Michael Solomon

Michael Solomon

Political Pundit & Motivational Speaker
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From The Gutter To The Boardroom
What's Good About Your Business and What's Knot.

No that's knot a misspelling in the subtitle. There may be a knot in your business plan. Have you ever tried to untangle a knotted thin necklace? You are probably feeling the frustration as you read this.

You may have trouble controlling your laughter as Michael's wit and wisdom keeps you on the edge of your seat begging for more, as he relives the lessons he learned in life and business that he shares with you.

Although very humorous, he is extremely serious as he shares with you his life's ups and downs from surviving a bizarre double assassination attempt on his life to the reinvention of himself. From being broke and almost bankrupt to becoming a millionaire in less than five years during the worst recession in America. He went from being a nobody to being named as the best company in America in his field.

Do you find yourself trying to beat back the flames of failing without a fire hose? Learn how to re position yourself and capture more of your market by perceiving yourself to be different than your competitors.

A straight forward, passionate, witty, shoot from the hip style together with over thirty-years of executive leadership and speaking experience makes Michael a much sought after motivational business speaker.

It's not just talk, It's entertainment and enlightenment.

Students all over are preparing themselves academically for the world outside the cocoon of the classroom.

How they think, plan for their future and behave while in school can affect them for the rest of their lives.

As a former CEO and Founder of one of the best businesses in America, and an Adjunct College Instructor, Michael has been through almost every experience in the corporate world and academic world. In 2008 he presented the Keynote address at the New York Institute of Technology Graduate School Commencement for their MBA program.

One of the topics during his presentation is: "Do I Like The Tattoo I woke Up With In The Morning." It is a humorous but serious look into how people see your painted and pierced body from the other side of the desk and how social media can destroy your career and life before it ever begins.

He has developed a program which is simple and works. As a college motivational speaker he has helped thousands of students become "Successful by Default" by helping them change their attitude about school and their purpose in life.

It is more than entertainment it is enlightenment.

"Why Are The People Who Really Know How To Run This Country Busy Driving Taxis Or Cutting Hair?
During this humorous but very serious talk, Michael engages his audience as he examines the changes in American politics and culture over the past 100 years. You will leave this presentation asking yourself, "why hasn't anyone ever explained it to me that way before." He explores the myths of the great depression, immigration, taxation, global warming, political correctness and many other subjects that are on the mind of many Americans. He explains why the once superpower of America is starting to lose its shine. 

Why haven't we learned from history Michael asks, as he spells out in bold detail where he believes government has gone wrong? 

He examines how the press has and continually tries to influence the path of America through its biased reporting and skewed polls that are harmful to the American people and serve no one except their own agenda. 

Why are our elected representatives using the Constitution as a soapbox for reform without considering the consequences of their actions?

The more you listen the more outraged you will become as he lays out his plan to save the American dream from becoming the American nightmare. 

Although very humorous, Michael's talk may shock you into reality. 

It's not just talk, It's entertainment and enlightenment.

The Problem Is You Do Not Know The Problem
How to become the second mouse who always gets the cheese.

Does the world need another business speaker? Not unless that speaker has something unique to say about the world of business and is told from a unique perspective. Michael is that speaker.

Through his wit and wisdom Michael shows his audiences why the best time to start or expand a business may be during bad economic times. That is just what the speaker did. He started his business during one of the worst recessions of the 20th century and blew his competitors out of the water.

You may have trouble controlling your laughter as Michael's humor keeps you on the edge of your seat begging for more, as he relives the lessons he learned in life and business that he shares with you.

Good leadership is the key to success. A team is not merely a collection of people. It's a process that evolves; a process of give and take that builds working relationships. The basic building block of good team building is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value to the team no matter how large or small. 
If you manage people, do you know how famous you are? They talk about you on the golf course and they talk about you in the hair salon. Wouldn't you like those comments to be positive ones. 
Learn the keys to successful leadership and management with Michael's very humorous, yet extremely serious talk as he shares with you his life's ups and downs from surviving a bizarre double assassination attempt on his life to the reinvention of himself. From being broke and almost bankrupt to becoming a millionaire in less than five years during the worst recession in America. He went from being a nobody to being named as the best company in America in his field.

How to take your business to the next level even during bad economic times will leave your audience with hope not despair. You will learn how to make your business grow while others are struggling just to keep their heads.

Where Have All The People Gone? Has Technology Depersonalized Your Organization?
Did you ever shake hands with an email or fax? Did you ever look one in the eyes?

They don't have facial expressions. Do you really know who you are doing business with? In the cutthroat world of business, many aspiring moguls reject kindness as a virtue and develop a sharp competitive edge that can wound struggling colleagues. For those who wish to rise to the top without knocking others down, Michael offers guidance on how to succeed without destroying those around you. People want to do business with people not emails and faxes.

Through his humorous yet serious presentation Michael motivates his audience on how to think outside the box and put the humanness back into business.

His human touch, not giving into or relying only on electronic options as most companies do, lead him to be nominated as the best company in America in his field.

The speaker also explores how customer service in America has vanished. Why are consumers treated like the enemy? This talk is filled with real life humorous and horror stories about how the technological revolution has hurt business by removing humanism. Based on the speakers book "Success By Default-The Depersonalization of Corporate America."

Michael's presentations are more than entertainment they are enlightening.


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Known as “The Motivator” Michael Solomon, is a former NYPD Detective and bestselling author, he is the survivor of a bizarre double murder attempt on his life.

During his tenure in the intelligence division, he was assigned to protect the Shah of Iran and Madame Chang of Taiwan. He has personally met four U.S. Presidents. Michael was assigned as the intelligence officer to the U.S. State Department, where he participated in treaty negotiations between the United States and Turkey.

During his tenure in the Police Department while he worked as a part-time tax accountant Michael discovered a flaw in the NYC Payroll procedures. In 1981, he proposed a change to the NYC disability law, which when enacted, saved the city over $200 million, reduced taxes and balanced the city’s budget.

He retired from the Police Department and joined the corporate sector in finance and management. After losing three corporate positions, and nearly bankrupt, during the worst recession in over seventy-five years he was motivated to embark on his own. Applying his own style of management, he was nominated by a national magazine for operating the best company in America in his field.

Achieving success, he returned to his old beliefs and started to take care of the less fortunate. His work for various charities earned him the respect and praise of his community. In 2003, he was cited by both houses of the New York State Legislature in Senate and Assembly Resolutions as Humanitarian of the Year.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Sciences and a Masters with Distinction in Public Administration.. He’s been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. In 2008, he presented the keynote address to the graduate school commencement at the New York Institute of Technology.

He is a Bestselling Author of three books.

Success By Default– The Depersonalization Of Corporate America” Listed as # 22 on the Amazon bestseller list. A Forbes Magazine book club review said, “This book belongs on the desk of every CEO in America.”

Where Did My America Go?” Listed as #6 on the Amazon bestseller list. New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy said, “My only regret is that I didn’t write it.”

The Conversion Prophecy.” It won the 2017 “Reader’s Choice Award” for Best in Fiction. It has been written for the Hollywood screen.

  • He was selected among others as 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year.
  • He has Guest appearances on over 350 national radio and television programs Including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, FOX, FOX Business News and others.
  • He has appeared as a panelist on the Fox Business News show The Mangru Report.

    He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Atlantic University College of Business, an active member of the Forum Club, World Affairs Council, the Economic Forum and a Board Member of The Leadership Business Council.

    As a National Business, Motivational and Political speaker, Michael is sought after by many organizations and corporations. He is known as the speaker who leaves his audiences laughing, inspired, and begging for more.
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    “An extraordinary speaker, Michael program rocked our audience and got our people off their seats and motivated to take action with a new attitude and a sense of purpose. His highly interactive engaging presentation, which was supported by his amazing life’s story, moved our audiences to the edge of their seats begging for more. They learned to take an honest, hard look at where they are and where they need to be going. Enthusiastic, humorous and full of positive energy, Michael showed our staff and their teams how to achieve what they need and want in their lives. Even with an audience of over five-hundred, he made us feel as though he is speaking to each of us individually. He showed us how to look defeat in the face and laugh. If you are looking for a program that is a surefire success, choosing Michael as your speaker will do the trick. He helps meeting planners look good and get the praise they deserve. Michael works with you personally, researching your organization, to develop a program that will convey the message you want to communicate to your attendees. It was a pleasure to be part of his audience. I am so glad we booked him for our event.”
    --International Accounts Payable Association

    “Attending one of Michael’s seminars is like ‘Shock and Awe’ for your business. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use his advice. If you get the opportunity to attend one of his seminars run, don’t walk you won’t be disappointed.”
    --FOX Business News

    “Michael came, he saw, and he conquered!! I did not know much about Michael Solomon when we hired him for our Annual Conference, but he came highly recommended by the speakers’ bureau. I am very happy to say that Michael did not disappoint. He kept the standing room only crowd of 1000+ people in his session entertained, engaged and enthralled with his amazing life story. This guy is an absolute character and great business motivator. He is sure to be a popular speaker at any event. We will definitely have him back. To top it off, we sold out of all of his books and the line for the book signing wrapped around the corridors! WOW!”
    --International Financial Operations Association

    "A straight forward, passionate, witty, shoot from the hip style together with his twenty-eight years of executive leadership and speaking experience makes Michael a much sought after motivational speaker. His poignant and energetic passion for helping others become the best they can be, in their professional and personal lives, helps him deliver his vibrant and positive message to his audience. Michael connects with his audience by speaking to them straight from his heart. Even with an audience of 500, he makes you feel that he is having a personal conversation with you."
    --Traders Nation, Phoenix, AZ

    “At our last fundraising event, Michael Solomon was our keynote speaker. Through his expertise and motivational leadership, he helped us almost triple our efforts in raising the needed funds to exceed our expected goals. His inspiration in motivating our staff and volunteers was unmatchable. His passion for motivating people is amazing. I would highly recommend him to any organization that wants to be more than entertained.”
    --University of Miami Sylvester Pap Corp.

    “When's the last time a former cop motivated you? Never? Really? Well, you're in for a treat. This is a former NYPD officer, Entrepreneur of the Year and Bestselling Author, who has seen life on the streets and has used that experience to the fore to engage audiences and press common sense agendas. Put Michael Solomon on your "must invite" speaker's list today!”
    --The Media Trainers, LLC

    "Wow! What more can I say except thank you for your most insightful and motivating presentation to our group. Your knowledge of your subject and witty presentation left those present encouraged and laughing to tears. Our staff and guests were sitting on the edge of their seats. Those who were absent from our luncheon have no idea what they missed. I never thought the Q & A period would end. You left the group with much to digest. Thank you for a great presentation."
    --Calixto Consulting

    "Michael Solomon was the keynote speaker for our 2008 annual dinner. From the moment he arrived on stage he captivated those present from beginning to end. His provocative insight into his subject matter left those in attendance with much to digest and think about as he actually held his audience in the palm of his hands. He accomplished this with precise wit that left us laughing and begging for more. Michael graciously extended his time to all those present that had a myriad of questions or just wanted to be photographed with him. He was the last person to leave the room. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to be more than entertained."
    --Kiwanis International

    "I had the opportunity to attend one of Michael’s talks. His ability to hold his audience’s attention with his fantastic life’s story and motivational anecdotes, which are witty and spot on, brought me and those present to the edge of our seats. I could have listened to him all day. I learned more from him in one-hour than years of business school. If you get the opportunity to attend one of his lectures, don’t miss it."
    --Palm Beach Senior Association

    “On behalf of the over 150 persons and myself who attended the event you so graciously spoke at, I want to thank you for a most entertaining and enlightening evening. Our members and their guests could not stop talking about your presentation. My only wish is that we had more time. I know everyone who attended was begging for more. Thank you again for making our evening a Hugh success. We would love to have you back to speak to us again in the future.”
    --Women’s National Republican Club