During my motivational speeches to young people, I go beyond the platitudes and provide concrete pointers on how to prepare for and succeed in life. This means I don't simply spout bland slogans like "Believe in yourself!" or yell, "You can achieve anything if you set your mind to it!" Instead, I provide practical approaches and strategies to equip our young people to handle the challenges, decisions, and stresses they will encounter in life.
I especially enjoy speaking to young people because, while they may not readily admit it, they are hungry to receive instruction on how to succeed in their relationships, their school/work, and in life. Piercing through cynicism and apathy is a challenge; however, I use humor to try to break through the defensiveness and challenge their perceptions and attitudes.
Below are titles to some topics I discuss:
The Meaning of Success: Your definition versus the World's.
Passion and Success: How doing what you love impacts your likelihood for success.
Perseverence: Pressing on when you feel like dropping out.
Your Body, Your Health: Being physically and mentally prepared to take action when it's YOUR time to shine.
Being Teachable: To be the best, you must be the best learner.
Making Wise Financial Decisions: What do you need versus what to do you want?
Time: Your greatest asset during your early years.
The Importance of Giving Back: True happiness and success comes from serving others.
Minimizing Regret: Make hard decisions NOW to minimize regret later
Failure: Embracing failure on the road to success.
Courage: Rolling up your sleeves when you feel like peeing in your pants.
To break the ice with the audience, I perform stand-up comedy. Below are sample bits from my comedy.
FORGIVENESS IS AN ON-GOING process. Thought I completely forgave my Dad for unfriending me on Facebook. Just found out that he’s friends with Kim Kardashian, Jared from Subway, and the Geico lizard. So I’m taking it one day at a time.
PERHAPS MY GOLF UMBRELLA’S a bit too large, When I popped it open, I managed to simultaneously poke 3 people in their eyes. Sorry!
MY FRIEND HAS OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA, aka ‘brittle bone disease’. Simple bumps for most people can have devastating consequences for him. Whenever we do the fist bump with exploding fist, his fist actually explodes.
I’D LIKE TO MEET THE GUY who invented Uno for Kids and play just one game with him. After 3 hours, I’ll lean over, punch him in the head and yell, ‘That’s for creating a game that NEVER ENDS!!!’
LA TRAFFIC STINKS. Spent 90 minutes in traffic and travelled only 6 miles. During that time, my mood went from annoyed to irritated to angry to angry birds. At that point I began hurling huge red birds in hopes of destroying the massive gridlock that lay ahead of me. To no avail.
As a professional, I understand the importance of being communicative and reliable. Therefore, I will contact you to discuss your expectations as well as my own. This ensures that we are on the same page and maximizes the likelihood that the event will go well. I understand that an event planner’s reputation is at stake, and I do my best to perform in a way that makes the event a success.
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What to Expect
For motivational speaking appearances at schools, I would like to receive background information about the school and student body. If there are any particular issues the group is working through, I'd like to know. In this way, I try to discuss topics that will reinforce, expand, or complement the lessons that are being taught. Of course, this will require more preparation on my part as well as the event planner, but the results will be more specific and targeted, and ultimately, more beneficial for the students attending.
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Past Booked Dates:
03-09-2013 — Private Event: Calimesa, CA
07-20-2012 — STC Leadership Training Camp
05-10-2012 — Cal State Fullerton: MultiCultural Greek Council
01-15-2012 — Hiwa Fusion
12-03-2011 — Calvary Chapel Pico Rivera Christmas Party
11-20-2011 — Ice House
11-18-2011 — Max Bloom's
11-11-2011 — Int'l Coffee House
09-30-2011 — International Coffee House
09-25-2011 — Ice House Comedy All Stars show
09-23-2011 — International Coffee House
09-02-2011 — International Coffee House
08-19-2011 — International Coffee House
07-21-2011 — Joke Gym
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