Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®

Michael’s talk on “Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®” is about his powerful philosophy that creates ownership and empowerment throughout an organization.  Your people will not only embrace change they will actually lead and drive that change.

You will learn real tools to create that environment as well as how to overcome the roadblocks and challenges.  You will learn Michael’s philosophy of how to create sustainable change instead of “Flavor of the Month”.

You will learn key communication tools including Michael’s 4-step process for resolving conflict, questions and concerns in a collaborative manner.

Attendees will come to understand the paradigm shift required, from leaders to front line staff, to create this environment.   This philosophy has made Michael’s companies, his client’s companies, and the divisions he ran for Pepsi Cola incredibly profitable by creating a highly motivated, inspired, entrepreneurial team.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your audience will learn how to create ownership and empowerment throughout their organization.  This will be even more valuable during these times, as they are trying to hold their team accountable and responsible while working from home.
  • We will discuss the challenges companies face with moving from a more traditional autocratic environment to one of entrepreneurism.   We will discuss the behavioral shifts necessary from both senior leaders and the front line and how to achieve those shifts.
  • We’ll discuss critical communication skills in creating this environment including my 4-step methodology for resolving conflict that leads to collaborative and mutually beneficial solutions.
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Organic DEI™

This incredibly powerful keynote is not to be missed! Let Michael Levin take you on a journey and show you how to inspire DEI in a method that levels the playing field for all. He focuses on creating opportunities for those in your organization that exhibit drive, desire and deliver results, instead of trying to meet quotas.

He will share with you, based on his “Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®” Leadership philosophy and 4-step Team Building Methodology, how to:

  • Remove unconscious biases and create opportunities for all regardless of race, creed, color, gender or preferences.
  • Improve on the mistakes that most companies make that get in the way of a true DEI environment and cause them to miss on untapped talent.
  • How to turn a DEI Initiative from being a cost into one that drives profits and revenue, inspires and motivates employees, and significantly improves customer experience.
  • His methods are proven as he has achieved amazing results for his own businesses, as a Fortune 50 Senior Executive, and for his clients.


If those attending your conference value DEI and want to leverage their efforts to catapult their organizations to new heights, Michael is an absolute must at your next event!

Contact Michael to request more information!

EMBRACING AND DRIVING POWERFUL POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

Embracing Change is about how to not only get your people to embrace change but actually lead and drive that change.

In this talk, I will share why change is so difficult for companies to create and why change that does occur so frequently becomes “Flavor of the Month”.

You will learn my number #1 key that companies fail to do that is absolutely essential for your team to be open to change and how to implement that key.

You will also learn the three stages that I believe must occur to create not only change that is embraced but change that is sustained.

Key Takeaways

  • Your attendees will not only gain an understanding of how to get their team to embrace change but to actually lead and drive that change.  They’ll also learn the changes senior leadership must make to create this environment.
  • They will gain an understanding of why change frequently isn’t sustained and becomes an uphill battle.  They will learn what I believe are the three steps that are critical to creating positive sustainable change and how to implement those steps.
  • They will learn, from the stories I share from both mine and my client’s personal experiences, how companies typically try to implement change, and why they so often fail miserably at it.
  • You will learn the critical importance of understanding that it’s not what change is made it’s how that change is made.

CREATING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL WORKPLACE: BREAKING THE ARCHAIC RULES OF AUTOCRATIC LEADERSHIP

Today’s times have caused us to look at leadership differently.  I’ve always believed that traditional top-down autocratic leadership is archaic. 

In today’s environment, I believe the following to be true:

Entrepreneurism within a corporation is critical for innovation and solving problems.

That there is a paradigm shift that leaders need to understand that “In order to gain more control you must we willing to relinquish control.

That, as leaders we must follow four key principles and then get out of the way so our people can shine.

That we miss out on critical components of creating a diverse workplace environment because many organization’s inherent processes cause dramatic barriers for people of color, marginalized groups and women.

Are You Open to Exploring the Following Paradigm Shifts from Traditional Autocratic Organizations?

  • Does your organization still conduct performance appraisals? I believe there is a much better solution to help motivate and retain your people.When it comes to cost cutting is one of the first things you look at as an organization is cutting heads?  I will share why I believe a critical form of cost savings isn’t cutting heads but that the opposite can actually be true and will share why.
  • What is your turnover rate?  Is it higher than you like?  Do you have difficulty retaining key people?   I will share how my Entrepreneurial Leadership philosophy can help solve that problem.
  • Are your future leaders fully vetted to ensure they are both qualified and trained for their next position PRIOR to promotion?  My findings are that over 95% of companies do not.  I will share my 10 Steps for Developing Future Leaders to help you solve that problem.

Tied to my “Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®” philosophy, in my talk we will discuss all of the above and the incredibly positive impact these changes can make for your organization, your people and your customers.

The Secret to Building High Impact Multi-Generational Teams

Why do we struggle with team building? Why do our companies got locked up in functional silos that don’t serve us, our company or our customers? How do we get our people to work together collaboratively for the good of all?

In Michael’s inspirational talk on Team Building, he will literally give you the blueprint to building high impact teams that you can take back and immediately implement. He will share with you how to get your people to both willingly and gladly work together to drive critical innovation, initiatives and solve problems and challenges.

He will talk about the roadblocks we frequently create for ourselves and our people that get in the way of team building and how to overcome them. He will show you how to not only drive amazing business results but create a much happier workforce that can lead to both greater retention and recruitment.

In Michael’s talk you will learn:

  • His very simple tool to effectively create high impact teams.
  • The roadblocks that create functional silos and a lack of team unity and how to overcome them.
  • How to get your people excited about participating in cross-functional teams to drive critical initiatives, innovations and solve problems and challenges

THE 7 LESSONS I LEARNED FROM BEING ON WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Being on Wheel of Fortune was a surreal and, in many ways, an out of body experience.  It was also incredibly fun and a bucket list item I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do.

What I didn’t expect was how it both taught me and reinforced several life and business lessons.  In my talk I will share the 7 Key Life and Business Lessons that came from this experience as well as a few bonus lessons.

I will talk about how you can apply those lessons in your life and how I’ve applied them in mine as well. 

And yes, I will also tell you about the most common question I get; “What were Pat and Vanna like?”  I will share some behind the scenes info from my Wheel of Fortune experience as well.

LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT: LESSONS I’VE LEARNED ON MY PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH STRESS

Let Them See You Sweat, Motivational Speaker Michael Levin Talks at Stress Management Conferences.

Based on my three-time #1 best-selling book of the same name, I will share openly about my personal journey with stress and how I dealt with both the typical and unusual physical impacts I experienced including my body actually stopping sweating.

I will share with you why I believe stress often goes undiagnosed and dismissed as the possible cause of significant physical damage and how you can be your own best advocate.

I will also share some of my 15 Key Learnings and what you can do to help effectively manage not only the stress in your live but your team’s and those you love.

I will also tell inspiring stories of those who came to realize how stress impacted their lives and the miracles that occurred from recognizing and dealing with that impact.

Key Takeaways

  • You will learn why I believe stress often goes undiagnosed and how you can be your own best advocate to take care of yourself emotionally and physically.
  • I will share with you about what I believe are the delayed effects of stress and how you can be proactive to mitigate the physical effects stress can cause.
  • I will share many of my key learnings that have helped me and others reduce stress while still successfully balancing the work and family demands we have in our lives.

THE EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: TOOLS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS THRIVE AND DRIVE GLOWING CUSTOMER REVIEWS

“When it comes to creating an exceptional customer experience in today’s times, I think there is tremendous opportunity to stand out and shine above the competition”.  Michael Levin

While in some respects there is a greater focus on CX, there are also inherent frustrations (How many prompts do I have to press before I actually talk to a live person?  Why do I have to pay a “Convenience Fee” for using your automated system when it saved you money?”).  I believe some of these frustrations leads to great opportunity for those committed to CX while creating an environment of ownership and empowerment.

In Michael’s talk, he will share the following to create a great CX in today’s environment:

  • How to help ensure a great CX for your business’s demographics, for different generations and for different behavioral styles.
  • Based on Michael’s “Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®” philosophy, how to create ownership throughout your organization so your team feels empowered to take care of your customers.
  • Michael’s 4 step methodology to help overcome customer concerns and any dissatisfaction they may experience and have them leave a happy and satisfied customer.
  • The questions your team needs to ask to understand your customer’s needs and take care of those needs in a way that serves both them and your business.
  • The little things you can do that can make a big difference regarding both your customer’s experience and the reviews they give you.
  • How to hire and retain good people so your team provides the experience you want your customers to have.

OWNING YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY

Michael shares from his experience about how taking ownership of your life helps you create the journey and life you want and deserve.  Michael lost both his parents as a teenager, his Mother to cancer and his Father to suicide.  He was on his own without any money or a place to live. 

Michael shares his story about his journey and how he created the life he desired despite those challenges.  He built multiple multi-million dollar companies, had a highly successful career running gold standards divisions for Pepsi Cola, wrote or co-authored three books including a #1 best-seller, appeared on Home Shopping Network and got featured twice in Entrepreneur Magazine.  He will talk about the people how he owned his life’s journey, stories of those who helped him, and how he believes in paying it both forwards and backwards.

He will also share his 10 Personal Keys to Success and how to take ownership to create the Life you Want and Deserve. Michael in describing his keynote said “This talk is not about what I’ve overcome.  Many have been through far worse.  It’s about what I’ve learned from this experience in the hope of helping others.  If my talk can help my audience, their teams, or their friends and family, that would be my hope.”

SITTING ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE TABLE: THE ART OF COLLABORATIVE SELLING

Based on my book, “Sitting on the Same Side of the Table:  The Art of Collaborative Selling”, I will help attendees learn how to not only close more business but more profitable business as well.

In this program, I will teach you how to move away from traditional PowerPoint presentations and create dynamic interactive influential conversations that lead to strong long-term positive business relationships.

Whether you are selling a product or service, I will share stories about, how even in the worst of times, I have significantly grown my own companies by incorporating my philosophy.

Key Takeaways

  • You will learn the power of my “Sitting on the Same Side of the Table” methodology, how it helps create and build relationships, and how it leads to collaboration while reducing the need for negotiation.
  •  I will share my unique and paradigm shifting 4-step methodology for overcoming objections, questions and concerns that yields dramatically better results and leads to mutually beneficial outcomes.  You will not only find it works better than traditional objections methodologies you will also find it to be extremely helpful and effective even at home.
  •  I will show you, how even in the most difficult of times, you can yield tremendous results.  I will tell you of how, with a business I owned in the Automotive Industry, I increased my profits by 70% in one year right in the middle of our last recession and massive automotive industry downturn.
  • I will show you how to move from traditional PowerPoint presentations to high impact conversations through my methodology that increased my personal close rate from roughly 33% to 70%.
  • I will tell you the one thing I believe every salesperson must have on every sales call and how to properly prepare that one thing.

PRESENTING WITH POWER, PERSUASION AND PRESENCE

In this inspirational talk, I will help you understand how to overcome the #1 fear:  Speaking in Public.

I give roughly 100 talks a year around the world and have trained thousands around the world on this topic from workshops to keynotes.  I will help you understand how to use the 3P’s; Power, Persuasion and Presence to create the greatest impact on your presentations.  This will include both internal and external presentations as well as in front of large or small groups.

We will talk about how to create the impact you want as well as the technical parts of presenting from what do I do with my hands to eliminating filler words.

We will also talk about different mediums and how you can create the impact you want whether you are live or virtual.

Key Takeaways

  •  I will share important tips to help reduce nervousness and connect and inspire your audience.
  • We will discuss the technical components with respect to your voice, body language and eye contact.
  • We will discuss how to overcome “Death by PowerPoint” and create high impact connected conversations that allow you to achieve your desired outcome.
  • I will share how to reach your audience both live and virtually and keep a potentially distracted audience engaged.