Jeff Civillico's Testimonials

When booking an emcee, entertainer or keynote speaker, trust is essential! And who would be better to share feedback than past clients? Jeff Civillico has over 500 testimonials from THRILLED past clients! 
To hone in on the type of testimonial that is most relevant to your event, use the dropdown menus to sort. You can arrange by type of service (Emcee, Entertainment, Keynote, Workshop), Type of Event (In-Person, Virtual, Hybrid), and/or Industry (Technology, Healthcare, etc.) to confirm that Jeff is the perfect fit for your event.  

“Jeff Civillico was a huge hit! His performance was the perfect combination of comedy and entertainment. He was engaging and read our audience well. Jeff also went the extra mile before and after his performance to make sure we were pleased with his presentation. I would highly recommend Jeff for your event.”

~Matt Hart

Executive Director at Illinois Trucking Association

“Jeff provided an absolutely AMAZING back to school convocation for Cleveland ISD in Texas. In front of 2,100+ staff, Jeff energized, connected with, entertained and most importantly, made every educator in the room feel as if they were the most important person anywhere!

Jeff’s ability to understand the crowd is because of the genuine person he is. Testimonials from staff members today included comments such as, ‘The best convocation ever,’ ‘This guy is beyond amazing,’ ‘I wish we would have had him 10 years ago.’ ‘Can you please bring him back every year.’

Any organization will be wow’d by his gift in delivering to the masses. Thank you, Jeff, for taking Cleveland ISD to the next level of success!”

~Stephen W. McCanless

Superintendent at Cleveland Independent School District (CISD)

“Looking to inject some new energy and excitement into our annual gala, my team asked Jeff to serve as a performer, emcee, AND auctioneer throughout our event. He exceeded expectations in every single area.

While we were very aware of his exceptional talents as a juggler, we didn’t fully realize just how seamlessly he was able to transition from juggling to delivering hilarious comedic routines that had the entire room in stitches. His comedic timing was impeccable, effortlessly connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds. As an emcee, he kept the event flowing smoothly and ensured that everyone felt involved and engaged throughout the night.

The impact of Jeff’s performance extended far beyond the event itself. In the days following the event, we received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our attendees. Many of them mentioned that it was not just the best fundraiser we ever hosted, but the best event they had ever attended, period. Jeff’s contribution was frequently singled out as the highlight of the evening. The combination of talent, humor, and crowd engagement created an atmosphere that was both entertaining and memorable.

Additionally, I want to highlight Jeff’s professionalism and dedication. From the initial planning stages to the final performance, he was a pleasure to work with. Jeff was prompt, reliable, and exhibited a strong work ethic throughout. His ability to adapt to the unique requirements of our event and cater to our specific needs was truly exemplary.

I wholeheartedly recommend Jeff for any event that requires exceptional entertainment. His act and natural ability to connect with our guests truly elevated the evening, raising the bar for future events to follow.”

~Chris Knauf

Director of Advancement for Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and High School

“I would highly recommend Jeff Civillico! He was a speaker/entertainer at a sales conference I attended. His preparation, ability to adapt to the audience was skillful and thoughtful. He had the room in tears laughing, and he made hours feel like minutes. My team, and and coworkers loved every minute of his time with us. If you’re looking for someone special, Jeff is your guy!”

~David Johnson

Senior Regional Sales Manager at Lamb Weston

“I highly recommend Jeff Civillico as an opening Keynote Speaker for your next conference. Jeff has the ability to educate and entertain, with a high level of energy combined with engaging the audience with your business topic. Jeff is very personable and does not disappoint.”

~Todd Bayley

Chief Information Officer at Pasco County and Vice President at FLGISA

“If you are looking for a dynamic and engaging emcee for an event, Jeff Civillico is the perfect person. Jeff served as the emcee for our 15th annual Energetic Women Conference held in St. Louis recently and he did not disappoint. This was our first time being fully back in person since the pandemic, and Jeff was the perfect person to usher us back in this space. His energy was electrifying and he did a phenomenal job connecting with our 600+ attendees. He kept us on track and made sure that everyone had a great time. As the chair of the event, he made my job easy. I had a great time working with him and I highly recommend him for your next event.”

~Shemeka Wesby

Director, Real Estate and Substation Facilities at ComEd, 2023 Energetic Women Conference Chair

“Wow! Jeff delivered an inspiring, entertaining, and engaging keynote at the Incentive Research Foundation’s 2023 Education Invitational. He worked with our team to make sure he knew our audience and spoke directly to their unique experience and goals. He showed up prepared and ready to dazzle. His keynote was a brilliant combination of Vegas-style entertainment, engaging motivational speech, and audience participation. We received so much positive feedback from our attendees about Jeff’s keynote!”

~Andy Schwarz

Vice President, Content and Communications at Incentive Research Foundation

“I’ve had the opportunity to partner with Jeff as an entertainer, keynote speaker, and as an MC/Host. Jeff takes on all of these roles extremely well; individually or as a combination of roles. Jeff brings energy and entertainment together to tell a story that is relevant to several business challenges today. Add in his entertainment value and you hit the trifecta!! I highly recommend Jeff!”

~Chris Johnson

Director, Global Events, Travel & Sports Partnership at Land O'Lakes

“Jeff’s talent had our audience energized. He is talented, funny and engaging. I was impressed how he had taken the time to understand our organization and then artfully knitted into his time on stage. I highly recommend using him with your programs. His charity work hit home with everyone in the room. Win/Win is more than just his charity. You could tell it is his passion. Thank you for making our morning with you a special day.”

~Mark Alt

Chair at Incentive Research Foundation

“I’ve hired a lot of keynotes in my 25+ years and Jeff is one of only three who really took the time to dig in, understand the audience, the rest of our content, and the program, and weave it into his presentation seamlessly. Jeff, it was a pleasure to meet you and experience your one of a kind keynote!”

~Stephanie Harris

President at The Incentive Research Foundation

“I just finished working with Jeff for the second time in the last few years, the first being just prior to the Covid lockdown. Jeff wore many hats at our week-long program this year. He was the emcee for the General Session, performed an hour-long comedy juggling show and also emceed other outdoor events. In every one of them, he performed exceptionally well. His comedy juggling show was a highlight as he entertained and captivated the group of 600. In pre-show meetings, he contributed many creative ideas that the team incorporated into the events. He has a natural and effortless ability to engage with attendees but I am sure it was honed after working over 5,000 shows. I look forward to working with him again! Jeff is an exceptional talent!”

~Scott Gilbert

Principal at Clutch Audio Visual

“A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Jeff for the US/Canada Residence Inn GM Conference. He is a great performer and professional. He’s multi-talented as well! I was impressed by how prepared he was for the performance and by his all-in attitude throughout the week. I highly recommend Jeff for any corporate engagements. Thanks, Jeff, for helping make the Residence Inn conference a great success!”

~Chris Canizaro

Senior Director, Global Brand Management at Marriott International

“Jeff Civillico has been asked to perform and emcee for Nutra Blend on multiple occasions as he has become a crowd favorite!

His ability to connect to audiences and bring energy to any stage whether it be through his hilarious comedy and improv or through his impressive talents and tricks, Civillico is a delight to all who see him perform.

A true highlight, Civillico is an outstanding professional who will translate to any industry, at any event. He puts his best foot forward no matter the task at hand – contributing his ideas and expertise and working well with those on and off the stage.

We are fortunate to work with Civillico and will continue to do so for years to come!”

~Audra Link

Ecommerce Manager at Nutra Blend

“Jeff is the consummate professional. He served as our event host and was collaborative, creative, flexible resourceful and talented! He helped us during the content development process, he assisted us in finding another performer we needed, he came into offline rehearsal with his parts memorized, and when it was showtime he PERFORMED – not only the Host role, but also a short juggling/balancing segment. The audience loved him, and so did we. I highly recommend Jeff and hope to have the chance to work with him again myself.”

~Emelyn Shabel

Ovations Architect at Think Up Consulting

“Jeff is not only wonderful and easy to work with from the bureau/agent side, but goes above and beyond to ensure the client is not only happy, but thrilled. My clients have booked him more than once for the same event and we know how spectacular a speaker has to be for that to happen! I would recommend Jeff to any of my clients. 10/10!”

~Katy Foster

Senior Vice President at Leading Authorities, Inc.

“Jeff has been a pleasure to work with on our last two events. Very accommodating, professional and easy-going. He was emcee for our client and they could not be more thrilled. Jeff was so engaging and added a personal touch to all he did.”

~Yaneli O'Donnell

Event Manager at Leading Authorities, Inc.

“I hired Jeff as a virtual Emcee in 2020 and hybrid Emcee in 2021. Jeff is absolutely amazing to work with! He takes care to gets to know his client and the event speakers. He is always willing to take a planning call, read through scripts, and make suggestions. His ideas for our virtual event and the production was top of the line. He kept our attendees engaged and laughing during a time where meeting planners were nervous about executing on line events for the first time, and attendees were sick of staring at screen, missing being in person. Jeff will go out of his way to make your event a success and he works well under pressure. He collaborated seamlessly with me on site to make last minute adjustments to the program execute as if they were planned all along. Together we planned a networking event for the first time attendees and his game idea to get people talking was perfect! Getting adults to play a game in cocktail attire and competing with the bar is not always an easy task. But Jeff’s enthusiasm is infectious. The guests had a wonderful time and couldn’t stop talking about the fun. Those who were not first time attendees were jealous that they didn’t get to join in. Thank you Jeff for being so easy and fun to work with!”

~Nikki Novak

“We needed a host, an entertainer and an auctioneer for our fundraising event and in Jeff, we got all three! Beyond his versatility, Jeff was an amazing partner for our event … from the planning stages to the night of the event. Our attendees were BLOWN AWAY with Jeff’s performance in all three roles — he made this year’s event the most successful in our history! Couldn’t recommend Jeff more highly!!”

~Brian Busenbark

Communications Strategist at Encore Communications, LLC

“Jeff was the emcee and entertainer for our son’s high school’s 34th annual fundraiser. People could not stop raving about how incredible Jeff was — and the emails and texts from attendees keep pouring in to say this was the BEST event in all of its 34 years! Jeff made it so. There aren’t words to thank him enough. Jeff is truly the best. If you have the chance to work with Jeff, DO IT!!”

~Megan McDonnell

Founder & Principal at Encore Communications, LLC

“Working with Jeff has been an awesome pleasure. He is a true Pro’s Pro, I am looking forward to the next time I get the opportunity to book him. I highly recommend Jeff! He will make you and your company look amazing!”

~Mathias Skilton

Owner at Rumpleskilton Events