Testimonials

Curtis Yungen Speaking at the University of Washington STARS Engineering Program

Speaking at the University of Washington, STARS Engineering, September 2015

I will definitely go into my next interview feeling more confident.

— Christopher, student at Oregon State University

“Curtis came back to his alma mater, Oregon State University, and gave what was the most energetic talk we have ever had to our student group. His talk on self-confidence was a clear reflection of the topic. He tied the stories and practical advice together in a very effective way. We definitely need to invite him back again next year to a much larger group.”

  • Thomas Miller, PhD, PE, Associate Professor at OSU

“The first thing I noticed when you said your presentation was on self-confidence was my anxiety. I realized for some reason that I was nervous about your speech, even though I was not the presenter, but once you started talking and pointing out the importance of confidence and how to build it, all of my anxiety just left me. I’ll work on my body language and the breathing technique you showed us. You should be on TED Talks.

  • Jamal, student at the University of Washington

“I learned that confidence is the key to success. I really liked learning all of the exercises for confidence. I know that body language plays a big part in being confident and I’m now going to practice the “don’t think” method. Thank you for being such a great speaker! I really enjoyed it!”

  • Maya, student at the University of Washington

This presentation is exactly what I needed.

— Rodney, student at the University of Washington

“I learned that you have to be self-confident and that it is your choice. I will be more confident in myself and stop being intimidated by successful people. I will also work on my body language.”

  • Richard, student at the University of Washington

“I learned that finishing a project is just as much a mindset as it is ability. I will implement the body language advice and breathing technique right away. I really liked how although you were speaking to a large class, you were able to make the presentation personal.

  • Connor, student at the University of Washington

“I really learned the value of confidence. This presentation is actually just what I needed because I’ve been starting to lose confidence in myself and I wasn’t sure what would be the first step in getting that back, but the presentation really inspired me to take that first step and I will implement what I learned immediately.”

  • Rodney, student at the University of Washington

You should be on TED Talks.

— Jamal, student at the University of Washington

I learned that confidence is my choice. Confidence is built over time and is more important than I originally thought. Slowly building habits will be what I will implement immediately. I enjoyed the lecture as the presenter made it very interesting and informative.”

  • Mike, student at the University of Washington

Confidence is my choice! This is truly inspirational. In the past, I have focused on what people around me said. In reality, they aren’t saying anything, but rather it’s in my mind. This is something that I want to improve upon with time. Thank you. Also, I like the perfect balance between humor and inspiration.

  • Jorge, student at the University of Washington

“I learned different techniques to build confidence and social skills. I learned what I need to have a good interview and internship. There were many phrases that stuck in my head that I can apply to my life. I wish I knew all of this in my past because I remember many situations where this could have applied. Thank you for the time and advice.”

  • Donavan, student at the University of Washington

I learned a lot about myself based on your story and plan on implementing the four steps you mentioned on improving confidence. I have a hard time speaking up and speaking in front of others, so I will use your fun and engaging attitude you had while presenting to encourage myself to step out of my comfort zone. Thank you!

  • Vanessa, student at the University of Washington

Already, what Curtis said has changed my outlook on life, and it’ll be incredibly beneficial in upcoming interviews.”

— Ricardo, student at Portland State University

“Curtis did a fantastic job relating to his audience of students at Oregon State University. His use of reliable stories to his time in CECOP and his early career are great lessons learned as we begin our professional careers. I am very excited to work on my confidence in my next interview.

  • Kevin, student at Oregon State University

“I enjoyed Curtis’s energy and vigor for this subject. I have seen other presentations on confidence but never from someone so confident. Curtis really embodies the subject which helps to convince the audience of the effectiveness of what he’s talking about.”

  • Aaron, student at Oregon State University

“Curtis provided some great stories and advice relating to confidence, both in the work place and in day-to-day experiences. I can take away a lot from what Curtis presented. I can say that I will definitely go into my next interview feeling more confident.”

  • Christopher, student at Oregon State University

“Awesome speaker. On point, funny, and well-prepared. Anyone should attend his lectures for personal improvement!”

  • Lisa, student at the University of Washington

After the presentation, I feel like I am confident enough to talk to anyone.

— Yoel, student at the University of Washington

“A lot of good tips to get prepared for interviews and to feel confident. Very energetic and kept audience’s attention.”

  • Brian, student at the University of Washington

“I heard a great deal of advice that I’ll incorporate into my life. Primarily – be confident, do the “I Like” activity, and box breathing. Already, what Curtis said has changed my outlook on life, and it’ll be incredibly beneficial in upcoming interviews.”

  • Ricardo, student at Portland State University

“Curtis was engaging, entertaining, and his presentation included good information and tips I will be sure to try.”

  • Katherine, student at Portland State University

“Very strong orator. Entertaining; convincing. Good material. Looks very helpful more substantial than standard self-help material. I will be sure to use some of these tactics in the future.”

  • Jordan, student at Seattle Pacific University

The techniques Curtis presented will be helpful to make me feel more confident.

— Emannuel, student at Seattle Pacific University

“I have not really been confident in my life but I realized that I should change. I feel really lucky to attend this talk event from Curtis.”

  • Ha, student at Seattle Pacific University

“This talk is the perfect lesson about confidence for students who are in one of their most vulnerable times in their lives. Inspiring, motivational, and extremely useful.”

  • Byron, student at Seattle Pacific University

“It was a really helpful speech for me. It came at the right moment, since I have an interview next week. The techniques Curtis presented will be helpful to make me feel more confident.

  • Emannuel, student at Seattle Pacific University

“I appreciated Curtis’s honesty and transparency with the presentation. It was relieving to hear that it is not uncommon to be nervous in the varying situations that he spoke about.”

  • Nina, student at Seattle Pacific University

“I really enjoyed Curtis’s talk. I learned more than I expected. Curtis’s way of explaining a couple points about being confident was very helpful and easy to think about.”

  • Omar, student at Seattle Pacific University

I am very excited to work on my confidence in my next interview.

— Kevin, student at Oregon State University

Speaking at the University of Washington, NSBE, May 2015

Speaking at the University of Washington, NSBE, May 2015

“I am one of the most uncomfortable and awkward people to talk to, but after the presentation, I feel like I am confident enough to talk to anyone.”

  • Yoel, student at the University of Washington

“Great presentation. I’m really motivated to develop myself personally. People even forgot that there was pizza being served!!!

  • Mohamed, student at the University of Washington

I learned that confidence is my choice.

— Mike, student at the University of Washington

“Curtis was inspiring and very engaging with us. He showed us what we are capable of. Definitely an awesome experience.

  • Mohamed, student at the University of Washington

“It was so amazing that I had to take notes so that I wouldn’t forget anything. It definitely was a real confidence booster and Curtis kept me attentive the entire time.”

  • Fethya, student at the University of Washington

“Enlightening presentation on self-confidence from an unsuspecting engineer. Great points were made in the presentation and the subtle humor kept the audience engaged. Enjoyed it and would recommend a friend to attend this talk!”

  • Ty, student at the University of Washington
Left to right: Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University

Left to right: Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University

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