"Neil Halford spoke at our Kansas/Nebraska Phi Theta Kappa Conference in Manhattan, Kansas in November of 2018 and he did a fantastic job! It was a great message for our honor students to hear regarding overcoming obstacles in life in order to be successful. The students asked several great questions at the end, and according to the comments afterward, I know they very much appreciated his talk and being able to interact with him. We thank Neil for his part in helping to make our conference a big success!"
~Tammy Fuentez, VP Students Affairs, Title IX Coordinator
spoke at our annual client conference, which consists
of two different groups, each with about 275 participants.
During his presentation, there wasn't a dry eye
in the crowd. The inspiration provided by Neil's
story was a great way to kick off the conference;
and the momentum kept up all week - our clients
couldn't stop talking about him!"
Kesling, Marketing Manager, Mid America Computer Corp (MACC)
"Neil Halford spoke at our 2018 'Cash For Camps' Fundraiser. He did an excellent job, which I knew he would because I had heard him before, so I felt the crowd would really like his message. They did! We received numerous positive comments from those in attendance! Thanks again to Neil for helping make our event a big success!"
~Brent Hollinger, Superintendent, Cross County Community Schools
a wonderful presentation Neil Halford gave us
today at Omaha Marian High School! His story was
SO inspirational and uplifting….our students
were absolutely riveted! They could have continued
asking him questions all day! We already posted
a story about today's assembly on our website.”
Sisson, Marian High School Teacher
thought the presentation was extremely motivational
and let me know that you really can achieve your
dreams if you go for them and never give up. My
interest was kept throughout the entire presentation
and it is one that I could sit and listen to every
day. Most importantly, it is a presentation and
story I will never forget. Many fellow co-workers
that were around me stated how touching and moving
the presentation was and really made them realize
that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve
anything. Any type of organization could benefit
from this presentation by showing everyone the
career goals that could be achieved as well as
personal goals. I purchased the Sound of Sight
several months ago. I read a chapter of the book
almost every night before I go to sleep. The book
is also very uplifting and motivational."
Chase, Project Leader, Mid America Agency Services
From Victim to Victor - The
Sound of Sight
Halford is one of the premier motivational and inspirational
speakers in the speaking industry today. At the age
of 2 Neil was involved in a near fatal accident which
left him totally blind and forever changed his life
and that of his family.
Neil's fearless will to succeed in a sighted world
has taken him to heights unimaginable to most listeners.
In high school Neil was one of the top wrestlers in
the State of Nebraska. He twice qualified for the
Nebraska state high school wrestling tournament, and
as a senior brought home a 4th place metal from state.
As an adult, Neil has obtained unmatched success in
the sales industry, and in 2005 he published his autobiography
"The Sound of Sight."
has shared his amazing story with many top businesses,
schools, and organizations throughout the country.
The impact which Neil's presentation has had on its
listeners is immeasurable. Neil constantly receives
feedback and is recognized by individuals who's lives
have been touched by his story.
The Sound of Sight - This is a story of a young
boy, his family and the small town in which he lives.
It is a story of tragedy. It is a story of love. It
is the story of an incredible boy, born out of catastrophe,
nourished by the love of his family and the concern
of his community.
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Victim to Victor: The Neil Halford Story: Neil
takes the audience on the enthralling journey of his
true life story. It is an emotional roller coaster which
will have you crying one moment and wiping away tears
of laughter the next.
Throughout this 45 minute presentation Neil will walk
you through that tragic morning which changed his life,
and will share with you through his short inspiring
stories, some of the unique challenges he faced in his
public and personal life.
was an amazing speaker! He had a wonderful message he
shared with the students while telling his story. His
sense of humor most definitely helped the students stay
engaged. It was remarkable to listen to him talk about
how he has overcome so many challenges with his disability.
His speech was very inspirational as he showed students
that they can overcome any challenges they meet to achieve
their goals! We thank Neil for helping make our Path
to Success Conference a huge success!”
McCain, Director, 2016 Path to Success Conference
Halford is amazing because he chose to make it so. From
his elementary grade experiences through his adult life,
from successful student to successful wrestler, from
his decision to be self-sufficient to becoming successful
in business, from wondering if he would have ‘normal’
life experiences to making it so. Neil is motivational
because of how he has chosen to live his life. We all
need to hear this story and understand and appreciate
the example Neil sets for himself and for those around
Habben, Executive Director, Nebraska Rural Community
Schools Association (NRCSA)
Halford recently spoke at our Annual Memorial
Health Care Systems Tailgate Event and I must
say he was extremely well received! In fact, the
rave reviews are still rolling in! His story was
extremely interesting and very powerful. It im-
pacted our employees like few speakers ever have.
Other than when he had the audience laughing with
his great sense of humor, you could have heard
a pin drop. Several of our employees said that
out of all the speakers we have had in the past,
they felt Neil was the best! I heard such words
as 'interesting, intriguing, heartfelt and wonderful
message!' I would not hesitate to refer Neil to
other organizations. I can't imagine any company
or organization not loving his story as we did!"
Kelly, Director of Quality, Memorial Health Care Systems, Seward, NE
2010 MIDAMERICA SPEAKERS BUREAU