When I was in school growing up, I was discouraged from talking to others until after the bell rang. These days when I go to schools, I’m encouraged to talk until the bell rings.
I’ve always loved talking and telling stories. It’s always been the best way for me to express myself. I did name my reuse apparel brand “STAY VOCAL” after all. If we’re going to make the world a better place, we all have to use our voice. For some people their voice is art and for some it’s music. But for me, my voice is well, my voice!
Many of my talks focus on my life story: including reusing as a small child to becoming a seller and collector of T-Shirts to creating a certified green reuse apparel brand to living the reuse life that I live today. Through these stories of my own reuse passion, I’m able to empower people to want to make their own changes, whether big or small. And now having traveled the entire US filming a documentary about reusing, I have so many more stories of encouragement to share too.
Other environmental topics directly related to reuse that I can and have discussed include conscious consuming, overpopulation, and the vegan diet. One constant throughout all of my talks is humor, because really, saving the planet isn’t just gloom and doom and facts and numbers. It’s something that’s easy and fun for all ages.
So, what kind of events and places do I speak at? Honestly, I’m open to going anywhere that will give me time to share my ideas. I’ve spoken at numerous Earth Day events, schools, businesses and I even went on a two-week Reuse & Schmooze Tour across the US, stopping at coffee shops, info shops and concert venues. Of course I change up my talk a bit depending on the audience. After all, leading a workshop for third graders is a bit different than talking at a music industry conference.
OK, so hopefully you’re probably interested in booking me to speak at you’re next event now and well, I’m interested in speaking at it! So head over to the contact page and let me know what’s going on. Talk to you soon!
“Alex Eaves’ presentation at the annual Lebanon Valley College Music Industry Conference was both informative and inspirational, especially in these days of environmental awareness. Showing how he created a successful business by taking t-shirts and turning them inside out to reprint and sell showed the kind of entrepreneurial inventiveness that is so important in our students. ”
-Jeff Snyder, Music Industry Program Director at Lebanon Valley College