A youth motivational speaker that puts his actions before his words.

Most professional speakers talk about what they’ve done or what they’ve been through. Mike talks about what he’s doing.

Having worked with youth for more than a decade, Mike has founded and continues to direct two nationally-recognized non-profit organizations (THE BAY and Skate For Change). Companies like Red Bull and State Farm and people like Ryan Sheckler have taken notice of his reckless pursuit to help the disadvantaged. Maybe it’s time you take a look, too.

He’s passionate. He’s real. He loves people. But most of all, he motivates others to live better lives.

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UNL Athletic Department and Big Red Welcome (NE)

On Sunday, Mike was invited to speak at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) annual...

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People Water x MSL x Skate For Change

As part of Mike Smith Live’s partnership with People Water, we’ve developed some exclusive...

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Getting Attention

“I have no hesitation when I say [Mike] is the best motivational speaker I have heard in my 28 years in education. He has the innate ability to speak candidly, yet humorously to both students and adults. His message of ‘Finding Your Calvin,’ which is an anti-bullying message, has had..."

- Kim Suedbeck, Assistant Superintendent
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Making Headlines

Motivational speaker talks respect, anti-bullying

Channel 8 in Lincoln, NE covered Mike's time at the Nebraska State DECA Conference as part of the Runza x MSL "Be the Difference" tour. Click to watch the video!

Mike Smith inspires students to "Be the Difference"

KHAS TV in Hastings/Grand Island, NE covered Mike's time at Northwest High School as part of the Runza x MSL "Be the Difference" tour. Click to watch the video!

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