An award-winning international keynote speaker, Michael delivers high-energy workshops and interactive presentations designed to help businesses and leaders build future-focused organizations and connect with a new generation of consumer. He has guest lectured at such renowned universities as MIT and Columbia and collaborated with some of the world’s most influential brands, including Kraft, Visa, Disney, L’Oreal, and American Express.
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Winning Millennials: How to Activate and Engage a New Kind of Consumer
With over 80 million members, the Millennial Generation is the largest in human history. Spending nearly $600 billion each year, this savvy yet skeptical demographic represents a radically different kind of customer—one who demands hyper connection and instant gratification. In this keynote presentation, Michael reveals how to develop, create, and market products and services that deeply resonate with the empowered consumer and shares what every organization can do to activate and engage this powerful generation.
Creating the Next Generation Workplace: How to Gain, Train, and Retain the Very Best Young Talent
As technology and globalization continues to fuel mass disruption, a new kind of worker is beginning to dominate the professional landscape. Within the next five years, Millennials—those born between 1981-1996—will make up the majority of the workforce. By 2025, that number will rise to 75%. From hiring and training to growth and development, this new breed of employee has created a challenge for companies across every industry. But where there’s challenge there’s also opportunity. In this presentation, Michael reveals the most effective ways to gain, train, and retain the very best young talent.
Swim Like a Shark: Proven Strategies for Rapid Success from America’s Favorite Business Reality Show
Each week, millions of people tune into Shark Tank and watch as world-class investors share their wisdom, knowledge, and cash. But how exactly did the Sharks become Sharks? And what tools, tactics, and techniques have the show’s most celebrated entrepreneurs used to achieve record-breaking success? As the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business, the official business book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, Michael goes behind the scenes to reveal how companies can tap into these powerful principles and take their business to the next level.
Once Upon a Brand: Mastering Storytelling for Power, Profit, and Purpose
As markets become more saturated and consumers are faced with an increasing number of choices, effective storytelling has fast become one of the most potent tools for building loyal tribes of dedicated brand champions. But in an age of escalating noise, competing platforms, and shortened attention spans, how can organizations create and share stories in a way that is deeply relevant, sincerely authentic, and genuinely lasting? In this presentation, Michael shares how companies of every size can increase their impact and amplify their influence by reimagining how and why they tell stories.
Built from Scratch: How to Transform a Well-Earned Education Into a Well-Lived Life
By early adulthood most Americans have spent somewhere between 10,000-15,000 hours in school and are searching for ways to turn their training into opportunity. In this speech, Michael shares his personal journey from out-of-work graduate to recognized business expert and bestselling author, and provides practical tools for transforming a well-earned education into a well-lived life.
A New Era of Influence: How to Unlock Your True Potential and Become a Next Generation Leader
Millennials are estimated to make up the majority of the workforce by 2025. Leadership is no longer a choice for this generation; it’s a responsibility. In this speech, Michael introduces a new type of leadership—one that embraces deep authenticity, genuine transparency, and hyper connectivity—and reveals five principles every young person can adopt to become bolder, more purposeful leaders.
The Quest for Meaningful Work: How to Discover or Create Work That Matters
Whether you want to build own company or be a part of a thriving organization, finding meaningful work has never been more important. In this speech, Michael shares his transformational story of discovering purpose and provides an applicable framework for finding or creating intensely meaningful work.
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