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    Michael R DiSanto ABOM - R.I.P.

    Michael DiSanto ABOM
    2211 Jesse Dr
    Hudson, Ohio 44236
    Phone: 330 656-9812
    Email: Lensmike@aol.com



    BIOGRAPHY:

    Michael DiSanto is an independent industry trainer. Most recently he has been the Customer Education Director for Essilor of America. Previous to that he had been the Technical Lens Representative for Bell Optical Laboratory of Dayton, Ohio. A resident of Cleveland, Ohio he is the Past President of the Opticians Association of Ohio, a Masters Certified Optician, and a graduate of John Carroll University. Michael is an adjunct instructor in the Ophthalmic Dispensing Program at Cuyahoga Community College and Owens Technical College. He has worked on a number of special projects for the National Academy of Opticianry. A recipient of the Beverly Meyers Achievement Award his articles have been published in many trade publications such as:
    • Eyecare Business
    • Review of Optometry
    • Refractive Eyecare for Ophthalmology
    • 20/20 Magazine

    An ABO Certified speaker for over 20 years he is active on the national lecture circuit where he does Association meetings and national shows such as Vision Expo. His book the, TOPS Dispensing Manual, has been adopted into many Opticianry school programs. In the past few years Michael has worked extensively with private practices, retail chains and wholesale laboratories to provide training in the areas of Selling, Technical, and Management. His approach to training is as practical as it is informative, and his humorous delivery is entertaining and easy to follow.

    A complete curriculum vitae is available upon request. Current lecture topics/courses include:

    ABO Certification Review
    A Professional Approach to the Wholesale Lab
    A Reflective Glance at AR Coatings
    Aspheric Advantage
    Average Math for the Above Average Optician
    Basic Truths About Base Curves
    Bifocal Conversion / Growing Profit in a Flat Market
    Dealing with Difficult People
    Dear Abbe / I’m Confused
    Duplicating the Unknown Lens
    Duty to Warn An Eye on Liability
    Eight Tactics to Improve your Bottom line
    Education / A Proactive Approach
    Essentials of Thin Lens Design
    Fact vs Fallacy --- In Lens Design
    Foolproof Ways to Frame Your Patient
    Formula for Progressive Success
    Frame Board Management
    Frame Fitting the Theory & Practice
    Frame Material Overview
    Impact Dispensing /Dazzle them with Demo’s
    Intermediate Optics
    Lens Overview – What are My Options
    Lensometry
    Lens Power and Prismatic Effect
    Modern Lens Materials
    Packaging Premium Lens Options
    Power Dispensing
    Professional Optical Selling
    Quality Control the Standard of Excellence
    Rx Problem Solving
    Sunwear / Performance & Fashion
    Survival Guide for New Dispensers
    Tips / Tricks and Other Optical Wizardry
    Unsolved Optical Mysteries
    Verification of Finished Eyewear
    Vertical Imbalance
    Why’s & Hows of Premium Options

    These are current courses, but there are many additional courses available. Please contact me with your educational needs and we can design a specific program for your organization. Recent sponsorships include Essilor of America, and Various Laboratories,
    Safilo and Marchon (Sponsorships are decided on a project basis).

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    Enjoyed your Speaking at Oregon Spring Convention 03

    You are a great Speaker and We look forward to having you visit Oregon Again Maybe Spring 2005 if We can Find a Sponcer

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    Ditto! You are a great speaker and your lectures are informative. I have been able to apply your wisdom to everyday work with pleasure and great results!

    Happy Speaking!

    :cheers:

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    We just had Michael at a seminar at out lab. He did a great job! People are still talking about it. I would highly reccommend him!!
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    Mike D

    Thank You,

    I appreciate your vote of approval. I am now making my living by filling my calendar with training date.
    Mike DiSanto
    Enter--Trainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Disanto
    Thank You,

    I appreciate your vote of approval. I am now making my living by filling my calendar with training date.
    Mike DiSanto
    Enter--Trainer
    Michael,
    SWODA, now no longer active, had you for at least 2 of our annual meetings. You were great. Your knowledge of everyday optical problem solving is remarkable.

    The association would meet in Dallas, TX. I believe '98 was the last time you led a seminar for us.

    Best regards,
    Don

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    Thumbs up Excellent speaker!

    What about 2 thumbs up??
    North Carolina Opticians Association has enjoyed the pleasure of Mr. Disanto's lectures for several years. Very educational, energetic and entertaining. A credit to the Optical profession. People leave his lectures enthused, rejuvinated and asking when he will return. Keep up the good work Mike!
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    Excellent Speaker

    I just came back from a VSP/Essilor sponsored seminar on "High Definition Dispensing"

    Very Entertaining! While I was hoping to delve into the "nitty gritty" the basic overview of optics, proper measurement taking, adjusting, and terminology was humorous and worth it.

    He has a gift of interweaving entertaining anecdotes with technical information to make the main point stick. Audience members get information they need in a manner that makes it painless, and actually enjoyable.

    The other 2 associates (who certainly aren't as geeky as I) from my office also thoroughly enjoyed and was happy I dragged them to this event.


    Cassandra
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    Great! I am going to the same seminar next week. I wish the content was more intense, but I was not going to pass up a chance to see Mike "Perform".

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    Hey Fezz Mike is tryign to sneak in and out of town on Oct 26 in Harrisburg.

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    Hey....get that guy!

    I say we nab him!

    I will be seeing him in Cinci. He will be doing part of the review course! I spoke with him during a webinar for the course about two weeks ago. What is he doing in Oct? What seminar?



    :cheers::cheers::cheers:

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    If you are wanting to communicate call me at 330 714 4102 or directly at lensmike@aol.com.

    I find that negotiating the optiboard mechanics is too awkward for me to be responsive in real time. ( Translation -- I for get my password always and by the time I go through the nonsense of resetting I'm too frazzled to respond. )

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    Mike DiSanto is, IMHO, one of the *best* speakers out there!

    Barry

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    I agree Barry!


    Mike: E-mail sent!

    Harry: E-mail sent-hope you got it!

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    hi

    The information you have provided is new to me. Thank's for it.
    Lisa11

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    Rest in peace my friend.
    You will be missed but never forgotten.

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    Transitions Optical, Inc.

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    Good Bye.
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    How did I miss this thread????

    RIP Mr. DiSanto... Thank you so much for all you did for the Optical industry.. I appreciated your time..

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