Reviews

What Educators Are Saying

Celene Sessions

In the seventeen years as an SGA advisor, I have had the pleasure of hearing keynote speakers from across the country, and I can assure you that Laymon is a jewel!

- Celene Sessions, SGA Advisor, Pace High School

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2017-04-01T19:26:06+00:00

- Celene Sessions, SGA Advisor, Pace High School

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In the seventeen years as an SGA advisor, I have had the pleasure of hearing keynote speakers from across the country, and I can assure you that Laymon is a jewel!

Wanda Carroll

From all accounts, the NASC Speaker Showcase was indeed a huge success. You are the reason for this success.

- Wanda Carroll, Associate Director, NASC

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2017-04-01T19:27:11+00:00

- Wanda Carroll, Associate Director, NASC

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From all accounts, the NASC Speaker Showcase was indeed a huge success. You are the reason for this success.

Hope Carter

Not only is Laymon an excellent speaker, but he is also a joy to work with. Working with Laymon was a true pleasure and made my job as the event coordinator much easier.

- Hope Carter, Leadership Specialist, Georgia FFA

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2017-04-01T19:56:50+00:00

- Hope Carter, Leadership Specialist, Georgia FFA

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Not only is Laymon an excellent speaker, but he is also a joy to work with. Working with Laymon was a true pleasure and made my job as the event coordinator much easier.

Sasha Gregory

You were truly the best keynote I have ever heard and the most connected with the kids. You were simply AMAZING!

- Sasha Gregory, Adviser to 2010-2011 PA FCCLA State Officer, PA FCCLA

 

2017-04-02T12:03:57+00:00

- Sasha Gregory, Adviser to 2010-2011 PA FCCLA State Officer, PA FCCLA

 

You were truly the best keynote I have ever heard and the most connected with the kids. You were simply AMAZING!

Keith Cox

Laymon did a great job as the keynote speaker…the energy he brought out of the students was amazing…I would recommend Laymon to any group…

- Keith Cox, Secretary-Treasurer, South Carolina FFA

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2017-04-02T12:05:58+00:00

- Keith Cox, Secretary-Treasurer, South Carolina FFA

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Laymon did a great job as the keynote speaker…the energy he brought out of the students was amazing…I would recommend Laymon to any group…

Lola W. Richbourg

Thank you for being one of our speakers at the SCASC state convention. You truly connected with the kids and… let them know not to settle for less than their best. ..You have wisdom and insight way beyond your years and that showed…

-   Lola W. Richbourg, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of Student Councils

2017-04-02T12:07:19+00:00

-   Lola W. Richbourg, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of Student Councils

Thank you for being one of our speakers at the SCASC state convention. You truly connected with the kids and… let them know not to settle for less than their best. ..You have wisdom and insight way beyond your years and that showed…

Kim DeFeo

Your energy is awesome. You did a terrific job connecting with your audience. You were able to “get to their level” but kept it appropriate.
- Kim DeFeo, Speaker Coordinator, NH FCCLA
2017-04-02T12:08:59+00:00
- Kim DeFeo, Speaker Coordinator, NH FCCLA
Your energy is awesome. You did a terrific job connecting with your audience. You were able to “get to their level” but kept it appropriate.

Patricia Lambert

Your students will be mesmerized from the beginning of his speech to the end and they will be positively impacted!

- Patricia Lambert, Principal, Central Medical Magnet High School

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2017-04-02T12:10:08+00:00

- Patricia Lambert, Principal, Central Medical Magnet High School

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Your students will be mesmerized from the beginning of his speech to the end and they will be positively impacted!

LaTasha Watson

Laymon is not a flash- bang, wow, forget it tomorrow type of speaker, but one that causes you to stop and think.

- LaTasha Watson, State Advisor, Virginia TSA

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2017-04-02T12:18:01+00:00

- LaTasha Watson, State Advisor, Virginia TSA

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Laymon is not a flash- bang, wow, forget it tomorrow type of speaker, but one that causes you to stop and think.

Christy Millen Hertsch

Students were still talking about you on the last day of school. You inspired them and have left a positive lasting impression.

- Christy Millen Hertsch, Teacher

2017-04-03T08:26:52+00:00

- Christy Millen Hertsch, Teacher

Students were still talking about you on the last day of school. You inspired them and have left a positive lasting impression.

Mary Knauff

I have to say you are different from any other motivational speaker we have had. You stayed on beyond the speech, and let our students know that you cared about them as people – WOW!

- Mary Knauff, State Officer Advisor, PA FCCLA

2017-04-03T08:27:19+00:00

- Mary Knauff, State Officer Advisor, PA FCCLA

I have to say you are different from any other motivational speaker we have had. You stayed on beyond the speech, and let our students know that you cared about them as people – WOW!

Octoryia Robinson

My son rushed home and raved about you all night after hearing you speak. He has not been the same since.

 - Octoryia Robinson, Parent

2017-04-03T08:27:44+00:00

 - Octoryia Robinson, Parent

My son rushed home and raved about you all night after hearing you speak. He has not been the same since.

Lydia DeGraw Neuenhoff

I sat at the dinner table Friday night and listened to my two children and their friends discuss you and how much you affected them. Thank you for inspiring my children and their friends.

- Lydia DeGraw Neuenhoff, Parent

2017-04-03T08:28:18+00:00

- Lydia DeGraw Neuenhoff, Parent

I sat at the dinner table Friday night and listened to my two children and their friends discuss you and how much you affected them. Thank you for inspiring my children and their friends.

Chazmen Geames

I was not surprised when the audience jumped to their feet at the conclusion of your speech to show their excitement and appreciation for your motivating message. From start to finish, you had the students on the edge of their seats and intently listening to your words of wisdom.

-  Chazmen Geames, Minority Achievers Director, Capital Region YMCA

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2017-04-03T08:29:48+00:00

-  Chazmen Geames, Minority Achievers Director, Capital Region YMCA

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I was not surprised when the audience jumped to their feet at the conclusion of your speech to show their excitement and appreciation for your motivating message. From start to finish, you had the students on the edge of their seats and intently listening to your words of wisdom.

What Students Are Saying…

Geoffrey C.

Your speech really meant a lot to everyone. I don’t think you even realize how many people you inspired in such a short time.”

Geoffrey C.

2017-04-03T19:57:23+00:00

Geoffrey C.

Your speech really meant a lot to everyone. I don’t think you even realize how many people you inspired in such a short time.”

Janell H.

I was extremely inspired by your speech. No matter what anyone says, I can and WILL make it big in life. Your message made a big impact on me. You made me want to go out and be the best I can be.”

Janell H.

2017-04-03T20:04:26+00:00

Janell H.

I was extremely inspired by your speech. No matter what anyone says, I can and WILL make it big in life. Your message made a big impact on me. You made me want to go out and be the best I can be.”

Minolee V.

I was truly inspired by your workshop!”

Minolee V.

2017-04-03T20:12:13+00:00

Minolee V.

I was truly inspired by your workshop!”

You changed my life!”

Jacob E.

2017-04-03T19:58:15+00:00

Jacob E.

You changed my life!”

Caitie F.

You are truly an inspiration and made me believe that I am the bomb dot com. You weren’t only just a speaker, but you really made us feel like we could talk to you and really get to know you!”

Caitie F.

2017-04-03T20:05:45+00:00

Caitie F.

You are truly an inspiration and made me believe that I am the bomb dot com. You weren’t only just a speaker, but you really made us feel like we could talk to you and really get to know you!”

Crystal K.

Your workshop was great. You really got people fired up!”

Crystal K.

2017-04-03T20:12:32+00:00

Crystal K.

Your workshop was great. You really got people fired up!”

Dylan M.

Out of every state or even national workshop that I have attended, yours has been the most enjoyable and rememberable to me!”

Dylan M.

2017-04-03T19:58:45+00:00

Dylan M.

Out of every state or even national workshop that I have attended, yours has been the most enjoyable and rememberable to me!”

Amber S.

Thanks to you I see life in a whole new perspective.”

Amber S.

2017-04-03T20:06:08+00:00

Amber S.

Thanks to you I see life in a whole new perspective.”

Paul B.

You motivated me to do more with my life and to do more for others!”

Paul B.

2017-04-03T20:12:48+00:00

Paul B.

You motivated me to do more with my life and to do more for others!”

Saadia R.

Hearing Laymon speak was one of the best things I’ve heard in my life.

Saadia R.

2017-04-03T19:59:05+00:00

Saadia R.

Hearing Laymon speak was one of the best things I’ve heard in my life.

Caitie F.

You are truly an inspiration and made me believe that I am the bomb dot com. You weren’t only just a speaker, but you really made us feel like we could talk to you and really get to know you!”

Caitie F.

2017-04-03T20:06:31+00:00

Caitie F.

You are truly an inspiration and made me believe that I am the bomb dot com. You weren’t only just a speaker, but you really made us feel like we could talk to you and really get to know you!”

Mark G.

Your speech gave me the feeling to strive, to be the best leader I can be, and to be a servant leader.”

Mark G.

2017-04-03T20:13:09+00:00

Mark G.

Your speech gave me the feeling to strive, to be the best leader I can be, and to be a servant leader.”

Rayanna B.

Thank you so much for coming to our school. Every other speaker we have had didn’t touch our hearts because they say the same thing we hear every year, but you… You opened up a lot of our eyes!”

Rayanna B.

2017-04-03T19:59:30+00:00

Rayanna B.

Thank you so much for coming to our school. Every other speaker we have had didn’t touch our hearts because they say the same thing we hear every year, but you… You opened up a lot of our eyes!”

Olivia P.

Before your speech, I always thought I had to be perfect. After hearing your speech, I went back to school stress free and with a clear mind. Thank you for the huge impact you had on me. I really hope that other schools get to hear you and other students get to hear your speech because it honestly made a huge impact on me.”

Olivia P.

2017-04-03T20:06:51+00:00

Olivia P.

Before your speech, I always thought I had to be perfect. After hearing your speech, I went back to school stress free and with a clear mind. Thank you for the huge impact you had on me. I really hope that other schools get to hear you and other students get to hear your speech because it honestly made a huge impact on me.”

Michael G.

Your speech was one of the most inspiring speeches I’ve ever heard. Your story makes it clear that anything is possible and now all I can do is go after my dreams!”

Michael G.

2017-04-03T20:13:28+00:00

Michael G.

Your speech was one of the most inspiring speeches I’ve ever heard. Your story makes it clear that anything is possible and now all I can do is go after my dreams!”

Patia M.

Laymon’s speech was both motivational and inspirational. I have so many dreams and aspirations for the world and hearing Laymon speak and talking to him one on one really motivated me to get up, get out, and change my school and the world.”

Patia M.

2017-04-03T19:59:55+00:00

Patia M.

Laymon’s speech was both motivational and inspirational. I have so many dreams and aspirations for the world and hearing Laymon speak and talking to him one on one really motivated me to get up, get out, and change my school and the world.”

Michael K.

If Chuck Norris knew your phone number, he’d probably call you every day and leave messages and ask tips from you. That’s how much of an impact your words have. Every word was motivational!”

Michael K.

2017-04-03T20:07:08+00:00

Michael K.

If Chuck Norris knew your phone number, he’d probably call you every day and leave messages and ask tips from you. That’s how much of an impact your words have. Every word was motivational!”

Mike H.

After hearing your speech, I’m going to do my best to turn my life around.”

Mike H.

2017-04-03T20:13:43+00:00

Mike H.

After hearing your speech, I’m going to do my best to turn my life around.”

McKale F.

You were really laid back with everybody and were really real. I think that’s what made Laymon more approachable for the audience and more understandable. I think everybody felt inspired by his speech. He was wonderful.”

McKale F.

2017-04-03T20:00:24+00:00

McKale F.

You were really laid back with everybody and were really real. I think that’s what made Laymon more approachable for the audience and more understandable. I think everybody felt inspired by his speech. He was wonderful.”

Austin B.

Laymon’s message was truly inspiring and unforgettable. He gave us interactive and serious insight to our leadership roles as well as life in general, and made an impact on me that truly opened my eyes to the duty I have as a person and a leader in this world.”

Austin B.

2017-04-03T20:07:46+00:00

Austin B.

Laymon’s message was truly inspiring and unforgettable. He gave us interactive and serious insight to our leadership roles as well as life in general, and made an impact on me that truly opened my eyes to the duty I have as a person and a leader in this world.”

Jake W.

I have never read a full book before and after your speech I got your book and read it in less than four hours. More students need to see you. People are going to change if they see your presentations more.”

Jake W.

2017-04-03T20:13:58+00:00

Jake W.

I have never read a full book before and after your speech I got your book and read it in less than four hours. More students need to see you. People are going to change if they see your presentations more.”

Kyrsten G.

Your speech made me realize that I needed to make some changes in my life!”

Kyrsten G.

2017-04-03T20:00:47+00:00

Kyrsten G.

Your speech made me realize that I needed to make some changes in my life!”

Christian B.

Laymon’s message is true and pure. It’s easy to relate to and makes you want to get up and confront your goals head on. He helped me become a much more social person and make the best come out of me in everything I participate in.”

Christian B.

2017-04-03T20:08:04+00:00

Christian B.

Laymon’s message is true and pure. It’s easy to relate to and makes you want to get up and confront your goals head on. He helped me become a much more social person and make the best come out of me in everything I participate in.”

Kate S.

After hearing Laymon speak, I was encouraged and determined to go after my goals.

Kate S.

2017-04-03T20:14:13+00:00

Kate S.

After hearing Laymon speak, I was encouraged and determined to go after my goals.

Omar H.

You were a great speaker and kept your message memorable. It made me want to go out and do things for my community.”

Omar H.

2017-04-03T20:01:16+00:00

Omar H.

You were a great speaker and kept your message memorable. It made me want to go out and do things for my community.”

Lincoln C.

Your speech was definitely a message that was uplifting and gave me an extra boost to go after what is important. I thank you so much for showing up at our state leadership conference and making a difference in each and every one of us.”

Lincoln C.

2017-04-03T20:08:26+00:00

Lincoln C.

Your speech was definitely a message that was uplifting and gave me an extra boost to go after what is important. I thank you so much for showing up at our state leadership conference and making a difference in each and every one of us.”

Chelsea S.

I was truly inspired by your message because it hit a lot of soft spots for me and my fellow classmates. It’s not likely that we find people willing to give their time and speak to us and motivate us like you did. Your message inspired me to push harder to turn the CAN’TS in to CANS and make myself a better person than what I already am!”

Chelsea S.

2017-04-03T20:01:35+00:00

Chelsea S.

I was truly inspired by your message because it hit a lot of soft spots for me and my fellow classmates. It’s not likely that we find people willing to give their time and speak to us and motivate us like you did. Your message inspired me to push harder to turn the CAN’TS in to CANS and make myself a better person than what I already am!”

Devin M.

Laymon Hicks is an excellent leader. He has a gift with words and a great sense of humor.”

Devin M.

2017-04-03T20:09:09+00:00

Devin M.

Laymon Hicks is an excellent leader. He has a gift with words and a great sense of humor.”

Peyton C

Laymon Hicks is one of the most influential people I have met. His leadership and drive are inspirational, and he doesn’t mind going out of his way to help others. His motivation has encouraged me to go for the gold, and I now know that I can achieve anything.

Peyton C.

2017-04-03T20:02:00+00:00

Peyton C.

Laymon Hicks is one of the most influential people I have met. His leadership and drive are inspirational, and he doesn’t mind going out of his way to help others. His motivation has encouraged me to go for the gold, and I now know that I can achieve anything.

PA FCCLA State Officer

You did Pennsylvania FCCLA proud. You were an excellent speaker.”

PA FCCLA State Officer

2017-04-03T20:09:32+00:00

PA FCCLA State Officer

You did Pennsylvania FCCLA proud. You were an excellent speaker.”

Phashard C.

Laymon Hicks has made me think more about life than ever before. Many people have told me I can’t do my best, but with my new attitude, these people better watch out for the next big thing!”

Phashard C.

2017-04-03T20:02:20+00:00

Phashard C.

Laymon Hicks has made me think more about life than ever before. Many people have told me I can’t do my best, but with my new attitude, these people better watch out for the next big thing!”

Jasmine B.

Laymon is an inspirational speaker who captivates you with every word! He is so entertaining.”

Jasmine B.

2017-04-03T20:09:53+00:00

Jasmine B.

Laymon is an inspirational speaker who captivates you with every word! He is so entertaining.”

Audrey Z.

Laymon was so inspiring and encouraging. His message was awesome and I can’t wait to see him again.”

Audrey Z.

2017-04-03T20:02:43+00:00

Audrey Z.

Laymon was so inspiring and encouraging. His message was awesome and I can’t wait to see him again.”

McKenna H.

Out of all the motivational speakers I have heard, Laymon is by far one of the best. Not only does he have an amazing message, he truly had an impact on the lives of hundreds of leaders that attended the conference. He is different than any other speaker because he makes personal connections with so many of the kids who are able to experience him. He truly makes leaders feel that they can accomplish what they set their minds too.”

McKenna H.

2017-04-03T20:10:09+00:00

McKenna H.

Out of all the motivational speakers I have heard, Laymon is by far one of the best. Not only does he have an amazing message, he truly had an impact on the lives of hundreds of leaders that attended the conference. He is different than any other speaker because he makes personal connections with so many of the kids who are able to experience him. He truly makes leaders feel that they can accomplish what they set their minds too.”

Cynthia H.

You had everyone engaged and paying attention. I really liked that your message was clear, yet it didn’t bore us!”

Cynthia H.

2017-04-03T20:03:04+00:00

Cynthia H.

You had everyone engaged and paying attention. I really liked that your message was clear, yet it didn’t bore us!”

Tiffany A.

Thank you so much for coming to my school. Your words touched a lot of people and you used a creative way to get it through to us. Your speech made me look at life differently because your words woke me up and turned on that switch that says Hey, this is real. It’s Life!”

Tiffany A.

2017-04-03T20:10:26+00:00

Tiffany A.

Thank you so much for coming to my school. Your words touched a lot of people and you used a creative way to get it through to us. Your speech made me look at life differently because your words woke me up and turned on that switch that says Hey, this is real. It’s Life!”

Jamir C

Thanks for taking the time to come talk to young people our age. If more adults inspired us like you did, maybe the future wouldn’t so foggy!”

Jamir C.

2017-04-03T20:03:32+00:00

Jamir C.

Thanks for taking the time to come talk to young people our age. If more adults inspired us like you did, maybe the future wouldn’t so foggy!”

Kianna M.

His speech was amazing. It was energetic, it was real, and it got me thinking about my future. I would love to see him come back to my school.”

Kianna M.

2017-04-03T20:11:28+00:00

Kianna M.

His speech was amazing. It was energetic, it was real, and it got me thinking about my future. I would love to see him come back to my school.”

Sasha S.

Your speech gave me the confidence to do what I want to do. I want to do my best in improving my school and improving myself.”

Sasha S.

2017-04-03T20:04:05+00:00

Sasha S.

Your speech gave me the confidence to do what I want to do. I want to do my best in improving my school and improving myself.”

Earl J.

Your speech showed me how to focus more in life and it made me realize that I was on the wrong path and hanging around the wrong people. You were a major help to me!”

Earl J.

2017-04-03T20:11:51+00:00

Earl J.

Your speech showed me how to focus more in life and it made me realize that I was on the wrong path and hanging around the wrong people. You were a major help to me!”

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