Paul has appeared on several international broadcasts from Oprah & Friends to Fox News to talk about relational intricacies, conflict resolution, peacemaking, foreign policy, and diplomacy. Investor's Business Daily interviewed Paul on success secrets. .
Playboy Radio Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath interviewed Paul for 45 minutes and allowed him to counsel callers, after which Tiffany called Paul an "awesome" relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality. Paul has been quoted as a relational expert in the New York Post, First For Women on The Go, Hitched Magazine, Lava Life, Canadian Woman, and many more.
Beyond Paul's celebrity guest appearances, Sharing Ideas professional speakers' magazine featured Paul in an article on success secrets for speakers. By reason of his global travels, Paul is a highly sought after diversity, multicultural awareness, and global students experience speaker.
Paul worked at Ground Zero in New York City the first week of 9-11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students & monks in Myanmar; promoted peace & reconciliation in Pakistan; and has been so deep into the bush of rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man.
Academically outstanding Paul graduated at the age of 20 with honors from his alma mater at UCF in only 3 years, after which Paul studied negotiations at Harvard Business School; Conflict Resolution & Mediation at Hofstra Law School; Advanced Interrogations and Theology. Paul understands the rigors of college life and therefore knows how to speak on the keys to academic success in route to earning better grades and transitioning into professional life after college. As a speaker giving college talks, Paul likes to humorously and elegantly facilitate transformation for college students in each talk he delivers.
Approachable and relatable, Paul makes college students feel unconditionally loved while simultaneously challenging them in every college talk to be their best. With personal stories college students can relate to, Paul empowers college students to passionately live their dreams and be their personal best.
If personal achievement is important to you, the best thing you can do is hear an inspirational college talk delivered by an incredible motivational and keynote speaker like Paul.
Paul's college talk delivery style is noticeably different as is his rich content. How many speakers do you know giving a talk to college students who have touched over 76 countries, more than 50 islands, and 6 continents? Paul has done so and even lived overseas in many of those continents and war-torn regions, wherein he has deeply connected cross-culturally with people throughout the world.
During the first of his five tours throughout war-torn Africa, Paul slept in a tent for two months in areas so remote villagers had never before seen a white man. Little children freaked out at first, screamed, and ran thinking Paul was a ghost. Others swarmed around him in astonishment saying, "Mzungoo" (which is to say "white man").
Experiences throughout the world like these have shaped and made Paul into the man and motivational speaker he is today. Paul's talks and words therefore carry an unusual depth and weight that connect and quickly penetrate the hearts of the hearers.
As a former 11th and 12th grade English teacher to international students in a heavily diverse and D grade public high school, Paul understands diversity and what college orientation directors, academic deans, and student advisors need to know to facilitate success for students transitioning from high school to college.
As a globe trekker and English teacher to international students endeavoring to attend American colleges and Universities, Paul is well acquainted with global student experiences and challenges. Global students and travel awaken Paul's heart, as does speaking to global students on college campuses. Paul's college talks have a unique way of bringing people together, while causing them to celebrate their differences and be empowered to happily live authentically.
A college talk with Paul is always high energy, uplifting, and engaging. Paul likes to interact with college students in the audience and role-play using real life scenarios. Voted the funniest in his high-school class, you can be sure a college talk with Paul is going to be full of fun and humor. With Paul every college talk is going to be fun, witty, and a bit wild to challenge the erroneous presumptions and misnomers students tend to hold to until they awaken and become more self-aware.
Upholding the integrity of every individual, Paul respectfully and playfully interacts with college students to cause them to think and experience a paradigm shift when needed. The son of an alcoholic and drug addict, Paul knows how to talk straight to college students and warn them of the dangers of substance abuse. Paul's mom died as the result of an 18 year-old drunk driver on the streets at 2:00AM. Moreover Paul himself was nearly killed by a drunk driver in July 2008 when he was hit just before 5:00PM on a Tuesday afternoon in route to Stetson University. The drunk driver hit Paul from behind, spinning his car around, and thereafter being drunk and not stopping hit Paul's car a second time completely totaling Paul's vehicle. Upon arriving at the scene of the accident police immediately arrested the two-time DUI female offender. As for Paul, by God's grace and hand of protection, he lived to tell about the dangers of drunk driving.
What makes a college talk special with Paul is his speaking style is heartfelt, passionate, purposeful, and powerful. A college talk with Paul is personal, powerful and memorable. Paul often gets invited back year after year to many colleges and countries where he has previously given a talk.
As Paul learned in Indonesia (the world's largest Muslim populace and archipelago full of countless islands with amazing surf), it is important to always be prepared to give a motivational talk anytime and anywhere. The Indonesians often invited Paul to speak at their birthday parties. A bit odd Paul thought, but upon arriving, the Indonesians genuinely wanted to hear a word of encouragement and inspiration on their birthday. Paul therefore would talk for 15 to 20 minutes, bless the birthday girl or boy, and proceed to enjoy the party.
Indonesians really know how to throw a birthday party! Whenever Paul gave a talk at a birthday party in Indonesia, there were usually about 75 people or more present.
That being said, Paul is available to talk to any size crowd (informal or formal) at any of the following functions (plus any other creative events you can engineer :o).
- Lectures, Talks, Inspirational Messages (anytime, anywhere in the world)
- Orientation, Welcome Week, College Parents' Weekend, Family Week
- Back-to-School Programs, College Fair
- In service Training for Teachers, Administrators & Staff
- Student Leadership and Academic Success Gatherings
- Student Government Events
- AFA, NACA, APCA, NODA, BPA, DEX Functions
- Greek sponsored Lectures & Events
- Panhellenic Events, fraternities and sororities
- Housing and Residence Life Events
- Alternative Spring Break, Semester at Sea
- Career Day / Job Fair
- Tolerance, Acceptance & Global Awareness
- Commencements / Graduations
- Student Conferences & Seminars
- Summer programs, trainings, advances
- Academic, Athletic and Club Events
- Community Events & Outreaches to Give Back
- Fundraisers, Charities & Alumni
- Weddings, Birthday Parties, Sweet 16
- Bar Mitzvahs or Bat Mitzvahs
- Company Parties & Celebrations
- Any other function where an "outside" speaker is desirable & feasible
If you have a topic you'd like Paul to give a college talk on - simply tell Paul your needs and he will create a motivational, inspirational, and transformational college talk for your college or campus. College activities coordinators love Paul because creates cohesive messages in line with their desirable themes and topics. Paul also has associate speakers of equal caliber from his roster of professional speakers to ensure extraordinary success and great results at every college talk.
Don't worry about a thing when you invite Paul to speak. Paul desires to make you look great and win the respect of your college directors, advisors, co-workers and students for bringing him in to speak. Paul's talks are high energy, rich, diverse, and carry depth to impact any audience.
Live your dreams!
Paul F. Davis
Email - RevivingNations@yahoo.com