Are you looking for College Speakers,Youth Speakers, or
Motivational Speakers, for your next student leadership
or youth leadership conference?
Out of all the choices you find, picking the right speaker can be challenging. Especially if you are looking for a fun and inspiring youth speaker to educate, entertain, and get at-risk youth, teens, and student leaders from all walks of life to perform at an exceptional level.
But... there is one thing you can do that is guaranteed to help you breathe a sigh of relief... One thing that will help you sleep better the night before your event... (Warning: shameless plug approaching.) One thing that will have students AND adults coming up to you and saying, “Wow! What a great speaker!” That one thing is…
But you don't have to believe these words. Before you fill out the form to request Al, go through this site and read all of the praise and appreciation for Al from young people and the professionals working with them.
(Motivational Youth Speaker -- Al Duncan travels from Atlanta, Georgia)
"Al Duncan is the keynote speaker each year for the annual Power Over Prejudice Summit, held at Georgia Tech. This event trains over 700 middle schools students from some 70 schools each year, on how to deal with bullying, stereotyping and how to embrace differences in all individuals. His goal is to charge the students with insuring that they practice what they have learned and to carry those messages back to the rest of the student bodies. The students respond with excitement and true understanding, so much so that it is difficult to get them to leave to return to their schools. Al is truly an inspiration and motivator and has contributed greatly to our organization. Thank you!"
J. Harry Shannon
Power Over Prejudice Summit
"Al, it was a pleasure meeting you and being able to be in your workshop, which I really enjoyed...I actually have gone to your blog and I'm going to use your networking questions. I'm about to be one of your blog's biggest fans."
School of Business
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I just wanted to take the time to say 'THANK YOU' for coming to Grayslake, Illinois and being the keynote speaker for the 1st Generation Youth Leadership Summit at the College of Lake County.
You definitely exceeded our expectations with your powerful, insightful and motivational story. The youth who were in attendance really enjoyed your speech. You are truly a hidden gem, but there comes a time when ALL gems have to shine!
There are many people who claim to be motivational speakers but only few can hold the title and claim full ownership.
Mr. Duncan, your participation was truly a connection that was meant to happen. We are all still flying high on your plane of inspirational guidance.
Please continue to pour into this generation as I am sure you will definitely make a great impact around the globe. I wish you the best and I hope that we will be able to connect in the near future as we continue to provide services for our target audience, which is low-income, first generation pre-college students. Blessings to you!
Associate Dean for Community Education
The College of Lake County
"With the motivational speaker arena saturated, it is rare and refreshing to find an individual who has the true gift and ability to captivate and engage their audience.Al Duncan is one of those rare finds...
As a practitioner within the sector of higher education, I'm often challenged with promoting the 'soft' skills that are vital to people’s success in a fun and exciting manner. Thank you Al Duncan for brilliantly helping me to achieve this goal!"
Director of Communications
Albany State University
It was a pleasure hearing your lecture last week at St. John's University. In addition to the energy and motivation you carried throughout your lecture, I thought the content, delivery, and the ability to engage the audience was more impressive... "
"The Virgin Islands Department of Education promoted an initiative to address the needs of our at risk teens throughout our schools and community.
We called upon the expert Mr. Al Duncan, to assist in this endeavor. Mr. Duncan’s presentations included a series of workshops which addressed our Youth Empowerment Council in developing a zero tolerance for Gang, Drugs and Violence. Additionally, Mr. Duncan spearheaded and conducted our First Annual Male Empowerment Conference in the V.I.
His astonishing approach to connecting with teens is simply amazing to watch! Mr. Al Duncan’s insightful delivery and ability to identify and address to the needs of our teens kept participants on the edge of their seats.
Our teens certainly left with life changing thoughts and skills which will undoubtedly empower them in creating life changing experiences.
The Virgin islands Department of Education salutes Mr. Al Duncan and extends their deepest heartfelt gratitude for stepping up to the challenge and addressing the needs of our future leaders!"
Cira E. Burke,
Director of Interventions
St. Thomas/St. John School District
"Dear Mr. Duncan,
Thank you for being the keynote speaker for our Second General Session. The Texas FCCLA State Meeting was a complete success because of your help. We enjoyed the motivation you gave our members. I hope you enjoyed coming to speak as much as we enjoyed having you."
State V.P. of Projects, FCCLA
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
"Al Duncan is one of the best I've ever heard. He weaves stories like David Copperfield does magic.
He shows you how to win over the Millennials--Gen Y. He's a master at inspiring your audience and even better at showing them how to excel with a very different "group" of young people. After hearing 'The Millennial Mentor' tell you what's on their minds, you'll almost certainly and instantly shift your strategy."
Al Duncan has that unique ability to simultaneously connect with youth and adults. An immediate kinship was formed with our youth that attended the Youth Conference. For most of our youth it was their first time ever addressing a group of people not their peers and we have no doubt that the confidence to do so came in large measure to their connection with Al Duncan. If you have youth or youth workers that you'd like to hear a motivational speaker give Al a call!
"Al, I want to take this time to thank you for a wonderful presentation, a wonderful evening and most of all for inspiring us. What a prefect fit! The students were elated as well as the faculty and staff of IMU.
I want to also say that your inspiring message not only achieved our expectation but reached into our personal lives and with much gratitude I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to working with you and again, thanks."
"Al literally set our group on fire. Students did not want to leave even when the fire alarm went off!"
Monica L. Greene, Director, Trio Program
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
"You were really inspiring and made a lot of us laugh. You really know how to talk to teenagersand that's a quality a lot of adults don't have. So thanks again. Come back anytime. Keep speaking!"
Brook Anne, student East Leyden H.S.
"...you are an exceptional speaker with the ability to really connect with our young people in special way...
Our cadets have found your book, My Success Journal for Young People, to be inspiring and insightful. It’s a great resource for helping them to create a plan for accomplishing their goals. The tools that you shared with them... are something that all of our cadets around the country could benefit from. I look forward to having you back again."
(CW5) Chief Louis Joseph, Director
"Equipping Young Minds for Exceptional Performance"™
"...what you said this morning at my school was amazing