When it comes to speaking to college students, you need to do two things: build rapport and speak from experience. And that’s exactly what I do.
In a world of short attention spans and lack of engagement, my background in improv and stand-up comedy are essential for building rapport with students. With comedy woven throughout my presentations, audiences stay engaged from beginning to end as we explore thoughtful, relevant, and influential topics.
Speaking From Experience
It’s easy for me to speak with students about over-commitment, mental health, and environmental stressors because I was there. While in college, I was a lonely first-year student that evolved into an over-involved student leader. I was a Resident Assistant, brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., performed with the improv team, a member of the Residence Hall Association sang in the university and gospel choirs, sat on university committees, and was involved in many other organizations that greatly affected my sleep schedule. Heck, I loved college so much that I took a victory lap and then decided to work for one! In total I worked in residence life and advised student governments for over 12 years. During this time I grew a lot from my mistakes as well as my successes.
My presentations are filled with stories and experiences that serve as a platform for students to become more self-aware and tackle the barriers that exist in their worlds.
Potential keynote/workshop topics:
Click here to read a brief summary of my four most popular talks. I am also available to keynote your next conference or facilitate a workshop at your next retreat on:
* Authentic Leadership
* Teamwork communication
* Social Justice and/or Diversity Education
* The art and importance of appreciation
* Transitions: high school to college, and college to the “real world”
Don’t see the topic you were hoping for? Contact me and I will work with you to design a speech to fit your needs!