Matthew is a regular keynote speaker on the subjects of innovation, entrepreneurship, success psychology, and personal motivation. He is represented by Saxton Speakers Bureau and has presented at hundreds of events across Australia, Europe and the United States, with audiences ranging from 50 to 5,000 people. Matthew can tailor his presentation for specific corporate, small business, industry sector or public sector audiences.

Big Data, Disruption, and Artificial Intelligence

Everyone knows the world is changing – with technology re-writing the face of countless industries across the globe – but few people realise that the speed of this change is accelerating. Rapid change is not just a “phase” – it’s the new “norm”. As an international expert in disruptive technologies – having started, grown, and sold several Artificial Intelligence companies during the past 20 years – Matthew Michalewicz delivers a succinct keynote on the future and provides practical advice and insights on what it means for your company and industry. Topics covered include:

  • Major trends driving innovation and disruption, such as personalisation, on demand consumption, and virtualisation
  • How new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and 3-D printing will re-shape and disrupt countless industries
  • Big data and the Internet of Things – what is it and why it’s important
  • Implications for sales, marketing, and supply chain business functions
  • What global companies are doing to accelerate innovation and protect themselves from disruption

Engaging and educational, Matthew’s keynote draws on facts and studies, as well as case studies on the topics covered.

The Science of Success

The problem with success is that everybody has an opinion on how to achieve it. These opinions are usually based on personal experiences within a specific industry, time period, and geography, and can often be contradictory or irrelevant.

In the “Science of Success”, Matthew presents the five fundamental drivers of success that are evidence-based and proven through thousands of studies and decades of scientific research. Free from opinion and bias, he explains the mechanics of each driver, why it works, and how it can be applied for attaining business, career, and personal goals.

Matthew’s talk is often included as a keynote presentation in conferences, corporate events, and professional development programs, and is based on his groundbreaking book Life in Half a Second.

Winning Sales

It’s not the company with the best product or service that wins the day, it’s the company with the best sales and marketing. Calling on his 20+ years of experience in both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, Matthew Michalewicz will share the secrets that can transform an average sales organisation into best in class. Using case studies and research from the field of psychology and behavioural finance, he will present what the ideal sales process should look like and how to apply it. Participants will learn how to:

  • Optimise their sales process for cost and conversion;
  • Sell the ‘prize’ versus the ‘product’;
  • Apply ’emotional involvement’;
  • Become more customer-centric; and
  • Increase their credibility to increase sales.

Matthew’s talk will change the way your organizsation sells its products and services.

Making a Small Business Work for You ... rather than the other way around!

Most small businesses are stuck in a perpetual state of ‘survival’, never quite able to achieve the financial success their products and services deserve.

Matthew’s presentation pulls focus on the critical factors that make the difference between starvation and success in any small business. Based on real-life examples and case studies, participants are provides with knowledge, insights, and action items to improve their top and bottom line performance, along with insights into Matthew’s approach to fast-tracking business growth.

Matthew has started, grown, and sold four companies during a 20-year period, with his last venture being ranked by Deloitte as the third fastest growing company in Australia in 2012.

Innovation and Thinking like a Start up

Can you have the best of both worlds in business? using the brand power and reach of a big business with the agility and innovation of a start up? 

Matthew’s presentation pulls focus on the critical factors that help companies get the best out of their operation and become number in their market. Based on real-life examples and case studies, the presentation will provide practical advice for improving top and bottom line performance through innovation, along with insights into Matthew’s approach to fast-tracking business growth through sales & marketing excellence.

The presentation also addresses the common problem that large organisations face on how to approach innovation – which is typically an unstructured discipline – in a structured manner. Matthew presents different innovation models, from cultural and KPI-driven innovation, through to think tanks, strategic alliances, spin-ins, and strategic investments, and how they have been applied in various industries.


We got numerous comments about how easy to relate to Matthew was and how inspired people were to take charge of their own goals.



Advisers were highly impressed with Matthew Michalewicz and his Five Drivers of Personal and Business Success presentation. This session had the highest average of all sessions from the PD day series and was voted the most valuable plenary session overall and the most useful session overall.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Matthew was an absolute hit at every event we had. His presentation is always delivered with passion and humour, and the feedback from our clients has been great! We would highly recommend Matthew to anyone wanting a keynote speaker.

Colonial First State

Clear and direct, Matthew Michalewicz is a great speaker who inspires audiences by sharing his experiences and providing good advice.

Rachel Slattery

Director, Slattery IT

Matthew is one of the most accomplished and sought after speakers on the business circuit who inspires audiences through his confident delivery. His message content is drawn from his vast commercial experiences, providing his audience with a relevant, valuable message in an entertaining manner.

InVenture Partners

Matthew delivered a keynote that was thought provoking and inspiring, and which set the scene for our whole conference – attendees were still talking about it on the last day. I would certainly look to book Matthew again and have no hesitation in recommending him.

CEO Leading Edge Buying Groups

Graham Dear

We were absolutely thrilled with Matthew. He was professional, on message, approachable, highly relevant, engaging, value-adding. Our delegates were exceptionally positive, and they were hard to please. Well done.

CEO, Liquor Marketing Group

Doug Misener

Matthew's presentations provide that rare mix of being both educational and entertaining. He leaves you with core messages and key take-aways that can add value to your business and everyday life. If you are looking to inspire creativity and entrepreneurship, or just a motivational boost, I would highly recommend Matthew as a speaker.

Kieran Purcell

State Manager, Macquarie Private Wealth

Matthew encapsulates the talented professional speaker who is able to engage and hold the attention of audiences at a level which could best be described as absolute. I highly commend Matthew to any organisation seeking to engage him in the capacity of speaker, confident with the knowledge he will deliver each and every time to the highest expectation!


Matthew is a fine, natural speaker and I have been delighted to engage his services for several important events. Drawing upon a variety of successful experiences, including leadership of several high-tech companies, Matthew is able to convey deep insights into issues such as the commercialisation process and work-life balance in a highly articulate and entertaining fashion.

Dr. Mike Brooks

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide

Matthew is an accomplished speaker, but more than that, he presents with the utmost authority and credibility. He has an ability to gauge the mood and interest of the audience, and tailor his comments and presentation to suit.``

American Chamber of Commerce

His experience in technology entrepreneurship, and business in general, allows Matthew to find a way to spark interest and make a connection with everybody in the audience.

Australian Institute for Commercialisation

After hearing Matthew speak, you gain insight into what makes an entrepreneur tick, what drives him, and what motivates him as a Company Director to take an idea and turn it into a business. He speakers with passion and self belief, and above all, he is entertaining and very easy to listen to.

State Manager, Australian Institute of Company Directors

David Spear