Jenna YounghansJenna YounghansEnglish & Social Teacher

"I am so impressed with Sam Demma delivering an impactful and extremely engaging presentation; I even turned on my camera!  His content was valuable, and his laugh was infectious.  Well done."

Michael StraileMichael StraileAssistant Principal, Bonnyville Centralized High School

"Believe it or not, I am the guy who never types in the chat, yet I kept doing it with your presentation.  Every teacher needs to hear your message."

Laurie ClementLaurie ClementLeadership Teacher, Windsor Essex School Board

"The kids are mind blown.  They said that was the best ever!!  I gave them 15 min to just be with their thoughts to ponder the questions.  I am SO THANKFUL!!!!!! WOW!"

Diana LygasDiana LygasDean of Students - Princeton High School (NJ)
"Working with him was simple and enjoyable and I would not hesitate to bring him back again.  He is professional, kind, and has a meaningful message to share with students.  Hopefully, we can meet in person one day!"
Audra FuerbringerAudra FuerbringerProgram Coordinator - MCG Careers

"Being 51 and listening to Sam speak for 2 hours, a very engaging and interesting 2 hours, makes me wish I had someone 30 years ago who spoke to me and inspired me to do better and be better at that age. I highly recommend Sam to anyone who is looking for a motivational speaker for the youth."

Lisa GayalLisa GayalExperiential Lead Learner HDSB
"Sam is a thoughtful, reflective, enthusiastic and passionate speaker. His message is carefully crafted for maximum impact yet executed in a way that comes across as so natural and engaging. He was willing to do whatever was required to make our event a success and to do all of it with great professionalism and positivity. Sam is wise beyond his years, funny, insightful, impactful and will make your students want to listen and be inspired. His message of 'small consistent actions' is one that anyone and everyone should listen to and can be tied to so many important educational initiatives that we believe are important for student growth and learning. I'd give Sam 10 stars if I could....he is really THAT GOOD!"
Michelle DittmerMichelle DittmerCEO & Founder, Canadian Gap Year Association

"If you need a speaker, you need to check out Sam Demma. He is a dream to work with and has a powerful message to share. He is also a pro at online presentations!"

Joanna SeverinoJoanna SeverinoCEO & Founder, PrepSkills

"Sam, what would we have done without you? Our 1st Prepskills Virtual PrepConnect event was a GREAT SUCCESS because of your ability to engage our audience, speakers and guests AND adjust so seamlessly on the fly!"

Daniel HorganDaniel HorganCEO, CoLabL

"You are so gifted and such an engaging speaker! You are doing what you are clearly passionate about and right where the world needs you now!"

Nicole MollNicole MollProgram Assistant - Focus on Youth Summer Program (HWDSB)

"The virtual learning world is still new to us and throughout his presentation, he made everyone feel comfortable in this new environment and inspired students while building trust with them."

Emily ShiEmily ShiProgram Coordinator YEN Toronto

"The last virtual meet up we hired Sam for, he demonstrated great ability to interact with the students who were posting questions on chat while delivering his keynote via webinar. His ability to connect with a live virtual audience blew us away."

Paola FraiettaPaola FraiettaChaplain

"Sam recently visited our school and delivered his testimony of finding hope through small consistent actions to our entire student body (1200 students, grades 7-12). I had the pleasure of working with Sam since November 2019 to coordinate this school-wide event and from the moment I initiated the booking, Sam's professionalism, respect, and kindness were exemplary. He spent the whole school day with us, delivering his 1-hour presentation FOUR SEPARATE TIMES! Needless to say, that's no easy feat and he executed it with competence, determination, and charm. The student and staff response was like nothing I had ever seen before. He had every group engaged from beginning to end. All of this to say, 10/10 would recommend!"

Fernando RuncoFernando RuncoPrincipal

"Sam was such an inspiration to my students and staff! His message of ‘small consistent actions’ spoke to the hearts of my school community! Students, teachers, and parents have all commented on how engaging his personal story teaches young students to find purpose in their lives. As principal, this was HANDS DOWN the BEST presentation I ever had at my school! Thx Sam!"

John StewartJohn StewartJohn Stewart - Veteran Educator

"Sam came to our high school this past September and instantly made an impact on our students. His talk was funny, engaging and memorable. Sam is genuinely a nice guy and very charismatic. It felt like he had been sharing his craft for 20 years. Many students waited around after his talk so they could meet him and ask questions. He had time for all of them. Later this year we ran into him again at a Leadership conference in Niagara Falls. I felt like I was running into a friend. I would really like to hear him speak again and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend him to other schools."

Seth GoldsweigSeth GoldsweigVice Principal, Leo Baeck Day School

"I would highly recommend bringing him to your school to speak to students. You will end up with a bunch of students that want to make the world a better place."

Anika PengAnika PengPresident, Canadian Association of Business Students

"I’ve heard Sam speak twice - once in-person and once at a virtual event. Both times he was incredibly captivating and inspirational. What makes Sam a great speaker is that he is able to tell a story and keep you on the edge of your seat without any major visual tools."

Mauricio MartinezMauricio MartinezPresident, DECA U Canada

"From the early planning phases, right up to and even following the keynote date, Sam was extremely professional, understanding and always stayed in touch to ensure we were on the same page."

Tish SheppardTish SheppardDCDSB Faith Coordinator
"His energy, authenticity and timely message about small, consistent actions left them motivated to go back to their respective schools and begin social action. I would highly recommend Sam."
Steven WellwoodSteven WellwoodSales Representative sutton group. Ottawa realty, brokerage

"I would have liked to have spoken to you further, but you were being attacked by a steady stream of my colleagues, and I thought speaking to you later would have been a better option! Your entire talk was pretty incredible. To capture a room full of serious business professionals is no easy task, and you managed to pull it off in spectacular fashion. Very impressive."

Jennifer BourikasJennifer BourikasSales representative at Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

"Sam, I'll be talking about you to everyone I know! The impact you made on my life yesterday will have a ripple effect for years!! You are the most incredible, humble, and selfless young man I have met!!"

Ron DicksonRon DicksonSenior Vice President Sales at Sotheby's International Realty Canada

"Sam, I’ve been to over 30 of these events in 20 years. I’m sure your phone will be off the hook with bookings. But beyond that, you seriously captivated that room. You inspired me, brother. Congratulations on everything that’s coming your way. For me, the message was in your integrity and your authenticity. You had us all engaged. You could hear a spider barking. That’s how engaged the room was. I can’t wait to hear from you again at the next event."

Simon SarmientoSimon SarmientoHigh School Student

"I usually skip assemblies but came to yours and I'm actually really glad I did, your words were really inspirational. I just wanted to say thanks for your time and for speaking to us."

Noor HashmiNoor HashmiHigh School Student

"Watching your TEDx talk I was so surprised to hear that you were 17 years old in grade 12. It felt so relatable because I'm 17 right now. I came here to say thank you Sam; you saved a life today."

Tomy ValidicarianTomy ValidicarianHigh School Chaplain

"I recommend him to any organization, especially young people. He has an innate ability to motivate and energize kids."

Rayed WasifRayed WasifUniversity Student

"I have never seen a room full of students that engrossed in a talk given at this university. Every person in the room dropped what they were doing and was mesmerized. Truly a spiritual experience."