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OF COURSE WE'LL TELL YOU HOW GREAT BILLY IS,
BUT DON'T LISTEN TO US!
LISTEN TO HUNDREDS WHO HAVE HEARD HIM!

Alphabetical Client List & Testimonials (Scroll Down To Your Type of Audience or Group)

Paul M. Rigda

Superintendent of Schools
Elyria City School District, Ohio

In my 40+ years in education, your opening day program was the very best I have ever attended – everyone in attendance can’t stop talking about it! Thank you so much for your inspiring message delivered in an extremely entertaining context! We’re off to a great start! Every school district should experience such a motivational get-together as you provided to us last week. I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you, but this was my last “opening day” as I am retiring after this school year. I wanted to leave them with an opening they would remember for a long time and you delivered! A few of my district colleagues have come up to me already and said they feel sorry for whoever replaces me as they will have to top your program and that won’t be easy! I told them all that I doubted you could be topped.

Charles Earling

Superintendent of Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools, Williamstown, New Jersey

This was my 45th first day in-service program. It was truly the best ever! I have never experienced teachers and staff giving any guest speaker a standing ovation as you received. Your presentation was truly fantastic, inspirational and magical! Many staff members thanked me for bringing you into our district.

Diane Possamai

Teacher
Washington, Michigan

Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Tom Leahy

Counselor
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Outstanding! You understand teachers and education. You have given me something I will use forever.

Nancy Peterson

Computer Assistant
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I needed to get up and go to the bathroom but I didn’t want to miss anything! How do you do that to an audience?

Jim Julhauser

Assistant Principal
Las Cruces Public Schools, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Riveting from beginning to end. Wonderfully relevant. Without doubt the most captivating and enjoyable motivational presentation I’ve ever attended.

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

Bill Stewart

Superintendent
Alba-Golden Independent School District, Alba, Texas

Fabulous! Informative, interesting, humorous, motivational! You left us wanting more!

Jamie Munro

BSTA Coordinator
Pasadena USD, California

Spectacular!!! It was like being on a roller coaster with all of the slow/fast, up/down!

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

Sabrina Gaines

Paraprofessional
Byng Schools, Oklahoma

I thought he was great! Very entertaining and inspirational. I could listen to him for HOURS! Didn’t look at the clock once!

Kay Standefer

Seventh Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School

Billy Riggs was so interesting I forgot to get my knitting project out – kept everyone engaged – no one left!

Kay Lawrence

Secondary English Teacher
Sault Ste. Marie High School, Michigan

I am working on a Master’s Degree in counseling. This seminar was worth 12+ credit hours in graduate studies! He is college professor material!

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

Darlene Blair

Assistant Superintendent
Tomball ISD, Texas

What a smash hit you were! Your combination of magic integrated with your heartfelt delivery reminded us of why we chose to be educators! Thanks for targeting ALL of our employees: teachers, ancillary workers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and administrators, and stressing how all of them influence students.

Chris Shima

First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!

Linda Newkirk

Board Member
AJUSD, Arizona

Very thought-giving and provoking. Caused me to rethink my behavior on the board, and to rethink my negativity at home.

Dianne Martinez

Principal
Hoover Elementary School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Thank you for such a GREAT motivational show to the teachers and support staff of Bartlesville Public Schools. Your message was awesome and our teachers are still buzzing about how great they felt after the show. People are still talking about our best Back-to-School Rally ever!

Paul Agostinelli

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Florida Atlantic University

Great show! Norman Vincent Peale meets David Copperfield!

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

Motivational Speaker and Author
Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker

I rate Billy Riggs as one of the top five speakers in America! He’s the only speaker I’ve ever heard whose tapes I’ve listened to 10 times.

Kelly Bartilson

Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Normally I zone out for motivational speakers. But with Billy I didn’t even WANT to take out my iPhone and play “Angry Birds!”

Betty Sharkel

Business Adminstrator
SAU 39

Fabulous and Fun! Fun and Funny! Funny and fabulous!!!

JoAnne Martel

Board Development Assistant
New York State School Boards Association

You were a SUPERB kickoff to our convention and set an upbeat tone for the rest of the weekend. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from your program.

Regina Hudspeth

Teacher
Zavalla ISD, Texas

EXEMPLARY!!! UN-BELIEVEABLE! Keep up the great attitude!

Beckie Loe

High School Teacher
Prescott, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard! Okay, the ONLY one! But WOW! Excellent vehicle to present matters which are serious. Enjoyable and engaging.

Mack Brown

Head Football Coach
University of Texas, now North Carolina

I’ve had the pleasure of having Billy Riggs speak to our football team the past eight years. His ability to motivate and inspire, coupled with his use of magic, leaves our players spellbound, informed, and excited about life.

Todd Ricks

Transportation Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Amazing! Kept my attention the entire time. Would have paid to see this!

Liz Crum

Bus Driver
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Your program was great. Kept you on the edge of your seat, but all in keeping up with the program.

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

Accounting Clients


• Institute of Internal Auditors, Houston
   Chapter
• Waddell and Reed (multiple times)
• Oklahoma Assn of College and University
   Business Officials
• Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (no relation)
• Texas Assn of State Senior College and
   University Business Officials

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Glenn Hankinson

Finance Manager
Orleans-Essex North Supervisory Union Schools

What a wonderful few moments of life!!!

Jerry Brendel

School Business Director
Woodridge School District #68, Woodridge, Florida

Outstanding. Great message. Don’t pass up an opportunity to hear Billy!

Betty Sharkel

Business Adminstrator
SAU 39

Fabulous and Fun! Fun and Funny! Funny and fabulous!!!

Dave Huffman

Business Director
Ocommewae Central School District

Without a doubt one of the best speakers I have ever heard.

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

Adam Hanson

Business Manager
Maine School Union 74

This was amazing and motivating! I’ll think twice before letting a bad attitude get the WORST of me again.

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Leticia Rodriguez

Sr. Internal Auditor
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas

Great perspective and very good suggestions! INSPIRATIONAL!

Patti Ross

Dean of Student Learning
Bakersfield College, California

Fascinating, funny, and far-reaching in thought and motivation.

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Juan Maldonado

IT Systems Administrator
Texas A&M University of Central Texas

Good messages, good delivery! Many topics hit very close to home with me.

Michael Shreves

Chief Financial Office
MSD of Lawrence Township, Indiana

Really enjoyed your show. The way you weave your illusions into your message is amazing. Thanks for presenting such a positive message to start our conference.

Julie W.

Business Office
Berrien Springs Public Schools, Michigan

The best illusionist I have ever seen! Hilarious but also drove home his motivational points.

Gary Krawchuk

Business Director
Northern Lights SD #69, Alberta, Canada

Your message for a successful life, in fact, is reality itself.

Rachel Barraza

Accounting Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

The magic tricks are a plus, not to mention the audience involvement. I loved his spunkiness and would definitely return for more!

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

School Administrator Conferences


• ASBO International (2x)
• Assn. of California Community College           Administrators
• Eastern Region Assn. of Physical Plant           Administrators (ERAPPA)
• Atlantic Provinces of APPA (Canada)
• Delaware Valley Chapter of APPA
• Keystone APPA
• Arizona ASBO
• Arizona School Boards Assn.
• Michigan Association of School Boards
• New York Assn of School Boards (2x)
• New Jersey Association of School Boards
• Kentucky Association of School Boards
• Kentucky Assn of School Superintendents
• Texas Association of School Boards (2x)
• Oklahoma Association of School Boards
• Kansas Association of School Boards (2x)
• Alabama Assn of Elementary School              Principals
• Indiana University of PA Maintenance           Department
• Alamo Area ASBO (twice)
• Indiana ASBO Leadership Conference
• Indiana ASBO Annual Conference (twice)
• Tri-State ASBO (ME, VT, NH) (2x)
• Missouri ASBO (2x)
PLUS MANY ADMINISTRATORS’ RETREATS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

ASBO Chapters


ASBO International (twice)
Alamo Area ASBO
Arizona ASBO
California ASBO
Colorado ASBO
Eagle Institute (twice)
Illinois ASBO
Indiana ASBO (3x)
Maryland/DC ASBO
Missouri ASBO (twice)
New Jersey ASBO (twice)
Ohio ASBO (twice)
Oklahoma ASBO
Oregon ASBO
New York ASBO
SW Michigan ASBO
Texas ASBO
Tri-State ASBO (ME, NH, VT)
Washington ASBO
Wisconsin ASBO (twice)

Paul M. Rigda

Superintendent of Schools
Elyria City School District, Ohio

In my 40+ years in education, your opening day program was the very best I have ever attended – everyone in attendance can’t stop talking about it! Thank you so much for your inspiring message delivered in an extremely entertaining context! We’re off to a great start! Every school district should experience such a motivational get-together as you provided to us last week. I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you, but this was my last “opening day” as I am retiring after this school year. I wanted to leave them with an opening they would remember for a long time and you delivered! A few of my district colleagues have come up to me already and said they feel sorry for whoever replaces me as they will have to top your program and that won’t be easy! I told them all that I doubted you could be topped.

Charles Earling

Superintendent of Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools, Williamstown, New Jersey

This was my 45th first day in-service program. It was truly the best ever! I have never experienced teachers and staff giving any guest speaker a standing ovation as you received. Your presentation was truly fantastic, inspirational and magical! Many staff members thanked me for bringing you into our district.

Roger Symonds

Superintendent of Facilities
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

If you have not heard Billy Riggs, you have not heard the best inspirational speaker of our times.

Janet Blocker

Superintendent
Vanoss Public Schools, Oklahoma

The best in-service I’ve ever attended! [Billy] communicated in a very practical way the foundation for effective teaching.

James Feil

Superintendent
Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Michigan

Outstanding! The most effective in-service I’ve attended in 20 years as an educator! Billy Riggs understands our youth and what it takes [for teachers] to motivate them.

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Dana Linker

Special Ed Director
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy’s program is a bottle full of emotions! I laughed and I cried, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

Jim Julhauser

Assistant Principal
Las Cruces Public Schools, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Riveting from beginning to end. Wonderfully relevant. Without doubt the most captivating and enjoyable motivational presentation I’ve ever attended.

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Durenda McKinney

Principal
Leesburg Elementary School, Florida

Fantastic! Funny and encouraging. I feel recharged.

Jeanine Bowman

Food Service Director
Benson Public Schools

I’ve never laughed so hard and been so moved!!!

Robinson

Department Head
Human Services, San Bernadino Valley College

The greatest show on earth! Impressive, motivating, funny!

Bill Stewart

Superintendent
Alba-Golden Independent School District, Alba, Texas

Fabulous! Informative, interesting, humorous, motivational! You left us wanting more!

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

Jamie Munro

BSTA Coordinator
Pasadena USD, California

Spectacular!!! It was like being on a roller coaster with all of the slow/fast, up/down!

June Dalton

Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

I don’t normally like magic, but your program was the best I’ve ever seen. This was amazing, but with a twist added: a GREAT message!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

K. Feran-Wall

Food Service Coordinator,
Minneapolis Public Schools

You were great! The time went fast. I could have listened to you forever!

Dennis Snyder

Maintenance Supervisor

Very informative! I received useful thoughts and ideas to help me perform my job and interact with my employees every day.

Dr. Marlin Berry

Superintendent
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas City, Missouri

Billy Riggs was wonderful! He delivers a great message with lots entertainment and fun. He was just what we needed for our group. He was not only inspiring and fun, he gave my staff practical information they can use in their jobs. Phenomenal content.

Jeff Seymour

Superintendent
El Monte Public Schools, Los Angeles, California

Billy’s presentation was effective beyond my hopes. The many e-mails and phone calls thanking us for having him were proof of the power of his message.

Winston Brooks

Superintendent
Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico

I have always been skeptical of motivational speakers, but you are the very best I have ever heard. Excellent!

Bill McGuire

Superintendent
St. Helena Unified School District, Napa Valley, California

I have been told by my people that our “New Year Kickoff” was the best in 20 years in St. Helena. The main reason was the Keynote by Billy Riggs. “The Magic of Education” set a very positive tone for the entire 1st week. He said exactly what I hoped he would to launch the new school year. The entire staff loved it. I would encourage you to check out his website, and give him a shot!

Denise Brigman

Principal
John Baber Elementary School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Motivating, captivating and thoughtful!! I can’t wait to share this with my teachers!

Nicolette Dennis

Principal
Highland High School

Billy Riggs can change your life if you apply his message. But even if you don’t use his message he can still make you laugh and feel good for a day!

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

Tina Harpst

Cafeteria Manager
Girard School District, Florida

You are one amazing guy! Thank you. I will definitely go back to school with a new attitude!!!

Darlene Blair

Assistant Superintendent
Tomball ISD, Texas

What a smash hit you were! Your combination of magic integrated with your heartfelt delivery reminded us of why we chose to be educators! Thanks for targeting ALL of our employees: teachers, ancillary workers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and administrators, and stressing how all of them influence students.

Dr. Veronica Guerra

Superintendent
Laredo ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ speech to our 4,000 school district employees was entertaining, energetic, and encouraging. With his wit and words of wisdom, Billy re-lit a spark in our educators’ souls that is sure to result in a magical year for our students!

Tom Wilson

Superintendent
Barton-Lexa School District, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker for teachers prior to school opening. Did a fantastic job. I would recommend him HIGHLY!

David Van Houten

MIS Manager (Manager of Information Systems)
University of Georgia

Great program! You need to get this message to everyone!

Dale Alexander

Director of Technology
Albuquerque Public Schools

Funny, motivational, amazing. Best speaker we’ve ever had.

Antoinette Cavanaugh

Superintendent
Elko County School District, Elko, Nevada

Extremely uplifting and absolutely invigorating!

Candace Wubbena

Principal
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Great presentation! All educators need to hear this!

Dr. Harold Hayes

Superintendent
Eldorado Public Schools, Oklahoma

Excellent! A special program with so many special messages!

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Dolores Gable

Principal
Rio Hondo Elementary School, Downey USD, California

So profound, appropriate, and meaningful!

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Audrey Arnold

Superintendent
White Settlement Schools, Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Riggs was awesome, the best motivational program I’ve ever seen. He brought meaning through the magic and reminded us of the power of believing in each of our students until they can believe in themselves.

Dianne Martinez

Principal
Hoover Elementary School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Thank you for such a GREAT motivational show to the teachers and support staff of Bartlesville Public Schools. Your message was awesome and our teachers are still buzzing about how great they felt after the show. People are still talking about our best Back-to-School Rally ever!

Frances Baccigalopi

Principal
King High School, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

AWE-inspiring! Our teachers will realize the magic!

Dr. Carol Maher

Superintendent
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, Missouri

Teachers and staff usually hate Professional Development days. With speakers like you, everyone will look forward to learning on those days! You were so engaging for everyone, from the part-time custodians to the high school advanced mathematics teacher. The magic was awesome but your message really spoke to our staff, providing a boost we wouldn’t have had without you. Best of luck to you as you continue to inspire others!

Leon Smith

Superintendent
Russellville School District, Russellville, Kentucky

Billy Riggs’ opening day presentation set the stage for our staff to approach the year with a positive attitude in order to have a positive impact on our students. Our staff members have overwhelmingly shared with me how much they enjoyed his presentation and they started the year with a more positive attitude. I can say this has been the best first week of school we have had since I have been in the district. I highly recommend Billy Riggs to your school district. He is an outstanding speaker as well as entertainer.

Rochelle Carroll

Director of Instructional Services and Support
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

I WAS SO MOTIVATED, INSPIRED AND AMAZED! YOU MADE ME WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER. THANK YOU!

Tammy Kirkweg

HR Specialist
Eldon School District, Missouri

Very motivational! I want to go back and tell everyone I know every day that “You can do it!”

Rick Sapanard

Dean
Canada College

Billy, you masterfully blended humor, magic and motivational speaker into an inspirational tonic. Well done!

Bill McCausland

Chief Operating Officer
Texas Excellence in Education, University of Texas

Not only were our Teachers of the Year entertained, they were moved by your remarks. We heard many RAVE reviews from teachers who left inspired and re-energized to go back to their own classrooms and strive for success by focusing not on themselves, but on the students. You were a voice of inspiration.

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

Dr. Victor M. Jaime

Vice President of Student Services
Imperial Valley College

Excellent motivational speaker. Right combination of humor, wit, magic, and serious thought-provoking messages to inspire and motivate.

Victoria Rosario

Dean of Student Development
Folsom Lake College

Very funny, but genuine and heartfelt.

James Henry Russell

Superintendent
Texarkana ISD, Texas

What a great way to start off the year! The impact a teacher has on a child is not measurable, and their attitude starting out the year is critical. Billy set their attitude high today!

Glenn Hankinson

Finance Manager
Orleans-Essex North Supervisory Union Schools

What a wonderful few moments of life!!!

Sue Moxley

Superintendent
Lake County Schools, Florida

Highly motivational and thought provoking!

Teri A. Luedtke

Cafeteria Manager
Dickinson Independent School District

I’ve never been close enough to actually see the eyes of the performer. Billy Riggs has so much passion in his eyes he has truly inspired me to have that look in my own eyes, and in my heart!

Rhonda Smith

Dean of Academics
Liberty High School, Texas

Engaging! I was mesmerized throughout the program. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Lee Daunais

Maintenance and Safety Director
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the most enjoyable and informative session I have attended in the sixteen years I have been here.

Kim Updike

Assistant Principal
Umatilla High School, Eustis, Florida Lake County Schools, Florida

The best ever! Entertaining and motivational with a great connection to leadership.

Anthony Russell

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

Great speaker, the best I have ever heard. I would come to hear him again and again. GREAT SPEAKER.

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Randi Bern

Counselor
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Wow!!! Outstandingly entertaining and meaningful!!!

Rebecca Robertson

Principal
Albuquerque Public Schools

Great job. Super relevance to education. Made great connections to the audience.

Gloria Ciriza

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

Your presentation brought me to tears TWICE! The ideas around how it isn’t about how many times you get knocked down…. were perfect timing! Thank you!

Judy Miller

Director, Special Ed
Lake County Schools, Florida

Just what the doctor ordered! Enchanting and magical, what a great beginning to the end of the school year.

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

John Pedicon

Superintendent
Tuscon United School District, Arizona

Excellent. Very well done. It’s tough to be humorous and relevant, but you pulled it off.

Jerry Brendel

School Business Director
Woodridge School District #68, Woodridge, Florida

Outstanding. Great message. Don’t pass up an opportunity to hear Billy!

Betty Sharkel

Business Adminstrator
SAU 39

Fabulous and Fun! Fun and Funny! Funny and fabulous!!!

Lueverne Montez

Assistant Principal
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Billy’s presentation really makes you think about who you are as a person and how that affects the people around you. The best inspirational and uplifting presentation yet!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Dave Huffman

Business Director
Ocommewae Central School District

Without a doubt one of the best speakers I have ever heard.

Sally Young

Custodial Supervisor
University of Vermont

Reaches out and grabs you and keeps you ‘til the end.

Adam Hanson

Business Manager
Maine School Union 74

This was amazing and motivating! I’ll think twice before letting a bad attitude get the WORST of me again.

Stephanie Fascitelli

Principal
Apache Elementary School, New Mexico

Billy truly ACED it!! This was the best speaker event ever.

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Lynn Hale

Cafeteria Manager
Levelland, TX

Thank you for opening my eyes to see what the [cafeteria] women see in me during some of our bad times. I will now start trying to dream again!

Randy Talley

Dean of Students
Herman E. Utley Freshman Center, Rockwall, Texas

Very entertaining – enjoyed it completely. Inspiring!

Dennis Runyan

Superintendent
Agua Fria School District, Arizona

Outstanding and meaningful. Good applied advice for the workplace and life. It was really nice to laugh.

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Dr. Steve Tiger

Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Excellent! The best in-service I’ve ever seen. Not only full of motivation and excitement, but just what educators need in today’s classroom.

Zenchia Odoms

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Fairfield City Schools, Alabama

The seamless mesh of humor, magical illusions, and motivational tips to effectuate change in the lives of kids was phenomenal.

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Austin Thacker

Superintendent
Frankston Independent School District, Frankston, Texas

Excellent presentation that made you think while keeping you laughing.

Brenda Taylor

Superintendent
Gans Public Schools, Oklahoma

I’ve seen Billy three times now and I always enjoy this presentation. His is the best motivational presentation I’ve ever seen. I leave feeling more invigorated and ready for a great year.

John Jenkins

Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best I’ve ever seen!

Randall K. Little

Superintendent
Escambia County Schools, Alabama

Billy’s presentation drives home the importance of teachers loving children. His performance is inspiring, funny, and pragmatic and his use of illusions to emphasize educational tenets made this year’s in-service one our best ever.

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Lee Miller

Superintendent
Jackson County Schools, Florida

Billy Riggs is a wonderful, encouraging and motivational speaker! His magic entertains as he motivates everyone to meet the needs of the students.

Patti Ross

Dean of Student Learning
Bakersfield College, California

Fascinating, funny, and far-reaching in thought and motivation.

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Chris Wyman

Dean of Instruction
Trinity Charter School, California

Was absolutely wonderful! Such great concepts and ideas. It is exactly what every person in all schools should know, believe and strive for!

John Raymond

Superintendent
Saranac Lake, NY

A can’t-miss speaker – great job – great message!

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

Sandra Martinez

Child Nutrition Coordinator
Southwest Schools, Houston

Very awesome!! I’m going home as a believer in the things you said!!

Tricia Murphy

Assistant Principal
Clermont Middle School, Florida

Billy Riggs is a new and improved version of David Copperfield! The level of inspiration and drive he instills is remarkable and magical. The most motivating program I’ve ever seen.

Kristin Charles

HR Director
Southmont K12, Indiana

POWERFUL & AMAZING!!! IT was the perfect mix of entertainment coupled with key messaging to communicate with staff how powerful our daily interactions are with our students. We felt the “David” story serves as an important reminder of why we all do what we do. We have received several positive comments and thanks for this year’s presenter. We are VERY satisfied with what we had!! Excellent job and we are hoping it was a great reset for our staff! Thank you again so much!

Beatrice M. Miles

Director of Facilities Services
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

An absolutely fabulous presentation, combining practical information with lots of fun and magic.

Nancy Byrnes

Vice President
Cypress College, California

This presentation was filled with humor, intelligence, passion, and just plain good logic.

June Hill

San Bernadino Community College District

Great presentation! Love the interaction with the audience. The message delivered is magical with sensational humor.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Robin Walker

Financial Aid Director
Dallas Christian College

I truly enjoyed the performance and speaking. The message was wonderful. And the magic was great.

Juan Maldonado

IT Systems Administrator
Texas A&M University of Central Texas

Good messages, good delivery! Many topics hit very close to home with me.

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Dr. Darrell Floyd

Superintendent
Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker in Enid, Oklahoma. He was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. He got rave reviews from our teachers, and I recommend him without reservation.

Doug Wilson

Superintendent
Marana Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona

As a superintendent I am always searching for a speaker who can provide an inspiring as well as funny message. Billy Riggs exceeded my staff’s expectation and launched my people into the summer with inspiration. We loved him so much we brought him back for an encore four years later!

Debbie Stedelin

Assistant Principal,
Lake County Schools, Florida

WOW! Billy really brought the focus back to us! Very entertaining – I want to see him again and again. FANTASTIC PRESENTATION… I BELIEVE!

Todd Ricks

Transportation Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Amazing! Kept my attention the entire time. Would have paid to see this!

Michael Shreves

Chief Financial Office
MSD of Lawrence Township, Indiana

Really enjoyed your show. The way you weave your illusions into your message is amazing. Thanks for presenting such a positive message to start our conference.

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Pete Everson

Superintendent
St. Ignace Area Schools, Michigan

Message is very direct and makes any serious educator consider their role in making a difference in the lives of children.

Val Gallutia

Assistant Superintendent
Jessamine County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His opening day presentation to our entire school staff aligned beautifully with our mission and vision work and set the stage for all employees to have a successful school year.

Julie W.

Business Office
Berrien Springs Public Schools, Michigan

The best illusionist I have ever seen! Hilarious but also drove home his motivational points.

Gerald Chandler

Assistant Superintendent
Lumberton Independent School District, Texas

Outstanding presentation that includes all school employees in his powerful message and presentation. Thank you for being an inspiration to our whole staff.

Rob McCue

Principal
South Lake High School, Florida

Billy’s humor and magical prowess are entertaining and motivational. His energy is infectious and his program is fantastic.

Beverly Haskins

Staff Development Director
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

Thank you for such an incredible and entertaining presentation for our Yearly Educational Summit! Your performance was magnificent and… you were right on target with the theme of the day.

Irma Rodriguez

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

One of the best, best in-service meetings ever! Very motivational, interesting, AWESOME meeting!

Janet Evans

Child Development Programs Director
United States Airforce, Yokota Air Base, Japan

You gave some wonderful and vital info to use in our staff trainings on how important attitude is in any organization
!! Thank you!!

Yvonne Fairbanks

Director
Lil’ Miki Zoo Daycare

A powerful talk on how attitude changes your day, your life, and your destiny. A good attitude is POWER.

Lori Price

Principal
Wewahitchka Elementary School, Gulf County Schools, Florida

A very powerful message delightfully laced with humor.

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Stephanie Craven

Superintendent
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

I wanted this year’s Back-to-School Convocation to highlight the ‘magic of Sheldon ISD’ and no one could have done a better job than Billy Riggs with setting the tone for that day. From his illusions to the insightful sharing of his life, Mr. Riggs emphasized that the ability to do great things lies within each of us … all we have to do is find our ‘magic.’ His magic is not of the hat and wand — it’s of the heart!

Scott Farmer

Superintendent
Sallisaw Public Schools, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

One of the most inspirational professional development opportunities we have ever provided for our staff. His humorous approach to motivating teachers is one of a kind and will regenerate their passion for education.

Mary Bryans

Meeting Planner
Oklahoma Association of College and University Business Officials

Billy Riggs had a GREAT message for OACUBO, and we absolutely LOVED the magic!

Gary Krawchuk

Business Director
Northern Lights SD #69, Alberta, Canada

Your message for a successful life, in fact, is reality itself.

Kathy Falcon

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

A very inspiring message, fast-paced and entertaining.

Susan K. Pegram

Assistant Principal
Lost Lake Elementary School, Clermont, Florida, Lake County Schools

Greatest motivational speaker I’ve heard. Billy is uplifting, positive and a whole lot of fun with an inspirational message for all!

Gail Hollenbeck

Director of Dining Services
Springfield School District

Motivational program that applies to anyone no matter what your background or job. Excellent!

Doug Miller

Director of Facilities
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazingly captivating! Holds the audience throughout. Hits the mark with our message.

Paul Wheeler

Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

Billy’s use of magic and “DIS-illusionment” helps to show how our minds often cloud our true beliefs. He is excellent at referring our energy towards change and acceptance of all.

Lorna Shuman

Owner
First Class Preschool, Inc

Great presentation good mix of magic, comedy, and helpful information. Best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard!

Peggy Schirmer

Director
United Methodist Family Child Care Center

The most enjoyable lecture on attitude I have ever attended!

Dr. Thomas L. Richey

Superintendent
Henderson County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs transcended the norm when he delivered the convocation message to our certified and support staff. Humorous, challenging, professional and practical he has a message that resonates with all. His presentation stretched our thinking and deepened our understanding that every child we teach needs our total acceptance and genuine caring, because we are the “keeper of their dreams.”

Roseann Rembert

Director
Growing Years Preschool and Daycare

The humor made this presentation about positive attitude the best I’ve ever attended.

Nick Blain

Superintendent
Liberty-Eylau ISD, Texarkana, Texas

Billy reached everyone in the audience: bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and teachers. Everyone left motivated to meet the needs of the students.

Cade Douglas, Ph.D.

Superintendent
Sevier School District, Utah

Billy was fantastic! I would recommend him to any school district. He modified his presentation to match our district vision, mission, and goals perfectly. Many of our teachers have said that this was the best Opening Institute we have had in many years.

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Ray Vrabel

Custodial Supervisor

Very entertaining as well as informative. The best I’ve ever seen. Excellent presentation.

Bryan Applegate

Assistant Principal
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Outstanding! I feel like I can accomplish anything!

Leslie Vann

Superintendent
Wellman Union ISD, Texas

The presentation was very entertaining and the message right on target. I want you to come do a presentation for the students, now.

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Renee Shepherd

Principal
Carver Middle School, Leesburg, Florida

Fantastic opportunity for me to focus and believe in my abilities and why I love what I do!

Jim Lotts

Superintendent
Parker USD, Arizona

Excellent program. I always enjoy messages that are positive, entertaining and thoughtful.

Dr. Walter Jackson

Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
Brenham ISD, Texas

Mr. Riggs’ presentation was entertaining, educational and drove home several poignant points. Billy reminded us all to reflect on our why! My staff has had nothing but sincere praise for Billy’s outstanding presentation.

Pam Shuttlesworth

Financial Aid Advisor
Collin County Community College

I loved the motivation and enthusiasm. It was much needed at this time of the semester!

Jim Gottinger

Superintendent
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Excellent presentation filled with valuable information to motivate all of us who so strongly believe in public education.

Sherry Street

Assistant Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic presentation and the positive message needed to be heard. Encouraging teachers to help students dream is great.

Cordoba Martinez

Summer School Coordinator
Albuquerque, New Mexico

You are amazing! You are such a wonderful storyteller. I wish I was back at school right now to take your energy to the staff and students.

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Carla Ellisor

Superintendent
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Loved the pace of the program and involvement of the audience. Topics really hit home with our staff and it was just want they needed to hear.

Cody Carroll

Superintendent
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs said exactly the right things to my staff! The message was energetic and motivational and I appreciate it.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

Lani Krewson

IT Business Coordinator
Texas A&M Central Texas University

Wonderful!!! Filled with humor, interaction, thought-provoking entertainment. It was not only educational but also enlightening.

Brent Yeager

Executive Director of General Administration
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas

Thank you Billy! You were the perfect person to kick off our new school year. He energized our staff with stories, laughter, and magic!

Drew Dooley

Principal
Ventura Ranch Elementary School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Love the inspiration! A truly excellent presentation.

Karen Oates

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Tavares, Florida

Excellent! Short, meaningful, brief lessons with much humor built in to keep all engaged.

Tonia Carter

Food Service Director
Holly Creek Elementary School, Broken Bow, Oklahoma

THANK YOU! I appreciate the fact that you make a point that regardless what you do, you do affect all children!

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Kimberly Jarvis

Assistant Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

The presentation was excellent, very thought-provoking and entertaining.

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Rebecca Wilhelm

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Inviting, attention-getting, inspiring presentation. Really excellent.

Dr. James M. Largent

Superintendent
Granbury ISD, Texas

Thanks for your great message to our staff at convocation today! Your presentation reinforced many of the things we stress, such as becoming a life changer for kids and the vital importance of attitude and expectations. The addition of your great illusions kept the group engaged and excited throughout your presentation. Thanks again for being with us at GISD!

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Andrea Hungerford

Superintendent
Springtown ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs gets to the heart of education – the students. He makes teachers laugh, think and feel the job of educating our students.

Randy Campbell

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

An outstanding presentation that demonstrates the power of a positive mindset.

Harrison Nobles

Art Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Amazing. One of the best presentations I have ever seen.

Educational Associations


• TWO National ASBO Conventions
• 12 State School Boards Associations
• 25+ State ASBO Conventions
• Texas Excellence in Education
• TASSCUBO
• OK ASSCUBO
• Association of Texas Professional Educators
• The Eagle Institute
• Illinois Gifted Educators Assn
• Kentucky Association of School Superintendents
• Georgia Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals
• Alabama Association of Elementary School Principals
• Texas Association of Professional Educators

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Elaine Hunt

Industry Advisory Chair
North Carolina School Food Service Association

You knocked their socks off! The evaluations rated your session the highest of 14 we had during the conference! …stuff they could apply to their work instantly.

Bill McCausland

Chief Operating Officer
Texas Excellence in Education, University of Texas

Not only were our Teachers of the Year entertained, they were moved by your remarks. We heard many RAVE reviews from teachers who left inspired and re-energized to go back to their own classrooms and strive for success by focusing not on themselves, but on the students. You were a voice of inspiration.

Kara Lacke

Meeting Planner
Association of Texas Professional Educators

He was hilarious, inspiring, awesome, and touching! Billy Riggs recognized our pains and trials and lifted us up. His thought-provoking session left our members on the edges of their seats.

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Dr. Lee Stiff

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
N.C. State University

Magnificent performance! Your blend of inspiration and humor was well received by the teachers. Top-shelf entertainment tailored to our interests.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Mary Bryans

Meeting Planner
Oklahoma Association of College and University Business Officials

Billy Riggs had a GREAT message for OACUBO, and we absolutely LOVED the magic!

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Athletics & Coaching Clients


• University of NC Football Team (8 times)
• NC State University Football Team
• Wisconsin Athletic Directors Assn.

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Keith Verhoff

Assistant Baseball Coach
North Texas Community College

Very original presentation, keeps people on the edge of their seats, thirsty for more!

David T. Sine

Athletic Director
Head Football Coach, Flatonia High School, Flatonia, Texas

Wonderful! His passion is contagious!

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Dermott Morgan

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Best Superintendent Day Motivational speaker I have ever heard in 10 years as an educator.

Shaun McDowell

Assistant Football Coach
Fort Bend ISD, Texas

Excellent presentation and message! This applies to all walks of life. Billy keeps it interesting and fun. Thank you for being here today.

Robert Brunk

Coach
Muldrow High School

Exciting, high energy, the guy who sat next to me usually never stops talking but this time he was captivated! Great job.

Mitch Gray

Coach and Physical Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Inspiring message delivered by a true master of human psychology!

Mack Brown

Head Football Coach
University of Texas, now North Carolina

I’ve had the pleasure of having Billy Riggs speak to our football team the past eight years. His ability to motivate and inspire, coupled with his use of magic, leaves our players spellbound, informed, and excited about life.

Chad Stone

Head Football Coach
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

You are unbelievable! Teaching is about relationships, just as you said! That’s the way I teach.

Shawn Jones

Athletic Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Awesome! Even without the magic, one of the best motivational and inspirational messages I’ve seen!

Ty-Ann Gray

Physical Education Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Billy is AWESOME! He uses a realistic approach for school districts!!! His presentation is funny, interactive and magical!!!

Jason Wamsganz

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

The most amazing speaker and educational professional I have witnessed.

Mark Salva

Coach, Science Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Phenomenal performance. Extremely motivating and positive.

Angela Itin

Physical Education Teacher
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood Academy

Fabulous! I’m fired up about this school year.

Kyle Futrell

Assistant Football Coach
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Thanks! You are right on! As a coach I believe attitude is the critical component for success. What we think and believe can in fact come true!!

Michael Neely

Coach
Liberty High School, Texas

Unique combination of magic, humor, speaking, singing and constant movement to communicate the essence of becoming a great educator.

Bob Rascoe

Coach
Quinlan High School, Texas

Excellent presentation! Wonderful mixture of humor, tricks and serious material to emphasize his points.

Libby Albright

Secretary
Sooner-Rose Elementary, Oklahoma

Very entertaining and informative! Inspiring! I’ll go back to work next week with a fresh spirit. Mr. Riggs is fabulous!

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

Katrice Gibbs

Educator
Winona ISD, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! It’s very uplifting. It is the perfect remedy for anyone’s low morale.

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Tina Harpst

Cafeteria Manager
Girard School District, Florida

You are one amazing guy! Thank you. I will definitely go back to school with a new attitude!!!

Cindi Avol

Math Teacher
Huntington Beach, California

Very entertaining and thought-provoking. Best in-service we have ever had! It has given me a new attitude to start a great school year!!

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Pat Montgomery

Senior Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Changed my attitude completely. Looking forward to my “new” work and home life.

Leon Smith

Superintendent
Russellville School District, Russellville, Kentucky

Billy Riggs’ opening day presentation set the stage for our staff to approach the year with a positive attitude in order to have a positive impact on our students. Our staff members have overwhelmingly shared with me how much they enjoyed his presentation and they started the year with a more positive attitude. I can say this has been the best first week of school we have had since I have been in the district. I highly recommend Billy Riggs to your school district. He is an outstanding speaker as well as entertainer.

Emily Blanton

Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

Great motivational in-service! Really makes me excited to start back!

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Adam Hanson

Business Manager
Maine School Union 74

This was amazing and motivating! I’ll think twice before letting a bad attitude get the WORST of me again.

Regina Hudspeth

Teacher
Zavalla ISD, Texas

EXEMPLARY!!! UN-BELIEVEABLE! Keep up the great attitude!

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Janet Evans

Child Development Programs Director
United States Airforce, Yokota Air Base, Japan

You gave some wonderful and vital info to use in our staff trainings on how important attitude is in any organization
!! Thank you!!

Yvonne Fairbanks

Director
Lil’ Miki Zoo Daycare

A powerful talk on how attitude changes your day, your life, and your destiny. A good attitude is POWER.

Susan K. Pegram

Assistant Principal
Lost Lake Elementary School, Clermont, Florida, Lake County Schools

Greatest motivational speaker I’ve heard. Billy is uplifting, positive and a whole lot of fun with an inspirational message for all!

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Missy King

Kings Korner Daycare
Wyoming

You were awesome!!! I learned to expect great things when I have a great attitude!

Barbie Britt

Dyslexia Specialist
Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas

SO engaging and dynamic! Thanks for helping us remember that our attitude DOES make a difference. Truly awesome!!!

Roseann Rembert

Director
Growing Years Preschool and Daycare

The humor made this presentation about positive attitude the best I’ve ever attended.

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Randy Campbell

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

An outstanding presentation that demonstrates the power of a positive mindset.

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

June Hill

San Bernadino Community College District

Great presentation! Love the interaction with the audience. The message delivered is magical with sensational humor.

Ty-Ann Gray

Physical Education Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Billy is AWESOME! He uses a realistic approach for school districts!!! His presentation is funny, interactive and magical!!!

Rachel Barraza

Accounting Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

The magic tricks are a plus, not to mention the audience involvement. I loved his spunkiness and would definitely return for more!

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Carla Ellisor

Superintendent
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Loved the pace of the program and involvement of the audience. Topics really hit home with our staff and it was just want they needed to hear.

Paul M. Rigda

Superintendent of Schools
Elyria City School District, Ohio

In my 40+ years in education, your opening day program was the very best I have ever attended – everyone in attendance can’t stop talking about it! Thank you so much for your inspiring message delivered in an extremely entertaining context! We’re off to a great start! Every school district should experience such a motivational get-together as you provided to us last week. I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you, but this was my last “opening day” as I am retiring after this school year. I wanted to leave them with an opening they would remember for a long time and you delivered! A few of my district colleagues have come up to me already and said they feel sorry for whoever replaces me as they will have to top your program and that won’t be easy! I told them all that I doubted you could be topped.

Charles Earling

Superintendent of Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools, Williamstown, New Jersey

This was my 45th first day in-service program. It was truly the best ever! I have never experienced teachers and staff giving any guest speaker a standing ovation as you received. Your presentation was truly fantastic, inspirational and magical! Many staff members thanked me for bringing you into our district.

Diane Possamai

Teacher
Washington, Michigan

Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Jason Perkins

4th Grade Teacher
Rudyard Area Schools, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Billy made me want to get up and run to school! He showed me what I once knew but forgot about. Children need me!

Sue South

Second Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic! First beginning of school speaker presenter that has been worth the time. Plus, he made me feel better about starting another challenging school year!

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Leslie Clark

Science Teacher
Soccoro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

As a teacher who works extremely hard every year and ends up with exactly the negative feelings you warned of….. I was totally inspired to start over again!

Julie Williams

Teacher
Texarkana ISD, Texas

Fabulous… so true… right on!!! Your words count for LIFE, no matter what your profession. Thank you for super-charging my “want-to” for this upcoming school year! The best program I’ve ever witnessed.

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

C. Woods

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t wait to begin my best year yet. My comment at the end: Do it again!

Melissa Forrowy

Fourth Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Wonderful! The best in-service our district has ever had. I have never laughed so much and felt inspired at the same time!

R.C. Salinas

Teacher
Rio Grande CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

Excellent presentation! In my 44 years of teaching, this has been the best. Keep up your good work.

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Teacher
USD 308, Hutchinson, Kansas

I felt like I could take on the world when I walked out! I felt valued as an employee and appreciated greatly. Thank you! It’s going to be the best year yet!!!

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

Becky Thompson

Third Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Billy blasted a sluggish paradigm right out of my head – and triggered the first day of the rest of my life in the classroom! Thanks!

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Bill McGuire

Superintendent
St. Helena Unified School District, Napa Valley, California

I have been told by my people that our “New Year Kickoff” was the best in 20 years in St. Helena. The main reason was the Keynote by Billy Riggs. “The Magic of Education” set a very positive tone for the entire 1st week. He said exactly what I hoped he would to launch the new school year. The entire staff loved it. I would encourage you to check out his website, and give him a shot!

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Kay Standefer

Seventh Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School

Billy Riggs was so interesting I forgot to get my knitting project out – kept everyone engaged – no one left!

Phyllis Laird

English Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools

Best presenter we have ever had! Worth paying to see – what a treat!

Dr. Veronica Guerra

Superintendent
Laredo ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ speech to our 4,000 school district employees was entertaining, energetic, and encouraging. With his wit and words of wisdom, Billy re-lit a spark in our educators’ souls that is sure to result in a magical year for our students!

Tom Wilson

Superintendent
Barton-Lexa School District, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker for teachers prior to school opening. Did a fantastic job. I would recommend him HIGHLY!

Cindi Avol

Math Teacher
Huntington Beach, California

Very entertaining and thought-provoking. Best in-service we have ever had! It has given me a new attitude to start a great school year!!

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Cafeteria Worker
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The cafeteria staff has never been mentioned in an opening presentation until today. Thank you for including us! Billy Riggs is great. It wasn’t boring.

Phil Duffy

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

This was the first convocation OR motivational speaker I have ever enjoyed. Thank you so much!!

Lindsay Seely

Science Teacher
St. James Parrish Science and Math Academy, Louisiana

This is exactly what I needed to hear at this time of year. It filled me up and inspired me!

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

Dianne Martinez

Principal
Hoover Elementary School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Thank you for such a GREAT motivational show to the teachers and support staff of Bartlesville Public Schools. Your message was awesome and our teachers are still buzzing about how great they felt after the show. People are still talking about our best Back-to-School Rally ever!

Leon Smith

Superintendent
Russellville School District, Russellville, Kentucky

Billy Riggs’ opening day presentation set the stage for our staff to approach the year with a positive attitude in order to have a positive impact on our students. Our staff members have overwhelmingly shared with me how much they enjoyed his presentation and they started the year with a more positive attitude. I can say this has been the best first week of school we have had since I have been in the district. I highly recommend Billy Riggs to your school district. He is an outstanding speaker as well as entertainer.

Melinda Lyons

Holloman Intermediate School
Holloman Air Force Basee

Best back-to-school presentation since I’ve been here! (This is my 10th year). This type of encouragement and entertainment is truly refreshing.

Emily Blanton

Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

Great motivational in-service! Really makes me excited to start back!

James Henry Russell

Superintendent
Texarkana ISD, Texas

What a great way to start off the year! The impact a teacher has on a child is not measurable, and their attitude starting out the year is critical. Billy set their attitude high today!

Cheeta N. McMurry

Second Grade Teacher
La Luz Elementary, La Luz, New Mexico

This was the best back-to-school speaker I have ever heard!!!

Judy Miller

Director, Special Ed
Lake County Schools, Florida

Just what the doctor ordered! Enchanting and magical, what a great beginning to the end of the school year.

Thelma Brown

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, Texas

A speaker that made me THINK!!

Johanna Lind

First Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, NM

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! Great motivational speaker! We needed that for the beginning of the school year! Outstanding!

Jayme Berry

Music Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Billy Riggs was uplifting and encouraging. What a great way to start the school year!

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Brenda Taylor

Superintendent
Gans Public Schools, Oklahoma

I’ve seen Billy three times now and I always enjoy this presentation. His is the best motivational presentation I’ve ever seen. I leave feeling more invigorated and ready for a great year.

Dermott Morgan

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Best Superintendent Day Motivational speaker I have ever heard in 10 years as an educator.

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

Kristin Charles

HR Director
Southmont K12, Indiana

POWERFUL & AMAZING!!! IT was the perfect mix of entertainment coupled with key messaging to communicate with staff how powerful our daily interactions are with our students. We felt the “David” story serves as an important reminder of why we all do what we do. We have received several positive comments and thanks for this year’s presenter. We are VERY satisfied with what we had!! Excellent job and we are hoping it was a great reset for our staff! Thank you again so much!

Joyce Newman

Principal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Billy was hilarious, energetic and highly motivational with a great message to start off our school year right!

Johanna Gonzales

Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was the best send-off I’ve ever attended. You reinforced my belief that teaching is a calling, not just a job.

Angela Itin

Physical Education Teacher
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood Academy

Fabulous! I’m fired up about this school year.

Val Gallutia

Assistant Superintendent
Jessamine County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His opening day presentation to our entire school staff aligned beautifully with our mission and vision work and set the stage for all employees to have a successful school year.

Stephanie Craven

Superintendent
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

I wanted this year’s Back-to-School Convocation to highlight the ‘magic of Sheldon ISD’ and no one could have done a better job than Billy Riggs with setting the tone for that day. From his illusions to the insightful sharing of his life, Mr. Riggs emphasized that the ability to do great things lies within each of us … all we have to do is find our ‘magic.’ His magic is not of the hat and wand — it’s of the heart!

Rosie Garcia

Special Education Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Excellent presentation! Very uplifting! I felt very motivated to start the new year. Thank you.

Kristy Johnson

Second Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

An amazing, inspiring program! A great, motivating way to stat the school year!!

Bill Peer

Elementary Teacher
Bloomingdale Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Great program! Super way to motivate teachers as they start a new year.

Lynette Eichenlamb

Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Positively fascinating! What a great way to start the year.

Theo Gaudette

Registered Nurse, Health Services
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I cannot think of a better way to start the year than with this inspiring presentation!

Carolyn West

Fifth Grade Teacher
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Awesome! This was a wonderful way to start the year!

Brent Yeager

Executive Director of General Administration
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas

Thank you Billy! You were the perfect person to kick off our new school year. He energized our staff with stories, laughter, and magic!

Dr. James M. Largent

Superintendent
Granbury ISD, Texas

Thanks for your great message to our staff at convocation today! Your presentation reinforced many of the things we stress, such as becoming a life changer for kids and the vital importance of attitude and expectations. The addition of your great illusions kept the group engaged and excited throughout your presentation. Thanks again for being with us at GISD!

Paul M. Rigda

Superintendent of Schools
Elyria City School District, Ohio

In my 40+ years in education, your opening day program was the very best I have ever attended – everyone in attendance can’t stop talking about it! Thank you so much for your inspiring message delivered in an extremely entertaining context! We’re off to a great start! Every school district should experience such a motivational get-together as you provided to us last week. I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you, but this was my last “opening day” as I am retiring after this school year. I wanted to leave them with an opening they would remember for a long time and you delivered! A few of my district colleagues have come up to me already and said they feel sorry for whoever replaces me as they will have to top your program and that won’t be easy! I told them all that I doubted you could be topped.

Charles Earling

Superintendent of Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools, Williamstown, New Jersey

This was my 45th first day in-service program. It was truly the best ever! I have never experienced teachers and staff giving any guest speaker a standing ovation as you received. Your presentation was truly fantastic, inspirational and magical! Many staff members thanked me for bringing you into our district.

Roger Symonds

Superintendent of Facilities
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

If you have not heard Billy Riggs, you have not heard the best inspirational speaker of our times.

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Jason Perkins

4th Grade Teacher
Rudyard Area Schools, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Billy made me want to get up and run to school! He showed me what I once knew but forgot about. Children need me!

James Feil

Superintendent
Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Michigan

Outstanding! The most effective in-service I’ve attended in 20 years as an educator! Billy Riggs understands our youth and what it takes [for teachers] to motivate them.

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Julie Williams

Teacher
Texarkana ISD, Texas

Fabulous… so true… right on!!! Your words count for LIFE, no matter what your profession. Thank you for super-charging my “want-to” for this upcoming school year! The best program I’ve ever witnessed.

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

April Farley

Librarian
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best speaker I’ve ever heard! Loved him!! Please bring him back! He’s awesome and totally hilarious!

Lynn Sundheimer

Music Teacher, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
High Rolls, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen! Thanks for taking the “head knowledge” and putting in “my heart.

R.C. Salinas

Teacher
Rio Grande CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

Excellent presentation! In my 44 years of teaching, this has been the best. Keep up your good work.

June Dalton

Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

I don’t normally like magic, but your program was the best I’ve ever seen. This was amazing, but with a twist added: a GREAT message!

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

Graecila Gonzales

Clerk
Hillside Elementary School, El Paso, Texas

Wonderful presentation. The best! I hope every single school district will get this presentation.

Phyllis Laird

English Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools

Best presenter we have ever had! Worth paying to see – what a treat!

Tom Wilson

Superintendent
Barton-Lexa School District, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker for teachers prior to school opening. Did a fantastic job. I would recommend him HIGHLY!

Aurelia Ogles

Teacher
Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida

Wow! The best in-service I’ve ever attended. You were the best speaker I’ve ever heard because you were directly speaking to me, a teacher.

Dale Alexander

Director of Technology
Albuquerque Public Schools

Funny, motivational, amazing. Best speaker we’ve ever had.

Lauren A. Douglas

Second Grade Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

You rock! Best I’ve ever seen! You kept me awake and engaged on a Saturday morning!! WOW!

Marilyn Erickson

Elementary Teacher
Sevier Public Schools, Utah

Amazing! So worth our time!!! Best in-service ever!

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

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California

Best staff development speaker we have ever had in Huntington Beach CSD!!! (California)

Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

Motivational Speaker and Author
Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker

I rate Billy Riggs as one of the top five speakers in America! He’s the only speaker I’ve ever heard whose tapes I’ve listened to 10 times.

Chris Surratt

Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Absolutely amazing! Best motivational program I’ve ever attended. Better than David Copperfield!

Slack Brown

School Board Member
Greenville ISD, Greenville, Texas

Billy is the best! He should be here every year!

Karen Turano

Teacher
Houston, Texas

This was the best faculty meeting I’ve ever been to. Ask him back! Pay him more.

Lee Daunais

Maintenance and Safety Director
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the most enjoyable and informative session I have attended in the sixteen years I have been here.

Anthony Russell

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

Great speaker, the best I have ever heard. I would come to hear him again and again. GREAT SPEAKER.

Lueverne Montez

Assistant Principal
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Billy’s presentation really makes you think about who you are as a person and how that affects the people around you. The best inspirational and uplifting presentation yet!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Byron Thompson

Teacher
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Best ever seen at El Monte City School District! Have him every year!

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

Ella Murray

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

I didn’t know if we could top last year’s speaker or not! But we did!!

Stephanie Fascitelli

Principal
Apache Elementary School, New Mexico

Billy truly ACED it!! This was the best speaker event ever.

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

Nicholle Coupaud

English Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen!

Terry Myers

Instructional Assistant, First Grade
Hollomon Primary School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Enjoyed all! You were super! Best guest speaker ever! Please return.

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Brenda Taylor

Superintendent
Gans Public Schools, Oklahoma

I’ve seen Billy three times now and I always enjoy this presentation. His is the best motivational presentation I’ve ever seen. I leave feeling more invigorated and ready for a great year.

John Jenkins

Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best I’ve ever seen!

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Shelly Chauvin

Reading First Interventionist
St. James Parish School System, Louisiana

Best speaker I have heard since I have been teaching.

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Dermott Morgan

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Best Superintendent Day Motivational speaker I have ever heard in 10 years as an educator.

Amanda Diaz

Public Education Information Management Systems Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

Great message! The best ever. Love the entertainment and magic tricks. THANK YOU for not being boring!

Rubi Chacon

Elementary Bilingual Education
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

This was the most entertaining and most motivating person I have ever seen!

Christine Adams

French Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Very captivating. Best presentation ever! Didn’t look at the clock once!

Kim Jackson

Board Member
Caldwell County School District, Kentucky

Fantastic!! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. And so encouraging!

Caroline Boles

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy Riggs is the best speaker I have ever heard! He motivated me!

Tricia Murphy

Assistant Principal
Clermont Middle School, Florida

Billy Riggs is a new and improved version of David Copperfield! The level of inspiration and drive he instills is remarkable and magical. The most motivating program I’ve ever seen.

Shay Garvin

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

This was the best program I have ever witnessed. I was in awe over the performance.

Beckie Loe

High School Teacher
Prescott, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard! Okay, the ONLY one! But WOW! Excellent vehicle to present matters which are serious. Enjoyable and engaging.

Brendi Karlorec

Assistant Band Director
Prescott Public Schools, Arkansas

The best in-service we’ve ever had! Wonderful program. Gave me things to think about not only in the classroom but also in my home with my children and husband.

Jason Wamsganz

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

The most amazing speaker and educational professional I have witnessed.

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Staci Simpson

Math Intervention/Technology Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

Phenomenal!!! Best program I’ve ever attended.

Bryan Keith

Stores Clerk
Saranac CSD, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the best program I have seen.

Lorna Shuman

Owner
First Class Preschool, Inc

Great presentation good mix of magic, comedy, and helpful information. Best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard!

Roseann Rembert

Director
Growing Years Preschool and Daycare

The humor made this presentation about positive attitude the best I’ve ever attended.

Janet Fawcett

Busy Bear Childcare
Barr Nun, Wyoming

Billy had an awesome message. Very Entertaining. The best I’ve ever seen!

Ray Vrabel

Custodial Supervisor

Very entertaining as well as informative. The best I’ve ever seen. Excellent presentation.

Phil Hahn

Educational Diagnostician
Lovington, New Mexico School District

Best in-service EVER!!!

HaeSeoz Kim

CDC Program Assistant
Child Development Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Fun… unbelievable… WOW! The best I’ve ever seen.

Pete Churchill

Director of Business Development
Torcon, Inc. (Designers of Institutional Facilities)

A wonderful program – truly funny and educational – a real treat. Really the best I’ve experienced.

Barbara Jacobs

Second Grade Teacher
Barton-Lexa Schools, Arkansas

Great speaker! The best ever!!

Cheryl Humphries

Teacher
Franklin County Board of Education, Alabama

Very compelling. You motivated me to be better than I’ve ever been before. The best program I’ve ever seen at an in-service.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Kathy Bulkley

Custodian
Texas Middle School, Houston

The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. That says it all.

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

June Bean

Secretary
Valiant Middle School, Valiant, Oklahoma

You are so sneaky! But the best program I have ever attended. Thank you for being here. I hope we all will have a better life because of this day!

Darlene Blair

Assistant Superintendent
Tomball ISD, Texas

What a smash hit you were! Your combination of magic integrated with your heartfelt delivery reminded us of why we chose to be educators! Thanks for targeting ALL of our employees: teachers, ancillary workers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and administrators, and stressing how all of them influence students.

Liz Crum

Bus Driver
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Your program was great. Kept you on the edge of your seat, but all in keeping up with the program.

Jeanine Bowman

Food Service Director
Benson Public Schools

I’ve never laughed so hard and been so moved!!!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

Tina Harpst

Cafeteria Manager
Girard School District, Florida

You are one amazing guy! Thank you. I will definitely go back to school with a new attitude!!!

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

Name Withheld

Food Specialist
Forest Lake ISD #831

Loved it!! Laughed ’til I cried!!

Name withheld

Cafeteria Worker
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The cafeteria staff has never been mentioned in an opening presentation until today. Thank you for including us! Billy Riggs is great. It wasn’t boring.

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Connie Roberts

Cook
Anderson Community Schools, Indiana

You really got me thinking about the level of service I provide the students.

Elaine Hunt

Industry Advisory Chair
North Carolina School Food Service Association

You knocked their socks off! The evaluations rated your session the highest of 14 we had during the conference! …stuff they could apply to their work instantly.

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

DeEtte Criswell

Cook
Guthrie CSD, Texas

This was absolutely inspirational! He was entertaining and wonderful. He was also extremely comical and very pleasurable just to listen to.

Teri A. Luedtke

Cafeteria Manager
Dickinson Independent School District

I’ve never been close enough to actually see the eyes of the performer. Billy Riggs has so much passion in his eyes he has truly inspired me to have that look in my own eyes, and in my heart!

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Lynn Hale

Cafeteria Manager
Levelland, TX

Thank you for opening my eyes to see what the [cafeteria] women see in me during some of our bad times. I will now start trying to dream again!

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Sandra Martinez

Child Nutrition Coordinator
Southwest Schools, Houston

Very awesome!! I’m going home as a believer in the things you said!!

Lori King

Nutrition Assistant
Warwick School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very enjoyable, powerful message. Definitely gave me a challenge for myself! Exactly what I needed!

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Gail Hollenbeck

Director of Dining Services
Springfield School District

Motivational program that applies to anyone no matter what your background or job. Excellent!

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Sarah Lowell

Registered Dietician
Pasadena ISD, Texas

Awesome! Very entertaining and with a great message!

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Barbara McKain

Cook
Symore Public Schools,, Indiana

A great blend of humor, magic, and information to get the point across!

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Nancy Peterson

Computer Assistant
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I needed to get up and go to the bathroom but I didn’t want to miss anything! How do you do that to an audience?

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

C. Woods

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t wait to begin my best year yet. My comment at the end: Do it again!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

Sabrina Gaines

Paraprofessional
Byng Schools, Oklahoma

I thought he was great! Very entertaining and inspirational. I could listen to him for HOURS! Didn’t look at the clock once!

Kristen Utley

Teacher
Sevier School District, Utah

Amazing that you could quiet this room and keep hundreds of teachers on task!

Susan LaVigne

Library Aide
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Shortest-seeming 2 hours I ever spent. Extremely motivating and riveting.

Lauren A. Douglas

Second Grade Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

You rock! Best I’ve ever seen! You kept me awake and engaged on a Saturday morning!! WOW!

Dr. Carol Maher

Superintendent
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, Missouri

Teachers and staff usually hate Professional Development days. With speakers like you, everyone will look forward to learning on those days! You were so engaging for everyone, from the part-time custodians to the high school advanced mathematics teacher. The magic was awesome but your message really spoke to our staff, providing a boost we wouldn’t have had without you. Best of luck to you as you continue to inspire others!

Keith Verhoff

Assistant Baseball Coach
North Texas Community College

Very original presentation, keeps people on the edge of their seats, thirsty for more!

Kara Lacke

Meeting Planner
Association of Texas Professional Educators

He was hilarious, inspiring, awesome, and touching! Billy Riggs recognized our pains and trials and lifted us up. His thought-provoking session left our members on the edges of their seats.

K. Atkinson

Speech Pathologist
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

Great presentation! Billy truly had the entire audience in his hands, his enthusiasm generated energy. Wow!

Rhonda Smith

Dean of Academics
Liberty High School, Texas

Engaging! I was mesmerized throughout the program. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Kelly Bartilson

Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Normally I zone out for motivational speakers. But with Billy I didn’t even WANT to take out my iPhone and play “Angry Birds!”

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Rebecca Robertson

Principal
Albuquerque Public Schools

Great job. Super relevance to education. Made great connections to the audience.

Laura Leigh Jackson

Pre-K Teacher
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I love including personal experiences and I so much appreciate that everything you said tied into who we are supposed to be. Thank you! Last year, I fell asleep during the presentation, but I enjoyed this so much!

Patti Prewett

Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Entertaining, spellbinding, useful, uplifting.

Sally Young

Custodial Supervisor
University of Vermont

Reaches out and grabs you and keeps you ‘til the end.

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Katie Camlin

Teacher
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

He made me feel immense passion for teaching! He is an excellent speaker – very engaging and entertaining. His use of illusions to teach was great!

Amanda Diaz

Public Education Information Management Systems Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

Great message! The best ever. Love the entertainment and magic tricks. THANK YOU for not being boring!

Christine Adams

French Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Very captivating. Best presentation ever! Didn’t look at the clock once!

Robert Brunk

Coach
Muldrow High School

Exciting, high energy, the guy who sat next to me usually never stops talking but this time he was captivated! Great job.

Kim O’Brien

Teacher
Hermosa Beach, California

My attention was on Mr. Riggs at all times. Great inspirational speaker!!!

Mack Brown

Head Football Coach
University of Texas, now North Carolina

I’ve had the pleasure of having Billy Riggs speak to our football team the past eight years. His ability to motivate and inspire, coupled with his use of magic, leaves our players spellbound, informed, and excited about life.

Todd Ricks

Transportation Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Amazing! Kept my attention the entire time. Would have paid to see this!

Diana Hill

Teaching Assistant
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

It’s almost impossible to hold the attention of this many teachers – and a standing ovation yet!

Claudia Stanko-Bedefl

Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brimley Area School

Great Inspirational Show – Captivating! Passionate! Motivating!

Sarah Maravici

Child Care Provider
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Awesome show and amazing message! The magic drew in the crowd, helped really drive home the point, and kept everyone’s attention. The message is invaluable. Awesome show!!

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Doug Miller

Director of Facilities
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazingly captivating! Holds the audience throughout. Hits the mark with our message.

Liz Crum

Bus Driver
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Your program was great. Kept you on the edge of your seat, but all in keeping up with the program.

Emily Morrow

Member Services Representative
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I really liked the use of your magic and speaking to engage the audience in all aspects of your speech. I also loved the way you personalize your act to match our credit union.

Barbie Britt

Dyslexia Specialist
Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas

SO engaging and dynamic! Thanks for helping us remember that our attitude DOES make a difference. Truly awesome!!!

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Colleen Campbell

Teacher
Cleveland Municipal Schools, Ohio

Very engaging and excellent! Thank you for hitting on some misconceptions we carry daily in our teaching!

Sue Eddings

School Nurse
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Never dull. Wonderful class!!! Many blessings to you for inspiring us as you do!

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Karen Oates

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Tavares, Florida

Excellent! Short, meaningful, brief lessons with much humor built in to keep all engaged.

Rebecca Wilhelm

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Inviting, attention-getting, inspiring presentation. Really excellent.

Zig Ziglar

Motivational Speaker and Author

Billy Riggs is a professional. He’s a professional illusionist who is really first rate. He is also a professional speaker, a talented and articulate communicator who says what he says really well…. But most of all, he’s a professional human being who really wants to help. That’s why people benefit from his message.

Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

Motivational Speaker and Author
Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker

I rate Billy Riggs as one of the top five speakers in America! He’s the only speaker I’ve ever heard whose tapes I’ve listened to 10 times.

Mack Brown

Head Football Coach
University of Texas, now North Carolina

I’ve had the pleasure of having Billy Riggs speak to our football team the past eight years. His ability to motivate and inspire, coupled with his use of magic, leaves our players spellbound, informed, and excited about life.

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Donna Holmes

2nd Grade Teacher
Lukfata School, Oklahoma

It was the best 2 hours’ presentation I’ve been to in a VERY long time.

Timi Bledsoe

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Entertainment!! Lighthearted, but not a Pollyanna lecture that leaves you sick to your stomach.

Christina Mancha

Head Start Community Outreach
ESC 19, Texas

Truly inspiring! Thank you for sparking that light within me again!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Jen King

Pre-K Aide
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!

Hilda Zumiga

Lead Program Assistant
Fort Sam Houston Child Care Center, Texas

I truly believe that today you have made a difference in the children’s lives by teaching the teachers and staff that kids depend on us.

Dezehree Solorzano

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

I have never been more impressed. The message was awesome!

Margaret Martinez

Teacher, Head Start
Scurry Community Services

Helps me to see things in a different way for the children and to help children in a better way.

Ella Murray

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

I didn’t know if we could top last year’s speaker or not! But we did!!

Ignacia Lucero

Inclusion Specialist
Child Care Group, Dallas, Texas

This is the second time I’ve heard Mr. Riggs, and his presentations are always breathtaking!

Dora Garza

Child Development Center

Great speaker! Very interesting, very funny! Truly as good as a Las Vegas show. Thank you so much!

Rachel Sebeck

Teacher
NCD

Funny, funny, funny and very motivational! I loved it!

Shay Garvin

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

This was the best program I have ever witnessed. I was in awe over the performance.

Janet Evans

Child Development Programs Director
United States Airforce, Yokota Air Base, Japan

You gave some wonderful and vital info to use in our staff trainings on how important attitude is in any organization
!! Thank you!!

Yvonne Fairbanks

Director
Lil’ Miki Zoo Daycare

A powerful talk on how attitude changes your day, your life, and your destiny. A good attitude is POWER.

Sarah Maravici

Child Care Provider
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Awesome show and amazing message! The magic drew in the crowd, helped really drive home the point, and kept everyone’s attention. The message is invaluable. Awesome show!!

Missy King

Kings Korner Daycare
Wyoming

You were awesome!!! I learned to expect great things when I have a great attitude!

Lorna Shuman

Owner
First Class Preschool, Inc

Great presentation good mix of magic, comedy, and helpful information. Best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard!

Peggy Schirmer

Director
United Methodist Family Child Care Center

The most enjoyable lecture on attitude I have ever attended!

Roseann Rembert

Director
Growing Years Preschool and Daycare

The humor made this presentation about positive attitude the best I’ve ever attended.

Janet Fawcett

Busy Bear Childcare
Barr Nun, Wyoming

Billy had an awesome message. Very Entertaining. The best I’ve ever seen!

HaeSeoz Kim

CDC Program Assistant
Child Development Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Fun… unbelievable… WOW! The best I’ve ever seen.

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Tabby

Childcare Provider
Puddle Jumpers

He was really entertaining with great points. The comedy, the magic, and the music are a great combination.

Barbara Jacobs

Second Grade Teacher
Barton-Lexa Schools, Arkansas

Great speaker! The best ever!!

Annice Baker

Teacher
Martin Luther King School

Superb! I found Mr. Riggs’ performance to be very informative and enlightening.

Princella Thomas

Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

Very thorough, but yet funny. Life is precious and short, as you said. This was very touching. We all live under great illusions. Thanks for “disillusioning” me.

Kathy Muther

Asst. Health and Nutrition Manager
Sevca Windsor County Head Start

I found Billy Riggs to be very funny and entertaining, and at the same time inspirational.

Emily Williams

Family Service Specialist
ChildCare Group

I was amazed at the information I received and how much fun it was.

Lizet Corona Salazar

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, California

I’m speechless! Absolutely impressive, mind-blowing, brilliant and inspirational!

Nancy Peterson

Computer Assistant
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I needed to get up and go to the bathroom but I didn’t want to miss anything! How do you do that to an audience?

Libby Albright

Secretary
Sooner-Rose Elementary, Oklahoma

Very entertaining and informative! Inspiring! I’ll go back to work next week with a fresh spirit. Mr. Riggs is fabulous!

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Jeanine Bowman

Food Service Director
Benson Public Schools

I’ve never laughed so hard and been so moved!!!

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

Graecila Gonzales

Clerk
Hillside Elementary School, El Paso, Texas

Wonderful presentation. The best! I hope every single school district will get this presentation.

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

Name Withheld

Food Specialist
Forest Lake ISD #831

Loved it!! Laughed ’til I cried!!

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Connie Roberts

Cook
Anderson Community Schools, Indiana

You really got me thinking about the level of service I provide the students.

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

Name Withheld

California

Best staff development speaker we have ever had in Huntington Beach CSD!!! (California)

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

DeEtte Criswell

Cook
Guthrie CSD, Texas

This was absolutely inspirational! He was entertaining and wonderful. He was also extremely comical and very pleasurable just to listen to.

Teri A. Luedtke

Cafeteria Manager
Dickinson Independent School District

I’ve never been close enough to actually see the eyes of the performer. Billy Riggs has so much passion in his eyes he has truly inspired me to have that look in my own eyes, and in my heart!

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Lee Daunais

Maintenance and Safety Director
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the most enjoyable and informative session I have attended in the sixteen years I have been here.

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Lynn Hale

Cafeteria Manager
Levelland, TX

Thank you for opening my eyes to see what the [cafeteria] women see in me during some of our bad times. I will now start trying to dream again!

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Sandra Martinez

Child Nutrition Coordinator
Southwest Schools, Houston

Very awesome!! I’m going home as a believer in the things you said!!

Janet Lucero

School Nurse
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Truly remarkable! FIVE STARS!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are truly a dynamic speaker.

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Lori King

Nutrition Assistant
Warwick School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very enjoyable, powerful message. Definitely gave me a challenge for myself! Exactly what I needed!

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Gail Hollenbeck

Director of Dining Services
Springfield School District

Motivational program that applies to anyone no matter what your background or job. Excellent!

Debi Wagner

Administrative Assistant
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

You were excellent. I wish I had heard these things when I was in my 20’s. I will use it for influencing my grandchildren, though.

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Bryan Keith

Stores Clerk
Saranac CSD, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the best program I have seen.

Liz Crum

Bus Driver
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Your program was great. Kept you on the edge of your seat, but all in keeping up with the program.

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Rachel Barraza

Accounting Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

The magic tricks are a plus, not to mention the audience involvement. I loved his spunkiness and would definitely return for more!

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Sarah Lowell

Registered Dietician
Pasadena ISD, Texas

Awesome! Very entertaining and with a great message!

Ray Vrabel

Custodial Supervisor

Very entertaining as well as informative. The best I’ve ever seen. Excellent presentation.

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Sue Eddings

School Nurse
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Never dull. Wonderful class!!! Many blessings to you for inspiring us as you do!

Pam Shuttlesworth

Financial Aid Advisor
Collin County Community College

I loved the motivation and enthusiasm. It was much needed at this time of the semester!

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Kathy Bulkley

Custodian
Texas Middle School, Houston

The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. That says it all.

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Barbara McKain

Cook
Symore Public Schools,, Indiana

A great blend of humor, magic, and information to get the point across!

June Bean

Secretary
Valiant Middle School, Valiant, Oklahoma

You are so sneaky! But the best program I have ever attended. Thank you for being here. I hope we all will have a better life because of this day!

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Libby Albright

Secretary
Sooner-Rose Elementary, Oklahoma

Very entertaining and informative! Inspiring! I’ll go back to work next week with a fresh spirit. Mr. Riggs is fabulous!

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

Ann McCowin

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Riggs was an awesome, great, wonderful entertainer. I think he should be seen worldwide to enlighten customer service [providers] with excellence and professionalism.

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

Lizet Corona Salazar

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, California

I’m speechless! Absolutely impressive, mind-blowing, brilliant and inspirational!

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Robinson

Department Head
Human Services, San Bernadino Valley College

The greatest show on earth! Impressive, motivating, funny!

Kirsten Grisham

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Fabulous show! I’m more motivated to do the best I can than I could have imagined! Thanks!

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

David Van Houten

MIS Manager (Manager of Information Systems)
University of Georgia

Great program! You need to get this message to everyone!

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

Paul Agostinelli

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Florida Atlantic University

Great show! Norman Vincent Peale meets David Copperfield!

Rick Sapanard

Dean
Canada College

Billy, you masterfully blended humor, magic and motivational speaker into an inspirational tonic. Well done!

Bill McCausland

Chief Operating Officer
Texas Excellence in Education, University of Texas

Not only were our Teachers of the Year entertained, they were moved by your remarks. We heard many RAVE reviews from teachers who left inspired and re-energized to go back to their own classrooms and strive for success by focusing not on themselves, but on the students. You were a voice of inspiration.

Dr. Victor M. Jaime

Vice President of Student Services
Imperial Valley College

Excellent motivational speaker. Right combination of humor, wit, magic, and serious thought-provoking messages to inspire and motivate.

Victoria Rosario

Dean of Student Development
Folsom Lake College

Very funny, but genuine and heartfelt.

Ann McCowin

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Riggs was an awesome, great, wonderful entertainer. I think he should be seen worldwide to enlighten customer service [providers] with excellence and professionalism.

Keith Verhoff

Assistant Baseball Coach
North Texas Community College

Very original presentation, keeps people on the edge of their seats, thirsty for more!

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Sally Young

Custodial Supervisor
University of Vermont

Reaches out and grabs you and keeps you ‘til the end.

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Patti Ross

Dean of Student Learning
Bakersfield College, California

Fascinating, funny, and far-reaching in thought and motivation.

Dr. Lee Stiff

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
N.C. State University

Magnificent performance! Your blend of inspiration and humor was well received by the teachers. Top-shelf entertainment tailored to our interests.

Beatrice M. Miles

Director of Facilities Services
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

An absolutely fabulous presentation, combining practical information with lots of fun and magic.

Nancy Byrnes

Vice President
Cypress College, California

This presentation was filled with humor, intelligence, passion, and just plain good logic.

June Hill

San Bernadino Community College District

Great presentation! Love the interaction with the audience. The message delivered is magical with sensational humor.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Robin Walker

Financial Aid Director
Dallas Christian College

I truly enjoyed the performance and speaking. The message was wonderful. And the magic was great.

Juan Maldonado

IT Systems Administrator
Texas A&M University of Central Texas

Good messages, good delivery! Many topics hit very close to home with me.

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Doug Miller

Director of Facilities
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazingly captivating! Holds the audience throughout. Hits the mark with our message.

Pam Shuttlesworth

Financial Aid Advisor
Collin County Community College

I loved the motivation and enthusiasm. It was much needed at this time of the semester!

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Lani Krewson

IT Business Coordinator
Texas A&M Central Texas University

Wonderful!!! Filled with humor, interaction, thought-provoking entertainment. It was not only educational but also enlightening.

Chan Huff

School Teacher
Michigan Department of Corrections

Your show is the bomb! I felt tears well up in my eyes often.

Tom Leahy

Counselor
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Outstanding! You understand teachers and education. You have given me something I will use forever.

Sharon Smaga

Counselor
Department of Special Education, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thank you for refueling my passion and dream and for validating my desire to be so much greater than mediocre.

Kay Lawrence

Secondary English Teacher
Sault Ste. Marie High School, Michigan

I am working on a Master’s Degree in counseling. This seminar was worth 12+ credit hours in graduate studies! He is college professor material!

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

Bernadette Siegel

Counselor
Flatonia Elementary School, Texas

Amazing! He is very inspiring, uplifting, and mesmerizing! He is excellent at what he does.

Randi Bern

Counselor
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Wow!!! Outstandingly entertaining and meaningful!!!

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Becky Mouser

Counselor
Cravens Academy, Houston, Texas

I loved his enthusiasm and his heart for education. The “magic” ability is truly in me and in teaching.

Roger Symonds

Superintendent of Facilities
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

If you have not heard Billy Riggs, you have not heard the best inspirational speaker of our times.

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Dennis Snyder

Maintenance Supervisor

Very informative! I received useful thoughts and ideas to help me perform my job and interact with my employees every day.

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Lee Daunais

Maintenance and Safety Director
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the most enjoyable and informative session I have attended in the sixteen years I have been here.

Sally Young

Custodial Supervisor
University of Vermont

Reaches out and grabs you and keeps you ‘til the end.

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Doug Miller

Director of Facilities
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazingly captivating! Holds the audience throughout. Hits the mark with our message.

Ray Vrabel

Custodial Supervisor

Very entertaining as well as informative. The best I’ve ever seen. Excellent presentation.

Kathy Bulkley

Custodian
Texas Middle School, Houston

The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. That says it all.

Dave Lozano

Eighth Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

In years past I have left these presentations. However, your presentation was motivating. You hit on some important points that several teachers needed to hear.

Dr. Lee Stiff

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
N.C. State University

Magnificent performance! Your blend of inspiration and humor was well received by the teachers. Top-shelf entertainment tailored to our interests.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Johanna Gonzales

Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was the best send-off I’ve ever attended. You reinforced my belief that teaching is a calling, not just a job.

Beverly Haskins

Staff Development Director
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

Thank you for such an incredible and entertaining presentation for our Yearly Educational Summit! Your performance was magnificent and… you were right on target with the theme of the day.

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Steve Hilliard

President
Hilliard Contracting, Inc.. Raleigh, North Carolina

Super! Timeless and pertinent and fun for all ages!

Cliff Dole

Bayonne Board of Education
New Jersey

Fabulous program!! I loved the way you included facts about the business end of schools into your talk. Very relevant and helpful.

Cade Douglas, Ph.D.

Superintendent
Sevier School District, Utah

Billy was fantastic! I would recommend him to any school district. He modified his presentation to match our district vision, mission, and goals perfectly. Many of our teachers have said that this was the best Opening Institute we have had in many years.

Leslie Vann

Superintendent
Wellman Union ISD, Texas

The presentation was very entertaining and the message right on target. I want you to come do a presentation for the students, now.

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Carla Ellisor

Superintendent
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Loved the pace of the program and involvement of the audience. Topics really hit home with our staff and it was just want they needed to hear.

Cody Carroll

Superintendent
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs said exactly the right things to my staff! The message was energetic and motivational and I appreciate it.

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Adelyne McBee

Teacher
Marshall ISD, Texas

The four things we need for our classroom were RIGHT ON! Thank you for sharing with the group.

Dr. James M. Largent

Superintendent
Granbury ISD, Texas

Thanks for your great message to our staff at convocation today! Your presentation reinforced many of the things we stress, such as becoming a life changer for kids and the vital importance of attitude and expectations. The addition of your great illusions kept the group engaged and excited throughout your presentation. Thanks again for being with us at GISD!

Lynn Sundheimer

Music Teacher, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
High Rolls, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen! Thanks for taking the “head knowledge” and putting in “my heart.

Lauren A. Douglas

Second Grade Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

You rock! Best I’ve ever seen! You kept me awake and engaged on a Saturday morning!! WOW!

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Anthony Russell

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

Great speaker, the best I have ever heard. I would come to hear him again and again. GREAT SPEAKER.

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Janet Lucero

School Nurse
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Truly remarkable! FIVE STARS!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are truly a dynamic speaker.

Val Gallutia

Assistant Superintendent
Jessamine County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His opening day presentation to our entire school staff aligned beautifully with our mission and vision work and set the stage for all employees to have a successful school year.

Barbie Britt

Dyslexia Specialist
Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas

SO engaging and dynamic! Thanks for helping us remember that our attitude DOES make a difference. Truly awesome!!!

Barbara Jacobs

Second Grade Teacher
Barton-Lexa Schools, Arkansas

Great speaker! The best ever!!

Anna Fuqua

Choir and Music Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

AWESOME! Top Notch. Not only a great magician, but a great speaker.

Cecilia Stark

Teacher
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Very dynamic! Transitions (using magic) to every topic were appealing and appropriate. Highly motivational and captivating.

Helena Vickers

Teacher
Carver Middle School, Florida

This was a dynamic presentation! The way you related each topic to a magic trick or a life experience made it interesting.

C. Woods

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t wait to begin my best year yet. My comment at the end: Do it again!

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Timi Bledsoe

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Entertainment!! Lighthearted, but not a Pollyanna lecture that leaves you sick to your stomach.

Crystal Cosper

Third Grade Teacher
Stonewall Public Schools, Oklahoma

I have never laughed so hard and thought so deeply at the same time!

Karen Meeh

Elementary Teacher
Muldrow Elementary School, Oklahoma

I’ve seen this speaker on PBS; he is very impressive on TV and in person – WOW! What insight, used in an awesome way to help so many people. Thanks!

Christina Mancha

Head Start Community Outreach
ESC 19, Texas

Truly inspiring! Thank you for sparking that light within me again!

Lauren A. Douglas

Second Grade Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

You rock! Best I’ve ever seen! You kept me awake and engaged on a Saturday morning!! WOW!

Chris Shima

First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Jen King

Pre-K Aide
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!

Hilda Zumiga

Lead Program Assistant
Fort Sam Houston Child Care Center, Texas

I truly believe that today you have made a difference in the children’s lives by teaching the teachers and staff that kids depend on us.

Lori Koch

Kindergarten Teacher
Hermosa Beach Elementary, California

You are everything a motivational speaker should be!!!

Julio Martinez

Second Grade Teacher
Nancy Hill Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Really funny, yet motivational talk. I’ve never seen anything like it! WOW!

Cheeta N. McMurry

Second Grade Teacher
La Luz Elementary, La Luz, New Mexico

This was the best back-to-school speaker I have ever heard!!!

Dezehree Solorzano

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

I have never been more impressed. The message was awesome!

Margaret Martinez

Teacher, Head Start
Scurry Community Services

Helps me to see things in a different way for the children and to help children in a better way.

Ella Murray

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

I didn’t know if we could top last year’s speaker or not! But we did!!

Michelle Emmons

Second Grade Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

You are an inspiration and incredibly talented. Your message is powerful and important. Thank you for what you are to the world!!

Laura Leigh Jackson

Pre-K Teacher
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I love including personal experiences and I so much appreciate that everything you said tied into who we are supposed to be. Thank you! Last year, I fell asleep during the presentation, but I enjoyed this so much!

Ignacia Lucero

Inclusion Specialist
Child Care Group, Dallas, Texas

This is the second time I’ve heard Mr. Riggs, and his presentations are always breathtaking!

Dora Garza

Child Development Center

Great speaker! Very interesting, very funny! Truly as good as a Las Vegas show. Thank you so much!

Rachel Sebeck

Teacher
NCD

Funny, funny, funny and very motivational! I loved it!

Caroline Boles

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy Riggs is the best speaker I have ever heard! He motivated me!

Kristen Bader

Kindergarten Teacher
St. Vincent de Paul School, Indiana

Engaging, powerful and highly motivating. Would highly recommend to any corporation or district. Exceeded my expectations! Thank you for your amazing staff retreat.

Shay Garvin

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

This was the best program I have ever witnessed. I was in awe over the performance.

Janet Evans

Child Development Programs Director
United States Airforce, Yokota Air Base, Japan

You gave some wonderful and vital info to use in our staff trainings on how important attitude is in any organization
!! Thank you!!

Yvonne Fairbanks

Director
Lil’ Miki Zoo Daycare

A powerful talk on how attitude changes your day, your life, and your destiny. A good attitude is POWER.

Sarah Maravici

Child Care Provider
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Awesome show and amazing message! The magic drew in the crowd, helped really drive home the point, and kept everyone’s attention. The message is invaluable. Awesome show!!

Sabine Tyler

School Readiness Advocate
Crescent City, California

This show was the most entertaining, funny, and touching I have seen in a long time!!

Missy King

Kings Korner Daycare
Wyoming

You were awesome!!! I learned to expect great things when I have a great attitude!

Lorna Shuman

Owner
First Class Preschool, Inc

Great presentation good mix of magic, comedy, and helpful information. Best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard!

Peggy Schirmer

Director
United Methodist Family Child Care Center

The most enjoyable lecture on attitude I have ever attended!

Roseann Rembert

Director
Growing Years Preschool and Daycare

The humor made this presentation about positive attitude the best I’ve ever attended.

Janet Fawcett

Busy Bear Childcare
Barr Nun, Wyoming

Billy had an awesome message. Very Entertaining. The best I’ve ever seen!

HaeSeoz Kim

CDC Program Assistant
Child Development Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Fun… unbelievable… WOW! The best I’ve ever seen.

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Tabby

Childcare Provider
Puddle Jumpers

He was really entertaining with great points. The comedy, the magic, and the music are a great combination.

Barbara Jacobs

Second Grade Teacher
Barton-Lexa Schools, Arkansas

Great speaker! The best ever!!

Princella Thomas

Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

Very thorough, but yet funny. Life is precious and short, as you said. This was very touching. We all live under great illusions. Thanks for “disillusioning” me.

Kathy Muther

Asst. Health and Nutrition Manager
Sevca Windsor County Head Start

I found Billy Riggs to be very funny and entertaining, and at the same time inspirational.

Emily Williams

Family Service Specialist
ChildCare Group

I was amazed at the information I received and how much fun it was.

Charles Earling

Superintendent of Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools, Williamstown, New Jersey

This was my 45th first day in-service program. It was truly the best ever! I have never experienced teachers and staff giving any guest speaker a standing ovation as you received. Your presentation was truly fantastic, inspirational and magical! Many staff members thanked me for bringing you into our district.

Diane Possamai

Teacher
Washington, Michigan

Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Janet Blocker

Superintendent
Vanoss Public Schools, Oklahoma

The best in-service I’ve ever attended! [Billy] communicated in a very practical way the foundation for effective teaching.

Jason Perkins

4th Grade Teacher
Rudyard Area Schools, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Billy made me want to get up and run to school! He showed me what I once knew but forgot about. Children need me!

James Feil

Superintendent
Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Michigan

Outstanding! The most effective in-service I’ve attended in 20 years as an educator! Billy Riggs understands our youth and what it takes [for teachers] to motivate them.

Sue South

Second Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic! First beginning of school speaker presenter that has been worth the time. Plus, he made me feel better about starting another challenging school year!

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Dana Linker

Special Ed Director
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy’s program is a bottle full of emotions! I laughed and I cried, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

Leslie Clark

Science Teacher
Soccoro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

As a teacher who works extremely hard every year and ends up with exactly the negative feelings you warned of….. I was totally inspired to start over again!

Julie Williams

Teacher
Texarkana ISD, Texas

Fabulous… so true… right on!!! Your words count for LIFE, no matter what your profession. Thank you for super-charging my “want-to” for this upcoming school year! The best program I’ve ever witnessed.

Jan McDougal

English Teacher
Wellman-Union ISD, Texas

I have never seen such an awesome presentation! It helped me realize even more how much teaching means to me and how I can influence a child’s life. Billy is a wonderful motivational speaker!

Jim Julhauser

Assistant Principal
Las Cruces Public Schools, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Riveting from beginning to end. Wonderfully relevant. Without doubt the most captivating and enjoyable motivational presentation I’ve ever attended.

Sissy Moore

Librarian
Franklin County, Alabama

Just absolutely the best hour-and-a-half I’ve spent in a LONG time!

April Farley

Librarian
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best speaker I’ve ever heard! Loved him!! Please bring him back! He’s awesome and totally hilarious!

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Durenda McKinney

Principal
Leesburg Elementary School, Florida

Fantastic! Funny and encouraging. I feel recharged.

Sharon Smaga

Counselor
Department of Special Education, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thank you for refueling my passion and dream and for validating my desire to be so much greater than mediocre.

Bill Stewart

Superintendent
Alba-Golden Independent School District, Alba, Texas

Fabulous! Informative, interesting, humorous, motivational! You left us wanting more!

Lynn Sundheimer

Music Teacher, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
High Rolls, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen! Thanks for taking the “head knowledge” and putting in “my heart.

C. Woods

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t wait to begin my best year yet. My comment at the end: Do it again!

Jayme Glaros

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

I laughed so hard I peed my pants! Really! I’m not kidding!

Melissa Forrowy

Fourth Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Wonderful! The best in-service our district has ever had. I have never laughed so much and felt inspired at the same time!

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

R.C. Salinas

Teacher
Rio Grande CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

Excellent presentation! In my 44 years of teaching, this has been the best. Keep up your good work.

Name Withheld

Teacher
USD 308, Hutchinson, Kansas

I felt like I could take on the world when I walked out! I felt valued as an employee and appreciated greatly. Thank you! It’s going to be the best year yet!!!

June Dalton

Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

I don’t normally like magic, but your program was the best I’ve ever seen. This was amazing, but with a twist added: a GREAT message!

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

Gloria Mirabal

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

I think Billy is just AWESOME! I keep picking up my jaw from the floor – and laughing a lot! Well worth my time. Love it!

Becky Thompson

Third Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Billy blasted a sluggish paradigm right out of my head – and triggered the first day of the rest of my life in the classroom! Thanks!

Kirsten Grisham

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Fabulous show! I’m more motivated to do the best I can than I could have imagined! Thanks!

Katrice Gibbs

Educator
Winona ISD, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! It’s very uplifting. It is the perfect remedy for anyone’s low morale.

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Jeff Seymour

Superintendent
El Monte Public Schools, Los Angeles, California

Billy’s presentation was effective beyond my hopes. The many e-mails and phone calls thanking us for having him were proof of the power of his message.

Winston Brooks

Superintendent
Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico

I have always been skeptical of motivational speakers, but you are the very best I have ever heard. Excellent!

Denise Brigman

Principal
John Baber Elementary School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Motivating, captivating and thoughtful!! I can’t wait to share this with my teachers!

Nicolette Dennis

Principal
Highland High School

Billy Riggs can change your life if you apply his message. But even if you don’t use his message he can still make you laugh and feel good for a day!

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

Sabrina Gaines

Paraprofessional
Byng Schools, Oklahoma

I thought he was great! Very entertaining and inspirational. I could listen to him for HOURS! Didn’t look at the clock once!

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Donna Holmes

2nd Grade Teacher
Lukfata School, Oklahoma

It was the best 2 hours’ presentation I’ve been to in a VERY long time.

Matt Kodama

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

Billy Riggs is like having inspiration on tap!!!

Kay Standefer

Seventh Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School

Billy Riggs was so interesting I forgot to get my knitting project out – kept everyone engaged – no one left!

Sherry Smith

Math Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

I wish all students could have teachers that make them believe in themselves as you made us believe in ourselves today! Thanks so much!

Timi Bledsoe

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Entertainment!! Lighthearted, but not a Pollyanna lecture that leaves you sick to your stomach.

Therese Cauchon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

You are so passionate about igniting teachers to love and believe in their students and in themselves, as well!!

Crystal Cosper

Third Grade Teacher
Stonewall Public Schools, Oklahoma

I have never laughed so hard and thought so deeply at the same time!

Karen Meeh

Elementary Teacher
Muldrow Elementary School, Oklahoma

I’ve seen this speaker on PBS; he is very impressive on TV and in person – WOW! What insight, used in an awesome way to help so many people. Thanks!

Kay Lawrence

Secondary English Teacher
Sault Ste. Marie High School, Michigan

I am working on a Master’s Degree in counseling. This seminar was worth 12+ credit hours in graduate studies! He is college professor material!

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

Mauricio Zelaya

Teacher
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Outstanding! A must for all educators!

Darlene Blair

Assistant Superintendent
Tomball ISD, Texas

What a smash hit you were! Your combination of magic integrated with your heartfelt delivery reminded us of why we chose to be educators! Thanks for targeting ALL of our employees: teachers, ancillary workers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and administrators, and stressing how all of them influence students.

Julie Gielow

Science Teacher, H. B. Booker Academy
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

While I enjoyed the “magic,” I was far more impressed by Mr. Riggs’ ability to capture the essence of a motivating teacher and make that clear to the audience. He made visible the invisible!

Kristen Utley

Teacher
Sevier School District, Utah

Amazing that you could quiet this room and keep hundreds of teachers on task!

Susan LaVigne

Library Aide
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Shortest-seeming 2 hours I ever spent. Extremely motivating and riveting.

Nick Goodier

Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy’s show was fantastic! I had a great time. I laughed, I cried, and was amazed! Superb!!!

Phyllis Laird

English Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools

Best presenter we have ever had! Worth paying to see – what a treat!

Dr. Veronica Guerra

Superintendent
Laredo ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ speech to our 4,000 school district employees was entertaining, energetic, and encouraging. With his wit and words of wisdom, Billy re-lit a spark in our educators’ souls that is sure to result in a magical year for our students!

Tom Wilson

Superintendent
Barton-Lexa School District, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker for teachers prior to school opening. Did a fantastic job. I would recommend him HIGHLY!

Aurelia Ogles

Teacher
Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida

Wow! The best in-service I’ve ever attended. You were the best speaker I’ve ever heard because you were directly speaking to me, a teacher.

Cindi Avol

Math Teacher
Huntington Beach, California

Very entertaining and thought-provoking. Best in-service we have ever had! It has given me a new attitude to start a great school year!!

Antoinette Cavanaugh

Superintendent
Elko County School District, Elko, Nevada

Extremely uplifting and absolutely invigorating!

Lauren A. Douglas

Second Grade Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

You rock! Best I’ve ever seen! You kept me awake and engaged on a Saturday morning!! WOW!

Marilyn Erickson

Elementary Teacher
Sevier Public Schools, Utah

Amazing! So worth our time!!! Best in-service ever!

Chris Shima

First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Kri Shon Long

Teacher
Moulton Elementary School, Lawrence County Schools, Alabama

Two words: LOVED IT!!!! You gave me the spark I needed to stop focusing on the things that don’t really matter. It’s about the students, not me! THANK YOU.

Phil Duffy

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

This was the first convocation OR motivational speaker I have ever enjoyed. Thank you so much!!

Candace Wubbena

Principal
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Great presentation! All educators need to hear this!

Dr. Harold Hayes

Superintendent
Eldorado Public Schools, Oklahoma

Excellent! A special program with so many special messages!

Lindsay Seely

Science Teacher
St. James Parrish Science and Math Academy, Louisiana

This is exactly what I needed to hear at this time of year. It filled me up and inspired me!

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

Carmen Ross

Study Skills Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

What a great presentation that made me rethink the reason I teach! Thanks.

Jen King

Pre-K Aide
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!

Adreanne Rodriguez

Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas

At a time when I was leaning toward retiring, you’ve given me the inspiration to reconsider! Thank you!

Dolores Gable

Principal
Rio Hondo Elementary School, Downey USD, California

So profound, appropriate, and meaningful!

Ron Bert

Teacher
Vian ISD, Oklahoma

You friggin’ rock, Dude! Love the honesty. Teachers need to be hit between the eyes like this.

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Audrey Arnold

Superintendent
White Settlement Schools, Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Riggs was awesome, the best motivational program I’ve ever seen. He brought meaning through the magic and reminded us of the power of believing in each of our students until they can believe in themselves.

Frances Baccigalopi

Principal
King High School, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

AWE-inspiring! Our teachers will realize the magic!

Dr. Carol Maher

Superintendent
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, Missouri

Teachers and staff usually hate Professional Development days. With speakers like you, everyone will look forward to learning on those days! You were so engaging for everyone, from the part-time custodians to the high school advanced mathematics teacher. The magic was awesome but your message really spoke to our staff, providing a boost we wouldn’t have had without you. Best of luck to you as you continue to inspire others!

Leon Smith

Superintendent
Russellville School District, Russellville, Kentucky

Billy Riggs’ opening day presentation set the stage for our staff to approach the year with a positive attitude in order to have a positive impact on our students. Our staff members have overwhelmingly shared with me how much they enjoyed his presentation and they started the year with a more positive attitude. I can say this has been the best first week of school we have had since I have been in the district. I highly recommend Billy Riggs to your school district. He is an outstanding speaker as well as entertainer.

Sheri Valentine

Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Great presentation! I feel that I can take on the world!! (Or at least the kids in my classroom!).

Rick Sapanard

Dean
Canada College

Billy, you masterfully blended humor, magic and motivational speaker into an inspirational tonic. Well done!

Bill McCausland

Chief Operating Officer
Texas Excellence in Education, University of Texas

Not only were our Teachers of the Year entertained, they were moved by your remarks. We heard many RAVE reviews from teachers who left inspired and re-energized to go back to their own classrooms and strive for success by focusing not on themselves, but on the students. You were a voice of inspiration.

Victoria Rosario

Dean of Student Development
Folsom Lake College

Very funny, but genuine and heartfelt.

Keith Verhoff

Assistant Baseball Coach
North Texas Community College

Very original presentation, keeps people on the edge of their seats, thirsty for more!

Melinda Lyons

Holloman Intermediate School
Holloman Air Force Basee

Best back-to-school presentation since I’ve been here! (This is my 10th year). This type of encouragement and entertainment is truly refreshing.

Lori Koch

Kindergarten Teacher
Hermosa Beach Elementary, California

You are everything a motivational speaker should be!!!

Emily Blanton

Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

Great motivational in-service! Really makes me excited to start back!

James Henry Russell

Superintendent
Texarkana ISD, Texas

What a great way to start off the year! The impact a teacher has on a child is not measurable, and their attitude starting out the year is critical. Billy set their attitude high today!

Sue Moxley

Superintendent
Lake County Schools, Florida

Highly motivational and thought provoking!

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

Rhonda Smith

Dean of Academics
Liberty High School, Texas

Engaging! I was mesmerized throughout the program. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Karen Turano

Teacher
Houston, Texas

This was the best faculty meeting I’ve ever been to. Ask him back! Pay him more.

Julio Martinez

Second Grade Teacher
Nancy Hill Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Really funny, yet motivational talk. I’ve never seen anything like it! WOW!

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Kelly Bartilson

Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Normally I zone out for motivational speakers. But with Billy I didn’t even WANT to take out my iPhone and play “Angry Birds!”

Kim Updike

Assistant Principal
Umatilla High School, Eustis, Florida Lake County Schools, Florida

The best ever! Entertaining and motivational with a great connection to leadership.

Anthony Russell

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

Great speaker, the best I have ever heard. I would come to hear him again and again. GREAT SPEAKER.

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Cheeta N. McMurry

Second Grade Teacher
La Luz Elementary, La Luz, New Mexico

This was the best back-to-school speaker I have ever heard!!!

Bernadette Siegel

Counselor
Flatonia Elementary School, Texas

Amazing! He is very inspiring, uplifting, and mesmerizing! He is excellent at what he does.

Dezehree Solorzano

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

I have never been more impressed. The message was awesome!

Randi Bern

Counselor
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Wow!!! Outstandingly entertaining and meaningful!!!

Rebecca Robertson

Principal
Albuquerque Public Schools

Great job. Super relevance to education. Made great connections to the audience.

Alissa Green

High School Special Education Teacher
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Yea! Anyone who will remind educators of their importance AND make us all laugh deserves mucho kudos!

Gloria Ciriza

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

Your presentation brought me to tears TWICE! The ideas around how it isn’t about how many times you get knocked down…. were perfect timing! Thank you!

Judy Miller

Director, Special Ed
Lake County Schools, Florida

Just what the doctor ordered! Enchanting and magical, what a great beginning to the end of the school year.

Thelma Brown

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, Texas

A speaker that made me THINK!!

Tiffany Halbarcher

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Great speaker!! Very entertaining! I laughed so hard I started crying!

Vicki Scarborough

Second Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Hysterically relevant!

John Pedicon

Superintendent
Tuscon United School District, Arizona

Excellent. Very well done. It’s tough to be humorous and relevant, but you pulled it off.

Lueverne Montez

Assistant Principal
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Billy’s presentation really makes you think about who you are as a person and how that affects the people around you. The best inspirational and uplifting presentation yet!

Neomi Vargas

Paraprofessional
Sunset High School, El Paso, Texas

You gave me a reality check today. It’s important to believe in yourself and to remember that every time I go to work it’s because every student makes a difference and I MUST BELIEVE IN THEM!

Byron Thompson

Teacher
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Best ever seen at El Monte City School District! Have him every year!

Johanna Lind

First Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, NM

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! Great motivational speaker! We needed that for the beginning of the school year! Outstanding!

Dave Lozano

Eighth Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

In years past I have left these presentations. However, your presentation was motivating. You hit on some important points that several teachers needed to hear.

Dave Huffman

Business Director
Ocommewae Central School District

Without a doubt one of the best speakers I have ever heard.

David T. Sine

Athletic Director
Head Football Coach, Flatonia High School, Flatonia, Texas

Wonderful! His passion is contagious!

M. Gregory

Teacher
Lake Travis ISD, Lake Travis, Texas

Very motivational!!! No matter how long one has taught, he inspired all of us to make a difference in the lives of students.

Gary Johnson

Teacher
Fruitland Park Elementary School, Leesburg, Florida

Great concepts. Brilliantly delivered.

Ella Murray

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

I didn’t know if we could top last year’s speaker or not! But we did!!

Michelle Emmons

Second Grade Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

You are an inspiration and incredibly talented. Your message is powerful and important. Thank you for what you are to the world!!

Laura Leigh Jackson

Pre-K Teacher
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I love including personal experiences and I so much appreciate that everything you said tied into who we are supposed to be. Thank you! Last year, I fell asleep during the presentation, but I enjoyed this so much!

Patti Prewett

Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Entertaining, spellbinding, useful, uplifting.

Beth Bogue

Fourth Grade Science Teacher
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

Thanks for reminding our staff that you must have purpose and a focus to our cause: educating students.

Stephanie Fascitelli

Principal
Apache Elementary School, New Mexico

Billy truly ACED it!! This was the best speaker event ever.

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

Jayme Berry

Music Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Billy Riggs was uplifting and encouraging. What a great way to start the school year!

Nicholle Coupaud

English Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen!

Terry Myers

Instructional Assistant, First Grade
Hollomon Primary School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Enjoyed all! You were super! Best guest speaker ever! Please return.

Randy Talley

Dean of Students
Herman E. Utley Freshman Center, Rockwall, Texas

Very entertaining – enjoyed it completely. Inspiring!

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Dennis Runyan

Superintendent
Agua Fria School District, Arizona

Outstanding and meaningful. Good applied advice for the workplace and life. It was really nice to laugh.

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Dr. Steve Tiger

Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Excellent! The best in-service I’ve ever seen. Not only full of motivation and excitement, but just what educators need in today’s classroom.

Zenchia Odoms

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Fairfield City Schools, Alabama

The seamless mesh of humor, magical illusions, and motivational tips to effectuate change in the lives of kids was phenomenal.

Melissa Johnson

Teacher
Muldrow Public Schools

A presentation that appeals to even the most A.D.D. teacher! (You know the ones I mean!)

Austin Thacker

Superintendent
Frankston Independent School District, Frankston, Texas

Excellent presentation that made you think while keeping you laughing.

Brenda Taylor

Superintendent
Gans Public Schools, Oklahoma

I’ve seen Billy three times now and I always enjoy this presentation. His is the best motivational presentation I’ve ever seen. I leave feeling more invigorated and ready for a great year.

Randall K. Little

Superintendent
Escambia County Schools, Alabama

Billy’s presentation drives home the importance of teachers loving children. His performance is inspiring, funny, and pragmatic and his use of illusions to emphasize educational tenets made this year’s in-service one our best ever.

Doug Hyde

Librarian/Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

This session helped me realize why I became a teacher 20+ years ago. I had just forgotten.

Caitlin Lash

Fifth Grade Teacher,
Westview Elementary School, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Motivating, inspiring and immediately applicable to my classroom.

Shelly Chauvin

Reading First Interventionist
St. James Parish School System, Louisiana

Best speaker I have heard since I have been teaching.

Beckie Truitt

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, TX

Billy is very inspirational and he makes you look deep within to remind yourself that all is possible if you believe and that you can make a difference.

Dermott Morgan

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Best Superintendent Day Motivational speaker I have ever heard in 10 years as an educator.

Lee Miller

Superintendent
Jackson County Schools, Florida

Billy Riggs is a wonderful, encouraging and motivational speaker! His magic entertains as he motivates everyone to meet the needs of the students.

Katie Camlin

Teacher
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

He made me feel immense passion for teaching! He is an excellent speaker – very engaging and entertaining. His use of illusions to teach was great!

Jean D’Angelo

Instructor of Agriscience
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Great program. You made me dig deep into my soul for why I am a teacher.

Rubi Chacon

Elementary Bilingual Education
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

This was the most entertaining and most motivating person I have ever seen!

Shaun McDowell

Assistant Football Coach
Fort Bend ISD, Texas

Excellent presentation and message! This applies to all walks of life. Billy keeps it interesting and fun. Thank you for being here today.

Julie Graves

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

You hit home run after home run! I get reminded by my students why I teach. It’s nice to be reminded by an adult that is not close to the situation.

Regina Hudspeth

Teacher
Zavalla ISD, Texas

EXEMPLARY!!! UN-BELIEVEABLE! Keep up the great attitude!

Christine Adams

French Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Very captivating. Best presentation ever! Didn’t look at the clock once!

Patti Ross

Dean of Student Learning
Bakersfield College, California

Fascinating, funny, and far-reaching in thought and motivation.

Robert Brunk

Coach
Muldrow High School

Exciting, high energy, the guy who sat next to me usually never stops talking but this time he was captivated! Great job.

Chris Wyman

Dean of Instruction
Trinity Charter School, California

Was absolutely wonderful! Such great concepts and ideas. It is exactly what every person in all schools should know, believe and strive for!

Caroline Boles

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy Riggs is the best speaker I have ever heard! He motivated me!

Mitch Gray

Coach and Physical Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Inspiring message delivered by a true master of human psychology!

John Raymond

Superintendent
Saranac Lake, NY

A can’t-miss speaker – great job – great message!

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

Kristen Bader

Kindergarten Teacher
St. Vincent de Paul School, Indiana

Engaging, powerful and highly motivating. Would highly recommend to any corporation or district. Exceeded my expectations! Thank you for your amazing staff retreat.

Allison Dimitri

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

Thank you! Lucky to have heard your talk. All teachers are!!!

Kim O’Brien

Teacher
Hermosa Beach, California

My attention was on Mr. Riggs at all times. Great inspirational speaker!!!

Katherine Morton

6th Grade Teacher
Florida

A workshop that caused me to think less about what I need and more about what my students need.

Tricia Murphy

Assistant Principal
Clermont Middle School, Florida

Billy Riggs is a new and improved version of David Copperfield! The level of inspiration and drive he instills is remarkable and magical. The most motivating program I’ve ever seen.

Shay Garvin

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

This was the best program I have ever witnessed. I was in awe over the performance.

Beckie Loe

High School Teacher
Prescott, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard! Okay, the ONLY one! But WOW! Excellent vehicle to present matters which are serious. Enjoyable and engaging.

Brendi Karlorec

Assistant Band Director
Prescott Public Schools, Arkansas

The best in-service we’ve ever had! Wonderful program. Gave me things to think about not only in the classroom but also in my home with my children and husband.

Dessynie Edwards

Special Education Director
Judson ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ merging of magic and motivation is mystifying and magnificent!

Chad Stone

Head Football Coach
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

You are unbelievable! Teaching is about relationships, just as you said! That’s the way I teach.

Shawn Jones

Athletic Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Awesome! Even without the magic, one of the best motivational and inspirational messages I’ve seen!

Nancy Byrnes

Vice President
Cypress College, California

This presentation was filled with humor, intelligence, passion, and just plain good logic.

June Hill

San Bernadino Community College District

Great presentation! Love the interaction with the audience. The message delivered is magical with sensational humor.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Ty-Ann Gray

Physical Education Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Billy is AWESOME! He uses a realistic approach for school districts!!! His presentation is funny, interactive and magical!!!

Jason Wamsganz

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

The most amazing speaker and educational professional I have witnessed.

Melanie Verner

Elementary School Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Definitely encouraging and uplifting – and sobering at the same time. Reminded me of my duty as a teacher. Thanks.

Dr. Darrell Floyd

Superintendent
Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker in Enid, Oklahoma. He was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. He got rave reviews from our teachers, and I recommend him without reservation.

Doug Wilson

Superintendent
Marana Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona

As a superintendent I am always searching for a speaker who can provide an inspiring as well as funny message. Billy Riggs exceeded my staff’s expectation and launched my people into the summer with inspiration. We loved him so much we brought him back for an encore four years later!

Staci Simpson

Math Intervention/Technology Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

Phenomenal!!! Best program I’ve ever attended.

Joyce Newman

Principal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Billy was hilarious, energetic and highly motivational with a great message to start off our school year right!

Debbie Stedelin

Assistant Principal,
Lake County Schools, Florida

WOW! Billy really brought the focus back to us! Very entertaining – I want to see him again and again. FANTASTIC PRESENTATION… I BELIEVE!

Mark Salva

Coach, Science Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Phenomenal performance. Extremely motivating and positive.

Diana Hill

Teaching Assistant
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

It’s almost impossible to hold the attention of this many teachers – and a standing ovation yet!

Erin Hoppes

Special Education Teacher, Third to Fifth Grades
Heights Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy was awesome! He blew my mind and opened it too! He has awesome stage presence.

Johanna Gonzales

Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was the best send-off I’ve ever attended. You reinforced my belief that teaching is a calling, not just a job.

Angela Itin

Physical Education Teacher
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood Academy

Fabulous! I’m fired up about this school year.

Kyle Futrell

Assistant Football Coach
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Thanks! You are right on! As a coach I believe attitude is the critical component for success. What we think and believe can in fact come true!!

Pete Everson

Superintendent
St. Ignace Area Schools, Michigan

Message is very direct and makes any serious educator consider their role in making a difference in the lives of children.

Val Gallutia

Assistant Superintendent
Jessamine County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His opening day presentation to our entire school staff aligned beautifully with our mission and vision work and set the stage for all employees to have a successful school year.

Ann J Koci

Language Arts Teacher
Sheldon Intermediate Center, Houston, Texas

Your message was as powerful as your polished performance.

Claudia Stanko-Bedefl

Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brimley Area School

Great Inspirational Show – Captivating! Passionate! Motivating!

Gerald Chandler

Assistant Superintendent
Lumberton Independent School District, Texas

Outstanding presentation that includes all school employees in his powerful message and presentation. Thank you for being an inspiration to our whole staff.

Rob McCue

Principal
South Lake High School, Florida

Billy’s humor and magical prowess are entertaining and motivational. His energy is infectious and his program is fantastic.

Beverly Haskins

Staff Development Director
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

Thank you for such an incredible and entertaining presentation for our Yearly Educational Summit! Your performance was magnificent and… you were right on target with the theme of the day.

Michael Neely

Coach
Liberty High School, Texas

Unique combination of magic, humor, speaking, singing and constant movement to communicate the essence of becoming a great educator.

Sarah Maravici

Child Care Provider
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Awesome show and amazing message! The magic drew in the crowd, helped really drive home the point, and kept everyone’s attention. The message is invaluable. Awesome show!!

Sabine Tyler

School Readiness Advocate
Crescent City, California

This show was the most entertaining, funny, and touching I have seen in a long time!!

No name given

Music Teacher
Woodridge High School, Cleveland, Ohio

Nice presentation! I was ticked off that we were going to take a half-day to watch a magician, but you have an excellent message! Excellent.

Merl Abel

Teacher
Morongo Unified School District, Palm Springs, California

The time flew by but the lessons will last for many years to come. Great motivational program.

Lori Price

Principal
Wewahitchka Elementary School, Gulf County Schools, Florida

A very powerful message delightfully laced with humor.

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Stephanie Craven

Superintendent
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

I wanted this year’s Back-to-School Convocation to highlight the ‘magic of Sheldon ISD’ and no one could have done a better job than Billy Riggs with setting the tone for that day. From his illusions to the insightful sharing of his life, Mr. Riggs emphasized that the ability to do great things lies within each of us … all we have to do is find our ‘magic.’ His magic is not of the hat and wand — it’s of the heart!

Scott Farmer

Superintendent
Sallisaw Public Schools, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

One of the most inspirational professional development opportunities we have ever provided for our staff. His humorous approach to motivating teachers is one of a kind and will regenerate their passion for education.

Kathy Falcon

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

A very inspiring message, fast-paced and entertaining.

Susan K. Pegram

Assistant Principal
Lost Lake Elementary School, Clermont, Florida, Lake County Schools

Greatest motivational speaker I’ve heard. Billy is uplifting, positive and a whole lot of fun with an inspirational message for all!

Liz Kitzman

ESL Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Fantastic, direct, hilarious, heartfelt. He gets to the core of education.

Rosie Garcia

Special Education Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Excellent presentation! Very uplifting! I felt very motivated to start the new year. Thank you.

Kristy Johnson

Second Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

An amazing, inspiring program! A great, motivating way to stat the school year!!

Bill Peer

Elementary Teacher
Bloomingdale Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Great program! Super way to motivate teachers as they start a new year.

Lynette Eichenlamb

Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Positively fascinating! What a great way to start the year.

Paul Wheeler

Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

Billy’s use of magic and “DIS-illusionment” helps to show how our minds often cloud our true beliefs. He is excellent at referring our energy towards change and acceptance of all.

Lisette Popelar

High School Spanish Teacher
Spring Hill ISD, Texas

Wonderful way to present this information in an entertaining manner without taking away from the subject matter.

Charles Anderson

Spanish Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

It had me laughing. It had me crying. It had me believing again.

Barbie Britt

Dyslexia Specialist
Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas

SO engaging and dynamic! Thanks for helping us remember that our attitude DOES make a difference. Truly awesome!!!

Peggy Schirmer

Director
United Methodist Family Child Care Center

The most enjoyable lecture on attitude I have ever attended!

Dr. Thomas L. Richey

Superintendent
Henderson County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs transcended the norm when he delivered the convocation message to our certified and support staff. Humorous, challenging, professional and practical he has a message that resonates with all. His presentation stretched our thinking and deepened our understanding that every child we teach needs our total acceptance and genuine caring, because we are the “keeper of their dreams.”

Diana Tucker

Special Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

One of the BEST motivational speeches I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing.

Baybee Williams

Third Grade Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Please come back next year. We need a steady diet of Billy Riggs!

Tara Jennings

Teacher of Special Education Life Skills
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Thanks for touching the minds of adults as we touch the minds of the children.

Roseann Rembert

Director
Growing Years Preschool and Daycare

The humor made this presentation about positive attitude the best I’ve ever attended.

Nick Blain

Superintendent
Liberty-Eylau ISD, Texarkana, Texas

Billy reached everyone in the audience: bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and teachers. Everyone left motivated to meet the needs of the students.

Faye Cortez

Early Interventionist
St. James Parish School Board

Great presentation! He makes you laugh and motivates you to do great things for our students as teachers.

Cade Douglas, Ph.D.

Superintendent
Sevier School District, Utah

Billy was fantastic! I would recommend him to any school district. He modified his presentation to match our district vision, mission, and goals perfectly. Many of our teachers have said that this was the best Opening Institute we have had in many years.

Helen Demong

Music Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Billy delivers his presentation with the same passion he says we need to teach with.

Phil Hahn

Educational Diagnostician
Lovington, New Mexico School District

Best in-service EVER!!!

Bryan Applegate

Assistant Principal
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Outstanding! I feel like I can accomplish anything!

Leslie Vann

Superintendent
Wellman Union ISD, Texas

The presentation was very entertaining and the message right on target. I want you to come do a presentation for the students, now.

Renee Shepherd

Principal
Carver Middle School, Leesburg, Florida

Fantastic opportunity for me to focus and believe in my abilities and why I love what I do!

Barbara Jacobs

Second Grade Teacher
Barton-Lexa Schools, Arkansas

Great speaker! The best ever!!

Cheryl Humphries

Teacher
Franklin County Board of Education, Alabama

Very compelling. You motivated me to be better than I’ve ever been before. The best program I’ve ever seen at an in-service.

Jim Lotts

Superintendent
Parker USD, Arizona

Excellent program. I always enjoy messages that are positive, entertaining and thoughtful.

Dr. Walter Jackson

Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
Brenham ISD, Texas

Mr. Riggs’ presentation was entertaining, educational and drove home several poignant points. Billy reminded us all to reflect on our why! My staff has had nothing but sincere praise for Billy’s outstanding presentation.

Colleen Campbell

Teacher
Cleveland Municipal Schools, Ohio

Very engaging and excellent! Thank you for hitting on some misconceptions we carry daily in our teaching!

Becky Mouser

Counselor
Cravens Academy, Houston, Texas

I loved his enthusiasm and his heart for education. The “magic” ability is truly in me and in teaching.

Carolyn West

Fifth Grade Teacher
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Awesome! This was a wonderful way to start the year!

Mildred Scott

Paraprofessional Aide
Prescott Elementary School, Prescott, Arkansas

WOW! Super Duper! The presentation was an eye-opener and so motivational, too!

Jim Gottinger

Superintendent
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Excellent presentation filled with valuable information to motivate all of us who so strongly believe in public education.

Sherry Street

Assistant Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic presentation and the positive message needed to be heard. Encouraging teachers to help students dream is great.

Cordoba Martinez

Summer School Coordinator
Albuquerque, New Mexico

You are amazing! You are such a wonderful storyteller. I wish I was back at school right now to take your energy to the staff and students.

Harrison Nobles

Art Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Amazing. One of the best presentations I have ever seen.

Amy Marino

Special Ed Teacher
Rio Grande City CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

I laughed ‘til I cried! Great program!

Anna Fuqua

Choir and Music Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

AWESOME! Top Notch. Not only a great magician, but a great speaker.

Linda Whisenant

High School Spanish Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Relevant, entertaining, uplifting and memorable.

Carla Ellisor

Superintendent
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Loved the pace of the program and involvement of the audience. Topics really hit home with our staff and it was just want they needed to hear.

Cody Carroll

Superintendent
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs said exactly the right things to my staff! The message was energetic and motivational and I appreciate it.

Pennye Ramon

Paraprofessional Title I
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Brilliant!

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

Karen Oates

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Tavares, Florida

Excellent! Short, meaningful, brief lessons with much humor built in to keep all engaged.

Arlan Hauge

Special Education Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Excellent program and presentation, excellent knowledge of material and well-developed delivery.

Annice Baker

Teacher
Martin Luther King School

Superb! I found Mr. Riggs’ performance to be very informative and enlightening.

Abbie Cumbie

ESL Interventionist
Liberty ISD, Texas

This was a wonderful mixture of humor, magic, and good common sense that can be directly applied in the classroom.

Kimberly Jarvis

Assistant Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

The presentation was excellent, very thought-provoking and entertaining.

Adelyne McBee

Teacher
Marshall ISD, Texas

The four things we need for our classroom were RIGHT ON! Thank you for sharing with the group.

Rebecca Wilhelm

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Inviting, attention-getting, inspiring presentation. Really excellent.

Theresa Kolina

English Teacher
Flatonia High School, Flatonia, Texas

Super!! Great motivation!!! Wonderful ideas!!!

Cecilia Stark

Teacher
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Very dynamic! Transitions (using magic) to every topic were appealing and appropriate. Highly motivational and captivating.

Dr. James M. Largent

Superintendent
Granbury ISD, Texas

Thanks for your great message to our staff at convocation today! Your presentation reinforced many of the things we stress, such as becoming a life changer for kids and the vital importance of attitude and expectations. The addition of your great illusions kept the group engaged and excited throughout your presentation. Thanks again for being with us at GISD!

Roselle Justo-Sales

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

Billy is a jack of all trades. He can do a lot of different things all at once. Great, amazing speaker, educator and entertainer.

Helena Vickers

Teacher
Carver Middle School, Florida

This was a dynamic presentation! The way you related each topic to a magic trick or a life experience made it interesting.

Andrea Hungerford

Superintendent
Springtown ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs gets to the heart of education – the students. He makes teachers laugh, think and feel the job of educating our students.

Randy Campbell

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

An outstanding presentation that demonstrates the power of a positive mindset.

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Omar Mickens

Business Development Officer
Wells Fargo

The best motivational and funniest speaker I have ever listened to! Fantastic!!!

Robert Lake

CEO
EMCOR

Wonderful! A really great presentation! The very best I’ve ever seen.

Pat Montgomery

Senior Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Changed my attitude completely. Looking forward to my “new” work and home life.

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

Kathy Mayer

Marketing Supervisor
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

If I can remember even one tenth of the take-aways, I know that I’ll work much more effectively going forward.

Chris Surratt

Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Absolutely amazing! Best motivational program I’ve ever attended. Better than David Copperfield!

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Cassandra Davis

Abilene Teachers Credit Union
Abilene, Texas

I loved every bit of it!!! Was exactly what I have been needing to hear.

Emily Morrow

Member Services Representative
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I really liked the use of your magic and speaking to engage the audience in all aspects of your speech. I also loved the way you personalize your act to match our credit union.

Steve Hilliard

President
Hilliard Contracting, Inc.. Raleigh, North Carolina

Super! Timeless and pertinent and fun for all ages!

Pete Churchill

Director of Business Development
Torcon, Inc. (Designers of Institutional Facilities)

A wonderful program – truly funny and educational – a real treat. Really the best I’ve experienced.

Durenda McKinney

Principal
Leesburg Elementary School, Florida

Fantastic! Funny and encouraging. I feel recharged.

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

Bill McGuire

Superintendent
St. Helena Unified School District, Napa Valley, California

I have been told by my people that our “New Year Kickoff” was the best in 20 years in St. Helena. The main reason was the Keynote by Billy Riggs. “The Magic of Education” set a very positive tone for the entire 1st week. He said exactly what I hoped he would to launch the new school year. The entire staff loved it. I would encourage you to check out his website, and give him a shot!

Dr. Veronica Guerra

Superintendent
Laredo ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ speech to our 4,000 school district employees was entertaining, energetic, and encouraging. With his wit and words of wisdom, Billy re-lit a spark in our educators’ souls that is sure to result in a magical year for our students!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Jayme Berry

Music Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Billy Riggs was uplifting and encouraging. What a great way to start the school year!

Lee Miller

Superintendent
Jackson County Schools, Florida

Billy Riggs is a wonderful, encouraging and motivational speaker! His magic entertains as he motivates everyone to meet the needs of the students.

Kim Jackson

Board Member
Caldwell County School District, Kentucky

Fantastic!! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. And so encouraging!

Melanie Verner

Elementary School Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Definitely encouraging and uplifting – and sobering at the same time. Reminded me of my duty as a teacher. Thanks.

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kay Standefer

Seventh Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School

Billy Riggs was so interesting I forgot to get my knitting project out – kept everyone engaged – no one left!

Susan LaVigne

Library Aide
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Shortest-seeming 2 hours I ever spent. Extremely motivating and riveting.

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Dr. Marlin Berry

Superintendent
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas City, Missouri

Billy Riggs was wonderful! He delivers a great message with lots entertainment and fun. He was just what we needed for our group. He was not only inspiring and fun, he gave my staff practical information they can use in their jobs. Phenomenal content.

Dr. Veronica Guerra

Superintendent
Laredo ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ speech to our 4,000 school district employees was entertaining, energetic, and encouraging. With his wit and words of wisdom, Billy re-lit a spark in our educators’ souls that is sure to result in a magical year for our students!

Cindi Avol

Math Teacher
Huntington Beach, California

Very entertaining and thought-provoking. Best in-service we have ever had! It has given me a new attitude to start a great school year!!

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Ann McCowin

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Riggs was an awesome, great, wonderful entertainer. I think he should be seen worldwide to enlighten customer service [providers] with excellence and professionalism.

Kim Updike

Assistant Principal
Umatilla High School, Eustis, Florida Lake County Schools, Florida

The best ever! Entertaining and motivational with a great connection to leadership.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Randi Bern

Counselor
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Wow!!! Outstandingly entertaining and meaningful!!!

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Tiffany Halbarcher

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Great speaker!! Very entertaining! I laughed so hard I started crying!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Patti Prewett

Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Entertaining, spellbinding, useful, uplifting.

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Lee Miller

Superintendent
Jackson County Schools, Florida

Billy Riggs is a wonderful, encouraging and motivational speaker! His magic entertains as he motivates everyone to meet the needs of the students.

Rubi Chacon

Elementary Bilingual Education
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

This was the most entertaining and most motivating person I have ever seen!

Leona Smith

President
McNary ISD School Board, Arizona

Very positive and entertaining! Amazing and thought-provoking presentation. I loved it! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Dr. Lee Stiff

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
N.C. State University

Magnificent performance! Your blend of inspiration and humor was well received by the teachers. Top-shelf entertainment tailored to our interests.

Dr. Darrell Floyd

Superintendent
Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker in Enid, Oklahoma. He was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. He got rave reviews from our teachers, and I recommend him without reservation.

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Rob McCue

Principal
South Lake High School, Florida

Billy’s humor and magical prowess are entertaining and motivational. His energy is infectious and his program is fantastic.

Beverly Haskins

Staff Development Director
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

Thank you for such an incredible and entertaining presentation for our Yearly Educational Summit! Your performance was magnificent and… you were right on target with the theme of the day.

Kathy Falcon

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

A very inspiring message, fast-paced and entertaining.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Janet Fawcett

Busy Bear Childcare
Barr Nun, Wyoming

Billy had an awesome message. Very Entertaining. The best I’ve ever seen!

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Tabby

Childcare Provider
Puddle Jumpers

He was really entertaining with great points. The comedy, the magic, and the music are a great combination.

Jim Lotts

Superintendent
Parker USD, Arizona

Excellent program. I always enjoy messages that are positive, entertaining and thoughtful.

Dr. Walter Jackson

Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
Brenham ISD, Texas

Mr. Riggs’ presentation was entertaining, educational and drove home several poignant points. Billy reminded us all to reflect on our why! My staff has had nothing but sincere praise for Billy’s outstanding presentation.

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Linda Whisenant

High School Spanish Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Relevant, entertaining, uplifting and memorable.

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

Kimberly Jarvis

Assistant Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

The presentation was excellent, very thought-provoking and entertaining.

Kathy Muther

Asst. Health and Nutrition Manager
Sevca Windsor County Head Start

I found Billy Riggs to be very funny and entertaining, and at the same time inspirational.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Omar Mickens

Business Development Officer
Wells Fargo

The best motivational and funniest speaker I have ever listened to! Fantastic!!!

Mark Leidheisl

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Student Lending

Billy is a freakin’ rock star! Awesome stage presence!

Paul Agostinelli

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Florida Atlantic University

Great show! Norman Vincent Peale meets David Copperfield!

Ann McCowin

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Riggs was an awesome, great, wonderful entertainer. I think he should be seen worldwide to enlighten customer service [providers] with excellence and professionalism.

Robin Walker

Financial Aid Director
Dallas Christian College

I truly enjoyed the performance and speaking. The message was wonderful. And the magic was great.

Pam Shuttlesworth

Financial Aid Advisor
Collin County Community College

I loved the motivation and enthusiasm. It was much needed at this time of the semester!

Jeanine Bowman

Food Service Director
Benson Public Schools

I’ve never laughed so hard and been so moved!!!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

K. Feran-Wall

Food Service Coordinator,
Minneapolis Public Schools

You were great! The time went fast. I could have listened to you forever!

Tina Harpst

Cafeteria Manager
Girard School District, Florida

You are one amazing guy! Thank you. I will definitely go back to school with a new attitude!!!

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

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Food Specialist
Forest Lake ISD #831

Loved it!! Laughed ’til I cried!!

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Cafeteria Worker
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The cafeteria staff has never been mentioned in an opening presentation until today. Thank you for including us! Billy Riggs is great. It wasn’t boring.

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Connie Roberts

Cook
Anderson Community Schools, Indiana

You really got me thinking about the level of service I provide the students.

Elaine Hunt

Industry Advisory Chair
North Carolina School Food Service Association

You knocked their socks off! The evaluations rated your session the highest of 14 we had during the conference! …stuff they could apply to their work instantly.

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

DeEtte Criswell

Cook
Guthrie CSD, Texas

This was absolutely inspirational! He was entertaining and wonderful. He was also extremely comical and very pleasurable just to listen to.

Teri A. Luedtke

Cafeteria Manager
Dickinson Independent School District

I’ve never been close enough to actually see the eyes of the performer. Billy Riggs has so much passion in his eyes he has truly inspired me to have that look in my own eyes, and in my heart!

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Lynn Hale

Cafeteria Manager
Levelland, TX

Thank you for opening my eyes to see what the [cafeteria] women see in me during some of our bad times. I will now start trying to dream again!

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Sandra Martinez

Child Nutrition Coordinator
Southwest Schools, Houston

Very awesome!! I’m going home as a believer in the things you said!!

Lori King

Nutrition Assistant
Warwick School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very enjoyable, powerful message. Definitely gave me a challenge for myself! Exactly what I needed!

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Gail Hollenbeck

Director of Dining Services
Springfield School District

Motivational program that applies to anyone no matter what your background or job. Excellent!

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Sarah Lowell

Registered Dietician
Pasadena ISD, Texas

Awesome! Very entertaining and with a great message!

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Tonia Carter

Food Service Director
Holly Creek Elementary School, Broken Bow, Oklahoma

THANK YOU! I appreciate the fact that you make a point that regardless what you do, you do affect all children!

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Barbara McKain

Cook
Symore Public Schools,, Indiana

A great blend of humor, magic, and information to get the point across!

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Dr. Marlin Berry

Superintendent
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas City, Missouri

Billy Riggs was wonderful! He delivers a great message with lots entertainment and fun. He was just what we needed for our group. He was not only inspiring and fun, he gave my staff practical information they can use in their jobs. Phenomenal content.

Chris Shima

First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

Anita Senesac

Paraprofessional
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Indiana

Great fun and very informative! The best program I’ve ever seen (almost!). Excellent. It was greatly motivating.

Beatrice M. Miles

Director of Facilities Services
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

An absolutely fabulous presentation, combining practical information with lots of fun and magic.

Steve Hilliard

President
Hilliard Contracting, Inc.. Raleigh, North Carolina

Super! Timeless and pertinent and fun for all ages!

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Emily Williams

Family Service Specialist
ChildCare Group

I was amazed at the information I received and how much fun it was.

Dana Linker

Special Ed Director
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy’s program is a bottle full of emotions! I laughed and I cried, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

April Farley

Librarian
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best speaker I’ve ever heard! Loved him!! Please bring him back! He’s awesome and totally hilarious!

Durenda McKinney

Principal
Leesburg Elementary School, Florida

Fantastic! Funny and encouraging. I feel recharged.

Robinson

Department Head
Human Services, San Bernadino Valley College

The greatest show on earth! Impressive, motivating, funny!

Jayme Glaros

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

I laughed so hard I peed my pants! Really! I’m not kidding!

Gloria Mirabal

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

I think Billy is just AWESOME! I keep picking up my jaw from the floor – and laughing a lot! Well worth my time. Love it!

Crystal Cosper

Third Grade Teacher
Stonewall Public Schools, Oklahoma

I have never laughed so hard and thought so deeply at the same time!

Nick Goodier

Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy’s show was fantastic! I had a great time. I laughed, I cried, and was amazed! Superb!!!

Dale Alexander

Director of Technology
Albuquerque Public Schools

Funny, motivational, amazing. Best speaker we’ve ever had.

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Victoria Rosario

Dean of Student Development
Folsom Lake College

Very funny, but genuine and heartfelt.

Kara Lacke

Meeting Planner
Association of Texas Professional Educators

He was hilarious, inspiring, awesome, and touching! Billy Riggs recognized our pains and trials and lifted us up. His thought-provoking session left our members on the edges of their seats.

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Julio Martinez

Second Grade Teacher
Nancy Hill Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Really funny, yet motivational talk. I’ve never seen anything like it! WOW!

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Alissa Green

High School Special Education Teacher
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Yea! Anyone who will remind educators of their importance AND make us all laugh deserves mucho kudos!

Tiffany Halbarcher

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Great speaker!! Very entertaining! I laughed so hard I started crying!

Vicki Scarborough

Second Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Hysterically relevant!

Betty Sharkel

Business Adminstrator
SAU 39

Fabulous and Fun! Fun and Funny! Funny and fabulous!!!

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

Austin Thacker

Superintendent
Frankston Independent School District, Frankston, Texas

Excellent presentation that made you think while keeping you laughing.

Randall K. Little

Superintendent
Escambia County Schools, Alabama

Billy’s presentation drives home the importance of teachers loving children. His performance is inspiring, funny, and pragmatic and his use of illusions to emphasize educational tenets made this year’s in-service one our best ever.

Dora Garza

Child Development Center

Great speaker! Very interesting, very funny! Truly as good as a Las Vegas show. Thank you so much!

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Rachel Sebeck

Teacher
NCD

Funny, funny, funny and very motivational! I loved it!

Patti Ross

Dean of Student Learning
Bakersfield College, California

Fascinating, funny, and far-reaching in thought and motivation.

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

June Hill

San Bernadino Community College District

Great presentation! Love the interaction with the audience. The message delivered is magical with sensational humor.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Ty-Ann Gray

Physical Education Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Billy is AWESOME! He uses a realistic approach for school districts!!! His presentation is funny, interactive and magical!!!

Doug Wilson

Superintendent
Marana Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona

As a superintendent I am always searching for a speaker who can provide an inspiring as well as funny message. Billy Riggs exceeded my staff’s expectation and launched my people into the summer with inspiration. We loved him so much we brought him back for an encore four years later!

Joyce Newman

Principal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Billy was hilarious, energetic and highly motivational with a great message to start off our school year right!

Julie W.

Business Office
Berrien Springs Public Schools, Michigan

The best illusionist I have ever seen! Hilarious but also drove home his motivational points.

Liz Kitzman

ESL Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Fantastic, direct, hilarious, heartfelt. He gets to the core of education.

Charles Anderson

Spanish Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

It had me laughing. It had me crying. It had me believing again.

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Faye Cortez

Early Interventionist
St. James Parish School Board

Great presentation! He makes you laugh and motivates you to do great things for our students as teachers.

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Pete Churchill

Director of Business Development
Torcon, Inc. (Designers of Institutional Facilities)

A wonderful program – truly funny and educational – a real treat. Really the best I’ve experienced.

Tabby

Childcare Provider
Puddle Jumpers

He was really entertaining with great points. The comedy, the magic, and the music are a great combination.

Amy Marino

Special Ed Teacher
Rio Grande City CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

I laughed ‘til I cried! Great program!

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

Kathy Muther

Asst. Health and Nutrition Manager
Sevca Windsor County Head Start

I found Billy Riggs to be very funny and entertaining, and at the same time inspirational.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Christina Mancha

Head Start Community Outreach
ESC 19, Texas

Truly inspiring! Thank you for sparking that light within me again!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Margaret Martinez

Teacher, Head Start
Scurry Community Services

Helps me to see things in a different way for the children and to help children in a better way.

Robinson

Department Head
Human Services, San Bernadino Valley College

The greatest show on earth! Impressive, motivating, funny!

Tammy Kirkweg

HR Specialist
Eldon School District, Missouri

Very motivational! I want to go back and tell everyone I know every day that “You can do it!”

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Kristin Charles

HR Director
Southmont K12, Indiana

POWERFUL & AMAZING!!! IT was the perfect mix of entertainment coupled with key messaging to communicate with staff how powerful our daily interactions are with our students. We felt the “David” story serves as an important reminder of why we all do what we do. We have received several positive comments and thanks for this year’s presenter. We are VERY satisfied with what we had!! Excellent job and we are hoping it was a great reset for our staff! Thank you again so much!

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Roger Symonds

Superintendent of Facilities
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

If you have not heard Billy Riggs, you have not heard the best inspirational speaker of our times.

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

Matt Kodama

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

Billy Riggs is like having inspiration on tap!!!

Christina Mancha

Head Start Community Outreach
ESC 19, Texas

Truly inspiring! Thank you for sparking that light within me again!

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

Chris Shima

First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Lindsay Seely

Science Teacher
St. James Parrish Science and Math Academy, Louisiana

This is exactly what I needed to hear at this time of year. It filled me up and inspired me!

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Sheri Valentine

Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Great presentation! I feel that I can take on the world!! (Or at least the kids in my classroom!).

Dr. Victor M. Jaime

Vice President of Student Services
Imperial Valley College

Excellent motivational speaker. Right combination of humor, wit, magic, and serious thought-provoking messages to inspire and motivate.

Kara Lacke

Meeting Planner
Association of Texas Professional Educators

He was hilarious, inspiring, awesome, and touching! Billy Riggs recognized our pains and trials and lifted us up. His thought-provoking session left our members on the edges of their seats.

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Bernadette Siegel

Counselor
Flatonia Elementary School, Texas

Amazing! He is very inspiring, uplifting, and mesmerizing! He is excellent at what he does.

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Lueverne Montez

Assistant Principal
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Billy’s presentation really makes you think about who you are as a person and how that affects the people around you. The best inspirational and uplifting presentation yet!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

M. Gregory

Teacher
Lake Travis ISD, Lake Travis, Texas

Very motivational!!! No matter how long one has taught, he inspired all of us to make a difference in the lives of students.

Michelle Emmons

Second Grade Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

You are an inspiration and incredibly talented. Your message is powerful and important. Thank you for what you are to the world!!

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Randall K. Little

Superintendent
Escambia County Schools, Alabama

Billy’s presentation drives home the importance of teachers loving children. His performance is inspiring, funny, and pragmatic and his use of illusions to emphasize educational tenets made this year’s in-service one our best ever.

Caitlin Lash

Fifth Grade Teacher,
Westview Elementary School, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Motivating, inspiring and immediately applicable to my classroom.

Beckie Truitt

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, TX

Billy is very inspirational and he makes you look deep within to remind yourself that all is possible if you believe and that you can make a difference.

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Katie Camlin

Teacher
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

He made me feel immense passion for teaching! He is an excellent speaker – very engaging and entertaining. His use of illusions to teach was great!

Leticia Rodriguez

Sr. Internal Auditor
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas

Great perspective and very good suggestions! INSPIRATIONAL!

Mitch Gray

Coach and Physical Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Inspiring message delivered by a true master of human psychology!

Dr. Lee Stiff

President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
N.C. State University

Magnificent performance! Your blend of inspiration and humor was well received by the teachers. Top-shelf entertainment tailored to our interests.

Kim O’Brien

Teacher
Hermosa Beach, California

My attention was on Mr. Riggs at all times. Great inspirational speaker!!!

Mack Brown

Head Football Coach
University of Texas, now North Carolina

I’ve had the pleasure of having Billy Riggs speak to our football team the past eight years. His ability to motivate and inspire, coupled with his use of magic, leaves our players spellbound, informed, and excited about life.

Dr. Darrell Floyd

Superintendent
Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker in Enid, Oklahoma. He was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. He got rave reviews from our teachers, and I recommend him without reservation.

Doug Wilson

Superintendent
Marana Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona

As a superintendent I am always searching for a speaker who can provide an inspiring as well as funny message. Billy Riggs exceeded my staff’s expectation and launched my people into the summer with inspiration. We loved him so much we brought him back for an encore four years later!

Val Gallutia

Assistant Superintendent
Jessamine County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His opening day presentation to our entire school staff aligned beautifully with our mission and vision work and set the stage for all employees to have a successful school year.

Claudia Stanko-Bedefl

Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brimley Area School

Great Inspirational Show – Captivating! Passionate! Motivating!

Gerald Chandler

Assistant Superintendent
Lumberton Independent School District, Texas

Outstanding presentation that includes all school employees in his powerful message and presentation. Thank you for being an inspiration to our whole staff.

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Scott Farmer

Superintendent
Sallisaw Public Schools, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

One of the most inspirational professional development opportunities we have ever provided for our staff. His humorous approach to motivating teachers is one of a kind and will regenerate their passion for education.

Kathy Falcon

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

A very inspiring message, fast-paced and entertaining.

Kristy Johnson

Second Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

An amazing, inspiring program! A great, motivating way to stat the school year!!

Bryan Applegate

Assistant Principal
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Outstanding! I feel like I can accomplish anything!

Sue Eddings

School Nurse
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Never dull. Wonderful class!!! Many blessings to you for inspiring us as you do!

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

Drew Dooley

Principal
Ventura Ranch Elementary School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Love the inspiration! A truly excellent presentation.

Kathy Muther

Asst. Health and Nutrition Manager
Sevca Windsor County Head Start

I found Billy Riggs to be very funny and entertaining, and at the same time inspirational.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Nancy Peterson

Computer Assistant
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I needed to get up and go to the bathroom but I didn’t want to miss anything! How do you do that to an audience?

David Van Houten

MIS Manager (Manager of Information Systems)
University of Georgia

Great program! You need to get this message to everyone!

Dale Alexander

Director of Technology
Albuquerque Public Schools

Funny, motivational, amazing. Best speaker we’ve ever had.

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Amanda Diaz

Public Education Information Management Systems Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

Great message! The best ever. Love the entertainment and magic tricks. THANK YOU for not being boring!

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Juan Maldonado

IT Systems Administrator
Texas A&M University of Central Texas

Good messages, good delivery! Many topics hit very close to home with me.

Lani Krewson

IT Business Coordinator
Texas A&M Central Texas University

Wonderful!!! Filled with humor, interaction, thought-provoking entertainment. It was not only educational but also enlightening.

Sissy Moore

Librarian
Franklin County, Alabama

Just absolutely the best hour-and-a-half I’ve spent in a LONG time!

April Farley

Librarian
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best speaker I’ve ever heard! Loved him!! Please bring him back! He’s awesome and totally hilarious!

Susan LaVigne

Library Aide
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Shortest-seeming 2 hours I ever spent. Extremely motivating and riveting.

Doug Hyde

Librarian/Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

This session helped me realize why I became a teacher 20+ years ago. I had just forgotten.

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Rochelle Carroll

Director of Instructional Services and Support
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

I WAS SO MOTIVATED, INSPIRED AND AMAZED! YOU MADE ME WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER. THANK YOU!

Kim Updike

Assistant Principal
Umatilla High School, Eustis, Florida Lake County Schools, Florida

The best ever! Entertaining and motivational with a great connection to leadership.

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Tom Leahy

Counselor
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Outstanding! You understand teachers and education. You have given me something I will use forever.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Becky Thompson

Third Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Billy blasted a sluggish paradigm right out of my head – and triggered the first day of the rest of my life in the classroom! Thanks!

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Kri Shon Long

Teacher
Moulton Elementary School, Lawrence County Schools, Alabama

Two words: LOVED IT!!!! You gave me the spark I needed to stop focusing on the things that don’t really matter. It’s about the students, not me! THANK YOU.

Pat Montgomery

Senior Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Changed my attitude completely. Looking forward to my “new” work and home life.

Ron Bert

Teacher
Vian ISD, Oklahoma

You friggin’ rock, Dude! Love the honesty. Teachers need to be hit between the eyes like this.

Hilda Zumiga

Lead Program Assistant
Fort Sam Houston Child Care Center, Texas

I truly believe that today you have made a difference in the children’s lives by teaching the teachers and staff that kids depend on us.

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Lori King

Nutrition Assistant
Warwick School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very enjoyable, powerful message. Definitely gave me a challenge for myself! Exactly what I needed!

Merl Abel

Teacher
Morongo Unified School District, Palm Springs, California

The time flew by but the lessons will last for many years to come. Great motivational program.

June Bean

Secretary
Valiant Middle School, Valiant, Oklahoma

You are so sneaky! But the best program I have ever attended. Thank you for being here. I hope we all will have a better life because of this day!

Gloria Mirabal

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

I think Billy is just AWESOME! I keep picking up my jaw from the floor – and laughing a lot! Well worth my time. Love it!

Nick Goodier

Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy’s show was fantastic! I had a great time. I laughed, I cried, and was amazed! Superb!!!

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

Chris Surratt

Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Absolutely amazing! Best motivational program I’ve ever attended. Better than David Copperfield!

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Dora Garza

Child Development Center

Great speaker! Very interesting, very funny! Truly as good as a Las Vegas show. Thank you so much!

Katie Camlin

Teacher
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

He made me feel immense passion for teaching! He is an excellent speaker – very engaging and entertaining. His use of illusions to teach was great!

Robin Walker

Financial Aid Director
Dallas Christian College

I truly enjoyed the performance and speaking. The message was wonderful. And the magic was great.

Erin Hoppes

Special Education Teacher, Third to Fifth Grades
Heights Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy was awesome! He blew my mind and opened it too! He has awesome stage presence.

Julie W.

Business Office
Berrien Springs Public Schools, Michigan

The best illusionist I have ever seen! Hilarious but also drove home his motivational points.

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Mary Bryans

Meeting Planner
Oklahoma Association of College and University Business Officials

Billy Riggs had a GREAT message for OACUBO, and we absolutely LOVED the magic!

Anna Fuqua

Choir and Music Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

AWESOME! Top Notch. Not only a great magician, but a great speaker.

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Deborah Keyes

Conference Director
Michigan State School Boards Association

Thank you, Billy! Our people SO enjoyed your closing keynote. Your ability to engage the audience and uplift their spirits is truly amazing.

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Elaine Hunt

Industry Advisory Chair
North Carolina School Food Service Association

You knocked their socks off! The evaluations rated your session the highest of 14 we had during the conference! …stuff they could apply to their work instantly.

Bill McCausland

Chief Operating Officer
Texas Excellence in Education, University of Texas

Not only were our Teachers of the Year entertained, they were moved by your remarks. We heard many RAVE reviews from teachers who left inspired and re-energized to go back to their own classrooms and strive for success by focusing not on themselves, but on the students. You were a voice of inspiration.

Kara Lacke

Meeting Planner
Association of Texas Professional Educators

He was hilarious, inspiring, awesome, and touching! Billy Riggs recognized our pains and trials and lifted us up. His thought-provoking session left our members on the edges of their seats.

JoAnne Martel

Board Development Assistant
New York State School Boards Association

You were a SUPERB kickoff to our convention and set an upbeat tone for the rest of the weekend. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from your program.

Beverly Haskins

Staff Development Director
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

Thank you for such an incredible and entertaining presentation for our Yearly Educational Summit! Your performance was magnificent and… you were right on target with the theme of the day.

Mary Bryans

Meeting Planner
Oklahoma Association of College and University Business Officials

Billy Riggs had a GREAT message for OACUBO, and we absolutely LOVED the magic!

Diane Possamai

Teacher
Washington, Michigan

Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

June Dalton

Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

I don’t normally like magic, but your program was the best I’ve ever seen. This was amazing, but with a twist added: a GREAT message!

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Nicolette Dennis

Principal
Highland High School

Billy Riggs can change your life if you apply his message. But even if you don’t use his message he can still make you laugh and feel good for a day!

Sherry Smith

Math Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

I wish all students could have teachers that make them believe in themselves as you made us believe in ourselves today! Thanks so much!

Therese Cauchon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

You are so passionate about igniting teachers to love and believe in their students and in themselves, as well!!

Mauricio Zelaya

Teacher
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Outstanding! A must for all educators!

Julie Gielow

Science Teacher, H. B. Booker Academy
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

While I enjoyed the “magic,” I was far more impressed by Mr. Riggs’ ability to capture the essence of a motivating teacher and make that clear to the audience. He made visible the invisible!

David Van Houten

MIS Manager (Manager of Information Systems)
University of Georgia

Great program! You need to get this message to everyone!

Candace Wubbena

Principal
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Great presentation! All educators need to hear this!

Dolores Gable

Principal
Rio Hondo Elementary School, Downey USD, California

So profound, appropriate, and meaningful!

Ron Bert

Teacher
Vian ISD, Oklahoma

You friggin’ rock, Dude! Love the honesty. Teachers need to be hit between the eyes like this.

Dr. Carol Maher

Superintendent
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, Missouri

Teachers and staff usually hate Professional Development days. With speakers like you, everyone will look forward to learning on those days! You were so engaging for everyone, from the part-time custodians to the high school advanced mathematics teacher. The magic was awesome but your message really spoke to our staff, providing a boost we wouldn’t have had without you. Best of luck to you as you continue to inspire others!

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Dezehree Solorzano

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

I have never been more impressed. The message was awesome!

Thelma Brown

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, Texas

A speaker that made me THINK!!

Jerry Brendel

School Business Director
Woodridge School District #68, Woodridge, Florida

Outstanding. Great message. Don’t pass up an opportunity to hear Billy!

Michelle Emmons

Second Grade Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

You are an inspiration and incredibly talented. Your message is powerful and important. Thank you for what you are to the world!!

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

John Raymond

Superintendent
Saranac Lake, NY

A can’t-miss speaker – great job – great message!

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

Allison Dimitri

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

Thank you! Lucky to have heard your talk. All teachers are!!!

Robin Walker

Financial Aid Director
Dallas Christian College

I truly enjoyed the performance and speaking. The message was wonderful. And the magic was great.

Juan Maldonado

IT Systems Administrator
Texas A&M University of Central Texas

Good messages, good delivery! Many topics hit very close to home with me.

Melanie Verner

Elementary School Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Definitely encouraging and uplifting – and sobering at the same time. Reminded me of my duty as a teacher. Thanks.

Julie W.

Business Office
Berrien Springs Public Schools, Michigan

The best illusionist I have ever seen! Hilarious but also drove home his motivational points.

Ann J Koci

Language Arts Teacher
Sheldon Intermediate Center, Houston, Texas

Your message was as powerful as your polished performance.

Yvonne Fairbanks

Director
Lil’ Miki Zoo Daycare

A powerful talk on how attitude changes your day, your life, and your destiny. A good attitude is POWER.

No name given

Music Teacher
Woodridge High School, Cleveland, Ohio

Nice presentation! I was ticked off that we were going to take a half-day to watch a magician, but you have an excellent message! Excellent.

Lori Price

Principal
Wewahitchka Elementary School, Gulf County Schools, Florida

A very powerful message delightfully laced with humor.

Mary Bryans

Meeting Planner
Oklahoma Association of College and University Business Officials

Billy Riggs had a GREAT message for OACUBO, and we absolutely LOVED the magic!

Gary Krawchuk

Business Director
Northern Lights SD #69, Alberta, Canada

Your message for a successful life, in fact, is reality itself.

Lisette Popelar

High School Spanish Teacher
Spring Hill ISD, Texas

Wonderful way to present this information in an entertaining manner without taking away from the subject matter.

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Janet Fawcett

Busy Bear Childcare
Barr Nun, Wyoming

Billy had an awesome message. Very Entertaining. The best I’ve ever seen!

Sarah Lowell

Registered Dietician
Pasadena ISD, Texas

Awesome! Very entertaining and with a great message!

Tabby

Childcare Provider
Puddle Jumpers

He was really entertaining with great points. The comedy, the magic, and the music are a great combination.

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

Sherry Street

Assistant Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic presentation and the positive message needed to be heard. Encouraging teachers to help students dream is great.

Anna Fuqua

Choir and Music Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

AWESOME! Top Notch. Not only a great magician, but a great speaker.

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Jan McDougal

English Teacher
Wellman-Union ISD, Texas

I have never seen such an awesome presentation! It helped me realize even more how much teaching means to me and how I can influence a child’s life. Billy is a wonderful motivational speaker!

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Sharon Smaga

Counselor
Department of Special Education, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thank you for refueling my passion and dream and for validating my desire to be so much greater than mediocre.

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Robinson

Department Head
Human Services, San Bernadino Valley College

The greatest show on earth! Impressive, motivating, funny!

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

Name Withheld

Teacher
USD 308, Hutchinson, Kansas

I felt like I could take on the world when I walked out! I felt valued as an employee and appreciated greatly. Thank you! It’s going to be the best year yet!!!

Kirsten Grisham

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Fabulous show! I’m more motivated to do the best I can than I could have imagined! Thanks!

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

Julie Gielow

Science Teacher, H. B. Booker Academy
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

While I enjoyed the “magic,” I was far more impressed by Mr. Riggs’ ability to capture the essence of a motivating teacher and make that clear to the audience. He made visible the invisible!

Christina Mancha

Head Start Community Outreach
ESC 19, Texas

Truly inspiring! Thank you for sparking that light within me again!

Susan LaVigne

Library Aide
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Shortest-seeming 2 hours I ever spent. Extremely motivating and riveting.

Dale Alexander

Director of Technology
Albuquerque Public Schools

Funny, motivational, amazing. Best speaker we’ve ever had.

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Lindsay Seely

Science Teacher
St. James Parrish Science and Math Academy, Louisiana

This is exactly what I needed to hear at this time of year. It filled me up and inspired me!

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Dr. Carol Maher

Superintendent
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, Missouri

Teachers and staff usually hate Professional Development days. With speakers like you, everyone will look forward to learning on those days! You were so engaging for everyone, from the part-time custodians to the high school advanced mathematics teacher. The magic was awesome but your message really spoke to our staff, providing a boost we wouldn’t have had without you. Best of luck to you as you continue to inspire others!

Sheri Valentine

Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Great presentation! I feel that I can take on the world!! (Or at least the kids in my classroom!).

Dr. Victor M. Jaime

Vice President of Student Services
Imperial Valley College

Excellent motivational speaker. Right combination of humor, wit, magic, and serious thought-provoking messages to inspire and motivate.

Chris Surratt

Loan Officer
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

Absolutely amazing! Best motivational program I’ve ever attended. Better than David Copperfield!

Rhonda Smith

Dean of Academics
Liberty High School, Texas

Engaging! I was mesmerized throughout the program. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Julio Martinez

Second Grade Teacher
Nancy Hill Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Really funny, yet motivational talk. I’ve never seen anything like it! WOW!

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Alissa Green

High School Special Education Teacher
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Yea! Anyone who will remind educators of their importance AND make us all laugh deserves mucho kudos!

M. Gregory

Teacher
Lake Travis ISD, Lake Travis, Texas

Very motivational!!! No matter how long one has taught, he inspired all of us to make a difference in the lives of students.

Adam Hanson

Business Manager
Maine School Union 74

This was amazing and motivating! I’ll think twice before letting a bad attitude get the WORST of me again.

Anita Senesac

Paraprofessional
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Indiana

Great fun and very informative! The best program I’ve ever seen (almost!). Excellent. It was greatly motivating.

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Dr. Steve Tiger

Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Excellent! The best in-service I’ve ever seen. Not only full of motivation and excitement, but just what educators need in today’s classroom.

Brenda Taylor

Superintendent
Gans Public Schools, Oklahoma

I’ve seen Billy three times now and I always enjoy this presentation. His is the best motivational presentation I’ve ever seen. I leave feeling more invigorated and ready for a great year.

Connie Suchocki

Board Secretary
Aledo ISD. Fort Worth, Texas

Interesting, humorous, and inspiring, yet highly motivational and mind-altering.

Caitlin Lash

Fifth Grade Teacher,
Westview Elementary School, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Motivating, inspiring and immediately applicable to my classroom.

Beckie Truitt

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, TX

Billy is very inspirational and he makes you look deep within to remind yourself that all is possible if you believe and that you can make a difference.

Lee Miller

Superintendent
Jackson County Schools, Florida

Billy Riggs is a wonderful, encouraging and motivational speaker! His magic entertains as he motivates everyone to meet the needs of the students.

Katie Camlin

Teacher
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

He made me feel immense passion for teaching! He is an excellent speaker – very engaging and entertaining. His use of illusions to teach was great!

Rubi Chacon

Elementary Bilingual Education
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

This was the most entertaining and most motivating person I have ever seen!

Leona Smith

President
McNary ISD School Board, Arizona

Very positive and entertaining! Amazing and thought-provoking presentation. I loved it! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Caroline Boles

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy Riggs is the best speaker I have ever heard! He motivated me!

Mitch Gray

Coach and Physical Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Inspiring message delivered by a true master of human psychology!

Tricia Murphy

Assistant Principal
Clermont Middle School, Florida

Billy Riggs is a new and improved version of David Copperfield! The level of inspiration and drive he instills is remarkable and magical. The most motivating program I’ve ever seen.

Dr. Darrell Floyd

Superintendent
Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker in Enid, Oklahoma. He was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. He got rave reviews from our teachers, and I recommend him without reservation.

Joyce Newman

Principal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Billy was hilarious, energetic and highly motivational with a great message to start off our school year right!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Mark Salva

Coach, Science Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Phenomenal performance. Extremely motivating and positive.

Angela Itin

Physical Education Teacher
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood Academy

Fabulous! I’m fired up about this school year.

Claudia Stanko-Bedefl

Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brimley Area School

Great Inspirational Show – Captivating! Passionate! Motivating!

Rob McCue

Principal
South Lake High School, Florida

Billy’s humor and magical prowess are entertaining and motivational. His energy is infectious and his program is fantastic.

Irma Rodriguez

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

One of the best, best in-service meetings ever! Very motivational, interesting, AWESOME meeting!

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Faye Cortez

Early Interventionist
St. James Parish School Board

Great presentation! He makes you laugh and motivates you to do great things for our students as teachers.

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Bryan Applegate

Assistant Principal
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Outstanding! I feel like I can accomplish anything!

Cheryl Humphries

Teacher
Franklin County Board of Education, Alabama

Very compelling. You motivated me to be better than I’ve ever been before. The best program I’ve ever seen at an in-service.

Mildred Scott

Paraprofessional Aide
Prescott Elementary School, Prescott, Arkansas

WOW! Super Duper! The presentation was an eye-opener and so motivational, too!

Jim Gottinger

Superintendent
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Excellent presentation filled with valuable information to motivate all of us who so strongly believe in public education.

Cordoba Martinez

Summer School Coordinator
Albuquerque, New Mexico

You are amazing! You are such a wonderful storyteller. I wish I was back at school right now to take your energy to the staff and students.

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Kathy Bulkley

Custodian
Texas Middle School, Houston

The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. That says it all.

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Theresa Kolina

English Teacher
Flatonia High School, Flatonia, Texas

Super!! Great motivation!!! Wonderful ideas!!!

Diane Possamai

Teacher
Washington, Michigan

Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!

Dana Linker

Special Ed Director
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy’s program is a bottle full of emotions! I laughed and I cried, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Lynn Sundheimer

Music Teacher, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
High Rolls, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen! Thanks for taking the “head knowledge” and putting in “my heart.

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Nick Goodier

Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy’s show was fantastic! I had a great time. I laughed, I cried, and was amazed! Superb!!!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Dolores Gable

Principal
Rio Hondo Elementary School, Downey USD, California

So profound, appropriate, and meaningful!

Victoria Rosario

Dean of Student Development
Folsom Lake College

Very funny, but genuine and heartfelt.

Kara Lacke

Meeting Planner
Association of Texas Professional Educators

He was hilarious, inspiring, awesome, and touching! Billy Riggs recognized our pains and trials and lifted us up. His thought-provoking session left our members on the edges of their seats.

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Randi Bern

Counselor
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Wow!!! Outstandingly entertaining and meaningful!!!

Gloria Ciriza

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

Your presentation brought me to tears TWICE! The ideas around how it isn’t about how many times you get knocked down…. were perfect timing! Thank you!

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Jean D’Angelo

Instructor of Agriscience
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Great program. You made me dig deep into my soul for why I am a teacher.

Johanna Gonzales

Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was the best send-off I’ve ever attended. You reinforced my belief that teaching is a calling, not just a job.

Pete Everson

Superintendent
St. Ignace Area Schools, Michigan

Message is very direct and makes any serious educator consider their role in making a difference in the lives of children.

Liz Kitzman

ESL Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Fantastic, direct, hilarious, heartfelt. He gets to the core of education.

Charles Anderson

Spanish Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

It had me laughing. It had me crying. It had me believing again.

Tara Jennings

Teacher of Special Education Life Skills
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Thanks for touching the minds of adults as we touch the minds of the children.

Dr. Walter Jackson

Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
Brenham ISD, Texas

Mr. Riggs’ presentation was entertaining, educational and drove home several poignant points. Billy reminded us all to reflect on our why! My staff has had nothing but sincere praise for Billy’s outstanding presentation.

Karen Oates

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Tavares, Florida

Excellent! Short, meaningful, brief lessons with much humor built in to keep all engaged.

Princella Thomas

Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

Very thorough, but yet funny. Life is precious and short, as you said. This was very touching. We all live under great illusions. Thanks for “disillusioning” me.

Lynn Sundheimer

Music Teacher, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
High Rolls, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen! Thanks for taking the “head knowledge” and putting in “my heart.

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Jayme Berry

Music Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Billy Riggs was uplifting and encouraging. What a great way to start the school year!

Brendi Karlorec

Assistant Band Director
Prescott Public Schools, Arkansas

The best in-service we’ve ever had! Wonderful program. Gave me things to think about not only in the classroom but also in my home with my children and husband.

No name given

Music Teacher
Woodridge High School, Cleveland, Ohio

Nice presentation! I was ticked off that we were going to take a half-day to watch a magician, but you have an excellent message! Excellent.

Helen Demong

Music Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Billy delivers his presentation with the same passion he says we need to teach with.

Anna Fuqua

Choir and Music Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

AWESOME! Top Notch. Not only a great magician, but a great speaker.

Libby Albright

Secretary
Sooner-Rose Elementary, Oklahoma

Very entertaining and informative! Inspiring! I’ll go back to work next week with a fresh spirit. Mr. Riggs is fabulous!

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

June Bean

Secretary
Valiant Middle School, Valiant, Oklahoma

You are so sneaky! But the best program I have ever attended. Thank you for being here. I hope we all will have a better life because of this day!

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

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Tom Leahy

Counselor
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Outstanding! You understand teachers and education. You have given me something I will use forever.

Sissy Moore

Librarian
Franklin County, Alabama

Just absolutely the best hour-and-a-half I’ve spent in a LONG time!

April Farley

Librarian
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best speaker I’ve ever heard! Loved him!! Please bring him back! He’s awesome and totally hilarious!

Sharon Smaga

Counselor
Department of Special Education, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thank you for refueling my passion and dream and for validating my desire to be so much greater than mediocre.

Jamie Munro

BSTA Coordinator
Pasadena USD, California

Spectacular!!! It was like being on a roller coaster with all of the slow/fast, up/down!

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

Gloria Mirabal

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

I think Billy is just AWESOME! I keep picking up my jaw from the floor – and laughing a lot! Well worth my time. Love it!

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Sabrina Gaines

Paraprofessional
Byng Schools, Oklahoma

I thought he was great! Very entertaining and inspirational. I could listen to him for HOURS! Didn’t look at the clock once!

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Jen King

Pre-K Aide
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

K. Atkinson

Speech Pathologist
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

Great presentation! Billy truly had the entire audience in his hands, his enthusiasm generated energy. Wow!

Neomi Vargas

Paraprofessional
Sunset High School, El Paso, Texas

You gave me a reality check today. It’s important to believe in yourself and to remember that every time I go to work it’s because every student makes a difference and I MUST BELIEVE IN THEM!

Nicholle Coupaud

English Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen!

Anita Senesac

Paraprofessional
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Indiana

Great fun and very informative! The best program I’ve ever seen (almost!). Excellent. It was greatly motivating.

Ignacia Lucero

Inclusion Specialist
Child Care Group, Dallas, Texas

This is the second time I’ve heard Mr. Riggs, and his presentations are always breathtaking!

Doug Hyde

Librarian/Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

This session helped me realize why I became a teacher 20+ years ago. I had just forgotten.

Shelly Chauvin

Reading First Interventionist
St. James Parish School System, Louisiana

Best speaker I have heard since I have been teaching.

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Brendi Karlorec

Assistant Band Director
Prescott Public Schools, Arkansas

The best in-service we’ve ever had! Wonderful program. Gave me things to think about not only in the classroom but also in my home with my children and husband.

Diana Hill

Teaching Assistant
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

It’s almost impossible to hold the attention of this many teachers – and a standing ovation yet!

Irma Rodriguez

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

One of the best, best in-service meetings ever! Very motivational, interesting, AWESOME meeting!

Sabine Tyler

School Readiness Advocate
Crescent City, California

This show was the most entertaining, funny, and touching I have seen in a long time!!

Barbie Britt

Dyslexia Specialist
Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas

SO engaging and dynamic! Thanks for helping us remember that our attitude DOES make a difference. Truly awesome!!!

Faye Cortez

Early Interventionist
St. James Parish School Board

Great presentation! He makes you laugh and motivates you to do great things for our students as teachers.

Phil Hahn

Educational Diagnostician
Lovington, New Mexico School District

Best in-service EVER!!!

Mildred Scott

Paraprofessional Aide
Prescott Elementary School, Prescott, Arkansas

WOW! Super Duper! The presentation was an eye-opener and so motivational, too!

Pennye Ramon

Paraprofessional Title I
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Brilliant!

Abbie Cumbie

ESL Interventionist
Liberty ISD, Texas

This was a wonderful mixture of humor, magic, and good common sense that can be directly applied in the classroom.

Emily Williams

Family Service Specialist
ChildCare Group

I was amazed at the information I received and how much fun it was.

Jim Julhauser

Assistant Principal
Las Cruces Public Schools, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Riveting from beginning to end. Wonderfully relevant. Without doubt the most captivating and enjoyable motivational presentation I’ve ever attended.

Durenda McKinney

Principal
Leesburg Elementary School, Florida

Fantastic! Funny and encouraging. I feel recharged.

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

June Dalton

Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

I don’t normally like magic, but your program was the best I’ve ever seen. This was amazing, but with a twist added: a GREAT message!

Denise Brigman

Principal
John Baber Elementary School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Motivating, captivating and thoughtful!! I can’t wait to share this with my teachers!

Nicolette Dennis

Principal
Highland High School

Billy Riggs can change your life if you apply his message. But even if you don’t use his message he can still make you laugh and feel good for a day!

Sebrina Banks

Assistant Principal
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

This was the best presentation I’ve ever seen! I feel ready to tackle ANYTHING in life right now. This was amazing!

Candace Wubbena

Principal
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Great presentation! All educators need to hear this!

Dolores Gable

Principal
Rio Hondo Elementary School, Downey USD, California

So profound, appropriate, and meaningful!

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Dianne Martinez

Principal
Hoover Elementary School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Thank you for such a GREAT motivational show to the teachers and support staff of Bartlesville Public Schools. Your message was awesome and our teachers are still buzzing about how great they felt after the show. People are still talking about our best Back-to-School Rally ever!

Frances Baccigalopi

Principal
King High School, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

AWE-inspiring! Our teachers will realize the magic!

Kim Updike

Assistant Principal
Umatilla High School, Eustis, Florida Lake County Schools, Florida

The best ever! Entertaining and motivational with a great connection to leadership.

Anthony Russell

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Florida

Great speaker, the best I have ever heard. I would come to hear him again and again. GREAT SPEAKER.

Rebecca Robertson

Principal
Albuquerque Public Schools

Great job. Super relevance to education. Made great connections to the audience.

Lueverne Montez

Assistant Principal
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Billy’s presentation really makes you think about who you are as a person and how that affects the people around you. The best inspirational and uplifting presentation yet!

Stephanie Fascitelli

Principal
Apache Elementary School, New Mexico

Billy truly ACED it!! This was the best speaker event ever.

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

John Jenkins

Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

The best I’ve ever seen!

Tricia Murphy

Assistant Principal
Clermont Middle School, Florida

Billy Riggs is a new and improved version of David Copperfield! The level of inspiration and drive he instills is remarkable and magical. The most motivating program I’ve ever seen.

Joyce Newman

Principal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Billy was hilarious, energetic and highly motivational with a great message to start off our school year right!

Debbie Stedelin

Assistant Principal,
Lake County Schools, Florida

WOW! Billy really brought the focus back to us! Very entertaining – I want to see him again and again. FANTASTIC PRESENTATION… I BELIEVE!

Rob McCue

Principal
South Lake High School, Florida

Billy’s humor and magical prowess are entertaining and motivational. His energy is infectious and his program is fantastic.

Lori Price

Principal
Wewahitchka Elementary School, Gulf County Schools, Florida

A very powerful message delightfully laced with humor.

Kathy Falcon

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

A very inspiring message, fast-paced and entertaining.

Susan K. Pegram

Assistant Principal
Lost Lake Elementary School, Clermont, Florida, Lake County Schools

Greatest motivational speaker I’ve heard. Billy is uplifting, positive and a whole lot of fun with an inspirational message for all!

Paul Wheeler

Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

Billy’s use of magic and “DIS-illusionment” helps to show how our minds often cloud our true beliefs. He is excellent at referring our energy towards change and acceptance of all.

Bryan Applegate

Assistant Principal
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Outstanding! I feel like I can accomplish anything!

Renee Shepherd

Principal
Carver Middle School, Leesburg, Florida

Fantastic opportunity for me to focus and believe in my abilities and why I love what I do!

Sherry Street

Assistant Principal
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic presentation and the positive message needed to be heard. Encouraging teachers to help students dream is great.

Doreathe Cole

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, motivational, magical, the best I’ve ever seen.

Drew Dooley

Principal
Ventura Ranch Elementary School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Love the inspiration! A truly excellent presentation.

Karen Oates

Assistant Principal
Tavares High School, Tavares, Florida

Excellent! Short, meaningful, brief lessons with much humor built in to keep all engaged.

Kimberly Jarvis

Assistant Principal
East Ridge High School, Clermont, Florida

The presentation was excellent, very thought-provoking and entertaining.

Rebecca Wilhelm

Assistant Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

Inviting, attention-getting, inspiring presentation. Really excellent.

Randy Campbell

Principal
Lake County Schools, Florida

An outstanding presentation that demonstrates the power of a positive mindset.

Anita Senesac

Paraprofessional
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Indiana

Great fun and very informative! The best program I’ve ever seen (almost!). Excellent. It was greatly motivating.

Kristen Bader

Kindergarten Teacher
St. Vincent de Paul School, Indiana

Engaging, powerful and highly motivating. Would highly recommend to any corporation or district. Exceeded my expectations! Thank you for your amazing staff retreat.

Debi Wagner

Administrative Assistant
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

You were excellent. I wish I had heard these things when I was in my 20’s. I will use it for influencing my grandchildren, though.

School Board Associations


New Mexico School Boards Association
Kansas Association of School Boards (2x)
New York Assn of School Boards (2x)
New Jersey School Boards Association
Arizona School Boards Association
Kentucky School Boards Association
Texas School Boards Association (2x)
Oklahoma School Boards Association (2x)
 
(Testimonials from School Board members, Superintendents, and Executive Directors below)

Deborah Keyes

Conference Director
Michigan State School Boards Association

Thank you, Billy! Our people SO enjoyed your closing keynote. Your ability to engage the audience and uplift their spirits is truly amazing.

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Krista Athey

Board Member
Covington Independent Schools, Kentucky

Wonderfully entertaining!! Great… memorable 3 points of message. Good stories to highlight his points. Thank you.

Nelda Warnek

Trustee
Kemp ISD, Kemp, Texas

What a great way to put us back in touch with our vision. He reminds us it is always there, just sometimes blurred.

Sidney “Bubba” Schneider

School Board Member
Damon ISD, Damon, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen. Should be called “The Great Billy Riggs.”

Linda Newkirk

Board Member
AJUSD, Arizona

Very thought-giving and provoking. Caused me to rethink my behavior on the board, and to rethink my negativity at home.

Letitia Farnie

Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Pearland ISD, Pearland, Texas

Wonderful! On the mark. Entertaining and Enlightening.

Slack Brown

School Board Member
Greenville ISD, Greenville, Texas

Billy is the best! He should be here every year!

Michelle Hirsch

President
Kyrene USD School Board, Arizona

Funny, thought-provoking and entertaining. The very best!

Connie Suchocki

Board Secretary
Aledo ISD. Fort Worth, Texas

Interesting, humorous, and inspiring, yet highly motivational and mind-altering.

JoAnne Martel

Board Development Assistant
New York State School Boards Association

You were a SUPERB kickoff to our convention and set an upbeat tone for the rest of the weekend. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from your program.

Leona Smith

President
McNary ISD School Board, Arizona

Very positive and entertaining! Amazing and thought-provoking presentation. I loved it! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Kim Jackson

Board Member
Caldwell County School District, Kentucky

Fantastic!! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. And so encouraging!

Sue Medina

Board Member
Alamogordo Public Schools Board of Education, New Mexico

Billy is contagious – hopefully all of the APS staff will feel his message – and act on it.

Dianne Yeager

Board Secretary
Rankin ISD, Rankin, Texas

Totally awesome!

Cliff Dole

Bayonne Board of Education
New Jersey

Fabulous program!! I loved the way you included facts about the business end of schools into your talk. Very relevant and helpful.

Cheryl Humphries

Franklin County Board of Education
Alabama

Very compelling. You motivated me to be better than I’ve ever been before. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

School Board Associations


New Mexico School Boards Association
Kansas Association of School Boards (2x)
New York Assn of School Boards (2x)
New Jersey School Boards Association
Arizona School Boards Association
Kentucky School Boards Association
Texas School Boards Association (2x)
Oklahoma School Boards Association (2x)
 
(Testimonials from School Board members, Superintendents, and Executive Directors below)

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

Deborah Keyes

Conference Director
Michigan State School Boards Association

Thank you, Billy! Our people SO enjoyed your closing keynote. Your ability to engage the audience and uplift their spirits is truly amazing.

Archa Wachowicz

New York State School Boards Association
Buffalo, New York

Combining feats of magic with advice on how to motivate and inspire others, Billy Riggs held an audience spellbound at the opening session of the New York State School Boards Association in Buffalo.

Bill Stewart

Superintendent
Alba-Golden Independent School District, Alba, Texas

Fabulous! Informative, interesting, humorous, motivational! You left us wanting more!

Dr. Marlin Berry

Superintendent
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas City, Missouri

Billy Riggs was wonderful! He delivers a great message with lots entertainment and fun. He was just what we needed for our group. He was not only inspiring and fun, he gave my staff practical information they can use in their jobs. Phenomenal content.

Winston Brooks

Superintendent
Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico

I have always been skeptical of motivational speakers, but you are the very best I have ever heard. Excellent!

Krista Athey

Board Member
Covington Independent Schools, Kentucky

Wonderfully entertaining!! Great… memorable 3 points of message. Good stories to highlight his points. Thank you.

Nelda Warnek

Trustee
Kemp ISD, Kemp, Texas

What a great way to put us back in touch with our vision. He reminds us it is always there, just sometimes blurred.

Antoinette Cavanaugh

Superintendent
Elko County School District, Elko, Nevada

Extremely uplifting and absolutely invigorating!

Sidney “Bubba” Schneider

School Board Member
Damon ISD, Damon, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen. Should be called “The Great Billy Riggs.”

Linda Newkirk

Board Member
AJUSD, Arizona

Very thought-giving and provoking. Caused me to rethink my behavior on the board, and to rethink my negativity at home.

Dr. Harold Hayes

Superintendent
Eldorado Public Schools, Oklahoma

Excellent! A special program with so many special messages!

Audrey Arnold

Superintendent
White Settlement Schools, Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Riggs was awesome, the best motivational program I’ve ever seen. He brought meaning through the magic and reminded us of the power of believing in each of our students until they can believe in themselves.

Rochelle Carroll

Director of Instructional Services and Support
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

I WAS SO MOTIVATED, INSPIRED AND AMAZED! YOU MADE ME WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER. THANK YOU!

Sue Moxley

Superintendent
Lake County Schools, Florida

Highly motivational and thought provoking!

Slack Brown

School Board Member
Greenville ISD, Greenville, Texas

Billy is the best! He should be here every year!

Michelle Hirsch

President
Kyrene USD School Board, Arizona

Funny, thought-provoking and entertaining. The very best!

John Pedicon

Superintendent
Tuscon United School District, Arizona

Excellent. Very well done. It’s tough to be humorous and relevant, but you pulled it off.

Dennis Runyan

Superintendent
Agua Fria School District, Arizona

Outstanding and meaningful. Good applied advice for the workplace and life. It was really nice to laugh.

Austin Thacker

Superintendent
Frankston Independent School District, Frankston, Texas

Excellent presentation that made you think while keeping you laughing.

Connie Suchocki

Board Secretary
Aledo ISD. Fort Worth, Texas

Interesting, humorous, and inspiring, yet highly motivational and mind-altering.

JoAnne Martel

Board Development Assistant
New York State School Boards Association

You were a SUPERB kickoff to our convention and set an upbeat tone for the rest of the weekend. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from your program.

Leona Smith

President
McNary ISD School Board, Arizona

Very positive and entertaining! Amazing and thought-provoking presentation. I loved it! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Kim Jackson

Board Member
Caldwell County School District, Kentucky

Fantastic!! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen. And so encouraging!

Chris Wyman

Dean of Instruction
Trinity Charter School, California

Was absolutely wonderful! Such great concepts and ideas. It is exactly what every person in all schools should know, believe and strive for!

Sue Medina

Board Member
Alamogordo Public Schools Board of Education, New Mexico

Billy is contagious – hopefully all of the APS staff will feel his message – and act on it.

Dianne Yeager

Board Secretary
Rankin ISD, Rankin, Texas

Totally awesome!

Cliff Dole

Bayonne Board of Education
New Jersey

Fabulous program!! I loved the way you included facts about the business end of schools into your talk. Very relevant and helpful.

Cheryl Humphries

Franklin County Board of Education
Alabama

Very compelling. You motivated me to be better than I’ve ever been before. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Janet Lucero

School Nurse
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Truly remarkable! FIVE STARS!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are truly a dynamic speaker.

Theo Gaudette

Registered Nurse, Health Services
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I cannot think of a better way to start the year than with this inspiring presentation!

Sue Eddings

School Nurse
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Never dull. Wonderful class!!! Many blessings to you for inspiring us as you do!

School Nutrition Groups


Billy’s School Nutrition Clients include the following:
 
• School Nutrition Association of Louisiana
• Texas Association for School Nutrition
• North Carolina School Food Service Association
• Aldine ISD Child Nutrition Services (Texas)
• Nutrition and Child Development, Inc.
• Minnesota School Nutrition Association
• Indiana School Nutrition Association
• Region 4 ESC (Texas) School Nutrition Services
• Humble ISD School Nutrition Department
• Klein ISD School Nutrition Department
• Sheldon ISD School Nutrition Department
• Pasadena ISD School Nutrition Department
• Pennsylvania School Nutrition Association
• Arkansas School Nutrition Association

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

K. Feran-Wall

Food Service Coordinator,
Minneapolis Public Schools

You were great! The time went fast. I could have listened to you forever!

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

Name Withheld

Food Specialist
Forest Lake ISD #831

Loved it!! Laughed ’til I cried!!

Name withheld

Cafeteria Worker
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The cafeteria staff has never been mentioned in an opening presentation until today. Thank you for including us! Billy Riggs is great. It wasn’t boring.

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Connie Roberts

Cook
Anderson Community Schools, Indiana

You really got me thinking about the level of service I provide the students.

Elaine Hunt

Industry Advisory Chair
North Carolina School Food Service Association

You knocked their socks off! The evaluations rated your session the highest of 14 we had during the conference! …stuff they could apply to their work instantly.

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

DeEtte Criswell

Cook
Guthrie CSD, Texas

This was absolutely inspirational! He was entertaining and wonderful. He was also extremely comical and very pleasurable just to listen to.

Teri A. Luedtke

Cafeteria Manager
Dickinson Independent School District

I’ve never been close enough to actually see the eyes of the performer. Billy Riggs has so much passion in his eyes he has truly inspired me to have that look in my own eyes, and in my heart!

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Lynn Hale

Cafeteria Manager
Levelland, TX

Thank you for opening my eyes to see what the [cafeteria] women see in me during some of our bad times. I will now start trying to dream again!

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Sandra Martinez

Child Nutrition Coordinator
Southwest Schools, Houston

Very awesome!! I’m going home as a believer in the things you said!!

Lori King

Nutrition Assistant
Warwick School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very enjoyable, powerful message. Definitely gave me a challenge for myself! Exactly what I needed!

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Gail Hollenbeck

Director of Dining Services
Springfield School District

Motivational program that applies to anyone no matter what your background or job. Excellent!

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Bryan Keith

Stores Clerk
Saranac CSD, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the best program I have seen.

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Sarah Lowell

Registered Dietician
Pasadena ISD, Texas

Awesome! Very entertaining and with a great message!

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Tonia Carter

Food Service Director
Holly Creek Elementary School, Broken Bow, Oklahoma

THANK YOU! I appreciate the fact that you make a point that regardless what you do, you do affect all children!

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Barbara McKain

Cook
Symore Public Schools,, Indiana

A great blend of humor, magic, and information to get the point across!

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Schools and Districts


Billy Riggs has presented to HUNDREDS of schools and school districts, from the largest to the smallest in dozens of states:
 
ALABAMA
Decatur City Schools
Escambia County Schools
Lawrence County Schools
Franklin County Schools
Guntersville ISD
Muscle Shoals ISD

 
ARIZONA
Marana School District (twice)
Chandler Unified School District
Prescott ISD

 
ARKANSAS
Benton Public Schools
Conway Public Schools
Liberty-Eylau ISD
Texarkana Public Schools
Rogers Public Schools
Van Buren Public Schools
Barton-Lexa School District

 
CALIFORNIA
Small School Districts Association
El Monte City School District
Jamestown Public School District
Capistrano Unified School District
Huntington Beach ISD
Chula Vista Elementary School District
Joshua Springs School
St. Helena Unified School District
Pasadena ISD
Lawndale Elementary School District

 
COLORADO
Oberon Middle School

 
FLORIDA
Boca Raton School District (students)
Mt. Dora High School (twice)
Leesburg High School
Jackson County School District
Lake County Schools

 
GEORGIA
Murray County Schools
Starrs-Mill Public Schools
Columbia County School Board
Georgia VOCA

 
HAWAII
Hilo High School
Keaau High School

 
ILLINOIS
Aurora School District 129
Woodridge School District 68
Geneva School District
Peoria Public Schools

 
INDIANA
Southmont Public Schools
Liberty-Perry Schools
Cowan Public Schools
Hendricks Public Schools
North Knox School Corporation
South Dearborn Community Schools

 
IOWA
Roland-Story Schools

 
KANSAS
Gardner-Edgerton Schools
Olathe Public Schools (twice)
Hutchinson School District
Goodland Public Schools
Fort Larned School District
DeSoto ISD

 
KENTUCKY
Jessamine County Schools
Mason County Schools
Clinton County School District
Henderson ISD
Russellville ISD

 
LOUISIANA
St. James Parrish School System

 
MICHIGAN
Dowagiac High School
Whittemore-Prescott High School
Eastern Upper Penninsula Intermediate School District
Dickinson Iron Intermediate School District
Monroe Public Schools
Edwardsburg ISD

MISSISSIPPI
Lee County Schools

 
MISSOURI
Marshall Public Schools (twice)
Perry County School District
Festus ISD
Excelsior Springs School District
Oakgrove ISD

 
NEW JERSEY
East Amwell Public Schools
Washington Township Public Schools
Midland Park School District
Bloomfield Public Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools

 
NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque Public Schools
Aztec Public Schools
Clovis City Schools
Soccorro School District (twice)
Animas Public Schools
Las Cruces Public Schools
Lovington Municipal Schools
Alamogordo Public Schools

 
NEW YORK
Saranac Lake Public Schools (twice)

 
NORTH DAKOTA
LaMoure Public Schools

 
OHIO
Cleveland, Ohio
Elyria City Schools
Woodridge School District

 
OKLAHOMA
Kellyville City Schools
Sallisaw ISD
Tahlequah Public Schools
Altus City Schools
Muldrow Public Schools (twice)
Bartlesville Public Schools
Marlow Public Schools
Sand Springs Schools
Kingfisher School
Durant ISD
Broken Bow ISD (twice)
Enid School District
Latta ISD

 
SOUTH DAKOTA
High School Activities Association

TEXAS
Laredo ISD
Bellville ISD
Huffman ISD
Zavalla ISD
Granbury ISD
Frankston ISD
Plano ISD
Roma ISD
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Bovina ISD
Wyllie ISD
Mesquite ISD Support Staff
Lumberton ISD
Fort Stockton ISD
Fort Bend ISD (twice)
Garland ISD
Tomball ISD
Eanes ISD
Lake Travis ISD
Marble Falls ISD
Leander ISD
Medina Valley ISD
Victoria ISD
Katy ISD
Rio Grande ISD
Quinlan ISD
Rockwall ISD (twice)
Flatonia ISD
Aledo ISD
Round Rock ISD
Birdville ISD
Sheldon ISD (twice)
Cotulla ISD
College Station ISD
Harleton ISD
Brenham ISD
Pegasus School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Central ISD
United High School
Eagle Pass High School
Presidio High School (twice)
Goose Creek Consolidated School District
Sheldon ISD (twice)
Navasota ISD (twice)
Klein ISD
Humble ISD
Liberty High School
Hallsville ISD
Reagan County ISD
Alpine ISD
Shepherd ISD
Diboll ISD
Stanton ISD
Sabine ISD
Eagle Pass ISD
Edgewood ISD (Early Childhood Ed)
Big Sandy ISD
Carthage ISD
Huntington ISD
Brownsville ISD (twice)
Mathis ISD
Meadow and Wellman Union ISD (twice)
Springtown ISD
Liberty-Eylau ISD
White Settlement ISd
Johnson City ISD

 
UTAH
Sevier ISD

 
WISCONSIN
Lake Geneva Public Schools
Menomonie Public Schools
West Allis/West Milwaukee Public Schools
West Depere School District

Libby Albright

Secretary
Sooner-Rose Elementary, Oklahoma

Very entertaining and informative! Inspiring! I’ll go back to work next week with a fresh spirit. Mr. Riggs is fabulous!

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

Ann McCowin

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas

Mr. Riggs was an awesome, great, wonderful entertainer. I think he should be seen worldwide to enlighten customer service [providers] with excellence and professionalism.

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

Mark Leidheisl

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Student Lending

Billy is a freakin’ rock star! Awesome stage presence!

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Erin Hoppes

Special Education Teacher, Third to Fifth Grades
Heights Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy was awesome! He blew my mind and opened it too! He has awesome stage presence.

Dana Linker

Special Ed Director
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy’s program is a bottle full of emotions! I laughed and I cried, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

Sharon Smaga

Counselor
Department of Special Education, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thank you for refueling my passion and dream and for validating my desire to be so much greater than mediocre.

Jamie Munro

BSTA Coordinator
Pasadena USD, California

Spectacular!!! It was like being on a roller coaster with all of the slow/fast, up/down!

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

Alissa Green

High School Special Education Teacher
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Yea! Anyone who will remind educators of their importance AND make us all laugh deserves mucho kudos!

Judy Miller

Director, Special Ed
Lake County Schools, Florida

Just what the doctor ordered! Enchanting and magical, what a great beginning to the end of the school year.

Dessynie Edwards

Special Education Director
Judson ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ merging of magic and motivation is mystifying and magnificent!

Erin Hoppes

Special Education Teacher, Third to Fifth Grades
Heights Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy was awesome! He blew my mind and opened it too! He has awesome stage presence.

Claudia Stanko-Bedefl

Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brimley Area School

Great Inspirational Show – Captivating! Passionate! Motivating!

Rosie Garcia

Special Education Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Excellent presentation! Very uplifting! I felt very motivated to start the new year. Thank you.

Diana Tucker

Special Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

One of the BEST motivational speeches I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing.

Tara Jennings

Teacher of Special Education Life Skills
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Thanks for touching the minds of adults as we touch the minds of the children.

Amy Marino

Special Ed Teacher
Rio Grande City CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

I laughed ‘til I cried! Great program!

Arlan Hauge

Special Education Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Excellent program and presentation, excellent knowledge of material and well-developed delivery.

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

K. Atkinson

Speech Pathologist
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

Great presentation! Billy truly had the entire audience in his hands, his enthusiasm generated energy. Wow!

Paul M. Rigda

Superintendent of Schools
Elyria City School District, Ohio

In my 40+ years in education, your opening day program was the very best I have ever attended – everyone in attendance can’t stop talking about it! Thank you so much for your inspiring message delivered in an extremely entertaining context! We’re off to a great start! Every school district should experience such a motivational get-together as you provided to us last week. I’m not sure if I mentioned it to you, but this was my last “opening day” as I am retiring after this school year. I wanted to leave them with an opening they would remember for a long time and you delivered! A few of my district colleagues have come up to me already and said they feel sorry for whoever replaces me as they will have to top your program and that won’t be easy! I told them all that I doubted you could be topped.

Charles Earling

Superintendent of Schools
Monroe Township Public Schools, Williamstown, New Jersey

This was my 45th first day in-service program. It was truly the best ever! I have never experienced teachers and staff giving any guest speaker a standing ovation as you received. Your presentation was truly fantastic, inspirational and magical! Many staff members thanked me for bringing you into our district.

Roger Symonds

Superintendent of Facilities
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, New York

If you have not heard Billy Riggs, you have not heard the best inspirational speaker of our times.

Janet Blocker

Superintendent
Vanoss Public Schools, Oklahoma

The best in-service I’ve ever attended! [Billy] communicated in a very practical way the foundation for effective teaching.

James Feil

Superintendent
Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, Michigan

Outstanding! The most effective in-service I’ve attended in 20 years as an educator! Billy Riggs understands our youth and what it takes [for teachers] to motivate them.

David W. Flowers

Superintendent
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Billy’s program was an excellent kick-off to our school year. It wasn’t just a home run, it was a “grand slam!” Our entire staff was inspired, engaged and motivated.

Gene Burton

Superintendent
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas

One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!

Bill Stewart

Superintendent
Alba-Golden Independent School District, Alba, Texas

Fabulous! Informative, interesting, humorous, motivational! You left us wanting more!

Dr. Marlin Berry

Superintendent
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas City, Missouri

Billy Riggs was wonderful! He delivers a great message with lots entertainment and fun. He was just what we needed for our group. He was not only inspiring and fun, he gave my staff practical information they can use in their jobs. Phenomenal content.

Jeff Seymour

Superintendent
El Monte Public Schools, Los Angeles, California

Billy’s presentation was effective beyond my hopes. The many e-mails and phone calls thanking us for having him were proof of the power of his message.

Winston Brooks

Superintendent
Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico

I have always been skeptical of motivational speakers, but you are the very best I have ever heard. Excellent!

Bill McGuire

Superintendent
St. Helena Unified School District, Napa Valley, California

I have been told by my people that our “New Year Kickoff” was the best in 20 years in St. Helena. The main reason was the Keynote by Billy Riggs. “The Magic of Education” set a very positive tone for the entire 1st week. He said exactly what I hoped he would to launch the new school year. The entire staff loved it. I would encourage you to check out his website, and give him a shot!

Darlene Blair

Assistant Superintendent
Tomball ISD, Texas

What a smash hit you were! Your combination of magic integrated with your heartfelt delivery reminded us of why we chose to be educators! Thanks for targeting ALL of our employees: teachers, ancillary workers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and administrators, and stressing how all of them influence students.

Dr. Veronica Guerra

Superintendent
Laredo ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ speech to our 4,000 school district employees was entertaining, energetic, and encouraging. With his wit and words of wisdom, Billy re-lit a spark in our educators’ souls that is sure to result in a magical year for our students!

Tom Wilson

Superintendent
Barton-Lexa School District, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker for teachers prior to school opening. Did a fantastic job. I would recommend him HIGHLY!

Antoinette Cavanaugh

Superintendent
Elko County School District, Elko, Nevada

Extremely uplifting and absolutely invigorating!

Dr. Harold Hayes

Superintendent
Eldorado Public Schools, Oklahoma

Excellent! A special program with so many special messages!

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Audrey Arnold

Superintendent
White Settlement Schools, Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Riggs was awesome, the best motivational program I’ve ever seen. He brought meaning through the magic and reminded us of the power of believing in each of our students until they can believe in themselves.

Dr. Carol Maher

Superintendent
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, Missouri

Teachers and staff usually hate Professional Development days. With speakers like you, everyone will look forward to learning on those days! You were so engaging for everyone, from the part-time custodians to the high school advanced mathematics teacher. The magic was awesome but your message really spoke to our staff, providing a boost we wouldn’t have had without you. Best of luck to you as you continue to inspire others!

Leon Smith

Superintendent
Russellville School District, Russellville, Kentucky

Billy Riggs’ opening day presentation set the stage for our staff to approach the year with a positive attitude in order to have a positive impact on our students. Our staff members have overwhelmingly shared with me how much they enjoyed his presentation and they started the year with a more positive attitude. I can say this has been the best first week of school we have had since I have been in the district. I highly recommend Billy Riggs to your school district. He is an outstanding speaker as well as entertainer.

Rochelle Carroll

Director of Instructional Services and Support
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

I WAS SO MOTIVATED, INSPIRED AND AMAZED! YOU MADE ME WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER. THANK YOU!

Rick Sapanard

Dean
Canada College

Billy, you masterfully blended humor, magic and motivational speaker into an inspirational tonic. Well done!

Dr. Victor M. Jaime

Vice President of Student Services
Imperial Valley College

Excellent motivational speaker. Right combination of humor, wit, magic, and serious thought-provoking messages to inspire and motivate.

Victoria Rosario

Dean of Student Development
Folsom Lake College

Very funny, but genuine and heartfelt.

James Henry Russell

Superintendent
Texarkana ISD, Texas

What a great way to start off the year! The impact a teacher has on a child is not measurable, and their attitude starting out the year is critical. Billy set their attitude high today!

Sue Moxley

Superintendent
Lake County Schools, Florida

Highly motivational and thought provoking!

Rhonda Smith

Dean of Academics
Liberty High School, Texas

Engaging! I was mesmerized throughout the program. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Gloria Ciriza

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

Your presentation brought me to tears TWICE! The ideas around how it isn’t about how many times you get knocked down…. were perfect timing! Thank you!

John Pedicon

Superintendent
Tuscon United School District, Arizona

Excellent. Very well done. It’s tough to be humorous and relevant, but you pulled it off.

Randy Talley

Dean of Students
Herman E. Utley Freshman Center, Rockwall, Texas

Very entertaining – enjoyed it completely. Inspiring!

Dennis Runyan

Superintendent
Agua Fria School District, Arizona

Outstanding and meaningful. Good applied advice for the workplace and life. It was really nice to laugh.

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Dr. Steve Tiger

Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Excellent! The best in-service I’ve ever seen. Not only full of motivation and excitement, but just what educators need in today’s classroom.

Zenchia Odoms

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Fairfield City Schools, Alabama

The seamless mesh of humor, magical illusions, and motivational tips to effectuate change in the lives of kids was phenomenal.

Austin Thacker

Superintendent
Frankston Independent School District, Frankston, Texas

Excellent presentation that made you think while keeping you laughing.

Brenda Taylor

Superintendent
Gans Public Schools, Oklahoma

I’ve seen Billy three times now and I always enjoy this presentation. His is the best motivational presentation I’ve ever seen. I leave feeling more invigorated and ready for a great year.

Randall K. Little

Superintendent
Escambia County Schools, Alabama

Billy’s presentation drives home the importance of teachers loving children. His performance is inspiring, funny, and pragmatic and his use of illusions to emphasize educational tenets made this year’s in-service one our best ever.

Lee Miller

Superintendent
Jackson County Schools, Florida

Billy Riggs is a wonderful, encouraging and motivational speaker! His magic entertains as he motivates everyone to meet the needs of the students.

Chris Wyman

Dean of Instruction
Trinity Charter School, California

Was absolutely wonderful! Such great concepts and ideas. It is exactly what every person in all schools should know, believe and strive for!

John Raymond

Superintendent
Saranac Lake, NY

A can’t-miss speaker – great job – great message!

Nicci Cook

Acting Superintendent
Frankston ISD, Texas

The presentation had a little of everything . . . magic, laughter, audience participation, and a serious message. Definitely worth the money to motivate the staff and get the year started off right!

Dr. Darrell Floyd

Superintendent
Enid Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker in Enid, Oklahoma. He was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. He got rave reviews from our teachers, and I recommend him without reservation.

Doug Wilson

Superintendent
Marana Unified School District, Tucson, Arizona

As a superintendent I am always searching for a speaker who can provide an inspiring as well as funny message. Billy Riggs exceeded my staff’s expectation and launched my people into the summer with inspiration. We loved him so much we brought him back for an encore four years later!

Pete Everson

Superintendent
St. Ignace Area Schools, Michigan

Message is very direct and makes any serious educator consider their role in making a difference in the lives of children.

Val Gallutia

Assistant Superintendent
Jessamine County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs is a dynamic and inspirational speaker. His opening day presentation to our entire school staff aligned beautifully with our mission and vision work and set the stage for all employees to have a successful school year.

Gerald Chandler

Assistant Superintendent
Lumberton Independent School District, Texas

Outstanding presentation that includes all school employees in his powerful message and presentation. Thank you for being an inspiration to our whole staff.

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Stephanie Craven

Superintendent
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

I wanted this year’s Back-to-School Convocation to highlight the ‘magic of Sheldon ISD’ and no one could have done a better job than Billy Riggs with setting the tone for that day. From his illusions to the insightful sharing of his life, Mr. Riggs emphasized that the ability to do great things lies within each of us … all we have to do is find our ‘magic.’ His magic is not of the hat and wand — it’s of the heart!

Scott Farmer

Superintendent
Sallisaw Public Schools, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

One of the most inspirational professional development opportunities we have ever provided for our staff. His humorous approach to motivating teachers is one of a kind and will regenerate their passion for education.

Dr. Thomas L. Richey

Superintendent
Henderson County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs transcended the norm when he delivered the convocation message to our certified and support staff. Humorous, challenging, professional and practical he has a message that resonates with all. His presentation stretched our thinking and deepened our understanding that every child we teach needs our total acceptance and genuine caring, because we are the “keeper of their dreams.”

Nick Blain

Superintendent
Liberty-Eylau ISD, Texarkana, Texas

Billy reached everyone in the audience: bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and teachers. Everyone left motivated to meet the needs of the students.

Cade Douglas, Ph.D.

Superintendent
Sevier School District, Utah

Billy was fantastic! I would recommend him to any school district. He modified his presentation to match our district vision, mission, and goals perfectly. Many of our teachers have said that this was the best Opening Institute we have had in many years.

Leslie Vann

Superintendent
Wellman Union ISD, Texas

The presentation was very entertaining and the message right on target. I want you to come do a presentation for the students, now.

Jim Lotts

Superintendent
Parker USD, Arizona

Excellent program. I always enjoy messages that are positive, entertaining and thoughtful.

Dr. Walter Jackson

Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
Brenham ISD, Texas

Mr. Riggs’ presentation was entertaining, educational and drove home several poignant points. Billy reminded us all to reflect on our why! My staff has had nothing but sincere praise for Billy’s outstanding presentation.

Jim Gottinger

Superintendent
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Excellent presentation filled with valuable information to motivate all of us who so strongly believe in public education.

Carla Ellisor

Superintendent
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Loved the pace of the program and involvement of the audience. Topics really hit home with our staff and it was just want they needed to hear.

Cody Carroll

Superintendent
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs said exactly the right things to my staff! The message was energetic and motivational and I appreciate it.

Dr. James M. Largent

Superintendent
Granbury ISD, Texas

Thanks for your great message to our staff at convocation today! Your presentation reinforced many of the things we stress, such as becoming a life changer for kids and the vital importance of attitude and expectations. The addition of your great illusions kept the group engaged and excited throughout your presentation. Thanks again for being with us at GISD!

Andrea Hungerford

Superintendent
Springtown ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs gets to the heart of education – the students. He makes teachers laugh, think and feel the job of educating our students.

Lizet Corona Salazar

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, California

I’m speechless! Absolutely impressive, mind-blowing, brilliant and inspirational!

Nancy Peterson

Computer Assistant
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I needed to get up and go to the bathroom but I didn’t want to miss anything! How do you do that to an audience?

Libby Albright

Secretary
Sooner-Rose Elementary, Oklahoma

Very entertaining and informative! Inspiring! I’ll go back to work next week with a fresh spirit. Mr. Riggs is fabulous!

Rob Osborn

Custodial Services Director
Cornell University

An enormously important message for all effective leaders! A heart moving experience.

Sissy Moore

Librarian
Franklin County, Alabama

Just absolutely the best hour-and-a-half I’ve spent in a LONG time!

Jeanine Bowman

Food Service Director
Benson Public Schools

I’ve never laughed so hard and been so moved!!!

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

Anna Kittrell

Middle School Secretary
Anadarko Public Schools, Oklahoma

Billy Riggs has a gift for drawing out laughter, wonder, and emotion from his audience, breaking them open in preparation to accept his truths and encouraging words. Phenomenal!

Robinson

Department Head
Human Services, San Bernadino Valley College

The greatest show on earth! Impressive, motivating, funny!

George S. Morrison

Speech and Language Pathologist, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo, New Mexico

The presentation REALLY helped me, changing my attitude toward the upcoming year from one of dread to one of optimism and enthusiasm.

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Kathy Graham

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Spring Branch ISD, Texas

The first motivational speaker to hold my attention. I had to use the restroom the last hour but didn’t want to miss anything!

Dennis Snyder

Maintenance Supervisor

Very informative! I received useful thoughts and ideas to help me perform my job and interact with my employees every day.

R. Trujillo

Preschool Facilitator, Department of Special Education
Alamogordo Public Schools, New Mexico

Excellent! Just what we needed to start the year on a positive note.

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

Graecila Gonzales

Clerk
Hillside Elementary School, El Paso, Texas

Wonderful presentation. The best! I hope every single school district will get this presentation.

David Van Houten

MIS Manager (Manager of Information Systems)
University of Georgia

Great program! You need to get this message to everyone!

Dale Alexander

Director of Technology
Albuquerque Public Schools

Funny, motivational, amazing. Best speaker we’ve ever had.

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

Name Withheld

Food Specialist
Forest Lake ISD #831

Loved it!! Laughed ’til I cried!!

Dana Malone

Assistant Controller
University of Texas System, Texas Assn. of Senior State College and University Business Officials (TASSCUBO)

The most entertaining motivational speaker I have ever heard. The content was relevant and his delivery was amazing – fun, high-energy, and he connected with the audience immediately. He was the last speaker at the conference and no one left early! I’d highly recommend Billy to anyone needing a great motivational speaker.

Jeannie Guttierez

Cook
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Heard you today in Socorro, NM and you are the best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard. Someone said we could leave at ten o’clock and I said, ‘Heck no! I need this today to start my year off right.’ I’m a cook so I do not do this for the pay. But I know a lot of teachers in there needed to hear this speech. I have 14, 8, 6 yr. old boys in this school district and I’m hoping and praying this sunk in to all of our heads. Thank you so very much.

Connie Roberts

Cook
Anderson Community Schools, Indiana

You really got me thinking about the level of service I provide the students.

I. W. “Bill” King

Maintenance and Grounds
Sheldon ISD, Houston, Texas

Excellent speaker, motivational, as well as very comical – audience cannot help but be inspired by this dynamic man.

Ruedelle Moreau

Special Education Clerk
Central Office, Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

The best I’ve ever seen or heard (and I’m 67 years old.) Bravo!

Rochelle Carroll

Director of Instructional Services and Support
Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

I WAS SO MOTIVATED, INSPIRED AND AMAZED! YOU MADE ME WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER. THANK YOU!

Name Withheld

California

Best staff development speaker we have ever had in Huntington Beach CSD!!! (California)

Tammy Kirkweg

HR Specialist
Eldon School District, Missouri

Very motivational! I want to go back and tell everyone I know every day that “You can do it!”

Patty Sathre

Site Supervisor
Nonoka Hernon Food Services, District 11

It was awesome!!! I cannot believe what an inspiration he is! Was wonderful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see him.

Glenn Hankinson

Finance Manager
Orleans-Essex North Supervisory Union Schools

What a wonderful few moments of life!!!

DeEtte Criswell

Cook
Guthrie CSD, Texas

This was absolutely inspirational! He was entertaining and wonderful. He was also extremely comical and very pleasurable just to listen to.

Teri A. Luedtke

Cafeteria Manager
Dickinson Independent School District

I’ve never been close enough to actually see the eyes of the performer. Billy Riggs has so much passion in his eyes he has truly inspired me to have that look in my own eyes, and in my heart!

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

Rhonda Smith

Dean of Academics
Liberty High School, Texas

Engaging! I was mesmerized throughout the program. The most motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Mandi Custer

Administrative Assistant in Engineering and Construction
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazing! Very motivational, hilarious, busted me up! Very enjoyable. I wish we had invited more people.

Lee Daunais

Maintenance and Safety Director
Saranac Lake Central School District, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the most enjoyable and informative session I have attended in the sixteen years I have been here.

Tina Wade,

Executive Director
Willow Creek ISD School Nutrition

Unbelievable!! What a great positive speaker! You can’t help but smile.

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Teresa White

Foodservice Manager
Village Elementary, East Allen Community Schools

He is an exceptional, motivating, sharp, hilarious speaker! Over the top and very, very funny!

Lori Mangrum

Cafeteria Manager
MSD of Decatur Township, Indiana

I’ve got a headache from laughing so hard! I especially loved the funny song!

Bernadette Siegel

Counselor
Flatonia Elementary School, Texas

Amazing! He is very inspiring, uplifting, and mesmerizing! He is excellent at what he does.

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

Angela Pilar Boyer

Records Specialist,
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I was totally inspired and entertained!

Betty Sharkel

Business Adminstrator
SAU 39

Fabulous and Fun! Fun and Funny! Funny and fabulous!!!

Jo Ann Schmidt

Program Support Specialist
Albuquerque Public Schools

Not only encouraging and inspiring, but quite entertaining, too!

Lee Smith

Child Nutrition Supervisor
Klein ISD, Texas

The best I have seen in 15 years!

Neomi Vargas

Paraprofessional
Sunset High School, El Paso, Texas

You gave me a reality check today. It’s important to believe in yourself and to remember that every time I go to work it’s because every student makes a difference and I MUST BELIEVE IN THEM!

Dave Huffman

Business Director
Ocommewae Central School District

Without a doubt one of the best speakers I have ever heard.

Sally Young

Custodial Supervisor
University of Vermont

Reaches out and grabs you and keeps you ‘til the end.

Jason Carter

Treasurer
Arkansas School Nutrition Association

I would like to extend to you a tremendous thank you from the Arkansas School Nutrition Association. Your message OR your showmanship could stand alone, but to couple your awesome show with a great message brought to life an incredibly moving experience for our people.

Lynn Hale

Cafeteria Manager
Levelland, TX

Thank you for opening my eyes to see what the [cafeteria] women see in me during some of our bad times. I will now start trying to dream again!

Nicholle Coupaud

English Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen!

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Doug Hyde

Librarian/Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

This session helped me realize why I became a teacher 20+ years ago. I had just forgotten.

Debbi Ellis

Cafeteria Manager
Aramark

This has been the most upbeat motivational speaker I’ve heard in a very long time. Loved every minute!

Cindy Langdon

Payroll Supervisor, Central Office
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Best ever! Great speaker!

Lise Telson

Vice President of Student Services
Saddleback College, California

Inspiring. Brought back the beauty and magic of educational leadership and laughter and deep thinking.

Amanda Diaz

Public Education Information Management Systems Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

Great message! The best ever. Love the entertainment and magic tricks. THANK YOU for not being boring!

Leticia Rodriguez

Sr. Internal Auditor
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas

Great perspective and very good suggestions! INSPIRATIONAL!

Patti Ross

Dean of Student Learning
Bakersfield College, California

Fascinating, funny, and far-reaching in thought and motivation.

Robert Brunk

Coach
Muldrow High School

Exciting, high energy, the guy who sat next to me usually never stops talking but this time he was captivated! Great job.

Pat Darnick

Business Director
Cooperative Education Services Agency

Entertaining and inspirational. Billy Riggs presented a motivational program that offers hope for the future.

Sandra Martinez

Child Nutrition Coordinator
Southwest Schools, Houston

Very awesome!! I’m going home as a believer in the things you said!!

Beatrice M. Miles

Director of Facilities Services
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

An absolutely fabulous presentation, combining practical information with lots of fun and magic.

Janet Lucero

School Nurse
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Truly remarkable! FIVE STARS!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are truly a dynamic speaker.

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Todd Ricks

Transportation Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Amazing! Kept my attention the entire time. Would have paid to see this!

Michael Shreves

Chief Financial Office
MSD of Lawrence Township, Indiana

Really enjoyed your show. The way you weave your illusions into your message is amazing. Thanks for presenting such a positive message to start our conference.

Lori King

Nutrition Assistant
Warwick School District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Very enjoyable, powerful message. Definitely gave me a challenge for myself! Exactly what I needed!

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Julie W.

Business Office
Berrien Springs Public Schools, Michigan

The best illusionist I have ever seen! Hilarious but also drove home his motivational points.

Beverly Haskins

Staff Development Director
Lake County Public Schools, Florida

Thank you for such an incredible and entertaining presentation for our Yearly Educational Summit! Your performance was magnificent and… you were right on target with the theme of the day.

Irma Rodriguez

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

One of the best, best in-service meetings ever! Very motivational, interesting, AWESOME meeting!

Gary Krawchuk

Business Director
Northern Lights SD #69, Alberta, Canada

Your message for a successful life, in fact, is reality itself.

Carol (Last Name Withheld)

Student Nutrition Assistant
Rochester School District, Minnesota

The most interesting speaker of the conference! Makes you motivated to have a good attitude. Especially liked the way you made so many references to school food service.

Gail Hollenbeck

Director of Dining Services
Springfield School District

Motivational program that applies to anyone no matter what your background or job. Excellent!

Debi Wagner

Administrative Assistant
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

You were excellent. I wish I had heard these things when I was in my 20’s. I will use it for influencing my grandchildren, though.

Doug Miller

Director of Facilities
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amazingly captivating! Holds the audience throughout. Hits the mark with our message.

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Bryan Keith

Stores Clerk
Saranac CSD, Saranac Lake, NY

This was the best program I have seen.

Liz Crum

Bus Driver
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

Your program was great. Kept you on the edge of your seat, but all in keeping up with the program.

Theo Gaudette

Registered Nurse, Health Services
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I cannot think of a better way to start the year than with this inspiring presentation!

Jan Haney

Secretarial Aide
High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary, High Rolls, New Mexico

Absolutely fantastic motivational presentation with great humor. Kept the energy all the way.

Barbie Britt

Dyslexia Specialist
Eanes ISD, Austin, Texas

SO engaging and dynamic! Thanks for helping us remember that our attitude DOES make a difference. Truly awesome!!!

Rachel Barraza

Accounting Clerk
Clint ISD, Texas

The magic tricks are a plus, not to mention the audience involvement. I loved his spunkiness and would definitely return for more!

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Daniel Palko

Food Service Director
Blacklock Valley School District, Pennsylvania

A great presentation. Very informative and kept you on the edge of your seat.

Sandy Fitzner

School Nutrition Supervisor
Katy ISD, Texas

What an amazing way to present a motivational message for all! Fun for all levels! Appropriate for all!

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Sarah Lowell

Registered Dietician
Pasadena ISD, Texas

Awesome! Very entertaining and with a great message!

Ray Vrabel

Custodial Supervisor

Very entertaining as well as informative. The best I’ve ever seen. Excellent presentation.

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Sue Eddings

School Nurse
Zavalla ISD, Texas

Never dull. Wonderful class!!! Many blessings to you for inspiring us as you do!

April Rogers

Encumbrance Clerk
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma

It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!

Pam Shuttlesworth

Financial Aid Advisor
Collin County Community College

I loved the motivation and enthusiasm. It was much needed at this time of the semester!

Cordoba Martinez

Summer School Coordinator
Albuquerque, New Mexico

You are amazing! You are such a wonderful storyteller. I wish I was back at school right now to take your energy to the staff and students.

Peggy L Barner

Food Service Director,
Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Pennsylvania

I could have listened to you so much longer. You were great. I hope I can implement all your suggestions. I am a very positive person, but you sure opened my eyes. Thanks.

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Virginia Munos

Child Nutrition Manager
Hempstead ISD, Texas

This was the best program I’ve ever seen. You were great!!

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Maryann Cohan

Administrative Assistant
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

I loved the illusions and how Billy related them to our work. An excellent presentation!

Pennye Ramon

Paraprofessional Title I
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Brilliant!

Lani Krewson

IT Business Coordinator
Texas A&M Central Texas University

Wonderful!!! Filled with humor, interaction, thought-provoking entertainment. It was not only educational but also enlightening.

Tonia Carter

Food Service Director
Holly Creek Elementary School, Broken Bow, Oklahoma

THANK YOU! I appreciate the fact that you make a point that regardless what you do, you do affect all children!

Patsy Garza

School Kitchen Manager

You were great! Your thoughts were SO true and were truly motivational!

Barbara McKain

Cook
Symore Public Schools,, Indiana

A great blend of humor, magic, and information to get the point across!

June Bean

Secretary
Valiant Middle School, Valiant, Oklahoma

You are so sneaky! But the best program I have ever attended. Thank you for being here. I hope we all will have a better life because of this day!

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Jolene Sanderson

Cafeteria Manager
East Allen County Schools, Indiana

Entertaining, inspiring, and downright fun!

Sharon Inman

English Teacher
Lovington (NM) High School

Beyond excellent presentation! His high energy was contagious!

Diane Possamai

Teacher
Washington, Michigan

Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Jason Perkins

4th Grade Teacher
Rudyard Area Schools, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Billy made me want to get up and run to school! He showed me what I once knew but forgot about. Children need me!

Sue South

Second Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic! First beginning of school speaker presenter that has been worth the time. Plus, he made me feel better about starting another challenging school year!

Dana Linker

Special Ed Director
Meadow ISD, Texas

Billy’s program is a bottle full of emotions! I laughed and I cried, and was intrigued from beginning to end.

Leslie Clark

Science Teacher
Soccoro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

As a teacher who works extremely hard every year and ends up with exactly the negative feelings you warned of….. I was totally inspired to start over again!

Julie Williams

Teacher
Texarkana ISD, Texas

Fabulous… so true… right on!!! Your words count for LIFE, no matter what your profession. Thank you for super-charging my “want-to” for this upcoming school year! The best program I’ve ever witnessed.

Jan McDougal

English Teacher
Wellman-Union ISD, Texas

I have never seen such an awesome presentation! It helped me realize even more how much teaching means to me and how I can influence a child’s life. Billy is a wonderful motivational speaker!

Chan Huff

School Teacher
Michigan Department of Corrections

Your show is the bomb! I felt tears well up in my eyes often.

Sharon Smaga

Counselor
Department of Special Education, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Thank you for refueling my passion and dream and for validating my desire to be so much greater than mediocre.

Lynn Sundheimer

Music Teacher, High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary School
High Rolls, New Mexico

This was such a pleasant experience. Billy Riggs is the most incredible speaker I’ve ever seen! Thanks for taking the “head knowledge” and putting in “my heart.

C. Woods

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t wait to begin my best year yet. My comment at the end: Do it again!

Jayme Glaros

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

I laughed so hard I peed my pants! Really! I’m not kidding!

Melissa Forrowy

Fourth Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Wonderful! The best in-service our district has ever had. I have never laughed so much and felt inspired at the same time!

Jamie Munro

BSTA Coordinator
Pasadena USD, California

Spectacular!!! It was like being on a roller coaster with all of the slow/fast, up/down!

R.C. Salinas

Teacher
Rio Grande CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

Excellent presentation! In my 44 years of teaching, this has been the best. Keep up your good work.

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Teacher
USD 308, Hutchinson, Kansas

I felt like I could take on the world when I walked out! I felt valued as an employee and appreciated greatly. Thank you! It’s going to be the best year yet!!!

Becky Thompson

Third Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Billy blasted a sluggish paradigm right out of my head – and triggered the first day of the rest of my life in the classroom! Thanks!

Kirsten Grisham

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Fabulous show! I’m more motivated to do the best I can than I could have imagined! Thanks!

Bill Cluckey

Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, New York

This was the best presentation I have attended in 22 years in education. It was humorous, poignant, relevant and extremely entertaining.

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Donna Holmes

2nd Grade Teacher
Lukfata School, Oklahoma

It was the best 2 hours’ presentation I’ve been to in a VERY long time.

Matt Kodama

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

Billy Riggs is like having inspiration on tap!!!

Kay Standefer

Seventh Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School

Billy Riggs was so interesting I forgot to get my knitting project out – kept everyone engaged – no one left!

Sherry Smith

Math Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

I wish all students could have teachers that make them believe in themselves as you made us believe in ourselves today! Thanks so much!

Timi Bledsoe

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Entertainment!! Lighthearted, but not a Pollyanna lecture that leaves you sick to your stomach.

Therese Cauchon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

You are so passionate about igniting teachers to love and believe in their students and in themselves, as well!!

Crystal Cosper

Third Grade Teacher
Stonewall Public Schools, Oklahoma

I have never laughed so hard and thought so deeply at the same time!

Karen Meeh

Elementary Teacher
Muldrow Elementary School, Oklahoma

I’ve seen this speaker on PBS; he is very impressive on TV and in person – WOW! What insight, used in an awesome way to help so many people. Thanks!

Kay Lawrence

Secondary English Teacher
Sault Ste. Marie High School, Michigan

I am working on a Master’s Degree in counseling. This seminar was worth 12+ credit hours in graduate studies! He is college professor material!

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

Mauricio Zelaya

Teacher
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Outstanding! A must for all educators!

Julie Gielow

Science Teacher, H. B. Booker Academy
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

While I enjoyed the “magic,” I was far more impressed by Mr. Riggs’ ability to capture the essence of a motivating teacher and make that clear to the audience. He made visible the invisible!

Kristen Utley

Teacher
Sevier School District, Utah

Amazing that you could quiet this room and keep hundreds of teachers on task!

Nick Goodier

Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy’s show was fantastic! I had a great time. I laughed, I cried, and was amazed! Superb!!!

Phyllis Laird

English Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools

Best presenter we have ever had! Worth paying to see – what a treat!

Aurelia Ogles

Teacher
Leesburg High School, Leesburg, Florida

Wow! The best in-service I’ve ever attended. You were the best speaker I’ve ever heard because you were directly speaking to me, a teacher.

Cindi Avol

Math Teacher
Huntington Beach, California

Very entertaining and thought-provoking. Best in-service we have ever had! It has given me a new attitude to start a great school year!!

Lauren A. Douglas

Second Grade Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

You rock! Best I’ve ever seen! You kept me awake and engaged on a Saturday morning!! WOW!

Marilyn Erickson

Elementary Teacher
Sevier Public Schools, Utah

Amazing! So worth our time!!! Best in-service ever!

Chris Shima

First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Kri Shon Long

Teacher
Moulton Elementary School, Lawrence County Schools, Alabama

Two words: LOVED IT!!!! You gave me the spark I needed to stop focusing on the things that don’t really matter. It’s about the students, not me! THANK YOU.

Phil Duffy

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

This was the first convocation OR motivational speaker I have ever enjoyed. Thank you so much!!

Lindsay Seely

Science Teacher
St. James Parrish Science and Math Academy, Louisiana

This is exactly what I needed to hear at this time of year. It filled me up and inspired me!

Mora Croarkin

Student Teacher
University of Wisconsin Stout

Crazy!?!? Awesome. You are so talented, funny, and amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the upcoming school year!!

Carmen Ross

Study Skills Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

What a great presentation that made me rethink the reason I teach! Thanks.

Adreanne Rodriguez

Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas

At a time when I was leaning toward retiring, you’ve given me the inspiration to reconsider! Thank you!

Ron Bert

Teacher
Vian ISD, Oklahoma

You friggin’ rock, Dude! Love the honesty. Teachers need to be hit between the eyes like this.

Sheri Valentine

Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Great presentation! I feel that I can take on the world!! (Or at least the kids in my classroom!).

Hilda Zumiga

Lead Program Assistant
Fort Sam Houston Child Care Center, Texas

I truly believe that today you have made a difference in the children’s lives by teaching the teachers and staff that kids depend on us.

Keith Verhoff

Assistant Baseball Coach
North Texas Community College

Very original presentation, keeps people on the edge of their seats, thirsty for more!

Melinda Lyons

Holloman Intermediate School
Holloman Air Force Basee

Best back-to-school presentation since I’ve been here! (This is my 10th year). This type of encouragement and entertainment is truly refreshing.

Lori Koch

Kindergarten Teacher
Hermosa Beach Elementary, California

You are everything a motivational speaker should be!!!

Emily Blanton

Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

Great motivational in-service! Really makes me excited to start back!

Kandis Taylor

Fourth Grade Teacher
Lovington, New Mexico

The presentation was awesome! I learned a lot of things that made me rethink the way I teach!

Karen Turano

Teacher
Houston, Texas

This was the best faculty meeting I’ve ever been to. Ask him back! Pay him more.

Julio Martinez

Second Grade Teacher
Nancy Hill Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Really funny, yet motivational talk. I’ve never seen anything like it! WOW!

Linda R. Cabellon

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

It was funny, moving and inspiring. I will definitely have a better attitude for the rest of my life!!

Kelly Bartilson

Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Normally I zone out for motivational speakers. But with Billy I didn’t even WANT to take out my iPhone and play “Angry Birds!”

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Cheeta N. McMurry

Second Grade Teacher
La Luz Elementary, La Luz, New Mexico

This was the best back-to-school speaker I have ever heard!!!

Dezehree Solorzano

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

I have never been more impressed. The message was awesome!

Alissa Green

High School Special Education Teacher
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Yea! Anyone who will remind educators of their importance AND make us all laugh deserves mucho kudos!

Thelma Brown

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, Texas

A speaker that made me THINK!!

Tiffany Halbarcher

Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Great speaker!! Very entertaining! I laughed so hard I started crying!

Vicki Scarborough

Second Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Hysterically relevant!

Byron Thompson

Teacher
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Best ever seen at El Monte City School District! Have him every year!

Johanna Lind

First Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, NM

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! Great motivational speaker! We needed that for the beginning of the school year! Outstanding!

Dave Lozano

Eighth Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

In years past I have left these presentations. However, your presentation was motivating. You hit on some important points that several teachers needed to hear.

David T. Sine

Athletic Director
Head Football Coach, Flatonia High School, Flatonia, Texas

Wonderful! His passion is contagious!

Margaret Martinez

Teacher, Head Start
Scurry Community Services

Helps me to see things in a different way for the children and to help children in a better way.

M. Gregory

Teacher
Lake Travis ISD, Lake Travis, Texas

Very motivational!!! No matter how long one has taught, he inspired all of us to make a difference in the lives of students.

Gary Johnson

Teacher
Fruitland Park Elementary School, Leesburg, Florida

Great concepts. Brilliantly delivered.

Ella Murray

Kindergarten Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

I didn’t know if we could top last year’s speaker or not! But we did!!

Michelle Emmons

Second Grade Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

You are an inspiration and incredibly talented. Your message is powerful and important. Thank you for what you are to the world!!

Laura Leigh Jackson

Pre-K Teacher
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

I love including personal experiences and I so much appreciate that everything you said tied into who we are supposed to be. Thank you! Last year, I fell asleep during the presentation, but I enjoyed this so much!

Patti Prewett

Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Entertaining, spellbinding, useful, uplifting.

Beth Bogue

Fourth Grade Science Teacher
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

Thanks for reminding our staff that you must have purpose and a focus to our cause: educating students.

Jayme Berry

Music Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Billy Riggs was uplifting and encouraging. What a great way to start the school year!

Terry Myers

Instructional Assistant, First Grade
Hollomon Primary School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Enjoyed all! You were super! Best guest speaker ever! Please return.

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Ignacia Lucero

Inclusion Specialist
Child Care Group, Dallas, Texas

This is the second time I’ve heard Mr. Riggs, and his presentations are always breathtaking!

Melissa Johnson

Teacher
Muldrow Public Schools

A presentation that appeals to even the most A.D.D. teacher! (You know the ones I mean!)

Doug Hyde

Librarian/Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

This session helped me realize why I became a teacher 20+ years ago. I had just forgotten.

Caitlin Lash

Fifth Grade Teacher,
Westview Elementary School, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Motivating, inspiring and immediately applicable to my classroom.

Shelly Chauvin

Reading First Interventionist
St. James Parish School System, Louisiana

Best speaker I have heard since I have been teaching.

Beckie Truitt

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, TX

Billy is very inspirational and he makes you look deep within to remind yourself that all is possible if you believe and that you can make a difference.

Dora Garza

Child Development Center

Great speaker! Very interesting, very funny! Truly as good as a Las Vegas show. Thank you so much!

Dermott Morgan

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Best Superintendent Day Motivational speaker I have ever heard in 10 years as an educator.

Katie Camlin

Teacher
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

He made me feel immense passion for teaching! He is an excellent speaker – very engaging and entertaining. His use of illusions to teach was great!

Jean D’Angelo

Instructor of Agriscience
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Great program. You made me dig deep into my soul for why I am a teacher.

Rubi Chacon

Elementary Bilingual Education
Sheldon Independent School District, Houston, Texas

This was the most entertaining and most motivating person I have ever seen!

Shaun McDowell

Assistant Football Coach
Fort Bend ISD, Texas

Excellent presentation and message! This applies to all walks of life. Billy keeps it interesting and fun. Thank you for being here today.

Rachel Sebeck

Teacher
NCD

Funny, funny, funny and very motivational! I loved it!

Julie Graves

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

You hit home run after home run! I get reminded by my students why I teach. It’s nice to be reminded by an adult that is not close to the situation.

Regina Hudspeth

Teacher
Zavalla ISD, Texas

EXEMPLARY!!! UN-BELIEVEABLE! Keep up the great attitude!

Christine Adams

French Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Very captivating. Best presentation ever! Didn’t look at the clock once!

Robert Brunk

Coach
Muldrow High School

Exciting, high energy, the guy who sat next to me usually never stops talking but this time he was captivated! Great job.

Caroline Boles

Kindergarten Teacher
Sierra Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy Riggs is the best speaker I have ever heard! He motivated me!

Mitch Gray

Coach and Physical Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Inspiring message delivered by a true master of human psychology!

Kristen Bader

Kindergarten Teacher
St. Vincent de Paul School, Indiana

Engaging, powerful and highly motivating. Would highly recommend to any corporation or district. Exceeded my expectations! Thank you for your amazing staff retreat.

Allison Dimitri

Teacher
Pasadena USD, California

Thank you! Lucky to have heard your talk. All teachers are!!!

Kim O’Brien

Teacher
Hermosa Beach, California

My attention was on Mr. Riggs at all times. Great inspirational speaker!!!

Katherine Morton

6th Grade Teacher
Florida

A workshop that caused me to think less about what I need and more about what my students need.

Shay Garvin

Lead Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

This was the best program I have ever witnessed. I was in awe over the performance.

Beckie Loe

High School Teacher
Prescott, Arkansas

The best motivational speaker I’ve ever heard! Okay, the ONLY one! But WOW! Excellent vehicle to present matters which are serious. Enjoyable and engaging.

Brendi Karlorec

Assistant Band Director
Prescott Public Schools, Arkansas

The best in-service we’ve ever had! Wonderful program. Gave me things to think about not only in the classroom but also in my home with my children and husband.

Dessynie Edwards

Special Education Director
Judson ISD, Texas

Billy Riggs’ merging of magic and motivation is mystifying and magnificent!

Chad Stone

Head Football Coach
Altus Public Schools, Oklahoma

You are unbelievable! Teaching is about relationships, just as you said! That’s the way I teach.

Shawn Jones

Athletic Director
Huntington ISD, Texas

Awesome! Even without the magic, one of the best motivational and inspirational messages I’ve seen!

Ty-Ann Gray

Physical Education Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Billy is AWESOME! He uses a realistic approach for school districts!!! His presentation is funny, interactive and magical!!!

Jason Wamsganz

Physical Education Teacher
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

The most amazing speaker and educational professional I have witnessed.

Melanie Verner

Elementary School Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Definitely encouraging and uplifting – and sobering at the same time. Reminded me of my duty as a teacher. Thanks.

Staci Simpson

Math Intervention/Technology Teacher
Cleveland Municipal School District, Ohio

Phenomenal!!! Best program I’ve ever attended.

Mark Salva

Coach, Science Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Phenomenal performance. Extremely motivating and positive.

Diana Hill

Teaching Assistant
Petrova Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

It’s almost impossible to hold the attention of this many teachers – and a standing ovation yet!

Erin Hoppes

Special Education Teacher, Third to Fifth Grades
Heights Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Billy was awesome! He blew my mind and opened it too! He has awesome stage presence.

Johanna Gonzales

Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was the best send-off I’ve ever attended. You reinforced my belief that teaching is a calling, not just a job.

Angela Itin

Physical Education Teacher
Stephanie Cravens Early Childhood Academy

Fabulous! I’m fired up about this school year.

Kyle Futrell

Assistant Football Coach
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Thanks! You are right on! As a coach I believe attitude is the critical component for success. What we think and believe can in fact come true!!

Ann J Koci

Language Arts Teacher
Sheldon Intermediate Center, Houston, Texas

Your message was as powerful as your polished performance.

Claudia Stanko-Bedefl

Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brimley Area School

Great Inspirational Show – Captivating! Passionate! Motivating!

Michael Neely

Coach
Liberty High School, Texas

Unique combination of magic, humor, speaking, singing and constant movement to communicate the essence of becoming a great educator.

Sarah Maravici

Child Care Provider
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Awesome show and amazing message! The magic drew in the crowd, helped really drive home the point, and kept everyone’s attention. The message is invaluable. Awesome show!!

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Music Teacher
Woodridge High School, Cleveland, Ohio

Nice presentation! I was ticked off that we were going to take a half-day to watch a magician, but you have an excellent message! Excellent.

Merl Abel

Teacher
Morongo Unified School District, Palm Springs, California

The time flew by but the lessons will last for many years to come. Great motivational program.

Liz Kitzman

ESL Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Fantastic, direct, hilarious, heartfelt. He gets to the core of education.

Rosie Garcia

Special Education Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Excellent presentation! Very uplifting! I felt very motivated to start the new year. Thank you.

Kristy Johnson

Second Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

An amazing, inspiring program! A great, motivating way to stat the school year!!

Bill Peer

Elementary Teacher
Bloomingdale Elementary School, Saranac Lake, New York

Great program! Super way to motivate teachers as they start a new year.

Missy King

Kings Korner Daycare
Wyoming

You were awesome!!! I learned to expect great things when I have a great attitude!

Lynette Eichenlamb

Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California

Positively fascinating! What a great way to start the year.

Lisette Popelar

High School Spanish Teacher
Spring Hill ISD, Texas

Wonderful way to present this information in an entertaining manner without taking away from the subject matter.

Charles Anderson

Spanish Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

It had me laughing. It had me crying. It had me believing again.

Diana Tucker

Special Education Teacher
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

One of the BEST motivational speeches I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing.

Baybee Williams

Third Grade Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Please come back next year. We need a steady diet of Billy Riggs!

Tara Jennings

Teacher of Special Education Life Skills
King Middle School, Houston, Texas

Thanks for touching the minds of adults as we touch the minds of the children.

Faye Cortez

Early Interventionist
St. James Parish School Board

Great presentation! He makes you laugh and motivates you to do great things for our students as teachers.

Janet Fawcett

Busy Bear Childcare
Barr Nun, Wyoming

Billy had an awesome message. Very Entertaining. The best I’ve ever seen!

Helen Demong

Music Teacher
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, New York

Billy delivers his presentation with the same passion he says we need to teach with.

HaeSeoz Kim

CDC Program Assistant
Child Development Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Fun… unbelievable… WOW! The best I’ve ever seen.

Barbara Jacobs

Second Grade Teacher
Barton-Lexa Schools, Arkansas

Great speaker! The best ever!!

Cheryl Humphries

Teacher
Franklin County Board of Education, Alabama

Very compelling. You motivated me to be better than I’ve ever been before. The best program I’ve ever seen at an in-service.

Colleen Campbell

Teacher
Cleveland Municipal Schools, Ohio

Very engaging and excellent! Thank you for hitting on some misconceptions we carry daily in our teaching!

Carolyn West

Fifth Grade Teacher
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Awesome! This was a wonderful way to start the year!

Jim Gottinger

Superintendent
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Excellent presentation filled with valuable information to motivate all of us who so strongly believe in public education.

Harrison Nobles

Art Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Amazing. One of the best presentations I have ever seen.

Amy Marino

Special Ed Teacher
Rio Grande City CISD, Rio Grande City, Texas

I laughed ‘til I cried! Great program!

Anna Fuqua

Choir and Music Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

AWESOME! Top Notch. Not only a great magician, but a great speaker.

Linda Whisenant

High School Spanish Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Relevant, entertaining, uplifting and memorable.

Arlan Hauge

Special Education Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Excellent program and presentation, excellent knowledge of material and well-developed delivery.

Annice Baker

Teacher
Martin Luther King School

Superb! I found Mr. Riggs’ performance to be very informative and enlightening.

Abbie Cumbie

ESL Interventionist
Liberty ISD, Texas

This was a wonderful mixture of humor, magic, and good common sense that can be directly applied in the classroom.

Princella Thomas

Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

Very thorough, but yet funny. Life is precious and short, as you said. This was very touching. We all live under great illusions. Thanks for “disillusioning” me.

Adelyne McBee

Teacher
Marshall ISD, Texas

The four things we need for our classroom were RIGHT ON! Thank you for sharing with the group.

Kathy Muther

Asst. Health and Nutrition Manager
Sevca Windsor County Head Start

I found Billy Riggs to be very funny and entertaining, and at the same time inspirational.

Theresa Kolina

English Teacher
Flatonia High School, Flatonia, Texas

Super!! Great motivation!!! Wonderful ideas!!!

Cecilia Stark

Teacher
Broken Bow ISD, Oklahoma

Very dynamic! Transitions (using magic) to every topic were appealing and appropriate. Highly motivational and captivating.

Roselle Justo-Sales

Teacher
A+ Academy, Dallas, Texas

Billy is a jack of all trades. He can do a lot of different things all at once. Great, amazing speaker, educator and entertainer.

Helena Vickers

Teacher
Carver Middle School, Florida

This was a dynamic presentation! The way you related each topic to a magic trick or a life experience made it interesting.

Bill McCausland

Chief Operating Officer
Texas Excellence in Education, University of Texas

Not only were our Teachers of the Year entertained, they were moved by your remarks. We heard many RAVE reviews from teachers who left inspired and re-energized to go back to their own classrooms and strive for success by focusing not on themselves, but on the students. You were a voice of inspiration.

Doug Buchanan

Principal and Interim Superintendent
Lasara ISD, Lasara, Texas

Excellent, very rewarding and entertaining. Like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Inspirational and motivational.

Natalie Stenger

Food Service Coordinator
Minneapolis Special District #1

You have a very creative way of showing how important a good attitude is. Laughed ’til my sides hurt!!

Julio Martinez

Second Grade Teacher
Nancy Hill Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois

Really funny, yet motivational talk. I’ve never seen anything like it! WOW!

Laurel Johnson

Lead Cook and Manager
STMA High School

Incredible!!! Never seen anything like it!

Scott Farmer

Superintendent
Sallisaw Public Schools, Sallisaw, Oklahoma

One of the most inspirational professional development opportunities we have ever provided for our staff. His humorous approach to motivating teachers is one of a kind and will regenerate their passion for education.

Linda Carr

Principal
Academy del Sol High School, Alamogordo, NM

This boy is REAL! He may have illusions, but what he says is food for the hungry, motivation for the weary, and laughter for the soul!!

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Teacher
USD 308, Hutchinson, Kansas

I felt like I could take on the world when I walked out! I felt valued as an employee and appreciated greatly. Thank you! It’s going to be the best year yet!!!

Nicolette Dennis

Principal
Highland High School

Billy Riggs can change your life if you apply his message. But even if you don’t use his message he can still make you laugh and feel good for a day!

Bubbles Greene

Kitchen Helper and Cashier
Duluth Independent School District, Minnesota

What a great inspiration! Gave me lots of things to think about. You’re a positive influence and I needed that.

Bernadette Siegel

Counselor
Flatonia Elementary School, Texas

Amazing! He is very inspiring, uplifting, and mesmerizing! He is excellent at what he does.

Lueverne Montez

Assistant Principal
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Billy’s presentation really makes you think about who you are as a person and how that affects the people around you. The best inspirational and uplifting presentation yet!

Patti Prewett

Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Entertaining, spellbinding, useful, uplifting.

Jayme Berry

Music Teacher
Buena Vista Elementary, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Billy Riggs was uplifting and encouraging. What a great way to start the school year!

Leona Smith

President
McNary ISD School Board, Arizona

Very positive and entertaining! Amazing and thought-provoking presentation. I loved it! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Melanie Verner

Elementary School Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Definitely encouraging and uplifting – and sobering at the same time. Reminded me of my duty as a teacher. Thanks.

Patrick Russell

Maintenance Manager
Lake County Schools, Florida

This has been very uplifting for my attitude today. The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Mark Salva

Coach, Science Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

Phenomenal performance. Extremely motivating and positive.

Walter Wallace

Assistant Superintendent
Grenada Hills Charter School, Grenada Hills, California

Magical! Spellbinding! Uplifting!

Susan K. Pegram

Assistant Principal
Lost Lake Elementary School, Clermont, Florida, Lake County Schools

Greatest motivational speaker I’ve heard. Billy is uplifting, positive and a whole lot of fun with an inspirational message for all!

Rosie Garcia

Special Education Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Excellent presentation! Very uplifting! I felt very motivated to start the new year. Thank you.

Betty Valdez

Cafeteria Worker
WISD, Texas

Funny. Very exciting, interesting. Learned a lot and very knowledgeable speech. Music and lyrics were fabulous. It really lifted my spirits….

Marietta Gregg

Secretary
Mid Del School System, Oklahoma

I loved the positive message and truth about what we can accomplish if we would let go of our self-doubts.

Jim Lotts

Superintendent
Parker USD, Arizona

Excellent program. I always enjoy messages that are positive, entertaining and thoughtful.

Linda Whisenant

High School Spanish Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Relevant, entertaining, uplifting and memorable.

Dick Zerrahn

Coach
Saranac Lake High School, Saranac Lake, NY

This was my 31st first day talk. By far the best ever! The use of humor, realism, and practical ideas was believable and useable.

Tom Leahy

Counselor
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Outstanding! You understand teachers and education. You have given me something I will use forever.

Janet Blocker

Superintendent
Vanoss Public Schools, Oklahoma

The best in-service I’ve ever attended! [Billy] communicated in a very practical way the foundation for effective teaching.

Julie Williams

Teacher
Texarkana ISD, Texas

Fabulous… so true… right on!!! Your words count for LIFE, no matter what your profession. Thank you for super-charging my “want-to” for this upcoming school year! The best program I’ve ever witnessed.

Jan McDougal

English Teacher
Wellman-Union ISD, Texas

I have never seen such an awesome presentation! It helped me realize even more how much teaching means to me and how I can influence a child’s life. Billy is a wonderful motivational speaker!

Shannon Browning

Elementary Secretary
Macomb School, Oklahoma

Absolutely captivating. I was inspired and motivated. I can’t wait to take this information and make a difference.

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Teacher
USD 308, Hutchinson, Kansas

I felt like I could take on the world when I walked out! I felt valued as an employee and appreciated greatly. Thank you! It’s going to be the best year yet!!!

Loretta Whitling

Food Service Manager
Waller ISD, Texas

I enjoyed Mr. Riggs greatly. He was very entertaining and informative at the same time. He kept me captivated for 2 hours – not an easy task!

Dennis Snyder

Maintenance Supervisor

Very informative! I received useful thoughts and ideas to help me perform my job and interact with my employees every day.

Becky Thompson

Third Grade Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Billy blasted a sluggish paradigm right out of my head – and triggered the first day of the rest of my life in the classroom! Thanks!

Eva Jean Woods

Teacher’s Assistant
Stonewall Public Schools

Your program was awesome!!! I’ll never forget it! It’s where the heart is!!!

Dr. Marlin Berry

Superintendent
Olathe Public Schools, Kansas City, Missouri

Billy Riggs was wonderful! He delivers a great message with lots entertainment and fun. He was just what we needed for our group. He was not only inspiring and fun, he gave my staff practical information they can use in their jobs. Phenomenal content.

Nicolette Dennis

Principal
Highland High School

Billy Riggs can change your life if you apply his message. But even if you don’t use his message he can still make you laugh and feel good for a day!

Donna Holmes

2nd Grade Teacher
Lukfata School, Oklahoma

It was the best 2 hours’ presentation I’ve been to in a VERY long time.

Sherry Smith

Math Teacher
Franklin County Schools, Alabama

I wish all students could have teachers that make them believe in themselves as you made us believe in ourselves today! Thanks so much!

Crystal Cosper

Third Grade Teacher
Stonewall Public Schools, Oklahoma

I have never laughed so hard and thought so deeply at the same time!

Karen Meeh

Elementary Teacher
Muldrow Elementary School, Oklahoma

I’ve seen this speaker on PBS; he is very impressive on TV and in person – WOW! What insight, used in an awesome way to help so many people. Thanks!

Kristen Utley

Teacher
Sevier School District, Utah

Amazing that you could quiet this room and keep hundreds of teachers on task!

Nelda Warnek

Trustee
Kemp ISD, Kemp, Texas

What a great way to put us back in touch with our vision. He reminds us it is always there, just sometimes blurred.

Cindi Avol

Math Teacher
Huntington Beach, California

Very entertaining and thought-provoking. Best in-service we have ever had! It has given me a new attitude to start a great school year!!

Susan Lara

Head Start Education Specialist
Scurry Community Service, Snyder, Texas

I enjoyed it immensely! It was very motivational, positive messages were awesome and inspiring and I enjoyed the laughter. My passion for what I do was reawakened!

Kri Shon Long

Teacher
Moulton Elementary School, Lawrence County Schools, Alabama

Two words: LOVED IT!!!! You gave me the spark I needed to stop focusing on the things that don’t really matter. It’s about the students, not me! THANK YOU.

Linda Newkirk

Board Member
AJUSD, Arizona

Very thought-giving and provoking. Caused me to rethink my behavior on the board, and to rethink my negativity at home.

Candace Wubbena

Principal
Flatonia Elementary School, Flatonia, Texas

Great presentation! All educators need to hear this!

Carmen Ross

Study Skills Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

What a great presentation that made me rethink the reason I teach! Thanks.

Ron Bert

Teacher
Vian ISD, Oklahoma

You friggin’ rock, Dude! Love the honesty. Teachers need to be hit between the eyes like this.

Sheri Valentine

Teacher
Marble Falls ISD, Texas

Great presentation! I feel that I can take on the world!! (Or at least the kids in my classroom!).

Elaine Hunt

Industry Advisory Chair
North Carolina School Food Service Association

You knocked their socks off! The evaluations rated your session the highest of 14 we had during the conference! …stuff they could apply to their work instantly.

Keith Verhoff

Assistant Baseball Coach
North Texas Community College

Very original presentation, keeps people on the edge of their seats, thirsty for more!

Kathy Mayer

Marketing Supervisor
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

If I can remember even one tenth of the take-aways, I know that I’ll work much more effectively going forward.

Sue Moxley

Superintendent
Lake County Schools, Florida

Highly motivational and thought provoking!

Sue Gottschalk

School Psychologist
El Monte City School District, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring. A no-nonsense approach to motivating teachers that de-mystifies requirements for good teaching.

Kandis Taylor

Fourth Grade Teacher
Lovington, New Mexico

The presentation was awesome! I learned a lot of things that made me rethink the way I teach!

Wilma Luther

Food Service Director
Indiana

It was entertaining, happy, useful, motivating, funny. Did I mention USEFUL?!?

Marita Block

Music Teacher
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Your presentation was totally engaging, humorous, and motivational! Thank you for sharing your passion of education to all and FOR ALL!

Rebecca Robertson

Principal
Albuquerque Public Schools

Great job. Super relevance to education. Made great connections to the audience.

Alissa Green

High School Special Education Teacher
Socorro Consolidated Schools, New Mexico

Yea! Anyone who will remind educators of their importance AND make us all laugh deserves mucho kudos!

Thelma Brown

Teacher, Royalwood Elem. School
Houston, Texas

A speaker that made me THINK!!

Vicki Scarborough

Second Grade Teacher
Altus, Oklahoma

Hysterically relevant!

Neomi Vargas

Paraprofessional
Sunset High School, El Paso, Texas

You gave me a reality check today. It’s important to believe in yourself and to remember that every time I go to work it’s because every student makes a difference and I MUST BELIEVE IN THEM!

Dave Lozano

Eighth Grade Teacher
Mountain View Middle School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

In years past I have left these presentations. However, your presentation was motivating. You hit on some important points that several teachers needed to hear.

Margaret Martinez

Teacher, Head Start
Scurry Community Services

Helps me to see things in a different way for the children and to help children in a better way.

April Santiago

Teller
Abilene Teachers Credit Union, Abilene, Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed it! My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. It was a great combo of fun and information. Great job! Thanks! Our best employee training day yet.

M. Gregory

Teacher
Lake Travis ISD, Lake Travis, Texas

Very motivational!!! No matter how long one has taught, he inspired all of us to make a difference in the lives of students.

Patti Prewett

Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Entertaining, spellbinding, useful, uplifting.

Beth Bogue

Fourth Grade Science Teacher
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

Thanks for reminding our staff that you must have purpose and a focus to our cause: educating students.

R. Donohue

Assistant Principal
Eustis Elementary, Florida

Meaningful, entertaining, inspirational, relevant, motivational. The best ever.

Anita Senesac

Paraprofessional
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Indiana

Great fun and very informative! The best program I’ve ever seen (almost!). Excellent. It was greatly motivating.

Doug Isaacs

Women’s Fast-pitch Softball Coach
Sasakwa Schools, Oklahoma

By far the best presentation I’ve ever sat through! Motivational, informative, entertaining, truly beneficial.

Jimmy Weeks

Superintendent
Lee County Schools, Tupelo, Mississippi

Billy Riggs captured our teachers’ attention with magic, but even more important, went deeper to the heart of the calling of a teacher. Our teachers left inspired and excited to begin a new school year.

Dr. Steve Tiger

Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Excellent! The best in-service I’ve ever seen. Not only full of motivation and excitement, but just what educators need in today’s classroom.

Lisa Alvarado

Food Service Director
New Home ISD, Texas

I was very entertained. The best presentation I’ve ever been to. Very informative.

Connie Suchocki

Board Secretary
Aledo ISD. Fort Worth, Texas

Interesting, humorous, and inspiring, yet highly motivational and mind-altering.

Randall K. Little

Superintendent
Escambia County Schools, Alabama

Billy’s presentation drives home the importance of teachers loving children. His performance is inspiring, funny, and pragmatic and his use of illusions to emphasize educational tenets made this year’s in-service one our best ever.

Doug Hyde

Librarian/Teacher
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

This session helped me realize why I became a teacher 20+ years ago. I had just forgotten.

Caitlin Lash

Fifth Grade Teacher,
Westview Elementary School, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Motivating, inspiring and immediately applicable to my classroom.

Jean D’Angelo

Instructor of Agriscience
Menomonie Schools, Wisconsin

Great program. You made me dig deep into my soul for why I am a teacher.

Shaun McDowell

Assistant Football Coach
Fort Bend ISD, Texas

Excellent presentation and message! This applies to all walks of life. Billy keeps it interesting and fun. Thank you for being here today.

Leona Smith

President
McNary ISD School Board, Arizona

Very positive and entertaining! Amazing and thought-provoking presentation. I loved it! The best motivational program I’ve ever seen.

Katherine Morton

6th Grade Teacher
Florida

A workshop that caused me to think less about what I need and more about what my students need.

Brendi Karlorec

Assistant Band Director
Prescott Public Schools, Arkansas

The best in-service we’ve ever had! Wonderful program. Gave me things to think about not only in the classroom but also in my home with my children and husband.

Beatrice M. Miles

Director of Facilities Services
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

An absolutely fabulous presentation, combining practical information with lots of fun and magic.

John Didion

President
Association of California Community Colleges

Funny, insightful, and right on point for our organization.

Ty-Ann Gray

Physical Education Teacher
Woodridge Local Schools, Ohio

Billy is AWESOME! He uses a realistic approach for school districts!!! His presentation is funny, interactive and magical!!!

Melanie Verner

Elementary School Teacher
Crosby ISD, Houston, Texas

Definitely encouraging and uplifting – and sobering at the same time. Reminded me of my duty as a teacher. Thanks.

D. Dickerson

Director of Child Nutrition
Cleveland ISD, Texas

Great presentation! Very uplifting and entertaining. Food for thought, much to take back to my employees.

LeAnna Muckenhirn

Asst. Food Service Director
Anderson Schools, Indiana

Very entertaining while still interesting and informative! Excellent!

Nancy Quezedan

Clerical Assistant
El Camino College, Torrance California

Extremely fun and entertaining. Most important, uplifting, and motivational.

Johanna Gonzales

Teacher
Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

This was the best send-off I’ve ever attended. You reinforced my belief that teaching is a calling, not just a job.

Pete Everson

Superintendent
St. Ignace Area Schools, Michigan

Message is very direct and makes any serious educator consider their role in making a difference in the lives of children.

Michael Neely

Coach
Liberty High School, Texas

Unique combination of magic, humor, speaking, singing and constant movement to communicate the essence of becoming a great educator.

Janet Evans

Child Development Programs Director
United States Airforce, Yokota Air Base, Japan

You gave some wonderful and vital info to use in our staff trainings on how important attitude is in any organization
!! Thank you!!

Debi Wagner

Administrative Assistant
Joshua Springs Christian School, Yucca Valley, California

You were excellent. I wish I had heard these things when I was in my 20’s. I will use it for influencing my grandchildren, though.

Charles Anderson

Spanish Teacher
King High School, Houston, Texas

It had me laughing. It had me crying. It had me believing again.

Lorna Shuman

Owner
First Class Preschool, Inc

Great presentation good mix of magic, comedy, and helpful information. Best keynote speaker I’ve ever heard!

Dr. Thomas L. Richey

Superintendent
Henderson County Schools, Kentucky

Billy Riggs transcended the norm when he delivered the convocation message to our certified and support staff. Humorous, challenging, professional and practical he has a message that resonates with all. His presentation stretched our thinking and deepened our understanding that every child we teach needs our total acceptance and genuine caring, because we are the “keeper of their dreams.”

Baybee Williams

Third Grade Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Please come back next year. We need a steady diet of Billy Riggs!

Cliff Dole

Bayonne Board of Education
New Jersey

Fabulous program!! I loved the way you included facts about the business end of schools into your talk. Very relevant and helpful.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Laura Lucas

Asst. Nutrition Manager
Ossco ISD #279

Very entertaining, but more importantly, very informative and useful information.

Janta Rainey

Food Service Administrator,
Southwest Community Christian Academy, Houston

I thought your presentation was great!! It was entertaining but so informative and thought-provoking.

Pete Churchill

Director of Business Development
Torcon, Inc. (Designers of Institutional Facilities)

A wonderful program – truly funny and educational – a real treat. Really the best I’ve experienced.

Peggy Hopkins

Program Associate
Family Care Center, San Antonio

Loved the stories! Relating it to childcare was awesome. Loved being involved with the presentation.

Jim Lotts

Superintendent
Parker USD, Arizona

Excellent program. I always enjoy messages that are positive, entertaining and thoughtful.

Dr. Walter Jackson

Region 6 Superintendent of the Year
Brenham ISD, Texas

Mr. Riggs’ presentation was entertaining, educational and drove home several poignant points. Billy reminded us all to reflect on our why! My staff has had nothing but sincere praise for Billy’s outstanding presentation.

Becky Mouser

Counselor
Cravens Academy, Houston, Texas

I loved his enthusiasm and his heart for education. The “magic” ability is truly in me and in teaching.

Jim Gottinger

Superintendent
Lake Geneva Schools, Wisconsin

Excellent presentation filled with valuable information to motivate all of us who so strongly believe in public education.

Lori K.

Enrollment Services Specialist
UTMB-Galveston

A good “attention keeper.” The show was entertaining, exciting, motivational and informative.

Linda Whisenant

High School Spanish Teacher
Muldrow High School, Oklahoma

Relevant, entertaining, uplifting and memorable.

Dewy T. Smith

Field Supervisor
School District of Philadelphia

Your presentation was great and it provided us with many nuggets to think about. I will take the things that I’ve learned to my district.

Arlan Hauge

Special Education Teacher
Alamogordo High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Excellent program and presentation, excellent knowledge of material and well-developed delivery.

Holly Ellis

Principal’s Secretary
Stillwater Jr. High, Oklahoma

Very upbeat! Very funny! Lots of good information! Hope to put to use in my life.

Annice Baker

Teacher
Martin Luther King School

Superb! I found Mr. Riggs’ performance to be very informative and enlightening.

Abbie Cumbie

ESL Interventionist
Liberty ISD, Texas

This was a wonderful mixture of humor, magic, and good common sense that can be directly applied in the classroom.

Princella Thomas

Teacher
ChildCare Group, Dallas, Texas

Very thorough, but yet funny. Life is precious and short, as you said. This was very touching. We all live under great illusions. Thanks for “disillusioning” me.

Kathy Carrale

Cafeteria Manager
Brazosport ISD, Texas

I thought your presentation was great and it made me think of ways to handle my ladies in the kitchen better.

Nola Hughey

Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Martinsville MSD, Indiana

I really enjoyed Billy’s show! He’s funny, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot.

Emily Williams

Family Service Specialist
ChildCare Group

I was amazed at the information I received and how much fun it was.

Maureen Start

Assistant Director
Math Science Upward Bound, Vermont Technical College

A fantabulous, motivating, entertaining, uplifting, practical genuine and useful presentation. I can’t think of any audience that wouldn’t benefit greatly from this.

Dr. Steve Tiger

Superintendent, Tulsa Technology Center
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Excellent! The best in-service I’ve ever seen. Not only full of motivation and excitement, but just what educators need in today’s classroom.

Deborah Tefertiller

Receptionist
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Oklahoma

Keen insight into life’s issues presented in a highly witty and entertaining format. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Sue South

Second Grade Teacher
Heights Elementary School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Fantastic! First beginning of school speaker presenter that has been worth the time. Plus, he made me feel better about starting another challenging school year!

Sissy Moore

Librarian
Franklin County, Alabama

Just absolutely the best hour-and-a-half I’ve spent in a LONG time!

Gloria Mirabal

Paraprofessional
El Paso ISD, Texas

I think Billy is just AWESOME! I keep picking up my jaw from the floor – and laughing a lot! Well worth my time. Love it!

Marilyn Erickson

Elementary Teacher
Sevier Public Schools, Utah

Amazing! So worth our time!!! Best in-service ever!

Virginia Schnarky


Minnesota School Nutrition Association

The best two hours I’ve spent in my whole entire life! Billy was funny, yet had an awesome message about attitude! My life has turned around!

Glenn Hankinson

Finance Manager
Orleans-Essex North Supervisory Union Schools

What a wonderful few moments of life!!!

Baybee Williams

Third Grade Teacher
Hollomon Intermediate School, Hollomon Air Force Base

Please come back next year. We need a steady diet of Billy Riggs!