Speeches

2001

I gave my first paid speech at an all black church in Stanford, Connecticut and my first international speech in Hong Kong. I have since traveled the world as a keynote speaker, corporate trainer and executive speech coach. My recent speaking engagements were in the: USA, Canada, Australia, Lithuania, Jamaica, Denmark, Colombia, and Switzerland.

1000+

I have given more than 1,000 presentations to a global audience from 30 countries. I have shared the stages with the top executives like Elon Musk, heads of states, and celebrities and have spoken to Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Consulate, universities, churches, and non-profits.

Millions

As a speaker, #1 global bestselling author, consultant, social media influencer, and Huffington Post contributor, I have been fortunate to be able to impact millions of lives around the world. I take what I’ve learned from the 1,000s of books I’ve read and the 10,000s of people I’ve met around the world and boil it down into actionable, battle-tested strategies in a fun-energizing speech that I hope will impact your personal and professional pursuits.

What You’ll Learn

Story-Based Leadership:

How to Inspire Your Team to Actually Love Their Work

Steve Jobs. His name invokes a story. His mission was to change the world. According to a gallup poll a whopping 87% of individuals surveyed were either disinterested, disliked, or hated their jobs. Christopher Kai shows you what science has confirmed — that employees, especially millennials, want a sense of purpose, a sense of mission at work and not just a paycheck — they want to love their jobs.

You Will Learn That: 

  • Why a piano holds the keys to your success as a leader
  • The 3 science-backed ways to motivate your employees
  • What love can teach you about leadership

Better Together:

The 3 Key Breakthroughs in Team Building

For more than seven years, MIT’s Human Dynamic Laboratory has studied 1,000s of employees in various departments in different companies around the world. They found that team building indeed is a science that can be measurable, observable, and most importantly improved. Christopher shares these 3 breakthroughs interwoven with his own experience leading teams at American Express and at his own firm.

You Will Learn:

  • What Jeff Bezos knows about team building
  • The 3 patterns of communication that are the best predictors for team success
  • How to be 50% more successful in your team

Inspirational:

How to Live a Life Worth Remembering

“Voted #1 Speaker at TEDx Sugarland.”

Over the last 10 years, Christopher Kai has had the unique opportunity to interview 500 of some of the most successful and unique individuals in the world. They include: olympians, Grammy winners, FBI agents, Navy Seals, neurosurgeons, bestselling authors, Heads of State and pioneers like astronaut Buzz Aldrin, world record holding swimmer Diana Nyad and business visionary Elon Musk. Based on their 20,000 years of life experience, they all understood 3 basic truths that allowed them to live a life worth remembering. Christopher shares these surprisingly simple truths to help you live a life worth remembering.

Sales Success:

Why Listening is the New Sales Disrupter

Sales isn’t just about selling. Selling begins well before you meet your prospective clients and the true disruption is in asking intentional questions and listening and watching for specific cues from your prospective clients. Christopher Kai masterfully and profoundly summarizes the 5 key elements of listening based on a 1,000-year-old Chinese character. This type of listening is also used by FBI hostage negotiators.

You Will Learn:

  • How to save time prospecting the right people
  • How to connect with anyone based on 4 happy chemicals
  • What FBI agents know about sales

Connect:

Network Like a Rockstar

According to a Forbes article regarding Network Science, your network is the #1 best indicator for your career success. Traditional networking is dead. Learn 3 types of networking backed by science that works with anyone, anywhere in any situation based on my #1 global bestselling book “Big Game Hunting: Networking with billionaires, executives, and celebrities.”

You Will Learn:

  • Why your network is the #1 best predictor of your career success (Forbes)
  • The Success Mindset based on 20 years of research
  • Follow up the right way and be 80% more successful in sales

Work:

The 4 Pillars of Productivity

How do you get more done in less time feeling less stressed each day? According to a Forbes article, leaders who have poor communication skills have companies plagued by:

  • Low Morale
  • Lack of Credibility
  • Lack of Innovation  
  • Lack of Focus
  • Lack of Purpose

As a result, surveys have shown that workers only spend 35% of their time actually doing work-related activities. That’s a lot of wasted time, frustration, and lost productivity.

You Will Learn:

  • The 3 key ingredients to a short, productive meeting
  • The one surprising way to stop feeling overwhelmed each day
  • How to communicate your message 65% more effectively

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