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Rob Quillen, Attitude Speaker

Rob Quillen

    • 9/11 Experience Keynote Speaker
    • Tells Story of How a Chance Meeting with the Pilot of United 93 Changed His Perspective and Sent Him on a Mission of Giving Back
    • Multi-Award Winning Best Selling Author of "Why Wait?"
Fee Range

$7,500 and Under

Travels From

Nebraska

Rob Quillen's "Why Wait" Speech

Rob Quillen's "Why Wait" Speech

Rob Quillen is an inspirational speaker that has a powerful life-changing message that everyone can benefit from hearing. His speech is an emotional journey from his very personal 9/11 experience. His message is a very positive lesson that he learned from the tragic events of 9/11.  

Rob talks about how a series of coincidences led him to be sitting next to a perfect stranger on September 10th, 2001 on a flight to Newark, NJ that neither individual was supposed to be on. This lead to a conversation, one in which the stranger told Rob a dream that he had for his 15-year-old son. The stranger that was sitting next to Rob on the flight was Jason Dahl, who, the very next day was the pilot of Flight 93 that crashed into the field in Shanksville, PA during the terrorist attacks.  

He continues his speech with what he witnessed on 9/11 as Rob was just a handful of blocks from the World Trade Center buildings. The speech takes you back to the tragic events of 9/11 when Rob talks about watching the second plane crash into the World Trade Center. Rob’s detailed step by step recollection talks about watching the towers collapse and his all-day attempt to let his family back home in Nebraska know that he was safe.

19 days after the events of 9/11, Rob made the dream come true for Jason’s 15-year-old son. Rob details how he made it happen, which leads into the message of his speech. The message is that all of us have the ability to make other people’s dreams come true. Rob outlines how to make this happen, and he challenges everyone in the crowd to think of one person in their life and set out to make their dream come true before it’s too late.  

Rob’s Midwest down to earth speaking style captures audiences of all sizes. His story will enlighten you and his message will inspire you to make a difference in someone’s life. His story is so captivating, it was featured in Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul as well as Fields of Thunder, The Story of the Kansas Speedway. Rob has also been written about in The USA Today, Kansas City Star, Omaha World-Herald as well as several local newspapers across the US. He has also appeared on The Today Show, The Evening News on NBC and dozens of local TV stations.

In addition, Rob authored the multi-award winning book titled Why Wait? Since its release in the fall of 2010, the book has won 4 different awards including being the runner-up for International Book of the Year. Why Wait? is currently on its third reprint and can be found in bookstores everywhere as well as several popular book websites.  

To book inspirational speaker Rob Quillen call Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404.

Rob's Message

Imagine yourself sitting next to a loved one or a friend and you know that they only have 24 hours left to live. What's your conversation going to be like with them?

Now imagine yourself sitting next to the same person, but this time, you know that this person has 20, 30 or 40 years left to live.  What's your conversation going to be like with them?

The conversations shouldn't be any different, but in our world today, they are.

Rob's message and speech teach us that there shouldn't be a difference in those conversations and he shows us how to bridge the gap between people dying with unfulfilled dreams and people living a life of having all of their dreams come true - before it's too late.

Rob will share with you how a random meeting with a perfect stranger the day before 9/11 changed his life and how it will forever change yours. 

 

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