“It is always a challenge entertaining this global and very sophisticated crowd and you were just the ticket.”
It was such a pleasure working with you. It is always a challenge entertaining this global and very sophisticated crowd and you were just the ticket. Having you available to us in the planning stages for the evening's menus and wine selection was a huge help to me. We received several compliments from our participants about your availability at the reception and the opportunity they had to chat with you personally. Thanks for making me look so good.
-Nancy Blair Durden, Director of Corporate Events, Citigroup Inc.
“You brought the life back to a week of long meetings and late nights…”
You brought the life back to a week of long meetings and late nights. Our creativity and synergy were off the charts the following day after your presentation. We will use Power Entertaining as a relationship builder with our customers in 2017.
-Kurt T. Minko, President/CEO, RTS Retro-Tech Systems
“We have worked with other sommeliers in the past but have found Mr. Osterland’s ability far superior to anyone else.”
[Eddie's] attention to detail and ability to seamlessly interact with the Bank's best CEOs, CFOs, and COOs was remarkable. We have not only asked him to return again but have also enlisted his expertise for this year's Annual Client Event. We have worked with other sommeliers in the past but have found Mr. Osterland's ability far superior to anyone else. He is very easy to work with when coordinating important client events and typically exceeds the expectations of our clients and bank personnel. If you want to create a magical event for your highly valued clients I would highly recommend Mr. Osterland and his staff.
-Bruce Breslau, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Union Bank
“Eddie Osterland’s Power Entertaining dinner is something we have used to attract new clients.”
If you're looking for a new way to entertain clients or develop business, [I] highly recommend using Eddie Osterland, America's first Master Sommelier. His Power Entertaining dinner is something we have used to attract new clients. His event is highly entertaining as well as offering guests great take-a-way home entertaining strategies.
-Joseph G. Romano III, President, COO, Founding Partner, Fortem Financial
“By the end of the evening, our guests were more educated about wines and truly uplifted by your style and personality.”
Our guests are all senior-level executives who do a lot of entertaining at home. Many of them told us they couldn't wait to apply their new knowledge. We've held wine tastings before but this event was truly unique. You really engaged the audience...you made everyone feel as if they had been invited into your home. By the end of the evening, our guests were more educated about wines and truly uplifted by your style and personality. I loved your final words..."life doesn't get any better than it is right now."
-Nicole Mader, Manager, Event Planning, General Mills
“Your presentation was the event that our leadership and their guests enjoyed the most.”
Your presentation was the event that our leadership and their guests enjoyed the most. I even saw people carrying your book to read on the plane as they were heading back to the airport. You are impactful in your ability to convey the art of your skills. We truly enjoyed your tips and tricks on how to make guests walk away feeling truly special.
-Laurie A. Randall, Growth and Development Officer, Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.
“You were the star of the evening and had the crowd eating out of your hands from the get-go.”
Thank you for an engaging, entertaining and educational event. Your presentation followed a long day of presentations and panel discussions and proved to be an energetic counterpoint to the day's events. You were the star of the evening and had the crowd eating out of your hands from the get-go. I will seek to take my own entertaining level up a notch as a result of some of your lessons.
-Jiri Glasheen, Ph.D., General Partner Technology Partners
“You helped our attendees become colleagues and friend by encouraging their conversation and their laughter.”
The dinner you created was the perfect end to a very successful day. The wines you presented during our dinner were distinctive and provided a clear difference for us to detect. Your dynamic presentation was the perfect mix of warmth, humor, and education. You helped our attendees become colleagues and friend by encouraging their conversation and their laughter. I think we will all be a little more thoughtful in the way we entertain, both for pleasure and for business.
-Kevin R. Keller, CAE, Chief Operating Officer
“Eddie’s formula works!”
We use Eddie Osterland's Power Entertaining events as part of our customer acquisition and retention strategy. His events allow us to find ways to connect with people, which in many cases, leads to new customers and the strengthening of existing relationships. The consistent feedback I get after any of Eddie's events is that they are truly different from what people are used to when it comes to corporate entertaining. This differentiation increases the likelihood of business success...his formula works! -Matt Clark, Chief Operating Officer