David Kohout has been reaching out to our youth for over 30 years through his gift of public speaking and has impacted the lives of over 700,000 students, staff and academic leaders in the last 11 years as Talk Is Cheap, Inc.

David knows that young people are the future and wants to build strong boys and girls rather than rebuild men and women.

David's hope is that each audience member will leave having a desire to achieve their full potential, realize their worth and be better prepared for their future–that there is a seed of greatness in each and every one of us. What we do with that seed is our choice.

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Topics and Programs Offered

  • Corporate Leadership Training
  • In-Service to Staff and Administration
  • Retreats, Seminars and Church Programs
  • Hourly, Day and Weekend Retreats
  • Classroom or Whole School Assemblies
  • Teen Violence, Bullying and Suicide
  • Character and Self Esteem Building
  • Purpose, Motivation and Encouragement
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Programs
  • Youth and Adult Conference Speaker
  • Prison and Youth Detention Outreach

I highly recommend having Mr. Kohout speak to your students. He truly made a difference and reached so many students and adults on a personal level. It is extremely evident that Mr. Kohout cares so much about our youth and truly wants to make a difference in the lives of our students.
— Joanne LoPresti

Notable venues

  • Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Ohio State University Football Team
  • FFA Camp Muskingum
  • Westminster College
  • Youngstown State
  • Malone University
  • Mahoning Drug Court
  • The College of Wooster
  • University of Toledo
  • Boardman Rotary
  • Liberty High School
  • Boardman High School
  • Girard High School
  • Old North Church
  • Cardinal Mooney

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Read my endorsement letters →

David has the gift of being able to communicate with kids because they know that he is sincere and totally believes in what he is saying. We have used him over and over again because we feel he delivers a very important message, a message that stresses the value and self-wroth of each individual.
— James Cooney
His message was an inspiration for children and adults alike. We left the assembly feeling great about ourselves and those around us.
— Carl Clark