Presentations that help foster change in school culture and
uplift students to make positive choices
"He's inspirational. He's funny and he's practical. I've seen him twice. He's just plain awesome!"
Alysha, Arlington, TX
Your students will get tested & tried proven techniques that will prevent them from making poor choices. They will understand and be able to implement a path of positive choice-making
Students will REALIZE that what they do online matters! From their current group of friends to their future college choices, their online decisions impact their future.
Often, students think of themselves as the MOST important person. We help to bring an understanding within students that treating others WELL provides lasting value to their own personal lives.
Jerry has spoken to over 1 million students in all 50 states over the last 10 years. His ability to speak in all regions/cultures of the United States makes him completely capable of speaking to your inner-city population or your rural community!
You can count on Jerry to provide humorous and relevant content without having to worry, “Will he suck?” Let’s be honest, you think about that! Jerry masters the stage and any audience. All the while, his staff’s professionalism communicating with you before the event is unmatched.
Jerry provides a 30-minute post-presentation Facetime/Skype call with student leaders to encourage and provide additional insight into keeping his message going. This benefit provides a continual engagement with Jerry and his content long after he speaks.
Ever have a presenter who was “plastic”on stage? Students see RIGHT through plastic. Jerry provides real, honest, open content to meet the needs of today’s students.
Jerry’s talk are followed up with a parent presentation (if wanted) called Parenting the Snapchat Generation. This seminar dovetails with Jerry’s student talks and challenges parents to “step up” and take ownership of what their students are doing online.
Being a former teacher, Jerry realizes that getting students’ senses involved is important! Jerry doesn’t just “lecture”, he involves students in his presentations to make points, role-play situations, and develop lasting impact.
Beginning his career as a 7 th grade teacher in Haleiwa, Hawaii, Jerry immediately became involved in the lives of students. After 8 years as a youth pastor, Jerry has been speaking professionally for over 15 years to 1 million students in Canada, South Korea, Germany, Dominican Republic, and the United States.
Besides being a highly regarded student speaker, Jerry has written six books, appeared on XM/Sirius radio, shared the stage with former NFL stars, speaks regularly for the Navy SEALs, and is a leading voice for students across the nation.
ENGAGEMENTS LAST TWO YEARS
STUDENTS SPOKEN TO
YEARS AS STUDENT SPEAKER
STATES SPOKEN IN
Illinois Prairie Ridge HS
"You were absolutely fantastic! You knew your audience so well, my entire senior class was beaming when they left your talk today. No one had a bad thing to say, you entertained us and made us feel worthwhile, while simultaneously sending a message. Magic!"
"Man, you were amazing at the SkillsUSA Georgia competition. By far the best motivational speakers they’ve ever had. Truly, it was perfection."
"I was at the DECA conference last night. You caught me at just the right moment in my life. You were used last night to speak to me as well as many other students in that room. I hope that you are used to reach thousands more."
"He’s inspirational. He’s funny and he’s practical. I’ve seen him twice. He’s just plain awesome!"
Let's be honest, that is what DOES happen in many student presentations! Without a seasoned student speaker, your students will get NOTHING from the speaker and you'll waste valuable class time.
You might have been there before. The presenter gets up on stage and you immediately regret the decision. You went cheap or didn’t do your research and THIS is what happens. You are nauseated over what is taking place on that stage.
If you decide to bring someone in that you think “will do”, chances are it won’t end well. Your peers – teachers and staff – will question whether you know what it is that your students need.
Although Jerry has his “day rate”, we NEVER want finances to be the issue of whether Jerry comes. We listen to each schools’ needs and budgets to produce a package that will satisfy everyone.
We believe that EVERY student needs to hear Jerry’s message! We typically provide three sessions that helps to segment your school population into similar age-ranges.
Jerry caters to your needs in regard to session length. We see anywhere from 35-70 minutes depending on the age/size of your group.
Jerry’s been doing this for 15 years. If he would have included any religious or political content, he would have been unemployed years ago. So, no, Jerry steers clear of this kind of stuff!
Yes, our pre-calls will explore “talking points” you may want included in Jerry’s sessions.
Typically, we can squeeze in a day/time if we have two weeks notice.