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"DON'T BE AVERAGE"
Audience: Teens or Young Adults
Imagine ...capturing an audience with laughter, drawing them in, getting comfortable, building trust. When you least expect it, real life comes into view. The true story of a boy left at the hospital, in and out of homes, abused. This sad tale does not end in sadness. It rises above the situations to show how a mess can turn into a message.
You will be amazed at the emotional journey that Josh Shipp will take you on, in merely an hour. Laughing at human nature, games you haven’t played since kindergarten, and true stories about trips to Wal-Mart and exploding microwaves. But, the really explosive moment comes when the audience abruptly takes a one eighty, from the humor, to the tragedy that life sometimes has to offer.
Josh understands what it feels like to try and form and discover your identity and purpose. He has learned that life’s battles can be won, armed with a sense of humor and an optimistic attitude. Sharing his struggles, Josh encourages people to view their lives through a new lens. This empowering story of triumph encourages all people to think of themselves, and their mistakes as an "opportunity."
Topics Covered in DON'T BE AVERAGE Include...
- Making Positive Choices
- Choosing The "Right" Friends
- Peer Pressure
- Overcoming Adversity
- Striving To Be YOUR Best
- Benefits of a Positive Attitude
- The Importance of Good Role Models
Audience Reaction: "You were hysterically funny and had such a powerful message. The two speakers that followed you were NOTHING in compared to your down to earth, chill, funny public speaking. I really was inspired"
-Claire, Student from PA
"TURNING A MESS INTO A MESSAGE"
Audience: Parents or Educators
Josh Shipp was that trouble maker kid in school - a foster kid, class clown, a rebel without a clue, a trouble maker. He was written off, kicked out, forgotten about. That is until one adult made all the difference in his life.
She didn't see the punk kid - she saw the potential. She didn't see the messed up foster kid - she saw the message this young man could share with the world.
Josh's program entitled "TURNING A MESS INTO A MESSAGE" is perfect for a group of educators or parents that work with teens.
Topics Covered in TURNING A MESS INTO A MESSAGE Include...
- The 5 common mistakes people make with teens
- How to get through to teens that have "checked out"
- How to motivate the unmotivated
- What worked AND what didn't work
- Simple/effective ways to let teens know you care
- Strategies for getting YOUR message across
Audience Reaction: "In 15 years of being in education, you have got to be the best speaker that I have ever seen when speaking to a group of adults. My stomach still hurts from laughing so much. Thank you for your message."
-Karla Reisner - Teacher, Kansas