Hiring the right motivational speaker is a very important decision.
Mel has worked with leading global brands on hundreds of custom keynotes and leadership development programs.
She has been described as “an explosion of inspiration”, “blazingly intelligent and shockingly funny”, and “the best motivational speaker I’ve seen in a decade.” And, our personal favorite, “Mel’s got the energy and entertainment power of Eric Wahl and the depth of Marshall Goldsmith, in a skirt!” She is the surefire choice for audiences in all industries because her work focuses on what makes us all human: our incredible potential in life and business, and the obstacles that stop us from reaching it.
Here are a few reasons why Mel has become a favorite among meeting and event planners, and a trusted partner for speaker bureaus and corporate executives:
10. Audiences Love Her
Mel delivers the goods on and off stage. Audiences consistently rate Mel as a five star experience and as “the highlight” of any event. Once you hear her speak, you’ll want her back. For the keynote or leadership development program that everyone will be talking about long after your event is over, book Mel.
9. Promotional Support
Mel is truly excited to be a part of your event. The proof is in the way she engages audiences before and after as well as the marketing assets she will give you that can be customized to help you drive registrations, attendance and excitement. If there’s something she can do to make your job easier, your clients happier, or your audience more satisfied – just ask.
8. Breathtaking Visuals
Mel drives home her message with soul-stirring videos, gorgeous HD photography, surprising animations and heart pounding music. She knows how to harness the power of multimedia – thanks to being a film major at Dartmouth, having launched and sold a viral media company, hosted two television shows, and working on-air daily with CNN.
7. Riveting Stories
There’s nothing more compelling than a vivid story that reminds us of the magic of the human experience, and Mel is a powerful story-teller – a craft she honed as a trial lawyer, a syndicated talk radio show host, a Gracie Award winner for “America’s Outstanding News Host” and a renowned TEDx speaker whose talk has garnered over 3 million views.
6. Relatable & Accommodating
Mel is a Midwestern gal who will greet your attendees at the door with a handshake and a smile. She’ll work with you to make the entire experience a breeze, work hard to accommodate your requests whenever possible, and attend receptions and/or networking sessions that involve your attendees, sponsors and clients.
5. Motivation and Actionable Takeaways
As one of CNN’s most popular commentators Mel has mastered the ability to turn complicated topics into relevant and memorable soundbites. More importantly, she jam packs her keynotes with tactics, strategies and a framework that delivers advice your audience will remember and be motivated to apply immediately.
4. She’s A Woman
Mel will diversify your event line up and is used to holding her own with celebrities, sports heros and name brands like: Daniel Pink, Guy Kawasaki and Seth Godin. She can also command and inspire an all-male, scientific, technical or general session audience flawlessly – which explains why companies like Cisco and Lincoln Financial bring her back again and again.
3. Deeply Inspirational, Experiential Learning
Regardless of the size of your event, Mel spends as much time in the audience as she does on stage. She uses peer-to-peer coaching exercises and interactive social science research to drive audience engagement. Her fearless, inspiring and fun approach loosens up your audience, accelerates connection and deepens inspiration because your audience will be both entertained and engaged.
2. Customized Content And Service
Mel doesn’t deliver a “canned” speech and she never phones it in. She’s a recognized authority on leadership development, employee engagement and motivation – so she’ll work with you to craft a program that works perfectly for your event agenda. CNN requires her to dig deep and go beyond the headlines and she’ll apply the same curiosity, rigor, and preparation when working with you by interviewing key stakeholders, conducting industry research and weaving in relevant brand and event themes.
1. It’s All About You
Mel is one of the most powerful inspirational and motivational speakers you will find because she knows how to stir passion, inspire action and genuinely move people. It’s not about Mel; it’s about you, your client and your audience. She’s passionate about making a difference and it comes through on and off stage. Her commitment is simple: serve you and do whatever it takes to make your event a home run.