Michael Landrum coaches top executives and professionals to achieve persuasive, high-impact presentations and solid rapport with their audiences. Mike is also a media coach, helping his clients prepare for interviews and appearances on radio and television.
Mike brings a unique mixture of experience, imagination and expertise to this work. He is a speaker, writer and one of the premier "business actors" in America. For forty years he has been presenting to and for companies, products and corporations in live meetings, on network television, and corporate communications. (See list)
His extensive theatre experience as an actor, writer, director and producer on and off Broadway, allows him to create unusually compelling presentations. As a writer, Landrum's work has been published in Presentations Magazine Online, The Toastmaster Magazine, Stories, The Hudson Valley Business Journal, The Times Herald Record and elsewhere. His online newsletter, The Passionate Speaker, has garnered praise from the industry and his essays have been reprinted extensively. His plays have been seen on the stages of New York and in colleges and regional theaters. He writes speeches and marketing materials as well as newsletters and training modules.
As a speaker he gives keynotes on Creativity, Leadership, Communication Skills, and Expanding the Spirit. He is an Advanced Toastmaster, a champion of many competitions, a member of the National Speakers Association and the International Federation of Coaches, as well as the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and Actors Equity Association.
A veteran of the Vietnam war, his hobbies include: skiing, sailing, golf, photography, sculpting, cooking and travel. He attended Southeast Missouri State College, Wayne State University and the National Theatre School of Canada where he received training in the skills of classical Shakespearean acting. His wife, Peggy is a ceramic artist and teacher, they have a fourteen-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. They live in the Hudson valley with a dog, Henry-Pawser, and a cat, Bumper.