BILLY RIGGS – Motivational Speaker & Illusionist

Posted by on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 in Blog

Reported by Bob LeBlanc

President Bill Davies called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to our new meeting facility at Ben Hur Shrine Temple. Mary Reynolds led the pledge to the United States flag and Past President Sherry Workman gave our invocation of the day.

President Elect Nominee Harold Benkoski greeted each member and guest as they arrived and Carl Noble introduced our guests and visitors.

President Bill introduced our newest member, Jennifer Goodman (sponsored by Heather Toolin), and we all stood to welcome Jennifer!

Paul Harris Fellowship Awards were given to Past President Ron Mullen (PHF+3) and Peter Pfeiffer (PHF+2). CONGRATULATIONS to Ron and Peter!

Past President Harold Ingersoll announced the upcoming Rise Against Hunger event on February 15th. It will be held at Casa Chapala from 7:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. with two (2) shifts available. If you want to participate, please contact Harold to see what shifts work best for you. As always, family, friends and prospective Rotarians are welcome to participate!

Mary Reynolds told us about several volunteer opportunities, then President Bill reminded us of the wine party being hosted by Michael Portman this Friday (February 7).

Josue Limon led the Thank Goodness Basket and we all sang “Happy Birthday” along with Past President Gaines Bagby to Mary Reynolds. Then we congratulated Sylvia Holmes for paying off her law school student loans!

After a few minutes of Fellowship, Tarby Bryant introduced our speaker, Billy Riggs, MRE, MDiv, CSP of Profit Max Coaching (Billy@billyriggs.com). Billy was voted one of America’s Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers in a 2014 nationwide poll of conference attendees. For over four (4) decades, he has spoken to more than a million people on five continents and just recently spoke at the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table. His said his presentations change lives, improve attitudes, turbocharge sales and inspire exceptional service!

Four-Way Test CoinBilly spoke about “How to Achieve the Impossible—Extraordinary Success with Extraordinary Leadership” that specifically focused on: Integrity (what you see is what you get); Attitude (Keep yourself in the right frame of mind); Mission (have a higher purpose in mind that is noble); and Confidence (be absolutely sure of what you do). His presentation was informative, highly motivating and entertaining with quite a bit of audience involvement!

Billy closed his presentation with a raffle for a copy of each of his five books, which was won by Healy Marroy. Congratulations, Healy!

Our Speaker/Programs for 2/11 (Eldon Rude – 360 Analytics (Real Estate and Demographics) and 2/18 (Erica Blue – CEO Austin Sunshine Camps (YMBL) were announced; then we recognized Scott Rider (Rider Construction Group) and Bill Koen (Joe Koen & Son Jewelers) for their support of our newsletter.

The Four Way Test was led by Manny Cavazos and the meeting was adjourned right at 1:00p.m. by President Bill.

More About Our Speaker:

BILLY RIGGS

How to Achieve the Impossible— Extraordinary Success with Extraordinary Leadership

Billy Riggs has been called “a psychologist masquerading as a comedian and magician.” He was voted one of America’s Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers in a 2014 nationwide poll of conference attendees.

As a highly skilled orator Billy moves audiences to action with his message of hope and inspiration. Add in his talent as a master magician, illusionist, and spellbinding entertainer, and he delivers a presentation that audiences will remember long after the event ends.

Billy’s presentations change lives, improve attitudes, turbocharge sales, and inspire exceptional service. Through television, radio, books, videos, and live keynote speeches Billy continues to spread his message and currently more than a million people on five continents have benefited from his work. Billy starred in his own television special, “The Magic of Attitude.”


Awarded the prestigious CSP designation in 2002, Billy’s skill as a professional speaker has been perfected over nearly 4 decades. Audiences find themselves so stirred by his sincerity and power on the platform that he caught the eye of the promoters of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, and he was invited to present as a featured keynoter for their conference this year.

When Billy Riggs appears, things on stage disappear, time flies, and no one leaves the room! Using Las Vegas-quality magic and illusions to drive home his points, Billy’s presentations have transformed hundreds of otherwise ordinary conferences into events that are truly special. His quick wit and quicker hands spread laughter and raise morale as listeners learn to reshape their destinies by eliminating their “Grand Illusions” and embracing even grander realities.

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