Billy has the unique ability to relate to all ages, whether it be one on one or to a large crowd. He will speak to any class from primary through to secondary, including any students with special needs or learning disabilities of any kind.

Billy stresses the importance of combining a healthy body with a healthy attitude and making the most of every opportunity. Children love listening to a 'big Kid' who has 'made it'. Billy challenges them with audience participation, and encourages them to 'give it a go'. He emphasises listening skills, manners, and courage. Many an adult has told Billy he helped them change their life direction when he spoke at their school. Billy has been doing this for 20+ years!

Billy is very versatile and able to cater for specific needs, however, we have listed some of the most popular topics he is asked to speak on in schools below:

Billy Graham NZ talking with school children


  • Listening Skills
  • Bullying
  • Self Esteem
  • No Fast Fixes (Drugs , Alcohol, etc.)
  • Nobody's Interested In What You Can't Do
  • The Value of Your Family Name
  • Developing Your Memory
  • Health & Fitness
  • Learning to the Make Right Decisions
  • Goal Setting
  • Personal Development
  • The Value of Sport

What The Kids Think

  • “Ever since you talked to us, I have tried my best at school.”
  • “He was excellent, although I'm not sure he took a breath!”
  • “He was very funny and I learned a lot from him.”
  • “(Billy) was awesome - he reminded me of a special friend.”
  • “He was cool and had a good sense of humour.”
  • “He was very inspiring.”
  • “I have learned so much I can't wait to put it into action, and use my experience to help others.”
  • “(He) kept us interested, laughing, and listening.”
  • “He said a lot of inspirational things that meant a lot to me. He has had a lot of set backs but still rose above them.”
  • “His comments were very powerful.”

What The Schools Are Saying About Billy

“Billy captured the attention of every single person with his dynamic… presence and infectious humour. While we were laughing , Billy assailed us with his home-grown wisdom, he deals in simple truths that hit home and stay with you, well beyond your audience with him Billy coped with an age range of 5 year olds to grandparents because his message is equally applicable to all.”
G. Burgess, Principal, Saint Kentigern School

“Thank you for a truly memorable and enjoyable Australian Tour. You have inspired students and employees in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. We are honoured to have had the pleasure of your company.”
De La Salle Brothers Boys Town and Services

“Enthusiastic, entertaining and, above all, positively affirming and challenging assembly presentation. It would be great to have you back. ”
Kapiti College, Raumati Beach, NZ

“Your presentation made a powerful impact on the lives of the student leaders who attended, their thinking was challenged by the content of your message. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you.” A. Fale, National Director, Young Leaders NZ “All the staff present were very keen on what they had seen and heard, and the boys certainly enjoyed and responded to Billy himself. What (Billy) does is hard work and I really value his efforts.”
Feedback from Marlborough Boys

“He was superb, I am still having parents comment to me on the impact he had on their sons. He was extremely well received by students and staff.”
Feedback from Palmerston North