LSU at Alexandria Hires Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden

On August 21, 2012 for the second day of school Louisiana State University at Alexandria hired Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden to engage their non-traditional students and encourage them to make the best of their school year.  The theme was “Start Strong . . . Finish Stronger.”

For nearly an hour and a half, Jeff mesmerized the students and faculty with his message, “About Life” encouraging the students to think about what is really important in life.  “Yeah, life is hard, but that doesn’t mean we give up easily.  College isn’t easy, but nothing good comes without hard work.  You can do this!”, said Jeff Yalden.

For many of the students at LSUA, they are coming back in their 30′s and 40′s after having a family, or being laid off from their jobs.  They’ve decided that they need their education and they’ve chosen to go back to school.  Jeff talked to them about life, family, hope, and mostly encouraged them to take it one day at a time, but to really enjoy the journey.

Jeff posed the question, “What is education?  It’s every day.  It’s what you do.  How you do it.  Where you do it.  When you do it.  With whom you do it.”  Jeff talked about seeking people in life whom you respect and whose opinions you value and going to them.  Jeff said, “Think about it.  You ask an 80 year old man or woman a question and you’ll get a 2 minute answer filled with 60 years of experiences, people they’ve met, books they’ve read, successes and failures they’ve encountered.  Go to them.”

Jeff gave them something to really think about as he tailored his message to meet their theme of “Start Strong . . . Finish Stronger!”

If you are looking for a speaker for your youth or teen event.  Perhaps a speaker for your next high school assembly.  Look no further, Jeff Yalden is a youth motivaitonal speaker and high school assembly speaker that will mesmerize your teens and bring school spirit and school morale back to the school.  Contact Jeff today at

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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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