Michael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of eight books.

With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.

Michael is a regular commentator on TV and radio and his work has featured in publications ranging from the UK Daily Mail to Medium.com and the Huffington Post. In addition, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Dr. John Maxwell and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations.

Having been recently named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

Speaking topics

Maintaining momentum in tough times

Crises are rarely convenient and they’re never fun. As the world confronts the single biggest disruption in living memory, how you and your organisation navigates the coming months will be critical.

Having spent over 15 years studying the secrets to achieving enduring success and momentum, 8-time bestselling author Michael McQueen knows what it takes to thrive in turbulent times.

Michael’s research indicates 3 keys to navigating crises and emerging from upheaval stronger than ever:

  1. Control the Controllables
    In the face of fear and uncertainty, the most powerful thing an organization or leader can do is focus on what is within their power - namely their activity. Michael shows how to ensure that your energies are being directed in the smartest and most strategic ways.
  2. Deal with Distractions
    For individuals and teams grappling with the realities of working remotely, achieving focus has never been harder or mattered more. Drawing on the latest research, Michael outlines strategies for achieving peak productivity and a 'flow-state’ even in the most challenging environments.
  3. Cultivate Consistency
    Establishing healthy rhythms and routines is essential to flourishing in times of upheaval. Michael offers a proven game plan for developing positive and consistent habits that will set up an individual or organisation to emerge from this crisis with a powerful competitive edge. 

Winston Churchill famously advised leaders to “never let a good crisis go to waste.” While challenging times can sometimes seem overwhelming, they also provide a powerful opportunity to sow the very seeds of your future success if you know how.

Preparing Now for What's Next

How to bullet-proof your business model in turbulent times

Every business and industry today is facing a perfect storm of disruption and upheaval. In the face of the changes ahead, agility and adaptability will be more important than ever. The future success and survival of your organization will rest on the ability to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt disruption.

Session overview

In this fast-paced & compelling keynote presentation, audiences discover:

  • The 4 forms that disruption will take in the coming decade
  • The key technology trends that will shape the future including artificial intelligence, robotics and business automation
  • The common culture and mindset traps that will set any organization on a collision course with obsolescence – and how to avoid them
  • Proven and practical strategies for staying one step ahead of change and remaining relevant

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for navigating disruption and emerging stronger than ever.

Preparing Now for What’s Next is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

Mastering the Art of Momentum

The secret to achieving effortless and enduring growth

We all love being on a roll, in the zone and firing on all cylinders – that flow-state sensation where everything just seems to work.

But what happens when the groove becomes a rut, inspiration evaporates or your mojo disappears?

Enduring success and growth for any business today is dependent on building and maintaining unstoppable momentum.

Session overview

In this inspiring keynote presentation, audiences discover:

  • The art and science of momentum – where momentum comes from and why it makes all the difference when you’ve got it working for you
  • A practical and powerful formula for building momentum individually or in a team
  • How to get into a flow state of peak productivity on a daily basis
  • The role that focus and consistency play in ensuring a groove doesn’t become a rut over time

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for achieving effortless growth and maintaining it over the long haul.

Mastering the Art of Momentum is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

De-Coding the Millennial Mindset

The essential guide to understanding and engaging the next generation

No organization or business can afford to ignore Millennials. In addition to being the largest generation in history, they possess over 30% of consumer spending power and make up half of the working population.

Having conducted one the world’s most extensive studies into the defining attitudes and values of Millennials, Michael McQueen has a unique insight into the next generation.

Session overview

In this high-energy, humorous & compelling keynote presentation, audiences discover:

  • The common myths and misconceptions many leaders and businesses believe about millennials (even if they don’t know it)
  • The core beliefs, mindsets and expectations of next-generation consumers and employees
  • The secret to engaging, persuading and motivating millennials
  • A range of proven and practical strategies for being relevant to a younger cohort

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for bridging the generation gap and powerfully engaging Millennials as either consumers or employees.

De-coding the Millennial Mindset is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

Teaching for Tomorrow

How to equip today's students for the future

Students in classrooms today will enter a world very different to the one their teachers and parents have known.

In light of the uncertainty that lies ahead, it is more important than ever that educators keep their finger on the pulse of technological and societal trends in order to help students prepare for them.

Session overview

In this practical and highly relevant keynote presentation, audiences will:

  • The key social and technology trends that will shape the future including artificial intelligence, robotics and automation
  • The skills and competencies that young people will need in order to be future-fit
  • Why and how education practices and paradigms must evolve in the coming years
  • A range of proven and practical strategies for making classroom learning relevant to the next generation of learners

Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for engaging today’s students while equipping them for tomorrow.

Teaching for Tomorrow is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.

The Case for Character

Why trusted brands are more lucrative, loved and long-lasting.

A revealing, practical and compelling keynote presentation highlighting why character matters more than ever.

In the coming years, consumers will demand ever-greater transparency, trustworthiness and values-alignment from the brands and businesses they engage with - a trend that leaders and organisations ignore at their peril.

In this research-rich & compelling keynote presentation, audiences will discover:

  • Why the marketplace today is more skeptical and discerning - and how this creates an enormous opportunity.
  • How purpose-driven and values-based brands have proven to be more lucrative, loved, and longer lasting than their competitors.
  • How to build or rebuild trust through credibility, consistency, clarity and congruence.

Audience members will leave this session with a blueprint for becoming an individual, brand or organisation that stands for something - and reaps the rewards of doing so.

The Case for Character is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote presentation or an extended half day program.

Testimonials

What an engaging, entertaining and well prepared session. The best generational presentation I've seen! Michael's depth of knowledge and applicable stories were fantastic.
Marketing Manager, Pepsi

Michael McQueen offers information that is relevant to everyone and anyone. His presentation at our client luncheon attracted enormous interest and was engaging, insightful and humorous. Feedback from audience members was fantastic and he has certainly raised the bar for next year.
CEO, Australian Super

Michael is a gifted speaker with an enthralling topic. Colleagues and clients alike found Michael captivating and took away many great strategies and ideas! GIO
GIO Insurance

Michael's presentation is both engaging and inspiring. His strategies for engaging our Gen Y people really hit the mark.
Head of Career and Development, Vodafone

Understanding what makes Gens X & Y tick is not a new challenge which is why Michael McQueen's presentation was unexpectedly refreshing. His comments were right on the money and our delegates responded with knowing nods. Michael is a fluid and mature presenter who is completely across his subject.
CEO, Family Business Australia

Michael McQueen provided NECA Victoria's members with a clear insight into Generation Y. I would highly recommend Michael's presentation to any prospective groups.
CEO, NECA Victoria

A thought provoking and inspirational presentation. Michael totally engaged our members with his insights.
Chief Executive (VIC) The CEO Institute

Michael is an informed and engaging speaker with a powerful message and practical advice. I would recommend Michael to all business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to grow and evolve a competitive edge
GM Marketing Cannon Australia

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Maintaining Momentum in Tough Times
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Michael McQueen - The Case for Character keynote presentation highlights (20 mins)
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Michael McQueen - Speaker Showreel
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Momentum keynote by Michael McQueen
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Michael McQueen - 5 Minutes with O Asia
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Michael McQueen - Winning the battle for relevance

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