crafted a talk for the South Florida Associations for Financial Professionals.
This is a group of bankers, CPA's, CFO's and other key local management
level executives who require credits through continuing education for their
‘Certified Treasury Professional’ status.
This from Tom Marchesani CTP, board member of SFAFP:
Thanks for speaking to our group. I had a lot of people at
the meeting tell me they enjoyed your bit, especially the song. One member
thought “What a joker in a government job.”
It started off slowly and seriously, but that’s
not the way it ended up!
Posing as the person who crafted our
notorious margins tax at the tax reform commission,you promised some relief
for our group and every attendee was poised to save some money, but every
time I looked around the room and saw someone making notes on one of your
obvious off the wall remarks, I wanted to crack up, but I couldn’t!
As the talk progressed, more and more
people were ‘getting it’ as they too, started looking around
at the others.
The closing was hilarious and the songs
at the end were right on! Thank you again! Thanks
Texas Courier & Logistics Association
HERE for an edited 5 minutes
of Buzz on YouTube as the DeputyAssistant under Secretary of the I.R.S.
in a faux talk delivered to the National Transportation/ Logistics Association
Buzz, the talk you gave for
our 2007 NTLA Roundtable in San Antonio was superb! You greatly exceeded
The time you spent attending
our functions posing as ‘that IRS guy’ enabled you to produce
relevant material that was so timely for our attendees.
It was awesome! I don’t
think it could have worked out better! Thank you so much for all the
effort you put into this, you are a TALENT! The song you did at the end
of the talk which incorporated all the slogans of the attendees was inspired!
It was a pleasure working with you; you were excellent!
Thanks again for a great job!
Founder & CEO
Please feel free to use us as
the Russian accented character “Boris Chernyenko,” Buzz Fleischman
had a room full of Risk Managers almost believing that the only thing Russians
fear about global warning is that it will cause the downfall of the ushanka
industry. It was only until he ended his presentation by reciting the proverbial
“small print” disclaimer in perfect American English that everyone
realized they’d been had. This was most definitely one of the funniest
presentations I have ever had the joy to listen to and it was a highlight
of the insurance conference.
El Paso Corporation
(Attendee at EIM conference, February 2006)
was a pleasure to work with….his genuine interest to understand the
dynamic of our group, coupled with the extra time and effort to set the
stage for his ultimate illusion, resulted in a most successful program.
Thank you for the important part you played in the success of our program!
Martin L. Stein
National Parking Association
character Boris Chernyenko appeared at the National Parking Association
October 2005 Conference at the Fountainbleau Hilton on Miami Beach. After
Boris' hilarious presentation on the parking systems of Russia, Buzz took
4 attendees through an amazing team building excercise that had the conference
in awe. He graphically showed that when you work together as a team anything
can be accomplished.
We howled!!!! I cannot begin to tell
you how much we enjoyed your act. Inviting you and Kathy to join us at the
cocktail reception and then sit with us for dinner as Boris and Katlinka
Chernyenko was a brainstorm. Jim, Tom and Lisa fell for it "hook, line
Your entertainment was original, fresh and hilariously funny! As I looked
around at your audience I saw many of our guests wiping tears from their
eyes from laughter. Of course, we were doing the same thing. The only problem
with that is it messes up the make-up. Does it get any., better than that?
The song you wrote is priceless in its simplicity and "right on".
The large words you showed the audience on the easel is now propped on a
chair in my office. I look up and find myself humming to the tune of "This
land is your land."
I wish you the very best in all your
Sandy McCarthy - Vice President