Live (CSP) or Virtual presentations
Mike is a Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP)
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".
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.
Mike's message is a perfect fit for both large and small corporations who are forced to make changes to adapt and thrive in today's shifting world. Through entertaining and personal stories, Mike teaches sales professionals that "all motivation is self-motivation". His philosophy is "If you resist change – you fail. If you accept change – you survive. If you create change – you succeed."
Mike has observed that sales professionals' minds are full of thoughts such as products, territories, customers, quotas, etc. He knows that all of these concepts are important yet worthless if they are not cemented in the heart. That is his specialty.
Mike has a background in Healthcare – His personal experiences with nurses, doctors, and therapists not only saved his life but also pointed him to a career in healthcare. Mike earned his MBA from Arizona State University in Healthcare Administration. He served as the Director of Rehabilitation for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City for ten years, giving him credibility with audiences in the healthcare arena.
Mike's entertaining keynote includes personal stories and a powerful media presentation. He shares his Olympic medals and the bullet he was shot with to teach others that growth and success are directly linked to the way we respond to challenges and adversity. His life's motto is "If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out!".
Mike shares his Olympic medals and the bullet he was shot with to teach graduates and their families that growth and success are directly linked to the way we respond to challenges and adversity. Mike comes from a family of professional educators. He taught Liberal Arts at Arizona State University while earning his MBA.
At the age of 14, Mike was shot in the chest, by a friend, at point-blank range, paralyzing 2/3 of his body. In his keynote, he shares his Olympic medals, a powerful media presentation, and the actual bullet he was shot with to teach audiences that "this didn't need to happen; it could have been prevented". Mike's powerful message leaves a lasting impression that this didn't just happen to him. It affected his family, his friends, the community, and even his future wife and children.
Mike and his family continue to face challenges daily because of the split-second decision that was made in regards to safety or the lack thereof. His entertaining message changes the way people think about carelessness and the magnitude of their decisions in the workplace. A few of his themes are:
"There's no such thing as a bronze medal in safety".
"Put Your Safety On"
"Safety is NO ACCIDENT"
"The Gold Standard of Safety"
Mike has a strong background in the financial services industry. He has his life, health, and securities licenses, has his MBA, and recently was a main platform speaker at the "Million Dollar Round Table," all of which give him credibility when speaking to an audience in the financial fields.
Experience Mike Schlappi's award-winning virtual presentation – "If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out!" Through Mike's story, your viewers will laugh, cry, and be taken places they have never been before. Many inspirational and motivational speakers are accomplished athletes, authors, celebrities, and businessmen. Mike is too! He has instant credibility with any audience because he has earned these accolades following a shooting accident that left him paralyzed for life. He won't challenge his viewers to venture anywhere he hasn't been.