Speaker, Writer, Networking Strategist
Speaker, Author, "Boxer", and Knock Out Networker Michael Goldberg has helped thousands of advisors, brokers, agents, reps, and sales managers generate hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line. Described by clients as a "spark plug", Michael is a master at invigorating and engaging audiences. His "knock-out" style is "in your face" and high energy. He delivers content that is "hard and actionable" and can be applied immediately.
His program Knock Out Networking™ has been sponsored by mutual fund and annuity companies while being licensed at the enterprise level availing firms nationwide to improve their production and quality of recruiting.
Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers "results driven" programs on networking, referral marketing, and recruiting.
Clients include John Hancock Investments, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Mutual, Genworth, Western & Southern Life, MetLife, Thrivent Financial, Colonial Life, and Chubb & Son.
Michael’s writes regular columns for the Huffington Post, Life Health Pro, Producers Web, Producers E-Source, The Elite Advisor, and Horsesmouth and has been quoted in the Harvard Business Review. Michael has spoken at numerous industry conferences including MDRT, LAMP, NAIFA, NAHU, and is a 2X TEDx speaker.
Educational background includes a Masters Degree in Training and Organization Development from Lesley University and a Bachelors Degree from CUNY Brooklyn in Hospitality Management.
Michael Goldberg is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers to recognize demonstrated commitment to the speaking profession through proven speaking experience.
Michael is currently an award winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University and frequently volunteers as a speaker at organizations focused on career search.