Keynotes

Have You Ever Seen a Speaker’s Content Go Viral?

If not, brace for liftoff as Merrick Rosenberg’s world-famous birds become the talk of your conference!

Merrick Rosenberg’s keynote talks can engage and enlighten general audiences, or they can specifically target leaders, salespeople, and HR/training professionals. Merrick doesn’t talk to audiences, he talks with them. His conversational style will enable your attendees to see themselves in his humorous and thought-provoking stories. Discover what more than 100,000 people have already experienced.

Merrick has four keynote talks, including:
Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does
(Perfect for any audience)

The Personality of Success: Driving Engagement Through Adaptability
(Perfect for leaders)

Embedding Personality into Your Cultural DNA: Reinventing the Way People Interact
(Perfect for human resources or training professionals)

Chameleon Selling: Turn Your Personality into Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
 (Perfect for sales professionals)

Learn From a Highly Sought-After Thought Leader

Beyond speaking at events for more than half of the Fortune 100 companies, Merrick has spoken to associations and organizations, such as:

TEDx, Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, Vistage International, Project Management Institute, International Society for Performance Improvement, American Society for Quality, DisruptHR, Young Professionals Organization


Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does

(Perfect for any audience)

Our natural gifts flow directly from who we are, but sometimes we don’t capitalize on our greatest strengths. Further, most people don’t know how to bring out the potential in others and treat them in a way that allows them to shine. This talk makes it easy to gain self-awareness and the ability to read and connect with others. Imagine aligning your innate abilities with everything you do. Your job would energize rather than deplete you. Instead of reflexively imposing your personality on others, you would anticipate the needs of the people in your life and adapt with chameleon-like flexibility. You would be a stronger communicator, team player, and leader.

In Merrick Rosenberg’s relatable way of linking personality styles to Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls, you will see yourself in his stories. Discover how to unlock the power of your personality to build stronger relationships and drive results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Heighten emotional intelligence through greater self- and social awareness
  • Understand how overusing core strengths creates limiting weaknesses
  • Gain four powerful ways to influence anyone in any setting
  • Discover why we click with some and clank with others and what to do about it
  • Harness the power in diversity of thought to build a strong network of peers


The Personality of Success: Driving Engagement Through Adaptability

(Perfect for leaders)

Your personality either drives your effectiveness or steers you off-track. If you’re like most people, it’s a little of both. You’ll explore whether you create an environment in which only someone with your personality thrives or one in which each of your team members feels valued, respected, and engaged. Do you communicate in your style, or do you meet the needs of your people? Do you give feedback in the way you’d like to hear it, or do you deliver it in the way your team members need to hear it?

You will develop chameleon-like flexibility to motivate your people by unleashing each team member’s natural gifts. You will learn how to adapt to your people instead of making them flex to you. This session will help you become a leader that people will follow anywhere.

Key Takeaways:

  • Reimagine leadership as an adaptive process that engages every team member
  • Create an enduring culture that grows committed and effective teams
  • Advance core leadership skills, such as communication, vision, delegating work, and providing feedback
  • Improve results by tapping into the power of your innate personality
  • Create a career trajectory based not only on what you do, but also who you are


Embedding Personality into Your Cultural DNA: Reinventing the Way People Interact

(Perfect for human resources or training professionals)

Organizations spend time, money, and energy on an array of behavioral assessments and training. But does it make a difference? Discover why these sessions get rave reviews, yet overwhelmingly fail to create a lasting impact. You will learn how to infuse personality into your culture and transform the way people work together and lead others.

From meaningless alphabet soup to the training methodology itself, we will deconstruct today’s current model and reinvent a new one for the future. Instead of styles and types that reside in short-term memory and create only momentary ahas!, this session reveals a brain-friendly approach to rewire your employees so the styles trigger at the exact moment they are needed. Reimagine how you can drive engagement with personality.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bridge the gap between personality assessment and culture change
  • Turn self-awareness into long-term application, not short-term fascination
  • Utilize the personality styles as a catalyst for cultural revolution
  • Unleash a new way to create an attractive culture that inspires commitment and inclusiveness
  • Heighten organizational emotional intelligence


Chameleon Selling: Turn Your Personality into Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

 (Perfect for sales professionals)

Sales are won and lost for a variety of reasons, but few sales professionals are self-aware enough to realize that their own personality is impacting their effectiveness. Most salespeople sell how they like to buy. If you need details to make a buying decision, you probably provide a lot of details to your prospects. If you like a salesperson who cuts through the clutter and advances quickly to the bottom line, you likely do the same. But what if your prospects aren’t anything like you? Rather than imposing your selling style on others, discover how to infuse personality into everything you do. From building rapport to closing the deal and beyond, adaptability can be the greatest weapon in your sales arsenal. Develop chameleon-like flexibility and transform your sales in a way you never dreamed possible!

Key Takeaways:

  • Reimagine each phase of the sales process to instantly connect to any prospect
  • Uncover how your selling style is working against you in unimagined ways
  • More deeply resonate with your customers to engender loyalty and increase sales
  • Creatively unleash the power of your personality into many aspects of the selling process, such as team selling, pitching to a diverse group of styles, and flexing to a company’s culture
  • Rejuvenate your approach with prospects you find difficult to close

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Keynote Testimonials

Merrick took the complexity of human relations and made it understandable, entertaining, and manageable.
– Kristina Taylor, President, Delaware County Human Resource Association

Merrick was a hit! A smash! A box office phenomenon!
– Bridget Hollister, HR Specialist, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The presentation was not only interesting, it was engaging, fun, and informative.
– Steven Jacobs, President, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Association for Talent Development

Merrick has a profound gift to be able to relay his insights to others. I’m in awe! Can’t say enough.
– Joe Giamboi, President, Tri-State Human Resources Management Association

Reviews from the event cited Merrick’s presentation as “fabulous,” “fantastic,” and “phenomenal.”
– Gina Guarino, Senior Manager, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Merrick Rosenberg presented to my seasoned group of CEOs, and he knocked it out of the park.
– Hank O’Donnell, Master Chair, Vistage International