FAQ

  1. What is Ink?
  2. Why are you launching Ink?
  3. Will Manny still accept speaking invitations from schools and conferences?
  4. What services does Ink provide?
  5. How much does it cost to bring in Manny Scott to speak to a group?
  6. How can we go about booking Manny Scott to speak to our group?
  7. Does Manny speak to students in elementary schools?
  8. How long is a typical presentation?
  9. How can we raise money to bring Manny to speak to our school?
  10. How is Manny Scott related to the Freedom Writers?

What is Ink?

Ink is a consulting firm founded by Manny Scott Ink to prevent teen suicides, raise student achievement and teacher effectiveness; to improve parental involvement; and, to train speakers.

Why are you launching Ink?

People everywhere want more out of life, and we want to help them grow, academically, professionally, financially, relationally, and on many other levels.

Will Manny still accept speaking invitations from schools and conferences?

Absolutely! Manny believes his past can benefit someone's future,and speaking is the primary tool he uses. However, Ink is bigger than Manny. It also consists of a team of people, including Matt Bennett, the other speaker on the team. Ink will now allow Manny and the Ink Team to have an even greater, more sustainable impact on audiences than ever before, because we are going to provide many more resources to help groups prepare for their presentations, and proven resources to help them apply what they have been taught.

What services does Ink provide?

We offer everything from video chats to customized district-wide tours that can last several days to several weeks. We provide keynote presentations, seminars, workshops, school-wide assemblies, and many more services that we don’t have the space to discuss here. For more information, visit our programs page HERE.

How much does it cost to bring in Manny Scott to speak to a group?

We work with most budgets and look forward to working with yours. Give us a call at (888) 987-TURN (8876), or fill out this online booking form, so we can begin a conversation.

How can we go about booking Manny Scott to speak to our group?

Call us at (888) 987-TURN (8876), or simply fill out our online booking inquiry form, and someone from our team will call you to review your form and discuss the details involved in bringing Manny Scott, Matt Bennett, and Ink, to your group.

Do Manny or Matt speak to students in elementary schools?

Because Manny discusses some topics that elementary students may not understand, he prefers to speak to groups that are no younger than seventh-graders. Matt, however, does speak to elementary students. There are some elementary schools whose students are in dire need of a speaker like Matt. Give us a call at (888) 987-TURN (8876).

How long is a typical presentation?

Manny and Matt always tailors their presentations to the needs of each group. On average, they prefer forty-five to sixty minutes for their presentations. Their speeches for graduations are usually ten to fifteen minutes long; their speeches at school-wide assemblies are usually sixty minutes long; their speeches to leaders at conferences and conventions are anwhere between thirty to ninety minutes long. Sometimes, Manny delivers a one hour keynote, leads several sixty to ninety-minute breakout sessions. Again, it all depends on your group, your needs, and your goals. Give us a call, and let’s figure out how we can best serve your group.

How can we raise money to bring Manny or Matt to speak to our school?

There are a lot of people with financial resources looking for opportunities to support the work that you want to do; they just don’t advertise that they have those resources.  Many people are just waiting for you to ask them for their help. You can ask friends, businesses, civic groups, and other people who care about about your cause to help you bring Manny to your city. 

How is Manny Scott related to the Freedom Writers?

Manny was one of the students in Erin Gruwell’s very first class, whose experiences together were made into the Hollywood movie. Manny will forever be grateful to Erin Gruwell and his time in her class.  She helped him apply to U.C. Berkeley, where he graduated with a double-major in Political Science and Rhetoric.