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Ernest (Ernie) Smartt

Motivational and Inspirational Speaker

Tell A Story and Change A Life

I would love to be the next speaker at an event in your community. When you read the information below, you will see why I want to share with your group. After you read the following you may want to email me at: smarttleadership@gmail.com .

I want to tell the stories of my life in such a way that people are changed. I try to put my listeners into the stories. I will share the awesome experience of carrying the Olympic torch in the “Olympic Torch Relay” for the 2002 Olympics. I will even let you see the Torch, and touch it. I love telling my U S Army Bootcamp story, and my audience becomes a part of the story.

Telling about my hero, who is my Dad, is always something special. He was also a WWII hero. I cannot put you in that story because he is the hero of this story. You might like to hear that people can make it without a high school education. I want to address bullying, absentee Dads, Drug addictions, and alcoholism. A side note here: I have never had a drink of alcohol, and I have never done drugs, but my reasons may surprise you.

Did you ever hold a gold medal from the Olympics, and get your picture with him? I did. Did you ever touch a Heisman Trophy? And meet the one who earned it? I did.  I have tons of little stories like that to share, and I would be willing, again, that it will inspire some of you to seek out ways to have unusual and exciting moments like those.

Your life is full of awesome stories. Tell them, write them down, and make sure they are passed on to the next generation. You don’t have to have had a life full of troubles that you made it through, to reach out and touch the world around you. I would be willing to bet that your life is full of great life lesson, and stories. With those stories, you can change some lives forever.

Hi, my name is Ernest (Ernie) Smartt. I will be your host as you navigate this website. Please feel free to wander around and check out the stories or information that interests you. Just take your time, and on some of the pages you will see a place on the upper left where you can click and leave a comment for me. I would love to be able to get to know some of my readers.

I am on a mission to reach out and make a difference in some small parts of the world. My mission involves Inspirational and Motivational Speaking. I may be called a Rooky of sorts, but I have been telling stories and teaching life lessons for many years. I am just stepping it up a notch or two because I have been given an extended calling for my life.

When I was nine, God spoke to me in an old Methodist church. All He said was, “I have something I want you to do.” Having been raised on a small farm up to that point in my life, I had come to know God through His awesome creation, and we had a great relationship. Because of that, I immediately said, “Yes” to God. However, He did not tell me what He wanted me to do.

It was about twelve years later, in an old Baptist church, where God spoke to me again. This time He said, “Now I will tell you what I want you to do.” He called me in 1968, to minister to youth. Since that date, and even now, I have been serving Him in that calling. I have been teaching Bible to youth for 33+ years at the church I attend. What a great ministry that is.

Now, some things are changing, and I am so excited about it. God has chosen to give me an extension on His calling, with a new added ministry. God has spoken to me tons of times over the last almost 50 years, and He has spoken through me continuously during that time. My new calling came in the form of His Word in Psalm 71:17-18.

“O God, You have taught me from my youth,
And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your [a]strength to this generation,
Your power to all who are to come.”

I have spoken to groups of students in many schools, and it will be exciting to see that list grow. I have also spoken to a lot of Teachers, and that list will also grow. I hope to share with groups and organizations everywhere, because that is my mission.

If you like what you see, please leave me a comment by clicking on the hard to see link at the top left of this page. Or you can email me at smarttleadership@gmail.com .


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