MoreThanTalk, LLC


Rex Osborn was a guest speaker for Negotiations Week at UC Davis School of Law in September 2013. His insight into high-stakes negotiations that involve hostages was nothing short of fascinating. He is a very engaging speaker and we were delighted to have him as our guest.

Donna Shestowsky, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Law

University of California, Davis
School of Law

Captain Rex Osborn was great to work with. He was eager to talk to our group and very responsive to our requests. We asked him to relate his experience in hostage negotiation to our audience of law students and future negotiators. And he sure delivered! Captain Osborn keenly observed his audience and used that information to make his talk truly engaging. We will definitely invite Captain Osborne back to talk again in the future. We highly recommend him.

Hank Nguyen
Vice President of King Hall Negotiations Team

University of California, Davis
School of Law

Rex Osborn and his team are undoubtedly, experienced professional. The More Than Talk Team provided Stanislaus County Community Transformation Grant Initiative a comprehensive, interactive and useful Media Spokesperson Training. From the planning stages, to the execution of the training, the entire process was seamless. During the training, it was evident time and effort was put into customizing the training to the grant initiative needs. Rex provided the technical and academic portion of the training in a fun and interactive manner, which gave participants confidence for future interact with media outlets. He also brought a local perspective making the training very practical for use in future endeavor. A unique training aspect was the opportunity to connect with local media channels, understand their perspective, which outlined the elements needed to have a positive working-relationship with the media. Thank you again to Rex and the More Than Talk Team for the practical tools, tips and most of all the positive training experience.

Sharrie Sprouse
Community Transformation Grant
Community Liaison & Training Coordinator
June 11, 2012

IIMC would like to take a moment to thank you for presenting at our 66th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. Our Delegates received a profusion of educational insight, fresh ideas, and new wisdom from you to take back to their municipalities. It is because of the time and efforts put in by presenters like you that IIMC’s education program was a success. Please know your direct personal involvement helped make that a reality. IIMC’s primary purpose is the professional development of our members. Please know that your contributions to our Conference program were a significant part of this effort. We very much appreciate your caring about learning and sharing your best with our Delegates. We wish you continuing professional success and fulfillment.

Jennifer Ward
Associate Director of Education

“One of the most humorist and thoughtful presentations I have seen at a
conference.” “Really took the time to understand the tone and focus of the conference, knew his audience.”
Dr. Jana Price-Sharps
President – Society of Police and Criminal Psychologist

“Our employee population of over 150 is diverse in many areas and this
(Respectful Workplace/Workplace Violence Prevention) presentation was able
to relate to all, whether a line employee, clerical staff or supervisors/managers…
Mr. Osborn’s presentation clearly showed that he did his research on the company
and wove this information into the presentation.”

Sally Mendes
HR Administrator
J.R. Simplot

“Wonderful! Awesome! Great! These are just a few of the words that our
members used to describe your wonderful talk, ‘Minding the Bridges’… Your
presentation was very interesting… We hope to have you back again sometime
in the future.”

Denise and Kent Armstrong
Joaquin Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star
April 2004

“A popular break or session with my students was the stereotyping session
led by Rex Osborn… (student) Jocy Xiong wrote, ‘I don’t think I’ll ever
look at the people at my school or anywhere else the same way ever again.
I realized how much people stereotype and that we are all guilty of it.’
…As a whole, my class had a wonderful time at this conference. I cannot
thank you enough for allowing us to participate. “

Madalyn Gonzales
Edison High School

“For the short notice I gave you, I thought you gave my staff a lot of
good ideas… You did all of this and at the same time made us laugh.”

Debra Ruby
Sierra Veterinary Clinic

“Thank you for providing the ‘Violence in the Workplace” training… Your
humorous approach in getting the message across on this important topic
was well received!”

Sharon K. Assad
Admin. Services Director
City of Manteca

“Thanks, Rex, for all that you did! Too bad we didn’t have the 8 hours…
you squeezed it into 1 1/2!”

Lucy Mallone
City Clerk
City of Los Banos

“Your recent Media Response to Crisis workshop was an extremely
successful experience for our San Joaquin County administrators and staff…
Responding to the media in a time of crisis can affect the outcome… (The
workshop) provided the necessary tools and insight, which will assist them
in effectively dealing with the media during a time of crisis.”

Sheri Coburn, Director
Comprehensive Health Programs
San Joaquin County Office Of Education

“Just wanted to follow-up and congratulate you on another great conference. I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and there were little if any glitches. You definitely have this down to science. Keep up the good work.”

Carol Butler
Retired City Clerk

“It was a pleasure to have you provide training for Premiera Care supervisors regarding harassment in the workplace. The information presented, including, concrete examples of some situations that could escalate or become harassment was well received and educational. Your interactive and enthusiast presentation style enriched the learning experience. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise to better equip the management staff at the Commons Communities and Premiera Care to follow our company’s anti-harassment policy and uphold the applicable laws in regard to harassment in the workplace and providing a safe work environment. I look forward to working with you to schedule this training again.”

Linda Hughes, RN
Vice President of Staff Development & Quality Assurance
Premiera Care

I am writing to recommend Rex Osborn, Community Outreach Manager for the City of Manteca, as an experienced and qualified facilitator and meeting coordinator. I worked with Mr. Osborn on the Manteca Neighborhood Action Planning project, a process designed to engage the residents of Manteca to participate in improving their community. Central to the Neighborhood Action Planning process were the neighborhood workshops, facilitated in partnership between MIG staff and Mr. Osborn. He demonstrated a strong skill set in all aspect of meeting coordination and facilitation: coordinating multiple meeting venues and adeptly utilizing technology, newspaper advertisements and word-of-mouth techniques to gather large groups of residents in each neighborhood. Mr. Osborn was also an engaging facilitator, creating a welcoming environment where residents felt comfortable openly sharing their input and working together for the common goal of enhancing their neighborhoods. I would strongly recommend Rex Osborn as a facilitator because of his animated and engaging personality that captures the attention of meeting participants, as well as his experience and expertise in coordination with multiple agencies and outreach to members of the community.


Laura Shipman
Project Associate
MIG, inc.