Katharine H. Fillipovic
Founder and President of Hands on Money & Toastmasters Speaker
Aurus is an engaging and charismatic speaker. From attending several of Aurus speaking functions, I noticed that he captures the attention of his audience with his tone changes, hypnotic stories and amazing hand gestures. The crowd goes wild and he is an up and coming public speaker that deserves to be recognized world-wide!
Mr. Patrick Roberts
Assistant Principal MS 216
On June 25, 2015, Aurus J. Sanchez was the keynote speaker at George J. Ryan’s commencement ceremony. He immediately captured the attention of the graduates with his story about a friend named “Larry”. Being an alumnus of Ryan, he was able to make connections with the audience like no other speaker. Aurus was very charismatic, well spoken, and passionate about his message to the graduating class. His ability to tell topical stories made the 1500 seated arena sit on the edge of their seats in anticipation. He received great reviews from the staff, parents, and students. His contribution is a large reason why our graduation ceremony was a success.
Author, Speaker and President of Hopkinson Creative Media
“Aurus brings a unique mix of curiosity, charisma, and work ethic that is rarely seen among polished professionals, let alone someone at the very beginning of their career. His poise, sense of humor, and wealth of useful information immediately captures your attention and holds it throughout his presentations.”
Frances Robinson, LMSW
Program Manager/The Women’s Center
Kingsborough Community College
Mr. Sanchez is a dynamic and passionate Public Speaker. His presentation titled: “How to Become the Ultimate Conversationalist” was informative and offered the audience unique alternatives to initiating conversations both socially and in the workplace. Mr. Sanchez interacted with the audience using humor and real life situations in order encourage our students to explore their experiences and possible struggles initiating conversations with others. I feel the sharing of his personal story and journey to overcome shyness, and improve his ability to create new experiences in meeting people was inspiring. Mr.Sanchez is an exceptional speaker and its apparent that his passion for providing information aimed at inspiring others to take the necessary steps to create change in their life is what made his presentation a success.
Phoebe Massimino, Ph.D.
York College of the City University of New York
On April 30th, 2015, Aurus J. Sanchez gave a presentation titled “How to Become the Ultimate Conversationalist” at York College to the Human Resource Club. Main points included; key questions to ask during conversations, dealing with awkward silences, how to be a better listener, and becoming more confident. The presentation ended with a discussion of helpful books for further reading and a question and answer session. The feedback from students was positive!
Web Design Teacher at Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School
Aurus Sanchez was a student in my web design class for two years so I had the pleasure of witnessing his phenomenal rapport with his classmates and adults alike. He had such an engaging personality and his ability to connect to everyone was truly amazing. The ease in which Aurus infused his sense of humor, commentary and personal insight into his projects was always done so effortlessly and naturally. So when Aurus contacted me to present a workshop on communication skills to my students, I got excited for what the student’s were going to witness. Aurus was a natural in front of the class. He caught the attention of the youngsters and engaged them right from the beginning. A few of my shyer students expressed their gratitude with the presentation and stated how they would immediately begin to implement some of his suggestions. The presentation was a complete success, so much so that students are asking when he will return.
Adjunct Lecturer at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY Effective Public Speaking
Aurus Sanchez quickly became one of my all time favorite students in my Effective Public Speaking class. From the very first day of class, he separated from the pack as someone who is serious. He told me he was committed to public speaking. And he is; he revamped his third speech for me 5 times. That determination is how one succeeds in life. But hard work is only part of the formula for success. Aurus also possesses a soft and gentle and yet sparkling personality. As a public speaker, his personality translates into a dynamic expression of warmth, humor and intelligence. This is a rare combination that he seems to integrate effortlessly. He is a pleasure to watch and listen to. I know whatever he does he will go about his work with determination and warmth and so, achieve great things. For these reasons, I highly recommend Aurus Sanchez as an inspirational speaker.
When you first encounter Aurus J. Sanchez his captivating personality reaches out and grabs you and holds you while you enter into his unexpected event of conversational approaches and methodologies. He is so sincerely charming that you just want to get up and hug the little bastard. He explains his expertise with such genuine useful honesty, that you can’t help but get up and cheer for him.
I had the pleasure of hosting Aurus Sanchez’s workshop series How To Become the Ultimate Conversationalist in the Men’s Resource Center at Kingsborough Community College. Aurus was the ultimate professional. It was a pleasure watching him skillfully engage a room full of students in the art of conversation. His was charming and witty demeanor captivated the audience as he shared a wealth of information that informed, engaged and enlightened our students.
Steven D. Patzer
When I met Aurus J. Sanchez, I saw immediate potential. This is the kind of person that can easily take motivational speaking to the next tier. I gave him a shot a few weeks after the college semester began by helping him construct The Ultimate Conversationalist, a series of lectures. The event was supervised by administrators that were skeptical of his performance. But by the end of the seminar he managed to have the entire crowd charmed by his speaking abilities. I was so impressed by his lecture I offered to cater his next three events where we can expect 35+ motivated students to attend. I speak as a business owner, a leader and as a friend when I say that Aurus has the potential to be bigger than himself.