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Michael Kordahi Speaker Pack

Inside of every person in every company is a genius with a diverse perspective – give everyone equal volume and unlock great ideas.

Michael is on a mission to help businesses unlock the full potential of every individual.

Inside of everyone in every company is an influencer. An influencer with diverse perspectives and unique ideas, that, if unlocked can create surprising market changing opportunities.

He teaches people how to explore and unleash their unique genius then share it in ways that can have genuine impact. That’s why you hired them in the first place, right?

All voices should have the opportunity to have equal volume and everyone is an influencer – unlock them!

Below is detail on what Michael is all about as a professional speaker for keynotes, conference sessions, offsites etc. He also runs longer term coaching programs.

He’s also a nice guy (who can sometimes be found referring to himself in the third person), so get in touch we’ll work out what you need to hit your goals.

What Michael talks about

Michael delivers a bunch of keynotes and sessions. Here are the three most popular ones.

Unlock ideas by learning to pitch them

Everything of impact started with someone convincing someone else of an idea and having them motivated to come on the journey, commit funds or become an advocate of the mission.

Great ideation and strategy sessions should have 2 parts. The session that generates new and innovative ideas AND everything that happens after the session to give those ideas the best chance of succeeding.

Let’s get new ideas on the table and once they’re there, let’s give them wings to fly.

There are skills, frameworks and habits that can be learned that will help great ideas succeed. It’s time for you to be a influential pitch machine.

Influencers are made

Ever notice that no matter the setting there are some people that are just ridiculously interesting and command a higher share of voice.

These magical people are leaders who know how to command a room or screen, close deals and ooze credibility – just by knowing what to say, how to say it and when to say it.

Learn the habits and tools that will supercharge your powers of persuasion regardless of personality type:

  • How to bring stakeholders on a journey with you, a shared journey is more likely to collect success along its way.
  • The frameworks that can be used to turn ideas in to ideas that stick.
  • The techniques for finding your authentic voice as a communicator.

The hacker mindset

“Isaac Newton… in one person, he combined the experimenter, the theorist and the mechanic.” – Albert Einstein

Break it open, figure it out, mostly fail – but sometimes make a better one. Then, maybe, occasionally ask for permission.

Innovation, disruption, design thinking, growth mindset, failing forward… whatever you call it, there is special awesomesauce that’s the difference between those who are killing it with original, impactful work and those who just show up.

Learn how step up your game by breaking the rules and engaging your inner hacker.

#Business #Influence #Culture #Storytelling #Communications #Innovation #Creativity


Michael adults by coaching and training leaders in companies to help them become better speakers, storytellers and influencers over at Sumo Ninja Monkey.

He thrives by finding the most creativ’est, fun’est and easiest way to be impactful with words and then teaching others about it.

Also, a total and proud engineering nerd and former Microsoft executive who can occasionally be found referring to himself in the third person and making words up to suit is bio.

Equal parts Frasier and Niles.

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I know no other speaker who can evoke fresh thinking and brilliant energy around ideas or complex topics as Michael. He is equal parts educator and entertainer.

Sarah VaughanDirector Microsoft Australia

Michael is my go-to speaker when I need a clever, fun and funny presentation. He is always the star of the show. He is also extremely easy to work with, and always knows exactly how to craft the perfect presentation for the circumstances.

Stephen LeadIgnite Sydney

Fast-paced, mind-expanding, fun and engaging. From nervous speakers to polished execs, this fresh thinking workshop concentrates on an individuals personal style, rather than a one-size fits all ‘corporate robot’ approach. Highly recommend.

Marie-Claire MapleDirector, Ogilvy Australia

Michael brings depth of experience and understanding to really bring the best out of our team. The workshop was fun, theatrical and impactful. Michael is a true nerd. An awesome program for any team.

Luke DohertyDirector, Technology Infrastructure & Customer Service - Asia, Middle East & Africa, Intercontinental Hotels Group

Michael brings purpose and heart every time he presents, and it’s infectious.

Mark CohenCTO,

Michael always hits the notes, his workshops are spot on intelligent, engaging and the content is always diverse and culturally relevant to the audience.

Tida TippapartProgram Manager, UTS

Michael understands audiences and public speaking. He is the benchmark on how to take an audience on a journey.

James OliverDigital Learning Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Michael is the CEO of awesome.

Ric HollandGlobal Partner Director, Wacom

The is the secret sauce for killer presentations

Nicholas EllerySenior Marketing Manager, Gumtree Australia

He can command a room or a conference hall which is unusual for someone with such nerd cred.

Ashley RingroseFounder, Soap Creative

Rarely have I seen someone deliver with such passion and energy. This guy is inspiring and something special.

Matt CrabtreeCorporate Facilitator, Coach and Consultant

Michael Kordahi is a brilliant, passionate, creative thinker. A superb human being

Jason SilvaTelevision Personality and Filmmaker

It is inspiring to me when I collide with a kindred spirit and effortlessly begin creating. Focused, vibrant and brave. My friend Michael Kordahi in three words.

Darren PercivalSinger and Entertainer

This is learning from the best

Karo EsmailHead of Partner Marketing APJ at Citrix

Michael has the uncanny ability of turning good speakers into great speakers, and great ones into legends.

Vaughan KnightPrincipal Engineering Manager, Microsoft Australia