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Speak & Lead With Confidence: Overcome Self-Doubt, Communicate Clearly, and Inspire Your Audience


APRIL 26, GREEN BAY: 2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
APRIL 27, MILWAUKEE: 2:45 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Session Description

Leadership and communication go hand in hand. If you are great at leadership but can’t communicate, people won’t recognize your leadership, causing your influence (and hence leadership) to suffer. Conversely, if you’re only a mediocre leader but strong in communication, you’ll be better able to influence others and your leadership will be boosted. Said another way, great communication improves leadership; weak communication diminishes it. 

In this keynote, Mike reveals the three sources of confidence in communication and influence. He will reveal and apply how these sources affect us and how we can extend our leadership through effective communication. 

Key Takeaways

  • Increase your presence in presentation
  • Learn simple actions to communicate more effectively
  • Identify obstacles to executive presence
  • Effectively represent and sell to others 
  • Get to the point instead of wasting time by rambling 
  • Engage and win any audience 

Who Should Attend?

Mike’s clients range from mid-level professionals to C-suite executives of large enterprises. His presentations are focused on the same group.  


Mike Acker is the author of 16 books, including the best-selling Speak with No Fear. The book spent three years as Amazon’s top book on overcoming fear of speaking and was also listed in Forbes “7 Books That Will Help You Conquer the Fear Of Public Speaking.” In addition, he is the author of Connect Through Emotional Intelligence and co-author of Lead With No Fear. His new book Speak with Confidence is out now. Known for his authenticity, humor, and engaging presence, Mike will help you and your team lead better, connect better, and communicate better. He has twenty years of experience as a speaking coach, leadership coach, and public speaker. Past clients include Amazon, Adobe, TEDx speakers, politicians, professional athletes, Microsoft, and CEOs of internationally recognized brands. The son of drug dealers-turned-NGO leaders, Mike spent his childhood divided between Mazatlán and the Seattle area. Not only did this leave him fluent in Spanish, but it also gave him a personal understanding of what it’s like to be an outsider and a drive to push himself to his limits. He now lives on the Gulf Coast with his wife and son.




Your 2023 Ticket

  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and exclusive networking hour at the close of the event to connect with other attendees and speakers
  • Access to presentation slides and video recordings of all sessions following the conference
  • Choice of book from our keynote speakers: Mike Acker or Paul Roetzer


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