Motivational Keynote Speech

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After a financial conference speech I gave this afternoon on controlling social media data exposure, an executive asked me how long I’d been giving motivational keynote speeches.

My jaw dropped at the reference… “Motivational keynote speeches?”, I asked. “I’ve never really thought of myself as a motivational speaker. I’m more of a content speaker who focuses your organization on playing information offense… using and protecting information to your profitable advantage.” Yeah, I know, sounds like an elevator speech. It was.

The executive then explained his remarks in a very thoughtful way. He said that his organization had stopped hiring traditional “fluffy motivational speakers” when the economy went south, and now only hires content-rich speakers who motivate the audience to take action in a very specific area of need. If he and the rest of the audience came out of the speech ready to take action and clear on what steps to take next, then they referred the speech as motivational. “Every speaker we hire had better be motivational,” he said, “but that’s a given. We bring in a keynoter for their content, and they’d better bring their inspirational A-game as part of the package.”

His point is a good one. Motivation is not about giving individuals in the audience the motivation to do everything they need to do – work smarter, sell more, exercise, be a better person, give back to their community, live with integrity, etc., it’s about getting them to do what you need them to do. The average corporation doesn’t have the kind of resources necessary to take broadly motivational brush strokes (self-help), and even the best speakers can’t accomplish so much change in just an hour. The end game isn’t to make an audience of generically motivated attendees, but to motivate them to take very specific steps toward a worthy cause (and one that you have defined). In my case, the cause was to help audience members understand some of the risks and rewards inherent in social networking technology, mobile data access and cloud computing. That they considered my speech to be motivational is gravy; that they learned something and have concrete next steps to take when the conference is over – well, that’s just my job.

Watch John Sileo in action (above), listen to audience testimonials (left), learn more about content-rich motivational keynote speeches, or read about his personal experiences with data theft and how they lead him down the keynote speaking path and into the conference rooms of the Department of Defense, FDIC, Pfizer Homeland Security and others.

Identity Theft Training


John Sileo knows identity theft and data breach first hand – he became “America’s Leading Identity Theft Speaker and Expert” after losing his business and more than $300,000 to these costly crimes. He has provided these Identity Theft Resources to help you protect your organization from suffering from the losses that result from unprotected private information. Visit John’s Identity Theft Prevention Store to learn more.

Hire John to train your employees to prevent identity theft, data breach and corporate espionage

Safe data is profitable data, whether it’s a client’s credit card number, a patient’s medical file, an employee’s benefit plan or sensitive intellectual capital. By the time John finishes his hilarious closing story, your audience will be fully empowered to protect private information, at home and at work.

John’s Most Requested Identity Theft Training Presentations (Keynote Topics)

Think Like a Spy
Information Survival Skills

The biggest threat to our identities (and to valuable corporate data) is our lack of a Privacy Reflex. Few of us have ever been trained to respond appropriately when someone requests our sensitive information. Think of how easily you give your information away on the Internet when someone promises you a free gift. This presentation will give your audience the fundamental building blocks to proactively protect valuable information assets. The result is a safer individual with strategic privacy skills that protect your organization’s bottom line.

To bridge the gap between personal protection and professional privacy, Think Like a Spy can be paired with one or more of the profit-focused supplementary presentations below.

Bulletproof Your Business Against Breach
Extinguishing Privacy Hotspots

Once we understand how to protect our personal identities, we have the tools and motivation to begin protecting valuable corporate data. Identity theft and corporate data loss are a huge financial cost and legal liability to corporations and organizations. It is imperative in our information economy that we train our workforce on how to protect those information assets, whether they are digital, physical or intellectual.

7 Sins of Social Networking
Controlling Information Over-Exposure

Every parent and young adult should be aware of the fact that college-age students are at the highest risk of identity theft and general abuse of private information. Just like most young adults were taught Stranger Danger in school, they should also be taught how to protect their increasingly-threatened identities. This program is appropriate for both parents and young adults, but is geared to instill a Privacy Reflex in the younger generation.

Your Financial Institution as Hero
Protecting Customers Against Identity Theft

No one is in a better position to educate individuals about identity theft prevention than financial institutions. Not only do they have the “financial ear” of their clients, but they have a responsibility to protect their customers and members from this highly financial crime. This speech applies to banks, credit unions, insurance companies, brokers, financial planners, accountants, etc.

Organizations that proactively educate their team members about identity theft protection drastically reduce their chances of a costly data breach. Your audience will experience first-hand what data theft feels like, and the resulting costs of poor privacy practices. John gets the audience up on their feet, laughing and learning. Increased awareness inside of your organization translates into an immediate return on your speaking investment.

Getting What You Want
Weapons of Maniuplation and Tools of Influence

Now, more than ever, knowledge is power – once you can identify the tools of persuasion being used against you, your vulnerability drops radically. The benefits are immediate, whether you are buying a used car, evaluating a potential date, hiring a new employee or discipling your teenager. In this speech, discoverhow to avoid manipulation so you can positively control the outcomes in your life.

John’s satisfied clients include the Department of Defense, the FDIC, Pfizer and the Federal Trade Commission. For more information on John or his training, call us at 303.777.3221 or send us an email.