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Who is the “Original” Mike Smith?
The “Original” Mike Smith is a certified professional speaker, leadership and sales trainer, author, and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the Education market. His messages apply to people in all walks of life. In his speaking career, Mike has addressed over four million people, sharing his sense of humor and passion about life, the value and techniques for positive self-talk, and an understanding of personal responsibility. More
The Alliance for Student Activities
As anyone who knows Mike will tell you, he has been an advocate of raising awarness about the value of student engagement in school-sponsored activities and experiences—sports, clubs, music, the arts, college & career prep, service, organizations, leadership development, events, and more.
To that end, he helped found the Alliance for Student Activities in the early 2000s, a nonprofit organization that, since then, has mirrored his passion through printed materials, videos, and live presentations by providing compelling information about the importance of student activities in increasing standardized test scores, lowering the dropout rate, and improving social and emotional outcomes.