Over the past
decade, I've been a keynote speaker, featured speaker, or roundtable facilitator at hundreds of events. Clients have included Institutional Investor, John Hancock, Marriott,
McKenzie Financial, Tramontina, Assante Wealth Management, Cobank, NRECA, the Steel Manufacturer's Association, the Metal
Services Center Institute, the National Human Resources Association, International Housewares Association, Emory & Henry
University, the Lima Chamber of Commerce, and the FBI.
The three major speech topics offered include:
Topic #1. Forecasting the U.S. and global economy
This forecast can be tailored to either investors or business executives. For
investors, it includes a discussion of appropriate money management strategies over the course of the stock market
cycle. For business executive audiences, my forecast similarly includes a discussion of appropriate business strategies
over the course of the business cycle.
For both investors and business executives, the most important part of my speech is to teach them to become their
own economic forecasters. This approach is presented in my book "Always a Winner”. For groups seeking a strong educational component for their audience, this “teach
you how to forecast” aspect of the speech is always a big hit.
Topic #2. Strategically Meeting the China Challenge
The foundation for this speech is my analysis
of U.S.-China relations in my book The Coming China Wars. In that book, I describe how the emergence of China is sparking a tremendous competition
globally for markets, natural resources, and political and military influence. For corporate audiences, I explain how
to conduct a proper risk assessment when considering offshoring production facilities to China. For companies facing
stiff Chinese competition, I also offer a suite of strategies to combat China's "weapons of mass production." Topic #3. What the Best MBAs Know
This presentation is based on my book "What the Best MBAs Know"; it is an executive-level overview of the MBA "toolbox." This presentation
is best conducted in a workshop format with the goal of providing executives and middle managers with a working overview
of how the key concepts and tools offered in business schools may be profitably applied in their own corporate
environment. The presentation is specifically tailored to the particular industry that I'm working with.