Michael has carved an enviable reputation over the last 15 years as one of the best business-to-business speakers and facilitators on the global professional circuit. He has spoken at around 160 conferences and seminars each year across Africa, Asia, Europe, the USA and the Middle East; to audiences ranging from factory workers to heads of state.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela called him “a national treasure” and he has worked personally with Bill Gates and Richard Branson, as well as many other leading personalities and companies around the world. Michael has the ability to consistently and successfully predict and detail changing market performances, trends and consumer behaviour with unerring accuracy for companies, industries and markets around the world – and all while motivating his business audiences to perform to a better personal standard.
Michael is a prolific writer, a sort after television business presenter and has a popular business interest radio slot.
- Thinking Better Business – finding a new way to work
- The Challenge of Change
- The Road Ahead
- The HARD SELL…of Your Business
Over his speaking career to date Michael has successfully presented at over 2000 conferences at events around the world. In each of the last three years he has averaged around 160 events a year across two dozen countries.
He speaks about business; mostly on change, excellence, leadership, consumer and business trends as well as the road ahead for business.
More than ever, the need for immediate, up to date and market-relevant business information is an imperative. By placing historic, current and future dynamics of business change and the changing societal landscape in a real-life context in a really engaging way, Michael’s audiences become better able to understand and identify key trends and issues in their own business roles. As a result he can help people in business see and steer a clear and precise route to market through some very choppy economic waters.
Although his speaking schedule is intense, he still undertakes several business facilitation and strategic projects and in the last 12 months he has undertaken projects with organisations such as Qatar Airways and HP across Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Michael is also widely regarded as a Master of Ceremonies which is a very different discipline and requires detailed time and people management.
Michael is an engaging, dynamic and interactive speaker. Every speech delivered is personalised to run in tandem with the host company messaging and is modified and designed to mirror and match the style, message and ‘language’ of the company, audience and industry.
By weaving this ‘golden thread’ pertaining to the client’s specific messaging and needs into each presentation the audience is properly engaged and his materials become on point.
His keynote materials have been most successfully used to either ‘kick-start’ the beginning of conferences or to “wrap-up” and end them off; whilst his Master of Ceremonies and/or facilitation skills will enrich any event.
- Building Better Conferences
- Presentation Skills Master Class
Michael Jackson has over 30 years of strategic business, marketing and communications experience. Born in Britain, London educated and trained in business strategy development and communication, he has worked personally for business leaders such as Richard Branson and Bill Gates, as well many other leading global businesses such as Qatar Airways, HP, Goodyear and Barclays.
Michael is today internationally sought-after as a professional speaker and has also become globally renowned as a specialist on the subject of change in a business context. He is consistently rated by his clients, conference organisers and audiences alike as ‘simply outstanding’ for the way he creates and delivers powerful messages – woven with personalised individual company and industry business messages to precisely suit every individual audience.
On behalf of SAICA, we would like to thank you for being a speaker at our recent SAICA summer conference and for assisting us in making it a memorable weekend for our members.
The feedback we received was extremely positive. We all thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and we definitely got the “WOW” factor I was looking for.
Once again thank you and looking forward in hosting you again in the near future.”
Div Lamprecht CA(SA)
Regional Executive – Central Region
SAICA Member Engagement
“Michael was, as with his previous presentation with SAIPA Jacaranda in 2014, outstanding.
This insight, and energy, he brought with him was more than expected. Feedback from the SAIPA Jacaranda committee, and SAIPA members, were positive. Some of the members stating that the only reason they attended the conference, were to hear Michael speak. It was a joy and a privilege to have him as our keynote speaker.”
“This man is a national treasure”
Former South African President
“On behalf of the members and their wives who were able to attend the Annual Meeting of the Council may I sincerely thank you for the truly excellent and inspirational presentations you delivered at this function. You rocked all of us back on our heels and got us thinking, and rightly so, of how we can improve our image and marketing strategy in this modern world.”
Secretariat; General Stevedoring Council
“Michael made the effort to understand our industry and when he spoke he made everyone in the audience feel like he was speaking to them directly. Anyone in business in this millennium should add listening to Michael to the bucket list.”