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The Magic of Life is a "funny, relatable and meaningful" educational program about Michael Gershe who survived a drunken driving incident that killed his mother and nearly himself when he was barely eight weeks old. Despite breaking almost all his bones in the incident, he went on to become a collegiate swimmer; stand-up comedian, college educator and inspirational speaker who shares his story like no other on this topic.

Michael Gershe's The Magic of Life  does not subscribe to the regular "doom and gloom" philosophy when it comes to alcohol awareness programs as he combines stand up comedy, audience participation and his powerful story.  The main goal of The Magic of Life organization is to change and save lives in your community by educational programming for any audience. The Magic of Life  promotes healthy and smart decision making so audiences  avoid injuries and/or  deaths caused by drunk driving and alcohol/drug abuse.  The program will inspire your audience to make great life choices in a "non lecture" format program. 

Michael uses humor to connect with the audience before talking about not only his personal story, but issues such as peer pressure, drunk driving, binge drinking, and how alcohol can impact a student's career. The use of audience participation teaches the audience in a fun way about how their decision to use alcohol could lead to negative consequences. As a college administrator he knows first-hand how alcohol can affect a student's life.

Having been called, "one of the most touching and inspirational speakers I've ever had the pleasure to hear," Michael not only educates, but inspires the audience to pursue their dreams by understanding that life is very precious. The Magic of Life is perfect for Orientation programs, middle schools, high schools, athletic groups, Greek student organizations, general student population, and the military.  Michael also presents his program for DUI offenders for the City of Stow Municourt.

A few of the learning outcomes Michael focuses on during the program are as follows:

1. The audience will laugh.  (As a comedian, Michael hopes this will happen!)

2. The audience is educated about the dangerous effects of alcohol such as binge drinking, sexual assault, DUI, and even death.

3. The audience will know how drunk driving can impact them.

4.The audience will be inspired to make smart decisions about their lives.

The Magic of Life is not just an alcohol awareness program or an anti-drunk driving program; it is about a mother's son sharing his story trying to make a difference. If you are looking for that special program that will leave your group inspired, contact Michael today!

"I want to personally thank you for your outstanding speaking engagements September 10-12th, 2014. Your efforts to enhance cultural resiliency was enjoyed by over 300 Airmen and their families. I'd also like to thank you for your commitment and attention to detail to help ensure a positive environment to build life skills and competencies for our Airmen. I am grateful for people like you who step forward and bolster my belief that "Only the Best Come North." Jeffrey D. Neischel, Colonel, USAF

"In my 30 years in education, I have seen hundreds of school assemblies and yours was by far the best."
Louie Lusk, Prevention Specialist
Southeastern IL Counseling Centers, Inc

"You're the second speaker to ever get a standing ovation from these Bulldogs. Awesome program!"
Principal Snyder, Poland Seminary High School, Poland, OH