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Mike Acker - Bestselling Communication Author
Mike Acker - Bestselling Communication Author

Mike Acker - Bestselling Communication Author

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Introduction: Author of the highest-ranked book in the world on Overcoming Fear of Speaking. Back on Thumbtack! For limited time - will match prices of other coaches. My mission is to help you realize your potential by advancing your communication, skills, and confidence! With 20 years of experience, I have inspired crowds, lead companies, instructed at universities, authored books, and coached leaders like you! Through: ● Personal Coaching. Contact me today!!! ● Virtual Public Speaking Programs ● Speaking Engagements ● Communication Workshops ● Practical Books ---------------------------------------------------------- A THUMBTACK SPECIAL! The $50 Confidence Bullet Overcome nervousness and create confidence in your speaking. Achieve your goals by working with Top Pro Mike Acker: a professional speaker, communication coach, TEDx Speaker trainer, and bestselling author (over 480 reviews on Amazon for his breakout book, Speak With No Fear.) Only through Thumbtack: advance.as.me/bullet Enter coupon code: THUMBTACK for your $125 DISCOUNT. Come ready to this Zoom session by bringing your speech, questions, problems, and goals. We will jump right into the coaching, and you will discover that sometimes there IS a silver bullet. ---------------------------------------------------------- Before messaging on Thumbtack or booking a call, we recommend checking out our website (stepstoadvance.com), bestselling books by Mike Acker, a YouTube channel with 3,600 subscribers, and reviews below (also posted below in the media section.) Working with Mike, you will discover: ● Confidence in communication ● Executive presence ● Public relations strategies ● Speaking solutions ---------------------------------------------------------- Whether you are personally looking for a silver bullet, searching for a public speaking program, organizing a company communication workshop, or extending your platform, Mike Acker has the experience you can trust. When it comes to programs, I facilitate three premium programs: ● Speak to Overcome | Overcome your fear in 30 days. ● Speak to Advance | Advance your career in 90 days. ● Speak to Lead | Exclusive Executive Communication Coaching.

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Loren B.

Public Speaking Lessons

I've only had a consult with Mike so far, but in that short time he was able to listen, validate, and identify things that need to be worked on by what I told him and how he heard me speaking. He has a kind and confident personality and I feel excited to work with him more to help improve my individual areas of growth.
Apr 15, 2021
Sharonda D.

Public Speaking Lessons

For years I have struggled with engagement and delivery. I am not the typical person who is afraid or has a strong dislike for speaking. I actually love it, but I knew I could do better. Mike quickly zeroed in on specific nuances in my speech and delivery that I needed to improve. I love his way of showing real time examples that fit my situations. I am super excited to finally have a partner in my development. I really look forward to working with him again.
Mike Acker - Bestselling Communication Author's reply
Sharonda, you have the gift and I love seeing you develop your abilities. Thanks for working with me.
Mar 15, 2021
Keesha W.

Public Speaking Lessons

I enjoyed working with Amy! She provided practical tips that I was able to immediately implement into my public speaking. The coaches take time to get to know you and figure out how best to help you. I highly recommend ADVANCE!
May 26, 2020
Nicole G.

Public Speaking Lessons

Mike is very knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of areas which is why I went to him when starting out a political campaign. I hate public speaking but he worked with me to make sure my message was clear and concise. He is a great source to learn from!
May 5, 2020
Haley M.

Public Speaking Lessons

Working with Mike and his team really helped me to build confidence. They were helpful, responsive and professional....so much so, I now highly recommend their services to others. If you’re looking for public training speaking this team will definitely do a great job for you!
Apr 7, 2020
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Michael Acker


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Through Thumbtack I offer incredible discounts. Get 30 minutes of expert coaching for only $50 Get 60 minutes of expert coaching for only $90 We have four programs: ● Speak to Overcome | Overcome your fear in 30 days. ● Speak to Advance | Advance your career in 90 days. ● Speak to Lead | Exclusive Executive Communication Coaching. Set up a call to explore our programs at: advance.as.me/start

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1. Connect on Thumbtack. 2. Set up a free communication consultation as a mutual introduction. 3. Determine what type of communication coaching will work best. 4. Send a calendar for booking a call. 5. Most coaching relationships start with an in-depth assessment.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Mike Acker is the author of the #1 highest-ranked book in the world on the topic of overcoming fear of speaking: Speak With No Fear Mike Acker is a Certified John Maxwell Coach and Speaker. Additional Experience and Education: - Two decades of experience coaching teams, inspiring attendees at leadership events, mentoring leaders, and speaking at events. - A successful career in organizational management - President or Chair of several non-profits (both large and small) - Four years of speech training in college and post-grad work - Extensive post-grad work with speaking and communication - National College Debater - 19 years of non-profit work: leadership, international travel, speaking, and teaching - Bilingual in Spanish/English, having lived seven​ years in Mazatlan, Mexico

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