About Michael

Michael Goldberg, CSP

Speaker, Author, Educator, Boxer, Knock Out Networker

Michael Goldberg has helped thousands of sales producers including financial advisors, brokers, planners, real estate agents, private equity bankers, hedge fund managers, attorneys, accountants, recruiters, and sales managers generate hundreds of thousands of dollars using his Knock Out Networking system.

Michael’s firm Knock Out Networking, LLC has been recognized as a speaking and training resource in the insurance and financial services industry. Described by clients as a “spark plug”, Michael is a master at invigorating and engaging audiences. His “knock-out” style is “hard hitting” with actionable concepts that can be applied immediately.

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

Clients include 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 writes regular columns for various industry publications and has been quoted in the Harvard Business Review. His blog 3-Minute Rounds has thousands of financial advisors, sales producers, and sales managers as subscribers worldwide.

Michael is a two-time TEDx Speaker and has spoken at conferences in the financial services, supply chain management, construction, architecture, banking, information technology, copier, and real estate industries.

Michael’s hardcover book Knock Out Networking for Financial Advisors and Other Sales Producers is on the bookshelves of some of the top managing directors and financial advisors in the industry.

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 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.


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

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

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