Speeches

2001

I gave my first paid speech at a church in Stamford, 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 speaking engagements have been in the: USA, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Jamaica, Israel, Palestine, Denmark, Germany, Colombia, Hong Kong, and Switzerland. 

1000+

I have given more than 1,000 presentations to a global audience from 30 countries in 6 continents. I have spoken at the same events as top executives like Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, President Clinton, Arianna Huffington, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, and 1,000s of other world leaders and business executives.

Millions

As a Fortune 100 global speaker, thought leader, #1 global bestselling author, consultant, social media influencer, I have been fortunate to be able to impact millions of lives around the world. 

“Wow, you really know a lot.

Elon Musk

Background

 Impactful Keynotes

Success: How 2 Rise 2 the Top with Your Story

Three-year-old Gail was so poor her dress was made from a potato sack. Wilhelm was a high school dropout who grew up on a street with prostitutes and drug dealers. In high school, Preston used to work at McDonald’s as a short-line cook. Oprah “Gail” Winfrey, Leonardo “Wilhelm” DiCaprio, and Jeffrey “Preston” Bezos are three of the most successful individuals in the world who had the most humble beginnings.

In this groundbreaking keynote based on Christopher Kai’s new book “Story-based Leadership: How 2 Rise 2 the Top with Your Story,” you will learn the 2 most important skills that you need to advance in your career. Based on 1,500 interviews with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives, he found that how you share your story helps you stand out. But, who you know in your network will determine your success.

Key Takeaways

1.) Why Your Network is the #1 Best Predictor for Success

2.) How to Connect With Anyone Based on 4 Happy Chemicals

3.) What is the Single Best Way to Start Any Conversation

“Christopher Kai elevated the event to a TED Talk-level conference.

McKinsey & Co.

Story-based Leadership: How to Be a Wizard of Words Like Steve Jobs

Bill Gates has said that Steve Jobs was a “wizard” of words where he could motivate and mesmerize anyone with his story. What exact words can you use to positively impact your team? How did MIT’s Human Dynamic Laboratory finally prove that team building is in fact a science and that you can measurably and quantifiably improve the success of your team with one specific, simple action? Christopher Kai dives into the science and psychology of how you can communicate your message with clarity, conciseness, and confidence. 

Key Takeaways

1.) The 3 Basic Elements of a Persuasive Story

2.) Why Stories Are 22X More Memorable Than Facts

3.) How You Share Your Story Determines 50% of Your Effectiveness

“There were 167 speakers at the global conference in Zurich, Switzerland (including our President.) Had I only come to hear you speak, it would have been well worth my time.

Alex Roitinger, Head of Strategic Transformation, SIX Financial

Story-base Sales: How To Be 74% More Successful Through Storytelling

According to a McKinsey report called the “Consumer Decision Journey” where they surveyed 20,000 customers in 5 different industries across 3 continents, they found that 74% of the sale came down to two areas: 1.) the direct interaction and 2.) consumer-driven marketing. Christopher breaks down these two areas and illuminates how we can all be more successful in sales by building rapport through storytelling.

Key Takeaways

1.) How to stand out with your clients

2.) How to connect with anyone based on 4 happy chemicals

3.) Why client testimonials are 31% more effective in the sales process

“The key concepts Christopher shared with us about how content is no longer king but rather communication is king will be tremendously helpful in building stronger client relationships.

Merrill Lynch

Elevate Your Relationships: The 3 Proven Keys to Unlock Authentic Connections

How do you develop more genuine relationships, minimize arguments, have more productive meetings, and be more persuasive with your boss, co-worker, client, or employee? What’s one question you can ask a complete stranger that surprisingly can reveal their main priorities? Christopher Kai combines what he learned from American Express as a business storytelling strategist with his fascinating research on the science of connections to share with you how you can effortlessly start and develop lasting connections in your business relationships.

Key Takeaways

1.) The 2 network science concepts that will amplify your professional network

2.) Be a 93% more effective communicator

3.) Why 5 Love Languages & stories translate into authentic business relationships

“In all the years we have had our annual leadership conference you were our best speaker ever! No one has ever received a standing ovation except you, Christopher.

Lisa Holland, President, Sheltair (Private Aviation Services)

The 19% Difference: Why Diversity Measurably Improves Business Success

The Boston Consulting Group reviewed 1,700 different companies from 8 different countries and found that when leadership teams were more diverse it increased their revenue by 19%. The reason came down to one word: innovation. When you have different viewpoints, ethnicities, genders and experiences, you are able to communicate and connect with different stories to build stronger rapport and camaraderie ultimately leading to innovative, new ideas. Christopher Kai dives into the science of why diverse backgrounds and viewpoints lead to measurably better and exponentially different results.

Key Takeaways

1.) Why talking to strangers is the key to your success
2.) Forget tolerance. Focus on appreciating someone’s differences
3.) The one simple step to start a conversation

“Christopher Kai is the best presenter I’ve seen in 18 years!

Belinda Adderton, Founder, CBD (18-Year Event Management Executive)

Connect: The 3 Networking Secrets of the World’s Top 1% of Entrepreneurs

Traditional networking is dead. Why attend an event in-person or online if you are unsure what the outcome will be? What if you’re “working the room” but you’re in the wrong room? How do you find the right room, event, or community where you have the highest probability to build a robust expert or client network? Based on his 20 years of traveling the world and attending 1,000s of events, Christopher Kai shares “The 4 Levels of Networking” that are backed by science and his #1 global bestselling book “Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives, and Celebrities.”

Key Takeaways

1.) How to 10X Your Network Within One Week

2.) The Proven Way to Prospect with 100% Certainty

3.) The One Simple Way to Fearlessly Approach Anyone

“One of Our Highest Rated Speakers”

AIME

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Online Entrepreneurship is the Future of Work

According to a Forbes article the E-Learning space will grow to be a $365 billion Industry by 2025. The current and next generations cannot rely on full-time jobs any more to potentially provide them with a lifetime of employment. With the advent of the internet, e-commerce, and now e-learning, anyone with a computer, wifi connection, and a strong desire for entrepreneurship, can create a location-independent business and live, work and travel anywhere the world. Christopher Kai, a self-proclaimed “the least tech-savvy person you will ever meet” was able to create an online speaker training program using just his smartphone and successfully secured clients in 100 cities, 20 countries and 5 continents within less than two years.

Key Takeaways

1.) Why now is the best time to be an online entrepreneur

2.) How to start your online business anywhere in the world

3.) What are the 3 essentials to begin today