Michael has spoken to more than 5,000 audiences in 41 states and on three continents over the past 40+ years; addressing for-profit and non-profit corporate audiences and student organizations. He has conducted more than 700 leadership development, training and personal/professional development seminars, conferences and workshops.
He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), a Certified Seminar Leader (CSL) of the American Seminar Leaders Association, and a Certified Trainer with the Ziglar Corporation. He has shared the platform with Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Michael Reagan, Stephen M.R. Covey, Jim Cathcart, John Stossel, Howard Putnam, David Oreck, Truett Cathy, Bo Pilgrim, and many others.
Michael is a contributing author, along with Brian Tracy, to the Amazon.com best-selling book, "Counter-Attack: Business Strategies for Explosive Growth in the New Economy," and is the author of numerous professional articles.
He is the only recipient of the “Award for Distinction for Special Communications” from the international Assemblies of Better Business Bureaus. Michael served 15 years as the President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas.
Also, Michael has conducted nearly 1,000 television and radio interviews, and has consulted hundreds of businesses in the areas of customer service, productivity, corporate values, trust in the marketplace, employee motivation and more.
- TRUST... the BIG Difference Maker
- Imperatives for Business Success
- Character is What Really Counts
- Success is the Result of Decisions We Make
- Doing Business Right
- Principles That Persuade & Impact Others
Success, Business, Leadership, Motivation
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"We all struggle with work and life situations that can't be easily resolved or ignored. Michael Clayton’s seminar, 'One Thing That Makes the HUGE Difference', was a reminder for our staff that a positive attitude is the magic wand that triggers enthusiasm, ideas and solutions. Thank you to Michael for sharing the 'magic'!" - Better Business Bureau Middle Tennessee/Nashville
"Michael Clayton brought a timeless and important message to attendees of our 2013 East Texas Bright Ideas for Success Conference. Michael is genuine and passionate about his message of trust. Before I was out of the room, I was stopped numerous times and thanked for the keynote message and the speaker. We look forward to working with Michael at future conferences.” - United Way of Smith County
“Michael Clayton is one of the top business speakers in America today. He shows leaders and employees how to rapidly maximize their performance and increase their results.” - Brian Tracy International
“Michael Clayton re-energizedour team. His knowledge of the subject matter and ability to engage were only outdone by His warmth and energy. The team was impressed and inspired enough to ask that this be an annual occurrence! Who am I to deny their wishes? He’s been with us eight times! Thanks to Michael for sharing his gift.” - Better Business Bureau of Central & Northern Arizona
“Michael Clayton provided an exciting, fun and motivating start to our conference. Everyone agreed, he speaks from the heart and there is no question he means what he says. I only hope we can have him for a full day next time. " - JP Marketing
“Michael Clayton is an outstanding leader of the highest character and integrity. He spoke to more than 1,500 students on our campus and was one of the finest speakers we’ve had. He is a gifted communicator.” - Dallas Baptist University
“Everyone is still raving! I reviewed the evaluations of the LIT Faculty and Staff Development program and without a doubt your presentation was the highlight of the day.” - Lamar Institute of Technology