"Knock Out Networking is not an option. It's a must buy, must read, must implement book!"

"Michael was extremely valuable at helping our team more than double their effectiveness at conferences and other networking events."


Michael Goldberg, CSP



Michael Goldberg’s Knock Out Networking programs are responsible for increased production, recruiting, and retention levels for the top financial firms nationwide. A two-time TEDx speaker, Michael speaks at conferences, runs sales meetings, and delivers “results driven” programs on networking, recruiting, and target marketing. His firm Knock Out Networking  works with the top companies including John Hancock Investments, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Griffin Capital, Guardian Life, Jackson National, Penn Mutual, AXA Advisors, MA Mutual, Northern Trust, Colonial Life, Chubb, State Farm Insurance, Rabobank, Brother International, and SAP.

Michael is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skills and is held by less that 600 speakers worldwide. Michael writes articles and contributes to numerous publications including Advisor Perspectives, Life Health Pro, Producer’s E-Source, and Horsesmouth. His weekly blog 3-Minute Rounds reaches thousands of subscribers.

Aside from a busy speaking schedule, Michael is an award-winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University and frequently volunteers as a speaker at organizations focused on job search.

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

– Excerpt from Michael's NEW book Knock Out Networking for Financial Advisors

About Michael

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.



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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.”

    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.”

    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.”

    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.”

    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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