Mike Acker
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Mike Acker

Mike Acker is a leadership coach, author, and speaker with over 19 years of experience in speaking, leadership development, and organizational management. StepsToAdvance.com Known for his authenticity, humor, and engaging presence, Mike specializes in fomenting personal and organizational awareness, allowing clients to create their own personal growth track. His approach is earnest, informed, and holistic, leading to a more satisfying balance in work and life. His expertise in communications and leadership has attracted politicians, business entrepreneurs, educational leaders, and executive managers. Mike’s training stretches from private Spanish speaking schools in Mexico, national college debate tournaments, master classes in cultural leadership, certifications in coaching, and his current MBA. Mike has been a professional speaker for 19 years and has spoken to groups of 10 to 10,000. In 2014, Mike accepted the role of Chairman of the Board for an international non-profit, which works to lift kids out of poverty in Senegal and Mexico. In this capacity he works with the paid staff, the board of directors, and the international staff as they collaborate to sponsor families, start schools, and build dozens of feeding centers. (goonthemission.com) Mike also enjoys rock-climbing, wake surfing, skiing, church, building Legos with his son, and going on dates with his wife, Taylor. Mike believes in the power of prayer, exercise, journaling, and real community to counter the stresses of everyday life. SPEAK WITH NO FEAR Public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on stage and addressing a crowd more than they’re afraid of death. And yet, it’s an unavoidable experience in this go-getter world. Maybe it’s a presentation in school, a business pitch for your boss, or a toast at your best friend’s wedding. Fear of speaking grips you. But it doesn’t have to. Not anymore. Full of personal anecdotes, executable tips, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this book teaches you 7 unconventional strategies to help you find your inner presenter. Don’t wait any longer. Today is the day you take charge of your anxiety, calm your nerves, and – most importantly – speak with no fear. WRITE TO SPEAK This small book shows you HOW TO WRITE A SPEECH, how to craft a talk, or HOW TO PREPARE A PRESENTATION. Write to Speak is a simple guide to creating content to connect with your audience. In it, you will learn a repeatable system that has been proven to work for novice and experienced speakers. Whether you are trying to improve your current process or are trying to find remedial help, this book will take from start to finish crafting your speech. You will learn: How to have confidence before even beginning. How to pick an idea. How to come up with content. How to organize around points. How to write an intriguing introduction. How to write a compelling conclusion. How to make it better. How to have a method that you can do over and over.

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