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.

Learn more about Mike » View speaking topics » Read some reviews »

As Featured By

Redbull Logo TEDx Logo StateFarm Logo Bay Logo Skate for Change Logo

Blogging

Decembeard - Page 1
Decembeard Winner: La Vista Junior High (NE)

This past fall, Mike Smith Live and DUDE. be nice teamed up with Lincoln...

Read More »

IMG_1303
Runza® x MSL “Be The Difference” 2014 (NE)

For the second year in a row, Mike Smith Live (MSL) partnered up with...

Read More »

Read Mike's Blog »

Getting Attention

“Mike presented a one-hour keynote address to a large group of teachers and he had us laughing and eating out of his hand! He was very approachable and easy to accommodate, and the theme of his presentation (do good/do service/be part of something greater) is spot-on with the trends in..."

- Kari Bradley, President
Read More Reviews »

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!

See more press »