Christopher Kai is the founder & CEO of The Mathem Group, a Beverly Hills-based leadership training firm. He is a Fortune 100 global speaker, #1 global bestselling author, and founder of GPS, the premier speaker training program in the world with clients in 100 cities, 24 countries, and 5 continents. His clients include: Google, American Express, New York Life, Merrill Lynch, Farmers Insurance, Bank of America, City National Bank, the U.S. Consulate and notable non-profits like the Milken Family Foundation.
He has authored 6 books which include: Communication is King: How to Avoid Feeling Like a Pawn in Any Situation, Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities” and “Work: The 4 Pillars of Productivity.” He has been featured on Forbes, ABC News, Fast Company, CNN, BuzzFeed, Inc. and Huffington Post. Forbes has recognized him as “an international speaker,” Inc. has said he’s “the billionaire networker” and “networking expert” and Elon Musk once said, “Wow, you really know a lot.”
His main keynotes revolve around: story-based leadership, sales, work productivity, team building, communication skills and networking. His audiences have called his speeches “life-changing,” “profound and powerful,” “never seen anything quite like it” and “he has an aura that surrounds him when he steps on stage.”
Outside of his business, Christopher is the founder of Mondays at the Mission, the world’s most unique homeless youth program at Union Rescue Mission, the largest private shelter in the U.S. He is a former professional singer-songwriter where one of his songs went viral and A.V. Club said that it was “the best song on the internet.” In his mid-20s, he was one of the youngest business strategists and communication experts at American Express on Wall Street in New York City working on their largest Fortune 500 global sales accounts and a former executive speechwriter for the former CFO and vice chairman of American Express.
Three-year-old Gail was so poor her dress was made from a potato sack. Wilhelm was a high school dropout who grew up on a street with prostitutes and drug dealers. In high school, Preston used to work at McDonald’s as a short-line cook. Oprah “Gail” Winfrey, Leonardo “Wilhelm” DiCaprio, and Jeffrey “Preston” Bezos are three of the most successful individuals in the world who had the most humble beginnings.
In this groundbreaking keynote based on Christopher Kai’s new book “Story-based Leadership: How 2 Rise 2 the Top with Your Story,” you will learn the 2 most important skills that you need to advance in your career. Based on 1,500 interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives, he found that how you share your story helps you stand out. But, who you know in your network will determine your success.
1.) Why Your Network is the #1 Best Predictor for Success
2.) How to Connect With Anyone Based on 4 Happy Chemicals
3.) What is the Single Best Way to Start Any Conversation
Bill Gates has said that Steve Jobs was a “wizard” of words where he could motivate and mesmerize anyone with his story. What exact words can you use to positively impact your team? How did MIT’s Human Dynamic Laboratory finally prove that team building is in fact a science and that you can measurably and quantifiably improve the success of your team with one specific, simple action? Christopher Kai dives into the science and psychology of how you can communicate your message with clarity, conciseness, and confidence.
1.) The 3 Basic Elements of a Persuasive Story
2.) Why Stories Are 22X More Memorable Than Facts
3.) How You Share Your Story Determines 50% of Your Effectiveness
According to a McKinsey report called the “Consumer Decision Journey” where they surveyed 20,000 customers in 5 different industries across 3 continents, they found that 74% of the sale came down to two areas: 1.) the direct interaction and 2.) consumer-driven marketing. Christopher breaks down these two areas and illuminates how we can all be more successful in sales by building rapport through storytelling.
1.) How to stand out with your clients
2.) How to connect with anyone based on 4 happy chemicals
3.) Why client testimonials are 31% more effective in the sales process
How do you develop more genuine relationships, minimize arguments, have more productive meetings, and be more persuasive with your boss, co-worker, client, or employee? What’s one question you can ask a complete stranger that surprisingly can reveal their main priorities? Christopher Kai combines what he learned from American Express as a business storytelling strategist with his fascinating research on the science of connections to share with you how you can effortlessly start and develop lasting connections in your business relationships.
1.) The 2 network science concepts that will amplify your professional network
2.) Be a 93% more effective communicator
3.) Why 5 Love Languages & stories translate into authentic business relationships
The Boston Consulting Group reviewed 1,700 different companies from 8 different countries and found that when leadership teams were more diverse it increased their revenue by 19%. The reason came down to one word: innovation. When you have different viewpoints, ethnicities, genders and experiences, you are able to communicate and connect with different stories to build stronger rapport and camaraderie ultimately leading to innovative, new ideas. Christopher Kai dives into the science of why diverse backgrounds and viewpoints lead to measurably better and exponentially different results.
1.) Why talking to strangers is the key to your success
2.) Forget tolerance. Focus on appreciating someone’s differences
3.) The one simple step to start a conversation
Traditional networking is dead. Why attend an event in-person or online if you are unsure what the outcome will be? What if you’re “working the room” but you’re in the wrong room? How do you find the right room, event, or community where you have the highest probability to build a robust expert or client network? Based on his 20 years of traveling the world and attending 1,000s of events, Christopher Kai shares “The 4 Levels of Networking” that are backed by science and his #1 global bestselling book “Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives, and Celebrities.”
1.) How to 10X Your Network Within One Week
2.) The Proven Way to Prospect with 100% Certainty
3.) The One Simple Way to Fearlessly Approach Anyone
According to a Forbes article the E-Learning space will grow to be a $365 billion Industry by 2025. The current and next generations cannot rely on full-time jobs any more to potentially provide them with a lifetime of employment. With the advent of the internet, e-commerce, and now e-learning, anyone with a computer, wifi connection, and a strong desire for entrepreneurship, can create a location-independent business and live, work and travel anywhere the world. Christopher Kai, a self-proclaimed “the least tech-savvy person you will ever meet” was able to create an online speaker training program using just his smartphone and successfully secured clients in 100 cities, 20 countries and 5 continents within less than two years.
1.) Why now is the best time to be an online entrepreneur
2.) How to start your online business anywhere in the world
3.) What are the 3 essentials to begin today
“In all the years we have had our annual leadership conference you were our best speaker ever! No one has ever received a standing ovation except you, Christopher.”
“I honestly learned more in 15 minutes from Christopher than I have at a whole day event with Anthony Robbins.”
“Christopher Kai is an amazing individual and a great speaker.”
“Wow, you really know a lot!”
“Inspiring and insightful.”
“The key concepts Christopher shared with us about how content is no longer king but rather communication is king will be tremendously helpful in building stronger client relationships.”
“You far exceeded our expectations as a keynote speaker and sales training expert. We absolutely look forward to working with you in the near future.”
“Very impressed with his level of research.”
“Very powerful. Very inspiring. He will rock your crowd. I highly recommend him.”