As a survivor of the 9/11 tragedy as well as being a person who happens to be blind, Michael Hingson enthralls audiences worldwide with his unique perspective on life and relationships. He describes himself as a person who has grown up, survived, and flourished in a world full of misconceptions about blindness and increasingly poor and distrustful attitudes toward people in general. On September 11, 2001 Michael Hingson was working on the 78th floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center when his building was attacked by terrorists. Mike needed to use all of his life skills to escape and survive that day. As Mike explains it, "my story is not how I escaped the World Trade Center, but rather the story is how I got there in the first place".
Because of Michael Hingson's experiences living in a world where he was and is constantly told why blind people can't be "normal" and succeed even though he and countless other blind people prove the misconceptions wrong daily Mike is in the best position possible to talk about how we can "turn the tables on our fears". "No matter what we are facing with the Covid-19 Pandemic, our biggest enemy is fear." Michael Hingson shows his audiences through humorous and sometimes tremendously serious and sad examples how he has learned to turn his perceived liabilities into assets. "Sometimes", as Mike explains during his talks, "the so-called liabilities are of my own making, but often they are perceived liabilities or misconceptions that other people have about me". As he points out we all have perceived liabilities. He teaches his audiences how to turn these challenges around to be successes. Mike will show you how to overcome fear and turn fear back on itself.
When you book Mike for your event he will take your audience on a roller coaster ride beginning with the time doctors told his parents to "put him in a home" because blind people couldn't amount to anything to the dramatic escape from the World Trade Center of Mike, his guide dog Roselle, and others. He will describe the steps each listener can take to overcome their own fears and terrors – the same steps he takes every time he is spaced with a life challenge. Your audience will learn from Mike how to change their own perspectives about incidences that have occurred or are happening in their lives. The people you invite to listen to Michael Hingson will leave with renewed vigor and commitment and they will know with certainty that they can live and do better in our increasingly uncertain world.