Reviews & Testimonials


Dave NelsonDave Nelson

If you are looking for someone who is honest, direct, and can relate to younger people you need to look no further. Mr. Stafford's inspiring approach connected with my students. It was refreshing for (students) to hear stories from someone who came from a similar background and could relate to what they are, were and will struggle with. I appreciate the time and most importantly is ability to listen to his audience and not at them, but too them.

Damion Dashon CooperDamion Dashon Cooper

We had the great privilege to have Mr. Carl Stafford come and speak to our students at GracePointe Community Church. Carl is not only inspiring, but he also is very knowledgeable with the material and content he covers. Carl's session was detailed, informative and as well fun! He not only made an impact on those students that day. But there are ongoing conversations about the material we cover within parents and students! Mr. Stafford is going to give you his BEST every time and we were able to bring in one of the top speakers in Nation! He keeps it real, and that's what makes the difference in the lives! Thank you Mr. Carl for coming and allowing our students see from a different perspective!

Heather AbneyHeather Abney

Mr Stafford came to Truman high school to speak with our CASE club members about social activism. He did an amazing job speaking with them and more importantly inspiring them to find ways to be engaged in our school community and to start making a difference. I cannot wait to have him back to speak with more of our students. Thank you so much Mr. Stafford!!

Alisa StaffordAlisa Stafford

I would like to thank my nephew for his skills in improving my resume to help me receive my new job and new adventure Carl Stafford

LeroyRodnisha BlaylockLeroyRodnisha Blaylock

I worked with Carl Stafford who is the owner of Speaking it real communications and he helped me prepare for my interview with Cerner corporation. He was very professional and knowledgeable! The information he gave me made me very confident and prepared for my interview. Now I am an employee of Cerner and I highly recommend Speaking it real communications to anyone who needs help with their resume, an interview, etc. Thanks Carl!!!

Mark LeeMark Lee

Carl provided my team and I with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful as we continue on our journey starting a business. It was well worth the money.
However, one cannot put a price on the inspiration and motivation we received along the way.

Mitchell PritchardMitchell Pritchard

Carl has been and still is one of my biggest inspirations in life and his workshop is nothing short of that. He truly cares how well you do and you can tell he wants you to improve. His workshop is a very personal one-on-one experience that makes you push yourself beyond what you believed you could do. All while keeping it enjoyable and meaningful. Absolutely recommend.

Tanner Gene MastersTanner Gene Masters

I had Carl as a teacher and I knew my team would benefit immensely from his training. I've never had a more influential teacher and mentor, and I've never considered paying one of my teachers to teach me again until Mr. Stafford! More than worth the money.

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Carrie RawsonCarrie Rawson

I was referred to Carl by my academic advisor at NWMSU when I was looking for a keynote speaker for the MACURH 2016 conference being hosted on our campus. I am so glad that I was put into contact with Carl because he did an amazing job as our opening keynote speaker. He had to speak in front of a 400+ person audience and he was very inspiring! I would definitely love to work with Carl again!

Scott WilsonScott Wilson

Carl did a workshop for high school students at our summer day camp program. He is an engaging, entertaining, and thoughtful speaker who connects with students in a very real way. His knowledge and practicality on thoughtful, meaningful communication was on point, and valuable for each of our students as they communicate in their current context of school and personal relationships, as well as their future contexts of higher education and employment.

Darnell-Sherell HillDarnell-Sherell Hill

I invited Mr. Strafford to a Jackson County Family Court Youth graduation as the keynote speaker. Mr. Strafford presentation and speech was very electrifying and full of Passion. He is a vibrant speaker who has the ability to motivate, challenge, and inspire people from all walks of life. Carl Stafford is a game changer at your next big event. I recommend him for any event and public speaking workshops.

Theodore GoeringTheodore Goering

I recently attended the "Speaking It Real" seminar and found it well presented and informative. This program would be helpful in any career service, and should be a part of every high school curriculum.

Joyce GoeringJoyce Goering

I attended this workshop and learned a lot. Carl is an excellent, enthusiastic speaker and very knowledgeable of the contents being presented. This workshop gave me the tools and confidence I need if I decide to pursue new endeavors in my life. I would highly recommend Carl to anyone seeking new employment, preparing for speeches, or wanting to improve their communication skills.

LaRonda PhoxLaRonda Phox

I recently attended the class, Speaking It Real, presented by Carl J. Stafford and learned a lot. We was given an outline that was discussed in great detail, about what is needed to deliver a professional powerful speech.

With the knowledge gained, I left there feeling confident, that I can now prepare, stand before the public, present a speech and touch all points, in a timely manner, with ease.

This class was also great for those that are new or wanting to re-enter back into the work force. Someone, may not know what to expect, or may find it uncomfortable, when it comes to job interviews, but now will have the ability to make a great 1st impression.

I can and do highly recommend Stafford, a Motivational Speaker, to anyone that needs to build their self-esteem and/or may find it difficult to communicate.

Brooke KilloughBrooke Killough

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