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    The Problem Is You Don't Know the Problem
    Where did my America Go?
    Where Have All The People Gone? The Depersonalization of Corporate America
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    Boca Raton, Florida
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“THE PROBLEM IS YOU DON’T KNOW THE PROBLEM.”

Does the world need another business speaker? Not unless that speaker has something unique to say about the world of business and is told from a unique perspective. Michael is that speaker.

Get Inspired, Empowered and Motivated to create what You Want.

Being a leader doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be fun! In this enlightening and entertaining program, Michael shares humorous and simple ways leaders can improve morale, increase productivity, build stronger teams to the advantage of the organization. The best part? These same strategies will also lower stress, improve job performance and promote greater self-satisfaction among employees.

Just as a GPS helps you to navigate through unfamiliar territory and ultimately get you to your destination, having good leaders does the same thing for your business.

Fear and anxiety either holds you back or moves you ahead.

Good leadership is the key to success. A team is not merely a collection of people. It’s a process that evolves; a process of give and take that builds working relationships. The basic building block of good team building is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value to the team no matter how large or small. If you manage people, do you know how famous you are? You're talked about on the golf course and they talk about you in the hair salon. Wouldn’t you like those comments to be positive ones.

Learn the keys to successful leadership and management with Michael’s very humorous, yet extremely serious talk as he shares with you his life’s ups and downs from surviving a bizarre double assassination attempt on his life to the reinvention of himself. From being broke and almost bankrupt to becoming a millionaire in less than five years during the worst recession in America. He went from being a nobody to being named as the best company in America in his field. How to take your business to the next level even during bad economic times will leave your audience with hope not despair.

You will learn how to make your business grow while others are struggling just to keep their heads above water. In this enlightening talk Michael offers guidance on how to step outside your business and take a long hard look at it. Though his witty but serious view he shows his audience how to think not only outside the box, but how to make it work for you.  It is more than entertainment it is enlightenment.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE?

Has Technology Depersonalized Your Organization?

Did you ever shake hands with an email or fax? Did you ever look one in the eyes? They don’t have facial expressions.  Do you really know who you are doing business with? In the cutthroat world of business, many aspiring moguls reject kindness as a virtue and develop a sharp competitive edge that can wound struggling colleagues.  For those who wish to rise to the top without knocking others down, Michael offers guidance on how to succeed without destroying those around you. People want to do business with people not emails and faxes.

Through his humorous yet serious presentation Michael motivates his audience on how to think outside the box and put the humanness back into business. His human touch, not giving into or relying only on electronic options as most companies do, lead him to be nominated twice as the best company in America in his field.

Michael also explores how customer service in America has vanished.  Why are consumers treated like the enemy?  This talk is filled with real life humorous and horror stories about how the technological revolution has hurt business by removing humanism.  Based on the speaker’s book “Success By Default-The Depersonalization of Corporate America.”

 

WHERE DID MY AMERICA GO?

Based on Michael's bestselling book. “Where Did My America Go?”

George Burns once said, "How come all the people who really know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair."

During this humorous but very serious talk, Michael engages his audience as he examines the changes in American politics and culture over the past one-hundred years.  You will leave this presentation asking yourself, “why hasn't anyone ever explained it to me that way before.”  He explores the myths of the great depression, immigration, taxation, global warming, political correctness and many other subjects that are on the mind of many Americans.  He explains why the once superpower of America is starting to lose its shine.

Why haven’t we learned from history Michael asks, as he spells out in bold detail where he believes government has gone wrong? 

 He examines how the press has and continually tries to influence the path of America through its biased reporting and skewed polls that are harmful to the American people and serve no one except their own agenda.

 Why are our elected representatives using the Constitution as a soapbox for reform without considering the consequences of their actions?

 The more you listen the more outraged you will become as he lays out his plan to save the American dream from becoming the American nightmare.

Although very humorous, Michael's talk may shock you into reality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Background

Michael Solomon is a former NYPD Special Investigator. He is the recipient of nineteen citations for  Excellent and Meritorious police work.  As a member of the intelligence division, he was assigned  to protect the Shah of Iran, and Madame Chang of Taiwan. He has personally met four U.S. Presidents.

He was assigned as the intelligence officer to the U.S. State Department, where he participated in treaty negations between the United States and Turkey.

Michael proposed a change to the NYC disability payroll procedures, which saved them over $200 million, reduced taxes and balanced the city’s budget.

After retiring from the Police Department, he joined the corporate sector in finance and  management.  After losing three corporate positions, during the worst recession in America in the last 100 years, he embarked on his own. Applying his own style of management, he was nominated as having the best company in America in his field by a national magazine. 

After becoming successful, he returned to his old beliefs and started to take care of the less fortunate. His work for various charities earned him the respect and praise of his community.   In 2003, he was cited by both houses of the New York State Legislature in Senate and Assembly  Resolutions as Humanitarian of the Year. 

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Sciences and a Masters with Distinction in Public Administration from Long Island University.

He has guest lectured at numerous Colleges and Universities.  In 2008, he presented the keynote address to the graduate school commencement of the N.Y. Institute of Technology.

He is a bestselling author of three books.  “Success By Default -The Depersonalization Of Corporate America.”  Forbes magazine book club said.  “This book belongs on the desk of every CEO in America.”

His second book “Where Did My America Go?” explores how the hypocrisy in American politics is causing a great divide in America today.  N.Y. Post columnist Steve Dunleavy said, “My only regret is that I didn’t write it.” 

His third book and first novel, “The Conversion Prophecy” was chosen as the "Best in Fiction" for 2016. Michael is the recipient of the 2017 National Literary "Reader's Choice Award." His novel has been written for the Hollywood screen.

Michael has appeared as a guest on over 350 radio and Television shows as a guest political and business analyst.  He has been the subject of numerous magazine and news articles. 

In 2006, Michael was named among others as "Time Magazine's Person of the Year."

He is an active member of The World Affairs Council, The Economic Forum, the U.S.Chamber of Commerce and The Leadership Business Council.

He travels from Boca Raton, Florida across America conducting business, motivational, Political and book talks.  

Testimonials

“Attending one of Michael’s seminars is like ‘Shock and Awe’ for your business. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use his advice.  If you get the opportunity to attend one of his talks run don’t walk you won’t be disappointed.” Dan Mangru, FOX Business News                                                                                                                               “Michael came, he saw and he conquered!! I did  not know much about Michael Solomon when we hired him for our  Annual Conference, but he   came highly recommended by the speakers’  bureau. I am very happy to say that Michael did not disappoint. He kept the standing room only  crowd of 1000+ people in his session entertained, engaged and enthralled with his amazing life story. This guy is an absolute character and great business motivator.  He is sure to be a popular speaker at any event. We will definitely have him back. To  top it off, we sold out of all of his books and the line for the book signing wrapped around the corridors! WOW!” Thomas Bohn, CEO  International Financial Operations Association.                              

 "A straight forward, passionate, witty, shoot from  the hip style together with his twenty-eight years of executive leadership and speaking experience makes Michael a much sought after motivational speaker. His poignant and energetic passion for helping others become the best they can be, in their professional and personal lives, helps him deliver his vibrant and positive message to his audience. Michael connects with his audience by speaking   to them straight from his heart.  Even with an audience of 500, he makes you feel that he is  having a personal conversation with you." Kurt Schemers, Traders Nation, Phoenix, AZ                                                      

“At our last fund raising event, Michael Solomon was our keynote speaker.  Through his expertise  and motivational leadership he helped us almost   triple our efforts in raising the needed funds to exceed our expected goals.  His inspiration in motivating our staff and volunteers was unmatchable.  His passion for motivating people  is amazing.  I would highly recommend him to any organization that wants to be more than     entertained.”Jacqueline Ackerman, University of Miami Sylvester Pap Corp.

"When's the last time a former cop motivated you? Never? Really? Well, you're in for a treat. This is a former NYPD officer, Entrepreneur of the Year and Bestselling Author, who has seen life on the  streets and has used that experience to the fore to engage audiences and press common sense agendas. Put Michael Solomon on your "must invite" speaker's list today! "  Eric Seidel, Founder & CEO, The Media Trainers                                     

 "Wow! What more can I say except thank you for your most insightful and motivating presentation  to our group. Your knowledge of your subject and witty presentation left those present encouraged   and laughing to tears.  Our staff and guests were sitting on the edge of their seats. Those who were absent from our luncheon have no idea what they missed. I never thought the Q & A period would  end. You left the group with much to digest. Thank you for a great presentation."  David Thompson, CEO, Calixto Consulting.

"Michael Solomon was the keynote speaker for our 2008 annual dinner.  From the moment he arrived on stage he captivated those present from beginning to end.

His provocative insight into his subject matter left those in attendance with much to digest and think about as he actually held his audience in the palm of his hands.  He accomplished this with precise wit that left us laughing and begging for more.

Michael graciously extended his time to all those present that had a myriad of questions or just wanted to be photographed with him.  He was the last person to leave the room.   If your organization is in need of a speaker, look no further."                        Gerald Shugar, Kiwanis International

"Not only is Michael an excellent speaker, he is interesting, funny, and holds your attention. There were over two hundred people in the room and it felt like he was having a one on one conversation with me. His life is extremely interesting and he has had many different experiences that he has drawn on. I really wish all companies would subscribe to his philosophy on treating employees. Employees would be happy and companies would grow beyond their goals! Michael is a  "MUST” hear speaker. I hope you get the chance  to  hear him."  Sherry Strahla, International Accounts Payable Association.                                                                                                                               "I had the occasion to attend one of Michael’s talks.  His ability to hold his audience’s attention with his fantastic life’s story and motivational anecdotes, which are witty and spot on, brought  me and those present to the edge of our seats.  I  could have listened to him all day. I learned more from him in one-hour than years of business school. If you get the opportunity to attend one of his lectures don’t miss it."  Candy Cohn, Senior Coordinator, Palm Beach Senior Association.

 “On behalf of the over 150 persons and myself  who attended the event you so graciously spoke atI want to thank you for a most entertaining and enlightening evening.

Our members and their guests could not stop  talking about your presentation.  My only wish is that we had more time.  I know everyone who attended was begging for more.

Thank you again for making our evening a hugh  success.  We would love to have you back to speak to us again in the future.”Susan Hug, Vice President, Women’s National Republican Club

 

                                                                                                                                        

 

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