While Tony spoke, the students were completely engaged, In a full gymnasium, you could hear a pin drop! The children were completely mesmerized by Tony’s energy, enthusiasm and honesty. It was clear that Tony is passionate about what he does and he has an incredibly unique way of making everyone in the audience feel as though he is speaking just to them. I would highly recommend Tony to any middle or high school looking to share this message with their students.
Tony spent time after the presentation speaking with students and taking photos with them. To see the impact his words had on the students, you just have to look at his Instagram where dozens of Rye Neck students have written him notes of appreciation.
Every now and again you'll meet someone that is a extra special. These types of people are extremely passionate, influential and seem to be well respected. That was the case when I met Jaime from FightsOn Inc. My agent and I were pretty skeptical when Jaime started communicated with us about the event she wanted to put on in her community. Not because it's not possible but she literally was putting this event together with six weeks or less. She was looking for a substance abuse and motivational speaker that could address not only the students but the parents also. I forgot to mention that the school denied her the ability to have me present in front of the students at the campus, making this event a success even more difficult because how do you get students and parents to show up to a presentation on a Sunday evening.
“Thank you for coming and actually talking to us, not lecturing us. I can honestly say I rarely listen to speakers but I did to you and I listened word for word! ”
— West York Area High School, Student
“In a very unassuming sincere way, Tony left a big impact on our community. He gave our efforts a huge boost! Thank you Tony! ”
— Hope 4 Pike- Pike County, Pennsylvania
As a school we put a large amount of time and energy into choosing the right fit for our student body when it comes to presenters. I can say with a resounding “YES” that Tony was the right choice! Tony delivers a message unlike any which I have heard before, he doesn’t walk on stage and tell students the things they are anticipating to hear when they come into an assembly on Substance Abuse. He delivers a message that draws them in deeply and holds their attention, his story helps to keep them engaged and his delivery is exceptional. I have received nothing but positive feedback from our students, they feel fired up and ready to take on the world! Tony focuses a lot on finding your gifts and using those gifts to glorify God and serve others, our students were able to relate to this powerful message and have been talking about it for days. It is a message of hope, of faith and of perseverance. I am delighted to have had Tony here and look forward to having him back.”
— Mrs. Amanda R Malixi, MA. LPC- Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School
Every now and again i'll get invited to a little diamond of a city. I got the call on kind of last minute notice about a possibility to speak in a little place called Salmon, Idaho. Prior to this event I had never been to Idaho, so I was quite curious what it would be like. I packed my bags and I headed up to a very very small city! I flew into Missoula, Montana and drove a rental car 3 hours to get to Salmon. I gotta admit, I was a little sketched out because I landed at 11pm and drove 3 hours through the snow and mountains to get there.