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Keynote Speaker Michael Wigge

Motivational Speaking

Michael Wigge can be booked for motivational speaking by the industry, by institutions, and by colleges all over the U.S. and Canada.

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Trade Up Around The World

Keynote Speaker Wigge on Team Motivation

Motivational Speech Content

  • Incredible road trip from around the world through 14 countries with keynote speaker Wigge
  • Self-motivation – the secret to overcoming obstacles, and forging ahead even in hopeless circumstances
  • Team motivation – how to motivate others without being patronizing
  • Team motivation – how to create a culture of radical motivation
  • How to know when to motivate and when to inspire

Have you ever felt the satisfaction of making a really good deal? Do you remember that awesome feeling of managing and succeeding in a challenging task? To be able to negotiate fully and successfully, a high level of motivation is a basic requirement, and it is especially needed for trading and selling.

German TV celebrity, author, keynote speaker, and humorist, Michael Wigge, started his challenge – ‘Trade Up Around the World’ with an apple in his hand setting his sights on a house in Hawaii, – just by bartering for bigger and better things.

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Wigge traveled through 14 countries and 6 continents, exchanging goods for more valuable ones. Using his doppelganger “Barterman” (a bartering superhero), he was able to transact spectacular barter deals during his stay in New York City. Along the way he met strange, funny and eccentric people who helped him in his quest. Michael stepped up his creativity by offering every kind of amazing service, from feeding wild crocodiles in Australia to playing the French horn on Mount Kilimanjaro.

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In India, he fixed up a motorized rickshaw and traded it for 250 feet of silk. He brought jade to an American millionaire to barter for three ounces of gold and silver. At this stage, Wigge had increased the value of his initial investment an unbelievable 5,000 times!

After many deals around the world, adventure speaker and Tonight Show guest Michael Wigge finally made his childhood dream come true: Owning a house in Hawaii! It took  spontaneity, cleverness, perseverance and the ability to think ahead in order to strive for this fantastical dream, but he did it! One critical factor proved to be the key for this incredible outcome: Extreme self and team motivation!

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Keynote speaker Wigge’s enthralling speech and workshop are characterized by his trademark style, a hybrid of journalism and entertainment. It is an intense expedition around the world and through different cultures, – equally, informative, inspiring, and entertaining for a wide audience. Sharing extraordinary examples of his journey, keynote speaker describes in his usual humorous manner that with a good dose of planning, initiative, and self-confidence, every goal can be achieved successfully. Throughout seven months of extensive globetrotting, Wigge and his team kept highly motivated, because of a specially designed motivation strategy. This is definitely a journey you won’t want to miss to learn the best corporate team motivation. Keynote speaker Wigges serves nationwide from LA to NYC, and locally around Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver in Colorado.

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Keynote speaker Wigge on  team motivation serving LA to NYC nationwide, and the region: Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, CO.