LEADERSHIP VA class of 2008 soapbox
HEY EVERYONE!!! I have published my first book A Gone Pecan. A funny murder mystery set in the deep south. Please support this starving artist (i've lost over 200 Ibs since this video, so leave the fat jokes to yourself LOL) and click onhttp://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=285116
and buy my book!!!! I swear it'll make you snort your sweet tea. Thanks!
I'd like to have my five minutes back. Misleading title and a speech with no point. At least it was funny....... oh, wait.
agent.vintage55003 (7 days ago)
Lol love the accent
givemetoast (7 days ago)
I wish I knew that dude!!!
Zen, Guns & Ammo (11 days ago)
Any small youtuber want to grow together?
Renee S (11 days ago)
Great speech! Very funny, natural, and done with ease. Well done!
Ade Stickbaby (11 days ago)
Did his pants rip whilst walking up the stairs?
1nutt Mcgee (14 days ago)
This guy is hilarious! He should get into acting or stand up comedy.
grizzlygreenbear (14 days ago)
That sucked hard...
Hailey Mew (17 days ago)
That was very entertaining, but what does it have to do with leadership?
Brass Tacks (17 days ago)
Rene Reid (18 days ago)
This video has zero information about leadership, but we did learn about the boonies. It chapped my buns that this video is falsely advertised.
Rob Brown (19 days ago)
Amusing, but how is this in any way a leadership speech?
Fox Leadership (19 days ago)
G'day, great video, understood (most) of it and laughed Downunder, we play a different type of football
rob wells (20 days ago)
great speaker keep my attention 😎
snuggles (26 days ago)
great speech, but nothing to do with leadership.
Dennis Bellinger (26 days ago)
Outstanding presentation. humor and self deprecation always gets Em. I hope this gentleman is always successful!
TheDrexxus (27 days ago)
Not sure why this is a "leadership" speech...
But he is a very charismatic and likeable guy. I like confident speakers who don't stumble over their words.
Massage Guru (27 days ago)
This was a fantastic speech. Very engaging and funny. I have no idea how this video popped up because I wasn't searching for speeches or motivation or anything related to advice. Clearly YouTube/Google knows me better then I know myself.
Robin R Collins (1 month ago)
Great speech! Im sad we didn't get to see the Madonna phase lol
Thomas De Lello (1 month ago)
He's funny...!!! Really funny. And then you see those awful political sore losers on late night television and want to smash them in their faces with your fist...
Ralph Cramden (1 month ago)
Mr. Thompson is a natural up there, with humor, great job!!
mizzothify mizzothifi (1 month ago)
This is like stand up comedy
TRJK (1 month ago)
welp youtube only 11 years late.
ClownOfTheKings (1 month ago)
For those who think this wasn't about leadership...how far along did you follow before it came to ya 🙄?
San Diago (1 month ago)
People just like fat people talking
Melissa Graeser (1 month ago)
That was very honest and heart felt and blessing to see that qualities are a piece of integrity - and being able to say and pride yourself on you will help you be able to see that in others!! And I too love for my socks to match😎
troym33 (1 month ago)
I really enjoyed this! I’m also a country boy from Tennessee and I really related to this.
Snokween1968 (1 month ago)
I'm always leery when something is labelled "funniest" or "ever!" especially on youtube, but this video was very funny and entertaining! great speaker.
The Mature people 4real (1 month ago)
In all honesty he probably is dead.
Jose Adrian Martinez Villegas (1 month ago)
Is he gay?
john cadd (1 month ago)
Boondock is a Tagalog word for a Mountain. Tagalog is a language spoken in the Phillipines where US forces were in action in the 1920s . Boonies is a short version . Maybe some call Boonies --Flyover country ---Middle of Nowhere . This speaker is an American Treasure.
Matthew Brown (1 month ago)
As a fellow Key Note Speaker, the flow of your delivery is perfect. You need to add a touch of humour to engage your audience & you mate, have it set in stone. 1 thing is I never swear inside my speeches as you never know who is within your audience. If you ever visit Australia, I would look forward to hearing you speak :)
hydro phonix (1 month ago)
Needed to be longer!!! Tedx sign him up!!!
David Cattin (1 month ago)
Great job! Been a trainer/speaker all my life, and not everybody can do this. As a "sock guy" myself, the ending really won me over. Best from small-town Indiana, yeah, the boonies ;o)
R SR (1 month ago)
Its 2019, still funny. Would have been great to see the pics. Great video!
Judebug (1 month ago)
Young man, you will go far. Hopefully, far, far away from the boonies! Well done.
the Greatjon (1 month ago)
Randy Savage (1 month ago)
Everyone is funnier when they're fat
Shaan Jamil (1 month ago)
whats his name
Ruby Wingo (1 month ago)
That was good! He should be a writer! Great story teller! Totally captured his audience!
Eugene Danker (1 month ago)
He's funny, but really, too much laughter at lines that aren't funny.
Elvis Edge RR Woodward (1 month ago)
Awesome!! I sooo relate!! ✨
Stephen Firns (1 month ago)
That bloke was hilarious! 😃😎
Mike (1 month ago)
It's Big Boony Bob.
Terry Peters Cawley (1 month ago)
I am interested in meeting with Dusty Thompson. I have a new TV Sitcom that I am working on called "For The Birds". I have an episode called "There is no I in Team" that I would like him to star in. My new production company is called Ms "T" Productions. firstname.lastname@example.org
jestlv (1 month ago)
Deborah Lasagne (1 month ago)
Did he just call his own video the funniest leadership speach ever? Lol
Aditya Nehra (2 months ago)
I want to see the power point as well, but still great speech.
a•muse (2 months ago)
I got a dominos ad beginning of this video.
Hunter (2 months ago)
I’m so glad I watched that
Gordon Warlow (2 months ago)
Fun to watch... Might be nice to see the presentation (Powerpoint?) as well.
Alan Barnes (2 months ago)
Always love to hear this. Was very good. Hope that fellow is doing well. All good things.
Lonnie Mansell (2 months ago)
there's a blip on my gaydar....
Dean B (2 months ago)
That was an excellent humorous speech!!!!
Geoff Lee (2 months ago)
I snorted - very funny - loved it
Joel Peterson (2 months ago)
Great speaker, funny and engaging. Not a leadership video...
Michael Stick (2 months ago)
Is there a laugh track dubbed over this?
Djbong Smoker (2 months ago)
Robert Sparkes (2 months ago)
I only heard crying towel talk here....funny, but lacking in leadership.
M1 (2 months ago)
Is that Newman?
simosc2 (2 months ago)
I love this video....he is a great speaker...I hope he is living his dream..whatever it is...YHVH bless you, young man
vase (2 months ago)
That was brilliant, well done sir. Many happy returns to and your family
Mr Bob (2 months ago)
He should do standup comedy 😀
Joe Munoz (3 months ago)
Glorified Truth (3 months ago)
My balls itch.
Mike Allan (3 months ago)
Stupid, not funny at all
Alan (2 months ago)
Mike Allan you must be fun at party’s
Jeff Lane (3 months ago)
He's a good good ole boy
sectiongang (3 months ago)
Sabonn Jones (3 months ago)
Lord Jock (3 months ago)
Leadership ? Not this video
The Corndog Hero (3 months ago)
Nothing to do with leadership...
Mystery Channel (3 months ago)
I haint never been to nary town
CM Derp (3 months ago)
Am I missing something? Did someone just type in 5.5 million views and have a laugh track for this guy? How in the hell does THIS have 5.5 million views and claim to be funny when ..it isn't ?! Dude seems like a beta male, crying and whining and seems to be gay.....
MegaBoeboe (3 months ago)
My guess? You will be missing somethings for the rest of your life.
Ravi Richards (3 months ago)
Come on!! U are gay and just still finding youself. Don’t be too hard on yourself no pun intendened
Jan Perry (3 months ago)
Well done. It's hard to take the mickey out on yourself. Constant background references.
Jan Perry (3 months ago)
Well done. Constant references to his background. It's hard to take the mickey our of yourself.
David Green (3 months ago)
He should be President.
Neil K (3 months ago)
Lol. Nice, but this was a demonstration on how NOT to be led and how to follow your own calling.
Geoff Brown (3 months ago)
Should try hangliding
Misheann Arnstein (3 months ago)
He's so confident I didn't realize he was chubby until the comments. Lol
David G. (3 months ago)
HE NEEDS TO START A RUNNING PROGRAM BEFORE HE STARTS TALKING ABOUT LEADERSHIP....SMH.
Russ Brewer (3 months ago)
Berend Kuipers (3 months ago)
gay, still in the closet, overweight because all of this, LIKE him, but I am straight
Enzo Apuya (3 months ago)
2:20 what if they tell you to commit suicide!?!?! YOU WONT SURVIVE
David N. Christian (3 months ago)
love it brother
Steve Cox (3 months ago)
I've done a LOT of public speaking and this guy was AWESOME!!
luna (3 months ago)
Matthew Livermanne (4 months ago)
Good speech but not on leadership
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james harris (4 months ago)
Outstanding. Pure and simple.
Carl Muller (4 months ago)
So hot here now I can indentify with a hot day in Texas. Good speech....
Bushcraft Matt (4 months ago)
why are they laughing everytime he says boonies?
MegaBoeboe (3 months ago)
Hahaha ... stop already! you're killing me!
steven gold (4 months ago)
Dusty, you are a natural comedian. Are you pursuing a professional comedy career?
Andrea Hutcheson (4 months ago)
For those of you who don't understand what this video has to do with leadership - this video is about AUTHENTICITY.
Stelio Cantos (4 months ago)
Great! I loved it. Public communication is not easy. That was a great presentation. He may have went outside the parameters of the assignment, but he paved his own path. Dispute what everyone wanted him to do that was "successful" in their eyes he did it his own way. Self identification, passion, and selfless courage is exactly what it takes to be a leader!.