Steve Verret is...

a very funny Cajun stand up and improv comedian who happens to also be a traffic safety expert!

Steve has performed his very unique and extremely funny safety presentation to over 100,000 people so far. Steve mostly performs these days for our brave troops in the United States military.

I I had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Steve Verret at our recent Command wide Safety Stand-Down. Steve did three performances and the feedback has been positive. Our Command focus is the Marine aged 18 to 26 years old who statistically are more prone to an incident, Steve's presentation was embraced by an intergenerational audience. The more mature attendees were very impressed at how the content was delivered in such an entertaining way, yet was totally on point. All were very impressed. For me, the most impressive thing I learned was how the comedy piece actually reinforces the learning process. People remember the "training" because they paid attention. Why did they pay attention? It was funny! While I am no comedian, I will never forget Steve's many lessons I learned during his performances. Not the least of which is keeping a sense of humor and maintaining a light atmosphere during training is actually more effective than traditional methodologies. I would say the greatest compliment I could give is to state folks want him to come back and "do it again." You have to be pretty talented to have folks want to attend a Safety Stand-Down to begin with. The fact they ask for more is really quite remarkable! highly recommend Steve for any audience, especially those tough, seasoned veterans who have been to many briefs of this kind. They are the ones who are most impressed!

Col Grace

 

randolf

Sir,    I wish to take a minute to provide feedback on a safety speaker we utilized for our January '13 Back-in-the-Saddle briefs.  Mid-year 2012, I conducted a simple search of the HQMC Safety website looking for potential lectures/briefs for our BITS training.  While exploring the website, I came across the name and bio of Mr. Steve Verret.
    
    Once I made the decision to use him, the process of getting Mr. Verret here to Ft. Worth was relatively simple and speaks highly to your staff's efforts and coordination.  Debriefs from our Marines post-BITS indicate the highlight of the stand down was Mr. Verret's 'show' with his message being both well received and understood.
    
    While our first use of the program providing HQMC vetted guest speakers, I would provide the highest recommendations for any unit to utilize it for all safety related stand downs.  Specifically, Mr. Verret receives a Bravo Zulu from MAG-41. 
    
    v/r,    LtCol. Scott "Dog" Luckie
    MAG-41 Safety / MV-22 Transition / NAE,    NAS Ft. Worth JRB
    1068 Boyington Dr., Ft. Worth TX 76127
    817-782-2730 (O), 817-300-2084 (C)

general O'Donnell

Department of the Navy, Headquarters USMC, 330e Russell Rd, Quantico, VA 22134-5001

From: Brigadier General Andrew W. O'Donnell, Jr. 5504/8003 USMC To: Steve Verret
Subj: LETTER OF APPRECIATION

  1. I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank you for your exceptional performance in support of our safety stand down held on 28 and 29 August at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
  2. Your skill, enthusiasm, and professionalism were greatly appreciated. Furthermore, your levity and knowledge were a perfect combination for entertaining the Marines while teaching traffic rules and regulations.
  3. You were definitely able to capture their attention and make a positive impact. I am certain that Marines will remember your presentation.

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