I wanted to reach out to all of you to provide a recommendation for a motivational speaker we had visit us at East Hampton Middle School a few weeks ago. His name is David Flood. Here is his website https://davidjflood.com/.
David was excellent! He was the shot in the arm our PBIS program needed. He moved not only the students but the staff as well. His mix of humor and real life experiences make his stories resonate with people. Since his departure that afternoon, his message has remained strong. I have not seen a student sitting alone at lunch for over two weeks! A new student to district, was embraced and welcomed as soon as he entered the door. Staff dealing with students making poor choices seem to have a different and more compassionate angle to their approach. I can honestly say his presence and challenge to the students was clear, concise and impactful. What set Mr. Flood apart from other speakers, was his investment of time after his presentation. Mr. Flood stayed for the entire school day attending lunch waves visiting with classrooms and discussing his message with students.
If you are in the market for a fantastic speaker with a great message for teenage boys and girls, I encourage you to contact Mr. Flood. If you have any questions for me feel free to call or email.
East Hampton Middle School
19 Childs Rd
East Hampton, Ct 06424
860 365 4060
About four weeks ago I attended your talk at Fairfield Ludlowe Middle School. At first, I was annoyed at my mother for bringing me, I thought it was going to be a waste of my time that any 19 year old would have better enjoyed out with his friends. However, once you began speaking I could have sat and listened for days. The things you said were pretty eye opening to me and since then I have been grateful that I attended and have been thanking my mother ever since. Since your talk I have been doing my best to build up my bank of kindness, not using ground zero as a starting point, but rather the level of respect and kindness that had been normal to me previous to now. Thanks to this conscious effort to go above and beyond to make others happy and benefit those around me, I have felt noticeably happier, less worried and anxious, and more satisfied with myself. Whenever I am feeling down I am able to think about the positive impact I had on someone that day, whether it was simply chatting up the staff at Dunkin Donuts about how they were doing while they made my drink, staying late into the night at work to help someone who was alone and cramming to prepare material for a meeting, or just holding the door while a mother corralled her children out of a store. Thanks for helping me realize quite possibly the easiest way to boost my self-confidence and happiness in a totally unselfish and awesome way that lets me benefit others just as much as it does myself. I hope you come back to Fairfield (or Fairfield County) again soon so I can hear more of what you have to say. You are an awesome speaker and I’m glad I got to hear your talk.
Massimo A. Pellegrini
David Flood created a rapport with all of our students from the moment he stepped in the door. From the popular students to those with substance abuse issues to our special needs students, David made time to speak with our students before and after his dicussion, staying for hours after to speak with students. it was refreshing to have a speaker come in that didn’t just show up and collect their check. David doesn’t approach the students as a lecturer. He both laughs and cries during his talk and through his stories, we as a school community followed the same emotional roller coaster. Our students were so impressed, they all wanted David to come back. As a staff, we have already discussed his return. Well worth the investment. David takes as long as needed, spending time in the school, talking openly and informally with students he walks by. He has already changed the lives of many of our students. I personally watched him help 5 students individually with their struggles at home. And that was during his informal walks. Imagine what his discussion is like. Thanks again David. Plan to book with us again soon.
David, I cannot thank you enough for your words of wisdom yesterday at our assembly at Bristol Central high school . You were the perfect speaker to relate to our kids. The vibe the entire day was totally different and kids spoke about the presentation until the bell bell rang at 2 o’clock .I think this was the exact type of presentation that will resonate with them for a long time.you were exactly the kind of person I was looking for and I really hope that we can work together in the future.I agree with what you said about there is no coincidence that we chose you out of a list of hundreds . you’re such an inspiration to all of us and it was an honor to meet you can’t wait to see each other again congratulations on great work
Three Village students and staff blanked the community in a sea of orange and blue in support of Unity Day, a national movement designed to stomp out bullying and unite individuals in kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
R.C. Murphy Junior High School hosted youth motivational speaker David Flood, who spoke to each grade level about the importance showing others dignity, respect and compassion. He punctuated his message by making direct connections to his personal life as he challenged the student to: look beyond the exterior appearance to see what lies within people, give thanks to the adults in their lives that support them and help ensure that no one sits alone at lunch.