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Dr. Kevin Snyder

Empower your students to become more motivated, more engaged and more committed to taking action by bringing Kevin to campus! Kevin has over 15 years of professional speaking experience and has designed several high-energy keynote presentations that will entertain and inspire any size audience with a powerful call-to-action. Collaborate with another campus department and benefit from multiple keynotes of Interactive Workshops on the same day!

Kevin Snyder

Kevin is a professional speaker and author who has presented for over 500,000 people in 1,150 audiences and all 50 states. Prior to his speaking career, he held positions at colleges and universities including Dean of Students, Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisor, Student Activities Director, Orientation Coordinator and Academic Advisor. Kevin’s expertise, speaking experience and ability to relate to students will ensure that your next event is an extraordinary success!

Proud and Purposeful: THE Fraternal Experience

The majority of fraternal members never expected to join their fraternity or sorority when they first arrived on campus. Why is that? More importantly, how can we change that reality so new students know and are excited to explore how joining a fraternal organization will lead them to an incredible collegiate experience and beyond. Proud and Purposeful: THE Fraternal Experience empowers and equips fraternity and sorority members with a renewed sense of motivation, pride, and purpose for their affiliation. Members will be reminded of their “why” for joining and how to take advantage of the countless incredible opportunities that fraternal involvement provides. In this new and inspirational presentation ideal for Greek Week and various fraternal events, Kevin shares a unique perspective. Although he arrived at college as a “maybe joiner,” he quickly became a “never joiner.” What he encountered during his first year of college, and more importantly why he changed his mind about ultimately joining a fraternity, will both awe and inspire audiences. Transforming himself from a “never joiner” to chapter president further opened up new doors such as Greek Man of the Year, leadership consultant, Greek Advisor, and Dean of Students. Kevin’s keynote presentation shares an important message all fraternity and sorority members should hear and reflect upon. An ideal keynote for Greek Week, new member orientations, and fraternal leadership events!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, students will learn:

  • how to inspire fraternity and sorority members about the limitless opportunities of fraternity and sorority membership,
  • how to empower audience members with excitement to reflect on their “why” for joining and focus on their purpose for taking on leadership roles,
  • how to motivate members to think differently about building their fraternal community, embracing positive change, holding others accountable and identifying clear goals for themselves and their organization, and
  • how to develop a personal action plan that will result in a heightened awareness for developing and executing a new set of leadership skills.

Leadership DNA: The Makeup of an Extraordinary Leader

Extraordinary leaders understand who they are, their purpose, and they have a clear vision for what they expect to accomplish. Their success is neither an accident nor a result of luck – rather, it’s a byproduct of their leadership DNA, which can be developed! In this high-energy and interactive presentation, Kevin shows students exactly where they can start in fully developing their leadership abilities, living their passion, and effectively leading others. He outlines how it’s possible for anyone, from any background, to think bigger than ever before and achieve extraordinary success. Kevin lived his first dream at the young age of 22 when he met his teenage idol Bob Barker and won on the popular television game show The Price is Right. How he got on the show and won, is an inspiring and hilariously entertaining story of vision, persistence, and passion. Audience members will not only find themselves laughing throughout the presentation, but they will also feel empowered and energized to identify and pursue their own leadership DNA. If you desire a dynamic, fun and authentic keynote presentation that inspires students with a powerful call-to-action take away toward their dream, then Leadership DNA is your ideal program. As Kevin says, you can only live a dream if you have one first! An ideal keynote for student leadership conferences and events!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, students will learn:

  • how to become aware of their personal leadership strengths and abilities,
  • how to identify and apply top fundamental leadership skills that will not only lead to goal attainment but also inspire others in their organization,
  • how to consistently develop a resilient mindset that empowers them to think beyond their comfort zone, and
  • how to create a personalized action plan that provides clarity on where to start to identify, live, and lead their full purpose and leadership potential.

UNSTOPPABLE: Start Smart and Finish Strong

Whether we are a new student in college or a corporate executive, there are times in life when the temptation to give up creeps into our minds and we begin to doubt ourselves. These are the most crucial moments when we need to develop grit, press onward, and break through the adversity we are facing. With the right type of mindset, our struggles can be used to develop our strengths and maximize our leadership development. This interactive presentation will reveal the amazing stories, leadership secrets and strategies from extraordinary leaders that Dr. Snyder discovered through his TEDx talk and has been shared with nearly 500,000 people in all 50 states. This presentation is ideal for students at all levels and will teach them the key ingredients that, when combined, are the recipe for being UNSTOPPABLE both in college and in life! After, students will feel empowered about taking their leadership to the next level and developing an action plan helping them identify and attain their goals. An ideal keynote for first-year students and community colleges!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, students will learn:

  • the success principles of extraordinary leaders who have achieved amazing success,
  • how to avoid common leadership pitfalls in college and in life,
  • how to apply strategies and actions that maximize one’s success and leadership potential influencing others, and
  • how to develop a powerful mindset of resilience, grit, and determination that opens up new doors and opportunities.

Few Talk, Many Affected: Changing the Culture About Men’s Mental Health

Kevin Snyder understands the unique challenges college men face – new people, peer pressure, adjustment to different environments, social stigma, demanding workloads, and much more. These issues can, and often do, impact and take a toll on one’s mental health leading to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, alcohol dependency, eating disorders – even suicide, the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. The startling reality is that over 6 million men suffer from depression each year with the average onset being between 16-25. Moreover, over 30% of college men reported last year they felt depressed within the last 12-month period.

So why aren’t we talking more about men’s health on college campuses? Well, we are now …

The facts can be depressing. However, this new presentation by Kevin Snyder is uplifting, empowering, and engaging. Campus by campus, Kevin’s presentation will inspire a conversation designed to change the culture of men’s mental health. As a new student, Kevin carried with him the depression he battled in his earlier teenage years. He observed other friends and fraternity brothers battle similar issues. What they all had in common was that they never talked about it.

Kevin’s presentation is ideal for fraternity audiences, for male campus programming, “Movember” events in November, resident advisor training, and much more. Kevin is talking about what no one else is talking about – mental health for men only –  because he’s been there.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, students will learn:

  • how to engage men in a positive, uplifting conversation about a topic rarely discussed – men’s mental health,
  • how to inspire audiences with information, support, and resources to foster a culture of openness,
  • how to empower men to identify others in need and outreach support strategies, and
  • how to teach strategies to help men develop a mindset for success.

“Hearing how Kevin battled adversity to live a dream has inspired me to do the same. He motivated so many of us to ‘think differently’ and reach for the stars.”

– Sarah M., University of Alabama

“Kevin was honest, authentic, and genuine. His passion was evident. His talk quickly built interest and by the end students were laughing and engaged with Kevin’s message.”

– Ashleigh Musyt Best, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Dr. Snyder was the best keynote speaker our students ever booked! His presentation was interactive, customized, and most of all, it was hilariously entertaining! The students loved him and shared amazing takeaways. I’ve already booked him again for next year!”

– Jason Pike, Program Advisor

“Your presentation moved me so much, to start being a person of action and go after my goals rather than sitting and waiting for them to happen to me. I also read your book, Think Differently, and it truly did help me think differently. I had always been intimidated by my goals; I never wanted to think too much about them because it stressed me out. I feel as though I can now “think differently” about them, and rather than being intimidated, I am empowered to do something about them every time I think about them. Thank you again for helping me realize that diamonds are only made under pressure and that we must bloom where we are planted. ”

– Lindsei F.M. Hamilton, Secretary, Delta Zeta Sorority

Dr. Kevin Snyder’s Bio

Kevin Snyder holds a doctorate degree in Student Affairs and has served several institutions working in positions such as Dean of Students, Greek Advisor, Student Activities Director, Orientation Coordinator, Residence Hall Director, and Academic Advisor. His passions for both student development and motivational speaking inspired him to launch into full-time professional speaking. Now, Kevin travels the world presenting not only to collegiate groups, but also corporate organizations and high schools. To date, he has presented to over 1,150 audiences in all 50 states and numerous countries. In addition to being a superstar speaker, Kevin is also the author of several books, a former staff member aboard Semester at Sea, and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He volunteers for his fraternity at the international level and is the Chapter Advisor at Duke University.

Kevin recently sold his house to live on a 40-foot sailboat that he named “Why Knot?” docked in Wilmington, North Carolina. He serves as the Curator for TEDxRaleigh and has his own TEDx talk titled “The Ripple Effect.”

In all his presentations, Kevin integrates music, activities, videos, and dynamic content to engage and inspire audiences. He has become one of the nation’s most engaging motivational speakers because his programs are not only entertaining and high-energy but also comprised of powerful content and takeaways for audiences. ­­­Kevin also makes himself available all day for multiple groups and keynote/workshop presentations.

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