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The Reason You’re Here

Shortly after birth (sometimes earlier), children begin to hear about the importance of a good education. This handy bit of guidance is perhaps the only thing a child hears more than “No!” Unfortunately, the obvious question is the one nobody ever asks: WHY? What is the point of making the most of your education and how does it figure into becoming a success? 

Comedian Michael Dean Ester guides audiences through the age-old pressures placed on today’s generation. His goal is to help young adults arrive at the true meaning of success and demonstrate how their education and finding passion and purpose in their future endeavors can help define success in their individual lives. Using his own life as an example, Michael encourages students to discover their own particular skills and interests as the basis for a fulfilling career. (Do Your Thing!) After all, those who are passionate about their work are the richest people indeed because they don’t really work at all. 

This laughter-filled presentation is a must for students embarking on a new endeavor. In an era where so much emphasis is placed on the need to plan for college, a staggering number of students forget to plan for what comes afterward. Throughout a decade of performing as a comedian at campuses nationwide, Michael has spoken with literally thousands of students who profess no clue whatsoever what they’re doing there. Put simply, this presentation is the clue that solves the puzzle. By placing the education experience in its proper context as a pathway to a rewarding career, Michael challenges his audience to engage their imaginations as well as their brains. School is more than a time for learning. It is a time for dreaming big. Of equal importance, it is a time to build foundations for those dreams. It is a time for defining and living up to the only set of expectations that truly matter: your own. When you discover your passion, you unleash a whole new motivation for pursuing an education. You finally understand why you started hearing about it the moment you were born. You learn the real reason you go to school..YOU! 

Check out Michael’s comedy act! Michael is a two-time nominee of NACA’s, “Comedian of the Year,” and  “Best Male Performer!” by Campus Activities Magazine.

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Michael Dean Ester

“Michael [Dean Ester] was amazing. I laughed the entire time. I would recommend him to any college. He is a fun energetic performer that has a great message to students and has his own way of expressing it. ”

— Idaho State University