Press and Media
Click below for some articles on Rob Snow, his shows, and his charity, Stand Up For Downs. These articles will show how Rob has become a very funny corporate and motivational speaker capable of providing shows for all audiences.
Regina Brett, Cleveland Plain Dealer Column
Kim Hone-McMahan, Akron Beacon Columnist
Jaclyn Golsborough, Ft. Wayne Sentinel
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The Reviews Are In...
"As a seasoned motivational speaker for the past 44 years, I tend to be critical of other speakers, however, this morning I was overwhelmed by your exemplary performance! I have been on stage with some of the best speakers(Franklin Graham, Eddie Albert, Bishop Tutu, and Zig Ziglar), and you belong on that list of amazing speakers!! Your delivery is powerful, and the use of your son and photos adds to the overall message." Dr. Don Bartlette, Motivational Speaker, Author
"Rob was definitely the highlight of the event. He was that perfect combination of humor, candor, and sentiment that we needed. His message for tackling life’s challenges was relatable to all guests, however really resonated with me as well as other parents of special needs children. He actually brought me back to an emotional place that I hadn’t visited in a while, and made me reflect on the years since. Rob rolled easily with our sometimes haphazard planning and laughed his way through some of our technical glitches!" - Sarah Koehn, President, GiGi's Playhouse-Milwaukee
"Rob Snow's larger than life personality really captivates the entire room. He sucks you in with his witty humor and leaves you feeling empowered and anxious to take on life's next challenge. His Minimize the Mountain presentation is laugh out loud funny with just the right amount of motivational and self-help advice. The stories he shares are relatable to a wide audience, which was confirmed by the room full of head nods and laughs from parents, educators, and community members. Rob is so good, I didn't see a single cell phone out during his presentation!" - Leah Janke, Executive Director, DS Alliance of the Midlands
"Thank you for taking the time to visit with us after the show. We absolutely loved the show! I have never witnessed someone who is able to combine motivation, inspiration, and comedy as you did! You have a talent for keeping the audience engaged and I look forward to applying the 7 steps to minimizing my mountains!" - Ellen Schlarmann, Communications Director - Camp Courageous
"Rob is absolutely amazing and was definitely the highlight of our day!
The way he incorporates his own challenges with motivation and then throws in some comedy is outstanding!
He’s very down to earth and when he’s done presenting, you feel you’ve known him and his family forever!
Great show and great information!!" - Heather Obermyer, Human Resources Coordinator- Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities
"I would like to thank Rob Snow for giving his talk, Minimize The Mountain, this past Wednesday. Over 150 folks gathered in the Church to hear him speak about his life and how, with the grace of God, he and his wife have worked through the hurdles in their lives. His humor, a little cynicism, and his trust in God's presence in his life was evident. I always say that if you can keep the attention of a priest, you are doing a good job! He kept mine! I was engaged and I walked away from the event inspired!" Father Tony Sejba, St. Francis Xavier Parish
Rob Snow was able to capture the attention of an entire middle school for 45 minutes on a Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend. The principal said he had never seen the kids be that quiet before. They listened, participated and appeared to be visibly moved by the message of kindness counts. Rob was insightful, thoughtful, funny and related to the kids in an incredible way. If you are considering having him speak, don't hesitate! - Jen Towell, Special Needs Committee Chair, Revere Public Schools
Rob’s performance and presentation was meaningful, entertaining, and relatable to every single person in the audience. We heard numerous positive comments from our celebration attendees. From our very first contact with Rob to the last, he has been professional, responsive, and easy to work with. Thank you Rob for being an important part of our event! - Deanne Althoff, Community Relations Director, Hills and Dales
"It was the perfect blend of humor and heartfelt humanity!" Joanne K. Murray, VP Community Events, Canton Chamber of Commerce
"Rob infuses comedy, sincerity, and the realties of life into his energizing presentation. While Rob's "mountain" ws the news of his son being born with Down syndrome, he relates to the entire audience and each of our "mountains". This is the kind of presentation that makes you sit back and think about how you approach your own situations, as well as how you approach others as they manage their mountains. Looking for laughter and inspiration? Rob Snow brings it. - Maureen Hascher, President of Akron Area SHRM
"Rob killed it! His connection with his audience is established swiftly and authentically. His material is sincere but delivered so hilariously that the room was expliding with laughter. From my vantage point I could watch the parents burst into laughter, nudge each other, wipe at their eyes, try to catch their breath, then burst out laughing all over again. That crazy energy is going keep me going through at least a whole year of work." - Anne Mancini, Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of the Midlands
"Rob entertained at the DSA of Ontario in October 2014. He shared his expertise through experience and laughter to an audience of parents and professionals. Rob's insight into the challenges and successes he has witnessed while climbing his 'mountain' gave the attendees and opportunity to reflect and realize they too can conquer their mountainone day at a time! We all walked away with some powerful thoughts to begin a weekend of learning." - Deb Reid, Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough
Rob is a clever, personable comic with a little advantage, his son Henry provides a gateway into a new world, life with Down Syndrome. His humor connects with the audience, makes you feel part of the bigger picture, and empowers you to share your story. I feel I've known his family a long time. - Andy Bean, Board Member, National Down Syndrome Congress
"Rob's show was funny, inspirational, and educational. He has a gift to reach others and touch their hearts. Impressive." - Kristin Dailey - Executive Director - The Up Side of Downs - NE OHIO
"Rob has a perfect blend of humor and inspiration--he has taken an unexpected personal situation and turned it into a positive. You will leave there uplifted and ready to spread the message that we can all learn great things from our kids with special needs." - Laurie Kowalski - New Parent and Family Support Coordinator - The Up Side of Downs - NE OHIO
"I just wanted to tell you know that I really enjoyed your presentation today. I thought it was hilarious, and it really left an impact on me because I have a cousin with a Mitochondrial disease who requires a little extra help with day to day life. Please keep up the great work. You really are making an impact!" -Jordan Davis- student at Orange High School
"I for one, think booking you was the best idea I've had...more importantly, you seemed like a natural fit and I appreciated that you were able to enjoy talking with people pre and post dinner." - Melissa Tourtelotte - Executive Director, DS Association of West Michigan
"Just wanted to give you an update. Erin's teacher came out to my car to tell me that some of the 7th grade girls came up to the lunch table today and asked if they could sit with LuLu and Erin! She also said she has seen a difference in some of the teachers, interacting more with them. THANK YOU and keep up the great work!" - Maria Dellapina, owner of Specs4Us and mother to a daughter with DS who asked Rob to speak at her daughter's Junior High.
"Mr. Snow presented on the topic of disabilities and awareness at our junior high school this fall and his message was not only well received but encouraging as it provided students with information on disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome) and how people with disabilities want to be accepted like anyone else does. He also spoke about the “R” word (“Retarded”) and the negative connotation of the word. He presented in manner that was appropriate to the age/grade level of the students and conveyed an important message of acceptance and awareness of people’s differences that included humor. His perspective as a parent of a child with a disability gave him credibility and a perspective that helped to reinforce the message." - Dr. Gina Symsek - Berksire Junior High Adminitrator