Michael Aronin knows two things: he’s got a killer sense of humor and he has cerebral palsy. But Michael growing up never let his disability get him down. Always a popular child, he matured to become the President of the Student Association at Towson State Universtiy. Today he is a sought-after keynote speaker, workshop trainer and one of the hardest working comics in the country. He recently won the prestigious Norman G. Brooks Comedy Competition held annually in Los Angeles at the famous comedy venue, The IMPROV.
Today Michael spends much of his time lending wit and a dose of wisdom to his motivational speaking program. Michael feels that his presentation benefits both those who are disabled and those who are not. He speaks about what it was like to grow up disabled in an able-bodied world, of the importance of believing in ourselves, of building and maintaining a support system, and the crucial role of humor and attitude in our daily lives.
Michael offers humor as a way to breakdown barriers and to prove that someone who is disabled can have a similar outlook to one who is not. Because disabled or not, we can be our own best friend as well as our own worst enemy. He believes that we all face challenges in one way or another. It is how we confront these challenges that makes us successful or not.
It has been said by many in his audiences that he understands people. His presentations use a combination of leadership skills ad a gentle nudging to bring out the best in themselves.
Mike treasures one of his many testimonials: “Getting Michael Aronin is just the kind of speaker that gets you promoted.”