Meet Michael

michaelbwMICHAEL GOLDBERG, CSP
Speaker, Author, Consultant, Boxer, Knock Out Networker

Michael Goldberg has helped financial advisors, brokers, agents, reps, wholesalers and other sales producers generate hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line. His firm Knock Out Networking, LLC is renowned as a speaking and training resource in the financial services industry. 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. His content is “real world” and can be applied immediately. Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers “results driven” programs on networking, referral marketing, and sales presentations.

Clients include John Hancock Investments, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Guardian Life, Jackson National, Penn Mutual, AXA Advisors, Prudential, MetLife, New York Life, Thrivent Financial, Colonial Life, and Chubb & Son.

Michael writes regular columns for the Huffington Post, Life Health Pro, Producers Web, Producers E-Source, Horsesmouth and has been quoted in the Harvard Business Review and Wall Street Journal. Michael has spoken at numerous conferences in the financial services industry including the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and has spoken for TEDx at Yale University.

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. Fewer than 10 percent of the thousands of speaking professionals worldwide hold this designation.

Michael is currently an award winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University and frequently volunteers as a speaker at organizations focused on career search.

Testimonials

“Michael has done a great job in helping our advisors to not only understand the importance that networking has in growing their practices, but also how to implement proven strategies that maximize results at networking events. Michael has held sessions with our top producers and our new hires and is currently working with us to develop a curriculum specifically designed for our firm. I look forward to continuing our relationship to make networking a major part of our culture.”
-Paul Blanco, Managing Director, Barnum Financial Group, Top MetLife Agency

“Michael is an enthusiastic and highly motivating speaker. The research he does before conducting a program ensures that materials are customized to the audience. He engages his audiences in ways that help accomplish the learning objectives while allowing the group to have fun. He always models what
he teaches. Participants leave his program excited to try the techniques he presents. Michael definitely walks his talk.”
-Elizabeth McDaid, Vice President, Chubb & Son

“I was more than pleased; I was impressed with your presentation. I found your message not only interesting and informative; I was also impressed with your comfortableness and ease in presenting your message. All too often, when a speaker is trying to get a message across, they forget that their
audience needs streams of information to be broken into segments separated by humor or story…yours did both. Your energized presentation was a breath of fresh air to the more “traditional” speakers which we have had in the past.”
-Michael S. Chille, Regional Vice President, Aflac

“Michael delivers proven ideas that he’s successfully applied while building his own business. His passion and insights bring a fresh perspective to networking.”
-Harry Hoopis, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual

“Michael was exactly what our organization needed – a dynamic platform speaker that provides relevant information that reinforces our culture of high activity and impacting client lives. His straightforward approach and practical strategies were accepted and embraced by our firm. We will be bringing
Michael back to assist our advisors building markets effectively in today’s marketplace.”
-Ed Deutschlander, Co-President, COO North Star Resource Group, Past President of GAMA International 2008-2009

Contact Knock Out Networking, LLC

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Knock Out Networking, LLC

P.O. Box 606
Jackson, NJ 08527 USA
Phone: (732) 961-7878

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