• "Antonio led a riveting talk with the summer class of Google interns. They received valuable advice about giving their best effort even when no one is looking. Antonio used relevant examples from pop culture that engaged the students and kept the talk fun. I highly recommend Antonio and would love to invite him back next year."

    -Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Global Head of Diversity Staffing, Google Inc.

  • ABOUT ANTONIO NEVES

    "Antonio led a riveting talk with the summer class of Google interns. They received valuable advice about giving their best effort even when no one is looking. Antonio used relevant examples from pop culture that engaged the students and kept the talk fun. I highly recommend Antonio and would love to invite him back next year."

    -Daisy Auger-Dominguez - Global Head of Diversity Staffing, Google Inc

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    I help millennial young professionals improve their leadership and communication skills, develop their emotional intelligence, and build a network of allies.

     

    As a speaker, I have delivered keynotes to thousands at conferences, top organizations, trade associations and hundreds of top universities. Audiences include: Google, Stanford University, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the NCAA, and more.

     

    For 10 years I worked as a reporter, host and producer in the television industry in New York City and Los Angeles with top networks including NBC, PBS, BET, E!, Nickelodeon and more. This is where I learned how to become a professional storyteller, question asker and connect with people from all walks of life.

     

    An award-winning journalist and author, my work and writing is featured in media outlets including Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, and more. I have interviewed former heads of state, Grammy and Oscar Award winners and top CEOs and entrepreneurs. I'm the author of "50 Ways To Excel In Your First Job (And In Life)" and "50 Things Every College Student Should Know."

     

    A former NCAA Division I student-athlete, I walked on the track and field team at Western Michigan University and went on to earn a scholarship. I’m the author of “Student Athlete 101.”

     

    My free newsletter offers strategies to help people transform potential into performance.

     

    PROFESSIONAL, MILLENNIAL & STUDENT APPROVED

    I talk to audiences about leadership topics that are critical to their success. This includes leadership, communication, engagement, team building and accountability. I approach these topics as a professional storyteller incorporating humor, pop culture and real-time interaction to keep audiences at the edge of their seats.

     

    "Antonio connected with our students in an outstanding way. Each audience member was engaged, laughing, and left with tangible tips. The communication strategies Antonio shared were useful, relevant, and easy to implement!"

    Audrey Walker - Drexel University

     

    WHY I DO THIS WORK

    I had a challenging upbringing and moved over 15 times before I graduated from high school. Instability was the norm growing up. I knew there had to be another way. Because so many people believed in me, I learned how to believe in myself. I’m a first generation college graduate who found his way to earning a Masters degree from an Ivy League university.

     

    It is my passion to utilize everything that I have learned (and continue to learn) to motivate, inspire and empower young people to overcome challenges, accomplish their goals, produce their best work and live their best lives.

     

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  • "Antonio was our keynote speaker for our Sales Kick-off and he spoke creatively, emotionally, and personally to each of us. Antonio left us all feeling motivated and inspired to want to do better today than we did yesterday and to do better tomorrow than we did today. We truly created our own luck by hearing him speak and we will incorporate his words into our lives."

    Kevin Boland - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

  • Antonio Neves is a natural storyteller. He has the ability to engage and connect with your audience and provides relevant advice and guidance to young professionals. He infused positive energy to an audience that was feeling pressure and concern about their future careers. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect speaker!

    -Diana Dabdub, Director - American Society of Health System-Pharmacists (ASHP)

  • Antonio Neves - Nationally Recognized Leadership Speaker

    Workplace Engagement - Soft Skills Development - Creative Thinking - College Leadership

    "Without question, Antonio is one of the most engaging speakers because of the relatable storytelling, laughs and true notes of inspiration. We felt so lucky to have Antonio on stage and also in a casual environment with fireside conversations. We can’t wait to see Antonio back with the SITE SoCal community."

    Jamie Lee (Clave) Tiffany - National Sales Manager, L'Auberge Del Mar (Destination Hotels)

    "Antonio was our keynote speaker for our Sales Kick-off and he spoke creatively, emotionally, and personally to each of us. Antonio left us all feeling motivated and inspired to want to do better today than we did yesterday and to do better tomorrow than we did today. We truly created our own luck by hearing him speak and we will incorporate his words into our lives."

    Kevin Boland - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    Antonio Neves is a nationally recognized keynote speaker who has delivered hundreds of speeches at colleges, corporate events and trade association conferences. His cutting-edge message focuses on leadership, authentic communication and how millennials can excel in the workplace.

     

    Antonio’s popular campus and corporate keynotes are customized for the audience and include specific industry insights and actionable content. With a combination of humor, inspiration and real talk, Antonio’s programs leave attendees motivated, empowered and equipped with the tools to take positive action and increase their performance in life.

     

    Each program (listed below) can be presented as a keynote speech, interactive workshop or webinar.

     

    Partial Client + Audience List

    Google, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stanford University, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NCAA, American Institute of CPAs, University of Southern California, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Big Omaha, SITE Southern California, AFLV, University of Arizona, Syracuse University, Dream Careers, Drexel University, OTA, University of New Hampshire, the ADCOLOR Awards and more. Antonio speaks with private groups as well as audiences up to 3,000 people.

     

    Complete this speaker request form for more information on booking Antonio.

     

    Antonio Neves Media Kit

    SPEAKING TOPICS

     

    HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK

    If you want to know where you’re heading, all you have to do is review what you did yesterday. If you excelled yesterday, fantastic. If not, starting today, you can positively turn things around and get on the right track to achieving success. As the Spanish proverb says, tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. This is true for most people. A series of missed opportunities and closed doors. In this keynote, nationally recognized speaker Antonio breaks down three critical steps you can take to create your own luck. Backed by research, this talk helps audiences understand how to avoid mediocrity and instead set themselves for epic success. Attendees are empowered with clear action steps to take that will prepare them to stand out, deliver measurable results and be associated with greatness.

    AUDIENCES: University students; millennial workplace audiences and corporate leadership conferences.

     

    50 WAYS TO EXCEL IN YOUR FIRST JOB (AND IN LIFE)

    The most powerful lessons that prepare young professionals for a successful career simply aren’t learned in the college classroom. Those nuggets of practical wisdom aren’t just secrets to success on the job – they’re also crucial to excelling in life. This is the go to keynote for young professionals (and those who manage them) as they enter the real world and strive to build exceptional careers. This talk supports recent college graduates and young professionals in getting the most out of their first “real world” job and internships by teaching them those critical lessons that are essential to making their mark on the world. These lessons include soft skills development, creative thinking and problem solving, relationship building and leadership.

    AUDIENCES: New employee and intern on-boarding; young professional audiences, trade association audiences, workplace managers; and university students.

     

    THE MILLENNIAL EDGE: 3 WAYS TO SUPPORT GEN Y IN THE WORKPLACE

    More than ever, it’s a competitive and challenging career landscape for millennial professionals. Employee engagement is low and anxiety is high. So how can managers help their millennial employees succeed? By helping them take an entrepreneurial approach to career success. In this keynote, nationally recognized speaker and award-winning journalist (NBC, PBS, Advertising Age, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com) Antonio Neves shares three key steps young professionals can take to set themselves up for measurable success in small and large organizations alike. This program empowers employees to step outside of their comfort zone and take steps that lead to winning outcomes; establish entrepreneurial leadership traits; and, develop a strong community of Allies. Attendees are empowered with clear action steps to take that will prepare them deliver measurable results for their organization and to be associated with greatness.

    AUDIENCES: Millennial and Gen Y workplace audiences; corporate leadership conferences; new employee on-boarding.

     

    STUDENT ATHLETE 101 - LEADING ON & OFF THE FIELD

    Student-athletes face one of the most challenging experiences a college student can encounter. Not only do they have to balance a full load of classes and their social life on campus, they simultaneously must learn how to thrive in the high-pressure environment of NCAA athletics. While many student-athletes have goals of turning professional, the truth is that the vast majority of them won’t play their sport beyond their university experience. It’s absolutely necessary that student-athletes learn to harness their years on campus for immediate and long-term success. In this keynote, former NCAA Division I scholarship student-athlete Antonio Neves, and the author of Student Athlete 101, breaks down the key steps student-athletes must take to develop into top leaders on and off campus, and in their careers. He teaches them how to harness their natural attributes that include time management, teamwork, focus, and strong work ethic.

     

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    "Antonio really knows how to connect with students, and I found myself feeling inspired and confident."

    Priscilla Martinez - Student, California State University – Dominguez Hills

  • Conferences - Trade Associations - Corporate

     

    "ANTONIO IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SPEAKER AND HAS BLOWN AWAY OUR ADCOLOR ATTENDEES. HE CONNECTS AND EMPOWERS AUDIENCES IN A GENUINE WAY WITH A COMBINATION OF EXPERTISE, HUMOR AND HUMILITY."

    -TIFFANY R. WARREN, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER, OMNICOM GROUP

  • Antonio Neves Books For Purchase

    50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job (and in Life)

    Because The Most Important Lessons For Young Professionals Are The Things That No One Tells

    The most powerful lessons that prepare young professionals for a successful career simply aren’t learned in the college classroom. Those nuggets of practical wisdom aren’t just secrets to success on the job – they’re also crucial to excelling in life.

     

    50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job (and in Life) is the go-to book for young professionals as they enter the real world and strive to build exceptional careers. This best-selling guide helps recent college graduates get the most out of their first job and internships by teaching them those critical lessons that are essential to making a mark on the world.

     

    Written the young professional in mind, this book gets straight to the point in bite sized chapters and helps newly minted professionals get the most out of their real world career from day one in the office.

     

    This book is the perfect college graduation gift, new employee onboarding guide, and conversation starter for young professionals.

     

    Amazon

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    Books-A-Million

    50 Things Every College Student Should Know

    Because the Most Important Lessons You Learn Happen Outside the Classroom

    Many of the most powerful lessons that happen during the pivotal college years don’t take place in the classroom -- they happen in the world outside it.

     

    50 Things Every College Student Should Know is the go-to book for all college students on the brink of entering the real world. Written by college leadership expert and millennial workplace speaker Antonio Neves, this best-selling guide helps students get the most out of their college experience from day one by teaching them those simple yet critical lessons that can truly lead to a brighter future.

     

    Written the college student in mind, this book gets straight to the point in bite sized chapters and helps students get the most out of their college experience from day one on campus.

     

    This book is the perfect high school graduation gift, college orientation guide, and conversation starter for students.

     

    Book Website

     

    Amazon

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    Books-A-Million

     

    Student Athlete 101

    College Life Made Easy On & Off The Field

    Student Athlete 101: College Life Made Easy On & Off the Field, helps all student-athletes get the most out of their college experience from day one on campus.

     

    This how-to-guide gets straight to the point with tips and strategies to take advantage of being a student athlete, regardless of your sport, in the classroom, on the field and after graduation.

     

    Whether you're a scholarship athlete or walk-on, this book is an invaluable resource for all high school and university student-athletes. It provides a winning game plan for student-athlete success.

     

    This is the go to book for NCAA athletic programs, college and high school coaches, athletic departments, sports camps and parents.

     

    Amazon

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    Books-A-Million

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    “ANTONIO TAUGHT OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES LESSONS THAT APPLY TO THEIR ATHLETIC CAREERS AND BEYOND. HIS PASSION AND POSITIVE ENERGY WAS CONTAGIOUS. OUR STUDENTS LEFT HIS PRESENTATION EXCITED TO FACE THEIR CHALLENGES AND LEARNED STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE."

    -DR. KARIN A. LEE, SR. ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR - BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

     

  • "ANTONIO BRINGS GREAT ENERGY TO HIS WORK AND IT REALLY SHOWS IN HIS ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH STUDENTS. HIS CONTENT WAS RELEVANT, INSIGHTFUL, ENGAGING, PRACTICAL. WE WOULD DEFINITELY BRING HIM BACK TO CAMPUS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE!"

    -DOUGLAS CALHOUN, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

     

  • "ANTONIO WAS A GREAT SPEAKER TO KICK OFF OUR STUDENT LEADER SYMPOSIUM. HE WAS VERY MOTIVATING AND ENGAGED THE STUDENTS IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW TO APPLY HIS TALK TO THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES. HE'S BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST SPEAKERS WE'VE HAD ON CAMPUS."

    -COURTNEY E. WILLIAMS - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS

  • MI Raised

    NYC Groomed

    LA Living

  • "I HAVE NEVER HAD SOMEONE BESIDES FAMILY EXPLAIN TO ME THE STRENGTH OF MY WILL POWER. THIS GUY IS REMARKABLE AND TRULY HAS A WAY WITH WORDS THAT PROVIDES CONFIDENCE AND ENTHUSIASM. HEARING HIM SPEAK AT THE NCAA CAREER IN SPORTS FORUM WAS ENLIGHTENING. ANTONIO DOESN'T DO HIS JOB TO PULL IN A PAYCHECK, HE DOES IT FOR THE LOVE OF PEOPLE AND SEEING THEM SUCCEED."

    -KACY JOHNSON, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII