“I have booked Mike Rayburn multiple times and his “What If…?” Keynote Experience is transformational! And don’t be afraid to put him in front of thousands where Mike really shines!”
- Raymond Aaron
Event Specialist, Entrepreneur
"Mike Rayburn is one of a kind. He does a fantastic job combining his unique guitar playing talents and using his own motivational and inspirational humorous lyrics. He provides a learning experience that truly entertains you. If companies are looking for an entertaining motivational speaker, Mike is the best person for the job. He is money well spent."
Ford Motor Company—North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Operations
"Mike was a huge hit!! Everyone commented on his great talent and ability to pull the audience into his message. We couldn’t have been happier with his performance."
Associated General Contractors of America
"As I sat and watched the people and faces in the crowd go from looking and whispering amongst each other to a full-blown, wide-eyed, edge of the seat excited evolution, I knew Mike had made a huge impact on the closing hours of this conference."
Florida Automotive Trade Association
"Mike was the PERFECT finish for our conference."
North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Co.
"Our meeting was quite a success, mainly due to Mike. He was fantastic. I received more compliments and positive comments about his show than I have about any speaker in a long time."
Healthplus
"Mike was truly one of the best and most memorable speakers I have ever seen!"
Destination Nashville
"Mike is a great start to any meeting! He made me look very good and I appreciate that! I cannot recommend him enough… FANTASTIC!"
Lincoln Financial Group
"I just want to say, thank you, McPherson… for making me late, robbing me of sleep, and quite possibly causing my divorce. Seriously, I can’t walk by my new McPherson without picking it up… and there goes another hour (or five). This instrument has reignited my passion for playing, just for the joy of playing. I can’t put the thing down. It’s been a while since an instrument inspired me to play. The tone, the playability, the tone, the feel, and of course the tone… it keeps feeding and baiting me, one more piece, one more scale, one more… What? Dinner’s cold? Dang…"
Mike Rayburn
"Mike’s performance was amazing! He is a very talented musician as well as a very funny comedian and had our crowd on their feet applauding at the end of the show. We have a mixed age crowd but Mike’s act cut right through all those age groups and made them all laugh and marvel at his talents. I will not hesitate to recommend Mike Rayburn whenever I can."
Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
"A consummate pro! The audience loved him. Two standing Os. I’ve been booking entertainment for 22 years and have dealt with some much bigger names, but none any better. Mike was a pleasure to work with."
Michigan Grocers Assn.
"Mike was really wonderful and made me a star. What a great performance!! He had the audience from the moment he started."
In-N-Out Burger
Fantastic show — Mike was perfect!
AARP
"I would and will recommend Mike Rayburn to anyone who wants their attendees to see a truly talented comedic genius."
Physician Insurers Association of America
"It’s hard to find entertainment that’s fun, but workplace appropriate. Mike is that rare but perfect combination!"
Selective Insurance
"Mike was the best entertainer I have ever booked! This is the first time I have ever had unanimous approval from all 280 plus attendees. Mike is truly an entertainer for everyone. I am happy to endorse this A+ entertainer!"
AFLAC
"I’ve worked with a great many performers over the last 20 years of doing this; some with much greater marquee value, but the ease of integration into the meeting, the quality of performance and Mike’s comfortable, easy style made this one of the best talent experiences I’ve ever had. Great work!"
Discover Card
"Mike was a perfect combination of talent, entertainment, and inspiration."
VHA Georgia
"Brilliant!!! I knew you were good and funny, but I had no idea… WOW! I love the way you balance humor and musicality… rare to hear such clean and expressive playing. You just got a major new fan. I’ll be telling everyone I know."
John Oates, of “Hall and Oates”
"A comic genius!!! …enough wit and talent to jumpstart a pacemaker!"
Aspen Daily News
"Mike WAS a big hit! I looked around the room several times and felt like Mike had our group as engaged as any presenter we have ever had. We have a survey that we have our attendees fill out after the conference, and I will be willing to bet that he will be rated as high as anybody we have ever had speak to/entertain us (I think the key word is entertain). His entertainment helped get the good message across. Mike’s message was as strong as most of the presenters who have been at our conference, but it touched our people more because of the entertainment value of his presentation. Presentation isn’t the right word exactly, but I search to define what it is because what Mike does is different from anything we’ve experienced before. Not only did he do a bang-up job in front of the group, he took the time afterward to talk to people who stopped by his merchandise table. I know that some of that was simply ‘taking care of business’, but he was there until everybody left. I’ve been involved in programming these conferences for over twenty-five years, and have been responsible for being our speaker liaison for the same number of years. We’ve had VERY few people who took their involvement beyond their audience time—Mike was clearly one of those."
Pioneer College Caterers
"Mike’s performance was amazing! He is a very talented musician as well as a very funny comedian and had our crowd on their feet applauding at the end of the show. We have a mixed age crowd but Mike’s act cut right through all those age groups and made them all laugh and marvel at his talents. I will not hesitate to recommend Mike Rayburn whenever I can."
Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association
"Mike was absolutely fabulous and our team loved him!"
Siemens Water Technologies Corp.
"Mike was by far our best show ever!"
NSA International
"I’ve been going to this seminar for 10 plus years. We have never had anything close to the response to Mike’s “concert”. He is an amazing talent and spectacular performer, receiving a spontaneous standing ovation and encore calls! My only regret was our limitation on time because the audience would have stayed to listen all afternoon. All this from a guy who couldn’t have been more humble, gracious and fun to talk to. Amazing!"
Trucking Industry Defense Association
"It was amazing to sit back and watch everyone’s expressions as he entertained the room. Our Owners were in fits laughing one moment and in awe the next."
The Little Gym International
"Mike’s performance was amazing. I honestly don’t know how we’re ever going to top such a fantastic evening of entertainment. Mike was the perfect choice, and those in attendance are still talking about the performance. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect event. Mike never disappoints!"
University of Maryland
"He was fantastic! I so enjoy working with him! He’s just awesome and such a nice person. He’ll always be a hit with us. We think he’s incredible!"
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
"Mike was a resounding success as I am sure he always is!"
Jefferson Pilot Securities
"Mike was WAY BEYOND a huge hit, if that’s possible. Our guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed that evening."
Premera Blue Cross
"What a wonderful performance Mike Rayburn did for my client, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers! This is typically a tough crowd to win over, but Mike’s talent had them calling for more. In my ten years with this client, I have never seen them call for an encore. I am so grateful that Mike happily obliged. I would highly recommend Mike to other clients I have. It is a pleasure to work with him before and during the event!"
National Assn of Mortgage Brokers
"He was wonderful. On our survey everyone said that they loved him and what a great start to our conference. We work with two other companies who do our AV and also help out with our conferences and they said that they would recommend him to their clients also."
Association of Surgical Technologists PAE Coordinator
"The show was excellent! Mike was awesome!"
Riverside County, Children’s Services
"Mike was the perfect selection. Best we’ve ever had."
Oklahoma FFA
"OMG!!! Mike was fabulous! Everybody raved about him. He was simply unbelievable and a big hit in Maine. Our attendees were still talking about him on Tuesday and even those that didn’t attend Monday night said they had heard that Mike was fabulous and they were disappointed they were not there for the banquet. I have to say this was our best convention EVER!"
Maine Insurance Agents Association
"Mike Rayburn was the best keynote speaker we have had so far. That will be hard to top. What I liked best is he showed you how it applies to each one of us and how to do it."
Moneytree, Inc.
"We talked about the show all weekend and were still laughing about it today!! Mike was wonderful, pleasant, easy to work with, the list could go on and on. The guests at the party raved about him as well!"
City of Lakes Dental Study Club
"Mike Rayburn was absolutely fantastic. He had our group in stitches. He was also as genuine and easy to work with as anyone I have ever booked for an event. A great musician, a great human being."
1st Choice Dental Group
"He was such a hit. Everybody raved over his performance."
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
"The program was FABULOUS! Our members loved Mike!"
Montana Association of Realtors
"Mike was absolutely fabulous!!"
National Research Corporation
"Mike was awesome! He is truly a great entertainer and was the hit of the Conference."
International Center for Entrepreneurial Development
"Mike’s ability to deliver messages around the “What If, Why Not?” and “Master What Matters” themes were simply among the best I have heard in over 20 years of booking keynote speakers!"
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
"It was an outstanding show. Everyone loved him and he was very gracious and easy to work with."
Illinois Bankers Assn.
"What a rare combination of musical talent, humor and a meaningful message!"
Stockade Companies
"Mike was a terrific opening speaker and the audience enjoyed him tremendously. I heard so many positive remarks after his presentation. Many said it was the best General Session we had ever had!"
Florida Association of Insurance Agents
"Mike literally AMAZED everyone with his talent, and then he AWED everyone with the message. We have been providing our employees with this type of retreat for 25 years, and beyond a shadow of a doubt, Mike Rayburn provided us with the most universally appealing and entertaining program we have ever had. Further, we would recommend Mike for any company’s retreat, motivational seminar, or leadership program where an inspirational speaker/presenter is needed. Mike is the best."
Divine Savior Healthcare
"I have been hiring speakers and entertainers for over 34 years and I will always rate you in the top three in solo entertainer performances. You are an incredibly talented individual, Mike, and I want to hire you for every group we manage in 2006 and 2007!"
Global Enterprises, Inc.
"Mike was absolutely fabulous…as usual. Everyone was blown away by him! I don’t know how I’m going to top him next year!"
Miser Users Group
"He was just terrific and wonderfully received. I don’t know how I will top him next year for the same event. He is tough to beat!"
Apartment Assn of Greater Philadelphia
"Mike was a HUGE hit…even got a standing ovation and did an encore! WOW! He was fabulous and the group LOVED him. You can add us to the testimonials!"
Crestline Hotels & Resorts
"Everyone absolutely LOVED Mike! I think the best word is “enthralled”. Mike makes it easy to work with him—he so incredibly talented, yet so humble! All in all, it couldn’t have been better."
Monterey Superior Court
"Mike was exactly what we needed and fit perfectly into the meeting agenda."
Verizon Fleet Operations
"Mike was a huge hit!! Everyone commented on his great talent and ability to pull the audience into his message. We couldn’t have been happier with his performance."
Associated General Contractors of America
"Mike was the best we have ever had!"
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
"Mike exceeded my expectations from our first meeting to his performance during our opening day. He has an unbelievable musical talent that he combines with a message of challenging one’s mindset, attitude and desire to succeed. His opening session provided my team with a high energy, positive, entertaining and thought-provoking start to a critical sales meeting."
Ansell Ltd.
"In 30 years of our conference Mike is the best speaker we have ever had. He received a ‘pop out of the chair’ standing ovation from this discriminating audience!"
Calpelra
"Mike Rayburn was awesome; he was the perfect opening performer. It should not surprise you to know that he was our highest rated speaker this year. Behind the stage, he was equally impressive. He arrived early, was easy to work with and was self-sufficient. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a sure-fire way to entertain an audience and look like a good meeting planner."
National Association for Pupil Transportation
"Our audience LOVED Mike! My only regret is that he didn’t get to perform longer."
American Healthcare Radiology Administrators
"As I sat and watched the people and faces in the crowd go from looking and whispering amongst each other to a full-blown, wide-eyed, edge of the seat excited evolution, I knew Mike had made a huge impact on the closing hours of this conference."
Florida Automotive Trade Association
"I would and will recommend Mike Rayburn to anyone who wants their attendees to see a truly talented comedic genius."
Physician Insurers Association of America
"He received standing ovations in BOTH sessions!"
National Apartment Association
"HUGE SUCCESS!!! STANDING OVATION!!!!!! Thanks again for helping us look good!"
Coldwell Banker Burnet
"Mike was fabulous! The attendees loved his energy and pizzazz! He was definitely a high-point of the conference!"
Cendant Mortgage
"OH My Gosh! What else can I say! It was incredible—I have been hearing from the employees allllll day and everyone wants an encore performance next year."
Chemplex
"The musical inclusion as an alpha and omega focus on the value of children’s innocence and desire to become all that they can be and the educator’s purpose for encouraging and inspiring America’s future was effective and heartfelt. I became re-inspired to do a better job!"
Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Assoc.
"Mike provides a unique presentation appropriate for a wider ranging audience. EXCELLENT!"
Missouri Bar Association
"Mike was quoted several times throughout the meeting. What a compliment! Thanks for starting the meeting off with so much positive energy and passion."
Texas Pharmacy Association
"Mike was AWESOME!"
Max & Erma’s Restaurants, Inc.
"Too bad we didn’t have another hour to give him!"
Michigan Farm Bureau
"I could not have asked for anything better than Mike Rayburn!"
Amerisourcebergen
"Mike exceeded all expectations."
William Newton Memorial Hospital
"The feedback from the attendees was unanimous: ‘This was the best Opening Session I have ever been to!‘ We wholeheartedly recommend you to any meeting planner looking for fun, laughter, and a great message from a unique speaker."
Meeting Professionals International
"Mike’s presentation was without a doubt the highlight of the Pre Congress program of the American Payroll Association’s Annual Congress."
American Payroll Association
"Mike Rayburn's incredible talent, humorous delivery, stage presence and ability to connect with the group kept us all engaged and entertained. I cannot remember the last time one of our speakers concluded to a thunderous standing ovation like Mike did. I continue to receive “thank you” calls from our attendees on Mike’s behalf."
Purina Mills
"Mike was terrific…entertaining and motivational."
Hilton Hotels Corporation
"The show was FABULOUS! We loved him."
Merrill Lynch
"MIKE WAS UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME! He’s so inspiring! He blew my socks off!"
Hilton Hotels
"His talent is only outdone by his charming nature. He was a delight to work with!"
Ford Motor Company
"The survey was a great tool as it told us that having Mike there really made the meeting. It was the best part! Next time we’ll forget all PowerPoint stuff!!"
Sprint
"Mike was a huge hit. I only wish we could have had him the last day of the meeting, instead of the first. Our executive said it was hard to follow an act like that."
Walmart