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Mike Smith: Speaker, Author, Innovator

Go beyond the radar

“ We know how to save lives and minimize property damage from extreme weather. We just need the will to do it.” — Mike Smith

Mike Smith’s presentations are so passionate and dynamic that he is like a force of nature: changing the landscape of your next meeting or event. Mike will take you on a journey that intrigues, inspires, educates and entertains. A leader and innovator in the science of meteorology, Mike Smith has a rare gift for combining leadingedge science and business savvy with stories of people and events that are changing the way we live. From the heartwarming to the heart-wrenching and everything in between, Mike Smith, above all, captivates.

The Joplin tornado, 2011 Photo by Mike Smith

Mike Smith: The Expert on Extreme Weather Mike Smith holds the highest awards in the science of meteorology, 19 patents, board certification and other honors too numerous to mention. He is the expert on extreme weather and its effects on people and businesses.

Mike Smith, NPR Studio, St. Louis

“ Meteorology, in his telling, has the same bare-knuckle energy we see in politics or sports.” — Professor and Blogger Kevin L. Nenstiel, 2011

“ … vibrant, powerful … right on point.” — Jack Osborn, Chairman of the Professional Committee, BOMA, New York, 2011

“ … hypnotizing … captivating … extremely relevant.”

One of the creators of the modern storm warning system, Mike is a superb speaker and writer with a rare gift for making the scientific and technical understandable and interesting. Whether you are looking for entertainment, inspiration or enhanced profitability, Mike Smith will leave a lasting impression on your audience and your business.

— Diane Lee, Property Casualty Insurance Association of America, Chicago, 2011

Presenting to Chicago’s business and emergency management community, September, 2011

Mike Smith, FOX News headquarters, New York City

“ … a rapt audience … dabbing tears from their eyes.” — The Hutchinson News, 2009

Take your next event beyond the radar Mike Smith’s keynote speeches get rave reviews because every speech is tailored to the specific interests of the audience and sponsoring organization. Because of Mike’s 22 years in television, he brings clarity and a theatrical polish to the podium. Quick-witted, Mike speaks without notes and loves questions and answers. Here are just a few of Mike’s most popular presentations:

Speeches that help improve your bottom line 11 Things You Must Do to Weatherproof Your Business The weather-related effects on the U.S. economy reached a half trillion dollars in 2010 — and 2011 is running even higher. Can your business afford to be caught unaware when extreme weather threatens? Mike Smith’s entertaining presentation, along with audience Q&A, will provide the actionable information you need to turn what would otherwise be a disaster for your business into a mere inconvenience.

Global Warming Vs. Climate-Proofing: What Really Matters to Your Business Climate is nothing but long-term weather. Average global temperatures and ocean heat content mean little to your business. What does matter to your business and its profitability is whether you mitigate the effects of extreme weather and capitalize on weather-related opportunities. Mike Smith, using his skill as a genuine atmospheric scientist, will demonstrate a fresh and far more useful way to view global warming and climate change to benefit your bottom line.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation Are your products aging? Clients less enthusiastic? Employees just going through the motions? Learn how to create a culture of innovation within your company. Holder of 19 U.S. and foreign patents, along with innovation awards from the Consumer Electronics Association, the American Meteorological Society and more, Mike Smith can teach you and your team to revive and redevelop your products and services.

Speeches that inspire and entertain Miracle at Greensburg The emotional and heartwarming story of how weather scientists frantically worked to save lives — and save a town. Mike Smith speaks to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Wichita, 2010

This presentation will uplift and challenge your audience. It will also challenge the widely-held view that storm warnings are mere annoyances when, in fact, they have evolved into vital, lifesaving information. The audience will leave the room inspired.

CSI: Meteorology — One Man’s Quest to Save Lives Can one person make a difference? Yes! The behind-the-scenes story of a courageous scientist who, in spite of tremendous opposition, makes everyone who flies today much safer. CSI: Meteorology conveys the vital traits needed by innovators in every profession and reinforces the requirement that, for optimal results, business and science decisions must be based on data rather than “consensus.” 316-204-9969

The Forecast for Your Next Event Contact Mike Smith Enterprises today to discuss your event or have Mike begin tailoring a presentation to the specific needs of your audience. For booking or more information, please contact Ms. Mindy Cook. 316-204-9969

Find Mike’s book at, and fine bookstores everywhere “Smith makes the weather into an urgent concern, and a remarkable victory. This story turns the weather into a quest, and meteorologists into the most unlikely heroes in recent literature.” — Review by Kevin L. Nenstiel © 2011, Mike Smith Enterprises, LLC Front cover photo © Mike Hollingshead

Force of Nature  

Mike Smith: The Expert on Extreme Weather

Force of Nature  

Mike Smith: The Expert on Extreme Weather