Motivational Speaking

Ron’s motivational speaking is built on “Follow Your Dreams,” a way to find your passion and follow it fully, You might also pursue other interests, because you never know when they might intersect with your life’s passion. By becoming the state champion in the 4-H Club Timely Topic contest when he was 16 years old, he began his journey in public speaking. Audiences respond to his inspirational telling of his journey through life up to this point with memories of their own lives and ideas of what they might like to pursue at this stage. They realize that no matter where they are in life’s journey, there are always opportunities and ways to fulfill their own dreams.

Ron’s book, “The Only Boy Who Danced,” is a motivational theater-based book that has inspired his readers with “If I can live my dream, you can live yours.” These books would be available for purchase after his speech.

Contact Ron at the email below to discuss booking him for a speaker at your event.

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State Champion at Age 16

Check out this video of Ronald Young giving his 4-H Club Timely Topic that made him the state champion in 1957 when he was 16 years old. How could this earnest young man not turn out to be a politician? Just lucky, I guess.

Motivational Speeches

12/1/20 - “Follow Your Dreams” for the theatre students at NEO - Miami, OK

7/25/19 - “Follow Your Dreams” and a tap class for the students of the Joyful Dance Studio - Vinita, OK

6/28/19 - “The Only Boy Who Danced” given as an inspirational presentation for a small group of teenage girls from Dallas, Texas at my home on Monkey Island, OK

6/26/19 - “The Only Boy Who Danced” for the Muskogee Public Library Book Club in Muskogee, OK

5/20/19 - “Follow Your Dreams” for the Grove Integris Hospital Volunteers’ spring luncheon at the First Christian Church - Grove, OK

2/27/19 - “The Only Boy Who Danced” for the acting and singing classes at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

2/13/19 - “The Only Boy Who Danced” for the Jim Lucas Checotah Public Library Author’s meeting in Checotah, OK

5/23/18 - “Follow Your Dreams” for the Oklahoma Chapter of National Association of Housing and Development Officials (OKNAHDO) at the Shangri-la Hotel, Monkey Island, OK