Dr. Kevin Snyder

Empower your students to discover their passion! Kevin Snyder has four powerful keynotes that will engage, empower, educate, and entertain any audience! Book him with other departments and use him for more than one keynote!

Kevin is a professional speaker and author who has keynoted over 1,000 presentations in all 50 states. As a former Dean of Students, Student Activities Director, Orientation Coordinator, Greek Life Advisor and Academic Advisor, he is the perfect inspirational speaker for your upcoming event!

“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

Discover Your PASSION

Discover your PASSION and see where it can take you! This high-energy and interactive presentation shows and outlines how it’s possible for anyone, from any background, to think bigger than ever before and achieve extraordinary success. Kevin will show exactly how and where students can start in fully developing their leadership abilities, begin living their passion and influentially lead others like never before. Kevin lived his first dream at the young age of 22 by meeting his teenage idol Bob Barker and winning 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 be on the edge of their seat laughing throughout this presentation, but they will also feel empowered and energized to identify and pursue their passion. If you desire a dynamic, fun and authentic keynote presentation that inspires students with a powerful call-to-action takeaway, then Discover Your PASSION is your ideal program. As Kevin says, you can only live a dream if you have one first!

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • Think bigger than ever before and beyond comfort zones that inspire influence and greatness.
  • Identify the three most important qualities from extraordinary leaders that lead others effectively and inspire change.
  • Create a personalized action plan to identify, act upon, and live with PASSION!

Be Greek…Be Proud

Be Greek … Be Proud! will empower and equip fraternity and sorority student members with a powerfully renewed sense of motivation, passion and purpose about their affiliation. Members sometimes just need to be reminded of their “why” for joining and how to take advantage of those incredible opportunities that fraternal involvement provides. Be Greek…Be Proud! will inspire audiences with a strong call-to-action resulting in heightened enthusiasm, enhanced teambuilding and community, awareness for positive change, clarity in goal setting and enriched leadership development. This fun and entertaining program is what you need for Greek Week events, fraternity/sorority recruitment programs and fraternity/sorority leadership activities. Although in the past few years Kevin has served in roles such as Chapter Advisor, Dean of Students, Greek Life Advisor, fraternity leadership consultant and chapter president, he was an emphatic “never joiner” upon arriving to college. What Kevin witnessed during his first year, and more importantly how he changed his mind about joining a fraternity, will both awe and inspire audiences listening to his entertaining story. Transforming himself from “never joiner” to chapter president as well as Greek Man of the Year is an inspirational message all fraternity and sorority members should hear. Audiences listening to Be Greek…Be Proud! will be re-energized like never before!

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

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

UNSTOPPABLE: Becoming An Extraordinary Leader

It’s tough when we deal with setbacks in life or when something doesn’t go according to plan. There are times when we all want to give up or when we begin to doubt ourselves. However, these are the moments when we cannot give up, when we need to develop grit, press onward and break through the adversity we are facing. These are the “opportunities” where extraordinary leadership is required. This interactive presentation will share the amazing stories, leadership secrets and strategies from extraordinary leaders. Students will learn several key ingredients that, when combined, are the success formula for being UNSTOPPABLE both in college and in life. They will also feel empowered about developing an intentional action plan resulting in a resilient mindset ensuring they reach their highest potential.

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • Understand the success principles of extraordinary leaders who have achieved amazing success.
  • Discover and understand what strategies and actions are truly most important to maximize success.
  • Discover how to develop a powerful mindset of resilience, grit and determination.

Explore and Soar in Your First Year

Students have arrived to college… but now what? Where to start, what to do, and how to prioritize? New students need the right F.U.N. approach to ensure their college transition puts them on the right track to explore and soar! In this entertaining, upbeat, and interactive presentation ideal for both Welcome Week Orientation events and First Year Programs activities, students will learn how to Find their passion, Understand top student success principles and Navigate through classes, clubs and cliques. Kevin was a near college drop out on many occasions during his first year. He experienced numerous student pitfalls and negative experiences that almost convinced him that college was not intended for him. That is, until he learned the F.U.N. approach helping him to Explore and Soar late into his second semester! In this presentation Kevin will share ideas and encouraging concepts that transformed him from near drop out to Homecoming King. First year audiences will walk away from this powerful keynote empowered about campus opportunities and how to make their first year of college F.U.N. and an extraordinary success!

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • Use the F.U.N. approach and how to start off college the right way!
  • Understand extraordinary leadership principles and how to avoid common college pitfalls!
  • Discover best practice ideas that will empower first-year students to take advantage of resources, friendships and activities!

Dr. Kevin’s Bio

Integrating music, interactive activities, videos, and dynamic content in each keynote, Dr. Kevin Snyder is one of the nation’s most engaging motivational speakers. His leadership keynotes are not only entertaining and high-energy, but also comprised of powerful content and takeaways for audiences. Kevin is a professional speaker, author and former student affairs administrator with a passion for helping students develop their leadership skills to take action and lead successful organizations. As a former Dean of Students, Kevin has in-depth experience in areas of student leadership, Fraternity and Sorority Life, new student orientation, student government, residence life, academic advising and much more. In addition to being a superstar professional speaker, he is also the author of several books and holds a Doctorate degree in Student Affairs. Additionally, Kevin is a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and a former staff member aboard Semester at Sea.