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Jeff Yalden – The “AH-HA!” School Motivational Speaker
#1 Motivational Speaker for High School Students! Jeff will make you a HERO, but most importantly, he will deliver a motivational speech that outshines normal school assembly presentations.
Our students were totally immersed in his presentation. His unique style allowed him to be immediately accepted . . . Everyone has told me that he is the best youth speaker we have ever had.
– Doug Dodge, Principal, North Harrison Central High School, IN
After your speech I immediately called my mother and told her I loved her. You truly made me feel like a real human being for the first time.”
– C. K., PA
As an educational motivational speaker, it is Jeff’s mission is to connect with teens and inspire them to break self-defeating behaviors and cycles and build a brighter future for themselves and others. While speaking, his passion and concern for teens comes through giving him the ability to combine truth and humor while captivating his audience for 60-120 minute school assemblies. Throughout the assembly, Jeff takes his audiences on an emotional roller coaster of tears and laughter, ultimately leaving them standing on their feet applauding, as they self-reflect on their own lives while he gets personal about his own life: his challenges with his sense of self-worth, failing at relationships, becoming a teen father, and ultimately how he overcame his challenges and obstacles to make him the man he is today.
Dynamic and entertaining, Jeff is chosen as a youth motivational speaker by schools, communities, and organizations for his ability to entertain teens while educating them about the real life challenges they face.
Jeff Yalden changed my life in an hour more than the world did in 16 years.”
– P. Blumenstein, PA
Jeff provides that ‘defining moment’ or that ‘Ah-Ha’ Moment! for every teen in the audience as he has mastered the art of speaking to teens in every setting, every venue, to every type of teenager or young adult.
When you asked me if I thought I was beautiful on the inside as I was on the out, I didn’t know what to say. You were right when you said I didn’t think I was. One day, I hope I do think I’m beautiful on the inside as I am on the out. Thank you for giving me your sweaty bracelet. I’m going to wear it every day.”
– T. H., Student
Jeff is a professional teen and parent communicator and understands teens and their behaviors. Jeff’s popular message, ‘About Life’ is tailored to meet your school assembly programs needs, whether it be about testing, violence, bullying, mental health, suicide, suicide prevention programs/training, drugs and alcohol, respect, responsibilities, or attitude and choices. Jeff will ask you to fill out a pre-program questionnaire to understand the objectives and theme of your event, so that he can tailor his message to meet your needs. He will deliver the message with the topics you are looking for.
School Assembly Activities
On this day of the visit, the first program consists of Jeff coming in an hour before school starts, and teaching the Mastermind Mastery Course and helps you set up a Mastermind Mastery Club or Advisory for your teens and staff. Then this Full Day Program includes up to TWO Motivational School Assemblies, One Teen Leadership Workshop, ONE Mastermind Mastery Workshop during the day with Potential Staff Advisor(s), ONE Teacher In-Service – Suicide Prevention for Teens, a High School Sporting Event, and a Parent/Community Event.
High School Speaker Content
He Connects. He Inspires.
He is Interactive. He Changes Lives!
Not all school assembly programs are as inspiring or educational as ours. Jeff’s high school assemblies have been delivered in high schools from Maine to Singapore, Central America to Vietnam, Munich to Japan, El Salvador to as far northern Canada and all places in between.
Millions of high school students and educators from all walks of life have absorbed Jeff’s elevating message “About Life.”
I can’t even describe to you how completely AMAZING the entire day was. The kids absolutely LOVED him. Even the ones that were complaining about having to go listen to someone loved it. He was fabulous with the student assemblies and had kids lined up to get photos with him and speak with him at the end, and I was completely SHOCKED at how many of them bought his book . . . intact he sold out of books!!!! There were so many kids especially the ones that I worry about daily that were COMPLETELY engaged. There were kids that came up to me afterwords with praise for how much they enjoyed it. I would recommend him a million times!!!”
– T. Andersen, Nurse, GMG High School, Garwin, IA
Jeff Yalden gave the best speech I’ve ever heard.”
– J. Owens, PA
Defining Moments are made in My School Assembly Presentations
Jeff gift is truly understanding how to relate to students on their level, regardless of age or social status.
He will work with your high school students to get them to think, reason, and act. His assemblies are an EXPERIENCE, full of energy, humor, and drama.
If the only thing I can take away from PFEW is Jeff Yalden’s speech, I’ll be okay with that. Such an inspirational speech.”
– K. Serafin, PA
Jeff Yalden speaks to your students on their level and in their language in a style they can understand and relate to. Jeff talks with his audience, not at them, delivering a message they will call a highlight of their educational year.
Jeff is the high school motivational speaker that is real and gives his all in every presentation. This is one of the reasons why Jeff is the best motivational speaker for high school students.
The Message the kids continue to hear: TAKE TIME TO THINK
Still remember when Jeff Yalden punched me in the chest in our assembly. Probably greatest moment ever!”
– C. Powell, PA
Jeff promises your students and staff the best high school motivational assembly program your school has ever had and your kids will be begging to have Jeff back.
He pours his heart and soul into his audience leaving them with a message they will never forget. Jeff’s powerful message, “About Life” and taking time to think helps your students make decisions affecting the next steps in their lives.
His mantra, “Fill your Cup” is a message that is visual as much as it is heard through the powerful stories that resonate deep into their hearts. If you are looking for motivational assembly ideas, please consider bringing our message of hope to your students.
* Motivational School Assemblies are an hour and fifteen minutes in length
** Ask a neighboring school to piggy back and cut the costs for Jeff’s visit