Harvey Alston

Harvey Alston in a tux

Considered one of the most dynamic, "high octane" speakers in America. Harvey Alston has been a full-time speaker since 1989. He has spoken to millions of people throughout the United States who have benefited not only from his knowledge, but also from the wisdom that Harvey Alston brings to the finish line.

Harvey Alston's unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the best. Harvey Alston believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment and the dignity of human beings.

As one of the most in-demand speakers in America, Harvey Alston's career has spanned positions from head football coach of Columbus East High School in Ohio in 1968, to assistant director of student financial aid at the university level. As an educator he’s taught English, biology, health, life sciences and math curricula. Over the years, Harvey Alston has received recognition and awards from such diverse groups and organizations as the Ohio House of Representatives as one of Ohio's Finest Citizens, the City of Columbus declared a Harvey Alston Day, and he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, and has received numerous national recognitions and awards. However, none has more impact than the response from those individuals whose lives have been dramatically changed. People walk away from Harvey Alston's presentations knowing they have just heard someone who "has been around the track a few times" and one who shares it in a way that people do not forget.

Harvey Alston's enterprise is called Best Inc., based on his philosophy and his book titled "Be the Best." He is the Coordinator for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Student Leadership Conferences, a contributing writer and photographer for the Highland Lakes Monthly Magazine, member of the National Speakers Association and serves on the advisory board to the Olentangy School District, the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School and many civic boards, panels, and commissions.

Popular Keynotes

Keynote "Be the Best"

Harvey has taken his personal proven message - "Be the Best" to literally millions of people. His unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, changes lives. Harvey's powerful, soul-searching presentation uplifts people to a higher standard - to a level where people strive only for the BEST.

Customer Service-S.O.U.L. "Service On Unbelievable Levels"

We will develop strategies for the BEST customer service by planning the future of your employees. We will research different delivery styles of successful businesses that have an understanding of what it takes to motivate employees.After identifying what the organization has done to improve their service, we will make a plan to change our visions.

Practical Parenting

We will discuss ways to "Know Your Child's Interests", "Using TV Wisely", "A B C'S of Parenting", "Advice for Living with Pre-Teens", "Parents Watch Your Language", and "Discipline, a Preventive Force".

Competent Communication

This program will build your communication skills, enhancing skills for listening and identifying the obstacles to effective listening. Participants will be involved in adapting to communication with social context and adjusting the physical context of symbolic functional dimensions. We will develop strategies for public group communication with active knowledge of verbal and nonverbal communication.

"Climbing the Rough Side of the Mountain"

This program is a highly interactive firm and spirited search for solutions. To provide a variety of educational experiences through the delivery of subjects on the cutting edge of team leadership, and to impart practical skills that will enhance the quality of life by reshaping lost abilities, heighten expectations, rebuild hope, confidence, self-respect and desire.


Endorsements

"I've seen Harvey not just excite, but ignite educators who have long cashed it in. "

New York High School Principal
 

"It's difficult to express to you the impact you had on the staff and students. Your message was inspirational, motivational and thought-provoking. "

Dir. of Texas Career Centers
 

 "Our staff and residents listened intently to what you had to say. We gained much from the time you spent with them individually as they have had so little contact with positive male role models."

Oklahoma County Juvenile Center
 

"What a performance! I know you left on an emotional high based on the reactions after the presentation. The parents who came up to talk to you were very impressed, and quite emotional as to their reactions. We are convinced you made a difference."

American Enterprise System, Florida
 

"I want to thank you for sharing over two hours of your life with us. I am looking through Webster's New World Dictionary for a word that would sum up your presentation -I can't find one, Fantastic, great, outstanding, and dynamic all put together wouldn't be a good start. I could tell in the eyes of my students and faculty you made a difference. You administered CPR on a sleeping giant. I will be forever grateful."

Pennsylvania Superintendent of Schools
 

"You can't imagine how much our group and the rest of the audience appreciated exposure to such a positive male role model, with a loving authoritative voice, openly sharing you knowledge experience, creativity and sense of humor."

Kansas Department of Health & Human Services
 

"Harvey has a very compassionate and warm love for his work of inspiring his audience. From the beginning of his presentation you felt the genuineness of his love. He had our audience laughing one minute and crying the next."

The Regional Medical Center

 


 

 

Harvey Alston
Changing the World with HEART

 

Harvey has taken his personal proven message - "Be the Best" to literally millions of people. His unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, changes lives. Harvey's powerful, soul-searching presentation uplifts people to a higher standard - to a level where people strive only for the BEST.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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