"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!"
Assistant Dean of Diversity
"After listening to Al Duncan I realize that he is an excellent speaker with great nuggets of information for motivating and communicating with students. He did a great job."
Sherri Taliaferro, Teacher
Totem Middle School, Marysville, WA
"Thank you for being the keynote speaker at the DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services Holiday Gala. Your engaging manner and message of inspiration went far and said much.
Our employees are still reminding themselves that no matter what has happened or what will happen they will always be a valuable contribution to DFCS. You truly exceeded our expectations and your words of inspiration and hope will always be remembered."
Walker E. Solomon II
DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services
"Thank you for your wonderful presentation to our staff. Your visit was during a time when employee morale was at an all-time low.
Your presentation was encouraging, upbeat, and informative and had a powerful impact on everyone in attendance."
Mary A. Moore
Social Security Administration
" …thank you so much for making this meeting extra special for the young people and staff at our program.
Historically, we have lost a substantial number of our participants when they go home for the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays…
I am proud to say that over 95% of our cadets have returned from their break and are motivated to do their best and graduate our program…I believe it has finally sunk in to many of them. I look forward to scheduling you for another visit here with us soon.”
CPL Jeremy Blunt
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe
"Al Duncan was high content and extremely impactful. Students loved Al Duncan because he was extremely practical and personable.
For instance, Al's keynote address provided our student-body with practical steps to improve their personal effectiveness and leadership qualities.
His 'Duncan Nuggets' proved to be an instant hit as one student wrote, 'I loved Al, he had very common sense ideas that people simply overlook. His Duncan Nuggets are everyday phrases you can take with you for a long time, and he will converse with you after the event.'
Simply said, Al Duncan has style and substance."
Lionel L. Bailey, Asso. Director
Center for Leadership Development
Tarrant County College
"Dear Mr. Duncan,
My name is Gisselle and I'm a Criminal Justice student at Johnson & Wales University. I enjoyed listening to you speak on Thursday night. It was definitely motivation for me in pursuing my future goals.
Can you please email me the notes from Thursday night? I definitely want to have those secrets of success. Thank you very much and good luck with your future endeavors. The youth of this generation need people like you to push them to the fullest extent to achieve greatness. Thanks again."
Criminal Justice student
Johnson & Wales University
I definitely enjoyed meeting you and attending your seminar.
I have learned so much about myself and you have helped me see things in a very different perspective, a better perspective and for that I deeply thank you.
I had fun and I enjoyed your attitude and energy and your excitement. I do hope that our paths do cross again, so until then stay up and stay strong. Thank You."
University of Missouri-Rolla
"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."
Robin B. Chamberlain, RDCS, FASE
Institute of Medical Ultrasound (IMU)
"Thank you so much for coming to speak to us at Youth Day! Not only were our young people inspired, but so were the staff members in attendance.
You spoke to the youth on their level and it meant a lot to them. They were impressed by your caring and fun-loving attitude towards them. I appreciate your words of encouragement and kindness.
You are the best and most well received motivational speakers we’ve ever had. The youth expressed how much they enjoyed hearing you speak (and sing!)"
Youth Program Coordinator
Vernon Career Solutions, Inc.
"Greetings Mr. Duncan!
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!
Dr. Michele Vaughn
Associate Dean for Community Education
The College of Lake County