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Fortune 100 Global Speaker and #1 Bestselling Author Christopher Kai – The World's Leading Authority in Story-Based Leadership

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Speaker Christopher Kai is the world's leading authority of story-based leadership. For more than over 20 years, Christopher has been working closely with Fortune 100 companies like Google and American Express. His great expertise in story-based leadership, sales, work productivity, networking, team building and communication skills transforms companies all over the world. Global media companies such as Forbes and Tesla CEO Elon Musk also regard Christopher's knowledge highly.

Why you should book speaker Christopher Kai

  • The ten most admired companies in the world are all lead by story-based leaders. As a story-based leadership authority, Christopher Kai can tell you the leadership secrets of Steve Jobs, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and business visionary Elon Musk.
  • Christopher leads several of his own businesses and has more than 20 years of experience in networking, team building, communication and productivity – he can really show you the way of future success.

In elementary school, Christopher struggled a lot. They punished him for talking too much in class, he was being bullied for being the shortest kid and teachers even labeled him as a slow learner. No one expected much from him.

Eventually, Christopher would grow taller and become bolder. He realized the power of his voice and became more confident – turning himself into a real success story. Now, speaker Christopher Kai is the CEO of The Mathem Group, a leadership training company based in Beverly Hills. As a Fortune 100 global speaker and founder of GPS, the premier speaker training program in the world, Christopher works over five continents with clients like Google and American Express.

Speaker Christopher Kai lights up the stage all over the world. His thoughtful and entertaining keynotes revolve around the topics of sales, story-based leadership, team building, networking, communication skills and work productivity. Audiences love his powerful, profound and life-changing keynotes – you’ve never seen anything quite like it!

Christopher published several important books about the secrets of leadership, productivity and networking. His book “Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities” is a #1 global bestseller on Amazon. Speaker Christopher Kai also frequently appears at top media outlets like ABC News, CNN, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. Forbes regards him as “the billionaire networking expert” 

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Special virtual keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Why This Crisis is the Single Best Leadership Lesson in a Century

Entire countries are on lockdown or are beginning to open up to a “new normal.” Stock markets are crashing. Hundreds of millions of employees around the world are now unemployed. Even those that are still employed face extreme uncertainty. Will there be a second wave? When will we develop a vaccine? How can we stay hopeful during this very challenging time? In times of crisis, history has taught us that the leaders who understand how to remain poised, confident and courageous can inspire and comfort their teams, clients, companies and countries. We share 3 specific ways you can lead yourself and your teams with more empathy, compassion and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Audience takeaways:

  • How to create a shared vision to inspire your team
  • Effective listening skills learned from a former FBI hostage negotiator
  • What MIT research discovered about successful teams
Special virtual keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

How Effective Business Leaders Communicate During Times of Crisis

Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were both U.S. Presidents. One is still remembered almost a century later with just his initials – FDR. The other is long forgotten. Why? What words, tone of voice, or body language do effective leaders use to communicate their message? What one area did McKinsey & Co. find after surveying 20,000 customers in 5 different industries across 3 continents that can dramatically improve your connection by 40%? How did Harvard researchers decide that asking “How are you?” is a waste of time. What should you ask?

Audience takeaways:

  • Why stories are 22X more essential in communication
  • How to be 35% more effective on a Zoom call
  • 5-layered listening skills based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese symbol
Special virtual keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

3 Proven Ways to Stay Resilient During Challenging Times

Uncertainty is a part of life whether it is a global pandemic, change in leadership, or just a lack of employee motivation. How do you stay motivated, productive and happy at work when new situations arise that create unforeseen challenges? I have studied 1,000s of successful leaders over the last 20 years and I found that the most resilient and adaptive leaders all had 3 specific leadership skills that allowed them to inspire their company or country to be purposeful, productive and happy individuals even during the most challenging times.

Audience takeaways:

  • How Jeff Bezos inspires his 840,000 employees with a four-word statement that you can apply to your business
  • Why Oprah Winfrey can relate to anyone through the power of storytelling and how you can do the same
  • What MIT’s Human Dynamic Laboratory discovered that allows teams to be 50% more successful based on just one simple way of communicating
Special Virtual Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Why This Crisis is the Single Greatest Opportunity to Shine as a Leader

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man [or leader] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Christopher Kai, leadership expert and keynote speaker, shares 5 specific ways we can lead our teams with more empathy, compassion and understanding during this unprecented times.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to develop a success mindset during these very challenging times.
  • Why listening is the most unappreciated leadership skill you can learn to do better.
  • How to better convey your idea in a virtual work setting.
  • Practical ways you can empower your “stay-at-home” employees.
  • Why this crisis is the single greatest opportunity to be a true leader.
Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Story-Based Leadership: How to Inspire Your Employees to Like Their Work

Steve Jobs – the name invokes a story. His mission was to change the world. According to a poll, a whopping 87% of the people surveyed were either disinterested, disliked or hated their jobs.

In this keynote, speaker Christopher Kai shows what science has proven: employees, especially millennial’s want to have a purpose and a sense of mission at work. They want to love their jobs – the paycheck is secondary.

-Key takeaways:

  • Christopher will show you why a piano holds the keys to your success as a leader.
  • Learn what love can teach you about leadership and the 3 scientifically proven ways of motivating your employees.
Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Better Together: The 3 Key Breakthroughs in Team Building

Team building is truly a science. For more than seven years, the laboratory of MIT has studied employees in different organizations all over the world.

Speaker Christopher Kai will share with you their 3 breakthrough findings interwoven with his own leadership experience at American Express and his own company.

-Key takeaways:

  • Learn the 3 patterns of communication necessary for success.
  • Team building secrets of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
  • The 3 patterns of communication that are the best predictors for team success.
  • How to be 50% more successful in your team.
Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Sales Success: Why Listening Is The News Sales Disrupter

Sales is not just about selling: it begins well before you meet your future clients. To close more sales, you have to watch and listen for the specific cues from your prospective clients and ask the right questions.

During this session, Christopher also tells you the 5 key elements of listening based on a 1000-year-old Chinese character.

-Key takeaways:

  • The topic is fantastic for you if you want to save time prospecting the right people.
  • Speaker Christopher Kai teaches you how to connect with anyone based on the 4 happy chemicals.
  • Leave with the same listening techniques FBI agents know.
Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Work: The 4 Pillars of Productivity

Do you want to know how to get more done in less time – with less stress? According to a Forbes article, leaders with poor communication skills are plaguing the company with a lack of purpose, lack of credibility, lack of focus and low morale.

Surveys show that workers only spend about 35% of their time doing actual work. That is a waste of productivity and time.

-Key takeaways:

  • Kai shows you how to hold a short and productive meeting by utilizing his 3 key strategies.
  • Christopher will demonstrate how to stop feeling overwhelmed every day.
  • You will also learn to communicate your message 65% more effectively.
Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Connect: Network Like a Rock Star

According to a Forbes article on network science, the best indicator for your success is the network you have. Traditional networking is dead.

Based on his #1 global bestselling book “Big Game Hunting: Networking With Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities”, speaker Christopher Kai is showing you the scientifically proven secrets of networking which works with everyone, everywhere and in every situation.

-Key takeaways:

  • Embrace the success mindset! Based on his two-decade research, Christopher is explaining to you why your network is the best way of predicting your future success.
  • With Christopher’s help, you will be 80% more successful at sales!
Keynote by speaker Christopher Kai

Inspirational: How to Live a Life Worth Remembering

Over the last 10 years, speaker Christopher Kai has had the amazing opportunity to interview 500 of the most inspiring and successful people in the world. They include: Grammy winners, FBI agents, Olympians, Navy Seals, bestselling authors, heads of state and pioneers such as astronaut Buzz Aldrin, world record holding swimmer Diana Nyad and business visionary Elon Musk.

-Key takeaways:

  • You may wonder what these tremendously successful people have in common: they all understood the 3 basic truths that allowed them to live a life worth remembering.
  • In this keynote, to help you live a life worth remembering, Christopher tells you these surprisingly simple truths.
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