About Michel Neray

NOTE: I generally fly out of Boston, Buffalo or Toronto and offer flat rate travel within North America. With an E1 US visa and dual citizenships, I am fully eligible to work in the United States, European Union and many other countries around the world. In addition to keynotes and workshops, I am also available to emcee as well as participate in panels and webinars.

Biography & Verbal Introduction

  • TIPS FOR A BETTER INTRODUCTION:

    • PLEASE DO include what you found personally interesting and valuable.
    • PLEASE DO read this over a few times before the event, and speak to me if you have trouble or questions with any part of it.
    • PLEASE REMEMBER that many attendees are able to extend the value of the presentation by taking home one of Michel's products. You will be doing your audience and Michel a favor by recommending them.
    • PLEASE APPRECIATE that referrals and testimonials is the primary way that speakers get new business. Please encourage the audience to give feedback and testimonials.
    • PLEASE DO NOT share this script with anyone other than the person who will be thanking Michel.

    Verbal Introduction

    Michel Neray has helped thousands of individuals craft and perform ‘purposeful’ stories to become more effective leaders, salespeople, coaches, teachers, trainers, speakers, and influencers of all types. He also uses Purposeful Storytelling to more effectively differentiate, position and brand organizations in the market. Some of his clients have reported sales increases of 60%.

    He combines a science degree from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from McGill University, over 30 years of experience as a creative marketing copywriter, and a career as a senior sales and marketing executive. He is also a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

    Michel co-authored The Great Crossover, which made it to Jack Canfield’s Achiever’s Recommended Reading List. He has spoken at many conferences in 8 countries, including in both Israel and Iran.

    Michel founded momondays in 2012 as a monthly variety show that combines storytelling, comedy and live music. It has since grown to over 14 cities in Canada and the U.S.

    And because at (Name of Company or Organization) we really do care about the person behind the title, I’ll also tell you that Michel has 3 snowboards, 2 canoes, 3 stripes on his black belt, 3 children and one wife.

    Please join me in welcoming Michel…

    To download a printable PDF of this introduction, please click here.

  • Short Biography: 166 words

    Michel Neray has helped thousands of individuals craft and perform ‘purposeful’ stories to become more effective leaders, salespeople, coaches, teachers, trainers, speakers, and influencers of all types. He also uses Purposeful Storytelling to more effectively differentiate, position and brand organizations in the market.

    Michel combines a science degree from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from McGill University, and a career as a creative marketing copywriter, advertising agency director and marketing executive. A visionary and entrepreneurial game-changer, he created the world’s first online searchable directory of creative professionals (in 1995, before Google).

    Michel co-authored The Great Crossover, which made it to Jack Canfield’s Achiever’s Recommended Reading List. He has spoken at conferences in more than eight countries worldwide and founded momondays in 2012 as a monthly variety show that combines storytelling, comedy and live music. momondays has since expanded to more than 12 cities.

    To learn more about momondays, visit www.momondays.com. To book Michel for a conference or corporate event, or to get private coaching/consulting, visit: www.neray.com

  • Full Biography: 440 words

    Michel Neray knows what it’s like to feel ‘different’. Born to a Jewish mother from France who had survived Auschwitz, and a Jewish father who fled Iran during during WWII to join the French Foreign Legion, his parents settled in Montreal to start a new life and raise their family. Michel grew up as a French-speaking Jewish kid in an English Protestant school in a province that was overwhelmingly French Catholic.

    Having a girl’s name didn’t help him blend in either.

    Rather than hide his differences, he learned to embrace them. Michel credits his early childhood experiences for the foundation of his unique expertise in branding and positioning. Today, Michel is widely considered an expert in helping organizations and individuals discover and communicate their greatest strengths and differentiation, enabling them to succeed both personally and professionally.

    “If you want to discover your true difference,” says Michel, “you have to dig deeper than traditional marketing approaches to see what is quite likely right in front of your nose.”

    A naturally dynamic, fun and engaging speaker, Michel helps his audiences discover their unique differentiation, and communicate it powerfully through ‘Purposeful Storytelling’.

    That’s the most basic building block that enables individuals and companies to be the best at what they do; to have stronger relationships and better rapport with customers, colleagues, family and friends; to stand out from the crowd and make a difference; to provide exceptional customer service driven by a genuine desire to help; and above all else, to lead a more fulfilled, more effective professional and personal life.
    For his corporate clients, it’s also the key to stronger brand positioning, sales focus and market messaging. Some of his clients have reported sales increases of 60% as a result of working with Michel.

    In 1995 Michel founded Portfolios Online, the world’s first Internet search engine for advertising and creative professionals. Michel co-authored The Great Crossover, which made it to Jack Canfield’s Achiever’s Recommended Reading List. In 2005, his chapter, “Everything Starts With A Conversation” was selected as the lead for the book, Sales Gurus Speak Out and then again for Awakening The Workplace Volume 3. He has an MBA from McGill University, a BSc from the University of Waterloo and is also a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

    Since 2008, Michel has held leadership positions in the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and has spoken professionally in more than eight countries. In 2012, he created momondays, an entertaining monthly show based on inspiring, personal storytelling that has since expanded to multiple cities in Canada and the U.S.

    He’s married with three children, three snowboards, two canoes and a black belt in Karate.

  • Short Short Biography: 63 words

    Michel Neray is a professional speaker, consultant and is the founder of momondays. Through momondays and his consulting, he has helped over thousands of individuals craft and perform ‘purposeful’ stories to become more effective leaders, salespeople, coaches, teachers, trainers, speakers, and influencers of all types. He also uses Purposeful Storytelling to more effectively differentiate, position and brand organizations in the market.
    www.momondays.com www.Neray.com

Press Photos

To download the high-resolution version of any photo to your hard drive, left-click on the photo to open/view it in a lightbox, then right-click the image and choose ‘save image as’. To close the photo, left-click again or hit your ‘esc’ key.

Client List