Speaker Bio

Mike brings over 10 years experience in digital business and customer experience. His keynotes focus on how people and business can succeed in a digital world.

A love of technology and a heart for people have been the fuel behind Mike Saunders’ entrepreneurial journey. An international keynote speaker, digital thought leader and author. He has a unique ability to lead business with a crystal-clear leadership philosophy that encompasses “unlocking potential”, “nurturing trust” and “developing narrative.”

Mike was recognized on the list of “Top Global Digital Marketing Experts & Influencers in 2019 You Should be Following.” Acknowledged by his peers in 2012, as one of the Top 20 South Africans to follow on Twitter. Mike was awarded Special Honours at the New Generation Awards for his contribution to the industry. Over the last few years, Mike has won the respect of business by his determined approach to helping people navigate a diverse and complicated world of Digital Business.

As an international keynote speaker, Mike is able to engage his audience in an interactive, personal and energizing manner by drawing on his life experiences and personal stories. Mike speaks with authority from over 10 years’ experience in the digital industry.

He leaves delegates captivated and inspired about the potential in both technology and people. He has had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious organisations in the world including Vodafone, Bidvest, Santam, IBM, Toyota, Norton Rose and Exxaro.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Mike prepares custom presentations for his clients. He speaks on topics that relate to the point where people and technology meet. The list below shows some of his most requested presentations.

Moments of Truth
When marketing in a digital world we need make the most of each moment of truth. Moments of trust are any point at which your customer interacts with your business. Over the past few years business has found that there are four moments of truth that matter in building a great consumer experience that promotes the sale of your products and services.

Innovation 4
Innovation is the heartbeat of an organisation, helping to breathe life and longevity into what you do as well as contribute meaningfully to performance. Whether you’re innovating on your core business model to diversify profit streams or adding new products to an existing lineup, innovation is a complex undertaking that organisations invest in and embark on.

Fourth Industrial Revolution, Humancentric
Through his book, Humancentric, Mike Saunders has presented to the world a new way of building businesses in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Moments of Truth
When marketing in a digital world we need make the most of each moment of truth. Moments of trust are any point at which your customer interacts with your business. Over the past few years business has found that there are four moments of truth that matter in building a great consumer experience that promotes the sale of your products and services.
Marketing

Innovation 4
Innovation is the heartbeat of an organisation, helping to breathe life and longevity into what you do as well as contribute meaningfully to performance. Whether you’re innovating on your core business model to diversify profit streams or adding new products to an existing lineup, innovation is a complex undertaking that organisations invest in and embark on.
Fourth Industrial Revolution, Humancentric

Humancentric
Through his book, Humancentric, Mike Saunders has presented to the world a new way of building businesses in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Fourth Industrial Revolution, Humancentric

Hooked on Tech
This digital economy is an enigma. People and business have been grappling with its potential for years. Whether we are trying to understand product development in a digital world or parenting in an app-crazy household – we have to admit that the digital economy is one of the most mysterious, enticing and scary economies we have ever had to navigate.

The War for Trust
The internet is a wonderful place where brands can build a relationship with their customers and build brand love. It’s also a place where brands have been damaged by customer feedback, boycotts and hate speech.

 
Love Your Work
Have you fallen out of love with the work you do? You’re not the only one. Did you know that only 13% of people feel happy in their jobs? With the amount of time, we spend at work and the time we invest in our jobs, we should be able to find and do work that excites and inspires us. However, with the invention of artificial intelligence, people will soon be faced with the challenge of finding truly meaningful work.

Renowned
Strong online personal branding is key to getting noticed and building more influence in your career and personal life. Your online personal brand is one of the most valuable assets you can control. No matter what you’re trying to achieve in life, your personal brand can help you achieve it.

The Five year Mark
The Five Year Mark is a collection of personal stories and lessons that Mike has learnt while building his business to the five year and million-dollar mark. Mike shares anecdotes in a personal “over a cup of coffee” style that breaks down personal barriers thanks to is a uniquely raw and honest approach.
Entrepreneurship, Motivation

Social Media: Beyond the Content Plan
Content plans definitely have their place in the eco-system of a social media strategy, however, for many it’s become the single essence of their online presence and this is concerning. Content plans push us towards distribution thinking.

Virtual Presenter

  • Virtual Presentations
  • Creative ways to connect with your audience in a virtual conference

You lay the chairs out in your venue in a boardroom style or u-shape or banquet because it creates different learning dynamics in the room. Yet we still present content in the same way. What if you could change the way you deliver presentations to your audience.

I have developed a series of virtual products to break past the boundaries of conferences to create bespoke virtual experiences that are as engaging as being in the room. All of these products are also available to create hybrid experiences, turning your conference into a place where people and technology meet.

Virtual Presentations
Mike is able to deliver any of his presentations via virtual conferencing tools. He’s equipped with high volume fibre lines to ensure a strong connection to your platforms. He has presented in virtual conferences to audiences in multiple locations at the same time and has been able to keep everyone engaged.

Pre-recorded Presentations
A more professional looking and secure virtual conference package. A recorded, customised video of a presentation will bring a unique presentation into your conference without any concern of webinar dropping in the middle of the delivery.

 
Live Broadcast
Move up from the webinar experience. With live broadcasts, we can deliver high quality and engaging presentations. Think of it like this – its the television experience compared to the skype experience. We’re able to style our shows to match the aesthetic of your venue, do scene changes (indoor and outdoor) and live interactions with your audience.

Elevated Presentations
What if you could take your conference content and improve the engagement rate of your delegates and the knowledge they retain. I work from my presentation and have short, anecdotal, personalised videos infused with live data points to create unique videos for each delegate.

The videos are personalised to the individual and customised to your brand — the videos are delivered in a presentation style infused with live animations to communicate complicated concepts.

To complete an incredible experience, we deliver these videos over time (sometimes over a month) to your delegates – creating frequent, short bursts of informative content in a time frame that suits your delegates busy work/life schedule. Content can be delivered by email, SMS WhatsApp and internal social networks.

Virtual Workshops
Mike makes use of video conferencing and smart virtual whiteboarding to create virtual workshop experiences. They actively enable your teams to ideate and unlock their potential.

Topics Covered

Moments of Truth
Innovation 4
Fourth Industrial Revolution, Humancentric
Hooked on Tech
The War for Trust
Love Your Work
Renowned
The Five year Mark
Social Media: Beyond the Content Plan

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Location

Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Topics

Moments of Truth
Innovation 4
Fourth Industrial Revolution, Humancentric
Hooked on Tech
The War for Trust
Love Your Work
Renowned
The Five year Mark
Social Media: Beyond the Content Plan

Booking Info

A love of technology and a heart for people have been the fuel behind Mike Saunders’  entrepreneurial journey. An international keynote speaker, digital thought leader and author. He has a unique ability to lead business with a crystal-clear leadership philosophy that encompasses “unlocking potential”, “nurturing trust” and “developing narrative.”

Booking Rates

All live rates exclude travel and accommodation outside of Durban, South Africa.

Live Event Rate: R30 000
Virtual Rate: From R15 000 for standard keynote, for a bespoke tailored keynote please contact me through my calendar form and I will send you a quote

Please complete my inquiry form in Availability Calendar and I will respond to your request within:

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  • Luci Delaney
    5 January 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Mike – you were on point and captivated the audience – thank you!

    Luci Delaney, Luxe Events

  • Pieter Uys
    6 November 2020 at 10:47 am

    Great presentation Mike! Thank you for joining us today, debating the Future Agenda. Pieter Uys, CEO of Vodacom

  • Justin Bodill
    18 October 2020 at 5:17 pm

    ‘Mike has been a reliable and engaged business partner to the Group, and I would recommend his services.’ Justin Bodill, Learning and Development Programme Manager, Mr Price Group

  • Birgitte Davy
    15 September 2020 at 11:49 am

    Mike Saunders was amazing in delivering the Digital Brand Strategy Programme to a part of the Marketing employees at DED in Khartoum Sudan. Since the time we contracted his services he did what he could to ensure that he delivered a quality programme. Thanks so much Mike.’ Birgitte Davy, Dalgroup

  • Chris De Klerk
    7 March 2020 at 9:24 am

    ‘Mike has spoken at a variety of our business conferences in the past. He is a professional keynote speaker, great entrepreneur and digital marketing expert. His content is always relevant and delegates score him high. Thank you Mike, look forward to working with you in future – keep it up.’ Chris De Klerk, Cadek Media

  • Gary Gueli
    1 August 2019 at 5:13 pm

    We had the pleasure of hosting Mike Saunders as Keynote speaker for our national conference on board the MSC Musica. Speaking on the topic of Online Personal Branding, Mike delivered a presentation that was relevant, current and insightful. He is not conventional, nor is he traditionally corporate in style or approach, but that’s what makes him effective and engaging. Mike is a thinker, an observer, and his ‘out-the-box’ approach offers a perspective that is unique and, more importantly, real. Nothing in his material appears contrived or self-validating, and it quickly becomes clear that Mike’s main objective is to make a significantly positive contribution to his audience. And he certainly does!’ Gary Gueli, Director, AutoMatrix

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