Mike Rayburn

  • Hall of Fame Speaker
  • Inspirational Thought Leader
  • Keynote Artist and Guitar Virtuoso

Powerful Content. Amazing Guitar. Hilarious. As a Hall of Fame speaker, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand, un-conventional keynote artists in the world.

Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become  possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers… all by daring you to ask the question, “What if…?” Most organizations, recognizing their need for innovation and peak performance, seek out business leaders, sports figures, or other achievers as speakers. Rarely do they go to artists! Yet, as Mike says, “For artists, innovation and peak performance are our lifeblood!” So Mike teaches artistic principles in a business  context to create an army of possibility thinkers. Unlike other speakers, Mike proves his message before your eyes and ears with amazing guitar and comedy.

Mike is consistently cited as “the hit of the conference,” and “what we needed and didn’t even know it.” More importantly, businesses regularly attribute significant, sometimes exponential increases in sales, impact and morale to the application of Mike’s keynote tools and breakout session content.

 
  

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Mike was a huge hit. I only wish we could have had him the last day of the meeting, instead of the first. Our executive said it was hard to follow an act like that.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Mike Rayburn
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Sprint
  • Walmart
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Keynote: The “What If…?” Experience (Entertainment and Message)

Mike Rayburn’s The “What If…?” Experience motivational keynote presentation inspires innovation, re-awakens your team’s natural creativity, re-news and harnesses their sense of life purpose, opens their minds to all they never knew was possible, and exhorts everyone to ...

Mike Rayburn’s The “What If…?” Experience motivational keynote presentation inspires innovation, re-awakens your team’s natural creativity, re-news and harnesses their sense of life purpose, opens their minds to all they never knew was possible, and exhorts everyone to become the best at what they do, a master of the things that matter. The message is simple, powerful and memorable like a great song hook that your team will learn and repeat throughout the conference. Oh, and it’s hilarious!

Mike’s The “What If…?” Experience motivational keynote presentation will:

  • Begin your conference with energy, excitement, optimism, and a thirst for learning
  • Set the tone for success by doing something NO OTHER SPEAKER CAN DO, proving his points right there on stage.
  • Give your people both the passion and the tools to get the most from your conference.
  • Transform your people into possibility thinkers, finding opportunities where there seemed to be none.
  • Launch your attendees on a lifelong quest for excellence.
  • Inspire your people to set goals that effect EXPONENTIAL change.
  • For closing keynotes, give your people both the tools and the passion to implement all that they’ve learned. Send them off with a positive shot of adrenalin.
  • Entertain your attendees more than you ever imagined possible while being so inspired!

You and your team will discover:

 

  • Three simple, powerful, tools you can use immediately and forever to access your gold mine of unrealized potential; the tools which took Mike from playing bars to Carnegie Hall.
  • The most basic human brain function and how to harness it for inspiration and positive change.
  • That managing change is not only stupid, it’s dangerous; you’ll learn how to stop managing change and start creating change; how to define the curve rather than follow it.
  • How to stop majoring in minor things and overcome time poverty.
  • How to set and achieve bold goals which take you as far and as high as your imagination will allow.
  • The power of your sense of purpose and how to harness it to effect exponential change.
  • A simple, powerful 10-minute exercise which will show you how to become a virtuoso, and master the things that matter.

Breakout Sessions

Become A Virtuoso!…How To Discover and Get to YOUR Carnegie Hall In this high-content, high-energy breakout session you and your attendees will discover exactly how to rise to the top 1% of your field, the secrets of mastery and peak performance. There are very specific tools, choices and ha ...

Become A Virtuoso!…How To Discover and Get to YOUR Carnegie Hall
In this high-content, high-energy breakout session you and your attendees will discover exactly how to rise to the top 1% of your field, the secrets of mastery and peak performance. There are very specific tools, choices and habits that top performers have and others don’t. You will discover not just what these but how to apply them to your life and career.

Write Music You Can’t Play…Mike’s Unique Secrets of Goal Setting and Achievement

This is a hands-on, results-oriented workshop. What if your life was perfect in all areas… your relationships, career, finances, possessions, recreation, etc? You and your attendees will design the perfect life, identify/set three life goals and eleven yearly goals, and then do the two most important steps most never do: 1. Make a plan; 2. Commit it to calendar. Finally, you will discover seven secrets of goal achievement practiced only by top achievers!

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Biography

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand and un-conventional keynote artists in the world. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers… all by daring you to ask the question, “What if…?” 

The “What If…?” Experience is Mike’s transformational, hilarious keynote presentation. In it Mike uses his amazing guitar work and hilarious comedy as a metaphor, to illustrate three tools designed to turn your team into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo to stop managing change, and lead by creating change. Oh… and they’ll laugh so hard it hurts! 

The measure of any speaker is the results they produce. Mike is consistently cited as “the hit of the conference,” and “what we needed and didn’t even know it.” More importantly, businesses regularly attribute significant, sometimes exponential increases in sales, impact and morale to the application of Mike’s keynote tools and breakout session content. 

Also, in the same way a great song gets stuck in your head, Mike’s “What if…?” message gets repeated over and over, imprinting his most powerful tool in their memories and affecting immediate results and permanent improvement. 

Always on the cutting edge, international keynote speaker Mike Rayburn is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Hall of Fame speaker (CPAE), two-time TEDx presenter, has performed more than 4,000 presentations and his comedy remains in heavy rotation on Sirius/XM radio. Mike has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, American Entertainment, Gig, and Successful Meetings magazines.