Merrick Rosenberg's Keynote Talks can engage and enlighten a general audience or can specifically target HR and Training Professionals, Leaders or Salespeople.

Keynote Speaking with Merrick Rosenberg

Merrick doesn’t talk to the group, he talks with them. His conversational style will enable your attendees to see themselves in his humorous and thought-provoking stories. Discover the impact that more than 100,000 people have already experienced. Have you ever seen the lessons learned from a speaker go viral? If not, brace for impact as Merrick and his world-famous Birds will be the talk of your conference!

Keynote Talks

All Audiences

Keynote Title: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does

Our natural gifts flow directly from who we are, but sometimes we don’t capitalize on our greatest strengths. Further, most people don’t know how to bring out the potential in others and treat them in a way that allows them to shine. This talk makes self-awareness and the ability to read and connect with others easy.

Imagine aligning your innate abilities with everything do. Your job would energize rather than deplete you. Instead of reflexively imposing your personality on others, you would anticipate the needs of the people in your life and adapt with chameleon-like flexibility. You would be a stronger communicator, team player and leader. In Merrick Rosenberg’s relatable way of linking personalities styles to Eagles, Parrots, Doves and Owls, you will see yourself in his stories. Discover how to unlock the power of your personality to build stronger relationships and drive results.

Key Takeaways

  • Heighten emotional intelligence through greater self and social awareness
  • Understand how overusing core strengths creates limiting weaknesses
  • Gain four powerful ways to influence anyone in any setting
  • Discover why we click with some and clank with others…and what to do about it
  • Harness the power in diversity of thought to build a strong network of peers

Human Resources or Training Audience

Keynote Title: Embedding Personality into Your Cultural DNA: Reinventing the Way People Interact

Organizations spend time, money and energy on an array of behavioral assessments and training. But does it make a difference? Discover why these sessions get rave reviews, yet overwhelmingly fail to create a lasting impact. You will learn how to infuse personality into your culture and transform the way people work together and lead others.

From empty letters to the training methodology itself, we will deconstruct today's current model and reinvent a new one for the future. Instead of styles and types that reside in short-term memory and only create momentary ahas!, this session reveals a brain-friendly approach to rewire your employees so the styles trigger at the exact moment they are needed. Reimagine how you can drive engagement with personality.

Key Takeaways

  • Bridge the gap between personality assessment and culture change
  • Turn self-awareness into long-term application, not short-term fascination
  • Utilize the personality styles as a catalyst for cultural revolution
  • Unleash a new way to create an attractive culture that inspires commitment and inclusiveness
  • Heighten organizational emotional intelligence


Keynote Title: The Personality of Success: Driving Engagement Through Adaptability

Your personality either drives your effectiveness or steers you off track. If you’re like most people, it’s a little of both. You’ll explore whether you are creating an environment in which only someone with your personality would thrive or one in which each of your team members feels valued, respected and engaged. Do you communicate in your style or do you meet the needs of your people? Do give feedback that you value or what they need? You will develop chameleon-like flexibility to motivate your people by unleashing each team member’s natural gifts. You will learn how to adapt to your people instead of making them flex to you. This session will help you become the leader that people would follow anywhere you go.

Key Takeaways

  • Reimagine leadership as an adaptive process that engages every team member
  • Create an enduring culture that grows committed and effective teams
  • Advance leadership skills by strengthening core leadership skills, such as communication vision, delegating work and providing feedback
  • Improve results by tapping into the power of your innate personality
  • Create a career trajectory based not only on what you do, but also who you are

Sales Professionals

Title: Chameleon Selling: Turn Your Personality into Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Sales are won and lost for a variety of reasons, but few sales professionals are self-aware enough to realize that their own personality is impacting their effectiveness. Most salespeople sell how they like to buy. If you need details to make a buying decision, you probably provide a lot of details to your prospects. If you like a salesperson who cuts through the clutter and advances quickly to the bottom-line, you likely do the same. But what if your prospects aren’t anything like you? Rather than imposing you selling style on others, discover how to infuse personality into everything you do. From building rapport to closing the deal and beyond, adaptability can be the greatest weapon in your sales arsenal. Develop chameleon-like flexibility and transform your sales in a way you never dreamed possible!

Key Takeaways

  • Reimagine each phase of the sales process to instantly connect to any prospect
  • Uncover how your selling style is working against you in unimagined ways
  • More deeply resonate with your customers to engender loyalty and increase sales
  • Creatively unleash the power of your personality into many aspects of the selling process, such as: team selling, pitching to a diverse group of styles, and flexing to a company’s culture
  • Rejuvenate your approach with prospects you find difficult to close

Keynote Testimonials

Every year we host a very high-level conference where attendees are sorting thru difficult legal and financial issues. We always try to break up the two days of intense sessions with something “outside the box” and Merrick was perfect! His presentation was the perfect blend of fun and enthusiastic, but still intellectually stimulating. Attendees were rejuvenated and also learned things that they can take home to their careers and personal lives.

- Gary Tier, Founder & CEO, Grey Elephant Consulting

Merrick is one of the best speakers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His charisma, insight and humor kept everyone engaged from beginning to end. Perhaps most importantly, Merrick's presentation had impact. Major impact. It is very telling when a group of CEOs continues to rave about a speaker weeks after an event. Well done, Merrick!

-Ned Frey, Master Chair, Vistage International

You were a hit! A smash! A box office phenomenon! The feedback from employees has been incredible. It was great to hear them say that they learned something about themselves and others and had a fun time in the process. You even won over our contingent of naysayers, which is a monumental achievement!

-Bridget Hollister, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Merrick was outstanding!! I can’t say anything more than he was fabulous and certainly delivered a great event for us. We are extremely pleased and looking forward to working with him again next year.

-Christine R. Galezniak, PHR, HR Manager, L-3 / SPD Electrical Systems

The presentation was not only interesting, it was engaging, fun, and informative. I appreciate all you did to bring value to our chapter members. Keep doing the great work you’re doing with DISC!

-Steven Jacobs, President, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, ASTD

Merrick took the complexity of human relations and made it understandable, entertaining and manageable. He then took it one step further showing us how to use this knowledge to improve the culture of our organizations using simple methods that get to the heart of the matter. Any organization or level of management will benefit from his expertise.

-Kristina Taylor, President, Delaware County Human Resource Association (SHRM chapter)

I just wanted to thank you again for your presentation. After you left, I heard such tremendous reviews regarding your program. Everyone felt it was a terrific mix of things to be learned, both on a personal and a professional level. You have a profound gift to be able to relay your insights to others. I’m in awe! Again, I thank you on behalf of myself, and our colleagues. Can’t say enough.

-Joe Giamboi, President, Tri-State HRMA (SHRM chapter)

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