Jimmy Tuman, National Youth Speaker

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Jim Tuman delivers a show that will inspire everyone in audience to live life to its fullest. With his personal experiences and emotional stories, Jim reminds us that life is too short to take anything for granted.

Jimmy's approach encompasses all factions that affect a young person's life: their friends, their families, their teachers and educators, and the community at large.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

An Important Message that Stands the Test of Time
by David Sawicki for Youngpop.com

"Life has NO guarantees!"

While that statement may provoke serious contemplation, it also serves to underscore the need to live each day full-out and goal-oriented.

That is just one of the inspirational messages from Internationally-acclaimed speaker Jim Tuman. Tuman's message has resonated with over 2 million people of all ages, world-wide, for the last 40 years.

"How do you want the people in your life to remember you?"-- putting a spotlight on the superficiality of a materialistic-driven society-- is another.

Now in his mid-70's, Mr. Tuman continues to urge his audiences to take a serious look at the path they are on and to put "people first, things second." His message certainly resonated with one woman, who is now a mother that decided to share it with her own child:

"Hi Jim, I remember when I heard you speak 25 years ago. I was in junior high at the time and we had a self-esteem week. I was really moved by your 'The Best Things in Life Aren't Things' speech and then immediately got your cassette with the same title. Your booming voice and poignant stories really affected me. I have a daughter who is now at my same junior high and I am going to have her listen to that old cassette tape. I still have it. We will also listen to your "You Are Not Alone" video on your website and whatever else you have. Please know that you really did change my life and after 25 years I am passing on your message to my children. Best to you" --KA, Santa Barbara, CA   Continue reading article

There is good news for this mother, and those that have experienced the effect of Mr. Tuman's presentation: the cassette is now available on CD and digital download. CD Baby, the world's largest distributor of independent music, now carries the CD.

Jim Tuman: The Best Things in Life Aren

"The Best Things In Life
Aren't Things" CD

This is an audio recording of one of Jimmy's live events. A collaboration with Karl Anthony of music with a message.

"A Girl Like Her"(2015)

Jimmy Tuman appears as himself in this important movie. It follows Jessica Burns as she enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.

View the trailer here and find a theater near you:
"A Girl Like Her" Movie Trailer

Check out this article about the movie on DetroitNews.com

Fox 2 News - Bullying

Fox 2 News - Bullying Forum

Read Jimmy's Open Letter To Schools

Download Jimmy's
Self Directed Goals Program

Download Jimmy's Circle of Influence handout.

Email: jim@jimtuman.com

Phone: 248-585-1515


Jimmy Tuman

      "Happy People Live Outside Themselves."


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