Mike Acker

About the Author

Mike Acker is an executive communication coach, author, and speaker with over 20 years of experience in speaking, leadership development, and organizational management. StepsToAdvance.com MikeAcker.com SMVProgram.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 20 years and has spoken to groups of 10 to 10,000. Mike is represented by Audacity Speaker Agency. 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 (now in the second edition) 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. Books by Mike Acker - Speak With Confidence, Published by Wiley - Mike Acker's breakthrough framework on communication. - Speak With No Fear (1st and 2nd edition) - Speak With No Fear WORKBOOK - Write to Speak - Grow Your Soul - The Adventures of Pax Nehemiah: Treasure Hunt at the North Pole - Lead With No Fear (with Steve Gutzler) - Lead With No Fear WORKBOOK (with Steve Gutzler) - Connect Through Emotional Intelligence - Connect Through Emotional Intelligence WORKBOOK - Connect Through Emotional Intelligence - Train the Trainer - Connect Through Emotional Intelligence - Traning Participant Guide - Speak & Meet Virtually - the book - Speak & Meet Virtually - Train the Trainer (SMVprogram.com) - Speak & Meet Virtually - Participant Guide

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