Speaking

Change the way your people connect and communicate with a keynote experience that is both practical and inspiring. They will leave ready to take action, ready to change the story.

Communication drives engagement. Leverage it to help your audience take action.

Your keynote speaker is the key to helping your organization make the most of your big event. You need someone who isn’t just a big name with a big theory. You need someone who can help your organization connect and communicate to get big results.

For the last 20 years, I’ve been a professional communicator, speaker, and actor. I’ve curated and stood center stage at hundreds of events as well as being the Executive Producer for TEDxCambridge — the largest and oldest independently organized TED talk event. I know how to help you make your event a big success.

You can count on an engaging experience full of storytelling, interaction, and my experience as a hospitality and tech industry executive and on-stage storyteller blended with research and case studies from the front lines of today’s business world. I’m committed to delivering specific, actionable ideas to impact today’s progressive leadership conference, corporate event or team gathering.

I’ve hired Mike two years in a row to be the opening speaker and Emcee for a client’s annual conference, and he ROCKS IT! every year! He’s the perfect choice and vibe for an event looking to create a positive culture with engaged attendees. He can craft/customize a message/presentation to your specific audience, the delivery is charismatic and authentic, and his industry research makes it immediately actionable.

He had our audience engaged, dancing, and focused from start to finish. In addition to Mike’s killer ability to connect with the audience, Mike is an event planner’s dream. He not only makes my job easier – It’s like we shared the same wavelength and he knew exactly what we needed. And I can throw any curve ball at him pre, during, post event and he hits a home run every time – it’s truly amazing and definitely hard to find someone that is so well versed and can think as quickly as he does on his feet. Stop looking — hire Mike for your event!

—Leah Stoudemire, CEO, The Rock-It Co

Topics

Act Like a Leader

Managers. Leaders. Executives. Whatever you call it — it’s a tough job. From front-line managers to C-suite executives, leaders at every level are being forces to adjust, to improvise, to do more with less — all while maintaining presence, engaging others, and delivering results. This keynote prepares leaders to thrive in our hyper-connected, super-social, uber-competitive business landscape using the power of story, performance, and communication. Mike challenges old-school leadership practices and explores engaging techniques that help leaders and managers evolve and thrive in today’s business world.

In this session you will learn to:

  • Communicate so that your people take action
  • Reduce turnover of high performing employees
  • Speak in a way that inspires, motivates, and engages

Strategic Storytelling

We are all telling a story — learn how to make yours more strategic. Whether a sales conversation, a leadership communication, or a service experience — your ability to communicate a powerful story is the key to create engagement with your audience. The stakes are too high to keep relying on hope. It’s time to start communicating so that people pay attention, stay engaged, and take action.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Use stories to making a lasting impression.
  • Create stories that make people lean in and take action.
  • Position yourself, your team, your idea, and your brand.

StoryCulture: The Art & Science of Engaging Your Team

What stories are your employees telling about their job? What stories are getting passed down to new hires and customers? What story are you telling about your culture? Stories aren’t something to be controlled, managed, or designed. They’ve got to be fueled. Fueled by the way your team designs the employee experience, fueled by the way your leaders lead, and fueled by how you approach the growing demand for a whole new way of work. Employee engagement is in high-demand and the organizations that know how to fuel great stories will be able to hire and retain top talent, thrill customers, and rewrite the story of their cultures.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to shape the stories that drive your culture.
  • The power of changing your values, mission, and vision into effective stories.
  • The secrets for engaging your team for real bottom-line results.