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“One of The Most Important American Speeches of the 21st Century”—American Rhetoric


"Jay was an inspirational speaker talking about his personal experiences and life lessons learned from his father, Joe Paterno.  Jay was funny and candid in his remarks as well as very generous with his time by signing books and taking pictures with our team."

--Randy Aranowitz,   Executive Vice President Kades-Margolis Corporation


"Jay provided insight to our students on areas of motivation, situational leadership, and crisis management. Our students gained a great deal of knowledge from Jay as he provided experiences from his career as an author, public speaker, candidate for elected office, and football coach. If you have an opportunity to have Jay speak at your event in the future, it will be a great experience for your group."

-- Aaron Bernstine Professor The University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business

“Jay Paterno's ability to speak both professionally and personally was well received by a packed audience of drug and alcohol prevention professionals at their annual

conference in 2011.”

 –Katherine Muller President The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance

“I’ve never heard a better introductory speech than what Jay Paterno just did."

 –Vice President Joe Biden September 28, 2010


“There have been a number of times when I have asked Jay Paterno to address our group of clients. He was very well spoken and entertaining. Our group thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor and stories and his message was well thought out and concise. I would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker to any group.”

 –Mike Guman VP Oppenheimer Funds Pennsylvania Region

“When Jay Paterno spoke to the graduating Fellows program and their families, he inspired his audience with his eloquence, his passion, and his considered positive message about what the students had accomplished and what it meant for their futures. After the ceremony, students and their parents stayed for an hour in order to have a chance to shake his hand, thank him for his words, and reflect on his message: that pretty much speaks for Jay Paterno as a speaker”

–Jack Selzer director of Penn State’s Liberal Arts Fellows Program May 2013

Speaker Evaluation Responses from an event in October 2011:

“Great Call getting Jay Paterno”

“Really good speech on the success with honor philosophy. A good reminder of values for all of us”

“Amazing speaker—have had the honor of hearing him speak in the past—excellent”

“Well-scripted, good message. What a well-grounded perspective.”

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