After testing out my out my public speaking skills at University of Arizona, Rutgers University, University of Minnesota, Baruch College and Options University’s Online Trading Expo and receiving loud rounds of applause, more than one standing ovation and some great feedback (which you can see below), I’m ready to plan a national speaking tour! Students from the University of Maryland and University of Florida have already contacted me, but I wanna make one massive list right here so I can show sponsors and be all organized…somewhat.
So, if you’re a college student, frat brother, president of college/high school organization, basically whoever is part of some big community whose minds I can warp, leave a comment below so we can put this thing together, either gonna be in Fall 208 or Spring 2009!
Here’s just a sampling of the many testimonials:
“Attracting a diverse crowd of students from the University of Minnesota with varying levels of interest in Finance, Tim’s story kept everyone on the edge of their seats and asking for more. His casual demeanor, hysterical life experiences, and avant-garde trading style were both eye opening and entertaining. Overall, students left feeling inspired and motivated to learn more about finance as a hobby and potentially a career. Definitely a breath of fresh in the world of investing.”
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-Dan Rice, President, University of Minnesota Investing Club
“Tim Sykes was hilarious and entertaining. He had a few educational points during his presentation, but it seemed as though whenever he was beginning to get a little serious his true personality would come out and he’d make a joke about someone, some company, a religion, an industry, himself or a mixture of all of the above. Although jokes, most of the time they were actually bitterly honest and truthful statements about the finance industry that I doubt no other speaker would ever dare to say. But with Tim, he put it all out there and didn’t care what people would think. This event was definitely the highlight of our club thus far and I would be glad to have him back up here again.”
-Justin Kruger, President, University of Buffalo Stock Club
“We enjoyed your presentation and your unique view about the hedge fund industry and the microcap stock-world.”
-Kim Chayka, President, University of Arizona Investments Club
“Just wanted to let you know the speech was great, it was certainly refreshing to hear a different perspective especially since we’re so used to hearing from corporate drones.”
-Ross Leder, University of Minnesota
“You bring a whole enthusiasm and honest knowledge to trading that I’ve never seen before!”
-Joe R. Rutgers University