Industry Presentations

Mike Schlappi’s most popular presentation, “If You Can’t Stand Up, Stand Out”, helps his audience realize that the best way to predict their future is to create it. His message includes humor and motivation as he tells his personal story — A story that began with a tragic shooting accident has evolved into a lifetime of lessons and victories. Although Mike was paralyzed, his dreams were not. Mike uses a media presentation, his Paralympic medals, and the bullet he was shot with to teach his “Bulletproof Principles for Success”.


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Mike will tailor his presentation to enhance the theme of your event and carry forward any message you would like to convey to your group.

  • Financial Institutions – Mike has his life, health and securities licenses.  He served as a Managing Partner in an employee benefits firm.  He has his MBA from Arizona State University.  All of which, give him credibility in the financial services industry.
  • Healthcare Organizations – Mike’s personal experiences with nurses, doctors and therapists not only saved his life, but also pointed him to a career in healthcare.  He served as a Director of Rehabilitation for IHC for 10 years.
  • Education – Mike comes from a family of educators.  He had the opportunity of teaching Liberal Arts at Arizona State while earning his Masters Degree. More importantly, his presentations center around the support he received from his friends, teachers and family as he put his life back together.
  • Safety – Mike’s story is a moving and powerful example of the importance of Safety. He faces challenges daily because of the split second decision that was made in regards to safety, or the lack of. His entertaining message changes the way people think about carelessness and the magnitude of their decisions in the work place.



Mike’s keynotes have been popular among the following:

  • Corporate Sales Meetings
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • National Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Direct Sales Marketing
  • Sports Organizations
  • Safety Meetings
  • Religious Organizations
  • Youth Groups