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Speak Clearly, Confidently & Persuasively in Meetings
Practical Influence works with corporations, government agencies and civic groups to provide them with the skills and understanding to become better negotiators and communicators. In the context of speeches, seminars, breakout sessions and faculty retreats together with my/our clients, we come to know and apply the techniques of the most successful communicators in our society from the trial tactics of seasoned litigators to the seemingly impossible insights of psychics.
Michael provides a wealth of services to his clients including presentations, consultation and outstanding entertainment. He has delivered over 500 presentations to the world's most discerning individuals and corporations.
"A wonderful combination of humor, insight and information, conveyed with the aplomb of a skilled communicator". - Joshua Levin, Esq., Senior Trial Attorney.
Michael works with teams and their leaders to speak clearly, confidently and persuasively at client, customer and team meetings. So often the best ideas fail to inspire action because people have not been taught how to be heard or how to persuade. Even worse, when people realize their communication skill gaps are getting in the way of connecting meaningfully, it seems all but impossible to find workable solutions.
Michael believes that for any group to thrive, it is essential that all individuals have a seat at the table and that they are armed with the skills to impactfully share thoughts. Michael helps people to find their unique communication spark and develop the expertise needed to bring that light to any situation. He takes joy from these transformations.
Michael’s background in communication, conflict and persuasion is born of practical experience serving as a naval officer during the First Gulf War, acting as a federal prosecutor, and performing as a professional magician and mentalist both here and abroad. For the last 15 years, Michael has worked with a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profits, government agencies and business leaders.