faq

Q.  How long is your speech?

A.   It is 45 minutes, but it can be condensed if needed. Just work that out with my rep when you schedule the booking.

 

Q.  We have a limited budget, how can we hire you to speak?

A.  If you’re on a tight budget there are many creative options we’ve listed on this page here.  My rep will be happy to work out all the details with you.  Don’t worry, if you’re willing to get creative, we can make it work.

 

Q.  Do you charge travel expenses?

A.  Nope. We just include it in the speaking fees. I like to keep things super simple, which means I don’t like to keep up with a pocket full of receipts. This way you don’t get stuck with random travel bills down the road, and I don’t go into a panic when I can’t find my Chick-Fil-A receipt from breakfast.  A win-win for everybody.

 

Q.  With all the potential audiences out there what made you decide to focus on youth audiences?

A.   Because I understand what they’re going through. I’ve been there. I wasted almost 2 decades of my life because of my low self esteem and my horrible mindset. I want to empower them to create a better life for their selves and everyone around them.

 

Q.  Do you only speak to youth?

A.  Even though my primary  focus is youth audiences, I also speak to several other types of groups in different venues; teachers, parents, corporate, etc. Contact my rep or fill out the form here and see if I’m a good fit for your event.

 

Q.  Are all your stories true?

A.   Every one of them. I do change the names to protect the innocent, mainly because most of the people in the stories are much bigger than me.

 

Q.  Do you use cuss words in your speeches?

A.  Only if I stub my toe during it. The good news is that I always wear shoes when I’m presenting, so as long as you keep the area sufficiently lit the odds are in both of our favors. Hey, I don’t like using profanity either.

 

Q.  How did you overcome your obstacles?

A.   I opened my eyes. I made my world bigger. I asked questions. I joined Toastmasters, read feverishly, and started introducing myself to new people who challenged me to become a better version of me. Lots of prayer too.

 

Q.  What’s on your iPod?

A.   What’s not on my iPod is a better question. I’m full range. I’ve got Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, Feist, Outkast, & Pink to name a few.

 

Q.  Where do you like to vacation?

A.  I love going to new places, but my favorite is Florida beaches.

 

Q.  Are you fully grown?

A.  Now that’s just mean.