“David Essel is the New Leader of the “Positive Thinking Movement“, I loved having him on my show, he opened up our eyes about the truth that’s behind the reality of success!”
David Essel was selected as the 2016 Keynote Speaker for the Syracuse University Graduation Ceremonies, School of Education!
David with Dr. Joanna Osborne Masingila, Dean, School of Education, Syracuse University
“The key things that resonated with David’s Keynote Speech at the School of Education graduation ceremonies was his enthusiasm, his persistence, his attitude to be open to opportunities that come, and flexibility in dealing with changes.”
David Essel, M.S is a featured keynote speaker, commencement speaker and master of ceremonies for business conferences, organizations, universities, schools and fund-raising events in Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the United States. Labeled by many as one of the top male motivational and and inspirational speakers of our day, David has positively affected the lives of millions of people through his motivational lectures, television segments, and national radio show. He shares his secrets for expanding personal and business growth to audiences all over the world.
As a business speaker, David has inspired millions of companies and corporations through his results oriented lectures since 1984, including Chico’s, Nestlé, Anheuser Bush, Discover Card and Non-Profit Organizations like the March of Dimes. For a list of clients and companies David has worked with, Click Here.
David expertise lies in creating a one of a kind lecture to address the specific goals of your business, school or conference. His most popular lectures include, but are not limited to, such topics as: Achievement/Motivation, Attitude, Business Success, Life Balance/Stress Management, Spirituality, Health/Fitness, and Relationships. Thank you so much for considering David for your next event!
DAVID ESSEL 2017 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
S.U. GRADUATE, 1979, HEALTH SELECTED STUDIES
Thank You Dr. Joanna Osborne Masingila and the School of Education…. Heather Waters and everyone here for inviting me to be a part of this really important day…
First congratulations to each of you!… The graduates of my alma mater, Syracuse University!
Probably the most important piece of information I can give you… Would be for everyone to tap in to your own inner “Lady Gaga” in the world of education… Be strong enough to be yourself, be unique, and you’ll make the biggest difference in the world in whatever career path you choose.
40 years ago in this gym… In Manley Fieldhouse I lived here… I love this place… As a member of the junior varsity basketball team… This was home.
(As a sidenote… 40 years from now you’ll be about 60 years old or so… I know at your age we don’t never think that’s going to happen… I sure didn’t… so make sure that you take full advantage of every breath for the rest of your life!)
40 years ago in this very gym with coach Roy Danforth and Jim Boeheim
Coach Danforth called me into his office … We have a spot for you on the varsity team do you want it?
Yes sir this is all I live for!
We want you to push our seniors in practice so that they’re ready for anything are you ready Essel?
There’s only one catch… You’ll never get in a game
24 hours later I return and tell coach that I can’t do it.
I ended up leaving school and going on a one and a half year search to find out what my purpose in life was.
I finally returned to Syracuse and enrolled in the School of Education and had one of the most incredible advisers ever, Dr. Carl Shantzis…
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Here’s what the executive management team at Beasley Broadcasting’s Annual Regional Conference had to say about David’s business productivity seminar:
- A very powerful speaker who is moving and informative
- Good for the mind and soul
- Straight forward and honest approach
- A desirable presentation about life and business
- A great motivator
Review from David’s lecture at the NADA (National Association of Auto Dealers) Annual Meeting, where he scored perfect 5’s on all aspects of his presentation. A special thanks to Eagles Talent Connection for securing this lecture for David and conducting the survey.
Effectiveness of Presentation – 5
Content of Program – 5
Audience Reaction – 5
Cooperation of Performer – 5
Met Your Expectations – 5
Rating Scale: (5) Excellent (4) Very Good (3) Good (2) Fair (1) Poor