Roger Crawford is prepared to share his powerful insights and thought provoking perspective with audiences around the world—and he would like to be a part of your next event!! A dynamic keynote speaker who has delivered presentations before more than 4,000 audiences and 3 million people, his impactful message will inspire your team to create actionable ideas that lead to sustainable, long-term change.
When Roger walks on stage he will have immediate credibility with your audience because his remarkable life story is a visual metaphor of courage. He not only talks the talk, but he walks the walk, living his message of “no excuses” every day!
Let Roger make your next conference or meeting a genuine game-changing experience that will transform mindsets and elevate results!
Playing competitive tennis on center court taught me this invaluable lesson. To win you must be completely and totally prepared. I learned this is also true on center stage. If you give me the privilege of speaking at your event I will invest the time necessary to clearly understand your organization objectives so I am prepared to deliver a winning presentation.
To make sure that my presentation is relevant and remembered by your team, I have put together a pre-program questionnaire that I will ask you to complete. This document will provide pertinent information about your organization that will help me add maximum value to your meeting. After reviewing the questionnaire, I will develop a preliminary overview of my program and send it to you. The next step is scheduling a conference call to review my outline and get your insight on how to best tailor my presentation to specifically meet the needs of your team. Finally, three weeks before the event we will connect to discuss any last minute details and answer any questions you may have.
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Sports Illustrated calls our speaker, “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world.” Roger Crawford is a living example that challenges are inevitable. However, defeat is optional. You may have seen Roger on The Tennis Channel, Good Morning America and CNBC… and in publications such as USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Roger is a recipient of the prestigious ITA Achievement Award presented by the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He is a best-selling author, and his books have been translated into seventeen different languages.
Please help me welcome, a recognized champion on and off the tennis court, Roger Crawford!
A lavaliere microphone clips to the lapel or fits around the neck. A wireless lavaliere is preferred; however, one with a cord is satisfactory. Please make sure that the cord has sufficient length for Roger to walk from side to side on the stage.
The person who introduces Roger will need a separate microphone.
Please provide an elevated stage so audience members can see Roger clearly. Roger needs a minimum of 12 feet in stage length.
Roger will bring his PowerPoint presentation on a USB flash drive. Please make sure that the screen is large enough for everyone in the audience to see. If you do not have rear projection, please place the screen off to the side of the stage so the projector does not block the view of the audience.
Roger requests that the audience is seated as close to him as possible. Theater style is preferred. If Roger is speaking following a meal, please make sure that the meal servers are not picking up dishes or pouring coffee during his presentation. This can be distracting for the audience.
If you have questions regarding Roger’s audio-video needs or the room set-up, please contact Kathryn Hill, Director of Possibilities, 1-800-311-3344.
Sports Illustrated has named Roger Crawford as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world,” In recognition of his extraordinary athletic achievements, he was given the prestigious ITA Achievement Award, presented by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
After realizing tremendous success on Center Court as a Division 1 athlete, he took his talents to Center Stage and became a motivational speaker. Roger positively influences audiences worldwide, eloquently sharing the principles he has lived. Those include adaptability, possibility thinking, and eliminating self-imposed obstacles. His remarkable life story is a powerful example that “challenges are inevitable, defeat is optional!”
Roger has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his professional success. As a member of the Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities, he shares this impressive distinction with fellow honorees such as Christopher Reeve, Helen Keller, and former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
You may have seen Roger Crawford interviewed on Good Morning America, CNBC, Monday Night Football, The Today Show, and many other prominent television programs.
The Tennis Channel produced a feature segment about Roger’s life as an athlete and professional speaker, which aired during the U.S. Open.
The print media has profiled Roger in publications such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Men’s Fitness, Fast Company, and Tennis Magazine.
Roger is also a bestselling author whose books have been translated into 17 different languages. His most recent book, “Think Again! Discover the Possibilities Hidden in Plain Sight” helps readers embrace change, improve their mindset and achieve breakthrough performance.
Roger's Bio is not to be confused with his Intro. Roger's Bio is only to be used for promotional material.