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Matthew Jeffers Biography

Matthew Jeffers is the inspirational actor behind the email that helped inspire the Baltimore Ravens’ to turnaround their legendary Super Bowl XLVII season. He believes, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude. A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortunes.” At 4-feet-2 inches, he has endured 20 life-threatening surgeries. Using his own struggles to put the fear of overcoming obstacles into perspective, Jeffers helps audiences see their own potential. He believes that life is like a play, and while you can’t always choose the actors or plot points in your story, you are very much in control of two things – the theme and your costume. Jeffers’ theme is attitude, and his costume is the impenetrable armor of a positive outlook. Through stories about his life, medical challenges, acting experience, and meetings with the Ravens, he demonstrates that everyone has an incredible story to share, a play that can have whatever meaning its playwright chooses.

The Email Heard Round the M&T. In December 2012, the Ravens were on a three-game losing streak. Morale was low, but in a spontaneous and powerful note, Jeffers became what Coach John Harbaugh called “an inspiration in the team’s darkest hour.” He said, “He’s a really bright, thoughtful guy who’s been through a lot in his life, who basically let us know that there are no winning streaks in life, and there are no losing streaks in life. There’s only how you approach those things, there’s only attitude, and your attitude is what makes everything.”

The players’ reactions poured in. Wide receiver Torrey Smith said it’s “always great to have a reminder that life’s bigger than football.” Running back Ray Rice said, “Here was a young man who wasn’t talking about winning or losing football games but was dealing with real-life issues in a positive way.” Safety Sean Considine said, “It is about attitude and how you look at things. We all have problems…but we can all get through it with the right mindset.” Harbaugh invited Jeffers to meet the team, and the entire roster waited in line to shake his hand. The players still feel his impact. In their first game after reading the letter, the team annihilated the New York Giants and achieved a playoff berth. After their turnaround victory, the Ravens went on a postseason tear, defeating every opponent despite their underdog status. They ultimately made it to, and won, Super Bowl XLVII.

Speaking Topics
  • Everybody Has an Incredible Story.

    According to Matthew Jeffers, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude. A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortunes.” At 4-feet-2 inches, he has endured 20 life-threatening surgeries. Using his own struggles to put the fear of overcoming obstacles into perspective, Jeffers helps audiences see their own potential. “I sat down for 20 minutes and see what I did. Imagine what would happen if everybody sat down and shared their story.” He believes that life is like a play, and while you can’t always choose the actors or plot points in your story, you are very much in control of two things – the theme and your costume. Jeffers’ theme is attitude, and his costume is the impenetrable armor of a positive outlook. Armor, of course, only works if you wear it. Jeffers share stories about his incredible journey and how he learned that his positive attitude was the most important aspect of his story. Quoting author Charles Swindoll he said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” After hearing his inspirational message, challenges no longer seem insurmountable; Jeffers’ difficult circumstances never dampened his exuberance for life. Through stories about his life, medical struggles, and meetings and influence with the Ravens, he demonstrates that everyone has an incredible story to share, a play that can have whatever meaning its playwright chooses.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Matthew Jeffers?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthew Jeffers for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Matthew Jeffers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthew Jeffers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Matthew Jeffers?

    Booking fees for Matthew Jeffers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Jeffers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Matthew Jeffers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Jeffers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Jeffers for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Jeffers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Jeffers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Matthew Jeffers Biography

Matthew Jeffers is the inspirational actor behind the email that helped inspire the Baltimore Ravens’ to turnaround their legendary Super Bowl XLVII season. He believes, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude. A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortunes.” At 4-feet-2 inches, he has endured 20 life-threatening surgeries. Using his own struggles to put the fear of overcoming obstacles into perspective, Jeffers helps audiences see their own potential. He believes that life is like a play, and while you can’t always choose the actors or plot points in your story, you are very much in control of two things – the theme and your costume. Jeffers’ theme is attitude, and his costume is the impenetrable armor of a positive outlook. Through stories about his life, medical challenges, acting experience, and meetings with the Ravens, he demonstrates that everyone has an incredible story to share, a play that can have whatever meaning its playwright chooses.

The Email Heard Round the M&T. In December 2012, the Ravens were on a three-game losing streak. Morale was low, but in a spontaneous and powerful note, Jeffers became what Coach John Harbaugh called “an inspiration in the team’s darkest hour.” He said, “He’s a really bright, thoughtful guy who’s been through a lot in his life, who basically let us know that there are no winning streaks in life, and there are no losing streaks in life. There’s only how you approach those things, there’s only attitude, and your attitude is what makes everything.”

The players’ reactions poured in. Wide receiver Torrey Smith said it’s “always great to have a reminder that life’s bigger than football.” Running back Ray Rice said, “Here was a young man who wasn’t talking about winning or losing football games but was dealing with real-life issues in a positive way.” Safety Sean Considine said, “It is about attitude and how you look at things. We all have problems…but we can all get through it with the right mindset.” Harbaugh invited Jeffers to meet the team, and the entire roster waited in line to shake his hand. The players still feel his impact. In their first game after reading the letter, the team annihilated the New York Giants and achieved a playoff berth. After their turnaround victory, the Ravens went on a postseason tear, defeating every opponent despite their underdog status. They ultimately made it to, and won, Super Bowl XLVII.

Matthew Jeffers Speaking Topics

  • Everybody Has an Incredible Story.

    According to Matthew Jeffers, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude. A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortunes.” At 4-feet-2 inches, he has endured 20 life-threatening surgeries. Using his own struggles to put the fear of overcoming obstacles into perspective, Jeffers helps audiences see their own potential. “I sat down for 20 minutes and see what I did. Imagine what would happen if everybody sat down and shared their story.” He believes that life is like a play, and while you can’t always choose the actors or plot points in your story, you are very much in control of two things – the theme and your costume. Jeffers’ theme is attitude, and his costume is the impenetrable armor of a positive outlook. Armor, of course, only works if you wear it. Jeffers share stories about his incredible journey and how he learned that his positive attitude was the most important aspect of his story. Quoting author Charles Swindoll he said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” After hearing his inspirational message, challenges no longer seem insurmountable; Jeffers’ difficult circumstances never dampened his exuberance for life. Through stories about his life, medical struggles, and meetings and influence with the Ravens, he demonstrates that everyone has an incredible story to share, a play that can have whatever meaning its playwright chooses.

FAQs on booking Matthew Jeffers

  • How to book Matthew Jeffers?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthew Jeffers for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Matthew Jeffers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthew Jeffers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matthew Jeffers?

    Booking fees for Matthew Jeffers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Jeffers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matthew Jeffers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Jeffers for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Jeffers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Jeffers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Jeffers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matthew Jeffers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Everybody Has an Incredible Story.. The estimated speaking fee range to book Matthew Jeffers for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Matthew Jeffers generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Honeycutt, Melissa R. Butler, Deja Foxx, Emma Chamberlain and Sky Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matthew Jeffers for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Matthew Jeffers Speaking Topics

  • Everybody Has an Incredible Story.

    According to Matthew Jeffers, “The only disability in life is a bad attitude. A positive attitude is the most powerful combatant to life’s misfortunes.” At 4-feet-2 inches, he has endured 20 life-threatening surgeries. Using his own struggles to put the fear of overcoming obstacles into perspective, Jeffers helps audiences see their own potential. “I sat down for 20 minutes and see what I did. Imagine what would happen if everybody sat down and shared their story.” He believes that life is like a play, and while you can’t always choose the actors or plot points in your story, you are very much in control of two things – the theme and your costume. Jeffers’ theme is attitude, and his costume is the impenetrable armor of a positive outlook. Armor, of course, only works if you wear it. Jeffers share stories about his incredible journey and how he learned that his positive attitude was the most important aspect of his story. Quoting author Charles Swindoll he said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” After hearing his inspirational message, challenges no longer seem insurmountable; Jeffers’ difficult circumstances never dampened his exuberance for life. Through stories about his life, medical struggles, and meetings and influence with the Ravens, he demonstrates that everyone has an incredible story to share, a play that can have whatever meaning its playwright chooses.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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