Testimonies

Marlon  is  Receiving  Standing  Ovations  throughout  the  World…

 

“Marlon is a man on a mission! His workbooks are a MUST read for all young people. In fact, I am sharing his books with my own children.”

– Les Brown,
Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker

“Your energy and message had a profound impact on the delegates. I was especially impressed that you did your homework on our organization by reading our book. In doing so, you earned the respect of everyone in the JAG National Network because you customized your message to fit our specific needs.”

– Jim Koeninger
Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc.

“I consider him to be the best youth speaker in the country at the present time. Youth audiences are considered to be the most difficult to impress. The feedback from teenagers in our programs is that they consider Marlon to be one of the few truly authentic speakers they have heard.”

– Dr. June Thompson
California Association of Student Councils (CASC)

“As MEC’s executive director, it has been my pleasure to attend every assembly you have presented for us since 1993. In the last eight years, your inspiring assemblies have been attended by more than 25,000 students and nearly 1,500 teachers. I am confident that you touched the soul of every member of each audience, by challenging them to realize their potential.”

– June Bogushefsky
Montgomery Education Connection

“On behalf of every member of AIESEC in South Africa, I would like to express our sincere thanks for the awesome presentation that you shared with us at our recent National Conference in Port Elizabeth. Many members could not stop talking about the impact that you have made on their lives.”

– Michael Goldman
AIESCE in South Africa

“The ratings from your sessions at The National Conference on Student Services, as well as The National Conference on the Advancement of Student Diversity have been consistently high. Comments have ranged from ‘What a motivator’ to ‘The best there is!’ We often receive comments requesting that we invite you to speak at future conferences.”

– Carrie Jensen
Collegiate Conferences, Inc.

“As INROADS seniors, these students have heard a lot of speakers over the years. Many mentioned that Marlon Smith was by far the greatest that they had encountered. INROADS President and CEO, Charles I. Story, witnessed Marlon’s presentation during the conference and commented that in his 17+ years with the organization, he has never seen a speaker connect so well with the students. That certainly says a lot.”

– Anissa M. Jones
INROADS/Atlanta, Inc.

“I first wanted to be sure that you and your staff know how pivotal and inspirational your talk was to our students and their parents here at LMU! The parents absolutely loved you. The administration is still buzzing about the standing ovation you received from the parents! The students are asking for you to come back. It amazes me that you manage to move both parents and students with each of your presentations.”

– Lisa Farland
Loyola Marymount University.

“Marlon’s presenting style was dynamic and motivational. Some of the quotes from the students called him: ‘One of the most motivational people I have ever listened to.’ ‘Fantastic stage presence with great ability to hold student interest.’ ‘He made me realize how I want to spend my next four years; he really inspired me.’ “

– Lydia Marden
Colby College

“Through his upbeat and high-energy presentation style, Marlon captures the attention of the audience immediately. His ability to establish rapport quickly and facilitate interaction among individuals is quite exceptional. His willingness to assert his own perceptions and open up with ‘true life stories’ contributes to making any audience attentive and engrossed in the message he so easily gets across.”

– Monica Hunter
Ratford University

“The overall evaluations for both activities were outstanding. Both students and counselors were inspired by your message.”

– Dr. Constance Clark
The College Board

“I loved the way you involved the audience. Several people said that they felt you ‘were speaking to just me.’ Your presentation was the talk of the conference. It was everything I hoped for, and more.”

Ester Hugo
National Association for College Admission Counseling

“Young or old, it makes little difference! Marlon Smith will empower you to do your best.”

– Dennis Kimbro
Best-Selling Author

“I have gotten a kick out of the evaluations from the students. When asked if they would advise a friend to attend Leadership Quest, one responded ‘If Marlon Smith is the facilitator, DO IT!’ Another said, ‘I learned more in this one day than I have learned in four years of college!’ That might be a concern for our BSU administration, but for me, it just confirms how effective you are as a leadership facilitator and motivator.”

– Maureen Sigler
Boise State University

“I sincerely appreciate your contribution to our National Leadership Conference in Anaheim. I heard very positive comments on your presentation.”

– Patricia Morrell
Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda

“We would be honored if you would agree to speak at future engagements. On behalf of the Bay Area Hewlett-Packard African-American Employee Network, thank you for your inspiration.”

– Art Price
Hewlett-Packard

“Believe me, we heard many comments about how fantastic you were. The Institute evaluation also attests to the positive and enthusiastic response of the SECME students, educators and industry/government representatives to your dynamic ‘Salute to the Scholars’ “

-R. Guy Vickers
SECME (South Eastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering)

“I want to thank you for your outstanding performance during our Drug Education Program in our middle and high schools. We have received much positive feedback.”

– Mayor W. Edward Rohrer, Jr.
Gaithersburg, Maryland

“I have spoken with many students and advisors and they all felt the day was of great value and fun. Your talent and energy made it that way and it is greatly appreciated.”

– Bill Smith
California Association of Directors of Activities (CADA)

“His positive outlook is infectious; one quickly becomes part of his vision of limitless possibilities and realizes that we all have special talents within us that represent awesome potential to be the best we can be.”

– Barbara Grillis
Milton Hershey School

“Eminently practical advice for all leaders, including South Africans.”

– Davivd Molapo
I CAN Foundation President, South Africa

“Our students can not stop talking about your programs and want us to bring you back in the future. You really jump-started a lot of people. We are already seeing the effects of this.”

– Lisa McGuire
University of Southern Indiana

“Marlon Smith is a man on a mission. He is totally committed to this mission. He talks it, he walks it, he lives it, and he breathes it. Experience a Marlon Smith presentation for yourself. You deserve it!

– Lisa Haston
Olivet College

“Although this group has been exposed to numerous professional trainers, the students gave Mr. Smith a prolonged standing ovation at the conclusion of his presentation. And that says it ALL!”

– Vicki Brandton
INROADS/Greater Washington

“A motivator, mentor, role model and trainer.”

– Greer Wilson
Former President
Associated College Universities International

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