Conference motivational speaker Michael Wigge serves corporations, associations, and colleges with humorous keynotes focusing on leadership, change management, sales, and motivation.
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Conference keynote speaker with humor
One of the top 50 conference speakers in the US
Amazing adventure challenge background with TV projects like:
How to Travel the World for Free
Trade Up Around the World
50 States of Wigge
Media appearances on PBS, The Tonight Show, the Today show
Best pre & post event client services by a speaker
Wigge’s professional attitude & passion reflected by his 5 star event reviews
Michael’s background gives him outstanding experiences to share as a top motivational speaker for conferences and conventions. The German native and Denver-based speaker has been working as a public persona in Germany for over 15 years, presenting his incredibly challenging self-experiments on national TV networks before moving to the United States. His success story How to Travel the World for Free was aired as a five-part TV series nationwide on PBS. The book of the same title was presented in the L.A. Times, USA Today, and many other major newspapers around the US. Michael Wigge presented his challenges on The Tonight Show and the Today show before moving to the United States to begin serving the nation as a convention and conference motivational speaker in 2014.
His other success story, Trade Up Around the World, was broadcast on German national television as six 45 minute shows. They presented this conference motivational speaker bartering a bitten apple for bigger and better things around the world with the final goal to obtain a house in Hawaii. Within 42 trades across 11 countries, Wigge got his Hawaiian home just through bartering!
This motivational speaker for conferences and conventions faced even more comfort-zone leaving challenges in 2016 when he published 50 States of Wigge, a two-part documentary and book about traveling America’s 50 states in 50 days while facing 50 incredible challenges. Wigge also conducted an amazing travel stunt traveling through Germany on a razor scooter (no engine) in 80 days. He explored the entire country of Germany on a scooter for kids and traveled 2000 miles in 80 days.
Another challenging adventure was his trip in Europe wearing a sleeping mask. Wigge explored six European cities without eyesight: a challenge that required personal strength, the ability to trust and overcome fear, and the well-known determination of this motivational speaker for conferences and conventions!
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‘Conference motivational speaker Wigge is very funny, and he shows incredible energy on stage!’ Stefan Mueller – AXA Germany
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How Conference Keynotes Reflect the Adventures
Michael’s adventures build an important part of his motivational background. When he delivers keynotes on leadership, motivation, sales, or change management at a conference or convention, the motivational speaker always refers back to one of his challenges. Clients can choose if they want How to Travel the World for Free, Trade Up Around the World, or any other challenge to be the focus of attention.
His challenge-4-change programs offer corporate clients the opportunity to select a specific topic and background. This could mean that the conference motivational speaker gives the speech on sales success with the background of Trade Up Around the World. A client could also request a leadership keynote based on How to Travel the World for Free.
Wigge’s corporate workshops additionally focus on stress management, time management, resilience, motivation, change management, and burnout prevention. Although these one and two day workshops heavily focus on group work, methods, and tools to improve those soft sills, the motivational conference speaker joins his own experiences with these topics.
After Trade Up Around the World – Bartering an Apple to a House in Hawaii, Wigge actually experienced burnout after such an incredible and energy-draining challenge. The adventurer learned how to overcome this quickly and how to better set his boundaries to avoid such heavy stress symptoms for the future. He created his challenge-4-change corporate program out of his personal strategies to overcome and avoid heavy stress symptoms.
During his How to Travel the World for Free challenge, the conference keynote speaker had to learn to constantly embrace change due to the nature of not using any money in a constantly changing environment. Often, he would have to quickly change from a creative, communicative, and outgoing person to a highly entertaining comedian within minutes. Wigge approached about 50 strangers with an incredible set of ideas on a daily basis. This included bartering humorous services like pillow fighting for food or working in the role of a British butler for wealthy people to get free accommodation. The motivational speaker for conferences and conventions describes himself during his half year traveling around the world to have acted ‘like a chameleon’ in terms of his own change management.
What is the Challenge-4-Change Conference Program All About?
The challenge-4-change program inspires and teaches employees and managers to achieve major changes in terms of motivation, leadership, sales, stress, change, time management, and resilience within a short amount of time. Michael forwards his self-experienced knowledge through conference motivational speaking in the form of keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, seminars, training, and one-on-one coaching sessions.
Each keynote and workshop delivers a detailed handout of the topic for the workforce to be able to improve on the subject matter after the conference or convention.
The conference motivational speaker offers each meeting participant a signed and free copy of one his books (up to 100). Clients can choose between:
How to Travel the World for Free
Trade Up Around the World
In addition to this service, conference and convention clients may be able to offer their staff post-keynote or post-workshop one-on-one phone and online coaching with the speaker. This usually helps certain employees to overcome severe obstacles in terms of stress, time management, change management, leadership, motivation, and sales success.
Wigge offers his program in English and in German. He is based in Denver, Colorado. His programs are delivered to corporate and association clients all over the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Feel free to reach out to the motivational speaker for conferences and conventions anytime to get a free quote.
Wigge has received many testimonials from clients and celebrities, and some of them are rather entertaining. Katy Perry called him ‘a cheap date’ while meeting the speaker on The Tonight Show. Years earlier when the convention motivational speaker was working as an MTV comedy reporter back in Germany, he met Angelina Jolie who called him ‘a strange but fantastic man.’ Last but not least, the L.A. Times called Wigge ‘The Ultimate Budget Traveler.’ The keynote speaker has met plenty of other celebrities in his career, like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and many others. Upon client request, a keynote on his outrageous celebrity experiences can be designed if this should suit your conference and convention.
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