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Mike Rayburn

Keynote Artist | Guitar Aficionado | Hall of Fame Speaker

“What if…?”

Need a Speaker Who Will Inspire Your Team to Become Possibility Thinkers and Virtuoso Performers?

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand and un-conventional keynote artists in the world. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers… all by daring you to ask the question, “What if…?”

The “What If…?” Experience is Mike’s transformational, hilarious keynote presentation. In it Mike uses his amazing guitar work and hilarious comedy as a metaphor, to illustrate three tools designed to turn your team into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo to stop managing change, and lead by creating change. Oh… and they’ll laugh so hard it hurts!

The measure of any speaker is the results they produce. Mike is consistently cited as “the hit of the conference,” and “what we needed and didn’t even know it.” More importantly, businesses regularly attribute significant, sometimes exponential increases in sales, impact and morale to the application of Mike’s keynote tools and breakout session content.

Also, in the same way a great song gets stuck in your head, Mike’s “What if…?” message gets repeated over and over, imprinting his most powerful tool in their memories and affecting immediate results and permanent improvement.

  • “What If…?” Experience Signature Keynote Presentation by Mike Rayburn
  • “Become a Virtuoso!… How to Get to YOUR Carnegie Hall” Breakout Session by Mike Rayburn
  • Uncover the Secrets for How to Reach Your Goals – Write Music You Can’t Play… Unique Secrets of Goal Setting and Achievement Breakout Session

“The show was FABULOUS! We loved him.”
Merrill Lynch

“Mike was a terrific opening speaker and the audience enjoyed him tremendously. I heard so many positive remarks after his presentation. Many said it was the best General Session we had ever had!”
Florida Association of Insurance Agents

Mike was a resounding success as I am sure he always is!”
Jefferson Pilot Securities

A Partial List of Mike’s Clients

  • Wal-Mart /Sam’s Club *
  • Hilton Hotels *
  • Dupont
  • Exxon Mobil *
  • AFLAC *
  • Discover Card *
  • American Express *
  • Wells Fargo *
  • Sprint *
  • Verizon *
  • Fuji
  • Kodak
  • Ryland Homes
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Conair
  • Wachovia
  • Chemplex
  • General Mills *
  • CSC Corporation
  • BP/Amoco
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Lincoln Financial Group *
  • Suntrust *
  • Aramark
  • IBM *
  • ABC Radio, Inc. *
  • ING Corporation *
  • Winnebago
  • Purina Mills *
  • Cendant *
  • Coldwell Banker *
  • Century 21 *
  • ERA
  • Snap On Tools
  • Cargill *
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Roche Laboratories *
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield *
  • Premera Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • G 3 Enterprises (Gallo Wines)
  • Crow Segal Management.
  • Kathleen Holding’s
  • Stockade Companies
  • Cox Broadcasting
  • Brighthouse Networks
  • RBC Dain Rauscher *
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • El Paso
  • Huddle House
  • Novar Controls
  • Selective Insurance *
  • Wharton Rotary *
  • Lignite Energy Council
  • William Newton Memorial Hospital
  • Circle Four Farms
  • CVC Communications *
  • Miser Users Group
  • IBM Texas Employees FCU
  • MDU Resources Group
  • United Guaranty Residential Insurance
  • NC Farm Bureau Insurance *
  • Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp
  • Group 1 Software
  • Keystone Education & Youth Services *
  • Brinker International/Macaroni Grille *
  • Taco Bueno
  • In and Out Burger
  • Max & Erma’s Restaurants
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Round Table Pizza
  • Mazzio’s Pizza
  • Bertuccis Restaurants
  • Merillat Industries *
  • MRI/Intuit Corporation
  • University of Texas Systems
  • HD Vest Financial Services
  • Amerisource Bergen
  • American Homestead *
  • James & Associates
  • Sun Health Care
  • Terry’s Tire Town
  • Metlife
  • Ernst & Young
  • Equifax
  • Nature’s Sunshine
  • Bank Midwest
  • Companion Technology
  • Wingate Hotels
  • Ramada Hotels
  • Super 8 Motels
  • Days Inn Hotels
  • Crestline Hotels
  • Drury Inns
  • FTN Financial Group
  • Laconia Savings Bank *
  • Keybank USA
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Money Tree
  • RAB Motors of San Francisco
  • Wampole Laboratories
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Conent, Inc
  • AMS Users’ Group Inc
  • WERC
  • Immunotec Research LTD
  • Niemann Foods
  • Sherwin Williams/Duron Paints
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Vision Users Group
  • Berkshire Life
  • New England Surfaces
  • Hill Phoenix Corporation
  • Complete Intelligence
  • Orscheln Industries
  • Munis, Inc.
  • Packateer, Inc.
  • Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate
  • Verint Corporation
  • Micros Systems
  • Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Prudential
  • Penn Mutual
  • Huntington Investments
  • Pacific West Financial
  • Securian Financial
  • Valpak
  • Barrister Digital Solutions
  • MedStar
  • CHEP
  • Baldor Electric
  • Fossil
  • McQauy
  • Sage Hospitality
  • Connolly, Inc
  • Westpark Hospital
  • Touchstone Energy
  • AGCO Parts
  • Lowe’s
  • Tim Horton’s
  • NHC Marketing
  • Scentsy
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Univera
  • Avon
  • Harvard Business School OPM
  • Micros
  • Guardian Investors
Travels From:  Florida
City: Tampa
$15,001 to $20,000

Biography

Mike Rayburn’s personal, business and career mission is simple: Transform communities. Whether that community is a business audience, an association, enrollees in his “What If…?” keynote experience, impoverished people world wide, or the lost in his hometown of Las Vegas, Mike’s daily efforts and life work are dedicated to transforming communities.

Mike does this most often with his “What If…?” keynote presentations and breakouts, where he uses world-class guitar and hilarious comedy to teach the three simple, powerful tools which took him from playing empty bars, to headlining Carnegie Hall (eight times!). They work for anyone. And everyone. Always.

When organizations need innovation and peak performance, where do they go? Usually it’s to business leaders, authors, or famous sports figures. Rarely do they go to artists! Yet for artists, creativity, innovation and peak performance are their life blood! Being a mega-successful artist, as well as a savvy entrepreneur and business owner, Mike Rayburn is uniquely qualified to teach artistic principles in a business context, to give businesses and organizations the edge they so desperately need to innovate and perform at peak “virtuoso” levels… and thus transform their success and significance.

The “What If…?” Experience is Mike’s transformational, hilarious keynote presentation. In it Mike uses his amazing guitar work and hilarious comedy as a metaphor, to illustrate three tools designed to turn your team into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo to stop managing change, and lead by creating change. Oh… and they’ll laugh so hard it hurts!

The measure of any speaker is the results they produce. Mike is consistently cited as “the hit of the conference,” and “what we needed and didn’t even know it.” More importantly, businesses regularly attribute significant, sometimes exponential increases in sales, impact and morale to the application of Mike’s keynote tools and breakout session content.

Mike Rayburn, CSP, CPAEAlso, in the same way a great song gets stuck in your head, Mike’s “What if…?” message gets repeated over and over, imprinting his most powerful tool in their memories and affecting immediate results and permanent improvement.

Always on the cutting edge, international keynote speaker Mike Rayburn is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Hall of Fame speaker (CPAE),  two-time TEDx presenter, has performed more than 4,000 presentations and his comedy remains in heavy rotation on Sirius/XM radio. Mike has been featured in USA Today,  Newsweek,  BillboardAmerican Entertainment,  Gig, and Successful Meetingsmagazines.

Presentations

Mike Rayburn’s The “What If…?” Experience motivational keynote presentation inspires innovation, re-awakens your team’s natural creativity, re-news and harnesses their sense of life purpose, opens their minds to all they never knew was possible, and exhorts everyone to become the best at what they do, a master of the things that matter.

The message is simple, powerful and memorable like a great song hook that your team will learn and repeat throughout the conference. Oh, and it’s hilarious!

Outcomes

Mike’s The “What If…?” Experience motivational keynote presentation will:

  • Begin your conference with energy, excitement, optimism, and a thirst for learning.
  • Set the tone for success by doing something NO OTHER SPEAKER CAN DO… proving his points right there on stage.
  • Give your people both the passion and the tools to get the most from your conference.
  • Transform your people into possibility thinkers, finding opportunities where there seemed to be none.
  • Launch your attendees on a lifelong quest for excellence.
  • Inspire your people to set goals that effect EXPONENTIAL change.
  • For closing keynotes, give your people both the tools and the passion to implement all that they’ve learned. Send them off with a positive shot of adrenalin.
  • Entertain your attendees more than you ever imagined possible while being so inspired!

Takeaways

You and your team will discover:

  • Three simple, powerful, tools you can use immediately and forever to access your gold mine of unrealized potential; the tools which took Mike from playing bars to Carnegie Hall.
  • The most powerful motivational force on this planet. (Hint… it is not power, sex, money, or fame).
  • The most basic human brain function and how to harness it for inspiration and positive change.
  • That managing change is not only stupid, it’s dangerous; you’ll learn how to stop managing change and start creating change; how to define the curve rather than follow it.
  • How to stop majoring in minor things and overcome time poverty.
  • How to set and achieve bold goals which take you as far and as high as your imagination will allow.
  • The power of your sense of purpose and how to harness it to effect exponential change.
  • A simple, powerful 10-minute exercise which will show you how to become a virtuoso, and master the things that matter.

Mike Rayburn has an amazing new, high content, high energy breakout session called “Become a Virtuoso! …How To Get To YOUR Carnegie Hall.” You and your attendees will discover how to get to the top one percent of your field, the secrets of MASTERY and PEAK PERFORMANCE.

There are very specific habits, choices philosophies and attitudes that top performers have and others don’t. You will discover not just what these are but how to apply them to your life and career. While this session is fun and engaging, it is also high content, about how to live a life of excellence, to develop the habit of greatness, to demonstrate mastery… to become a VIRTUOSO!

Your attendees will discover:

  • How to make the most important decision of their lives, the “excellence choice,” …and the consequences of not making it.
  • Before you climb the ladder, be sure it’s leaning on the right wall.
  • The daily habits/practices of champions
  • How to learn from the best, sharpen your learning curve, and quit trying to reinvent the wheel
  • The time management principles (and secrets) of virtuoso performers.
  • How to set goals to effect exponential change, and more importantly, the virtuoso’s secrets of goal achievement.
  • The “Ten Year Principle.” How to become a world-class expert in your field in ten years or less.
  • The self-discipline of high achievers… “practice, practice!”
  • Success comes through you, not from you… You learn the notes so you can forget the notes.
  • How to “hit with the tightest fist;” developing extraordinary focus.
  • Virtuosos are weird, they do what others will not.
  • The power, perspective and importance of failure.
  • The power of expectation, ego, and belief.
  • Virtuosos are lucky… and you can be too.

Mike Rayburn is uniquely qualified in the world to teach this program. While there are many speakers who study successful people and teach what they’ve learned, Mike Rayburn doesn’t teach what he thinks… he teaches what he knows by literally doing it. In fact, Mike has achieved top 1% three times in his life:

  1. In the world of college entertainment there are tens of thousands of entertainers. Mike was voted America’s Campus Entertainer of the Year three times in four years (by 5400 colleges and universities). No one has done that before or since.
  2. Beyond the college market, Mike rose from playing for seven people in a bar in Virginia, to eight command performances at Carnegie Hall, and recording a “Live At Carnegie Hall” CD. Few entertainers in the world have achieved this.
  3. As a professional speaker, Mike was recently inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Fewer than 1 percent of speakers have achieved this.

But please make no mistake, this is not an ego-centric presentation, these are merely credibility points. Mike draws examples from many great achievers… from Lance Armstrong to Neil Armstrong, from business, sales and entrepreneurial successes to sports, music and entertainment.

“How To Get To YOUR Carnegie Hall” is perfect for sales meetings, financial groups, healthcare, leadership, management, educators… any career where people want to improve their game exponentially.

It is usually 60 minutes but adjustable to your schedule. It is preferable to have it after Mike’s keynote, not preceding.

his is a hands-on, results-oriented workshop. In 60 minutes you and your attendees will not only discover how to set empowering goals, you’ll actually do it.

We will start by designing the perfect life: What if your life was perfect in all areas… your relationships, career, finances, possessions, etc? Then you will set/identify three life-goals, ten yearly goals and most importantly do the two steps most forget: 1. Make a plan; 2. Commit it to the calendar. Then, you will learn seven secrets of goal achievement practiced only by top achievers.

Your attendees will discover:

  • The 11 compelling reasons to set goals.
  • The power of goals to program the subconscious mind for success.
  • How to design their perfect life.
  • How to set three empowering life goals and 11 yearly goals.
  • How to create a plan to achieve one of their goals (and the template for doing this for all goals).
  • How to Set the plan to a calendar, and thus move from a reactive life to a proactive life.
  • Mike’s unique secrets for achieving your goals faster.

Areas of expertise

  • Embrace Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Goal Setting
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