Michael is a highly regarded and well-known strategic consultant and a sought-after public speaker. Acclaimed by former President Nelson Mandela as “a national treasure, and a man who must never be allowed to leave the country”, he is a passionate believer in South Africa, and proud to call this country his adoptive home. With over twenty years of business experience in both London and Johannesburg, his advertising, communication and marketing expertise has been applied by such clients as British Telecom, Microsoft, Nike, Polaroid, Compaq, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Colgate-Palmolive, HP, Marconi and Goodyear amongst many others. Michael is the owner and Managing Director of Three Sixty Degrees (Jhb) and Zebra Crossing, a specialist forensic market consultancy, based in Johannesburg. He is also widely involved in the media, having been a Radio 702 and Voice of Soweto radio host, as well as a feature contributor to The Saturday Star and Sunday Independent newspapers. Currently Michael edits two magazines, and writes a monthly column for the British Airways in-flight magazine, Upfront. On television Michael has presented “The Consumer Files” for the series “Your Own Business”; “Money” for SABC3; BusinessWeb and TechnoLogic on Summit TV, and currently hosts and presents Weekend Property on DStv . Michael is also an active member of the European Professional Speakers Association. 9 reasons to book (the other) Michael Jackson 1. Michael is a professional speaker who delivers powerful images and memorable messages designed specifically for your event; weaving your individual theme, brand and messages into his keynote presentations. 2. Michael has a reputation as one of the best business-to-business speakers on the global professional circuit. He has worked with dozens of the world’s leading companies and CEO’s, and has addressed over 700 conferences and seminars to date in Europe, Africa, Asia, the USA and the Middle East; to audiences ranging from factory workers to Heads of State. 3. He has never been rated below ‘excellent’ on any conference evaluation forms over the last decade of speaking professionally. 4. With over fifteen years of business communication and marketing experience before becoming a full-time speaker ten years ago, Michael has worked personally with Richard Branson and Bill Gates and other global blue-chip clients such Dell, Nike, Nokia, DuPont and British Telecom, amongst many others. 5. His core keynote topics include The Challenge of Change, The Hard Sell and Future Business/Customer Trends as well as an ability to lead Strategic Interventions and Workshops. 6. Before Michael agrees to speak from any platform he insists on a full, personal briefing from both the client and the technical crew involved in the event in order to deliver the most professional presentation possible. 7. As a sought after Master of Ceremonies, Michael can also add a new dimension of professionalism to any conference, event, awards or gala occasion. 8. Former South African President Nelson Mandela hailed him as “a national treasure”; and with his uncanny ability to connect with his audiences - Michael is widely known as a passionate champion of business. 9. Tom Peters, bestselling author of ‘In Search of Excellence’ said of working with him, that “After Michael Jackson, I’m only the second most enthusiastic person in the room”.
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