Why Michael

Top 5 Reasons to Book Michael Broome For Your Event

Michael delivers.

Perhaps you are wondering why you should hire Michael.  After all, where’s his credibility?  He’s not the number-one expert on any subject, nor is he a best-selling author, Fortune 500 CEO, journalist, politician, athlete, or astronaut.  But while some of his competitors were kissing babies, throwing footballs, or drinking Tang in outer space, Michael was researching performance principles and refining the communication skills your audience needs.  With budgets under scrutiny and with today’s aggressive marketplace, audiences had better take home more than a celebrity’s autograph.

Michael quips that he has committed years “preparing his extemporaneous remarks.”  He has spent decades (over 3,000 audiences) developing the experience necessary to relate to your people.  They will know that your assignment to find the right speaker was taken seriously.

Michael says:  “You have my sincere promise that the success of your meeting will be at the top of my priority list.  No one will put forth greater effort to inspire your audience and make ‘em laugh.”
Working with Michael is stress-free!

No prima donna, Michael arrives at the engagement early, checks out the sound system, and if needed he’ll help set up the room.  He ends the presentation on the exact minute you request and enjoys spending time with your people afterward.  Michael travels coach and makes sure there are backup flights.  In his entire career, he has only missed one speech when a blizzard shut down the southeast.  In the event of adverse conditions, he will charter a plane or drive all night through rain, sleet, or nuclear fallout.

Michael makes heroes out of Meeting Planners!

“Not only were you great as a keynote speaker, but you were a pleasure to work with prior to the convention.  You are extremely professional, well organized, and undemanding.  You are every meeting planner’s ‘dream’ speaker.”
-Mary S. DePersig, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

“I was a nervous wreck, since it was I who prevailed on our CEO to book you for our closing speaker.  You didn’t let me down.  I had so many financial advisors tell me that you were the best speaker we have ever booked.”
-Joan Rohleder, Packerland Brokerage Services

Michael customizes his presentations.

Winston Churchill once critiqued a speaker by saying, “He spoke for two hours without a note and without a point!”  Michael’s points are fine tuned by incorporating your objectives, themes, and ideas.  This is how he consistently hits the mark.  His speeches are so personalized, that after addressing a plumbing association, an audience member asked, “Do you ever speak to groups other than plumbers?”  (Michael considers this to be his greatest compliment.)  Though your audience will understand he is not in their vocation, they will know that Michael did his homework.

“It was a pleasure working with you both in advance and onsite.  I appreciate your efforts to collect information so that your presentation could be geared specifically to our group.  And, thanks for being so cordial to our head table group prior to the breakfast.”
-Bennett R. Judson, National Roofing Contractors Association

It’s not about him.  It’s about your people.

Some speakers simply talk too much about themselves. As one speaker said, “That’s enough of me talking about me; I’ll give you a chance to ask questions about me.” The problem is not when a speaker has a big ego – most do; the problem is when the ego has the speaker.  Though Michael uses some personal anecdotes, his purpose is to inspire audiences to utilize their potential, not to promote himself.

“Our people were amazed at the way you were able to incorporate our values into your presentation.  ‘Fantastic, awesome, wonderful, incredible and motivational’ are a few of the adjectives that we have heard describe your presentation.”
Donna Byers, American Century Investments

Money Back Guarantee!

Michael Broome comes with a “money back guarantee!”  No client has ever asked for a refund … though one misunderstanding occurred when Michael said he spoke for a fee and the client thought he said “for free.”

Another reason for Michael’s success is that he does not agree to a speaking engagement unless he is fully confident that he can deliver what the client requests.  If he is in doubt, Michael refers the client to a speakers bureau.  Together, they will find a speaker whose expertise is more in line with the conference objectives.

“It’s rare these days to find truth in advertisement, but you delivered exactly what you promised!  The feedback I received indicates that your presentation was not only humorous and entertaining, it also sent the audience home feeling a little better about the world we live in.”
-Paul O. Rock, Honeywell