One bit of advice from all of us at ABI (whether you use us or not!) is this...
Never hire a speaker that you have not seen in front of an audience! You can know for sure if your speaker is right for your students when you watch them on video in front of other students! Many speakers have clever websites and/or show themselves being interviewed! The experienced speakers capture footage while they are speaking in front of their audience.
"The others tell you how good they are. We show you!" Peggi, ABI Speakers' Bureau Director.
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Students love his smile, caring attitude, and profound speeches! He has been known to also break out into a poem (spoken word) or positive rap song he has written just for the students! At a certain point, Austin made the critical decision to change his life. He recently moved halfway across the country to Houston, Texas. Austin speaks and inspires students with creative, motivational speeches.
Melvin Adams is a Former Harlem Globetrotter whose passion is to change the total teenage culture in America. He has spoken, worldwide, to over 4 million kids! Whether the subject is making wise choices as a youth or learning how to be an exceptional parent, you will find Melvin persuasive. It seems that all those with whom he comes in contact, become successful. Melvin travels to schools across the nation, using his time to intentionally pour into students as a motivational speaker, to inspire the world to overcome life’s many adversities and to realize that their dreams are meant to empower others.
Morgan was crowned Miss Oklahoma Teen USA in 2006 and in 2010, she won the title of Miss Oklahoma USA. After winning her titles, Morgan continued working for modeling agencies across the United States and around the world. Later she completed her BA in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in Sports Media. After graduation, Morgan married Brian, and they moved to the United Kingdom to serve on the mission field for two years. Together they have aided their local community in many different facets, mentoring inside and outside of schools.
Feel the intensity when Keith Davis walks into the room. If the kids have decided “it’s just another assembly,” their minds are quickly changed. Keith has the “POWER” to change the atmosphere and environment of the entire student body. A former NFL linebacker, Rose Bowl champion and USC graduate, Keith Davis overcame tremendous family obstacles and reading difficulties to obtain a degree in business finance. Keith is a man of character and commitment who truly lives by the principles that he shares.
Jonathan Medina was not only an outstanding football player, but he was also an All-State basketball player in the Lone Star state of Texas. He graduated with a 3.9 GPA. This was a tremendous accomplishment considering his mother was incarcerated, and he was raised by his migrant working grandparents, who only had a third grade education. He speaks about success and how to succeed in life, despite being an underdog.
With her noted expertise in school-based mental health, Dr. Anitra Shelton-Quinn seeks to provide the best in Professional Training as well as Leadership Development.
Dr. Shelton-Quinn shares her experience and insight with any and all those seeking to improve the culture and climate in which they find themselves.
This award-winning school psychologist will not dissappoint, as she teaches real-life tools for self-advocacy and success, using interactive strategies.
When speaking to schools, businesses, organizations and individuals, Dr. Shelton-Quinn prepares her audiences to achieve their personal best!
America’s Got Talent, Bruce and Diane and their family of 12 children have been in over 35 countries, using their “Spin-tacular” Basketball Show to entertain and share a message of hope to this generation! Bruce and Diane travel with their 12 children, and the “Spin-tacular Basketball Show” takes on a new dimension. It is an inspirational and challenging program that will inspire audiences of all ages.
Bob Holmes happens to be both the world's greatest one man volleyball team and a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker against bullying abuse and other life destructive choices of teens. So with Bob a school cannot only enjoy an incredible athlete, they also hear from an extremely effective communicator to teens.
Bob clearly presents a strong, challenging message to students in every public school he performs... to, "Beat The Odds!" and if need be, "Stand Alone," like they just witnessed him doing, in defeating six player teams. Only now he points out that he is talking about their life opponents; such as, bullying, teen suicide, drunk driving, and drugs.
Dan Meyer is a unique performance artist who specializes in the extremely dangerous and very narrow field of cutting edge innertainment - Sword Swallowing!
After growing up in Indiana as a scared, shy skinny kid teased and bullied Dan Meyer vowed he would someday do the impossible and find meaning, purpose and calling in life.
After working in the music business in Nashville, London, and Stockholm Sweden, Meyer shifted his focus from music to variety entertainer as clown, juggler, stilt-walker, fire-eater, glass-eater, and finally the most dangerous of all performance arts: Sword Swallower.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shamiel Gary lived his dream as a professional football player in the National Football League, but the road to the NFL wasn't easy. Shamiel faced obstacles from every direction. It took hard work and perseverance to bring his 3rd-grade dream to life.
As a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, Shamiel had coaches who didn't believe in him. After the state championship, he received his only football scholarship from the University of Wyoming. During his freshman season at Wyoming, he won the 5A State Championship and earned Freshman All-American.
At the end of his sophomore season, Shamiel transferred to Oklahoma State University to be closer to his family while his grandmother battled Alzheimer's disease. In a single season, he went from being an Al-American Safety to spending the 2011 season on the sidelines due to NCAA transfer rules.
h 2012, Shamiel hit the football field in full force. He started every game for the Cowboys, recording 72 tackles, 6 passes defended, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble. As a senior, his pace continued, and the Cowboys placed 2nd in the Big 12 Conference.
Ben Graham has traveled and spoken in all 50 states, as well as over 25 foreign countries. It is fair to say that he is a prominent member of Billy Graham's extended family.
He has been a radio host with his own radio program which aired on stations in 23 states and online around the world. He is an actor and producer and has been in multiple movies, and commercials, including a lead role on the film, Fearless Faith.
He serves on several boards including SWAT (Sports World Against Trafficking). Ben is also very involved in local, state and national government initiatives. He has a Doctorate in temperament counseling and has written several books.
Ben loves to go into schools and speak to groups on various topics; such as anti-bullying and teen suicide avoidance. However, his forte is discussing the art of film making and the impact media has in getting out messages today. When you think of a school assembly or teacher training in classroom media use, or drama class mentoring from a pro, think of Ben Graham!, Ben also loves to speak in churches and to youth groups. He and his wife Candice have four boys Jordan, Zach, Carson & Cooper.
Julian "The Hawk" Jackson is an American. Jackson was born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, U. S.A. He turned professional in 1981, and fought for 18 years before retiring.
Julian Jackson joined the ministry, living in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, where he continues his involvement in the local boxing field as a trainer and coach. He has also been a major force in helping to combat violence in schools and with gangs of the Caribbean islands.
Book Julian for an event,such as a boxing exhibition and inspirational motivational talk to youth in schools, churches, camps, etc and on topics such as bullying, staying in school, drugs, etc.
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