Mike travels coach from ATL (Atlanta, US) in North America except for overnight travel (typically West > East coast).
Business class is requested on international flights over four (4) hours or when schedules are tight.
Conference-grade hotel accommodations.
Unless travel is pre-negotiated on a fixed-fee basis, Mike requires ground transportation at his departure and arrival cities, full-time internet access, and the same per-diem as guests or employees. US $75/day if travel guidelines are not provided.
speaker brings his own laptop
Apple Macintosh laptop (110v or 220v)
Wireless lavaliere or over-the-ear omnidirectional
Separate handheld wireless microphone for Q&A
House sound attached via ⅛" mini DIN or HDMI from laptop
HDMI connector for image and sound from Mike's computer
Bright projector that can throw a 20'-wide image for small ballrooms
Please supply a suitably sized confidence monitor (faces Mike)
Wireless slide advance (CUE system) with front/back, laser pointer, and FTB (fade to black), 200'range
Mike likes to work with the lights up
Lighting is important, especially for recorded sessions
Please keep the presentation area well lit
Please balance lighting when Mike needs to work close to windows or in a conference room
Spotlight required for after-dinner programs
For audiences of 100 or more, a slightly elevated stage with 1-2 steps
For larger venues, think bigger
Mike works without a lectern, and likes to have a small table for props and water
Mike or one of his team will let you know if flip charts or a whiteboard or other items might be needed
If Mike's laptop is on-stage with him, he will need 110v AC power or 220v AC power with an adapter
For events with audience participation and/or polling
6Mbps+ internet access (for texting)
10Mbps+ internet access (for apps)
Free wireless access for audience members is suggested
Introductions and Bios
This collection of bios can help you introduce Mike to your audience. We provide written bios for websites, brochures, flyers and a spoken introduction to present Mike on stage.
Mike Wittenstein is an expert at strategy, change, experience design, and story. He advises leaders in specialty retail and healthcare on how to fine-tune their business models and customer experience strategies as they leave the boardroom but before they meet the public. Mike founded Storyminers in 2002. Since then, he and his teams have served over 750 organizations, from Fortune 100-size companies to start-ups, with game-changing-yet-practical ideas. On-stage and on-line, Mike’s thought-provoking presentations prepare professionals to take early advantage of what’s coming next.
Mike Wittenstein is the founder and managing partner at Storyminers, an award-winning international speaker, often quoted thought leader, and ex IBM eVisionary. As a leading expert in the fields of customer experience, strategy, and story, Mike works with companies who want to see their new ideas come to life. Today’s presentation is: . Please welcome Mike Wittenstein!
Over three decades, Mike Wittenstein has successfully advised leaders and their teams during times of immense change. His robust story-driven process helps bring clarity to their stories, strategic plans, brands, reorganizations, customer experiences, and game plans. A serial innovator, Mike started one of the world’s first digital agencies (GALILEO), customer experience practices (IBM), and a hybrid strategy/experience/story consultancy (Storyminers). He has advised leaders in specialty retail and healthcare, hospitality, professional services, associations, technology, and other services-based industries on change, digital transformation, design thinking, business storytelling, innovation, employee and customer experience, service design, and strategic communications.
Mike’s client roster includes: AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Chick-fil-A, Delta Airlines, Holiday Inn, IBM, the University of Phoenix, Piedmont Hospital, Transitions Optical, and hundreds of others. Together, his clients have captured almost $2 billion in added value by applying his ideas and processes. Mike is an award-winning speaker, experience designer, advisor, coach, and consultant with experience in 24 countries. Based on two years of study and work abroad, Mike brings cross-cultural awareness and the ability to work in four languages – English (fluent), Portuguese (stage-capable), Spanish (conversational), and Russian (basic). Meeting planners, event organizers, and corporate trainers recognize him for his approachable, understandable, and positive presence.
Mike is an often-quoted thought leader, interview guest, and top-ranked social media contributor. Mike travels from Atlanta and works in all national and international markets virtually, in live sessions, in-person, on-stage, in hybrid events, as part of recorded events, and with the press.