which leaves her audiences laughing, thinking and engaged. This award-winning professor is bringing her knack for teaching to the boardroom.”

– Jan Edwards, Director of Marketing & Development, Central California Women’s Conference

“Betsy is an amazing and dynamic speaker. Her presentations can hold an audience captive!”

– Casey Lamonski, Former Event Manager, The Business Journal and Current Program Manager, Lyles Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Fresno State

“Betsy Hays is a dynamic speaker whose approach pulls the best from the participants. She fosters a creative, fun atmosphere that engaged all who attended. We left energized and ready to fulfill the goals of our organization, and were thrilled with the outcome!”

— Jacqui Glasener, Executive Director, Fresno State Alumni Association

“Betsy’s presentation on media perceptions toward public relations professionals was not only relevant and useful to our attendees; but delivered with expertise and humor. We can’t wait to hear from her again!”

– Kelly Avants, California School Public Relations Association/Clovis Unified School District

“Betsy delivered an energetic, informative and engaging presentation on social media. The best part was that the audience was doing what Betsy recommended by posting about her great presentation on Facebook throughout the entire conference! We can’t wait to have her present again.”

— Jen Paul Schroer, former President, Valley Cultural Coalition

“Betsy’s presentation was alive with enthusiasm and overflowing with insights and useful information on social media. She has the keen ability to dazzle her audience and give them what they need to be effective communicators Come back soon, Betsy, you are always welcome!”

— Jerry Palladino, Valley Cultural Coalition

“Betsy Hays is what all speakers should be: dynamic, energetic and entertaining with a practical, common sense approach. She definitely knows her stuff. You won’t be disappointed!”

– Michelle West, Fresno County Women Lawyers

“Betsy’s ‘Elevator Pitch’ workshop was fantastic! She effectively guided the group in thinking critically and creatively about how the group can best communicate its purpose and goals. Her presentation style was entertaining and informative and served as a great model for the skills the participants sought to acquire. I’d recommend her workshop to any individual or group seeking to develop or strengthen their communication skills.”

– Mellissa Jessen, Assistant Director, Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at Fresno State

“Betsy Hays is the definition of a professional. She gives every presentation her all, whether she is speaking to three people or 300. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she knows how to get right to the heart of her subject.”

– Craig Scharton, former CEO, Central Valley Business Incubator

“Betsy Hays provides the methods and tools to her clients to elevate their presentation to the highest levels. One of the most insightful and useful approaches I have seen.”

– Dr. Timothy Stearns, Director, Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno

“Betsy Hays is one of the best speakers I have heard. She is entertaining as she imparts applicable knowledge people can walk out with and use immediately. Her knowledge is very inspiring and practical at the same time. I would recommend her for any audience without any reservation.”

– Allan Christensen, M.Ed., Trainer and Business Coach

“Betsy Hays offers a unique insight for the professional looking to boost the image of his or her organization in an easy to understand method.”

– Bryan L. Moe, Director, Central California Small Business Development Center

“Betsy Hays is one of the most charismatic and captivating presenters we’ve had!”

– Genelle Taylor, Former Associate Director, Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno

“Betsy Hays is an energetic, well-organized and informative speaker who knows her subject matter.”

– Brandy Ramos Nikaido, University of California, Merced Centers Director and Regional Director for University Relations

“Betsy Hays has what you need. Passionate, entertaining and informative, Hays has a proven ability to take any business to the next level. Definitely a must-see for those wanting to move to the forefront in their industry. I am very impressed.”

– Gregory Steen, Steen & Associates

“Betsy Hays brings a thorough understanding of the challenge, and she utilizes a humanistic and down-to-earth approach to drive her message home. No matter who the audience is, Mrs. Hays tailors her presentation to be effective.”

– Karen Graff, Vice President, Personalized Info-Media

“I have heard Betsy Hays several times and each time I learned more about public relations and ‘Making the Media Work for You.’ Betsy is so positive and energetic and you’ll want to hear her more. I recommend her to any organizations and conferences.”

– Dr. Lynda Brown, psychologist and health educator

“Betsy Hays is on target! After hearing her speak you are so excited to get back to your team with all the new ideas on marketing your business.”

– Lance Cardoza, President and Publisher, Business Street