"Words escape me when it comes to expressing my admiration for your work! Your humorous yet serious presentation kept all of us enthralled and amazed to say the least. On behalf of our entire membership here in Simcoe County, thank you so very very much!"
"You helped me to start to think more about my life and why I'm just sitting still. I've been so caught up with what everyone else needs me to be that I don't even remember what makes me...me."
"Just had to drop you a note to say how much I loved your "speech or talk" at your fashion show, I would recommend this to others, you inspired not only all my peers, but I realized a new creative side in myself. I marvel at the sharing of your experiences. You are a wonderful speaker!"
Tauranga, New Zealand
“This was excellent! You had interesting audience involvement and I loved the fashion show. It was a priviledge to see such works of art! Love the message!”
"Very creative. Made me think life isn't all that bad. Thank you for your inspiration in my time of need.
I realize that I am worth it."
"Hi Denise! On behalf of the One Day Get Away Committee, I want to personally thank you once again for your participation in our conference. Your presentation was fabulous and well received from the audience.
Enclosed are some of the comments made from some of the participants.
Note: This year the committee decided not to have a formal evaluation form.
Some of the women attending the conference were so impressed with Denise Hoag's presentation that they felt compelled to share their feelings with us.
Phone call the next morning to the Chairperson from an audience participant:
"I hope I am not bothering you, but I am in absolute awe of Denise Hoag. She is incredible.
Her story and fashion show was unbelievable! I just had to call you and thank you once again for having Denise in Ponoka and present at your conference. She is absolutely awesome!"
“This was a fantastic presentation. I would love to give my granddaughter, who is struggling with serious issues the opportunity to hear you speak.”
“Unbelievable! Exciting and encouraging. Beautiful dreams Denise had, and she made them come true! Now it’s My Turn!!!”
"On behalf of the Farm Women's Conference Committee, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your presentation at our annual conference. The fashion show appealed to a vast majority of the ladies that were there and the message that was revealed through the presentation was valuable for everyone. I know as one of the models, we were honoured to show your works of art and appreciated the heart and soul that must have gone into every piece.
To reaffirm the ladies enthusiasm to your presentation I have included a copy of our evaluation summary for your perusal which was overwhelmingly positive.
(Some of the comments)
Your role in the conference helped make it a big success. Thanks again!"
“The presenter was much more than expected- the stories and symbolism added much! Very creative pieces. Many hours of work. Wonderful presentation.”
"Thank you so much for facilitating the fashion show "Courage is the Bird that Soars as it Spreads its Wings" at our Women's Wellness Conference in Grassland. All the evaluations were very positive and the participants really enjoyed your presentation. Keep up the great work. Your participation in our conference helped make it the success that it was. Thanks once again for your insights and wonderful encouragement to not let our dreams go astray."
Women's Wellness Committee
" I must tell you how pleased I was about your presentation. I had a lot of people come up and tell me how much they enjoyed seeing your wonderful wearable art. I can't remember when we've had so many people comment on a program. Several said it was the best one this year. Thank you again for such an interesting and informative evening."