I connected with Al and Kay Betz, creators of the Outfluence program, in 2016 when I founded Springdale Preparatory School in New Windsor, MD. In partnering with Outfluence by 2017, I noticed that my faculty practiced the listening, communication, and de-escalation skills that they learned from Al and Kay Betz. Moreover, the Dean’s Office reported a decline in disciplinary infractions reported by faculty during the 2018-19 school year because Al and Kay equipped them with the tools necessary to address most Code of Conduct infractions and interpersonal conflicts.

 Should you be interested in providing similar professional development training for your teachers next school year, please contact me at johnny@thegrahamgroup.net, and I will be happy to connect you with Al and Kay Betz directly.

Johnny Graham, Williamsburg, Virginia

Tori Pitman, Raleigh, NC

“I believe in your philosophy of silent marketing - that EVERY MINUTE of EVERY DAY, we are showing someone who we are. I try to always be upbeat and professional in all my interactions, whether in person, via email, and especially online in social media. You just NEVER KNOW who is watching or reading. I want someone's first impression of me to be that of someone who is confident, competent, and passionate about my career/profession.

Kindness in how we speak every day, even when we disagree, is the hallmark of a true professional (and good person) - and I aspire to be that person.”

Geanell C. Adams, Mississippi

"I've been familiar with Al Betz and his work and mentoring abilities for over 10 years now.  I found myself reading Al's book "Polishing the Pearl" and fell in love with his teachings and principles on enhancing one's own personal attributes.  I then followed Al to "Outfluence," which built upon the previous book.  Al teaches how one can silently motivate others to perform by personally demonstrating the outcomes you desire.  Al is a great example of his teachings and I always recommend my students and colleagues to seek him out as a speaker, author, mentor and life coach because I've always found his work to be not only true but also very valuable.  Al truly demonstrates the example of his teachings daily and I'd encourage everyone to read his work, hear him speak, engage in his courses and follow the teachings and practices he suggests for a rewarding career and life." 

Selena Stehn, Texas

"Al Betz has presented webinars, as well as hosted radio shows, for Stenographers World.  He is an outstanding speaker, calm, patient, articulate, quick on his feet, and is always well-prepared.  Members of Stenographers World enjoy listening to the radio shows and webinars he hosts on our site.  The seminars Al presents for court reporting associations are educational as well as entertaining. "


Roger Flygare, Washington

"When I contacted Al about being a presenter at our 2010 fall convention, I had no doubt whatsoever in his mastering the topic he was going to speak about . . . he grabs your attention, holds it until he's ready to move to the next matter on his agenda.  It is very obvious that he does his homework which in turn makes him a gifted speaker who tunes into the audience immediately.  When the time comes for me to be in the position to make a choice for guest speakers, Al's name will be at the top of the list.  Bravo, my friend, bravo."

Jean Burgess, Maryland

"Al Betz has created a unique organization for members of businesses, organization and schools to improve the impact of their communication skills.  What a vital yet often overlooked concept in today's busy world!  Al is a bright, thoughtful, and focused businessman whose objective is to share great communication skills with others through his business, Outfluence.  I highly recommend a meeting with Al to learn about this goal."