“I run an innovative, behavioral, outpatient addiction treatment center on the west side of Chicago (www.anb.today) and we came across Brian because we were searching for a keynote speaker for our annual fundraiser.
The proper selection of our speaker is of huge importance because it sets the tone, determines the draw and appeal for tickets and sponsors, and gives the event its mood. We looked at many dozens of candidates before narrowing it down to a few that fit our criteria and proceeded with telephone interviews.
Well, Brian Cuban came across so genuine, so authentic in his desire to help, and so knowledgeable about addiction and the many insidious shapes it can assume, that we decided quickly after speaking with him telephonically. Then, he makes himself available the day of the event in a very unselfish manner. This was very useful for us! He was early to the event in order to mingle and spread the word of our theme.
He incorporated our message directly, and seamlessly, into his own message. And he was a delightful guest. Not to mention the fact that he was a humorous, electrifying speaker whose message came directly from his own lived experience and was expressed with such passion that there was not a heart untouched by the time he was finished. He was everything and more than what we had hoped for and I am writing this in recommendation to anyone who is considering using him and his message. He is phenomenally powerful, humorous in a very self-deprecating and humble way, and you just can’t help fall in love with the guy. This is how he comes across person-to-person and on stage as well. I cannot support him enough and highly recommend him!
Dan Hostetler, Executive Director