On Optimism and Impossible Goals

Hey friends, This week’s “Friday Q&A” on my YouTube channel is all about optimism, setting impossible goals, and general positivity. “I have an undying belief that my goals are possible.

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Day in the life of a Youth Motivational Speaker

Hey there, I am often asked what a typical day looks like. Even my friends and family regard what I do with a kind of mystery around it. They say,

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Six or Nine? Perspectives & Understanding

I came upon this meme on Facebook recently: It got me thinking about the nature of perspectives and how we navigate between our personal worldview and those of other people,

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A Year of Stories: Faking Confidence with Brian Miller


A Year of Stories: “Faking Confidence”

“Dad, I want to quit McDonald’s. This summer I’m going to work as a magician instead.” I was 17 and taking the first steps towards this wonderful and crazy life

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A Year of Stories: “Professional Courtesy”

In the middle of showing him one of my favorite pieces of coin magic, he reached over and physically adjusted my hand. “This is the proper position,” he stated. Read more.


A Year of Stories: “Be Patient”

Two years ago I was hired to perform at a small company holiday party for a local business that was in the process of gaining global recognition. I was tasked

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Students React to Motivational Speaker Brian Miller

While I was mobbed by awesome students after the speech, my assistant recorded a bunch of kids on camera reacting to the speech. Check out what they had to say. Read more.

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A Year of Stories: “Just Ask” a.k.a. How I Got Sponsored

A while back I had two sponsors for my business: a wardrobe sponsor and a hat sponsor. What does that mean? It means that a local men’s clothing company in

A Year of Stories "Meeting Kristen Schaal" with Brian Miller


A Year of Stories: “Meeting Kristen Schaal”

Some stories are just cool. They don’t have a point or a message. They’re just unabashedly awesome. This is one of those stories. Read more.

"The Power of Kindness" - A Year of Stories with Brian Miller


A Year of Stories – “The Power of Kindness”

…Round tables are great for encouraging conversation, and as such they are a good choice for most orientation events. But they are a poor choice for any type of live show, because it puts half of the audience with their backs to the stage, and, as just mentioned, it encourages talking rather than listening… Read more.