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 “Do It Sober” Event (NE)

Last Monday, Mike was given the opportunity to speak in front of the Greek...

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Mike Smith Signature Beanie
Yea.Nice x Mike Smith Signature Beanie Collection

We’re super stoked to announce the “soft launch” of the Mike Smith signature beanie...

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Getting Attention

“I’ve been a principal for a long time and heard many speakers who have presented to students. The comments I heard from our students were the most positive I’ve ever had about a speaker. These were unsolicited comments as students sought me out in the days after the presentation to..."

- Mike Wortman, Principal
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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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