Have you ever seen a speaker’s content go viral?

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

Merrick Rosenberg’s keynote talks engage and enlighten anyone who has a personality or knows someone who does. He can customize his talk for a general audience, leaders, salespeople, or HR/training professionals. He has spoken to everyone from entry-level staff to more than 1500 CEOs. Whether your attendees are from small companies or large organizations, financial institutions or healthcare firms, manufacturing or professional services, education, nonprofits or government agencies, Merrick’s conversational style will enable your attendees to see themselves in his humorous and thought-provoking stories. Discover what hundreds of thousands of people have already experienced and book Merrick for your next event.

Merrick has four keynotes talks:

The Personality of Success
(Perfect for any audience)

Leading with Personality
(Perfect for leaders)

Creating Culture with Personality
(Perfect for human resources or training professionals)

Personality as a Sales 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, Commercial Real Estate Women, Certified Contractors Network, American Rental Association.

The Personality of Success:

Merrick Rosenberg guides audience members to discover the most interesting topic of all – themselves! Using his reimagined version of how people learn about personality, Merrick teaches people how to tap into the power of their personality to build stronger relationships and get results. In Merrick’s relatable way of linking who we are to Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls, you will see yourself in his stories. This often humorous and always insightful talk will teach you how to instantly read and connect with others. Instead of reflexively imposing your personality on the people in your life, you will gain the skills to anticipate what people needs and adapt with chameleon-like flexibility. From the insights gained in this talk, you will become a stronger communicator, a more impactful team member, and a better leader.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover why we click with some and clank with others
  • Learn how to communicate with and influence anyone in any situation
  • Reveal the key ingredients to creating an engaging, innovative and productive work environment
  • Gain the emotional intelligence to tap into your core strengths rather than overuse them and turn them into weaknesses
  • Learn how to harness the power of diverse styles to build a strong and connected team

Leading with Personality:

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

Creating Culture with Personality:

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

Personality as a Sales Advantage:

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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How much does it cost to have Merrick rock our event?

Fees vary depending on factors such as the event type, location, and audience size. But generally, they range from $15,000 to $30,000.

What do Merrick’s keynotes include?

Merrick’s speaking fees include books, a handy reminder card of the lessons learned, a custom promotional video, all travel expenses, and the entire day at your event. Add in a book signing, meet & greet, panel discussion, breakout session, or whatever you like! Merrick will join you for the day and will help make your conference an event to remember! And if you really want to go to the next level, you can add a personality assessment for each attendee.

Give your attendees an easy way to connect and infuse Merrick’s content throughout the conference with Eagle, Parrot, Dove, and Owl stickers for their conference badges. Hey, you’re a Parrot? So am I! High-five!!!

Does Merrick speak virtually?

Yes, I speak virtually. I even have my own multi-camera studio. I’ll be standing in front of a 75” screen with a producer controlling the production, not sitting at a desk with a PowerPoint deck like a Zoom call.

Does Merrick tailor his talks for the audience?

You bet he does! Merrick has worked with more than half the Fortune 100 companies and hundreds of small at midsize organizations. He has led sessions for more than 1500 CEOs and people at all levels. Merrick has seen things… and he has stories!

How long are Merrick’s talks?

Merrick’s conference talks are one-hour to an hour and a half in length. But once you clip a microphone to his lapel, he’s on! You want a speaker for the entire morning? You got it. Merrick has certified more than 1500 trainers around the world to deliver the content he created. And they can get certified in seven full-day training programs that link his world-famous Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls to topics such as leadership, sales, innovation, and emotional intelligence. You decide the timing and Merrick will engage the audience the entire time!