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.
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.
Incredible! Time flies, you’re mesmerized! He’s heartwarming and brilliant!
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.
Badger High School, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Outstanding! You understand teachers and education. You have given me something I will use forever.
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?
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.
Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall, Texas
One of the best motivational and inspirational programs I have ever been associated with. Just awesome!
Alba-Golden Independent School District, Alba, Texas
Fabulous! Informative, interesting, humorous, motivational! You left us wanting more!
Pasadena USD, California
Spectacular!!! It was like being on a roller coaster with all of the slow/fast, up/down!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
First Grade Teacher
Hermosa Beach City School District, California
Makes the agony of teacher in-service fun and inspiring!
Very thought-giving and provoking. Caused me to rethink my behavior on the board, and to rethink my negativity at home.
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!
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Florida Atlantic University
Great show! Norman Vincent Peale meets David Copperfield!
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.
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!”
Fabulous and Fun! Fun and Funny! Funny and fabulous!!!
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.
Zavalla ISD, Texas
EXEMPLARY!!! UN-BELIEVEABLE! Keep up the great attitude!
High School Teacher
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.
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.
Huntington ISD, Texas
Amazing! Kept my attention the entire time. Would have paid to see this!
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.
Woodland Public Schools, Oklahoma
It was simply magical and wonderfully motivational! I loved it!! His message really hit home and was fabulously entertaining!!