B. Rice
"Brian K. Rice Speaks Through Purpose"
www.briankrice.com
Youth Speaker | College Speaker | Mechanical Engineer
'B. Rice'
Contact me at
bookbrian@briankrice.com
video to the right is a promotional clip for Brian's
Black Philanthropy book "Black Americans, We
Need You" ("Black Americans, We Need You" is true
encouragement and solutions for those who want to
make a positive impact in Black America)
Below are snapshots from the Houston Area Urban
Black Executive Exchange Program, "BEEP" which
took place at Prairie View A&M University.
In the video below High School Speaker, Brian K.
Rice speaks to High School Students about the
importance of being better than average.
College Speaker, Brian K. Rice speaking
at local university on behalf of Houston
Area Urban League Young Professionals
African American Motivational Speaker,
Brian K Rice is invited to speak at
Flemming Middle School in Houston, TX
Brian mentoring at the
College of Business at
Prairie View A&M University
Brian reading to students in Charlotte,
NC on behalf of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Brian gives exceptional speech to local
youth at Texas Southern University
African American Youth Motivational
Speaker, Brian Rice volunteers at
Eisenhower High School in Houston, TX
Brian encourages young minds
at Lakewood Elementary
Brian shares encouraging words during
speech at Eisenhower High School on
behalf of Pilots and Professionals
College Speaker, Brian K. Rice encourages
students at Prairie View A&M University College of
Business on the importance of internships, good
interview skills, discipline & more
Brian K Rice
Youth Small Group Breakout Sessions:
(The breakout sessions below are great for high schools, middle
schools, universities, athletes, student leaders, troubled youth, at risk
students, boys or girls only discussions, non profits, summer programs,
conferences, workshops, seminars, churches, conventions)

•        You Pick The Topic and the Students
•        30 min, 1 hour sessions, 2 hour sessions
•        30 students or less preferably to increase individual participation

Small group breakout sessions are broken into any combination of 3
categories:
(1) “The Leader’s Responsibility”
(2) “Connect to Your Best Future”
(3) “Our Greatest Success Stories”

(1) “A Leader’s Responsibility” (students with peer influence)
This breakout session target students who naturally lead their peers.
This group is not for students who are the teachers’ favorites but the
students’ favorites. This group shall consist of a mixed bag of young
leaders. This group is for the negative and positive leaders. In some
cases, youth tend to follow the toughest and most outspoken person
among their peers. In other cases, students admire and follow the best
athlete on the team. Other cases show that students follow the student
with the nicest cars and clothes. In this group, I am looking for students
with traits that set them apart. I am not looking for the quiet students
with great grades. I am looking for student leaders for the sole purpose
of connecting them to the importance of the positive influence they can
put out. This group of students have the power to encourage large
crowds of students to reach their absolute best because so many
others follow them.

(2) “Connect to Your Best Future” (under performing students)
This purpose driven breakout session is designed for students who
lack drive and motivation to do their best. This session applies to
athletes who make the minimum requirements to play, or other
students who settle with “B” and “C” averages or less that put out little
effort, and students who continue to separate themselves from their
best future because they are constantly acting out or skipping class
and continue to remove themselves from the classroom for disciplinary
reasons. “I believe all students can become great the moment they
connect to the importance of all of their actions”

(3) “Our Greatest Success Stories” (at risk youth with overwhelming
challenges)
This youth motivational breakout session is for youth with
overwhelming challenges at home or at school. I don’t need to know
their personal circumstances. Some of these students will have to
struggle with the emotional stress of being raised in foster care. Some
may be forced to support their family financially at a very early age and
are forced to work when other students have time to do their
homework. Others may struggle with the importance of staying in
school and they are at risk to dropping out any day. The greatest
success stories in life that inspire others are often created from kids
who grow up in very poor conditions that were able to navigate their
environment to become successful. It is very important to me to
encourage this group because they often have to deal with many
challenges that others never had to worry about.
College and Youth Speaking Topics
Below you will find common college and youth  topics by nationally
recognized African American Motivational Speaker, Brian K. Rice:

Speaking Style: (1) rotate from classroom to classroom, (2)
auditorium/gymnasium style,  and/or (3) perform custom topics for
select students

How Engineers Change the World and Make a Good Living: As
a Engineer for over 10 years I have had the luxury to visit hundreds of
different manufacturing facilities where engineers play a major role in
our society.  I will use my engineer background to expose the next
generation to the following careers: Chemical Engineers, Mechanical
Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Production
Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Controls Engineers, Industrial
Engineers, Nuclear Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Robotic
Engineers, Plant Engineers, and others including the common career
fields career fields that interact daily with engineers.

Personal Branding: We live in a world where stereotypes are
formed  We live in a world where stereotypes are formed personal
branding. Students need to understand
Personal the power of social
the power of social media such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google +,
media such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google +, Twitter, Wordpress,
personal website, resume and more. Outside of social media, students
need to understand the importance of self appearance and self
promotion.

Vision and a Daydream: A lot of people daydream but few connect to
that vision and do everything in there willpower to achieve their
dreams. I am a strong advocate of aiming for precise targets, setting
goals, planning with the end in mind, creating visual reminders,
identifying mentors, and sacrificing. I passionately will share with your
students safe guards so your students do not get sidetracked. In
college, placing my goals on my dorm room wall forced me to be
reminded of where I ultimately wanted to be in life. I am thankful for the
speaker that came to speak to my orientation class as a freshmen at
Alabama A&M University who instilled the importance of setting a
visual reminder for me. I wish I would have followed advice like that as
a high school and a middle school student.

Self Accountability and Choice: Every student must understand
that they are responsible for their best future. A lot of students think
that adulthood is an infinity away when it is right around the corner.
Our youth need to understand that they are young enough to make
mistakes but they are old enough to make mistakes that will affect
them for the rest of their life. This topic will focus heavily on the
importance of every choice and the positive or negative
consequences that may follow. We must connect our youth to the real
life consequences for every choice they make or don’t make.

The Importance of Being a "Scholar" Athlete: In high school and
college I maintained the highest GPA in the classroom on both
baseball teams. I was nominated and selected as the Most Valuable
Player "MVP' on my college baseball team because of my hard work
and consistency. In this motivational topic I will share valuable
information so each and every athlete understands that he or she
needs to make sure they are learning on and off the field so they can
compete with excellence in the world of life.  

African American History (great for Black History Programs): If I
had to pick a favorite past time it would have to be reading about
Black History. I love African American History and I would love to share
what I have learned with adults or youth in your audience.

And Many More: I will consult with the event organizer to determine
the most appropriate speech topics. (other potential topics include Life
After High School, Life After College -
Balanced Recreation -
Mistakes -
Laziness - Excellence - Self Esteem - Discipline - Goals
-
Overcoming Poverty  - Poverty Prevention - Drugs - Community -
Success - Respect - Homework - Scholarships - Purpose - Careers -
Weaknesses - Strengths -
Reading - Morals- Dropping Out - Teen
Pregnancy
- Peer Pressure - - Helping Others - Failure - Honor
Roll -  Skipping Class -
Gangs - Street Life - Family - Legacy -  Math -
Speaking Skills - African American History - Science - Health - Practice
- Parents - Preparation - Future -
Leadership -  Job - Motivation -
Drive - Knowledge - Ignorance - Habits - Competition - Money -
Sleep - Exercise -
Settling - Procrastination - Envy - and more)
Brian has worked and lived in
Knoxville, TN - Milwaukee, WI -
Richmond, VA - Charlotte, NC -
Houston, TX - Birmingham, AL and he
wants to share every experience he
has learned to help the next
generation.  
I am passionate about doing anything I can to encourage adults to give
back and to own up to there rightful responsibilities.

Some of My Passionate Adult Topics

  • Encouraging Missing In Action Mentors:  This topic is for regular
    ordinary success stories who do not live or mentor in our needed
    communities. Unexposed adults and youth are hungry for the
    positive example that this group of role models can provide.  It is
    hard for our youth or unexposed adults to want to be something
    they have never seen. Our youth and unexposed adults need to
    know that there are successful people in areas other than
    entertainment.

  • Young Role Models (aka Young Professionals): This group is vital
    for the explosion of positive youth. This group is very close in age
    and because of the smaller gap in years it is easier to relate in
    many cases to our youth and young adults who need the most
    exposure. As a young professional I can speak from experience of
    how powerful it is for our youth to see themselves in me and other
    young professionals.

  • Parental Involvement: Parents you are the life blood of our
    children and it is important that each and every one of you own up
    to your purpose in the lives of your children. Our kids need all the
    positive reinforcement they can get so they can reach their best
    future possible.

  • Teachers and Coaches: Outside of the parent your role is bigger
    than anyone else. Sometimes your role is bigger than the parent
    and I appreciate every last one of you. I am here to say thank you
    and to encourage you to push our youth to new heights. Our
    youth must understand how each lesson they learn can be used
    on and off the field. We live in a competitive world on and off the
    field and we must train our youth to be competitive in all aspects
    of life. I believe in you. I believe in our youth.

Other Passionate Topics (and topics discussed in Black
Americans, We Need You!)
  • Calling Men to Mentor
  • Calling More Women to Mentor
  • Education Development
  • Character Development
  • Crime Prevention
  • Multi Focus Community Development
  • Kids Mentoring Kids
  • Fatherhood and the Ultimate Responsibility
  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • and more

I am passionate about doing anything I can to encourage adults to give
back and to own up to there rightful responsibilities. In 2011, I wrote
Black Americans We Need You! for the sole purpose of trying to
encourage as many adults as possible around this country to set time
aside to make a difference by showing the positive work of ordinary
people and organizations across America.

Above are topics that I have discussed in my book Black Americans, We
Need You! and I will gladly share my passion for encouraging others in
person with your organization.  (to see more info on the book please
click on the
Black Americans, We Need You! tab)
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"Anything Can Happen, Anything Can Be"
(Thoughts to Live By #2) " Below, African American
Inspirational Speaker, Brian Rice passionately
encourages all to believe in themselves. This is
encouragement for adults and youths.
Brian Rice speaks to African American youth in  
Laurel, Mississippi on becoming great and
becoming top students. Brian passionately pushes
students to be their absolute best.
Below, Brian delivers Thoughts to Live By #3 which
is titled "Impossible is Nothing". Brian speaks about
the importance of believing in yourself when all
others doubt you.  Brian is a nationally recognized
African-American Speaker & Author. B. Rice regularly
speaks to high school students.
Emerging Young Leaders Community Summit,
Birmingham AL Empowerment Week. Brian shares
some powerful words to encourage youth to value
education. Brian also shares his love and his
reasoning for doing community work full time.
"If you happen to be born in a low income home ..."
(B. Rice
Thoughts to Live By #4)  Below, African
American Professional Speaker, Brian Rice income
homes to do their absolute best in school.income
homes to do their absolute best in school.
Brian K. Rice
African American Youth Motivational Speaker
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Brian K. Rice, African American Motivational Speaker & Author
Brian K. Rice
African American Youth & Adult Motivational Speaker
Morning Show Family Reunion.
(1)The Dreams to Reality panel for teens
(2) The Bullying panel for teens
(3) Career Seminar for adults & youth
Brian was one of the featured youth and adult motivational speakers at the
Tom Joyner Morning Show annual family reunion event in Orlando, FL
Videos and Photos are shown below:
Highlights of  the "Dreams to Reality" panel for
teens hosted by Sybil Wilkes- co-host of the Tom
Joyner Morning Show & Panelist: Brian K. Rice-Youth
Motivational Speaker, Brandon Iverson - Teen
Entrepreneur, Jordan Williams -Teen Entrepreneur,
Allstate Agency Owner, Damon A. Williams -
Teenager Licensed Financial Consultant
Highlights from the Tom Joyner, youth bullying
Brian K. Rice - Teenager Motivational Speaker, Toni
 Washington- Inner City Guru, Dr. Veronica White -
Psychologist, Katerina Taylor & Nina Johnson
-Divas in Defense, Terri Robinson - Parent Young
Musician
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Common Speaking Topics
Full 1hr video for the "Dreams to Reality" panel for
teens hosted by Sybil Wilkes- co-host of the Tom
Joyner Morning Show & Panelist: Brian K. Rice-Youth
Motivational Speaker, Brandon Iverson & Jordan
Williams - Teen Entrepreneurs with Making Money for
Teens, Ryan Pendleton - Young Pilot, Latalyia
McKnight- Allstate Agency Owner, Damon A. Williams
- Teenager Licensed Financial Specialist
"Anything Can Happen, Anything Can Be"
(Thoughts to Live By #2) " Below, African American
Inspirational Speaker, Brian Rice passionately
encourages all to believe in themselves. This is
encouragement for adults and youths.
Brian Rice speaks at Alabama A&M University,
School of Engineering and Technology. Brian
moderates panel of college students and young
professionals and speaks about resume tips, job
searching tips, personal branding, G.P.A. and more.
Brian recruits Young Professionals to come back
and mentor students at Alabama A&M University.
Young professionals hosts career and networking
S.T.E.M. panel for the school of Engineering and
Technology and discuss career readiness tips.
Parent University, Norfolk Public Schools. Brian
Rice is the keynote speaker and he speaks to
parents on the importance of encouraging their
child to learn without limits, character development,
career exposure, and more
Brian speaks directly to young African American
males in this video clip about walking into their
purpose, chasing their dreams, being above
average, being responsible men, and developing
into great men.
Brian delivers end of year speech for High School
juniors and seniors for "College Forward". Brian
gives heartfelt advice that can be used for a lifetime.
Brian speaks about overcoming struggle and taking
control of your future.
"Step Into Your Future" Below, African American
Speaker, Brian Rice passionately gives motivational
performance and connects high school students to
the importance of education and the choices that
will lead them to their best future.
Emerging Young Leaders Community Summit,
Birmingham AL Empowerment Week. Brian shares
some powerful words to encourage youth to value
education. Brian also shares his love and his
reasoning for doing community work full time.
Parent University, Norfolk Public Schools. Brian
Rice is the keynote speaker and he speaks to
parents on the importance of encouraging their
child to learn without limits, character development,
career exposure, and more
Brian K. Rice host a college workshop in Baltimore,
Maryland titled "Overcoming Obstacles, Strategies
for Young Black Men". Men share their reason for
getting an education. Men share their motivation for
success.
Business on the importance of internships, good
interview skills, discipline & more