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  • “Nick is real, and connects to students in a way that many speakers don’t, the standing ovation at the end of his presentation is proof of that.”

    Kelli Kennedy, Curriculum Specialist for Adult, Career and Technical Education, School District of Manatee County
  • “One of the best youth presenters I’ve ever seen in nearly 2 decades in the business.”

    Jason Hewlett, Hall of Fame Speaker
  • “The moment he stepped on stage he connected and captivated
    the students, so much so that he received two standing ovations.”

    Cole, NSA Youth Counselor
  • “Nick was a hit with our student audience. We really appreciated the
    extra effort he put into making his presentation something to remember.”

    Heidi Walsh, Program Director at SkillsUSA
  • “Definition of someone who can tell a story and change a life.”

    Emanuel Campbell, Student, Harford Community College
  • “Nick’s animated personality, commanding presence, and overall sincere demeanor gained him the respect of both my students and staff so much that he received a standing ovation at the close of his story!”

    Carrie Auffrey, Assistant Principal at Holyoke High School
  • “Your message of perseverance, honesty, and being true to one’s self was perfect for our group.
    And you were a professional and a pleasure to work with too!”

    Vicki Ferrence Ray, Chief National Programs Officer at HOBY
  • “Thank you for coming to our school and sharing your story. It meant a lot to me. I took your story as a reason to do what I want to do. I enlisted in the army and was sworn in on 12-09-15 due to your story of following your dreams.”

    “Chubbs”, Student at Franklin County Technical School
  • “I highly recommend Nick to any organization looking for an
    extraordinary communicator who can move an audience to unexpected places.”

    Chuck Garcia, Professor at Mercy College
  • “I strongly endorse Nick Tokman and unquestionably believe that
    his story and message should be heard by students of all ages.”

    Thaddeus Tokarz, Principal at Springfield Central High School
  • “I found myself engrossed in his speech. Even as an adult
    I left the presentation feeling inspired to achieve more in my own life.”

    Dawn Jagannath, Teacher at Beatrice H. Wood School
  • “As part of his motivational talk he gives away the book ‘The Alchemist’ to a lucky student. This gesture motivated our English Department to include the book within their curriculum reading list.”

    Raye Young, Development Coordinator at Franklin County Technical School
  • “His conversational speaking style, soul-bearing story, and true compassion for young people created a clear message that left us breathless!”

    Dr. Penny Joyner Waddell, Dean of Education at Gwinnett Technical College
  • “His stories of perseverance and dedication to a single vision are inspiring and relatable. I strongly support Nick as a public speaker and social motivator.”

    Benjamin Rose, Owner at Mass Appeal Coffee
  • “Nick was such an engaging and dynamic speaker! Our students were highly engaged throughout his presentation and is truly due to his ability to connect with the audience.”

    Alexandra Clines, Assistant Principal at Zanetti Montessori School
  • “Nick will challenge you to be speculative of your decisions and your dreams, and he will also encourage you to believe in yourself.”

    William Pryor IV, Student, NODA Shrowback Throwback
  • “Usually during school presentations I get bored out of my mind, but Mr. Nick kept his presentation upbeat and funny, so I never got distracted or bored!”

    Hope, Student at Beatrice H. Wood School
  • “Nick has a gift of public speaking. In speaking to students who left the assembly, I was approached by countless students. They all implored me to have Nick come back and speak to others.”

    Ricci Hall, Principal at Claremont Academy
  • “Nick’s most effective attributes as a speaker were his approachability and his honesty. Sixth graders can be shy, but our students took to him right away. I would recommend Nick without hesitation”

    Michael P. Naglieri, Television Production Teacher at Birchland Park Middle School
  • “When you are dealing with a large group, many who have severe behavioral problems, and you could hear a pin drop, Nick is quite engaging and interactive.”

    Dawn Rodgers, Counselor at High School of Commerce
  • “Nick has appeared in several local school districts with equal success. I strongly recommend him as a speaker, especially for a middle school and high school audience.”

    Timothy Harty, Teacher at John R. Fausey School
  • “Thank you for doing what you do. I’m looking forward to meeting with you again and sharing my stories and successes because you helped me reach it.”

    Morgan, Student
  • “It was a joy having Nick speak at our school and we would love to have him back in the future!”

    Thomas Gaffigan, Associate Principal at Greenfield High School
  • “I can say without reservation that Nick possesses an uncommon gift for speaking and connecting with youth while inspiring them to follow their dreams.”

    Nicole Lucas, Director of Development at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
  • “Your inspirational and motivational message is exactly what our youth needed to hear.”

    Jacqueline Lozada, Director at HSSYI
  • “Many members of the audience left with happy faces, the others begged their teachers to delay class so that they could meet Nick in person to seek additional information about his life’s journey.”

    Meirion George, Director of Athletics at The MacDuffie School
  • “Our students were highly engaged throughout his presentation and is truly due to his ability to connect with the audience.”

    Heidi Drawec, Assistant Principal at Minnechaug Regional High School
  • “Nick is an exceptionally hardworking, top-performing professional. He has my highest recommendation.”

    Tina Wixsom, Associate Director at Boys & Girls Club of The Berkshires
  • “It is not easy to keep a group of teens interested in something for a long period of time, but Nick was able to do this with ease.”

    Kyle Betters, Advisor at Pittsfield Family YMCA
  • “Mr. Tokman is an enthusiastic speaker who demonstrated a wonderful rapport with people of all ages. I recommend Mr. Tokman to you without reservation.”

    Robin Roberts-Pratt, Principal at Beatrice H. Wood School
  • “Nick was energetic and was able to get his message across to the kids in a way which they listened. I would recommend him as a motivational speaker; his enthusiasm and personality sold his message.”

    Jennifer Mcquade, Dean of Students at Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
  • “It was our pleasure to have Nick with us and we hope to have him back again next year! I would highly recommend him!”

    Hank Girardin, Assistant Principal at West Springfield High School

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