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Audacity Keynote Speaker Mike Acker



The Language of


Communicating with
Confidence and Influence

In this keynote, Mike Acker provides a deeper understanding of the role of communication in successful leadership and how to use effective communication to inspire, influence, and achieve success as a leader.


  • Develop a leadership communication style that reflects your authentic self and resonates with your audience.

  • Enhance confidence and presence when communicating to inspire trust, respect, and influence.

  • Cultivate emotional intelligence skills to lead with empathy, connect with others on a deeper level, and navigate complex interpersonal situations.

  • Learn how to adapt your communication style to different audiences and situations to build stronger relationships and achieve your goals.

  • Discover the power of storytelling to communicate complex ideas, inspire action, and create a sense of shared purpose among your team.

  • Hone practical communication skills such as active listening, empathy, and persuasion to effectively navigate challenging conversations, motivate your team, and drive results.

“Almost every problem in your life and your business started as a failure to communicate.” – Mike Acker

Mike is the author of seventeen books and workbooks, including the best-selling Speak with No Fear, which spent two years as Amazon’s top book on overcoming the fear of speaking and was also listed in Forbes “7 Books That Will Help You Conquer The Fear Of Public Speaking.” In addition, he is the co-author of Lead With No Fear and recently released Speak with Confidence (published by Wiley).

Known for his authenticity, humor, and engaging presence, Mike will help you and your team lead better, connect better, and communicate better. He has twenty years of experience as a speaking coach, leadership coach, and public speaker. Past clients include Amazon, Adobe, TEDx speakers, politicians, professional athletes, Microsoft, and CEOs of internationally recognized brands. 

The son of drug smugglers-turned-NGO leaders, Mike spent his childhood divided between Mazatlán and the Seattle area. Not only did this leave him fluent in Spanish, but it also gave him a personal understanding of what it’s like to be an outsider and a drive to push himself to his limits. He now lives on the Gulf Coast with his wife and son. 

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