“Michael helped our team of bankers more than double their effectiveness at conferences and networking events.”

Knock Out Networking

Knock Out Networking is a speaking, training, and coaching firm focused on helping sales producers grow their business through networking and referral marketing.

KON has been “in the corner” of financial advisors, brokers, agents, reps, planners, recruiters, and field leaders in the financial services industry for over 20 years.

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Our services and programs are responsible for the increased production, recruiting, and retention levels of the top financial services firms nationwide.

Most of our success is with insurance companies and agencies, asset management firms, wire houses, banks, broker dealers, general agencies, private equity, hedge funds, and banking institutions that support independent financial advisors and brokers.

Services include:

  • Training Programs and Workshops
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Virtual Speaking and Training
  • Group Coaching
  • Individual Coaching
  • On-Demand Learning for Individuals and Groups
  • Online Training for Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Facilitation of Networking Events and Meetings

Clients include Morgan Stanley, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, American Century, Chubb, Farmers Insurance, Rabobank, and SAP.

To learn more about how we can be in your corner – weigh in here!


“For Networking to take, you have to give!”

– Excerpt from Michael's book Knockout Networking for Financial Advisors

Group and Individual Coaching Programs

“Work your Daily Fight Plan to Generate More Prospects and Referrals!”

Coaching Programs are available to advisors focused on increased production and Field Leaders focused on increased retention and recruiting results.

Group Coaching

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Fight Club, our group coaching program, is designed to help advisors (and other sales producers) become more intentional and accountable every day!

Individual Coaching

Have Michael in your Corner!

Individual coaching with Michael is for advisors, agents, brokers, and sales producers that are open, coachable, and serious about growing their business.

On-Demand Coaching

Individual On-Demand Courses

Gain access to KO Networking University and the on-demand networking course Fight Club used for both Group and Individual Coaching programs.

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Paul Blanco, Managing Director, Barnum Financial Group

“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.”

Slide 2
Elizabeth McDaid, SVP, Council for Insurance Agents and Brokers

“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.”

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Michael S. Chille, Regional Vice President, Aflac

"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.”

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Harry Hoopis, CEO and Founder, Hoopis Performance Network

“Michael delivers proven ideas that he’s successfully applied while building his own business. His passion and insights bring a fresh perspective to networking.”

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Ed Deutschlander, CEO, North Star Resource Group, Past President of GAMA

“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.”

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