Michael Goldberg, CSP

Speaker, Author, Facilitator, Boxer, Knock Out Networker

Michael Goldberg has helped thousands of sales producers generate hundreds of thousands of dollars using his Knock-Out Networking system. Michael’s firm Knock Out Networking has been recognized as a speaking and training resource in the insurance and financial services industry for over 20 years.

Michael launched THE Networking Group in 2014, a national networking organization, focused on helping a “vetted” community of business owners and sales producers grow their business through networking, introductions, and referrals.

Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers “results driven” programs on networking, referral marketing, and recruiting.

Clients include American Century, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Northern Trust, Griffin Capital, Nationwide, Columbia Threadneedle, Chubb, and Fidelity.

Michael writes regular columns for various industry publications and has been referenced in the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company magazine. His blog 3-Minute Rounds has thousands of subscribers worldwide.

Michael is a two-time TEDx Speaker and has spoken at major conferences in the financial services industry including the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).


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 and success in the speaking profession. Fewer than 5 percent of the thousands of speaking professionals worldwide hold this designation.

Michael has been an award-winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University since 2004 and frequently volunteers as a speaker at organizations focused on career search.

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Networking, like boxing, is about the connection. The more and better connections you make, the more wildly successful you will be! Despite all that technology and social media has allowed us to do, those with the best connections, relationships, and greatest understanding of how to utilize them will succeed. Networking is absolutely the best way to make those connections, develop those relationships, and generate success. Bottom line! All the approaches and strategies you need to get to the right places, say the right things, and meet the right people are laid out in the pages of this book. It’s like having Michael Goldberg in your corner!

“Knock-Out Networking”  is based on Michael Goldberg’s proven system for attracting more prospects, more referrals, and more business to the pipeline. These proven approaches have helped thousands of financial advisors, insurance agents, bankers, product wholesalers, business owners, and job searchers change the way they develop relationships.

And they will do the same for you!

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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.”

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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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Knock Out Networking!

Sales producers including financial advisors, brokers, agents, and planners absolutely need a “fight plan” to grow their business. Especially now! Networking, scheduling appointments, developing relationships, generating referrals, making targeted connections, and being massively in service to clients are just as important as ever! Online or “live”, cultivating “knock out” relationships is a must if your focus is generating more prospects, more referrals, and more business!


It’s All About Community

Communities have their own way of being. Communities generate an energy that people want to become a part of. And who doesn’t want to be a part of something? There are distinctions that make a community a lot more than just a group of people that drive the same car or drink the same bourbon. A community is a giving network of followers that offers recognition, learning, communicating, collaborating, value, love, passion, and fun. Some communities are strong enough to become a brand. Learn how to establish community in your business and express your brand with prospects, clients, and referral partners.

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

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

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