We hired Mike for our Annual Franchise Meeting and he began by scheduling telephone calls with our
Franchise Support Team, leading up to a consulting session in Toronto.  We worked through an exercise
designed to help him prepare for the Keynote Presentation, and help us identify some fantastic ideas
that we can implement to improve our franchise support efforts. 
 
We were extremely happy with the keynote presentation / workshop.  Mike engaged franchise
operators in his dynamic discussion.   Mike used real world examples to illustrate his points, inserting
actual examples that applied directly to our own business.  The feedback from a large number of our
Franchise Operators has been overwhelmingly positive.  They all learned things from the presentation
that they will be implementing immediately into their own local franchise business.
John Ferracuti, Chief Operating Officer, Bin There Dump That
We brought Mike in as the keynote speaker at our annual conference to help announce our name change from Allgood Pest Control to Cingo. Mike worked with us prior to the conference to fine tune the message.  He energized our local business managers during the session by incorporating the key points that creates our competitive advantage into his speech. He engaged, educated and inspired the team.
Lanny Allgood, Chief Executive Officer, Cingo
After hiring Mike to be a keynote speaker at our annual franchise conference, he began his research with me and my co-worker to get finite details about our company. He really made us think hard about these answers which brought out quite a bit of conversation that helped Mike as well as us really clarify what our company was all about. Mike wanted to get both sides of the story, so we set up a meeting with a franchisee to let Mike learn how he to find out how he could best address the needs of the franchisee in his presentation. We reviewed his summary findings, which was spot on and he customize his presentation based on what he heard. Along with a very powerful presentation which included a worksheet to get audience participation and his side bar stories of his triathlon’s, which inspired us all – Mike was then applauded with a standing ovation. Mike Wien is truly inspirational and brings not only motivation with his presentations, but true and to the point guidelines for his audience to be a better owner and better franchisor.
Darlene Vinson Barnwell, Chief Executive Officer & Training, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies
The Fifth Group is a collection of restaurants and a catering company that for 25 years have crafted meaningful, memorable and exceptional experiences for our guests with creativity and connected service. We invited Mike to speak to our leadership team of managers and chefs to reinforce our competitive advantage in the market and to inspire them to deliver on our “Specific Edge.” Mike spent time in our Support Office and in the restaurants in advance of the presentation to learn about us and delivered a speech that effectively communicated what makes us so unique.
Mike also addressed how in today’s busy, grind it out world, to stay focused and motivated to deliver on both your company’s and your personal “Specific Edge”, which inspired our team to be more passionate about their life, which I believe motivates people to perform at work. Mikes short time with us was so impactful, that one of his mantras, SUSTAINED EFFORT WINS, is now unofficially one of mine and Fifth Group Restaurants mantras.
Robby Kukler, Partner, Fifth Group Restaurants
Based on Mike’s impactful presentation at our local Better Business Bureau Annual Meeting, we invited Mike be our keynote speaker at our annual International Better Business Bureau meeting this year. His presentation that was customized and focused specifically on how the BBB could keep a competitive advantage in the marketplace was right on target. The inspirational stories from his Ironman experiences reinforced each point along with keeping the audience engaged and motivating participants to implement many of the ideas presented. I would strongly recommend Mike for any speaking engagement where you want inspiration blended with expert marketing and business savvy.
Fred Elsberry, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia
Mike Wien’s presentation at Farmer Boys annual franchise meeting was interactive and engaging. The result was that our franchisees walked away with tangible ideas on how to capitalize on our farm-to-table competitive advantage and boost growth for their individual locations
Karen Eadon, President and Chief Operational Officer, Farmer Boys
Mike is a fantastic facilitator and speaker! He captures his audience with personalized, targeted discussion and great examples from his own professional and life experiences. The Specific Edge is a great way to get teams thinking about the specificity of their messaging and how to anticipate client needs. Thanks so much, Mike, for sharing great stories and for inspiring us to do our best work! I had an amazing learning experience at the TrainingPros Summit at ASTD ICE Denver!
Samantha Macartney, Sr. Instructional Designer, MAT Independent Learning Consultant
“Mikes talk on staying ignited for life was GREAT this morning at the Alpharetta Rotary! Got a standing ovation from the audience. Everyone identified with Mike’s storey but saw their own life’s journey in a different way after his talk. Good Job, Mike!”
Tim Gaffney, Problem Solver, Georgia Non Profit Insurance
Mike is a smart, affable and enthusiastic professional whose love of life and helping others is truly exemplified in his wonderful demeanor and his work. His Keep The Flame Lit for Life presentation inspires others to evaluate, then plan for life and career pursuits and then to enjoy the journey. Mike’s real life stories exemplify his ability to perservere and succeed. I would highly recommend him as a speaker as well as a marketing service provider.
Andy Goldstrom, Director, Real Estate at Deutsche Bank
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