MEET MICHAEL

Michael McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur. He started his first business at the age of 16 and his first three weeks of sales financed his freshman year at New York University. 

From 1994–2004, he was the #1 Stock Market Timer in the United States and raised $100 million in client assets with an inbound marketing referral program he developed.

After a brief period of early retirement, Michael founded Budi Products in 2010, a food company designing brain-healthy gourmet snacks which was acquired in 2015.

McCarthy now focuses on teaching entrepreneurship, sales, leadership, and public speaking.  He developed the Leadership Sailing Program for MIT Sloan Executive Education in 2016 and is the founder of Power Speaking Coach, a Boston based consulting firm. He recently authored two books: "Harnessing the Power of Fear”, to help reduce the fear of public speaking; and ”How to Sell (Even if you don’t want to) ”, a quick reading and practical guide on how to sell in any situation. 

MICHAEL’S STORY

20 years ago I was the #1 Stock Market Timer in the world. I made millions for my clients and along the way came the inevitable public speaking invitations from virtually everywhere. However, when I went up to the lectern to deliver my speeches I panicked. Every time I gave a speech I had a massive ringing in my ears, could only hear myself in some sort of muffled, far away voice and I didn't know what I was saying, but oddly enough, my speeches were coherent and audiences liked them. 

As scared as I was I was not willing to turn down speaking engagements because of my fear. That’s not how I’m built. I kept giving speeches and along the way I developed a set of skills to stay calm and perform well.

Eventually, I realized that I was blessed with having the ability to deliver a good speech.  

Now I love public speaking so much I teach it!  I enjoy it because my students make rapid progress. I've had the opportunity to teach at Harvard University and frequently give speeches there and abroad.  

Fun speaking can be fun and the techniques I developed are simple and effective and I’m here to share them with you. Fear should not hold you back.  Let me share with you the keys to being a powerful public speaker so that you can share your gift with the world.

Let’s get started!