Programs Tagged With "disabilities"
People with disabilities own more company's than people without disabilities. I am a Baynews9 Everyday hero seen by two million viewers. I did not allow my disability to stop me from becoming successful. I am a three timed published author and an inspirational speaker. In this program participants will learn: -Disability awareness and how to overcome -How to build a support team that can assist with your disability and help you reach your dreams -Power techniques to utilize to determine who to bring onto your team. -Life skills -Coping skills People with disabilities are unique and special. Learn how to replace self-pity with self-praise and use that positive energy to manifest greatness. Book Today! Call for rates (727) 280-5607
I do not have a fixed presentation. I create individual presentations specific to your goals and audience. The presentation is drawn from my repertoire of over 500 anecdotes, as relevant to your theme, to emphasize your goals, or to simply entertain your audience based on their background and interests. The length of the presentation can be varied according to your schedule, but generally 30 - 90 minutes works best, and can include a question and answer period related to the topic. If there is significant interest in all or portions of my book, "Time and Effort," I can discuss the background and/or writing process in some detail. Availability of time and space to sign and sell copies of the book after the presentation is a plus.
Content Themes: Disability affirmation; Disability experience; motivational for teachers, parents and helping professionals; stigma; advocacy. Target Audience: Can be modified as a one-person show or a keynote. Perfect for non-profit organization fundraisers, conferences and college shows. Description: "How many people with Disabilities does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" Answer: "One to screw it in and 5 abled bodied people to say, 'you are such an inspiration!'" This joke is a favorite in Nina G's stand-up comedy routine. It brings to light (no pun intended) the struggle that people with Disabilities have living in an able-bodied society that reduces them to images of "inspirations" and "overcomers.â€ Nina challenges perceptions about Disability in her appropriately titled show, Going Beyond Inspirational. Going Beyond Inspirational deals with the pain, joys, and revelations growing up with Speech and Learning Disabilities.
Life isnâ€™t fair. All of us have our fair share of difficult circumstances & obstacles. We could be facing a disability, death of a loved one, divorce, medical diagnoses, depression, anxiety, addiction, bankruptcy, loss of a job etc. Every one of us has our good days and our bad days. We have our good seasons and our bad seasons. How do we cope with these challenges? How do we continue to have hope? How do we overcome these obstacles? I will share my powerful story of hearing loss. A doctor told me to give up and go sign up on disability. How did I overcome this diagnosis? How did I cope with my condition? The audience will learn through my inspirational story how to confront the obstacle, weigh the decisions, and begin to cope. We will watch a video on a young lady who inspired a generation of change. She is no longer with us, but she leaves behind a powerful legacy, inspirational message for all of us dealing with difficulties. Through her spirit and determi...
How would you illustrate my disability? Can you see it? Smell it? Hear it? See it? Feel it? Hidden disabilities are just that as far as the public is concerned. I focus on my strengths, my abilities, but have recently decided to go public with my invisible disabilities in an effort to help the millions of others with similar situations. To inspire audiences to look beyond appearance to see reality. I am an articulate and attractive speaker, quick on my feet, candid and able to inform and entertain any audience. But I have worked hard to compensate for my hidden disabilities--seizures related to multiple traumatic brain injuries, surgery to remove a brain tumor and PTSD. I travel with a 3 lb service dog who is often confused with a wind up toy. He accompanies me everywhere just as my disability does. I can modify this talk to the specific needs of the hospitality industry, sales people, educators and anyone who meets the public through their work or daily life. There is a ne...
Key Points: - Evaluating attitude through questionnaires - Examining perceptions about persons with disabilities - Conversing with people with disabilities - Defining accessibility and accommodations - Understanding specialized equipment - Collaborating with people with disabilities - Realizing importance of global accessibility
What tools do we already possess that when used creatively in tandem with others' strengths can make us more effective? This question is part of the conundrum every employer, team leader, teacher and manager faces whenever two or more people are involved in getting something done. The fact is that we all have inner tools available to us which we have not learned to use to their full potential and which, if employed in our lives, would make us more productive and invaluable to others, and which will help us be more self-reliant and more confident in our own abilities. Michael Hingson has had to use and grow his personal inner toolbox to adapt to, survive, and succeed in a world in which he is often considered an outsider and an individual incapable of being considered a "normal human being". Mr. Hingson happens to be blind. From an early age Mike was taught by his parents to think on his feet and deal with the unexpected. He has seen firsthand how people can, when necessary, cal...
Your DNA is not Your Destiny Adapted specifically for a corporate audience, Devin offers real-world strategies for people struggling to fit in with others, accept themselves, and overcome stigmas that come with disabilities and other internal challenges. He relays tips and actionable advice that leads to stronger cultures and more solid work teams. Devin gives talks and workshops around the country, The programs below can be adapted for either keynote speeches or workshops. Book Devin to speak at your next event, please contact him at 1-888-964-1113 or email@example.com