Wisconsin Public Health Association, May 2010
Overall evaluation (14.7 average score out of a possible 15)

"Fast-paced session with good repetition of key points. Loved the examples-made it real."

"Very informative--nice use of humor."

"Great visuals!"

"Very friendly, comfortable environment."

Media training session sponsored by University of Wisconsin, Plover, 9/11/08

"I loved your honest and frank discussions."

"I would suggest this training be offered regionally."

Overall evaluation (11 responses)
Score: Average of 19.8 out of a possible 21

When asked whether they'd recommend colleagues attend a similar session, the average score was 2.8 out of a possible 3.

"Steve Busalacchi brings together experience, passion for his work, and superb skills in communications.  He's lived it and he can teach it. Steve's trainings are peppered with real-life examples and stories that keep participants involved and interested.  His practical and approachable style helps trainees get comfortable so that they can get down to the business of being better communicators."

Mary Hilliker, Senior Outreach Specialist
Northern Region, UW-Paul P Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center
September 11, 2008

Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
Feb. 21, 2008

I. Reaction (attendance and satisfaction): Sessions were ranked individually, using a scale of 1-5 with 1 being Poor and 5 being Excellent, the following are average scores:

Media Advocacy: Media and Motivation – Steve Busalacchi
4.7     Learning new things
4.9     Overall content
4.9      Presenter

• I really enjoyed Steve’s session and the opportunity to hear people do interviews
• Well done and great examples
• Very helpful information
• Love the visual/audio clips
• Great to see and learn from the WI voice I listened to for years on NPR. Media Savvy – good cookbook guide – thank you!

Introduction by Patrick Remington, MD, MPH
Conference, UW Population Health Institute, 11/30/07 (2:00 mp3)

"The session was very professional, yet there was a relaxed, informal atmosphere that made it easy to participate. I thought it was great!"

Participant, Media Training Seminar
September 12, 2007

A relaxed discussion. Speaker very informative.

Participant, Media Training Seminar
September 12, 2007

"Thanks so much for your contributions to my course this summer! It's an honor for me to call you a colleague and friend."

Patrick Remington, MD, MPH
Director, Population Health Institute
University of Wisconsin
August, 2007

"It is an excellent service. I am impressed by the professionalism and expertise of the entire team. Production of my podcast has been flawless from the very beginning. I wish you success and hope many more physicians use this service to be more effective in their practices and patient education."

Participant, 2007 Wisconsin State Prevention Conference

"This was an excellent presentation."

"Helpful advice, practical advice."

"I'm generally pretty shy in interviewing, but the session helped me by watching others in action."

"Interesting and animated presentation--very knowledgeable with good practical tips."

Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute conference
January, 2007

"Great presentation. Succinct conveyence of useful, relevant information."

Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute conference
January, 2007

"Steve played a critical role in the media campaign for the Wisconsin Antibiotic Resistance Network (WARN). He is well-connected in the media world, and his knowledge of media strategies is unsurpassed. Steve helped us refine campaign messages, organize the kickoff press conference, develop radio and TV ads, and maximize coverage in the news media. He is a seasoned professional, and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with media or communications issues."

Edward Belongia, MD
WARN Principal Investigator
January, 2007

“Excellent, from beginning to end.”

Family physician

“Practical advice—down to Earth. Also the practice session eased the fear of doing it.”

Family physician

"Steve blends a passion for training with a unique blend of experiences, both as a reporter and advocate for critical health issues.  He could not only assess my strengths and target my weaknesses, but he did so with an innate understanding of my issue and the public environment around it--there is no way to put a value on the unique advantage that gives to Steve's approach.”

Campaign for Tobacco free Kids
December, 2006

“In May, 2005, you provided our members with media training at our Leadership Development Conference. Our docs are still talking about the great experience you provided them.”

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
August, 2006

"Meeting you was actually very significant for me, as I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to have articles published in the Journal-Sentinel online. Please know that I truly appreciate your help, and for making it possible."

Medical Director, Milwaukee
November, 2006