Looking for a keynote speaker or conference speaker to make a lasting impact?

Michael Gladkoff, keynote speaker and conference speaker, gives you and your team the skills and motivation to increase your influence and boost your results with powerful communication. For a keynote address on powerful and persuasive communication, Michael is one of the top speakers for your event. 

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As a keynote speaker, Michael is a persuasive communication expert, author and trainer. His journey to becoming a keynote speaker and conference speaker began in the early 1980s, when he started writing promotional copy for holiday resorts. A few years later, he joined Toastmasters and began writing and delivering speeches. Over the years, he has studied and documented the techniques used by the world’s best motivational speakers. 

As a speechwriter, copywriter and business writer, Michael has written thousands of persuasive documents, publications, speeches and presentations. He draws upon his wealth of experience as a keynote speaker and conference speaker specialising in persuasive communication. Michael’s keynotes, presentations and workshops include:

  • Speech Power – The Leader’s Guide to Creating Powerful Speeches and Presentations

Speech Power uncovers the essentials of creating effective public speaking, whether speeches and presentations.  It gives you the tools to lead with more powerful speeches and presentations, whatever the objective, audience or event.

  • Secrets of Successful Storytelling

Stories are an essential element of communication that have the power to influence your audiences to ‘buy’ your organisation, ideas, products and services, and take the desired actions. Yet many people struggle with finding and delivering compelling stories in their speeches and presentations. Secrets of Successful Storytelling will give you the confidence to connect with and persuade audiences through stories.

  • Business Writing Brilliance

Get the keys to clear, concise and compelling business writing in Business Writing Brilliance. This course gives you the power to create effective business correspondence, documents and publications in any situation. Based on Michael’s experience creating thousands of business documents, Business Writing Brilliance provides easy to implement tools to boost the results of your business writing.

Speaking and Training Formats

As a keynote speaker and business speaker, Michael brings his lessons to life with enthusiasm, humour and audience involvement. He connects with participants and customises his teachings to meet each group’s particular needs. Michael delivers in a range of formats — from TED style talks, keynotes or longer presentations, to one- or two-day workshops.

A few of Michael’s keynote speaker and conference speaker engagements have included:

Keynote Speaker and Conference Speaker Testimonials

As a keynote speaker and conference speaker, Michael has received positive feedback from a diverse range of audience members:

‘I found Michael’s presentation to be extremely engaging and relevant. It provided me with a great number of tips that I look forward to implementing.’

Luke Warren, Program Manager, ARRB Group Ltd

‘Michael presents creatively and powerfully, assuring audience attention and the effectiveness of his message. He projects passion for his expertise.’

Robert Carson, Associate Director, UBS Wealth Management

‘Michael’s presentation was fresh and unique, reminding us of the power of language and how we can use it for great effect.’

Sally Arnold, Managing Director, Sell Media International

‘Michael is highly skilled and shares his knowledge and stories in a very engaging way.’

Emmy Petersson, Relocation Strategist, The Bridge – Easy Relocation

‘I greatly enjoyed Michael’s tips and advice on creating speeches and presentations. He offers a structured and easy to understand approach for effective communication.’

John Rieusset, Marketing Manager, ABB Australia Pty Ltd

‘You leave Michael’s presentation with a ‘toolkit’ of ideas that you can apply immediately. It was very practical and useful.’

Eva Claesdotter, Executive Coach, A Broader View

Some of the organisations Michael has served as a writer, editor, keynote speaker or conference speaker include:

  • AmCham
  • Amcor
  • ANZ
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Carlton United Breweries
  • City of Monash
  • Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Commonwealth Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
  • CSL Limited
  • DB Schenker Australia
  • DeakinPrime
  • Department of Human Services Victoria
  • Electrolux
  • Harvey Norman
  • Henley Properties
  • Institute of Charted Accountants
  • James Cook University
  • Kingston City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Midas Pharma GmbH
  • Mission Australia
  • NRMA
  • Paterson’s Securities
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
  • Raine and Horne
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • RMIT University
  • Royal Life Saving
  • Siemens Ltd
  • South East Water
  • Stargate Technologies
  • Superpartners
  • Unispace
  • Worldwide Online Printing.


Michael is the author of Speech Power – The Leader’s Guide to Creating Powerful Speeches and Presentations. The book uncovers the essential elements to include in your speeches and presentations to influence, inform and inspire your audiences in any situation. As a keynote speaker and conference speaker, Michael draws on lessons from the book in his role as keynote speaker and conference speaker.

A Keynote Speaker and Conference Speaker Who Will Make An Impact

You don’t need to call a speakers bureau for a powerful and entertaining keynote speech. If you want a keynote speaker or conference speaker who will create a positive impact and lasting impact on communication skills for your team or association members, contact Michael on 1300 731 955 to discuss your keynote speaker or conference speaker requirements.