“Your sessions seem to have been the favorites at the conference.  I received so much positive feedback, more so than any other presentation.”  

Dara Friedson | Blackboard, Inc.

MK-Pro-SMI understand the challenges of finding the ideal speaker for your event.

After being in charge of finding speakers for hundreds of events, from small corporate training workshops to large, multi-day conferences, I know well that an event’s success depends on the speaker’s ability to connect with the audience and deliver a compelling message that both energizes and inspires action.

That is my goal every time I speak to a group—large or small, nationally or internationally.

I want to blow the doors off your next event, so I customize my presentations to fit the venue and audience, leaving the audience with practical take-aways that can be applied immediately to improve personal influence and performance.

Most Requested Topics

A popular speaking theme right now involves the connection between success and the ability to stop self-sabotage, overcome communication obstacles, and lead authentically. The following topics address that need from three different angles:

  • The Bridge Builder Factor: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • Executive Presence: Leading authentically with passion, purpose, and poise
  • Leadership Now: Communicating Confidence in an Era of Low Trust

Inspirational, practical, and immediately actionable, the principles and case studies I share resonate with business leaders, managers, and professionals from a wide range of industries. Anyone who wants to have more influence and achieve their most ambitious goals, at work and beyond, will walk away ready to take action.

Let’s Start the Conversation

Use my calendar below to schedule a chat to see if we are a good fit. And whether you choose to work with me or not, you’ll walk away with some great ideas you can use to make your event a big win.


I have attended numerous classes and workshops on effective communication and presentation throughout my 30 years of working in and consulting for education, business, and ministry, and I must say that Maria’s workshops are at the top of my list… Maria is a gifted communicator with unique insight into the development of compelling story-driven strategies…

John A. McCabe, M.A.
Instructional Design Consultant
Santa Cruz, California

“Maria Keckler’s presentations were my two favorite sessions.  I gained so much from her sessions, they were worth the price of the whole conference!  Please invite her to speak again!”

Conference Participant
BbWorld Conference
Blackboard, Inc.