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Mike Rayburn          

Thought Leader, Artist & Entertainer

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand and un-conventional keynote artists in the world. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers… all by daring you to ask the question, “What if…?”

The “What If…?” Experience is Mike’s transformational, hilarious keynote presentation. In it Mike uses his amazing guitar work and hilarious comedy as a metaphor, to illustrate three tools designed to turn your team into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo to stop managing change, and lead by creating change. Oh… and they’ll laugh so hard it hurts!

The measure of any speaker is the results they produce. Mike is consistently cited as “the hit of the conference,” and “what we needed and didn’t even know it.” More importantly, businesses regularly attribute significant, sometimes exponential increases in sales, impact and morale to the application of Mike’s keynote tools and breakout session content.

Also, in the same way a great song gets stuck in your head, Mike’s “What if…?” message gets repeated over and over, imprinting his most powerful tool in their memories and affecting immediate results and permanent improvement.

Always on the cutting edge, international keynote speaker Mike Rayburn is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Hall of Fame speaker (CPAE), two-time TEDx presenter, has performed more than 4,000 presentations and his comedy remains in heavy rotation on Sirius/XM radio. Mike has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, American Entertainment, Gig, and Successful Meetings magazines.

Speech Topics

Humor / entertainment

Motivation through music

What If...

Speaker Mike Rayburn begins, enhances, or concludes your conference with energy, excitement, optimism, and a thirst for learning with this unique presentation. He will give your people both the passion and the tools to get the most from your conference and transform them into possibility thinkers who find opportunities where there seemed to be none. He will inspire your people to set goals that effect exponential change and will give them both the tools and the passion to implement all that they've learned. He will send them off with a positive shot of adrenaline!


Henderson’s Mike Rayburn rocks his roles: guitarist, comedian, motivater, father
Mike Rayburn of Henderson gave his greatest Carnegie Hall performance in the lobby. It was January 9, 2004, and Rayburn — a guitarist/comedian/motivational speaker who has played the world’s most famous concert hall eight times — had just finished a soundcheck when his wife called.

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