Jeff Yalden ROCKS Redondo Union High School

Imagine 2500 teenagers packed into an auditorium and you give the speaker only 20 minutes to give them a message to start the school year.  Imagine that!

Well, that is what happened on August 31, 2012 in Redondo Beach, CA.  Jeff Yalden, one of American’s most sought after youth motivational speakers and teen experts mesmerized a packed auditorium at Redondo Union High School with his message, “Don’t Look Back and Wish You Could Do It All Over Again!”  What is even more awesome is that Jeff though he had 45 minutes, but by time they kids were seated, the videos were done, the Principal had spoken, Jeff was only given 20 minutes to speak.  He didn’t disappoint!  Jeff took the 20 minutes and completely came up with a message that would resonate with the hearts of the teens while giving them a motivational and uplifting message to start the year off with.

Jeff talked about his past.  He then talked about where he is today and how he got there.  Then he talked about the wisdom and experiences of people that walked before him using the story of his wife’s grandfather.  His grandfather said, “We never have time to do things right, but we always have time to do things over!”  That was really the highlight of the message.  Then Jeff, told the kids of Jimmy Valvano, who was dying of terminal cancer and shared with them the video:

After the video, Jeff then talked about when he was in school and he was afraid to dance because of what people would say and think.  He then encouraged kids to dance like nobody is watching, sing like nobody is listening and learn to live like nobody lives.  In short stories, he told of the musician Bob Seger, the duo Sugarland, Jason Aldean, and Adele.  He made gestures about how he dances today.  The kids absolutely loved it.

He then ended with his signature story encouraging the kids to think about their choices and to have a good attitude.  He told the story of when he cut his daughters door down with a chainsaw and told the moral of the story.  “Did this need to happen”, Jeff asked the audience.  They responded with a loud, “NO!”  Jeff said, “Exactly!  Think before you act and stay in control with your attitude.

Jeff’s time was up and Jeff left the stage and 2500 kids gave Jeff a standing ovation.

In 20 minutes, Jeff Yalden mesmerized 2500 kids and received a standing ovation.  How do you do that?

** For 20 years, Jeff Yalden has mesmerized student audiences in high school assemblies and teen leadership conferences with his style and passionate style of speaking.  If you want a youth speaker that can motivate your teens to take action, please visit today.

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Author:Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker

Youth Motivational Speaker & Teen Life Coach. Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has been mesmerizing audiences with his engaging style and passion. Jeff is a story-teller that every where he speaks, he guarantees he is real and in the moment, perfect for every audience. He is one of a kind. He's interactive and nobody pours as much energy and passion into their programs that Jeff does. Guaranteed, Jeff will be a defining moment and a highlight of your students lives.

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