Motivational Talks

Name of Presenter: William Emanuel

Title: Director of the People of Color Training Center

Organization: The People of Color Training & Research Institute
250 Westwood Drive 
York, PA 17404
(717) 435-4715

Title of Presentation:Motivational Talks

Audiovisual Needs: TV, VCR, screen, slide projector & overhead projector.


Professor Emanuel describes his experience of growing up in New York City in the 70's & how he became an electrical engineer, author, lecturer & publisher. He discusses the problems that confront youth and adults growing up in America.


He tells how he's dealt with these obstacles. Moreover he assures his listeners that they can become whatever they want despite the odds. He describes himself as a former "D" student due to poor study habits in elementary & high school. But, through the grace of God and the support of Black faculty members, he discovered himself and thereby maintained a "B+" GPA in college. He explains how he maintained this high grade point average which earned him a full scholarship in the field of Electrical Engineering, one of the most challenging fields in school.


* He discuss the problems that confront youth and adults growing up in America.

* He discuss how to dealt with obstacles in your life.

* He discuss how to implement good study habits vs poor study habits in elementary, high school and college.

* He discuss how God and the support of faculty members, help him discover himself.

* He discuss how discovering oneself can make one do things that might seem impossible.

* He discuss the need of higher education and its important to us today.