Motivational Speaker Leaves Disrespectful Students Speechless With Powerful Message.

Eric Thomas addressing high school students at an auditorium.

Eric Thomas, also known as “ET,” is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and an Audible Audie Awards Finalist.

Though his success is plentiful now, this man has overcome a lot since his childhood — a fact he alludes to in the following clip.

His experience is part of what gives him the inspiration to be a sought-after motivational speaker. ET speaks to professional sports teams, CEOs, corporations, and fans… but he also completes a lot of not-for-profit visits. In this case, he chose a high school in St. Louis, MO to share his wisdom of success.

However, during his speech, a few kids refused to give ET the respect of not talking and simply listening. They would not be quiet. So he went on a completely impromptu and incredibly enlightening tangent.

“I’ll be darned if I come here for free and you disrespect me.”

These kids got a major treat seeing such passion and wisdom pour out of this role model, and you will, too. It’s something they’ll never forget.

Watch ET’s inspiring speech in the video below, and share spread his powerful perspective.

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