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Michael McQueen

Travels from: New South Wales


Award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author.

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, Change Management, Futurists & Future Trends

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Michael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author. Coming from a background in marketing and research, in 2004 Michael founded a consultancy specializing in demographic shifts and social trends called The Nexgen Group.

Michael's first book The ‘New’ Rules of Engagement was the culmination of a 3-year study of the key drivers of youth culture around the world. With an emphasis on the values and attitudes of Millennials, this 2007 release focussed on helping business leaders, educators and parents better engage a younger generation.

In 2009 and 2010, Michael went on to release a range of gift books called 'Memento' and 'Wisdom' which were designed to bridge the generation gap in families by helping parents pass on their stories and life lessons to the next generation.

Building on the international success of this gift book range, Michael created an online memoir-writing app for parents called Histography.com.

Michael’s third bestselling book ‘Winning the Battle for Relevance’ was a landmark title that explored why even the greatest businesses and institutions become obsolete and how others could avoid their fate. Drawing on research tracking 500 of the world’s most iconic brands over 5 years, Michael outlined a range of strategies for organizations and businesses who are committed to staying ahead of the curve by re-inventing themselves before they are forced to do so.

In 2016, Michael's research emphasis shifted to focus on the key habits and mindsets that enable organizations and individuals to stay at the cutting edge over time. He released his fourth bestseller ‘Momentum: How to Build it, Keep it, or Get it Back’ in October that year. Receiving wide acclaim worldwide, 'Momentum' outlined a simple but powerful formula for staying on a growth trajectory and ensuring that a success groove doesn't become a rut.

Michael's book ‘How to Prepare Now for What's Next’ is a revealing glimpse at the key trends that will shape the coming years including Artificial Intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology. Michael's explores the technological shifts and social changes that no organization or individual can afford to ignore and offers a practical game plan for thriving in an age of disruption.

In 2019, Michael released his book 'The Case for Character', which discusses the importance of being and building a trusted brand. 

With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.

In addition to featuring regularly as a commentator on TV and radio, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Dr. John Maxwell and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Michael has spoken to over 300,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations. He has recently been named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, and was inducted into the Professional Speakers Halls of Fame.

Speaker Topics

De Coding the Millennial Mindset: The essential guide to understanding and engaging the next generat
No organization or business can afford to ignore Millennials. In addition to being the largest generation in history, they possess over 30 per cent of consumer spending power and make up half of the working population. Having conducted an extensive study into the defining attitudes and values of Millennials, Michael has a unique insight into the next generation. Learn the common myths and misconceptions many leaders and businesses believe about Millennials as well as a range of proven and practical strategies for being relevant to a younger cohort
Mastering the Art of Momentum: The secret to achieving effortless and enduring growth
We all love being on a roll, in sync and firing on all cylinders, that flow state sensation where everything just seems to work. But what happens when the groove becomes a rut, inspiration evaporates, or your mojo disappears? Enduring success and growth for any business today is dependent on building and maintaining unstoppable momentum. Understand the science and art of momentum, where it comes from and why it makes all the difference when you have got it working for you.
Preparing Now for What is Next: How to bullet proof you business model in turbulent times
Every business and industry today is facing a perfect storm of disruption and upheaval. In the face of the changes ahead, agility and adaptability will be more important than ever. The future success and survival of your organization will rest on the ability to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt disruption. Michael teaches audiences the 4 FORMS that disruption will take in the coming decade, the key technology trends that will shape the future including Artificial Intelligence, robotics and business automation. Michael shows the common culture and mindset traps that will set any organization on a collision course with obsolescence and how to avoid them. Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for navigating disruption and emerging stronger than ever.
Teaching for Tomorrow: How to equip students today for the future
Students in classrooms today will enter a world very different to the one their teachers and parents have known. In light of the uncertainty that lies ahead, it is more important than ever that educators keep their finger of the pulse of technological and societal trends in order to help students prepare for them. Learn the skills and competencies young people will need in order to be future fit
The Case for Character: Why trusted brands are more lucrative, loved and long lasting
In this revealing, practical and compelling keynote presentation, bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen highlights why character matters more than ever. In the coming years, consumers will demand greater transparency, trustworthiness and values alignment from the brands and businesses they engage with. This research rich and compelling topic helps audiences to discover why the marketplace today is more sceptical and discerning and how this creates opportunity. Michael demonstrates how to build or rebuild trust through credibility, consistency, clarity and congruence.

TESTIMONIALS

Michael is a gifted speakers with an enthralling topic

GIO Insurance

Michael’s captivating and thought-provoking presentation has certainly triggered some new thinking in our organisation

Randstad Recruitment

Michael is an informed and engaging speaker with a powerful message and practical advice

Canon

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