Public Speaking Testimonials

“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

“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 Coffey, student at Oregon State University

“I enjoyed your energy and vigor for this subject. I have seen other presentations on confidence but never from someone so confident. You really embody the subject which helps to convince the audience of the effectiveness of what you are talking about.”

  • Aaron Weidman, 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 Hockert, student at Oregon State University

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

  • Lisa Liu, 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 Chang, 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, it has changed my outlook on life, and it’ll be incredibly beneficial come interviews.”

  • Ricardo Valencia, student at Portland State University

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

  • Katherine Flenniken, 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 Cross, 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 Nguyen, 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 and motivational, as well as extremely useful.”

  • Byron Kim, 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 Lima, 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 Botis, 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 Almuhanna, student at Seattle Pacific University

“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 Russom, 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 Sheikh, 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 D. 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 Ibrahim, student at the University of Washington

“Enlightening presentation on self-confidence from an unsuspecting engineer. Great point 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 Seyoum, student at the University of Washington